GPSO is accepting applications for most elected officer positions- Deadline: February 17, 2013

Nominations are open for most elected officer positions for 2013-2014 until midnight on February 17th.  Nominees will be asked to accept their nomination and provide a position statement.  All elected officers except the President will receive a $500 per semester stipend.

GPSO Elected Officers Positions

GPSO Operations Coordinator Student Academic Appointee Position Available- Deadline: February 22, 2013

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (http://www.iu.edu/~gpso) serves over 9,500 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington through providing academic support, advocacy, community-building and resources. The GPSO seeks applicants for the position of Operations Coordinator for the 2013-14 academic year.

The GPSO Operations Coordinator is a paid SAA 10-12 month position. This position organizes and executes social and academic events throughout the year. Events include Orientation Week, the annual Grad Appreciation Week (culminating in the Grad Bash), and monthly social networking hours, special family-friendly and cultural events. The Operations Coordinator also plans and implements academic, professional development and community building activities, in frequent partnership with university departments, student groups, and community organizations.

The Operations Coordinator works with the GPSO Communications Coordinator to market events to the graduate community and oversees the creation and/or distribution of publicity materials, primarily using online media such as email listservs and Facebook events. The Operations Coordinator purchases materials for GPSO events in accordance with IU purchasing policies, manages the procurement card and works with the GPSO Treasurer to document these purchases and submit financial statements in a timely manner.

The Operations Coordinator serves on and assists the GPSO Executive Committee, and serves as chair of the GPSO Programming Committee in efforts to create and execute successful and relevant events. On occasion, the Operations Coordinator publicly represents the organization.

The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Successful applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and work well in a close team environment. The ideal candidate will have experience collaborating with university organizations and community groups, and working with volunteers. Familiarity with Indiana University operations and the Bloomington community preferred. Vibrant, outgoing, and creative students with event planning and administrative experience are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be enrolled full time as an IUB graduate or professional student and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment. NOTE: The Operations Coordinator may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full-time or half-time work on conjunction with this position.

The Operations Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,500 stipend. The Operations Coordinator may also work as many as 200 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $12.50/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Candidate must be available immediately to begin training and should plan to be in Bloomington to begin position during summer 2013.

Interested parties should submit the following application materials by 5pm on Friday, February 22 to Dean Yolanda Trevino at ytrevino@indiana.edu. Please submit all materials electronically via email in ONE combined PDF file. Due to time restraints, we will not consider incomplete applications at this time.

  1. Cover letter and Résumé
  2. One current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to the required skills
  3. Contact information for 2 additional references
  4. 300 word essay explaining your vision for increasing the relevance of the GPSO in the wider IU and Bloomington Community during the 2011-2012 academic year.

IU Visitors Center GA 2013-14 (due 8 March)

The IU Visitor Information Center seeks a graduate assistant for the 2013-2014 academic year. The position requires a 20-hour per week employment commitment. The graduate assistant receives a stipend and fee remission for up to 12 credit hours for each of the fall and spring semesters. Applicants can be first-year or continuing graduate students.

 

The graduate assistant will support the IU Visitor Information Center’s mission of serving as the “official front door” to Indiana University. The GA’s responsibilities will include supervising a staff of undergraduate employees, coordinating Visitor Center programs and activities, engaging with prospective students, faculty, and administrators, and performing other administrative duties as assigned. The graduate assistant will report to Nicole Griffin, Director of the IU Visitor Information Center.

 

Applicants for this position must be organized, pay strong attention to detail, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. A general knowledge of IU’s undergraduate programs and services and of Bloomington is preferred.

 

Interested applicants must e-mail a cover letter and resume to Nicole Griffin at nsg@indiana.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2013. Late submissions will not be accepted. Qualified and eligible candidates will be contacted to interview for the position in mid-March. A student who already has a student academic appointment may apply as long as they understand they must forfeit their current assignment if selected for this position.

GPSO Operations Coordinator Position–nominations open until 2/17

Operations Coordinator Student Academic Appointee Position Available!
The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (http://www.iu.edu/~gpso) serves over 9,500 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington through providing academic support, advocacy, community-building and resources. The GPSO seeks applicants for the position of Operations Coordinator for the 2013-14 academic year.
The GPSO Operations Coordinator is a paid SAA 10-12 month position. This position organizes and executes social and academic events throughout the year. Events include Orientation Week, the annual Grad Appreciation Week (culminating in the Grad Bash), and monthly social networking hours, special family-friendly and cultural events. The Operations Coordinator also plans and implements academic, professional development and community building activities, in frequent partnership with university departments, student groups, and community organizations.
The Operations Coordinator works with the GPSO Communications Coordinator to market events to the graduate community and oversees the creation and/or distribution of publicity materials, primarily using online media such as email listservs and Facebook events. The Operations Coordinator purchases materials for GPSO events in accordance with IU purchasing policies, manages the procurement card and works with the GPSO Treasurer to document these purchases and submit financial statements in a timely manner.
The Operations Coordinator serves on and assists the GPSO Executive Committee, and serves as chair of the GPSO Programming Committee in efforts to create and execute successful and relevant events. On occasion, the Operations Coordinator publicly represents the organization.
The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Successful applicant should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and work well in a close team environment. The ideal candidate will have experience collaborating with university organizations and community groups, and working with volunteers. Familiarity with Indiana University operations and the Bloomington community preferred. Vibrant, outgoing, and creative students with event planning and administrative experience are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must be enrolled full time as an IUB graduate or professional student and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment. NOTE: The Operations Coordinator may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full-time or half-time work on conjunction with this position.
The Operations Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,500 stipend. The Operations Coordinator may also work as many as 200 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $12.50/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Candidate must be available immediately to begin training and should plan to be in Bloomington to begin position during summer 2013.

