Subject: Summer Teaching Opportunities with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
Date: December 22, 2011 5:36:39 AM PST
Dear Department Chair, Program Director, and/or Coordinator:
I am writing to let you know about an excellent summer employment opportunity for individuals who are interested in teaching writing. The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth seeks exceptional instructional staff for its summer programs. CTY provides intensive course work in the liberal arts for talented pre-collegiate students ages 8 to 18 in grades 2 to 12. We have a strong writing program that includes both critical and creative writing courses.
Details of our instructor and teaching assistant positions are below. Please forward this information to faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, in your department. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org by calling (410) 735-6185.
Boyd White Assistant Director, Summer Academic Programs
WRITING TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER 2012
Who: Johns Hopkins University– Center for Talented Youth We seek enthusiasticwriting instructorsandteaching assistantsto work in our summer programs for gifted elementary, middle, and high school students. CTY offers intense, 3-week academic programs for highly talented students from across the country and around the world.
Where: We have residential sites located in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington. We have day sites for commuters located in the Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas.
When: Session 1: June 24 – July 13 Session 2: July 15 – August 3 Instructors and teaching assistants can work one or two sessions. Note: Three of our sites in California have different dates. At our program at Maranatha High School in Pasadena, session 1 runs from June 16 – July 6, and session 2 runs from July 7 – July 27. At our programs at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Stanford University in Palo Alto, session 1 runs from July 1 – July 20, and session 2 runs from July 22 – August 10.
Why: CTY staff work with exceptional students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable teaching experience in a rigorous academic setting.
Courses: CTY offers critical and creative writing courses ranging fromWriting and Reading Workshop(3rdand 4thgrades) toCrafting the Essay(7thgrade and above) toThe Critical Essay: Popular Culture(7thgrade and above) toFiction and Poetry(7thgrade and above). For a complete list of writing courses, their course descriptions, and sample syllabi, please visitwww.cty.jhu.edu/summer/employment/writing.html.
Salary: Instructors start at $2,100 to $3,000 per 3-week session. Teaching assistants start at $1,100 per 3-week session. Room and board is provided at our residential sites. Lunch is provided at our day sites.