Have you ever attended a d.school class or workshop and wondered what goes into teaching the d.school way? Well, now's your chance to find out.
Applications for the d.school teaching fellowship are now open. The teaching fellowship (not to be confused with our professional fellowship program) runs for a full year and offers individuals an opportunity to learn, teach and grow their expertise in experiential teaching and design thinking.
Here's the critical piece of knowledge: Applications opened Monday and are due by midnight, Pacific Time, April 9, 2015.
We have also received some additional questions, which Carissa Carter has answered here:
How much does the fellowship pay? Pay is commensurate with similar positions in the area and at Stanford. We will cover more details with candidates as they move forward in the selection process.
Is it offered every year? Historically, teaching fellowships have been offered every year, but the nature of them may change from year to year.
Is the master’s degree a requirement for an application to be considered? A master's degree is required for most candidates. We're looking for people that have both pursued a subject at a higher level as well as worked in a professional setting. This implies a level of maturity and worldliness that is critical for the fellowship. Candidates without a master's are welcome to apply if they feel they meet the above criteria, but they need to explain how they meet it. Individuals that are coming straight out of undergrad will not be considered.
Here, also, is the full application description:
The d.school teaching fellowship is a one-year program aimed at developing excellence in the experiential teaching and learning of design thinking. We’re looking for fellows that hail from both inside and outside the Stanford community who want to raise the bar in design thinking, join our supportive, energetic, creative workplace, and enjoy the crazy momentum of the d.school experience.
As a teaching fellow you’ll teach courses, build new methods, create artifacts, and form relationships on many levels. You’ll be expected to work in small groups as well as individually. You should equally love a high degree of autonomy as well as continuous collaboration and feedback from your peers and the larger community.
Three parts of the d.school teaching fellowship
CONVEY (1) Teach an introductory design course (2) Develop and teach at least one new pop-up course as well as a full quarter offering as part of a teaching team. (3) Write and reflect on both your learnings as well as those from the larger teaching community through d.school publications. (approximately 50% of your time here)
CREATE (1) Experiment towards new methods for teaching and learning design thinking inside and outside the classroom. (2) Continue to develop an expertise in specific aspects of design thinking that are personal interests and build tangible ways for the d.community to experience them. (approximately 40% of your time here)
CURATE (1) Become an expert in a specific design topic area and collect and share teaching methods as well as the ‘state of the art’ in that discipline. (2) Form new relationships with collaborators both inside and outside Stanford. (approximately 10% of your time here)
Basic requirements to apply
(1) Masters degree or higher and work experience outside of school. Please submit a traditional or non-traditional resume.
(2) Significant design thinking experience. Please share a portfolio of yourself as a design thinker. This might include projects you’ve pursued, methods you’ve developed, courses you’ve taught, or personal processes you follow. We’re looking to see that you have a sense for you who are as a designer and design thinker.
(3) Express a strong point of view about a topic or subject that you feel the d.school should take on. Share with us a 1 min (max) video of you explaining this topic and its importance. Why is the d.school the right place to pursue this topic? What form would it take? What place do you have in driving this subject forward?
Logistics and dates
Submit your materials here no later than midnight, Pacific Time, April 9, 2015.
This fellowship is a full-time, paid, benefits-eligible role that runs from September 2015 through August 2016.
Please note that this is not a research fellowship.
Contact Carissa Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck to everyone!