Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MSR New England is Hiring a Social Media Postdoc

The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a social media postdoctoral researcher (start date: 1 July, 2015). This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on anthropology, communication, media studies, sociology, and/or science and technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to complex socio-technical issues. 

Application deadline: Monday 3 November, 2014.

For more information, please click HERE.

IUB Libraries Scholars’ Commons Workshops

Please join us for:

Tuesday, October 7, 1:00-2:30 pm
(online session)

Tuesday, October 14, 10:00-11:30 noon
Ballantine Hall 108

“Graduate Student Write-in” 
Fridays in October (except Oct 10), 2:00-5:00 pm
Wells Library Grad Commons

Wells Library 043

Wells Library E174

Open Access Week (October 20-24) 
A week of sessions on student publishing, tools for social sciences, publishing an online
journal, and more

Meeting the NSF Data Management Plan Mandate 
Thursday, October 23, 2:00-3:00 pm
SSRC Grand Hall (Woodburn 200)

Effective Mindfulness 
Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 am- noon
Wells Library E243

Employment Opportunity: University of Texas at Austin

Job Type: Tenured/Tenure Track
Job Rank: Tenure-Track Faculty
Job ID: (0) 14092500001
College: Liberal Arts
College URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/
Department/Unit: American Studies
Department/Unit URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/ams/
Closing Date: 11/15/2014
Field of Specialization: Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies
Job Description:

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2015. The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies. Duties include research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service to the department, college and university. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach at least one of the department’s core lecture courses each year. In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.
Applicant Instructions:
Please submit a CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three letters of recommendation directly from signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/26784. 

The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2014. 

Questions about application submission should be directed to stephanie.kaufman@austin.utexas.edu.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Millsaps College

The Millsaps College English Department seeks a dynamic teacher and creative media arts storyteller ready to contribute to its growing Communication Studies major. This tenure track position requires a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, Film Studies or related field by the time of appointment. Expertise in digital film production and ability to teach a related genre of creative writing is a plus. Professional publication in one or more of these areas, whether creative or critical, will be required for promotion.Candidates should be eager and qualified to teach in the Communication Studies major's conceptual core (which surveys communication theory, history and ethics), and the major's media production sequence, which emphasizes creative writing as well as visual storytelling.

Candidates must also be keen to develop new elective courses in their area of active scholarship and creative practice, while also contributing to departmental responsibilities for interdisciplinary general education courses. The position’s normal teaching load, set to begin in August 2015, is six courses per year over two semesters. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, submit the following materials by email to coatsc2@millsaps.edu: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Curtis Coats, Director, Communication Studies Major; a teaching philosophy offering specific examples of effective classroom practices and possible contributions to Millsaps College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community; a curriculum vitae; an unofficial graduate transcript; three confidential letters of reference. Samples of scholarly writing and creative work are also required (no more than 25 pages total). 

All applications should be complete by Friday, November 7, 2014.

Millsaps College is a National Selective Liberal Arts College founded by the United Methodist Church in 1890. It hosts the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the state of Mississippi. The College occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson Mississippi -- a growing metropolitan area (SMSA 400,000) that is the political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center of the state. Enrollment is approx. 1000. 

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification

Sustainable Food System Graduate Student Research Grants

Deadline: October 31, 2014 

This is an award program designed to support student-led/faculty mentored research in the area of Sustainable Food Systems and an initial step of building a community of scholarship on the topical area of sustainable food systems. This award program is an initiative of the School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Sustainable Food Systems Working Group. We are interested in supporting inter, multi, and/or trans-disciplinary projects that are both applied and basic in nature that showcase sustainable food system issues. The award is open to graduate students across the Indiana University-Bloomington campus wishing to work with the Sustainable Food System Working Group.
Priority areas within Sustainable Food Systems include:
Relation to Public Health
Social Relevance
Translational Research
Example topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Public policy on urban farms
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer dynamics
  • Pesticides in food crops and their health effects
  • Antibiotics in animal food products and their human health effects
  • Food deserts
  • Relationship to farming tradition
  • Cultural Cuisine
  • Communities in transition
  • Food culture and practice
  • Sustainable supply chains/supply chain management
  • Seasonality of food and eating
  • Technology applications for sustainable food access
  • Food access
  • Farm-to-school and other institutional meal programs
  • Connections between water and food
  • Spatial analysis of agriculture or food systems
The Award:
Awards for a Sustainability Food System Student Research Grant range from $500 to $2,000 and prioritize early career graduate students. Proposals must include full-time graduate students, a staff/faculty mentor for the project, and a sponsor from the SFSWG (SFSWG sponsor can also be the faculty mentor). Award funding can be spent on research supplies and equipment (the Working Group’s lab has limited equipment for loan/use, such as computers, digital cameras, audio recording equipment, and coding/statistical software), participant incentives, and travel costs (funds cannot be used to pay for transcription fees, hourly wages, stipends, or researcher fellowships). If multiple-investigator awards are made, recipients will share the award. If research is focused on human-subjects (farmers, consumers, etc.), applicants are strongly encouraged to focus on areas outside of the Bloomington / south-central Indiana region (please inquire with questions) and IRB approval is necessary prior to final approval. Award monies will be distributed on a reimbursement basis. 

SFSWG Affiliated Staff and Faculty:
Dr. James Farmer, co-convener, IU, School of Public Health, jafarmer@indiana.edu
Dr. Rasul Mowatt, co-convener, IU, School of Public Health, ramowatt@indiana.edu
Ms. Jodee Ellett, advisory member, Purdue University Extension, jellett@purdue.edu
Dr. Jennifer Robinson, advisory member, IU, CMCL, jenmetar@indiana.edu
Dr. Barbara Hocevar, advisory member, IU, School of Public Health, bhocevar@indiana.edu
Dr. Heather Reynolds, advisory member, IU, Dept. of Biology, hlreynol@indiana.edu