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Winter Writing Boot Camp , Thursdays, January 10-24 (11 am – 2 pm) and Fridays, January 4-25 (9 am – 12 pm), CIE

College Teaching Journal Club , Thursday, January 10, 12:30 pm, Graduate School Conference Room

CIE January Breakfast Social , Monday, January 28, 9-11 am, CIE

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) 2019 Each year the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) strives to identify and recognize secondary school students, predominately in grades 9-12, from public, private, and parochial schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with the potential to become outstanding natural, physical and behavioral scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. To this end, we organize a yearly forum for such outstanding students to submit and exhibit their research projects in an effort to identify and select finalists from over 500 student participants to compete at the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Inevitably, we find ourselves in need of qualified judges each year to help evaluate student projects in 22 disciplines. Judges are typically asked to evaluate and score between 8-12 projects, depending on the category. We are asking all qualified individuals (medical/veterinary doctors, university faculty, post-doctoral associates, graduate students, engineers with field experience) to consider assisting us on either or both days of our fair to be held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 and on Thursday, March 14, 2019. We have the greatest need for judges on the February 6th date, but are more than happy to have volunteer judges on either or both dates. Judges are asked to register by 8 AM both days and can expect to leave by 3 PM on February 6 th and 1:30 PM on March 14 th. All judges are provided a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. To register as a judge for one or both fair dates, please visit our website at: www.lisef.org and follow the directions below 1) Click the “ LISEF Judges” button (under the image slideshow). 2) Click the “ Register Now!” button. 3) Select and enter a username and password, your e-mail address, name, degree (or degree status), phone contact numbers, and employer name and address and click the “ Continue Registration” button. 4) Confirm that your login information is correct on the screen and click “ Continue Registration” button. 5) Select the date or dates you would like to judge at the fair and select your top 3 choices of category preference. Select the number of years you have previously served as a judge for our fair and if you would like to recommend a colleague for judging, fill in those fields as well. Finally, click the “ Complete Registration” button.

Latin American Studies Graduate Conference The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center at Stony Brook University in collaboration with the department of History at Columbia University on Saturday, April 27 th, 2019. The theme of this year is “Contested Spaces: Where Latin American Histories Meet” provides an opportunity for graduate students and emerging scholars to study how spaces in Latin America are historically produced and how they affect human life. To apply, please send an abstract (300 words) with a short list of thematic keywords to help us sort papers into coherent panels; a short CV 1 page); and a short biography (75 words) to lacsgoncerence@gmail.com by January 15 th, 2019. Abstracts and Papers can be in English or Spanish.

31 st Annual English Graduate Conference The English Graduate School Conference will be held March 1, 2019. This year’s theme is “Disrupting the Canon: High Culture, Low Brow, and the Space In Between”. We invite abstracts that provide critical analysis of texts considered to be beneath the academy, as well as those that explore or even disrupt how we conceptualize art, culture, and canonicity. Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted to stonybrookenglishgradcon@gmail.com by January 4, 2019. Find more information and register here.

East Carolina University PhD Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunity The Coastal Resources and Management PhD program at East Carolina University (ECU) is seeking a graduate research assistant (GRA) interested in the human dimensions of marine and coastal resource management issues to assist with a research project funded by the National Science Foundation, “Using Network Analysis to Examine the Political Ecology of Small-Scale Fisheries Management” ( https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1756914&
HistoricalAwards=false
).  The assistantship will begin in Summer 2019, with PhD coursework beginning in Fall 2019.  The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia Grace-McCaskey ( cynthiagracemccaskey.com ), assisting with mixed-methods data collection in the U.S. Virgin Islands and south Florida, data analysis, and the dissemination of results.

Pathways to Science - We have 29 fellowships in our database for masters level students and 32 fellowships for doctoral level students.  This includes NSF, NASA, NIH, and more! More information and tips on applying can be found here. Our advanced search is also a great tool to filter programs by upcoming deadline.

University of Sydney PhD Research - The following research opportunities will be based out of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney.

