Graduate Assistantship

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Graduate Assistantship: Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Fall 2013/Spring 2014


Full-time Fredonia graduate students in good academic standing who are not currently serving as a GA are invited to apply for a GA position assisting the coordinator of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at Fredonia for the 2013-2014 academic year. Responsibilities will likely include but are not limited to:


  • maintain weekly office hours in the WGST office, Fenton 171A (5-8 hours/week)
  • serve as liaison from the program to Women’s Student Union, Pride Alliance and other groups
  • serve as event coordinator for annual program events (fall gathering, gender conference, Women’s History Month, spring symposium and more)
  • serve as publicity coordinator for program events (newsletter, website, event flyers)
  • take notes at program advisory board meetings
  • develop and update program alumnae database
  • develop and update community partners database
  • maintain program records for archives
  • serve as teaching assistant to the WGST senior capstone course in Spring 2014
  • assist the coordinator as requested

The position requires good communication, writing, editing and web skills, as well as knowledge of the field and an ability to work professionally with multiple constituencies (faculty, administrators, community members, students). The assistantship will provide a tuition waiver covering 9 credit hours (at the NYS level) and a stipend of $3,350.00 each semester. Details and other inquiries may be directed to Lauren Kicak or Wendy Dunst in the Graduate Studies office.

Application process: Please send a letter of interest discussing relevant qualifications/expertise, experience (e.g., previous/current coursework in the WGST field), a resume that includes the names and contact info for at least two appropriate references (faculty, staff, employers) and an unofficial undergraduate (and graduate, if you are beyond the first semester in a graduate program) transcript, as electronic Word attachments not later than July 1 to , the new program coordinator starting in Fall 2013. Direct general inquiries regarding this position to him or the current co-coordinators, Dr. Carmen Rivera and Dr. Jeanette McVicker.




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