Weekly Announcements, April 18–24


GSA Announcements:

  1. GSA Movie Night, April 22


  1. UndocuAlly Program for Peers
  2. Graduate Student Mixer, April 27

Funding & Fellowships:

  1. Call for Applications: Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor
  2. Call for Proposals: Global Humanities Campus Summer School in Berlin
  3. Humanities Fellowship Opportunity
  4. GAAAP Job Openings, 2016–17
  5. TA Openings in German and Russian

Professional Development:

  1. Exploring Academic Careers at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities
  2. Spring Internship and Career Fair
  3. Careers in Health Workshop
  4. Preparing a Curriculum Vitae
  5. Career Advising Appointments

GSA Announcements:

1. GSA Movie Night, April 22

This is a family-friendly GSA Movie Night. Children, significant others, spouses and post-doctoral students are invited!



1. UndocuAlly Program for Peers

unnamed.jpgThe AB540 and Undocumented Student Center
invites you to register for our UndocuAlly Program for Peers!
Mark your calendar for
Thursday, April 21st, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
at  the Student Community Center, Meeting Room D.
Register at: tinyurl.com/UndocAllyPeer 

Join us in learning about the experiences and struggles of Undocumented Students at UC Davis while identifying ways in which you can serve as a Peer Ally to this wonderful community.
Contact: Daniela De La Cruz, dvdelacruz@ucdavis.edu

2. Graduate Student Mixer, April 27

Join fellow graduate and professional students for a mid-quarter social at Bistro 33 on Wed. April 27 5pm-7pm.  Hosted by GAAAP, LGBTQIARC, and the WRRC–appetizers provided. Bring your friends, partners, children, or just bring yourself. All are welcome!

Funding & Fellowships:

1. Call for Applications: Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor

AVAILABLE POSITION: 2016-2017 Academic Year

Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor

As a key leadership position, the Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and to the Chancellor (GSADC) is the campus graduate student representative serving as a voice for graduate student concerns, needs and perspectives. In addition to his/her work with the chancellor, the dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Council and other campus administrators, the GSADC meets with graduate students, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and other graduate student groups and organizations.

This position provides a unique opportunity to serve and represent the campus’ graduate student community. In serving as the graduate student liaison to the chancellor and the dean of Graduate Studies, the GSADC has a unique responsibility of enhancing communication between graduate students and administration to improve the graduate student experience at UC Davis. This position also provides the opportunity for professional development during which the GSADC may hone her or his leadership skills while also becoming familiar with university administration, particularly in relation to graduate education.

Application Deadline: FRIDAY, May 6th

For detailed information regarding application requirements and application, please refer to http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/about/gsadcinfo.html

Contact: Trina Giardino, tgiardino@ucdavis.edu.

2. Call for Proposals: Global Humanities Campus Summer School in Berlin

Proposal Deadline: Friday, April 29, by 5 pm.

UC Davis has been invited by the Thematic Network Principles of Cultural Dynamics (PCD) based at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Free University of Berlin to send two PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to participate in its Global Humanities Campus Summer School scheduled to begin on July 25, 2016. This year’s program consists of a two-week summer school, as well as a two-day workshop.  The summer school’s theme this year is “East Asia and the ‘West’: The Question of Anthropological Constants.”  The workshop’s theme is “World Views, Religions, and Cultural Development.”

Participants and lecturers of the Global Humanities Campus will be coming from the following institutions: Harvard University, Mahindra Humanities Center; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Humanities; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Research Institute for the Humanities; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris; The Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center; Freie Universität Berlin.

The UC Davis students selected to participate must arrange for his or her own travel and lodging. The Free University of Berlin will reimburse the student up to 1000€ for their travel expenses and another 300€ for related expenses that may include lodging. Students should arrive on July 24, the day before the program begins, and expect to stay through August 8. The UC Davis Humanities Institute will supplement the Free University’s travel stipend up to $500 to cover the cost of airfare.

On July 25, there will be a first get-together. All students should be prepared to briefly introduce themselves, as well as the topic(s) they are working on (approx. 5-10min). Part of the Global Humanities Campus, the workshop will be taking place onJuly 26 and 27 (two full days). From July 28 to August 6, summer school sessions will be held in the mornings. Afternoons (with the exception of July 26 and 27), as well as Sundays (July 31 and August 7), will be dedicated to a cultural program.

Applicants should have their area of interest and/or research in the field of cultural dynamics (in the widest sense). Applications should include a short personal statement (400 words), as well as an abstract of the current research project (no more than 100 words)

Please send your application in one pdf-file to DHI Program Manager Amineh Helalian (ahelalian@ucdavis.edu) no later than 5 pm on Friday, April 29, 2016.

More information about the program can be found on the attached flyer.  You can also read about last year’s Summer School at, http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/principles-cultural-dynamics/In-Retrospect/Summer-School_2015/index.html

3. Humanities Fellowship Opportunity

The Humanities Program is pleased to announce summer or quarter-long fellowships for advanced graduate students. All graduate students who have or who will have entered candidacy during the proposed fellowship period, and whose research is in a humanities discipline or cross-disciplinary/intersectional humanities field are invited to apply: preference will be given to students whose home department or degree program is in the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArCS).

