Teaching and Career Development Fellowships

Teaching and Career Development Fellowships (2020-2021)

Applications are invited from doctoral students who are passionate about teaching innovation and new pedagogies for the Teaching and Career Development Fellowships. The Fellowships are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and tenable in the First-Year Seminars Program. The Fellowships, developed in cooperation with CUPE 3913, provide doctoral students the opportunity to design and deliver a First Year Seminar. Applications will be accepted from individuals and teams of two.

The First-Year Seminars Program provides undergraduate students in their first year of study the opportunity to participate in small courses focusd on active learning and student engagement. Seminars emphasize oral presentation, writing, and research methodologies in the context of interdisciplinary, collaborative and experiential learning. Seminars focus on themes and questions of contemporary interest and provide intriguing and inter/multidisciplinary approaches. 

Students registered in any doctoral program at the University of Guelph.

Application Procedures:
Applications are to include the following:

  1. A completed application form (located at the bottom of this announcement).
  2. A two-page curriculum vitae (one for each applicant in the case of a team) focused on teaching philosophy and experience.
  3. Please submit a note from your Chair/Director confirming: a) your eligibilty; b) you will have access to conventional resources such as office space and printing/photocopying.

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by 9:00 AM on Feb 12th, 2021. This due date is not flexible.

All applications are reviewed by the First Year Seminar Curriculum Committee (FYS-CC) and feedback to all applicants is given regardless of outcome. The FYS-CC may elect to conduct interviews with short-listed applicants at a time of mutual convenience.

Intellectual Property
Submissions by applicants remain the intellectual property of the applicants.

Term of Appointment
Four one-semester Fellowships are available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must indicate whether they wish to teach in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 semester.

This assignment will be remunerated at the rate of $7,690.36 per course (please know that this is subject to negotiations between the University and CUPE 3913). This position is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3913 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, and does not carry a Right of First Refusal.

Application packages should be submitted electronically, using Rich Text Format or pdf, to fys@uoguelph.ca. Please use the subject line: Teaching and Career Development Fellowships

Additional Information: Contact the Director of the First-Year Seminars Program, Mavis Morton fys@uoguelph.ca.

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