University of Colorado - Boulder, Program for Teaching East Asia - Center for Asian Studies
Professional Research Assistant - Program for Teaching East Asia
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Colorado, United States|
The Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies invites applications for a part-time (60%) Staff Assistant with background in East Asian studies and K-12 education.
The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) is a grant-funded program with the mission of facilitating and enhancing the study of East Asia and international education in K-12 curricula in schools nationwide. TEA conducts research on the state of the field; assesses national, state, and local district needs; and designs, delivers, and evaluates programs to address these needs. TEA programs bridge the gap between scholarly research in the field and the K-12 curriculum. Towards this end, TEA works with diverse groups of Asian studies specialists within and beyond the university, professional organizations, school districts, and teachers. This position reports to the TEA Director and/or project PIs as appropriate, and contributes substantively to TEA’s research, curriculum development, and teacher professional development projects.
The Professional Research Assistant will serve as a TEA Staff Assistant, responsible for working with the TEA Director, project PIs, and Asian studies faculty on campus to design, deliver, and assess the impact of professional development programs in Asian Studies for K-12 teacher audiences.
- Working as part of a team to design and manage professional development courses on East Asia for K-12 teachers through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia program at TEA;
- Conduct research, program design, and evaluation on the effectiveness of online and distance learning technologies for NCTA seminars;
- Develop and implement communication and dissemination plans that highlight key project information via website, social media campaigns, newsletter contributions, etc.;
- Promote research project-developed resources to targeted audiences within the national K-12 audience and academic community;
- Manage the TEA database;
- Conduct research required for grant development;
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition, the Staff Assistant may represent TEA projects at national conferences and programs, and make presentations on program activities and special topics in East Asian studies relevant to the K-12 curriculum to a variety of audiences and funders.
Who We Are
The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) is a national program providing professional development for K-12 educators, elementary-secondary curriculum development in East Asian studies, and advocacy for the critical role of Asian and international studies as part of the preparation of 21st century citizens. Through its gift- and grant-funded programs, TEA offers seminars, workshops, online courses and summer institutes serving approximately 500 teachers per year. TEA develops curriculum units, videos, and other resources to enrich teaching in elementary and secondary classrooms. In all its programming, TEA draws upon the research and scholarship of CU Boulder's faculty as well as Asian studies scholars and policy specialists from across the US and in East Asia. TEA marks 38 years of state and national programming in 2023. The Program for Teaching East Asia is housed within the Center for Asian Studies, a US Department of Education National Resource Center focused on supporting and expanding education and research related to Asia on the CU Boulder campus and beyond.
What We Require:
- Master's Degree in a field related to Asian studies or Education, or a bachelor's degree and relevant experience.
- Strong knowledge of East Asia.
- Demonstrated knowledge of at least one country of East Asia and one discipline in the arts or sciences.
- Excellent written and oral communication and teaching skills.
- Excellent program administration skills.
- Knowledge of office technology programs, Learning Management Systems, and electronic advertising.
Please see website for full description of the position and to apply. Contact Lynn Kalinauskas at email@example.com if you have any questions.
|Primary Category:||East Asian History / Studies