Teaching Opportunities for Students

Students interested in pursuing a career in academia or teaching have many opportunities at the departmental level to practice and expand their skills as teaching assistants. Additionally, students may pursue the following opportunities to further their pedagogical skills:

Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT) 
The Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT) is a two-phase program held each summer that is designed to prepare Tufts doctoral students for an academic career in teaching at the university level. 

Writing Consultants and Academic Mentors
The StAAR Center (Student Accessibility and Academic Resource) at Tufts hires graduate students to work as Writing Consultants and Academic Mentors. Writing consultants work one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students on a wide variety of academic writing projects in all disciplines, including papers for coursework, personal statements, senior honors theses, and graduate theses and dissertations. Academic Mentors provide workshops and coach undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of academic skills, including time management, studying and note-taking strategies, and more. Learn more at go.tufts.edu/workwithstaar

Osher Scholars
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts offers graduate students the opportunity to design and teach courses to "third agers." In the past, Osher scholars have taught courses in Chicano art, Indian classical movement, e-learning, creative writing, and environmental sustainability.

To learn more about the Osher Scholars program, call 617-627-5885 or e-mail studentservices@tufts.edu.

Experimental College
The Experimental College (Ex College) at Tufts University serves as a major focus for educational innovation, expansion of the undergraduate curriculum, and faculty/student collaboration within Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

The Ex College seeks visiting lecturers each semester to teach small, participation- and discussion-based courses that engage Tufts undergraduates in an exploration of ideas shaping the world today. Experienced graduate students may fill out an application form through the Ex College.