2012 Graduate Assistantship Opportunities
SPRING 2013 GRADUATE ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITIES:
Prof. Patrice Oppliger (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs graduate teaching assistants (10-20 hours/week) for CM 380 (Theory and Processes). Duties include attending classes (TR 2-3:30), grading, and meetings with students. Preference will be given to students who have taken the graduate communication theory course or at least an undergraduate theory course.
FALL 2012 GRADUATE ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Dustin Supa (email@example.com or 617-358-6683) needs a graduate assistant (20 hours/week) for general research assistance, data entry and analysis, creation of graphic representations of research, and other duties related to research as assigned. This is a 20 hour/week position, with flexible times and off-site possibilities. Students with experience in SPSS, research methods and data analysis are preferred, but training is available.
Prof. John Verret (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs a grad assistant (10 hours/week) to help research class assignment material and organize a professor. This GA will work on material for both Grad and undergrad classes.
Prof. Hyun Lee (email@example.com) needs a grad assistant (10 hours/week) to collect historical data about significant objects from the archives for visioning future objects, systems, and interactions.
Lisa Basset (617.353.3484) needs a grad assistant (10 hours/week) to help coordinate a few BU Faculty, and to write a grant proposal for a typographic project initiated by Safoura Rafeizadeh. Good managerial, coordination, and scheduling skills are essential. Interest in typographic design and reading proficiency would be helpful.
Interest in grant writing is required.
Dr. Jaramillo (firstname.lastname@example.org ) needs a teaching assistant (10-15 hours/week) for FT 303 Understanding Television–a required lecture course for Film and Television undergrads– to lead a discussion section on Fridays from 1-2pm and to attend lectures on MW from 4-6pm. Please contact Dr. Jaramillo for more information.
Prof. Ellen Ruppel Shell (email@example.com) needs a grad assistant (15-18 hours/week) to assist with fact checking, editing, library research, possibly some teaching assistance. Requires strong grammar and attention to detail…publishing experience a plus, but not required.
The following Graduate Assistantships are available to COM graduate students. Unless otherwise indicated, all applications should include a cover letter and resume.
COM CAREER SERVICES has 8 positions available. See full descriptions at Career Services Assistantships.
COM STUDENT SERVICES has the following positions available:
COM Student Services has a need for a Creative Video Director (15-20 hours/week) to produce, shoot, and edit web video for the COM Student Services office. They are also looking for a Digital Content Strategist (15-20 hours/week) to assist in developing social media strategy and digital content for COM Student Services. For full job descriptions, or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 353-3481. Please send resumes and links to sample work.
THE COM WRITING CENTER has 3 Writing Fellow positions and an ESL Specialist position available:
Writing Fellows help BU students to improve their writing, at any stage of the process. WFs primarily work with students one-on-one, but sometimes facilitate small peer editing groups on writing classes. We are looking for excellent writers with a personable manner suited to tutoring. We hire grad students from a variety of COM backgrounds. We are also looking for an ESL Specialist, who must have experience tutoring non-native-English speakers and knowledge of foreign languages. The stipend is $3000/semester, and the hours (12-15/week) are flexible, scheduled around your classes. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) to Associate Director John Hall (email@example.com) by June 8.
THE FILM AND TELEVISION DEPARTMENT has the following positions available:
Prof. Garland Waller (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 335-8942) needs 2 grad assistants (12 hours/week) to help with her classes. Occasional grading of papers and quizzes as well as office support is needed for the undergraduate class, The Creative Producer. She also needs a grad assistant who is technically proficient in areas of shooting and editing for Hothouse Productions, where students create videos for clients. The GA will assist in editing and shooting support for 3 production teams.
Prof. Deborah Jaramillo (email@example.com) needs teaching assistants (10 hours/week) for FT 303 (Understanding Television) to lead his/her own discussion section of twenty undergraduates. Dr. Jaramillo supplies TAs with topics and activities for discussion sections, but she encourages all TAs to apply their TV-related expertise and interests to their individual sections. Grading responsibilities include timely turnaround of seven quizzes, one midterm, and one final exam. TAs should hold one office hour per week. The section currently in need of a TA is on Fridays from 2-3pm. New TAs must attend lectures on MW 4-6. A background and interest in Television History and Studies is recommended, but Dr. Jaramillo welcomes inquiries from all Film and TV graduate students.
