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

RA-ship Medieval Studies Institute 2015-16 (deadline 6 APR 2015)

The Medieval Studies Institute is pleased to announce a search for an advanced graduate student in the arts and humanities or social sciences with excellent skills in use of computers, research, writing, and close reading, as well as a special interest in the process and procedures for editing scholarly journals.

The Institute is offering a research assistantship of $13,000 for the 2015-16 academic year (including student health insurance) for 20 hours per week in the Journals Initiative office of the Medieval Studies Institute, which currently supports three journals: Exemplaria, The Medieval Review, and Textual Cultures. Applicants must be eligible for G901, since the appointment does not include tuition remission. The appointment may be renewed for a second year, contingent upon performance and continued academic progress.

This is an excellent opportunity for an advanced graduate student to learn about scholarly journals with different publishing formats and editing needs. The assistant needs to be able to use a Macintosh computer to manage a large email account, do XML tagging, manage a FileMaker database, and use a variety of word-processing programs. Prior experience with these is desirable, but not necessary, as long as the assistant has facility in learning new computer programs and processes. Graduate coursework in Medieval Studies, ability to read European languages other than English, and previous copy-editing experience are valuable assets for this position.

Applications for this internship should be sent as digital files (PDF preferable) to Prof. Rosemarie McGerr at rmcgerr@indiana.edu<mailto:rmcgerr@indiana.edu>.

Applications must include:

1) a letter discussing your academic progress, work or research experience, organization and computer skills, and interest in the field of scholarly editing

2) a current curriculum vitae

3) an unofficial transcript, and

4) the names and contact information of two faculty references.

Deadline for applications: Monday, April 6, 2015 (5:00 p.m.)

GPSO Officer Positions Open for 2015-2016 (deadline 20 MAR 2015)

 

Please forward the following information to your students. These officer positions come with a $1000 yearly award for the student’s volunteer service.

GPSO is looking for interested students to serve on the GPSO 2015-2016 Executive Committee! If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, click on the link to fill out a short application and send your resume/CV to gpso@indiana.edu by March 20th at 11:59PM.

Awards Officer

The Awards Officer oversees the awarding GPSO Travel and Research Grants. This involves working with GPSO accounts manager, Dr. Yolanda Treviño, the GPSO Excomm, and the Awards Committee. Apply here!

Benefits Officer

The Benefits Officer addresses the benefit needs of Student Academic Appointees (SAA’s) and student employees, specifically health insurance, stipends, fee remission structure and related employment issues. The position seeks to recommend improvements to benefit and compensation policies for all graduate and professional students. Apply here!

Diversity Officer

The Diversity Officer acts as a medium of communication between IUSA, BGSA, LGSA, ISA, other graduate student organizations and GPSO. The Diversity Officer also serves as a member of the External Relations committee. Apply here!

Sustainability Officer

The Sustainability Officer addresses issues related to sustainability within the GPSO and campus communities. Examples of issues addressed are recycling, transportation, carbon emissions and sustainable growth. Apply here!