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Last day to download Edith Wharton Review issues for free!

Today is the last day to download back issues of The Edith Wharton Review for free at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/edith-wharton-review/ewr-back-issues-online/

Because The Edith Wharton Review has moved to Penn State Press, free back issues will be taken down from the Edith Wharton Society site tomorrow.

CFP Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy – TEACHING COMMUNITY, Deadline: 02.08.16

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy announces a special issue on TEACHING COMMUNITY, with guest editors Erica R. Meiners and Therese Quinn. Feb. 8, 2016 deadline.

The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (3,000 to 5,000 word overviews of books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, and more), short essays for the “Methods and Texts” section (1500-3000 words). and image-based contributions for our Photo Essay section, that explore teaching community.

Submissions should address strategies for teaching community, broadly understood: teaching about community and communities, communities formed in schools, universities and classrooms, and other pedagogical communities such as social movements, museums, archives, local organizations, online, and more. We welcome jargon-free texts from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Transformations is a journal which invites college educators to take pedagogy seriously as a topic of scholarly articles. It is an interdisciplinary forum for pedagogical scholarship exploring intersections of identities, power, and social justice. Transformations publishes only essays that focus on pedagogy.  (more…)

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships Reminder: The deadline for MHS-NEH support is January 15, 2016!

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships
Reminder: The deadline for MHS-NEH support is January 15, 2016!

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2015 their stipend, governed by an NEH formula, was $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-one organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions.

For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0568. MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2016. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2016. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2016. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2016.

 

Assistant Professor of American Poetry (Missouri State)

The Missouri State University Department of English invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in English whose specialty is American Poetry. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level and graduate courses as well as introductory and general education courses in literature. The position also requires student advising, an active research agenda (including publication), and engagement in service activities. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Ph.D. in English (or closely related field); ABD considered with completion of degree by December 31, 2016; evidence of potential for significant scholarship and teaching effectiveness. Applicants should specialize in American Poetry. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in the fields of Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, or Multicultural/World Literature. An interest in online and/or blended teaching is desirable.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: cover letter; curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial); three letters of recommendation, and 15 to 25 page writing sample.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. First date of consideration will begin on January 18, 2016, and continue until finalists are identified.

Assistant Professor (Eureka College)

The College— Eureka is a small residential liberal arts college located equidistant between the cities of Peoria and Bloomington/Normal. The campus is situated on 112 wooded acres with 24 academic and residential buildings in the city of Eureka, Illinois. Focused on “excellence in learning, service, and leadership,” Eureka graduates include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States. Eureka averages 700 students enrolled in 27 degree programs and has over 5,000 living alumni.  Chartered in 1855 to provide a “non-sectarian liberal arts” education by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis (see http://www.disciples.org/ and http://www.helmdisciples.org/ for additional information about the Christian Church and the affiliation with Eureka College).

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Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies (Kennesaw State U)

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track of English and Interdisciplinary Studies faculty position in the Department of English, which begins August, 2016. Candidates must be able to teach Asian American literary studies and a variety of courses that may include: Religious studies, Postcolonial studies, Asian studies, American studies on a 3-3 semester load. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in KSUs College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, American Lit (The College of Wooster)

The Department of English at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in twentieth-century American Literature. Must be qualified to teach courses in textual and cultural interpretation, as well as writing, at all undergraduate levels. The teaching load is 2-3, plus advising of five senior independent study theses. Ph.D. required. For fullest consideration, submit letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/33285), no later than January 4, 2016. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. (more…)