Come work with the CFT!
Each year the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires a number of graduate students as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate instructors across campus, including those serving as teaching assistants or instructors of record here at Vanderbilt as well as those interested in developing teaching skills for future faculty careers. The CFT has two types of positions available for graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.Teaching AffiliateThe primary responsibility for Teaching Affiliates is to lead a cohort of incoming TAs through 3-day synchronous and asynchronous workshops during August’s TA Orientation. These workshops familiarize new TAs with the challenges and opportunities of working as TAs at Vanderbilt and help prepare them for their roles. Cohorts are divided by discipline, and so the CFT seeks Teaching Affiliates from a wide variety of disciplines on campus. The Teaching Affiliate position is a 70-hour position, with most of those hours occurring in August 2023, carrying a $1,000 stipend.Certificate in College Teaching (CiCT) FacilitatorThe CiCT Facilitator will lead a section of the CiCT program. The facilitator will read and prepare lesson plans, lead class sessions, and attend weekly meetings with the Assistant Director of Graduate Programs. When the CiCT program is in session (8 weeks per semester), the approximate workload will be between 5-10 hours/week. The CiCT Program Facilitator position carries a $3,000 total stipend, and we expect to hire three next year. See below for more information. These positions are great opportunities for graduate students to refine their teaching and presentation skills and network with graduate students outside of their department or program. Applications for both types of positions are due Friday, February 10, 2023. Learn more about each of these positions and apply online by visiting the CFT’s employment opportunities page.