Teaching Assistantships

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 2017-2018

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies Program offers three kinds of opportunities for graduate students to teach during the academic year 2017-2018. Applicants should have a background in LGBT/queer studies or women’s studies scholarship and/or relevant experience in community organizations or political action. Graduate students in any department or professional school are invited to apply.

Teaching Assistantships, Fall 2017, for LGBTS M114/Gender M114, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. This course, an interdisciplinary survey with units on history, science, public affairs, and culture, introduces students to various ways in which sexuality and gender can be studied and provides as well an opportunity to discuss issues that, for many undergraduates, are of great personal consequence. Working along with the faculty instructor for the course, TAs lead discussion sections and grade student papers.

Teaching Fellowship, Summer 2017, Session A: During summer session a graduate student teaches LGBTS/Gender M114, Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies under the supervision of a faculty member. Applicants must present a detailed description and syllabus for the course as part of the application. Applicants must have advanced to candidacy and must have completed 2 years of TA experience by June 30, 2017.

Teaching Fellowships, Academic Year 2017-18. One or more graduate students will be able to teach upper-division, undergraduate courses, on topics of the students’ choice, under the supervision of a faculty member. Applicants must present a detailed description and syllabus for the proposed course as part of the application. Applicants must meet the following criteria and have advanced to candidacy by June 30, 2016. The criteria includes advanced to candidacy, in good standing and and at least 2 years of TA experience. Selection will be based on the strength of the course proposed, at least two years of TA experience of the applicant, and the curricular needs of the LGBTQ Studies Program.

To apply for any of these positions, fill out the cover sheet available on the LGBTQ Studies Program website (see below), attach the requested documents, including a 2-page C.V., and submit them as instructed. A letter of recommendation must be submitted directly from your Faculty Advisor.

For the Teaching Assistantship application, click here. 
For the Teaching Fellowship application, click here.

Deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017.

If you have questions, contact LGBTQ Studies Staff at: lgbs@humnet.ucla.edu