Apply for a Teaching Assistantship
New applicants to the English Graduate Program may apply for a Teaching Assistantship at the same time as they apply for admission. Please see our How to Apply for Admission page.
If openings exist, current students may apply for a Teaching Assistantship every semester. Students who have applied before but have not been appointed to a Teaching Assistantship, or who would like to apply for renewal of a short-term assistantship, must reapply. See below for deadlines and instructions.
Fall TA: complete applications are due January 15.
Spring TA: complete applications are due October 1.
Applications that are not complete by these deadlines will not be considered.
An Application Letter-- The letter should be specifically aimed at making clear the applicant's current experiences, qualifications, and/or ambitions as a teacher;
Application for Teaching Assistantship-- Download, fill in, and print the completed form;
Three letters of Recommendation-- Letters must be written within the last year and, if possible, should address the applicant's current experiences, qualifications, and/or ambitions as a teacher. (If you plan to re-use letters from a previous application, ask Valerie Fridland to transfer them to your new application file.);
CV-- The curriculum vitae should detail your academic and professional accomplishtments to date with a specific evidence of those related to pedagogy and teaching.
Where to Submit your TA Application
Current students should submit their TA application to Valerie Fridland, in the English Department Office by the deadlines specified above.
Email Valerie Fridland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Valerie at 775-784-7546.