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GSIS Jobs

The Governor's School for International Studies (GSIS) at the University of Memphis is now accepting applications for the following positions. While former GSIS staff are encouraged to apply, they are not guaranteed a position.  2023 program dates are June 10 through July 1, 2023.

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 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 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.

Special Conditions: Residential Advisor must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision. 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.             

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, 3 references and a ranking of your preferred positions for the GSIS program if applying for more than one position

Compensation: $1,500 - $2000 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout program.

 

Residential Instructor

The Residential Instructor will combine RA responsibilities with teaching activity. Residential Instructors supervise and live with approximately 10 high school students housed in a residence dormitory on the UofM campus. Resident Instructors are on call 24/7 during the duration of Governor School with some time off. Duties include:

  • 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.
  • Explain, support, and enforce the rules and regulations of GSIS.
  • Supervise and chaperone 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 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.

Special Conditions: Residential Instructors must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision. 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.             

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, 3 references and a ranking of your preferred positions for the GSIS program if applying for more than one position

Compensation: $2000 - $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.

Special Conditions: Residential Instructors must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision. 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.             

Compensation: $4,500 - $5000 (before taxes) + food and housing throughout 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, 3 references and a ranking of your preferred positions for the GSIS program if applying for more than one position

 

Language Instructor

Language instructors may be experts or native speakers of a targeted language. Duties Include:   

Develop a language and cultural immersion curriculum for GSIS students
Teach a daily language class  
Lead a cultural night focused on target language
Special Conditions: Residential Instructors must reside in student dormitory to provide supervision. 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.             

Compensation: $4,500 - $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, 3 references and a ranking of your preferred positions for the GSIS program if applying for more than one position