The Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences is designed to foster innovation in the undergraduate curriculum and to give advanced graduate students experience teaching their own undergraduate courses. This prestigious fellowship provides graduate students an opportunity to grow both as educators and scholars by allowing them to propose, design and offer an undergraduate seminar course.
Applicants must be graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences in residence for the academic year during which he/she teaches and must have achieved ABD status before teaching in the program. Please note: fellowships may not be deferred and former Dean's Teaching Fellows are ineligible. Fellows will teach a one-semester course and receive a salary of $11,500. In addition, the Dean's Teaching Fellowship will pay 20% of the Fellow's tuition for the semester in which he/she teaches. For those receiving fellowships with specific restrictions against outside money, the 20% tuition will be offered in the form of a research fund. The fellow will need to provide documentation of restrictions of receiving outside money. The Dean's Office expects the department to ensure that the student's time is spent appropriately.
Courses may be offered as advanced undergraduate seminars, lower level undergraduate seminars, or freshman seminars. Prior to preparing an application, students should consult with their departmental Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair to assess the interest of the department in the proposed course and to ensure that it aligns with departmental teaching needs. Proposed excursions and labs must be pre-approved by the department and fully documented in the application.
The complete application includes:
Letter of application (addressed to the Dean's Teaching Fellowship Committee).
Course proposal including cost of required texts etc.
Budget proposal for excursions or labs, if applicable. (including funding source)
Transcript (unofficial is accepted).
Letter of recommendation from faculty mentor.
Letter of endorsement from the Department Chair.
The application deadline is Sunday, October 6, 2019. All materials must be approved by the department.
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.