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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. You must either hold a PhD from Stanford or you are currently (or have been) a postdoc at Stanford to qualify. Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2016 and no later than June 2022.

We expect to hire 10-12 fellows for one three-year term (non-renewable), beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025. COLLEGE Fellows are full-time academic staff and receive standard benefits including health insurance. Annual starting salary will be approximately $74,000 (paid over 12 months). Fellows have access to $2,000 each year to support research expenses. 

Fellows typically teach 2 sections (~15 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.

Applications will close February 1, 2022, and must be submitted through Interfolio. Offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

To apply for the 2022-2023 COLLEGE Fellowship:

Step One: Course Identification

See all course descriptions for our preliminary curriculum next year. Before you submit your application online, please identify your top 2 choices for the spring quarter Global Perspectives courses. You will enter the top 2 choices in Interfolio, and should discuss at least 1 of the spring courses in your cover letter. 

Step Two: Gather Application Materials

Compile the following materials:

  1. Cover letter that addresses all aspects of your qualifications including:
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, especially first-year students
    • Relevant research and teaching related to courses
    • 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.
    • Intellectual flexibility to teach material outside of your specialization and discipline
    • 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 through teaching and mentoring.
  3. Current curriculum vitae.
  4. Teaching Evaluations: Submit the aggregated university evaluation report for at least one course, preferably a recent and/or relevant course.
  5. Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should speak to your teaching.

Step Three: Submit through Interfolio

  1. Complete profile and enter requested information.
    • Demographic Profile: including degree granting institution and date of Ph.D. which must have been earned no earlier than 2016. Applications will be considered incomplete if the Demographic Profile is missing information.
    • Spring Course Choices: rank the 2 spring courses that you would consider yourself best fitted to teach.
  2. Fulfill all document requirements. You will be able to add additional materials later.
  3. Save and submit your application at

Final deadline for submitting your completed application is February 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST (Interfolio closes the system on Eastern Time). We expect to begin first-round interviews in mid-March and to extend offers in May. 

Questions may be sent to Please note: Stanford will close for winter break on Friday, Dec 17, re-opening on Monday, Jan 3, 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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