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GTA Announcement and Application 2015-2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of International and Global Studies Needed for 2015-2016

*deadline has been changed from April 10th to May 8th, please still use the attached application

The successful applicant will be a student taking a minimum of 9 graduate credits per quarter during the academic year, 2015-2016. The student must be in good standing in a PSU graduate program and have a background that draws upon a field of international expertise. This expertise may include but is not limited to current and former coursework, specialization, or a major/minor in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Geography, Foreign Language and Literature, Urban Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, etc. Experience in responding to student writing (both native and non-native speakers) is helpful as is some familiarity with general assessment tools. Experience studying abroad or residing abroad is beneficial.


The GTA will assist the professor of INTL 201 and 395 courses as needed, including: in the: reading papers and/or portfolios; grading; advising on class requirements, discussions, or lectures; maintaining office hours; and keeping attendance. The GTA may be asked to lead group discussions and give in-class presentations. Duties are such that hours worked may be less than 12 per week at the beginning of a term and more than 12 per week near the end of the term. The GTA will attend INTL 201 each term and read all required texts for these classes. In winter quarter, the GTA will also attend and support INTL 395, a 1 credit colloquium. Requirements may shift depending on the instructor.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using D2L or other course management software and electronic gradebooks.


The GTA will receive a tuition remission for 9 graduate credit hours per term for the 2015- 2016 academic year (fall, winter and spring) and a monthly stipend.

Interested applicants should send a completed application, cover letter, resume or CV, and at least two academic references by May 8, 2015 to the following address:

International & Global Studies (INTL) Graduate Teaching Assistantship Committee East Hall 341
632 SW Hall Street
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97201 

To view the full ANNOUNCEMENT please click HERE



For more information please contact the International Studies office at 503-725-3455