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10 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to 10 English Teaching Assistant awards will be given for Romania. 

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in October and end in June. 

Grantees will be required to attend a two-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered, but preference is given to graduate students who have completed or are enrolled in a degree program, irrespective of their field of study, and who are interested in international education. Previous teaching experience is strongly recommended. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their experience and interest in teaching.

Supplementary project: Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with their assigned assistant-teaching. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose. The grantees will also support the Fulbright Commission by delivering presentations, seminars, and workshops on US higher education related topics.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Applicants must be native English speakers.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

The Fulbright Commission will place grantees at universities, usually, but not exclusively in American Studies or English Language and Literature Departments. Details of assignments will be subject to direct communication between the selected candidate and the designated department of the Romanian university. Grantees in 2017 were placed in Brasov, Constanta, Iasi, Timisoara, Oradea, Baia Mare, Galati, Arad, and Bucharest. Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Positions combine (part-time) teaching and/or assisting or advising up to 12 hours per week. Time will be also reserved for independent study/research project. In addition to classroom responsibilities, grantees may also give presentations on topics related to the United States, lead programs in language labs, conduct English conversation clubs, tutor, participate in sports, language or drama clubs and volunteer at local organizations. 

Ineligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Dual citizens (American and Romanian or other European citizenship) are accepted.

Previous experience in the region is not considered a disadvantage.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.ro

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Mihai Moroiu