Advanced Bloomberg School of Public Health doctoral students are eligible to apply for the Gordis Teaching Fellowship. Applicants must be enrolled and in residence the semester of teaching. Fellows will teach a one-semester course. In addition, fellows that receive satisfactory evaluations may be invited by the program director to teach an additional semester. Fellows will receive a taxable salary of $6,000 for each semester taught. The fellowship does not provide tuition support.

Applicants should consult with their JHSPH department chair before beginning the application process. The chair’s signature is required on the checklist form or in an email indicating support. Fellows will work under the supervision of the faculty member who nominates them. Supervising faculty should expect to review the syllabus, confer about grading and other pedagogical matters, observe and critique classroom performance.

Application Requirements

  • Complete Gordis Teaching Fellowship Application
  • Letter of nomination (addressed to the Gordis Teaching Fellowship Committee) from a faculty member who will serve as your mentor during the period of the fellowship. This letter should explain the relevance of the proposed course to the student’s area of specialization, and its importance for the PHS undergraduate teaching program
  • Course proposal outlining the content and methods of your proposed course. The proposal will be evaluated by faculty members, who are interested in teaching strategies as well as scholarship. A detailed syllabus with suggested readings, exercises, laboratories, projects, papers, and so on is required. The proposed course should be directed toward the upper-level division and emphasize a seminar format. Enrollment cannot exceed 19 students. The number of credit and class hours per week should not be fewer than three. To meet the three-hour/three-credit requirement, fellows teach for 50 minutes three days a week or 75 minutes two days a week. Specific days/times will be negotiated with the Public Health Studies Program upon acceptance of the fellowship
  • Brief course description suitable for publication in the schedule of courses within ISIS
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Current transcript (unofficial is accepted)

Please submit the above items electronically to Caroline Barry, public health studies administrative assistant, by Thursday, September 17, 2015.

**Files must be uploaded as PDFs and named “last name, first name – description” (e.g., Smith, John – transcript)