September 30, 2011

Student Services division at Century College is hiring

The Student Services division at Century College is hiring 3 FT Career and Technical Education Specialists. These positions are funded through the Carl Perkins grant and include the following responsibilities: providing direct support and advising to technical education students, enhancing programming to support adult learners and Special Population Students (as defined by the grant), working as a team member to coordinate campus events and activities, and serving as a liaison to assigned program areas.

Salary is commensurate with applicants' experience, and the positions close next Wednesday, October 5th. Interested applicants can apply through Century's website:

Posted by rutka005 at 8:14 AM

September 29, 2011

St. Olaf College teaching opportunity

St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN (about 40 minutes south of Minneapolis/ St. Paul) is looking for someone to teach a section of our introductory psychology course this Spring 2012. We would welcome an advanced graduate student in psychology, or an individual who already has his or her doctorate in psychology would be great, too. The course is "Psych 125: Principles of Psychology," and it will meet on Tuesdays 9:35-11:00 AM and Thursdays 9:30-10:50 AM. Our Spring 2012 semester runs from Monday Feb 6, 2012 to Tuesday May 15, followed by final exams which wrap up by May 22. The class enrolls about 100 students. We are a selective liberal arts college with great students, and teaching here can be quite enjoyable!

If you're interested or have questions, please email ( or call me (507-786-3589).

Posted by rutka005 at 2:36 PM

Seeking Paid Transcriptionist

Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Doctoral Student is seeking a transcriptionist with good typing skills and an interest in psychological research. Transcription can be done from home and the timeline for completion is flexible. Pay is $15/transcription plus bonus for a quick turnaround time. Each audio recording is approximately 20-30 minutes in length. There will be approximately 30-40 recordings.

For more information please contact:

Posted by rutka005 at 1:28 PM

September 22, 2011

Counseling psychology students are once again eligible for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, as long as their research is in an area of NSF funding.

After APA's urging, NSF reversed a decision rendering some psychology students ineligible for Graduate Research Fellowships.
By Steven Breckler

In the February, 2011 issue of Monitor on Psychology, I called attention to a major change in policy at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the Graduate Research Fellowships competition for 2011-2012, students pursing graduate training in clinical and counseling psychology were judged as ineligible. NSF had slammed shut the door on a community of graduate students who had previously been eligible for the Fellowships.

In that column, I pointed out the logical inconsistency of NSF's new policy. In every other field of science, graduate students are judged as eligible as long as their proposed plan otherwise falls within the scope of NSF-supported fields. In 2011-2012, that was no longer so for applicants in clinical or counseling psychology. The program announcement was quite clear in stating that students in those areas, "...are ineligible even if the proposed graduate research may be classified under one of the NSF-supported fields of psychology."

We could not understand how this new language could be reconciled with the continuing assertion from NSF that the graduate research fellowships provide support for graduate study in all fields and programs of science and engineering otherwise supported by NSF. It appeared that psychology now represented a special exception. Equal, but not really equal. Valued, but not really valued.

As I promised in February, APA expressed its concern to NSF. We continued to press the agency to support psychology in the same way it supports all other fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NSF listened. NSF has reversed its illogical change in policy. The door has been re-opened, and students in clinical or counseling psychology are once again eligible to apply.

The old exceptions and exclusions are still in place. Research and programs of study with disease-related goals are not eligible. Also excluded is support for students enrolled in practice-oriented professional degree programs. NSF has further clarified how these exceptions might apply to students in clinical and counseling programs. In particular, students pursuing training in patient-oriented research and in the study of disease-related interventions are not eligible to apply. But the all-out exclusion and the special footnotes and warnings of last year's announcement are gone from this year's announcement.

Students in clinical and counseling psychology still have a special burden to demonstrate that their proposed graduate training will focus in a field of science otherwise supported by NSF and falling within the agency's mission. But at least NSF now remains open to considering such students for support.

APA spoke, and NSF listened.

Posted by rutka005 at 8:41 AM

September 21, 2011

Internship Opportunities with Urban 4-H

Youth Program Leaders will plan and deliver after school program at one or more sites. The goal of all Urban 4-H programs is for youth to drive their own learning. Urban 4-H Program Leaders are trained to plan safe, high-quality educational programs whereby youth walk away excited about what they are learning and able to articulate what that learning is. Several positions are open for the 2011/2012 school year with various schools that partner with Urban 4-H Youth Development. These include:

Battle Creek Middle School (St. Paul): Gr 7-8. M/W, 2:40-4:45, October - May 2011. 7 hrs/wk; includes planning/prep. Focus: leadership, native culture, and science enrichment
Highland Park Junior High School - Science (St. Paul): Gr 7-8. M/W, 2:00-4:00, Oct 2011 - May 2011. 7 hrs/wk; includes planning/prep time. Focus: science enrichment
Highland Park Junior High School - Teen Zine (St. Paul): Gr 7-8. M/W, 2:00-4:00, Oct 2011 - May 2011. 7 hrs/wk; includes planning/prep time. Focus: leadership, writing, photography and media arts
Jackson Elementary - Fitness (St. Paul): Gr 1-6. T/Th, 4:05-6:00, Oct 1, 2011 to April 2011. 5 hrs/wk; includes planning/prep time. Focus: healthy living and fitness enrichment
Jackson Elementary - Teen Zine (St. Paul): Gr 3-6. T/Th, 4:05-6:00, Oct 1, 2011 to April 2011. 7 hrs/wk; includes planning/prep time. Focus: leadership, writing, photography and media arts

Training for all positions begins on October 1st, 2011. Please see our website for more information and to submit an application:

Contact Erica Gates,; 612-624-7603 for more information.

Posted by rutka005 at 4:21 PM