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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Copyright Issues Workshops

THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY is offering workshops on copyright issues for anyone teaching courses. The workshop is an hour long and will be held many times over the last few weeks of August. Click here to learn more and to register.

Asst Prof in African American Studies at Northwestern U

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY has an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of African American Studies. Click here to learn more about the position and to apply.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program

THE SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL'S Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program, which is an interdisciplinary program that helps early stage doctoral students formulate dissertation research proposals. Click here to learn more and apply.

Danielle M Kasprzak named UofM Press Humanities Editor

Danielle M. Kasprzak (BA '07) has been named Humanities Editor at the University of Minnesota Press. She will be acquiring titles in cultural and literary studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, disability studies, queer studies, and cinema and media studies. Danielle joined the Press in 2008 as an Editorial Assistant and, in 2012, became Associate Editor with responsibility for cinema and media studies; she is also the editor for Minnesota's Forerunners: Ideas First ebook initiative.

AAIA Research Fellow Position

THE ASSOCIATION on AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS (AAIA) is seeking a research fellow for one year to assist with implementation of the International Repatriation Program. The primary objectives of the fellowship include intensive research into international and domestic Indigenous collections and archives, assisting with implementation of a database management system, and inputting data.

The fellow will be expected to work with Indigenous communities under the supervision of the Director of the International Repatriation Program. The fellow will work directly with the Director of the Program and might be required to travel infrequently. Requirements include experience working with Native American communities in cultural resources-related fields. The position may be extended beyond one year, if funding is available. Please send a cover letter and résumé (or C.V.) to Honor Keeler at hk.aaia@indian-affairs.org.

UMich. Academic Program Officer Position

THE UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN, RACKHAM GRADUATE SCHOOL is accepting applications for an Academic Program Office for Graduate Student Success position. Click here to learn more and apply.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

American Antiquarian Society Post-Dissertation Fellowship

THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY is accepting applications for the 2015 - 2016 Hench Post Dissertation Fellowship, a yearlong residential fellowship at the AAS. Click here to learn more and to apply.


CINEPHILE is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming winter issue titled New Queer Theory in Film and Television. Click here for more information and submit a paper.

Internships with Congressman Keith Ellison

THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON is looking for fall interns in both their DC and Minneapolis offices. Click here to learn more and to apply.


WICAZO SA REVIEW is pleased to announce a call for papers for its special 30th anniversary issue. The issue will focus on Dakotah intellectual Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Email myazzi02@unm.edu for more information.


TRANSFORMATIONS: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue titled Teaching Disability. Click here to learn more and to submit an article.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Post Doc - University of Delaware

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER OPENING: The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher positions focusing on Writing Pedagogy. Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000.

Postdoctoral Researchers in Writing Pedagogy
English Department
University of Delaware
Deadline: Open until filled
The Department of English at the University of Delaware invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher positions focusing on Writing Pedagogy. We seek candidates who hold a PhD in any of the areas of English Studies represented in our department, including rhetoric and composition, literary and cultural studies (see our website for areas of particular strength), English Education, film, creative writing, environmental humanities, print and material culture studies, African American Studies, critical race and ethnic studies, professional writing, and transatlantic/transnational studies. The successful candidates will be engaged in the theory and practice of teaching critical writing and will be asked to draw on their scholarly training to design a seminar-style course introducing students to writing at the university.
Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 and the starting salary in 2014-15 will be $48,000, with support for research and travel, and mentoring from senior faculty in composition. Applicants must hold a PhD by the time they begin teaching. Contract is for an initial period of one year, with possibility for renewal for two additional one year terms.
The Department of English includes some of the top scholars and educators of a broad range of fields. The successful candidate will join an intellectual community determined to lead the way in re-energizing and redefining the integrated arts of critical research and writing across the spectrum of print and digital media. We seek applicants capable of engaging with our students, and contributing to our community, with expertise, imagination, and passion. These Postdoctoral Researchers will benefit from the department's strong affiliations with interdisciplinary studies programs on campus, organizations associated with UD faculty (including the Winterthur Museum, Folger Library, Hagley Museum, and The Library Company of Philadelphia), and numerous other archives and resources in the region.
Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs and read "Applicant Instructions" under the "Resources for Applicants" tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter, in which you discuss your aims in teaching writing, a CV, and a brief proposal for a writing course that speaks to the goals posted at http://www.english.udel.edu/programs/writing/Pages/engl110.aspx. We may subsequently ask you to provide other supporting materials, including a more detailed course outline, teaching materials, and letters of reference. Applications received by July 3, 2014, will be given first consideration.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware, is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher education. Combining tradition and innovation, UD faculty are committed to leading the way in responding to the most pressing challenges of our time. Please visit our website at www.udel.edu. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.


