Calls for Papers

2,000 word essays
Due June 15, 2020


1. Teaching After Grad School

We spend years in our doctoral programs, but how well do they prepare us for a faculty career in which teaching is the central activity? Leaving one’s graduate institution behind and beginning to teach in a new context involves making multiple adjustments. The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching is seeking short (2000 word) essays that describe and analyze a concrete example of making the transition from graduate student to teaching in new institution(s).

Unpack a critical incident in teaching that illustrates how your teaching position is different from your life as a graduate student.

  1. Narrate what happened
  2. How did your previous experience in your doctoral program prepare you to deal with this issue, or not?
  3. What advice do you have for new faculty or colleagues still in graduate school that will help them prepare for teaching in new contexts?


2. Teaching in Changing Contexts

The inaugural issue of the journal (available soon) has two “status of the field” essays that identified broad trends in society and in higher education that are impacting how we teach religion and theology.

The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching is seeking short (2000 word) essays that takes one of the trends or factors identified in the essays , or another that you think is equally important, and analyzes a specific example of how this trend has impacted the design of one of your courses or a teaching strategy that you have developed.


Send manuscripts, inquires or questions, to:
Thomas Pearson
Editor, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching

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