Teaching fellowships were initiated at Stellenbosch University (SU) in 2009 to provide an opportunity for outstanding academics to develop their teaching expertise and to stimulate the growth of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the University. The University has awarded 20 fellowships since then.
The University Capacity Development Plan (UCDP) will be funding two more teaching fellowships from 1 January 2024.
The fellowships offer eminent academics with a track record of involvement with teaching-learning-assessment (TLA) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning support and opportunities over one to three years to enhance and share their TLA expertise at the departmental, faculty and institutional level. The fellowships also offer academics who would like to follow a professional teaching trajectory an opportunity to consolidate and extend their research on and knowledge of TLA.
The core of a fellowship is a research project which could focus on any aspect of TLA, including macro-aspects such as programme or curriculum renewal, or more micro-aspects such as redesigning the assessment of a module or investigating innovative classroom interventions.
Prospective applicants need to bear in mind that the aim of a teaching fellowship is not to introduce academics to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In-depth knowledge and application of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning are essential to undertake a research project on the level of a teaching fellowship.
The closing date for applications for the 2024 teaching fellowships is 17 November 2023.
For more information, including the stipulations of the fellowships and the application form, please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org.