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IT Student Employees Needed for Spring 2018

IT Aide Job Description

General Characteristics

Information Technology (IT) provides and maintains a wide variety of voice, video and data systems to serve the Graduate Center community of students, faculty, staff and members of the public. GC students staffing the position of IT Aide assist with a wide variety of IT maintenance and operational matters, end-user support services and special projects and initiatives. The IT Aide must possess technical proficiency, a commitment to working as a member of a support team and dedication to customer service.  Continue reading IT Student Employees Needed for Spring 2018

Job Opportunities

The Department of Communication and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College seeks adjunct instructors for the spring 2018 semester to teach COMM 230 Cultural History of Media and COMM 312 Digital Cultures.  The successful applicant must have a graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD), practice student-centered teaching, and be eligible to work in the United States. The current adjunct rate per class is $3,532.  Marymount Manhattan is a four year liberal arts college located at 71st street between 2nd and 3rd. We are open to hiring one instructor for both classes, and we are open to hiring two instructors. The sections we have to offer are as follows.

  • COMM 230 02 Cultural History of Media, Tuesday/Thursday 10-11:21 AM
  • COMM 312 BL01 Digital Cultures, Tuesday 8:30-9:51 AM (half online/half traditional classroom instruction)

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Adjunct opportunity at Marymount Manhattan College

The Department of Communication and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College seeks adjunct instructors for the spring 2018 semester to teach COMM 305 Race, Class, and Gender in Media. The successful applicant must have a graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) and practice student-centered teaching. The current adjunct rate per class is $3,532.  Marymount Manhattan is a four year liberal arts college located at 71st street between 2nd and 3rd. We are open to hiring one instructor for both sections, and we are open to hiring two instructors. The sections we have to offer are as follows.

  • COMM 305 02 Monday/Wednesday 8:30 to 9:51 AM
  • COMM 305 03 Tuesday/Thursday 5:50 to 7:11 PM

Please read the course description below. A syllabus will be provided, but instructors have flexibility to teach to their strengths provided they adhere to the course description and learning goals.

Interested applicants should contact Peter Schaefer at pschaefer@mmm.edu.

COMM 305 RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER IN MEDIA

This course explores how issues of race, class, sexuality, and gender are mediated by, and organize our experience of, film and television from technological specifications to issues of narrative and political economy. We will approach these issues through two critical lenses. First, we will encounter the core theoretical concepts developed by film and media scholars, Marxist activists, and pioneers in the fields of critical race theory, queer theory, and third-wave feminism. Second, we will investigate how these and other concepts have been taken up, modified, and challenged by popular critics, lay audiences, and fan subcultures in order to both embrace and deconstruct the media they consume.

Due Nov 27 | Applications for DSC Social Media Correspondent position

Job Announcement: DSC Social Media Correspondent

Applications due: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:59PM

The Doctoral Students’ Council seeks candidates for the position of Social Media Correspondent.

The Social Media Correspondent will help promote the events, announcements, and activities of the DSC, its affiliates, and its chartered organizations by utilizing various social media platforms.The correspondent will also coordinate with the DSC steering committee officers to help disseminate timely news related to issues concerning the DSC and students of the Graduate Center at-large. The Social Media Correspondent will also provide suggestions to steering officers for social media usage that will make better use of these technologies moving forward.

Duties of the Social Media Correspondent may include:

Live-tweeting of DSC plenaries; mobilizing students via social media for public hearings or forums where administrative decision-making on behalf of students takes place; keeping students abreast of vital GC deadlines; publicizing for DSC affiliates and chartered orgs

The position is temporary and will end on July 30th of  2018. The rate of pay is $20/hr for 3 hours of work per week, up to a maximum total of $2500. The rate will be paid as 1099-Misc income bi-weekly.

Successful candidates should have familiarity and experience using multiple social media platforms as well as a working knowledge of the structure of the DSC, its various affiliates, organizations, and types of events.

Interested candidates should forward a statement of intent and 1-page cv/resume documenting relevant experience to the DSC Co-Chair for Student Affairs, Charlotte Thurston (ccsa@cunydsc.org), by Monday, November 27, 2017.

