NELC Graduate Assistantship (work study), Spring 2011

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

This position requires 15 hours per week and includes fee remission and a stipend.

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2010

 

All applicants for this position must complete the FAFSA (financial air form) and be eligible to receive federal graduate work-study assistance.  Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance in Franklin Hall 208 (812-855-0321) for further information.

Job Description:

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a graduate student with superior computer, office, communication and interpersonal skills who is willing and able to perform a wide variety of duties under the supervision of the department office manager.  Responsibilities may include but not limited to special events; arranging, scheduling and managing most matters relating to the department’s annual memorial and other lectures. This candidate must be able to assist in the production of the department’s newsletter, constructing, editing and updating the departmental website and perform standard office tasks. This requires the person to be dependable, cooperative and able to accept instruction as well as assist with other projects as priorities change. The successful candidate should have/be able to:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Publisher and Dreamweaver.
  • Manage all matters related to the Spring annual NELC lecture, including hosting receptions, preparing programs, invitations and advertising event, assisting in the reception, sending thank you letters to donors and tracking donors and contributions.
  • Assist in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication.
  • Prepare advertising for NELC events.
  • Design and prepare NELC newsletter.
  • Create statistical reports and spreadsheets and donor reports/mailings as needed.
  • Host departmental events which may require working evenings.
  • Assist Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Office Manager as directed.
  • Perform other departmental office duties as needed, including, but not limited to handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing office reception services.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter outlining previous experience and qualifications and a C.V. to:

NELC GWS Applications

Goodbody Hall 219

1011 E. 3rd St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

Preference in hiring is given to graduate students with interest in the Middle East and who have familiarity in a language(s) of the area and publishing experience.

NELC Graduate Assistantship, Spring 2011

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

This position requires 20 hours per week and includes fee remission and a stipend.

Deadline to apply: December 17, 2010


Job Description:

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a graduate student with superior writing, editing, computer, office, communication and interpersonal skills who is willing and able to perform a wide variety of duties. Responsibilities may include but not limited to research assignments, creating the department’s newsletter including writing, editing and production as well as editing and updating the department’s website and various office duties.  This requires the person to be dependable, cooperative and able to accept instruction and assist with other projects as priorities change.  This person will report to the Chair of the Department and the Department Office Manager. The successful candidate should have/be able to:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Publisher and Dreamweaver.
  • Assist in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication.
  • Prepare advertising for NELC events.
  • Design and prepare NELC newsletter.
  • Create statistical reports and spreadsheets and donor reports/mailings as needed.
  • Assist with departmental events which may require working evenings.
  • Assist Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Office Manager as directed.
  • Perform other departmental office duties as needed, including, but not limited to handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing office reception services.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter outlining previous experience and qualifications and a C.V. to:

NELC Applications

Goodbody Hall 219

1011 E. 3rd St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

Preference in hiring is given to graduate students with interest in the Middle East and who have familiarity in a language(s) of the area and publishing experience.

 

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

A Program of the Sperry Fund
IU Deadline: January 14, 2011
National Deadline: February 25, 2011

The Beinecke Scholarship is for graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This program encourages highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study immediately following their undergraduate studies. However, the award must be utilized within 5 years of completion of undergraduate studies.

For additional information and scholarship conditions see the Beinecke Scholarship web page.

To be eligible for consideration a student must: 

  • be enrolled full-time as a junior with plans to receive a baccalaureate degree the following year and be nominated by the student’s university
  • plan to enter a masters or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences (Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.)
  • demonstrate superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career
  • be a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years
    (The student will need to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying the student meets the need criteria.)

 Each college or university may nominate only one candidate for the national competition. To be considered for selection as IUB’s candidate, eligible students must complete and submit a nomination package. The nomination forms are available on-line at http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/application_forms_info.html.

Please send your completed application materials to Elaine Hehner at the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. 7th St., Room 210E.

The candidate should submit:  

  • A Financial Data Sheet to be completed by the student and certified by a financial aid officer stating that the student qualifies for need-based financial aid
  • A completed Application Form
  • A Personal Statement of 1000 words or less
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An official copy of the nominee’s transcript
  • A current resume
  • Other material considered directly relevant to the nominee’s application