This Week for Graduate Students: Seeking Co-Facilitators for Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community

by | May 30, 2023

The GSAS Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion (OADI) seeks two advanced doctoral students (years 3-7) in Arts & Sciences departments who would work together to co-facilitate the Pedagogies of Race and Oppression Learning Community in AY2023-2024. This Learning Community is offered in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The co-facilitators are appointed as OADI Fellows and are provided with a modest stipend for the year, beginning in August 2023 and ending in May 2024 (approximately 80 hours total, or 40 per semester). With guidance and administrative support from OADI and CTL staff, the fellows work as a pair to create and deliver a year-long series of activities (2-3 sessions each for first cohort in fall semester and a second cohort in spring semester) to engage the Columbia graduate community in collective exploration and learning about focused topics in pedagogy and teaching practice as they relate to race and marginalization.

Qualified applicants should have some experience teaching college students or adult learners, be comfortable discussing concepts related to racism and oppression, and have some familiarity with one or more relevant pedagogical frames or approaches.

Learn more about this past year’s learning community here, and apply for the fellowship here (search for Job ID 78835) by June 19, 2023.

Please contact and with any questions about this fellowship and/or application process.

On-Demand Resources

Looking to develop your teaching or your teaching portfolio this summer on your own time? CTL offers several on-demand modules for graduate students that can be accessed anytime by Columbia University affiliates. These asynchronous offerings offer support for teaching and professional development. Though some of the resources supplement CTL seminars and workshops for graduate students, all also serve as standalone resources.

These resources include:

  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Introduction to the Teaching Statement
  • Introduction to the Diversity Statement
  • Learning Objectives Generator


The CTL provides graduate students and postdocs with consultations at all points in their teaching career. These include consultations on teaching statements, professional development, preparing for the job market, teaching online, and general teaching-related support. Request a consultation.