Graduate Assistantship Position
available for 2010-2011

Application deadline: April 2, 2010

The Asian American Studies Program offers a graduate assistantship to Northwestern doctoral students with demonstrated research and teaching relevant to Asian American Studies. One assistantship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to the applicant whose teaching and research are judged both significant to the field of Asian American Studies and relevant to the needs of the Program. Doctoral students with interests in comparative race, ethnic studies, or diaspora are particularly encouraged to apply.

The graduate assistant is expected to teach one course in his or her specialty in Asian American studies and spend one quarter doing work for the Program, which may include TA duties, teaching a second course, or other work. The assistantship offers the standard package as determined by the Graduate School. This package changes annually but typically includes a complete tuition reduction and a living stipend for nine months.

Applicants must have advanced to candidacy and be working on their dissertations.

Applications should include the following:

1) a letter of interest addressed to Ji-Yeon Yuh, Director of  the Asian American Studies Program, that discusses teaching and research, significance to Asian American Studies, and interest in the AAS Program

2) a c.v.

3) syllabus or course description for  one or more proposed courses

4) two letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders.

Please submit all application materials as MS-Word or pdf files. They should be sent to  <asianamerican@northwestern.edu>  by April 2, 2010.

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