CTFP will begin accepting applications for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 on June 12th, following the information session (12-1:30 PM EST).
Applications are due on Wednesday, July 5th, 11:59 PM EST.

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Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

@bugslab (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram)

101 N. Haven Street, Suite 105
Baltimore, MD, 21224

CTF Contact/Mentor
Lisa Z. Scheifele, PhD, Excectuive Director
@Bugsslab (twitter / facebook / Instagram)

BUGSS Information Session Recorded Presentation

Multiple Positions Available

Positions Available (Fall 2023):

2 positions to serve as an instructor/teaching assistant for a yeast genetics and genome evolution course (Build-a-Genome) that has been taught previously (to take place in November 2023)

Additional Positions Available (2023-2024):

We will work with fellows to create an outreach or teaching opportunity that is mutually beneficial (see below). Classes can be taught in person or could also occur via Zoom or a similar online platform.

BUGSS is a nonprofit science organization that offers courses, seminars, and workshops directly to the PowerPoint slides and protocols will be provided to the fellows as they are available. For those developing their own courses or teaching for the first time, help is available to develop teaching materials and ensure that they are at the appropriate level for the target audience.

Fellowship Details/Expectations:

  • The Build-a-Genome course is a course that meets for 3-4 sessions of 4 hours each (this is a sister course to the BL322 Synthetic Biology course at Loyola). Topics include the structure of nucleic acids, DNA cloning, PCR, and sequencing technology, genome structure, and programmed genome rearrangement using a Cre-Lox system. Students work with bacterial and yeast cells. Previous experience in synthetic biology not necessary as long as fellow is comfortable with molecular techniques. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided.
  • We will work with fellows to create an outreach or teaching opportunity that is mutually beneficial. These can range in length from 2 hours to multi-session courses of a few hours each. Courses are typically drawn from the fields of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Science Communication.
    • Fellows have the option to teach a course that has been previously developed. PowerPoint slides and protocols will be provided to the fellows as they are available.
    • Fellows have the option to develop and pilot a course centered around your own research specialty. We encourage these to be hands on, but our lab operates at Biosafety Level 1. For those developing their own courses, help is available to develop teaching materials and ensure that they are at the appropriate level for the target audience.

Classes take place after work hours so PI sign-off is not required for participation.

Degree Requirements
Fellows should have received or be pursuing a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Interest in teaching to a broad and diverse audience.

Commitment Length
Flexible, from one-time lectures to long-term course and project support. BUGSS will work with fellows to create teaching opportunities that are mutually beneficial.

Positions are unpaid with the exception of Build-a-Genome course ($750).

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time
Expect to devote 1-3 hours of course preparation for every 1 hour of course time.

Informal review and feedback from mentor. Formal written review at the end of the course if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
BUGSS is located in the King, Cork, and Seal building at 101 N. Haven St, Suite 105. Secure off-street parking is available in a gated lot in front of the building.

CTFP Contact:

Dr. Kavita Hegde, Professor
Biology Program Coordinator
Department of Natural Sciences
Coppin State University
2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: 410-951-4137; Email: khegde@coppin.edu


Multiple positions available; all are in-person (face-to-face) courses:

Adjunct instructor positions (paid):

  1. BIOL 101 (General Biology, undergraduate level): One position
  2.  BIOL 203 (Human Anatomy & Physiology-II, Undergraduate level): One position
  3.  BIOL 308 (Microbiology, Undergraduate level): One position
  4.  PHYS 301 (General Physics-I, Undergraduate level): One position 
  5.  PHSC 103 (Environmental Science, Undergraduate level): One position

Shadowing opportunities (unpaid):

Postdoctoral fellows can shadow faculty in the following courses:

  1.  BIOL 201/203 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I & 2) (morning classes)
  2.  BIOL 303 Neuroscience: Research & Analysis

Guest lectures (unpaid):

1. Postdoctoral fellows interested in giving lectures on select topics from the syllabus of above courses along with shadowing may contact Dr. Hegde at khegde@coppin.edu

2. Postdoctoral fellows interested in giving a research presentation in Seminar class (held every Monday 12:00-12:50PM) may also email Dr. Hegde.



