College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > About > Initiatives > Social Transformation Research Collaborative > For Faculty > STRC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Seminar Faculty Opportunities
The Social Transformation Research Collaborative is seeking applications from LAS full-time faculty interested in co-teaching the STRC Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) seminar.
Faculty will 1) co-teach this 5-week course in interdisciplinary humanities research methods for
six STRC Undergraduate Research Fellows during Summer Session I 2023; and 2) oversee the completion of the projects of
three fellows each over the subsequent Autumn Quarter and early December 2023.
SURF students will be rising juniors or seniors who have been nominated by faculty for the course; they will develop a research project related to the historical trajectories, legacies and/or cultures of people of color. Students will receive a stipend and free tuition for the summer course as part of their fellowships.
The SURF seeks to support students (especially students majoring or minoring in African and Black Diaspora Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, or Global Asian Studies) to prepare to enter graduate school and the academy by introducing them to key research tools and experiential learning activities. It is designed to foster the connections that studies have repeatedly shown lead to success in college and beyond: a strong network of faculty and staff advisors and mentors, friends and peer mentors, and an intellectual community.
This Summer Session I course is an on-campus, 5-week, 4 credit-hour seminar in interdisciplinary humanities research methods taught by two faculty. During the class, students will:
Students will spend the rest of their summer independently researching and drafting their research paper according to their prospectuses. They will meet once with their assigned faculty mentor in late July/early August to report on their progress; they will submit rough drafts of their papers on/around August 30. After receiving feedback on their drafts in early September, they will work with their faculty mentor to develop a poster presentation about their research project for the STRC Symposium in late October. They will continue to revise their research paper through fall quarter and submit a final version to their faculty mentor for a grade in early December.
EligibilityFull-time faculty in LAS are eligible to apply. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they:
Applicants interested in applying as teams are encouraged to do so. Please note:
CompensationFaculty chosen for these roles will be compensated with
one unit of summer salary as well as a
$1500 stipend over the Autumn Quarter.
Co-faculty will also have a
budget for guest speakers (internal and/or external) and for field trips to area archives, museums, or other organizations related to the course. Please note that each student will also have access to funds, in addition to their fellowship stipend, to support research and travel as necessary for their projects.
The application timeline for SURF faculty is outlined below. Interested faculty should
review the FAQ and plan to attend the general information session on January 9, 2023 at 3 PM (RSVP
here). Please direct questions to the directors of the STRC, Julie Moody-Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bill Johnson González (email@example.com).
Applicants for the Undergraduate Research Seminar Faculty Lead opportunity should review the Application Guidelines packet, which outlines in detail the key responsibilities of the Co-Faculty role and all materials that must be submitted through the online application.
Download the Application Guidelines for easy offline review.
Contact us for questions about the application or apply below.