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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Graduate Student Preceptor Position for BA Colloquium in Latin American Studies

The Center for Latin American Studies seeks an advanced graduate student Preceptor to lead the BA Colloquium in Latin American Studies, a required course for Latin American Studies majors. The Colloquium meets 15 times throughout the academic year (1½-hour sessions every other week) to bring together the diverse cohort of senior undergraduate majors to enhance academic, peer, and career-development support. The Preceptor teaches the Colloquium in close collaboration with the Latin American Studies Faculty Advisor and meets with each student for a minimum of 3 office hours/quarter to provide individual support in the process of writing the BA paper. This position requires a full academic year commitment.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Provide preliminary guidance in identifying workable BA Paper topics 
  • Coach students in the strategies of approaching a major research project 
  • Guide students as they acquire the techniques of effective research writing 
The successful candidate will be an advanced graduate student in the Social Sciences or Humanities with the ability to advise undergraduate students with diverse disciplinary interests, including History, Anthropology, Economics, Biological Sciences, Public Policy, and the Humanities. Advanced graduate students in the Divinity School with a historical concentration are also encouraged to apply. The Graduate Preceptor will receive a salary of $7,500 from the College for Academic Year 2013-14.  This position is contingent on funding at the expected levels.

Application Information: 

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