Coppin State University

2500 West North Avenue,

Science & Technology Center

Department of Natural Sciences, Suite 200

Baltimore, MD 21216


Position Details/Expectations:

Interested applicants may apply for more than 1 position.

The adjunct instructor will be expected to conduct classes at the scheduled times, conduct and grade tests/exams, manage the learning management system (Blackboard) in terms of communicating with students, posting assignments, grade exams, post grades, etc. The instructor will receive relevant training and support for Blackboard from IT as well as course support from the program coordinator to facilitate course/class management.

Ongoing in‐person feedback from course coordinator will be provided. Formal written feedback at the end of semester can be provided on request. Fellows who wish to continue to teach in the subsequent semesters can let the program coordinator know of their interest; the decision to continue will be subject to approval by the department Chair.


Parking and Transportation: Parking is available on campus for a fee/month or semester.


Description and requirements of the listed adjunct instructor positions


1. Adjunct instructor for BIOL 101 General Biology (4 credits, undergraduate level): This is a general biology course for non-science majors.

Degree Requirements: Must have at least M.S. in any biology area 

Preferred skills and experience: Teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Position: Paid

Commitment Length: Fall 2023 semester: Aug 21st -Dec 22nd 2023

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus: 6 hours/week (3 hours lecture and 3 hour lab),  (twice a week: 5:20PM-8:10PM)

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time: All materials and access to resources will be provided. Preparation time: ~1 hour/week.


2. Adjunct instructor for BIOL 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology-II (4 credits, Undergraduate level)

This course will include discussion on the nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system & immunity, and the respiratory system.

Degree Requirements: Must have a Ph.D. in relevant field 

Preferred skills and experience: Must have taken formal courses in anatomy and physiology, mammalian physiology, or related fields, during their academic years. Teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Position: Paid

Commitment Length: Fall 2023 semester: August 21st-Dec 22th 2023

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus: 6 hours/week (3 hours lecture and 3 hour lab), evening classes (twice a week: 5:20PM-8:10PM)


3. Adjunct instructor for BIOL 308 Microbiology (4 credits, Undergraduate level)

Preview of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and other microorganisms, stressing their distribution, growth, and control in our environment, their isolation, and culture with an emphasis on microbial metabolism, genetics and relevant technology.

Degree Requirements: Must have a Ph.D. in relevant field 

Preferred skills and experience: Must be a microbiology major at Bachelor’s and/or graduate level or have research experience in microbiology,  encompassing detailed knowledge in all aspects of microbiology. Teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Position: Paid

Commitment Length: Fall 2023 semester: August 21st-Dec 22th 2023

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus: 6 hours/week (3 hours lecture and 3 hour lab). Lectures: M-W-F: 9:00-9:50AM; Lab Tues 8:00AM-10:50AM


4. Adjunct instructor for PHYS 301 (4 credits) General Physics-I-non-calculus based:

An introduction for Biology and General Science majors to classical and modern physics, including kinematics, dynamics, wave motion, heat, thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, optics, electricity and magnetism, special relativity, and atomic, nuclear, and particle physics.

Degree Requirements: Must have Ph.D. in Physics

Preferred skills and experience: Teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Position: Paid

Commitment Length: Fall 2023 semester: August 21st-Dec 22th 2023 with potential extension to Spring 2024 for PHYS-II.

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus: 3 lecture hours/week and 3 lab hours/week. (M-W-F: 1:00-1:50PM, Lab Tuesday 8:00-10:50AM)

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time: All materials and access to resources will be provided. Preparation time: ~1-3 hours/week.


5. Adjunct instructor for PHSC 103 (3 credits) (Environmental Science, Undergraduate level)

Degree Requirements: Must have at least M.S.in relevant field

Preferred skills and experience: Teaching experience preferred, but not mandatory.

Position: Paid

Commitment Length: Fall 2023 semester: August 21st-Dec 22th 2023

Expected Weekly Class Time Commitment on Campus: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 11:00AM-11:50AM.

Expected Weekly Commitment outside of Class Time: All materials and access to resources will be provided. Preparation time: ~1 hour/week.

Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD, 21204

CTF Contact/Mentor
Judy Levine, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry

Goucher Information Session Recorded Presentation

Goucher Information Session Presentation (PDF)

Multiple Positions Available: One Fellow per course

Goucher College offers CTFP opportunities across a variety of courses in the sciences and beyond. A limited number of these are eligible for a stipend through a grant from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. Graduate student and postdoctoral applicants are welcomed. In their CTFP application, candidates should mention specific courses of interest to them. Commitment is for one semester.

The courses listed below are ones whose instructors have expressed interest in working with a teaching fellow. It is possible that additional instructors would be open to the idea if they knew a candidate was interested in their course. For a full listing of courses, see http://catalog.goucher.edu/.

The class meeting times shown below are for informational purposes only. The type of participation and time commitment by the teaching fellow are negotiable between the fellow and the instructor.

Fall semester (8/24/23 – 12/19/23):


BIO 338 (Integrative Animal Behavior) (lecture meets MWF 10:40-11:35 AM, lab meets Tu 1:30-4:20 PM; instructor: Natalie VanBreukelen)

This course will explore various animal behavior topics and may include reproduction, territoriality, communication. For each topic students will examine how the behavior arises, through proximate causes such as neuroendocrinological and physiological mechanisms as well as why the behavior arises, through ultimate causes including the ecological and evolutionary changes. This course will provide students with opportunities for discussion and laboratory experiences related to the investigation and exploration of these topics in animal behavior.

BIO 474 (Seminar in Mechanisms of Aging and Cancer) (half-semester course 8/24/23-10/11/23; MWF 2:40-3:50 PM; instructor: Judy Levine)

Investigation into the current understanding of biochemical processes that underlie progressive aging in humans. Topics include the evolution of senescence, the genetic and environmental components of aging-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer, and the implications of current research that is aimed at improving the quality and longevity of human life. Lectures, discussions, and student presentations. [This course is an elective in the biology and BCMB majors.]

BIO 497 (Capstone in Biological Sciences) (meets MF 1:20-2:30 PM; instructor: Judy Levine)

The Biological Sciences and BCMB curricula expose students to a variety of scientific fields and important avenues of research. In their capstone experience, students will examine current literature and research to develop advanced written work that addresses a significant question in modern biology. Working with faculty, students will identify their own topic of interest, research the state of the field, and consider ways to address gaps in knowledge in the field. Career exploration and preparation will occur throughout the capstone.

CHE 341 (Biochemistry) (meets MWF 10:40-11:50 AM; instructor: Judy Levine)

Structure and function of biological molecules, chemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, intermediary metabolism. Three hours lecture (no lab component to this course, but a separate biochemistry lab course with this course as a pre-req runs in the spring). Prerequisites: CHE 235 (organic chemistry II) and one college-level general biology course, or permission of the instructor.  [This course is typically taken during the junior or senior year; it is required for the BCMB major and may be taken as an upper level elective for the biology or chemistry major.]


LAM 105 (Intro to Latin American Studies) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: Citlali Miranda-Aldaco)

This course will introduce students to many cultural, social, and political aspects of the region of the world known as Latin America. Beginning with the various views of what is meant by “Latin American,” the course will give students a more complete picture of the heterogeneous identities of the area. Taking an interdisciplinary, broad approach to regional studies, the course will explore the diverse artistic movements, social organizations, and political institutions that have shaped Latin America in the past and continue to define its present.



BUS 229 (Marketing Management) (meets TTh 9:30-11:20 AM; instructor: David Grossman)

A review of the basic concepts and practice in modern marketing. Course demonstrates marketing principles through and projects related to current events in the manufacturing and service sectors; in profit and nonprofit organizations; and domestic, international, and multinational companies. Students are responsible for conducting market research and presenting analysis of real-world marketing problems and situations.

BUS 231 (International Business Environment) (half-semester course 8/24/23-10/11/23; MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: David Grossman)

An introduction to the economic, political, and legal environment faced by firms engaged in international business and its implications for national economies. Topic areas include international trade, investment, the global monetary system, the competitiveness of U.S. firms in world markets, national industrial policy, and the ethical dilemmas of conducting international business.

