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Graduate Assistantship

german studies department

The Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt offers a teaching assistant position for the academic year 2013/2014, either one semester or whole academic year. The CU is a top-ranked university in the middle of Bavaria, about 40 miles outside of Munich, Germany. The teaching period is October 15, 2013 to February 10, 2014 and April 14, 2014 to July 20, 2014. Since the summer program will begin in April, it is ideal for graduate students who are finishing an interim study or research semester.

Brief Program Description

The Boston College—CU Teaching Assistant Program offers a German-speaking BC graduate student the opportunity to live, teach and do research in one of the most beautiful areas of Germany. The TA will receive an installment of EUR 2000 at the beginning of the winter semester for two classes (if they stay two semesters also at the beginning of the spring semester). At the end of the semester the TA will be paid for the other two classes as follows: EUR 25 per hours, in total about EUR 1200 - 1400. Remuneration per semester: approximately EUR 3250. The TA will teach four courses, each with one 90-minute session per week for a total of six contact hours per week. In addition to teaching, the assistant will is a regular full-time student and may attend seminars and classes in all faculties and departments. Applicants must have a good—though not necessarily fluent—command of German. The CU will offer the TA the opportunity to take additional German classes to improve their German skills.

The graduate teaching assistant will teach the courses "US Current Events," "English Conversation," "Debating and Discussion" and either "Oral and Aural Competences" or "Current US Media."

Debating and Discussion

The course focuses on improving the oral use of English and cultivating the students' debating skills. Homework class material usually pertains to a topic that can be discussed in class.

US Current Events

The aim of this class should be to connect isolated events with deeper structures of American culture and society, based on articles taken from the national and international press. Class time can be taken up with discussion or short readings or mock debates.

Accomodations

The International Office will reserve adequate accomodation, if requested by sending the housing form, either for an academic year or one semester. Costs depend on kind of accomodation.

Application

Application materials should include the regular documents www.ku.de/en/international/incoming-students/application-procedure-erasmus-exchange/, as well as a copy of bachelor degree—which may be sent later) by February 1, 2013 to the International office:

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ms. Jessica Hofmacher
Kapuzinergasse 2
D-85072 Eichstätt, Germany

student.exchange@ku-eichstaett.de
phone +49-8421-93-1267, fax +49-8421-93-2267