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TA Position for LAS 291/292 Global Perspectives Course


College of LAS, International Programs


Teaching Assistantship


17%, 25%

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of ACES, the College of Engineering, the College of Business and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) offer a Global Perspectives course for students who participate in semester-length Study Abroad Programs.  

We are hiring LAS and College of Education graduate students for our Summer Abroad cohort (Spring 2022- FA 2022) and our Fall Abroad Cohort (Spring 2022- Spring 2023). This course takes place in three phases:  

  • Pre-Departure Phase: LAS 291 Global Perspectives for Intercultural Learning
  • In Country Phase: LAS 292 Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Contexts 
  • Re-entry Phase: LAS 292 Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Contexts 

We are seeking international and domestic MA or PhD students who are passionate about sustaining spaces for critical reflection, questioning dominant colonial narratives and supporting student growth. The course is asynchronous and online, hence the position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. Various (17-25%) appointments are available.

The role includes:

  • facilitating section discussion
  • responding to and grading students’ reflective assignments
  • taking part in an introductory training

TA’s may also help to develop an introductory language module if they are proficient in another language. Planning meetings will be held as needed.

Preferred qualifications:

  • International travel and working experience
  • Experience working with undergraduates
  • Prior TA positions held
  • Ability to work with LMS (Canvas, Moodle)
  • Experience living outside of the United States
  • Multilingualism and enthusiasm for social justice issues as they pertain to mobility, power, identity and knowledge creation encouraged

Preference will be given to those who are available to commit to an entire year long duration of the contract. 

Upon completion of the course, we expect students will be able to: 

  • Narrate their own story; express their various identities, positionality and interests 
  • Articulate the web of relationships that inform and connect their interests to their experiences; academically, personally and professionally 
  • Make connections between local perspectives and current events 
  • Appreciate and articulate how examining others’ worldviews have impacted their own perspectives and behaviors  
  • Describe how socio-economic, political, environmental and technological systems are interconnected, how systems affect communities, and how students can affect the systems 
  • Strengthen and refine their understanding of concepts that are often used and often misunderstood; culture, intercultural communication, structural violence


Application Procedure

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Contact Info

Contact Name

Roman Friedman

Contact Email

Start Date

Sunday, August 21, 2022