Build your credentials and portfolio in the public humanities!
Applications due Monday, May 4, 2020.
The 2020-2021 Graduate Assistant in the Kaplan Humanities Institute will work closely with the Kaplan Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow to run a yearlong public humanities research workshop and will contribute to an ongoing graduate student career development series. The GA will also serve as a TA during the summer Bridge program (daily and remote, from August 9-August 24). The goal of the assistantship is to develop the skills to build and expand your credentials and portfolio in the public humanities, with particular training in understanding the mission and operations of an academic humanities institute.
To be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship, you must:
- be a PhD student in the humanities or social sciences
- be in good academic standing
- be available to TA in the Bridge program (daily and remote, from August 9-August 24)
- have the approval of your program DGS and primary thesis advisor to accept the appointment
- be a TGS student
- Stipend for academic year (Sept.-June); the FY2021 stipend rate is $2,792 per month
- Tuition scholarship
- The GA will be expected to be in the office two full days a week for the academic year; the GA is also expected to attend the Wednesday Kaplan lunch colloquium series
- Based on budget and identified needs, the GA and Kaplan staff will, in the fall, create a plan for the GA work to be carried out over the year. The GA will report to the Kaplan Assistant Director
Application Instructions and Materials
Applications are submitted via on online application portal (see link at bottom of this page). Please review all application instructions prior to clicking through to the portal; you will not be able to save an incomplete application. Note: all application documents must be submitted in PDF format.
In the application portal, please complete your official contact and academic information in the fields provided. Please also prepare and upload PDFs of the following documents:
- Cover letter: outlining your relevant experience and coursework, and how this opportunity would augment your professional advancement
- Research Statement: abstract of your dissertation topic (1 page); if you do not yet have a dissertation abstract, you may submit a writing sample (up to 10 pages)
- Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Recommendation
Your application must include a letter of recommendation from your advisor, department chair, academic colleague, or other. There is a field in the application portal where you will submit your faculty reference's name and email; once your application is submitted, the system will send them an email prompt and link for uploading their letter. (Please tell your recommender that the email prompt will come from the Weinberg Faculty Search portal.)
**IMPORTANT** Please have your recommender ready to upload their letter one day after the application deadline.
11:59pm on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Application portal link
Please email Tom Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org).Back to top