Graduate Assistantships and Opportunities

There are several types of assistantships available to SED graduate students. To be eligible for consideration, you must be admitted to or currently enrolled in a graduate program in SED.

To apply for a position, please send a resume, cover letter and additional items if specified to the contact person listed at the end of the applicable job description.

2015-16 Academic Year:

Please Note: Information on open positions for the 2015 – 2016 academic year is currently being collected and more positions will be posted shortly.

Higher Education Administration

The School of Education and Divisions of Student and Academic Affairs provide graduate internships for masters-level students specializing in higher education administration. These internships reflect an emphasis on theory-to-practice and reflect the program’s broad-based administration curriculum. 

Preference for the following positions will be given to Higher Education Administration Students; however, some positions will accept applications from all School of Education graduate students.

Graduate Internship, Office of Student Services, School of Education

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer-service orientation, and a passion for higher education and working with students. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software. Preference is given to candidates enrolled in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education program.

Primary Responsibility: The Graduate Intern is responsible for supporting the Director and Senior Student Services Coordinator in planning School of Education events including: Fall Open House, Parents Weekend, Junior Open House, and Admitted Students Day. This individual will be expected to communicate professionally with SED faculty, staff, and students in completing these tasks. This Graduate Internship allows for candidates to learn about the following competencies:

  • Undergraduate recruitment/admissions
  • Development of student leadership
  • Event planning
  • Student/school programming
  • Academic advising
  • Work-study cultivation/support
  • Data analysis
  • Administrative office responsibilities
  • Front-of-office customer service

The Graduate Intern will also be expected to develop an original project or engage in research that will improve some aspect of the Office of Student Services. The specific topic area can be based on the Graduate Intern’s professional interest area. For example, the 2012-2013 Graduate Intern researched the first-year experience at the School of Education, and presented their findings and recommendations to the Director.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,800/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to the Office of Student Services

Contact Info for Supervisor: Stephanie Gonzalez, Director of Student Services, stephgon@bu.edu

Graduate Assistant, Graduate Admissions Office, School of Education

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer-service orientation, and a passion for higher education. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software.

Primary Responsibility: This Graduate Assistant will work closely with the Director of Enrollment and Manager of Graduate Financial Assistance on projects associated with recruitment and financial assistance. This position is responsible for various daily administrative tasks, as well as significant event and project work. The Graduate Assistant will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Manage the general graduate admissions email account, responding to applicants and prospective students
  • Act as primary contact for phone and walk-in inquiries from applicants and prospective students
  • Participate in the processing of applications and mail (primarily during busy periods)
  • Schedule individual visits for prospective and admitted students.

The Graduate Assistant will also be a key team member in the planning and execution of the following types of events:

  • Open Houses
  • Recruitment Fairs
  • Admitted Student Events

The Graduate Assistant will also be expected to develop and implement at least one original project that will improve some aspect of the Graduate Admissions Office’s functioning. For example, the 2012-13 Graduate Assistant coordinated and implemented the office’s first ever “Virtual Information Session” webinar.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,000/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to Katharine Nelson.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Katharine Nelson, Director of Enrollment, kanelson@bu.edu.

Admission Intern at Boston University Academy

Boston University Academy is as small, independent, co-educational day high school located on the Boston University campus. The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically based core curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests at Boston University.

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess a desire to learn more about the independent school admission process. This position requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work with a small team and an eagerness to jump right into a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibility: The Admission Intern will work closely with the Director of Admission and the Admission Associate and be responsible for administrative duties, as well as event planning and project-based work (including open houses and admitted student receptions).

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week (flexible according to class schedule). Note: Applicants must be willing to arrive at the Academy by 7:45 am, 4 days a week, to assist with morning visitors.

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $2,500 for the academic year

Application Process and Deadline: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to Nastaran Hakimi

Contact Info for Supervisor: Nastaran Hakimi, Admission Associate, nastaran_hakimi@buacademy.org

BU Arts Initiative Intern, Provost's Office

Eligibility Requirement: Candidates should possess: excellent communication skills, a customer‐service orientation, and a passion for higher education, the arts, and working with students. This position requires strong attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and comfort adapting to a range of computer software. Preference is given to candidates enrolled in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education program.

Primary Responsibility: The Graduate Intern is responsible for supporting the Managing Director if the BU Arts Initiative in planning and executing numerous programs and initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Marketing and social media needs
  • Signature Events – large‐scale lectures, performances and conferences
  • Data collection and mining on courses, facilities and arts participation
  • Student and faculty programs
  • Building and maintaining regional relationships
  • Reports and presentations to key stakeholders

This individual will be expected to communicate professionally with University faculty, staff, and students in completing these tasks. This Graduate Internship allows for candidates to learn about the following competencies:

  • Undergraduate support and program management
  • University governance and leadership
  • Development of student leadership
  • Event planning
  • Data analysis
  • Administrative office responsibilities
  • Front‐of‐office customer service

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Occasional night and weekend shifts.

