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Graduate Assistantship

Build your credentials and portfolio in the public humanities!

Deadline extended!
Applications due Monday, May 4, 2020.

The 2020-2021 Graduate Assistant in the Kaplan Humanities Institute will work closely with the Kaplan Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow to run a yearlong public humanities research workshop and will contribute to an ongoing graduate student career development series. The GA will also serve as a TA during the summer Bridge program (daily and remote, from August 9-August 24). The goal of the assistantship is to develop the skills to build and expand your credentials and portfolio in the public humanities, with particular training in understanding the mission and operations of an academic humanities institute.


To be eligible for the Graduate Assistantship, you must:

Important: You may not be beyond your fifth year for the duration of the GA appointment, however, the quarters of funding for this Kaplan GAship are bankable into a sixth year. Remember that TGS calculates a student's year based on the number of quarters they have been in their PhD program, so we encourage you to confirm your clock with TGS, especially if you have questions about an MA/PhD program.

Application Instructions and Materials

Applications are submitted via on online application portal (see link at bottom of this page). Please review all application instructions prior to clicking through to the portal; you will not be able to save an incomplete application. Note: all application documents must be submitted in PDF format.

To Apply

In the application portal, please complete your official contact and academic information in the fields provided. Please also prepare and upload PDFs of the following documents:

Letter of Recommendation

Your application must include a letter of recommendation from your advisor, department chair, academic colleague, or other. There is a field in the application portal where you will submit your faculty reference's name and email; once your application is submitted, the system will send them an email prompt and link for uploading their letter. (Please tell your recommender that the email prompt will come from the Weinberg Faculty Search portal.)

**IMPORTANT** Please have your recommender ready to upload their letter one day after the application deadline. 

Application Deadline

11:59pm on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Application portal link


Please email Tom Burke (

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