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The COLLEGE program at Stanford University provides recent Ph.D.s from Stanford and beyond with the opportunity to guide small groups of first-year students in their earliest stages of intellectual formation.

Love teaching undergraduates? COLLEGE Lecturers connect with first-year students through small seminar-style classes and discussion sections. All courses are team-taught, offering additional opportunities to hone and explore new teaching methods. Courses are interdisciplinary and lecturers come from a range of disciplines.  Explore COLLEGE courses. 

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Where can the COLLEGE program take you?

Past lecturers have moved from the first-year requirement program to tenure-track faculty positions, academic staff roles, and industry. See Alumni Listing. 

Lecturer Search

Lecturers are selected each year in a competitive search that runs approximately from December-April, with a deadline in January. The program offers a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a fixed term of three years.

Benefits to Lecturers