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Graduate Research Assistant Positions Open for Fall 2017

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Position Description

Three graduate research assistants are needed to assist Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center staff with researching and supporting faculty and TA development activities. All candidates will be considered for the available positions, based on experience and qualifications.

Two positions will assist with research and supporting faculty and TA development programs, developing support documentation, researching and supporting instructional technology.

Candidates must have strong communication skills and be proficient in:

  • Writing and editing
  • Various Microsoft Office tools and file formats
  • Using Blackboard course management system for teaching (preferred)
  • Making presentations (preferred)
  • Comfort with working one-on-one with faculty (preferred)
  • Instructional design (preferred)
  • Multimedia material development, such as video editing or using Adobe Presenter or Camtasia (preferred)
  • Graphic design and photo editing (preferred)

The third position will assist with researching instructional technology, and researching and supporting hardware and software necessary for faculty development activities.

Candidates must have strong communication skills and be proficient in:

  • Windows and Mac workstations and operating systems
  • Problem-solving with hardware and software issues
  • Various MS-Office tools and file formats
  • Writing and editing
  • Multimedia presentation material development, such as video editing or using Adobe Presenter or Camtasia (preferred)
  • Graphic design and photo editing (preferred)

Good communication skills and ability to research needed materials are required for all positions. We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated and show initiative. Positions are for 20 hours per week starting August 16, 2017 or sooner if available. The assistantships might be extended for spring and summer semesters.

Interested graduate students should submit their resumés and cover letters by email describing their qualifications and experience related to the position, work-related references, and links or evidence of previously developed materials to:

Stephanie Richter, Assistant Director
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
srichter@niu.edu
http://www.niu.edu/facdev

Printed resumés will not be accepted. Deadline for applying for these positions is 7/31/2017. Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt. For additional tips on applying, see go.niu.edu/gatips

Last Updated: 6/8/2017