Looking for a Comparative Media Scholar


One of the most interesting, exhausting, frustrating, and exciting things you can do as a faculty member is serving on a search committee–interesting to see the broad range of work that emerging scholars are doing, exhausting from the time it takes to read hundreds of files and conduct lengthy interviews, frustrating because in the end you only get to hire one of the candidates, and exciting due to the end result of hopefully ending up with an amazing new colleague to work with for decades to come. I’ve served on five search committees in my time at Middlebury – and now have the chance to chair one.

This fall, the Film and Media Culture Department is in the enviable position to be hiring a tenure-track position in Comparative Media Studies. Both as the department chair and the faculty most overlapping with the advertised area, I’ll be reading all the applications quite closely, so it’s in my best interest to make sure that we get great applicants that are well aware of the specific facets of the job and institution. To help accomplish this, I decided to use this thread on my blog to discuss the job and publicly answer questions from people interested in the position. (I personally think Middlebury’s a wonderful place to work, and the fact that my Provost was not only supportive but excited about this form of technological transparency is a good example of why.) Please feel free to repost this link and encourage potential candidates to post any relevant questions.

Here’s the official job description – I’ll provide some more information and context beneath the fold:

The Film and Media Culture Department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Media Studies beginning in September 2010. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor; Ph.D. preferred, A.B.D considered. The successful candidate will teach courses on the cultural impacts and influences of media technologies, new media as aesthetic forms, and additional contributions to the program’s curriculum in film and media criticism, history, and/or production. Expertise in one or more of these areas is particularly desirable: online video, social software, videogames, new media art, digital media pedagogy, transmedia convergence, media and the environment, or global media. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but the successful candidate should be comfortable teaching in a humanities-centered program anchored in film and media studies as part of an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum.

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Send letter of application with a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability, to: Professor Jason Mittell, Film and Media Culture Department, Axinn Center, Middlebury College, Middlebury VT 05753. Applications must be received by November 2 to ensure full consideration. Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.

The Film and Media Culture Department (FMMC) is a fairly new addition to the college, spinning off from a combined Theater / Dance / Film department in 2002. We have six current faculty members, ranging from brand-new colleagues to faculty who have been at Middlebury for decades, as well as two staff members supporting technological and administrative areas. We cover a wide range of approaches and media, including both scholars and creators, and our curriculum spans film, television, digital media, and other emerging forms – and a number of us are particularly interested in finding ways to teach and create media that bridge the theory/practice divide. We average around 15-20 majors per graduating class, making it a mid-sized major at the college (out of a total student population of around 2,350), and I believe we are growing in popularity and visibility, especially following our impressive new facilities opening in Fall 2008.

Tenure-track faculty at Middlebury have a somewhat complex teaching load – typically we teach two courses a semester, but one course a year has to be a “double” course, either with two parallel sections or a large-enrollment (at least 45) with separate discussion sections. Additionally, Middlebury has a Winter Term over January, in which students do a single intensive course or project – faculty typically teach every other year, which means that every other year there is a two-month period between classroom obligations (grading and syllabus prep, not included, of course!). But as a whole, it’s a very manageable load, conducive both to working hard to succeed in the classroom and as a researcher. (For more on my own perspective on these issues, see this previous post.)

As you might notice, we are asking for a thin application packet: a letter, CV, and reference letters. Since we are anticipating a large number of applications, we want to save the paperwork and hassle of full dossiers except for candidates who seem to best fit our needs, from whom we’ll request further materials at a later date. That being said, if you have materials available online, certainly including a URL in your letter or CV would be a good idea. We will not be doing any conference interviews – we hope to do phone or video interviews before the holiday break in December.

A few general comments that are appropriate to any search, not just this one: remember that your dossier will probably be one of hundreds. While most readers want to find great candidates, it’s up to you to stand out from a crowded field. So be sure to customize the material for the specific job and institution, demonstrate that you’ve done some homework on the department and its curriculum (and how you’d fit into it), and avoid sloppy mistakes. Since writing is part of your job as a teacher and scholar, the cover letter is the first way to demonstrate your writing abilities to potential colleagues, so be sure to be clear, convincing, and engaging in this brief and constrained format. (See this post for more detailed wisdom on writing the job letter.)

