The Division of Arts and Humanities houses the departments of Art and Art History; History and International Studies; Literature, Language, and Writing; Philosophy; and Theology. These departments serve students pursuing arts and humanities degrees as well as students taking classes to fulfill the University’s core requirements. Recently, faculty in the Division were awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to develop an interdisciplinary, intersectional curriculum that promotes anti-racism at the university and beyond. The Student Teaching/Research Assistants will help build and teach this new curriculum; compile reading lists for students, faculty, and staff; create reports on external anti-racist teaching initiatives and assessment efforts; and shape anti-racist curriculum messaging to students and community members.
The Division seeks students with an interest in anti-racist teaching and research and who are willing to learn in conjunction with grant-affiliated faculty, staff, and community members. The Student Teaching/Research Assistants will attend biweekly team meetings and additionally will work with their supervisor(s) to develop a set weekly schedule, with most hours/shifts falling during weekday business hours and some occasional times when assistance is needed at department events. Once the work schedule is set, Student Teaching/Research Assistants are expected to maintain it and be reliable; no last-minute schedule changes without supervisor’s approval.
Hours: approximately 10 hours per week; schedule specifics to be developed in coordination with the supervisor.
Major Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
● Building and teaching grant-developed courses
● Compiling reading lists for students, faculty, and staff
● Creating reports on external anti-racist teaching initiatives and assessment efforts
● Shaping anti-racist curriculum messaging to students and community members
● Attending project-specific trainings
● Attending biweekly team meetings
● Assisting in the preparation and set up of Arts and Humanities campus events including advertising
● Miscellaneous projects and responsibilities as assigned
Term of employment: Fall 2023-Spring 2024, with some virtual summer hours to be completed prior to the Fall semester in May/June/July 2023. Possibility of continued employment beyond Spring 2024.
● Majoring in an Arts or Humanities discipline in the College for Women or College for Adults (Art, Art History, English, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, and/or Theology)
● Open-minded and curious to learn more about the Mellon grant project’s work on diversity, inclusion, and social justice
● Willing to foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with others as Student Teaching/Research Assistant and Mellon grant team member
● Able to work within regular business hours and occasional after-hours events
● Able to reliably meet deadlines
● Able to take initiative and follow through with minimal direction (once trained)
● Able to engage with a wide range of people and maintain confidentiality
How to Apply
Apply by submitting a resume via KatieCareer by Handshake. If you need assistance with this, or would like to have it proofread, reach out to St. Kate’s Career Development Office at AskCareer@stkate.edu. In addition, you will need to answer the questions in the “Other” document. Individuals with a disability who believe they may need any reasonable accommodations should contact Student Accessibility & Accommodations at Accessibility@stkate.edu for an appointment.