Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship- Deadline: June 10, 2011

The Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship was created to honor President Myles Brand’s parents, Irving and Shirley Brand. The fellowship is an annual fellowship for IUB incoming or current graduate students in the Humanities, with preference given to students of Philosophy.

Please refer to the University Graduate School website for application material,

Islamic Studies Graduate Assistantship 2011-2012

The Islamic Studies Program has an opening for one graduate assistant during the 2011-2012 academic year.  The position includes fee remission and a stipend, and requires 20 hours of work per week.

The Islamic Studies Program is seeking a graduate student with academic interest in Islam and Islamic Studies.  Knowledge of a language central to the study of Islam is preferred.  We especially encourage Indiana residents to apply. The position requires someone who is flexible to the changing needs and demands of the Program.

This person should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be willing to perform a wide range of tasks as the need arises. The assistant will be required to assist the Program Coordinator and Program Director as directed. The assistant should be proficient in a Microsoft operating environment   Responsibilities may include updating and maintaining the Program’s website, advertising program events, attending program events, and providing office support (including but not limited to answering general program questions through email, photocopying, and scanning).

Interested applicants should submit a C.V. and cover letter explaining interest in the position and qualifications by email to or

GA Position, The Swahili Flagship Center

The Swahili Flagship Center ( in the Department of Linguistics is offering graduate assistant positions for the coming 2011/2012 academic year. The Swahili Flagship Center is a program designed for undergraduate Swahili language learners to achieve a superior proficiency while pursuing degrees in the academic major of their choice. Applications from Masters or PhD level students (at any point in the course of their studies) are now being accepted for the position of Graduate Assistant. This position serves a multifaceted role in Swahili Flagship Center activities. Please read qualifications carefully to see that all criteria are met.

In this position graduate assistants are assigned to a variety of duties and tasks at the Swahili Flagship Center. Most duties will focus on working with Center staff to assist in undergraduate recruitment; language material development, mentoring/ assisting elementary, intermediate, and advanced Swahili students; organizing Center events and actives; and other duties as needed. Graduate Assistant positions are semester long appointments which may be renewed contingent upon funding. Positions are 20-hour per week (50% FTE); compensation includes fee remission for 12, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a stipend.

Candidates may be from any graduate program in any department or professional school at Indiana University, with preference given to students in programs pursuing the study of East African language, culture, history, etc. Must be able to demonstrate advanced Swahili reading, writing, and speaking skills through an interview and writing sample. Candidates must be enrolled full-time as an IUB graduate or professional student. NOTE: Graduate Assistants may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full- or half-time work.

Interested parties should submit the following application materials to Erick Amick at (

1.Cover letter and Résumé/CV
2.One current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to the required skills
3.Contact information for 2 additional references

Graduate Work Study Position- August 12, 2011 Deadline

The Department of Comparative Literature is looking for a managing editor for The Yearbook of Comparative Literature, a yearly publication, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Candidates should have some experience of publishing, of proofreading, and editing academic texts. They should also possess some knowledge of computer programs such as Adobe Indesign and Dreamweaver. The managing editor will work closely with the Journal’s General editor Prof. Eyal Peretz. This is a 10 month, 37.5% FTE GA position with a workload that will vary in intensity from week to week over the length of the appointment. Compensation will include a stipend of $7500 payable over 10 months and student health insurance. This position does not include tuition fee remission. Candidates must apply and be eligible for federal work study funding. This position also requires candidates to maintain registration of a minimum of 6 credits per semester (or G901) to be eligible for student health insurance. To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to no later than August 12th.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity in the Center for Service and Learning–application deadline MONDAY, MAY 9th, 2011

The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning has an opening for a graduate assistant during the 2011-12 academic year.  Applications for the position will be accepted through Monday, May 9th with interviews to be conducted GA Position Description CSL 11-12beginning the week of May 16th. If you know of an interested graduate student with an interest in civic engagement and service learning in higher education, please encourage them to apply.  Please direct questions to:

Mary F. Price
Service Learning Specialist
Center for Service and Learning
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46202