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!

NMCC GE Position

The New Media & Culture Certificate is hiring for a .49 GE position for the 2017-2018 academic year! Preference will be given to current participants in the program, so please apply!

Duties: 

We are seeking a highly-motivated and research-oriented graduate student for a position as an assistant to the Director of the New Media and Culture Graduate Certificate Program (NMCC).  The successful applicant will work closely with the Director on projects and tasks that will help you enhance your existing skill sets in: social media strategy, curating a cross-platform web presence that includes blogging and basic website development in addition to a variety of social media, networking with UO faculty and outreach with UO students, and basic skills in research, writing, and presentation.  The job duties for this position will be focused on social media engagement, digital humanities toolkits, research, and writing; the position will additionally include administrative duties assisting with regular program operations.

For more information on NMCC please visit our website at: newmediaculture.uoregon.edu.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Collaboratively updating and expanding NMCC’s social media presence across twitter, Instagram, facebook, email subscription list, and other platforms standard in academia and industry
  • Collaboratively updating and improving the NMCC blog; curating a regular stream of content geared toward an interdisciplinary group of students all focused on the study and use of new media in their work
  • Researching events, conferences, and other opportunities of value to the NMCC students in order to publicize these opportunities.
  • Active outreach with NMCC faculty and students in order to curate an online presence featuring some of the best work in new media and culture going on across campus; collaborate with NMCC Director on a year-long research and development project to employ existing digital humanities curation and presentation platforms to design user experiences for navigating this content
  • Researching UO course offerings focused on new media and culture, communication with faculty offering these courses, and maintaining data on these courses.
  • Assist NMCC Director in managing applicants to the program and maintaining a database of current and past students; including meeting with students and NMCC Director on occasion
  • Assist NMCC Director and collaborating faculty across campus in preparing for a variety outreach events including NMCC Open Houses, NMCC sponsored events (workshops, lectures, etc.), and the UO Graduate Fair.
  • Assist with other NMCC administrative tasks, as needed
  • Meeting regularly with NMCC Director (on an approximately weekly basis, and more frequently leading up to and following registration)
  • Meeting quarterly with NMCC Director to assist in preparation of quarterly reports
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to PhD Students (but this is not a requirement, and all interested UO graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • Preference will be given to NMCC graduate students (but this is not a requirement, and all interested UO graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Social media development and maintenance skills (preference for experience)
  • Familiarity and efficiency with a variety of basic software suites, including: social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), digital humanities tools (e.g., Omeka, Voyant Tools, TaDiRAH, Google Ngram), internet search engines, data retrieval & organization methods, word processing software (e.g., MS Word and Google Docs), spreadsheet software (e.g., MS Excel)
  • Basic web development experience (at a beginner or above level) is a plus
  • Interdisciplinary interests and some interdisciplinary research experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in writing, over the phone, and in person
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently

Deadline: May 25th – Open until Filled

Full Position Posting

Application Procedure: 

Submit your application via email with subject line titled “NMCC GE Application” to Colin Koopman, incoming NMCC Director, koopman@uoregon.edu

Your application should include:

  1. cover letter explaining your interest and applicable skills in relation to this position
  2. brief (no more than 1 side of 1 page) resumé of your social media and web development experience
  3. academic cv
  4. names and contact information for at least two references.

 

Director of Finance & Administration, Data & Society

Data & Society is seeking a Director of Finance & Administration to move our young but rapidly developing organization’s systems and practices beyond the start-up stage, while maintaining the flexibility that we need to be responsive to emerging needs and opportunities. The ideal candidate is a strong strategic thinker who is committed to supporting the mission and values of the organization and excited to be part of its ongoing evolution.

About the Director of Finance & Administration

The Director of Finance & Administration at D&S is a crucial role focused on the structure and running of our finances and operations. They will be a senior leader within the organization, participating in the planning and development of the organization’s overall strategy and owning significant elements of that strategy where they intersect with operations and finance. In this senior role, the Director of Finance & Administration will also be involved in monitoring, evaluation and grant reporting, and will be a key partner to the organization’s managers, who steer our programs, research, and communications.

The Director of Finance & Administration’s mandate is to refine and streamline Data & Society’s financial and administrative processes, develop and expand our infrastructure, and implement systems needed to support D&S effectively over the next five to ten years. They will oversee our finance, human resources, legal, facilities (physical and IT), and administrative functions. They will report to the organization’s president and founder and be responsible for leading a distributed operations team of staff and consultants, including the Controller, Finance Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Grants Administrator, Office Manager, and Operations Assistant. The Director of Finance & Administration will lead day-to-day operations, guiding and managing team members and their work.

Responsibilities Will Include:

Finance

  • Oversee and manage operations, finance, office, and administrative budgets; organize the entire annual budgeting process, including devising process and tools for use by other managers/directors; train key staff on budgeting approaches; support management in aligning projected budgets with available and projected funding sources.
  • Manage and cultivate the skills and talents of the operations, finance, and administrative staff; define staff needs and professional development paths and recruit new talent when needed.
  • Build necessary structures to cultivate and maintain relationships with our bank, vendors, and legal team.
  • Build systems to allow organizational leadership and management to project and track spending through multiple lenses.
  • Prepare timely and accurate budgets and financial reports for Board, organizational leadership, and budget-responsible managers.
  • Advise organizational leadership on non-profit financial issues, questions, and concerns.
  • Manage and lead the financial team including the Controller, Finance Administrator, Grants Administrator, and Staff Accountant.

