Geography Professorship at @UOFIGSS

The University of Iowa, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences Visiting Assistant Professor The University of Iowa Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for academic year 2018/2019. We seek
candidates with the ability to teach introductory physical geography and introductory climatology. Additional course assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department. Courses in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest: wetlands, landscape ecology, water resources, sustainability, and environmental impact assessment. The ability to teach both lower and upper
division courses is desirable, with a normal load of three courses per semester. The appointment will begin in August 2018 with a possible one year extension depending on funding and need. A PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Geography or related field is required at the time of appointment.
Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition # 72753). The submitted application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest, evidence of teaching ability and three letters of recommendation. Screening of
applications begins June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Marc Linderman (marc-linderman@uiowa.edu).
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Plant Scientists needs at Brooklyn Navy Yard

A Brooklyn Navy Yard-based business is looking for an outstanding  Lead Plant Scientist  and Plant Scientist whom will combine superb technical, research and analytical capabilities with a demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively. An ability to embrace uncertainty and continued learning is vital to this role. These individuals will be leading experiment execution and analysis to improve crop quality in our indoor farming systems.

 

 

CUNY Cultural Corps Needs More Grad Students! Deadline May 28th

Attention current CUNY Graduate Students:

CUNY Cultural Corps has extended our application deadline for the 2018-19 Academic Year just for you! *The application can only be accessed through this email. Please read more details about the program below and on our website.

  • Currently enrolled students at any CUNY college interested in gaining professional experience in the arts and culture sector will participate in a 21-week part-time work experience over their fall and spring semesters.
    • Students work in different types of departments, which is why our program is open to all degrees. Corps members in the past have worked in: Development, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Education, Curatorial, Programs, and more.
    • Students will receive a wage of $15/hour and work 12 hours per week.
    • Prior to starting at their site, students will complete a pre-program professional development training and throughout the year will participate in a cultural enrichment activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be working towards a degree at a CUNY college (Community College, Senior College, or Graduate School)
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits while enrolled in the program
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning Fall 2018 classes
  • Be available to work part-time (12 hours/week) during semester(s) a part of program
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

We have set Memorial Day (May 28th) as the deadline for you to submit your application and recommendations. All applications must be completed online here.

Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at @IowaStateU

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at Iowa State University invites applicants for a lecturer position with primary responsibilities in teaching. Teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: critical race feminisms, transnational feminisms, queer theory, and/or environmental feminisms.
The successful applicant will instruct a variety of courses related to WGS based on the needs of the program, and possibly one undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. This position may teach face-to-face or online sections of courses, as needed.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is centered on teaching, research, and outreach to the university campus, local community, and broader areas of society. The Program has a dynamic undergraduate program with a major and minor and a graduate minor and is located in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The curriculum includes three areas of emphasis; 1) Communication and Cultural Representations, 2) Identities and Sexualities, and 3) Leadership and Social Justice. Additional information about the program is available at www.womensgenderstudies.iastate.edu .

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Data analysis and visualization job at NYC DOT

Job ID: 336960 

# of Positions: 

Business Title: Asset Management Coordinator

Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR 

Title Code No: 56058 

Level: 00 

Title Classification: Non-Competitive 

Job Category: Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs 

Proposed Salary Range: $ 50,362.00 – $ 78,177.00 (Annual) 

Career Level: Entry-Level 

Work Location: 55 Water St Ny Ny 

Division/Work Unit: Financial Management &Analysis 

Job Description 

The Performance and Asset Management unit is seeking to hire Asset Management Coordinator to assist with the Asset Management team with its data analysis and visualization needs. The Asset Management team supports the agency’s efforts to maintain a safe, resilient and sustainable transportation network that serves the mobility needs of New Yorkers, in particular as it relates to such critical initiatives as Open Data, the Pedestrian Ramp Program, Vision Zero, Great Streets, and OneNYC sustainability and resiliency goals, initiated by The Mayor to address the community needs and concerns for improving the city livability standards.

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Data/Asset Management, the successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of a database inventory of agency assets used to prepare evaluation reports; performing data analysis and data visualization; reviewing program plans, funding and performance, and contributing to the recommendation for policies and procedures.  As such, this role includes the creation of maps, statistical analysis of data, automation of workflows for repetitive tasks, and the creation of metadata and data dictionaries.

