This summer the Texas Collection is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of the library’s collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.
- The fellowships are open to full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers, and senior lecturers) and
- Graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record)
Past recipients of teaching fellowships who wish to explore additional possibilities are eligible to reapply. Preference, however, may be given to first-time applicants. Additionally, through a partnership with Baylor’s Learning Design team, applicants may submit a proposal for incorporating special collections into an online course.
Recipients of the teaching fellowships will receive a stipend of $1,250 (pretax) and are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at The Texas Collection where they will be paired with a librarian or archivist who can provide guidance on the library’s facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner librarian and should occur between May 15 and August 11. Fellows incorporating materials into an online course will additionally partner with a member of Baylor’s Learning Design team.
Teaching fellows will be required to submit a 1-2 page document containing a description of how they intend to incorporate collection materials into a course. This document is due no later than two weeks after the fellow’s time in residence. Teaching fellows will also be expected to share their experiences with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on how they used collection materials in their classes 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 library’s collections and the learning objectives they hope to achieve. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship at the library. The application materials should be sent by email to Jeff Pirtle, Interim Director of The Texas Collection, by April 17, 2023. Recipients will be notified by April 28, 2023.
Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to enhance teaching and learning and will be reviewed by a committee. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.