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $4,000/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to Ty Furman

Contact Info for Supervisor: Ty Furman, Managing Director, tyf@bu.edu

Graduate Internship in Residential Education

Residential Education operates under the auspices of BU Residence Life, and exists to provide on‐campus residents with resources and assistance as they explore their individual development outside the classroom, which spans a wide range of areas including academic, cultural, interpersonal, emotional, and moral. BU Residence Life employs nearly 350 student and professional staff members in an effort to provide excellent staffing for our 11,500 bed residential housing program. Specific initiatives within Residential Education include but are not limited to the coordination of selection, training, and evaluation of all full‐time (i.e., Residence Hall Directors) and paraprofessional staff (i.e., RAs); the support of the Residence Hall Associations; and the advising of the Faculty‐in‐Residence program. Residential Education is located on the 2nd floor of 19 Deerfield Street in the heart of historic Kenmore Square.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in the Higher Education Administration program at the BU School of Education
  • 20 hours per week of supervised fieldwork for 2 semesters (fall 2015, spring 2016)
  • Enrollment in a weekly field placement seminar (SED AP 801)
  • Commitment to exploring the administration of Residential Education and BU as a whole

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Associate Director for Student and Staff Development in the development and implementation of student and staff training & development programs that attempt to maximize learning that occurs outside the classroom, especially the Faculty‐in‐Residence Program and the Specialty Communities program.
  2. Assist the Associate Director in the development and implementation of student and staff training program that include but are not limited to the following:
    1. Resident assistant and senior resident assistant selection/training,
    2. Residence Hall Association,
    3. Assessment, Evaluation, and Research.
  3. Assist in the oversight and management of the residential education center at 19 Deerfield Street.
  4. Work collaboratively with Residence Life staff and other campus offices and departments, including but not limited to other offices within the Dean of Students Office.
  5. Attend campus‐wide seasonal training programs for resident assistants
  6. Assist in the day‐to‐day administrative work required to assure that information on student staff is accurate and up to date
  7. Maintain assessment records evaluating programming, training, and event initiatives. Prepare semi‐annual reports.
  8. Maintain ethical and professional confidentiality as well as sensitive regard for cultural and lifestyle differences.
  9. Assist with the planning and staffing of special events as requested by supervisor.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week of supervised fieldwork for 2 semesters (fall 2015, spring 2016)

Compensation: No stipend. However, Graduate interns might be interested in applying for a separate Resident Assistantship position that could potentially provide additional financial support.

Application Process: Interested students should contact Daryl Healea, Associate Director of Residence Life
for Student & Staff Development

Contact Information for Supervisor: Daryl Healea, M.Div., Ed.D. Associate Director for Student & Staff Development,  617‐353‐3540 dhealea@bu.edu

Graduate Internship in Academic Advising

CAS Academic Advising is part of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Student Academic Life, which is comprised of Academic Advising, Pre-Professional Advising and Student Programs and Leadership. Academic Advising serves undergraduate students by providing advising and support and oversees the academic policies and procedures that support the mission of the College. Academic Advising also provides support for faculty and staff in their roles as advisors and instructors. There are five professional advisors employed in the Academic Office, including the Assistant Dean for CAS Student Services and Director of Advising, who maintain varying caseloads of CAS students. Caseloads may range from students who are undeclared, students who are on academic probation or at-risk, tentative graduates needing reviewed for graduation, or scholarship students. Professional advisors are on-call daily to meet with any of the 7,000 CAS undergraduate students to talk about Intra-University Transfer, external credits, course selection, and academic and administrative policies and procedures. Academic Advising is located on the 4th floor of the Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Rd, Room 401.

Eligibility Requirement: 

  • Enrollment in the Higher Education Administration program at the BU School of Education or similar program at another Boston-area college or university
  • Enrollment in field placement seminar (SED AP 801 at BU)
  • Commitment to exploring the field of academic advising

Primary Responsibility: 

  1. Teach or co-teach a section of our First Year Seminar (FY101) course in the fall semester and possibly co-teach a section in the spring semester. A continuation of the orientation process, FY101 is a unique course designed to provide a first-year student with the opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students in the College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University. Through discussions, assignments, class field trips and program-wide activities, the course investigates the social, academic and cultural dimensions of student life at Boston University.
  2. Shadow front-desk staff and advisors (may include pre-professional advisors) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum, academic opportunities, and academic rules and regulations for CAS.
  3. Manage our AdvisorTrac scheduling system for the Advising Center
  4. Manage the CAS Advising Social Media Accounts (Twitter and Undeclared Newsletter)
  5. Maintain a small caseload of undeclared advisees and at-risk students. Specifically, advise undeclared students on major exploration, curriculum, directing them to resources across campus, keeping them current on important academic dates and explaining academic policy and procedures.
  6. Mentor a small caseload of CAS students who have volunteered to work on their academic goals through the CAS Academic Mentor Program (AMP).
  7. Serve in weekly On-Call rotation for walk-in academic advising.
  8. Assist with the development and implementation of professional development modules and programs to maximize the professional development of undeclared advisors in current trends in higher education and best practices in advising.
  9. Conduct specialized outreach or data collection on student populations that will enable assessment and evaluation of protocols and systems in advising
  10. Maintain ethical and professional confidentiality.
  11. Other duties as assigned

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours per week of supervised fieldwork for 2 semesters (full academic year)

Compensation: Paid $3,500/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Please email your resume and a brief letter of interest (cover letter) to Courtney Martin

Contact Info for Supervisor: Courtney Martin, Director of Academic Advising, CAS Student Services, 617-353-2400, clmartin@bu.edu

Graduate Internship, Community Service Center

The Community Service Center aims to provide the Boston University community with opportunities to address and improve the critical concerns of Greater Boston; to support and encourage students to make a difference; to serve as a vehicle for personal growth and leadership; to be active and responsible members in neighboring communities; to broaden the scope of the educational experience through service and reflection; and to serve Greater Boston in a meaningful and mutually beneficial way.

Eligibility Requirement: 

Candidates should possess demonstrated leadership experience in student advising, mentoring, and organizing; experience working with community organizations; a willingness to facilitate and engage in challenging organizational and social justice conversations and reflections; and a passion and vision for the social justice mission of the Community Service Center.

