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Futures Initiative Graduate Fellowships, 2018-2019

Applications due January 19, 2018

The Futures Initiative is seeking three Graduate Center doctoral students in any field for 2018-2019 fellowships. Applications are due January 19, 2018. These are one-year positions, renewable for up to three years.

We are seeking three new fellows for 2018-2019:

  • HASTAC Scholars Director
  • Communications Specialist
  • Research Analyst/Web Developer

We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students who have backgrounds underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply.

For full details, including compensation and terms of the fellowship, please visit

Please apply using this form by January 19, 2018. A CV is also required and should be emailed to futuresinitiative [at]

Current Openings

HASTAC Scholars Director

  • Lead the international network of graduate and undergraduate students in the HASTAC Scholars network
  • Help to recruit new HASTAC Scholars, especially from members of HASTAC’s leadership, as well as institutions that have been involved in past years
  • Expand the HASTAC Scholars community through outreach to HBCU’s, regional colleges, and community colleges
  • Communicate regularly with HASTAC Scholars through various communication channels
  • Help Scholars to cultivate project ideas from inception to fruition
  • Develop ways that Scholars can connect more deeply with the Futures Initiative’s work and vice versa
  • Share announcements with the Scholars community and encourage Scholars to do the same
  • Update the HASTAC website and social media with new Scholars content as appropriate
  • Create, maintain, and archive documentation related to processes and procedures, including Scholars Handbook
  • Work closely with FI Leadership Fellows Co-Director and Humanities Alliance Director to develop undergraduate and CUNY-centered initiatives
  • Develop new modes of connecting with and tracking outcomes for alumni
  • Participate in biweekly HASTAC staff meetings
  • Stay informed about initiatives and priorities of HASTAC@ASU partners

Communications Specialist

  • Develop a robust social media strategy (including a metrics strategy) to maximize the reach of the Futures Initiative’s work, both within the CUNY community and beyond
  • Curate and edit content for the Futures Initiative’s monthly newsletter. Content may include announcements and blog posts from FI fellows, faculty, peer mentors, and staff as well as announcements, events, and more from affiliated groups at CUNY and beyond
  • Contribute a carefully curated selection of material to the monthly HASTAC newsletter for national distribution
  • Collaborate with other FI Fellows on graphic materials for print and online distribution
  • Post events, news, reflections, and other updates on (built using CBOX – WordPress/BuddyPress) and (a Drupal site)
  • Cultivate outreach and connection with individuals and communities beyond the Graduate Center
  • Recognize, encourage, and support knowledge production from both within and beyond the academy
  • Highlight and celebrate the voices of individuals in historically marginalized groups
  • Note: the position requires some fluency in Adobe Creative Suite; a background that includes visual design work is desirable

Research Analyst and Web Developer

  • Develop a key research question for the year that relates to the Futures Initiative’s priorities and that helps examine the program’s impact and opportunities for growth
  • Conduct research and analysis in content areas relevant to the Futures Initiative’s goals
  • Meaningfully report on the research conducted through written reports, blog posts, and/or data visualizations
  • Contribute to the administration of a multi-site network ( using the Commons In A Box platform, built on WordPress and BuddyPress
  • Evaluate site analytics and make suggestions for site improvements
  • Present on areas of digital expertise, including the Futures Initiative’s use of technology, in public venues such as blog posts, conferences, and journals
  • Provide technical support, documentation and digital guidance for City University of New York students
  • Participate in program outreach
  • Offer guidance and ideas on design for and
  • The position requires familiarity with tools for data visualization and design
  • Some fluency in Adobe Creative Suite as well as other web design software is also desirable


Please contact Katina Rogers, Director of Administration and Programs for the Futures Initiative, if you have any questions. krogers [at]


The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY advocate greater equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promote reinvestment in higher education as a public good.