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM–Deadline 2/15!

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for college and graduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions.
ELIGIBILITY:
Academic requirements include:
 Graduate-level enrollment in a “helping profession” program, such as medicine, human services, the rabbinate, or Jewish communal service;
 Or vocational or undergraduate training in helping sectors requiring no post-graduate education for employment, such as education or nursing;
 Or mathematics and engineering, or other sciences;
 Or performing/fine arts;
 Or the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
 Or law, in the helping sector.
Legal domicility in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, or in some cases, Cook County or Northwest Indiana. Refugees or asylees are encouraged to apply, as citizenship is not a prerequisite.
Jewish Vocational Service administers the scholarship program and personally inter-views all applicants before April 20, 2013 at one of its many offices throughout the Chi-cago metropolitan area.
To apply, go to www.jvschicago.org/training-education/scholarship-services.
For additional information or questions, contact the JVS Scholarship Coordinator at (312) 673-3444 or via e-mail jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.
Application deadline: February 15, 2013.

SSRC Transnational Asian Postdocs (29 March deadline)

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections — SSRC Deadline March 29th

The SSRC is pleased to offer continued support for its Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research program. Following on a successful pilot phase in which 19 individual fellowships were awarded, the SSRC plans to offer 15-20 fellowships in 2013-2014.

These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric “Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections”. Their purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that do not fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will continue to help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period. The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research will thus provide promising scholars important support at critical junctures in their careers.

The intellectual thrust of the project will continue to be the re-conceptualization of Asia as an interlinked historical and geographic formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia. Proposals submitted for the fellowship competition should bear upon processes that connect places and peoples (such as migration, media, and resource flows) as well as those that reconfigure local and trans-local contexts (such as shifting borders, urbanization, and social movements). The broad focus of the program is intended to advance transregional research as well as to establish structures for linking scholars across disciplines in the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Applications and additional fellowship details, including a list of our current fellows and answers to frequently asked questions, are available on the program website at:http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship

Questions? Please contact: transregional@ssrc.org

ACLS Public Fellows Program (27 March 2013)

Fellowship Details

  • Stipend: $65,000 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow
  • Tenure: Two years; start date in mid-July or early September 2013, depending on the position
  • Applications accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). The system will open on January 24, 2013. Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.
  • Application deadline: March 27, 2013
  • Notification of application status will occur by email starting May 2013.
  • http://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/

Important details: must have degree in hand BEFORE 27 March 2013.  Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

Postdoc: “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia”

Call for Applications
Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative, and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.”
Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production such as Urdu-Hindi, Persian, or Bengali. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in area studies (South Asia or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2013. The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses over three academic quarters related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments.
Application materials must be submitted online at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20918 . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and drafts of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the letter writers. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55, 000 – $60,000 and health coverage. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2013.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

ASMEA Travel Grant Program

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to announce the ASMEA Travel Grant Program for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of these regions. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Sixth Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on November 21 – 23, 2013. Each grant may be used to cover hotel, conference registration, transportation, and related costs.
 
As in years past, our conference will be an excellent opportunity for professors and students to present their research, hear from leading thinkers, and network in our nation’s capital. Applications and proposals to present new, unpublished research are being accepted now. The deadline for applications is April 30th.
 
For information on how to apply please visit asmeascholars.org or contact ASMEA at info@asmeascholars.org or 202.429.8860.

Dhar India Studies Travel Fellowships 25 Feb Deadline

A limited number of research-travel fellowships (each in the amount of up to $2500) are now available to Indiana University Bloomington graduate students though the Dhar India Studies Program. These grants are intended to support travel to the Indian subcontinent for the purposes of preliminary or dissertation-stage research. Funds may also be used in support of travel to sites other than the subcontinent, pending sufficient justification.

Qualified students will be enrolled toward a Ph.D. and pursuing research that focuses substantially on the Indian subcontinent (broadly understood). The competition is open to students working in both the Humanities and Social Sciences, though preference will be given to those who have previously pursued coursework in the Dhar India Studies Program and have either completed qualifying examinations, or expect to take them within the next year. A progress report on research conducted under the auspices of the grant will be required at the conclusion of the research period.

To apply, students should submit a CV (with email address), unofficial transcript, a statement of research program (of no more than three pages), and a budget of expenses no later than Monday, February 25, 2013, at 4pm to india@indiana.edu. Each applicant should arrange to have two confidential letters of support (at least one of which must be from a member of the IU-Bloomington faculty) sent to the same address by the rele-vant deadline. All materials must be submitted electronically.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 8, 2013.