Call for 2023-2024 Manifold Graduate Fellow

Deadline: Applications Accepted and Reviewed on a Rolling Basis; Apply by May 12, 2023 for best consideration

GC Digital Initiatives welcomes applications from GC doctoral students to join the Manifold Team as a Manifold Graduate Fellow. This position offers graduate students the opportunity to gain experience with digital publishing on the Manifold platform, to design and lead workshops, to work one-on-one with CUNY Manifold users, to foster the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) at CUNY, and to work with the larger Manifold Team to help think through the future of digital publishing.

In this position, the Manifold Graduate Fellow will work with Open Educational Technologist and OER Specialist Robin Miller and Matthew K. Gold, Director, M.A. in Digital Humanities and M.S. in Data Analysis and Visualization and Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities, to support the CUNY instance of Manifold, helping faculty, graduate students, librarians, and staff create vibrant digital publications.

Project examples on CUNY’s Manifold instance include: Great Books for Composition Courses, Modern Humanities, The CUNY Student Editions, Black Diasporic Visions, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP), and Benito Cereno. Further examples may be found on the Manifold instances run by The University of Minnesota Press, The University of Washington Libraries and Press, and Brown University, among others.

We encourage applications from women, Black and Indigenous people of color, and underrepresented groups in higher education and technology. We are especially interested in students who would bring a focus on open pedagogy, anti-racism, and social justice publishing to the Manifold project.

Sample tasks include:

  • Onboarding new Manifold users (faculty, staff, students)
  • Answering Manifold user questions by email
  • Running Manifold workshops (on-site and online)
  • Providing weekly drop-in office hours
  • Writing “how-to’s” for specific tasks on Manifold
  • Participating in weekly and bi-weekly Manifold Team meetings
  • Managing the CUNY Manifold Users group on the CUNY Academic Commons
  • Attending events and promoting Manifold within the larger CUNY community
  • Presenting on Manifold at academic conferences
  • Testing new Manifold features and providing thoughtful feedback

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • GC doctoral student with fewer than 7 years of institutional funding
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Able to complete tasks in a timely manner, under minimal supervision
  • Willingness to learn new technological tools
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of OER
  • Familiar with Copyright and Public Domain and Creative Commons licenses
  • Knowledge of digital publishing and/or the digital humanities
  • Comfortable teaching people at different technical skill levels simultaneously

Preferred qualifications:


GC doctoral students who have received fewer than 7 years of prior institutional fellowship funding from the Graduate Center are eligible to apply.


The Manifold Graduate Fellow works a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). The fellowship is funded as a graduate assistant B appointment and a financial aid fellowship award of $16,159; total compensation for the award is a minimum of $29,374 (depending on the candidate’s prior service, if any, in the graduate assistant B title). The current first step of the Graduate Assistant B title is $13,215.

The GAB title provides eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first ten (10) registered semesters of doctoral study.

Fellows who are past their ten registered semesters of doctoral study will be eligible to receive in-state tuition remission at the Level III rate as per the 2017-2023 PSC- CUNY contract (this benefit provides for this tuition remission for a maximum of four semesters past the student’s 10th registered semester).


Application Instructions

To apply, please send a one-page statement of interest, CV, contact information for a faculty recommender (letter not required) to Robin Miller at with “Manifold Graduate Fellowship Application” in the subject line.

Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis; Apply by May 12, 2023 for best consideration.


Please contact Robin Miller, Open Educational Technology Specialist, at with any questions you might have.