Graduate teaching assistant position 2018-19


The department is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) for the academic year 2018‐19 (fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters).

Students must enroll in at least six hours of criminal justice graduate credits per semester and maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 to retain the assistantship. Renewal after the academic year is not guaranteed; the GTA must apply for the position each year he/she is in the master’s program. The ideal candidate for the GTA position will have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field, demonstrate exemplary communication and writing skills, conduct her/himself in a mature and professional manner, have at least 12 credits remaining toward his/her master’s degree, and demonstrate an eagerness to learn about academe.

Responsibilities of the GTA vary from semester to semester but typically include assisting faculty in the preparation and teaching of their courses. While times and days may change, this position requires that a person be available at varying times Monday through Friday during both semesters. In addition, the GTA may be required to assist with the graduate program and represent the department at various advising and recruitment functions. The GTA is expected to work an average of 20 hours per week. Further, this position requires that the individual attend a  two – three-day university graduate teaching orientation (to be announced). Attendance at the graduate teaching orientation cannot be waived nor can the dates of the orientation be changed. This orientation is generally held the week or two before the start of fall classes. For the specific date, please contact the Graduate Director Brad Smith.

The GTA position includes compensation of approximately $18,534 (nine‐month appointment). It also covers tuition up to 10 graduate credits per fall semester and up to 10 graduate credits per winter semester and subsidized health insurance (medical, vision and dental) for the academic year. For more information about the GTA position, please review the materials posted on the Graduate School.

Applications for the GTA position must be received by April 26, 2019. If interested, please send a copy of your résumé and an application letter specifying your interest in and qualifications for the position to:

Dr. Yuning (Bonnie) Wu, Graduate Director
Department of Criminal Justice
3261 Faculty/Administration Building Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202

Or, email your GTA application letter and résumé to Dr. Yuning Wu at

The hiring decision will be made by May 10, 2019. Wayne State University and the GEOC recognize an obligation and reaffirm their commitment to achieving equal employment opportunity, non‐ discrimination, and non‐harassment within the university. Accordingly, it is agreed that, consistent with university policies, the university and members of the bargaining unit shall not discriminate or harass on the basis of race, color, veteran status, height, weight, ethnicity, religion, creed, political affiliation, political beliefs, membership in any social or political organization, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, or HIV status, of those capable of performing their professional duties.

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