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Are you a Ph.D. student or Post-doctoral Fellow considering an academic career?

Would you like to improve your teaching skills and increase your competitive edge in today’s challenging job market?

Applications are now being accepted for the following programs:

The Teaching Academy

The Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy seeks Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral Fellows from across Johns Hopkins who wish to acquire instructional skills for academic careers that will involve teaching.  Students should be in or beyond their second year of doctoral work. Through this initiative, participants will obtain an overview of pedagogy, explore different educational models, acquire teaching and assessment skills, and work with faculty teaching mentors in a classroom, online course, or laboratory environment.

Applications for the Teaching Academy are now being accepted. If you are interested in this program, please apply by going to the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy website application page or email, for more information.

The program is a supplementary professional development activity that is designed to complement, not detract from, participants’ research obligations.  To ensure that, students and postdocs are asked to submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) form signed by their research advisor along with their application.  Applications will be accepted through August 31st, 2015


Teaching-as-Research Fellowships

Teaching-as-research (TAR) is the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods by instructors to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and student learning outcomes. Through a CIRTL grant aimed at fostering this approach to instruction, Johns Hopkins has developed a fellowship program to support teaching-as-research projects. Open to STEM graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, TAR fellowships carry a stipend of $1,250.  

For TAR projects conducted in the fall or intersession terms, pleases apply by June 31st, 2015.

  • In August, attend the ½ day Assessment Workshop and three 1-hour sessions for support in planning your project.
    • Attend three additional 1-hour learning community sessions to support your project implementation.
      • Write and present your final report!

Click here to apply or email for more information.


3 New Innovative Instructor Articles

The Innovative Instructor series has grown to 36 articles on innovative teaching methods, technology and best practices. Read them online here along with previously published articles.

You can also pick up printed copies from the stands located near the Brody Learning Commons Cafe, on M-level by the Circulation desk or at the CER in the MSE Library.