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The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for three-year teaching fellowship positions in the new Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) first-year requirement program. COLLEGE courses support first-year students in achieving a successful transition to college-level learning, while inviting students to examine the purpose of college and their own role in society and the world. We seek candidates from all fields in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM, and especially value interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. We encourage applications from candidates whose backgrounds and life experiences bring additional perspectives and dimensions to the University’s teaching mission.

The Fellowship is only open to internal Stanford candidates (current or recently graduated Stanford doctoral graduate students and current or recent Stanford postdoctoral scholars). We have a strong preference for candidates who will have a PhD by June 2023, or earned the PhD no earlier than 2017.

We expect to hire 6-8 fellows for the three-year period from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2026. Fellows receive an initial two-year contract and a final one-year contract. COLLEGE Fellows are full-time academic staff and receive standard Stanford employee benefits including health insurance. The salary will be at least $80,194 (paid over 12 months). Fellows have access to $2,000 each year to support research expenses.

Fellows typically teach 2 sections (~16 students) of the same course each quarter. Fellows will teach “Why College?” in the autumn; “Citizenship in the 21st Century” in the winter; and one of several Global Perspectives courses in the spring. All courses are team-taught, and teaching in the COLLEGE fellowship is highly collaborative, with weekly teaching team meetings to plan discussions and design assignments, and regular all-fellows pedagogy workshops. The fellowship also encourages a research community among fellows, and supports professional development through funding, workshops, and individual coaching. See for more information.

Applications will close February 1, 2023, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. For those who will need sponsorship, VPUE will only sponsor a J-1 visa.

To apply for the 2023-2024 COLLEGE Fellowship:

All applications must be submitted through Interfolio: The required materials include:

  1. Cover letter that addresses all aspects of your qualifications including:
    1. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially first-year students
    2. Relevant research and teaching related to courses in the COLLEGE curriculum
    3. Discussion of how you might teach a topic or text from at least two courses in our curriculum: address at least one spring course, AND either "Why College?" or "Citizenship in the 21st Century." Find course information at
    4. Intellectual flexibility to teach material outside of your specialization and discipline
    5. Experience with team-teaching (recommended)
  2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement: Applicants should provide evidence of experience with and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially through teaching and mentoring students.
  3. Current curriculum vitae.
  4. Teaching Evaluation: Submit the aggregated university evaluation report for one course, preferably a recent course. (Do not submit individual student forms or letters from individual students.)
  5. Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should speak to your teaching.

In Interfolio, you must also fill out several questions, including:

  1. Demographic Profile: including degree granting institution and date of Ph.D. which should have been earned no earlier than 2017. Please select ABD as the highest degree if you have not yet earned your PhD.
  2. Spring Course Choices: rank the 2 spring courses that you would consider yourself best fitted to teach.

Final deadline for submitting your completed application is February 1, 2023, 8:59 pm PST (note: Interfolio closes the system on Eastern Time). We expect to be inviting first-round interviews anytime from early March through late April. We are searching for multiple positions and our specific needs often evolve during the process of the search, so we may be operating on multiple timelines simultaneously.  

Questions may be sent to Please note: Stanford will close for winter break after Tuesday, December 20, re-opening on Wednesday, Jan 4, so we will not be available to answer any questions during this time. Please visit us online at for more information about the program.

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