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GSO Team Application

Teaching Fellowship Application Information

The GSO program seeks to employ high-achieving, energetic, and engaging graduate students 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 including campus tours, the resource fair, increasing engagement with Downtown Kent, and more.

GSO Teaching Fellows (also known as GSO Leaders) are expected to serve as positive role models for graduate students, and are asked to be available to their fellow graduate students beyond GSO in a mentoring relationship if called upon. GSO team members will receive a stipend of $1,600 for their work.

Important Dates:

New graduate student GSO will be held on Thursday, August 16.
New teaching assistant GSO will be held on Friday, August 17.

Weekly GSO planning meetings will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4pm from July 12 - August 14. Attendance at the meetings is mandatory.

The deadline for application submission is Tuesday, April 3 at 11:59pm. No applications received after April 3 will be accepted.

  • GSO Teaching Fellows must be enrolled in graduate classes or credit hours for Summer or Fall.
  • 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.

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 Tuesday April 3 at 11:59pm.
  3. Ask your recommenders to submit their letters of recommendation using the letters of recommendation form. Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of Tuesday, April 10 at 11:59pm.

Please contact Kyle Reynolds with questions about the GSO Teaching Fellowship at 330-672-1466 or