The Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTF) are a cohort of graduate students from various disciplines who will work with faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning in support of TA and future faculty programs.
The TA development and future faculty programs in the Center for Teaching and Learning provide a number of initiatives to support students and postdoctoral scholars in their teaching development. Teaching assistant development programs, such as TA Orientation and CETL 2000 and 8000, prepare undergraduate and graduate students for their work with students. For graduate students and postdoctoral scholars headed to faculty positions (“future faculty”), the Center offers workshops, courses, and a teaching certificate program, in addition to individual consultations and classroom observations.
Graduate Teaching Fellows will extend the services of the Center for Teaching and Learning. These activities may include: 1) designing and executing a project that supports TA and future faculty development in their college, 2) planning and presenting Institute-wide TA orientation programs, 3) conducting teaching observations and consultations with graduate students and postdocs, 4) developing resources in support of program goals, and 5) assist with other CTL events. Working both individually and collaboratively, Fellows will contribute about 4 hours of work per week, including regular cohort meetings. In addition to the six GT Fellows positions, two 20-hour per week GTA positions are available to support this and other TA and Future Faculty programming.
GT Fellows will develop mentorship, leadership and management skills, enhance their teaching and learning expertise, and build connections with fellow graduate students. Graduate Teaching Fellowships are 1-year positions, with eligibility for renewal, and will receive a summer training stipend ($500) and an annual stipend ($1,500 per fall and spring semesters). The GTA positions will receive a tuition waiver and salary commensurate with GTAs in the student’s home department/school.
- Ph.D. candidate making satisfactory progress toward degree.
- Completion of or participating in Tech to Teaching certificate program.
- Two or more semesters as a teaching assistant or instructor of record.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively through teamwork.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Interest in pursuing a career in higher education.
- Advisor or departmental approval to participate in the program.
Direct questions to Dr. Kate Williams at email@example.com. Next application cycle will open in Spring 2019.