SEM Student News is an official, biannual publication of the Society for Ethnomusicology created and run by students. In cooperation with the SEM Student Union, we aim to voice current student issues and ideas, and to provide useful, relevant information for students conducting music research. Most of all, this newsletter is a forum for students to communicate with their peers, and to start addressing the issues that we face together.
Upcoming Issue: Volume 12: Preparing for the Job Market
Latest Issue: Volume 11: Music Education and Ethnomusicology
Call for Submissions
This is the first call for submissions for the Spring/Summer publication of SEM Student News, Volume 12, which will focus on Preparing for the Job Market. With increasing competition for a limited number of professorships and growing numbers of ethnomusicology students/graduates approaching and entering the job market, we hope that this volume will draw attention to the challenges and opportunities around us, particularly to what ethnomusicology students should be thinking about and doing while still in graduate school to prepare for employment outside of, perhaps even more so than within, academia. We are looking for submissions from students and working scholars that engage with these important issues.
We are accepting submissions for the following categories:
- original photography related to topic of the issue
- student submissions (c.150-200 words) for our "State of the Field" column [discussing personal experience and strategies preparing for and/or finding employment as an ethnomusicologist]
- student articles/editorials (c. 500-750 words) [on issues or case studies exploring what students can do to prepare for the job market, including what resources are available to them and what various skills are important for success]
- professional submissions either for our "Dear SEM" column (c. 250 words) or individual editorials (c. 500-750 words) [on issues and advice regarding ethnomusicology, ethnomusicology students, and the job market]
If you would like to submit a piece, please contact the editor at email@example.com. We also welcome any other ideas, comments, and questions. Submissions should be formatted in author-date style (following the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition). Files should be submitted in .docx (text) or .jpg (photography) formats and received no later than March 18, 2016. Be sure to include your contact information and university affiliation in your email. Please feel free to forward this call widely.