Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences

The Teaching Fellows Program is a competitive two-year program designed to enhance the pedagogical skills and extend research training for recent graduates of doctoral programs in the Division. The program fosters a learning community in which Fellows gain additional teaching experience and professionalization in preparation for the job market while continuing to advance their research agendas.

Individuals accepted to the program have demonstrated excellence in their original scholarship, as well as in teaching. The program provides guidance and support, drawing on the expertise of faculty mentors from departments along with the resources of the Chicago Center for Teaching and UChicago GRAD.

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, associate professor in the Department of History, is faculty director of the Teaching Fellows.

The 2021-2022 Calls for Teaching Fellows are now available:

Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences
Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences (Advanced Years Applicants)
MA Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences
MA Teaching Fellows in the Social Sciences (Advanced Years Applicants)

For more information on applying to become a fellow, email the Dean of Students Office.

2020-21 Teaching Fellows Directory

Former Fellows, with first position listed:

  • David Ansari, PhD'18 (Comparative Human Development), Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Amanda Blair, PhD'18 (Political Science), Research Program Officer in Learning, Evaluation, and Research, United States Institute of Peace
  • Guy Emerson Mount, PhD'17 (History), Assistant Professor, Auburn University
  • Dan Knorr, PhD'20, Unestablished University Lecturer in the Faculty of History at Cambridge University (four year position)
  • Daniel Nichanian, PhD'16 (Political Science), Senior Research and Editorial Fellow, Justice Collaborative/Fair Punishment Project and Editor of The Appeal
  • Justin Niemeyer-Dohoney, PhD'18 (History), Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Seamus Power, PhD’17 (Comparative Human Development), Assistant Professor of Social Psychology David at the University of Copenhagen
  • Robert Reamer, PhD'18 (Political Science), Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, Oberlin College
  • Basil Salem, PhD'16 (History), Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, The University of Chicago
  • Nora Taplin-Kaguru, PhD'16 (Sociology), Assistant Professor, Earlham College