Graduate Conversation Partners/Language Tutors meet one-on-one with English or other language learners to help them improve their language proficiency. In addition to assisting undergraduate learners, graduate Conversation Partners/Tutors may help graduate ELLs who are honing their speaking and pronunciation skills for conferences and TAships; reading comprehension for graduate-level coursework across disciplines; and assisting with the development of various research and administrative projects associated with language learning at our center. Conversation Partners/Tutors who have proficiency in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish also provide support for students who are learning those languages.

Graduate Conversation Partner/Tutor positions are Teaching Assistantships; they carry stipends, tuition remission and benefits in accordance with the current TUGSA contract. We offer full-time (20 hours per week), half-time (10 hours per week) and quarter-time (5 hours per week) positions. The work hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.

Who can apply:

Ph.D./Ed.D. students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applicants who:

  • have completed their doctoral coursework
  • have at least three years of college-level teaching experience (preferably at Temple)
  • are reflective about their teaching practice
  • enjoy working one-on-one with diverse groups of language learners
  • have working knowledge of a foreign language (preference given to Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish speakers or American Sign Language)

How to apply:

Complete the online application form and submit the following materials (through the form):

  • Cover letter (including a paragraph addressing your teaching philosophy)
  • CV
  • 2 academic writing samples (e.g. seminar papers, conference papers, dissertation prospectus, etc.)

Current openings and application deadlines:

We are not currently accepting applications. Check back later in fall semester for information about positions starting in spring '25.

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