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Now hiring: TA and URA positions for Fall/Winter Quarters 2021

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION (SEEDS OF CHANGE)

The Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab generates foundational research to advance women's leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and sharing research-based solutions to bridge the gap between research and practice. We are conscious of the need to advance women across multiple marginalizations/identities/contexts, and strive for our research and interventions to be inclusive and intersectional. We commit to these practices in analyzing not only gender, but seeking to address other salient social identities like race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and nationality. We emphasize that pathways to leadership cannot be understood in the absence of an intersectional lens on the world’s power structures.

The Lab team is currently seeking a Teaching Assistant (TA) (3-6 hours a week) to support the instruction of the Seeds of Change Leader Training Course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Seeds of Change is a sociologically-informed leadership development program, designed to address barriers to women’s advancement. Seeds of Change partners Stanford undergraduates in STEM disciplines with high school students interested in advancing the participation of girls and young women in STEM, and provides an integrated curriculum of mentoring, training, and skills development. The Seeds of Change curriculum is grounded in research about predictors of persistence and advancement and how gender inequality manifests in leadership development and opportunities. The program's goal is to encourage age- and stage-appropriate awareness, skills and resources that will support girls and young women as they navigate critical transitions in school and in their careers.

The Seeds of Change Leader Training Course (LTC), listed as FEMGEN 99, is a monthly train-the-trainer program for the undergraduate students who serve as the program’s “Leaders” – they take the course to both develop their own leadership as well as to support their role as facilitators of their Community Partner groups. After a series of “kick-off” meetings, the LTC meets monthly during the academic year.

 

The main responsibilities of the TA may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting teaching team with preparing materials
  • Assisting teaching team with presenting materials
  • Reviewing assignments and providing summary memos to the teaching team
  • Facilitating touch points with Leaders, including “office hours”
  • Assisting with program evaluation

The TA will be working closely with the Seeds of Change teaching team. Regular check-in meetings are expected, especially in the week before and of the LTC Meetings.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong communication, planning, and time and email management skills
  • Detail oriented and the ability to manage information in an organized manner, on Stanford Box and/or Google Drive platforms

Preferred but not required:

  • Teaching and/or group facilitation experience
  • Coursework in gender, race, and/or leadership

 

Student Eligibility Requirements

Any Stanford student (undergraduate, masters, or doctoral) student is welcome to apply but must be enrolled full-time. They may not be on Leave of Absence.

Time Commitment: 3-6 hours per week on average, with more time the weeks of the LTC and less time in non-teaching weeks.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, please send a letter of interest (not to exceed one page) and resume (including list of pertinent courses taken) to our email address: seedsofchange@stanford.edu. Please use the subject line “Seed of Change TA Application” in your email.

We will begin reviewing applications as soon as possible, with the goal of hiring in the first weeks of the fall quarter.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (FALL/WINTER QUARTERS)

Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis until positions fill!

The Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab generates foundational research to advance women's leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and sharing research-based solutions to bridge the gap between research and practice. We are conscious of the need to advance women across multiple marginalizations/identities/contexts, and strive for our research and interventions to be inclusive and intersectional. We commit to these practices in analyzing not only gender, but seeking to address other salient social identities like race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and nationality. We emphasize that pathways to leadership cannot be understood in the absence of an intersectional lens on the world’s power structures.

The Lab team is currently seeking 3-4 part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant(s) (URA) to work on research projects that are essential to our Lab’s 2021-22 research agenda.

These research projects cover two main themes: (1) early career experiences of women (especially in light of global pandemic contexts), and (2) frames and analytic methods for studying racialized gender inequality in organizations. The main responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing literature reviews of specific topics (such as, and not limited to, sociology of knowledge, diversity management, cultural schemas and organizations)
  • Analyzing a defined set of websites and summarizing information
  • Examining a set of research articles to look for information about culture, gender, and inequality at research sites
  • Analyzing a small qualitative dataset and summarizing information
  • Documenting work and co-designing presentations

The URA(s) will be working closely with Lab social scientists, postdoctoral scholars, and doctoral students. Weekly check-in meetings are expected. Lab scientists will support URAs in developing their own original research presentations (posters, conference papers, etc.) if there is interest and opportunity!  

 

Qualifications

  • Strong communication, planning, and time and email management skills
  • Detail oriented and the ability to manage information in an organized manner, on Stanford Box and/or Google Drive platforms

Preferred but not required:

  • Coursework in gender, race, and/or leadership
  • Training in teamwork or familiarity with “team science” models

 

Student Eligibility Requirements

Any Stanford undergraduate student is welcome to apply but must be enrolled full-time. They may not be on Leave of Absence.

Time Commitment: This is a paid position of up to 5-6 hours per week or an opportunity equivalent in scope to a 2-unit independent study.

To Apply: To be considered for this position, please send a letter of interest (not to exceed one page) and resume (including list of pertinent courses taken) to our Lab’s email address: womensleadership@stanford.edu . Please use the subject line “URA Application” in your email.

We will begin reviewing applications for the Fall Quarter as soon as possible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. We accept applications at any time and are flexible with start/end dates.