YTC Graduate Fellow Application 2014-2015
(The application deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014.)
The Yale Teaching Center (YTC) seeks talented graduate students to serve as Graduate Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. YTC Fellows lead programs on effective teaching, develop teaching resources, and provide individual consultation for Teaching Fellows at Yale. YTC fellows work across disciplines as well as within their own departments or disciplines.
The position begins on August 1st. During the week of May 5, 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 the week of August 11. In addition, they attend bi-weekly staff meetings during which they contribute to the direction and offerings of the Center. Throughout the semester, YTC Fellows devote on average 5-7 hours per week in the preparation and delivery of teaching services, for which they receive a semester stipend of $2,300. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students who would like to gain special expertise in college teaching, and who would like to gain experience mentoring and advising graduate students.
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 file and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current year in graduate school:
Please include the following information:
1. A listing of your teaching experience, both formal and informal, to date
2. A brief (one-page) 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 YTC workshops and events) in which you have participated.
5. In addition to providing our on-going programs, YTC Fellows develop new workshops and resources for teaching fellows. These initiatives are often aimed at a specific departments, disciplines, or topics. Please identify one aspect of TF preparation that needs attention and describe a program or resource that you might develop to address it. (This may include a current program offered by the YTC that needs revision or redirection.)
We encourage you to submit additional documents to email@example.com in support of your teaching – a faculty letter, a peer observation report, a YTC consultation report, etc. – but these are not required.