Hopefully this further information is helpful. I’m happy to answer questions about Middlebury, our department, the position, or the logistics of the search. I cannot answer questions specific to an individual application here on the blog, but I’ll try my best to be as helpful and transparent as possible. I hope to hear from many of you here, or via your dossiers.

55 Responses to “Looking for a Comparative Media Scholar”

  1. Damn. Now we have to compete with Middlebury. Hey Jason: you don’t mind if I just paste our search ad in here do you? 😉

  2. Brett: in the classic words of David Letterman, “it’s not a competition, it’s just an exhibition, so please, no wagering.” Given the copious number of great candidates out there, each of our institutions is likely to end up “winning”… But feel free to share a link to your job!

    • 3 bboessen

      I appreciate it, but I was really just joking around. Middlebury has lots of things going for it, but I’m pretty excited where I am and imagine at least one other bright, talented person will be too!

      What I think is most exciting about your program is that your size, relative to your enrollment, suggests the institution values your contribution beyond any simple cost-benefit formula. The fact is that there aren’t *that* many small liberal arts colleges that even have Media Studies as an option, much less six full-time faculty. So other colleges with faculty who are interested in Media Studies can and do look to Middlebury for a model of what direction they might take to getting there in the future.

      When I’m being particularly idealistic, I imagine a time when there will be loads of small colleges with excellent faculty engaging students all over the place (or maybe college-like things leveraging networked technologies in some gee-whiz way). And that will mean lots more positions for lots more great teachers and scholars, whom I know are out there. And that means many more great conversations about intriguing ideas, and that’s never bad. 🙂

  3. 4 Rod Carveth


    What courses would the new hire be teaching?

    Rod Carveth

  4. This is a great idea, Jason, if only to build goodwill with applicants as much as anything else, really. SCs are not always good about responding to queries, let alone offering much of any substance regarding the position.

    Something like this might not alter one’s profile as applicant on paper too much (I suspect a lot of this valuable information will be more helpful to the prospective applicant during the interview phase), but it will definitely help create a positive environment for what will definitely be a tough process for everyone involved.

    I don’t know yet if I have any questions, or if I will personally apply myself, but I will definitely keep a constructive eye on this page. In either case, good luck with the search–I am sure it will be an arduous but rewarding task.

  5. 6 Chris

    Hi, Jason:

    Would the successful candidate be required to have a background in film? Most of your courses seem to place primacy on visuals.

    As a media historian, I focus on sound and popular music, mostly in a U.S.-Latin American context. Would that area be of interest to the department’s “global media” track?


    Warm regards,

  6. Some good questions already (and nice traffic on this post – a buyer’s market…). One quick caveat on these answers: they’re my own, and shouldn’t necessarily be read as consensus of everyone on the search committee or administration.

    One emailer asked whether we would consider a senior applicant, or if it was solely an entry-level position. The position was approved at the assistant professor level, and tenured appointments are rare at Middlebury unless they are advertised as such, so it is very unlikely we could get administrative approval to consider senior candidates.

    Rod: we would want a new faculty to contribute to the core curriculum, hopefully being able to teach either Aesthetics of the Moving Image, Film History, or Television & American Culture (our three intro-level courses). Additionally, current courses like Media Technology & Cultural Change or American Media Industries seem like potential fits for the position, as well as new electives and seminars emerging from the person’s specific interests and areas of expertise. But there’s no single course that I imagine a candidate must be able (or want) to teach in order to fill the position.

    It’s important to note that Middlebury makes it easy to add new courses, and we’re purposefully hiring in a new area to broaden our curriculum, so we hope the new person will lead to expanded breadth of offerings. Also, Middlebury embraces interdisciplinarity, so it would be easy to crosslist courses in a number of possible areas, including Women & Gender Studies, International Studies, American Studies, and Environmental Studies.

    Chris: your example is a case in point. While we didn’t craft the position to focus on sound, we’re certainly open to it. Our focus on visual media is more by the happenstance of our faculty’s interests (and our history emerging out of a more traditional film studies program), rather than any explicit pro-image ideology – the title of our intro “Aesthetics of the Moving Image” was a shorthand for a range of media (rather than just film), but non-visual media could certainly be included (as long as not as the sole focus, as visual literacy is a key goal of the course). And new sound-centered courses would be a great addition to the curriculum. My main question about a candidate who focused on music is whether they would feel comfortable working with film/TV centered colleagues, rather than within a music department – a clear cover letter could answer that question.

