Summer Graduate Instructor Position in Humanities Collaboratory

The KSAS Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) is seeking to fill two positions for graduate instructors in the Humanities Collaboratory, a 10-week summer research experience on the Hopkins campus for undergraduate students from community colleges, HBCUs, and MSIs nationwide.

The Humanities Collaboratory (HLAB) uses a student-centered approach to guide independent student research through peer modeling, moving beyond the one-to-one student/mentor model to develop students as subject experts. With this model, HLAB brings together students from different branches of humanities scholarship to work together constructively while pursuing individual research projects.

In preparation for HLAB, which runs from May 29 through Aug. 5, the graduate instructors will meet regularly with URSCA staff this spring to develop educational materials preparing students to engage in humanities research.

From May 29 through Aug. 5, graduate instructors will interact daily with the summer visiting research students, working with them individually and in groups to develop their research projects—including a research paper and symposium presentation—from conception to final product. Graduate instructors will also advise students in the preparation of application materials for graduate school admissions; assist with onboarding and team-building events; and perform other duties as assigned.

This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week for the full 10 weeks of the program. All graduate instructors work with HLAB students from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each graduate instructor will also be responsible for teaching at least two morning focus sessions per week (from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and/or from 10:30 a.m. to noon). Graduate instructors report directly to the director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity.

Qualifications Graduate instructors may come from any graduate department in the humanities in KSAS, and must be in pursuit of a doctoral degree within KSAS. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate competencies on matters related to advising and supporting students from diverse backgrounds. Experience overseeing undergraduate research in the humanities is strongly desired. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should have the ability to guide students from all humanities disciplines through college and/or graduate school identification, application, selection, and funding processes. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills and be able to work closely with students to revise their work. Candidates should also be confident presenters and be able to coach students in public speaking in a research context.

To apply Please upload a CV or resume and a brief (one paragraph) statement of interest in the position, using this SMILE link.