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Adjunct Instructors Needed in American Studies at Pace University

Instructors needed for two sections of Introduction to American Studies and one section of Introduction to Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies at Pace University (downtown campus) in Fall ’17.

Introduction to American Studies

A team-taught course (happy to consider teams applying together!) capped at 25 that comes with a $1000 budget (to bring students to museums, events, invite outside speakers, etc). At Pace American Studies we often aim to emphasize: U.S. vernacular cultures, the study of race/ethnicity, & New York City studies. You can design your own syllabus; we can also help by giving examples of previous syllabi that have worked well in the classroom. This course is compensated at 3-credits per instructor. The sections meet T/Th 10:05-12:05 and MW 3:30-5:30. (more…)

NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

Dear CUNY Colleagues:

As we approach the close of spring 2017, I am writing to inform you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.

For background purposes, a link to the current Program information/application appears below:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/

(The 2018 application package will be posted shortly. It will generally follow what you’ve read above.)

The fall semester deadline for 2018 applications will be November 1. However, Program faculty and administrators in Albany are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate student candidates—during the summer, where feasible. (more…)

Due May 12 | Applications for ERI Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge

The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline.  Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse.

In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2017. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or a dissertation chapter by September 2017 that will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme.  (more…)

Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Purpose
Students will work closely with staff at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Located in Harlem, the Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experience.  Throughout the fall semester, fellows will work primarily on-site at the Schomburg assisting staff to identify materials within their extensive collections that might be digitized in order to make them more available to the general public.  In the spring semester fellows will be required to give informal presentations on their findings as part of the IRADAC Fellows Symposium. (more…)

Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC Fellows Program

IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Purpose
The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora.  During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule. (more…)

The Advocate, Call for Contributions

Never Submit, Contribute!

The Advocate is currently soliciting articles and essays from the student body for its forthcoming issue. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the Graduate Center community. We publish six issues a year and reach thousands of readers both within and beyond the GC community.

We accept contributions in the form of articles, reviews, illustrations, and photos from freelance writers, artists, and photographers who are CUNY students, faculty, and staff.  (more…)

Deadline extended to May 2 | Altfest Graduate Internship Program, Summer 2017

Altfest Graduate Internships

The Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development facilitates partnerships with local institutions to host graduate student internships. The opportunities are meant to encourage graduate students to explore diverse career options, while developing skills and experience that will advance their career goals.

Candidates are encouraged to have their application materials reviewed through the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development before applying. (more…)

Deadline April 14 | CFP: Activism and the Intersectional Internet

Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance

A half-day symposium hosted by the GC Digital Fellows

May 17, 2017, The Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions: Friday, April 14th, 2017

The GC Digital Fellows invite submissions for inclusion in a half-day symposium on digital activism that brings together designers, software developers, community organizers and scholars to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital activism — past and present — and its relationship to offline grassroots efforts. From social media networks to e-mail to websites, the Internet and digital technologies are deployed both as a tool to organize and amplify activists’ resistance efforts, as well as a site of state and corporate control and surveillance.

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Due April 12 | Applications for Teaching and Learning Center Fellowships, 2017-2018

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for TLC Fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, developing workshops and focused inquiry groups, producing guides for the Center’s web site, and contributing to a range of special projects. During the 2016-17 academic year, TLC fellows worked on projects related to educational technology, writing pedagogy, working with diverse student populations, teaching as an international student, data security, managing nerves in the classroom, and other topics. During the 2017-18 academic year, these themes will continue, and will expand to include quantitative and scientific instructional methodologies and a focus on accessibility in the college classroom. (more…)

Job Opening- Advocate Managing Editor

The Advocate, the students’ newspaper of the Graduate Center, currently seeks a new Managing Editor to join the Editorial Committee. The Managing Editor serves alongside the rest of the Editorial Committee in soliciting, selecting, and editing articles and developing editorial policy.

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