UN Internship Opportunity

Deadline: ASAP

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The UN DPI- NGO Relations section is looking for interns for their office starting in August for 6 months full-time. The internship process at the UN requires that a student must be in his/her senior year of undergraduate studies or in a Master’s programme or above . This dept at the UN is specifically looking for someone who has strong writing, research and computer skills. They will consider specifically Fordham students for this opportunity- Fordham candidates will be forwarded to UN directly for consideration. If you want to be considered for this opportunity, please send an email to impactinitiativefordham@gmail.com and include resume and cover letter outlining why you are qualified.

For more info about Fordham/UN.

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ARL Distinguished Post Doctoral Fellowship

Fellowship opportunity for recent  graduates with a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Information and Application here. 

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The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, a  s evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

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Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering and must be within three years from the date of their degree at the time of application.
Selected fellows must pass a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.

Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.

Fellowship Terms and Benefits

  • A stipend of $100,000 annually
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
  • Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
  • Appointments are for one year renewable for up to three years based on performance.
  • Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL, and
  • Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.

 

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Job Opportunity! Spring/ Summer positions with UK Visas and Immigration

Attention- last minute job opportunity for any students needing work in the spring or summer!

Deadline: February 3, 2017

Apply here.
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Temporary Entry Clearance Assistant

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Applications are invited for temporary Entry Clearance Assistant positions at the British Consulate in New York. Successful applicants will work as part of a large team handling the efficient and secure delivery of UK immigration services in North America and the Caribbean. The New York visa hub handles about 110,000 visa applications a year under the supervision of the UK Visas and Immigration Director based in New York. There are currently openings for a 3, 4, 5 and 6 month temporary Entry Clearance Assistants. Roles will start anytime between April-June 2017.

The International department of UK Visas and Immigration has responsibility for handling applications submitted overseas for Entry Clearance into the United Kingdom. The International department has a strong history for cutting edge innovation. It has set the standard in the use of biometrics, commercial partners and excellent customer service.

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Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

Learn more about this position and apply.

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Announcement!- ResearchMatch Registry Open

The Office of Research is pleased to announce a new tool available to researchers to assist in subject recruitment. Fordham University has joined ResearchMatch(RM), a national volunteer research registry that brings together researchers and willing volunteers who wish to get involved in research studies via a secure website.

This new tool allows researchers to conduct targeted searches for potential volunteers based on demographics. Once you have IRB approval for your study, including an approved Research Match contact message, researchers can contact registered volunteers. If they are interested in the study, they accept your invitation and release their information to you.

For more information on ResearchMatch and to register, please visit our ResearchMatch page on the IRB website.

Please contact Fordham University’s ResearchMatch liaison, Michele Kuchera with any questions.

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SciencesPro- Teaching Fellow Positions Open!

Post-doctoral and doctoral students close to dissertating look at these teaching fellow positions!

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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Sciences Po welcomes applications from post-doctoral and doctoral students close to their thesis submission for teaching positions on one of its three Anglophone undergraduate campuses in France: Reims, Menton or Le Havre. Each campus focuses on a world region and offers a 3-year Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology Law and Humanities. Courses are taught in English. The successful applicant’s area of expertise will be relevant to the disciplines taught at Sciences Po and to the campus’ world regional focus. Reims hosts two different programs, one focusing on North America and Europe, the other on Africa and Europe. Menton’s program concentrates on the Middle-East and Europe, and Le Havre is dedicated to Asia and Europe.

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1. Responsibilities. In addition to pursuing your research you will be asked to teach 3 courses per semester. Course content will be agreed upon with the program director and will fall into two categories: “Tutorial seminars”: 2 hours/week, groups of 20-25 students, these methodology seminars are provided in addition to a lecture given by a senior professor. “Electives”: 2 hours/week, up to 20-25 students, the topic can be defined according to your field of expertise. You will also be required to hold regular office hours.

2. Length of stay. Preferred start date: August 22nd, 2017. Priority is given to applicants able to commit to one full academic year, but applications for one semester will be considered. Each semester term runs for 12 weeks: the fall term begins in September and ends in December, the spring term begins in late January and ends in early May. See academic calendar for more details.

