The German faculty in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit announces two Graduate Teaching Assistant positions for students at the M.A. or Ph.D. level starting in August 2017. The funding includes coverage of tuition and fees plus a stipend of approximately $15,000 per year and is renewable annually for up to two years for M.A. students and up to five years for Ph.D. students. Each student who is awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship will teach three beginning German language classes per year and be trained thoroughly in the methodologies and best practices of language teaching.
Additionally, WSU also offers the Munich Graduate Exchange Fellowship, which allows both M.A. and Ph.D. students to spend a year at the Ludwig Maximillians Universität in Munich as well as three internal scholarships that fund Ph.D. students fully for one year each of their graduate work. The scholarships are offered annually on a competitive basis. As we work closely with our students on their applications, we have been very successful in securing these generous funding sources for our students.
Our graduate students are grounded in 18th- through 21st-century literary and cultural studies in a manner that reflects both breadth and depth of coverage. The German faculty are dedicated mentors with significant scholarly credentials and extensive teaching experiences in such diverse interdisciplinary fields as post-unification East German culture; minority studies; human rights; film studies; gender studies; Romanticism; memory and trauma; Holocaust studies; folklore and fairy tale studies.
For more information on the department, please see http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/languages and to apply to the Graduate School, visit http://wayne.edu/admissions/graduate. Students will need to apply to the Graduate School for the MA or PhD Program to the department for the GTAship. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning to apply and I will be happy to answer any questions (natürlich auch gern auf Deutsch)! The application deadline is May 15 (but the sooner the better).