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Teaching Assistant – 17-25% appointments  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  Global Perspectives Course (LAS 291/292) instructional support 


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL


Teaching Assistantship


17-25% available

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 Spring Abroad (SP2023) Cohort which runs Fall 2022- Fall 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 and 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:  Fall 2022 - Fall 2023.  

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

This position is only available to graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Education.

To apply, please complete the following application:

Applications are considered for entire term available as outlined above. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the positions are filled and there is the possibility of renewal upon successful completion of contract. All positions are contingent upon approval from the student's home unit.


Application Deadline

rolling until filled
Contact Info

Contact Name

Kate Abney

Contact Phone


Contact Address

702 S Wright Street

Start Date

Monday, August 22, 2022