Build your credentials and portfolio in the public humanities!
The 2019-2020 Graduate Assistantship in the Kaplan Humanities Institute is designed to build professional capacity in programming, research support, and undergraduate mentorship. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from coordinating undergraduate student involvement in the humanities to building collaborations and outreach initiatives with Northwestern and outside organizations. 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
- 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 FY2020 stipend rate is $2,737 per month
- Tuition scholarship
- The GA will be expected to be in the office two full days a week for the academic year; one of those days will be Wednesdays, the day of the Kaplan lunch colloquium series
- The GA will need to commit to being entirely available on September 14 and 15, 2019 (for Kaplan Scholars Pre-orientation), and March 23-27, 2020 (over spring break, in case the Institute offers the Humanities Plunge)
- 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 (from your advisor, department chair, academic colleague, or other). **IMPORTANT** Please have your recommender ready to upload their letter one day after the application deadline. They will receive an email prompt and instructions for uploading to the application portal once your application is submitted.
11:59pm on April 30, 2019 (Tues.)
Application portal link
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