Graduate Assistant- Fall 2017 through Summer 2018

The Applied Linguistics Department is hiring for their Graduate Assistant Position. This position is open to a current MATESOL student. One can expect to work about 17 hours/week with hourly pay and tuition reimbursement for up to 18 credits/year.

How do you apply?

As only one assistantship is offered by the program each year, the process can be competitive. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, which may be either dropped off in the Applied Linguistics department office (St. Edmund's 119) or emailed to the Director of English Language Programs, Dr. Daniel Evans, at Applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Who is eligible?

Only current Master of Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages graduate degree students may apply.


Must be able to work reliably and dependably with little supervision. Must be professional, outgoing, and willing to work with a diverse population. Must be conscientious, cooperative, and helpful. Ability to commit for at least one academic year is desirable.


Typical job duties include:

  • Work with all phases of TOEFL and AWA test administration (scheduling ,materials preparation, scoring)
  • Work with all phases of Versant test administration (scheduling, materials preparation, proctoring, reporting)
  • Preparation of Writing and Oral Skill Assessments in the IEP
  • Organize and coordinate Conversation Partners with IEP and native speakers at SMC
  • Organize and coordinate tutoring programs that connect ELP students with MATESOL students
  • Occasional substitute teaching in the IEP
  • Assist with bookstore inventories, textbook orders, and desk copy requests
  • College and organize teacher-generated syllabi and assessment materials
  • Attendance at and minute-taking for IEP and AEP meetings
  • Work with all phases of Program Evaluations (generation, online maintenance, data collection, data reporting)
  • Other tasks as assigned by the ALD Chair, ELP Director, Graduate TESOL Programs Director, or ALD Administrative Coordinator

What are the hours?

The student must be available each semester, about 17 hours per week each term, fall, spring and summer. [Note: It is expected that the graduate assistant will take few if any courses during the summer in order to fulfill the work schedule.]

What is the tuition waiver and when can it be used?

The tuition waiver is currently 18 credits and must be used the fall, spring and summer of the assistantship.  

When is the deadline?

May 22, 2017

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