October 22, 2015

Career Services

FEATURED
First of the Year Mentor in Residence Session: Alum in Academia | The Career Mentor in Residence program invites MAPSS and CIR alumni from different employment sectors back to campus. They come to talk about work in their industry, to introduce you to new career possibilities, and to provide inside advice on how to compete for jobs in their field. Each mentor will be available for small group and individual office hour consultations. This first Mentor in Residence event will spotlight Stanley Thangaraj (MAPSS 2000), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at City College of New York. He will speak about how MAPSS helped clarify his research interests and how his career trajectory began with his MA year. | Dinner will be provided | RSVP | More Info
Thursday, October 22nd from 4-6pm | Pick Hall 016

Building Your MAPSS Resume | Join Celina from UChicagoGRAD as she gives tips and advice on the construction of your resume as an MA student in the social sciences
TOMORROW: Friday, October 23rd from 3-4pm
         Saieh 103 (Note change in location)

Grow a Network for Life | Shelly will present about networking. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Graduate Career Fair, Alumni Mentor-in-Residence talks; and to engage with LinkedIn and other networking opportunities.
Monday, October 26th from 10-11am | Saieh 247
Friday, October 23rd from 3-4pm | Saieh 103
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Boren Fellowship Information Session | UChicagoGRAD | This session will be led by Alison Mary Patz, a Program Analyst for the NSEP Boren Fellowship Program, and a former Boren Fellow. The Boren Fellowships award graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and independent research in countries and languages deemed critical to US national security interest. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope includes not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, such as sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. | For more information, visit the Boren website or contact Jessica Smith (jessicasmith@uchicago.edu)
TODAY: Information Session: Thursday, October 22nd from 4-5pm
Harper 284
Internal application deadline: January 14th, 2016 @ 5pm

GRADFair | GRADFair is The University of Chicago’s first-ever Career Fair just for graduate students and postdocs. Featuring 40+ hiring organizations from diverse fields, GRADFair employers are interested specifically in the advanced training that graduate students and postdocs receive throughout the course of their academic careers. Whether you’re studying data analytics or analytic philosophy; anthropology or molecular engineering; affairs of the divinity or affairs of state — GRADFair will feature a diverse set of employers interested in your skills and experience. Confirmed employers include: Abbott, Allstate, Arabella Advisors, Art Institute of Chicago, Bain and Company, Capital One, CAN, Esri, India Innovation Corps, Institute for Defense Analyses, Jane Street Capital, Leo Burnett, Loren Academic, McKinsey and Company, McMaster Carr, Morningstar, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Protein Simple, RA Capital, The State Department, Stevens Capital, VSA Partners and MORE to come. |Learn more about the fair (who it’s for, why you should go); and register now to see our continually updated list of committed employers. After you register, you will be able to upload your resume to be included in the Fair Resume book. UChicagoGRAD is committed to helping you navigate your graduate and postdoctoral career. GRADFair is a fantastic opportunity to connect with employers who can help you take the next step after leaving UChicago. | FlyerHERE
Friday, November 6th from 1:30-4:30pm
Harper Court Tower, 53rd Street, 11th Floor

Conferences

Xenophobia and Alterophobia in Pre-Modern Ottoman Lands | Historians know well that post-nationalist societies are not unique in nurturing dislike, hostility, or hatred of foreigners and members of marginalized subcultures. Positioning certain groups against perceived outsiders or alternative groups within the same society is a salient feature of bygone societies as well. In fact, it is fair to say that the distrust of outsiders is an essential condition of society throughout history. Although many scholars have focused their attention on the socially and religiously stratified structure of Ottoman society, a systematic analysis of antipathy between communities has not yet been attempted. This symposium aims to reconstruct, to the extent possible, the mind-set of people living in 16th– and 17th century Ottoman lands. Presenters will explore patters in expressions of dislike in literature, historiography, and religious texts, but particularly in those texts that one would classify as “ego documents,” such as memoirs or otherwise personal accounts. | More Info
Thursday, October 22nd-Friday, October 23rd | Franke Institute, Regenstein Library

