Through collaboration with other institutions, the Graduate School offers teaching fellowship opportunities for advanced students: the Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program and the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program.
These teaching fellowship programs are open to students who in the coming academic year will be fifth- or sixth-year students. Those who participate in their fifth year of graduate study will use one semester of a fellowship year.
Rising sixth-year applicants (i.e., those applying during their fifth year to participate during their sixth year of study) should signal in the Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) that they have applied to a teaching fellowship program.
Please see program details for each below.
Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program
The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows Program, a collaborative program between Brown University and Wheaton College, annually offers advanced graduate students the opportunity to experience faculty life firsthand at a liberal arts college.
This program is offered in multiple departments, please see the list. Fellows teach a course for one semester.
Interested students are highly encouraged to attend a December 11 information session with a Wheaton College representative, who will address Wheaton's curricular needs and answers questions. The session is scheduled for 3 pm at the Sheridan Center, at 96 Waterman Street.
All applicants to the program must submit a cover letter and CV to Wheaton Associate Provost Gail Sahar by February 15. (Submit these two documents via email as separate pdf files; see contact information below.) Applicants’ cover letters should describe their credentials and teaching experience and their research agendas and intellectual interests. The letter, which should not exceed two pages, should include a description of the applicant’s teaching competencies broadly defined as well as a one-paragraph description of a new course the applicant proposes to teach at Wheaton.
In addition, all applicants must furnish to the Graduate School evidence of the endorsement of their Director of Graduate Study. This may be in the form of a brief email from the DGS to Associate Dean John Tyler; it need not be a full recommendation.
Rising sixth-year students must also submit a Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) to the Graduate School contact by February 15, which is earlier than the general deadline. Be sure to reference interest in this program.
Requirements: Coursework completed, advanced to candidacy, and approval from your DGS.
Preparation: Meet with faculty mentor to review syllabus and assignments prior to start of the semester.
Evaluation: Faculty Fellows use Wheaton's standard course evaluation form at the end of the semester and are observed and given feedback by the department chair or colleague. At the end of each term, Faculty Fellows meet individually with their Wheaton mentors or department chairs to assess their development and performance.
Brown-Tougaloo Partnership Faculty Fellows Program
This program provides a semester-long teaching opportunity at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS. Fellows teach up to two undergraduate courses (either during the fall or spring semester), engage fully in academic, administrative and intellectual life of faculty, and meet regularly with faculty mentor at Tougaloo College.
Requirements: Teaching experience required, i.e. TA or completion of 1 or more Sheridan Center teaching certifications. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.
Preparation: Obtain DGS approval, identify faculty mentor at Tougaloo College and develop course proposal.
Evaluation: Fellows will be assigned faculty mentor at Tougaloo College and check-in regularly with associate dean, recruiting and professional development of the Graduate School. Student course evaluations will be utilized, as well as feedback from faculty mentors at Tougaloo College.
Cost share by program: Supported equally 3 ways between Brown-Tougaloo Partnership, Graduate School, and Tougaloo College.
Contact person: Jabbar R. Bennett, PhD, Associate Dean, Recruiting and Professional Development, Graduate School