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The Core Curriculum

Graduate Student Preceptors

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 2018 are invited apply for Core Curriculum Preceptorships in Literature Humanities.

• 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.


The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 10, 2017.