Fellowship – Duke UP Editorial Associate


Editorial Associate
Books Editorial

Duke University Press in conjunction with The Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship program are seeking a fellow to fulfill a year-long, full time entry-level position at Duke University Press as an Editorial Associate to increase diversity in scholarly publishing. The fellow will be immersed in the acquisitions department working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, the Editorial Associate will be responsible for a number of essential tasks in the acquisitions process, and will be directly involved in reviewing and contracting manuscripts, and preparing manuscripts for production. The Fellow will attend the Association of American University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and the end of the year long program. The candidate should possess strong communication and organizational skills and have a desire to learn the ins and outs of scholarly publishing. This is a junior level position, designed as an entry into scholarly publishing and editorial acquisitions. To be considered for this fellowship your resume and/or cover letter must include:

  1. Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists of the participating presses.
  2. Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing
  1. Commitment to the full participation and completion of a one year fellowship.

M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.’s are encouraged to apply.

If interested in applying follow the directions listed on the left to apply for the position prior to the close of the position on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12 pm noon EST.

Position closes on 03/15/2016. Please apply for requisition number 401069351.

·         Job Description:

  1. Editorial Assistance
    1. Assisting editors with screening manuscript proposals.
    2. Maintaining editorial records.
    3. Tracking projects through the acquisition process.
    4. Updating information in editorial database.
    5. Assisting editors with review process.
    6. Obtaining peer reviews of proposals and manuscripts.
    7. Communicating with reviewers and requesting honoraria.
    8. Preparing materials for contract approval and editorial board meetings.
    9. Drafting book descriptions for editorial board packets.
    10. Communicating with authors about manuscript and art preparation.
    11. Preparing manuscripts for transmittal into production. Organizing artwork and permissions.
    12. Communicating with production department about art and manuscript preparation
  2. Other
    1. Attend academic conference to represent Duke University Press.
    2. Performing routine clerical duties, such as drafting and mailing letters, making copies, and filing correspondence.

·         Education/Training

  • Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally required through two years of postsecondary education.

·         Experience

  • Work generally requires four years of clerical or research experience to acquire strong skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office management, communications and research practices. A bachelor’s degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OR RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Internships and volunteer positions at George Bush Presidential Library


We are currently accepting applications for summer internships.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit applications for our internship program.  Please check the Volunteer Information Center to learn more about specific internship positions.


Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, all interns must be at least 16 years of age and a U.S. Citizen – or holder of a permanent resident card or A1 Diplomatic Visa.  All interns must successfully pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.  Prospective interns must be able to receive school credit from an accredited institution in order to be eligible.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please complete:

  • a cover letter identifying the specific internship project or type of work you are interested in performing and your dates of availability;
  • the Volunteer Service Application and
  • the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306);
  • a resume;
  • a copy of your most recent student transcript; and
  • at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or academic faculty member.

Please send your completed application packet to the address below.

Volunteer Program Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
General Inquiries: bush43volunteer@nara.gov

Help us share your accomplisments – redux

Dear graduate students,

I know it was not long ago I asked you to share your accomplishments, and we used the information we got for statistical purposes. Now we are working on getting a website up with information about what you all have done and are doing, so we can collect long term data and so we can share your accomplishments with the rest of the world.

Pretty please go to the page below and fill out your information – one post for each conference/publication/event/appointment/performance/other.


We want everything you have done in the last two years (i.e. from Fall 2011). The nifty software will then compile the information for us and for a web page listing of your exploits so the world (your professors, employers, colleagues and future students) can see what you do and have done.

We really want this information to be as complete as possible, and we really do want to brag about you – thank you for your participation!


P.S. since we are trying to reach out to alumni too, please feel free to repost, forward, or retweet to other current and former UTD students.

From LinkedIn group Lecturers and Instructors in Humanities

Job Discussions

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Lecturer in Digital Cultures Department of Communication and Media and Department of Music University of Liverpool http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ201/

Professor and Director Maynooth Humanities Research Institute National University of Ireland, Maynooth http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ008/

Course Leader Media Culture and Communication University for the Creative Arts http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGI784/

Full Professor Modern and Contemporary Art The Faculty of Arts University of Groningen http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ839/

Professorial Head of the School of Humanities School of Humanities University of Bristol http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ524/

Lecturer in Digital Cultures Department of Communication and Media and Department of Music University of Liverpool http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ201/

Lecturer in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature School of English University of Nottingham http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ133/

Professor of Music Department of Music National University of Ireland, Maynooth http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGJ021/

Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellowship in Cultural Politics, Communications and Media School of Political, Social and International Studies University of East Anglia http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGI965/

Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting School of Modern Languages Queen’s University Belfast http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGI863/

Two Lectureships/Senior Lectureships in 20th and 21st Century English Literature College of Arts University of Birmingham http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AGI504/

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth internship

Art History Graduate Student Collection Research Internship (2 positions)

Resumes must be received by May 6, 2013, with interviews to follow. Internships will be for the Fall 2013 semester, possibly to extend through Spring 2014. The internship is paid $1200 per semester.

Please send resume to Sally McCracken, mccracken@themodern.org<mailto:mccracken@themodern.org>, or 3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth, TX 76107.

The intern research project will include extensive investigations on the works in Modern’s permanent collection of post-war art, including documentation of a wide array of information from facts concerning provenance, artists’ biographies and related information, bibliographic resources including articles, histories, interviews, podcasts, and historical materials as well as relational links that will broaden understanding and place works from the permanent collection into larger contexts.

This position will be for the Museum’s curatorial department. The intern will be provided a work station, but may work with personal equipment and at different locations as necessary and appropriate.