Each year, the department offers a handful of graduate research and graduate teaching mentorships, contingent upon Graduate School funding and applications from sponsoring faculty members. These mentorships allow interested MA and MFA students to work closely on a research project with a faculty member or to team-teach with a faculty member an undergraduate course in literature, rhetoric, or creative writing while receiving training in course design, pedagogy, and assessment. Interested students should contact the graduate program manager, Tessa Hauglid, for details about specific mentorships and their application deadlines.
Research or Teaching Mentorships: Department of English for Fall 2019
Deadline for applications: March 1
Students will be part of an interdisciplinary team at BYU who are working to create innovative educational simulations. The RA will have the opportunity to create characters and story for an online ARG game. After the game is ready for use in an online environment, the student will work side-by-side with me to develop research instruments for assessing students’ response to the game in that unique learning environment. We will then present the data for this second research project at a national conference, providing the student with an opportunity to network with people in the field, and, most likely, a possible publication. 10 hrs/wk
I’m looking for a research assistant interested in contemporary YA literature. This position would include planning and teaching some classes of ENGL 420 as well as conducting research into some aspect of YA literature and preparing a manuscript for submission. 10 hrs/wk
The BYU Writing Center invites graduate students to apply to work as a teaching assistant in the Research and Writing Center for 10-12 hours per week. Responsibilities include assisting the Writing Center Coordinator and Associate Coordinator in training, mentoring, and supervising writing consultants (on site and online), developing program resources, participating in program administration efforts, and engaging in related activities. The assistant will attend weekly coordination meetings, training meetings, and other scheduled tasks as needed, but most hours will be flexible. Benefits include teaching, research, and mentoring experience, professional development opportunities, and mentored learning. Preference given to applicants with prior college-level writing tutoring experience. 10 hrs/wk