Teaching Careers Week

Teaching Careers Week is a week of events devoted to your future in a teaching-focused career. Events include Faculty Life at a Liberal Arts College and After Grad: Teaching Development Day.

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Williams College, ranked #1 Liberal Arts College by US News, enjoys beautiful fall foliage outside Hopkins Hall.


  • Faculty Life at a Liberal Arts College

    Life at a Liberal Arts College is an annual half-day event focused on teaching careers at liberal arts colleges. The event will include a panel discussion, one-on-one consultations with visiting faculty on job application materials, and conclude with a disciplinary networking lunch. The visiting faculty and administrators represent LADO (Liberal Arts Diversity Officers), a consortium of 24 liberal arts colleges. Faculty will talk about their careers and give specific advice about preparing applications to these types of institutions.

    Across the LADO consortium of schools, there are typically over 100 tenure track openings each year. LADO is particularly interested in attracting graduate students and postdocs from historically underrepresented groups as faculty and postdocs. More information can be found on the LADO website.

    Registration for this event will open in Spring Quarter 2020.

  • Student-Centered Teaching and Motivation

    Discover some easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement techniques that you can immediately incorporate into your classroom to enhance your teaching effectiveness.

  • Teaching-Themed Coffee Social

    Check out our resources on teaching at this week’s coffee social! Free coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. No registration required–please bring your student ID.

  • Teaching Development Day

    Want to be a better teacher? Trying to get hired at teaching-focused institutions? After Grad: Teaching Development Day is an all-day series of panels and workshops for graduate students interested in teaching careers. Participate in panels, workshops, and demos by teaching experts and faculty at state, liberal arts, and community colleges.

    This event will consist of two tracks, the Teaching Development Track geared towards graduate students who wish to develop their skills as an instructor, and the Teaching Careers Track for graduate students seeking employment at teaching institutions. Free lunch provided to full day participants.

    Registration for Teaching Development Day will open in Spring Quarter 2020.