GRADUATE STUDENTS: Position Open!: Graduate Associate in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies

April 23, 2013

Position Open: Graduate Associate in the Gender,
Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program (GSWS) and the Alice Paul Center for
Research on Gender, Sexuality, & Women. All graduate students currently
enrolled in a Penn Ph.D. or J.D. program may apply. Priority will be given to
those students who have completed or are currently enrolled in the GSWS
Graduate Certificate.

The Graduate Associate works closely with GSWS staff, planning GSWS and Alice
Paul Center events and encouraging graduate student participation in these
events. The Associate is responsible for organizing and overseeing GSWS events
for graduate students, including:

- organizing the monthly graduate student colloquium, which allows
graduate students to present their current research to other students in
diverse disciplines and schools. This highly successful colloquium will be
entering its fourth year in the fall of 2013.

- developing initiatives for graduate students to share their work and/or to
research together; in the past this has included organizing an
interdisciplinary graduate conference in gender, sexuality, and women’s
studies. Other options may include a reading group, a dissertation writing
group, and other initiatives that suit the current needs of prospective and
current GSWS graduate certificate students.

- encouraging graduate student participation in the pedagogy seminar for
graduate students, which is organized by GSWS staff. 

- chairing and convening meetings of the GSWS/APC
Graduate Student Advisory Board

In addition, the Graduate Associate maintains lists of affiliated
students in SAS as well as in Annenberg, the School of Nursing, and the Law
School, communicates with them regularly about relevant events and activities,
and acts as an essential liaison between the Alice Paul Center, the GSWS
program, and these students. Finally, the Graduate Associate attends weekly
staff meetings, takes minutes of these meetings, and is expected to attend
lectures and events where GSWS and APC are the primary sponsors when her/his
schedule allows.

Who May Apply:

Graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. or J.D. program. Students must have the
approval of their Graduate Chair and/or current departmental advisor.  The
Graduate Associate is expected to make at least a one-year commitment to this
position. There is the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Compensation: $5,000 per year

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, May 8, 2013

To apply, send the following materials via email attachment to Professor
Christine Poggi (

1)  A letter of application explaining your interest in this
position, any previous administrative experience, and prior participation in
the GSWS Program and/or events, if any.

2)  A current CV.

3)  The name and email address of your academic advisor and/or
Graduate Chair if you do not have a departmental advisor.