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Teaching roles of PhD students

PhD students in FES perform a central pedagogical role, serving as Teaching Assistants (TAs), Course Directors, guest lecturers, advisors, and mentors. Teaching Assistantships assigned as part of the PhD funding package (see Fees and funding) are normally tutorial leaders in the Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) program, but can also be team lecturers or course directors. These positions give PhD candidates the opportunity for intellectual and professional development as well as to extend their discourse on areas of interest.

FES PhD students can apply for Course Directorships in existing BES courses, and can also propose and teach new “Special topics” courses in the BES program.