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Assistantships
2014-15

Please find descriptions of assistantship positions and instructions for applying in the coming academic year below.  Applications will be accepted through Sunday, July 13th, 2014.

Recipients will be granted tuition awards ranging from approximately $3250 to $10,000 and stipends from about $800 to $2400 per semester, depending on the position. Please note that while we have tried to make this list as comprehensive and accurate as possible, some modifications may be made in accordance with the School's needs for the year.

All students who will be registered at GSAPP for 12 or more points per semester next year are eligible to apply. The assignment of assistantships will be made on the basis of qualifications for each position. In cases where two or more applicants are determined to be equally qualified, preference may be given to the most financially needy applicant.  Please note these are merit-based positions; consequently preference is given to those who have experience in the course or subject-matter. Students are only eligible for one position each semester.

The Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Chow Memorial Teaching Assistantship Fund provides assistantship funding to a student who is a resident of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan.  Candidates who wish to be considered for this funding should indicate their interest in the application below.  The name of the recipient of this award will be released to The H2 Foundation for Arts and Education Limited, which established the fund. 

 


 

Application

Please follow the instructions below. If your application is incomplete or your files are incorrectly named, they may not be considered.

1) Please fill in your contact information:

Current Address

 

2) Please click APPLY next to each position for which you are applying. (Please apply for no more than 5 positions or assistantship groups.)
  • Don't forget to "Submit" at the bottom of the page
  • 3) EMAIL the following documents to assistantships@arch.columbia.edu. Please include your University Network ID (UNI) in the subject line of your email.

    • a) A one to two-page resume in PDF format using this naming format: youruni_Lastname.pdf
    • For example, if your name is Joe Smith and your UNI is jps3001, the file name for your resume should be jps3001_Smith.pdf. (Maximum file size is 500kb.)
    • b) A separate, one-page cover letter for each position to which you are applying outlining your qualifications for that position using this naming format: youruni_assistantshipcode.pdf
    • For example, if your uni is jps3001 and you are applying for the American Architecture II assistantship, the cover letter you attached should be jps3001_AmArch2.pdf. (Maximum file size is 500kb, please apply for no more than 5 positions or assistantship groups.)

     

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    Architecture Programs

    Positions open to students in Architecture Programs

     

    • Assistantship Code: AmArch2
    • Eligibility: 2nd year HP students and Architecture Students
    • Background/Skills: strong history and American architecture background, research skills.
    • Job Description: assist faculty with pulling slides, scanning, library research, posting on Courseworks; coordinating AV schedules and rooms for special meeting times if needed. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website and other tasks as requested.
    • Advisor: Jorge Otero-Pailos
    • Assistantship Code: JointStudio
    • Eligibility: Final year Architecture students, or 2nd year HP students; design background preferred.
    • Background/Skills: good research, writing, and organizational skills
    • Job Description: assist the Architecture/HP faculty members in preparing for the Joint Studio/Design Workshop. Assistant will serve as travel planner, coordinator and tour leader for Joint Studio/ Design Workshop in the Fall. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website and other tasks as requested.
    • Advisor: Jorge Otero-Pailos & Craig Konyk
    • Assistantship Code: AH1
    • Eligibility:M.Arch and CCCP students who have previously taken at least one of the courses (or who has an extensive background in arch. history)
    • Background/Skills: experience in library research, familiarity with the slide library, and a general knowledge of the course material as well as a expertise with power point and photoshop
    • Job Description: downloading images, setting up and running projectors, copying and scanning materials, posting readings and images on courseworks, filing, checking out library books, and research.
    • Advisor: Mary McLeod
    • Assistantship Code: AH2
    • Eligibility:M.Arch and CCCP students who have previously taken at least one of the courses (or who has an extensive background in arch. history)
    • Background/Skills: experience in library research, familiarity with the slide library, and a general knowledge of the course material as well as a expertise with power point and photoshop
    • Job Description: downloading images, setting up and running projectors, copying and scanning materials, posting readings and images on courseworks, filing, checking out library books, and research. Job will often entail additonal hours as needed, work-study eligibility a plus.
    • Advisor: Kenneth Frampton
    ARCHITECTURE STUDIO POSITIONS

