STIP: Graduate Teaching Assistantship for MA or PhD Student in German Studies, Wayne State, Detroit (31.05.2021)

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I'm writing to let you know that we have a Graduate Teaching Assistantship slot open for the coming year, beginning in August 2021, for an MA or PhD student and to ask you to 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 our students.

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 minority studies; human rights; gender studies; Holocaust studies; folklore and fairy tale studies; film studies; post-unification East German culture; and Romanticism.

Most recently, students wrote master’s essays on such wide-ranging topics as the centering of whiteness in Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Gehen, Ging, Gegangen; the use of simplified fairy tales in the beginning German classroom; and the intersection of democracy and feminism in Switzerland and the US. Taking advantage of the new option for the MA essay of translating previously untranslated German texts and reflecting on translation strategies, students have furthermore recently written on the translation of Wikipedia articles on women of color and in the field of technical translation on the engineering challenges of floating homes.

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)! I will also need your application materials by email in addition to the submission to the graduate school site. We will accept applications until May 31 or until the position is filled.

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