Pathways to the Professoriate


The application for the third cohort is due by 4pm on Monday, November 26th.  All instructions can be found in the Application Checklist.


Application Checklist

Application Form (note: you can edit the form once you download it)

Consent for Release of Student Information

Fall Academic Progress Report

Letter of Recommendation Form



To apply to be a Student Fellow, CSUN students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a major in one of the fields approved by the Mellon Foundation:

Anthropology and Archaeology
Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies
Art History
Geography and Population Studies
Film, Cinema, and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
Philosophy and Political Theory
Religion and Theology
Theater (theoretical focus)

  • Be broadly considered a junior;
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA;
  • Show a record of demonstrated potential to succeed in a Ph.D. program or potential and commitment to build, over the next 18 months, skill sets necessary for success in a Ph.D. program;
  • Show a record of demonstrated potential to transform the faculty landscape in the humanities, especially in terms of diversifying the professoriate and increasing the presence and visibility of Latina/o faculty members;
  • Be willing to commit to participating fully in all aspects of the HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program at CSUN.

If selected as a Student Fellow, you must be available from 10am-12:45pm on Fridays during the Spring semester.