Graduate Assistant (Teaching), ESL Program

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 01602
Closing: 01/08/19
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

Provide English language learner support through the International Student Resource Center and EMU IELTS, both services of the ESL Program.

The Teaching Graduate Assistant receives a stipend and a tax-exempt tuition waiver.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Tutor EMU international students whose native language is not English in a variety of skills, such as speaking, pronunciation, note-taking, lecture comprehension, American idioms and culture, reading, and writing
• Assist with placement testing, registration, and orientation of ESL students prior to the start of the semester and exit testing at the end of the semester
• Assist with testing roles in the EMU IELTS test center.


General Requirements:
• Ability to work up to 20 hours per week is required.
• GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
• Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required.
• Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.
• Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.

ISRC Requirements:
• Admitted to a graduate program in TESOL (preferred) or closely related field with Eastern Michigan University.
• Experience with one-on-one tutoring or language teaching, cross-cultural communication, and working independently to accomplish tasks.
• Fluency in a language in addition to English is preferred.

Supplemental Information

Please note: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must attach both a cover letter and resume. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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* 01

Are you currently enrolled in or do you have a pending application with the MA TESOL program at Eastern Michigan University?

  • Yes
  • No

* 02

If your response to the question above was "No," are you currently enrolled in or do you have a pending application with a different graduate-level program (or higher) at Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No

* 03

Have you attached your mandatory resume and cover letter? Please be reminded that failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.
  • Yes
  • No

* 04

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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