Are you an experienced TA or instructor interested in mentoring fellow graduate teachers? Would you like to hone your teaching practice, dive into pedagogical research, and explore careers in college teaching and teaching support? Apply to join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning as a Graduate Consultant.
Graduate Consultants will work with CETL staff on teaching development programs for graduate students and benefit from extensive mentorship as they support peer instructors and work to become better teachers themselves.
Applications for this position are currently closed. Please check back in Spring 2024 for future opportunities or email email@example.com with further questions.
The primary duties of this position include…
- Participating in a multi-day orientation for new consultants
- Meeting weekly with CETL staff for ongoing professional development
- Leading CETL’s semester-long Fundamentals of Teaching Learning Community
- Leading CETL’s Graduate Reading Group
- Co-facilitating teaching workshops for graduate students
- Conducting classroom observations and one-on-one consultations with graduate teachers
- Participating in regular meetings of CETL’s advisory board
- Judging applications for CETL’s Graduate Teaching Awards
- Serving as a CETL ambassador for your department
- Staying up to date on teaching and learning research
We are looking for graduate students who…
- Have at least one semester of experience as a TA or graduate instructor
- Are familiar with CETL programming
- Are committed to student-centered, inclusive, equity-focused teaching
- Are willing to serve at least one academic year as a Graduate Consultant
Preferred candidates will…
- Have multiple semesters of teaching or TA experience
- Be active participants in current CETL programming
- Be well-versed in student-centered, inclusive, equity-focused teaching practices
- Be willing to serve two years as a Graduate Consultant
Applying for this position
We ask applicants to submit the following information via Google form:
- Your name
- Your department
- Current stage in your program and anticipated graduation date
- A list of courses for which you have served as TA or instructor (at UM or elsewhere)
- A list of programs or events you have participated in at CETL or other teaching centers
- An academic CV or résumé
- A brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position, prior experience relevant to the job duties, and teaching philosophy
- A brief statement of support from the graduate program coordinator in your department
Additionally, please ask your department’s Graduate Program Coordinator to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief statement of support for your application.
Selected applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview.
We are seeking students interested in a quarter-time or half-time 9-month assistantship. Depending upon the availability of funds, we may be able to hire more than one graduate assistant. The type of assistantship will depend on the professional goals of the student and agreements with departments. It is possible that the responsibilities of the assistantship may include teaching within the student’s home department or may be combined with a quarter-time teaching or instructor assistantship.
We welcome the opportunity to talk further with you about the position. For questions, please contact CETL Associate Director Dr. Emily Pitts Donahoe at email@example.com.