Teaching Fellows Program

Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections Teaching Fellowship

This summer the Digital Preservation Services group (DPS) is offering a teaching fellowship to encourage the use of the libraries’ digital collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.

  • The fellowship is 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.

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) working with the items in the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections (digitalcollections.baylor.edu). They will be paired with a staff member who can provide guidance on the site, its collections, and other services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner and should occur between May 14 and August 10.

The teaching fellow 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 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 Eric_Ames@baylor.edu by April 5, 2019. Recipients will be notified by April 26, 2019.

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 Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu.

To see additional fellowship opportunities with the Baylor Libraries, visit sites.baylor.edu/teachingwithspecialcollections