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Graduate Teaching Fellowships

A number of graduate teaching fellowships (GTFs) are available each year for new graduate students in the department. Students must apply to the department by January 1 for admission and appointment the following fall term. Applicants should fill out the U of O Graduate School Application for Graduate Teaching Fellowship and submit it to the EALL office, 1248 U of O, Eugene, OR 97404-1248. During each term of the appointment, graduate teaching fellows must register for and complete at least 9 credits of course work that can be applied to the degree program.

First year GTFs must attend an orientation and training workshop during the week prior to the beginning of fall term.

Students admitted with an EALL graduate teaching fellowship the first year may apply for renewal of their GTF support in subsequent years.

Although there is no guarantee of funding, GTF support is generally renewed for those making satisfactory progress. MA students are typically supported for three years of their study, PhD students are supported for four years, and students pursuing first an MA and then a PhD in the department are supported up to seven years. After the normal period of support, students may lose priority in the department’s considerations of funding. The academic quarters in which a student is supported completely by outside funding are not regarded as part of his/her EALL-supported period.

EALL graduate students receiving funding from EALL are expected to focus on making timely progress toward their academic degree and should enroll in at least nine credits of graduate course work directly related to their degree objectives in EALL each term. Only in highly unusual cases will the department approve the pursuit of concurrent degrees (graduate or undergraduate); in such cases, formal approval must be obtained from both departments. Each student’s adviser reviews quarterly all courses signed up for by the student.
Students who enroll in unapproved courses that do not contribute to their academic training in EALL risk losing priority for GTF funding.

Criteria for GTF Awards and Assignments

Appointments and Reappointments: Graduate students seeking appointment are required to:

  • Non-native speaking GTF applicants must submit an audio recording with the application (applicants may read a story or essay in Chinese or Japanese on any subject)Newly appointed international students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of Spoken English (TSE, available at TOEFL testing sites) or the SPEAK Test through the University of Oregon’s American English Institute in order to determine an appropriate assignment. Scores below 50 will require that the GTF take an additional supporting course or courses in English language proficiency at no additional cost.

    Application materials listed above must be received by January 1 for the following academic year.

    A faculty committee will discuss qualifications and determine assignments when appointing new GTFs. GTFs seeking reappointment will compete with new applicants for the position. Because teaching experience is one criterion for reappointment, a GTF who has demonstrated satisfactory performance in the past can expect to score highly on that ranking. GTFs are periodically given student evaluations.

    Ranking of Applicants:

    Applicants whose field of study is Chinese, Japanese, or Korean literature, language education, or linguistics will be given priority.
    Other criteria include:
    1. Fluency in standard Chinese or Japanese.
    2. Teaching experience.
    3. Ranking within major department.