Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship School of Education

New Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship within the School of Education

The Graduate School with the support of the Provost’s Office and in collaboration with the School of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership is pleased to announce an additional position within the early launch of the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Program. This new postdoctoral teaching fellowship position within the Department of Educational Leadership was created beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year.

The addition of the School of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership position creates a total of eight (8) postdoctoral teaching fellowships including: three continuing within the English department (launched in Fall 2020), and four additional fellows (three in College of Arts and Sciences and one in the Honors College) already announced for 2021-22. These one-year positions will include a salary of $40,000, continued access to Graduate School travel funds, additional mentoring, inclusion in the Graduate School Mock Interviews and professional development training, and the same health benefits as Baylor faculty. 

The process for nomination and selection for the School of Education Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship is as follows:
  • PhD graduates within the School of Education who have completed their degree within the academic year immediately preceding the start date of the Teaching Fellowship are eligible (May 2022 to August 2023).
  • GPDs in collaboration with their Department Chairs will submit a one-page letter of recommendation for 1-2 eligible students within their department. In addition to outlining why the department supports the application of the student, it will also outline the classes within the undergraduate Leadership Minor program (LDS) to be taught during the one-year fellowship (4-4 load). Students should provide their CV to be submitted along with the nomination letters.
  • For Fall 2023 consideration, applications should be submitted to Sara Dolan in the Graduate School by April 15, 2023. The nominations must come from the GPDs with the support of department chairs.

The Graduate School will provide initial review of the applications and submit the candidates to the Dean of the School of Education.

The SOE will select its one teaching fellow with candidates selected based on the strength of their applications as well as the teaching needs of the university. 

Beginning in 2023 with hiring for the 2023-2024 academic year, eligible students must:

  • have graduated with their PhD within the 12 months immediately preceding the start date of the Teaching Fellowship (for an August start date, this includes commencements the previous year in August or December and the same year in May or August.)  
  • completed their PhD program within a time span of 5 active years.

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