EPF Application


Applications for the 2020-21 Academic Year Will Open in January

The focus of the 2020-21 Ethics Pedagogy Fellowship has not yet been determined. However, the fellowship program for the 2019-2020 academic year focused on the following four areas:  

1. Contributing to the E.J. Safra Center’s efforts to support faculty in developing curricula for new ethics courses, or in revising curricula for existing courses, especially (but not limited to) the new General Education courses in “Ethics and Civics”;    

2. Supplementing existing programs for instructional support with programming tailored to the specific needs of teaching staff assigned to ethics-related courses;   

3. Working with Center researchers on developing, curating and presenting innovative instructional models and teaching resources for use at Harvard and beyond.  

4. Consulting with programs, departments, and/or individual faculty members from a variety of disciplines on how to integrate ethical analysis into their curricula. 

We seek Fellows who are especially interested in supporting new course development in General Education and consulting with Faculty and Teaching Fellows in Ethics and Civics courses in particular. These Fellows will collaborate with the teaching teams assigned to support the Program in General Education. In addition, some Fellows serve as at-large consultants for faculty in the College and Professional Schools across the university who teach ethics courses outside the Program in General Education. Wherever possible, Ethics Pedagogy Fellows will be assigned to consult with faculty and teaching staff on courses that align with their interests and experience. Developing and presenting a personal project to serve as a curricular or pedagogical intervention for university community is also a substantial component of the Fellowship.  

Qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to high-quality college teaching, experience as a Teaching Fellow in one or more ethics courses offered at Harvard University (or experience as a teaching assistant in an ethics course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and a passion for pedagogical innovation. Experience teaching General Education courses is especially helpful. The fellowship lasts for the full academic year with a commitment of 10 hours/week for the duration of the fellowship. Pay is commensurate with the Teaching Fellow stipend for one course section per semester, fall and spring (the equivalent to .20 teaching rate).  

If you are interested in applying for an Ethics Pedagogy Fellowship, please send your application to: ejsafrafellowships@fas.harvard.edu by February 15, 2020. Applications should include a CV as well as a letter of interest sent as a single .pdf and labeled as: “last name_first name_EPF Application”  

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Blauw at: mblauw@fas.harvard.edu