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Bridge Humanities Corps

Up to eight ABDs and newly minted Ph.D.s are selected for this program. Members participate in advanced training in the pedagogy of interdisciplinary humanities, teach SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents and participate in a required professional development program. 

Apply for the Program

The next application cycle will be announced soon.

 

  

Eligibility, Requirements and Compensation

A total of eight members will be chosen to participate in this innovative program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Who is eligible?

ABD students who are within one year of finishing their doctoral degree.

What is expected of BHC Members?

Forsaking other employment, you will participate in a cohort-based program while serving as instructor of record for four sections of SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents (two sections per semester). 

Professional Development Program Requirements

Through this required program, members will receive constructive feedback and develop their career skills to improve their odds of employment in a variety of sectors within and outside of academia.

  • Attend mandatory interdisciplinary pedagogical training in late summer. Training will cover meeting the Carolina Core (VSR and CMS) requirements. 
  • Teach a 2:2 load as an instructor for SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents. 
  • Attend two additional pedagogical seminars during the fall semester. 
  • Attend at least ten professional development sessions (five per semester). 
  • Successful completion of GRAD 701 or its equivalent by Fall 2019. 
  • Register for Z enrollment status. 
  • Maintain good academic standing (without administrative or academic holds) throughout the academic year. 
  • Submit two reports to the program facilitators (due January 2020 and May 2020). 

No other employment at the university or state entities is allowed during the program. 

Compensation

  • $21,500 stipend
  • 1 credit hour of course tuition (since ABDs must register for special Z status enrollment)
  • Graduate student health insurance
  • Professional development program designed to encourage degree completion, develop best practices for teaching and aid in career success

Who is eligible?

Newly minted Ph.D.s who have received their doctorates no earlier than December 2018 and no later than August 2019. 

Current 2018-19 BHC members may reapply for the 2019-2020 academic year, provided that they have satisfactorily complete the first year of BHC and successfully defended their dissertations and graduated by August 2019. 

Current Fellows Are Not Guaranteed Reappointment

Current fellows will be evaluated along with all other applicants through a competitive selection process. 

What Is Expected of BHC Members

Forsaking other employment, you will teach a three-quarter load, which will allow you time to participate in professional development activities and campus-wide initiatives. 

Professional Development Program Requirements

Through this required program, you will receive regular performance feedback and make useful contacts across a range of university offices. 

  • Attend mandatory interdisciplinary pedagogical training in late summer. Training will cover meeting the Carolina Core (VSR and CMS) requirements. 
  • Doctorate in hand by August 2019. 
  • Teach a 3:3 load as an instructor for SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents. 
  • Attend two additional pedagogical seminars during the fall semester. 
  • Attend at least ten professional development sessions (five per semester). 
  • Submit two reports to the program facilitators (due January 2020 and May 2020). 

No other employment at the university or state entities is allowed during the program. 

Compensation

  • $32,500 stipend
  • Health insurance access
  • Cohort program designed to provide support for new professionals, develop best practices for teaching and aid in career success.

 

About Bridge Humanities Corps

BHC members will engage in advanced training in the pedagogy of interdisciplinary humanities, teach SAEL 200 or its Carolina Core equivalents and participate in a required professional development program. The program is supported by the Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.


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