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Bridge Humanities Teaching Fellowship Program

Fellows engage in advanced training in the pedagogy of interdisciplinary humanities, teach Social Advocacy and Ethical Life (SAEL) 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents, and participate in a required professional development program. The program is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences.

About the program

The Bridge Humanities Fellowship Program, now in its sixth year, will continue in revised form during the 2021-22 academic year. Bridge Humanities Teaching Fellows will be offered pedagogical training in preparation for teaching SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents.

Up to six recent PhDs (within 3 years of degree) from the College of Arts and Sciences will be selected as fellows through a competitive application process.


Application Deadline:  April 23, 2021.


What Is Expected of BHC Members

Forsaking other employment, fellows will teach a 3-3 load, i.e., three courses of SAEL or its equivalents per term.


CAS graduate students who have received their doctorates in the Humanities or who have defended a dissertation with a humanistic focus in the Social Sciences are eligible to apply, provided that they have graduated from their doctoral program no earlier than May 2018 and no later than May 2021.

Current 2020-21 Bridge Fellows may reapply for the 2020-21 academic year but are limited to no more than two years as fellows. Current fellows are not guaranteed reappointment and will be evaluated along with all other applicants through a competitive selection process.

Program Requirements

  • Doctorate in hand by May 2021 (mandatory); 
  • Completion of GRAD 701 or its equivalent by the end of fall 2021; 
  • 3:3 teaching load as instructor of record for SAEL 200 or its equivalents; 
  • Mandatory attendance of interdisciplinary pedagogical training on meeting the Carolina Core (VSR and CMS) requirements, offered in August 2021; 
  • Student evaluations distributed and collected each term; class observations once per academic year; 
  • Mandatory attendance of two additional pedagogical training sessions (one per term) designed to enhance the quality of instruction and help build a cohort of fellows; 
  • Refusal of additional employment at the University or state entities during the entire length of the 2021-22AY program.

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows will each receive:

  • $32,500 salary with applicable fringe benefits, including access to health insurance if eligible.  
  • Cohort program designed to provide support for new professionals, develop best practices for teaching and aid in career success.

All fellows must forego any other employment within the University and state system during the entire length of the 2021-22 academic year program.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted by April 23, 2021 deadline using the online form.  Fellows for 2021-22 will be announced by May 10, 2021.

For questions, please contact Dr. Cynthia Davis at

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