    (Please submit one cover letter to apply for one or more positions in the group)

    • Assistantship Code: ArchStudio
    • Eligibility: 2nd and 3rd Year M.Arch students with outsanding academic record in design
    • Background/Skills: : excellent organizational skills required, ability to coordinate and communicate with students and faculty.
    • Job Description: : assisting with syllabi's research, class preparation, scheduling reviews, archiving of student work, and various organizational duties throughout the year. Must give a basic introduction on drawing tools, and school resources for incoming students without architecture background. Student must be available to start work in August.
    • Advisor: Studio Director
    • Assistantship Code: ArchStudio
    • Eligibility: 3rd Year M.Arch students
    • Background/Skills: excellent organizational skills required.
    • Job Description: Responsible for class preparation, archiving of student work, scheduling reviews and guests, and various organizational duties. Should also be available to discuss the studio projects with the students as needed. Must be available for course preparation during August. **Some work will be required during the summer months.
    • Advisor: Studio Director
    • Assistantship Code: ArchStudio
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year M.Arch
    • Background/Skills: excellent organizational skills required.
    • Job Description: Coordinate reviews, schedule guests including roving engineers, organize room schedules and tutorial schedules, assist with lottery presentations, miscellaneous tasks for studio faculty over the course of the semester. Assist with end-of-year show coordination and hanging. Works closely with Director of Advanced Studios and assists with special studio events such as Portfolio Workshop/The Graphics Project, etc.
    • Advisor: Studio Director
    ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY POSITIONS

    (please submit one cover letter to apply for one or more positions in the group)

