The Polish Studies Center is soliciting applications for a one-year graduate assistantship stipend and fee remission award. This assistantship will be awarded for the academic year 2011-2012; the recipient must be a full-time student. A half-time fee remission is given for up to 6 hours per semester, and the student must be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credit hours a semester to earn this remission. The assistantship is employment related. The stipend is currently $4350.00, with payments made monthly over a ten month period. The GA will be expected to work up to 10 hours per week. Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Graduate students from any academic department related to Polish studies are eligible to apply for this assistantship. Some Polish language proficiency is desirable. Those with a demonstrated interest in Polish studies will receive preference.
The assistantship involves the following responsibilities and duties:
-General writing and editing duties, plus support to the office staff: The GA is responsible for producing the annual Newsletter, and writes press releases for PSC lectures and events;
-Work on the PSC webpage, including both updating and (if possible) website development;
-Assistance to exchange personnel, visiting scholars and special guests: orientation, local transportation, and help with receptions/events;
-Assistance with the library and video collection;
-Assistance with the Polish Students Cultural Association.
Interested persons should submit a letter of application, a resume, and names and phone numbers of two referees, by April 12, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. A decision will be made by April 28