Communications Writer, CUNY

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Reporting to the Senior Writer-Editor, the Communications Writer’s responsibilities, in addition to the duties within CUNY Title Overview, include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities:

  • Write student, faculty and alumni profiles for various digital and print publications and communications
  • Conduct interviews with campus and external individuals
  • Write and edit stories and articles of varying lengths for diverse media platforms
  • Support development and recruitment efforts with marketing copy for brochures, direct mail, and other materials
  • Propose and develop digital outreach for showcasing College community voices, including blogs, podcasts, etc
  • Meet all copy and project deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Maintain and monitor the College’s editorial style guidelines
  • Writes and prepares written material on College issues and event and provides professional support to College communications programs
  • Researches and writes items in a variety of formats for publication in print, web sites, and presentations
  • Participates in planning communications projects and contributes to decisions on content and style
  • May assume editorial responsibility for communications projects; reviews and edits the work of others
  • May coordinate production of written materials
  • Adheres to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ related experience required
  • Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Creative and compelling storytelling skills are also critical. Adaptive writing skills for various print and digital media platforms are also necessary
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet all deadlines
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, web tools and apps such as WordPress, podcasting, etc. is essential.

Deadline: June 20th

To Apply: complete the online application and include the following as one document:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three writing samples
  • names and contact information of three professional references

 

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Technology Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums

Technology is an integral part of museums in the 21st century. As such, the Harvard Art Museums is seeking a Technology Fellow for two years to support and develop projects in the Lightbox Gallery, the museums public research and development environment. Projects are produced in collaboration with the Division of Academic and Public Programs and university partners. Past partners include Harvard faculty, staff, and students, including a collection visualization by metaLAB (at) Harvard, explorations into the science of light and looking with the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, an artist residency with Matt Saunders and his undergraduate animation studio, and a nine-channel installation by artist Ben Rivers. Throughout the 2017 fall semester the candidate will work with campus and community partners to assist with the technical development and installation of new projects for the Lightbox, including a collaboration with the ICA Boston exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, artist projects, and experimental data visualizations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Write code, setup virtual servers, explore open source projects, and experiment with technology as it pertains to the museums and the Lightbox.
  • Participate in and at times lead an iterative development process that includes brainstorming sessions, building functional prototypes, and running review sessions with collaborators.
  • Work with staff from the Division of Academic and Public Programs to plan the schedule of events and projects in the Lightbox.
  • Write and deploy production ready code, document projects, and provide support for projects once they are deployed.
  • Conduct research on existing and emerging technology that helps strengthen the mission to preserve, document, present, and interpret the museums’ collections and resources in the context of the Lightbox.
  • Document findings and report on which technologies are worth exploring further.
  • Collaborate with partners within the university on projects to integrate the museums more fully in to Harvard curriculum.
  • Give a talk on your work at relevant museums events and then in an expanded form at relevant conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, new media, media arts, digital humanities, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience with programming, modern web frameworks, application automation, database systems, APIs, and cloud based services like AWS and Heroku.
  • Aptitude for applying new technologies quickly and effectively
  • comfort with a diverse set of hardware and software technology
  • knowledge of The Museums System (TMS) or museum cataloguing practices is a plus
  • willingness to take apart a technology, figure out how every bit works, and then reconstruct it in the most meaningful way for the project at hand
  • flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative demeanor; excellent writing and verbal skills
  • project management skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Visiting Lecturer – Graphic Design and Web Design, University of Massachusetts

The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a Visiting Lecturer position to teach Introduction to Graphic Design (level I), Advanced Typography (level III) and Web Design (level I, II and III) commencing September 2017. The Lecturer will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own graphic design practice and/or research. S/He will provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to understand and place their work in the historical and contemporary contexts of design. The position requires the ability to facilitate meaningful learning of the competencies in Graphic and Web Design. The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. The Art and Design Department seeks candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • or PhD in Graphic Design
  • Portfolio that demonstrates a wide-range of design solutions in creative and professional practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of theoretical, conceptual and critical aspects of graphic design
  • Strong skills in typography and web typography
  • Broad understanding of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues
  • Excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite
  • High level of technical proficiency with current digital media and graphic design applications and programs
  • Proficiency in HTML/CSS
  • Experience with web design, UX/UI, app design and motion graphics
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Experience with a diverse student body