The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. Members of our staff fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues.

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. In Minnesota, we'll be working with Environment Minnesota to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining.

Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of our staff, you will fund-raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH ( 753-2784 ).

Legacy Research Fellowships

LEGACY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS: The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the Legacy Research Fellowships. Eligibility for these Fellowships is open to any post-collegiate Minnesota scholar who is engaged in Minnesota-related research/scholarship that draws on the Gale Family Library resources and that adds to the body of knowledge and interpretation of Minnesota's history (pre- and post-statehood). Applications are due October 1, 2014. For more information please click the link above

2015 Women and Gender Studies

The 2015 WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES conference at the University of South Dakota will be focused on "Gender and Work." The conference will be held April 9-10, 2015, in Vermillion, South Dakota. Proposals for papers and panels are due by October 15. Click Gender and Work CFP Final.pdffor more information


The deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st. For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see our archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one.


CLA Grants will be holding a session for graduate students interesting in applying for the ACLS Dissertation Competition Fellowship on July 16th.

CLA Grants will be holding a session for graduate students interesting in applying for the ACLS Dissertation Competition Fellowship. This year's deadline is Oct. 22, but students planning to submit applications in upcoming years are likewise encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register click here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Field Museum Assistant Collections Manager Position

THE FIELD MUSEUM in Chicago is pleased to announce an opening for an Assistant Collections Manager, Anthropology Collections, to work mostly with engaging the Filipino-American community. Click here to learn more and apply.

Graduate School Postdoc Position

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL is pleased to announce an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate with experience in organizing educational and professional programming and activities for graduate students. Click here and search job requisition #191933 to learn more and apply.

UM Flint Women & Gender Studies/Sociology Lecturer

THE UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN, FLINT is pleased to announce an opening for a one year Womens and Gender Studies/Sociology Lecturer. Click here to learn more and to apply.

Humphrey School Fall Courses

THE HUMPHREY SCHOOL will have three courses taught by famous politicians next fall. The first, PA 5990, The Politics of U.S. Policy, will be taught by former Congressman Vin Weber. The last two, PA 4490, Topics in Social Policy, and PA 5012, The Politics of Public Affairs, will be co-taught by former Vice President Walter Mondale.

PA 5990, Section 003: The Politics of U.S. Policy,
This fall, the Humphrey School has the incredible opportunity to offer a class taught by former Congressman Vin Weber, who is currently one of the most well-connected political leaders in DC (particularly through his key role on the Council on Foreign Relations).
The course will focus on a series of critical episodes in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, mixing lectures and seminar presentations. As part of the class, Vin Weber is bringing in some impressive and influential colleagues, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Interested in interacting in a small graduate course setting with DC heavy-hitters? Looking to work in DC or an international NGO upon graduation? Then this is the class for you.
This class meets 7 Fridays from 9:05 - 11:50am and runs from September 19 - November 14, 2014.
PA 4490: Topics in Social Policy and PA 5012: The Politics of Public Affairs
Professor Larry Jacobs is teaching a new class with former Vice President Walter Mondale that wrestles with the big debates regarding presidential power and national security. Seven real-world crises are studied including Harry Truman's efforts to seize the steel mills to prevent a labor dispute, Richard Nixon's claims of executive privilege to prevent the release of his secret tapes, and Barack Obama's use of state secrets to preclude judicial review of the executive branch's electronic surveillance and detainee retention. These are pivotal moments that define our ongoing efforts to balance democratic accountability, protection of individual liberties, and national security.
The class meets on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:45pm and runs from September 2 - December 10, 2014.
To register for either class, visit www.onestop.umn.edu and search "Fall 2014" and "Public Affairs."
For more information, please contact Jessica Zimmerman at (612) 625 5340 or zimme373@umn.edu.