I hope you are enjoying your first day of Spring Break in spite of our persistent wintery weather. Some of you may be aware that a lawsuit against Punxsutawny Phil (AKA the groundhog) for malicious forecasting is pending in Butler County, Ohio (where I’m from): http://www.examiner.com/article/punxsutawney-phil-sued-for-malicious-forecasting
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Articles, Blogs, etc.
Evil HR Lady
Mystified by the workings of corporate HR? Evil HR Lady’s insights may be of help to you: http://evilhrlady.org/
From Academic to Market Research
A biology Ph.D. reflects on his career ten years after earning his Ph.D. Good advice here!
The New Cartographers
An interesting article from the online career magazine published by Science. Useful links to career resources at the end: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2013_03_18/caredit.a1300045
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC): http://www.hercjobs.org/
Are you looking for positions in academe (very broadly defined)? If so, the HERC job database is a great resource. If you are conducting a dual-career search, it is a particularly helpful tool, as each partner can set up a profile and look for opportunities that are located in the same region. Here are just a few of the recent postings that can be found on HERC.
Research Associate, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, NJ
The Biochemistry and Microbiology Department at Rutgers University seeks a Research Associate for a term of one-year. This will be a one-year, non-renewable appointment. Applicants should submit one pdf file containing their CV, statement on Research experience and contact information for three letters of references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department, please visit the website (http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~dbm/). First consideration will be given to applications received by July 20, 2012.
Postodoc, Socio-Cognitive Processes Lab, Department of Psychology, Princeton University
The lab is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research associate position. Our lab focuses on understanding how large-scale social phenomena emerge from the interaction between individual cognitive mechanisms and social dynamics. We empirically investigate the formation of shared representations and the dynamics of collective beliefs. Initial appointment is for one year with possibility for renewal pending satisfactory performance and funding availability (start date: 8/1/2013). Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter and CV. Also provide contact information for two references in Other Document 1. Applications will be evaluated beginning on the 20th of April, but will continue until the hiring process is complete.
Essential Qualifications: PhD in psychology or related field is required. Ideal candidates should have strong quantitative and statistical skills (e.g., Matlab; data mining techniques), expertise in designing behavioral experiments, and the ability to prepare written and oral research reports.
Preferred Qualifications: Individuals with strengths in behavioral research, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, and/or large-scale dynamics, regardless of their disciplinary background, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should be willing to engage in cross-disciplinary interactions. Apply through the Princeton University website.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics, Vassar College
The Vassar College Department of Economics invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor position. Evidence of excellent teaching skills is essential; PhD desired but individuals ABD and nearing completion will be considered. Teaching responsibilities would include two sections of introductory economics, a section of Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, and two sections of Probability and Statistics. Three sections will be taught in the Fall semester and two sections in the Spring semester. Introductory courses are capped at 25 students and others are capped at 20 students.
Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar is a highly selective residential liberal arts college located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.
Applications must include a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a graduate transcript, and three (3) letters of reference.
To apply, please visit http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51436 to link to the posting for this position. Please direct any questions about the position to email@example.com. Anything that must be sent in hard copy should be directed to Search Committee, Department of Economics, Box 708, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, 12604-0708. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by May 6th, 2013.
Head of Scholars’ Lab Graduate Programs, University of Virginia
Job Number: 0611761
The University of Virginia Library seeks an experienced, versatile digital scholar and administrator to lead programs for graduate students in our internationally recognized Scholars’ Lab; home of the Praxis Program and a vibrant community of Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities. The ideal candidate will have: deep familiarity with humanities scholarship and digital methods at the graduate level; an interest in experimental approaches to analysis, authoring, and publication; experience in teaching and administrative roles in higher education; and a commitment to the training of emerging scholars and alt-ac humanities professionals. The Head of Scholars’ Lab Graduate Programs joins an accomplished and forward-looking digital scholarship team, and is eligible for the self-directed research time that all of our staff members are granted for professional engagement and to pursue their own, often collaborative, R&D projects.
Primary Responsibilities: Mentoring, managing day-to-day operations, and coordinating staff support for both team-based and individual graduate fellowship programs at U.Va. Library. Developing intellectual programming in the digital humanities for the Scholars’ Lab and building community among emerging scholars at U.Va. Fostering collaboration on humanities training and research support with internal and external partners.
Required Education: Master’s Degree or Equivalent
Preferred Education: Doctoral Degree
Required Experience: Considerable – 4 to 7 years
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of digital humanities technologies and directions. Strong interest in mentoring junior scholars from project conceptualization to published outcomes. Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a generalist audience and a clear understanding of humanities perspectives and needs. Previous experience in higher education administration and experience in scholarly research, writing, and digital project development preferred.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.virginia.edu
Jobs, Internships, Fellowships, etc.
