Call for 2021-22 Graduate Student Instructor Applications

The IHC is accepting applications for 2021-22 graduate instructors to teach in the Foundations in the Humanities program. Instructors will be designated IHC Graduate Teaching Fellows.

Foundations in the Humanities is a restorative justice program sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center that uses the study of literature to enable participants to expand their insight into themselves and their society, for the purpose of building better lives in prison and after their release. The program takes place through correspondence and is active in over twenty California State Prisons.  

Click here for more information about the Foundations in the Humanities program.

To learn more about teaching in this program, watch this video with former graduate instructors:

The IHC is accepting applications for 2021-22 instructors. The online application must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Compensation: Fellows receive a $500.00 stipend per quarter. The workload fluctuates throughout the year and averages 2-3 hours per week.

Program Prerequisites: Instructors must have experience teaching in humanities courses and providing written feedback on student essays devoted to close reading of literary texts.

Application Materials: Submit an online application that includes a CV and a cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in Foundations in the Humanities and relevant prior experience. Finalists for teaching positions will be interviewed by the program director.

Fellows will take part in four, two-hour training workshops in September 2021, before the start of the academic year, and will meet once per quarter, to continue their training.

Contact Susan Derwin ( with any questions about this program.