Thought Provoking

SSA Social Justice Address with K Sujata | International House | K Sujata is a strong advocate for women and girls, and has broad experience in Chicago’s philanthropic, business, and nonprofit communities. She serves as president of Chicago Foundation for Women, a grant-making organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area. Sujata has worked at several notable nonprofit agencies in Chicago as director of programs for the Eleanor Foundation, executive director of Apna Ghar, director of Chicago Continuum of Care (now Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness), and director of planning and development at Interfaith Housing Development Corporation. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Sujata trained as a scientist at Northwestern, received an MBA from IIT, and studied engineering in her native India. | More Info
Friday, October 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm | International House, Assembly Hall

Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain: Jonathan Fineburg in conversation with Theaster Gates | Seminary Co-op Bookstore | Based on Fineberg’s Presidential Lectures at the University of Nebraska, Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain examines the relationship between artistic production, neuroscience, and the way we make meaning in form. Drawing on the art of Robert Motherwell, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Christo, Jean Dubuffet, and others, Fineberg helps us understand the visual unconscious, the limits of language, and the political impact of art. Throughout, he works from the conviction that looking is a form of thinking that has a profound impact on the structure of the mind. | More Info
Monday, October 26th @ 6pm | Seminary Co-op, 5751 S Woodlawn

Sheriff of Wall Street Eliot Spitzer: Did America Learn its Lesson in the Great Recession? | IOP | When you graduate, do you expect to find a well-paying job with benefits; move into an apartment of your own; and begin saving for a house? Just a few graduating classes ago, all these expectations were shattered. Many of your predecessors moved from their dorms right back home to live with their parents: they couldn’t find jobs and their career track was delayed. Why? Wall Street had crumbled, wages dropped, markets tumbled, and savings were lost. In response, the US government developed new regulations to prevent another collapse like the one they’d just weathered. But are the new regulations working? Are they strong enough to protect all Americans? Join the IOP as it welcomes former Governor of New York and former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as he analyzes the state of regulation on Wall Street today and whether America has indeed learned its lesson. | More Info + Register
Tuesday, October 27th from 6-7:15pm
Quadrangle Club Dining Room, 1155 E 57th St

The US War with Mexico in History and Memory | CSRPC | Join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture as we invite Ernesto Chavez, Associate Professor in History at the University of Texas at El Paso to campus. This lecture will explore the role of the US-Mexico war in history and memory, paying particular attention to its outcomes and the ways that writers, activists, artists, and politicians have depicted, deployed, and performed the conflict. Given the continued rise of the Latino/a population in the US and the reaction to this demographic, the history and memory of the war continues to be important in the life of this nation.| More Info + RSVP
Thursday, October 29th @ 4:30pm
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, 5733 S University Ave

Sentimentality and the Capitalization of Humanity: On Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo with Professor Pheng Cheah | SAMSU Speaker Series | Professor Pheg Cheah, Chair of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, will lead a discussion on the topic of labor migration in Singapore. Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo, winner of the 2013 Camera d’Or award (and available for screening on Netflix), has received great acclaim for portraying the social suffering and alienation that accompanies the Singapore Story of economic success. Professor Phen Cheah will present on how the film sentimentalizes the vicissitudes of the game of cultivating human capital through labor migration and the limits of the film’s sentimental politics.| More Info + RSVP
Thursday, October 29th @ 6:15pm | Saieh 021

Workshops

18th and 19th Century Atlantic Cultures | “Annihilated Properties: Race and Reproduction in James Montgomery and Matthew Lewis,” by Cass Picken
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Rosenwald 405

Human Rights | “Is Justice an Option? Politics After Evil,” by Robert Meister
Monday, October 26th from 4:30-6:30pm | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood

Political Theory | “Domestic Colonialism in Western Political Theory: Tocqueville, Owen, Booth, and Kropotkin,” by David Owen (University of Southampton)
Monday, October 26th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Politics, History, Society | “A Family Matter: Mapping the Shift in Regional LGBT Discourse in Italy,” by Cate Fugazzola
Tuesday, October 27th from 5-6:30pm | SS401

