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GSIS Jobs

The Governor's School for International Studies (GSIS) at the University of Memphis is now accepting statements of interest for the following positions.  

Residential Advisor

Resident Advisors (RA's) supervise approximately 10 students' residential life and must relate to the Governor's School community's academic and creative life. RA priorities are the students' health and welfare and fostering community within the group. Duties include:

  • Explain, support, and enforce the rules and regulations of GSIS.
  • Supervise the students in the residence hall.
  • Check-in students at curfew nightly.
  • Participate actively in planning and carrying out student orientation. Attend all plenaries and group meetings.
  • Meet weekly with the students for whom you have a direct responsibility to review the 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. As this may require driving, we recommend that RAs have a valid driver's license and car to be used during the program.
  • 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.

Compensation: $2000 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

Residential Instructor

Residential Instructors combine RA responsibilities with teaching activity and will:

  • Lead a daily reading group on an international topic (develop syllabus, facilitate sessions, assess learning).  Reading groups meet M-F, 2:45-3:35pm.
  • Develop the academic content and teach 1 evening plenary session.

Compensation: $2250 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

 

Issues in International Studies Instructor

Issues Instructors combine dorm supervision with a higher level of teaching activity.  Duties include:  

  • Lead 1 section of INTL 1101: Issues in International Relations (teach content & evaluate learning).  Issues classes meet M-F, 1:10-2:30pm.
  • Lead a daily reading group on an international topic (develop syllabus, facilitate sessions, assess learning).  Reading groups meet M-F, 2:45-3:35pm.
  • Develop the academic content and teach 1 evening plenary session.
  • Reside in dorm and provide additional layer of supervision of GSIS students and support for RAs.

Minimum Qualifications: BA or BS in relevant discipline.

Compensation: c. $5000 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

 

All GSIS staff must be available to participate in training activities three 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. While former GSIS staff are encouraged to apply, they are not guaranteed a position.

Interested applicants should send the following to gsis@memphis.edu.

  • 250-350 word statement of interest
  • If applying to all 3 positions, include a ranking of preferred positions.
  • CV or resume

Email subject line should “GSIS 2023 Staff Application – [NAME OF POSITION]”

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Summer 2023 plans are still in development.  An expression of interest will not be taken as a formal application.  Phase 2 in the application process will include a request for additional materials and references, due by Feb 15.  Staffing will hopefully be finalized by March 1, 2023.