Visiting Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender and English Language and Literature (Smith College)
The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language and Literature at Smith College invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin July 2016. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship in Women’s Studies. The fellowship is a two-year appointment, contingent on positive evaluations from students and peers during the first year, as well as the curricular needs of the program. As part of the appointment, the fellow will teach a 3/3 course load, mentor undergraduate women’s studies majors, and contribute to the activities of the program. The fellow will receive office space, a travel stipend, and have full access to the Indiana University library system. The fellowship is equivalent to a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
Teach undergraduate and graduate level English, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, Interdisciplinary Studies, American Studies courses; advise students; participate in course & program development; pursue scholarly & professional activities; perform college & professional service; work cooperatively with diverse groups; perform other duties as assigned by Dean of Arts & Sciences & Chair of Division of Humanities. Minimum Requirements: Doctorate (PhD) in English required and evidence of scholarly & professional activities & willingness to teach online courses. To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume, list of three references, current teaching evaluations (if any), and copies of unofficial transcripts of all graduate work at https://uhv.simplehire.com. The University of Houston Victoria is an affirmative action employer/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Call for Papers: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15! All scholars and students welcome.
Everyday Stowe: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society’s 20th Anniversary Conference
Spokane, WA, June 24-26, 2016
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society announces a conference celebrating Harriet Beecher Stowe—her life and works—at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, our first conference in the Pacific Northwest!
In Stowe’s short work, “The Cathedral,” she suggested that, “To be really great in the little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.” Most often, she linked these “little things” to the cares and domestic duties of women in the nineteenth century, believing that each day was a struggle for women to exert control over their lives. Today, of course, we appreciate Stowe for being one of the first and most successful writers to combine personal sentiment with a drive to transform public policy. After all, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin elicited vast social change by focusing much of its attention on the daily occurrences of the domestic household and familial ties, speaking to Stowe’s attunement to the “little things” in life while still connecting them to broader cultural problems.
Lydia Maria Child Society Prize
The LMCS is pleased to announce two awards in keeping with our society’s goal of honoring and continuing Lydia Maria Child’s vision of and work toward social justice: one for literature scholars at the graduate level and beyond and one for high school and undergraduate students. Child routinely wrote on behalf of the marginalized, emerging as a passionate advocate for slaves, Native Americans, prisoners, prostitutes, and even animals, among a host of others. Our society aims to recognize academic writing that, like Child’s, speaks to pressing social causes, as well as pedagogical endeavors and other projects that foreground the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce such writing. To apply for either award or to nominate a colleague, friend, or student, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, with “Social justice award” as the subject line of your email, a letter detailing the ways in which your own or your nominee’s literary scholarship engages with current social justice concerns. You are also welcome, though not required, to include a writing sample that demonstrates this engagement. These samples may take the form of essays (or essay excerpts), course syllabi, or descriptions of projects that explore the intersections between American literature and social justice outside the academic classroom.
Applications should be sent as Word documents and should not exceed 15 pages. While we will be happy to receive submissions that consider Child directly, Child need not be included in order for projects to be eligible; we welcome projects on a variety of authors, genres, periods, and concerns. Winners will be recognized at the upcoming ALA conference and will receive a monetary award of $100, though they need not be present at the conference in order to be eligible for the award. We look forward to reading your submissions.