CETL Faculty Fellow for Graduate Student Support

Call for Applications 

CETL is seeking to hire a Faculty Fellow for Graduate Student Support. This fellowship will play an essential role toward the R2 Roadmap goal of supporting Graduate Education. The CETL Fellow will work to add value to the KSU graduate degree and to ensure that undergraduates are taught and assisted by GTAs who are fully equipped for their roles.  

Successful candidates for the position will not only be effective teachers but also will have a fresh vision for how to advance graduate student pedagogical training at KSU. The fellow will work closely with the Director for Scholarly Teaching and the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Support to develop, administer and assess programs and create educational materials related to the fellowship. The fellow will have some discretion in conceptualizing the position, based on their expertise and interests, however, some of the expected roles would include the ones below:

  1. Disseminate pedagogical knowledge through (custom) workshops, webinars, book chats, and electronic resources for the CETL website  
  2. Help develop and facilitate a peer-to-peer graduate teaching training program
  3. Conduct formative observations of (micro)teaching and to help graduate students develop their instructional skills
  4. Support Graduate Student Teaching Orientation and other ongoing programming for graduate students
  5. Help develop and deliver an international graduate student pedagogical and intercultural training program
  6. Publish a CETL graduate student professional development newsletter

In addition to programs and initiatives specific to the Fellowship, the fellow will attend and contribute to CETL staff meetings and strategic initiatives when appropriate (e.g., orientations, conferences, and institutes). Producing scholarship in the area of the fellowship is also a possibility though not a requirement.

The fellowship is structured as a 50% workload reassignment. This workload reassignment is negotiated as a combination of course release time from teaching and reduced or realigned service and research activity in their academic department. CETL Fellows have office space at CETL and are expected to spend two days a week at CETL. The Fellow will continue to draw their regular salary. While fellows do not receive a stipend for the fellowship during the academic year, funds are available for departments to offset their courses with part-time instructors through the part-time faculty pool. The CETL Director for Scholarly Teaching reviews the Fellow’s performance in the context of their Fellowship activities during each year of their term and provides an assessment to the academic Chair to include in the Fellow’s annual review process.

Fellowship Term:

The Fellowship will start January 1, 2024, and includes a summer stipend. The duration of the fellowship is one year, renewable contingent on the productivity of the first year, continued availability of funding, and programmatic needs.


Any full-time (not limited-term) faculty member with at least three full years of experience at KSU.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by student success, peer and/or administrative review, and innovative pedagogy
  • Experience working with graduate students (e.g., teaching graduate courses, mentoring students, coordinating graduate programs)
  • Fundamental knowledge of, and strong interest in learning more about, learning sciences, student success, and graduate student development scholarship
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of strategic thinking
  • Creative vision for the fellowship

Application Materials:

  • The provided Cover Page with all the applicable signatures.
    • The chair also has an option to write additional information to support the application via the Formstack link included in the Cover Page.
  • A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s strengths and accomplishments relative to the selection criteria and the applicant’s vision for the position.
  • A letter of support from one peer faculty colleague that addresses the applicant’s accomplishments and potential for the CETL Fellow position for which he or she is applying.
  • A current copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.