Alvin D. Loving Junior Faculty Initiative

A member of the founding faculty of the Flint campus, Dr. Alvin D. Loving had the distinction of being the first tenured minority faculty member on this campus.  This junior faculty program was established in his name to recognize his pioneering efforts.

The University of Michigan-Flint has established the Alvin D. Loving Junior Faculty Initiative to provide released time for junior faculty members who have demonstrated a high potential for professional advancement at the University of Michigan-Flint and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, or whose research/courses focus on issues affecting underrepresented minorities. 

The successful candidate will be appointed by the Provost with the consent of the Chancellor as the Alvin D. Loving Junior Faculty for one year with release time of one three-credit-hour course per semester.  No more than one appointment as the Alvin D. Loving Junior faculty is available.

Eligibility

Eligible for nomination are faculty members, of any race or ethnicity, holding a regular appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor and possessing the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated a commitment to diversity, or whose research/courses focus on issues affecting underrepresented minorities.
  • Generous service to the professional, university or general community.
  • Conspicuous ability in teaching.
  • Recognized scholarship or creative activities.
  • High potential for professional advancement and continued professional development at UM-Flint.
A faculty member would be excluded from consideration for this award if he/she is a current member of SASE.   
 

Nominations

Name of nominee and the name of the award for which the person is being nominated is due no later than January 18, 2018.  This information should be emailed to jillhubb@umflint.edu. The deadline for supporting documents is March 8, 2018.  Supporting documents should be submitted to the chair of the Scholarships, Awards and Special Events Committee, c/o Provost’s Office, 229 University Pavilion or via e-mail to jillhubb@umflint.edu.    

Required Supporting Documentation – maximum of 12 pages (including nomination form)

  • Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Nominee's condensed vita (2 pages).
  • Signature from appropriate department chair/director (or dean if chair/director unavailable) on the Nomination for Faculty Award form.
  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment to diversity, or of research/courses focusing on issues affecting underrepresented minorities.
  • Evidence of service to the professional, university or general community.
  • Evidence of conspicuous ability in teaching.
  • Evidence of recognized scholarship or creative activities.
  • Evidence of high potential for professional advancement and continued professional development at UM-Flint.
  • Up to three (3) letters of support.

Here is the Nomination for Faculty/Staff Award Form.