2021-2022 AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program

The 2021-2022 AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program is now closed.

The AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program’s (FFP) primary goal is to prepare Latina/o/x faculty for successful careers in academia and beyond by increasing the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty. The program is geared towards new faculty who are beyond their first year on the tenure-track. Towards this end, program sub-goals include to:

  1. Provide strategies to assist tenure-track faculty in achieving their scholarly and career goals;
  2. Build community and network with other Latina/o/x faculty
  3. Develop future leaders who are dedicated to uplifting their communities.

To be considered, applicants must: a) be a Latina/o/x enrolled in a tenure-track position beyond year 1 by start of FFP; and b) exhibit a track record of service and fem/mentoring to the Latina/o/x community. Upon acceptance into the program, Faculty Fellows are required to become AAHHE active members.

AAHHE Faculty Fellows are required to attend and actively participate in all FFP events. The FFP will begin in late September 2021 with a virtual welcome/orientation followed by monthly webinars held October 2021 through March 2022. A comprehensive list of FFP webinar dates and times will be included in the selection letter. The 2022 Faculty Fellows will receive complimentary conference registration to the AAHHE National Conference in March 2022. Please note: the 2021-2022 AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program will take place entirely online. 

Important Dates
Application portal open                                             April 2, 2021
Application due                                                         June 18, 2021
Notifications sent                                                      by August 25, 2021
Program acceptance confirmations due                   September 13, 2021
FF Program starts                                                     End of September 2021
FF Program ends                                                      March 2022

How to Apply

  1. Applicants are required to complete an application form via the AAHHE submissions portal no later than Friday June 18, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST.
  2. The following additional requirements of a Statement of Interest, Academic Research Statement and curriculum vita should be uploaded as ONE PDF at the end of the online application no later than Friday June 18, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST.
    1. Statement of Interest addressing the following five questions. The statement should be a maximum of two single-spaced pages with no more that 1,000 words. Statements of interest that do not address these questions within the word limit will not be considered.
      1. Why are you interested in participating in the AAHHE 2021 Faculty Fellowship Program?
      2. How would the AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program help your career development in ways that are not already happening?
      3. How do your future career goals align with the mission and values of AAHHE and the Faculty Fellowship Program goals?
      4. How do you feel your interests and experiences might enable you to contribute to a national cohort of colleagues and the AAHHE membership community as a whole
      5. How do you plan to give back to your field and/or area of practice upon earning tenure/promotion?
    2. Academic Research Statement of no more than 500 words.
    3. Curriculum vitae
  3. Applicants should secure one letter of support from an advisor, supervisor, or faculty member. The letter should be written by a former advisor, supervisor, or faculty colleague, who can attest to your scholarly and teaching abilities, as well as indicate why participation in the Faculty Fellows Program would be of benefit to you. Additional letters will not be considered. In the online application form, you’ll have the opportunity to provide the name and email of the person who will submit a letter of support for your application.  The letter of recommendation will be uploaded by your recommender via a separate link. Please provide the recommender with the following link https://aahhe.memberclicks.net/aahhe2022faculty-fellowshipprogramportal for them to upload their letter of support (in PDF format) no later than Friday June 18, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

Selection Process
Each application is reviewed and evaluated by a minimum of two faculty fellow program alumni using an evaluation rubric. If there are inconsistencies between the two evaluations, the application will be reviewed a third time by an additional reviewer. The selection of the final FFP cohort is completed by the FFP Leadership Team in consultation with the AAHHE Board Liaisons. Diversity of gender identity, race/ethnicity, institutional type, year on tenure clock, and field of discipline are all taken into consideration when selecting the final cohort.

Program Requirements

As an AAHHE Faculty Fellow, you will be:

  • Become an AAHHE Member (Faculty; $150 investment) by September 13, 2021.
  • Submit your digital professional headshot photo and a 200 maximum word count biography (MSWord, Arial, 12-point font) by September 13, 2021 via the AAHHE Submission Portal.
  • Participate in ALL required Faculty Fellows Programming.
  • Submit a one-page article that will be published in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine for the 2022-23 academic year. Submission guidelines will be provided at the start of the program.
  • Complete all program evaluation surveys.
  • Make a commitment to AAHHE’s mission and vision and support the continuance of the various programs and events by volunteering, organizing, and/or leading future AAHHE programs and events.

For general inquiries about the AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program, please contact 2022 FFP Co-chairs Dr. José M. Aguilar-Hernández at [email protected] or Dr. Marcela Cuellar at [email protected], AAHHE Board Liaison Dr. Patricia A. Pérez at [email protected] or visit the program’s webpage at https://aahhe.memberclicks.net/faculty-fellows-program.


Revised October 3, 2021