Part-time Instructors for prep company

From Catalyst Prep

Are you passionate about teaching and insanely gifted at motivating young people? Catalyst Prep, an innovative, outside-the-box test prep company, is looking for talented SAT, ACT and Subject Area teachers (no prior test prep experience necessary!) to work with students. Areas covered will include the East/West Coasts, Texas, and nationally online.

Catalyst Prep strives to change the way learners prepare for standardized tests by pairing extensive test prep experience and research with a humorous, ground-breaking curriculum. Catalyst provides the perfect opportunity for students, pre-service and seasoned educators to utilize a talent for teaching while enjoying a flexible evening and weekend schedule.

Compensation starts at $25/hour for independent prep and $250/8-hours for our weekend Bootcamp workshops. Paid training included.

Best,

Taylor Darden
Manager of Instruction
Greater Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Texas
Catalyst Prep

267-881-4136
Taylor.Darden@catalystprep.com

 

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Caveat emptor! A&H is not responsible for the safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of  off-campus employment and expressly disclaims any and all liability with respect thereto.

Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant A&H

COMER PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION AT UT-DALLAS.

 Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant in the School of Arts and Humanities

Application deadline:  June 5, 2017

Experience:  Preference will be given to applicants with some experience in the following areas:  serving in art gallery or museum institutions; cataloguing and archiving images and data; capturing and editing digital photographic images; and/or in handling or creating works of art.

Requirement:  Student must be enrolled in the doctoral program of the School of Arts and Humanities for Fall 2017

Submit:  Curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining past experience relating to the position, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts that document prior coursework in photography, art history, studio art, or related fields.

Send to: Marilyn Waligore, Professor, Arts and Humanities, waligore@ utdallas.edu

 Graduate Student Archival Research Assistant                 annually          $30,000  with health benefits  (half-time appointment : $15,000)

A graduate student assistant is proposed to serve in a half-time appointment in the role of archivist and exhibition preparator. With the adoption of a cataloguing system, the assistant will identify the images and carefully store them while creating a database to collect both image and text information corresponding to each of the prints.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Serve as liaison with donor, faculty, staff and graduate students engaging in research in conjunction with annual exhibitions and artist visits.
  • Organize the collection in terms of individually identifying each print and labeling it for storage.
  • Devise a system to confirm the location of each image in storage and on display.
  • Prepare works for exhibition in terms of matting and framing.
  • Establish a database for images with corresponding information verified and entered.
  • Photograph all the works in the collection (front and back) and place them in the database.
  • Provide assistance with the brochure/catalogue preparation in terms of contacting artists for permission to reproduce their work and preparing images for reproduction.
  • Provide assistance with the exhibition installation.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Supervise a work-study student assistant.

Job – Ceramics and Sculpture Art Specialist

Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts has an opening for next year, a Ceramics and Sculpture art specialist.  Ideally, this candidate would also have welding and 3D printing experience.

We are looking for a candidate with an MA in Art Education or MFA in Sculpture or Ceramics and a BFA in Sculpture/Ceramics.

Please direct your resumes to me via my email address.  In addition, you should apply online at www.dallasisd.org/careers .

Best –

Monica C. Hayslip, MSEd
Director of Visual Arts

Dallas ISD
3313 S. Beckley Ave.
Box 58
Dallas, TX

mhayslip@dallasisd.org
972.925.5078 (office)
817.205.9415 (cell)

Non Tenure Line Full Time Positions at SMU

http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/FacultyAndStaff/FacultyandStaffRecruitment/NonTenureTrack

English.  Position No.  00050587 (Lecturer in Discernment and Discourse Program).  The Department of English at SMU will be hiring a Lecturer to teach composition in the Discernment & Discourse Program (DISC). The position, which is non-tenure-track but renewable in one-year contracts, begins August 2017.  Discernment and Discourse courses are designed to help students develop skills central to producing the kind of written work required at the University. Providing the foundation for the University Curriculum (UC), these sequential courses emphasize critical reading and analytical thinking as the basis of effective writing. The teaching load is 4/4, and the successful candidate will participate in the shared responsibilities of the Program faculty, including making occasional presentations at Program workshops and attending occasional training and information sessions. An M.A. is required. Some preference will be given to candidates with an M.A. or PhD in Rhetoric/Composition; or to individuals with college-level experience in writing pedagogy within a particular discipline (e.g., writing for STEM majors). Some experience teaching college-level composition or writing intensive courses is essential.  Applications may be submitted electronically (PDF format preferred) or by mail and should include a letter discussing teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy, samples of syllabuses, writing assignments and graded papers, complete curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as pdf files.  Please send all documents to:  Diana Blackman, Director of Discernment & Discourse; c/o Susie Duarte; Department of English, P.O. Box 750435, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX  75275-0435; sduarte@smu.edu; To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by May 2, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  All applications will be acknowledged.

