What is ASELA?
The Arts and Science Emerging Leaders Academy (ASELA) is a year-long program aimed at developing the leadership potential of faculty in NYU Arts and Science.
When are the ASELA workshops?
ASELA beings with a remote (online) workshop on May 27, 2020 and continues with 8 Friday sessions during the academic year. The 3-hour Friday workshops (10am - 1pm) will be held in Fall 2020: 9/25, 10/23, 11/20, 12/11 and Spring 2021: 2/5, 3/5, 4/2 and 5/7. There will be an inaugural dinner on Thursday 9/24. Participants must attend all sessions.
What are the goals and benefits of ASELA?
In this intensive program you will develop your own leadership goals as well as your skill and capacity for decision making, community building, program development and management. You will think through effective strategies for moving programs and people forward. And you will reflect on and develop strategies for meeting your next big challenge. You will also make connections across Arts and Science. To off-set your time commitment and engagement, you will receive a one-course teaching reduction to be taken within two years of having successfully completed the program. Your Chair must agree to this in advance in their letter of support/acknowledgement, and the timing of when you take the course-release must be agreed upon within your departmental structure.
When are ASELA applications due?
Applications, support letters and chairs’ letters are all due no later than March 31, 2020 by 5pm Eastern Time.
When will decisions be conveyed?
Applicants will be notified by April 15th.
How big is the ASELA cohort?
Ten to twelve faculty will be selected for the ASELA cohort.
Which faculty may apply for ASELA?
Tenured faculty from any NYU Arts and Science Department who are within 7 years of having received tenure are eligible to apply.
Who may nominate faculty to apply for ASELA?
Any faculty member within Arts and Science may nominate another eligible faculty member for ASELA. Nominations may be made here,
Do I need to be nominated to apply for ASELA?
No, faculty do not need to be nominated to apply for ASELA. You may apply directly at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuX4nqhshF5rmMHEwpFFf6LRnyqtpCmAc72s22w8i8oQYUGw/viewform Nominees will be invited to apply. The ASELA cohort will emerge from applications received.
What is required for the application?
All applicants must:
- Complete the application form at
- Follow instructions to provide a letter of support from your Chair or other more senior A and S colleague. Letters should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Answer the following short essay prompts-
-Describe a successful leadership role (formal or informal) you have held previously. What problems did you face and what change did you accomplish? How did you measure that change and its effectiveness? (limit 750 words)
-Describe an unsuccessful leadership role you have taken. In retrospect, what would you have done differently? Reflect on how you have applied this learning experience in new roles. (limit 750 words)
-Describe how you have contributed to broadening diversity, equity and inclusion in the academy. (limit 750 words)
-What are your long term leadership goals and what do you hope to gain from ASELA? (limit 250 words)
What if I have other questions?
Please contact email@example.com with additional questions.