2015 Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Fellowships Available

Kate Stuart
January 15, 2015

Deadline is Monday, February 16, the Center for Teaching (CFT) hires graduate student fellows as part of its efforts to mentor and train graduate students, 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 several types of positions available for graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Graduate Teaching Fellows: GTFs lead sections of the Certificate in College Teaching program; consult with graduate students about their teaching; facilitate workshops for graduate students at TA Orientation and throughout the year; and assist CFT senior staff with various ongoing sand short-term projects, including the creation of online resource for the Vanderbilt teaching community. THe GTF position is a 12-month position carrying a $24,000 stipend and graduate student health insurance. 

WIDER Fellows: Funded by an NSF WIDER grant, these graduate students support the planning, implementation, and assessment of "An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching," an open, online course designed for STEM graduate students and post-docs planning faculty careers. Graduate students with interest in STEM teaching and online teaching are encouraged to apply. The WIDER Fellow is a 10-month position carrying a $20,000 stipend and graduate student health insurance. 

Teaching Affiliates: The primary responsibility for Teaching Affiliates is to lead a cohort of incoming TAs through a day-long workshop at August's TA Orientation. These workshops familiarize new TAs with the challenges and opportunities of working at TAs at Vanderbilt and help prepare TAs for the first few weeks of class. 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 an 80-hour position, with most of those hours occurring in August 2015, carrying a $1000 stipend.

Applications for all four types of positions are due by 4pm on Monday, February 16, 2015. Visit http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/about/employment for more information and application instructions. Questions? Contact CFT director Derek Bruff, derek.bruff@vanderbilt.edu