Postdoc at OU – Study of Human Flourishing


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing

The University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, Norman OK. Three nine-month non-renewable Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning fall 2017. These positions will be associated with the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, a major initiative on virtue and flourishing funded in part by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation (see Significant research focus must be on issues related to character, virtue, or flourishing broadly construed. The postdoctoral fellowships are research positions with no teaching responsibilities, intended for early-career researchers interested in advancing their scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. conferred by the start date.  The fellowships will begin on August 16, 2017 and end on May 15, 2018. Those already in temporary or tenure-track positions are welcome to apply to spend a year at the University of Oklahoma. Candidates should send a short cover letter, the names of three references, CV, a writing sample, and a two-page description of the research they will pursue during the fellowship period by email attachment to, or if that is not possible, to The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, 620 Parrington Oval, #208, Norman, OK 73019. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 12, 2017. The University of Oklahoma is an equal employment opportunity employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Max Parish

Manager | Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
Project Assistant | The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project
Ph.D. Candidate | Department of Philosophy
The University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-8657

Summer Job at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake

Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
Job Title: Summer Day Camp Instructor (Pre K – 4th grade)
Location: Southlake, Texas
Type: Seasonal (Tuesday – Friday) 9:00am – 5:00pm
Duration: June — August —, 2017 (Includes 1 week of training)
Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC) is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that is dedicated to the preservation and education of the Cross Timbers ecosystem. BJNC provides environmental education, science in nature, recreation programs and events. Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve is a City of Southlake park on 758 acres of natural fun! Our mission is to Restore and Preserve the Eastern Cross-Timers Ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities.
This job posting should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to preform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those started in this posting.
Job Summary:
We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals who have experience in environmental education and Natural Science, or Arts and Recreation, and enjoy teaching a hands-on approach to learning. We at BJNC expose/teach children to have an appreciation for the natural environment incorporating science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) content, as well as allow students to be active while exploring the outdoors.
Summer Camp Instructors are under the supervision of the Educational Coordinator, modifies and implements lesson plans which are age-group activity specific; Provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities. Instructors provide constant care for the needs of the children between the ages of 3-11 years in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure and healthy manner. Serves children snacks and supervise lunch. Exhibits control of the children and, when needed, displays appropriate discipline techniques. Ensures the accountability, security and safety of all children participating in day camp activities.
The ideal Instructor will possess or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as education, conservation, early childhood development, art, recreation, environmental or natural sciences, etc. (certified teacher preferred) and at least two years’ experience working with groups of children teaching and implementing similar programs, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

• Enjoys the outdoors and such things like daily hikes and exploring nature
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail,
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to develop and implement dynamic and innovative educational programs
• Capacity to transmit enthusiasm about nature and education
• Enjoy math and science concepts a plus
• Demonstrated ability to manage classroom with excellent prioritization skills
• Proven ability to think creatively, be innovative and are proactive in the implement resourceful strategies
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, and standard office equipment
• Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain)

Position requires incumbent have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and will be required to pass a background check and a drug screening.
Very competitive compensation for a seasonal contract position. We are seeking to hire quality, energetic, motivated individuals to join our already outstanding team!
To apply: Submit a resume, letter of interest and employment application found on to
Applicants may also stop by between 9:30am and 3:00pm to submit a resume in person and/or fill-out an application. No phone calls please.

Call for Tutors Spanish

Hello! My name is Sarah, and I’m the owner of Sarah’s Spanish School. We teach elementary Spanish enrichment classes at schools all around the US, including schools in Texas. We are currently looking to hire a few teachers for classes that we have in the Plano/Dallas area. I am reaching out to you again to see if you could let any of your Spanish-speaking (native or non-native) students know about the opportunity. No need for the person to be a certified teacher. It is a great position to add to the resume of anyone who is looking to become a full-time teacher once they graduate or anyone looking for real-world experience, and it is just a few hours during the week in the afternoon, so it will fit in almost any college student’s schedule! 

Super fun, great company, room for advancement, competitive pay, flexible hours…

You can have them email their resume to me here – 

We’re looking to hire someone by the end of this week, so if you could forward this email to them today I would really appreciate it!

Thank you so so so much in advance!

Veterans of UTD meeting today

Today is the first meeting of the new semester!Please join us in SSA 14.244 from 1-2pm to meet everyone and start planning our events for the semester.

If you don’t know where the room is, just come to the new VSC and we will be glad to walk you over!

Our meetings will be the first and third Wednesday of every month. Same time and same place!

March is the exception, due to our usual day falling on spring break we will meet the first and FOURTH of that month.

If anyone has any questions feel free to reach out to me here or at

Call for Tutors Spanish

My name is Arvind Venkataraman and I am a recent SMU Alum (’15) and the founder of a social enterprise called Apollo Tutors.

We offer private tutoring to students at UTD and 12 other universities around the nation.

We also work with students on language tutoring including for Spanish, French, Hindi and others.

I am reaching out about an immediate job opportunity which may be of interest to Spanish Students/ Alumni at UTD.

We have an opportunity to work with a Senior Citizen on Conversational Spanish in the Highland Park area.

The student is looking to work with a Female Spanish Speaker preferably a Graduate Student or alumni who is proficient in Spanish.

I was wondering if you could share this opportunity with students / alumni / postgraduates who might be interested?

I’ve included a brief description of the opportunity below. Thank you!


Arvind Venkataraman
Co-Founder, Apollo Tutors


Private Spanish Tutoring Opportunity: $20/hr | Highland Park

Apollo Tutors has an opportunity to work with a Senior Citizen to build conversational Spanish skills.

Sessions take place in the student’s home or on field trips around the area.

The student is a Senior Citizen and looking to learn a new language

Duties / Requirements

  • 1-2 hours weekly, $20/hr
  • Flexible timings
  • Must be proficient in Intermediate Spanish or higher
  • Completed Undergrad / Graduate Student / Postgrad (preferred)
  • 25+ (preferred)
  • Location: Highland Park, TX (75205)

Individuals interested in applying can contact Arvind at 817-773-2418 or sign up on our website at