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Graduate Assistantship

The Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office is seeking applicants for a grade 12, half-time graduate assistantship in Spring 2021 with possibility for extension.

Job Title: Graduate Assistantship

Name of Employing Unit: Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

Semester (ex: SP20, FA20): SP 21

Job Description: The Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office helps students at the Pennsylvania State University and recent alumni in the pursuit of undergraduate research and fellowship experiences. Duties will include (but are not limited to) meeting with students and helping them connect with relevant opportunities; providing written feedback on application materials (i.e., personal statements, research statements, and curriculum vitae); developing and leading presentations on that introduce fellowship and research opportunities. The assistant will also be expected to help the office develop and/or maintain a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This position is approximately 20 hours a week, which includes occasional evening and weekend hours. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who works well both independently and as an integral part of our team, approaches working with undergraduate students with enthusiasm, and will explore and develop creative new processes to help the office increase its visibility. Prior experience with undergraduate research or creative inquiry in more than one discipline is preferred, as well as prior international travel or experience with undergraduate fellowship applications.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a self-starter, possess excellent organizational, writing, presenting, and analytical skills, and recognize that research and creative inquiry exists in every discipline. Candidates must be full-time graduate students with the intent to earn a PhD at Penn State’s University Park Campus, as well as be in good academic and conduct standing with the University.

Mentor Name (supervisor/faculty member/staff): Caitlin Ting

Mentor Title Director

Application Deadline: 2020-10-15 00:00

Please provide an email address where candidates can send their cover letter and resume urfm@psu.edu

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