The WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship recognizes two graduate students who display exceptional teaching skills at Northwestern.
Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend to teach a WCAS Freshman Seminar in their departments and are mentored and supported by a designated faculty mentor and Searle staff prior to and during the course.
With the support of the Searle Center, WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellows also create a teaching development event for other graduate students in the form of a presentation, roundtable, or workshop.
The WCAS/TGS Teaching Fellowship is made possible with funding from The Graduate School and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Fellows are required to have completed the Searle Center's Teaching Certificate Program OR be enrolled in the program during the year of the fellowship. Applicants must receive approval from their department chair and/or director of graduate study to teach in their department. The Searle Center does not schedule courses.
Applications are currently closed. Please check back in the Fall 2016.
The application consists of:
1. An online application
2. The following documents:
- Current CV
- Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. CTECs)
- Proposal for a First-Year Seminar
- Teaching Statement (no longer than two pages)
3. Additional material
- You must also arrange for a letter of nomination from a faculty member. In the letter, faculty must commit to serving as your teaching mentor for the year of the fellowship, providing guidance and feedback on the development of your Freshman Seminar.
2014-15: Gözde Erdeniz (Political Science) and Almita Miranda (Anthropology)
2013-14: Desirée Weber (Political Science)
2012-13: Faith Kares (Anthropology)
2011-12: Connor Doak (Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Allen Rosenthal (Psychology)