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Interdisciplinary Teaching Fellow


The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a full time Emory College faculty member, at the level of senior lecturer, associate professor, or above, to spend one academic year immersed in the ILA. Through teaching, mentoring, and programming alongside the ILA faculty, the Fellow will engage in innovative and inclusive interdisciplinary practices in and out of the classroom, that will continue to impact the Fellow’s professional and pedagogical trajectory beyond the Fellowship year.

The Fellow will be released from teaching and service responsibilities in the home department. In addition, the ILA will provide a research stipend of $4000. For faculty with active graduate students, we assume that Fellows would continue to work with their graduate students; in fact, we would welcome graduate student participation in any aspect of the work with the ILA as well.

Teaching responsibilities will be negotiated depending on rank and home department but will include:

  • Team teaching one of the ILA Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) or American Studies (AMST) courses in the fall semester.
  • Re-developing an existing course, or developing a new interdisciplinary course, to teach in the spring semester.
  • Attending the ILA bi-weekly Teaching Teas

Additional possible opportunities will include:

  • Working with IDS (Interdisciplinary Studies) or AMST (American Studies) seniors on their capstone theses as appropriate.
  • Involvement with the IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Exploration and Scholarship) Undergraduate Fellows.
  • Engagement with ILA programming (graduate workshops, faculty workshops, reading groups, speaker series) as appropriate.

To Apply

Applications for the 2022-23AY are due October 22, 2021.

Submit your application using the online webform.

Please provide a 250–300-word statement in response to each question:

  1. Why do you want to join the ILA for the next academic year? What do you hope to gain from this experience, and how will this experience enhance your professional and pedagogical goals?
  2. What do you hope to contribute to the ILA? How might your work intersect with the mission of the ILA and benefit ongoing and future ILA initiatives?
  3. Briefly describe the course that you will (re) develop. How might teaching this course enrich your own future teaching and your departmental/program curriculum?

Supplemental Materials:

  • CV
  • Letter of support from the chair, with the understanding that the dean will work with the chair to replace teaching as needed.