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CSRE Graduate Teaching and Fellowship Program Application Information

16-17 Teaching Fellows: Victoria Rodriguez and Vivian Lu
16-17 Teaching Fellows: Victoria Rodriguez and Vivian Lu

For the academic year 2018-2019, CCSRE will offer up to three Teaching Fellow positions to outstanding Stanford advanced doctoral students.

There are two types of positions within the program: the Senior Seminar Coordinator position and the Teaching Fellow position. The Senior Seminar Coordinator serves three teaching quarters with summer funding. Teaching Fellows serve two TA or teaching quarters and one fellowship quarter during the academic year. These fellowships are  renewable for a second year upon review.

Senior Seminar Coordinator Duties (1 position open):

  • Serve three teaching quarters
  • Work with Undergraduate Program Director to develop and facilitate CSRE's senior seminar (CSRE 200X), honors seminars (200Y and 200Z), and lead CSRE 199.
  • Assist with the Bing Honors College (optional, takes places in September prior to the fellowship, additional stipend provided)
  • Track the progress of honors students throughout the academic year
  • Recruit and coordinate graduate mentors for students completing senior papers
  • Serve as a liaison for faculty mentors working with students on honor theses and senior papers
  • Hold weekly office hours and meet with students on an individual basis to give guidance and feedback
  • Coordinate annual honors colloquium
  • Participate in CSRE commencement exercises
  • Pursue dissertation research and writing during the summer fellowship (non-teaching) quarter

Teaching Fellow Duties (2 positions open):

  • Serve two TA quarters and one fellowship quarter
  • Serve as a TA in one or two CSRE courses—lead two discussion sections per course (as needed); read and grade all student papers, exams, and other required assignments (in consultation with the faculty instructor); meet weekly with the course instructor and other TAs; and hold weekly office hours
  • Depending on enrollments and the need of the CSRE courses offered in 2018-2019, fellows may have the opportunity to teach their own course on a subject approved by the CSRE Curriculum Committee. The course should be designed in consultation with the student’s Ph.D. advisor.
  • Pursue dissertation research and writing during the fellowship (non-teaching) quarter


  • Fellows will receive a stipend of at least $31,000
  • TGR fees and 50% of health coverage for the academic year (fall, winter, and spring quarters)
  • The Senior Seminar Coordinator also receives approximately $6,500 during the summer quarter if they continue as an active student, TGR fees are not included.
  • Shared office space
  • Fellowships are renewable for a second year, upon review.


All currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates, in any discipline, are invited to apply. Students can apply to both the Dissertation Fellowship and Graduate Teaching Fellowship, but will receive an offer for only one fellowship if selected. Preference will be given to students who are not guaranteed departmental funding for the next academic year.

Applicants must

  • Reach TGR status by the start of fall quarter, 2018-2019
  • Be continuously enrolled for the duration of their fellowship
  • Be on campus during fall, winter, and spring quarters of the fellowship year
  • Have experience teaching Stanford undergraduates
  • Be engaged in research that addresses issues of race and ethnicity


  • No other employment, assistantship, or fellowship (unless specifically intended for travel or research expense) may be held concurrently. Exceptions to this restriction must be approved by CCSRE.
  • TFs are required to attend the Center’s monthly Faculty Seminar Series, monthly Graduate Fellows Workshops, and quarterly Faculty Fellows Chautauquas
  • TFs must be in residence at CCSRE during the fellowship year
  • TFs must submit a brief report (no more than one page) at the end of their fellowship

Application Process:

To apply, please fill out the online  teaching fellowship application form

Required application materials

  • A 2 page curriculum vitae
  • Your current transcript (from Axess)
  • A 3-5 page course proposal describing a class that the applicant might teach for CSRE. Proposals should include course readings.
  • Copies of course evaluations or teaching portfolio (can include brief teaching statement)
  • A brief, research-related writing sample from your existing work (e.g., conference paper, published or in progress journal article or book chapter, excerpt from dissertation chapter, paper from a graduate course).
  • Two letters of recommendation from Stanford faculty to be submitted no later than 5pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Letters should evaluate the quality of the applicant's teaching experience and graduate studies. One must be from the principal dissertation advisor. Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via e-mail to Heidi López at The letters be signed, on the program's letterhead, and be directly e-mailed by the advisor.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5pm

Applicants will be notified by mid-April

For more information, please contact:
Heidi M. López, Finance and Administrative Associate or (650) 725-9141