Call for Proposals: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Charity Butcher, Tavishi Bhasin, Maia Hallward, and Elizabeth Gordon are creating a book for political science faculty who want to simultaneously increase their research productivity and teaching effectiveness. They are seeking proposals for chapters that will outline how faculty can align their teaching and research interests through:

  • The scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Textbook authorship.
  • Faculty-student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Study abroad and field research.
  • Designing courses to general new areas of scholarship.

If you are interested, please submit a 300-400 word abstract and a short bio (around 50 words) to by September 30th. Your proposal should describe the essay you would like to contribute, explicitly connecting your chapter to one of the areas above or indicating an additional unlisted area where you think your chapter could fit. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with all decisions completed by October 15. Accepted abstracts will be included in a book proposal to be submitted to Springer as part of the Political Pedagogies book series (edited by Jamie Frueh and David Hornsby).

They anticipate final essays of roughly 3000 words to be submitted by February 1, 2022. Final essays should include specific, tangible examples of teaching and research practices that other professors could reproduce in their own contexts to improve and expand their research and teaching. For more details, please see the full call for proposals at: