Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship (PFF)

Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship (PFF)


The PFF Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students interested in college pedagogy and other issues in higher education. The Preparing Future Faculty Fellow will work closely with PFF co-directors on S506 The Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology and on other teaching-related tasks. Moreover, the PFF Fellow will serve as the liaison between associate instructors and the department/university, organize and co-coordinate the annual Indiana University PFF conference, and participate in regional/national conferences on higher education. Fellows may be expected to average about 20 hours of work per week on PFF-related activities. Further information is available from the PFF co-directors and from recent PFF Fellows.


Only students who have taught as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Sociology are eligible to apply. Students who have won a fellowship or scholarship in the immediately preceding year are eligible to apply for a PFF, and PFF Fellows are eligible for other Department fellowships and scholarships in the year immediately following. This fellowship does not include a tuition waiver, so fellows must be eligible for G901.


The PFF Fellow will receive a stipend equivalent to the AI stipend. Fees associated with the mandatory health care plan are covered by this fellowship.

Materials to submit
  1. curriculum vitae
  2. documentation of teaching effectiveness, including:
    • list of courses taught (with enrollments)
    • teaching evaluations
    • course syllabi/handouts
    • a teaching statement describing the applicant’s pedagogical goals and philosophy (no more than four pages, single-spaced)
  3. documentation of other pedagogical activities such as
    • participation at teaching-related conferences or workshops
    • prior participation in the PFF program teaching-related publications (including presentations and submissions), mentoring/tutoring
Criteria for selection (weighted equally)
  1. quality of classroom teaching
  2. extent of teaching-related activities outside the classroom
Application deadline

The deadline to apply is February 1. Selections will be made by the PFF co-directors.

 Learn more about the PFF program

Submission Instructions
Submit all materials to the graduate secretary ( electronically as a single PDF file.