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REES Part-Time Graduate Student Assistant Position
Academic Year 2022-2023

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is seeking a half-time Graduate Student Assistant (10 hours per week) for the 2022-23 academic year.

Please note that this position will be confirmed pending announcements of federal grants awarded to REEES in late summer.


  1. Assist in the following ways with the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (to learn about the Symposium, visit 

       •  Help create and distribute publicity materials for the Symposium.
       •  Help with logistical arrangements, scheduling, and correspondence with students and faculty participating in the Symposium.
       •  Work with accepted students individually to help them revise their papers and prepare to present at the Symposium.
       •  Attend meetings of the Symposium organizing committee to participate in planning the event.
       •  Attend meetings of the Symposium organizing committee to participate in planning the event.
       •  Be present at the Symposium, which will take place in Spring 2023, to help ensure that the event runs smoothly.
       •  Assist with other Symposium-related tasks as needed.

  2. Assist the REEES Associate and Assistant Directors and Engagement Coordinator with organization, publicity, correspondence, etc. for events sponsored by the REEES outreach program. (To learn about REEES outreach, visit These events may include Pitt’s high school Model United Nations simulation, professional development workshops for educators, sending speakers to local schools, development of training and curriculum materials, etc.
  3. Assist the Center with data collection and preparation of materials for REEES grant proposals and reports.
  4. Assist the Center with other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic or professional experience related to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and/or Eurasia.
  • Cannot hold a concurrent hourly student position.
  • Enrolled in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program in the arts, humanities or social sciences; students enrolled in credentials offered by the University Center for International Studies preferred
  • 3.5 GPA or above.
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities, planning and project management. Ability to take initiative.
  • Experience in proofreading and light content editing.
  • Excellent written, speaking and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team in an office environment where multitasking and high attention to detail are essential.

This position covers up to half tuition, plus a stipend of approximately $4,700 per semester. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and short writing sample (approximately 3 to 5 pages) to with the following subject line “2022-2023 REEES GSA Position” by Monday, July 25, 2022.