STIP: Graduate Teaching Assistantships for MA and PhD Students, Wayne State (Detroit) (07.04.2023)

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I'm writing to let you know that we have three Graduate Teaching Assistantships available for the coming year, beginning in August 2023, for MA or PhD students in German and to ask you to please share this information with your students. 


The GTAship funding includes coverage of all tuition and fees plus a stipend of approximately $15,000 per year and is renewable annually for up to two years for M.A. students and up to five years for Ph.D. students. Each student who is awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship will teach three beginning German language classes per year and be trained thoroughly in the methodologies and best practices of language teaching. Additionally, WSU also offers the Munich Graduate Exchange Fellowship, which allows both M.A. and Ph.D. students to spend a year at the Ludwig Maximillians Universität in Munich, as well as three further scholarships that fund Ph.D. students fully for one year each of their graduate work. The scholarships are offered annually on a competitive basis. As we work closely with our students on their applications, we have been successful in securing these generous funding sources for them.

All of our graduate students are grounded in 18th- through 21st-century language, literary and cultural studies in a manner that reflects both breadth and depth of coverage. The German faculty are dedicated mentors to students both at the Master’s and Doctoral level with significant scholarly credentials and extensive teaching experiences in such diverse interdisciplinary fields as minority studies; human rights; gender studies; Romanticism; Holocaust studies; and post-unification East German culture.

For more information on the department, please see and to apply to the Graduate School, visit Please contact Anne Rothe ( if you are planning to apply and I will be happy to answer any questions (natürlich auch gern auf Deutsch)! Please send your application materials by email in addition to the submission to the graduate school site. To apply, we will need: letter of application, CV, German writing sample (seminar paper), transcripts (unofficial ones are fine per email), two letters of recommendation. If you'd like to apply for the GTA ship, pleas elet me know and I will send you the application form. We will accept applications until April 7, 2023 or until the positions are filled.