Teaching Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Fellows

Many graduate students are interested in opportunities to teach other than, or in addition to, an appointment as Assistants in Instruction. As a service, the McGraw Center compiles a list of such opportunities.

The McGraw Center employs experienced graduate students as instructors in a number of programs, including as Graduate Teaching Fellows. Instructors receive compensation for their work and also gain an additional level of pedagogical insight through their training in the design and delivery of instruction to others.

Community College Teaching Partnership

The Community College Teaching Partnership enables Princeton University graduate students to teach courses at Mercer County Community College, coupled with a valuable, mentored experience by a tenured community college faculty member. This program helps Princeton graduate students to develop as teachers, designing and delivering their own courses in their academic fields while learning about teaching at a community college. For more information please contact James Van Wyck, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, jvanwyck@princeton.edu or 609-258-2134.

The Writing Program

Princeton graduate students who will be in Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status are invited to apply for one-year positions as Quin Morton Teaching Fellows. Quin Morton Teaching Fellows teach one topic-based Writing Seminar of their own design each semester and participate in an intensive faculty development program, which includes meetings and workshops on seminar design and writing pedagogy.

Post-Docs at Princeton University are eligible to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Scientific Writing. These part-time fellowships enable researchers to augment their scientific training with training in writing and writing pedagogy, and then offer half-term science writing courses for graduate students.

For information about how and when to apply for these and other opportunities, contact the program assistant at writing@princeton.edu. For more information about the Princeton Writing Program, visit https://writing.princeton.edu/.

Teaching and Academic Support for Incarcerated Students

Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program

The Petey Green Prisoner Assistance Program is a prison teaching program associated with the PACE Center in which undergraduate and graduate volunteers help incarcerated young people learn basic academic skills. Volunteers also learn about life in prisons. Visit www.peteygreene.org or contact the PACE Center.

The Prison Teaching Initiative

The Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) aims to reduce incarceration rates in New Jersey by increasing access to post-secondary education in state prisons. PTI is committed to providing both rigorous coursework and academic support to all of our students, and to continually improving our ability help students reach their academic and professional potential. PTI faculty (Princeton Ph.D. students, faculty, and postdocs) teach courses in math, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Courses are developed by PTI instructors, accredited through Mercer County Community College, and lead to an Associate or Bachelor of Arts degree. Credits earned can be transferred to any community college or public four-year college in the state. For more information about teaching with PTI, contact pti@princeton.edu.

Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) Graduate Teaching Fellows

PUPP is a comprehensive academic and cultural enrichment program for high-achieving, low-income high school students from Ewing, Lawrence, Nottingham, Princeton and Trenton High Schools. PUPP works with high school scholars beginning the summer after their 9th-grade year and continuing through high school graduation. Our goal is to prepare our students for success at selective colleges and universities. The Fellows will serve as mentors and lead weekly academic enrichment sessions on critical reading, writing and thinking skills for 6-12 high school juniors and seniors from the New Jersey area.

Learn more about PUPP here: http://www.princeton.edu/pupp/ and contact Dr. Jason Klugman (Director, PUPP) at jklugman@princeton.edu or Quinnshauna Felder-Snipes (Counselor, PUPP) at qfelder@princeton.edu for more information.

Additional Teaching Opportunities?

Do you know of other teaching opportunities for Princeton graduate students that we might include here? Please let us know at mcgraw@princeton.edu.