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Call for Methods Fellowship applications 2020/21

CDH Learning invites applications for new Methods Fellows for academic year 2020/21. The Methods Fellowship programme offers teaching, research and professional staff and postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to develop and deliver innovative teaching in digital methods. They contribute to an interdisciplinary programme that attracts over 300 participants across the University each year. 

The Methods Fellowships will be of particular interest to early-career researchers who are interested in translating their knowledge and expertise of digital methods into teaching formats. CDH also welcomes applications from professional staff and PhD students.

Methods Fellows benefit from mentoring by CDH Learning staff and are an integral part of the wider CDH community, accessing a vibrant network of researchers and spanning a wide range of disciplines and departments. 

 

What Methods Fellows bring to CDH Learning

  • Methods Fellows use their expertise in methods or practices relevant to DH research to design and deliver a series of online workshop sessions between October 2020 and July 2021. Administrative support for all sessions is provided. 
  • Methods Fellows are expected to be active in the growing CDH community. 

 

What CDH offers Methods Fellows

  • An honorarium of £1200 for content design, development and delivery of online teaching sessions. We would expect this to normally involve around four hours of remote live teaching over the course of the year, the preparation of self-paced preparatory materials covering the content of the teaching hours, and availability for two chat-forum based “office hours.” 
  • Opportunities to experiment with novel pedagogical approaches and course content
  • Mentoring and support from Learning Programme staff
  • Opportunities to apply for CDH funding for DH conference attendance
  • Assistance and advice with DH grant proposals
  • Networking and peer-learning as part of a supportive community of researchers
  • Membership of the Learning Programme steering group and a chance to feed into the wider programme design

 

What you need to become a Methods Fellow

  • Expertise in methods or practices relevant to Digital Humanities research
  • Passion for communicating complex ideas to learners
  • Experience of delivering teaching or training (although not necessarily in a formal classroom setting)
  • Engagement with DH research and a desire to expand your knowledge of the DH community in Cambridge.

 

How to apply

  • Submit a two-page statement, which should give equal weight to the following sections
  • A summary of the content and teaching methods you would be interested in offering. (Please look over our existing Core Programme as we will not normally commission Methods Fellows to develop teaching which repeats content in our Core Programme. However, we may consider proposals which deepen or extend elements of the Core Programme.)
  • A summary of your research experience and interests.
  • Why becoming a Methods Fellow at CDH would benefit you.
  • Indicate experience delivering teaching and training to date. This does not have to be in a Higher Education setting, and can include informal or peer-to-peer teaching

Please email all documents to learning@cdh.cam.ac.uk by Wednesday, 23 September 2020.  We will contact all applicants to let them know the outcome of the selection process by Friday, 2 October 2020.

Click here to go to Methods Fellows Q&A.