The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) invites graduate students to apply for a graduate assistantship that will focus on planning the Classroom Climate Workshop (CCW) for
the Fall 2020 semester. This position is a 0.5 FTE (~20 hours per week) graduate assistant who will assist our staff in 1) envisioning new models for CCW, 2) planning for the Fall 2020 offering
of CCW, 3) managing outreach to other stakeholders and contributors across campus, and 4) contributing to development of related diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) programming for Associate Instructors. This position offers either in- or out-of-state tuition as well as a stipend of $9,000 for the Spring 2020 semester. This GA will help us explore models for delivering DEI-related programming for new Associate Instructors that meet our goals of:
- providing introductory DEI programming via CCW that addresses AI’s immediate needs
- while building connections to more advanced topics and inquiry;
- drawing upon expertise across campus; and
- balancing meaningfulness and scalability.
Candidates for this position should:
• have knowledge of feminist, critical race, and/or Native feminist (or similar) theories, literatures, and pedagogies;
- have experience in helping students and/or instructors examine structures of inequality;
- have experience working with and in cultural centers;
- be creative and willing to incorporate new ideas, methods, activities around equitybased teaching practice and support of instructors of non-dominant identities;
- be highly organized and a strong communicator; and
- be willing to contribute to CITL staff conversations about classroom climate and DEI topics.
To apply, please send a one-paragraph email response to each of the following two questions as well as a CV or resumé to Greg Siering, CITL Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 17, 2020.
We hope to contact individuals for interview the week of January 20th. Anticipated start date is January 27, 2020.
- How do your experiences (teaching, research, education, and others) align with the goals of this assistantship?
- How will this assistantship opportunity contribute to your professional goals?
- What is your knowledge of the Classroom Climate Workshop and what is an idea you have for providing valuable preparation for new AIs on equity and inclusion issues?
- Is there any DEI programming that you would be interested in helping us develop or cofacilitate?