Prizewinners 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Announcing the Prize Winners from the 1st Annual Creative Writing Contest

Sponsored by Reunion:The Dallas Review

GRADUATE AWARD – $200
Brian DiNuzzo, Augustana (Fiction)

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD – $150
Andrew Wei, “Melange,” “Photograph,” & “Afterlife” (Poetry)
Sumvruta Iyengar, You’ve Been Zapped (Fiction)

UNDERGRADUATE HONORABLE MENTION – $50
Ajay Dave, “Feasting on Memory” (Poetry)

These selected works will also be published in the volume 7 of Reunion, which will be released fall 2017.

MEET THE STUDENT WRITERS
Join us at the GRAND OPENING of the LitXPro Little Library
Monday, April 24th @ 7.30p at I Love U A-Latte
RSVP – goo.gl/WC5RmL

Thanks to the Robert Bone Memorial Creative Writing Endowment, Reunion: The Dallas Review (UTD’s literary and creative arts journal previously known as Sojourn) is proud to sponsor an annual UT Dallas creative writing contest! The purpose of the endowment is to encourage UTD students in the field of creative writing.

The creative writing contest will be hosted annually by Reunion: The Dallas Review. It showcases the writing talents of the UT Dallas students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

For more information, visit us at www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/

Reunion: The Dallas Review

For over two decades, Reunion: The Dallas Review (formerly Sojourn) has been dedicated to finding and publishing exceptional examples of previously unpublished short …

April 5 & 7 GSA Job Market Workshops

Dear A&H Graduate Students:

If you are planning to pursue an academic career and “go on the job market” next academic year (2017-2018), or you are planning to at some future time and are curious about what you can do now to better prepare yourself for the future, we invite you to participate in the first in a series of meetings about the process of seeking a position.

At our spring meeting on Wed April 5 and/or Friday April 7 at 1pm in 4.122, we will discuss:
*The job search timeline: what materials to prepare when
*Sample materials, including cover letters and CVs
*Creating a summer plan
*Surviving the emotional rollercoaster

We are offering two different time slots for your convenience. Light refreshments will be provided. Please join us at one of them!

Here are a few links to help demystify the job search process:

http://postdocs.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Quick%20and%20Painless%20Academic%20Job%20Search%20Guide.pdf

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/09/how_do_professors_get_hired_the_academic_job_search_explained.html

https://web.stanford.edu/class/inde231/Academic%20Job%20Search%2005-06.pdf

Thank you,
Dr. Shilyh Warren
Poe Johnson
and the GSA

Spring 2017 Travel “Grants”

REMINDER:

The School of Arts & Humanities encourages graduate students in all of its degree programs to present their creative or scholarly work at professional conferences, symposia, and workshops. To that end, the School invites applications for the Spring 2017 Graduate Travel Reimbursement Program.  Graduate students who have applied to participate or have been accepted to participate in a professional conference, symposium, or workshop should submit the attached application by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017.

Graduate students should also save proof of their expenditures for lodging and conference registration fees. University regulations, however, generally do not permit reimbursement of airfare. The Graduate Studies Committee, or GSC, will make its decision giving priority to academic record, seniority in graduate program, relation of presentation to final project (e.g., dissertation, portfolio, capstone, or thesis), selectivity of conference, and degree of participation in conference.

Students may receive support from this program only twice in their graduate career.

Please forward any question or concerns about the application process to Associate Dean John Gooch (john.gooch@utdallas.edu).

Please e-mail the completed form as a Word-compatible attachment to Julia Maddox, julia.maddox@utdallas.edu, in the A&H office.

 

 

Summer 2017 Deadlines for Proposals, Defenses, and Final Submissions

N.B.:  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline. (Earlier submission to the committee is strongly advised.)  Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

All proposals must be submitted as a Word-compatible email attachment sent to alice.presti@utdallas.edu . All signature pages must be submitted in hard copy.

17 May

Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 30 May).

(This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2017 semester. Enrollment in Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.)

