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Program for Early Career Excellence (PECE)

  • 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 Program for Early Career Excellence (PECE) is designed to support Rutgers’ mission to recruit, retain, and advance a diverse faculty. It is a cohort-based program for early career faculty participating together over a three-year span. The program addresses the needs of all new faculty and includes a focus on factors that have differential impact on underrepresented groups. 

PECE components

  • PECE is a three year program with concurrent cohorts participating.  For some program components a single cohort participates;  other activities include combined cohorts.
  • 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 interests and/or common experience (e.g., Academics Engaged in Health Disparity Research, Women in STEM, Scholars of Color).

What your colleagues say

"I always left with the feeling that I had a concrete thing or two to try out."

"I value the community of junior faculty."

"I liked that my mentor was not in my department, so I could discuss issues without being uncomfortable."

To learn more about PECE, contact Bernadette Gailliard.