Working as a MALS Student

Many MALS students work part-time while they are taking their classes or writing their theses. There are several employment opportunities on campus and in the towns of Hanover and Lebanon.

Dartmouth's Student Employment Office is the best place to start your job search. Dartmouth's Student Employment Job Portal, known as JobNet, is the online listing of all on-campus and approved off-campus federal work-study student employment opportunities.

You can also find several area job listings in the classifieds of the Valley News or on Dartlist.

Resident Fellowship

MALS Students may apply to work as Resident Fellows in Dartmouth's Residential Communities. Each Fellow lives within their assigned Housing Community and organizes events to enrich the experiences of those both living in the dorms, as well as off-campus students assigned to said Community.

It is their task to bridge the connection among undergraduate and graduate students, both through in-house mentoring, as well as through a variety of organized events. 

Commitment ranges from 10-15 hours per week, with additional responsibilities during special/seasonal events.

For more information and the direct link to the application, please visit the Office of Residential Life's website.

Writing 2-3 Teaching Assistantship

Every year, the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric seeks MALS students to serve as teaching assistants to professors teaching Writing 2-3.

Writing 2-3 is a first year undergraduate writing course designed to help writers who feel that they could benefit from intensive intellectual engagement and academic support. Teaching assistants meet individually with their students for 45-minute tutorial sessions, every week, in order to closely develop their research abilities and skills as writers.

Writing 2-3 Teaching Assistants are paid a stipend of $7250 for two terms of employment in fall and winter terms, to be paid over six months (September through November and January through March), for about twenty hours of work per week while those terms are in session. 

Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus, but not required.

The Application period for this position is now closed, but will re-open again in late-winter, early-spring of 2023. Priority consideration is given to applications received by May 15, 2023.

For more information, please visit the Institute of Writing and Rhetoric's website.