Call for Applications: Graduate Student Rapporteur for 2-Day Conference

November 30, 2017


Applicants must be full-time graduate students at Columbia University or Teachers College.


Student will receive a compensation of $20/hr. 


The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University aims to create a new paradigm of collaborative inquiry between the natural and social sciences and the humanities. The Center fosters new perspectives and innovative scholarship and aims to further public understanding of complex questions. 

On December 7-8, 2017, the Center and its partners will host The Success of Failure: Perspectives from the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Law. This symposium will bring speakers and practitioners from around the world and within the Columbia University community together to investigate the role and value of failure across disciplines. For more information, including the program and speaker list, please visit the event webpage.

The Center is looking to appoint a graduate student as the conference's rapporteur. Responsibilities will include:

  • Attend all conference sessions (two full days)
  • Take detailed notes for each session
  • Produce a final report, which will include a conference summary and session-by-session accounts. Examples of past reports can be found on the Center's website.

The time commitment will be approximately 25 hours, with roughly 15 hours performed on-site at the event. The final report should be submitted by December 31, 2017. 


To apply, please send your CV to Caroline Surman, Project Assistant with the Center for Science and Society at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed immediately but must be submitted by November 30th.