Lauder Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Teaching and Learning Center

Lauder Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Teaching and Learning Center (Two Openings)

Contract Title:

Research Associate



Campus Specific Information:

The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate education: rigorous academic training, globally significant research, and exciting and rewarding teaching. lt is recognized for outstanding scholarship and teaching across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and is integral to the intellectual and cultural vitality of New York City. Graduate Center students teach 6500 courses and nearly 180,000 undergraduates across the City University of New York system as they pursue their graduate degrees.

About the Positions:

The Lauder Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program will support two fellows, housed at the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center and reporting to its director, who will develop and administer programs that enhance the pedagogical training opportunities available to Graduate Center students. The fellows will work with TLC staff on existing initiatives, including a workshop series, focused inquiry groups, the TLC grants program, the weblog Visible Pedagogy, the Teach@CUNY Handbook, the Teach@CUNY Institute, as well as other special projects. Fellows will also develop new programs that will more deeply integrate pedagogical research and training into doctoral education across the academic disciplines, connect research and teaching initiatives across CUNY’s campuses, and consider the transferability and portability of the skills Graduate Center students develop as college teachers and scholars.

Post-doctoral fellows will be supported in publishing their own scholarly work, including revising their dissertation into publications, as well the development of new research projects. Fellows will learn about program development, administration, assessment, the scholarship of teaching and learning, emerging trends in graduate education, student-centered approaches to digital pedagogy, and other areas that can be carried forward into a range of academic and non-academic careers.

Each fellowship carries a renewable, two-year appointment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • meeting regularly with Graduate Center students to discuss matters related to their research and teaching;  
  • developing and/or leading workshops, webinars, and web resources on a range of scholarly topics including writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, quantitative literacy, integrating digital tools into the classroom environment, developing online/hybrid courses, classroom management, assignment design, the theory and practice of critical pedagogy, and preparing teaching portfolios for the job market;
  • observing and providing feedback to Graduate Teaching Fellows;  
  • serving on selection committees for grants and fellowships;  
  • searching for and applying to additional grant opportunities.

About the Teaching and Learning Center:

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) creates and connects opportunities for GC students to grow as educators and scholars within the nation’s largest public urban university system. As one of the few teaching centers dedicated to working with graduate student instructors, the TLC prepares new college teachers for their entry into the classroom, guides developing teachers as they refine their practices, and helps experienced teachers think through how to best apply what they’ve learned in the next stages of their careers, whether those careers be inside or outside the classroom. The TLC’s programs are explicitly designed to generate, engage with, and integrate the concerns of the students whom it serves, and Graduate Center students take an active role in shaping the Center’s priorities and areas of focus. Unifying all TLC activities is a commitment to building and supporting community among educators teaching at CUNY.   

In 2017, the TLC received a gift from Leonard Lauder to fund post-doctoral fellows who will extend and deepen the Center’s reach.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in the humanities, the social sciences, or the sciences. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in hand by the position start date. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required, as is a research interest in pedagogy, educational technology, or a related field. All candidates must have excellent research, writing, and communication skills.

Other Qualifications:

  • varied college teaching experience;
  • deep commitment to public higher education;
  • familiarity with emerging trends in digital, hybrid, and online instruction;
  • understanding of accessible educational practices;
  • experience teaching with open educational resources and designing experiential learning opportunities;
  • knowledge of curriculum development at both the course and program level.

How To Apply:

Closing Date:

  • March 4, 2018