AAR Mentoring Program Seeks Applicants
About the Mentoring Program
The American Academy of Religion announces the continuation of a program to assist in the mentoring of underrepresented groups. The program is an initiative of the four standing committees of the AAR:
Thirty-five applicants will be matched with participating scholars who will serve as mentors for a period of one year.
Ordinarily applicants will be one of the following:
In some instances, the committee will consider applicants in Masters programs and doctoral students in the exam-stage of their process where a lack of mentoring may deter progress toward a student's goal to becoming an academic.
AAR Mentors are not:
Expectations in mentoring program:
The mentoring committee will attempt to match applicants with mentors as best as possible based on application data but cannot guarantee an exact match. The mentor will not necessarily be in the same field as the mentee. Mentors and mentees should be aware of the potential power dynamics between them and adhere to professional ethics and boundaries. All conversations are confidential unless both parties agree otherwise.
How to Apply to the Program
You may apply for the mentoring program by completing this form.
The deadline for mentoring applications is May 15, 2017. Notification of program acceptance will be sent by June 30, 2017.