Graduate Employee (GE) to support African Studies Program

Contact Information
Melissa Bowers
5281 University of Oregon
175 PLC
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:00am
CAS OCIAS: African Studies Program
  • Spring
Academic Year: 

African Studies is seeking a .40 FTE GTF for Spring 2018 to provide academic teaching and program-building support as assigned.

Teaching-related work will involve assisting with the “Introduction to African Studies” course with preparing class materials, holding office hours, and grading as needed. The successful candidate will also provide program support to the Director of African Studies as additional time allows, including initial intake advising with prospective African Studies minors, publicizing the minor on campus, participateing in outreach to students on campus and the community, and other assigned tasks as needed.




Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

1.       Substantial background in African Studies or cognate disciplines

2.       Record of academic excellence and/or important experience in African Studies

3.       Cross-cultural sensitivity

4.       Excellent written and oral communicaion skills

5.       Ability to work under supervision and independently, especially as evidenced by success in independent research or work projects

6.       Expertise with major software packages (esp. MS Office suite) and CANVAS strongly preferred

Application Procedure: 

Applicants should submit:

  • cover letter
  • vitae
  • unofficial transcripts
  • list of references with contact information.

Salary is determined by the GTFF bargaining contract, which mandates salary ranges based on academic level. The fellowship includes a tuition waiver.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application in pdf format, as e-mail attachment(s), to both Stephen Dueppen ( AND to Melissa Bowers ( who supports activities of the African Studies program, by January 26, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply.

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