Administration and Operations

  • Provide ownership and implement D&S’s overall operations and administration strategy.
  • Coordinate and manage the projects and initiatives of Finance and Administration team so they work in concert towards organizational and programmatic goals.
  • Deploy Finance and Administration team staff/skills to support the research, program, and communications team appropriately; this includes everything from deploying office management support to enable successful events to providing useful budgets to help with strategic decision-making.
  • Manage the office manager and operations assistant.

Human Resources

  • Supervise and support the Human Resources manager in all aspects of her work.
  • Oversee the development of Human Resources processes and tools to move the organization to a more stable environment.
  • Contribute to team morale, in creating a healthy and happy place to work.

Management & Strategy

  • Provide strategic, high-level perspective on the organization’s finance and accounting needs; partner with senior management in making decisions through a financial lens; balance or supplement the skills of the controller and other finance team members.
  • Provide support in development and fundraising work led by Board members and the organization’s directors.
  • Prepare reports for and present documentation to staff, Board, funders, and supporters.
  • Work across all teams to build processes that support D&S’s research, programs, and communications and help D&S to be efficient and to spend wisely.

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of leadership and team management experience in the nonprofit or social sector; 3-5 years of experience managing, leading, and motivating at the senior level in a high-performance nonprofit/for-profit organization.
  • Master’s degree in Administration (Nonprofit, Business, or Public)
  • Significant experience with and knowledge of nonprofit accounting systems and GAAP; experience with nonprofit audits required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications and presentation skills, particularly on communicating around financial systems and structures.
  • Successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, guiding investment in people and systems, and developing infrastructure that creates a stronger and more efficient organization.
  • Working knowledge of systems for business development, human resources, budgeting, and strategic planning.
  • Ability to negotiate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management style characterized by personal integrity, collaboration, creativity, and flexibility.
  • A creative and proactive approach to problem-solving and an ability to operate with purpose, urgency, and accuracy in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Experience supervising a diverse team of direct reports.

Practical Considerations:

  • This position is full time and requires that you work from Data & Society’s NYC offices in the Flatiron District.
  • Attendance and some participation in events will be a part of this job, some of which may occasionally take place at night or on weekends.
  • You will be offered a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and paid holidays.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States; we are unable to sponsor visas.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO JOBS@DATASOCIETY.NET BY FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017:

  • A cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this role, as well as how you learned of this opportunity;
  • CV or resume;
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references

Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. Please feel free to contact us at jobs@datasociety.net should you have any questions about the position. Questions about the opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.

Professor – Digital Health, Monash University

Monash University in Australia seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.The Faculty of Information Technology is seeking an established academic leader, with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching as well as extensive experience working in or with healthcare institutions, to lead our research in the area of digital health.

Responsibilities:

  • provide strategic direction in digital health within the context of the faculty’s overall strategy
  • raise the visibility of digital health and health informatics
  • build a strong and cohesive academic group across the Faculty and University and lead multi-organisational initiatives in digital health.

The faculty has a strong interest and many on-going initiatives in Digital Health, and collaborates with the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and various healthcare institutions in addressing research and educational challenges related to introduction of the modern technologies for better healthcare. There is also an opportunity for international collaboration with Institute of Digital Healthcare at University of Warwick through Monash/Warwick alliance, Intelligent Healthcare initiatives at Monash, Malaysia and South Eastern University, China, as well as Harbin Institute of Technology.

The Faculty is in a growth phase and is investing in areas of strategic and cross-disciplinary research such as our Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI), Centre for Data Science, the recently established Oceania Cybersecurity Centre, and our innovations labs such as SensiLab and Immersive Analytics. Further strategic appointments in the area of digital health are planned.

Enquiries only: confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to Professor Frada Burstein, Faculty of Information Technology, frada.burstein@monash.edu

Director of Development, The University of Oklahoma Libraries

As a member of the Dean’s senior leadership team, the Director of Development leads the University Libraries development initiatives that include the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
Responsibilities:
  • setting the strategic direction for all fundraising and donor engagement and directing related activities in support of these programs
  • administrative duties that include prospect database management, portfolio management, various reporting vehicles, and partnering with the University Libraries team, University Development and the OU Foundation.

Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education/job-related experience
  • 4 years of successful and significant fund-raising experience

Position Open until Filled – Apply Online with the following:

  1. cover letter
  2. current resume/vita
  3. names and addresses for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. Applicant screening to begin immediately; search will remain open until filled – to apply, go to https://jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition Number #171129.

 

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Content Manager, Digital Primary Source Tool

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks a Content Manager for Experiencing History, a digital primary source tool for the college classroom.

Experiencing History presents a curated set of contextualized, annotated, and translated primary sources from the Museum’s vast collections (including historical film footage, oral testimonies, diaries and letters, official documents, photographs and more) in a flexible interface meant to appeal to a broad swath of higher-education audiences.

Working together with the Product Owners, stakeholders, and digital development team, the Content Manager edits, transforms, standardizes, and creates digital content that serves the goals of the project.

This Content Manager has a firm grounding in Holocaust Studies and either has a Ph.D. in a related discipline or is in the final stages of finishing their doctoral work. The Content Manager is also conversant in digital humanities methods and comfortable inputting and uploading material into a content management system.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds with a three-year work assignment, and includes benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information on how to apply, see: https://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/careers…