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.

Protect Manager opportunity in Digital Humanities at IPRH

Dear Colleagues and friends,

I am writing to share a link to a Project Manager position we are advertising at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH). It’s been developed in connection with a “Training in Digital Methods for Humanists” pilot project we have support for from our provost and vice-chancellor for research. It’s also been imagined as a career diversity opportunity for a PhD in the humanities:

Please spread the word amongst your career diversity networks, and let me know if you have questions.


Antoinette Burton, Director
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
919 W. Illinois, Urbana IL 61801

Professor of History and Bastian Professor of
Global and Transnational Studies
Department of History, University of Illinois
810 S. Wright Street, MC 466, Urbana IL 61801

Nevada Teacher Corps

After graduation, how will you launch a high-impact career in Nevada?
Historically, high-need students in Nevada have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Nevada Teacher Corps trains recent college graduates to become exceptional, certified elementary school teachers. Our fast-paced seven-week summer training program focuses on the essential skills, knowledge, and mindsets that teachers need most to start strong. Fellows will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, receive direct feedback from skilled coaches, and must pass a series of evaluations to be eligible to start teaching in the fall. MORE INFORMATION

Apply here – our application deadline is November 6th.

In Service,
Kate Batch
Recruitment Associate
Nevada Teacher Corps
TNTP Teaching Fellows

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.
Department of English

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

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 <> 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 and learn more about the school at (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: After you apply, please contact Dr. Scott Cheney, Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: or 972.578.5586.

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 .

Best –

Monica C. Hayslip, MSEd
Director of Visual Arts

Dallas ISD
3313 S. Beckley Ave.
Box 58
Dallas, TX
972.925.5078 (office)
817.205.9415 (cell)

Non Tenure Line Full Time Positions at SMU

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;; 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.

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.