Job – English Lecturer Pool & UTA

The Department of English seeks qualified individuals for its Lecturer Pool and welcomes applicants at any time. This posting is for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 semesters.

The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on departmental teaching needs. The anticipated need is for Lecturers to teach courses that may include: Composition I & II; Sophomore Literature; Tech Writing; Literature Survey Courses in American or British Literature; and upper-division Tech Writing courses.

Candidates should have the terminal degree or equivalent experience in the appropriate field of instruction, whether that be Rhetoric & Composition, English, or Technical and Professional Communication. For the Technical Writing classes, candidates must have the terminal degree, or at least 18 hours of graduate work in Technical & Professional Writing. Candidates with extensive technical writing experience in the business world, but without the graduate work in the field, are welcome to apply. Experience with completely online teaching is a bonus, and be sure to mention that in your introductory contact information.

Please send your CV to Dr. Bruce Krajewski, Chair & Professor, Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Email: bkrajewski@uta.edu
Department of English

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Jobs – Guest curator and Part-time instructor at Northstar

I. Guest Curator for an exhibit honoring the 30th anniversary of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt from The University of North Texas Libraries special collections. Though this is an unpaid position, it will provide some excellent experience.  It is time sensitive, as the bulk of the work needs to be completed within the next month and a half (following a recent departure of the former curator).  The contact person for this is Agatha Beins of Texas Woman’s University at ABeins@twu.edu.

More from the UNT job description:  The guest curator’s essential duties are to pull together research surrounding the exhibit topic, being the Dallas AIDS/HIV crisis and the NAMES Project Foundation (this year marks the 30thanniversary of the initial display of the quilt on the National Mall), in order to create text for the exhibit, as well as help select items to display in the exhibit. In our collections, we hold many collections related to the Dallas LGBT community, and most helpful with this exhibit will be the Resource Center Collection and the Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Collection. The text and object selection for the exhibit should go hand in hand to tell a story of the AIDS/HIV crisis in Dallas. Someone from UNT will help to facilitate research, edit text, and select objects, so the guest curator would not have to invest too much time onsite, but they would have to invest some time in the library’s reading room to look through the collections. Once the text and object selection are finalized, UNT will work to create the physical and online exhibits. The guest curator would also be invited to present a lecture about the exhibit and their research, as part of our standard lecture/reception event that we hold each semester, though this is not required.

 

II. Part-time instructor at Northstar School (private, nonprofit, located in south Arlington).  Amanda Guidotti <aqguidotti@gmail.com> is the assistant director there, and says it would be a great option for someone working on a dissertation and in need of partial funding.

Here’s her description:  Northstar School is seeking a qualified instructor to teach lower school History – one section each of Ancient and Medieval – and upper school History (one section of World). Our classes are very small, with less than ten students per class, and instructors have the freedom to craft their own curriculum. A formal teaching certificate is not required but passion and expertise in your field is a must!

It is a part-time position requiring roughly 4 hours/week in the classroom for each class. Interested parties can submit a resume and cover letter to aguidotti@northstarschool.net and learn more about the school at www.nsschool.org (although our website is currently under construction).

Job – Part time history instructors in history for Collin College

The History Department at Collin College (Spring Creek Campus, Plano) is seeking part-time instructors for the Fall 2017 term. The qualified candidate will hold an MA/PhD in History or Humanities with 18 hours in History. Collin College serves a diverse and talented student population, and we hold classes at our main campuses and at our dual credit high school locations.

If you would like to work with our students and teach at the college level, please submit an application for “PT – Associate Faculty – History” via CougarHR: http://www.collin.edu/hr/employment After you apply, please contact Dr. Scott Cheney, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: scheney@collin.edu or 972.578.5586.

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.