Graduate School Teaching Fellows

Graduate School Teaching Fellowship (GSTF)

The Graduate School Teaching Fellowship (GSTF) is a two-semester training opportunity for doctoral students pursuing careers that include college-level teaching.  During the first semester, students receive classroom training in course design, teaching methodology, and classroom best practices. The second semester consists of classroom observations, support, and constructive feedback from the Center for Graduate Life and Learning's Teaching Faculty Associate, Dr. Judith Krauss

2023-2024 Graduate School Teaching Fellowship (GSTF)

The Graduate School and the Reynolds Center for Graduate Life and Learning are pleased to inform you that the Graduate School's Teaching Fellowship program will be offered for the Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 academic year.

The application for 2023-2024 GSTF is now closed. 


Doctoral students who have a serious interest in teaching, and meet the following criteria are strongly invited to apply:


  • Will hold a Fall 2023-Spring 2024 teaching assistantship and will be working as an Instructor of Record in Spring 2024
  • Will be available to take a 2-credit training course in Fall 2023; the course will be online with some synchronous meetings tentatively scheduled for Friday mornings
  • Are committed to pursuing a career that includes college teaching; students who are tentative about a college teaching career are invited to enroll in GRAD 8201 instead
  • Have been a teaching assistant (or Instructor of Record) for at least two prior semesters
  • Will be in their third or more year of Doctoral studies as of Fall 2023
Benefits of Participation
  • Fellows receive an award of $3000 ($1500 each semester) in addition to their assistantship stipend
  • Competitive advantage in job searches
  • Fellows receive focused instruction in course design, teaching methodology, and classroom best practices; in the Spring semester, Fellows are observed in their teaching assignment and given constructive feedback