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Graduate Student Opportunities

2014-2015 Assistantships


The Institute for Oral History seeks applicants for graduate assistantships for the 2014-15 academic year. To apply, complete the application form (link below) and send it via e-mail, together with a cover letter, a resumé, and a brief writing sample, to Elinor Mazé

GA Application Form

For more information, contact Elinor Mazé

Only students enrolled in the Baylor University Graduate School are eligible for Institute assistantships. Please note that graduate students in Truett Seminary, Baylor School of Social Work, and Baylor Law School, and graduate students on probation (GPA below 3.0), are not eligible for our assistantships.


Baylor University students qualifying for participation in graduate-level courses may take HIS 5367 (cross-listed as AMS 5367), Seminar in Oral History. Taught by Dr. Stephen Sloan, Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Institute or Oral History, the seminar investigates the literature and methods of recent oral history, with emphasis on the practical application of oral history methodology to research projects in multidisciplinary fields. The next opportunity to take the course will be Summer 2013.


Baylor University graduate students may apply for annual graduate assistantships in the Institute for Oral History. Applications are accepted in the spring for the academic year beginning the following summer.

As assistants in oral history, graduate students learn the principles of oral history interviewing, editing, and archiving. They participate in the research of the Institute by editing the transcripts prepared by undergraduate transcribers, helping to create and maintain the digital archives of the Institute's document and audio collection, assisting faculty members with preparation for interviews, and by conducting field interviews.

All Institute for Oral History graduate assistants usually work fifteen hours per week in our office suite on the third floor of the Carroll Library. The assistantships offer a biweekly stipend. All students applying for assistantships in the Institute must be enrolled in the Baylor University Graduate School. For more information, e-mail Senior Editor Elinor Mazé or phone 254.710.3437.

Institute for Oral History
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Waco, TX 76798