3. Compensation and benefits. Salary of € 1600 /month (net, approximately $1749) from
August 22nd 2017 to May 22nd 2018. Full health benefits through the French national
system. Access to resources and facilities on all Sciences Po campuses. The contract may be eligible for extension, subject to a performance review and depending on institutional need.

4. Requirements. Successful applicants will have completed their PhD – or will submit their doctoral thesis imminently – in one of Sciences Po’s core fields (History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology or Law). Their research and teaching interests should be relevant to the regional focus of the chosen campus. Previous teaching experience is strongly preferred, and English proficiency is mandatory. The ability to speak French or other non-English languages for purposes of student advising, research, and teaching will be considered a plus.

5. Application Process. Please send the following application documents by February 15th, 2017 to: teaching.fellow@sciencespo.fr:

  • Cover letter/ statement of interest. In addition to research interests, please include a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy.
  • Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
  • Course proposal(s). Brief summary of at least one elective course (or up to 3) with
    sample of major readings/resources you could incorporate into this class.
  • References. One letter of reference and contact information for two additional
    referees, ideally professors who know your research and teaching.

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Key Sciences Po contacts for questions and expressions of intent:

Caroline Gueny-Mentre
Center for the Americas, International Division
caroline.guenymentre@sciencespo.fr
Tel: + 33 1 45 49 83 14

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Amy Greene
Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Undergraduate College
amy.greene@sciencespo.fr
Tel: + 33 1 45 49 50 23

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Nathalie Jacquet, Director
Reims Europe-North America &
Europe-Africa Campus
nathalie.jacquet@sciencespo.fr
Tel: + 33 3 26 05 94 61

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Florent Bonaventure, Director
Le Havre Euro-Asian Campus
florent.bonaventure@sciencespo.fr
Tel: + 33 2 32 92 10 04

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Bernard El Ghoul, Director
Menton Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Campus
bernard.elghoul@sciencespo.fr
Tel: + 33 4 97 14 83 50

 

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Internship Opportunity with IAAP at the UN!

Students in Psychology, Computer Science, Communications, or IPED check out this opportunity to work as a social media intern with IAAP.

Deadline: ASAP

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Overview: The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) is seeking an interested graduate students or early career professionals to serve as an interns with IAAP at the United Nations. IAAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) accredited to the United Nations by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). Also see activities of the IAAP UN team in the IAAP Bulletin.

IAAP representatives address issues related to topics of concern at the United Nations (specifically, the new Sustainable Development Goals) and to IAAP divisions (see website). These include health and mental health, sustainable development, climate change, disaster relief, human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, HIV/AIDS, families, gender equality, ageing, assessment, and poverty, among other areas. Special projects have taken place in Haiti, China, Japan and Africa, related to issues like psychological first aid in disaster recovery, poverty, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship.

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Qualifications:
Personal Qualities:

  • strong interest in and commitment to the ideals and principles of the UN and the mission of IAAP
  • high level of motivation and energy
  • ability to be proactive and take initiative
  • good teamwork; ability to work collaboratively with others

Specific Skills:

  • website content and social media development, generating multi-media presentations (e.g., tweeting, Facebook postings, website postings, power points, videos)
  • good writing skills (e.g., emails, advocacy)
  • effective oral communication skills, specifically diplomatic
  • editing and re-writing skills

Education: Preferable (others may be considered)

  • enrollment in graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, computer science, communications, international studies)
  • master’s or doctoral candidacy or recent graduate

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Position Description: Voluntary, commences immediately. Days and hours vary, but monthly Thursday meeting attendance is essential. Students are encouraged to seek independent course credit. Website training and support will be provided by IAAP’s IT Coordinator. Sample activities:

