Save the Date (Feb 3): CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Fellowship Information Session

The CUNY Humanities Alliance is excited to announce 12 new graduate fellowships in educational development roles at four partner institutions: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, Hostos Community College, and LaGuardia Community College. These positions will be open to Graduate Center doctoral students entering years 3-5 of doctoral study in 2021-2022. They will be one-year positions, renewable for one additional year.

Graduate Fellows will be placed in educational development and instructional support roles on each of these campuses, and also participate as a cohort in extensive professional development and skill-building opportunities supported by and integrated with the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center, Futures Initiative, and other partners throughout the CUNY system. These fellowships will require reflection, flexibility, collegiality, and willingness to engage in educational support activities that lay crucial foundations for community college students’ learning, thriving, and success. They offer an ideal opportunity for Graduate Center students committed to public higher education, social justice, and supporting CUNY students. Fellows can expect to strengthen their skills in pedagogy, programmatic support, project management, leadership, events planning, and digital community building that will serve them in a wide range of career pathways. We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students who have backgrounds underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply.

About the Humanities Alliance

The CUNY Humanities Alliance, generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, exposes graduate students to the most successful methods for teaching the humanities in community college contexts, while simultaneously expanding access to the humanities for undergraduates from the BIPOC and immigrant communities served by the City University of New York. The CUNY Humanities Alliance began in 2016 as a partnership with LaGuardia Community College, and has now expanded to include three additional CUNY community colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, and Hostos Community College. The program also includes a community-based undergraduate program, CUNY Peer Leaders, that supports students’ scholarship and creative work in the humanities, and in developing leadership skills to implement within their communities and colleges. Along with the Graduate Fellows embedded in community college campus projects, the CUNY Humanities Alliance promotes creative and collaborative thinking across the university about the range of ways that humanities education is supported.

Mark Your Calendar!

More information will also be released on this site in January 2021 about the fellowships, campus projects, and application process.

There will be a (recorded) Information Session on Wednesday, February 3, time TBD, which will include representatives from the campus projects.

Applications will ultimately be due on February 15, 2021.

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