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Call for Applications: Nebraska Cather Collaborative Research Grants for Willa Cather Scholarship (2022)

The Cather Project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) English Department, in cooperation with the Willa Cather Archive of the UNL Libraries and the National Willa Cather Center (NWCC) in Red Cloud, announces the availability of research grants for visiting scholars. These grants provide financial support for scholars to travel to and reside in Nebraska for one to four weeks to conduct research on Willa Cather in UNL Archives and Special Collections and in the Archive of the NWCC. Scholars from advanced doctoral students through senior faculty are invited to apply (note the change from the previous Woodress Scholars research grants program).

Proposed projects should reflect the need to conduct research in UNL Archives and Special Collections, although researchers are also encouraged to conduct research at the NWCC and to experience Cather’s Nebraska hometown during their residence. Red Cloud is 2 ½ hours from Lincoln by car. Successful applicants will be awarded $1,000 per week for up to four weeks. The deadline for submission of materials is DECEMBER 1, 2021, and we will inform successful applicants by FEBRUARY 1, 2022. Weeks in residence, which need not be consecutive, should fall between March 1, 2022, and February 28, 2023. Note, however, that considering the contingencies of the pandemic, grant funds will be held in reserve and may be taken up later if archives access and safe travel are not available during this period.

The Cather Project will assist successful applicants with advice about travel and lodging. When successful applicants are in residence, they will receive advice and guidance from scholars associated with the Cather Project and the Cather Archive and, depending on schedule and availability, present their work in progress.

The Cather Project produces the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition and Cather Studies, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. The Cather Archive is a digital project dedicated to study of Willa Cather’s life and writings and the home of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather. The Archives and Special Collections of the UNL Libraries holds the largest collection of letters from and to Cather; edited typescripts and manuscripts of her works; multiple editions of her works; and many other Cather-associated materials. For more on these collections, see the finding aids for the various Cather-related collections. The growing archive of the National Willa Cather Center includes books, letters, photographs, and personal items. Information about these collections can be accessed here.

These grants are funded by the Willa Cather Fund and the Roberta and James Woodress Fund, both of which are administered by the University of Nebraska Foundation. When schedule and availability permits, the NWCC will provide in-kind support in the form of housing in Red Cloud.

To apply, please send to Beth Burke (eburke3@unl.edu), Cather Project Specialist, as e-mail attachments the following items:

  • your c.v. (please limit to 2 pages)
  • an application statement of no more than 3 pages describing your proposed research project and the importance of materials and resources at UNL and the NWCC to your project (please be specific).

In addition:

  • one professional letter of recommendation sent directly to Beth by your recommender. The letter should be specific to the proposed project rather than a general letter of recommendation (such as a letter from job placement dossier).

Please address questions about these grants to Professor Melissa J. Homestead, Director of the Cather Project (mhomestead2@unl.edu).


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 
The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Pacific Islander studies beginning Fall 2022. We welcome applications from scholars working on any dimension of Pacific Islander studies, with a preference for expertise in Indigenous feminisms. We encourage applications from scholars in any discipline, especially those engaged in intersectional analyses, including gender, sexuality, comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary approaches. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in Pacific Islander studies, as well as other, more general courses that contribute to the Ethnic Studies major, the Native American and Indigenous Studies major, and the Ph.D. program.

https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527567/assistant-professor-of-indigenous-race-and-ethnic-studies


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Available: Assistant Professor in Comparative Cultural Studies with a specialization in Indigenous or Latinx Studies at Northern Arizona University
This is a tenure track, full-time, benefit eligible, academic year appointed position on the Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning Fall 2022. The department of Comparative Cultural Studies brings together studies of art history, comparative religions, humanities, intellectual history, museum studies, arts and cultural management, and Asian studies in a multidisciplinary curriculum featuring three majors (the BA in CCS, the online BA in Humanities, and the ASN-IGP, an Integrated Global Program in Asian Studies). The Department offers minors in art history, arts and cultural management, Asian Studies, humanities, museum studies, and the comparative study of religion, as well as and a robust suite of courses serving NAU’s General Studies and diversity requirements. Our thirteen faculty (including two Fulbright scholars, two Guggenheim scholars, one Regent’s Professor, and several award-winning teachers) are credentialed across a variety of humanities disciplines and are active scholars in their fields. Our students master skills of comparative interpretation through engagement with diverse cultural texts and contexts. Course offerings range from the environmental humanities, ancient and contemporary religions and visual cultures, technology and the arts, regional and cultural studies, and the digital humanities.

More info: nau.edu


 
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