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The associate provost and dean of the faculty oversees and supports mentoring, professional development, and leadership opportunities for faculty.

The dean provides administrative support for the University’s humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and STEM departments and programs. She works closely with the provost, the associate provost and dean of the college, and the associate provost and dean of research and graduate studies.

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Meet the Dean

In addition to her administrative duties, Esther Jones is a member of the English Department faculty. She is also the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature, Theory, and Culture.

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Faculty Mentoring Program

Being a new faculty member is both exciting and stressful. Clark has a support program for mentoring new faculty; all first-year tenure-track faculty will be assigned mentors prior to their arrival at Clark.

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New Faculty Orientation

Orientation for new tenure-track faculty will take place on August 19 and 20, 2019. Further orientations are being planned by the dean of the faculty.

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers programs and services to enhance the quality of education at Clark University.

Featured Workshop

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Featured Workshop

Rethinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support and Accountability

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12 – 4:00 p.m.

For administrators, department chairs, center directors, and tenured faculty mentors

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Featured Event

Mentoring 101: How to get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy

Friday, September 6, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

For all faculty seeking mentorship

This workshop challenges the conventional wisdom about faculty mentoring and presents a new framework to help you re-image how mentoring works.  All participants will map their current mentoring network, identify the pressing areas of need, and create a plan to expand their existing mentoring network.

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Contact Information

The Dean of Faculty

Office Location
  • Clark University
    Geography Building, Room 210
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • 1-508-793-7377
  • esjones[at]clarku[dot]edu