CGS Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistant Opportunity

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

*NEW* DEADLINE EXTENDED TO June 29, 2016

The Center for Global Studies is Penn State's federally-funded Title VI National Resource Center. It is one of only seven international NRCs in the nation. Working across all major university units, our mission is to enhance Penn State's recognition as a university known for excellent research, teaching, and outreach in global studies. Our goal is to create a cross-disciplinary center for the creative and innovative study of the many complex facets of globalization. We offer the university an impact-oriented vision for facilitating and coordinating faculty and student research, promoting globally-relevant graduate and undergraduate education, and introducing new outreach programs.

The Center for Global Studies is seeking candidates for a full-time graduate assistantship position beginning in Fall 2016. We are looking for graduate students interested in contributing to one or more of our interdisciplinary research initiatives: social justice, sustainability, and/ or ethical leadership.

Graduate Assistants will participate in a range of activities which include the planning and hosting of CGS events, assisting with K-12 curricular design, performing grant research, assisting with federal grant reporting, and holding weekly office hours. GAs will also be given the opportunity to present their research at an appropriate CGS venue.

Eligibility is limited to students who will be enrolled full-time in a graduate program within the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State for the 2016-17 academic year. The Graduate Assistantship will be funded at a grade level 13, half-time (20 hours per week.)

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of two or three references with contact information, a writing sample, and a cover letter detailing qualifications and discussing interests in relation to one or more of the above listed areas of Center research. All materials should be sent electronically in a single PDF to cgsinfo@psu.edu by June 29, 2016.

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