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INTO Mason Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

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Graduate Research Assistant: International Student Graduate Transitions

INTO George Mason University

Job Summary  

The graduate student assistant position is a paid position for the 2022-23 academic year designed to support a curriculum impact grant for INTO George Mason University Graduate International Pathways Program. The hallmark of INTO Mason’s scaffolded curriculum for international students is the series of transition courses that function as an extension of orientation and emphasizes academic and professional development. The courses as a whole are meant to help students acculturate, acclimate and see themselves as belonging to the community of George Mason University. The grant seeks to enhance support for the international graduate transition program by researching international student transition to study in the U.S. and redesigning the transition courses to be more inclusive in nature, and applicable to international graduate students in units across the university.

Duties and Responsibilities

The graduate student assistant will work in tandem with faculty from INTO George Mason University to research, pilot, and redesign the graduate transition course.  Duties will be as follows: 

  • Explore and research the advantages and challenges of existing graduate transition programs for international students
  • Complete a review of literature on the transition and acclimatization of international students to the U.S. higher education environment
  • Review existing INTO Mason course and curriculum materials and meet with faculty teaching the transition courses
  • Outreach to local area units to discover needs of international students and learning goals for this type of course
  • Solicit, receive and present feedback on the transition course from units, students, professors after completion of fall 2022 semester
  • Hold focus groups in spring 2023 semester to determine next steps in implementation 
  • Discuss and promote the course to local area units for increased enrollment beyond INTO Mason
  • Other duties as assigned

The experience gained from this will improve your knowledge of issues related to international education and inclusion in higher education as well as build curriculum development skills. Further, work on this grant can lead to future participation in a professional conference presentation and/or contribution to a publication.

Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in a master or doctorate program at George Mason University. Prior experience with international education preferred.

Compensation

The graduate assistant will maintain a working schedule of 20 hours per week, or as determined from the time of hiring until May 24, 2023, with a $9,000 stipend per semester.

Application

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter expressing interest in the position to Dr. Aimee Weinstein at aweinste@gmu.edu and Dr. Amy Lewis at alewis33@gmu.edu. For full consideration, apply by September 16, 2022.

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St. Stephen’s UMC Preschool is Hiring

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St. Stephen’s UMC Preschool is seeking teachers for their 2022-2023 preschool classes who will enjoy working with children ages 2, 3, and/or 4 years old. They are also seeking music and movement teachers. 

Schedules range from 2-5 days a week, 5 to 7 hours per day. Teacher hours are from 8:30 to 1:30, with possible extended day hours until 3:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Tuesday and Thursday teacher hours are from 9:30 to 2:30. They also have a 5 day a week class from 8:30 to 1:30 each day. Their extended day teacher hours are 12:30-3:30. 

Current students are welcome to apply! View the flyer below for more information:

Send your resume to their Director, Veronica Mayes, at preschool@ststephensfairfax.org