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Teaching Assistantship in Technical Communication
at Boise State University
The Department of English at Boise State University is pleased to
announce a graduate teaching assistantship in technical
communication, to begin Fall semester of 1994. This assistantship
will give the graduate student an opportunity to teach technical
communication and freshman composition courses while taking
graduate seminars in the evening.
The graduate teaching assistantship in technical communication is
worth at least $7,900 to $10,500 per year (a $6,000 stipend plus the
waiver of graduate tuition and fees, resident or non-resident). To
be eligible, applicants must enroll in three graduate seminars in
technical communication or other relevant graduate courses each
semester (this might be reduced to two courses) and plan to enroll
in the Master of Arts in Technical Communication program, which
we anticipate the State Board of Education will formally approve in
June 1994, for implementation in Fall 1994.
How to Apply
1. Request from us and fill out the four-page BSU Graduate
Assistant Application Form.
2. Request the more detailed description of the teaching
assistantship from Mike Markel, Director of Technical
Communication, Department of English, at renmarke -at- idbsu -dot- idbsu -dot- edu
or at (208) 385-3088.
3. Submit the following materials to the English Department Office,
no later than Friday, April 1, 1994, at 5:00 p.m.:
3.1 A one-page, single-spaced statement indicating briefly why you
would like this particular assistantship, what special qualifications
you bring to it, and what you hope to learn from it, particularly as
the learning experience will affect your later professional plans.
3.2 A sample of your recent written work. This should be a single
piece of 1,000-2,000 words, either published or unpublished. Include
a cover sheet stating the date of composition and the
circumstances/assignment for which the writing was done.
3.3 A r sum and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
three persons who can be contacted for recommendations. At least
two of them should be persons who know your academic work; if
this is impossible because of your particular career path, please
3.4 A transcript of your previous academic work, for undergraduate
as well as any graduate study you have already done.
Boise, Idaho, a city of about 125,000 people, is the business,
governmental, and industrial center of the state. High-tech
companies in Boise include Hewlett-Packard, Micron Technology,
Zilog, and a number of smaller corporations, such as Santa Clara
Plastics, that produce equipment used by computer and chip
manufacturers. Boise enjoys a temperate climate, with abundant
outdoor recreational opportunities.
If you would like information about all other assistantships offered
by the Department of English, call or write Dale K. Boyer, Director
of Graduate Studies, Department of English, (208) 385-1189.
Mike Markel, Director of Technical Communication
Boise State University, Department of English,
1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725
Telephone: (208) 385-3088
renmarke -at- idbsu -dot- idbsu -dot- edu