Other Teaching Opportunities

Gaining experience in a workplace environment helps you explore career options while gaining new skills. The Graduate School, in partnership with the Poorvu Center, offers students additional opportunities in teaching. Here are some of the opportunities available to you that will enhance your graduate education:

Professional Development Opportunities for PhD Students

In some cases, students may pursue a Professional Development Opportunity in lieu of a standard teaching assignment with approval from the Graduate School. These opportunities include: 

See the Graduate Student Teaching Opportunities website for a full list of positions offered in each term.

Associates in Teaching Program

Associates in Teaching are graduate students who design and teach courses in full collaboration with a Yale faculty member. Graduate students and their faculty partners apply each spring to co-teach a course in the following academic year. The program is designed to give select graduate students the opportunity to gain the full range of experience in college teaching, with the added benefit that comes from close collaboration with a Yale faculty member. Visit the Associates in Teaching Program page for more information and watch for the call-for-applications, which comes out at the start of spring semester.

Teaching Opportunities in the Professional Schools

Although most of the teaching done by graduate students is in Yale College courses, in certain departments and programs there are teaching fellowships that involve the instruction of students enrolled in Yale professional schools. Appointment procedures for these positions vary and are often different from those for Yale College teaching, but the process of approval described on this webpage continues to apply. Here, as elsewhere, it is the faculty member who has final responsibility for both the final determination and the submission of grades.

Teaching Opportunities

Search the Graduate Student Teaching Opportunities site to explore positions for graduate and professional students.

Yale Summer Session

Teaching Fellow assignments through the Graduate School are only available during the nine-month academic year. If you are interested in summer teaching opportunities, please contact Yale Summer Session.