PISP | “Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Economic Interdependence and War,” by Mariya Grinberg
Tuesday, October 27th from 4:30-6:30pm | Pick 506

US Locations | TBD by Kaya Williams and Kristen Simmons
Tuesday, October 27th from 4:30-6:30pm | Haskell 101

Comparative Politics | “Resistance Networks, Social Overlap, and the Choice of Violent Versus Nonviolent Strategies in Conflict,” by Ches Thurber
Wednesday, October 28th @ 11:30am | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood

Global Christianities | “Pilgrimage in Ghana,” by Saeed Richardson
Wednesday, October 28th from 1:30-2:45pm | Swift 200

Central Europe | Roundtable Discussion on the 2015 Migration Crisis in Europe and the Middle East, with Roy Kimmey, History; Faith Hillis, History; Susan Gal, Anthropology; Chris Sheklian, Anthropology
Wednesday, October 28th from 5-6:30pm | SSR 224

Philosophy of Religions | “The Natural, the Normative, and the Study of Religion,” by Anil Mundra
Wednesday, October 28th @ 4:30pm | Swift 200

Social Theory and Evidence | “Opportunity Constraint and Religious Life: What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” by Chris Graziul
Wednesday, October 28th from 12-1:20pm | SSR401

Social History | “The Ideology of American Exceptionalism,” by Brendan O’Connor (University of Sydney)
Thursday, October 29th from 4:30-6pm | SSR224

EthNoise! | “Gypsy Music as Labor in Twentieth-Century Hungary: Transforming an Industry, Transforming Lives,” by Lynn Hooker (Indiana University)
Thursday, October 29th @ 4:30pm | Goodspeed 205

UChicagoGRAD

Writing Workshop Series: Creating Value| Graduate student writers will learn and practice techniques for making their writing valuable to their readers. The first part of each workshop will be a plenary session presenting a concrete writing and revision technique; in the second part, participants will work in small groups on revision exercises. In this first workshop, we will work on “Creating Value.” Clear writing is good; organized is good; persuasive is good. But none of this matters if your writing is not seen by readers to be relevant, significant, having impact, or consequential—that is, valuable to them. This session begins a series on aspects of writing that can advance, or hinder, readers’ perception that your work is valuable. | More Info + Register
Monday, October 26th from 12-1:20pm | Regenstein Library Room A-11

Avoiding Plagiarism | Join UChicago faculty and administrative staff for a discussion and workshop on best practices for defining and avoiding plagiarism and for ways to discuss scholarly attribution questions with faculty. Learn these important skills in an informal and helpful environment—come with questions! Panelists include: Ellen Cohen, Executive Director at the Center for Health and the Social Sciences; Kevin Corlette, Professor, Math; Tamara Felden, Director, Office of International Affairs; and Borja Sotomayor, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science. | More Info + Register
Wednesday, October 28th from 4:30-6pm | Classics 110

Jobs + Fellowships

Summer Student Internship (unpaid) | US Department of State | The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy. About half of U.S. Department of State Student Internship participants serve in Washington, D.C., with a limited number of opportunities available at Department field offices and facilities in other cities in the United States. Approximately half of these opportunities are offered in many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world. The U.S. Department of State Student Experience is also the only program within the agency that offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas. | More Info + Apply
         *Application Due Friday, October 23rd (Tomorrow!)

Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program | EPIC’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program serves as a bridge between college and graduate school to provide those with an interest in economics or another quantitative social science with work experience prior to continuing their education. Fellows serve as Research Assistants for EPIC for one or two year appointments, and work closely with EPIC faculty and staff to conduct data analysis, create presentations, edit research papers, and other tasks as assigned. Upon completing the program, fellows in this or similar positions have gone on to economics Ph.D. programs at Harvard, MIT, the University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley and similar schools. EPIC invites applications for full-time pre-doctoral fellows for the academic year 2016-17. Successful candidates will report to Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and the Director of EPIC. Responsibilities span all stages of research, including managing projects, collecting and analyzing data, creating presentations, and editing manuscripts. | Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree by June 2016 and have strong quantitative and programming skills. Candidates with research experience are strongly preferred, particularly those with experience in Stata, R, or Matlab. The ideal candidate would begin on June 1, 2016 and work for EPIC for one or two years before applying to graduate school in Economics or another quantitative social science. EPIC offers competitive salary and employee benefits. | To apply, please send your resume, transcript, and a writing sample to epic.predoctoralfellowship@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We intend to announce the 2016-17 EPIC fellows around February 1, 2016.

Editorial Research Assistant | Human Capital Media | Human Capital Media is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management, and workforce development industries. The company publishes multiple industry news magazines and conducts research through the Human Capital Media Advisory Group. The Editorial Research Assistant position provides an opportunity for social sciences graduates to apply their research skills to the private sector while working creatively to be on top of emerging career and hiring trends. | More Info + Apply

Language Training Specialist | Department of State | We are currently accepting applications for experienced Language Training Specialists to work at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the primary training provider for the U.S. Department of State and the foreign affairs community. The Language Training Specialists will work in the Division of European and African Languages (EUA) and the Division of Slavic, Pashto, and Persian Languages (SPP) in the School of Language Studies (SLS). They will assist Language Training Supervisors in a wide variety of functions directly involved in the development and administration of training programs and staff development. Language Training Specialists may be required to serve as classroom language and culture instructors and participate in oral proficiency testing as needed on a part-time basis. | More Info + Apply | Control Number 418411100

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October 15, 2015

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Reminder: Library Reception for MAPSS and CIR | Mingle and meet the helpful subject librarians at the Regenstein Library! Wine and cheese will be served. | More Info
Tuesday, October 20th from 4-6pm | Regenstein Library, Room 122

Career Services

Building your MAPSS Resume | Join Celina from UChicagoGRAD as she gives tips and advice on the construction of your resume as a MA student in the social sciences.
Monday, October 19th from 10-11:00 Saieh Hall 247
Friday, October 23rd from 3-4:00 Saieh Hall 146

First of the Year Mentor in Residence Session: Alum in Academic | The Career Mentor in Residence program invites MAPSS and CIR alumni from different employment sectors back to campus. They come to talk about work in their industry, to introduce you to new career possibilities, and to provide inside advice on how to compete for jobs in their field. Each mentor will be available for small group and individual office hour consultations. This first Mentor in Residence event will spotlight Stanley Thangaraj (MAPSS 2000), Assistant Professor of Anthropology at City College of New York. He will speak about how MAPSS helped clarify his research interests and how his career trajectory began with his MA year. | Dinner will be provided | RSVP | More Info
Thursday, October 22nd from 4-6pm | Pick Hall 016
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Chicago Booth PhD Program Information Session | Booth School of Business | Learn more about the PhD Program at the Booth School of Business and the areas in which you can get your PhD: accounting, behavioral sciences, econometrics/statistics, economics, finance, management science/operations management, marketing, Joint Program in Financial Economics, and Joint Program in Business and Psychology. In addition, find out about the funding available at booth and the excellent career prospects for those with a PhD in business, and hear firsthand from faculty members.| Lunch will be served | RSVP to phd@chicagobooth.edu | More Info
Monday, October 19th from 12-1pm
The Harper Center, Room C25 / 5807 S Woodlawn Ave

GRADFair | GRADFair is The University of Chicago’s first-ever Career Fair just for graduate students and postdocs. Featuring 40+ hiring organizations from diverse fields, GRADFair employers are interested specifically in the advanced training that graduate students and postdocs receive throughout the course of their academic careers. Whether you’re studying data analytics or analytic philosophy; anthropology or molecular engineering; affairs of the divinity or affairs of state — GRADFair will feature a diverse set of employers interested in your skills and experience. Confirmed employers include: Abbott, Allstate, Arabella Advisors, Art Institute of Chicago, Bain and Company, Capital One, CAN, Esri, India Innovation Corps, Institute for Defense Analyses, Jane Street Capital, Leo Burnett, Loren Academic, McKinsey and Company, McMaster Carr, Morningstar, Noble Network of Charter Schools, Protein Simple, RA Capital, The State Department, Stevens Capital, VSA Partners and MORE to come. | Learn more about the fair (who it’s for, why you should go); and register now to see our continually updated list of committed employers. After you register, you will be able to upload your resume to be included in the Fair Resume book. UChicagoGRAD is committed to helping you navigate your graduate and postdoctoral career. GRADFair is a fantastic opportunity to connect with employers who can help you take the next step after leaving UChicago.
Friday, November 6th from 1:30-4:30pm
Harper Court Tower, 53rd Street, 11th Floor

Conferences

Human Trafficking, Labor Migration, and Migration Control in Comparative Historical Perspective | Pozen Family Center for Human Rights | Human trafficking, for sex work and other forms of labor, is one of the most highly visible international human rights issues of our time, attracting growing attention at the local, national, and international levels. Trafficking has also engendered a rich body of scholarship from legal, sociological, anthropological, and historical perspectives. Nonetheless historians studying different geographic contexts rarely compare ideas or collaborate. We intend to bring together historians working in diverse geographic fields with activists and policymakers for the exchange of ideas.| More Info
Friday, October 16th from 12:45-6pm, Saturday, October 17th from 8:45-4:30pm
Swift Lecture Hall

Thought Provoking

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi | IOP | Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 114th Congress. From 2007-2011, she served as the first woman Speaker of the House, and she has led House Democrats for more than a decade. Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, for 28 years. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishment. She led the Congress in passing historic health insurance reform, key investments in college aid, clean energy, and innovation, and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. She has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades. | More Info
Friday, October 16th from 8-9:30pm
International House Assembly Hall
Their City and Ours: A Baffler Forum on Developmental Disorder | International House | Join us for an afternoon discussion of Rick Perlstein’s “There Goes the Neighborhood: The Obama Library Lands on Chicago,” a shocking tale from The Baffler’s new issue (no. 28), along with Chris Lehmann’s “Having Their Cake and Eating Ours Too,” mordant observations on the emerging mutant donor class in America. Not enough fun to drag you off your couch? Writer and attorney Tom Geoghegan, joining Perlstein and Lehmann, will discuss the case for and against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Come, all ye faithful defenders of clean air, lake water, and natural light,  join us for an afternoon of talk about politics, art, vanity, social class, and developmental disorder in Chicago. | More Info
Saturday, October 17th from 3-4:30pm | International House
Anup Kaphle on Nepal and Labor Migration After the Earthquake | CIS | When the central passport office in Kathmandu could not handle the flux of young Nepalis coming to apply for their passports, they decided to do something that had never happened before: run the passport counter 24 hours a day. Every day, hundreds of Nepalis line up outside this office, one of the first steps for them to start a grueling journey, leaving their home and family to work as migrant laborers abroad. Nepal is now one of the leading exporters of migrant labor, supplying young men and women to the oil-rich Gulf nations and as far as Malaysia and South Korea, where they sign up for multi-year contracts to work for employers. While this has become one of the major sources of national revenue — remittances account for a quarter of the country’s GDP — it has also brought tremendous pain, with stories of death and abuse often leading to tragedy. The stories of success are often overshadowed by the grim visuals of coffins that are flown in from Malaysia and Qatar almost on a daily basis. Why is a significant segment of any country hell bent on going abroad to work despite risks? How do they get themselves in a trap before they even set foot on the plane? And why have the migrant laborers just become numbers with little done to change their fate? Anup Kaphle is the deputy foreign editor at Buzzfeed. | More Info
Tuesday, October 20th @ 5pm | Classics 110
Daniel Lord Smail: On Containers | Neubauer Collegium | Containers constitute a kind of materiality that we scarcely ever talk about when discussing material culture. And yet, containers are among the most vital of all things, for the role they play in organizing other things and for the capacity they have to manipulate the temporalities of those things. Ironically, containers are prominent in the mountains of trash we now produce. Taking inspiration from the literature on material culture and on patterns of mass consumption, this paper will muse on the role of containers in human societies both past and present. | More Info
Friday, October 23rd from 4-6pm
Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S Woodlawn

