BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly is seeking an early career scholar (ideally a doctoral student) to initiate and curate a BC Studies Blog. This new initiative to appear in 2016, will be associated with the Journal and will be mounted and maintained on the BC Studies website (www.bcstudies.com).
The BCS blog, like the journal, will focus on British Columbia and provide a regional link between disciplines in the arts and social sciences, between larger analytical literatures and local archival collections, and between the scholarly community and passionate generalists. Content on the blog will be both solicited and contributed, and the blog curator will work with submissions from a number of fields potentially including anthropology, archaeology, archives, art, art history, demography, economics, education, first nations and indigenous studies, gender studies, geography, history, linguistics, literature, museology, music, photography, political science, and sociology. The blog curator will be responsible for publishing content on a weekly schedule.
The appointment will be for a period of two years and is not renewable. It includes an honorarium of $750pa and designation as the Blog Curator for BC Studies. The Blog Curator will work closely with the editorial group (including the Managing Editor of the journal), but will have considerable opportunity to exercise initiative and shape the content of the blog. We expect this work to take place beyond the BC Studies office.
Starting date is 1 January 2016 or as close thereafter as possible.
Those interested in the position should submit the following to Ms. Leanne Coughlin, Managing Editor, BC Studies at email@example.com:
- professional CV (with specific details about current graduate program status
- a statement indicating the applicant's familiarity with social media platforms, and especially blog programs
- a one- to two- page statement outlining the applicant's vision for the blog and the contributions that s/he would hope to see it make to the interdisciplinary community of scholarship to which BC Studies is addressed
Application deadline is 11 December 2015