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Teaching Assistantships in Asian Studies

Teaching Assistantships for Chinese and Japanese Languages 

Deadline for application is March 15 for Fall Semester admission, and November 1 for Spring Semester admission.

Each year the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Seton Hall University normally awards teaching assistantships to a limited number of qualified graduate students majoring in Asian Studies. The granting of assistantships is subject to the availability of funding. What follows is a description of the criteria that are employed in the selection process and the terms and conditions to which those receiving assistantship must agree. 

  1. As students who receive assistantship are required to assist in the teaching of Asian language classes, they are expected to demonstrate a native or near-native command of standard spoken Asian Language(s). Applicants must also possess an excellent command of standard spoken English. At the time of application, all applicants are required to submit a video of a teaching demonstration that demonstrates mastery of the language. 
  2. Teaching assistantships will be granted exclusively to outstanding, full-time graduate students majoring in Asian Studies and are intended as a means of financial assistance. At present, teaching assistants receive a monthly stipend for ten months (Sept.-June), in addition to a waiver of the university's tuition fees. 
  3. During the appointment period, teaching assistants are solely responsible for their own travel expenses, room and board and all other expenses of a personal nature. 
  4. Appointments are made for a period which coincides with Seton Hall University's academic year and normally begins in September and ends in June. Renewal of appointments for a second year is not automatic and is subject to an evaluation process as established by the department as well as the availability of funds. 
  5. Teaching assistants are expected to assist in the Language Program 20 hours per week. Duties include activities both in and outside the classroom as deemed necessary by the Program Director and the Department Chairperson. On occasion teaching assistants may also be called upon to assist in student recruitment activities on campus and in carrying out other departmental duties.
  6. In order to retain an assistantship, the recipients are also expected to comply with the academic standards set for graduate students by the university and the department, and continue to register as full-time students majoring in Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, taking at least twelve credits each semester. 
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