    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 2nd year M.Arch students who have taken the class.
    • Background/Skills: Excellent technical, organizational and communication skills.
    • Job Description: Attend Architecture Technology class, give homework review sessions, photocopying and scanning, provide classroom visual aids, organize room assignments, organize and attend field trips and labs, prepare reading lists. Reports to AT professor. 2 positions.
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 2nd year M.Arch students who have taken the class.
    • see AT 1 description, 1 position
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 3rd year M.Arch students who have taken the class.
    • see AT 1 description, 1 position
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 3rd year M.Arch students who have taken the class.
    • see AT 1 description, 1 position
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 3rd year M.Archsee AT 1 & 2 description, 1 position
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: ArchTech
    • Eligibility: Preference is given to 3rd year M.Arch students
    • Background/Skills: Excellent organizational, administrative and research skills.
    • Job Description: Administrative and research assistance to Director of Building Science and Technologies Sequence. Reports to Craig Schwitter.
    • Advisor: Craig Schwitter
    • Assistantship Code: CCCPEx
    • Eligibility: CCCP students
    • Job Description: Working with the Director of Exhibitions, among other tasks, the ECA will undertake research project on forthcoming exhibitions, will help coordinate all aspects of near term exhibitions, and will assist with the design and development of a web archive of recent exhibitions now in progress. Additionally, the ECA will be involved in the planning and preparation of publications related to recent and future exhibitions.
    • Advisor: Mark Wasiuta
    • Assistantship Code: CCCPPub
    • Eligibility: CCCP Students.
    • Background/Skills: strong organizational skills, excellent language skills, as well as strong command of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required.
    • Job Description: The job includes a range of tasks, including copy editing contributions for forthcoming books, managing artwork and liaising with graphic designers, image and copyright research, administrative tasks within publications office, overseeing the office of publications website, and working with the Managing Editor on occasional book sales and inventory..
    • Advisor: James Graham
    • Assistantship Code: CCCPEvents
    • Eligibility: CCCP students
    • Background/Skills: Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, research skills, ability to generate and edit text for public materials.
    • Job Description: Assists Director of Events and Public Programs with preparation of events, including research and generating text for communication and publicity materials; publicity and outreach to media and other departments at Columbia; assistance with general organization and logistics of events before, during, and after they take place, including archiving footage and photos at www.gsappevents.org; communication with speakers; database management. Some graphic design work may be required. Flexible schedule is necessary as events are in the evenings. Required to work at a portion of events.
    • Advisor: Gavin Browning
    • Assistantship Code: CT
    • Eligibility: All students from all programs.
    • Job Description: GSAPP Cloud Communications was instituted to design and develop experimental forms of online communications for the school. While we are responsible for the core infrastructure of the school, such as the website, we are more actively developing smaller experimental projects in collaboration with various aspects of the school, from Studio-X to publications, exhibitions, events and degree programs. We are looking for someone with a mix of coding and design skills. The selected applicant will also participate in the projects of the Architecture Online Lab, an academic research unit, and will assist with any related courses. Work will range from development and design to maintenance and content management.
    • Requirements: HTML, CSS, Javascript, strong design skills and a practical understanding of contemporary communication protocols and platforms such as social media.
    • Desired: Backend development skills and additional programming languages, frameworks and libraries. Mobile web and native app development skills. Data visualization and statistical analysis.
    • 1 position for both the fall and spring semesters and one additional position for the fall only.
    • Advisor: Troy Therrien
    • Assistantship Code: FAB
    • Eligibility: 3rd Year M.Arch student and AAD students
