Graduate students serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in select Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies undergraduate classes in two ways.
- Graduate students are welcome to apply for GSF placement through the Bass Instructional Teaching Award. To be a Bass TA in GSF, please contact the DGS and desired instructor by at least September to discuss a possible course placement before the final deadline for Bass applications. These applications are for a TA-ship for the following academic year.
- The GSFS program also hires two or more TAs over the academic year (Fall or Spring) for a few of our larger undergraduate courses.
The responsibilities of a TA vary from class to class but generally the GSF TAs are involved in grading, leading discussions, managing online course aids (e.g., Sakai), advising students, and proctoring exams. TAs may be asked to offer a lecture or teach a class session, depending on the course. Bass TAs are required to have some pedagogical role. At the start of the term, or when discussing the TA role, professors are expected to clarify the specific roles and responsibilities. In GSF, the expectation is that the instructor will offer mentoring in pedagogy to the TA. The salary is the standard Duke rate for TA's, currently about $6,000/term. (Payment is dependent on the applicant's funding status)
How to Apply
These positions are open to all Duke University Arts & Sciences graduate students, with preference given to students enrolled in the Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies’ Certificate in Feminist Studies.
GSFS issues calls for TA roles over emails. Duke Ph.D. students may write to the DGSA or DGS asking about openings or expressing interest in the TA role at any time.
Click here to apply online.