English Department Graduate Assistant Application

ASSISTANTSHIP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Graduate assistants perform a variety of duties, including tutoring in DePaul’s University Center for Writing-based Learning, editorial work on scholarly journals, Web-based publishing, and administrative duties in service to the English department’s two graduate programs and undergraduate program. These positions require high scholarly achievement, high proficiency in writing and editing, and strong organizational and “people” skills. Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week at DePaul’s Lincoln Park and/or Loop Campuses. Work schedules, which change from quarter to quarter, are flexible enough to accommodate the student’s classes and other personal responsibilities. The work calendar runs from early September until Thanksgiving and from early January until early June, with a two-week spring break in late March.

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. List below all colleges and universities you have attended INCLUDING College or University name, academic major, dates attended and degree obtained.
  2. Please submit a 200 to 300 word personal statement that focuses on your qualifications and goals for becoming a graduate assistant (please see assistantship duties below). You should include mention of any of the following: previous experience you have had in teaching or tutoring; experience in publishing, writing, and editing; experience in creative content design; experience in blogging/desktop publishing; Web-based skills and proficiency in publication-based software (Adobe Creative Suite esp. Photoshop/InDesign, SharePoint, HTML, Word Press, Publisher, etc.); and relevant office and clerical experience. Also discuss how an assistantship shapes your post-master’s degree plans.
  3. Please attach a copy of the writing sample that you submitted with your program application. Continuing students may choose to submit a new sample of your best writing, up to 25 pages.
  4. Please indicate if you would be willing to work on the journal Poetry East.
  5. If you expect to have a different address or phone number in late spring and/or summer, please indicate below including address/phone.
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