Lethbridge Journal Incubator: Two positions available for academic year 2012-2013

The Lethbridge Journal Incubator is a joint initiative of the University of Lethbridge Library and the School of Graduate Studies under the direction of Professor Daniel Paul O’Donnell in the Department of English.

The Incubator provides Graduate Students with Research Assistantships and trains them to act as managing editors and production supervisors for scholarly journals published at the University of Lethbridge. This training involves skills that are readily transferable to other research tasks and in high demand in the public and private sector. For more information on the Incubator, please see our website: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/incubator or http://www.journalincubator.org/

The Incubator has two vacancies for Research Assistants for the 2012-2013 academic year. Research Assistantships in the Incubator are worth $7000/annum and may be held in addition to the standard School of Graduate Studies Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Research Assistantships are awarded competitively based on the disciplinary needs of the incubator, the background and skills of the applications, and recommendations of supervisors and references. Research Assistantships in the incubator require a minimum of 180 hours work per annum, exclusive of training.

No previous experience with publication is necessary; all training will be provided. The positions are open to students with any disciplinary background, though experience or interest in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage:

  • Modern Languages (especially but not only Dutch)
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Digital Humanities
  • Computer Science
  • New Media

If you are interested in this position, please contact Daniel O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca) by September 14, 2012. In your email, please provide the following:

  • A CV
  • A statement of your disciplinary background and research interests
  • Names and contact information for three references (this may include your supervisor)
  • A brief writing sample or other evidence of your editing skills.

Students who submitted CVs earlier this summer are being considered in this call.


Daniel Paul O’Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

+1 403 393-2539

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