Teaching Fellows

PLLC uses a unique instructional model that organizes scholars into small, interdisciplinary forums. Each forum is facilitated by a Teaching Fellow, who is a graduate, law, or professional student.

Are you a graduate, law or professional student interested in interdisciplinary teaching and learning? Are you eager to collaborate with colleagues from disciplines outside your own? Are you interested in building your capacity as an educator via innovative experiential learning activities and leadership development? Applications to become a Teaching Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year are now open.

The PLLC Teaching Fellow program is composed of a teaching assistantship and professional development. The teaching assistantship component of this program will be an average of 12 hours per week (per the GSA agreement) and includes regular TA duties. The professional development averages 9 hours a month for teaching support and  monthly professional development.

This Teaching Fellow program provides a unique opportunity to teach undergraduates from faculties across the University of Alberta while receiving training in pedagogy and leadership, including teacher training on facilitating discussion, assessment, and classroom management, as well as leadership skills workshops on topics including public speaking, collaborative negotiation, and imposter phenomenon.

Teaching Fellows will be hired for the 2018-19 academic year and also need to be available for teacher training in August.

Summer Training Dates

Prior to submitting your application, please review the following schedule for important dates and deadlines.

  • Teacher training sessions: Diverse workshops will be held to build Teaching Fellows’ skills and capacity to deliver interdisciplinary content and experiential learning activities.
    • Weekdays, July 30 to August 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Exact dates/times will be determined after hiring is complete) | Peter Lougheed Hall


  • Team Building Activity and Dinner
    • August 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Off Campus


  • PLLC Retreat: TFs meet their forums and assist in executing activities for scholars.
    •  August 23-25, 2018 | Peter Lougheed Hall


  • PLLC Orientation: Introduction to PLLC program. (Optional for Teaching Fellows.)
    • August 26, 2018 | Peter Lougheed Hall

Should you be unavailable for an August date due to a conference or pre-planned travel, you can note it on the application.


Information Session Dates

The Teaching Fellow position is different than a traditional TA role, so applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session prior to submitting an application. Dr. Cristina Stasia, PLLC Director of Instruction, and current PLLC Teaching Fellows will deliver these sessions. The sessions include information on the dual components of the program, overview of the four PLLC courses, and an introduction to PLLC culture, as well as significant time for Q&A.


  • Monday, January 29, 2018 | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Faculty of Law Session: Law Building Room 197 
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • General session: Peter Lougheed Hall, Keyera Conference Room
  • Friday, February 2, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Faculty of Education session: Education South, Room 122
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Faculty of Native Studies session: Pembina Hall 2-06 
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • General session: Peter Lougheed Hall, Keyera Conference Room
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Faculty of Arts session: Humanities Centre 1-15
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    •  Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation session: Location TBD
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    • General session: Peter Lougheed Hall, Keyera Conference Room
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • General session: SUB 031 (The Marigold Room)


Register for an Information Session

Office Hours

In addition to the information sessions, Dr. Stasia will also be available to answer questions during her office hours in PLH 114D. Please book into a “TF Recruitment: Office Hours” slot on one of the following dates:  

  • Friday, February 2, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that Dr. Stasia will be away from February 22 to the application deadline.


Application and Selection Timeline




January 2

Information and Application Available

PLLC website

January 31-February 21

Teaching Fellow Program Information Sessions

See website for details and to register

February 2-February 22

Office Hours for Applicants

Peter Lougheed Hall (book online)

March 1

11:59 pm

Application Closes

March 6-7

Shortlisted Candidates Contacted for Interviews


March 12-16


Keyera Conference Room, Peter Lougheed Hall

Week of March 26

Offers Sent


Week of April 10

Waitlisted Applicants Contacted


May (exact date TBD)

Welcome lunch and tour of Peter Lougheed Hall

Peter Lougheed Hall

Apply Now

Teaching Fellows for First-Year Forums

Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin

JD Student
Faculty of Law
Email: schin@ualberta.ca


Kendra Cowley

PhD Student
Department of Humanities Computing, Faculty of Arts
Email: kcowley@ualberta.ca


James White

PhD Student

Department of History and Classics

Email: jawhite1@ualberta.ca


Carol Dwaik

Master's Student
Faculty of Engineering
Email: dwaik@ualberta.ca

juanita gnanapragasam

Juanita Gnanapragasam

Master's Student
School of Public Health
Email: gnanapra@ualberta.ca


Michael Dubnewick

PhD Student
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
Email: dubnewic@ualberta.ca

Teaching Fellows for Second-Year Forums

Lebogang Disele

PhD Student

Department of Drama, Faculty of Arts

Email: disele@ualberta.ca

Lily Ren

Master's Student
Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Email: xr@ualberta.ca


Alleson Mason

PhD Student
Faculty of Education
Email: mason@ualberta.ca


Grace Cleveland

JD Student
Faculty of Law
Email: clevelan@ualberta.ca


Nancy Tran

JD Student
Faculty of Law
Email: ntran2@ualberta.ca


Daisy Raphael

PhD Student
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts
Email: dmraphae@ualberta.ca


Jonathan Dubue

MEd Student
Department of Education Psychology, Faculty of Education
Email: jonathan.dubue@ualberta.ca


Roseleen John

Master's Student
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Email: roseleen@ualberta.ca