CTI graduate teaching fellowship

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) invites experienced, creative graduate students with teaching experience at Cornell and an interest in teaching and learning to apply for a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Teaching fellows work closely with CTI staff to design and implement teaching workshops, events, and resources to foster teaching excellence, innovation, and networking across the university.

Fellows serve as teaching ambassadors within their departments and across campus to engage in conversations about teaching, share ideas, and learn, with focus on creating inclusive learning environments. The program offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their teaching and communication skills as they develop leadership, mentorship, and interdisciplinary collaborative skills.

Through participating in the program, teaching fellows will be able to:

  • articulate and share their teaching values and methods with peers
  • explore interdisciplinary perspectives on teaching
  • enhance their knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices
  • develop leadership and collaborative skills

Eligibility & requirements

CTI graduate teaching fellowships are open to all currently enrolled, full-time Cornell graduate students who:

  • are making satisfactory progress toward their degree
  • have participated in at least one GET SET workshop, institute, or conference
  • have had a minimum of two semesters of teaching experience at Cornell
  • have obtained departmental approval prior to applying

During the one-year program, participants will be expected to:

  • attend CTI Fellows training programs in August and January
  • participate in bi-weekly learning community meetings with other CTI fellows
  • facilitate one GET SET workshop each semester
  • develop and coordinate one institute or conference with a team of CTI fellows
  • coordinate one teaching event in their department/field

Awards

Upon successful completion of all program requirements fellows will receive a certificate of completion and a $2000 award.

Deadline

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Application process

To apply for a CTI graduate teaching fellowship, submit the application form, which will ask you to include the following information:

  • current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • letter of interest
  • teaching philosophy statement (no more than 500 words, or 1 - 1½ double-spaced pages). For guidance on preparing a teaching philosophy statement, see these resources from the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University.
  • letter of support from your advisor/department chair (send to Derina Samuel by email, with the subject line: Grad teaching fellowship recommendation - [student name]).

Please contact Derina Samuel with any questions about the application process.