Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Program

2011-12 & 2012-13 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows2011-12 & 2012-13 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows






Please note: This program is no longer being offered.

Each spring junior faculty are invited to apply for the Sheridan Center’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program for the following academic year.  Selected participants will engage in professional development activities designed to help them in their early careers.  Fellows will engage in a community of peer scholars supported by Sheridan Center senior staff and learn to teach more efficiently and effectively.

Both tenure-track assistant professors and lecturers are eligible to apply.  Up to four Fellows will be selected to participate each academic year.  Fellows will receive $1,500 (funds must be deposited into a departmental award account and can not be taken as salary).

A list of current and past Fellows can be found on the
Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows  page of the Center’s website.

Program Activities 

Fellows will engage in the following activities to help them make more effective and efficient use of their time designing and teaching courses, and reflecting upon and documenting their teaching effectiveness.  In addition to the activities described below, the Fellows will meet together at the Center twice a semester.  

  • Documenting Teaching Effectiveness 
    The Sheridan Center will lead discussions on possible ways to document one’s teaching effectiveness for annual reviews and tenure and promotion.  These go beyond standard student evaluations and are useful formative processes that provide continued opportunities for feedback and improvement.

Why Participate?

The Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program is designed to help you:

  • learn from the teaching experiences of colleagues at Brown.
  • develop skills that will enable you to analyze and improve your teaching over time.
  • enjoy the community of teachers at Brown.
  • learn to balance and integrate your teaching and research.
  • develop and improve materials for the tenure and promotion process.