TRIO Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Assistantship

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Overview:
The mission of TRIO Student Support Services is to graduate our diverse group of low-income, first generation college students from Appalachian State University. This position is an absolutely integral component of achieving that mission. Visit our website at to learn more.

Position Overview:
This position assists the First-Year Seminar/Rhetoric and Composition instructor in all aspects of running our program. On a given day, the graduate assistant might hold writing conferences with students, plan a field trip, lead an evening enrichment lesson, contact students regarding missing work, etc. While the rewards are enormous, this is a fast-paced environment with little downtime.

The position is 20 hours per week. Applicant must be free to attend class with instructor (9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. T/R each semester). The applicant must also be willing to attend out of class events with students whenever possible (these generally include film night, field trip to Grandfather Mountain, and on-campus cultural events).
Position pays $16.67/hr ($5,000 per semester) and runs August 2024 - May 2025

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of writing situations
  • Comfort and eagerness to gently guide young writers
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • The candidate must be organized, mature, flexible, hard-working.
  • Dedicated to serving this particular group of students
  • Have an interest in teaching

How to Apply:
Please fill out the application found at this link: and submit a CV or resume and a sample of your writing as a text or .pdf document to the SSS Advisor & Instructor, Mady Fitzgerald (

Contact Name: 
Mady Fitzgerald
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024