AY2015-16 GAship through the Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME)

The Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) promotes multi- and inter-disciplinary knowledge of the Middle East by supporting academic programs, scholarships, public outreach, and support for educators and students at all levels. CSME seeks an outreach graduate assistant (GA) for the 2015-2016 academic year to assist the Center in organizing events and expanding membership.

Duties:

This position is a standard graduate assistantship and applicants should expect to work 20 hours per week at the Center’s building on campus. Duties might vary week-to-week, depending on active projects, but in general the GA will be expected to:

  • Create agendas for weekly staff meetings and contribute ideas for events
  • Take an active role in planning, organizing, and implementing events (includes reaching out to potential speakers, scheduling, reserving venues, placing catering orders, creating advertising flyers, contacting media, recording event data, etc.)
  • Clearly articulate CSME’s mission statement and details of upcoming events
  • Be familiar with campus and able to distribute flyers throughout campus for upcoming events
  • Learn the existing procedure for advertising and be able to complete at all levels and expand upon it
  • Design and create flyers, brochures, cards, etc. using Photoshop, Publisher, or similar
  • Manage CSME’s website and social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube
  • Suggest creative ways to increase CSME’s social media and listserv subscribers
  • Host a tabling event in populated campus areas (outdoors or indoors)
  • Work on a team and independently
  • Initiate communication (in-person, phone, email) and finish assignments with limited guidance
  • Participate in community and campus events that require an active CSME presence (may require working some evenings and/or weekends)
  • Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and/or 2010 and social media sites (experience with Adobe Creative Suites CS4 and/or CS5 a plus)
  • Perform other office duties as needed, including, but not limited to, handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing clerical services
  • Be creative, energetic, a master multitasker, and self-leading
  • Not be overwhelmed by last-minute changes or ambiguity

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a current graduate or postdoc student at Indiana University Bloomington during the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must have an academic research interest in the Middle East and preferably have knowledge of one or more languages of the Middle East or North Africa.

 

Compensation:

The GA position includes fee remission (12 credits Fall/12 credits Spring/6 credit Summer), health insurance, and a stipend of $15,750 (paid monthly over 10 months). GA’s are usually offered an opportunity to work as an hourly employee in the summer following (Summer 2016), in addition to their fee remission. Typically GA’s are eligible to continue their assistantship for a second year, though this is not guaranteed.

Please see https://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/saahandbook/index.php/Terms_of_Student_Academic_Appointments for additional information.

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a C.V./resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications by email to csme@indiana.edu no later than Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Successful applicants will be notified in June, 2015 and interviews scheduled soon after. The ideal applicant will be available to schedule an interview in person or via Skype [http://www.skype.com/en/]. Applicants that will be unavailable/abroad during June 2015 are responsible for explaining their situation in their cover letter and working with the Center for an alternative arrangement.

2015-16 GA-Ship Global Village Living and Learning Center (deadline 24 APRIL 2015)

Position Announcement 2015–2016

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Global Village Living-Learning Center

 

Overview:

The Global Village (GV) is a residential living-learning community located in Indiana University’s Northwest neighborhood and home to 120 academically focused students who share an interest in languages, culture, history, globalization, and world affairs. Global Village students represent over 20 majors (International Studies, foreign languages [Spanish, Chinese, Russian etc.], Political Science, Economics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, etc.) and speak over 20 languages.  The majority of Global Villagers will study abroad while attending Indiana University.

 

The Global Village GA will work closely with the three Global Village staff members (Director, Jeff Holdeman; Assistant Director, Vera Marinova; Office Assistant, Andy Fak), and will provide support to students planning co-curricular and extra-curricular events that meet the Global Village’s mission of being a multilingual, multinational, multicultural, multidisciplinary residence hall.

 

Hours: Approximately, 20 hours per week

Pay: The Graduate Assistant package includes: $15,750 Stipend, $2,721 Health Insurance, and a fee remission/tuition waiver.

