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Be a Graduate Assistant to the Faculty-in-Residence

Modified: April 8, 2016

Do you like working with undergraduates outside of the classroom? Are you looking for a professional development opportunity beyond your research and teaching? Do you enjoy organizing and participating in intellectual and cultural events? 

Graduate students who answer “yes” to all three questions should consider applying to be a Graduate Assistant to the Faculty-in-Residence. The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives oversees Northwestern’s residential communities and anticipates two GA openings for 2016-17 in their newest communities: Shepard/1838 Chicago and Goodrich/Bobb/McCulloch.

Faculty-in-Residence are visible leaders with a steady presence during evenings and weekends, thus creating occasions for casual encounters about anything from advice about academic plans to input about programming in the residential community. They organize intellectual, cultural, and social events, many of which are held in their apartment, which is integrated into the larger residential community. They often invite colleagues to visit their residence to interact with students over meals or informal presentations. 

The GA is a Northwestern graduate student who serves as a part-time (10-12 hours per week) staff member and reports to the Faculty-in-Residence. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff (particularly the residential community’s Residence Director, who is a full-time Residential Services staff member), and faculty.

The GA will receive a $1,000.00 monthly stipend (10 months, September-June) and a meal plan to use when the campus dining halls are open (10 months, September-June).

Read the full position description here.

Questions? Contact Brad Zakarin (Director, Residential Academic Initiatives).