PSC 143 (American Political System) (meets MWF 9:20-10:30 AM; instructor: Nina Kasniunas)

This course examines the American national political system with attention to political culture, governmental institutions, and political behavior.  While the range of topics in this course approximates that of a survey course, the materials allow for more critical analysis and greater contemplation of the subject matter than a survey course.

PSC 343 (Seminar on Congressional Politics) (meets MWF 2:40-3:50 PM; instructor: Nina Kasniunas)

A study of the legislative branch in the American system of government. This course considers the incentives and goals of members of Congress and the nature of institutional arrangements. Special attention is given to the changes and reforms occurring since 1995 and their implications for policymaking. It is recommended that students have completed PSC 143 prior to taking this course.

PSY 233 (Sensation and Perception) (meets MWF 10:40-11:50 AM; instructor: Tom Ghirardelli) 

This course is a survey of current theory and research in perception. The primary goal is for students to gain an understanding of how people obtain reliable and useful information about the environment around them through their senses. Exploring several perceptual systems, including vision, audition, touch, and smell and taste, we will cover topics such as the physiological structure of sensory systems; how we measure perceptual experience (e.g., psychophysics); the role that attention plays in our perceptual experience; how our overall perceptual experience results from integration across multiple sensory systems; and how our sensory systems and perceptual experience are similar to and different from that of non-human animals. [This course is an elective for psychology majors and minors.]

SPRING semester (1/29/24 – 5/21/24):
[these are opportunities known as of 6/5/23 – additional opportunities may be listed in late fall 2023]


BIO 278 (Developmental Biology) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Jenny Lenkowski)

The cellular and organism-level processes that occur during typical development of plants and animals will be explored in this course. The central dogma, cell signaling, mitosis, and evolutionary change will be considered in addition to how typical development may be disrupted by the environment. Connections between developmental biology and social issues will be discussed. [This course is one of two options that 2nd-year students can choose to fulfill a requirement for the biology or biochemistry/molecular biology major.]

CHE 442 (Biochemistry lab) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Judy Levine)

Introduction to the basic techniques for studying the structure and function of biological molecules. Four hours laboratory. Pre- or corequisite: CHE 341.  [This course is required for the BCMB major and focuses on enzyme purification and characterization.]

CPED 215 (Nature or Nurture? Determinants of Human Disease) (meeting times TBA; instructor: Verónica Segarra)

This course will provide students an opportunity to examine and discuss the scientific principles that help us understand human disease, its development, treatment, and prevention. Emphasis will be given to introducing students to scientific inquiry through hands-on experiences that highlight human health and disease at different levels-from the molecular level to organ systems in the body, as well as the body’s interaction with the environment. [This Complex Problem Exploration course is designed for non-science majors, although some science majors may also enroll. CPE courses are interdisciplinary, center around a contemporary issue, and require students to work in sustained collaborations in a student-directed research or creative project.]

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow.

Degree Requirements
Fellows must be a PhD candidate or have a PhD.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Expertise should match course of interest. Fellows from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply including First Generation College and underrepresented groups.

Length 1 semester

Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment
Varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Expect 10 to 20 hours per week.

Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
Ample free parking on campus; shuttle information available at http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/shuttle/

Loyola University Maryland

Department of Biology
4501 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD, 21210

CTF Contact
Dr. Lisa Scheifele
Associate Professor of Biology, Loyola University Maryland

Loyola Information Session Recorded Presentation

Positions Available (Fall 2023):

  • Two Positions Available (Fall 2023) for BL151 Foundations of Biology I (1 credit lab course)

    • Tuesday 9:00- 11:00 am

    • Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm

Fellowship Details/Expectations
  • BL151: This is an individually taught lab course that supports and enhances the material taught in lecture, BL150. Topics include cell structure, microscopy, enzyme kinetics, cell division, restriction digest and gel electrophoresis. Course syllabus, text, and PowerPoint slides will be provided, and we expect instructors to adhere to these materials with minimal changes.

Degree Requirements
PhD or equivalent degree required.