 

Eligibility:

  • MA, ABD
  • Graduate student status in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Background or experience in student services, student affairs, service-learning, foreign cultural studies, volunteer management, service-corps, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with international travel, study abroad, office work
  • Familiarity with IU structure, student services, IU resources, academic programs

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Responsible and able to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Personable and sociable, able to recruit others to events, give tours, and host visitors
  • Flexible schedule
  • Available to work in the late afternoons, evenings, and when events are held
  • Available to attend GV events as needed
  • Tech-savvy with computers and electronics; able to handle basic a/v equipment
  • Dedicated to the GV, involved in activities, and committed to the mission

 

Job Duties:

  • Administrative: provide support to the Director and Assistant Director (projects, events, logistics, etc.)
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Assist Assistant Director, Vera Marinova, with Books & Beyond organization and general tasks
  • Personal programming initiative: creating your own long-term programs, such as previous years’ Leadership Workshop Certification Series
  • General programing: work with academic departments, cultural centers, and student service units; language microlesson series; other events
  • Assist GV residents to brainstorm, organize, advertise, and attend co-curricular and extra-curricular events
  • Compile yearly Programming Report {late spring semester}
  • GV newsletter NOMAD: gather articles from students, working with office assistant to format/edit and print each edition
  • Hold regular office hours, typically in evenings or on weekends when other office staff are not present
  • Attend training/development workshops: service-learning, civic engagement, community development, leadership training, etc.
  • Organize a variety of workshops: study abroad, internship, CV/resume, professional development, funding and scholarship, library resources, etc.
  • Organize service/volunteering events in Bloomington and elsewhere, (Alternative Spring Break, Griffy Lake Clean-Up, etc.,)
  • Model and encourage active community participation by attending meetings, proposing and implementing events, recruiting, marketing, and motivating others
  • Identify and outreach to new markets for recruiting
  • Review and update marketing materials
  • Run occasional errands: Kroger, Sam’s, Best Buy, printing services, SOA
  • Other projects as needed

 

Application Materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • An essay/cover sheet of 300–500 words describing why you are interested in this position and highlighting your qualifications, previous experiences, and professional strengths.
  • All application materials must be submitted to Vera Marinova (vmarinov@indiana.edu) no later than Friday, April 24, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

AY2015-16 GAship at Center for the Study of Global Change

The Center for the Study of Global Change (Global Center) at Indiana University is recruiting one (1) Graduate Assistant (GA) for the 2015-2016 academic year.  This GA position includes general program assistance, as well as more focused assistance with the Global Center’s initiatives in broader internationalization.

In addition to a fee remission (12 credits per semester and 6 credits for summer), the GA receives a stipend of at least $15,000 paid in ten installments during the academic year.  The GA is expected to work 20 hours per week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will be flexible, hard-working, and will have strong organizational skills and work experience.  Familiarity with international, trans-regional, and/or global issues and trends in any discipline(s) is ideal.

·         General program assistance will require skills in information technologies, event planning, communication, outreach, research, and website management.

·         Assistance with the Global Center’s internationalization efforts will necessitate an academic or experiential background in the internationalization of K-12 and higher education, outreach, research, and community programming.

Application form is attached.

Completed application materials should be submitted electronically to Deb Hutton by e-mail (huttond@iu.edu) by 11:59:59pm Friday, April 17, 2015.

Review of application will begin upon receipt. For out of town applicants, interviews can be conducted by Skype, but not by phone.

Please direct any questions to Deb Hutton, Global Center Assistant Director: huttond@iu.edu or 812-856-4827.

Please note that this GA position is conditional upon funding approval and will be confirmed or cancelled by email as soon as this information is known. Application download: 2015 CGC GA Application final2

GA-ship Polish Studies Center (due 1 MAY 2015)

 

PSC Graduate Assistantship 

 

The Polish Studies Center welcomes applications for a 10-month Graduate Assistantship for the 2015-16 academic year. The position is 20 hours/week during the academic year. ABD and other advanced students as well as Indiana residents (MA or PhD) only are especially encouraged to apply. The GA provides administrative support for the daily operations of the Polish Studies Center (PSC) and provides creative input into the PSC’s activities.

Duties include:

• provide a wide range of support staff work in the daily operations of the Center—receptionist duties, responding to telephone and email inquiries, sending out mailings, etc.

• assist in travel and other arrangements for visiting scholars;

• initiate financial transactions for PSC activities and visiting scholars;

• coordinate PSC events, including corresponding with speakers, scheduling meeting rooms and hospitality;

• prepare and maintain budgets for PSC events and for grants in consultation with the Director and Fiscal Officer;

• prepare publicity materials for PSC events;

• maintain the PSC website and social media;

• prepare the Center’s annual newsletter: planning, writing, commissioning and editing stories; conducting interviews; preparing layout;

• maintain/update online catalog of PSC library holdings;

• assist in fundraising activities of the Center, maintaining and updating alumni/donor lists.

Skills/qualifications: 

• some office experience desired;

• strong writing and organizational skills essential;

• familiarity with editing/publishing software, database software, and web-editing software preferred;

• some knowledge of Poland/East-Central Europe desired.

