Job Opportunities

Teaching Assistantship in Latina and Latino Studies Program

Application are due by 5 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017

 The Latina and Latino Studies program is accepting applications for a teaching assistantship for the 2017-18 school year.  We will select one graduate student who will work supporting our program by working as a TA for Latino 201,”Introduction to Latino Studies,” in the fall, support coordination of events and lectures, and design and teach their own course in Spring 2018.  Mentoring on critical pedagogy and interdisciplinary teaching will be provided.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Student must be in good academic standing;
  2. Student must have the approval of the program DGS and primary thesis advisor to accept the appointment; and
  3. Student may not be beyond their sixth year in the year of appointment; and
  4. Student must be in a humanities or social science discipline.

Applications should be submitted via email to latinao-studies@northwestern.edu by 5 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017. Please submit:

  1.  A filled out application 
  2. A current CV
  3. A one-page description for a proposed Latina/o Studies course (300-level)
  4. A compilation of your CTECS or other relevant teaching evaluation
  5. A brief letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser. (This letter must be submitted directly by your referee to latinao-studies@northwestern.edu by February 27, 2017.)

 

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

  •  Name:
  • Department:
  •  E-mail address:
  • Phone number:
  • Year in graduate school (as of Fall 2016):
  • Adviser’s name and email:
  • If different, name and email of the faculty member who will be writing your recommendation for this Teaching Assistantship:
  •  Are you applying to other grants or fellowships for this coming year?
    • ____ Yes     ____ No. If yes, which?
  • Briefly describe relevant previous coursework and experience in Latina/o Studies:
  • Briefly describe  your interest in being a TA and/or teaching a course for the Latina/o Studies program:
  • List your teaching experience (quarters, course titles, supervising professor, number of students, self-designed courses, etc.)
  • What specific experience have you had working with students on their writing skills?

For administrative questions, please contact Carlos Ballinas at: carlos.ballinas@northwestern.edu. Substantive questions should be addressed to Prof. Frances R. Aparicio at: frances-aparicio@northwestern.edu.