Inclusive Faculty Pathways

The Inclusive Faculty Pathways initiative serves as a bridge for candidates from historically underrepresented groups to advance from college and graduate programs to junior faculty positions, research independence, and mentoring the next generation.

Supporting and Building Pathways Efforts Across Columbia University

We help to coordinate, share best practices and promote equity-based initiatives across Columbia's many pipeline/pathways programs, and look for opportunities to partner with units on new programs. One key goal is to cultivate postdoctoral candidates for possible faculty appointments, diversifying the faculty within and beyond Columbia University. The Provost's Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Scholar Program, launched in fall 2021, supports the recruitment of outstanding postdoctoral scholars from underrepresented groups to reflect the composition of the national pool of qualified candidates with the aim to develop postdoctoral candidates for possible faculty appointments.

Expanding Opportunities to World-Class Graduate Programs and Promoting Equity-Based Admissions 

We will collaborate with admissions offices across the University, offering workshops and training on best practices for those who make admissions decisions. We will further develop and coordinate University-wide programming for prospective and admitted students. 

Improving the Climate and Supporting Students in Pursuit of an Academic Career 

Working in collaboration with the Office of University Life and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Inclusive Faculty Pathways team coordinates programming and mentorship opportunities and supports graduate scholars and trainees across the schools of Columbia.