Strong candidates will also excel in the following skills:

  • Having and articulating passion for social justice, community development, education, action, and reflection.
  • Conversation and critical reflection facilitation
  • Communication and observation
  • Organization and planning
  • Working as a member of and leading a team
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and crisis management
  • Holding students and staff accountable for responsibilities and commitments
  • Giving and receiving critical and constructive feedback
  • Self-care and reflection

Primary Responsibility: The graduate intern supports the growth and efficacy of student-led community action and reflection programs at Boston University. The graduate intern works closely with undergraduate student leaders, assisting them in developing leadership skills, exploring and understanding social justice issues, accessing community service resources, and making connections in the Greater Boston community with the support of and in collaboration with the Community Service Center director, assistant director, Division of Student Affairs and other campus colleagues, and community partners. The Graduate Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and mentor undergraduate program managers leading service and reflection programs that may pertain to child and youth development, public health, the environment, LGBTQ communities, elders, and people with diverse abilities.
  • Assist program managers in the recruitment of community partners and volunteers, management of student volunteers, planning of special events and service opportunities, and development and implementation of education and reflection programs that enrich and empower both students and communities.
  • Lead weekly program manager meetings, including discussions of logistics, volunteer and program management, and social justice issues. Weekly meetings have typically taken place on Monday evenings, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
  • Support a clean, welcoming office space, including management and ordering of supplies.
  • Oversee the processing of volunteer CORI forms.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a safe and successful volunteer transportation program, including managing and driving Community Service Center 7 and 12 passenger vans.

Participate in major Community Service Center events and initiatives, including Parents Weekend, Alumni Weekend, fall and spring program manager retreats, First-Year Student Outreach Project staff recruitment and training, Global Days of Service, and Alternative Service Breaks (March 5 – 13, 2016).

Note: participation in weekly program manager meetings, biannual program manager retreats, Alternative Service Breaks (as a chaperone), and Global Days of Service is required of graduate interns.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20 hours per week, September 1, 2015 – May 13, 2016, during regular university operations.

Compensation: $13/hour (subject to approval)

Application Process and Deadline: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to Zach Hobbs

Contact Info for Supervisor: Zach Hobbs, Community Service Center Director, zkhobbs@bu.edu

Career Development Internship, Center for Career Development

Eligibility Requirement: A strong preference for individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs or related field. Strong organizational skills, communication skills (oral and written), and the ability to work collaboratively with team members. Must be proactive and self-motivated with a strong interest in career development and higher education.

Primary Responsibility: Graduate Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Counseling, Employer Relations, and Marketing teams throughout this 2-semester internship. Responsibilities will include:

  • providing resume and cover letter critiques,
  • presenting workshops and handling special projects such as developing workshops,
  • creating educational materials,
  • assisting with greeting students and employers,
  • assisting at on-campus recruiting events, and
  • conducting outreach efforts to students and the BU community.

The benefits of participating in the program include on-going training in a higher education setting; opportunity to participate in the activities of different teams within the office; weekly supervision by a staff member; an opportunity to participate in office professional development training sessions and staff meetings; flexibility and support for proposing and developing a creative project; and an opportunity to work with a diverse student and alumni population.

Weekly Time Commitment: 12 hours/week for both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Compensation: Paid a stipend of $1,250 per semester.

Application Process and Deadline: Application materials must include a cover letter and a professional resume. Please apply online through the Center for Career Development

Contact Info for Supervisor: Jesse Ohrenberger, Assistant Director of Counseling and Programs, Center for Career Development, jesseo@bu.edu

Administration

BUILD Graduate Student Coordinator: Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development - 2015-2016 Academic Year & 2016 Summer Term

BUILD works in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools providing reading tutors to children in selected public schools, after school programs, and community centers.  BUILD is Boston University’s program responding to the federal America Reads Challenge.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must:

  • Be an entering or current graduate student in the School of Education, School of Social Work, or similar program,
  • Be eligible for a Federal Work Study award (must qualify for need-based financial aid),
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills,
  • Be committed to working with urban youth.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of literacy development in children,
  • Certification and experience in elementary education and/or reading,
  • Experience with program administration and management,
  • Knowledge of Boston.

Primary Responsibilities: The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the BUILD program.  These responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the tutoring corps of lead tutors,
  • Developing public school and community tutoring sites, reviewing existing sites, making recommendations for new sites
  • Meeting with site directors to verify scheduling and program supervision,
  • Addressing transportation needs of tutors,
  • Developing and conducting training and orientation for tutoring corps,
  • Supervising and training lead tutors,
  • Reporting to Collaborative Office director and BUILD committee,
  • Preparing reports and conducting evaluations.

Weekly Time Commitment: 15 hours per week during academic year plus occasional weekends

Compensation: This is a paid position. Compensation includes a combination of monthly salary and scholarship award of up to 1/3 full-time tuition.

Application Process and Deadline: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Mike Dennehy. The cover letter should address, in part, applicant’s interest in literacy tutoring, leadership and management experience, and vision for working with urban children.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Mike Dennehy, Director, College Access and Completion, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 319, Boston, MA 02215 or mdennehy@bu.edu

Health Promotion Graduate Assistant, Office of Wellness & Prevention Services - 2015-16 Academic Year

We are seeking applicants who are passionate about student health and wellness, health education and promotion, community outreach, and program planning and evaluation.

Eligibility Requirements: Enrolled in an EdM, MAT, MPH, or MSW at Boston University,

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills,
  • Excellent organization skills,
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, reliable, professional, and passionate about primary prevention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program facilitation and public speaking,
  • Experience conducting focus groups, in depth interviews,
  • Experience in survey design,
  • Knowledge in health behavior change theories and principles,
  • Data analysis, proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access,
  • Ability to present information in a engaging, professional, and effective manner.

