The Experimental College at Tufts University seeks Tufts PhD and MFA students to be Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellows for the Fall 2021 semester. Applicants are asked to design and – if selected – teach small, discussion-based courses that promote active learning and that engage Tufts undergraduates in an exploration of ideas and experiences shaping the world today. Our mission is to challenge an already motivated set of students to think in new ways about important subject areas not already offered at Tufts. We are looking for out-of-the-ordinary courses that also have broad appeal.
Up to five courses will be chosen from a very competitive pool. ExCollege courses are three-credit, letter-graded electives. Classes meet in the evening, once or twice a week, for a total of 2.5 contact hours per week, over thirteen teaching weeks. Our courses are typically taught in a classroom setting at the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, although for the current academic year they are a mix of in-person and online (virtual) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with proposals designed to be taught in person, courses structured to be taught fully online will also be given serious consideration. Since we cannot predict the situation in the Fall at this time, selected applicants may be asked to adjust their proposed syllabi as necessary. Stipend: $5,000.00 for the semester, which is set to begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and run through December 14, 2021.
Tufts PhD and MFA students have a special opportunity to apply for a Robyn Gittleman Graduate Teaching Fellowship, named for our former long-time director. Fellows will take part in a weekly Teaching Roundtable, led by ExCollege Director Howard Woolf.
Applications must be submitted via Interfolio.
You will be asked to upload four documents: a biographical statement, course description, syllabus, and CV.
You will also be asked to include a 200-word course summary and instructor bio which will be used to market your course to students.
The deadline to apply is: Monday, January 18, 2021.
We encourage all applicants to visit: https://excollege.tufts.edu/teach/fellows For more information call 617-627-3384, or email email@example.com.
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
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