College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Women's and Gender Studies > Graduate Programs > Graduate Assistantship
Below are TWO Graduate Assistant (GA) positions currently available for students in the MA Program in Women's and Gender Studies for the academic year 2024-2025. Please note that we are always working to develop more opportunities and there is a possibility that other GAship positions may become available in a few weeks. Please stay in touch and inquire after them if you are interested. If/when there are multiple positions available, you are welcome to apply for more than one position. You must submit separate application letters for each position but your resume and reflective essay can be submitted once for multiple positions. For priority consideration for these GA Positions, applicants must submit materials by February 15, 2024, which is also the priority deadline for admission into our graduate program. Please submit the GA materials along with your other required admission documents when you apply online. If you are a current WGS graduate student in the Program you can send your application to Leo Masalihit, WGS Department Assistant. You can email him at: email@example.com Application Process: (1) In order to be considered for the GA position please submit the following documents:
(2) Applications are due by February 15, 2024. (3) Review of applications will begin after the February 15th deadline with decisions made by March 15, 2024. (4) Applicants who are offered the GA positions along with admission are requested to let us know as soon as possible but latest by April 5, 2024 if you are going to accept the position. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Laila Farah, Acting Director of Graduate Program in Women's and Gender Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
The position will fund 24 hours of academic credit (2 courses per quarter for 3 quarters) for the 2024-2025 academic year and will provide a stipend of $8000). There is ONE assistantship opportunity in this category this academic year.
The Feminist Pedagogy Project is a new collaborative departmental initiative in WGS that explores critical anti-racist, transnational and decolonial feminist pedagogical practices aiming to create dialogue around teaching and feminist practices of knowledge production between faculty and students at DePaul University. The main goal of this project is to create a thriving and robust community of teacher-scholars at DePaul and ultimately in the Chicago-land area who are interested in sharing pedagogical tools, curricular programs and professional development and mentoring support to current faculty, students and alums. The Project will be led by Dr. Sanjukta Mukherjee and Dr Ann Russo for the next two years after which two other departmental faculty will take over. Each year there will be a theme around which workshops, seminars, and pedagogy related events will be organized. Some of the responsibilities of the GA include researching and developing annotated bibliography on feminist pedagogy, researching and gathering course syllabi on feminist pedagogy, planning and organizing speaker series, workshops and brown bag series.
The following strengths are required for this position: (a) experience with teaching/pedagogical experiences rooted in social justice, anti-oppression frameworks that address interlocking systems of oppression and privilege (b) strong research skills especially library database research, academic search engines, etc. (c) strong interpersonal communication skills, (d) strong writing skills for emails, publicity, and outreach materials; (e) demonstrated organizational skills needed for coordinating meetings, communicating with participants, taking care of logistics, and overall keeping track of multiple events and activities. Any additional grant writing skills will be much appreciated although this is not required. Position Hours and Duration: The graduate assistant will be required to commit to approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year. The assistant must be available to work sometimes in the evenings and sometimes on weekends if there are any events organized at that time. It is also important to note that the graduate assistant must be available to work – often in the Women’s and Gender Studies offices – during the day.
This position will fund 24 hours of academic credit (2 courses per quarter for 3 quarters) for the 2024-25 academic year and will provide an annual stipend of $8,000. There is ONE assistantship opportunity in this category this academic year. Take Back the Halls: Ending Violence in Relationships and Schools (TBTH) is a teen dating violence prevention and community activism program designed to prevent relationship violence among teens. The Graduate Assistant will oversee DePaul interns who meet with high school student participants weekly in area high schools throughout the school year. The graduate assistant also will work with the program co-directors to run the day-to-day operations of TBTH. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruitment and training of DePaul undergraduate students to participate in the program, development and management of curricular materials, supervision of undergraduate interns, outreach with schools and communities, facilitation of TBTH in one high school. Position Hours and Duration: The graduate assistant will be required to commit to approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year. It is important to note that TBTH runs on the Chicago Public Schools calendar, so the graduate assistant likely will be asked to work even during times when DePaul is between quarters (i.e., between Thanksgiving and Christmas break). It is also important to note that the graduate assistant must be available to work – often in the Women’s and Gender Studies offices – during the day.