Graduate Assistantship: Fall 2013


The Center for the Study of the Middle East, African Studies Center, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Studies, East Asian Studies Center, and Russian and East European Institute welcome applications for a Graduate Assistantship in the Fall Semester of the 2013-14 academic year. The position is open to ABD students enrolled in G901 only.

The GA appointment will require an effort of 20 hours/week throughout the Fall Semester. The GA will assist with all administrative, financial, organizational, and pedagogical aspects pertaining to a series of workshops for middle and high school teachers on the teaching of world history/geography.

Duties include:

  • Scheduling and attending to logistical arrangements for two workshops to be held in two different regions of Indiana
  • Composing and disseminating announcements of upcoming workshops to middle and high school teachers who serve at schools of the regions in question
  • Coordinating the work of IU doctoral students and other presenters at the workshops
  • Developing and disseminating classroom activities based on workshop presentations for use at middle and high school level
  • Processing financial transactions that include supply orders, payments for substitute teachers, travel reimbursements
  • Assembling and organizing materials from current and previous workshops in preparation for launch of a webpage devoted to the project

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with middle/high school social studies curricula
  • Coursework and/or work experience in lesson plan development for middle/high school
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn IU financial systems
  • Good computer skills

Eligibility & Stipend:

Graduate Students enrolled in G901 are eligible to apply.  The GA will receive a stipend of $7,875, paid out in five installments from mid-September through mid-December, and health insurance.

Application deadline is August 7. Please submit the following to Mark Trotter, Associate Director/Russian and East European Institute, at

  • letter of application addressing preferred skills and qualifications;
  • CV or resume;
  • two letters of recommendation from work supervisors and/or graduate faculty.