Application Instructions: Click Here

Deadline: Monday 02 May 2016, 5:00pm 

Contact: Mandy Bachman, mbachman@ucdavis.edu

4. GAAAP Job Openings, 2016–17

GAAAP is seeking amazing social justice minded applicants for the 2016-2017 Academic Year!
Applications open until positions are filled (application attached)
  • Graduate Student Director (50% GSR Position)
  • Graduate Student Retention Coordinator (hourly position)
  • Pathway to Graduate School Coordinator (hourly position)
  • MENTOR Coordinator (hourly position)
For detailed job descriptions click here: https://goo.gl/mFhnLv
Please do not hesitate to email Alberto questions regarding any of the positions.

5. TA Openings in German and Russian

The Department of German and Russian is seeking Graduate Student Instructors for German first and second year language courses and Russian language courses, for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The positions are 50% time for a class that meets 5 days per week for 50 minutes per day.  Additionally, the instructor will hold 2 office hours per week in Sproul Hall.

Qualified Applicants:

*Must have attended the CEE TA orientation (offered each September)
*Must complete Sexual Harassment Prevention Training online before beginning position.
*Must read and write German fluently if applying for the German position and Russian if applying for the Russian position.
*Must attend the German/Russian TA/AI orientation in mid-September.
*Must be eligible to hold an academic appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Experience as a teacher, TA or Grader/Reader
*Graduate work in a related field.

Application: http://german.ucdavis.edu/german-russian-ta-application

Professional Development:

1. Exploring Academic Careers at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities

SAVE the date for:

Exploring Academic Careers at Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities*
For Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Monday, May 16, 2016
Student Community Center, Room D  

Contact: Steve Lee and Josephine Moreno, graddiversity@ucdavis.edu

2. Spring Internship and Career Fair

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Be prepared to meet over 30 employers recruiting graduate students and postdocs.

Prepare in advance with Resume Boost (today and Tuesday, between 10am and 3:30pm, ICC in South Hall second floor).

Research employers via your Aggie Job Link account, sign in here: https://icc.ucdavis.edu/find/resources/ajl.htm

Registered employers recruiting master’s and PhDs, include: Alameda Health System, Alliance Information Technology & Computer Software Solutions Inc, Antra, Inc, BioPhase Solutions, Blymyer Engineers, Inc., California Department of Conservation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, California Energy Commission, California Native Garden Foundation, California Public Utilities Commission, Central Valley Autism Project, Cepheid, Duckhorn Wine Company, ClinicalWorks, Cresenius Medical Care, Great Basin Institute, Hygieia Biological Laboratories, Impact Sciences, Inc., Inductive Automation, Lilee Systems, Manzana Products Co., Inc., Motive-Power Inc., POS Portal, Rising Sun Energy Center, Riverbed Technology, SSL, Union Pacific Railroad

3. Careers in Health Workshop

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3001 Plant & Environmental Sciences Building

This panel discussion and workshop will focus on tips and suggestions for finding and successfully applying to positions in the health fields. Panelists will share their experiences working with the California Department of Public Health, UC Davis Medical Center and with federal government agencies. Come network and learn how to navigate the new CA State application process, which recently changed. Sponsored by the UC Davis Internship and Career Center, and Master of Public Health Alumni Organization

Questions? Contact Dan Woo (dan.j.woo1@gmail.com), Master of Public Health Alumni Association, or Gwynn Benner (wlbenner@ucdavis.edu), Internship and Career Center.

4. Preparing a Curriculum Vitae

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 4:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
114 South Hall

Are you applying for a faculty position or preparing materials for a postdoc, senior research position, or research grant? Do you want help writing your curriculum vitae (CV) for graduate school? This workshop provides the format, content, and purpose of the CV as well as how to effectively modify your document depending on the type of position you are applying for. We will also review tips on how to tailor your CV so that it emphasizes different work experiences as well as demonstrates “fit” for different institutions (i.e., research one, community college, liberal arts).

Questions? Contact Gwynn Benner (wlbenner@ucdavis.edu), Internship and Career Center.

5. Career Advising Appointments

Want to discuss career alternatives, job search strategies or need advice on your application materials including resume, CV or cover letter? Need help exploring career options outside and within the academy? Have a quick question or need help with your LinkedIn profile? Want to meet with an adviser? There are options when seeking career advise at UC Davis.

One-to-One Appointments (30 minutes, 1:1 with a career or peer adviser) are now made online. Login to your Aggie Job Link (AJL) account via your Kerberos ID and passphrase. Complete your profile and select a time that is convenient for you. Postdocs, scroll down this page and follow instructions on how to create an AJL account. 

Drop-in Advising (10 minutes, quick questions). No appointment necessary. Now offered to graduate students and postdocs every Wednesday and Thursday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm) in South Hall.


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