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Program for Early Career Excellence

  • Do you need more tools and strategies to increase your scholarly productivity?

  • Do you want access to a larger network and resources within the Rutgers community?

  • Do you want peers and mentors from outside of your department to help you navigate the tenure process?

The Faculty Development Program for Early Career Faculty Excellence (PECE) is designed to support Rutgers’ mission to recruit, retain, and advance a diverse faculty. It is a cohort-based program with approximately 20 early career faculty participating together over a three-year span. The program includes activities grouped by discipline and opportunities for faculty to come together based on common interests and/or common experiences (e.g., Academics Engaged in Health Disparity Research, Women in STEM, Scholars of Color).

The program addresses the needs of all new faculty, including underrepresented groups and focuses on the challenges and factors that effect them differently.

Program Components

  • Career support workshops. Sample topics include:
    • Funding and Grants
    • Promotion and Tenure
    • Writing Productivity
  • Group mentoring with senior faculty from outside your department
  • Individual coaching
  • Writing support - including writing retreats and writing support groups
  • Common interest groups: faculty who come together based on common research interest or common experience

Program Dates

Sponsored by:              Dr. Lily Young of the The New Brunswick Provost Office
                                         Dr. Jorge Reina Schement of The New Brunswick
                                        Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Funding provided by: Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick