The English Department offers three types of assistantships on a competitive basis to graduate students: graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are available to first-year students. GAs serve up to 20 hours per week as consultants in the University Writing Center and complete a 1-hour course on writing center theory and practice as part of their position. GAs also take three graduate courses per semester. GAs receive a stipend of $9000 per year.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Faculty Associate (GTFA) positions are available to graduate students with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in English. GTFAs teach two classes per semester in consultation with a faculty mentor. If positions are available, interested GTFAs with prior experience may also apply to serve as consultants in the University Writing Center in lieu of an assigned course section. GTFAs take two graduate courses per semester. The stipend for a GTFA is $9500 per year.

Research Assistantships

Research Assistantships (RAs) provide students the opportunity to assist with the research of a faculty member. RA's are required to provide 20 hours of work per week, and they receive a stipend of $9000 per year.