Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Mansfield Center is currently seeking UM graduate students for a paid opportunity to share their passions as they work with international leaders! See below for information about available Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions and how to apply.

Spring 2020

YSEALI on Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management

Positions Available: 3

Dates: March 22 – April 22, 2020 (part-time)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative on Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management brings 21 young leaders from Southeast Asia to Montana for one month. Led by Academic Director Dr. Nicky Phear, the program focuses on the study of global environmental issues and solutions, leadership development, and immersion in U.S. culture and society. Fellows attend classes, learn about the Missoula community and civic engagement, and engage in season-dependent cultural activities such as whitewater rafting, baseball games, concerts, and local events.

GTAs are expected to provide academic context during sessions, help interpret Montana culture, serve as mentors, and drive vans on field trips.

We pay $15/hour plus expenses for trips beyond Missoula. The average commitment is 15-35 hours a week, depending on availability and program need. To apply, please send a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for two references to Heidi Blair.

Summer 2020

SUSI on Secondary Education and American Studies

Positions Available: 2

Dates: May 31 - July 5, 2020 (full-time)

Led by Academic Director Rob Saldin and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the SUSI on Secondary Education hosts 20 secondary educators from around the world on a five-week study of our participatory democracy and our approach to secondary education. The program integrates speakers from the university and the community; field visits throughout the region to such places as the Flathead Reservation, local schools and other sites; an overnight to Helena, and a two-night visit to Yellowstone; and a number of cultural activities such as whitewater rafting, baseball games, concerts, etc. The Institute culminates in a ten-day visit to Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C.

In addition to providing academic and cultural context during program sessions, GTAs drive vans on field trips and assist in sharing cultural activities, such as introducing the educators to life in Missoula and activities you enjoy in the summer.

We pay $3200 and all expenses for program travel. GTAs typically work an average of 50 hours a week throughout the five-week program, with heavier duties particularly during the orientation week and the national study tour. GTAs are expected to be available throughout the program, but will generally have at least two weekends off during the program, and scheduled responsibilities are balanced between GTAs throughout the program.

SUSI on Youth, Workforce Development & Closing the Skills Gap

Positions Available: 2

Dates: July 6 - August 17, 2020 (full-time)

Also sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this Institute convenes adult leaders from around the world for a 6-week academic program designed to prepare youth for the 21st century economy and industries of the future. Scholars spend one month in Montana and two weeks on a study tour in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.