Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GTA Position for Fall in Women's Studies


The WVU Center for Women’s Studies is an academic unit in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences with a university-wide mission to coordinate interdisciplinary teaching and research on women and gender. The Center offers both a major and a minor in women’s studies to undergraduates. Graduate students may earn the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) with an emphasis in women’s studies or a graduate certificate in women’s studies. GTA applicants may be graduate students in any discipline. Previous GTAs, for example, have come from English, Social Work, Counseling, History, Education, Public Health, Public Administration, Law, Art, and the Women’s Studies-Directed Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

Dates of Employment: Academic Year 2012-2013 (fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters)

Stipend: TBA. Recipients will also receive a tuition waiver and hospitalization insurance. The Center for Women’s Studies will provide limited additional financial support for GTAs to enhance their educational development through our Women’s Studies Difference Fund.

Duties: Teach one or two sections of WMST 170 Introduction to Women’s Studies in each semester as part of the teaching team; one GTA will also assist with other undergraduate courses. GTAs are directly supervised by Brian Jara, Senior Lecturer in Women’s Studies, and will attend two mandatory one-day orientation and trainings in May and August. GTAs will have full responsibility for sections of WMST 170, including grading exams and papers, consulting with students on their writing and projects, and participating in a weekly teaching practicum with Professor Jara.

Qualifications: BA degree in any field; some graduate work preferred. Previous research and/or community experience in women’s studies and current research and/or course work on women or gender are preferred. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. The Center for Women’s Studies values inclusiveness and diversity in the public it serves and on its staff. Nontraditional and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Students must be full-time degree candidates to qualify as GTAs, and must register for the teaching practicum in both fall and spring semesters.

Application Procedure: The application is available online at:


Questions: Visit the Center's web site at or contact Dr. Ann Oberhauser, Director, Center for Women's Studies at

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