Princeton Graduate Students

Quin Morton Teaching Fellows, Princeton Writing Program, 2017-18

Princeton graduate students who will be in Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status in 2017-18 are invited to apply for one-year positions as Quin Morton Teaching Fellows. Quin Morton Teaching Fellows teach one topic-based Writing Seminar of their own design each semester and participate in an intensive faculty development program, which includes meetings and workshops on seminar design and writing pedagogy. Teaching Fellows are paid at the salary for half-time lecturers without the Ph.D. (a minimum of $30,200 for the 2017-18 academic year), receive full DCE tuition and Student Health Plan coverage, and enjoy all the benefits of fully enrolled graduate students.

The period of appointment is September 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018; however, all new faculty must attend full-day workshops May 30 - June 1, 2017, and be accessible over the summer to develop their Writing Seminars in consultation with Writing Program directors. Regular faculty development meetings throughout the year are also required, including full days of follow-up workshops and a Program-wide faculty retreat in early September.

Please note: To be eligible for a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow position, you must be in Dissertation Completion Enrollment (DCE) status in 2017-18. If you defend your dissertation before September 1, 2017, you are no longer eligible to serve as a Quin Morton Teaching Fellow. All Quin Morton Teaching Fellow appointments are subject to departmental endorsement and to review and approval by the Graduate School. Please also note: You may apply in both categories (Full- or Part-Time Lectureship and Quin Morton Teaching Fellow); if you choose to do so, please submit your application twice so we can track your candidacy (online at Jobs at Princeton for the Lecturer position and by email to for the Quin Morton Teaching Fellow position). If you are selected for a lectureship, you must defend your dissertation before September 1, 2017. Your cover letters should indicate that you’re applying in both categories.

Instructions for Applying

The deadline for Quin Morton applications is 5:00pm on Monday, January 30, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. Please discuss your interest with your faculty advisor and secure his or her approval before submitting an application. The position counts as a 6-hour AI teaching appointment. To apply, email the following documents to

  • Cover letter that includes a reflection on your approach to teaching writing and relevant experience, a brief summary of your scholarly research project, and a 200-word course description for an interdisciplinary Writing Seminar (see this year’s course descriptions on our website for models);
  • CV, with the names and contact information of three references (you do not need to supply letters of recommendation at the time of application); and
  • Writing sample, preferably an academic paper or chapter (limited to 25 pages).

More Information

Info Session and Proposal Workshop

We invite you to attend our optional information session and proposal workshop. You’ll hear more about the Writing Seminars and the application process, as well as get feedback on Writing Seminar topics you’re thinking of proposing.

WHAT: Info Session and Writing Seminar Proposal Workshop
WHERE: G001 Hargadon Hall
WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:30-6pm

Please register to attend

Please direct questions to or (609) 258-2702.