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The Department of English awards two types of Assistantships. Current graduate students and applicants for graduate study are eligible to apply for appointments as Instructional Assistants. Those who will have completed 18 graduate hours in English and who have sufficient teaching experience may be considered for appointments as Teaching Assistants. To be considered for an appointment, applicants must have at least 12 required credit hours remaining to complete in their degree plan during the year in which they will hold the appointment.

The deadline to apply for an IA/TA position is January 31st, 2023 to be considered for the following academic year. 

IA/TA Application & Guidelines

IA/TA Resources


Several tutoring positions are available to graduate students each year in the Department’s Writing Center. Tutors earn an hourly wage and gain valuable experience. For details, call 512.245.3018 or visit: