Monthly Archives: August 2013

Half-time office assistant who has Chinese language skills.

I work at a small English language school on 24th street. We are currently seeking a half-time office assistant who has Chinese language skills. The position would involve administrative/reception tasks and also correspondence with prospective applicants from China. If you think anyone in your network (alumni, graduate students, etc.) would be interested, please feel free to pass along the ad:


Thank you and please feel free to contact me with any questions.



Best Regards,

Ms. Sarah Conlon
Student Services Administrator, DSO, ARO

Texas Intensive English Program
1103 West 24th St.
Austin, TX 78705 U.S.A.

Tel: +1 (512) 477-4511
Fax: +1 (512) 322-0592



A program of the Texas International Education Consortium


German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a non-profit foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany designed to promote international cooperation in research. It enables researchers from other countries to conduct research stays in Germany, and assists them in maintaining the resulting academic and cultural ties. However, we also offer a number of programmes aimed at other target groups. Each year, the German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders gives up to 50 highly talented young professionals from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the USA the opportunity to spend a year in Germany and implement a project of their choice in cooperation with German hosts. German Chancellor Fellows come from a wide range of fields such as politics, business, media, public administration, society or culture, and choose a corresponding host organisation for their stay in Germany. We are particularly pleased that we have this year been able to expand the programme to two important growth countries, Brazil and India.

The fellowship is aimed at future decision-makers and thought leaders who hold an academic degree; they are expected to network with other international prospective leaders in Germany and return to their home countries as intermediaries between cultures. The fellowship programme is under the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The deadline for applications is 15 September.

We would be very grateful if you could forward information on our German Chancellor Fellowship to the staff of your organisation and to your wider network. If you open the link you will find an information sheet on the programme which you are welcome to use for your newsletter or post on your intra-/internet site. We would be happy to send you our logo and a brief informative text on request.

Should you have any questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing Kristina Güroff, Marketing Consultant at the Humboldt Foundation ( or by calling us on +49 228 833-423. More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship is available at

Please tell your students who plan to apply to apply directly on the website. The application deadline is September 15, 2013.

Thank you for getting out this information to your students interested in applying for this award.



The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies

The Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes the prolific poet and novelist Gerald Vizenor, a citizen of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, for a public lecture on “Survivance and Totemic Motion in Native American Indian Literature and Art.” The 2013-2014 edition of TILTS, “Reading Race in Literature & Film,” brings together scholars, artists, filmmakers, and writers for conversations about the ways that we experience race and ethnicity. As the leading theorist of Native American identity and representation, Vizenor has had a profound influence on indigenous, cultural, and literary studies. He was also a delegate to the White Earth Constitutional Convention and the principal writer of the new Constitution of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.

The lecture will be held in the Prothro Theater at the Harry Ransom Center on Thursday, September 5, at 3:30pm.

A reception will follow in the Tom Lea Room, where the exhibit “Native American Literature at the Harry Ransom Center” will be on display.

TILTS is an annual, multidisciplinary initiative that showcases dynamic scholarship in literary and textual based studies. TILTS is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Vice-Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English of The University of Texas at Austin. Co-sponsors for this event include: Native American and Indigenous Studies, the Humanities Institute, and the Harry Ransom Center.

TILTS Directors 

Dr. James Cox (
Dr. Domino Perez (
Dr. Jennifer Wilks (
Contact Information
Website: (launching in late August)


Graduate Student Assistant, Study Abroad

UT Austin

Study Abroad | International Office

Graduate Student Assistant

5 positions


Hours: Maximum of 19 hours per week.  The hourly rate is $12.

Starting:  Fall 2013, start date varies by position.

Required: individual must be available to work between 15-19 hours during Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, if applicable. Summer 2014 may be a possible extension for some positions, noted below.


There are four positions, and five vacancies:

  1. Advising Team support – reporting to Advising Team Leader (2 positions), Fall and Spring, start no later than first class day.
  2. Freeman Grant support – reporting to Program Coordinator, Fall only, Spring pending grant renewal, to start immediately
  3. Student Travel Policy support – reporting to Health and Safety Coordinator, 12 mos. Position (includes Summer 2014), to start immediately.
  4. Leadership support – reporting to Assistant Director, Fall and Spring, start no later than first class day.


Overview of Duties:

  • Advising students for summer programs (Spain, UK, Italy)
  • Presenting to small student groups
  • Schedule meetings and outreach events across campus
  • Assist with customer service, particularly Study Abroad front desk / peer advisor desk, general (including email) correspondence and phone as needed
  • Database management, student records organization, website updates
  • Other duties as assigned



Required: Flexible, organized, independent worker, strong verbal and written communication skills, familiarity with data tracking and analysis, and advanced use and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite,

Preferred: Knowledge of University administrative processes and customer service experience is helpful.

For Advising Team support positions, candidates with study abroad experience, peer advising experience and/or tutoring experience will be preferred.


Application Instructions:

Applicants are to send a one page cover letter and resume and class schedule for Fall 2013 and include in the subject line “GA Applicant for Study Abroad”. Students that telephone directly with questions or email materials directly to a study abroad staff member will not be considered.



Applications will be received August 1 – Friday, August 9.


Next step:

Finalists will be contacted for one hour interviews (in-person or Skype) for the week of August 12th -16th.


Thank you!




Rhonda Waller

Advising Team Leader | Study Abroad

International Office

The University of Texas at Austin

Phone: (512) 471-6965

Email: rwaller @

Campus Mail Code: A7000

Please note that the International Office/International Student & Scholar Services/Study Abroad/ESL Services has moved to 2400 Nueces Street, Suite B, Austin, Texas 78705.  (Campus Address:  INT – A7000)  Please visit this link for more information: