American Sociological Association

Department Leaders Mentoring Program

The Department Leaders Mentoring Program is designed to provide one-on-one support, feedback, advice, and coaching to sociologists who have a taken on a leadership role such as department chair, division coordinator, or graduate studies director. The purpose of the mentorship is not to help individuals with their own publication or teaching, but rather to focus on becoming a more effective actor in a particular institutional role.  Meetings with mentors generally take place through phone conversations, email, and web-based video conferencing (such as Skype). The length of mentoring relationships is negotiated on a case-by-case basis, but typically extends over six to twelve months.

The process for getting matched with a mentor begins with (1) sending your CV to and (2) filling out the Department Leaders Mentoring Application.

Fees and Expenses

There is no charge for the Department Leaders Mentoring Program. 

Still have questions?

For additional assistance, contact: 

Erynn Masi de Casanova
Director of Research, Professional Development,
and Academic Affairs  

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