Responsibilities: The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Designing and facilitating innovative, evidence-based programs on topics such as lower-risk drinking, stress management, sexual health, and sleep for the undergraduate student population,
  • Conducting primary research to inform Wellness Office programs and initiatives,
  • Developing and implementing evaluation tools,
  • Conducting trainings and outreach with student leaders,
  • Overseeing student volunteers,
  • Assisting with program administration.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week on August 1, 2015 and ending on May 31, 2016. Must be available at least one evening per week. 

Compensation: This is a salaried position at $1,000/month. There are no tuition benefits.

Application Process and Deadline: Please complete the online application found on the Wellness & Prevention website. Preferred deadline is April 1, 2015.

Contact Info for SupervisorKatharine Mooney, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at krmooney@bu.edu

Peer Leadership Development Graduate Assistant, Office of Wellness & Prevention Services - 2015-16 Academic Year

We are seeking applicants who have experience working with peer educators or student leaders.

Eligibility Requirements: Enrolled in an EdM, MAT, MPH, or MSW at Boston University,

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent organization skills,
  • Experience working with a diverse population of student leaders,
  • Mature, dependable, and professional.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program facilitation and public speaking,
  • Experience developing training materials,
  • Experience mentoring or supervising undergraduates,
  • Knowledge in health behavior change theories and principles.

Responsibilities: The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Co-advising the Student Health Ambassadors (SHAs) with the Director of Wellness & Prevention
  • Designing peer education trainings based on identified learning objectives
  • Coordinating training with BU faculty and staff
  • Supervising SHA office hours
  • Mentoring SHAs on program planning and evaluation
  • Assisting with campus outreach
  • Assisting with program administration

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week on August 1, 2015 and ending on May 31, 2016. Must be available at least one evening per week.

Compensation: This is a salaried position at $1,000/month. There are no tuition benefits.

Application Process and Deadline: Please complete the online application found on the Wellness & Prevention website. Preferred deadline is April 1, 2015.

Contact Info for SupervisorKatharine Mooney, Director of Wellness & Prevention Services, at krmooney@bu.edu

Graduate Assistant for Physical Education/Health Education Programs - Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Eligibility Requirement: No specific requirements but candidates with experience in physical and/or health education, with experience working in the community, with strong organizational skills and/or with research experience will be given priority.

Primary Responsibility: Assist the Health Education/Physical Education Director with a variety of initiatives related to physical and health education at BU and in the local community.

Weekly Time Commitment: 10 hours per week for the academic year.

Compensation: Paid $3,500/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Submit resume and cover letter explaining qualifications for the position to Dr. Sarah Benes by June 1st, 2015.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Sarah Benes, 617-353-3300, ssparrow@bu.edu

Teaching

Teaching Fellow ED 100: Introduction to Education - Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016

ED 100 is a Foundations of Education course for undergraduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with two or more years of full-time teaching experience in pre k-12 schools. Applicants should have proven ability to mark, grade, and assist students with writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead discussions group of 15 undergraduates
  • Manage and supervise the same group of students in local public school
  • Mark and grade papers and final exam
  • Co-plan learning activities and assessments with professor and other TFs.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week (one morning, one full school day, office hours, etc.)

  • Class: Mondays 8am – 1pm
  • Field: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 2:30
  • Student assistance
  • Reading and planning

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000 per semester, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate, and health insurance credit.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (preferred writing sample should be about classroom practice). to Professor Phil Tate.

Contact Information: Professor Phil Tate, ptate@bu.edu, 617-721-5509

Teaching Fellow ED 500: Foundations of Educational Practices - Fall 2015

Teaching Fellow for ED 500, which is an educational foundations course for graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with at least one semester of prior TF work in ED100 or ED 500

Responsibilities: This position involves some modest grading and field supervision for pre-practica for students from across different graduate programs, at different levels, and in different schools.

Time Commitment: 15 hours/week for 15 weeks

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000 per semester, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate, and health insurance credit.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (preferred writing sample should be about classroom practice). to Professor Phil Tate.

Contact Information: Professor Phil Tate, ptate@bu.edu and Professor Steve Ellenwood, ellenwoo@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant ED 410/412: Social Context of Education/Civic Context of Education - Fall 2015

Teaching Fellow for ED 410/412

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with teaching experience

Responsibilities: To assist with the preparation, coordination, collection of assignments and grading of the course.

Time Commitment: The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:00

Compensation: The position is paid $4,000, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest and resume to Roger Harris

Contact Information:  Professor Roger Harris, rharris@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for TL 525 Teaching English Language in Middle/High School - Summer 2015 &/or Fall 2015 &/or Spring 2016

Eligibility Requirement: Current EdM/MA or doctoral student in TESOL or one of the secondary content areas with training and/or experience with adolescent ELL students

Primary Responsibility:

  • Grade discussion board postings or reading/discussion guides and lesson plan components.
  • Help with website management and some record keeping.
  • Attend all classes.
  • Facilitate small group discussions.
  • Meet with students for Q&A sessions twice during the semester to resolve lesson. planning questions.

Weekly Time Commitment: 6 hours/week

Compensation: Paid

Application Process and Deadline: If interested, please contact the supervisor to set up an appointment time.

Contact Info for Supervisor:

For Summer & Fall 2015 – Professor Christina Dobbs, cdobbs@bu.edu

For Spring 2016 – Professor Marnie, tesol@bu.edu

Research

Urban Schools Resource Assessment Coordinator (USRAC) - 2015-16 Academic Year

The USRAC(s) will work as a team to assess the academic, social, and emotional delivery of services in urban districts in Massachusetts and develop a conduit linking BU SED research faculty and practitioners to urban school districts to improve conditions for students, teachers, and administrators.