    Keep ’em coming!

  7. 8 Mark

    Bugger – am several years off being ready to apply for a position like this… having said that, taught my first ever 2 hour lecture yesterday, so I’m on the right track.

    Thanks for publishing this – it’s incredibly useful for someone looking at this track to see some of the processes with transparency…

  8. 9 Michael D Dwyer

    This is truly an admirable idea. Kudos to you (and Middlebury) for undertaking it.

    You mentioned above the crosslisting of undergraduate courses as a potential space for interdisciplinary work. Could you speak a little more about what sort of relationship Film and Media Culture at Middlebury has with other departments on campus? In other words, I’d love to hear about what sorts of spaces for trans- or interdisciplinary collaboration/cooperation/debate are already in place.


    • Michael: a good number of Middlebury faculty have joint appointments or affiliations with interdisciplinary programs (I, for one, am appointed both to Film & Media Culture and American Studies). But no matter what your appointment, Middlebury encourages faculty to cross-list courses when appropriate, and work across departmental lines. FMMC has courses taught by our own faculty x-listed in American Studies, International Studies, and Women & Gender Studies, and regularly cross-lists courses originating from various language departments, History, and others. My experience is that small colleges like Middlebury follow through with the rhetoric about interdisciplinarity, in large part because the scale allows for interpersonal connections and collaboration more than the competition for resources that typify departmental culture often at larger universities. In terms of this search, we’d be open to any proposed collaborations that might emerge, while acknowledging that the position is designed as a sole appointment to FMMC.

      • 11 Michael D Dwyer

        Thanks Jason. A small follow up: Does that interdisciplinarity carry over into FMMC majors? In my current department (in English) many of our majors that are interested in Media Studies/Visual Culture carry another major in TV/Radio/Film production, and students that are in Fashion Design are required to take a course on Pop Culture in our department. This of course influences the way those classes go, and I imagine that Middlebury has its own particular versions of those.

      • As a liberal arts college, majors are not as pre-professionally focused, and comprise a smaller portion of a student’s coursework than many universities – a FMMC major might take as little as 10 of their 36 total courses in FMMC. So we do get students taking courses all over the college, and one of the great pleasures is when students make those interdisciplinary connections in their own thinking. There are some semi-formalized opportunities for students to use FMMC courses in other disciplines – American Studies has a concentration in Popular Culture, both International Studies and Environmental Studies majors can focus in FMMC as their disciplinary concentration, students majoring in Sociology/Anthropology, English, History, and other fields often minor or double major in FMMC as a complimentary interest. So yes, students are often leading the interdisciplinary charge.

  9. Your decision to blog this search is both admirable and inspiring, Jason — and it’s also a sign (along with posts like this) of a new era of openness in higher ed.

    At some point (perhaps in a separate post), I’d be interested in hearing you discuss in more depth your decision to blog about this search. Have colleagues or administrators objected to this? What kinds of issues have you had to work around? What can other departments learn from your experience of blogging a job search?

    Good luck to you and to all of the candidates who will be applying for what looks like a wonderful position.

    • 14 bboessen

      I’d agree that this feels very new in that Jason has taken a casual and open tone in his post. And I would also like to hear what he and others have found when they raise issues of openness on their campuses.

      But I also take an implication of your comment, Matt, as suggesting the past was marked by an era of “closed”-ness, and if that is your implication, I’m not sure it is accurate. I’ve written a bit more about that on my blog (http://boessen.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/wish-id-thought-of-that/), but your comment now makes me wonder if I was either a) naive, or b) just lucky in the encounters I had with faculty during the admissions and then position search processes.

      What do others think? Is it that people have generally been less open to inquiries from the outside, or that faculty have always been fairly open to such inquiry but have just not had a platform for expressing that until the last decade or so?

  10. Along with the ascendance of open access scholarly publishing and the support for copyleft and free culture principles, this is another fascinating example of how many in the academy have embraced the democratizing dimensions of new media. Kudos for adding some transparency to one of the most terrifying and clandestine rituals of our industry!

  11. 17 DRST

    Could I ask about Middlebury’s expectations regarding faculty research?