26 May

Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee.  Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

9 June

Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the supervising committee.  M.A. students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

12 June

Applications for Graduation due

23 June

Last day for requests for oral defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

7 July

Last day for defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

21 July

Last day for final submissions of dissertations to Office of Graduate Dean

28 July

Last day for final submissions of theses (to the Office of the Graduate Dean) and portfolios  (to the A & H Office)

 

 

 

Call for Applications: R.D. Mullen Fellowships

Named for the founder of our journal, Richard “Dale” Mullen (1915-1998), the Mullen fellowships are awarded by Science Fiction Studies to support for archival research in science fiction. Starting with the 2017 competition, we have four categories of awards:

  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $3000

Number: 1 award is available each year

Qualifications: Candidates must have received their PhD degree 2 years or less from the date of applying. Also eligible are those who have essentially completed but not yet defended the dissertation. Applicants who hold (or are contracted to begin) a tenure-track position are not eligible. The relation between the new research and the topic of the dissertation should be clarified in the proposal. The Committee understands that the two are likely to be related, but the additional research needed for the post-doctoral project should be explained.

  1. PhD Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $1500

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: Research must be in support of a dissertation topic that requires archival research. The proposal should make it clear that applicants have familiarized themselves in some detail with the resources available at the library or archive they propose to use. Projects with an overall sf emphasis, other things being equal, will receive priority over projects with a more tangential relationship to the field.

  1. MA Thesis Research Fellowship

Amount: Up to $1000

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: For students in an MA program in a humanities department that does not award the PhD, in support of MA thesis research. (Non-thesis-track MA students are not eligible.) The award is for travel in support of archival research on the MA thesis topic; the proposal should specify which materials are unique to the archive and/or essential to the project. This is not an award in support of conference travel. Among the two letters of recommendation, one must be from the MA thesis adviser, confirming that the thesis proposal has been accepted and the committee formed.

  1. Collaborative Undergraduate Research Award

Amount: Up to $250

Number: 2 awards are available each year

Qualifications: For upper-division students (most likely senior majors in English or related humanities fields) to conduct archival research and write a term paper. This award can cover local travel to archives as well as funding for such expenses as copying. A faculty mentor (who will co-sign the proposal) will guide the student through the proposal process, the research process, and evaluate the subsequent paper. The work could be done as additional to regular upper-division class or in the context of a tutorial, Directed Independent Study, or BA thesis. The final report would be dual, chiefly written by the student but with a brief final statement by the faculty mentor describing the outcome.

Application Process

All projects must centrally investigate science fiction, of any nation, culture, medium or era.  Applications may propose research in—but need not limit themselves to—specialized sf archives such as the Eaton Collection at UC Riverside, the Maison d’Ailleurs in Switzerland, the Judith Merril Collection in Toronto, or the SF Foundation Collection in Liverpool. Proposals for work in general archives with relevant sf holdings—authors’ papers, for example—are also welcome. For possible research locations, applicants may wish to consult the partial list of sf archives compiled in SFS 37.2 (July 2010): 161-90. This list is also available online at: <http://sfanthology.site.wesleyan.edu/files/2010/08/WASF-Teachers-Guide-2Archives.pdf>.

Applications should be written in English and should describe the proposed research and clarify the centrality of science fiction to the project’s overall design. They should show knowledge of the specific holdings and strengths of the archive in which the proposed research will be conducted and provide a work plan and budget. Candidates should explain why research in this particular archive is crucial to the proposed project. Students who receive awards must acknowledge the support provided by SFS’s Mullen Fellowship program in any completed theses, dissertations or published work that makes use of research supported by this fellowship. After the research is conducted, each awardee shall provide SFS with a 500-word report on the results.

A complete application consists of

  • a cover letter clearly identifying which fellowship or award is sought,
  • a project description (approximately 500 words) with a specific plan of work,
  • an updated curriculum vitae,
  • an itemized budget, and
  • two letters of reference, including one from the faculty supervisor (a letter of collaborative support from a faculty member is required for the undergraduate awards).

Successful candidates will be reimbursed for expenses incurred conducting research, up to the amount of the award, once they complete the research and submit relevant receipts.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair of the evaluation committee, Sherryl Vint, at sherryl.vint@gmail.com.  Applications are due April 3, 2017 and awards will be announced in early May. The selection committee for 2017-2018 consists of John Reider and Lisa Yaszek (SFS Advisory Board members) and Carol McGuirk and Sherryl Vint, SFS editors.

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