Call for Self-Nominations to serve as a STEM-NET Faculty Fellow


With the aim to make the CSU a worldwide leader in increasing the pipeline, preparation, graduation and employment of outstanding, diverse STEM students, the newly created STEM-NET (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Network) Faculty Fellows program will enable CSU STEM leaders to share expertise and leverage system-wide opportunities to foster the implementation of global best practices in research, pedagogy and learning as related to the STEM fields within the system.

Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty with a disciplinary association with science, technology, engineering or math, and who are active disciplinary and/or pedagogical scholars are invited to apply for the program. The CSU currently has 10 multi-campus collaborations, also known as affinity groups, which conduct collaborative activities in research and education on a breadth of topics. STEM-NET is the latest-established groups, and may potentially constitute the most extensive of affinity groups, since all 23 campuses are members. The expectation is that STEM-NET will eventually be self-funded through grants and contracts.

This call to serve as a faculty fellow to further develop the role of the university with STEM-NET is also serving as a pilot program to test the benefits of STEM-NET faculty fellows at campuses across the CSU. In subsequent years, the nature and amounts of available funding will depend on the direction taken by the Executive Director, in conjunction with the Steering Committee.

Period of appointment

Summer 2020 through Spring 2021


Summer 2020 stipend of $5,000 and three (3) semester units (WTUs) for each semester, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021


The faculty fellow will report to the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects (Provost’s designee). Responsibilities:

  • Work with key faculty to develop and submit targeted STEM-based proposals, the subject areas of which are to be determined in consultation with the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects
  • Develop collaborative grants (educational- and research-based) with faculty
  • Help promote a culture of scholarship on campus
  • Take on new initiatives designated by the Provost and Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Projects

Application Process

Please provide a cover letter (maximum four pages) that summarizes your background and interest for this position. Include a detailed resume and contact information for three references, in addition to your department chair. Application materials are to be submitted online via CSUF InfoReady on or before noon, March 2.