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Teaching Fellowships

The Oregon Humanities Center (OHC) Teaching Fellowship program offers three types of Teaching Fellowships:

  • Regular OHC Teaching Fellowships
    • $4,500 in summer compensation to develop or redesign a course
    • Up to $1,000 in course enrichment funds
  • The Sherl K. Coleman and Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities
    • $4,500 in summer compensation to develop or redesign a course
    • Up to $4,000 in course enrichment funds
  • The Robert F. and Evelyn Nelson Wulf Professorship in the Humanities
    • $4,500 in summer compensation to develop or redesign a course
    • Up to $4,000 in course enrichment funds

At their core, all OHC Teaching Fellowships provide faculty members with summer compensation to develop a new undergraduate humanities course or substantially redesign an existing one, as well as some course enrichment funding (which varies, see below for details). Faculty may apply individually or in collaboration with another faculty member. The course will be listed in the instructor’s home department(s). Proposed courses may be of any size, and they may be introductory or advanced. While courses developed under the OHC Teaching Fellowship program must be primarily intended for undergraduate students, they may also be open to graduate students. It is desirable that courses developed through the OHC Teaching Fellowship program be repeated.

How to apply: The 2019-20 Teaching Fellowship application is a downloadable form, found at the bottom of this page. Applications for the two named Professorships (Wulf and Coleman-Guitteau) are located on their own pages (links below or in drop-down menu), and applicants should read those pages carefully to learn about the unique objectives and criteria for the Professorships.

Summer Compensation
All OHC Teaching Fellowships (including the two Professorships) provide $4,500 (plus OPE) in summer compensation paid directly to the faculty member during the summer prior to the academic year in which the course will be offered. (For courses in the 2019-20 academic year, faculty will be paid in the summer of 2019.) Summer pay is normally paid in one lump sum in July.

Course Enrichment Funds
Course enrichment funds may be used for visiting lecturers, films, course materials, course development research, etc. The amount of course enrichment funding varies. Recipients of regular OHC Teaching Fellowships may receive up to $1,000, and recipients of a Coleman-Guitteau or Wulf Professorship will receive a maximum of $4,000.

  • Course enrichment funds must be explicitly requested at the time of application. Applicants seeking these funds must provide a brief statement of purpose and include a proposed budget as part of the fellowship application.
  • Course enrichment funds may not be taken as salary.
  • Deadline for use: Course enrichment funds must be used by the last day of the term in which the course is taught.
  • Team-taught courses: Course enrichment funds are awarded per course; they are not augmented in the case of collaborative or team-taught courses.
  • $4,000 is the maximum awarded to any course.

Collaborative Courses
Applicants for collaborative (“team teaching”) courses must each submit a complete fellowship application (see instructions). Each fellow must devote 4 weeks to summer curriculum development, and each fellow receives $4,500 (plus OPE) in summer pay. However, course enrichment funds are awarded per course and are not augmented in the case of team-taught courses. Collaborative applications are especially encouraged for the Coleman-Guitteau Professorship (see below for more information).

Wulf and Coleman-Guitteau Professorships

The Oregon Humanities Center has two named teaching fellowships: the Robert F. and Evelyn Nelson Wulf Professorship and the Sherl K. Coleman and Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship. Please visit those pages (found at the above links, or in the drop-down menu) to learn about the unique objectives and criteria for these named Professorships. A faculty member who wishes to be considered for a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship must complete the corresponding application form (found at the above links, or in the drop-down menu) instead of the standard Teaching Fellowship form.

Please note:

  • Submitting a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau application will guarantee consideration for the named Professorship as well as for the standard Teaching Fellowship. If your application for a named Professorship is not granted, you will automatically be considered for a regular OHC Teaching Fellowship. You do not need to fill out any additional forms. Your Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship application has all the same information as the regular Teaching Fellowship form.
  • You may apply for a Wulf or a Coleman-Guitteau Professorship, not both.
  • If you are awarded a Wulf or Coleman-Guitteau Professorship, you will receive up to $4,000 in course enrichment funds, in accordance with your submitted budget.
  • If a named Professorship is not awarded but you are awarded a regular OHC Teaching Fellowship, you will be eligible for up to $1,000 in course enrichment funds. This is why you must submit a budget for both scenarios.
  • $4,000 for course enrichment is the maximum awarded for any course. Under no circumstances will a fellow be awarded more than $4,000 for course enrichment. (Professorship recipients do not receive $4,000 in course enrichment for the Professorship plus $1,000 for a regular Teaching Fellowship. You will receive one or the other.)

FAQs

2019–20 Teaching Fellowship electronic application, guidelines, and instructions (downloadable form):

*NOTE: The new electronic application form has a formatting glitch, and applicants have been unable to preserve their formatting when pasting CVs and other components into the provided fields. This is the case for all applicants. The review panel will be notified that the issue is on the OHC side and not the applicants’. The OHC is aware of this problem and is working to correct it for future versions. In order to be fair to all applicants, we will not change the form in the middle of the submission window.