Other Considerations:

  • Professional experience in graphic design, typography, interactive media or history of design
  • Strong production credits preferred
  • High level of technical proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Required Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter: Please describe in your cover letter your interest and qualifications in the areas of web design, interactive media, graphic design and typography.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references

Other Document 1: Please provide links to online or Google Drive portfolio and include 20 examples of student work representing print and other media.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Full position posting and application details

 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Digital Humanities Developer, Princeton University Library

The Digital Humanities Developer will work as part of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Development Team to implement innovative digital humanities projects in a collaborative environment that includes fellow CDH staff, humanities faculty and graduate students, and other relevant campus partners.  This position will have an emphasis on the front-end component of CDH projects, particularly working with JavaScript and data visualization in order to make CDH projects more dynamic and interactive.   This position will report to the CDH Lead Developer.
The DH Developer will follow development best practices established by the Lead Developer and Development Team, including unit testing, documentation, and version control to ensure that projects developed at CDH are released with stable codebases and clear documentation.   The DH Developer will contribute to team best practices for frontend testing and selecting a recommended JavaScript framework and establishing guidelines for when it should be used by projects.  The DH Developer will also participate in code reviews, both having their own code reviewed by other members of the CDH Development Team (as well as external collaborators, when appropriate) and reviewing work by other team members or other code written for CDH sponsored projects.  The DH Developer may also serve as Technical Lead on CDH projects that align with the DH Developer’s expertise.

The DH Developer will promote the work of CDH through workshops and other outreach activities including attending national and international conferences on Digital Humanities and relevant technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Build, test, debug, and document software designed to support research in the digital humanities
  • Estimate effort on software projects.  Serve as technical lead on CDH projects as appropriate to skills and expertise.
  • Hold consultations with members of Princeton community to scope work and suggest technologies for non-CDH project work.
  • Teach workshops, write blog posts, and promote the work of CDH to Princeton campus and larger DH communities.
  • Work on research and development projects related to pushing the boundaries of digital humanities development.
  • Projects to be chosen in consultation with CDH Lead Developer.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Expertise in web application development (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3)
  • Knowledge of frontend testing frameworks
  • Experience with version control
  • Ability to write clear documentation
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Knowledge of template frameworks and styling tools (such as SASS/Bootstrap/Bourbon)

Preferred:

  • Experience with data visualization and JavaScript libraries such as d3.js and JavaScript mapping libraries such as leaflet.js
  • Familiarity with Python or another high-level scripting language
  • Familiarity with web frameworks such as Django or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as EmberJS, Angular, or React
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and various data stores and tools such as: relational databases, XML databases, graph databases; Solr or elasticsearch; RDF and XML
  • Experience working on and contributing to open source software projects
  • Familiarity with humanities research

 

Full position posting and application details

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Mapping & Geospatial Data Librarian, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Mapping and Geospatial Data Librarian will work as part of a collaborative team in the Digital Scholarship department in the Penn Libraries. Working closely with the two Digital Humanities Specialists, a data curation librarian, and two librarians working on digital scholarly publishing, the mapping and geospatial data librarian will take the lead in developing and supporting scholarly research that includes mapping and geospatial data. The incumbent will develop tools and platforms and will train and supervise students across the University in creating and visualizing geospatial data, and in making connections between GIS technologies, critical mapping, and academic disciplines across the University. They will work closely with liaison librarians in creating tailored guides for geospatial approaches across disciplines, and will serve as back-up on complex mapping or geospatial data questions. The mapping specialist will also consult with the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, the School of Design and others on campus in meeting the needs of scholars who seek to incorporate mapping into their research approaches.

QUALIFICATIONS

We welcome candidates with a wide range of experience and from diverse backgrounds. A combination of professional experience, volunteer work, coursework, and other transferable skills may be applied toward the required and desired qualifications listed below. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant to this position.

A Master’s Degree or more and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • An understanding of and experience with leaflet, carto, mapbox, and other web mapping tools
  • Demonstrated facility with ArcGIS and QGIS
  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience working cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Experience with historical maps and mapping
  • Comfort with, or significant interest and aptitude for learning python, ruby, and javascript

Review of applicants will begin on June 5, 2017, with a proposed start date of August 1, 2017.