Eligibility Requirements: Interest in improving the quality of life for others. The ability to work as a team and as an independent researcher. The ability to work respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities: To survey and/or interview urban school administrators and university faculty to code the strengths and needs of both, in an effort to provide resources to improve the quality of life, instruction, and learning for all.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week for the academic year.

Compensation: The position is unpaid.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and vitae to Roger Harris

Contact Information:  Professor Roger Harris, Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, rharris@bu.edu

Research Assistant, Special Education Teacher Evaluation - 2015-16 Academic Year

Research assistants will work with Professor Jones to collect data on the quality of classroom practice for a sample of approximately 80 special education teachers in Rhode Island. Data collection will be a part of a large, federally-funded study of special education teacher evaluation. Students working on the project will become familiar with conducting research on the validity of reliability of data on teacher effectiveness, including observations and measures of student growth. This first year of the project will focus heavily on data collection. In subsequent years, the project will present many more opportunities for conducting data analyses and writing.

Eligibility Requirements: The opportunity is not limited to special education doctoral students, despite the focus on a sample of special education teachers. Preference will be given to doctoral students, although interested master’s students are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Assisting the research team in creating/distributing classroom surveys;
  2. Videotaping: Note, we will be traveling to RI for 4 five-day videotaping trips; two in the fall semester and two in the spring. Transportation and lodging will be paid for by the project;
  3. Assisting the research team in storing and categorizing videotaped data.

Time Commitment: 10 hours/week for the academic year.

Compensation: There are 1-2 paid positions at $15-$25/hour. There is also opportunity to work with Professor Jones for those students interested in unpaid research experience.

Application Process: Interested candidates should send a CV and brief descriptions of their interests in joining the project to Professor Nathan Jones.

Contact Information:  Professor Nathan Jones, Ph.D., Special Education, ndjones@bu.edu.

Research Assistant, preschool settings impact on language - 2015-16 Academic Year

This position is for a research assistant to work on a study investigating the quality of the language environments in home- and center-based preschool settings serving children from low-income backgrounds.

Eligibility Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position would have experience in early childhood classrooms and/or experience working on a research project. However, these are not requirements.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include:

  • data collection (e.g. administering child cognitive assessments, conducting participant interviews, conducting observations in preschool settings, etc.),
  • data entry,
  • data analysis,
  • and scheduling.

Time Commitment: 10 – 20 hours/week for the academic year.

Compensation: The position is unpaid, however, course credit can be arranged. In addition, there may be opportunities for research assistants to publish with the Principal Investigator.

Application Process: Interested candidates should contact Julie Dwyer to inquire about this position.

Contact Information:  Professor Julie Dwyer, dwyerj@bu.edu

Research Assistant, Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab - 2015-16 Academic Year

Eligibility Requirements: Interest in issues related to bullying and social adjustment. Past research experience is helpful, but not required

Responsibilities: Research assistants will participate in a range of lab activities, including literature reviews, data cleaning and analysis, survey development, and grant writing. For more information about the research team, which is co-led by Drs. Green and Holt, please see: www.bu.edu/bullying

Time Commitment: 10 hours/week for the academic year.

Compensation: This is unpaid research work.

Application Process: If you are interested in volunteering, please send a letter of interest and resume to Professor Holt.

Contact Information:  Professor Melissa Holt, holtm@bu.edu

Other

Resident Assistant Positions (through Residence Life)

Resident Assistant Positions

Consider applying for a Resident Assistant position through Boston University’s Residence Life Office.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior, senior, or graduate student
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.70 (if applicable)
  • In good University disciplinary and financial standing (if applicable)
  • Ph.D. candidates should consult with their academic departments before completing an application for an RA or GRA position

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week, including a 4-hour staff meeting on every Wednesday evening and two weeks of August training on-campus.

Application Process and Deadline: Eligibility information can be found on the Residence Life pageAll materials must be submitted by April 27, 2015 2:00 pm.

Contact Information: For more information please contact Residential Education at 617-353-3540 or via email at resed@bu.edu

2014-2015 Academic Year:

Higher Education Administration Internships (open to SED graduate students in Higher Education Administration concentration only)

Boston University’s School of Education and Divisions of Student and Academic Affairs provide graduate internships for masters-level students specializing in higher education administration.  These internships reflect an emphasis on theory-to-practice and reflect the program’s broad-based administration curriculum.  Full-time students with no prior higher ed administration experience are expected to complete an internship and enroll in AP 801 for both the fall and spring semesters. This seminar is designed to support professional/career development vis-a-vis internship experiences. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for BU internships. However, based upon fit and need, students may also explore internships at other universities.

Graduate Intern, Student Affairs, BU Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine offers a four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program, a two-year Advanced Standing DMD program for internationally trained dentists and advanced certificates/degrees in ten dental specialties.

GDSM student Affairs strives to create a positive and engaging learning environment for over 800 students currently enrolled in our programs. The office advocates for all pre-doctoral and post-doctoral and serves as a first-line point of contact for those seeking assistance.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Passion for higher education and working with students
  • Strong attention to details
  • Collaborative working style
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Experience with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop preferred but not required
  • Preference is given to candidates currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher Education program

Primary Responsibilities: GDSM Student Affairs Graduate Intern is responsible for supporting the Assistant Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, and two coordinators with all Student Affairs activities, events, and projects. This individual will be expected to communicate professionally with students, GDSM faculty, and staff while completing these tasks. The experience allows for candidates to learn about the following competencies:

  • Professional/graduate student support services
  • Development of student leadership
  • Event planning and management
  • Student/school programming
  • Academic advising and career resources
  • Working with international student population
  • Data analysis
  • Administrative office support and customer service

Research/Project Requirement: There is no requirement, however, the student is encouraged to develop an original project or engage in research that will improve some aspect of GDSM Student Affairs. The specific area can be based on the intern’s professional interest area. The Assistant Dean of Students and/or Assistant Director of Student Affairs would provide mentorship.

