Teaching fellows (TFs) teach part-time under the supervision of course heads (who hold formal teaching appointments) as an integral part of their training for the PhD or, in exceptional cases, for a master’s degree. See the Degree Requirements section of GSAS Policies to determine your program’s expectations for teaching. You can also access information about teaching fellowship policies online.
Teaching appointments are made by FAS academic departments or by other Harvard Schools. The FAS Office of Undergraduate Education maintains information about instructional support, which includes a link to TF/TA pay rates for academic year 2020-21. Students may also access the Central Application for Teaching Sections (CATS), a tool academic departments in the humanities and social sciences use to make TF opportunities visible to graduate students. For additional teaching opportunities, including reading senior theses, reach out to FAS departments directly.
Resources are available to help graduate students learn how to teach, how to access accommodations for the classroom, and how to become comfortable speaking publicly.
TFs also receive complimentary membership at the Harvard Faculty Club, located at 20 Quincy Street. The club’s facilities include restaurants, private function rooms, and guest bedrooms. Reciprocal privileges exist with many faculty clubs within the US and throughout the world.