Jobs For Medievalists

Call for Applications Graduate Research Assistant

The Book Lab, located in the Cook Center for Public Arts & Humanities, is a research and maker space dedicated to the History of the Book, Book Arts, and Book Design. Our focus is on the book as a physical art object, cultural object, and historical technology for writing, teaching, learning, reading. For more information about our philosophy and activities, see our website:

Job Details

·          Average hours/week:              Flexible, in conversation with the Book Lab directors

·          Typical hours needed:             Office hours each week; occasional evening or weekend events

·          Preferred start date:               September 1, 2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage storage of and care for tools and materials used in and belonging to the lab
  • Assist in planning and running outreach programs and workshops, such as First Thursdays
  • Staff designated Book Lab office hours
  • Maintain and update website, including drafting and publishing blog posts about lab activities

The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to gain transferable experience in administrative and research skills such as: event planning, long-term planning, project planning, navigating material and budgetary resources, outreach communications, and discussion facilitation. They may also be involved in the research life of the Book Lab, with opportunities to create reading and working groups and to present current work for feedback.


This position is open to any graduate student whose research interests or research background align with the focal areas of the Book Lab. Applicants must submit a brief note of endorsement from their DGS or Chair confirming the student’s eligibility for this part-time position.

We are seeking applicants with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Research focus or background that aligns with the Book Lab research agenda
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable presenting in and facilitating large and small group discussions
  • Website maintenance experience (preferred)

Application Instructions

Prepare a CV and a short cover letter describing your interest in the position and your skills and research interests relevant to the position. Please send these materials along with a short email of endorsement from your DGS or Chair (see above) to Prof. Liz Hebbard ( and Prof. Patty Ingham (

Deadline to apply:  August 19, 2022

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