To apply, visit the online posting and application portal

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Professor in Screen Studies, University of Melbourne

The School of Culture and Communication is a thriving research hub for critical thinking in the humanities. This agenda is led by world-leading scholars whose fields of research include literary and cultural studies, art history, cinema and performance, media and communication and Australian Indigenous studies. The School is also host to a range of funded research concentrations, such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Australian Centre, the Centre for Advancing Journalism, the Research Unit in Public Cultures and the Transformative Technologies Research Unit. More broadly, our academics publish, speak and blog on topics as diverse as romanticism, poetry, Asian popular culture, digital media, climate change, network societies, gender and sexuality, racism, cosmopolitanism, and contemporary arts.

The Professor of Screen Studies will be expected to make major contributions in the areas of research, academic leadership, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including RHD supervision.The appointee will have an established research specialisation in an aspect of Screen Studies, and potential to achieve a high level of research performance through refereed publications and the securing of research grants. A principal duty of the successful appointee will be to foster interdisciplinary activities and engagement activities connected to the discipline.

Close date: 20 Jun 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria and Leadership Documents

Visual Arts High School Teacher, Ascend Charter

Ascend is a Brooklyn-based network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across nine schools. Our mission is to provide an extraordinary education for the children of Central Brooklyn, placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond. We seek high school teachers who are passionate about their subjects and their students – who want to spend their time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the content they’re about to teach. We value teachers who truly listen to what students are saying – who create a space for students to think their way through to answers, and explore insights and curiosities along the way. Teachers at Ascend share a hunger for feedback and professional growth, and a dedication to excellence.

We look for teachers who are excited to embrace a rigorous liberal arts program and restorative approach to discipline, and who believe that family and community partnerships are crucial.

We are passionate about guiding our students to think critically and independently, and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity and encourages intellectual risk-taking, preparing them to thrive in the college classroom, the workplace, and civil society.

The founding high school visual arts teacher will develop and teach, clear and engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Ascend curriculum. Additionally, the founding high school visual arts teacher will:

  • Create a rigorous, Common Core aligned curriculum
  • Utilize formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Build a motivating and inclusive classroom environment
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with students and families
  • Actively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer institute
  • Accept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacks
  • Report to the director of curriculum and instruction; accept direction from, and work closely with, the dean of students and school director.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and certification preferred
  • The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported, and challenged
  • Passion and commitment to teaching scholars in underserved areas and to closing the achievement gap
  • Relentless drive to set and achieve ambitious goals
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice
  • Experience teaching in underserved areas a plus

Ascend is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity.

Apply Here

 

Bates College: Information and Library Services Academic Technology Consultant (Scientific Computing)

The Position:

Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) and Bates College contributes to the academic mission of the College by providing programs and services that help faculty and students easily and effectively use information technology in their teaching, learning and research.  CRC staff routinely consult and collaborate with the faculty on a range of resources from using the college’s course and content management systems to creating media rich curricular content to developing computational and digital methods and processes.

The Academic Technology Consultant (Scientific Computing) provides services to and supports faculty, students, and staff using the imaging, visualization, and computing technologies in the Bates Imaging and Computing Center (BICC).  Contributes to the support of the BICC and its equipment and instrumentation.  Helps in the ongoing efforts to define and deploy a support model to meet the computational and data needs of faculty and students

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required,  advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in higher education, academic or research computing environment
  • Experience with scientific instrumentation (especially microscopes)
  • Experience in Scientific Computing & Analysis to include:
    • Scientific workflows
    • Scientific analysis & statistical methods
    • Programming in any applicable language
    • Supporting biology & chemistry computational platforms (incl Matlab)
    • Batch HPC cluster environment with a parallel file system
  • Experience in Digital Imaging & Visualization including but not limited to:
    • Expertise in applied & scientific imaging including optical microscopy
    • Knowledge of emerging visualization technology in teaching & research
    • Experience with 3D modeling software or using 3D digital imaging technologies
    • Experience or knowledge using GIS
    • Experience supporting or developing VR content & environments
  • Theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience with optical microscopes and their software.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational (time, task and project management)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with and teach a wide range of users with variable needs and interests.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