Stipend:

The GA will receive a stipend of 15,750, paid over the course of the academic year, as well as student health insurance and a tuition remission.

 

Application deadline is May 1, 2015 noon. Please submit the following to polish@indiana.edu:

• letter of application addressing required skills and qualifications;

• sample of journalistic/essay writing and/or of web design/publishing (e.g. a newsletter you have helped to produce);

• unofficial copy of IU transcript or most recent transcript;

• one letter of recommendation either from a work supervisor or graduate advisor.

CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER 

 

 

Editorial Assistantship Diplomatic History (deadline Friday 10 APRIL 2015)

Diplomatic History is seeking a graduate student from the IU History Department or a related department to serve as an Editorial Assistant. This half-time position (20 hours/week FTE) has a start date of August 1, 2015. An interest in transnational history and the histories of various regions and periods is desirable. Editorial Assistants read and make preliminary assessments of all incoming manuscripts, process books for review, assist in selecting referees, edit and proofread copy, record information in a computer database, and participate in editorial discussions.

Applicants should be ABD, that is, having finished their PhD qualifying exams, and have good editorial skills.  A successful applicant must also have at least two semesters of G901 eligibility, as there is no fee remission with this appointment.

Compensation is currently $1,575 per month with health benefits, and it can be a ten or twelve month position.  The position is renewable annually for up to three years.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 10, 2015.

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:

Nick Cullather, Anne Foster, Editors

Diplomatic History

Indiana University

1217 E. Atwater Avenue

Bloomington IN 47401-3703

diplomat@indiana.edu

Editorial Assistantship American Historical Review: Western Europe (esp. France and Italy, deadline 14 APRIL 2015)

 

 

The American Historical Review is seeking a graduate student in the IU History Department or a related department to serve as one of seven Editorial Assistants. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week F.T.E.). The successful candidate will be expected to make at least a two-year commitment. Training starts June 17, 2015 (actual start date July 1, 2015).

 

We seek a specialist in the history of early modern Western Europe and modern France, Italy, and Low Countries. Knowledge of ancient and/or medieval European history desirable.

 

An Editorial Assistant assesses and processes books for review; assists in the selection of reviewers; fact-checks, edits, and proofreads copy for the review sections; proofreads articles; and creates and updates records in a computer database.

 

Applicants should have completed their requirements for the M.A. degree and have proficiency in languages and general knowledge appropriate to the fields the assistantship covers. Proficiency in French is essential, and knowledge of Italian is highly desirable.

 

Current compensation is about $1,736 per month; the job covers twelve months, with a fee scholarship for students with fewer than 90 hours. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, with the possibility of an additional year’s extension to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

 

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:

 

Prof. Robert A. Schneider, Editor

American Historical Review

Indiana University

914 E. Atwater Avenue

Bloomington IN 47401

(812) 855-7609

 

For more information, contact us via e-mail at ahr@indiana.edu.

Editorial Assistant American Historical Review 19th C US History (deadline 14 April 2015)

The American Historical Review is seeking a graduate student in the IU History Department or a related department to serve as one of seven Editorial Assistants. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week F.T.E.). The successful candidate will be expected to make at least a two-year commitment. Training starts June 17, 2015 (actual start date July 1, 2015).

 

We seek a specialist in nineteenth-century U.S. history.

 

An Editorial Assistant assesses and processes books for review; assists in the selection of reviewers; fact-checks, edits, and proofreads copy for the review sections; proofreads articles; and creates and updates records in a computer database.

 

Applicants should have completed their requirements for the M.A. degree and have proficiency in languages and general knowledge appropriate to the fields the assistantship covers.

 

Current compensation is about $1,736 per month; the job covers twelve months, with a fee scholarship for students with fewer than 90 hours. The position is renewable annually for up to three years, with the possibility of an additional year’s extension to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

 

Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:

 

Prof. Robert A. Schneider, Editor

American Historical Review

Indiana University

914 E. Atwater Avenue

Bloomington IN 47401

(812) 855-7609

 

For more information, contact us via e-mail at ahr@indiana.edu.

