Teaching Fellowship

Applications are due by June 1, 2022


One component of the A Partnership in Effective Proclamation program sponsored by the Styberg Preaching Institute is a full-time Teaching Fellowship in the area of homiletics.


Awarded to one individual each year, the fellowship will provide financial support to a promising PhD candidate or post-doctorate PhD with an emphasis in homiletics. The recipient of the Teaching Fellowship will have studied and researched in the area of homiletics including at least one doctoral-level course that is specific to the requirements for teaching preaching. Additionally, the recipient will have served as teaching assistant for a practical preaching course and must demonstrate fluency and excellence in English Language competency.


The fellowship recipient will gain hands-on classroom experience by co-teaching the introductory preaching course under the supervision of and in collaboration with the homiletics faculty at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and will have the opportunity to develop skills in teaching, course planning, and syllabus design. The fellowship provides an opportunity for the candidate to develop their unique pedagogical style and refine their teaching skills in a challenging and supportive environment.


Additional responsibilities of the Teaching Fellow will include facilitating an online peer support group for students in the Advanced Preaching class and will be expected to demonstrate competence in using technology in preaching and to teach the same. The Teaching Fellow will participate in the wider work of the Partnership for Effective Proclamation program. The Teaching Fellow will also be required to participate in the Academy of Homiletics, in part by presenting a paper at the academy meeting during the fellowship year. The fellowship may be renewed once.


The Styberg Preaching Institute and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary are fully ecumenical. The institute and seminary do not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the institute and seminary highly value experience in working across cultural boundaries and other significant differences.


Application materials any inquiries shall be directed to Dr. Gennifer Brooks, the Styberg Preaching Institute Director, at styberg@garrett.edu.


    • A CV including degrees, teaching experience, and publications.
    • Two letters of recommendation (one from your advisor)
    • An application essay of not more than 1,000 words the candidate’s preparation for and dedication to teaching preaching, and immediate and long-range research interests.
    • Academic transcripts (Masters and PhD only)


Applications are due by June 1, 2022. The Fellowship will be awarded June 15, 2022, and the Fellowship is for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.