2017 Job Opportunities for Keio/W&M Collaboration

Positions Available

The Reves Center is currently accepting applications for Classroom Instructors and Peer Assistants:

Classroom Instructors (CIs) (4 positions) - Deadline March 24, 2017

The Keio/W&M Cross-Cultural Collaboration brings 35 - 40 students from Keio University in Japan to campus for lectures, discussions, activities, and projects focusing on various aspects of American culture. The Reves Center is looking for 4 Classroom Instructors, who will be responsible for teaching and facilitating this fast-paced cross-cultural program for the Keio students. CIs will lead discussions based on lectures given by American Studies and other faculty in small group settings (approximately 9 students each). In addition to leading discussion groups, CIs will read and grade journals and other projects, supply thoughtful and constructive feedback to students to promote their use of the English language and understanding of American Culture, participate in afternoon and evening cultural and social activities, and supervise and provide leadership to one or two W&M undergraduates who will assist the Keio students with their projects and other related tasks (Peer Assistants or PAs). CIs will also accompany students to D.C. at the end of the program, and will participate in a panel discussion/presentation on-site. CIs are expected to drive a Student Activities van for many of the program activities. All CIs must attend training during the Spring 2017 semester.

Job Requirements: Current W&M graduate student (must be returning in Fall 2017). Experience working in cross-cultural environments a plus.

Compensation: $3,000

Note: CIs will receive a meal supplement and accommodation for the D.C. portion of the program.

If you have any questions about these positions, please e-mail Nasha Lewis at nlewis@wm.edu.   

To apply, please send the following documents to the attention of Nasha Lewis, Assistant Director of Global Education at the Reves Center:

  • Letter of application
  • Current resume or CV
  • List of 3 references with their contact information
Application Deadline: Friday, March 24th, 2017.


Peer Assistants (PA) - Deadline March 31, 2017

Each William & Mary student works with a group of five or six Japanese students as a Peer Assistant (PA). You will help the Japanese participants in your Focus Group conduct research in Williamsburg and develop a 30-minute group presentation. There will be two mandatory orientation sessions for all PAs: one afternoon session before the end of the Spring 2017 semester, and the second on August 2nd, the day before the Keio students arrive on campus. Duties will include the following:

  • Attend lectures about different aspects of American culture with the Keio students.
  • Meet with your focus group every day to facilitate completion of the research project they began in Japan.
  • Help them refine, focus, and organize their ideas.
  • Assist the group with their presentation skills.
  • Meet regularly with a graduate student classroom instructor (CI), who will monitor the progress of your group and lend assistance on occasion.
  • Update the classroom instructor and work with her/him to solve problems that may arise with your group’s project.
  • Participate in program activities, sharing the experience with the Keio students.
  • Reside in the dorms and hotels with the Keio students and program directors.    
Introduce the Keio students to life at William and Mary and help to ensure a safe and rewarding study abroad experience for them.