Call for 2022-23 Graduate Student Instructor Applications

The IHC is accepting applications for 2022-23 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 social justice program sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. The study of literature enables program participants to deepen their connections to the world and to themselves. The program takes place through correspondence and is active in all thirty-four 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 2022-23 instructors. The online application must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 15, 2022.

Compensation: Fellows receive a $500.00 stipend per quarter. The workload fluctuates throughout the year and averages 2-3 hours per week. Fellows will take part in four, three-hour training workshops in September 2022, before the start of the academic year, and will meet once per quarter, to continue their training. Participation in the training workshops and meetings is mandatory.

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

Application Materials: Submit a CV and a cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in Foundations in the Humanities and your qualifications for working in the program via the online application. Finalists for teaching positions will be interviewed by the program director.

Contact Christoffer Bovbjerg ( with any questions about this program.