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Queen’s National Scholar position in Black Geographics

The Departments of Gender Studies and Geography & Planning, Faculty of Arts and Science at
Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar position in Black
Geographies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a tenured or tenure-track
joint position with specialization in Black Geographies and issues of race, gender, and culture.
This position will have a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019.

The Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University has 8 faculty members and is
committed to interdisciplinary, historical and transnational research and teaching grounded in
feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous, postcolonial, queer, trans, and social justice studies. The
Department of Geography & Planning at Queen’s University has 26 faculty members working in
diverse areas of both human and physical geography and planning. Together, these
Departments host a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including PhD offerings.
The successful candidate will teach and have opportunities to supervise students in both
Departments. (more…)

Funding + working space for digital projects

The New Media Lab is now accepting applications from all GC students for fall 2018. Students working on digital projects in the lab receive stipends for time spent working in the lab and are also eligible for awards supporting travel (up to $300); teaching, history, public health, and social justice ($500); and digital dissertation components ($1000). The lab provides reserved work stations, each with a new Mac or PC, adjustable sitting-standing desks, and non-florescent lighting. Lab projects range widely and include both digital presentation of research—using websites, videos, maps, and more—and analysis of teaching and research work using a variety of digital and digitally assisted tools.

To work at the lab, please submit a brief project description, work plan, and your CV at https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/get-involved/student-application/.

Further information:

Join us at any of our monthly general meetings, held this semester on Wednesday, September 26; Tuesday, October 23; Thursday, November 15; and Wednesday, December 5. Each is from 12:30 to 2:00 in the lab, room 7388.01.

Award and stipend details are at https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/stipends-awards/.

Current and previous project descriptions are available from https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/projects/.

Joe Kirchhof, student project advisor in the lab, is available to answer questions at jkirchhof@gc.cuny.edu.

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development 9/21

CUNY Graduate Students: Paid research opportunity with The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) APPLY ASAP

The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) is seeking enrolled CUNY graduate students to aid in research for The Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting report.

The project will run from September 2018 to the end of April 2019, during which the chosen student(s) will be asked to provide deep research into the workings of various state’s budgets and the processes which craft them. Students will be asked to utilize multiple sources to obtain desired information, as well as articulate their findings in a manner that a general audience would understand. Students should be able to commit to working at ISLG’s Manhattan office for at least one hour each week, as well as completing assigned work by defined deadlines.

This is a paid position and a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in and desire to learn more about the minutia and nuance of state budgets and government functions. ISLG will provide workshops to both train the student(s) for the project and provide a robust learning experience in local government.

Students will be paid a stipend of $6,000 total for the academic year, disbursed in equal payments over the course of the year. Payments are contingent on approval by ISLG project supervisors of the work produced.

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled, full-time CUNY graduate student (Master’s or PhD level)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • At least one faculty referral
  • Available to come in for at least one-hour a week over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters and for additional workshops
  • Possess the self-motivation to work from home, when needed, and complete work by deadlines
  • Proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

To apply, click here: https://cunySUD.formstack.com/forms/islggradprojectapplication

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to those submitted in mid-September. In-person interviews will commence shortly after submission. Training for the accepted students will begin in late September.

For questions on the project, please reach out to Taylor Swabb at Taylor.Swabb@islg.cuny.edu.

Best,

The CUNY ISLG team

Due Oct 31 | Application for CUNY BA Advising Fellow

CUNY BA Advising Fellows

Starting in Spring 2019

The CUNY BA Advising Fellows Program aims to provide vital academic support to undergraduates in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Individualized Studies (CUNY BA). Starting in the 2019 spring term, the Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to the CUNY BA students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their work loads, meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their work on the campuses. The Fellows will be advanced doctoral students who have already successfully taught undergraduates in at least one CUNY college.  Carefully chosen for their interpersonal skills and good judgment, the Fellows will work with Director Kim Hartswick and will be accessible and open to students while also providing academic guidance.

Each Fellow will be responsible for advising a specific group of students on their programs of study, course selection, and other academic affairs.  Fellows will host daytime and evening office hours to meet with their advisees and will also meet with students by appointment. They are encouraged to use Skype or Zoom to maintain face-to-face connections with students who cannot easily visit the Graduate Center.  In addition, as enrollments in the CUNY BA/MA grow, the Fellows will support the development of the BA/MA master’s student community with programming for students that enhances their studies, careers, networking, and professional writing.

The total compensation for this award is $27,128. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. CUNY BA Advisement Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year. Since the program is staring up in the 2019 spring term, the compensation for the award will be $13,564 and requirements for the first semester will be for 225 hours. Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, the fellowships will take place during the academic year (two 15 week semesters).

Application Specifics and Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must be Level III by the start date of the appointment. Students holding one of the Graduate Center’s five-year fellowships are welcome to apply. Each Fellow is expected to have deep institutional knowledge of the CUNY BA and its administrative structures that relate to students, as well as the academic advising faculty based at the colleges. Students with interdisciplinary research interests or interdisciplinary coursework and advising experience are especially encouraged to apply. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.  CUNY BA is a unique program that attracts an intellectually diverse student body, and we seek applicants showing experience or strong interest in working with this population.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a statement of interest (no more than 1–2 pages), noting any interdisciplinary courses or work completed and advising experience, a CV, and a letter of reference from a faculty advisor (which can be sent separately) to Director Kim Hartswick (Kim.Hartswick15@cunyba.cuny.edu) with “Advising Fellows Application” in the subject line. Inquiries about the program can be sent to him or to the Dean for Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation Brian Peterson (bpeterson@gc.cuny.edu) in the Provost’s Office.   Applications must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to be considered. Interviews will take place in November. Decision notifications will be made by Friday, December 7, 2018.

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development (Sep 14)

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Available

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2018.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The competition deadline is October 15, 2018.

DETAILS:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been proud to support more than 22,000 Fellows who collectively have an impressive record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. We hope that you will give your students the opportunity to join this impressive network by sharing the following information about the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s 2019 doctoral dissertation fellowships:

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
woodrow.org/newcombe[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2018.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
woodrow.org/womens-studies[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2018.

Please see the website for further information: woodrow.org[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]

Questions about the Fellowships may be sent to:
Newcombe Fellowship: newcombe@woodrow.org
Women’s Studies Fellowship: ws@woodrow.org

New Job Posting for Scientist in GC Connect

NASA GSFC Office of Education is currently recruiting graduate students to participate in the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) internship program located at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City. Application Deadline: 9/19/2018

Applicants must apply through the NASA Intern Application Management System (NIAMS) at www.intern.nasa.gov.

Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with a science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate students coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part time position that supports the graduate students major area of study and degree program. (more…)

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