PIKSI-Boston Teaching Fellow Job Description

PIKSI-Boston is a week-long philosophy summer program for undergraduate students from underrepresented groups. Our program will be held June 19-26, 2018. 

We invite philosophy PhD students to submit applications for the Teaching Fellow position. 

The role of teaching fellow involves: teaching a 90 minute seminar, being present throughout the PIKSI week to attend sessions and help with organization, mentoring the undergraduates both during and after the week itself, and assisting in undergraduate admissions, which will be in January 2018. Teaching fellows will need to be in Boston by the morning of June 18th for an orientation.

The position pays $1,000. We will fully cover accommodation during the week of PIKSI. You will stay in the dorm with the PIKSI fellows, although not in the same rooms. We can cover up to $150 of travel costs.

To apply for the teaching fellow position, please send your CV to lisarivera@gmail.com, along with your answers to the following questions by January 5th.

  1. What are the most important things you focus on when you teach diverse undergraduates? 
  2. What do you think are some challenges members that underrepresented groups face in philosophy?
  3. What would you focus on when advising undergraduate students from underrepresented groups about applying to graduate school?
  4. The program involves a multi-year mentoring element. How would you approach mentoring the undergraduate fellows?
  5. What do you bring to PIKSI-Boston in terms of diversity? 
  6. Have you participated in similar efforts to promote diversity in philosophy (or academia in general) in the past?
  7. Do you identify as underrepresented in philosophy?
  8. Please let us know which languages you are fluent in (other than English). 

You may also send along up to two letters of recommendation that speak on your behalf regarding these questions. The letters should focus on your experience as a teacher and mentor, not on your research. You may also send materials summarizing feedback you have received from students about your teaching. 

Again, please have all application materials sent to lisarivera@gmail.com. Any questions about the application process may also be directed there.

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