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Graduate Editorial Assistantship Position for Civil War History Available

Posted Nov. 29, 2011

Civil War History and the Kent State University Department of History are pleased to announce the creation of a

graduate Editorial Assistantship for Civil War History   

For well over five decades, Civil War History has served as the preeminent journal for academic scholarship on the American Civil War.  Thanks to a unique partnership between Civil War History and the Kent State University Department of History, Editor Lesley Gordon (University of Akron) and Associate Editor Kevin Adams (Kent State University) are seeking applications for a two-year appointment as editorial assistant to Civil War History.  The successful applicant must enroll in Kent State University's M.A. program in History, with the expectation that they will finish an M.A. thesis within two years.  During the period of appointment, the successful applicant will receive a full fee waiver and a yearly stipend of approximately $9,500.  Reappointment for the second year of the editorial assistantship is dependent upon satisfactory evaluation of performance in both coursework and editorial duties.    

Process:  Interested applicants need to submit a completed application to the History MA program at Kent State University by February 1st, 2012.  Applicants should fill out both the ordinary graduate application and an application for an assistantship, as candidates who do not secure the editorial assistantship position will enter the general pool of graduate applications and be considered for admission into the M.A. program and teaching assistantships.  Additionally, applicants must also forward a brief statement (no more than two pages double-spaced) outlining interest, qualifications, and intended field of study to:

Kevin Adams
Associate Editor, Civil War History
Department of History
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001   

Applicants will not be considered unless they have completed a full application to the Kent State University's M.A. program in History (including assistantship form) and submitted a separate statement of interest to Professor Adams by the February 1st deadline.    

Responsibilities: help journal editors process articles and reviews, track reviewers, research article ideas, find illustrations, correspond with authors and external reviewers, fact check when needed, assist with copyediting, maintain the journal's Facebook page and coordinate the management of the journal's website with the Kent State University Press.    

Qualifications: Excellent writing and research skills required.  Intended specialization in mid to late nineteenth-century American History (1840-1877) preferred.  Computer skills a plus. 

Queries:  For information about Kent State University's graduate programs in History, please consult: 

Additional questions about the editorial assistantship should be directed to Kevin Adams at