Open Positions

NEH Student Ambassador

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh seek a part-time Student Ambassador to support the undergraduate curriculum development project Water in Central Eurasia: Tributaries of Change, awarded a 2018-2021 Humanities Connections Implementation Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Term Start Date: August 17, 2020
Term End Date: April 30, 2021
Compensation: $20/hour
Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours per week

Responsibilities: 

  • Promote the courses through targeted class visits
  • Assist students enrolled in the Water in Central Eurasia courses with the Suitable platform 
  • Serve as the NEH liaison to relevant student clubs, LLCs, and other interest groups on campus
  • Track events and programs engaging with issues of water equity and sustainability on campus and contribute to project website and social media updates
  • Serve as a Global Ambassador to the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and ex officio member of the Global Ambassador Committee
  • Other tasks as assigned based on project needs

Pitt students should submit a cover letter, CV, an unofficial transcript, and the names and email addresses for two references by May 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Requirements: 

  • Enrolled full-time in a major in the humanities, social sciences, business or engineering; students enrolled in credentials offered by the University Center for International Studies preferred
  • Interest in environmental studies demonstrated by a combination of courses taken, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities
  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities, planning and project management. Ability to take initiative.
  • 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.

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REEES-ASEEES Graduate Internship

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies are seeking a full-time Graduate Student Intern for the next academic year.

Term of Appointment: August 17, 2020 – April 23, 2021
Salary: full tuition remission and $3,000 in stipend per semester
Hours: 15 hrs/week

Responsibilities:

1)  Assist in the following ways with duties at REEES (7.5 hrs/week): 

a) handling all calendar entries for REEES events and entering attendance data in the UCIS Calendar; 

b) assisting with the planning and implementation of lecture series, academic affairs events, and conferences; 

c) assisting with center publications and social media accounts; 

d) supporting the development of the Water in Central Eurasia LibGuide developed by ULS; 

e) assisting as needed with other Center programs.

2)  For the remaining 7.5 hours per week, the Graduate Intern's responsibilities for the ASEEES portion of the position will include: 

a) assisting with the coordination of the organization's nine book prizes; 

b) supporting the organization of the Annual Convention, particularly the scheduling of panel sessions; 

c) assisting the ASEEES Executive Director Lynda Park with researching various aspects related to the state of the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and 

d) supporting the Communications Coordinator in ASEEES social media activities.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Academic or professional experience related to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and/or Eurasia.
  • Cannot hold a concurrent hourly student position; stipended positions paid on a monthly cycle are eligible for up to 5 hrs per week
  • 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.
  • 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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, a short writing sample (approximately 3 to 5 pages), and email addresses and names for two references to REEES Associate Director Zsuzsánna Magdó (zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu) by Friday, May 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.