Future Faculty Pathways Program

The Oregon State University Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program is now the OSU Future Faculty Pathways Program! We look forward to welcoming our 2024 Future Faculty scholars to OSU for a unique opportunity for mentorship and networking. Please read more about this impactful program for scholars committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and interested in an academic career.

About the Program

The Future Faculty Pathways Program is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the OSU’s eleven colleges to introduce talented doctoral scholars, committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, to Oregon State University.

This immersive 3-day experience pairs selected scholars with experienced OSU faculty facilitating a unique opportunity for mentorship and networking as scholars prepare for the next steps in their careers. In addition, participants will receive an introduction to OSU’s distinguished research and teaching, and have the opportunity to share and collaborate with fellow Future Faculty scholars. Experiences could include:

  • Participating in mentoring opportunities with internationally recognized OSU faculty and researchers aligned with a scholar’s research.
  • Learning tips and strategies for a successful academic career from seasoned faculty.
  • Gaining insight into high-impact teaching and mentoring methods.
  • Exploring state-of-the-art labs and research facilities.
  • Sharing research with key OSU leaders and scholars.
  • Engaging with groups and offices that support a scholar’s life inside and outside the academy.

Contact Morgan Raleigh, in the Office of Faculty Affairs, with any questions about the application process and the program. 

What You Need To Know

  • Applicants must be dissertating doctoral students that anticipate graduating within the next 18 months at a non-OSU institution.
  • Priority is given to applicants seeking a career in academia.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Applicants' career aspirations, research objectives and academic potential should align with the mission and priorities of Oregon State University.

  • Application Deadline:  November 15, 2023
  • Finalist notifications:  Mid-December, 2023
  • Program dates:  March 2024 (dates to be announced soon)
  • Program location:  Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Future Faculty Pathways Program Application
  • Current CV
  • Working dissertation title (if available)

The office of the Provost provides funding to cover scholar expenses including travel, housing and food/incidental expenses.

Funding for the program is also provided by the Jackson Family Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fund and the Office of Institutional Diversity, including a $1000 stipend to each scholar.

Thank you and best wishes to the 2023 Cohort!

  • Andrew Philip Hutchens, North Carolina State University
  • Anuli Ndubuisi, University of Toronto
  • Rafael Ceja Ayala, Purdue University
  • Aldo Barrita, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Learn more about the 2023 Future Faculty Pathways Cohort.


Learn more about the inaugural cohort:

(Taking Action, October 2021)

Video segment from the 2022 State of Diversity at Oregon State Address

(June 2022).