    The position I am currently in is at an institution that is passively discouraging faculty from doing original research (next to no financial support, lack of structured IRB, it’s “on your own time” while dealing with an inordinately heavy teaching load). I love teaching but I also love research and feel it’s important to keep me sharp, so I’m looking for a position with more balance. And my background and research seem to pretty much match the description of this position.

    (who for fairly obvious reasons is not signing with a RL name)

    • DRST: Middlebury has significant expectations and support for faculty research. While we take teaching incredibly seriously – nobody will be successful or happy here if they treat teaching as an afterthought or burden – we also expect faculty to be active researchers and/or creators. There’s good faculty development funding (better than a lot of R1s from my informal comparisons), an active & supportive library, effective IRB, a fair & reasonable teaching load, and a generous leave program (every sixth year off, including a pre-tenure sabbatical typically in the 5th year). There’s also a community of faculty that like to talk about research across disciplines (with formal and informal reading groups), and showcase each others’ work. So it sounds like Middlebury would not present the problems you mention.

      • 19 DRST

        That sounds very promising. Thanks for the information!

  12. Hi everyone,
    Actually, I do have a question, Jason, about the requirement regarding two letters of rec which “must speak to teaching ability.” Does this refer to actual classroom observation? Unfortunately, only one professor in my department has observed my teaching and he is not on my dissertation committee. I have a positive observation form from him which speaks to my teaching abilities, but that’s it. Is it sufficient to have my adviser and other committee members comment on what they would perceive as my teaching abilities? Its difficult to arrange for additional observations this coming semester as I will be working exclusively as a research assistant to the chair.
    Thanks again for doing this.

    • Jason: the call for letters to address teaching ability is open-ended. While letters coming from a mentor who has observed and/or taught with a candidate are great, many reflect on the candidate’s teaching reputation, have looked at syllabi/evaluations, had discussions about teaching philosophy, comment on how teaching assignments are distributed within a department, hypothesize about how a candidate’s temperament might play out with students, etc. This can be awkward especially for candidates who are applying from current jobs that they wish to keep in the dark about their applications – I guess the best advice is to mention it to your letter writers and hope for the best.

  13. Mark: you and I are in the same boat:

    I read this and thought “This is the PERFECT position for me to apply for…..in 2-3 years”

    • 23 JR

      The Middlebury program appears focused on media from film forward. Is there room in the position for a broader historian of communication? I have a good deal of experience teaching video and sound production, but my research focus is the history of printing and the written word. I’m especially interested in comparing earlier “communication revolutions” with the current one. Does Media Studies at Middlebury have a historical component with pre-electronic media?

  14. 24 Kyle

    Hi Jason

    My background, experience and research/teaching interests seem like a pretty good fit, although I’m only ABD. I realize the job says “ABD considered,” but in this tight job market, can you comment on the extent to which ABD’s would really be considered? I expect to defend in May, but really all your search committee would have to go on is my assessment (and my advisor’s) of this timeline by end of October. What would tip the balance of consideration in favor of someone who’s ABD?

  15. JR: there is definitely a historical bent to our department, as all of the current faculty do historical work and integrate history into pretty much every course. The thrust of the position was certainly conceived as more contemporary-focused – however, there is certainly interest in candidates who can tie today’s new media into previous era’s technological developments (which is one way to approach “comparative”). It’s harder to imagine us hiring a historian whose expertise is solely focused on past eras – but it sounds like that’s not your approach. One thing I’ve definitely discovered about teaching at Middlebury is that students (at least within media studies courses) get most engaged by history as it’s connected to and informs the present.

    Kyle: there are three categories of applicants in terms of degree status – PhD in hand at the time of application, ABD but clearly on track (with assuring letters) to finish prior to Sept., and ABD unlikely to finish by Sept. Given the competition that I assume we’ll have, the third category would be a tough sell, mostly because they’d start the job in the hole – trying to finish a diss while full-time teaching is not fair to anyone! ABDs who seem likely to finish before the job starts will certainly be considered, but obviously are a bit more risky than someone with a degree in hand. (I can say that all of the tenure-track hires I’ve been involved with at Middlebury have had degrees in hand at the time of application, but I know of other departments that have hired ABDs.) Of course, this is only one of the many factors that will be considered in choosing candidates – I can certainly imagine a compelling application from an ABD whose profile, promise and accomplishments prompt us to want to assume a bit of risk. So throw your hat in the ring and hope for the best!