    • The Fabrication Shop Teaching Assistants are responsible for helping maintain the Fabrication Shop, acting as a knowledge resource regarding safety and fabrication skills, assisting with special fabrication projects within the School, and providing additional support to the operations needs of the School. Ideal candidates are self motivated, proactive, detail oriented, and possess a strong set of fabrication skills (with both traditional tools and CNC machinery). Leadership experience is expected, as the Fabrication Shop TAs will often lead small teams of student workers in the execution of projects. Day to day shop responsibilities include:
      -establishing a safe working environment in the Fabrication Shop
      -demonstrating and teaching proper equipment use and fabrication techniques
      -updating shop schedules, website content, and documentation materials
      -giving tutorials and training sessions for students
      -maintaining shop equipment and supplies
      Other responsibilities include:
      -assisting with fabrication projects for the department
      -aiding with the general operations needs of the department
      -testing and experimenting with tools and techniques to expand the shop knowledge base
      -helping develop and implement improved shop policies
      The Fabrication Shop TA’s report directly to Nathan Carter (Operations and Fabrication Manager). Several positions available.
    • Advisor: Mark Taylor
    • Assistantship Code: GIS
    • Eligibility: Students in Architecture programs have priority. Other qualified students may also apply.
    • Job Description: The GIS Student Coordinator will assist with the development and maintenance of GIS infrastructure of the school, including managing and collecting data housed on the GIS storage space (X:/). The GIS Student Coordinator will also assist faculty, students, research labs and staff with including GIS in their classes or research, by providing in class tutorials, special workshops, and drop-in office hours. The GIS Student Coordinator will also help to develop online GIS tutorials and scripts for GSAPP common procedures. This position requires knowledge in ArcGIS and experience with database systems. Knowledge of scripting languages such as python and processing is preferred.
    • Advisor: Juan Saldarriaga
    • Assistantship Code: City
    • Eligibility: M.Arch and CCCP students
    • Job Description: Responsibilities include organizing power-point presentations, class assignments, scanning images, and background research for the professor.
    • Advisor: Gwendolyn Wright
    • Assistantship Code: OPs
    • Eligibility: 3rd Year M.Arch student and AAD students
    • Job Description and Requirements: Responsible for helping to maintain and improve all GSAPP physical spaces. This includes assisting with and/or directly performing repairs to the physical plant, moving furniture and materials, coordinating deliveries, other duties as assigned. This position will also work on special projects with the Director of Operations such as furniture making, office renovations, space planning and drawing production. Candidates will be considered based on construction and shop experience, familiarity with power tools, mechanical aptitude, ability to prioritize various and changing critical path items, computer skills, a firm understanding of GSAPP culture and general attitude. A strong preference is given to those applicants who have previously worked in the GSAPP Fabrication Shop.
    • Advisor: Mark Taylor
    • Assistantship Code: UD
    • Eligibility: UD Students
    • Background/Skills: excellent organizational skills and leadership required.
    • Job Description: responsible for class preparation, archiving of student work, and various organizational duties related to coursework and general program-wide tasks.
    • Multiple positions available. Must re-apply to continue in the spring semester.
    • Advisor: Richard Plunz
    • Assistantship Code: VSCore
    • Eligibility: Students in Architecture Programs
    • Background/Skills: high level of proficiency in Rhino modeling, parametric modeling with Grasshopper, and 3D Studio Max including rendering/animation + post production. Additionally, candidates should possess strong drawing and visual communication skills, have an open mind and be able to give constructive criticism, and show capacity to experiment.
    • Job Description: doing software demos, leading hands-on tutorial sessions, giving advice and critcism and helping students with all aspects of the course and facilities.
    • Multiple positions available.
    • Advisor: Josh Uhl
    • Assistantship Code: VSAdv
    • Eligibility: Students in Architecture Programs
    • Background/Skills: expert level of proficiency with the standard suite of architectural design tools used at the GSAPP, and a level of advanced expertise in advanced topics such as Fabrication, Scripting, GIS, Image Making, Animation, Specific Software, etc. Candidates should possess strong visual communication skills.
    • Job Description: doing software demos, leading hands-on tutorial sessions, giving advice and criticism and helping students with all aspects of the course and facilities. Multiple positions available.
    • Advisor: Josh Uhl

