Teaching Fellowships

This summer the Arts & Special Collections Research Center (A&SCRC) is offering a teaching fellowship to encourage the use of our collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curricula.

Fellowships are available for

  • full-time Baylor faculty members (including tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers, and senior lecturers)
  • graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record)

Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $1,250 (pre-tax). Past recipients of teaching fellowships who wish to explore additional possibilities are eligible to reapply. Preference, however, may be given to first-time applicants. New in 2022, applicants may submit a proposal for incorporating special collections into an online course.

Recipients of the teaching fellowships are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) at the Arts Research Center where they will be paired with a librarian 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 13.

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 Beth_Farwell@baylor.edu, Director of the Arts and Special Collections Research Center, by April 11, 2022. Recipients will be notified by April 29, 2022.

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. 

For additional information about the Teaching Fellows program, contact Jennifer_Borderud@baylor.edu.