We are officially hiring IRT alumni for our Summer Workshop faculty! The 2019 IRT Summer Workshop will run from Friday, June 28, through Saturday, July 27. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 8.
A full description of the positions and program is included below. If you are interested in one of the faculty positions, please apply online.
IRT Summer Workshop
Program Description: Phillips Academy’s Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.
Approximately 30 interns are selected each year by the IRT to participate in an intensive four-week Summer Workshop at Phillips Academy prior to or at the completion of their senior year of undergraduate study. The workshop typically runs for the month of July; interns and faculty work together nine hours each day, five-and-a-half days a week. Included in the workshop are student-led seminar discussions, practice teaching sessions, professional development, wellness programs, financial literacy lectures, and presentations by nationally known educators, scholars, and leaders.
During the Summer Workshop, IRT interns engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory. Students prepare for the GRE® and work on their statements of purpose and school lists. At the end of the third week in July, the IRT hosts its annual Recruiters’ Weekend, attended by more than 60 academic deans and graduate admissions representatives from consortium institutions who are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs.
The IRT recruits students from colleges and universities across the nation. Student participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board. The 2019 IRT Summer Workshop will run from Friday, June 28, through Saturday, July 27.
Summer Workshop faculty is selected from the IRT alumni by application. In addition to the qualifications below, each selected faculty member will possess teaching experience.
To be selected as a Summer Workshop faculty member, applicants must have:
- Participated in the IRT Summer Workshop or IRT Associate Program
- Matriculated to a graduate program in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, or education
- Earned a master’s degree and employed in an education-related profession, or completed successfully a minimum of the first year of a Ph.D. program
- A sound familiarity with critical and cultural theory and current issues in education
- A strong desire to work closely with a diverse faculty of graduate students, teachers, and professors, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring and/or teaching and advising college students from diverse backgrounds
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to participate in all aspects of a residential program.
Application Process and Procedures: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. After completed applications have been read, selected candidates will be contacted—starting in early February—to participate in a phone interview. Invitations will be extended by telephone or email to you at your home or workplace. We will attempt to set a mutually acceptable time and date for the interview. Upon completion of the interview process, offers will be extended for IRT Summer Workshop faculty positions.
When deciding whether to accept an offer, applicants should be mindful of the limitations on one’s personal life that living and working with college students in a seven-day-a-week residential learning community entails.
In addition to this application, please forward to Kate Slater, IRT associate director and manager of programs, a letter of interest and one letter of reference from someone who is very familiar with your work (preferably an individual who has supervised your work, not peers).
Please feel free to attach a separate sheet for any answers which may be too long for the space allowed on this form. All faculty must be 24 or older by June 28, 2019.