    If you have completed your selections, don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to Submit!


     

    Historic Preservation

    Positions open to students in the Historic Preservation Program

     

    • Assistantship Code: AmArch2
    • see details in Architecture Programs category above
    • Assistantship Code: JointStudio
    • see details in Architecture Programs category above
    • Assistantship Code: HPCon
    • Eligibility: 2nd year HP student, preferably with strong interest in architecture conservation or in Conservation Sector
    • Background/Skills: prior laboratory experience or strong interest in same; good organizational skills.
    • Job description: Under direction of head of conservation, prepare class materials, set up laboratory for classwork, and assist in organizing fieldtrips relative to all conservation classes. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website.
    • Responsibilities include: work in Basic Conservation Science, Structures, Systems & Materials II, Architectural Finishes, and Stone, Brick and Terra Cotta courses. One position available for the Fall semester, one position available for the Spring semester
    • Advisor: George Wheeler
    • Assistantship Code: CT
    • see details in Architecture Programs category above
    • Assistantship Code: HPGIS
    • Familiarity and competence with a variety of digital visualization techniques, including GIS, Power point, Google-Earth, etc. Strong communications ability in person and via e-mail, and ability to work well with students. Responsible for troubleshooting GIS questions and holding regular office hours or appointments, setting up projectors and other AV equipment. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Other duties will be determined by the professor.
    • Course responsibilities: GIS for Historic Preservation and Digital Visualization Techniques for Historic Preservation
    • Advisor: Jennifer Most & Brigitte Cook
    • Assistantship Code: HPPlan
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year HP students
    • Background/Skills: Experience and interest in preservation planning and policy, highly organized, communicative, and responsible.
    • Job description: Responsible for creating PowerPoint presentations from faculty-provided materials, arranging library reserves, scanning materials, and managing CourseWorks on behalf of the faculty. Work to include coordination of their guest speakers, and work with HP/UP Office to arrange for payment for guests. Research and collect updated materials to be included in the course reader and prepare class handouts. Read case law assignment responses. Regular communication with the instructor and students is needed, responsible for responding to various student questions via email. Secondary responsibilities include setting up materials and equipment for class. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Courses Include: Preservation Planning, International Cultural Site Management (AV and Administrative duties only)
    • Advisor: Carol Clark
    • Assistantship Code: HP1
    • Eligibility: HP Students who have already taken Historic Preservation Studio I & II
    • Background/Skills: ideal to have an architectural background, computer skills for Studio
    • Job description: assist students in analysis of historic structures through drawings, photos, and other visual media, facilitate student presentations - encourage them to practice and provide feedback on content and style, and carry out some administrative work. Must be available for the 8 hours per week the studio meets (Monday & Thursday afternoons) in addition to time spent outside of regular classroom hours to assist students with troubleshooting. Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Other duties as assigned. 2 positions available.
    • Advisor: Andrew Dolkart
    • Assistantship Code: HP2
    • Eligibility: HP Students who have already taken Historic Preservation Studio I & II
    • Background/Skills: organized; interested in working with students and faculty to problem-solve as issues arise around schedules, rooms, IT & AV issues.
    • Job description: responsible for various administrative aspects of the course and for acquiring material related to the studio sites, sending e-mail to coordinate studio activities, arranging reviews and guest speakers; coordinate archiving of all materials produced for year-end show, ABSTRACT, and program archiving for the website.Communicate with the HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Other duties as assigned.
    • Advisor: Ward Dennis
    • Assistantship Code: HPHT
    • Eligibility: 2nd year HP students
    • Background/skills: strong history and theory interest and American architecture skills. Require research skills for American Architecture I with finding and organizing slides, scanning, library research, setting up projectors and other AV equipment, maintenance of course reader, placing reserves on library shelves, coordinating with guest speakers on scheduling and payment. Other duties as assigned.
    • Course responsibilities: American Architecture I and Historic Preservation Theory and Practice.
    • Advisor: Andrew Dolkart & Jorge Otero Pailos
    • Assistantship Code: HPProg
    • Eligibility: HP student who is interested and has a knack for organization and digital publishing.
    • Background/Skills: well-organized, self-directed; Adobe Creative Suite and Email marketing experience a plus.
    • Job Description: Publish the HP Weekly Email - a compendium of information for HP students and faculty on internships jobs, events of notice in the program and in the city. Information will be forwarded to the student from Associate Director of the Program, from faculty, and fellow students; the publisher may also seek out information to include as appropriate. Information on internships will be culled and arranged in a spread sheet for future reference. The Program Assistant will also assist in promoting the HP:InQuiry lectures, and the Fall and Spring Open Houses for prospective students, the End of Year Show installation, and other tasks as requested
    • Advisor: Trisha Logan
    • Assistantship Code: HPLaw
    • Eligibility: 2nd year HP students
    • Background/skills: strong history and theory interest, good research and organizational research skills
    • Job description: Primary responsibility to assist faculty with including creating power point presentations, scanning, library research, setting up projectors and other AV equipment, maintenance of course reader, placing reserves on library shelves, posing material to CourseWorks, coordinating with HP/UP Program Assistant on guest lecturer visitation and payment, and other tasks as requested.
    • Course responsibilities: Preservation Law and Colloquium
    • Advisor: Andrew Dolkart & Paul Bentel
    • Assistantship Code: HPFA
    • Eligibility: HP Students
      Job Description: Editor for Future Anterior, and director for the student staff, soliciting articles from preservation professionals, editing them for content and length, and doing preliminary layout, preparing materials for publication by University of Minnesota Press. One position for fall semester, one position for spring semester
    • Advisor: Jorge Otero Pailos

    If you have completed your selections, don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page to Submit!


