Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Dear Students:

Every April, the University of Southern California recognizes faculty with the USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS-- a program supported by the Provost. These awards honor individual faculty and programs for efforts in building an effective academic environment through demonstrated excellence in and commitment to mentoring.

We invite you to nominate USC faculty members for recognition as exceptional mentors in one of the following categories:

 *   Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students
 *   Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students
 *   Faculty Mentoring Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows
 *   Faculty Mentoring Faculty Colleagues

You may also nominate a school, department or academic program for the Culture of Mentoring Award. This award recognizes individual academic units for their ongoing commitment to the development and success of effective faculty mentoring programs in those units.
To nominate faculty members or mentoring programs for this prestigious award, please go to

All nominations, along with letters of support, are due by 5pm on January 23, 2015.

No paper submissions will be accepted.

For any questions, please e-mail Melissa Jones at<>.

Thank you

Monday, November 24, 2014

Director of Courses at English Language Center

The English Language Center ( Los Angeles is currently accepting applicants for the position of Director of Courses. ELC is a private, independent school dedicated to providing English programs of the highest quality to international students from all over the world. We offer students with comprehensive support services including housing, academic counseling, social activities, and more.

The Director of Courses is responsible for building a strong and positive educational environment and overseeing the academic program and the academic staff.  This includes but is not limited to:
  • Interviewing and placing new students
  • Offering academic student counseling
  • Maintaining and creating class schedules 
  • Maintaining the school's resource library
  • Hiring, training, and supervision of the teaching staff
  • Scheduling and coordinating teacher workshops
  • Observing and reviewing teachers
  • Overseeing curriculum implementation of general English programs as well as test preparation programs, including TOEFL and Cambridge English Exams
  • Supervising the administration of monthly TOEFL/TOEIC exams 
Qualifications: Minimum of BA in English or related field required. Minimum two years ESL teaching experience required. MA TESOL or related field highly desirable. Teacher training certification and/or teacher supervision and ESL administration experience preferred.

Interested candidates please respond to with a cover letter and resume.

US Teaching Assistantship Austria 2015-16

Live and teach in Austria! Since 1962, the US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the "American way of life." The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s affairs (BMBF) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission(Fulbright Commission). While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education at or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at

You can find more information about the program, including how to apply, on our new website 

Only online applications will be accepted.Please note that the application deadline for the program year 2015-16 is January 15, 2015.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Become A Resident Assistant

Hello USC Students!

The Office for Residential Education is currently looking for Resident Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year.  A Resident Assistant is a live-in part-time position for undergraduates or graduate students interested in serving as a guide and resource for the student populations living in our first-year and upper-division halls as well as our graduate and family apartments.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to become a Resident Assistant please attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the position, the benefits, and the selection process:

INFORMATION SESSIONS:  Any interested candidate should attend an Info Session – you only have to attend ONE, but we have set up SEVEN for your convenience.  We will give all the attendees the RA Application link at these sessions.   Info Sessions are held from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.   
·         Monday, Nov. 24th – THH 301
·         Tuesday, Nov.25th – Parkside Performance Cafe
·         Monday, Dec. 1st  - Troy Conference Room
·         Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – THH 102
·         Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – THH 102
·         Thursday, Dec. 4th - King Hall (above Café 84)
·         Friday, Dec. 5th – SGM 124

FACEBOOKWe have a RA Selection Facebook page .  The Facebook group will be the easiest place for all potential candidates to get information about the RA position and the process.
·         Events: the SEVEN info sessions have been set up as events on this page; we encourage potential applicants to “JOIN” the one that they plan on attending.
·         We will post the link for the application site on this page.
·         We will update when the application is due and send out reminders.
·         We will give advice and tips for candidates as they go thru the application process: application, interviews, what to wear, etc.

In order to be considered an application must be completed by Noon on Monday, January 5th, 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. 

Should you have any questions, please email Good luck and we hope to see your application!

Graduate Student Internship/Fieldwork opportunity

Graduate Student Internship/Fieldwork opportunity
Location: USC Dornsife Student Special Services – Student Union B1

Commitment: Jan. 19 – May 6, 2015

Internship/Fieldwork units: 70-140 hrs. (1-2 units)

USC Dornsife Student Special Services accounts for the development, administration, and assessment of co-curricular activities and new student programs to enhance professional pathways and career development opportunities for USC Dornsife undergraduate students.

The Director for Student Special Services is looking for Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA), Educational Counseling (ECO), or Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) student interested in in serving as a research and design intern.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Data-mining and research of career opportunities for undergraduate students
  • Creation of infographics
  • Designing print and web material
Students with creative and artistic backgrounds, marketing, psychology, linked-in, advertising, and working knowledge of graphic design software are encouraged to apply!

Application: Interested students should forward their résumé to Octavio Avila at

Priority deadline is Dec. 5th 2014.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Career Guidance Counseling Assistant Position

18-month Project Coordinator Position

Job Summary 
Under general supervision of The Riordan Programs Executive Director, the Project 
Coordinator will be responsible for the planning and implementation of activities and projects sponsored by The Riordan Programs. Duties include: Program operations management; assist in the editing of program materials, publications, social media and advertisement, maintain the program website, financial / budget maintenance; coordinate logistical aspects of programs such as parking, transportation and securing and managing volunteers; supervision of student assistants, fundraising assistance; assist with advisory board development; and assist with development of program curriculum; and co-management of the Programs' participants and teams. Manage or oversee Special Projects related to donor relations, alumni and advisory board and the Scholars Site Based Programs. Additional administrative duties include answering phones, composing letters and other correspondence, photocopying and ordering office supplies.  

The position will be closing tomorrow.