If you are interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant or a Teaching Fellow while pursuing a master's degree, please download this application form and submit your application by February 15, preferably, since there are more applicants than the number of assistantships available.
Application for Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow Positions
Teaching Fellows in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures generally teach two courses independently, with guidance from a faculty coordinator. Teaching assistants in the past have taught up to eight labs with the guidance of the primary section instructor and a faculty coordinator, and as the structure of labs changes in Fall 2012, the assignments will also change somewhat, but the general expectations will be the same -- grading, leading some class sections, distributing and collecting assignments, and other duties as needed. Periodically, when course changes or cancellations cause us to redistribute section assignments, teaching fellows or assistants may be given additional assignments as research assistants for faculty. We do not currently employ graduate students as graduate student assistants (graduate students assigned tasks other than teaching or research).
All graduate instructors are limited to a 20 hour per week workload, as we are committed to making sure that our students have ample time to complete their own studies. All graduate instructors are also expected to maintain full time enrollment, or they are not eligible for an assistantship/fellowship. Your stipend for these positions is delivered as payroll, one per month, and as an employee working at least 50% (20 hours per week) you are eligible for health benefits, which you can learn more about by visiting with Human Resources.
Teaching fellows, teaching assistants, and research assistants who are residents of another state or country are also eligible for in-state tuition, earning a waiver of the higher, out-of-state tuition rate. Please contact the main office for information about how and when to complete the waiver.
If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate coordinator.
The following resources are maintained by the Provost's Office. These links can provide useful information about the roles of graduate teaching fellows, teaching assistants, research assistants, and academic assistants and how they are compensated.