AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2017/2018 FAQ


What is the AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship? The Fellowship offers eligible candidates a one-year teaching position at a participating AICAD institution.

What is the purpose of the Fellowship? The AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship provides significant professional practice opportunities to high-achieving graduate alumni. In contributing to the goal of increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of our faculty, we aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence.

Who is eligible? Graduate students who will complete their degree this year, as well as those who have graduated within the last 3 years (with the exception of alumni who currently hold a full-time teaching position in higher education), are eligible to be nominated. Preference will be given to applicants who contribute to the goal of increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of AICAD faculty. Applicants must be nominated to apply by their home institution (that is, the institution from which the applicant earns their graduate degree).

What is involved in the Fellowship? Participating institutions have agreed to offer the following:

How does the application process work? Nominees should complete an application at Similar to the application for a full-time teaching position, nominees will be expected to submit the following:

What direction do I give people writing my letters of recommendation? This not an application for a specific teaching position, rather it is an application to be considered for various openings across AICAD schools. Your letters of recommendation can address your studio or scholarly work, your research, experience you have in teaching, how your work will contribute to the diversity of curriculum at AICAD schools, and anything else that is relevant. Letters can be addressed to ‘AICAD Post-MFA Teaching Fellowship Committee’.

What is the timeline? The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017. Participating institutions may contact applicants for an interview either by phone, Skype, or in person. Date of placements will vary by institution.

Am I guaranteed a fellowship once I’ve been nominated? No. You have been nominated to apply. First, you must complete the application. Then it is a competitive process. The participating institutions will review the applications, and contact applicants for more information, and possibly for an interview by Skype or otherwise. You are not guaranteed a placement until an offer has been made to you, and you’ve accepted it.

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply? Yes. You are eligible to apply as long as you have been nominated.