Preferred Skills and Experience
Scientific expertise in molecular biology or microbiology, expertise in synthetic biology not needed; strong interest in teaching undergraduates; willingness to respond to feedback and work collaboratively with multiple instructors.

Commitment Length
1 semester 

Yes, payment is available as an affiliate instructor for those who are citizens or have relevant visa. Loyola University requires all instructors be paid, so only candidates who are capable of receiving payment as instructors can be considered. 

Expected Weekly Commitment
Expect 4-5 hours per week (2 hours of course time, 1-2 hours of grading and preparation, 1 hour of office hours). Office hours can be scheduled at the instructor’s convenience, but typically occur immediately before or after class.

Parking and Transportation
Limited free parking is available on the street (except from 4‐6 PM). Satellite parking is available off‐campus for a minimal fee with a shuttle connecting the parking to main campus (Parking Options)

About Loyola
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values. Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Covid policies
Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University policy. Loyola plans to be fully in-person for Fall 2022, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the possibility exists that courses might need to move online so instructors must be prepared to adjust to circumstances.

Morgan State University

1700 E Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21251

Cleo Hughes Darden, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Biology

Morgan State University Information Session Presentation (PDF)

The full teaching experience: team up with a professor to co-teach an entire class and/or its labs; or if you have less time available consider the following, 

  • Work with a professor to help design new teaching modules and/or lab exercises for a Biology class, 

  • Work with a program coordinator to divise supplementary instruction modules for interdisciplinary courses, or

  • Serve as a research team mentor for the ASCEND undergraduate research scholars. 

Typical Courses: Introductory Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology (upper division), Genetics (upper division), Developmental Biology (Sophomore-level), Neuroscience (spring semester only), Other upper division courses and interdisciplinary teaching as applies in a given semester

Degree Requirements
MS Degree Required or Equivalent (Ph.D. Candidacy Status)

Paid and Unpaid Options Available. Paid Positions: Fellows must be citizens or on relevant Visa.

Expected Time Commitment
Varies depending on position. 

Notre Dame of Maryland University

School of Pharmacy
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21210

James M. Culhane, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services


Notre Dame Information Session Recorded Presentation

Notre Dame Information Session Presentation (PDF)


Weekly meetings will be held either on Microsoft TEAMS or in person.

Fellowship Details/Expectations

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to become effective teachers. Fellows will work with a variety of experienced faculty, staff and administrators from NDMU, exploring the many facets of teaching and learning. Fellows will be exposed to current pedagogical theory and practice through educational literature, directed observations and hands on activities.  This is an unpaid position and there is no direct classroom teaching. Fellows will practice teaching and learning techniques through simulations and assignment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a personal teaching philosophy and statement in preparation for application to a faculty position.
  2. Apply the steps of backward course design in course development.
  3. Describe the major components of a course syllabus and the importance of each.
  4. Create a mock course syllabus.
  5. Utilize Bloom's revised taxonomy of learning to write lecture and course learning objectives.
  6. Identify key components of effective lecture presentation, small group facilitation and interdisciplinary team teaching.
  7. Design effective handout and Power Point presentation.
  8. Utilize appropriate active learning strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  9. Choose appropriate instructional technology for course management, content delivery, student learning and assessment.
  10. Distinguish between a lecture and a seminar with regards to their purpose and target audience.
  11. Develop and deliver a 1-hour mock lecture utilizing best pedagogical practices.
  12. Design appropriate methodologies to assess student understanding of lecture and course objectives that are directly linked to course objectives and teaching methodologies.
  13.  Understand the process of course based laboratory development and delivery.

Time Commitment Detail

In order to participate in classroom observations and meetings with faculty, fellows will be asked to spend 2-4 hours/week at Notre Dame. Faculty mentors are sensitive to the fact that the fellow's primary responsibility is to their lab work and PI. Mentors will work with fellows to ensure that time conflicts are minimized. Their will be a mix of in-person and virtual group meetings throughout the course of the program. A final decision about meeting times and location (in-person/virtual)  will be made once fellows have been selected.



As part of the hands-on component of the internship, fellows will be asked to complete a number of activities that will help them apply what they are learning.