Weekly Time Commitment: 20-25 hours/week and occasional night and weekend shifts

Stipend: $1,200 monthly stipend

Application Process: Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to GDSM Student Affairs at gsdmsa@bu.edu

BUILD Graduate Student Coordinator: Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development - 2014-2015 Academic Year & 2015 Summer Term

BUILD works in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools providing reading tutors to children in selected public schools, after school programs, and community centers.  BUILD is Boston University’s program responding to the federal America Reads Challenge.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must:

  • Be an entering or current graduate student in the School of Education, School of Social Work, or similar program
  • Be eligible for a Federal Work Study award (must qualify for need-based financial aid)
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be committed to working with urban youth

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of literacy development in children
  • Certification and experience in elementary education and/or reading
  • Experience with program administration and management
  • Knowledge of Boston

Primary Responsibilities: The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the BUILD program.  These responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the tutoring corps of lead tutors
  • Developing public school and community tutoring sites, reviewing existing sites, making recommendations for new sites
  • Meeting with site directors to verify scheduling and program supervision
  • Addressing transportation needs of tutors
  • Developing and conducting training and orientation for tutoring corps
  • Supervising and training lead tutors
  • Reporting to Collaborative Office director and BUILD committee
  • Preparing reports and conducting evaluations

Weekly Time Commitment: 15 hours per week during academic year plus occasional weekends

Compensation: This is a paid position.  Compensation includes a combination of monthly salary and scholarship award of up to 1/3 full-time tuition.

Application Process and Deadline: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Ruth Shane, Director. The cover letter should address, in part, applicant’s interest in literacy tutoring, leadership and management experience, and vision for working with urban children. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Ruth Shane, Director, Collaborative Office, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 319, Boston, MA 02215 or rshane@bu.edu

Contact Info for Supervisor: Ruth Shane, Director, Collaborative Office, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 319, Boston, MA 02215 or rshane@bu.edu

FUEL Site Coordinator - 2014-2015 Academic Year

Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL) is a non-profit organization, based in Boston, that works with low-income families to help them understand the pathway to higher education.  Working with community partners, FUEL Education provides knowledge, resources, connections and financial incentives that empower parents to propel their children into higher education.  Together Boston University and FUEL have created a partnership designed to more fully engage the parents of high school youth already enrolled in the University’s Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science programs that prepare Boston high school students for higher education.  The Boston Public Schools Collaborative Office (School of Education) and the Upward Bound programs are seeking a graduate student to serve as the site coordinator for FUEL to ensure that operations and communication with parents encourages participation.

Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University that is concerned with reaching under-served families such as educational policy, counseling, social work, or non-profit management
  • Be able to work 10 hours/week
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Be able to work independently as well as to collaborate with other members of the team
  • Possess a solid understanding of the post-secondary educational system or desire to develop a critical understanding
  • Possess a strong interest in engaging parents in educational processes
  • Have experience or interest in developing community partnerships
  • Be comfortable working with diverse populations.

Other preferred qualifications:

  • Fluent in Spanish (writing and speaking)

Primary Responsibilities: The Site Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director of Upward Bound and the Director of the Collaborative Office.  The Site Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating activities with FUEL staff and maintain participant records
  • Promoting FUEL at Upward Bound at Boston University
  • Recruiting families into the program and maintaining contact with them between monthly meetings
  • Acting as the liaison between FUEL Education and Upward Bound for meeting logistics (i.e., consistent time and location for monthly meetings)
  • Being present at monthly meetings known as Saving Circles to welcome families and make sure facilities are set up and ready, A/V is available, answer parent questions and generally coordinate event logistics

Weekly Time Commitment: 10 hours/week during academic year, primarily late afternoons and evenings with an occasional Saturday.

Compensation: This is a paid position – $5,000/semester (Fall & Spring). Compensation is paid weekly

Application Process and Deadline: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Ruth Shane, Director, Collaborative Office, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 319, Boston, MA 02215

Contact Info for Supervisor: Ruth Shane, Director, Collaborative Office, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 319, Boston, MA 02215, rshane@bu.edu

Office of Wellness & Prevention Services Intern - Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Are you passionate about health education? Apply for a one-year part-time paid internship with BU Student Health Services in the Office of Wellness & Prevention Services.

Eligibility Requirements: This internship opportunity is for graduate students who have an interest in: student health and wellness; health education and promotion; community outreach; program development, implementation, and evaluation; and/or health communications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, reliable, professional, and passionate about primary prevention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with program facilitation and public speaking
  • Skills in Photoshop or other design programs
  • Ability to present written information in a visually-engaging, professional, and effective manner

Responsibilities: The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Creating, delivering, evaluating, and marketing health education and promotion efforts
  • Planning and facilitating workshops and outreach events on various health-related topics including substance abuse, stress management, mental and sexual health, nutrition, etc.
  • Supporting our peer education program
  • Assisting with program administration.

Time Commitment: This is a full academic year internship beginning in the fall semester of 2014 (or mid-August 2014, depending on availability). The intern will be expected to complete 15 hours per week. Preferred availability is two days per week and must be available at least one evening per week.

Compensation: $12/hour.

Application Process and Deadline: Visit www.bu.edu/shs/InternOpps for more information and the online application. Applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Katharine Mooney, Wellness Coordinator, BU Student Health Services Office of Wellness & Prevention Services, krmooney@bu.edu, 617-358-0485.

