Women Studies Program

MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities
441

Phone: (505) 277-3854
Fax: (505) 277-1208

TA/GA Applications and Information

The Women Studies Program at UNM invites applications for graduate teaching assistantships, with appointments beginning in Fall 2016 and continuing through Spring 2017, Women Studies Assistantships are open to graduate students in any discipline of the Humanities, Arts, and Social or Health Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Graduate students with research interests in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Women Studies Teaching and Graduate Assistants carry a .25 appointment, which includes a stipend, a tuition waiver of up to 6 credits during the semester of appointment, and the standard health insurance premium coverage provided by UNM for graduate assistants. (Please visit http://grad.unm.edu/funding/assistantships.html for more details on health insurance benefits for graduate assistants).

Women Studies Teaching Assistants are reponsible for teaching one course each semester. To qualify, candidates must be students of good standing enrolled in a graduate degree program at UNM and have a demonstrable scholarly interest in feminst, gender, or sexuality studies. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in the certificate program at the time of appointment. Priority will be accorded to applicants who have not previously received assistantship funding from Women Studies. Appointments will be usually capped at two years. All Women Studies Teaching Assistants are expected to follow a course in Feminist Pedagogies. 

To Apply

To apply please fill out the application sheet (Current Applications), and include it with the following documents:  

  1. A cover letter
  2. A CV
  3. Proof of enrollment in a graduate program at UNM, such as an unofficial graduate transcript
  4. An unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcripts
  5. Two letters of recommendation printed on official letterhead. Both letters should preferably be written by professors who can speak to your academic strengths and your teaching potential. Recommenders may also use the standard UNM recommendation form, attached with this letter, and available on the website of the Office of Graduate Studies
  6. For Ph.D. Candidates who are A.B.D.: a one page proposal for a course you would like to teach for Women Studies
  7. Please submit a hard copy of your application materials in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Director, Women Studies Program
C/O Jacqueline Alderete
Humanities, Room 441
MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001

Applications should be submitted in hard copy and delivered in person  to the address indicated above by February 15, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact the Director, Raji Vallury (rvallury@unm.edu) or the Administrative Assistant III,  Jacqueline Alderete (jochoa@unm.edu)