Workshops

Art & Politics of East Asia | “Mass Twang/Folk Twang: A New Historiography of the Aesthetics of Tsugaru-jamisen,” by Joshua Solomon
Friday, October 16th from 3-5pm | CEAS 319 (1155 E 60th St)

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World | “Beyond the Counter-Enlightenment: Reinventing Church Landownership for a Regenerated France,” by Liam Mannix (History)
Friday, October 16th @ 4pm | Wieboldt 207

20th and 21st Century | “Side Effects of Modernization: How 20th Century Bureaucratic Reformers Inadvertently Helped Transform the New England Town Meeting,” by Averill Leslie (Anthropology)
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm (refreshments + snacks provided) | Foster 103

Early Modern | “All Flesh is Grass: A Political Ecology of Agrarian Improvement in Britain’s Settler Empire, 1760-1846,” by Maura Capps (History)
Monday, October 19th from 5-6pm | Pick 319

Political Theory | “Reconsidering the Ontology of the Political Self,” by Ramon Lopez
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Social Theory and Evidence | “Economic Security, Social Cohesion, and Depression Disparity in Post-Transitional Societies: A Comparison of Older Adults in China,” by Ning Hsieh
Monday, October 19th from 12-1pm | SSR 401

American Politics | “Enchanted America: Metaphor and Magical Thinking in US Public Opinion,” by Professor Eric Oliver
Monday, October 19th from 12-1:20pm | Pick Lounge

African Studies | TBD, by Maura Capps (History)
Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30-7pm | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave

Education | “The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs: Evidence from Two Field Experiments” by Sara Heller (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
Tuesday, October 20th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 016

East Asia | “Chinese Public Attitudes Toward the Environment: Patterns and Implications,” by Chenyu Qiu and Dali Yang
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | Pick Lounge

Central Europe | Introduction to Central Europe
Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:30pm | Wieboldt 206

Workshop on Late Antiquity and Byzantium | “Boundaries of Authority Between Patriarch and Emperor in Fifth Century Constantinople,” by Jason Osequeda
Tuesday, October 20th @ 4:30pm | CWAC 156 506

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Liquidity and/or Value: Reconceiving Marx for an Era of Financialization,” by Robert Meister
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | SSR 106

Urban | “Privatizing Chicago: Federal Policy Devolution, Market-Driven Logics, and Chicago’s Public Housing Reform,” by Amy Khare (SSA)
Tuesday, October 20th from 12-1pm | Cobb 102

Gender and Sexuality Studies | “Selfies at Play: Activism and Identity Exploration in Zinnia Jones’ Self-Portraits,” by Nicole Morse (Cinema and Media Studies)
Tuesday, October 20th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave, first floor seminar room

Human Rights | “Geopolitics and Culture in the United Nations Human Rights Committee,” by Vera Shikhelman (JD, UChicago)
Wednesday, October 21st from 4:30-6pm | SSR 224

Comparative Politics | “Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia,” by Chris Blattman (Columbia University)
Wednesday, October 21st @ 11:30am | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood Ave

East Asia Transregional Histories | New research on the intersection of geography, ethnicity, and trade in early 20th century China, by Dr. Pat Giersch (Wellesley College)
Thursday, October 22nd from 4-6pm | SSR 224

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Atlantic Cultures | “On Reproduction in the Pre-Emancipation West Indies,” by Cass Picken (English)
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Rosenwald 405

Interdisciplinary Archaeology | “She Looked at Some Old Animal Bones and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next,” by Sarah Adcock (Anthropology)
Thursday, October 22nd @ 4:30pm | Haskell 315

