Graduate Research Assistantship


Graduate Research Assistantship

The Wolf Humanities Center announces a Graduate Research Assistantship for the 2020–2021 academic year for a University of Pennsylvania dissertation-level (ABD) student in the humanities whose work pertains to Choice, the Center's research topic for the year.

The RAship provides full support for the 2020–21 academic year (tuition plus a stipend of approx. $27,750), and carries membership in the Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar on Choice. Applicants may not be holding other positions and must be in good academic and financial standing with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The RAship is awarded competitively. Semifinalists are interviewed on campus in March/April as part of the selection process. Application deadline: March 22, 2019.

The half-time position requires 15–20 hours per week of service in a variety of functions:

  1. Assist the administrative staff of the Wolf Humanities Center and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities in carrying out general business. Requires some evenings and, rarely, weekends to help staff events.
  2. Staff and participate in the weekly Wolf Humanities Center's Mellon Research Seminar and the bi-weekly Price Lab Mellon DH Seminar.
  3. Serve as the lead organizer of a one-day conference or symposium related to the theme of Choice.

Call for Applications, 2020–2021

Research Topic: Choice
Application deadline: March 22, 2020

To apply, the following materials must be submitted through the Interfolio application portal no later than March 22, 2020: 

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the RAship
  • C.V.
  • Unofficial Penn course transcript
  • A single PDF containing Project Title, Project Abstract (125 words maximum), and Project Proposal (approx. 1000 words)
  • Letter of recommendation from dissertation director or graduate chair

Graduate Research Assistants


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