The Research Faculty Teaching Fellows program is run as a partnership with the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). This initiative offers research faculty the opportunity to become first-time instructors -- or, for those who have taught in the past, the ability to turn their cutting-edge research programs into instructional programs that enhance the teaching mission of an academic unit. Research Teaching Fellows teach one course in either the Fall or Spring semester of their award year. EVPR has partnered with the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide instructional support for Fellows. Research Teaching Fellows participate in the Course Design Studio in early June. Fellows also meet bimonthly during the semester in which they are teaching in order to discuss teaching challenges they encounter with their colleagues and a CTL facilitator.

Who's eligible?
Research Faculty (including GTRI and research faculty based in the academic units).

When does the program take place?
Fall or Spring semester, depending on teaching assignment plus attending the Course Design Studio in June

How do I apply?
The application period for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed. The next year's application process will open in November 2024.  For more information, please click here.

What resources are available?
The Executive Vice President for Research provides 25% of salary support per course per semester to cover preparation, instructional effort, and student/academic unit interactions. 

What am I committing to?

  • Developing a new course or preparing to teach an existing course
  • Attending Course Design Studio in early June
  • Teaching your course in either the Fall or Spring semester
  • Participating in bimonthly cohort meetings during the semester in which you teach

Additional opportunities:

  • Classroom observations
  • Classroom dialogues
  • Teaching consultations

Click this link for more information about the above services.