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Teaching Assistant for LAS 291/292 Global Perspectives Course

Organization

LAS International Programs

Type

Teaching Assistantship

Percent

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 Fall Abroad Cohort. This course takes place in three phases:  

  • Pre-Departure Phase: LAS 291 Global Perspectives for Intercultural Learning(Spring 2023 POT B)
  • In Country Phase: LAS 292 Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Contexts (Fall 2023)
  • Re-entry Phase: LAS 292 Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Contexts(Spring 2024 POT A)

We are seeking international and domestic MA or PhD students who are passionate about sustaining spaces for critical reflection 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. 

Preferred qualifications: International travel and working experience, experience working with undergraduates, ability to work with LMS (Canvas). Experience living outside of the United States, multilingualism and enthusiasm for critical issues as they pertain to mobility, identity, and knowledge creation encouraged.  Preference will be given to those who are available to commit to the entire 3 semester duration of the course. 

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, global citizenship, immersion

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete the following application: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1206252491

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.

Contact Info

Contact Name

Roman Friedman