Faculty News & More Job Openings

REMINDER: TOMORROW, June 1st, is the English Department’s End-of-the-Year celebration! All are invited to join the English Department from 3-5pm at the DePaul Art Museum, to recognize the achievements of DePaul’s English students and of course, to enjoy some refreshments.


In Faculty News, congratulations to Kathleen Rooney, who has been awarded a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for promotion of her forthcoming novel in poems, Robinson Alone.  Best wishes to Prof. Rooney on the launch of her new novel!


Western Illinois University Department of English and Journalism has multiple composition instructor positions available at the associate faculty level. This is a full-time, nine-month position beginning August 16, 2012, and renewable annually. At minimum, M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing Studies, or equivalent, and experience teaching composition required. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please see the application and position details at http://www.wiu.edu/employment/faculty-admin.php?id=1108.


Two weeks ago, Ex Libris posted a contract job opening for a temporary editor/project manager at the American Bar Association. This week we are happy to announce that the position has been changed to a full-time position with benefits. The updated details are as follows:

The ABA Section of Litigation is seeking an editor/project manager for a full-time position. Work consists of editing and posting the content of 12 Section of Litigation committees and preparing and sending committee e-newsletters. Additional responsibilities include choosing articles for social media release and writing blurbs to suit, copyediting and proofreading materials prepared by other Section departments, tracking and reporting data, and other tasks for the Section and ABA Publishing as needed.


  • Solid copyediting/proofreading skills as demonstrated by performance on a test
  • Ability to handle numerous simultaneous projects and overlapping deadlines with equanimity
  • Highly developed project management/time management skills
  • Sophisticated communication skills for daily interaction with lawyer volunteers and cooperative engagement with staff of numerous departments

Experience that is a plus:

  • Web content production/rewriting for web
  • Working with volunteer contributors/editors
  • Working with freelancers
  • Writing/rewriting headlines and decks
  • Editing legal materials
  • Curating editorial for social media distribution

If you are interested in applying, please contact Anna Sachevda, a DePaul MAW alum, at anna.sachdeva@americanbar.org.


And finally, another freelance job tip from Prof. Miles Harvey:

Time Out Chicago is looking for someone to assist with a fact-checking project. It’s a 3,000-word story and we need someone experienced with checking court documents. Email mconrad@timeoutchicago.com if you’re interested to discuss details and fees.


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