Graduate Student Employment

DEPARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

GSI APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

In the coming academic year, the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies hopes to make the following appointments. This projection is not a guarantee of the number of ASE positions that will be available or filled.

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies abides by University non-discrimination in employment regulations. Within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, the University shall not discriminate against or harass any ASE on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, HIV status, status as a covered veteran, age, citizenship, political affiliation and union activity.

IMPORTANT

Our GSI appointments are generally filled by Performance Studies PhD students.  We do not have openings for students from other campus departments.  For Summer GSI appointments, priority is given first to 4th year Performance Studies PhD Candidates, then to 5th year students.

Our ability to fund all of our students depends on the students’ commitments to the department and to our program.  By accepting the offer of funding and responding to our request for teaching preferences, you become an important part of how we educate our undergraduate students. We will provide you with training, support, and supervision to fulfill this important role and prepare for future careers.  At the same time, you are expected to participate fully in this reciprocal agreement, communicate proactively about your circumstances, and fulfill your teaching commitments.

For more information about GSI appointments, please reference http://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/graduate-student-employment/.

To be considered for any of the GSI positions listed below or others that may become available, Performance Studies students must respond to the Department Chair’s request for applications and complete the on-line form each year with information about teaching preferences, past experience, and pedagogy classes.   All GSIs must successfully complete the pedagogy class College Writing 375 prior to the first semester as a GSI.

GSI APPOINTMENTS

1.Theater 1A-1B. Performance: Writing and Research.  
Three hours of class meeting per week. GSI designs syllabus for a course in reading and composition in connection with the study of dramatic literature; course sections are supervised by faculty coordinator. Course fulfills undergraduate reading and composition requirement. Duties include meeting all class meetings, designing and executing syllabus, assigning and grading writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.

2.Theater 25AC. The Drama of American Cultures: An Introduction to Our Theater.  Three hours of class lecture per week plus discussion sections. GSI attends lectures and teaches two additional discussion sections (1 hour each). Course addresses issues of cultural identity through the study of diverse traditions of American theater. Duties include attending lecture, meeting section meetings, executing syllabus, assigning and grading writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.

3.Theater 26. Introduction to Performance Studies.  Three hours of class meeting per week plus discussion sections. GSI attends lectures and teaches two additional discussion sections (1 hour each). Course raises issues of broad relevance to the fields of theater, dance, and performance studies. Applicants are expected to have a basic grounding in Western and non-Western theater and dance as well as a familiarity with different disciplinary traditions in performance theory. Duties include adapting basic syllabus; executing syllabus; developing, assigning and grading writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.

4.Theater 52AC.  Dance in American Culture.  Three hours of class lecture per week plus discussion sections. GSI attends lectures and teaches two additional discussion sections (1 hour each). Course addresses issues of cultural identity through the study of diverse traditions of American dance. Duties include attending lecture, meeting section meetings, executing syllabus, assigning and grading writing assignments, quizzes, and exams.

5.Dance technique classes – Theater 40, 141, 142, 143. Experienced graduate students who have completed the pedagogy class Theater 340, and whose skills are appropriate to our curricular needs, may occasionally be considered for teaching positions within our dance program.