2022-2023 Graduate Teaching Assistantship application process

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Applicants may apply who are pursuing a PhD, MFA or MA in a field relating to gender, women's, sexuality studies or social justice; who have an undergraduate degree in the same; or who have completed coursework in feminist scholarship, sexuality studies and/or social justice and have teaching experience.  Although we grant weight to students enrolled in UI’s GWSS graduate certificate program, we regularly hire students with strong GWSS experience outside of our own degree program.

In order to be considered for a teaching assistant position for 2022-2023, complete the form found HERE and submit to Laura Kastens. YOU MAY NOT HOLD MORE THAN A 50% APPOINTMENT EITHER SEMESTER (this includes any bi-weekly on campus jobs you may have).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: MARCH 21, 2022

AVAILABLE COURSES:
Fall:

GWSS:1001 Introduction to Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

2 TAs sought.  Three discussion sections = ½ time semester appointment (approximately 20 hours per week for a semester).
Duties:  Attend 2 faculty-led weekly lectures and lead one small group discussion session per section each week within guidelines provided by faculty; meet with faculty supervisor for course planning and discussion, grade students’ written and oral work.

GWSS:1060  Sex & Popular Culture in America

1 TA sought.  Three sections = ½ time semester appointment (approximately 20 hours per week for a semester).
Duties:  Attend 2 faculty-led lectures and lead one small group discussion session per section each week within guidelines provided by faculty; meet with faculty supervisor for course planning and discussion, assist faculty supervisor in selection and preparation of course materials and exams, grade students’ written and oral work.

SJUS:1001 Introduction to Social Justice

1 or more TAs sought. Three discussion sections = ½ time semester appointment (approximately 20 hours per week for a semester).
Duties:  Attend 2 faculty-led weekly lectures and lead one small group discussion session per section each week within guidelines provided by faculty; meet with faculty supervisor for course planning and discussion, grade students’ written and oral work.

Spring:

GWSS:1002 Diversity and Power : Examining Gender, Race & Class in the US

2 TAs sought.  Three discussion sections = ½ time semester appointment (approximately 20 hours per week)
Duties:  Attend 2 faculty-led weekly lectures and lead one small group discussion session per section each week within guidelines provided by faculty; meet with faculty supervisor for course planning and discussion, grade students’ written and oral work.

SJUS:2250 History of Social Justice Movements

1 TA sought.  Three discussion sections = ½ time semester appointment (approximately 20 hours per week)
Duties:  Attend 2 faculty-led weekly lectures and lead one small group discussion session per section each week within guidelines provided by faculty; meet with faculty supervisor for course planning and discussion, grade students’ written and oral work.

GWSS:4090 Senior Research Seminar and/or SJUS:4080 Advocacy and Engagement Capstone

1 TA sought. ¼ or ½ time semester appointment (approximately 10-20 hours per week for the spring semester; ¼ time per section. Number of sections depends on the number of students who need the Seminars. Will not be more than 2 sections).
Duties: Attend weekly meeting of the seminar/s; work closely with instructor/s and individual students on developing research, writing and poster presentation skills; give feedback to students who are developing annotated research bibliographies and writing first drafts; help students understand and apply key aspects of feminist theory and GWSS concepts to their projects; act as content resource for students as they narrow their focus and look for appropriate research materials; and aid in the planning, organizing, and advertising of an end-of-the semester public poster presentation of student work.