Office of the Provost

UT Leadership Institute

The Provost's Office is now accepting applications for the third year of the UT Leadership Institute. 

This is an opportunity designed to help prepare future academic leaders. Participation in the institute is open to faculty at all levels, including lecturers, who aspire to be administrators as well as current chairs and associate or assistant deans who would like to assume a greater level of leadership responsibility at some point in their careers. Participants in the institute will acquire broad perspectives and knowledge of higher education, leadership and careers paths. Discussions will address a range of issues such as the administrative structure of higher education, leadership styles, critical issues facing administrators, funding, diversity and inclusion.

The 2018 institute will convene in October, 2018 and consist of seven monthly sessions, concluding in May, 2019. Selected participants will meet once per month to discuss various aspects of leadership in higher education. Presentations and discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UT leadership team and invited speakers. Participation will be limited to 15 faculty members and the monthly meetings will be scheduled for Friday mornings from 8:30- 10:30 a.m.

To be considered for participation in the UT Leadership Institute, you will need to submit:
 - a letter of application,
 - a copy of your current CV and 
 - a form signed by your chair and dean supporting your application for this program.                       

Your letter of application should include a narrative describing your interest in future leadership opportunities as well as information regarding past and current leadership roles. Past or current leadership experiences are not limited to those at our university and may include your engagement in external organizations.

Please download and complete this form, have your chair/dean sign to indicate his/her support,  and submit it along with your letter and CV.

Applications and accompanying materials are due on or before Friday, August 31, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee and those selected for participation in the 2018 UT Leadership Institute will be notified. Questions about this opportunity may be sent to

 submitted electronically using the form below:

Last Updated: 6/20/18