Call for 2020-2021 Carnegie Educational Technology Graduate Fellows

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Deadline: Applications Accepted and Reviewed on a Rolling Basis; Apply by October 15, 2020 for first consideration


Through the generous support of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, the Graduate Center invites applications from GC doctoral students for a new Carnegie Educational Technology Fellowship Program. Through this one-year program, which will run during the 2020-2021 academic year, Carnegie Ed Tech Fellows will provide consultation and support services to help faculty expand their pedagogical approaches for the distance education formats that are required in the COVID-19 era.


Fellows will consult with faculty on an individual basis and provide group workshops on topics such as best practices for remote collaboration, running asynchronous discussions, assignment design, creative and inclusive pedagogy, accessibility, video editing, and digital publishing. As part of their work, they will collaborate with the GC’s Teaching and Learning Center and GC Digital Initiatives teams to create and expand teaching support documentation and to help faculty build out Open Educational Resources (OER).


An equal number of fellows will be chosen to represent and support each of the GC’s three academic clusters: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. One fellow will serve as the coordinator of the program and will help organize the work of the fellows group.


We encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and technology. We are especially interested in students who would bring a focus on anti-racism and social justice to their work as Carnegie Educational Technology Fellows.


Sample tasks include:

      Consulting with GC faculty on digital teaching strategies and platforms

      Occasionally attending remote classes to assist faculty;

      Running workshops;

      Creating documentation and contributing to the GC Online website;

      Meeting weekly as a group.


Preferred Skills:

      Teaching experience (at least some in online teaching preferred)

      Experience offering technical training to a variety of audiences

      Workshop planning, organization, administration, publicity, and presentation

      Comfort learning new technological tools

      Ability to teach people at different technical skill levels simultaneously

      Outreach experience

      Knowledge of digital pedagogy



GC doctoral students who have received fewer than 7 years of prior institutional fellowship funding from the Graduate Center are eligible to apply.



The Carnegie Educational Technology Fellows will work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). The total compensation for the award is a minimum of $28,612 and includes eligibility for NYSHIP health insurance. 


This is one-year appointment is made possible through an external grant.


Application Instructions

To apply, please send a one-page statement of interest, a CV, contact information for a faculty recommender (letter not required) to with “Carnegie Educational Technology Fellowship Application” in the subject line.


Applications Accepted and Reviewed on a Rolling Basis; Apply by October 15, 2020 for first consideration.



Please contact Matthew K. Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities and Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, at with any questions you might have.