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Faculty Leadership Program 2023-2024 Application

The application and nomination period opens: Monday, July 17, 2023, and closes Tuesday, August 1, 2023.

  • Candidate application must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
  • Sponsor Recommendation Letter must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

For additional information please read the FLP Application Instructions and Program Description 2023-2024 (will be posted soon). 

Who Should Apply?

The Faculty Leadership Program is specifically oriented to early-career faculty at the Assistant Professor rank who have been at OUHSC for at least 12 months. 

A typical Leadership Faculty Fellow candidate is an individual embarking upon their academic career whose sponsor believes shows promise for academic leadership in one or more key academic mission areas. Candidates need not be tenure-track faculty; full-time status is recommended due to the required program hours. 

Faculty members from any University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) college are eligible to apply. A completed application and a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s department chair or dean (e.g., sponsor) are required.

Questions are welcome regarding requirements, scheduling, and/or the mentoring roles of department leaders and sponsors that facilitate a Leadership Faculty Fellow’s success in the program.

Nomination & Selection

Leadership Faculty Fellows are identified through nomination or application. Selection is based on a review of the candidate’s application and the sponsor’s recommendation letter. The program aims to convene a balanced class given the backgrounds, goals, and leadership aspirations of the applicant pool and the sponsor's support for their candidate’s full participation. Sponsors affirm in their letter of recommendation that their candidate will be afforded the time and resources to participate fully and successfully complete the program requirements. Program fees are paid by the sponsoring department (not the candidate). The class size is limited to ensure engaged participation by all Leadership Faculty Fellows in this professional development, leadership, and mentoring program. Prompt application is recommended. 

Letter of Recommendation

The sponsor’s letter of recommendation briefly introduces the candidate's role in the department, and should include, at minimum, the following:

  • A statement that the candidate is on an academic career path that will include opportunities for academic leadership; any expectations the sponsor has for the candidate.
  • Commitment from the sponsor that the time for the candidate's full participation in the program will be available during the program year (September through June). (Note: The faculty leadership program requires about 128 hours over 11 months. The schedule is posted on the website ( for reference.)
  • A commitment that the department will provide the funding for the faculty member's participation (funding is not to come from the candidate)


Tuition for the 2023-2024 Faculty Leadership Program Seminar is $2,250. Tuition is paid by the Leadership Faculty Fellows’ sponsoring department or college and is due in advance of the first program session. Tuition covers, in part, syllabus materials, reference books, refreshments, meals, meeting space, expendable supplies, photos/video, and overnight accommodations for a leadership retreat. Tuition is based on annual expenses; the program can be completed in one year. Please note: there are no tuition refunds after the start of the program. Sponsoring departments are responsible for tuition, not Faculty Fellows.