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Graduate Assistantships

Build your credentials and professional portfolio in the public humanities or programming and administration!

Deadline: April 3, 2024 (11:59 pm)

The Kaplan Humanities Institute is accepting applications for two interdisciplinary GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS in the humanities for 2024-2025.

#1 — Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship in the Public Humanities

The 2024-2025 Public Humanities Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistant in the Kaplan Humanities Institute will work closely with the Kaplan Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow to run the yearlong Public Humanities Graduate Practicum. The GA will also contribute to graduate student career development initiatives, among other duties. The goal of the assistantship is to develop skills and credentials in the public humanities, with training in event management, interpersonal skills, community engagement, group leadership, and professionalization.



#2 — The Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship

In a world dominated by technological fixes, quantitative models, and the rhetoric of "problem-solving," the Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program challenges first-year students to formulate sophisticated questions for which there are no simple or empirical answers. An exciting and intensive two-course program, each of two sections of this course are team-taught by faculty from departments across campus; classes also have generous course enhancement budgets to facilitate experiential learning and exploration outside the classroom.

The 2024-2025 Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship with the Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program (KHSP) is a three quarter (fall, winter, and spring) opportunity at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities designed to build professional capacity in programming and administration. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from supporting on-campus events and other course enhancement initiatives to collaboration and outreach initiatives with off-campus partners. The goal of the assistantship is to develop skills and credentials in the areas of event management, interpersonal skills, academic operations, group leadership, and experiential learning experiences, among others.




 To be eligible for either of these Graduate Assistantships, you must:

Important: These position are open to any PhD student in good standing in their 3rd through 7th year during the 2024-2025 school year. Remember that TGS calculates a student's year based on number of quarters they have been in their PhD program, so we encourage you to confirm your clock with your program, especially if you have questions about an MA/PhD program. At the discretion of their home departments/partner schools, students from humanities and social sciences program may "bank" the quarters to be used during their sixth year (see TGS policy on Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships).

Application Instructions and Materials

Applications are submitted via a TGS 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: application documents must be submitted in PDF format.

To apply

Please submit a complete application for the position you are seeking. If you’d like to apply for both GAships, please be sure to submit separate applications in the applicable portal.

 Please prepare and upload one single PDF containing the following: 

Application Deadline

April 3, 2024 (11:59pm)

Application Portal Link


Please email Tom Burke (