Graduate Student Assistantships – 2021/22 - Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)

CeLTA will hire several graduate assistants for the academic year of 2021/22:

  • 3 positions in CeLTA
  • 2 positions as part of the Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages Partnership (Mellon Grant)
What you should do:
  1. Read the application procedure information here:
  2. Read position descriptions:
    1. CeLTA:
  1. Complete the application form, including a PDF of your resumé/CV.
Deadline: February 1st, 11:59pm Eastern.

CeLTA Graduate Assistantships

All CeLTA graduate assistantships are designed as opportunities for learning, research, and engagement within various areas that an R1 language center affords. All GAs are expected to show initiative, be pro-active, and actively help advance CeLTA’s mission. GAs are expected to hold office hours in CeLTA, collaborate with each other and CeLTA staff, and develop a reflective, professional online portfolio that documents their progress.

All GAs work in areas such as:

·      professional development planning, recording, and dissemination

·      new projects and initiatives (as proposed by CeLTA Staff and GAs)

·      planning and organizational support for conferences planned by or in conjunction with CeLTA

·      assisting CeLTA daily operations, as needed

All GAs will work closely with the assistant director, who coordinates GAs, and also with a designated point person in his/her area of focus.

LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership Graduate Assistantships

There are two (2) graduate assistant (GA) positions for the 2020-2021 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

There are no positions currently open for applications, but information on the GA positions and application instructions from the previous round can be found here.