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Graduate Research Assistant Positions Opening for Summer 2017

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Two graduate research assistants needed to assist Center staff with researching and supporting faculty and TA development activities. All candidates will be considered for both positions, based on experience and qualifications.

The first position will assist with researching and supporting faculty and TA development programs, developing support documentation, web design and development. and 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 second 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 Microsoft Office tools and file formats
  • Writing and editing
  • Blackboard course management system (preferred)
  • Multimedia 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 both positions. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and shows initiative. Positions are for 20 hours per week starting May 16, 2017; the assistantship might be extended for fall and spring 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 this position is 3/31/2017.

Last Updated: 03/17/2017