Latin American History | “Urbanization Through colonias proletarias in Mid-Centry Mexico City: Colonia Gabriel Ramos Millán,” by Emilio de Antuñano
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies | Perspectives on Race and Capitalism: A Conversation with Charles W. Mills and Michael C. Dawson
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave, first floor seminar room

Semiotics | “What Standards Want: Learning to Read the Next Generation Science Standards,” by Lily Ye
Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101

UChicagoGRAD

FEATURED
All UChicagoGRAD programming for Fall Quarter can be found HERE. Still look out for announcements for individual events so you don’t miss out on all the great UChicagoGRAD career programming.
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Allstate Data Science Careers Info Session | Think Allstate is just insurance? Think again! Data Scientists at Allstate help build products that create insights to help business leaders, agents, and customers make better, data-driven decisions. Join us for a Tech Talk hosted by Allstate Data Scientists and learn about the analysis of time-series data and how Allstate is using this as a tool to improve the customer experience. | Coffee and breakfast provided | Register
Friday, October 16th from 9:30-11am | Stuart 101

GRAD Talk: Speaking 101 | Whether you’re speaking to an audience of one or one hundred, there are some basic tools you can use to convey your argument and polish your self-presentation. Learn and practice some fundamental communications skills to prep for interviews, networking, and speaking in public. By the end of this event, attendees should have some new strategies for communicating to broad audiences and networking more effectively. | More Info + Register
Friday, October 16th from 12:30-1:50pm | Cobb 107

Loren Academic Services, Inc. Employer Info Session | This will be an informational session about LAS and career development opportunities for all graduate students and postdocs. LAS, Inc is a national curriculum design company that provides in-person and video-based instruction. We support a variety of learners, schools, and medical centers in the health sciences via LAS Medical, and support K-12 and higher education students, parents, and schools via the LAS Scholastic. All services are based on founder Loren Deutsch’s educational philosophy, which incorporates a relational model and interpersonal approach to learning that we call scholastic management. Services include consulting; coaching; curriculum design; and workshops. |More Info + Register
Friday, October 16th from 1-2pm | Classics 110

GRAD Talk: Making Effective Comments in Class Discussions | Want to learn better ways to make effective comments in graduate classes? Join UChicagoGRAD for an informal discussion that will help you develop a productive new speaking voice in class! Panelists include Sonia Gomez (History PhD); Kathy Liu (PostDoc, Chemistry); Chandani Patel (Comp Lit PhD, Chicago Center for Teaching); Ilanit Shacham (South Asian Lang and Ciz PhD); and Megan Tusler (MAPH Preceptor and English PhD). | More Info + Register
Monday, October 19th from 12:30-1:20pm | Classics 110

Federal Work Study On-Campus Jobs

Student Affairs Assistant | Comparative Literature | This position will work on the following projects: time schedules and college catalog; setting up A/V for classes and lectures; scheduling rooms for classes and events; maintaining the department’s website; building department directories; creating/posting posters; assisting with events; and processing expenses. | $12-$17/hour (5-10 hours/week)
*For more information and to apply, contact Judy Mendoza atjmendoza@uchicago.edu

Jobs + Fellowships

Human Resources Assistant | US Department of Labor | This is an appointment under the DOL Recent Graduates program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency’s discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service. This position provides general administrative support to the Employee Relations and Labor Relations sections: maintain all employee and labor relations files in accordance with office policy and OPM regulations; and respond to recurring questions regarding basic services and procedures in the ER/LR Branch, among many other duties. | More Info + Apply | Control Number 418230400
*Applications due Thursday, October 22nd

Language Training Specialist | Department of State | We are currently accepting applications for experienced Language Training Specialists to work at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the primary training provider for the U.S. Department of State and the foreign affairs community. The Language Training Specialists will work in the Division of European and African Languages (EUA) and the Division of Slavic, Pashto, and Persian Languages (SPP) in the School of Language Studies (SLS). They will assist Language Training Supervisors in a wide variety of functions directly involved in the development and administration of training programs and staff development. Language Training Specialists may be required to serve as classroom language and culture instructors and participate in oral proficiency testing as needed on a part-time basis. | More Info + Apply | Control Number 418411100

International Resources

INTERNATIONAL JOBS – Looking for open positions located throughout the world? These sites will help you begin your international job search. A currency converter is also included.

