Graduate Assistantship in Women's Studies applications being accepted for 2012-2013 Academic Year

The Women's Studies Program will have available for the coming year one or more positions for a graduate teaching assistant.  Students appointed will assist with and lead discussion sections for the core courses in Women's Studies (WOMS 230 & WOMS 235).  In addition, they may help with research and other program activities.  Contingent upon satisfactory performance of duties, the assistant will be reappointed for a second academic year.

Working for our program provides many benefits.  Our students graduate with experience teaching in two areas, which is an asset in a tight job market.  Participating in the life of an interdisciplinary program also leads students to consider their studies from multiple perspectives, broadening their insights.  Finally, as a small program, we are able to provide every student with opportunities to engage in non-teaching aspects of academic work, such as committee service and curriculum development.  We offer intensive training in pedagogy, with particular attention to teaching to diverse audiences and dealing with controversial subjects.

Applicants should be a graduate student in good standing, show evidence of relevant experience, display an interest and background in Women's Studies, possess strong research abilities, and demonstrate excellent English written and oral communication skills.  We seek representation from a variety of disciplines and populations within the university.  Ordinarily, our teaching assistants are expected to enroll in the graduate certificate in Women's Studies.

Applicants should provide a current résumé, the Graduate School's assistantship application, two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a letter explaining their interest in the positionStudents must file for work study funds if they have not already done so.  The position is open until filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2012.

If you have questions, stop in Reavis 103, email womenst@niu.edu, or call 815-753-1038.