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Doctoral Student Opportunities in the Undergraduate Residential Experience for 2017-18 Academic Year

Modified: March 28, 2017
RC Student faculty dinner

Do you enjoy working with undergraduates? Are you interested in a rewarding employment opportunity on campus? The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives anticipates several openings for doctoral students during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Doctoral students who previously served in these roles were most enthusiastic about how this experience helped them:

  • understand and work with undergraduates
  • network with colleagues and faculty from different schools/fields
  • improve their ability to teach
  • provide a supportive community outside of their department
  • improve their organizational effectiveness

Openings are available in two different positions:

  • Residential College Assistant Chair, which centers on engagement with undergraduate students and advising student leaders in one of Northwestern’s residential colleges
  • Graduate Assistant to the Faculty-in-Residence, which involves engagement with undergraduate students but focuses on providing programmatic support to a live-in faculty member in one of Northwestern’s residential communities

In addition to an annual stipend (currently $10,870.00 for Assistant Chairs and $10,000 for Graduate Assistants, allocated through monthly paychecks, Sept to June inclusively), employed doctoral students have access to a provided campus office and computer. They also have access to meals with their affiliated residential college or residential community during academic sessions.

Informational sessions on these appointments will be held on the Evanston Campus. Interested doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions: 

  • Tuesday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 pm, Rock Room (Room 207), Norris University Center
  • Wednesday, April 5, 5:00-6:00 pm, TGS Commons (Room 140), 2122 Sheridan Road
  • Tuesday, April 11, 5:00-6:00 pm, Alumni Room (Room 301), Norris University Center
  • Wednesday, April 12, 12:00-1:00 pm, Chicago Room (Room 103), Norris University Center
  • Thursday, April 13, 5:00-6:00 pm, TGS Commons (Room 140), 2122 Sheridan Road
  • Monday, April 17, 1:00-2:00 pm, Alumni Room (Room 301), Norris University Center

More information about each position and application processes are available through the following links:

All applications must be received electronically by 4 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Additional questions? Contact the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives for more information. For the Assistant Chair position, call or email Nancy Anderson, Associate Director (847-491-2233); for the Graduate Assistant position, call or email Tim DeBold, coordinator (847-491-7519).

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