Graduate Student Diversity Forum and Engagement Session
Updated by Janaina on March 5, 10:30am
You're invited to the Graduate Student Diversity Forum and Engagement Session, co-hosted by the Teaching Assistants' Association (TAA) and Associated Students of Madison (ASM), next Wednesday, March 12, 5:30-7 at Memorial Union (TITU). The goals of the event are to engage graduate students in discussions regarding course and campus-work issues they face or are concerned about related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and to generate some recommendations for
1) the Ad-Hoc Diversity Committee based on this feedback to incorporate into their new Diversity Plan (the current draft lacks ANY incorporation of grad students, our needs, or the needs of the students in our classrooms), and
2) the TAA to better incorporate related concerns and suggestions into TAA union practices and actions
The Diversity Plan in particular has the potential to impact the way resources are allocated across campus for diversity efforts, so I strongly encourage anyone with opinions to participate. To RSVP, please sign up through facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/events/646014258769386/) OR contact Gina Spitz, TAA Diversity Committee Co-Chair, at email@example.com.
Graduate Assistant Position with College of Engineering, Spring 2014
Updated by Janaina on February 12, 10:45am
Graduate Student Position in Transfer Student Services
The College of Engineering (COE) seeks to fill a one-semester, hourly position for Spring 2014 with possible renewal for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Principal duties will be assisting the COE transfer admissions coordinator in the Engineering General Resources (EGR) Office, as well as collaborating with faculty and staff throughout COE, on projects that will support and enhance the experience of current and prospective COE transfer students. Responsibilities will include assessing students’ needs and interests; organizing and facilitating academic and social activities accordingly; meeting with individuals and cohorts of transfer students; referring students to academic, personal, and career resources as needed; updating and creating transfer information materials and resources; and performing related duties as necessary or that reflect the assistant’s interests and expertise.
The Harvard College Observatory invites applications for the inaugural cohort of the newly launched Harvard-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships for Future Faculty Leaders program. The program seeks individuals whose research will contribute to increasing diversity and inclusion in the fields of physics and astronomy. The program is intended principally for candidates who are now completing their Doctorate, or have very recently completed their Doctorate but have not yet begun a postdoctoral position, or any individual for whom additional mentoring and training is desired to prepare for future postdoctoral or faculty opportunities. The program provides for a visit of approximately one week in order to foster a research and mentoring relationship with a faculty sponsor, followed by a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship during which ongoing mentoring and networking will help to complete the fellow’s transition to independent young scientist.
The nominal starting date is September 1, 2014, but earlier appointments are possible. The positions are for two years, renewable for a third year, contingent on performance and funding.
For application instructions and to login to the application, please see the Application page.