Faculty Development

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

The University of the South encourages its faculty members to engage in creative study and research to better fit them for the task of teaching, to enhance their professional standing, and to help keep their scholarship current and engaged. The university encourages this activity through pre-tenure sabbaticals, sabbaticals, internal grants for study and research, and administrative support to find and manage external grants.

Sewanee has two main funds that can be used to support faculty research projects: the University Research Grants, funded by the Provost, and the Faculty Development Fund, supported  by the Dean of the College. To make the best use of these funds, they are jointly administered by the University Research Grants Committee. In addition to the above grants, The James D. Kennedy III Endowed Faculty Fellowship supports talented early career faculty members in the College during the formative years of their Sewanee careers.

The college also employs a part-time Faculty Grants Coordinator to help faculty find and apply for external grant opportunities.