2020 Library Teaching Fellowship

NOTE: The Summer Teaching Fellowship program has been suspended for the summer of 2020. We hope to open applications for Summer 2021 next spring.

This summer the W. R. Poage Legislative Library is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of the library’s collections of political materials 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.

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 W. R. Poage Legislative Library where they will be paired with an archivist who can provide guidance on facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both the teaching fellow and his or her partner archivist and should occur between May 18 and August 14.

Teaching fellows are 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 the Poage Library blog. Teaching fellows are also 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 Mary_Goolsby@baylor.edu, Director of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, by April 17, 2020. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2020.

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 Mary Goolsby.

For information about fellowships in other Baylor Special Collections, go HERE.