Philosophy Teaching Fellow

Posted: 1 de December de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event


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The American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) seeks devoted,
excellent philosophy teachers to serve as 2012-2014 AAPT Teaching
Fellows. Teaching Fellows will receive a small stipend ($500) and
serve a two-year term August 15, 2012 – August 14, 2014. Fellows will
advance the teaching of philosophy. This may include mentoring newer
teachers, blogging on the AAPT website, facilitating teaching and
learning workshops, or other activities.

Nominations and material for review should be sent as email
attachments in Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) format to David W.
Concepción, at

By Jan. 1, 2012 nominators should submit a short (no more than 500
word) letter of nomination discussing the candidate’s especially
meritorious ability to enhance student learning and faculty peer

If selected for further review a nominee shall provide by March 1,

(1) One reflective essay of no more than 2,000 words addressing these
four questions:
(i) Describing your particular teaching context, what are your
aspirations for your students/learning objectives?
(ii) How are your pedagogies (your structuring of both students’ in-
and out-of-class time), course content, assessment, and learning
objectives aligned?
iii.    Citing evidence, what is the most significant student learning
or lasting impact on students inspired by your teaching?
iv.    How and why might you change your classes in the future?
In answering these questions, please be explicit about the sources of
the information (e.g. scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom
practice, student feedback, etc.) that have influenced your
pedagogical choices.

(2) At least four and no more than six letters of support. At least
one letter must be from a former or current student. At least one
letter must be from a philosophy colleague familiar with the
applicant’s classroom practice.

(3) While voluminous detail of minor matters will not be viewed
favorably, additional supporting material may
also be provided. Examples of such materials are:
-Brief course portfolio
-Teaching journal
-Evidence of student learning, with an accompanying explanation
-Student satisfaction ratings (aka course evaluations), with an
accompanying explanation
-Samples of student work
-Video of class session(s)
-Course materials, particularly assignment guidelines and assessment
-A brief CV focused on teaching and learning

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