Preceptors guide upper-level undergraduates or students in one-year master’s program who are writing a bachelor’s or master’s thesis. Preceptors often lead an advanced colloquium and offer guidance throughout the academic year to a small group of students in planning their program of study. Preceptors may have weekly staff meetings with faculty, program administrators, and other preceptors. These positions usually require a nine-month commitment and offer students an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the workings of an undergraduate or master’s concentration. Generally, eligible students must be advanced to candidacy before serving as preceptors. Currently undergraduate preceptors receive a salary of $7,500-10,000 and master’s program preceptors receive a salary of $20,000, or more. Students in Advanced Residence generally receive a tuition remission for three quarter; eligibility for the tuition grant is determined by the Dean of Students in the Social Sciences Division.

History’s Bessie Pierce Prize Preceptorship

Each of five preceptors guide about twelve History concentrators in their forth year who are preparing bachelor’s theses for specific faculty members, and about the same number of third-year students. Preceptors also lead a section of the senior seminar (History 29801-02) and advise students on concentration requirements and course offerings. The seminar meets weekly during autumn quarter and about six times during the winter; thesis advising extends into May, after which preceptors begin advising third-year students for the coming year. There is a workshop in late February to discuss the application procedure; the application deadline is in mid- to late April. For more information, contact Jake Smith, Undergraduate Coordinator, 702-2178.

Center for International Relations

Each of three preceptors guides about twelve students in their forth year who are preparing a bachelor’s thesis. Call 834-5288 for openings; for more information on the concentration, visit the CIS website.

Center for Latin American Studies

Current deadlines, instructions, and applications are available at the Center for Latin American Studies.

Master’s Programs

The Committee on International Relations (CIS) and the Master’s of Arts Programs in Social Sciences (MAPSS) and Humanities (MAPH) all depend on preceptors to guide students through their one-year programs. Duties are extensive, and may include advising master’s students on their plan of study, teaching a fundamentals course, supervising master’s theses, reading admissions files, and recruiting new students. Preceptors in master’s programs generally receive a salary of twenty-thousand dollars, or more, and a tuition remission if in advanced residency. You may contact these programs directly if interested; I also announce openings on HistAdmin.