Community College Teaching Fellowships

The Princeton / Community College Teaching Program is a collaboration between the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate School. This unique program enables you to teach courses at Mercer County Community College, Rowan College South Jersey, Camden County College, or Middlesex College. The Fellowship provides a valuable, mentored experience by a tenured community college faculty member, and helps you develop as a teacher, providing an opportunity to design and teach a course. This professional development opportunity is particularly rich for graduate students because it encourages you to develop effective teaching skills in a highly diverse community college. These skills have been proven to benefit all students, regardless of their career trajectory. 

Application Process & Stipend

Applications are solicited each fall from across Princeton University by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, in concert with the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. A cohort of Ph.D. students (who must be enrolled, and must have completed the general examination in their field before the teaching semester) are selected to participate each year. International graduate students must contact the Davis International Center to obtain work authorization prior to beginning their teaching. The Community College Teaching Fellowship comes with a stipend for the Spring Semester. Fellows are paid by the community college for the course they teach in the Fall Semester. 

Questions? Please email Assistant Dean for Professional Development James M. Van Wyck.

“As a staunch believer in educational equity, I am thrilled to be a Community College Teaching Fellow at Mercer County Community College. It's a unique opportunity to teach students from a wide range of backgrounds and with different interests, skills, and aspirations while receiving expert guidance and feedback from faculty mentors. I hope the experience will help me learn how best to use the skills I've acquired in grad school in order to teach better and to advocate more effectively for educational justice.” 

Sucharita Ray, GS, HIS

Community College Teaching Fellowship Profiles

Mai Alkhamissi, GS, ANT
Community College Teaching Fellow
Emilia Arguello, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
John Barr, GS, CHM
Community College Teaching Fellow
Michael Baysa, GS, REL
Community College Teaching Fellow
Dan Berbecel *19, POL
Assistant Professor of Political Science, York College
Sophie Brady, GS, MUS
Community College Teaching Fellow
Joyce Chen, GS, MUS
Community College Teaching Fellow

Related Programs


In addition to Community College Teaching Fellowships, the Graduate School offers a range of immersive experiences, all structured to support the timely completion of your degree program. Most of the fellowships are offered throughout the academic year and/or during the summer, and include University Administrative FellowshipsSocial Impact Fellowship​​​​​s​, Higher Education Leadership FellowshipsMicro-Internships in Industry, and Pre-Matriculation Internships.