The Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center is now accepting proposals for two faculty fellows who would like to provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes. This pilot program aims to support innovative curriculum development and foster new ideas about how to transform the role of special collections in university instruction.
Each fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend, a hands-on introduction to the collections, and ongoing course support. Fellows will participate in assessing the pilot with the goal of building a sustainable Faculty Fellows program in the Special Collections Research Center.
The Faculty Fellows Pilot Program is made possible through the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, which promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that transmit our cultural heritage.
- Open to all Syracuse University tenured or tenure-track faculty.
- Proposals may be from any discipline taught on campus, but must be for the development or revision of a 3-credit course to be taught in spring 2017.
- Course enrollment must be capped at 20 students.
- Preference will be given to courses with the potential to be integrated into the curriculum and taught on a recurring basis.
- Team-taught courses are not eligible.
Terms of Appointment
- The fellowship period is during summer 2016.
- Fellows are considered “in residence” at the Center and are expected to work in the Special Collections Reading Room for four consecutive weeks.
- Fellows must attend an orientation and participate in various workshop/support sessions and assessment activities relating to the program.
- At the end of the summer residency period, each Fellow will produce a comprehensive course syllabus and an annotated list of SCRC materials for class meetings and student assignments.
- The $5,000 stipend will be awarded upon completion of the summer residency and receipt of all required materials.
- The program does not provide housing or travel support.
For application details, see the Call for Proposals and Application Form. Applications are due to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00pm (EST) on February 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by March 15, 2016.