  • editing and posting to the IAAP website articles drafted by others that are related to IAAP’s participation in roundtables, workshops and advocacy at the UN Commissions, and participation in youth assemblies, liaison with committees, and Psychology Day at the UN
  • attending Briefings, usually on Thursdays, as well as committee and UN Commission meetings as determined
  • summarizing briefings and meetings assigned, for distribution to IAAP Board Members and for publication in the IAAP Bulletin, on the IAAP website, and other outlets
  • preparing publication materials for print and website
  • postings on social media sites (twitter, Facebook, others)
  • taping (at events), associate producing and editing videos
  • other related media projects as assigned

SUBMIT: (1) letter outlining interests, experience and skills, related to the above; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) writing and/or video samples, other samples of work related to the internship position; and (4) two references (name, phone, email)

Contact: DrJudyK@aol.com

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Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

M.A.s and Ph.D.s who are about to graduate and interested in Data Science should look into this program from The Data Incubator!

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Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-03-27 to 2017-05-19.

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Apply here!

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Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

 

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Orthodox Christian Studies Center NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship Opportunity

Advanced PhD students who will be in the final year of dissertation working in 17-18, look into this fellowship from a Fordham Center!
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Deadline: February 1, 2017
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The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University invites applications for its first Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship, for the 2017-2018 academic year (September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018). The Center actively desires the most compelling, exciting, and rigorous academic projects to join its efforts in fostering Orthodox Christian Studies as a field of scholarly inquiry in its own right. The Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is intended to enable an advanced PhD student to devote full-time work to the final year of dissertation research and writing. The Fellow must be prepared to complete her or his dissertation within the period of the Fellowship.

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Applications are welcomed for projects in any methodological discipline of the humanities (e.g., art history, history, philosophy, or theology), or for projects emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach including but not limited to those of gender studies, postcolonial studies, or postmodern studies as well as other contemporary theoretical methods of inquiry. Proposals are encouraged for projects of any chronological period or geographical region so long as the primary subject of investigation relates to a critical examination of some aspect of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christian Studies broadly conceived.

The recipient of the Fellowship will receive a stipend of $30,000 (which includes the costs incurred for the residency requirement) and will be expected to be absolved of any service or teaching responsibilities at his or her home institution. The Fellow will not be required to reside full-time in New York City, but she or he will be required to spend two weeks in residence in New York City over the course of the Fellowship year, with one week in the fall and one week in the spring. When in residency, the Fellow will be expected to participate in occasional Center activities and will be offered the opportunity to deliver a public lecture related to his or her research. The recipient of the Fellowship, by policy of Fordham University, must provide proof of health insurance. If health insurance is needed, the Fellow may buy in to the Fordham University health plan at a discounted rate.

During the Fellowship year, the Fellow will have access to all of the resources of Fordham University. Through existing relationships with other New York City institutions, the Fellow will be able to take advantage of neighboring universities (Columbia University, New York University, and others), seminaries (St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and General Theological Seminary), and the many cultural institutions that New York City offers.

Application Requirements

The following five (5) required items must be collated together, in the following sequence, as one (1) PDF file and saved as: 2017_NEH_DCF_APPLICANTLASTNAME_APPLICANTFIRSTNAME and submitted electronically as an attachment via email to fellowships_orthodoxy.edu.

  • Personal Statement (500 words or less) addressing the dissertation’s contribution to the field of Orthodox Christian Studies broadly conceived as well as to the specific field of the applicant’s specialization; including a proposal of how the Fellowship year will be conducted in terms of research and writing.
  • Timeline (1 page) outlining expected completion of dissertation writing during Fellowship year.
  • Sample Completed Chapter of Dissertation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Verification Statement from the dissertation mentor assessing the status of the dissertation research and providing an honest appraisal of the probability of dissertation completion during the Fellowship year.

In addition, three (3) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation mentor, should be emailed separately by the recommenders directly to fellowships_orthodoxy@fordham.edu. Emails from recommenders should include applicant’s name in the email subject header. All recommendation letters must be received for an application to be considered complete. *Note: directions for submission of letters of recommendation are amended from first issuance of the call.

Application language: English. *If dissertation is in a language other than English, the Sample Completed Chapter of Dissertation submitted must be translated into English.

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Deadline for applications received: February 1, 2017. Notification of award: by March 15, 2017.

