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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Southern Review Resident Scholar

The Southern Review announces an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher (The Southern Review Resident Scholar). This is a two-year, non-renewable twelve-month appointment and carries a salary of $32,000 and benefits (pending final administrative approval). Preferred start date is August 1, 2009. Founded in 1935 by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, The Southern Review is published four times a year on the campus of Louisiana State University. For more information, please check The Southern Review website at

Required Qualifications:
M.F.A., Ph.D. or equivalent; one year editorial experience on the staff of an established literary journal; ability to demonstrate the following: editorial expertise with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; a broad knowledge of literature, especially contemporary; basic computer skills; a solid understanding of the publishing, especially small presses and literary magazines. Responsibilities: commits 20 hours per week to editorial duties at The Southern Review; teaches one class per regular semester in the English Department (courses assigned by departmental need and/or Fellow’s expertise).

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is December 1, 2008 or until a candidate is selected. Applications should include a letter of application, CV (including e-mail address), one-page statement of editorial philosophy, a creative writing sample (5000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction or 10 pages of poetry), and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate’s abilities as a teacher. Applications should be sent to the following address:
The Southern Review Resident Scholar Search Committee/The Old President’s House/Louisiana State University/Ref: #029816/Baton Rouge, LA 70803. LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.

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