Information for Teaching Fellows

Teaching fellows are valued and important members of the staff of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and play an important role in the Harvard College educational process. Below is information to provide you with resources, guidance, and strategies to assist you in succeeding in your role as a Teaching Fellow. 

2022-2023 Teaching Fellows Handbook

A guide to the rules, procedures, tips, and tools that make up the non-teaching side of being a TF. Covers topics from running a lottery, grading, and setting up a course website, to administrative matters, such as getting paid and finding a classroom for your section.  

Hit the Ground Running: Handbook for New Teaching Fellows (published by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning)

Getting Started for Teaching Fellows  Information on getting paid, finding a room for section, copying, printing, and other useful tips on getting started.

Final Teaching Fellow Assignments Fall 2022

Preliminary Teaching Fellow Assignments Spring 2023

Teaching Fellow History A list of graduate students who have taught for typical courses recently (through spring 2022). The most current teaching fellows are listed first.

Applying to teach

Graduate students from other departments who are interested in being a teaching fellow for 2020-21 may now apply for those courses that may need additional TFs via the new Central Application for Teaching Sections (CATS): Note that decisons on these positions will be made after classes have met and enrollments are known. Thank you.

Teaching Fellow On-Line Matching Application. For Sociology graduate students wanting to teach during academic year 2020-2021, apply for TF positions using this on-line TF application. Limited to Sociology graduate students.

Other useful links:

GSAS Resources for Teaching Fellows

Academic Technology Group (for information about course web sites)
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning The Bok Center's mission is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in Harvard College courses. The Center offers Fall and Winter Teaching Conferences at the start of each semester, usually the Wednesday and Thursday before classes start. The conferences are open to anyone who teaches undergraduates at Harvard and feature both fundamentals for new TFs as well as enrichment sessions for all instructors.

FAS Registrar    Academic calendar    RoomBook   Information on Sectioning

Office of Student Life       Accessible Education Office     ASA Style Guide

Information for faculty offering instruction in Arts and Sciences includes information on “responsibilities of instructors” and “addressing student problems.”

Teaching and Administrative Staff:

Pedagogy Teaching Fellow for 2022-23: John Towey
Working with the Derek Bok Center, the Pedagogy Teaching Fellow (formerly called the Departmental Teaching Fellow) provides advice to Sociology graduate student teaching fellows and helps to run the Teaching Practicum, a weekly seminar for Sociology graduate students who are first-time teaching fellows. This course is offered during the fall term.

Bok Writing Fellow for 2022-23: Joey Wallerstein
The Bok Writing Fellow (formerly called the Departmental Writing Fellow) provides advice on argument and use of evidence to any undergraduate taking sociology courses (including freshmen and students from other concentrations). The BWF is available to work with students at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming, to planning and outlining, to reading paper drafts, as well as thesis chapters by prior arrangement. For more information visit

Joceyln Viterna, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2022-23
Emily Fairchild, TF Instructor for Teaching Practicum, fall 2022
John Towey, Teaching Fellow for Teaching Practicum, fall 2022
Jessica Matteson, Graduate Coordinator, teaching fellow allocation process, appointments and payroll; questions on financial aid, teaching eligibilty, and program requirements