Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer teaching positions with John Hopkins University

An opportunity for summer employment as an Instructor or Teaching Assistant with the Center for Talented Youth (CTY). CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

Why teach for CTY?
  • opportunity to teach motivated and talented students a subject they love
  • limited class size (maximum of 18 students) ensures a low student-teacher ratio
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant
  • opportunity to work in an environment with colleagues who share similar interests
  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget

We are currently seeking graduate students with teaching experience for instructor openings in Neuroscience or Genetics. Additionally, we are seeking undergraduate students with a strong background in genetics, anatomy and physiology, or general biology for our teaching assistant positions.

For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website,, or contact us via email at or by calling 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Yarbrough Grant for research via CANCAS


If you are involved in research and could use extra funds to support your work, please think about submitting a Yarbrough Grant. The due date is approximately 4/15 each year and you will need to get letters of support. This is a great opportunity to receive funding at the regional level that is competing with other undergraduate institutions.

The Biology majors at Elon are already CANCAS members so you just need your advisor to be a member of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences.

If you are awarded, there are a few required items:
1. present your work at next years NCAS meeting (last weekend of spring break)
2. submit a short summary of how the money was used