Two Summer Teaching Opportunities

This month, the DePaul English Department is holding a series of Student Information Sessions with the candidates for the Assistant Professor of Early Modern English Literature, a tenure-track position in The Department of English to begin in September, 2013. A total of three sessions will be held in ALH 210-11, one for each candidate. All DePaul English Graduate Students are encouraged to attend and give their input.

The third and final Student Information Session will be held this Monday, January 28th, with Megan Cook. Cook’s background includes:

  • August 2011-present: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in English, Bowdoin College
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Pennsylvania, August 2011
  • M.A., English and American Literature, New York University, May 2005
  • B.A., Political Science and English Literature, University of Michigan, May 2003
  • Dissertation: The Poet and the Antiquaries: Renaissance Readers and Chaucerian Scholarship

The student Q&A with Cook will be held from 1:30-2:15 in the Student Resource Center, ALH 210-11. Refreshments will be provided. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you are invited to attend the English Department sessions which will be held from 3:30-5:00 on the same days. The English Department looks forward to hearing your feedback.


Duke University’s African and African American Studies and the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality is accepting applications from interested high school English teachers for a Summer Institute for High School Teachers sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The African American Literature and Social History Summer Institute for High School Teachers will take place on July 8 – 26th, 2013 at Duke University. The proposed summer institute will provide the opportunity for 25 secondary school teachers to study both well-known and less familiar but significant works in African American literature and to examine the interplay between fictional narratives and social, historical, and philosophical frames. NEH summer scholars will be encouraged to integrate literary analysis and criticism with insights drawn from research in social history using readings of African American literature with social, historical and philosophical writings relevant to the frame and context of the fictional works.

Duke University’s African and African American Studies and the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality are now accepting applications for this program. Online applications can be found at The deadline to apply is March 4th, 2013, but summer positions tend to fill up by mid-February. To participate in the interview process, be sure to submit an application on the website by the end of January.

Please contact the Research Network at (919) 681-4976 with any questions.


The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2013 teaching positions. They are seeking applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline, and provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 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 is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Their classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

The Institute is looking to hire people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
  • Are responsible and hard working
  • Have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students
  • Have regular access to a reliable car

You can submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at:


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