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Jobs, Fellowships, Events & Announcements

Guidelines

The Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program is designed to offer an international experience to post-doctoral scholars or advanced doctoral students whose records demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in pursuing an academic career. Duke-DKU Global Fellows teach at Duke Kunshan University
(DKU) for the Undergraduate Program. Up to five (5) Fellows will be named for 2020-2021.

Most courses at DKU are taught in 7-week terms; a few courses are taught over a semester. Contact hours for all classes are the same; in particular, the number of contact hours for a 7-week course is the same as a 14-week course. Courses might include sections of common courses, distinct elective courses, lab sections or recitations. Assignment of classes will be determined by Fellow specific expertise and by DKU teaching needs.

The Fellowship is contingent upon successful receipt of the appropriate type of Chinese visa. Fellows may teach for a 7-week term up to a full academic year based on DKU teaching needs and the Fellow’s availability and his/her related education and experience required for immigration purposes.

The award carries a $13,000 stipend ($17,000 for fellows who have completed their PhD) for two courses, a $1,500 allowance for costs related to research or course preparation, travel costs to/from China, health insurance, and a housing allowance.

For 2020-21, post-doctoral fellows or advanced doctoral students from all disciplines are invited to apply.

See the attached PDF for eligibilty, and application process and instructions.

Contact

Noah Pickus
Duke University Associate Provost &
Dean of Curriculum & Faculty Development at DKU
pickus@duke.edu

Duke-DKU Fellows Program Description and Instructions (PDF)

Time Commitment

8-10 hours per week. Position begins Fall 2019 and is funded through Spring 2020.

Duties

Assist with literature review, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing.

Requirements
  • Enrolled in a doctoral program at UofSC
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Have data management and data analysis experience
  • Proficient in statistical software, including but not limited to STATA, SPSS, SAS, Mplus, R
  • Prefer candidates who are interested in child abuse and neglect, foster care, kinship care, and child mental health
Contact

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a writing sample (research paper preferred) to Dr. Yanfeng Xu (yanfeng@mailbox.sc.edu) before September 26th. To further discuss this position, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Xu.

Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.

Duties

1. Conducting a comprehensive review and analysis of portions of the academic literature relating to family engagement in education and creating a systematic and user-friendly chart, on an Excel spreadsheet cataloging evidence-based practices and programs for use by a range of different consumers.
2. Routinely conduct database searches for articles, reports, and additional information relevant to the Center’s work
3. Gather and centralize relevant family engagement information from all the partners collaborating in the statewide network
4. Regularly participate in meetings of CFEC Specialists, regional liaisons, and partner organizations as time permits.

Specific duties take into consideration the interests and strengths of the successful applicant as well as the needs of the office.

Requirements

Graduate Assistant must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of South Carolina and be based in South Carolina. As a staff member, the graduate assistant must be able to work independently to maintain their research and project schedules, as well as assist with meetings and presentations as needed. Preferred qualifications include:

-Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to various populations.
-Attention to detail including excellent organization and time management skill sets
-Ability to participate in at least some CFEC-related activities in person
-Willingness to learn new skills

Contact

To further discuss job components or ask questions, please contact Theresa Harrison, Project Manger, CFEC at 803.576.7353 or HARRI642@mailbox.sc.edu.

Job Description

 

Time Commitment

20 hours per week (Monday-Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.)

Duties

Under the direction of the departments Business Manager the Student Admin. Assistant will provided front office support in the afternoons (answering the main phone line, and signing for packages); maintain outlook calendars for the department Chair and the Graduate Director; assist with coordinating staff meetings; and may be asked to assist with light data entry/ collection.

The individual in this position will also be given the opportunity to learn to provide both pre and post grant support to department faculty, as well as an option to learn how to navigate the University’s procurement policy and system (PeopleSoft). These are valuable skills for anyone interested in a long-term career at the University of SC

Requirements

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities include the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Exercise good judgement / professional discretion
  • Competencies in all applications of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Contact

Elizabeth E. Caulder
MPA Business Manager
Office: 803-77-9289 
ecaulder@mailbox.sc.edu

Job Description
Time Commitment

Flexible schedule, 10 hours per week.

