New Job Listings From The Chronicle of Higher Education

Assistant Professor of English (with a specialization in African American literature)
Valdosta State University, Georgia
Position begins Fall 2010.

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
The department has identified a need for research and teaching expertise in Filipino, Muslim, Pacific Islander, South Asian, or Southeast Asian communities. Candidates should have the ability to teach a community-based learning course and Asian American history.  The school is seeking, in particular, “candidates whose work takes place within frameworks of transnationalism and globalization.”
Pitzer College, California
Position begins July 2011.

Tenure-track position in Islam
Middlebury College, Vermont
Candidates must be eager to work in an interdisciplinary setting and contribute to programs in Middle Eastern Studies and International Studies.  Middlebury College currently offers a strong program in Arabic language instruction during the regular academic year, as well as in its summer Language Schools.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Latest PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Book Deals (5 July 2010)

Publishers Weekly of 5 July 2010 has announcement of the following book deals:

Fiction Debuts

  • Christopher Buehlman’s Those Across the River, “set in 1935 about a World War I veteran facing the battle of his life when he moves south with his lover to a dying cotton town and is targeted in a gruesome murder spree by a band of depraved werewolves squatting on a dilapidated plantation that belonged to his notorious Civil War General great grandfather,” to Berkeley, in “a very nice deal.”
  • Rosie Dastgir’s A Small Fortune, “which explores the loves, struggles, and tensions in the lives of a Pakistani family, from rural Pakistan to urban England, with a fond but wry eye, pitched as reminiscent of Monica Ali …  ” to Riverhead.


  • Liz Moore’s Heft, “a dual narrative about a deeply lonely 500-plus recluse and a seventeen-year-old orphaned baseball phenom and the phone call that brought their two worlds together, pitched as in the vein of Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House …  ” to Norton “in a very nice deal.”


  • Julie Heaberlin’s Playing Dead, “about a woman who receives a letter indicating that she may have been kidnapped as a baby and her whole life is a lie, and Lie Still, about a rape victim whose past catches up to her as she becomes involved in a mystery in an exclusive Texas town,” to Random House, in “a very nice deal.”


  • James Beard Hall of Famer Mollie Katzen’s “distillation of her life’s work …  into an illustrated guide to making easy, elegant food that puts vegetables front and center,” to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

There were other deal announcements, such as actor and former Brat-Packer Rob Lowe’s Stories I Only Tell My Friends, “a mid-career meditation based on his four decades as an actor, an account of his life, both in show business and with his family, sobriety and fatherhood,” but, alas, it is 6:38 pm and self needs to get dinner ready.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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