McDougal Teaching Fellow Application 2015-2016

The application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2015

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks talented graduate students to serve as McDougal Teaching Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.*  CTL’s McDougal Teaching Fellows lead programs on effective and innovative teaching, develop teaching resources, and provide individual consultations for graduate student instructors at Yale.  The CTL emphasizes teamwork as well as individual participation.  Graduate Fellows work within their own departments or disciplines and across disciplines.

For a better understanding of our teaching fellows’ work, please see the program listings on our homepage.

Team Work Fellows work as part of a team of 18 McDougal Teaching Fellows, plus two McDougal Teaching Fellow Coordinators and the CTL Associate Director.

Part-Time Commitment Fellows work 6-10 hours/week in a flexible schedule that fits with most coursework, lab, teaching, clinical, and research activities and personal lives. Not every week requires constant effort: fellows are able to plan their schedules, in consultation with the two graduate fellow coordinators, so that they may have some off weeks combined with some busy weeks.

Compensation Fellows receive training, a shared office, and a $4,700 honorarium for the academic year.  The honorarium may be held jointly with most research, teaching, and dissertation fellowships from Yale and outside funders.

In early May, fellows receive 12 hours of training (required) over two days to prepare them to serve as consultants and workshop leaders.  An additional day of mandatory training takes place in mid-August (dates TBA). In addition, fellows attend bi-weekly staff meetings throughout the academic year, during which they contribute to the direction and offerings of the Center.  

Applicants must be registered graduate students in good academic standing with at least one semester of Yale teaching experience.  To apply, please complete the application below, placing all documentation into a single Word or pdf file and email it to Simona Lorenzini.

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*McDougal Teaching Fellows — formerly CTL graduate fellows — are supported by a generous gift from the McDougal family.




E-mail address:


Current year in graduate school:

Please also include the following information:

1.     A listing of your college teaching experience, both formal and informal, to date

2.     A brief (250 word max.) self-assessment of your teaching strengths, strategies, and style

3.     A representative sample of your teaching evaluations (we suggest the most recent)

4.     A description of the teaching development activities (including Yale Teaching Center or CTL workshops and events) in which you have participated.

5.     In addition to providing our on-going programs, CTL fellows develop new workshops and resources for teaching fellows.  These initiatives are often aimed at specific departments, disciplines, or topics.  Please identify one aspect of TF preparation that you feel needs attention and describe a program or resource that you might develop to address it.  Your proposal may include a current program offered by the CTL that needs revision or redirection. (250 words max.)

We will accept additional documents in support of your teaching – a faculty letter, a peer observation report, a YTC or CTL consultation report, etc. – but these are not required. Please include an additional documents in your application packet.