The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) invites application for the position of webmaster. The regular term of appointment will be one full calendar year with $3500 stipend. Application due: May 20, 2009.
MAASA Webmaster Position
The Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) invites application for the position of webmaster. MAASA is the midwest regional chapter of the American Studies Association.
The position is open to graduate students accepted and in good standing in a program in American Studies at a MAASA member institution. Member institutions of MAASA with graduate programs include the University of Iowa, the University of Kansas, the University of Minnesota, and St. Louis University. The successful candidate must be conversant with the software necessary to design, build, host, update, and maintain a website.
• The first appointed webmaster will build and launch a basic site in summer 2009, based on content and direction provided by the Executive Board (EB).
• For the duration of the appointment, the webmaster will maintain, monitor, and update the site; field email communication regarding the site’s design and functionality; and remain in contact with the EB.
• By the last day of final exams for each semester at the webmaster’s home institution, s/he will submit a report of activities to the EB.
• In addition, the webmaster is invited to propose and implement improvements to the website, depending on his/her skills and initiative.
Term and Honorarium
The regular term of appointment will be one full calendar year, beginning on the first day of the fall term at that webmaster’s home institution. The appointment may be renewed following a satisfactory review of the year’s work. For one regular term the stipend is $3500.
In the first year only, a special summer term of appointment will precede the regular term. The stipend
for launching the site in summer 2009 is an additional $1500.
To apply, please submit a letter of no more than two printed pages, addressing the following:
• Your ideas about what a website can contribute to an academic, professional organization like
• Your preparation and experience in website development and maintenance, or any related
activities. Please include mention of any past or forthcoming training in the necessary skills.
• The degree program in which you are a student, and your estimated completion date.
• Contact information for your degree advisor or program chair, who can confirm your standing
as a graduate student in the program.
You may also include a portfolio of any design work or links to websites you have created or
maintained. Please email all application materials in .doc, .pdf, or .html format to Jane Simonsen,
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MAY 20, 2009