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The following graduate assistantships are currently available in the OSU Library:

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Job 116

June 25, 2015

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
EDMON LOW LIBRARY
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

The OSU Library, Access Services, has openings for three Graduate Research Assistant (GRA’s) for the Fall 2015 semester. The assistantship will be .50 FTE, beginning August 17, 2015, through December 4, 2015. Selected candidate must be able to attend mandatory, week-long training from August 10th – August 14th.

The GRA will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,050 and will work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will provide assistance at the Circulation and Information Services Desk in the Main Library. Duties include:

  • answering reference and information questions in person and online
  • helping students and faculty with the Library’s print and electronic resources
  • performing circulation procedures for the charge and discharge of monographs, ILL materials, Holds and Recalls, Document Delivery materials, and Laptops, MacBooks and Surfaces and the Library Study Rooms
  • provide supervision for student assistants during evenings and weekends.
  • This position may also assist in other duties, as assigned. GRA’s will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during evenings (until 2am), weekends, holidays, and/or week day hours when the desk is open.

Required: Excellent communication skills and command of written and spoken English required. Successful candidates must have the ability to work with a positive attitude towards co-workers and the public.

Desired: Previous work in a library preferred. Consideration will be given to class schedule.

This appointment, like all graduate student positions, is subject to satisfactory progress toward your degree, satisfactory performance of assigned duties, availability of sufficient funds, and compliance with all academic Department, Library, Graduate College and University rules, regulations, and requirements. This appointment may be renewed based on those same conditions.

Your 0.50 FTE assistantship requires you to enroll in at least six (6) credit hours of eligible graduate coursework relevant to your degree each semester (fall/spring) in which you have assistantships totaling 0.50 FTE. All graduate teaching and research assistants/associates (GTAs/GRAs) with qualifying 0.50 FTE appointments, such as yours, receive a full tuition waiver for eligible graduate courses; fees cannot be waived. With qualifying GTA or GRA appointments, graduate students are eligible for tuition waivers for the number of graduate credit hours designated in their graduate degree program. In addition to the above compensation and tuition benefit, the single-person health insurance premium will be paid on your behalf, given your qualifying assistantship (at least 0.25 FTE).

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and your resume to Whitney Vitale, Assistant Department Head, Access Services, using the application link above, no later than July 15.

 

Job 117

June 25, 2015

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
EDMON LOW LIBRARY
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The OSU Library, Research and Learning Services, has an opening for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for the Fall 2105 and Spring 2016 Semesters. The assistantship will be .50 FTE, beginning August 17, 2015, through December 4, 2015. Selected candidate must be able to attend mandatory, week-long training from August 10th – August 14th. This position will report to Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services

The GRA will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,050 and will work a minimum of 20 hours per week.           

Nature of the Work:

The Research and Learning Services (RLS) unit partners with several first year programs to provide students with an introduction to the libraries and the research process; one of these programs is instruction for our freshman composition course, ENG 1213. In a computer lab setting, the teaching assistants guide students through the research process which typically includes topic selection and focus, resource selection, search strategies and evaluation of information.

Our new Graduate Teaching Assistant position will provide you with the opportunity to apply innovative technology tools and pedagogical best practices to these courses as part of your instruction. This position is intended to provide instruction and support for our new curriculum with this English course and possibly other first year courses as needed. In addition, you will collaborate with RSL librarians to assist us in developing a new, interactive research tutorial as well as assisting with instruction scheduling, updating our library guides, and participating on other projects as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commits to teaching during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters as needed-ENG 1213 and possible other first year courses’ schedules vary.
  • Teaches approximately 20-30 classes each semester over 5-6 weeks.
  • If interested, acts as liaison to the ENG 1213 program and works with students outside of class to further support their research needs and questions.
  • Ability to teach successive instruction classes per day.
  • Attends training, practice and observation sessions as assigned by the department.
  • Communicates by email, in advance of workshop, with course instructors.
  • Attends all assigned classes and arrives early to set up the lab.
  • Reflects on and improves teaching based on supervisory feedback.
  • Reports all technical problems encountered to the Library’s IT Department after the class ends.
  • Submits personal teaching statistics in a timely manner using an online form.
  • Update RLS tutorials, guides and other online materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Teaching experience (limited is okay), or has a strong aptitude for teaching.
  • Ability to work independently, possessing good time management skills.
  • Ability to work with first-year college students.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the library.
  • Familiarity with the OSU library services and resources is desired, including the ability to teach fundamentals of the research process.
This appointment, like all graduate student positions, is subject to satisfactory progress toward your degree, satisfactory performance of assigned duties,  availability of sufficient funds, and compliance with all academic Department, Library, Graduate College and University rules, regulations, and requirements. Applicants must be admitted to and meet the requirements of the Graduate College, be fully admitted to a graduate degree program, and be under the supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member. This appointment may be renewed based on those same conditions.

Your 0.50 FTE assistantship requires you to enroll in at least six (6) credit hours of eligible graduate coursework relevant to your degree each semester (fall/spring) in which you have assistantships totaling 0.50 FTE. All graduate teaching and research assistants/associates (GTAs/GRAs) with qualifying 0.50 FTE appointments, such as yours, receive a full tuition waiver for eligible graduate courses; fees cannot be waived. With qualifying GTA or GRA appointments, graduate students are eligible for tuition waivers for the number of graduate credit hours designated in their graduate degree program.   In addition to the above compensation and tuition benefit, the single-person health insurance premium will be paid on your behalf, given your qualifying assistantship (at least 0.25 FTE).

To Apply: Submit a letter of interest and your resume to Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services, using the application link above, no later than July 15.