Gordis Teaching Fellowship – Application Now Open

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Doctoral Students at The Bloomberg School of Public Health may now apply for this year’s Gordis Teaching Fellowship.

The Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies invites doctoral students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health to apply to teach on the Homewood campus as part of the Gordis Teaching Fellowship program.  With approximately 500 students, Public Health Studies is one of the largest undergraduate majors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.  The curriculum includes core courses and electives covering a broad range of public health topics.  Gordis Teaching Fellows enrich the course offerings by teaching small elective courses in their area of expertise.  Fellows receive a stipend of $8,000 per course.  The Gordis Teaching Fellowship Program supports up to 10 courses per year.

Eligibility

Doctoral candidates from any department in the Bloomberg School of Public Health are eligible to apply.  To be considered, applicants must be nominated by a supervising faculty member who will serve as a teaching mentor.  Applicants must also have approval of their department chair and doctoral advisor.  Part-time students are eligible to apply.  However, preference will be given to full-time students.  Fellows must be in the dissertation phase of their studies by the start of the semester in which they teach.

Expectations

Each Fellow will develop and teach a 3-credit, semester-long course in their area of expertise.  Course material should build on foundational and core courses.  Teaching methods should be appropriate for a small class (< 20 students).  Fellows will be expected to attend a meeting once per semester to discuss their teaching experiences.

Graduate students who apply in 2021 will commit to teach in either the spring or fall of 2022. The application deadline is August 15, 2021. See the application for more details and requirements. Contact Caroline Barry (cbarry8@jhu.edu) with any questions.