German Native Speaker Teaching Assistantship in the United States


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 (NSTA) for the 2017-18 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 ISpace,
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 15-20 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 (auditor) tuition for two units of required course work per semester;
room in the I-Space; board (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, 2017, through departure from the US, no later than May 31, 2018. 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,
CV, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a university instructor), and a copy of
official transcripts to Emmanuel Yewah, Chair of Modern Languages and Cultures Department,
Albion College, 611 East Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, USA. Electronic submissions are
also welcome ( Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017,
and will continue until the position is filled. Albion College is a private liberal arts college of
approximately 1400 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 our website