Doctoral Student Seminars

A Series of Teaching Seminars for Doctoral Students

Over the next few years, Wabash Center Teaching Seminars for Doctoral Students will be held in U.S. cities with significant numbers of doctoral programs in theological and religious studies. These seminars will feature conversations around teaching facilitated by two Wabash Consultants.

Goals:

To contribute to the formation of future teachers by guiding doctoral students in conversations about teaching, both in general and in specifics including:

  • Critically reflective teaching
  • Design of learning experiences
  • Teaching contexts
  • Issues of diversity in the classroom

The seminars will also provide an opportunity to acquaint students with the Wabash Center and its resources so they can take advantage of the Wabash Center’s fuller programming when they have teaching appointments. In addition, doctoral students will discover ways to build networks of support and conversation across institutions.

2018-19 dates for Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA are posted below.

 

More information: 
Mary T. Stimming, PhD 

Associate Director for Special Programs
(stimminm@wabash.edu)
800-655-7117

2018-2019 Teaching Seminars Click here to apply

Philadelphia

Bellevue Hotel
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
215-893-1234
https://thebellevuehotel.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

Seminar will begin at noon on Friday, February 22 and conclude at 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
Friday and Saturday night accommodations and all meals through Saturday lunch are included.
No transportation support is available.

Seminar Leadership:

  • Patricia Killen, Gonzaga University
  • Eric Barreto, Princeton Theological Seminary

Applications are due September 24, 2018

San Francisco

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-291-6514
https://sanfrancisco.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

Seminar will begin at noon on Friday, March 8 and conclude at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Friday and Saturday night accommodations and all meals through Saturday lunch are included.
No transportation support is available.

Seminar Leadership:

  • Patricia Killen, Gonzaga University
  • Eric Barreto, Princeton Theological Seminary

Applications are due September 24, 2018

2017-2018 Teaching Seminars (already completed)

New York City

Affinia Shelburne Hotel
303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Seminar will commence at noon on Friday, February 2 and conclude at 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018
Friday night accommodations and all meals are included.
No transportation support is available.

Seminar Leadership:

  • Reid B. Locklin, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
  • Evelyn Parker, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Application deadline was October 16, 2017

Application consists of an online contact information form and a short response (750 words total, please) to these prompts about your teaching experience and aspirations:

  • Do you have any teaching experience? If so, please describe (e.g., TA, own course, etc.).
  • What are the 1 or 2 most important things you have you learned about teaching in your doctoral program? In what context and how did this learning occur (e.g., online/face-to-face, workshop, graduate course, TA, adjunct teacher of record, etc.)?
  •  What excites/worries you as you contemplate beginning a teaching career? 

Boston

Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
89 Broad St, Boston, MA 02110

Seminar will commence at noon on Friday, March 2 and conclude at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018
Friday night accommodations and all meals included.
No transportation support is available.

Seminar Leadership:

  • Eric D. Barreto, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Patricia O’Connell Killen, Gonzaga University

Application deadline was October 16, 2017

Application consists of an online contact information form and a short response (750 words total, please) to these prompts about you teaching experience and aspirations:

  • Do you have any teaching experience? If so, please describe (e.g., TA, own course, etc.).
  • What are the 1 or 2 most important things you have you learned about teaching in your doctoral program? In what context and how did this learning occur (e.g., online/face-to-face, workshop, graduate course, TA, adjunct teacher of record, etc.)?
  •  What excites/worries you as you contemplate beginning a teaching career? 

 

2016-2017 Teaching Seminars (already completed)

Chicago

Application Deadline: September 19, 2016 

Dates:

  • Session 1: October 22, 2016, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Session 2: February 4, 2017, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Session 3: March 4, 2017, 11:30 – 7:00 pm

Seminar Leadership:

  • Eugene Gallagher, Connecticut College
  • Lynne Westfield, Drew Theological School

Application Questions:

  • List your teaching experience (e.g. TA, your own course, adjunct)
  • What are you most excited about/worried about as you contemplate beginning a teaching career?
  • What two or three things do you most want to accomplish in your teaching? Why?

Dallas

Application Deadline: September 19, 2016 

Dates:

  • Session 1: October 29, 2016, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Session 2: February 11, 2017, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Session 3: March 18, 2017, 11:30 – 7:00 pm

Seminar Leadership:

  • Joseph Favazza, Stonehill College
  • Kathryn Turpin, Iliff School of Theology

Application Questions:

  • List your teaching experience (e.g. TA, your own course, adjunct)
  • What are you most excited about/worried about as you contemplate beginning a teaching career?
  • What one thing do you want your students to experience in your classroom? What would you need to accomplish that?

More information:
Mary T. Stimming, PhD
Associate Director for Special Programs
stimminm@wabash.edu
800-655-7117

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Honoraria
Participants will receive a $500 honorarium for attending the full Friday & Saturday sessions.

Eligibility Requirements:
Participants must be students in doctoral programs in theological or religious studies at an accredited North American institution that grants a Ph.D., Th.D. or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to doctoral students who are in the final years of their doctoral work or who are currently teaching through adjunct, TA, or proctoring positions. The Teaching Seminars have a limit of up to 20 doctoral students per host city.

Possible future sites through 2021 include:

  • Durham-Chapel Hill
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Southern California area
  • Nashville

Additional information and specific dates for these events will be announced in the Summer prior to each academic year.

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