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    An NSF funded program to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development.
  • Building Blocks for Your Career
    Building Blocks for Your Career - a professional development series for all faculty.
  • Pathways to Tenure
    UNH ADVANCE is committed to mentoring as path to career success. The Pathways to Tenure workshop series will equip you with the knowledge of steps you need to take to reach tenure.
  • PowerPlay Actors Performing at GEAR UP
    Are you a current or future faculty search committee member or chair? Get the tools and knowledge to conduct a fair and equitable search for new faculty with GEAR UP (Gender Equity and Recruitment of Underrepresented People ) Search Committee Training.
  • Advancing Chairs as Leaders
    Building and reinforcing the strategies, skills, and practices of chairs, this workshop series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Engagement and Academic Outreach and UNH ADVANCE.


The goal of UNH ADVANCE is to improve faculty climate and academic leadership through increased fairness, transparency, and clarity of recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure policies and practices. While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the overall goal to transform the climate of the university benefits the entire UNH faculty.

For a list of upcoming faculty professional development workshops, click here.
Next Event: Pathways to Tenure. More information.

Did you know...

The first female UNH professor was a scientist?

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Caroline Black


Her name was Caroline Black and she joined UNH as an Assistant Professor of Botany in 1911.  Dr. Black was also the first woman scientist on the staff of the Agricultural Experiment Station. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Dr. Black was the first, but now 40% of all tenure track professors at UNH are women.




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ADVANCE Spotlight


Nancy Targett, Ph.D.Nancy Targett takes over the reigns as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of New Hampshire effective September 1, 2016. With this appointment she assumes the role of primary investigator for UNH ADVANCE, making her the first STEM woman to hold this position during the course of the grant. Dr. Targett comes to UNH from the University of Delaware where she served as Dean of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, director of Delaware Sea Grant, and most recently as interim president for the university.  She received her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine.  Her long history of excellence as a woman in a STEM field makes her an ideal addition to the UNH ADVANCE program, standing as a prime example of the success that can be achieved by women and minorities in the STEM fields.



Three UNH ADVANCE Faculty Fellows Receive
Prestigious UNH Awards

Dr. Will Clyde: Carpenter Professorship

Dr. Ruth Varner: Class of 1940 Professorship

Dr. David Kaye: Lindberg Award