Campus/Location: University Park Campus Campus City: University Park, PA Date Announced: 11/06/2019 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 91864 Work Unit: Office of The President Department: Graduate Assistantships with the University Fellowships Office
The University Fellowships Office (UFO) is seeking applicants for two grade 12, half-time graduate assistantships in Spring 2020 with an excellent possibility for extension. The UFO is the university's clearinghouse for domestic and international fellowship opportunities, such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and the Rhodes Scholarship. On behalf of Undergraduate Education, the UFO also collaborates with the University Libraries to support students interested in learning about undergraduate research experiences. We are looking for one graduate assistant to help with the planning and implementation of programming available for students interested in and/or planning on applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program around the University Park campus and for a second graduate assistant to help with the planning and implementation of programming available for students interested in undergraduate research and creative activity. Both positions are approximately 20 hours a week, which includes occasional evening and weekend hours. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, possess excellent organizational, writing, presenting, and analytical skills, and recognize that research and creative inquiry exists in every discipline. Candidates must be full-time graduate students in a Ph.D. or combined master's/Ph.D. program at Penn State's University Park Campus and be in good academic and conduct standing with the university. The ideal candidate has experience applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program or experience as an undergraduate conducting research or applying for undergraduate-level research and fellowship opportunities, is currently engaging undergraduates in their doctoral research projects, and demonstrates a strong commitment to supporting research and creative inquiry in every discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to working with the office for at least two semesters. Applications require a cover letter and CV.
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