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The Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded with support from a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, please see www.fordham.edu/orthodoxy.

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UN Internship Opportunity

All current GSAS student look at this opportunity from the UN.

Deadline: ASAP  |  Start Date: January 2017

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The UN DPI- NGO Relations section is looking for interns for their office starting in January for 6 months full-time. The internship process at the UN requires that a student must be in his/her senior year of undergraduate studies or in a Master’s programme or above.

This dept at the UN is specifically looking for someone who has strong writing, research and computer skills. They will consider specifically Fordham students for this opportunity- Fordham candidates will be forwarded to UN directly for consideration.

If you want to be considered for this opportunity, please send an email to: impactinitiativefordham@gmail.com as soon as possible and include your cover letter saying why you are qualified and resume.

For more info about Fordham/UN:
http://www.fordham.edu/info/21334/programs_and_events/5158/united_nations

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The Faulty Memory of Nostalgia

The December holiday season is steeped in nostalgia, whether we’re singing about sleigh bells ringing and roasting chestnuts over an open fire or reflecting back on past years as we look ahead to a new one. We constantly reminisce about a past that probably did not happen quite as we remember it. This fond, if flawed, recollection of the past is a constant presence in academia, from looking back at the good old days (remember when all Ph.D. graduates could get professorial jobs?) to invoking academic tradition to discourage innovation (the dissertation has always looked like this; why change it?).

This inaccurate recollection of the past of academia and how it can hinder the transition to a new model of doctoral education were two of the main topics under discussion at the most recent meeting of the “‘Living Humanities’ PhD for the 21st Century” project. Entitled “Revitalize Learning Outcomes,” this meeting featured guest speaker Sidonie Smith, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities at the University of Michigan and the author of Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times (available open-access from University of Michigan Press).

There are many exciting developments happening in higher education in this digital age. In her presentation, Smith discussed the use of new media for scholarly communication, shifting knowledge structures that focus as much on collaboration as on individual research, and a distributed university that has graduate students working not only with one or two faculty members at their own institutions, but also faculty and fellow students at institutions around the world.

But alongside these steps towards a more digital, collaborative model for higher education, there is also resistance to change. Smith explained how these changes could be misunderstood by faculty members, who sometimes perceive projects that use this new model as a Ph.D. “lite,” as opposed to a Ph.D. based on the more traditional formats they are accustomed to – a single student writing a proto-monograph with the assistance of a select committee of faculty members. With their students’ best interests in mind, some faculty advisers fear that making changes to the doctoral degree or dissertation can harm candidates’ prospects on the academic job market, rendering them less able to compete with their peers. Addressing these concerns, Smith is very direct – if we stick to the twentieth-century model of graduate education, we are actually disadvantaging our students, as these normative standards do not assure academic excellence.

Not only are these so-called normative standards not a guarantee for excellence, but they have also not always been the norm for doctoral education. As I said, nostalgia can give a flawed perspective of the past that does not match the historical reality. For instance, one professor from English highlighted that the current gold standard for the dissertation in the field, a four-chapter proto-monograph, was not always the only option. Going back to the 1960s and 70s, he noted the accepted alternatives of the critical edition of a neglected text or the three-chapter dissertation. If dissertation structures have changed before, can they not do so again? In the same vein, another professor noted that our concept of the academic tradition is not as fixed as we would like to believe, but instead is made up of many subtle, continuous changes over time.

With so many avenues available for doctoral students and faculty in the humanities to create innovative projects and take research beyond the boundaries of the university, we need to take a hard look at the traditions that we cling to. So as we immerse ourselves in the holiday season and prepare to face 2017, let’s try to set aside our nostalgia about the academia of yesteryear.

To read more about the “Revitalize Learning Outcomes” planning theme, see its description on the website for “The ‘Living Humanities’ Ph.D. for the 21st Century.” If you want to learn more about the meeting itself, read the full discussion in the official minutes. For the reading material for this meeting, see Sidonie Smith’s Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times.   If you want to learn more about the meeting itself, read the full discussion in the official minutes.

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