GA-ship CEWiT

Graduate Assistant
This person will report to the Program Manager and work closely with the Director, as well as the faculty, staff, and student alliances. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Researches, creates, and codes (HTML) content for the CEWiT website and eNewsletter, including relevant news and resources for faculty, staff, and student women in technology, and works closely with student interns responsible for managing the center’s social media presence
  • Supports CEWiT staff and volunteers in the planning of events and programs for CEWiT and the faculty, staff, and student affiliate groups
  • Assists with the coordination of CEWiT’s annual Techie Women Have More… technology conference, including mainting conference website
  • Represents CEWiT at campus events and programs in order to share information about the center to prospective affiliates
  • Other duties as assigned

Remuneration includes a $13,525 stipend for 10 months, tuition remission, and health insurance. This position is 50% FTE and therefore is a 20-hour-per-week commitment. This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Must be a current graduate or postdoc student at IU Bloomington during the 2015-16 school year. Knowledge of HTML and CSS required. Exprience with IU’s WCMS and SiteBuilder preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, demonstrated evidence of initiative and the ability to plan and execute programs and events. Graphic design skills preferred.

Applications are being accepted immediately until the position is filled. Interested applications should submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to their online portfolio (if they have one) to CEWiT Program Manager Jenny Hertel at jlb3@iu.edu.

College of Arts & Sciences Native American & Indigenous Studies (deadline 1 APR 2015)

The Committee on Native American and Indigenous Studies invites nominations for the College of Arts & Sciences Native American & Indigenous Studies award. Self-nominations and faculty recommendations are welcome. The award includes a fellowship in the amount of $18,000 and a modest stipend (of up to $3000) to cover responsibilities as the editor of a newsletter for the Native American & Indigenous Studies degree concentrations. There is also a small travel award to promote NAIS degree offerings at a professional development conference.

Complete nominations are due by April 1, 2015. Interested students should include a letter of application detailing their intellectual affiliation with the fields of Native American, First Nations, and/or Indigenous studies. To complete the application dossier, students should include a CV, brief dissertation precis, and a letter of support from an IU faculty member. Some preference will be given to students enrolled in the NAIS doctoral minor, but any student with a relationship to this subject area is welcomed and encouraged to apply. The award is for students at the G901 level.

Please submit all materials to Professor Christina Snyder, chair of the Committee on NAIS, at snyderch@indiana.edu. A committee of NAIS faculty members will review the applications, and an awardee will be announced in mid-April.

CLACS Fall 2015 AI-ship (deadline 30 MAR 2015)

Please forward to your graduate students:

 

Accepting Applications: Fall 2015 AI for COLL-C103 Race, Love, Conquest course

Deadline:  next Monday, March 30, 2015

 

About the position: The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is seeking applicants for Associate Instructor / Grader for the Fall 2015 course, “Race, Love, Conquest.” 20 hours/wk. The AI will work with the course Lecturer. Duties to include, but not be limited to: grading homework and tests; assisting with weekly office hours; attending the class. Applicants must be graduate students in a College of Arts and Sciences department or program. We encourage applications from all affiliated students in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, but first preference will be given to students enrolled in the CLACS MA program. The AI position covers living stipend, tuition fee remission and health insurance for the Fall 2015 semester only. CLACS may seek to fill 1-2 Associate Instructor positions pending sufficient enrollment in the course.

 

How to apply: Applicants should submit a 1 page maximum statement on how they are qualified for the position, mentioning any past teaching or AI experience, a Curriculum Vitae, and one letter of recommendation attesting to their prior teaching experience and/or potential. Please send all documents electronically to katinova@indiana.edu with reference to: “COLL-C103 AI Position” by March 30, 2015.

 

About the course: The course lecture will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45pm and the discussion on Tuesdays from 5:45-7:45pm.

Course Abstract: What is Love?  How does love relate to adventure, travel, and politics?  We often say that love “conquers all” thus we ask how is love used as a story to justify conquest and colonization in the Americas but also generally anywhere?  In this class, we explore how “love” especially transgressive love across races, classes and cultures, or between same sex is written up and told in myths and histories that have fundamentally created and shaped our identities as “Americans” specifically, and as the proper descendants and inheritors of Western Civilization.   In other words, we explore love as an ideology used to explain and legitimate political domination or conquest in historical situations of colonialism or inter-racial conflict.  This course destabilizes our popular assumptions about “whiteness” through an interrogation of how “otherness” has been envisioned and fabricated by European racial politics beginning with the discovery of the Americas.  By exploring cannibalism, noble savage, and myths about the conquest of the Americas, this course presents an alternative approach to understanding the history to Western Civilization and to American society and culture through an exploration of love.

 

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!
All best,

 

Katie Novak

Academic Secretary & Scheduling Officer

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Indiana University

1125 E. Atwater Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47401

http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/

Phone: 812-855-1836

Fax: 812-855-5345

E-mail: katinova@indiana.edu