LRC Graduate Assistant Position Description

Position Description 

College of Letters & Science/Language Resource Center Graduate Assistants (appointment varies from 10% to 50%) 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Because of the broad range of services that the LRC provides to the language programs at UWM, the LRC Graduate Assistants have a number of opportunities to expand their assistantship experience and gain a broader perspective of language instructionThe LRC GAs are expected to  

  • assist LRC research projects, technology workshops and trainings; 
  • network with related language units, programs and offices to bridge instructional needs to appropriate teaching technologies; 
  • research and contribute to development of blended and/or fully online language courses; 
  • research the state of the art instructional technology 


Each candidate MUST: 

  • possess a bachelor’s degree 
  • be enrolled in an L&S degree-granting graduate program 


Successful candidates for the position SHOULD possess: 

  • excellent language teaching experience and research skills; 
  • a strong desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally; 
  • professional written and interpersonal communication skills; 
  • demonstrated success in working both independently and in teams; 
  • the ability to work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community; 
  • the ability to facilitate discussions and present information to varying size groups; 
  • an interest in developing competencies in areas related to instructional technology; 
  • the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 

These positions will work directly under the director of the LRC. 

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS:   Candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and a cover letter via e-mail ( to: 


Dr. Mingyu Sun 

Director of Language Resource Center 

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 

Curtin Hall, B27 

Milwaukee, WI 53201 



Cover letters should express a candidate’s interest in one or more of the following areas: enhancing language instruction by using technology, blended/online course curriculum redesign; multimedia application in language instruction; special research interests in languages.