Oct 11 | IBM Summer Internship Recruiting

IBM Summer Internship Info Session

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Two alumni currently working at IBM’s Chief Analytics Office will be on campus on to recruit interns for summer 2018. This is a paid internship. They write:

“The IBM Chief Analytics Office is an elite analytics team that is asked by IBM executives to tackle our most complex strategic issues.  Our work is a combination of data science and management consulting.  We are on the cutting-edge of technology, leveraging the power of cognitive computing to disrupt traditional business decision making. This position is an internal Senior Strategy Consultant internship with the Chief Analytics Office.  Interns work alongside full-time professionals to enhance business performance through consulting initiatives. Senior Strategy Consultant Interns will use in-depth business acumen to address IBM’s business challenges, by formulating and testing hypotheses to determine solutions that drive maximum business impact.  Ideal candidates should be passionate about using in-depth business acumen along with big data and analytics to address real-world problems and drive significant change.” Students interested in applying should consider attending the resume workshop listed above.

More information about the session, including location and how to apply, can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/events/ibm-summer-internship-info-session/

Part-time Jobs at Big Onion Walking Tours

Big Onion Walking Tours (www.bigonion.com[bigonion.com]) is seeking qualified graduate students who are interested in leading walks focusing on the vibrant social, cultural, and political history of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Big Onion is designed to offer flexible, year-round, part-time work for graduate students that can operate around academic commitments.   Continue reading Part-time Jobs at Big Onion Walking Tours

Part-time Jobs at Big Onion Walking Tours

Big Onion Walking Tours (www.bigonion.com[bigonion.com]) is seeking qualified graduate students who are interested in leading walks focusing on the vibrant social, cultural, and political history of Manhattan & Brooklyn. Big Onion is designed to offer flexible, year-round, part-time work for graduate students that can operate around academic commitments.   Continue reading Part-time Jobs at Big Onion Walking Tours

Seeking IT Aide

IT Aide Job Description

General Characteristics

Information Technology (IT) provides and maintains a wide variety of voice, video and data systems to serve the Graduate Center community of students, faculty, staff and members of the public. GC students staffing the position of IT Aide assist with a wide variety of IT maintenance and operational matters, end-user support services and special projects and initiatives. The IT Aide must possess technical proficiency, a commitment to working as a member of a support team and dedication to customer service.  Continue reading Seeking IT Aide

Job Opportunity | Adjunct Instructor (Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production)

OHMA is thrilled to announce that we are currently seeking two new adjunct instructors for the 2017-2018 academic year! 

FALL 2017 | ORAL HISTORY, VISUAL STORYTELLING
& DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

We imagine Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production will do the following:

  • Introduce students to the creative and technical skills required to produce digital storytelling or short-form documentary work within an oral history framework.  This includes training in audio and video recording, editing and final production.
  • Engage with the ethical and creative dilemmas and opportunities of using oral histories as source material for a documentary work; lead students in developing an oral history approach to their own multimedia and documentary work.
  • Guide students through the process of conceptualizing and creating visual multimedia presentations and mini-documentaries.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Documentary to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Samples of multimedia/documentary work (3 samples)
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would structure and approach the course.

SPRING 2018 | HUMAN RIGHTS & ORAL HISTORY:
TESTIMONY, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA

Human Rights & Oral History: Testimony, Memory, and Trauma will provide an introduction to the use of oral history methods in the context of human rights work, with a specific focus on ‘dealing with the past.’ This course will be offered jointly with the Institute for the Study of Human Rights[columbia.us5.list-manage1.com].

Oral history can be a powerful tool to document human rights abuses, just as it can contribute to conflict transformation processes and even the prevention of future violence. With its commitment to long-form, biographical interviewing and archival preservation, oral history is distinctive from, for example, the collection of testimony in a court of law or through a truth and reconciliation process.

Oral history allows scholars and advocates to make sense of the traumatic experiences of human rights violations and past violence within the broader context of a life, a historical trajectory, a cultural setting. It can also contribute to the work of historical dialogue in terms of its ability to stretch beyond official narratives, to dispel national myths, to create empathy for voices that come from opposing sides of a conflict.

However, using oral history within a human rights framework also presents real challenges: How can individual experiences be deployed as evidence? How do we take into account the complex interrelations of trauma, memory, and narrative? How are we to understand the relationship between collective and individual identity in this medium? How do we balance the needs of the narrator with the needs of society.

Understanding that the past plays a major role in the implementation of current human rights, how can we think of oral history as a mechanism of engagement with victims and perpetrators and the processes of ‘coming to terms with the past’ without suggesting a moral equivalency between these groups?

This course will consider these questions and related topics that focus on oral history methodologies and how they might be used in conflict and post-conflict societies as a tool of conflict transformation, democracy promotion or ‘dealing with the past.’

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Human Rights to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would approach the course.

We look forward to reviewing your applications and expanding our course offerings!