Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Junior Faculty Advisory Board

The Junior Faculty Advisory Board is a advising committee that serves as a structure to support the junior faculty in myriad ways: 

The JFAB’s three main charges are:

(i) To create a standing forum in which probationary tenure-stream faculty in A&S can share and discuss their welfare and experiences and to which junior faculty may turn for peer advising and assistance.

(ii) To report junior faculty concerns, and represent junior faculty interests, in conversations with university administrators, committees of faculty governance, the University Senate, and department/program chairs; and 

(iii) In conjunction with administrative offices, to organize events for junior faculty so as to share information and experience concerning all aspects of life at Columbia.

Working with the Office of the Vice President of the Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the divisional Deans, the PPC, the Committee of Chairs, and other offices and committees within Columbia University, the JFAB has already been very active advocating for and promoting issues relating to all aspects of teaching, research, and life at Columbia.

This fall we submitted a proposal for mentoring, a proposal for topping off prestigious fellowships, and a proposal for the enhancement of junior faculty development to David Madigan, the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences. We continue to work for better support of childcare, subsidizing of  school tuition, housing, and for clarity in requirements for tenure.

For more information on resources aimed towards junior faculty, visit the Junior Faculty Resources page, under the Faculty Resources tab at the top of the page. 

 

Members of the Committee, 2020

Mariam Aly
Assistant Professor of Psychology
ma3631@columbia.edu

Chris Baldassano
Assistant Professor of Psychology
cab2304@columbia.edu

Hannah Farber
Assistant Professor of History
hf2126@columbia.edu

Mariusz Kozak
Associate Professor of Music
mk3611@columbia.edu

Debashree Mukherjee
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
dm3154@columbia.edu

Alma Steingart
Assistant Professor of History
as2475@columbia.edu

 

JFAB HISTORICAL MEMBERSHIP

Over the course of 2014, the Junior Faculty Advisory Board (JFAB) was established with support from the Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, David Madigan and Mary Boyce, Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Since its establishment, the JFAB identified sets of issues junior faculty face at Columbia, such as faculty housing, mentoring, research support for fellowships among others. 

2019 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Mariam Aly, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Charly Coleman, Associate Professor of History
Thomas Dodman, Assistant Professor of French and Romance Philology
Meredith Gamer, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology
Nikhar Gaikwad, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Matthew Hart (Chair), Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Georgia Karagiorgi, Assistant Professor of Physics

2018 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Meredith Jane Gamer, Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology
Thomas W. Dodman, Assistant Professor of French and Romance Philology
Larisa A Heiphetz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Georgia Stelios Karagiorgi, Assistant Professor of Physics
Tey Meadow, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Carlo Prato, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Rhiannon Stephens, Associate Professor of History  (Chair)

2017 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Matthew Hart, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Larisa Heiphetz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Abhay Pasupathy (Chair of JFAB), Associate Professor of Physics
Ana Paulina Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Rachel Rosen, Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics
Rhiannon Stephens, Associate Professor of History

2016 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History
James Curley, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Matthew Hart, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Joseph Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics
Ana Paulina Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Rachel Rosen, Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics
Dustin Rubenstein (Chair of JFAB), Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor, Sociology

2015 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History
Allison Busch, Chair of JFAB, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
James Curley, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Joseph Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics
Dustin Rubenstein, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
 

2014 Junior Faculty Advisory Board

Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Patricia Dailey, Chair of JFAB, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Matthew Hart, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Joseph Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics
Dustin Rubenstein, Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Cristobal Silva, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature

 

Feedback

One of the important components of establishing a board to serve the junior faculty is the exercise of taking an active role in listening to the needs of junior faculty. Please email any member of JFAB with feedback, comments, suggestions and other points of information. Any correspondence will be treated as confidential and kept within JFAB unless you specify otherwise.