The Department of Philosophy typically hires one or two graduate students each semester to teach courses in the department. A request for student proposals is sent out each spring for the following academic year.
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Rice offers a variety of courses and workshops to help students develop as teachers and prepare for the job market, including the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
CTE courses can be taken as stand-alone courses. It is highly recommended that students take at least UNIV 500, a 3-credit course focused on topics such as course and syllabus design, student engagement, and classroom management.
Avenues for teaching experience beyond the Department of Philosophy at Rice for graduate students include:
The Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) hires a number of graduate students each semester for instructor and teaching assistant positions for the University's First-Year Writing Intensive Seminars (FWIS).
The Center for Writing, Oral, and Visual Communication (CWOVC) hires student consultants enthusiastic about working with Rice students to improve communication skills. The annual job notice is posted in late March and training is provided to successful applicants.
The Humanities Research Center (HRC) offers funding for developing and teaching a Public Humanities course at Rice. Eligible students will be in their fifth, sixth, or seventh years and have completed departmental pedagogy requirements. More information can be found here.