Teaching Development Fellowship 2022-2023

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Teaching Development Fellowship 2022-2023

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Application deadline:

May 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Cohort of Teaching Development Fellows. The deadline for applying is Sunday, May 15, at 11:59 pm (ET).

Information session:

The video below is a recording of a recent information session on the Network and the application process. Sides for this session can be accessed here.

About the fellowship:

Fellows work within an interdisciplinary network of peers dedicated to teaching and learning. They receive training and mentorship in teaching from TLL in order to design and lead independent, department-based workshops and events (in-person or remote) aimed at improving teaching skills among MIT’s grad students. 

The Fellowship requires a time commitment of 8-10 hours/month. Fellows are appointed for one academic year and receive a $200/month stipend supplement for 10 months (September 2022 – June 2023) for their contributions to the program.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicants must be graduate students in good academic standing with at least one semester of teaching or TA experience. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to developing a community of evidence-based and reflective teaching in their departments, have additional teaching experience, and/or have already completed the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP), Grad Teaching Development Tracks, or equivalent training.*

Selected applicants who have not previously completed KTCP will receive additional training during summer 2022 before beginning the program. 

* Examples of equivalent training are achieving an undergraduate or graduate degree in education, or completing the CIRTL MOOC, NSF GK12 program, or MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program.

Application details:

The online application will ask you for the following:

  • Contact and department information
  • Previous participation in teaching development programming
  • Short answer questions on the following topics:
    • Challenges to developing teaching skills for graduate students in your department and proposals for how a fellow might address these challenges
    • Description of teaching philosophy and teaching methods currently in use or planned
    • Description of teaching training
    • Description of prior leadership experience
  • Applicants must also upload a current CV which includes teaching experience

Upon completion of the application, your advisor or graduate officer (identified in the application) will be contacted to confirm good academic standing and to acknowledge prospective participation. A letter of reference is not required. 

Fellows are selected by a committee of TLL staff and former fellows in consultation with their departments. All materials must be received no later than Sunday, May 15, 2022.