Submit to following via the online portal:

  1. cover letter
  2. resume
  3. contact information for three professional references

This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

Director of Governance and External Affairs, Cooper Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers a world-class education in art, architecture and engineering as well as an outstanding faculty of humanities and social sciences. The Cooper Union is a living laboratory that has advanced and shaped our country and civic thought for over 150 years. The Cooper Union has stood for more than a century as a bastion of free speech and a center for debate of the vital issues of civic leadership. That discussion continues today. As the College looks forward to rediscover Cooper’s many strengths, the College is developing a new strategic plan that drives toward an even more vibrant, sustainable, inclusive future.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is part of the leadership team and will play a key role in shaping The Cooper Union’s long-term financial health, academic vitality, and civic leadership into the 22nd century. The Director of Communications and Public Programs provides creative and strategic leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, synergistic communications and public programming strategy for the College to engage internal and external audiences.  In partnership with the President and other campus leaders, the Director develops the College’s strategic communications and public programming plans and oversees their implementation. The Director will lead a transformational approach to link the work in Public Programs to the overall strategy of communicating and engaging internal and external communities in public discussion about topics and values that are meaningful to the College and the community. The Director also serves as a key spokesperson for the College. This position reports directly to the President and is a member of the leadership Cabinet.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience in strategic communications planning; digital, social, and print media and public relations; perception management; internal communications; and crisis management, as well as proven effectiveness engaging local, national, and international media.
• Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in the successful design and production of print and digital materials, including a familiarity with graphic design, web design, publications processes, and Google Analytics.
• Experience with developing program strategy and producing events.
• Experience with  identifying or managing agents who represent talent who provide exemplary programs.
• Ability to partner with development leadership to engage potential funders through public programs.
• Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.
• Exceptional writing, editing and oral communication skills as well as proficiency in engaging effectively with a wide range of external and internal constituencies.
• Ability to lead and reorient teams in response to new opportunities and changing priorities.
• Strong strategic thinker with a demonstrated ability to provide advice and counsel across a complex organization.
• Ability to deliver high quality work within designated timelines.
• Ability to build strong relationships, work both collaboratively and independently, make decisions, maintain confidentiality, multitask, organize, and prioritize while maintaining high standards in a high volume environment.
• Demonstrate energy, creativity, and intellectual breadth, with the ability to lead, inspire, and manage a team with those characteristics
• A proven ability to serve as an institutional spokesperson on a variety of issues in a variety of settings.
• Is committed to the value of diversity in all aspects of college life.

EDUCATION

•  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Web Fellows Open Call

The call for applications for 2017 is now open for The Open Web Fellows program – a collaboration between Ford Foundation and Mozilla – is an international leadership initiative that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations to advance and protect the open Web.

We are super pleased to announce that Data & Society is one of five anchor organizations (returning host organizations) for this third year of the Open Web Fellows program; plus, there are seven new host orgs!

And what an incredible cohort: Privacy International (London); Citizen Lab (Toronto); Derechos Digitales (Santiago); Freedom of the Press Foundation (San Francisco); Bits of Freedom (Amsterdam); Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn); Hollaback! (Brooklyn); Majal (Mexico); MPower Change (New York); Research ICT Africa (Cape Town); and Human Rights Watch (New York).

At D&S, we’re working to identify key issues resulting from emerging data/tech. Our goal is to ensure that public conversations around these issues are grounded in research. We both develop projects and events that can increase understanding, and build a network of researchers and practitioners to help us collectively think and respond.

The Open Web Fellow in residence at D&S will be doing work in dialogue with our initiatives and our community. Do you care about automation and intelligent systems? the future of labor? media manipulation? fairness and civil and human rights? data in learning? privacy and surveillance? or network infrastructures? These are some of our intertwined initiatives, and the open Web runs through all of them.

What’s in it for you? You will be challenged by a passionate, multidisciplinary community of researchers, practitioners, and mischief makers at D&S (and also by your fellow Ford-Mozilla fellows). Your work will be shared broadly with a view to influencing public (and policy) conversations, directly and indirectly. Your time at D&S will be good preparation for future projects in similarly constituted organizations. And, we believe, you’ll have fun.

Tons more information about the program, plus application details, can be found here and here. Please apply!