     

    Urban Planning

    Positions open to students in the Urban Planning Program

     

    • Assistantship Code: GISIntro
    • Eligibility: UP Student preferred but not required; must have GIS experience
    • Responsibilities: The GIS TA is responsible for troubleshooting GIS questions and holding regular office hours, appointments and via email. The TA will be expected to assist students during class as they work through in-class exercises. He/she should be extremely knowledgeable in GIS and be able to demonstrate their capabilities. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Other duties will be determined by the professor. 2 positions in the fall semester, 1 position in the spring semester.
    • 2 positions in the fall semester, 1 position in the spring semester
    • Advisor: Jessie Braden & Jeremy White
    • Assistantship Code: GISAdv
    • Eligibility: UP Student preferred but not required; must have GIS experience
    • Responsibilities: The GIS TA is responsible for troubleshooting GIS questions and holding regular office hours, appointments and via email. The TA will be expected to assist students during class as they work through in-class exercises.Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. He/she should be extremely knowledgeable in GIS and be able to demonstrate their capabilities. Other duties will be determined by the professor.
    • Advisor: Juan Saldarriaga
    • Assistantship Code: UPAdv
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year UP students
    • Background/skills: good research, writing, and organizational skills
    • Job description: assist the UP/HP faculty members in preparing for the Joint UP/HP Advanced Studio. Assistant will serve as travel planner, coordinator and tour leader for the Advanced Studio in the Fall. Communicate with the UP/HP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website and other tasks as requested.
    • Advisor: Trisha Logan & Andrew Scherer
    • Assistantship Code: UPDig
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year UP students
    • Qualifications: Familiarity and competence with a variety of digital visualization techniques, including basic GIS, Power point, Google-Earth, etc. Strong communications ability in person and via e-mail, and ability to work well with students. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website.
    • Responsibilities: Assist with all digital visualization and media-based courses for Urban Planning, including Presentations for Planners, Fundamentals of Urban Digital Design, Urban Design for Planners, and others as assigned.
    • Advisor: Trisha Logan
    • Assistantship Code: CT
    • see details in Architecture Programs category above
    • Assistantship Code: UPEcon
    • Eligibility: UP students with interest and background in economic development
    • Responsibilities: work with faculty members whose courses are associated with this concentration. The TA may be called upon to assist with coordinating AV needs, meeting guest speakers and assisting them with paperwork for visits, arranging readings or copies for a class, placing materials on reserve at the library, or other duties, although attendance in each class in the sector is not required if not registered for that course.
    • Courses include: Local Economic Development Planning, Political Economy of Development (TA should have taken this course or the equivalent), Local Economic Development Planning, Public Financiing of Urban Development, Real Estate Finance and Development (TA should not register for this course), and others as assigned.
    • Advisor: Smita Srinivas
    • Assistantship Code: UPHN
    • Eligibility: UP students with an interest in this concentration
    • Responsibilities: are to work with the courses associated with this concentration, including Introduction to Housing, Affordable Housing Development, and Public Financing of Urban Development. The TA may be called upon to assist in any class in the sector with coordinating AV needs, meeting guest speakers and assisting them with paperwork for visits, arranging readings or copies for a class, or other duties, although attendance in each class in the sector is not required. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Courses include: Intro to Community Development, Intro to Housing, Neighborhood Change, and others as assigned.
    • Advisor: Lance Freeman
    • Assistantship Code: UPID
    • Eligibility: UP student with interest and background in international development
    • Responsibilities: work with the faculty members whose courses are associated with this concentration. The TA may be called upon to assist with coordinating AV needs, meeting guest speakers and assisting them with paperwork for visits, arranging readings or copies for a class, placing materials on reserve at the library, or other duties, although attendance in each class in the sector is not required if not registered for that course. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website.
    • Courses include: Transnational Planning, Politics of International Placemaking, and others as assigned.
    • Advisor: Clara Irazabal
    • Assistantship Code: UPPP