  • Neighborhood Approaches in Humanitarian Programming This research seeks to unpack area-based, settlements, and neighborhood approaches in humanitarian programming used in disasters and conflicts, exploring the effectiveness of these strategies in promoting recovery of communities. Potential areas of focus will include unpacking organizing principles of integrated humanitarian approaches, cross-case comparison of community recovery outcomes, or organizational change of humanitarian organizations to adapt to new delivery mechanisms. Findings will inform best practice for international donors and humanitarian organizations seeking to fund and implement programs using one of the considered approaches.
  • Scaling Sage Construction in Humanitarian Shelter This research seeks to investigate strategies to scale safe shelter and housing construction practice in the aftermath of disasters and conflicts in developing communities. Potential areas of focus may include behaviour change and household motivations for safer construction, performance of non-engineered building components, and ‘self-recovery’ strategies in humanitarian shelter programming. Findings will offer policy recommendations to extend the impact of humanitarian shelter assistance in developing communities.

STPI’s Science Policy Fellowship Program - IDA’s two-year Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Fellowship provides recent bachelor’s degree recipients with a unique opportunity to use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on a diverse set of challenges in science and technology (S&T) policy areas, including energy and the environment, space sciences, innovation and competitiveness, evaluation, life sciences, information technologies, national security, and STEM education. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and other Federal Government organizations, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Applications are accepted each year beginning in the fall, and selections are made in the spring of the following year. Find more information here.

2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program Competition The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required . Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the  HHMI online competition site. Applications are due January 9, 2019, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time).

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is looking for science students with a passion to advance global health research in the 21st century for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program, held February 4–7, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland. We are looking for dedicated science students interested in joining the NIAID research community. Candidates who are college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible. More information can be found here.

International Whitman Week 2019 - To celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday on May 31, 2019, International Whitman Week will be held in Whitman’s New York!  Please join us for world-class presentations, lively discussions, walking tours and Whitman-centric performances and events.  International Whitman Week will be held in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn for five days; on Whitman’s birthday, all participants will be transported to the poet’s birthplace on Long Island. MONDAY MAY 27- SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019. Find more information here.

Career

The Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University has a new position available for a 9-month tenure track Assistant or Associate professor focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in Natural Resources. Click here to apply and access the full position description. Candidate will identify 1 of 5 departments within the Warner College of Natural Resources to be housed in:  Ecosystem Science & Sustainability; Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology; Forest & Rangeland Stewardship; Geosciences; or Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. This is a tenure-track faculty position focused on diversity and inclusion in natural resources with a workload distribution of 40% teaching/advising, 50% research and 10% service/outreach. Candidate’s research focus will be at the intersection of natural resources and minority, underserved, or underrepresented populations or cultures in the United States. Examples of possible research topics include: relationships among natural resources and race, class, culture, ethnicity, and/or socio-economic status as experienced by underrepresented groups; environmental justice; strategies and science underlying environmental communication, outreach, or education in underserved and underrepresented groups; questions regarding the use, management, or conservation of natural resources in underserved populations or communities (e.g., tribal lands, inner city areas, etc.). Application due by 15 January 2019, for full consideration. Preferred start date is 16 August 2019. Questions: Dr. Kenneth Wilson, Search Chair:  Kenneth.wilson@colostate.edu .

Boston University Director, Inclusive Organizational Development & Training

The Director of Inclusive Organizational Development and Training for the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will join a newly created unit within Boston University focused on aligning the University’s stated values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion to its policies, practices, structures, climate, and culture. The Director of Inclusive Organizational Development and Training will play an essential role in helping to develop organizational capacity and effectiveness across the institution. Find the full job description and application instructions here.

Boston University Director of Programs, Diversity & Inclusion The Director of Programs in the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will join a newly created unit within Boston University focused on aligning the University’s stated values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion to its policies, practices, structures, climate, and culture. The Director will play an essential role in helping to develop institutional programs that promote a culture of inclusion, intellectual capaciousness, mutual respect, and civility. As a member of a newly created team, the Director will have the opportunity to develop a diverse slate of programs for faculty, staff, and students, and to work in collaboration with key stakeholders across the institution (ex: The Hub, academic departments—especially in relation to the University Scholars programs, schools and colleges, the HTC, the Gotlieb Archives, Initiative on Cities, Build LAB, etc.) and within the city to create an exciting, expansive, and farsighted group of programs that are in accord with BU’s founding principles and redoubled commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Find the full job description and application instructions here.

