Teaching Fellows Program

This summer the Electronic Library’s Digital Projects Group is offering a teaching fellowship to support excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging the use of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula. The fellowship will be offered to either:

  • A full-time Baylor faculty member (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, and senior lecturers) OR
  • A graduate teaching assistant (teachers of record)

The recipient of the teaching fellowship will receive a stipend of $1,000 (after taxes) and is expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at the Riley Digitization Center where he will be paired with the Curator of Digital Collections who can provide guidance on the Digital Projects Group’s facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and the Curator and should occur between May 15 and August 11.

The teaching fellow will be required to submit a 1-2 page document containing a description of how she intends to incorporate collection materials into a course. Due no later than two weeks after the fellow’s time in residence, the document will be posted on a website dedicated to teaching with special collections at Baylor.  The teaching fellow will also be expected to share his experiences with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on how he used collection materials in his class in one of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) or in another appropriate venue.

To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) describing the course for which they intend to use the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections and the learning objectives they hope to achieve. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship at the Riley Digitization Center. The application materials should be sent by email to Eric Ames, Curator of Digital Collections, by April 7. Recipients will be notified by April 21.


Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to enhance teaching and learning and will be reviewed by the Curator of Digital Collections; the Assistant Director for Digital Projects; an Associate Professor and Director of the Electronic Library’s Resources & Collection Management Services; and a faculty member from the Department of Museum Studies. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections, visit digitalcollections.baylor.edu. For additional information, contact Eric Ames.

To see additional fellowship opportunities with the Baylor Libraries, visit baylor.edu/library/teachingfellows.