Graduate Student Researcher Position
Arthur Ashe Legacy Project
The Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education is searching for a Graduate Student Researcher
(GSR) to assist with the preservation and curation of information and artifacts relating to UCLA
alumnus, Arthur Ashe. The purpose of the project is to preserve and promote the legacy of Arthur
Ashe as a public intellectual and civil-rights and AIDs activist.
The first African-American male to win the U.S. Open of tennis in 1968, Arthur Ashe broke many barriers
in his lifetime. Ashe was an undergraduate at UCLA during his early tennis career and
went on to champion social justice and health equity issues across the world. He is remembered
today as a conscience leader, humanitarian, educator and athlete.
UCLA possesses archives from the Arthur Ashe Learning Center and the Ashe family.
• Gathering and documenting oral histories about various experiences with or about Arthur Ashe.
• Researching, cataloging and curating archival materials including photos, video and artifacts
held by UCLA and by other archival holders both at and outside of UCLA. Digitization of appropriate
• Curate and create digital content for Arthur Ashe Legacy website www.arthurashe .uc la.edu
as well as physical assets for onsite exhibition.
• Research funding opportunities, write funding proposals, work with university grant management
entities to submit and administer grants.
• May include travel to collect data and review assets.
• An interest and experience with scholarship in African American history/culture, experience
with digital or archival materials.
• Experience with some of the following types of activities: scanning and text recognition; web
design; audio and video digitization and editing; finding and using online visual resources or
library resources; programming and development; project management.
• Enrollment as a UCLA graduate student during the time of appointment with a minimum GPA of
3.5, making normal progress towards the graduate degree as outlined by UCLA Graduate Division
academic apprentice policies and departmental guidelines, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 units
for each quarter of appointment.
• Be able to work in GSR title appointment position and not have any campus employment
restrictions due to financial awards, fellowship awards, funding or academic programs requirements
• This position provides a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) appointment at 50% during Spring and
Summer 2019 and may be renewable for the 2019-20 academic year based on funding and performance.
• During the academic year, fee remissions will be included. Graduate students enrolled in
self-supporting programs are not eligible for fee remissions for this position.
• Graduate students already holding 50% appointments elsewhere on campus may work additional
hours with written permission from their department chairs, dissertation advisors, and with
• The start date of the GSR appointment is dependent on selected GSR’s availability.
• GSR salary varies depending on experience and academic progress (Step 1 –
$1678/monthly to Step 5 – $2310/monthly at 50% time)
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled and you will only be contacted should
you be selected for an interview.
A completed application packet will include:
• A cover letter stating your interest in the project and your related qualifications
• An unofficial copy of your most recent graduate transcript
• Curriculum vita and list of two references
Please submit your completed application packet via email to:
Dean R. Krouch
Executive Assistant to the Dean and Vice Provost UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education
dkrouch@college .uc la.edu