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GSIS Jobs

The Governor's School for International Studies (GSIS) at the University of Memphis will be accepting applications for the following positions for 2024 in the fall of 2023.  The program dates for 2024 are June 8 through June 29. The deadline for applying for positions for 2024 will be in mid to late March, 2024.

Residential Director

The Residential Director resides in student housing with program participants and is responsible for program coordination, supervision of residential staff, and facilitation of program events. The Residential Director reports directly to the program’s director teaching an international perspectives class on a theme chosen in coordination with the program director.

Compensation: $7,000-8,000 + food and housing throughout the program.

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Applicants must upload a 250-350 statement of interest, resume, and 3 references.

Residential Advisor

Resident Advisors (RA's) supervise and live with approximately 10 high school students housed in a residence dormitory on the UofM campus. RA's are on call 24/7 for the duration of  the Governor's School with some time off. Duties include:

  • Explain, support, and enforce the rules and regulations of GSIS.
  • Supervise and chaperone students.
  • Check-in students at curfew nightly.
  • Participate actively in planning and carrying out student orientation. Attend all plenaries and group meetings.
  • Meet regularly with assigned students to review general problems and responsibilities of group living and deal with specific problems.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with students, initiating contacts and stimulating conversation.
  • Provide support to instructional and program staff.
  • Assist with planning and supervising GSIS students' free time and study time. This requires identifying the recreational and intramural interests of the students and organizing related activities.
  • Accompany students on field trips of both academic and non-academic nature. 
  • Provide counseling and advising of students concerning personal and social adjustments to residential life.
  • Coordinate check-in and check-out of students at the beginning and end of the program.

Residential Advisor must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision. All GSIS staff must be available to participate in training activities for two full days before the beginning of the GSIS program and must remain through the program's final day. Outside employment during this period is not permitted.             

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a 250-350 statement of interest, resume, and 3 references.

Compensation: $2,000-2,500 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

 

Residential Instructor

The Residential Instructor will live on campus and provide instruction for one small group on a specific topic of international scope. Duties include:

  • Lead a daily International Perspectives group on an specific topic (develop syllabus, facilitate sessions, assess learning).  Reading groups meet for approximately 90 minutes Monday through Friday during the program.
  • Develop the academic content for and teach one plenary session.
  • Explain, support, and enforce the rules and regulations of GSIS.
  • Supervise and chaperone students in the residence hall as needed.
  • Participate actively in planning and carrying out student orientation. Attend all plenaries and group meetings.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with students, initiating contacts and stimulating conversation.
  • Accompany students on field trips of both academic and non-academic nature.

Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS in relevant discipline.

Residential Instructors must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision and support. All GSIS staff must be available to participate in training activities for two full days before the beginning of the GSIS program and must remain through the program's final day. Outside employment during this period is not permitted.             

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Applicants must upload a 250-350 statement of interest, resume, and 3 references.

Compensation: $4,000-$5,000 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

 

Language Instructor

Language instructors will teach daily, Monday through Friday, for 90 minutes each day, providing an introduction to a language not taught in most Tennessee high schools, as well as introducing students to the culture(s) of the language.  Instructors must have extensive experience teaching the language. Duties Include:   

Develop a language and cultural immersion curriculum for GSIS students
Teach a daily language class  
Lead a cultural night (dinner) focused on target culture

Language Instructors are not required to reside in the residential hall, although if they do they are expected to provide support to the residential staff. All GSIS staff must be available to participate in training activities for two full days before the beginning of the GSIS program and must remain through the program's final day. Outside employment during this period is not permitted.             

Compensation: $4,000-$5000

Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Applicants must upload a 250-350 statement of interest, resume, and 3 references.