Summer positions – Institute of Reading Development

Summer Teaching Positions Available:

Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer

  •   Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $800 per week while teaching.
  •   Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  •   Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2018 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who:

  •    Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  •   Are responsible, hard-working, and have good communication and organizational skills
  •   Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: Summer Teaching Positions

Instructional opportunity for an online research methodologies class

My name is Melanie Pruit, and am an instructional specialist for Richland Collegiate High School on the Richland College campus in  Dallas, TX. A friend of mine at UTD referred me to you. I have an instructional opportunity for an online research methodologies class beginning in January 2018.  I thought you might be able to spread the word to any graduate students with a strong background in humanities, especially as that involves writing. Someone with teaching experience is definitely preferred. To clarify, the class is online, the curriculum is already developed, and the target student population would be 11th graders who are concurrently taking college classes.  A bachelor degree is required.

If you know, or think you might know, someone who would be interested and could be a suitable candidate, please let me know or have that someone contact me at this email address.

Thanks for your consideration,
Melanie Pruit

Melanie Diane Pruit
Instructional Specialist for Senior Capstones
Richland Collegiate High School at Richland College
12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75243
Office Location: K108-B
Office Phone: 214-890-3884

Part time job opening

Dr. Elida Dakoli, a concert pianist from Dallas, is looking for someone to assist with her correspondence and revisions related to publishing her dissertation and other projects.  This position is ideal for students as the hours are flexible.

Candidate must be detail-oriented with impeccable English.

To apply, please submit samples of your writing along with wage requirements to Elida Dakoli at  For questions call Elida at 214-228-5767.

Fellowships at the New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year. Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Visit for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The application deadline for all fellowships is January 8, 2018.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships in Women’s History

The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unique part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Fellows will be in residence part time at the New-York Historical Society for one academic year, between September 5, 2018 and June 29, 2019, with a stipend of $15,000 per year. This position is not full time and will not receive full benefits.


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

One fellowship for the length of a single academic year is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at the New-York Historical Society. The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed their formal professional training and have a strong record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply if they have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus benefits. This fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.


Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships

Offered jointly with the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, two Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships are open to scholars who will have completed their PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows will teach one course per semester at Eugene Lang College in addition to conducting focused research in residence at the New-York Historical Society. These fellows carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2018 and will end June 29, 2019.


Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation – Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship will be awarded to an early-career scholar. Research projects should expand public understanding of New York State history and should include research based on the collections and resources of the New-York Historical Society. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned their PhD in between 2013 and 2015. Research projects should be based in some way on the collections and resources of the N-YHS. This ten-month residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. The fellowship will begin September 5, 2018 and will last through June 29, 2019.


Short-Term Fellowships

New-York Historical Society awards a variety of short-term fellowships to enable researchers to conduct research on site for two-to-four week periods.  Each award brings with it a stipend of $2,000.  The fellowship period runs from July 1, 2018 through June 29, 2019.  Applicants should apply simply for a short-term fellowship. The N-YHS will decide which fellowship to award a successful applicant based on the particular proposal.

Appel Fellowship (unrestricted)
Richard H. Brown Fellowship (Revolutionary War era, especially as it relates to New York)

Society of Daughters of Holland Dames (The Dutch in New York, 17th to the 20th centuries)
Pam and Scott Schafler Fellowship (Colonial and Revolutionary periods)
Sid Lapidus Fellowship (18th – century American History)
Pine Tree Foundation Fellowship (unrestricted but with a preference for culinary history)
Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellowships (unrestricted)
Causeries du Lundi , 1880 Fellowship (Women’s History)
​Leo J. Hershkowitz Fellowship (New York History)