Deadline for Application: October 1st.
• Provides the opportunity to teach for the academic year or for one semester at one of the Indiana
University branch campuses:
o IUPUI (Indianapolis)
o IUPU Columbus
o IU East (Richmond)
o IPFW (Fort Wayne)
o IU Kokomo
o IU Northwest (Gary)
o IU South Bend
o IU Southeast (New Albany)
• Stipend: $8,000 per semester, plus an additional $2,000 in the fall if the fellow moves to the host campus.
• Teaching load: Two courses per semester.
• Required three-day summer intensive FACET Institute workshop, held off-campus, on teaching
in different academic environments.
• Faculty mentor at the host campus.
• Participation in faculty life at the host campus.
• Required residency in the host campus community at least part of each week during the fellowship semester/year. Assistance is provided in finding affordable living accommodations.
Relocation is optional if teaching at IUPUI or IUPU Columbus.
• IU student academic appointee health insurance policy; paid by the University Graduate School.
• Required spring assessment meeting at IUPUI.
• Please note: This fellowship does not carry a fee remission. All participants must have been
admitted to candidacy.
PREREQUISITES TO APPLICATION
• Advanced standing in a doctoral or M.F.A. program: doctoral students must be admitted to
candidacy for the Ph.D.
• Minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience as an Associate Instructor
• Completion of a pedagogy course of at least one semester in length. Alternatively, applicant can
complete Grad G700, “Excellence in Teaching,” offered by the University Graduate School as an
intensive pedagogy course during one of the Summer Sessions.
PROGRAM INFORMATION DESCRIPTION
Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (FFTF) enable advanced IU Bloomington doctoral and M.F.A. students to enhance their career preparation by experiencing faculty life in different academic setting. The fellowship program also aims to assist campuses in gaining outstanding young teacher/scholars to teach established courses, and, in some cases, to develop new courses. FFTF requires that all applicants have at least a year’s classroom teaching experience and have taken a course in pedagogy. In the 15 years of its existence, FFTF has proven to be a win-win program for the fellows and their host campuses.
FFT Fellows carry the title of “Teaching Fellows” or Visiting Lecturers, rather than adjunct faculty. To enable the best possible immersive experience of life as a faculty member, host departments are required to provide office space and equipment, library privileges, and new-faculty orientation, as well as have the fellow participate in faculty meetings and other departmental activities. An important aspect of the program is that each fellow has a faculty mentor, selected by the host department. The mentor receives an honorarium from the University Graduate School. Fellows appointed to campuses other than IUPUI or IUPU Columbus are asked to move to the community of the host campus, where host departments will help them find affordable housing. Only those fellows appointed to IUPUI or IUPU Columbus may choose to continue residing in Bloomington.
• Fellows are required to take a pedagogy course of at least a semester in length. If an applicant is offered a fellowship and has not yet met this requirement, the fellow may take G700, “Excellence in Teaching” (3 credits), offered as an intensive course during the summer sessions.
• Fellows are required to participate in the FACET Institute for Future Faculty Teaching Fellows, held at an off-campus location over a weekend in July preceding the fellowship year. The Institute, which prepares fellows for teaching in new academic settings, is designed and taught by members of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). FACET is a group of faculty from all IU campuses who were selected by their colleagues and students as especially outstanding teachers. There is no charge for the Institute.
• Fellows are required to attend the Spring Assessment Meeting, held at IUPUI on a Friday
afternoon in spring both prior to and during the fellowship year.
• Because the purpose of the program is to provide fellows with opportunities to prepare for
careers in academia while also continuing their dissertations work, it is expected that they will
not accept other academic appointments or outside employment during the fellowship year.
Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships are funded in two parts each semester:
(1) A minimum of $3,000 from the host department as a teaching salary ($1,500 or more for each of two courses), paid in the same manner as are other faculty
(2) $5,000 from the University Graduate School.
Fellows who will live in their new campus community will receive $2,000 additional funding from the University Graduate School, awarded in mid-to-late summer, to assist in defraying moving expenses.
All fellows receive the same health insurance as do student academic appointees; the University
Graduate School covers the premiums for fellows only, but family members may enroll in the program for an additional fee, payable by the fellow.
Please note that the teaching salary from the host department is paid retroactively on a monthly basis, and is subject to the same automatic FICA, Social Security, state, and local taxes as is any salaried position.
The University Graduate School portion of your fellowship is also considered taxable income, though no tax will be deducted from the stipend that is paid to you. Accordingly, you should plan to include the stipend amount as reportable income in your tax year filing, and may wish to consider a quarterly tax payment in order to avoid owing tax when you file your federal return.
You should also know that the fellowship counts as 50% FTE. International students should contact the Office of International Services to see if they will need to complete any extra paperwork regarding the fellowship at (812) 855-9086 email@example.com.
The number of Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships and the academic fields in which openings are available are determined by the faculty needs of the host campuses. The selection process is
competitive and typically includes interviews at the prospective host campuses.
• Completed applications are forwarded by the University Graduate School to each of the FFTF
faculty representatives at the other IU campuses.
• The faculty representatives in turn send the applications to the relevant department chairs
and/or program directors at their campus.
• The chairs/directors contact applicants directly for interviews.
• The chairs/directors notify their campus faculty representative of applicants to whom
they would like to offer placement, indicating whether the fellowship will be for one semester
(specifying fall or spring) or the entire academic year.
• The representative informs the University Graduate School, and the FFTF Program Director
promptly sends the formal offer letter.
• Applicants are asked to respond to the offer in writing.
• If an applicant receives an offer from more than one campus, the applicant chooses where to take the fellowship.
The selection process should be completed by the end of January, so that both the host departments and the applicants can make plans. The final cut-off date for offers is mid-February. If you would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Assistant to the FFTF Program Director at (812) 855-5697.