Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Apply to be a McDougal Teaching Fellow in the Poorvu Center

Are you interested in being a 2024-25 McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Poorvu Center?

Our deadline for applications to be a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Poorvu Center has been extended to March 28th, 2024.

Please email the following materials to Gina Marie Hurley. Place all documentation into a single pdf file and include your name and contact information.

  1. Your full name, email, department, and year of study (for the academic year 2024-2025).

  2. A listing of your college teaching experience, both formal and informal, to date 

    1. if you have taught in the K-12 classroom, please include this experience.

  3. A representative sample of your teaching evaluations (we suggest the most recent). 

    1. To download teaching evaluations, follow these instructions

  4. A brief (250 word max.) self-assessment of your teaching strengths and favorite strategies.

  5. A list and short description of the teaching development activities (including Poorvu Center workshops and events) in which you have participated. 

    1. ​Note: Attendance at Poorvu Center workshops is encouraged but not required to be a Fellow. You may consider sharing other pedagogical development you’ve attended or engaged with (including departmental trainings and TF meetings with supervising instructors).

  6. In addition to facilitating our ongoing programs, Poorvu Center fellows develop new workshops and resources for graduate and postdoctoral instructors. Over the past few years, new workshops have included Trauma-Informed Teaching, Teaching Iteratively and Sustainably, and Online Teaching. Look over our current workshop offerings. Based on these offerings, and your own experience, identify one aspect of graduate and postdoctoral instructor preparation that you feel needs attention and describe a workshop that you might develop to address it. Your proposal may include a current workshop offered by the Poorvu Center that needs revision or redirection. (250 words max.)