  16. Jason,

    Like the others, I too am very grateful for this post; it’s not only informative, but also reinforces the notion that job applications are more about ‘fit’ than ruthless competition.

    A quick question: how much—if any—credence is given to creative practice at Middlebury? Is it worth highlighting artistic achievements in their own right, or should they instead be positioned for the way that they inform more traditional scholarly accomplishments?

    • David: short answer is that I think the second of your options is a better match for this position.
      Long answer: the Middlebury review system treats professional accomplishments as “scholarly and creative work,” allowing for faculty whose work is more artistic to be evaluated on those terms. In FMMC, we have two faculty with MFAs and one with both MFA and PhD – our expectations for them is that they will be doing creative work as part if not all of their professional work. This position is a PhD-required track, however, so we expect the faculty member to be an active scholar – I do not believe that someone would be hired or get tenure with solely creative work. However, as a department we are open to and encouraging of hybrid works of theory/practice – a scholar whose creative work is part of a larger package of intellectual and artistic inquiry (and pedagogical potential) is an asset that should be highlighted. Hope that helps!

      • Thanks Jason, that is definitely helpful.

        I am ABD, and definitely more oriented towards scholarship than arts practice. That said, I’ve found the “practice as research” approach to be a useful research tool and an excellent classroom stimulus.

        Thanks again for this dialogue, I’ve forwarded it to some members of my own department as an example of how our own practices might be improved/supplemented.

  17. I just want to echo everyone else in saying “thanks” for this dialogue. As a cultural studies and literary theory PhD candidate, I’m often unsure which jobs I should apply for, given my (really) wide range of interests that go from novel studies to communication theory to fan studies. After reading these posts, I’m not sure I’ll be sending an application to Middlebury, but everyone’s comments and questions seem to imply that the community practices around job searches are just as occluded as I thought they were. Which is a relief, really.

  18. 30 Jessica Brophy


    I would also like to thank you for shedding some light on this process. As an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate in Communication and Women’s Studies in a communication department that has just founded its I-PhD program, I too feel a little confused by what’s behind the calls from various institutions. Each call seems so categorical, I keep saying “well I guess that *might* be me.” It’s refreshing to get a more detailed picture.

    I’m impressed by the amount of cross-listing found at Middlebury, and the emphasis on course development and support for innovative classroom practices. Might there be opportunity to develop more media studies courses focused on issues of gender?


    • Jess: definitely we would be interested in courses that foreground gender. In the past, we’ve had courses on women filmmakers and women in film (taught by a faculty member who has since left), and this past spring had a visitor teach a course on stardom & celebrity that focused on gender. Although she’s not formally a member of our department, my colleague Sujata Moorti (in Women & Gender Studies, aka WAGS) teaches a lot of feminist media studies in her courses, often cross-listed with FMMC. It’s definitely an area we’d like to see represented & expanded, and the WAGS program is supportive of such collaborations.

  19. 32 Joe Henderson

    Hi, Jason:

    I was wondering if you might consider telling us a little bit more about the 3-2 teaching load. For instance, how many in-class lecture/recitation/section vs. out-of class office/tutorial hours would such a load typically require of an assistant professor in a given week?

    Many thanks!


    • Joe: contact hours vary greatly depending on the type of course. A minimum for a course would be 3 hours per week, but in FMMC, we tend to have more time scheduled – most have evening screening times (which faculty typically attend, at least for the start), and many hands-on courses have lab meetings. So a typical large enrollment course (counting as 2 instructional units in the “3” semester) meets with 2 50-minute lectures, a 2-3 hour screening, and 3 small (15 person) discussion sections. Most of our other courses are taught with 2 75-minute seminars/lectures, with the screening, and maybe a lab section. But one thing I’ll say is that Middlebury is flexible in how you arrange the course – as with my course on The Wire, which had 7 contact hours a week to accommodate 5 episodes each week!

      In terms of out-of-class time, as a residential liberal arts college, faculty are frequently accessible to students – we have at least 2-3 open office hours a week, and regularly are available beyond that by appointment or drop-in. Once faculty have been here a year or two, you’ll find yourself advising students and serving as their independent project supervisors as well – typically, I advise 3-5 theses each year (which can be critical essays, screenplays, video or multimedia projects).