Graduate Assistant for Physical Education/Health Education Programs - Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Eligibility Requirement: No specific requirements but candidates with experience in physical and/or health education, with strong organizational skills and/or with administrative experience will be given priority.

Primary Responsibility: Assist the Program Director with a variety of tasks ranging from administrative tasks to literature reviews and other support as needed.

Weekly Time Commitment: 10 hours per week for the academic year.

Compensation: Paid $3,500/semester

Application Process and Deadline: Submit resume and cover letter explaining qualifications for the position to Dr. Sarah Benes by June 1st, 2014.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Sarah Benes, 617-353-3300, ssparrow@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for TL 525 Teaching English Language in Middle/High School - Fall 2014 &/or Spring 2015

Eligibility Requirement: Current EdM/MA or doctoral student in TESOL or one of the secondary content areas with training and/or experience with adolescent ELL students

Primary Responsibility:

  • Grade discussion board postings or reading/discussion guides and lesson plan components.
  • Help with website management and some record keeping.
  • Attend all classes.
  • Facilitate small group discussions.
  • Meet with students for Q&A sessions twice during the semester to resolve lesson. planning questions.

Weekly Time Commitment: 6 hours/week

Compensation: Paid

Application Process and Deadline: If interested, please contact the supervisor to set up an appointment time.

Contact Info for Supervisor:

For Fall 2014 – Professor Christina Dobbs, cdobbs@bu.edu

For Spring 2015 – Professor Marnie, tesol@bu.edu

Teaching Fellow for ED 100: Introduction to Education - Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015

ED 100 is a Foundations of Education course for undergraduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with two or more years of full-time teaching experience in pre k-12 schools. Applicants should have proven ability to mark, grade, and assist students with writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead discussions group of 15 undergraduates
  • Manage and supervise the same group of students in local public school
  • Mark and grade papers and final exam
  • Co-plan learning activities and assessments with professor and other TFs.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week (one morning, one full school day, office hours, etc.)

  • Class: Mondays 8am – 1pm
  • Field: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 2:30
  • Student assistance
  • Reading and planning

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000 per semester, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate, and health insurance credit.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (preferred writing sample should be about classroom practice). to Professor Phil Tate.

Contact Information: Professor Phil Tate, ptate@bu.edu, 617-721-5509

Teaching Fellow for ED 500: Foundations of Educational Practices- Fall 2014

Teaching Fellow for ED 500, which is an educational foundations course for graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with at least one semester of prior TF work in ED100 or ED 500

Responsibilities: This position involves some modest grading and field supervision for pre-practica for students from across different graduate programs, at different levels, and in different schools.

Time Commitment: 15 hours/week for 15 weeks

Compensation: Stipend of $10,000 per semester, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate, and health insurance credit.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample (preferred writing sample should be about classroom practice). to Professor Phil Tate.

Contact Information: Professor Phil Tate, ptate@bu.edu and Professor Steve Ellenwood, ellenwoo@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for ED 410/412: Social Context of Education/Civic Context of Education - Fall 2014

Teaching Fellow for ED 410/412

Eligibility Requirements: Graduate student (doctoral preferred) with teaching experience

Responsibilities: To assist with the preparation, coordination, collection of assignments and grading of the course.

Time Commitment: The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:00

Compensation: The position is paid $4,000, as well as tuition remission for up to 8 credits at the SED evening tuition rate.

Application Process: Interested students should send a letter of interest and resume to Roger Harris

Contact Information:  Professor Roger Harris, rharris@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant, ED 212: Introduction to Positive Psychology - Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant for ED 212, a 2-credit course that only runs the first half of the Fall semester

Eligibility Requirements: Student must have already taken a Positive Psychology course

Primary Responsibilities: The TA is responsible for grading and facilitating various activities during class. The TA must attend every course.

Weekly Time Commitment: 6 – 10 hours/week

Compensation: Paid $3,500

Application Process and Deadline: Please submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications to Professor Amy Baltzell

Contact Info for Supervisor: Professor Amy Baltzell, Baltzell@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant, DE 500: Introduction to the Deaf World - Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant for Professor Bruce Bucci.

Eligibility Requirements: Prior knowledge of Deaf Culture/History/Community. Must have fluency in ASL

Primary Responsibilities: The Teaching Assistant will work directly with Professor Bucci in all aspects of the course.

Weekly Time Commitment: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 pm

Compensation: Paid $3,500

Application Process and Deadline: Please submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications to Professor Bucci 

Contact Info for Supervisor: As above.

Grader or Teaching Assistant for LS 560 Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition - Fall 2014

Eligibility Requirements: Current Ed.M/MA students in Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, Psychology, Language Education, SLP, or related field who has taken Introduction to Linguistics and/or Language Acquisition or the equivalent

Responsibilities:

Grader: Grading of weekly assignments, midterm, and Final Exam, as well as meeting with the professor when needed.

TA: All of the above duties for a grader plus scanning documents, helping to create assignments, helping with classroom and website management, and attending classes.

Time Commitment:

Grader: 2-4 hours/week

TA: 6 hours/week

Compensation: Position is paid

Application Process: If interested, please contact Professor Julie Coppola

Contact Information: Professor Julie Coppola, jcoppola@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for SED LS 565: Applied Linguistics: Language & Linguistics Survey - Fall 2014

Eligibility Requirement: Strong knowledge of linguistics, theoretical and applied. The likely candidate would be a master’s or doctoral student in the Program in Applied Linguistics at GRS. Students in related programs are also welcome to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Running Lab Sections as needed – The TA is expected to attend each class meeting as partial preparation for running the lab sections. It is anticipated that a number of the students will not be familiar with some or all of the linguistics topics covered. Weekly lab sections are needed, particularly for the first 2/3 of the semester. Topics that will need to be covered are likely to include: lexical categories, syntax, morphology, and phonology.
  2. Grading – The TA is expected to do a first pass using pencil for scoring. All problem sets and exams are returned within one week; therefore, the firs pass grading must be submitted to the faculty within four days.
  3. Spread Sheets – The TA is responsible for creating and maintaining spreadsheets with data concerning the students’ progress.
  4. Incidentals – The TA may also provide assistance with powerpoints, student response systems, or other technical and/or logistic aspects of the course as requested.