In addition, the successful candidate will also develop an understanding of current processes in order to identify problems, determine root causes, and make recommendations for improvements. The preferred candidate must demonstrate strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills; a willingness to increase skill set; and the ability to work in a collaborative, creative, and results-oriented environment and demonstrate flexibility and diplomacy in dealing with and conveying information to agency personnel at all levels. 

Minimum Qual Requirements 

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or

2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or

3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above. 

Preferred Skills 

Ability to learn quickly and independently, think creatively, and increase efficiency of workflow.

Advanced computer skills are preferred. 

To Apply 

All resumes to be submitted electronically using one of the following methods:

Please go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for the Job ID#336960.

Current City employees please log on into Employees Self Service follow the Careers Link and search for the Job ID#336960.

Most Public Libraries have computers available for use.

No phone calls, faxes or personnel inquiries permitted.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Appointments are subject to Mayors Office of Management and Budget approval.

For more information visit www.nyc.dot.gov 

Hours/Shift 

Office Hours: 9AM-5PM 

Work Location 

55 Water St Ny Ny 

Residency Requirement 

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. 

 

CCST Science Fellows applications closing 2/28

The California Council on Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2019 Class of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by February 28th, 2018.

The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, and in social science fields such as economics. Eligibility information, program timeline, and the application link can be found at fellows.ccst.us/apply.php.

As CCST Science Fellows, scientists and engineers spend one year in Sacramento serving the California State Legislature. Working as legislative staff in the State Assembly or State Senate, they get a front-row seat learning about the craft and process of lawmaking in the State of California — a dynamic arena that often sets policy trends for the United States and the world.

Our fellowship is an incredible opportunity to transform a researcher’s professional path. In fact, more than 50 percent of CCST Science Fellows have been hired by the California State Legislature or state agencies since completing their fellowship. Other alumni return to academia, nonprofits, or industry with a deeper understanding of how science informs policymaking, enhancing their career as researchers, professors, consultants, and leaders.

Read reflections from current fellows (http://fellows.ccst.us/blog/category/fellows-in-training) or from alumni far along in their careers (http://fellows.ccst.us/blog/category/fellows-profile). See how the CCST Science Fellows program has changed their professional path — and helped make California’s policies stronger with science!

Adjunct Opportunities at Guttman CC Spring 2018

Guttman Community College, located on 40th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves., has three current openings for adjuncts in Spring I term (beginning March 2, 2018):

1. LAS 201 Environmental Ethics, TuTh 9.45-11.15am

2. Introduction to Urban Community Health, MW 3-4.30pm

3. Introduction to Urban Community Health, TuTh 4.45-6.15pm

Interested candidates should write ASAP to Ria Banerjee (ria.banerjee@guttman.cuny.edu) and Lori Ungemah (lori.ungemah@guttman.cuny.edu) with the following details in 1-2 paragraphs:

1. Disciplinary suitability and relevant research applicable to the course

2. Previous teaching experience (community college experience highly preferred)

3. Confirmation that taking this course will not put you over union specified limits (Spring 1 assignments follow the 9/6 rule)

4. Your availability for a brief in-person interview–please give us 2-3 possible times that would work for you and we will reach out to find a time that suits.

Tenure Track Position in GIS SUNY Potsdam (Ecology or Conservation background preferred)

The State University of New York, College at Potsdam invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to support a new interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Geographic Information Science. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, will involve undergraduate students in their research, and will be able to support our diverse, interdisciplinary curriculum. Review of candidates will begin on January 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Teaching load is 24 contact hours per year; teaching responsibilities include an introductory course in GIS as well as upper division courses in Cartography, Data Acquisition and Management, Remote Sensing, Spatial Problems and Analysis, and a capstone course. Additional responsibilities include outreach across the disciplines and shared responsibility for advising and recruiting. In the first year of their contract, the candidate will be responsible for developing the curriculum and continuing to build GIS infrastructure (funding is already secured).
We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.

A Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field is required for the Assistant Professor position, although exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree and exceptional GIS experience may be considered to fill the position as an Instructor.