  20. 34 Musa

    Thanks for the chance to discuss this position. I am a language school alumnus and certainly need no convincing on the appeal of Middlebury.

    I do have one question. How much would a candidate’s potential contribution to Middlebury’s international programs and campuses be valued in the search process?

    • Musa: definitely international scope is an asset, especially if it expanded the expertise we have on faculty now (we have people who do European film as well as Americanists primarily). Certainly the interdisciplinary pull extends to International Studies quite a bit, and that would be a strength on any application – but not necessarily more or less than other interdisciplinary connections to programs like Women & Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, or other Arts areas. I don’t know that I can be more precise, alas.

  21. Jason,

    Echoing so many others, thank you for providing this forum. You can probably imagine from the feedback you are getting how valuable this is to those of us on the job market.

    My question is related directly to the requested materials….
    You request a “letter of application with a statement of teaching and research interests”. I have thumbnail versions of those items in my actual letter but have seperate additional more detailed documents for each as well (containing sample course descriptions and research project synopses). Should I be sending those along, or do you want that information contained strictly within the letter?

    Once again thank you.


    • Justin – there’s no right answer. Based on the applications I’ve already seen, some people have sent a long cover letter that includes the material, while others have a shorter letter and a supplemental statement. Both are fine!

  22. 38 Commie

    As someone from more of a Communication background rather than Media Studies, do I have a shot? I focus on new/social media, especially in developing countries. The program seems like a good fit to me. Thanks!

    • I’d say that a Communication scholar who is a die-hard quantitative social scientist would be a tough fit (and probably unhappy with our department). But qualitative Comm people, especially if they feel comfortable teaching about TV and broadcasting, could certainly fit within the program.

  23. 40 Manie Binfield

    Wow, Jason! This is amazing and a big help with the job search in general.Thanks for doing this and for all of this information.

  24. Jason,

    Technical question here. Your link to apptracker on Higheredjobs redirects to your blog. Is that the preferred method of application? Would you prefer paper copies or can materials be e-mailed to you directly? What about recommender’s letters?


    • Sorry if that was unclear – application materials should all be sent to the mailing address listed in the formal description (the top of this blog post).

  25. 43 dadawa


    I also have a technical question. I was wondering if the recommendation letters have to be sent to you directly by their writers, or can they be included in the application material? Do they need to be in sealed envelopes?


    • Letters can be sent as part of a whole packet or separately. Sealed separate envelopes are preferable, but not essential.

  26. Thanks for doing this — Reading through the discussion has been very helpful, for this and the job search process in general.

  27. Interesting idea to use your blog to further the idea of Middlebury’s vacancy. However, I find the “three letters of recommendation” to be thoroughly 19th century-ish. While not all reviewers are the same, I think it’s worth your time to do your own RESEARCH here from the candidate’s list of employees and referees instead of the usual—and uninspired—way. Just a thought…and best wishes on your search.

    • Bob – it is true that letters of recommendation are of somewhat limited use. Having written many and read even more, they have such generic form and limited range (from glowing to ecstatic). But they are the only system that can allow a large committee and administration to review the same materials – there are up to 10 people who might want to read the files, and you cannot expect everyone to do independent background checks for hundreds of applicants. Certainly once we get to a short list, we can call around and inquire further, but not in the initial stages.

  28. 48 hb

    Many thanks for your thoughts, advice, comments, etc.

    Just a quick question:
    The submission date given in this blog and in the linked job ad on Middlebury’s site is Nov. 2 (which has already passed), while the ad I clipped from the Chronicle of Higher Education (how lo-fi of me) indicates a deadline of Nov. 15. I’m wondering if I still have a few days to submit an application or if, alas, the opportunity has passed.

    All the best.

    • Alas, the actual deadline was 11/2 everywhere except the print Chronicle ad, which had a mistake in the submission (we changed it on the online Chronicle version). Any apps received after this week will get a cursory glance but not active consideration. But feel free to send it ASAP and if it stands out as a perfect fit, we’ll consider it.

  29. Just in case anybody’s checking here, but not the full blog, I’ve posted an update on the search.

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