Duties

The Marketing department is looking for two graduate students to help a professor conduct research. The students have to be mature, hardworking individuals with strong interpersonal skills. The students will be responsible for helping code data into Excel and helping run data collection sessions in the behavioral lab. During the data collection sessions, the students have to interact with students, and help collect data on computers. The students have to be willing to learn simple data collection procedures (e.g., open and close survey files on Qualtrics and Media lab). Importantly, the students should have a somewhat flexible schedule and be available on campus to help conduct these research sessions. Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Pay Rate

$1,250.00/semester

Requirements

Full training on data collection procedures will be provided.

Contact

Dr. Elise Ince
Elise.ince@moore.sc.edu

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Fall 2019 with potential through summer 2020. Research assistants would work at a rate of $10/hour. RAs need to be on campus for a training session and weekly face-to-face meetings in Fall 2019

Duties

Especially interested in continuing to hire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Woman/Man Transgender identifying students due to the goals of the project.  Research Assistants will be working on classifying self-identifying LGBT social media users into several categories, by following an extensive set of guidelines. Due to the sensitive nature of some content, we ask that all applicants for this research position be at least 18 years of age. 

Requirements

If you are interested in this project and consider yourself Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Woman/Man Transgender, please send your CV including your GPA and major to karami@mailbox.sc.edu.

Time Commitment

10-20 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 and is funded through Spring of 2020 with a possibility to renew each academic year.

Duties

This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Course Production Coordinator in generating video transcripts from and closed captioning for recorded course lectures.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to Youtube then downloading the transcription files for uploading into Vimeo.  The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed. Attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. Good keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

Required Training

Training in the use of Youtube Creator Studio and other tools will be provided by the Course Production Coordinator.

Contact

Interested Graduate Students should send a copy of their CV to:
Trena Houp
thoup@sc.edu

Time Commitment

10-20 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 (August) and is funded through Spring of 2020 (May), with a possibility to renew each academic year.

Duties

This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Test Proctoring Coordinator.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for providing administrative support to the testing coordinator and proctoring and monitoring face-to-face and online tests being completed by students at USC and other entities. Confidentiality, attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. 

Required Training

Training in proper test proctoring procedures will be provided by the Test Proctoring Coordinator.

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:
Trena Houp
thoup@sc.edu

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 (August) and is funded through Spring of 2020 (May), with a possibility to renew for an additional year.

Duties

Participant recruitment for a study on pediatric asthma management. Training participants to use a bilingual mobile application, as well as troubleshooting. Data collection, including spirometry measurements. Data entry and database management. Other study-related duties as they arise, including activities associated with study dissemination products.  

Required Training

Spanish fluency is required, as is proficiency with smart phones, mobile applications, and SPSS. Experience with participant recruitment and data management preferred; some travel to the study site will be expected. Background in asthma management would be helpful but not necessary.

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to: 
Dr. Robin Dawson
robin.dawson@sc.edu

 

Job Description
Time Commitment

10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.  Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule.  Remainder of weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule.  Period of employment matches the academic calendar.  GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period. 

Duties include...

Assisting with Adobe Connect broadcast to distance campuses during class time, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, tracking of student attendance and grades.  Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise.  May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.  Must have already attended or be able to attend the required TA/IA workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course on TA development.  These are one-time required trainings for all GTA and GIA assistantship positions (http://www.sc.edu/cte/TA_Orientation_Registration_Fall.php).

Graduate Assistantship appointments will qualify the student for in-state tuition.  Graduate assistants will be considered from outside the College of Nursing. 

Contact

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and some available times for interviews to: 
Interim Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Karen Worthy
kworthy@sc.edu

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