Graduate Assistantships

M.A. Fellowship in Medieval Environmental History

The Department of History is seeking a qualified M.A. candidate to work on a research project investigating the extent to which past environmental changes can be attributed to either human or climatic causes at a regional level. The successful candidate will prepare an M.A. thesis based on analysis of written historical records from Tuscany relating to the environment, agriculture and land management during the medieval period (ca. 600 - 1200) under the supervision of Edward Schoolman and faculty in the History and Geography departments at the University of Nevada, Reno. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of undergraduate Latin and a B.A. in History, Archaeology, Classics, Medieval Studies, or related field, and begin the M.A. degree in August of 2019.

Please direct questions to Edward Schoolman.

The deadline is April 1, 2019.

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The department of history offers a limited number of assistantships annually. Graduate Assistants are exempt from out-of-state tuition, and they also receive a substantial waiver for course fees.

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants admitted to Graduate Standing in History. Duties may consist of leading discussion sections, grading examinations and reports, proctoring examinations, lecturing, and aiding in research projects. A Graduate Assistant in the department of history must register for a minimum of six graduate credits each semester. Graduate Assistants may hold no other employment in the Nevada System of Higher Education without the approval of the graduate director and the Graduate School.

Requirements and expectations, payments and benefits, grant-in-aid forms, and policies on enrollment and employment can be found by visiting the Graduate School. See in particular the information on maximum length of awards. The award letter from the department of history will indicate the length of your immediate award.

Teaching Assistants are expected to be available for work and/or training the week before the beginning of classes each semester. The department may also require that Teaching Assistants attend the Core Humanities training during that week.


Graduate Assistantship applications are normally awarded once a year. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Prospective M.A. or Ph.D. Students

Current M.A. or Ph.D. Students

Graduate Student Internships

Graduate Student Internships area also available. Student interns will perform and assist with the following:

  • Work with the program coordinator with public outreach, including public speaking, promotion and media contact.
  • Research and prepare materials for projects in the Shared History Program. This includes materials for public programs; research and design work for physical exhibits, including writing text and labels for physical and virtual exhibits.
  • Research and conduct oral history audio/video interviews associated with SHP projects. Over the summer of 2014 the project is In Class and In Uniform. This will require working with and interviewing Vets and ROTC students.
  • Work with the SHP Coordinator and program interns in indexing oral history and oral memory contributions, utilizing Stories Matter software.
  • Work with the SHP Coordinator and program interns in designing and implementing portions of virtual exhibits utilizing Final Cut video editing and Adobe CS6 Standard software.