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Faculty Fellows

The Honors College seeks applications for its Honors College Faculty Fellowships. Fellowships will be offered to two tenured or tenure-track faculty from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a term of two consecutive years each (academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively). Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop new classes in the Honors College and new formats for course delivery, while helping our exceptional undergraduates explore new topics. The aim is to make the Honors College a true incubator for pedagogical innovation with the potential to benefit campus as a whole.


During the two years of the fellowship, the teaching load of an Honors Faculty Fellow will be apportioned thus:

In addition, Fellows will be encouraged to participate fully in the Honors College community through programming and events, and hold office hours. Shared office space in the Honors College will be made available. Honors Faculty Fellows also have access to a Fellows’ Fund worth $10,000 annually (shared among all Faculty Fellows) to assist with course development, teaching innovations, and course-related expenses (such as team-teaching remuneration, or fees for guest speakers).

Former and current fellows include: Prof. Stacy Hubbard (English), Prof. Phil Kiernan (Classics), Prof. Lance Rintamaki (Communication), Prof. Walt Hakala (English), Prof. Patrick McDevitt (History), Prof. Ashley Barr (Sociology).

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants should be tenured or tenure-track faculty in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences with a proven commitment to pedagogical innovation, and a strong record of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Successful applicants will have one (1) non-Honors course per academic year bought out at a rate not to exceed $3500 per course, and must seek the approval of their departmental chair before accepting the fellowship.

The Honors Council reviews all applications and provides their recommendations to the Director of the Honors College, Prof. Andrew Stott.

Application Materials

Deadline for Submission for Fellowships beginning in the fall of 2017: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5pm.

Contact Information

Questions and completed application packages should be sent to Honors College Administrative Director, Karyn St. George, kcs9@buffalo.edu.

Last updated: October 20, 2017 12:59 pm EST