The English GTA program at UTPB offers invaluable experience and instruction in the classroom, as well as the benefit of working with seasoned professionals in the field. I cannot imagine a better program for aspiring English scholars. It was a perfect fit for me.
Clark Moreland, M.A.
Class of 2005
The English Department of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin is now seeking candidates for three Graduate Teaching Assistantships. Students who commit to enrolling in 9 hours per semester are eligible to apply for a GTA award, which pays between $10,000 and $12,000 per academic year, plus an out-of-state tuition waiver, if applicable. Pending budget, students may have a teaching assistantship up to four semesters including summers. Although the appointment is made for a full academic year, GTAs are subject to evaluation each semester. To be awarded a third semester of assistantship, a GTA must have completed at least 18 hours by the beginning of the third semester.
The English Department selects GTAs on the basis of academic record and experience. Qualified applicants must be accepted into the English graduate program by Fall 2011 on a regular or provisional status. (Please consult the current UTPB Graduate Catalog for admissions criteria.) During their employment, Graduate Teaching Assistants must maintain satisfactory progress toward their degree and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
Submit a letter of application detailing academic and career achievements and goals, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample to Professor Sophia Andres, Chair of Literature and Languages,University of Texas of the Permian Basin,4901 East University Boulevard,Odessa,TX 79762-0001. Students applying for an assistantship also need to take the GRE exam and apply for entrance into the UTPB graduate school. The deadline for applications for Fall 2012 enrollment is March 15, 2012; positions will remain open until filled.