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British Association for American Studies


Peter Boyle MA Graduate Teaching Assistantship – University of Wyoming


Peter Boyle MA Graduate Teaching Assistantship – University of Wyoming

[vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_type=”no_bg”][vc_column][dt_gap height=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The MA Graduate Teaching Assistantship, starting in September 2021, will provide income for two years and a MA fee waiver.


Applications are invited for the BAAS Graduate Assistantship in American Studies at the University of Wyoming, starting in August 2021 for two years. Candidates will normally be final-year undergraduates in American Studies and related fields and disciplines at a British university, but applications will also be accepted from recent graduates.

A BAAS Graduate Assistantship is awarded for two years of graduate study, assuming satisfactory progress toward the MA degree and adequate performance of GA duties.  During the two years the GA could expect to assist in the teaching of two courses (leading discussions, marking essay exams, etc.), conduct research in support of a faculty member’s project, and participate in grant-supported activities that would lead outside the university.  The GA could demand between 15-18 hours of work per week.  The Assistantship provides an income sufficient to cover living expenses, plus remission of tuition fees while the recipient of the award pursues graduate study for an MA.

Applicants will be received by a BAAS panel, which will draw up a shortlist for an interview in December-January.

BAAS is committed to promoting best practice in matters of equality and diversity, and will be attentive to issues of equality and diversity when judging applications.

The recommendation of the panel needs to be ratified by the University of Wyoming through their internal application process. This will be simplified for the BAAS awardee (with only a statement of purpose and a writing sample needed), but it does involve a $50 fee to the University. The successful candidates would begin their studies at the University of Wyoming in August 2021 for the two years, 2021-23

Applicants should send the following by Monday 21 December, 2020 to: Applications should include the following:


a curriculum vitae;

transcript of undergraduate work;

a statement of purpose (300-500 words)

Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to the same address ( by the deadline of Monday 21 December, 2020. Applications without references will not be considered.

BAAS members are asked to encourage applications for the BAAS Graduate Assistantships from suitably qualified students.

For additional information about American studies programme at the University of Wyoming click here


The 2012 recipient discusses her time at Wyoming here:

Previous winners:



Glenn Houlihan, University of Sussex

The winner of the award in 2019 discusses his experience at Wyoming in this USSO article and in this interview with USSO’s Emily Brady.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]