Dear H-Net Subscribers,
H-Net is launching its first annual recruitment drive! As one of the longest running and largest online scholarly organizations, H-Net provides an excellent opportunity for academics of all ranks to get involved with the humanities and social sciences. H-Net is a non-profit organization with a digital platform, the H-Net Commons, built and maintained around academic best practices. All of our content is vetted by field experts, indexed to searchable keywords, and made freely available on the web. Our Networks run on a volunteer model that revolves around devoted academics working to enrich and enliven their fields of study. Scheduling is flexible, projects can be collaborative in nature, and commitments can be scaled up and down to balance the needs of the field and editors’ availability.
For our first annual recruitment drive, we are recruiting volunteers for the following positions and topic areas. (Please keep in mind that individual Networks may be running their own recruitment efforts independently of this one.) H-Net will provide free and straightforward training focused on the mechanics of creating online content and on academic best practices.
Network Editors: with a focus on building and maintaining Resource Tabs, which document the scope of a field, such as here (https://networks.h-net.org/node/3911/h-nationalism-resources). This position requires the ability to accumulate and organize information relevant to the field in an incremental manner.
Review Editors: who commission and edit book reviews, especially pertaining to one of the following three broadly-relevant topic areas: the history of capitalism; demography and human migration; and gender and sexuality. The position requires strong knowledge of the field and the ability to work independently through H-Net’s Reviews Management System. Ph.D. or other advanced terminal degree preferred.
Teaching Editors: who can help document existing resources and build new ones. Teaching editors can, for example, gradually develop projects in dialog with their co-editors; facilitate and moderate discussions of their topics through their Networks; and pursue self-directed initiatives such as podcasting and interviewing via email.
If interested in volunteering to serve in any of these capacities, please email H-Net’s Network Liaison (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31 with a single PDF containing: 1) your name, academic affiliation, and email address; 2) approximately 300 words explaining which of the three positions you are interested in serving in, what your areas of academic expertise are, and a pragmatic assessment of your time availability that addresses in brief any competing commitments; and 3) a current C.V. Please also be prepared to provide the name of an academic reference upon request. Please do not request to serve with specific networks. H-Net’s Vice Presidents and its Home Office will conduct a preliminary review of applications, to be followed by discussions with individual Networks.