Teaching Assistant at Albion College Required


The Albion College Department of Modern Languages and Cultures is seeking a university student, graduate or advanced undergraduate, who is a native speaker of German to serve as a Native Speaker Teaching Assistant, or NSTA, for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The NSTA is a position of responsibility and prestige at Albion College. The student who accepts this position will live in the college’s living and learning language hall, known as the International Space or I-Space, and help German language students improve their fluency through speaking German. Duties include directing language classes and assisting with group activities, planning and teaching small group tutorials, attending language tables, and organizing meaningful cultural activities and events for the students in their language house. The weekly time commitment is about 15 to 20 hours.

Native speakers usually spend one academic year as a special non-degree student at Albion from mid-August until the first week of May. Native Speaker status waives the following costs: non-degree, that is auditor tuition for two units of required course work per semester; room in the I-Space; board, that is meals, during the regular academic year when the college cafeteria is open; activity fees; student health fee for health services at Albion; and health insurance coverage from August 1, 2018, through departure from the US, no later than May 31, 2019. In addition, the NSTA receives a monthly stipend of $500 per month for ten months.

Experience, expertise, and/or training in Second Language pedagogy, and a TOEFL score of 550 or proof of equivalent proficiency in English are required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum, two letters of recommendation of which at least one should be from a university instructor, and a copy of official transcripts to:

Dr. Emmanuel Yewah, Chair of Modern Languages and Cultures Department, Albion College,
611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, USA.

Electronic submissions are also welcome via eyewah@albion.edu.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1600 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. For additional information, please visit Albion College online.