Graduate Assistant Managing Editor - 10953BR

Graduate Assistant Managing Editor

Department: 
English
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The Brown v. Board of Education Consolidated Cases Memory Project is a cooperative project between the Brown Foundation, Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Walton Foundation. Over the course of three workshops, surviving plaintiffs and their family members from the various cases that comprised the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka will gather to train in the practice of life and essay writing. The training will be provided by faculty members of the University of Kansas in conjunction with the Brown Foundation. Participants will then create their own life writing pieces, which will eventually be edited and published in both print and digital formats.

Job Description

The Managing Editor will work closely with the KU faculty members overseeing the project to engage participants for the final workshop and manage the production of the finished collection. The major functions of this position are to review the initial drafts of pieces created from the first two workshops in preparation for the final workshop and review the next draft of the manuscripts and engage with authors on issues of content, organization, and style. The estimated conclusion of the project is May 31, 2018.

Required Qualifications

  1. Student must be in good academic standing in a Master’s or Doctoral program and be making progress toward degree as evidenced in application materials
  2. Student’s program needs to be in either the Humanities, Social Sciences or Journalism
  3. Student must have a commitment to intellectual development and engagement, as evident by application materials
  4. Student must have experience and/or skills relevant to editorial work, as evident by application materials
  5. Student must have knowledge of American and/or African American Studies, as evident by coursework and /or application materials
  6. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Enrollment and/or admission to English, African & African-American Studies, American Studies, Journalism or other appropriate graduate programs

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include a cover letter and a resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

To ensure consideration submit application by 11:59PM on 2/19/18. Application review begins 2/20/18.

Contact Information to Applicants

Darren Canady
candy@ku.edu
785-864-2517

Advertised Salary Range

$15.00/hr

Anticipated Start Date

09-Mar-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10953BR
Department:
English
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student
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