Samuel S. Fels Fund Internships in Community Service, Philadelphia (Paid)
Feel like spending the summer in Philadelphia, arguably the best city in the country? These internships are open to all graduate students (master’s and Ph.D.) and pay a (reasonably) generous stipend ($6000).
Java Script Developer, GENWI, New York, NY
GENWI (Generation Wireless) helps content publishers to create engaging apps with a revolutionary cloud-based mobile content management system. The GENWI mobile Content Management System (mCMS) gives publishers a quick and easy way to repurpose their content to create engaging apps once and then deliver native and HTML5 apps to multiple devices. Today, there are over 1,500 apps powered by GENWI including those from Conde Nast, The Hollywood Reporter, IndiaTimes, Forbes, and PBS Kids. Founded in 2010, GENWI is a privately held firm based in the Bay Area. For more information, please visit http://genwi.com or follow us on Twitter @genwi.
Build the next generation of publishing apps
Create new, exciting features and push your code to millions of users
Work with some of the biggest publishers to create touch experiences
Working knowledge of HTML/CSS
In-depth knowledge of the latest web technologies and frameworks
Experience with mobile web applications
Experience performance tuning web applications
Experience using the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent
Exceptional candidates will have
B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent
Familiarity with HTML5
New York Graduate Intern, Direct TV, New York, NY
An internship at DIRECTV Latin America gives you an opportunity to make an impact in our fastest-growing unit, Latin America. Located in Midtown Manhattan’s famed Rockefeller Center, DIRECTV Latin America’s Corporate Headquarters group acts as functional business partners to the leadership of each country’s operation.
Our internship program matches your skills and abilities with our functional areas: Sales & Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, Programming Acquisition, Field Services, and Customer Experience. You’ll be assigned real-life projects that add value and impact our growing business, and when you have completed your experience you will have an opportunity to present your work to DTVLA’s key business leaders.
The Internship Experience
No two internships are alike, but you will have an opportunity experience the following over the course of your assignment with DIRECTV:
• Regular “lunch and learn” sessions to understand our business
• Interaction and networking with senior leadership
• Skills-building sessions tailored to your internship
• Executive presentation of your internship experience
• Full-time paid summer internships
• Part-time paid summer internships
• One year completed in degree program
• Bachelor’s, Master’s, M.B.A, or Ph.D.
• Strong Overall/Major GPA
• Related major, experience, interests, and skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Spanish language skills required, Portuguese a plus
Apply to job number 1300797 at http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/about/careers.jsp
Program Officer, The Fund for New Jersey
The Fund for New Jersey, a private grant-making foundation, works to improve the quality of public
policy decision-making on the most significant issues affecting the people of New Jersey and our
region. Our grant making advances systemic and sustainable solutions to public problems through
the work of policy, advocacy, analysis, and organizing. We seek a Program Officer who will work with the President, staff, and Trustees to guide The Fund for New Jersey into the future. Responsibilities will encompass both programmatic and strategic
Grant Making (80%)
• Cultivating and deepening relationships with potential and current grantees
• Managing, monitoring, and evaluating proposals and grants
• Working supportively with grantees to achieve the aims of The Fund’s grants
• Researching and implementing new initiatives in support of The Fund’s priorities
Collaboration and Communication (20%)
• Developing strong relationships with non-profit and public leaders and philanthropic
• Convening and joining collaborative initiatives to achieve The Fund’s objectives
• Writing and speaking eloquently and effectively on behalf of The Fund for New Jersey
The strongest candidate will have excellent academic and professional experience, including:
• Excellent judgment and ability to learn quickly
• Deep understanding of public policy, non-profit organizations and philanthropy
• Demonstrated commitment to social change
• Very strong research skills and capacity for policy analysis and program evaluation
• Evidence of outstanding writing, thinking, and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm to address an array of issues facing New Jersey
• Ease and experience with technology, digital media, and non-profit financial management
The Fund offers an exceptional work environment, salary commensurate with experience, and
excellent benefits. The Fund values and respects diversity.
To apply: Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and fit for the position, a resume, a
writing sample (no more than 1000 words), and a list of three references. Send all materials to Kiki
Jamieson, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your last name in the subject line.
Review of applications will begin on April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
Deputy Director, Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The Center for 21st Century Studies, a UW System Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, leads the way in imagining, defining, and creating the burgeoning field of 21st century studies, focusing on the intersection of the humanities, arts, and sciences (social and natural) with issues of compelling concern. One of the oldest humanities institutes in the U.S., the Center is devoted to fostering cross-disciplinary research across the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts. Each year, a group of mainly UWM faculty, whose research speaks to the annual theme, is chosen to be resident Fellows at the Center. Each of the fellows suggests possible speakers, and we work with their suggestions to develop a broad program of lectures and other events, including an annual spring conference. The Deputy Director plays a key role in all of these events, and is a full and active member of the bi-weekly Fellows Seminar.
