The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 3 Teaching Fellows (GC Doctoral students) entering their third year or higher by Fall 2020 to bring public humanities practices into their classrooms, as part of Seminar on Public Engagement. Teaching fellows will receive:
- Tuition fellowship
- Stipend for project development
- Funds for student involvement in public humanities events
- Support from Faculty Coleaders and Center for the Humanities staff
Teaching Fellows will be liaisons between community college students, seminar participants, community partners, and guest speakers. Working closely with faculty coleaders, they will develop innovative pedagogy and public humanities practices in their curriculum, thereby ensuring that the research being produced through the seminar reaches all publics housed within the CUNY system. They will be provided with space at the Center for the Humanities one day a week to develop and analyze their classroom experiences and be encouraged to collaborate with other public humanities initiatives at the GC.
DIGITAL PUBLICS FELLOWS:
The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 3 Digital Publics Fellows (GC Doctoral students) entering their third year or higher by Fall 2020 working in digital humanities will receive:
- Tuition fellowship
- Stipend for digital platform development
- Digital Humanities training, including support to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada
Digital Publics Fellows will float between the three research teams, connecting them through interpretative digital interfaces. They will work at the Center for the Humanities one day a week to develop technological platforms and digital media tools around the initiative and be encouraged to collaborate with other public and digital humanities initiatives at the GC.
THE PROVOST’S FELLOW IN THE PUBLIC HUMANITIES:
The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 1 Provost’s Fellow in the Public Humanities (GC Doctoral student) who will work with the entire cohort as well as departments across the building to make connections and conduct research and analysis about ongoing public humanities practices at the GC. This fellow will receive:
- Tuition Fellowship
- A working space at the GC to undertake research
The Provost’s Fellow in the Public Humanities will work closely with the seminar cohort, the Public Humanities Task Force, the Center for the Humanities, and PublicsLab to conduct research and service in the public humanities. The Provost’s Fellow will conduct and analyze research on ongoing public humanities work at CUNY for two years. During the first year, the fellow will focus on creating networks for communication between centers, institutes, and departments championing public humanities work at the GC. During the second year, the fellow expands the scope of the established network to facilitate communication across all 24 CUNY campuses. By synthesizing their research, and unifying and amplifying these networks, this fellow will gain valuable insight into the ways in which public humanities efforts transform centers of higher education and the communities they serve while also ensuring greater cohesion and collaboration across the largest and most diverse public urban university in the country.
These highly competitive fellowships offer a graduate assistantship (totaling $28,000), administered by the Center per year to promote engagement in public humanities-related projects as part of the seminar. Teaching and Digital Publics Fellows will also receive a stipend of $2500 minimum to enact public humanities activities in digital and classroom spaces. More funds may be made available through a budget request during the grant cycle. The graduate assistant appointment will provide in-state tuition remission to students within their first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study at the CUNY Graduate Center. Each fellowship is for one year with an option to renew for a second; it will require a 15 hour per week commitment. The Center for the Humanities will provide logistical support for collaborative activities, projects and programming.