    • Eligibility: UP students with an interest in this concentration
    • Responsibilities: work with the faculty members whose courses are associated with this concentration. The TA may be called upon to assist with coordinating AV needs, meeting guest speakers and assisting them with paperwork for visits, arranging readings or copies for a class, placing materials on reserve at the library, or other duties, although attendance in each class in the sector is not required. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website.
    • Courses include: Land Use Planning, Intro to Transportation Planning, Sustainable Zoning, Site Planning, Advanced Transportation Planning, and others as assigned.
    • Advisor: David King
    • Assistantship Code: UPEvent
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year UP student (fall), UP student (spring)
    • Qualifications: The assistant should be outgoing and organized. He/she should have the ability to multi-task and be interested in improving the program either through new events and lectures. He/she should be familiar with the faculty and student body of the program. Organized, outgoing, and self-directed; Adobe Creative Suite and Email marketing experience a plus.
    • Responsibilities: The Event Coordinator/ Program Assistant will work closely with the Assistant Director and faculty on a variety of events throughout the semester, including the Fall and Spring Open Houses, program lectures, and career-related events. The assistant will produce and disseminate the “Weekly E-mail” to all UP students, and in coordination with the UP Internship/Jobs Assistant, keep a database of information coming to the program on jobs and internships. Other duties as assigned
    • Advisor: Trisha Logan
    • Assistantship Code: UPJobs
    • Eligibility: UP students, 2nd Year preferred
    • Qualifications: Organized, outgoing, and self-directed
    • Responsibilities: Reach out to UP alumni, planning firms, city agencies, and non-profits with an Urban Planning-related focus to secure listings for internships and jobs for our students. Set up, with Program Council and other students, one career-development related event each semester. In coordination with the UP Event Coordinator/Program Communications Assistant, keep a database of information coming to the program on jobs and internships. Other duties as assigned.
    • Advisor: Trisha Logan
    • Assistantship Code: UPDir
    • Eligibility: UP Students
    • Qualifications: Organized, self-directed, and thorough. GIS experience a plus.
    • Responsibilities: Work with UP Program Director as a general assistant. Cull materials from the library, search data bases as directed, and organize materials for use by the professor in his academic pursuits.
    • Advisor: Lance Freeman
    • Assistantship Code: UPLaw
    • Eligibility: 2nd year UP students with an interest in American planning law
    • Responsibilities: assist with coordinating AV needs, meeting guest speakers and assisting them with paperwork for visits, arranging readings or copies for a class, placing materials on reserve at the library, or other duties. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Courses Include: Planning Law (Attendance in class is required.)
    • Advisor: Andrew Scherer
    • Assistantship Code: UPStudio
    • Eligibility: 2nd Year UP students
    • Responsibilities: The TA for the studio course is responsible for interfacing between the administration and the studio professors. She/he is responsible for arranging a/v equipment, materials, supplies, ensuring that the students are aware of their responsibilities, mediating between students, and providing direction and guidance to students when they request assistance. One studio will be “international” in scope – the international TA must be prepared to make travel arrangements and travel with the studio. The TA will coordinate compilation of studio information for end-of-year show, ABSTRACT, and web archiving for the UP Program. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy.
    • Qualifications: Must know Photoshop and Powerpoint. Must have a good academic record and interpersonal skills. Must be organized. Attend Class, facilitate working sessions outside of the class once a week, assist in planning and managing trip logistics (if applicable). Multiple positions available.
    • Advisor: Lance Freeman
    • Assistantship Code: UPTech
    • Background/Skills: Must have strong background in quantitative social science statistics and/or have done well in Planning Techniques class last year and preferred if you have taken the course Private Public Partnerships. Must have knowledge of computer statistical packages such as SPSS or similar software.
    • Responsibilities: Assist professor preparing for Planning Techniques and Private Public Partnerships, gather material for both classes. Communicate with the UP Office about any presentations, trips, or achievements by the class that are newsworthy. Gather outstanding class work and event photos for archives and posting on the website. Courses Include: Planning Techniques, Techniques of Project Evaluation
    • Advisor: David King