Assistantships

Thank you for your interest in an Assistantship in the English Department. The number of assistantship positions varies based on the term and budget. There are three kinds of assistantships:

  • Teaching Assistantship: students are trained to teach college composition, and teach two undergraduate courses per semester.
  • Research Assistantship: students aid faculty in pursuit of their research goals.
  • Graduate Assistantship: students assist in the mounting of UNC’s International Film Series, as well as the screening of films for the department’s Film Program.

To Apply for an Assistantship:

You should submit a Letter of Application addressed to Dr. Marcus Embry in which you address your interest in and qualifications for a Teaching Assistantship, Graduate Assistantship, and/or a Research Assistantship. For the latter two, specify areas of interest as well as organizational and research experience.

The preferable and most efficient way to apply for the TA/GA/RA is to include the above letter with your graduate school application; if you can, submit it with your application to the Graduate School.

If you prefer, you may send your TA/GA/RA letter of application separately from your application for admittance directly to:

Dr. Marcus Embry
Email: Marcus.Embry@unco.edu

Finally, there are a number of Graduate Assistantships you may apply for at the University.