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Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is seeking graduate students to join our team as a Graduate Fellow Consultant. This paid position begins as soon as possible in preparation for the Spring 2023 semester, with the potential to renew for subsequent semesters. The opportunity to work hourly during the summer and up to 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) during the semester allows this position to be flexible with graduate students’ program responsibilities.

This unique opportunity allows you to strengthen the teaching and leadership components of your CV, increase your own knowledge of best practices in higher education pedagogy, and assist faculty and other graduate students refine their teaching skills. It may also provide exposure to online and hybrid teaching environments.

The benefits of working as a CTLE Graduate Fellow include:

  • up to $8,070 per semester stipend, depending on hours worked (Tuition Benefit Eligible)
  • summer employment, paid hourly
  • professional training in observing, assessing, and providing feedback on teaching
  • access to dedicated work space in the Faculty Center in the Marriott Library
  • flexible work schedule to accommodate your other commitments


Potential responsibilities include:

  • conducting classroom observations, student focus groups, and consultations with instructors
  • creating multimedia materials about higher education pedagogy
  • helping prepare and present teaching workshops
  • supporting CTE Faculty Learning Communities
  • assisting CLE instructors in teaching online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes


A strong candidate would possess the following:

  • experience as a teacher or teaching assistant in higher education
  • passion for supporting the U’s teaching mission through instructor development
  • interest in higher education pedagogy and effective teaching practices
  • confidence interacting with professors and instructors from many disciplines
  • ability to manage time and workload effectively


                        To apply, submit the following materials to CTE via the application link :                          

  • a letter of interest describing how you are suited to this position and why you are applying
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • teaching philosophy statement
  • teaching evaluations from the past two years, if available


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Last Updated: 10/17/22