GSO Team Application

Teaching Fellowship Application Information

The GSO program seeks to employ high-achieving graduate students with leadership abilities from a wide range of academic disciplines and personal backgrounds to assist with the planning and implementation of GSO. Though not required, preference is given to applicants with teaching experience. Responsibilities include facilitating breakout sessions and working on committees to plan specific aspects of the GSO program.

GSO Teaching Fellows (also known as GSO Leaders) are expected to serve as positive role models for graduate students. GSO team members will receive a stipend of $1,600 for their work. This position is for Summer III 2020 only. The appointment may be renewable for one more summer pending available funds and if the student is in good standing in their role as a GSO Teaching Fellow and in good standing with their department.

Important Dates:

New graduate student GSO will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20.
New teaching assistant GSO will be held on Friday, Aug. 21.

GSO is being planned as an in-person program at Kent State University for Fall 2020, however there is a plan to host the GSO program remotely if university events are not being hosted because of COVID-19 precautions.

Weekly GSO planning meetings will occur remotely twice each week for approximately two hours, each meeting beginning July 9 with expectations for independent and group work on projects outside of the meetings. The appointment is for Summer III, which runs from July 9 through the final day of GSO on Aug. 21. 

The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.

  • GSO Teaching Fellows must be enrolled in graduate classes or credit hours for Summer or Fall 2020.
  • Students who are on a faculty appointment for Summer II or III, or who plan to work an hourly position on campus during the Summer III appointment are not eligible to participate.
  • Students who hold a GA position during Summer II or III may be able to apply to request for additional employment to be eligible to be a GSO teaching fellow; however, hours can’t exceed 20 hours in the other GA appointment.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must be in good standing with their academic department and making satisfactory progress toward their degree.
  • Students who are starting their graduate program in Summer or Fall 2020 are not eligible.

Application Documents: 

Application Submission Instructions:
  1. Fill out the questions on the GSO Teaching Fellow application form.
  2. Upload resume or CV and completed questionnaire to the form. Your application must be submitted by Wednesday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m.
  3. Letter of recommendation from your advisor or chair of your department attesting to you being in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward your degree. Your letter should be sent to by 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 27.

Please contact Kyle Reynolds with questions about the GSO Teaching Fellowship at