Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity: Continuing the work of the Columbia University and Slavery Project

We are writing on behalf of Past Tense Graduate Review of History to announce that we are extending our call for external reviewers. Please forward this message to graduate students in your department. 

Past Tense provides a forum for developing scholars to gain experience with academic publishing. The journal publishes original research articles, book reviews and critical commentaries about issues in the field of history. It welcomes submissions from researchers of all disciplines and institutions on topics that concern a broad range of time periods and geographies. Past Tense is published online at

The ideal external reviewer candidate will be an ABD graduate student in a History PhD program (or closely related field) with both thematic and geographic expertise. External reviewers will participate in the double-blind peer review process by evaluating research article submissions with respect to their originality, argumentation, style, and historiographical rigor. The feedback we receive from external reviewers is instrumental in determining the acceptance of articles for publication. 

The majority of external review work will take place in April and May. The number of submissions reviewers are asked to review each issue cycle will vary based on submissions received. We typically will not ask reviewers to review more than three articles per cycle. 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form available at by March 14th, 2021.


Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021

The Institute of Reading Development is now hiring summer teachers for our live online reading skills programs for students of all ages. Our programs provide students with the skills, books, and experiences they need to achieve greater success in school and beyond.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn between $600-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain valuable teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to high school students.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support for our teachers, so we do not require teaching certification or experience to apply. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and must be available to teach classes five days a week, including both weekend days. We are looking for full-time teachers with availability to work 37-40 hours per week during the summer. There will be some opportunities for continued employment with the Institute after the summer. 

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure.
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable and confident with technology.
  • Are patient and supportive with students and parents.

Apply Now

Learn more about us and our reading programs at



Fall 2021 TA Call for WMST UN3125 Introduction to Sexuality Studies

The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University announces its search for 2 Teaching Assistants for the Fall 2021 course WMST UN3125 Introduction to Sexuality Studies taught by Professor Jack Halberstam (Gender Studies and English and Comparative Literature). 

Application submission deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021.

Graduate students currently enrolled in a PhD program in any Arts and Sciences Department, who are within their funding years and will not be in their Dissertation Fellowship year starting in Fall 2021 are eligible to apply, with approval from their home department.  Students beyond their funding years will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please click on the following link for application instructions and more information: LINK