Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Graduate Student, Professional Student, and Postdoctoral Teaching Development

A workshop series to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows prepare for the academic job market
Focusing on a variety of topics common across disciplines, the Advanced Teaching Workshops are designed to help experienced Postdocs and Teaching Fellows gain the skills they need to make the transition to faculty positions.
The competitive Associates in Teaching (AT) program, offered in collaboration between the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), allows advanced Ph.D. students to expand their range of teaching experiences and responsibilities.
The Certificate of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP) is an opportunity for graduate students, professional students, and postdocs at Yale to complete a comprehensive training program in effective college teaching.
How do you prepare yourself for a future faculty position? By making the most of your teaching as a graduate student or postdoc, and finding teaching opportunities now that will prepare you for the future.
McDougal Teaching Fellows in the CTL lead programs on effective and innovative teaching, develop teaching resources, and provide individual consultations for graduate student instructors at Yale.
Sample syllabi are often requested as part of a teaching portfolio. They give future employers a sense of the types of class you are prepared to teach and how you approach those classes. Here are some tips about how to prepare syllabi for a teaching portfolio.
Hosted annually in late April or early May, the Spring Teaching Forum fosters discussions about teaching and learning within the Yale community. Attend the 2018 Spring Teaching Forum on Monday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Teaching at Yale Day is a required orientation and training event for all Teaching Fellows and Part-time Acting Instructors.
A complete guide for those teaching at Yale College, from how to prepare for the first day of class to how to make it through a successful semester.
The goal of your teaching statement is to let future employers know your capabilities as an instructor, your fit with their institution, your value as a colleague, and your overall qualifications.
Yale is now a memer of the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network. The CIRTL Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education and offers many ways to engage in professional development opportunities. Find out more about how you can be a part of the CIRTL Network at Yale.