CARLOW GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
FALL 2017

 

Teaching Assistantship for First-Year Writing


The teaching assistant will teach one section of SKW 100/101, Carlow’s first-year writing course. This will provide invaluable teaching experience for MFA students who aspire to teach at the college level.

Eligibility: All Carlow MFA students who will be enrolled in the program in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply. Student must be within commuting distance of Carlow campus.

Tuition Credit: The GA will receive $2956 in credit toward that semester’s tuition. (The rate is based on adjunct pay for a 4-credit course. The TA is thus compensated at a rate equal to all Carlow adjuncts who teach SKW 100/101, a 4 credit course.)

Term: One semester. The TA positions are designed to be rotating positions, to maximize the number of students that have the opportunity to participate in this project.

Application Process: Send a one to two page letter of interest along with a current CV to Lou Boyle, English Department Chair, at ljboyle@carlow.edu.

NEW: Graduate Assistant for Tutoring Writing at the Center for Academic Achievement (CAA)


This GA will work with Carlow’s CAA Director and Academic Support Coordinator to tutor writing with a diverse student population including traditional, adult, and graduate students. The student will be trained through the CAA’s College Reading and Learning Association-certified tutor training to employ a strengths-based approach to assessment, communication and critical thinking skills while working with a wide range of student writing across the disciplines. For those who might be interested in teaching, it is an opportunity to work with students in a role other than instructor and understand the role of advocate and coach. The time commitment is expected to be 10 hours per week during the fall semester.

Eligibility: All Carlow MFA students who will be enrolled in the program in Fall 2017 are eligible to apply. Student must be within commuting distance of Carlow campus.

Tuition Credit: The GA will receive $1500 in credit toward that semester’s tuition.

Term: One semester, with the possibility of renewal for the Spring 2018 term.

Application Process: Send a one to two page letter of interest along with a current CV to Bridget Ponte, CAA Director, at bmponte@carlow.edu.

Graduate Assistantship for Residency Planning


This GA will work with invited visiting writers, help to plan residency programming, and help plan and assist with all aspects of the student experience. The time commitment is expected to be 10 hours per week during the fall semester. The GA is also expected to be ‘on duty’ during the January residency and participate in all residency activities. This position is ideal for a student to learn how to plan literary conferences, reading series, and other literary community activities. The student must be within commuting distance of Pittsburgh to perform these duties.

Eligibility: Students who are now in the manuscript phase of the program or who will be by January 2018 (so that the student is available to staff residency).

Tuition Credit: The GA will receive $2217 in credit toward that semester’s tuition. (The rate is based on adjunct pay for a 3-credit course. The GA is thus compensated at a rate equal to all adjuncts who teach a 3 credit course for Carlow.)

Term: One semester, renewable at the director’s discretion.

Application Process: Send a one to two page letter of interest and a current CV to the MFA Interim Director, Jan Beatty, at jpbeatty@carlow.edu.

DEADLINE FOR ALL OPPORTUNITIES: FRIDAY, APRIL 21