Opportunities for Graduate Teaching Fellows
The Latina/o Studies Program is committed to supporting Graduate Teaching Fellows who wish to incorporate Latina/o Studies into their English 105(i) courses. We believe that it is important to educate the broader UNC community about Latina/o experiences, histories, and knowledge. Graduate Teaching Fellows can play an important role in this process, and the Latina/o Studies Program is committed to supporting instructors who wish to diversify their own courses and teaching. To that end, the Latina/o Studies Program is proud to offer two programs for Graduate Teaching Fellows: The Latina/o Studies Teaching Award and the Graduate Teaching Ambassador Program.
To choose which program would be best for you, we encourage Graduate Teaching Fellows to visit the Latina/o Studies Teaching Award and Graduate Teaching Ambassador pages, which contain detailed descriptions of each program. For both programs, we invite and encourage both specialists and non-specialists to apply, as both programs are designed to offer robust support for instructors with all levels of experience. If you would like to consult with us on a unit project, please fill out this form.
The Latina/o Studies Teaching Award is a financial award designed to support instructors as they create and develop an original unit assignment that integrates Latina/o Studies into their English 105(i) course. This award is ideal for instructors who wish to intensively develop their proficiency in teaching Latina/o Studies through the creation of a new unit assignment. Recipients of the Latina/o Studies Teaching Award will be featured on the Latina/o Studies Program website as Affiliated Graduate Teaching Fellows.
The Graduate Teaching Ambassador program is designed for instructors who wish to incorporate Latina/o Studies into their first-year writing course, but may not have the time to create an original unit assignment. The Graduate Teaching Ambassador program is well-suited for instructors who want a more gradual introduction to teaching in Latina/o Studies. Graduate Teaching Ambassadors will teach a Latina/o Studies-focused unit assignment, and they may choose to use or modify the sample unit assignments found on the Latina/o Studies website. Graduate Teaching Ambassadors will be featured on the Latina/o Studies Program website.