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The associate provost for faculty affairs oversees and supports mentoring, professional development, and leadership opportunities for faculty.

The associate provost provides administrative support for the University’s humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and STEM departments and programs. She works closely with the provost and the other associate provosts.

Esther Jones

Meet the Associate Provost

The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs works to promote a culture of faculty thriving for all faculty across the institution. She oversees all aspects of the faculty professional life-cycle, from recruitment and hiring to onboarding, mentoring and professional development, tenure and promotion processes, and transition to retirement. Partnering closely with members of senior leadership as well as key faculty governance committees, she develops policies and processes governing faculty work, partners on the development of academic budgets and faculty compensation strategy, and directs a team responsible for analysis and dissemination of institutional data pertaining to student academic achievement and the development of strategies to improve outcomes.

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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 occurs annually in August.

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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.

Contact Information

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

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

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