Prof. John Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 358-1073) needs teaching assistants (8-10 hours/week) to lead discussion sections for his Understanding Film class (FT 360) in Fall 2012. TAs will be responsible for leading a 50-minute discussion section Friday afternoons, as well as grading papers every few weeks. Candidates must be enrolled in a film-related graduate program in COM or elsewhere at BU (COM students preferred). The class meets 6-9 MW for screenings/lectures, which you must also attend. The course covers a wide range of films past and present, with attention to how films are constructed and how we can interpret their meaning. A good TA needs to be able to lead students in a lively, intelligent discussion and provide constructive, rigorous feedback on their ideas/writing related to film. John also need TAs who can stick to a clear, consistent class curriculum.
THE JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT has the following positions available:
Prof. Caryl Rivers (email@example.com or 832 585-3667) needs a grad assistant (15 hours/week) to help with research for her upcoming book “The New Soft War on Women”. Needs someone to read journal and media articles, identify good interview subjects, possibly do interviews, and help with website and book promotion, as well as help with clerical duties.
Prof. Chris Daly (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-630-9095) needs several teaching assistants (about 5 hours/week) for a large undergraduate lecture course, “History & Principles of Journalism”. Needs help grading tests, proctoring tests and make up tests, giving feedback to students, and some general clerical duties. Preference given to students with teaching experience and/or an interest in history.
Prof. Ellen Ruppel Shell (email@example.com or 617 353-5973) needs a grad assistant (8-10 hours/week) to assist with researching, fact checking, and copy editing a book scheduled for submission in June, 2013. Must be a self starter and to work with minimal supervision. Looking for someone who is curious, probing, willing to think deeply. Must know how to do research–both web and literature based. Ideally, some background in economics or social theory. Also possibility of doing some teaching assistance second semester.
Prof. Lou Ureneck (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 851-9227) needs a grad assistant (15 hours/week) to assist with research and classroom preparation.
Prof. Joe Bergantino (email@example.com or 617 353-4546) of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, www.necir-bu.org, an award-winning leader in nonprofit journalism, needs a teaching assistant (15-20 hours/week) who will be responsible for assisting with research for investigative news stories that reach about one million readers, listeners and viewers across the region. In addition, duties will include aggregating and posting content on NECIR’s website along with developing and implementing social media strategies for the center. Skills required: research skills, WordPress and knowledge of social media.
Prof. Anne Donohue (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 353-3418) needs a grad assistant (10-20 hours/week) to help with assisting students with audio (Protools), video (Final Cut Pro) shooting, recording and editing, helping post material to website using wordpress and perhaps, very basic HTML. Also assisting professor with administrative work related to conference with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, internships, awards, grant-writing, and sundry other tasks.
Prof. Douglas Starr (email@example.com or 617-353-5972) needs a research assistant (10 hours/week) to assist with researching various topics related to science and public policy. Desired skills include data base searching and the ability to do independent research and summarize your findings.
Profs. Douglas Starr and Ellen Shell (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) need a grad student (18 hours/week) to act as web master and administrative assistant to the co-directors of the Graduate Program in Science Journalism. Position will include updating and improving the program’s website, using social media to assist in outreach to potential students and other administrative tasks that arise.
THE MASS COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT has the following positions available:
Prof. Tobe Berkovitz (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 921-0110) needs a graduate assistant (10 hours/week) to help prepare materials for his CM 518 Video Advertising Campaigns course and provide general assistance in CM 420/732 AdLab.
Prof. Edward Boches (email@example.com or 978 473-6140) needs a graduate assistant (10 hours/week) to help identity, capture and analyze the most compelling, breakthrough creative ideas currently being launched by brands worldwide. Purpose will be to create a real time “library” of content for use in Fundamentals of Creative Development (CM 417) and Portfolio Development (CM 423). Candidate should be digitally tuned in, passionate about new ideas, and familiar with all the digital platforms and media channels that would be sources of content. Candidate should have at least some frame of reference for the latest trends in advertising, mobile, social media, branded utility, etc. Student should have an interest in pursuing a career in either creative, strategy or media.
Prof. Tom Fauls (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 353-2355) needs a graduate assistant (20 hours/week) to assist in developing and updating course content for cm519, Interactive Marketing Communication.
Prof. Cheryl Ann Lambert (email@example.com) needs a research assistant (10-20 hours/week) for public relations and health communication.
Prof. Jo O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 372-3042) needs a graduate assistant (10 hours/week) to help with building PowerPoints, content research, and overall organization and planning for the three courses she teaches in the Fall.
Prof. Jim Shanahan (email@example.com) needs teaching assistants (10-20 hours/week) for CM 380 (Theory and Processes). Duties include attending classes (TR 2-3:30), grading, and meetings with students. Preference will be given to students who have taken an undergraduate communication theory course.
Prof. Don Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs a research assistant (10-20 hours/week) in the field of public relations.