July 2012 Archives

African American & African Studies Tenured or Tenure-track Position at UC Davis

The University of California-Davis invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track professor (rank open) in Comparative Race and Ethnicity or African Diaspora Studies Professor, to begin July 1st, 2013. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the African American and African Studies Program at UC Davis. Applicants must hold the PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. Review of applications begins September 30th, 2012. Click here for more info.

CFP: "Global Queerness" Conference at Wooster

Submissions are invited for the conference "Global Queerness: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Human Rights in the 21st Century" to be held October 4-7, 2012 at the College of Wooster. This is a queer-focused conference designed for scholars, students, creative writers, human rights advocates, and performance artists to present and discuss their work and to exchange and encourage new ways of engaging with LGBTQ issues across disciplines and institutions. Submission deadline: August 15, 2012. Click here for more info.

A Guide to Anthropology Plus

Our librarian Nancy Herther has put together a guide to help with the changes underway with Anthropology Plus. To view the guide, please click here.

AFRO 5625 Fall 2012

AFRO 5625 "Black Women Writers in Diaspora" will be taught by Prof. Njeri Githire this fall 2012 semester Tuesdays from 2:30-5:00pm. For a course flier, please click here.

Tenure Track WGS Studies Assistant Professor Position at Washington University

The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire an Assistant Professor on the tenure track with a research focus in Sexuality Studies. They strongly encourage applications from scholars developing a strong research profile in any area of sexuality studies, and they are particularly interested in candidates who focus on queer theory, transnational studies, and/or masculinity studies. Candidates must have completed the PhD by summer 2013. Application deadline: October 15, 2012. Click here for more info.

Two Writing & Teaching Consultant Positions U of M

The University of Minnesota has opened a search for two Writing Across the Curriculum / Writing In the Disciplines Teaching Consultants. Responsibilities of these positions include co-leading our popular Teaching with Writing series and serving as key members of the Writing-Enriched Curriculum (WEC) project tem. At the time of application, candidates must have an advanced, terminal degree, and more than two years teaching writing or teaching with writing. Review of applications begins August 7th, 2012. For full qualifications and more info, please click here.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit PCard receipts for all July purchases to Laura by Wednesday, August 1st.

CFP: 2014 Transgender Studies Quarterly Inaugural Publication

Submissions are invited for the inaugural issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, "Postposttransexual: Terms for a 21st Century Transgender Studies," to be published by Duke University Press in 2014. The intention is to showcase a wide range of viewpoints on the present state of the field by bringing together fresh thoughts and informed opinion about current concepts, key terms, recurring themes, familiar problems, and hot topics in the field. Inquiries due by Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. Continue reading for complete info.

Workshop for TAs:"Commenting On & Grading Student Writing"

The Center for Writing Annual "Commenting On & Grading Student Writing: A Workshop for Teaching Assistants" will be held August 29th & 30th from 1:00-4:00pm in room 275 Nicholson Hall. In this 2-afternoon seminar, new and veteran teaching assistants will have opportunities to become familiar with strategies and resources supporting effective commenting and grading practices. The workshop is free but registration is required. Click here to register or continue reading for more info.

SLHS 5900 Fall 2012

SLHS 5900 Foundations of Disability Studies will be taught by Prof. Alex Lubet this fall 2012 semester on Thursdays 9:05am-12:00pm. This course is primarily organized around intersections of disability issues with those women and ethnic/racial and sexual/gender minorities, with additional units on deafness/Deaf Culture and disability in the university.

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