Weekly Time Commitment: 

  • Class: Wednesday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Lab Sections: times to be mutually determined between TA and students (two sections/week is the norm for the first 1/2 to 2/3 of the semester)
  • Office hours: 2 hours/week

Compensation: Position is paid at $3,500

Application Process and Deadline: Any combination of CV, BU transcript, interview, recommendation from Applied Linguistics Faculty, such as Jonathan Barnes, Carol Neidle, Paul Hagstrom

Contact Info for Supervisor: Dr. Marnie Reed, tesol@bu.edu, 617-353-1811

Teaching Assistant for SED PE 211 Movement Education - Fall 2014

Assists the instructor with: planning and implementing experiences for students in a local school, grading and other activities to facilitate the course

Eligibility Requirement: No specific requirements but candidates with experience in education, physical education, and/or mentoring students will be given priority.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Assisting with the development of learning activities
  • Grading
  • Organizing the Hennigan practicum experience
  • Assisting with course evaluation

Weekly Time Commitment: TA for two sections of PE 211 form 11:oo am – 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday with an additional 2-5 hours of work per week.

Compensation: Position is paid at $1,750

Application Process and Deadline: Submit resume and cover letter explaining qualifications for the position to Dr. Sarah Benes by June 1st, 2014.

Contact Info for Supervisor: Sarah Benes, 617-353-3300, ssparrow@bu.edu

Grader for TL 509 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Fall 2014

Eligibility Requirements: Doctoral candidate (or post EdM) in language and literacy or applied linguistics.

Responsibilities: Evaluate and grade research papers and journal article summaries and critiques.

Time Commitment: Concentrated time in November and early December, approximately 35 hours).

Compensation: Position is paid $3,500

Application Process: Personal interview with Professor Molinsky is required. Must be decided by mid October. Interested students should contact Professor Steven Molinsky.

Contact Information: Professor Steven Molinsky, sjm15@bu.edu, 617-353-3233.

Teaching Assistant for TL 511 Teaching Modern Foreign Language - Fall 2014

This is a teaching assistant position with a pre-practicum component.

Eligibility Requirements: Earned Master’s degree in Modern Foreign Language Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, or related field. Preference for doctoral students in Language and Literacy Education.

Responsibilities: Assist instructor of TL 511:

  • Attend weekly class meetings,
  • Facilitate small group work,
  • Assist instructor with grading,
  • Visit field sites.

Time Commitment: 6 hours/week

Compensation: Position is paid

Application Process: If interested, please contact Professor Julie Coppola

Contact Information: Professor Julie Coppola, jcoppola@bu.edu

Tech/Media Assistant for TL 512 Computer-Assisted Language Learning - Fall 2014

Responsibilities: Duties include assisting students with presentations during and outside of class time.  Also include assisting students preparing for class, managing logins and passwords, downloading & installing software on student laptops, cacheing specified digital video clip illustrations.

Time Commitment: Wednesday, 4 – 7 pm plus 2 additional hours/week; 5 hours/week.

Compensation: Position is paid $15/hour

Application Process: If interested, please contact Professor Karen Price

Contact Information: Professor Karen Price, kprice@bu.edu

Research Assistant - Fall 2014

Job Description: Research assistant on a research project investigating the extent to which two types of preschool environments provide support for the language development of low-income children. Data will be collected on the beliefs, reported practices, and actual practices of home- and center-based preschool educators with regard to creating a supportive language environment in their preschool setting.

Eligibility Requirement: Although not requirements, the ideal research assistant will have experience working with young children and/or knowledge about language and literacy development.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities for the research assistant position would include contacting study participants, scheduling interviews and visits, contributing to the creation of measures, collecting data, and entering data.

Time Commitment: The research assistant that fills this position will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week. Work time is often flexible and can be done on a schedule that works for the individual.

Compensation: Students may work for academic credit or on a volunteer basis

Application Process: If interested, please contact Professor Julie Dwyer

Contact Information: Professor Julie Dwyer, dwyerj@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for SED PE 375 Psychology of Sport - Spring 2015

Eligibility Requirement: Preference to a graduate student in Sport Psychology or Counseling Psychology who has taken an undergraduate course in sport and exercise psychology.

Primary Responsibility: Assist in grading, student support, and class coordination. Class attendance is expected and occasional class leadership

Weekly Time Commitment: variable 3-10 hours/week

Compensation: Position is paid.

Application Process and Deadline: Please contact Professor Adam Naylor for more information

Contact Information for Supervisor: Professor Adam Naylor, ahnaylor@bu.edu

Teaching Assistant for SED CE 705 Lifespan Development - Spring 2015

Eligibility Requirement: Doctoral Student with teaching experience and background in human development.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Attend course weekly (day/time TBD)
  • Help prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Co-teach at least once during the semester
  • Assist with development and implementation of in-class activities
  • Assist with grading

Weekly Time Commitment: 10 hours/week

Compensation: Position is paid $3,500

Application Process and Deadline: Please submit an application letter and CV by October 30, 2014

Contact Information for Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Corriveau, 617-353-3259, kcorriv@bu.edu

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