Graduate Student Assistantships – 2022-2023

*2022-2023 positions have been filled. Please check this website again in January 2023 for information on 2023-2024 assistantships.

CeLTA will hire several graduate assistants for the academic year of 2022-2023:

  • 3 positions in CeLTA
  • 2 positions as part of the Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages Partnership (Mellon Grant)
If you think you would like to apply for an assistantship with CeLTA, please do the following: 
  1. Read the sample job descriptions farther down on this page.
  2. Read the application procedure information here:
 3. Complete the application. (Deadline: February 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.)
Please email Caitlin Cornell, CeLTA’s Assistant Director, ( with any questions.

CeLTA Graduate Assistantships

All CeLTA graduate assistantships are designed as opportunities for learning and engagement within various areas that an R1 language center affords. GAs will work closely with the Assistant Director and also with either (a) a designated point person (e.g., Director of the Community Language School) or (b) several project leads on a per-project basis as organized by the Assistant Director. 

You can read more about some of the responsibilities of CeLTA Graduate Assistants (GAs) in the two sample job descriptions linked below:

CeLTA general office operations graduate assistantship job description (link accessible for anyone at MSU)

Community Language School job description (link accessible for anyone at MSU)

Please email Caitlin Cornell, CeLTA’s Assistant Director, ( with any questions.

LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership Graduate Assistantships

There are two (2) graduate assistant (GA) positions for the 2022-2023 academic year through the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and Indigenous Languages Partnership, a grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership is housed in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University. The first grant cycle (Sept. 2016 – August 2019) focused on open educational material development in three LCTLs, online language teaching, professional development for language teachers, as well as studying the collaborative processes of the working groups. The current grant cycle (2019-2023) expands the scope of the project, and will focus on two additional LCTLs, with an intentional focus on the Indigenous language, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). More information about the grant is available at

Areas of Responsibility

  • Material Development
  • Grant Online Presence
  • Online Education
  • Research
  • Event planning and facilitation
  • Meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


All graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University

More Information and How to Apply

More detailed information on the GA positions can be found here. The application process is at the top of this page.