With over two dozen staff and more than one hundred undergraduate and graduate student fellows, the Bok Center is building a community of people dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning at Harvard. Don't miss your opportunity to find out how you can contribute to our mission!
Department/Program-Based Pedagogy Fellows. GSAS PhD students who are enrolled in one of the departments and programs that participate in the Pedagogy Fellows Program may apply to be appointed the Pedagogy Fellow in their department or program (e.g. Pedagogy Fellow in History, Pedagogy Fellow in Statistics, etc.). Applications for these positions will be forwarded to the departments for review before the Bok Center conducts interviews. Consult the full job description for Department/Program-Based Pedagogy Fellows.
Bok Pedagogy Fellows. PhD students enrolled in any GSAS department or program may apply to be a Bok Pedagogy Fellow. These fellows are hired directly by the Bok Center to work across a range of disciplines. Consult the full job description for Bok Center-Based Pedagogy Fellows.
Media & Design Fellows
Media & Design Fellows (MDFs) support innovative course development within the FAS, partnering with faculty and staff to design a variety of digital tools, course materials, and assignments for undergraduate courses and departments. Most MDF appointments span the full academic year, allowing Fellows to develop technical expertise, create activities and resources for an upcoming semester, and support implementation of new activities.
Media & Design Fellows fall in one of two categories:
Department/Program-Based Media & Design Fellows. Departmental MDFs are based in a department and develop tools and materials for that department’s courses; consult the full job description for Department/Program-Based Media & Design Fellows. We welcome inquiries from faculty and departments interested in engaging Media & Design Fellows for their courses, and we also accept applications directly from graduate students who would like to serve as Media & Design Fellows.
Bok-Center Based Media & Design & Fellows. Bok Media & Design Fellows are based in the Bok Center’s Learning Lab and support a range of related departments and/or General Education courses; consult the full job description for Bok Center-Based Media & Design Fellows.
Apply (Applications for the 2022-2023 Departmental MDF Cohort closed on February 25. Bok MDF applications for 2022-2023 will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
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Learning Lab Undergraduate Fellows
Learning Lab Undergraduate Fellows (or LLUFs) collaborate with the Bok Center’s Learning Lab to help Harvard faculty members design and test assignments that utilize innovative modes of communication such as movement, drawing, speaking, and more. LLUFs have the opportunity to explore and become proficient in a broad range of media, many of them digital (e.g. Cinema 4D animation software, Unity game development software, and Final Cut Pro X). This training enables LLUFs to contribute to helping the Harvard community—from undergraduates to faculty—become literate in alternative modes of communicating knowledge. The job requires:
- Communicating with faculty members to develop projects
- Designing assignment prompts and, if applicable, relevant resources to get students up to speed in new media.
- Comfort being in front of a camera, and additionally being interviewed, recorded and observed interacting with new technologies and teaching approaches.
- Willingness to experiment with new tools, software, and bodies of knowledge. There is no need to be an expert in one thing!
- Team players who are able and excited to work effectively as a team.
- Hours are flexible and dependent on each student’s availability. LLUFs typically work between 2 and 10 hours per week in person at the Learning Lab.
LLUFs are hired on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows
The Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows (UPFs) are a small team of undergraduates who work on issues of power and privilege in learning spaces across Harvard College. UPFs develop and deliver workshops on undergraduate identities for TFs and faculty, and assist with wider Bok Center programming on equity and inclusivity in the classroom. In particular, they focus on the experience of students of marginalized identities in order to understand and communicate how institutional structures and interpersonal relationships perpetuate patterns of social oppression. The aim of the UPF program is to provide instructors with tools to understand their role in facilitating classroom power dynamics harmful to marginalized students, and to offer strategies for shaping those dynamics toward more equitable and inclusive ends. Consult the full job description for Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows.
Culture and Communication Consultants
Culture and Communication Consultants are undergraduates hired and trained by the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars. They provide international graduate students with an undergraduate perspective on issues related to teaching and academic life at Harvard. They act as course assistants in Bok seminars to give feedback on both teaching and language skills, and are also available for one-on-one discussions and language practice.