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The Core Curriculum

Graduate Student Core Preceptorship

A highly select group of advanced graduate students is integral to the teaching of Core Curriculum courses. Responsible for their own sections of the course, preceptors are trained through a rigorous pedagogy seminar that meets weekly. 


Eligibility: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students in the humanities and social sciences who will have completed the M.Phil. and defended their dissertation prospectus by May 2019 are invited to apply for Core Curriculum Preceptorships in Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization.

• Students are not eligible to apply for Core Preceptorships before their 4 th year of GSAS registration.
• Students applying in their 4 th year of GSAS registration will be considered if they have the specific approval of their departments. However, after one year of teaching in the Core, such students will be expected to complete a year of dissertation writing before being eligible for reappointment to a second year of Core teaching.
•Students currently in their 5 th year of GSAS registration may apply to be Core Preceptors for their 6 th year, and after successful completion of that year, are eligible for reappointment for their 7 th year.
•Students currently in their 6 th year may apply to be Core Preceptors for their 7 th year only.
•Students currently in their 7 th year or beyond are not eligible.


Application consists of submission by the applicant of:
1) a cover letter (which should briefly indicate the extent and nature of previous teaching experience and demonstrate familiarity with the intellectual goals and pedagogical practices of the Core Curriculum)
2) a curriculum vitae; and
3) student evaluations and statistical summaries for courses previously taught, if available.


Please submit your application materials through the following link:

Alternatively, you may submit the materials, in the order listed above and combined as one PDF document, to Lidibeth Inoa at


**Please Note: If you intend to apply to both courses, you must submit the application twice for each individual course.


The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 9, 2018.