Jobs & Scholarships

MELLON MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP (MMUF)

Application Deadline: Monday February 16, 2015 @ 5:00pm

Submit Application Materials: Hannah McKenna (hannahmckenna@austin.utexas.edu)

Questions: Dr. Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, UT-Austin MMUF Director, 512-471-2136 or ngh24@austin.utexas.edu

Program Description

Through the generous support of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program announces its inaugural call for fellows at The University of Texas at Austin. This doctoral preparatory program offers a concrete mentoring plan and financial support to rising sophomore and junior students who will pursue academic research in Mellon-approved fields. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase diversity amongst faculty in U.S. universities and colleges, as well demonstrate a commitment to eradicating social, educational, and economic disparities. In its 25-year history, MMUF has been highly successful in placing hundreds of past fellows in tenure-track jobs (http://www.mmuf.org/).

Eligibility Requirements

• Sophomore standing (at least 30 credits)

• GPA of 3.0 or better

• Plan to pursue a doctoral degree in one of the Mellon-approved fields of study (see below)

• A completed application, including a statement of intent to pursue a doctoral degree, three strong letters of recommendation from faculty, transcripts, and resume

An interdisciplinary committee of faculty members reviews student applications and conducts admissions interviews. Students receive a summer stipend to enroll in a year-round 1-unit course to conduct faculty-mentored academic research and to engage in graduate school professionalization. Fellowships begin in the summer of 2015, and are are awarded each fall and spring semester until graduation. Approximately five fellows are selected every year. Awards are for two years (contingent upon adequate levels of participation).

Mellon-Approved Fields of Study

Anthropology and Archaeology; Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies; Art History; Classics; Computer Science; Geography and Population Studies; Earth/Environmental/Geological Science and Ecology; English; Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus); Musicology and Ethnomusicology; Foreign Languages and Literatures; History; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Oceanographic/Marine/Atmospheric/Planetary Science; Performance Studies (theoretical focus); Philosophy and Political Theory; Physics and Astronomy; Religion and Theology; Sociology; Theater (theoretical focus)

More information: http://www.mmuf.org/about/eligible-fields-study


 

The Victory Congressional Fellowship, a year-long, full-time congressional fellowship beginning May 27, is now accepting applications through February 17.

The Victory Institute will bring an emerging LGBTQ leader to Washington, D.C., for a year-long intensive fellowship. The program includes travel to and from Washington, D.C.; a generous stipend of $28,000 through May 25, 2016; reimbursement for health insurance of up to $400 per month; as well as paid registration for the LGBTLeaders 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, NV, this November.


 

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and the Human Sexuality PhD Program are proud to announce that the Arcus Fellowship Program application is open for prospective Fellows. The Arcus Fellowship aims to encourage colleges and universities to improve their campus climates by building the leadership capacity of LGBTQ students.

Each Arcus Fellow, with the support of a home campus mentor (a faculty member, advisor, counselor, or student), will design, implement, and evaluate a project that directly addresses harassment, bullying, discrimination, and social isolation experienced by LGBTQ students – particularly trans students and students of color – on the Arcus Fellow’s home campus.

The Arcus Fellow and home campus mentor will have support from an Arcus Mentor (a PhD student from the CIIS Human Sexuality PhD program) and financial support from the Arcus Foundation. Fellows will also attend the Expanding the Circle, a Summer Institute at CIIS in San Francisco. Expanding the Circle attracts LGBTQ leaders from more than 100 universities and institutes, and creatively explores topics such as student needs, inclusive leadership, and policy and curriculum development.  Arcus Fellows will become part of a growing network of leaders, and will present their project at this conference the following year.

While all LGBTQ-identified students are welcome to apply, priority will be given to students who:
– Are non-cisgendered
– Are from communities of color, and/or
– Attend colleges or universities that have limited LGBTQ resources.

For more information, please visit the Arcus Fellowship homepage or contact Emily McKee, CIIS Human Sexuality Program Coordinator at emckee@ciis.edu or 415.575.3422.


University of California, Riverside

2015 Summer Internship for Housing & LGBT Concerns

Graduate Student Internship – Joint appointment with Housing Services and LGBT Resource Center

Full time, 6 weeks – Start date Tuesday, June 16, end date Friday, July 24, 2015.

