Applications being accepted for Joseph Harris Outstanding Teaching Fellowship – apply today!

September 4, 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Joseph Harris Outstanding Teaching Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the quality of criminology and criminal justice undergraduate instruction by rewarding excellence in teaching.

The recipient of this competitive fellowship will be awarded compensation at the regular doctoral stipend rate (a minimum of $14,500) plus, an additional $1,000 scholarship. The recipient will also be assigned teaching responsibilities similar to those of an assistant professor for the 2016-2017 academic year. A three-course teaching load will be assigned. Courses may be taught either two in the fall and one in the spring, or vice versa.

In addition to the monetary value, the prestige associated with this teaching award makes it a considerable addition to any curriculum vitae.

To be eligible for this fellowship:

  • You must be a current doctoral student with a completed master’s degree in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice for at least one academic year.
  • You must be able to present evidence of excellence as a classroom instructor.

To apply submit the following materials to Margarita Frankeberger by the Jan. 15, 2016 deadline:

  • Letter of intent
  • Formal teaching evaluations
  • Written statement of teaching philosophy
  • Nomination by student or faculty member who has had direct experience or observations of your teaching ability. (Not required to apply)

Questions? Contact Margarita Frankeberger at 644-7373 or via email at