CIMMS Post-Doctoral Research Associate The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at The University of Oklahoma seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral research associate to serve as a postdoctoral research scientist for the Tornado Warning Improvement and Extension Program (TWIEP). This position will be funded by a project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). PIs for the project will come from the University of Oklahoma and Austin College in Sherman, TX. The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with University benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.hr.ou.edu.  The start date for the position is negotiable but prior to July 1, 2019. To apply, please forward a CV, cover letter and list of three references to: Tracy Reinke Executive Director, Finance and Operations, University of Oklahoma CIMMS 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100 Norman, OK 73072-7304 treinke@ou.edu ATTN: TWIEP Social Science PostDoc.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position There’s an open postdoctoral scholar position in the newly established White Lab at the University of Notre Dame ( www.sites.nd.edu/whitelab). The White Lab is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with affiliation at the Harper Cancer Research Institute. We seek to understand how intracellular pH (pHi) dynamics regulate proteins, pathways, and cell behaviors and mechanisms by which dysregulated pHi dynamics promote cancer initiation, maintenance, drug resistance, and evolution. The position will be supported by startup funds under a 1-year contract, renewable thereafter. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Cell Biology, or related fields. All qualified applicants will be considered, but those with expertise in quantitative microscopy, PI3K signaling, organoid or spheroid culture, or SILAC mass spectrometry techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. White ( kwhite6@nd.edu).

University of Hawaii at Hilo Assistant Professor University of at Hilo, College of Business & Economics is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin approximately August 2019. For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and search for #83749. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

The Department of Sociology at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialty in environmental sociology. Successful candidates will develop and teach undergraduate courses in environmental sociology as well as core courses in the major. This position continues the investment in the Sociology Department at Drexel University and the expansion of its research foci in Urban, Environmental, and Medical Sociology. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Sociology (ABD accepted with degree completion expected before starting the position); expertise in environmental sociology as demonstrated by publications, presentations, or courses taught; and evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching, such as funded research, publications, or teaching awards. All applications must be submitted online at  www.drexeljobs.com. The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by August 15, 2019.

The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2019. Complete applications will include: 1) a cover letter with a statement of preparation for and interest in the position; 2) curriculum vitae with complete professional and academic history; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and email addresses only of at least three references. 

University of Colorado Boulder The Engineering Plus Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor position.  This position will support the Engineering Plus Program in the fulfillment of the program’s educational mission. The Engineering Plus program also partners with the award-winning Integrated Teaching and Learning Program to deliver hands-on, design rich engineering curriculum.  The University of Colorado Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities- and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region– CU Boulder has a proud tradition of academic excellence.

Candidates must have earned either a Master’s Degree, supplemented with extensive teaching experience, or a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or a closely related field.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education and active engagement in an engineering field.  An interest in improving undergraduate engineering education and modern pedagogy is desirable, and teaching experience is preferred. Ability and desire to teach two or more core engineering courses (such as first-year design, engineering math, thermodynamics, statics, materials science, circuits, and data analysis) are essential.   

Pathways to Science – Available database contains programs and resources for prospective and current STEM postdoctoral researchers -- including postdoc positions, postdoctoral fellowships, travel awards, and professional development opportunities. More information can be found here.

School for Environment and Sustainability University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan is seeking applications for full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position, which will be part of a suite of new faculty hires at SEAS. There are Assistant Professor positions open in the following areas of study: Data Science, Geovisualization and Design, Energy Systems Analysis, Spatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems and Water Policy, Politics and Planning. For more detail, including required application materials visit here .

The Office of Graduate Education within Stanford School of Medicine is seeking an Assistant Director for Biosciences Diversity Programs (job #81442:  career page). Reporting to the Director of Curriculum and Programs, the Assistant Director of Biosciences Diversity Programs (Student Services Officer 2) will provide support for academic programs and management of recruitment focused diversity initiatives within the Office of Graduate Education. The position will serve as the primary lead for the Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) — an intensive undergraduate summer research program for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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