Application Deadline Approaching for CFT Graduate Student Positions
Each spring the Center for Teaching (CFT) recruits graduate students and post-docs to work at the Center for the following academic year as either a Graduate Teaching Fellow or as a Teaching Affiliate. These positions are great opportunities for graduate students to refine their teaching and presentation skills, network with graduate students outside of their department or program, and develop expertise in training and supporting new TAs. Complete information about these positions and the application process can be found here. Applications are due tomorrow Friday, March 2nd.
“The skills and approaches you learn will make you a more advanced instructor than those with many more years of experience, with a capacity to interest and activate students that others only gain through long trial and error. What I learned there I still apply in the classroom every day and some of the services I supplied as an MTF (like the small group analysis) are things I’m interested in implementing at my current university as the new chair of the Quality of Teaching Committee.” (Mark Barr, Assistant Professor of English, Saint Mary’s University, MTF 2002-03)
Read more about the professional development, support and mentoring that is provided by the CFT to its graduate student staff members, the friendly, supportive work environment at the CFT, and the varied and challenging work that our graduate student staff perform.
Complete information about these positions and the application process can be found here. Applications are due tomorrow: Friday, March 2nd. Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs) are employed for the entire academic year, engage in a variety of CFT activities around training and supporting teaching assistants across the university, and are paid $20,000 for the year. Teaching Affiliates prepare and lead sessions at our annual Teaching Assistant Orientation in August, working about 80 hours total (mostly in August), and are paid $1000.