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Keystone Teaching Fellow Job Description

An undergraduate teaching fellow (TF) position is available for assisting with ENES courses as part of the Keystone Program at the University of Maryland. The Keystone Program is dedicated to excellent teaching of fundamental ENES courses, which are required by most freshman and sophomore students in the College of Engineering. The goal is to improve student retention and graduation rates by ensuring that students receive the best learning experiences during their early, formative stages. This position specifically refers to the courses: ENES 102 – Mechanics I, ENES 220 – Mechanics II, ENES 221 – Dynamics, or ENES 232 – Thermodynamics, BIOE 120 - Biology for Engineers.

Responsibilities  |  Requirements  |  Compensation  |  Application


Responsibilities for the TF include, but are not limited to:

  • Remaining current on content being taught each week (attending class as necessary)
  • Assisting the instructor in-class during Friday recitation periods
  • BIOE candidates must attend BIOE 120 recitations and conduct demonstrations in BIOE courses
  • Holding weekly office hours (4-5 hrs.) in the Keystone Center
  • Grading a limited number of homework problems
  • Conducting demonstrations for undergraduate ENES classes


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Junior or Senior standing in engineering
  • An overall G.P.A. > 3.25 (> 3.50 preferred)
  • Successfully completed ENES 102, ENES 220, ENES 221 and/or ENME 232 with an A grade
  • BIOE candidates must have an A grade in BIOE 120 and BSCI 330


  • The TF is required to work up to 10 hours/week for the entire academic semester (15 weeks).
  • The total salary stipend for the semester is $1,200.


Applicants should e-mail  their resume to:

Nelpe P. Wachsman
ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering
Keystone Program
2108 J.M. Patterson Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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