Graduate Mentorships

Mentorship Information

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Mentorship Information

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


Fall 2019

Jon Balzotti

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


Chris Crowe

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


David Stock

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


Joey Franklin and Patrick Madden

Franklin and Madden are looking for an MA or MFA student to serve for two semesters as managing editor of the nationally recognized literary magazine Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. The managing editor will work with senior staff to run the day-to-day operations of the journal, processing submissions, coordinating the selection process with readers, managing production process, and handling journal communications. The managing editor will also attend the AWP conference bookfair and help run the journal’s booth. (All applicants will also be considered for an assistant managing editor position. This unpaid, 3-credit graduate internship will prepare a student to take over as managing editor in their 2nd year). To be considered, please submit your CV, along with a 1-page cover letter explaining your interest and experience in editing and creative writing, and why you would be a good fit to help us get Fourth Genre started here at BYU.




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