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Job Opportunity: Student Administrative Assistant, The Center for Science and Society, Columbia University

The Center for Science and Society is seeking a student administrative assistant to help with various general office responsibilities, with a particular focus on managing the Center’s social media platforms. Assistant will provide on-site (and occasionally off-site) support for the Center for Science and Society, reporting to the Business Manager and Project Manager. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Providing logistical support for Center meetings and events; performing basic clerical and administrative tasks such as email correspondence and creating spreadsheets; overseeing and providing researched articles and announcements for the Center’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook); supporting Project Assistant with regular updates to the Center’s website. The candidate is expected within the first two weeks of Fall 2018 semester. However, we are open to any candidate who would like to start in August 2018. Work hours are flexible to suit the candidate’s needs.

Note: This position is prioritized for Columbia students in the Federal Work-Study program. For more information and to apply, please log into the Columbia Federal Work-Study system and search for Job ID 9976. For questions, please contact scienceandsociety@columbia.edu.

Job Opportunity: Digitization Consultant, The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine Library is currently looking for a consultant to work on our mass digitization project, Public Health in America, 1911-1968. Collections in the project include the Committee on Public Health of the New York Academy of Medicine: Correspondence, Reports, and Documents, 1911 – 1968, the Library of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine of Michael M. Davis, 1920-196[1], and selected publications from the Health Reports Collection.  The consultant will provide pre-digitization services for all collections, including creating a new finding aid for the Michael Davis collection, barcoding archival material for tracking, conducting condition assessment, packing and shipping material for digitization, and other tasks as necessary to prepare and send materials to the digitization vendor. The consultant will also provide post-digitization services that include unpacking returned materials and conducting post-digitization condition assessment.

Job tasks include: create a finding aid for the Michael Davis collection and work with the Historical Collections Librarian to re-order the archival collection; conduct condition assessment of materials pre- and post- digitization; barcode and check-out materials from the online catalog; organize and pack materials for shipping to the digitization vendor; track materials throughout the process.

Candidates should have: experience handling archival material and creating finding aids; excellent communication and organizational skills; knowledge of online library catalog systems and working knowledge of technology, including Excel; ease and proficiency working in digital library settings; ability to lift library materials weighing up to 30 lbs. Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in a library setting, including knowledge of technology, and online library catalog systems. A library student working toward the MLS degree is preferred.

This position pays $20 an hour and is based in New York City. Rolling deadline. Please send an e-mail with your qualifications and resume to rnaughton@nyam.org.

Job Opportunity: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Medicine Program, Yale University

Yale University’s Program in History of Science and Medicine seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in transnational or cross-cultural history of science, technology, health, or the body, to begin July 1, 2019. As a member of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, the successful candidate will be appointed fully in the Department of History.

The search is open to scholars studying any era and any region, with a preference for scholarship that ranges beyond Europe and the United States. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Questions can be addressed to Erica Lee, erica.lee@yale.edu. For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

Call for Applications: Superhero Clubhouse Fellowship

The Superhero Clubhouse fellowship is a six-month paid residency for two individuals to collaboratively create a new performance-based project exploring environmental justice. Fellows will spend 10 hours/week developing this project with regular opportunities to share work, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community. The fellowship will culminate in a presentation for an invited audience.

Fellows are expected to develop an original performance-based project, to share their progress with the Superhero Clubhouse community each month, and to present a draft of this project for an invited audience at the end of the Fellowship. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in other Superhero Clubhouse programs and activities such as Big Green Theater classroom sessions and social gatherings. Applicants must reside in the NYC-metro area for the duration of the residency. Each fellow will receive a $500 stipend every month for six months, totaling $3,000. Applicants may apply as individuals or pairs.

The deadline is August 5, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit the fellowship website.

Call for Proposals:​ Systems for Action (Culture of Health), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Systems for Action (S4A) is a national signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing of these systems with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate other social service systems that affect health and well-being, such as housing, transportation, education, employment, food and nutrition assistance, child and family support, criminal and juvenile justice, and economic and community development.

The goal of this call for proposals (CFP) is to fund research that supports new scientific evidence on ways to optimize delivery and financing systems in ways that improve health and reduce inequities.

The application deadline is October 10, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit the funding website.

Job Opportunity: Visual Storyteller Specialist, ​International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University

​The ​​International Research Institute for Climate and Society (based at the Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY) is hiring a visual storyteller to help communicate its climate research and international activities. ​The IRI communications team is looking for a smart, creative and self-starting visual storyteller to help​ promote greater understanding of our climate science and its applications. ​The incumbent will work with the communications team​ to create and edit video, photography, animation and other visual content that helps raise broad awareness and interest about IRI’s work and mission. They will​ also represent IRI on social media, and post images and videos on all of our digital platforms.

​The​ ideal candidate has a strong journalistic sense, the ability to generate ideas and produce video and other visual content on deadline and working within a strongly collaborative team environment. Experience with DSLR video production and work flow and working knowledge in graphic design, social media and photography is a must.

There is a rolling deadline. For more details and to apply, please visit the job listing website.

Call for Applications: Marie S. Curie FCFP fellowships – all disciplines, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

The University of Freiburg, one of the strongest research universities in Germany and member of LERU (the League of European Research Universities), offers a fellowship programme, the Marie S. Curie “FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP)”. About 25 incoming or reintegration fellows per year (juniors and seniors) from all disciplines are given the opportunity of spending three to twelve months working on their own research project at the university’s research college, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). All fellows funded by the FCFP distinguish themselves by qualifying as Marie S. Curie Fellows. The university welcomes top researchers from abroad to give their input to its scholarly community, both in terms of research expertise and benefitting the university’s vibrant research culture and diversity.

The current call invites applications for fellowships for the academic year 2019/20. Successful applicants will conduct their fellowship between September 2019 and September 2020.

The application deadline is September 15, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit the website.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Canadian Environmental History, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Environmental Sociology, with specialization in Food, Food Security, and/or Climate Change at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Department of History and Sociology and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise in environmental sociology, with an additional program of active research in food, food security and/or climate change. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, a strong record of research productivity, and proven ability to attract external funding. They must also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and supervision; an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.

The application deadline is September 14, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit the job website.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Environmental Sociology, with specialization in Food, Food Security, and/or Climate Change at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Department of History and Sociology and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise in environmental sociology, with an additional program of active research in food, food security and/or climate change. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, a strong record of research productivity, and proven ability to attract external funding. They must also demonstrate a commitment to student mentoring and supervision; an established record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment.

The application deadline is September 14, 2018. For more details and to apply, please visit the job website.

Job Opportunity: Social Data Initiative Program Officer, Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council seeks a Program Officer for the Social Data Initiative (SDI). This position will report to the SDI Program Director and will manage one of the SSRC’s newest and largest programs: the Social Media and Democracy Research Grant program.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications.

The longstanding study of media effects on democracy has taken on new resonance with the rise of social media platforms, the dramatic change in the business model of traditional news media, the influence of algorithms on advertising, and increasingly globalized and interconnected communications. The Social Data Initiative (SDI) at the SSRC was launched to examine the impact of social media on society, explore questions about the responsible use of social network data, generate insights to inform policy at the intersection of media, technology, and democracy, and advance new avenues for future research. The SSRC, as a respected and nonpartisan organization, is acting as a trusted broker to bridge new collaborations between industry and academia in partnership with a consortium of foundations, and will administer a number of grants on a rolling basis.

This is a one year appointment, with potential for renewal contingent on funding, and applicants must have a PhD in one of the social sciences or a closely related field. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits are included.

The deadline for applications is July 25, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit the job website.


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