Although the Deputy Director position is classified by UWM as a non-teaching academic staff position, we made arrangements for the former Deputy Director to teach one course per year at her request and would be happy to do so for her replacement if s/he was interested in teaching. The main responsibilities for the position, described in the attached job description, are to administer the operations of C21, with the assistance of two full-time staff people and two half-time graduate student project assistants. While this is the “sine qua non” for the position, what makes it an especially good opportunity for someone interested in pursuing an alternative academic career is that the Deputy Director plays a key role in helping the director plan and develop the Center’s themes, programs, conferences, and invited speakers.
We are especially keen to find someone who wants to pursue and create Center initiatives related to their own intellectual interests, as the former Deputy Directory was able to do, particularly but not exclusively in regard to her concern with public humanities and with developing initiatives in digital scholarship. We are not interested in someone only capable of executing the director’s ideas, but rather someone who can be a partner in helping to shape the direction of C21. Another attractive element of the position is the opportunity it provides to mentor graduate students–not only our two project assistants but also the graduate students who are involved with C21′s programs, particularly those who organize the annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC), which the Center actively co-sponsors. Finally, I would add that the Deputy Director position is held in high esteem at the University, thereby providing the incumbent ample opportunities to get involved as s/he wishes with university committees and other service opportunities as a way to begin to build a resume for an administrative career in higher education.
For those of you who don’t know Milwaukee, I can assure you that it is an affordable city to live in, with plenty of things to do and easy access by train or car to Chicago. And despite the recent political turmoil in Wisconsin, UWM is a vibrant campus and C21 is an exciting place to be.
I would be very grateful if you could forward this email to people you know (students or former students, colleagues, friends) who might be interested in this position. The application deadline is April 12; applications must be made on the UWM HR site: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/13293. The director, Richard Grusin (email@example.com), would be happy to answer questions from serious applicants.
Archivist, The Irving Penn Foundation, New York City NY (Brooklyn Navy Yard)
Job description: The archivist will be working with the Foundation archive to ensure the preservation and accurate record keeping of all artworks and materials in the Foundation’s holdings. This position requires standards of total care and handling of works of art in a climate controlled environment. Salary commensurate with experience including benefits.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-The ongoing cataloguing and preservation of the Foundation archive.
-Preventive maintenance and care of the Foundation archive.
-Data-entry and database management.
-The production of finding aids and guides.
-Conducting research for book related projects and exhibitions.
-Must possess outstanding work ethics.
-Exercise utmost care and respect for fine art prints and precious materials.
-Abide by strict Foundation procedures by signing a confidentiality agreement.
-Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
-Please write a brief, one-page cover letter expressing your interest in working with the Foundation.
-Include your resume with current work and academic experience.
-Include 3 professional recommendations which may include personal and academic references.
-Applicants must be able to interview in person.
-E-mail your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include ‘ARCHIVIST’ in the subject field.
-No phone calls please.
Exhibition Research Assistant, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY
Application deadline: April 5, 2013
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is in the process of finalizing its inaugural exhibitions, which will chronicle the events of 9/11, the related global events that preceded the attacks, their aftermath, and their ongoing legacy.
The Exhibition Research Assistant will support the completion of this work through content aggregation and fact checking.
The Exhibition Research Assistant will also work with the Assistant Exhibition Curator and the Exhibition Coordinator on a project related to a specific exhibition component involving interactive informational databases. This position will be responsible for content development and data management.
The Exhibition Research Assistant will also support the ongoing process of verifying the accuracy of the exhibition text with directed research tasks, entering source information (data entry), assembling hard copy reference files, and other related assignments. Fact-checking work for the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening will include reviewing materials produced by other Museum departments, including Collections, Education, Communications, and Public Affairs.
The Exhibition Research Assistant will report to the Assistant Exhibition Curator. This position is a full-time term hire, through June 2014.
The Exhibition Research Assistant’s responsibilities will include:
Integrating large data sets.
Documenting sources and maintaining reference files.
Reaching out to data providers and constituents
Developing content delivery packages for designers.
Supporting other special projects as they arise.
Undergraduate degree required.
Graduate degree in library science, museum studies, history, journalism, or related program preferred.
At least one year general office experience.
Excellent communication, research and organizational skills.
Methodical and attentive to detail.
Familiarity with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite.
General knowledge of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 events preferred.
Experience with database management and entry.
HOW TO APPLY
Include job title in the email subject field.
Please state the location where the job posting was seen.
Send cover letter and resume by 4/5/13 to email@example.com
Please visit our website at www.911memorial.org
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. is committed to workforce diversity. EEO.
Jennifer S. Furlong
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309