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Teaching Assistantships

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The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization accepts applications for Teaching Assistantships for the following Summer quarter and academic year on JANUARY 15. Each year the Department has both year-long and quarterly Teaching Assistantships available. Most of the available teaching assistantships are half-time positions (50% FTE), and carry a monthly salary, tuition waiver (up to a maximum of 18 credits per quarter), and health benefits (if TAship is for the full academic year), during the quarter(s) in which the Teaching Assistantship is held. During each quarter of a Teaching Assistantship, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of ten credits of graduate coursework leading to a degree (2 credits in Summer).

Graduate students and graduate applicants interested in and qualified for Teaching Assistantships in NELC courses are encouraged to apply by the JANUARY 15 deadline, following the application procedure below. Applications submitted after the priority deadline may be successful, but cannot be guaranteed consideration.

Submit all materials, including a completed TA application form, by JANUARY 15. Along with this application form, you must submit:

New applicants: A cover sheet stating your qualifications in the area for which you are applying and two letters of recommendation. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with your work should be emailed directly to by the instructor/professor. DO NOT submit your own letters of recommendation. Please email your cover letter (Word or PDF formats only) to

**Note: NELC M.A. applicants need not submit letters, as they are with the application package.**

Applicants who have previously held a NELC TA position (in the course or area for which application is being made): One letter of evaluation from the faculty member who supervised the applicant during the previous TA appointment in that course or area. This should be emailed directly to DO NOT submit your own letter of evaluation.


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