The Education Department at the National Humanities Center works to provide leadership, training, resources, and partnership that advances humanities education at the K-16 level. Our work focuses on the integration of strong scholarship and content, inquiry-based pedagogy, and emerging technology.
Critical to this mission is the role of in-service and experienced teachers in providing relevant and critical perspective to our work. The Teacher Advisory Council is a 14-member board that supports the Education Department of the National Humanities Center for a one-year term of service. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders will accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of NHC materials and projects.
Term of Service
August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018
Specific duties of the Council will include (but not be limited to):
- Attending a 2-day orientation at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina (travel will be covered in full)
- Attending quarterly video conferences
- Assisting with promoting and increasing awareness of education materials and programs offered by the Center
- Evaluating existing programs and resources such as lessons, webinars, TeacherServe, and primary source collections
- Piloting and presenting new programs and/or materials in professional development sessions
- Reviewing proposed programs and resources materials for teaching and classroom feasibility
- Contributing to projects and programs with regular, on-going feedback
Council members will receive benefits during their annual term, including:
- Compensation with a modest stipend
- Access to consultant opportunities with NHC programs and projects
- Opportunities for professional growth and teacher leadership
- Access to a Mini-Grant program that allows for the development and implementation of a humanities-based initiative in their school or community
- Connections across disciplines and fields with a working network of humanities educators and organizations
Interested educators who meet the following criteria are invited to submit their applications:
- Must be a full-time educator for the 2017-18 academic year
- Must have a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
- Must work in a formal education setting, including a K-12 school, a community college, or a four-year university or college
To be considered, please submit the following documents to the address below:
- Letter of interest (1-page maximum)
- Letter of support from direct supervisor
- Current CV or resume (5-page maximum)
- Prompt (500-word maximum): Describe one way that you have seen the study of the humanities make a deep impact in your school, your community, or with a student.
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT.