UW Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

Application deadline:   January 29, 2016

The Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for a diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4 to 6 University of Washington doctoral candidates to develop their teaching skills in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts, humanities, social and natural and sciences. Project fellows will work closely with faculty mentors in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and create teaching portfolios that include evidence of hands-on experience with various theories and practices of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Prior to the start of autumn quarter, PIP fellows will participate with their faculty mentors in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy. During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters, each fellow will teach one interdisciplinary course (totaling three) in an area related to his or her teaching and research interests, while engaging in quarterly workshops with the other students and faculty in the cohort and continuing to work closely with mentors throughout the year. Further teaching opportunities during the 2016-2017 academic year may also become available.

Award

Project fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and quarterly workshops.

Eligibility

Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program at the time of appointment (September 2016) and have at least one year of teaching experience. We encourage applications from any doctoral student with a serious interest in interdisciplinary pedagogy and research. We also strongly encourage applicants with an interest in the theory and practice of community-based learning and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply

Please email the following application materials as a SINGLE PDF (please, no zip files) to pipias @ uw.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.

1)     Cover letter of no more than 500 words outlining your pedagogical experience and research interests, and how they prepare you for teaching in the School of IAS at UW Bothell. Please include your name, mailing address, primary telephone, email address, department or program, date of advancement to doctoral candidacy, and advisor’s name in the top right corner of your letter.
2)     A two-page curriculum vitae.
3)     A detailed proposal or syllabus for an interdisciplinary course you have taught or would like to teach.

Please also arrange for one letter of support from a UW faculty member familiar with your pedagogy and research. This letter may be written by your advisor, but does not need to be. The letter should be emailed directly to pipias @ uw.edu by the recommender with your name in the subject line.

Selection process

Finalists will be interviewed on campus, with notification of acceptance by March 4, 2016.

Further Questions

For more information about IAS: http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/. For information about PIP: http://www.uwb.edu/ias/faculty-and-staff/pip.

If you have questions about PIP, contact the PIP co-directors Linda Watts (lswatts @ uw.edu) or Janelle Silva (jmsilva @ uw.edu).

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