Graduate Lecturer: American Cultures/Research Methods

Internal Search: Only open to George Mason University graduate students who are or plan to enroll for the fall 2013 semester.

The Center for International Student Access (CISA) in the Office of the Provost has an opening for part-time Graduate Lecturer to teach the following courses that are offered fall 2013 and spring 2014.

  *   PROV 105: American Cultures (Fall semester)
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the historical, social and political diversity of American cultures. The course focuses on the development of student ethical self-awareness and intercultural competence though a critical analysis of course materials and self-reflection of individual beliefs, values and assumptions. Students conduct primary and secondary research to understand the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity both within the United States and throughout the larger global society.

  *   PROV 106: Research Methods for International Students (Spring semester)
Course Description: Academic research is the fundamental element of university-level education. Despite the variations in research disciplines, they all share basic concepts of academic inquiry. PROV 106 is designed to teach the methods, norms and procedures of undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. It should equip international students with the essential skills needed to successfully produce a quality academic paper.

Both courses are specifically designed for English language learners enrolled at Mason through the ACCESS Program offered by CISA.

The Lecturer is expected to follow course curriculum specifically designed for ACCESS students, to support assessment goals for the program, and to report student academic performance as required by the program.

A master's or doctorate in (a) related field(s) and experience teaching in academic settings are required. Experience working with English language learners is preferred. Current Mason doctoral students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility requirements, as outlined in the George Mason University, Office of the Provost publication, "Guidelines for Appointing Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants." George Mason University Graduate Research and Teaching Assistants must be:
- Admitted to graduate study at Mason. Once admitted, remain in good academic standing, with at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and no recent unsatisfactory grades;
- Enrolled in at least six hours for a full-time assistantship or three hours for a part-time assistantship (exceptions may be considered for students who need fewer than six hours to complete degree and graduate);
- Achieved a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam, if native language is not English (copy of test results required if hired); and
- Achieved a score of at least 50/60 on the SPEAK test, if native language is not English. Information about the SPEAK test at the Mason English Language Institute can be found online at:<>

The position requires 10 hours per week per three-credit course assigned, employment begins August 12, 2013 (non-negotiable). The position is for fall 2013 with possibility for spring 2014.

The position will be supervised by the American Cultures/Research Methods Course Coordinator.

How to Apply:
Online applications are currently being accepted online at: Questions should be directed only through the application process.