Research Assistant (Paid), American Literary History

American Literary History (ALH) is seeking a paid undergraduate assistant, 6 – 10 hours/week ($10/hour).

ALH is a scholarly journal edited by Prof. Gordon Hutner and graduate students in the University of Illinois Dept. of English and published by Oxford University Press.

The job includes fact-checking, research, editorial tasks, handling correspondence, keeping records, and other duties as required.


  • Prior editing/publications experience OR prior research experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with following a style guide
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • The ability to work independently
  • Interest in scholarly publishing and/or the history of American literature

To apply, send your resume, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Kirstin Wilcox, Director of the Humanities Professional Resource Center, at

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

(Pro-tip: have a look at the journal before you apply.  The University of Illinois library subscribes, so you can browse past issues for free online by using the library website.)