TAships Available ISU Graduate Programs in English and the Teaching of English

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    Jessica Winston

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    Dear Colleagues,

    The M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in English at Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID) combine the study of English and American Literature with practical and theoretical coursework in the teaching of composition and literature.

    We now have two additional TAships available for graduate students entering in the fall, one for an M.A. student and one for a Ph.D. student, and as part of our commitment to quality and diversity we are soliciting broadly for applications for these positions. Successful applicants will have an undergraduate (or graduate) degree in English, with an emphasis in literature, or in an allied field. Further information about our programs and the application process is available under the Graduate programs link on our department’s webpage.

    The ISU English graduate programs provide rigorous seminars and conscientious advising in a collegial atmosphere. The department also houses the Teaching Literature Book Award, an international, juried prize for the best book on teaching literature at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in the M.A. and Ph.D. may also pursue a graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages domestically or internationally.

    While the majority of our students come from the Western region, our current cohort hails from around the U.S. and abroad. Our M.A. students have gone on to careers in grantwriting, editing, teaching English abroad and at the secondary and university level, and recent graduates have also earned spots in Ph.D. programs in literature or composition at Arizona State, Ohio State, and Purdue, among other schools. Our Ph.D. program trains students for teaching careers at colleges and universities, and it is especially suited to students with a career goal of teaching at the two-year college level. Nestled in the mountains of Southeastern, ID, ISU is situated in the small, welcoming, and affordable city of Pocatello.

    We would appreciate it if you could share this information with anyone who might be interested in beginning our M.A. or Ph.D. program in this coming fall. Prospective applicants can feel free to contact me with specific questions.

    Yours sincerely,

    Jessica Winston

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

    Idaho State University



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