Central Libraries Teaching Fellows Program

Central Libraries Teaching Fellows

This summer the Central Libraries is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of the library’s special collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula. Please visit the website or contact us for more information on these collections.

  • 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 may reapply. Preference, however, will be given to first-time applicants.

Recipients of the teaching fellowships will receive a stipend of $1,000 (after taxes) and are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at the Central Libraries where they will be paired with a librarian who can provide guidance on the libraries’ 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 14 and August 10.

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. 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. Teaching fellows also will be expected to present on how they used collection materials in their classes at one of the Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) presented by the Academy for Teaching and Learning, or in another appropriate venue on campus.  

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 Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu, Director of Central Libraries, by April 6, 2018. Recipients will be notified by April 27, 2018.

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 Interim Dean of University Libraries, who will make the final decision. 

For additional information, contact Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu.

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