1-2 GA Positions (Hourly) – East Asian Studies Center (Closes 8 August)

The East Asian Studies Center now has 1-2 outreach assistant positions available.

The outreach assistant will assist with our professional development programs for K-12 teachers, as well as outreach to K-12 students and the general public. The successful candidate must commit to working 20 hours per week as soon as possible through the end of July 2015. This position doesn’t carry tuition remission.

The pay is $14.25 per hour.

Applications accepted until Aug 8, 2014, or until position is filled.

Job description:

  • Assists the EASC Outreach Coordinator with East Asia-related outreach activities, primarily for K-12 educators and the general public
  • Manages and maintains program participants’ files
  • Enters participants’ information into the database
  • Helps recruit participants for outreach programs
  • Assists in processing payments for participants, instructors, and guest speakers
  • Makes logistical arrangements
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program at Indiana University Bloomington
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer literacy
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the program participants
  • Ability to work well with faculty and staff in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of East Asia is preferred but not required

To apply: Email a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references to Cathy Gao at leigao@indiana.edu. Please indicate on the cover letter how you were informed about the position.

(FILLED) SAA/GA Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

Title: Graduate Assistantship Position (20 hours/week)

Job Description: Under limited supervision, the Graduate Assistant position performs a variety of tasks related to the successful completion of the daily duties for Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall Black Culture Center. Graduate Assistant is responsible for staffing the center during the evening office hours as well as providing administrative, programming, supervisory, and other assistance to the director. Some experience with technology and creating and managing databases are needed. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, he/she may also have additional project assignments.

Qualifications: Has office and/or programming, public relations previous experience; knowledge of Black culture; knowledge of computers and database/spreadsheet/ word processing/desktop publishing software; excellent communication and leadership skills, ability to work with wide range of people; excellent planning and organizational skills. To be eligible must have graduate work-study.


For more information, please contact: Stephanie Power-Carter, Black Cultural Center, 275 North Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405, Tel: 812-855-9271, stecarte@indiana.edu


About the Marcellus Neal and Frances Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC): The IUB NMBCC supports coalition building and unity among students, helping them to recognize their common interests and heritage and acting as a voice for their concerns. In addition, it provides resources, educational support, and community outreach activities to IUB students, faculty, staff, and Bloomington residents. The NMBCC sponsors and co-sponsors various educational and cultural events throughout the year at the center and elsewhere. The programs center around 4 areas academic success, student services, community, and recruitment and retention. Administrative • Staff NMBCC in evenings • Assist in supervising undergraduate staff of NMBCC • Help with special programs in evenings and weekends as needed • Open and staff NMBCC when director or full time staff is unable to do so • Serve as a liaison to the Black student organizations • Serve as a resource and support for Black students and Black student organizations • Assist the director and full time staff person as needed Programming • Oversee the planning and facilitate monthly Black student leaders meetings • Assist in planning and executing NMBCC programs, workshops or speakers as needed • Organize volunteers for NMBCC programs • Contact potential co-sponsors for programs in consultation with director • Staff events at the center and off-site Publicity • Contact list of Black resources • Monitor and facilitate website, Blog, face book and twitter • Contact list of IU and community publicity resources • Assist in maintaining list servs • Assist with news release, emails and flyers for NMBCC programs • Contact other student organizations to help with publicity And other duties as assigned based on need and current projects.

Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Ph.D. Research Fellowships (due 24 September)

Dear Colleagues,
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2014 solicitation.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday September 24, 2014.
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.
The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2014, for project periods beginning anytime between January and September 2015.
Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).
For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science