The Graduate Schools of Indiana University, Bloomington and Howard University, Washington, DC have established a Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF) exchange program between our campuses. In contrast to our internal FFTF program with the IU regional campuses, this program will involve a mutual exchange. The goals of the program are twofold:
- To provide an opportunity for an IUB graduate student to teach in a very different cultural environment. Howard University is a private, urban, historically black university(HBCU). The selected student will function as a visiting faculty member in their host department.
- To provide an opportunity for a Howard University graduate student to teachin the very different cultural environment provided by IUB, where they also will function as a visiting faculty member. We hope that a further benefit for IUB will be an enhanced ability to attract visiting fellows into IUB tenure track lines, and to retain them through their academic careers.
- Be in good standing with their departments and the University.
- Have been admitted to candidacy by 1 January 2009.
- Have a letter of formal support from their PhD advisor.
- Have taken a formal pedagogy course, or be willing to take such a course in summer
- Be able to relocate to Washington, DC for the 2009-10 academic year.
Selected interns must:
- Meet the professional standards and duties of a faculty member at Howard University.
- Teach one course per semester.
- Participate in typical faculty obligations including, but not restricted to, faculty meetings.
- Shadow a full-time faculty mentor at Howard University.
Selected interns will receive:
- A stipend of $20,000, paid by IUB. This stipend is to be used to pay housing and living
expenses in Washington, DC and to cover the cost of IUB tuition and fees.
- Reimbursement for travel expenses to Washington, DC in the autumn and to Bloomington,
IN the following spring.
- Office facilities and access to University services equivalent to those provided a junior
- A formal review of their performance each semester by their faculty mentor at Howard
The application should take the same form as a formal academic job application. It should include:
• Letter of interest
• Statement of teaching philosophy and courses that you are prepared to teach
• Information about your pedagogical training
• Letter of support from your thesis advisor
Applications should be sent to the attention of:
Dean Maxine Watson
University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall 111
Application deadline: 1 February 2009
- Initial screening will be carried out by the University Graduate School.
- Final selections will be made by the host department(s) at Howard University.
We expect to host Orlando Taylor, Dean of the Graduate School at Howard University, on the
IUB campus in early February for meetings with potential candidates.