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Graduate Assistant: IU School of Medicine Center for Inclusive Excellence

Department Information:

The work of the Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE)  is to cultivate and sustain a framework of inclusive excellence with community partners and across the school of medicine by actively engaging with students, trainees, faculty, and staff to co-produce an equitable, anti-racist, inclusive and diverse learning and working environment.


The vision of the Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) is to serve as an educational, informational, and strategic hub that will shepherd the IU School of Medicine community to a state where the principles of inclusive excellence are honored in and central to all that we do.


We serve 1,436 medical students, 1,340 medical residents and fellows, 641 students in the graduate division programs, over 3,000 full-time faculty, and over 2,000 staff. The CIE serves learners of all types, faculty, and staff and is focused on advancing education, clinical care, and research through inclusive excellence. There are three pillars of the inclusive excellence work at IUSM. These include 1) representational diversity, 2) inclusive working and learning climate and 3) cultural competence, humility, and anti-racism.


Position Summary:

The individual in this role will assist the CIE team in planning, implementing, and assessing various learning modules related to our core mission areas. A few of these signature programs include Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Decision-Making, Inclusive Practices for GME Recruitment, Being an Upstander in Academic Medicine, and more! The incumbent will assist in program logistics and review evaluation data for improvements while primarily co-creating dynamic learning modules for a broad audience. The expectation is to work 20 hours per week. Work can be done remotely -- some scheduled onsite meetings may be required. They may also contribute to scholarly research advancing CIE through writing grant proposals, conducting literature reviews, and preparing conference proposals.

Duties include the following:

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Learning and Development and other stakeholders to identify needs and develop or redesign instructional strategies and materials for face-to-face, hybrid, or online instruction.
  • Manage projects by responding to inquiries, researching available resources, identifying materials, providing information, and determining feasibility.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Assist in program development and logistics.
  • Review evaluation data and help implement improvements.
  • Support scholarly research activities.
  • Support and assist with other CIE projects as needed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work professionally with technical and non-technical colleagues explaining complex data and research issues.
  • Ability to attend to detail, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, interacting with diverse faculty, students, and staff.
  • Exercise sound judgment, tact, and discretion.

Minimum Qualifications include:

Applicants should be enrolled in a graduate program at Indiana University or IUPUI. Preference will be given to students in higher education, social science, or related fields.

Required Skills:

  • Candidates should have excellent writing skills and be able to work independently.
  • Interest in and knowledge of the academic environment and inclusive excellence are especially important.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and dispositions (e.g., flexibility, adaptability).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Preferred applicants should be enrolled in a doctoral program in Education, I/O Psychology, Informatics, or a related field. Master's candidates with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Experience in higher education, instructional design, universal design, adult learning theory, project management, research, excellent communication skills 
  • Familiar with strategies for enhancing face-to-face and online instruction (e.g., active learning technologies, electronic collaboration, and social networking, ePortfolios, instructional use of multimedia, electronic conferencing, computer-based exam systems, and virtual environments).
  • Awareness of emerging learning/instructional technologies.
  • (i.e., Canvas).


12-month stipend of $22,000, plus 27 credit hours tuition remission, and student health insurance (health insurance coverage begins at the start of the corresponding academic term). Professional development is also available to attend at least one national conference (at the discretion of the incumbent’s supervisor). 

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest explaining why you think the position would be a good fit for you, what skills and qualities you bring to the role, and a current CV or resume to Tiffinie Snowden-