Global Asian Studies (formerly Asian American Studies) and the Richard J. Daley Library seek two friendly, engaged, and responsible undergraduate students to be research tutors for students taking Global Asian Studies (GLAS) courses in Summer College (June-July), and during the academic year, for GLAS 120 (formerly ASAM 125): Introduction to Asian American Studies, and GLAS 123 (formerly ASAM 123): Asian American Literature. Two positions available.
Research tutors will support students enrolled in these courses with research, class assignments, and utilizing library resources. Tutors are expected to monitor questions about assignments, assist students with finding resources, provide feedback on assignments, tutor students prior to tests if applicable, as well as hold drop-in office hours for 2 hours per week. Tutor positions are funded for 6-10 hours a week at $15 per hour. Students should be able to work during the Summer College Session (June-July) and for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
Under supervision of the faculty instructor and librarian, serve as a resource for students in GLAS courses
Answer student questions about assignments and provide feedback to them throughout the semester on their projects
Provide research assistance in person, and online through Blackboard and email
Hold weekly office hours for at least 2 hours
Hold study sessions for exams and other class deadlines
Effectively refer students to appropriate subject specialist librarian as needed
Create and maintain the Global Asian Studies Library Research Guide
Complete special projects as needed
All tutor applicants must be current UIC undergraduates enrolled for 6 credit hours minimum and have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Candidates should have attended UIC for at least one year. Tutors must have the capability to effectively communicate with students of diverse backgrounds who may have multiple learning needs or skills.
Excellent customer service skills and empathetic to the user’s experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Ability to promptly and creatively solve problems and take initiative
Strong attention to details
Quick learner and able to adapt to changes
Previously completed the courses Introduction to Asian American Studies (ASAM 125) or Asian American Literature (ASAM 123) and/or completed other coursework in Asian American Studies and/or other interdisciplinary programs (African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, or Gender and Women’s Studies) at UIC or another institution.
*Important Note on Eligibility*
This position is funded by the Asian American and Native American Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Due to the federal restrictions for the grant, we regret that eligibility is limited to non-international undergraduate students. We also regret that DACA students are not eligible for employment with the UIC AANAPISI Initiative due to federal funding restrictions even though they ARE eligible for student employment at UIC.
Please send a cover letter, resumé, and unofficial copy of academic transcript to Sam Hsieh email@example.com, AANAPISI Graduate Assistant. Also please indicate availability for interviews on April 25 (before 3pm) and April 26 (after3:30pm). Submissions are due by April 20, 2016.