Approximately two-thirds of our full-time graduate students hold Graduate Assistantships. Currently all of them teach English 101 for the English Department. English graduate students may also apply for a Library assistantship, or to work in the University Writing Center. Graduate assistants receive a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Please click on this link for current compensation information.
We offer up to 13 Assistantships in the English Department to first- and second-year students on a competitive basis each year. Graduate Assistants are chosen primarily on the strength of their application packets with an emphasis on the writing sample, cumulative GPA, recommendations, experience, and GRE/TOEFL scores. Please click on this link for more information.
Graduate assistants in the English Department teach English 101 (English Composition I) and must enroll in English 510 (Practical Applications in Composition) and English 513 (Teaching English Composition). You will find these courses especially helpful if you have not taught composition in the past.
After graduation, you may apply to be considered as an adjunct if the department is seeking teachers.
To apply for positions outside the English Department, please contact the appropriate person below:
Library: Patricia Cutright, Dean
You'll note in the application packet that the Graduate School lists February 15 as the priority deadline for Assistantship applications. To download an application, go to the Graduate Studies Forms & Guidelines page.
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