- Academic Job Search
- Training Lab for Scientists
- Preparing Future Faculty Series (I): Teaching Your Own Course
- Preparing Future Faculty Series (II): Beyond the Classroom
The competitive Associates in Teaching (AT) program, offered under the aegis of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, allows advanced Ph.D. students to expand their range of teaching experiences and responsibilities. During the application process, they work with a cooperating faculty member to conceptualize or redesign and plan out an undergraduate course. If selected, the graduate student then works together with the faculty member to jointly deliver the proposed course. Experience shows that this program, begun in 2009, provides a dynamic cooperative teaching experience for graduate students and faculty members both, with the faculty member offering direct feedback on curriculum, leading discussions, lecturing, demonstrating, or whatever teaching practices enlisted in that course. Twenty courses were selected for the 2013-2014 academic year, covering the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences.
The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Associates in Teaching Program is a video featuring Julia Adams, Elizabeth Breese, and David Odo. Julia Adams is a Professor of Sociology, the Director of the Center for Comparative Research and the Director of the Division of Social Sciences; Elizabeth is an Associate Professor of Sociology; and David Odo is the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs in the Yale University Art Gallery.
Offered in conjunction with Graduate Career Services, the Academic Job Search Series takes postdoctoral fellows and graduate students through the entire process of applying for and landing an academic position. Beginning with the development of a curriculum vitae and cover letter and ending with strategies for interviews and job talks, the series helps postdoctoral fellows and graduate students refine their materials and their skills.
1. Academic Job Search
Every fall we collaborate with Graduate Career Services on the Academic Job Search Series, to help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students prepare for the academic job market. Sessions are free and do not require advance registration. The fall series is for participants in all departments, while several sessions are then repeated in the spring to provide additional opportunities to prepare for an academic interview.
Fall 2013 Schedule
When: September 4, 9, 17, 26, and 30 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: HGS 119
September 17, 2013: “How to Show Evidence of Teaching, Teaching Statements, Evaluations, etc.”
September 26, 2013: “Review of Question Types, Types of Interviews, and How to Frame Effective Responses”
NOTE: the September 26th session is two hours long
September 30, 2013: “Preparing to Teaching the Interview Class and the Job Talk”
2. Training Lab for Scientists
This series is designed to help postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and in the sciences find postdoctoral positions and/or prepare for an academic job search. Each session features outside speakers or Yale faculty members, who address topics such as how to find a postdoctoral position, what it is like to be a new faculty member, how to prepare application materials, and what selection committee members really look for. This series is offered in late May or early June.
This series provides guidance similar to the Academic Job Search series, and includes sessions that will help the new assistant professor succeed in the first year of teaching and research.
1. Preparing Future Science Faculty Series (I): Teaching Your Own Course
Participants in this workshop series gain valuable tools for getting started as science teachers. Topics include course and syllabus design, presentation skills, writing a lecture, promoting active learning, incorporating science information literacy in the classroom, and the effective use of writing and other assignments. This series is offered in the spring and alternates between Science Hill and the Medical School area.
2. Preparing Future Science Faculty Series (II): The Classroom and Beyond
This workshop series addresses the skills and strategies that science graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will find helpful and they prepare for an academic job. This series is offered every two to three years and features guest speakers from the Yale faculty. Junior professors share their perspectives on what it is like to get started, and senior professors offer advice about teaching non-majors, engaging students in any course, and developing the leadership skills to manage and mentor your own lab group. The final session provides practical advice on writing a teaching statement, making the most of your teaching experience, and talking about teaching in an interview.