  1. Develop a personal teaching philosophy
  2. Develop a mock course syllabus in their respective discipline areas
  3. Develop and deliver a mini lecture on a topic that pertains to their mock course, utilizing both basic classroom active learning techniques and appropriate educational technology
  4. Develop relevant course assessments that are linked to lecture and course objectives.
  5. Complete class room observations of courses that utilize traditional lecturing, interdisciplinary team teaching and small group facilitation.


List of Topics

  1. Orientation/Developing your personal teaching philosophy Part 1
  2. Developing your personal teaching philosophy Part 1/New Course Development
  3. The Process of Backwards Course Design
  4. Backwards Course Design: Programmatic Learning Outcomes, Course Objectives
  5. Utilizing Blooms Revised Taxonomy
  6. Active Learning in the Classroom
  7. Ethical Practices in College Teaching
  8. Preparing and utilizing teaching and learning materials
  9. Classroom observation: Lecture with Active Leaning
  10. Flipped Classroom Models of Teaching and Learning
  11. Classroom Management
  12. Student Accessibility and Health Promotion
  13. Use of Educational Technology
  14. Metacognition and Learning
  15. Student Advising and Mentoring
  16. Assessing Student Learning
  17. Assessing Student Learning Part II
  18. Exam Blue Prints and Item Writing
  19. Developing a Laboratory Based Course
  20. Laboratory Observation
  21. Your first year as a faculty member
  22. Mock Lecture Presentation
  23. Mock Lecture Presentation
  24. Looking for your first teaching position/Teaching Philosophy

Degree Requirements
This fellowship opportunity is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any discipline area. 

Preferred Skills and Experience
Willingness to learn. Will work to support the fellow given the fellow's current skill level.

Commitment Length
See the full detailed description above.

Position is unpaid.

Expected Weekly Commitment
2-4 hours per week

Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester will be given to fellows.

Parking and Transportation
Parking on campus is available and there is public transportation available.

Stevenson University

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences
11200 Ted Herget Way
Owings Mills, MD, 21117

CTF Contact/Mentor
Rivka L. Glaser, Ph.D.
Director, Stevenson University Honors Program
Associate Professor of Biology

Stevenson Information Session Recorded Presentation

Fellowship Details/Expectations

Varies with each course and the experiences / needs of the CTF fellows. 

Options include:

  1. Mentored fellowship (unpaid) – Fellows with little teaching experience or who wish to expand their teaching portfolio will be mentored by Stevenson faculty member.  Each fellowship is personalized to the fellow’s needs. Previous CTF fellows have designed labs, given guest lectures, created class assignments and rubrics, and led class discussions.
  2. Adjunct instructor (paid) – Fellows with extensive teaching experience, including being an instructor of record for a course can apply for an adjunct instructor position for an introductory course.  All new adjunct instructors are mentored by experienced faculty. 

Three to Four Positions Available Each Semester. For Fall 2023, the following positions are available:

  • Mentored fellowships in Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics.  Additional opportunities may be available in other biology or chemistry classes. Note:  Funding is available for fellows from the Boroughs Wellcome Fund Grant.
  • Adjunct instructor positions available in Intro Bio lecture.  Syllabus would be provided for you, as well as many other resources for the class (powerpoints, quizzes, class activities, etc.)

Opportunities to be mentored by non-science faculty are possible as well.

Degree Requirements:
Fellows must have a Master’s degree, or the equivalent of a Master’s degree (i.e. Ph.D. students who have passed their qualifying exams)

Preferred Skills and Experience
Subject matter expertise should match the course content of interest. A strong interest in teaching undergraduates; willingness to  respond to feedback and work collaboratively with mentor.

Commitment Length
One or two semesters.

Expected Weekly Commitment
For mentored fellowships:  varies per course; commitment will be worked out between mentor and fellow. Expect approximately 3-5 hours per week.  For adjunct positions:  the weekly commitment is 3 hours/week in class plus 3 hours/week office hours.

Ongoing in-person feedback, written evaluation at end of semester if requested by fellow.

Parking and Transportation
Ample parking available on campus.  Stevenson shuttle from Owings Mills metro to campus is available as well.