We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.

Preference will be given to candidates that:
1. Demonstrate a history of, or potential for, excellence in undergraduate education.
2. Can actively involve undergraduates in their research.
3. Have expertise supporting a variety of allied departments (biology, geology, environmental studies, etc.)
4. Possess strong organizational and communication skills.
We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.

Job Posting: Education Justice Director w/ UYC and CEJ

The Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) and the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC), two of the country’s most successful education organizing groups, are seeking an Education Justice Director to provide strategic support and supervision to the coalitions and their campaigns. Over the past decade of fighting for education justice in NYC’s low-income communities of color, CEJ and UYC victories have impacted the lives of thousands of families and students. Our current campaigns are focused on ending the school to prisonpipeline, positive discipline practices, college access, culturally responsive education,
parent engagement, and college-ready community schools. The Director will work closely with both the CEJ and UYC Coordinators, grassroots organizers at the 8 member  organizations, and the youth- and parent-led Boards that direct the coalitions’ work.
Responsibilities include:

Management and supervision
• Day to day supervision of coalition coordinators; collaborate closely with youth and parent organizers, youth and parent leaders, the UYC Youth Organizing Committee and CEJ Parent Leadership Board to develop their capacity, improve their practice, and win campaigns.

Publicity & communications
• In collaboration with the campaign coordinators, manage media and communications, and develop a cadre of parent and youth spokespeople who speak publicly for the coalitions
• Develop youth and parent-friendly materials for political education, campaign promotion, media and communications, etc.
• Write press releases, op-eds and other communications regarding campaign issues

Strategic relationships
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with key policymakers, organizations and unions as needed for building strong and winning campaigns

• Support CEJ and UYC participation in statewide and national coalitions such as Communities for Policy Reform, Journey for Justice, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools,  Coalition for Community School Excellence, NY State Community School Network

Research and policy analysis
• Identify research, policy and data needs to advance campaign demands and work with colleagues at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the NYU Metro Center to fulfill those needs and use the research to win policy change
• Keep abreast and analyze trends in NYC school system and national education reform, to take advantage of opportunities to influence the direction and maximize campaign victories

Training and leadership development
• Design and lead trainings for organizers, parents and youth, on citywide and neighborhood levels, as needed to advance campaigns
• Work with coalition coordinators and grassroots organizers to ensure that youth and parent members are the ones leading the campaigns, making critical strategic and campaign decisions, and that they have the training, preparation and support
needed to take new and bold forms of leadership

Fundraising
• Maintain and expand the approximately $900,000 combined UYC and CEJ budgets, of which approximately $650,000 funds parent and youth organizers at the member organizations, and the rest covers coalition staffing and expenses
• Develop and maintain relationships with foundations, both locally and nationally

Qualifications & Skills:
• A passion for public school improvement and racial equity, and a commitment to parent and youth organizing
• At least five years experience as a community, youth, or labor organizer
• Proven ability to work well with youth, parents and community members and support their leadership
• At least five years of experience in a leadership position at a community organization, supervising other staff
• Excellent writing, research, and communications skills
• Experience in planning, developing and running successful political, legislative or public education campaigns
• Strong track record of fundraising, grant reporting and financial management
• Spanish language skills a plus

Salary range
Salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits package.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to nyccej@gmail.com.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourage qualified individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at Northwestern University

The Environmental Sciences Program at Northwestern University seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to complement our undergraduate curriculum. Information can be found herehttp://www.envsci.northwestern.edu/visiting-assistant-professor.html

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year (two per quarter), including one introductory course focused on human-environment interactions broadly defined, a sequence of courses focused on the theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS), and additional advanced courses in their area of expertise. The appointment will begin September 1, 2018. The initial term is two years, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in environmental science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions
Applications will only be accepted online.  Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files.
All required fields are marked with an asterisk and must be filled in before clicking on the “Submit”
button.  Incomplete applications cannot be saved.
Prior to beginning the application:
(1) Prepare a separate PDF (3MB max file size) for each of your documents.
(2) Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references.

Three references are required.  Please note that your references will not be automatically contacted upon completion of your application.  You will be notified if and when your references are contacted to upload letters.