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Teaching Fellows Program

Program Overview

Thinking about a career in academia? Want to pre-test being an instructor?

Consider a Teaching Fellowship. Each Teaching Fellow works 8 to 10 hours a week and receives a stipend of $1250 for the semester. This is an exciting opportunity, especially for juniors and seniors who want to explore the possibility of graduate school.

Program Requirements and Responsibilities

The program requirements are:

  • "B" or better in the course you will work with
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Spend 8-10 hours per week working for the course
  • Write a summary of your experience at the end of the semester and complete a questionnaire

Program responsibilities include:

  • Assist a faculty member in teaching first and second year engineering courses
  • Present lectures
  • Grade homework
  • Hold office hours to meet with students
  • Be a role model in the classroom for undergraduate students

Program Application

Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 15

Spring Semester: December 1

Teaching Fellow applications are accepted on a continuous basis until positions are filled. Follow these steps:

  1. Identify a faculty member to work with
  2. Complete an online application, which includes uploading a Teaching Proposal
  3. Download and complete the WIE Teaching Fellowship Agreement
  4. Send the agreement to:

    WIE Undergraduate Teaching Fellows
    Paige E Smith, Ph.D.
    1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
    College Park MD 20742

    or email to pesmith@umd.edu

Contact Information

Paige E. Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-3931
Email: pesmith@umd.edu