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Peter Boyle MA Graduate Assistantship (University of Wyoming)

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Peter Boyle MA Graduate Assistantship (University of Wyoming)

December 2, 2016

Applications are invited for the BAAS Graduate Assistantship in American Studies at the University of Wyoming, starting in August 2017 for two years. Candidates will normally be final-year undergraduates in American Studies and related fields and disciplines at a British university, but applications will also be accepted from recent graduates.

A BAAS Graduate Assistantship is awarded for two years of graduate study, assuming satisfactory progress toward the MA degree and adequate performance of GA duties.  During the two years the GA could expect to assist in the teaching of two courses (leading discussions, marking essay exams, etc.), conduct research in support of a faculty member’s project, and participate in grant-supported activities that would lead outside the university.  The GA could demand between 15-18 hours of work per week.  The Assistantship provides an income sufficient to cover living expenses, plus remission of tuition fees while the recipient of the award pursues graduate study for an MA.

Applicants will be received by a BAAS panel, which will draw up a shortlist for an interview in early December.

BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity, and will be attentive to issues of equality and diversity when judging applications.

The recommendation of the panel needs to be ratified by the University of Wyoming. The successful candidates would begin their studies at the University of Wyoming in August 2017 for the two years, 2017-2019.

Applicants should send the following by Friday December 2, 2016 to: awards@baas.ac.uk. Applications should include the following:

(1) a curriculum vitae;

(2) transcript of undergraduate work;

(3) reason for applying in no more than 250 words;

(4) Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to the same address (awards@baas.ac.uk) by the deadline of Friday 2 December 2016. Applications without references will not be considered.

BAAS members are asked to encourage applications for the BAAS Graduate Assistantships from suitably qualified students.

For additional information about the award and the University of Wyoming click here.

The previous recipient discusses her time at Wyoming here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKuGHcS-Vbo


December 2, 2016
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