Room and board June 15 – July 24, 2015 at a rate equal to wages paid + $425 stipend.

Deadline to apply: February 20, 2015.

Essential Functions:

Intern will receive supervision by LGBT Resource Center staff and training on aspects of directing an LGBT Resource Center (programming, training, advocacy, budgeting), as well as gain valuable experiences working with a large housing program. Activities include:

Project – Intern will develop and complete a project to be shared with members of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. The project will be developed once the intern is on-site.

Housing Activities – Intern will meet with Housing staff to determine tasks or activities that will assist in the development of Residence Life training and programming (e.g. training modules for Housing student staff, program efforts with Stonewall Hall, Welcome Week planning).

Summer Orientation Activities – Intern will help facilitate “Building Commons Ground” sessions during New Student Orientation, working alongside staff in the ethnic and gender program offices. Intern may also assist with outreach tabling during the Activities Expos.

Professional Development Activities – Intern will participate in staff discussions regarding student affairs issues, supplemented by readings and resources, on topics such as career development, professional/personal boundaries, budgeting, and serving diverse student populations.

Center Activities – Intern will interact with students and visitors to the LGBT Resource Center, including opportunities to facilitate student discussion groups or present summer programs.

Site Visits – Intern will visit LGBT Resource Centers at campuses such as UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino, the Claremont Colleges, CSU San Marcos, and UCLA.

Qualifications:

Currently enrolled graduate student within a student affairs graduate program. Experience working with Housing/Residence Life or with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students in a higher education environment. The successful candidate will understand sexual orientation, gender identity, and student development issues; be sensitive to the effects of racism, sexism, heterosexism, genderism, and other forms of oppression on the student experience; and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application:

Please provide the following via email (nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu): a Resume and Cover Letter explaining the relevance of the internship to your career objectives in the field of LGBT resources in higher education AND the skills you hope to gain from this internship experience. Deadline is February 20, 2015.

The University of California, Riverside enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduate students. 25 percent of UC Riverside students live on campus in school housing. This is 75 percent of the freshman class. The student population is culturally diverse, with approximately 75% of undergraduates identifying as Asian Pacific Islander, African American, Latino/a, or Native American. The LGBT Resource Center, established in 1993, provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Learn more on the web at http://www.ucr.edu, http://www.out.ucr.edu, or http://www.housing.ucr.edu.

For more information, please contact:
Nancy Tubbs

Director, LGBT Resource Center

951.827.2267, nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu

 

Yoo Mi Choi

Asst. Director for Residence Life

951.827.4267, yoomi.choi@ucr.edu


 

2015-2016 RA Application Process

Hello RAs! We are preparing to begin another year of RA candidate recruitment! We would like to encourage you to reach out to your residents, classes, organizations, friends, facebook acquaintances, and others at UT to help them learn more about the RA application.

Here are the basics: There is an information page already available for interested candidates to gain access to this year’s application information, info session dates and times, and FAQs: https://sites.google.com/site/raapplication20142015/

We also have a facebook group up and running. Please join, respond to questions if you can, invite your residents, and participate in this group in the coming weeks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/650542361729753/members/

The application will be available this year from October 1st at midnight through October 22nd at 11:59pm.

 

Info sessions:

Tuesday 9/30 at 7:00p.m. – Location: JGB 2.216

Monday 10/6 at 8:00p.m. Location: GAR 0.102

Wednesday 10/15 at 8:00p.m. Location: WEL 2.246

 

Ways you can support the RA application process:

1.     Be active on the facebook page and post about the page in groups in which you belong.

2.     Post all print materials that arrive in your RA box.

3.     Encourage residents to apply!

4.     Encourage residents to attend info sessions.

5.     Encourage residents to be involved on campus!

6.     Connect residents with resources on campus to help them with their applications.

 

Things that you should not do:

1.     Offer to read over any candidate’s application. 2

2.     Tell them specific information about questions or scoring in the application process. (e.g. to get a better score, you should do this)

 

A huge thank you Kelsey Harrington who designed the print marketing materials for this year, and to everyone who submitted pictures and volunteered for the information sessions and tabling!

If you have questions about the any of this information or the RA selection process, please direct them to DHFSstudentjobs@austin.utexas.edu.

Thank you, Student Staff Selection Committee