The Women’s Studies Program has two TF positions for 2013-2014 available to qualified full-time Pitt graduate students in good standing in Arts & Sciences. These TF positions are intended to provide a year of graduate support, to enhance the undergraduate offerings in the Women’s Studies Program, and to contribute to the training and mentoring of graduate student teachers. TF’s should consult with their home department as to how the WS Teaching Fellowship will count against their total funding commitments.
Teaching Fellows will teach one interdisciplinary Women’s Studies course in Fall 2013 and one course in Spring 2014. The course will be WOMNST 0100. TFs will have responsibility for designing a syllabus and implementing each course, in consultation with a faculty mentor appointed by Women’s Studies and within curricular parameters set by the Women’s Studies Program. Details about current and past courses, including syllabi, are available on the Women’s Studies Program website.
Only A&S graduate students are eligible for these fellowships.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching as a TA, a TF, or other teaching experience.
- A record of interdisciplinary coursework or other interdisciplinary experiences.
- Official enrollment in a Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate Program and significant progress toward certificate requirements.
The applicant MUST include all of the information requested below in the designated format to be considered. Applications must be single-sided, unbound (please paperclip), and less than 40 pages total. Letters of reference will not count toward your total page maximum.
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A one-page personal statement of qualifications and experience relevant for this position, including a statement of why you would like to teach these courses.
3. A one-page narrative of your approach to teaching introductory women’s studies courses. This could include themes and topics, a sample of readings, and/or a discussion of your pedagogical approach. A sample "Intro to WS" syllabus is recommended.
4. A teaching dossier, including pedagogical materials and current student, peer, or mentor evaluations.
5. A graduate course transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
6. Two letters of reference (sent directly to Caily Grube in the Women’s Studies Program office). At least one letter should be from someone who has knowledge about your teaching.
Applications are due in 2208 Wesley W. Posvar Hall by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013. Decisions will be announced in March.
Contact: Dr. Jean Ferguson Carr, Director of Women’s Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-624-6486).
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