Graduate students pursuing a doctorate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for several graduate assistantships in the areas of writing, editing, community engagement, and performing arts marketing and communication.
The positions are part of a five-year pilot project that provides CLAS doctoral students with unique opportunities to gain diverse experience in outreach, engagement, and writing that will benefit their career preparation.
"I worked closely with the Magid Center staff to make sure (outreach, promotional, and newsletter) work is clean and polished. This experience has increased my skills and allowed me to get more in tune with general audience writing.”
Alyssa D. “Adare” Smith
PhD student, English
Writing research assistantship, Magid Center for Writing
"My assistantships with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Iowa Sciences Academy have broadened my horizons and have supported my clinical and research work. I have gained a variety of skills from event management to course design and scientific outreach while working with an impactful group of people."
PhD student, audiology
Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Iowa Sciences Academy assistantship
"Working on the backend of an academic journal has given me incredible insight into the publishing world and improved my own writing. Plus, I’m gaining crucial skills in communication, time management, and teamwork."
PhD student, French
Dance Research Journal assistantship
For summer 2024, CLAS will award the following assistantships:
For academic year 2024-25, CLAS will award the following assistantships:
- One Editing Research Assistantship to assist faculty who serve as editors-in-chief to selected prestigious academic journals
- One (to two) Community Engagement Graduate Assistantship for the Iowa Sciences Academy
- One Marketing and Communications Assistantship for the Performing Arts
- One Research Assistantship for the Magid Center for Writing
All positions are 50 percent effort or 20 hours per week. Current students in years one through four of a PhD, DMA, or AuD degree program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.
Online applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.
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