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Apply to be a Graduate Assistant

The Asian American Studies Program invites applications for a graduate assistantship to a Northwestern doctoral student with research interests relevant to Asian American Studies. This Graduate Assistantship is open to any PhD student between their 3rd and 7th years. At the discretion of their home departments/partner schools, students from humanities and social sciences programs may "bank" the quarters to be used during their sixth year (see TGS policy on Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships).

Applicants must be in good academic standing, have the approval of the program DGS and primary dissertation advisor to accept the appointment, be in a humanities or social science field, and must be a TGS student.

The GA will be asked to spend three (3) quarters working with the Program Director and Program Assistant performing administrative tasks and teaching in some capacity as a grader, a Teaching Assistant, or as an Instructor of their own course. These duties may vary as the Program deems appropriate and necessary throughout the course of the academic year.

Applications should include the following:

  1. A cover letter encapsulating your research, teaching, and related interests and their relevance to Asian American Studies.
  2. A CV, including the contact information of your doctoral advisor or another referee (no letter needed at time of application).

Applications due Friday, April 20th on the TGS Fellowship website

Questions can be directed to Nitasha Sharma at