Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

CLACS offers GTA opportunities, based on current funding. The duties of the Graduate Teaching Assistant will be to assist the professor in the teaching of LAC 100/HIST 124, Latin American Culture and Society. This introductory course serves as the gateway to the major in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the course fulfills general education requirements in the social sciences for undergraduate students.

In the fall semester, the GTA will be expected to teach several weekly discussion sections, attend all lectures, hold regular office hours to meet with students, grade and keep records, monitor potential cases of academic misconduct, and help with audio visual equipment as necessary, as well as other duties designated by the instructor. In the spring semester, the GTA will be fully responsible for all aspects of this course, including lecturing and grading. This position is a 50% GTA-ship (20 hours/week) with a minimum stipend of $15,500 and tuition waived. Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Robert Schwaller, if you are interested in applying for this position. 

Aside from scholarships, students may be selected as GTAs in Spanish & Portuguese. Graduate Teaching Assistantships typically involve leading discussion sections, advising, and designing and grading student papers and exams in exchange for free tuition and a stipend. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese regularly offers assistantships and teaching positions to Latin American & Caribbean Studies students to teach undergraduate Spanish language classes. Other university departments also occasionally offer assistantships for which Latin American & Caribbean Studies students may be competitive. If you are interested in opportunities in Spanish & Portuguese, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Robert Schwaller.