Applications for PIKSI 2018


will open November 30, 2017.


PIKSI Graduate Assistants Job Description

The 12th annual meeting of PIKSI-Rock will take place from June 27 – July 6, 2018, on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, PA.  PIKSI-Rock Graduate Assistants must arrive two days before the undergraduate program begins (by June 24 to begin work June 25) for an orientation and a graduate seminar.  Three graduate students will assist Professor Kris Sealey, who will direct the Institute this year. In addition, one graduate assistant will come from the Penn State philosophy department. The home institution of each graduate assistant must fund their positions directly to the GA (approximately $2500 total, including travel and housing for the two-day GA orientation and the ten-day undergraduate institute, and a recommended $1500 stipend).

Applications will be screened according to the graduate student’s accomplishments as a researcher, a teacher, and mentor; the relevance of their research to the topics of the institute; and the home institution’s willingness to fund the student.  All offers of GA positions are contingent upon the successful completion of background checks that verify that the student has no criminal or other record that would preclude employment and that the student’s educational credentials are valid. Information about Penn State’s procedures for background checks for employment will be emailed to accepted GAs and must be completed, with all required approvals obtained, prior to arriving on campus on June 25th.

What you’ll need to complete the application

Your Contact Information

Name, email, address, & phone

One Reference

One letter of support from a faculty and documentation of institutional support

Your Demographic Information

Racial/Ethnic Heritage, gender, identity, first generation college student

A Cover Letter

A cover letter that explains your interests and qualifications for being a PIKSI Rock Graduate Assistant.

Your Education Information

College/University affiliation, degree program, awards & recognition while a graduate student

Accompanying Documents

You will need graduate level transcripts from your current institution and your curriculum vitae.
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