CURRENCY CONVERTER
Universal Currency Converter- www.xe.net/ucc/

GENERAL INFORMATION
Council Exchanges- www.councilexchanges.org/us 
Embassy Web- www.embpage.org
International Resources Links- www.iscworld.com/oslinks.htm

IMMIGRATION, NATURALIZATION AND VISAS
H1 Base- http://www.h1base.com/
H1-B Visa-http://www.istudentcity.com/immigration/imm_permission_h1b.asp
Information for International Students- http://www.istudentcity.com/
International Students and the Job Search-https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/640/01/ 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services – http://www.uscis.gov/
U.S. Visa Options – www.wolfsdorf.com/visaoptions.htm

INTERNATIONAL CAREER SEARCHES
Canadian Job Search- http://www.jobs.ca/
Alliances Abroad- www.alliancesabroad.com
Campus Career Center- www.campuscareercenter.com
Career Exchange- www.careerexchange.com/
Career Jet Australia- www.careerweb.com
Career Web- www.careerweb.com
Dave’s ESL Café- www.eslcafe.com
Expat Exchange- www.expatexchange.com
EscapeArtist.com- www.escapeartist.com
ESLworldwide.com- www.ESLworldwide.com 
Foreign MBA- www.foreignmba.com
iAgora.com- www.iagora.com
International Center- www.umich.edu/~icenter/overseas/work/index.html
International Job Links- http://www.overseasjobs.com/
International Jobs Center- www.internationaljobs.org
International Recruiting by EMDS- http://www.emds-hrconsulting.com/services-a.htm
International Staffing Consultants- www.iscworld.com
JobsAbroad.com- www.jobsabroad.com
Job Pilot- www.jobpilot.com
Jobshark.com- www.jobshark.com
Jobs.Net- www.jobs.net
JobsDB.com- www.jobsdb.com
Jobware International- www.jobware.com
Management Recruiters International- http://www.mrinetwork.com/
Manpower- www.manpower.com
PlanetRecruit- http://www.fish4.co.uk/it/
Overseas Jobs Express- www.overseasjobs.com
Teaching Jobs Overseas- www.joyjobs.com
Transitions Abroad- www.transitionsabroad.com
Top Jobs- www.topjobs.com
US Peace Corps- www.peacecorps.gov
US State Department- http://www.state.gov/careers/

AFRICA
Africa Jobs- www.AfricaJobs.net
Find a Job in Africa- http://www.findajobinafrica.com/
South Africa Jobs- http://www.jobs.co.za/

ASIA
Asia-net- www.asia-net.com/
Career in Asia- www.CareerJournalAsia.com
H-Asia- www.h-net.msu.edu/~asia/
ICPA Worldwide Recruiting- www.icpa.com/
InterCareer Net- www.intercareer.com/index.html
JobAsia- www.jobasia.com/home.shtm
Recruit Asia- www.recruitasia.com
Wang & Li Asia Resources- www.wang-li.com

AUSTRALIA
Australian Job Search- www.jobsearch.gov.au
Byron Employment Australia- www.byron.com.au
Careers Online- www.careersonline.com.au/
Employment Opportunities- http://careerone.com.au/
Job Network- www.jobnetwork.gov.au
MyCareer.com.au- www.mycareer.com.au
Seek- www.seek.com.au

CHINA
China Jobs- www.chinajob.com/

EUROPE
Career Journal, Europe- www.CareerJournalEurope.com
CDS International- www.cdsintl.org/
Eurograduate Live- www.eurograduate.com
Eurojobs- www.Eurojobs.com
Europa- http://europa.eu.int/
Europages- www.europages.com
Job Online (in French)- www.cegos.fr/

INDONESIA
JobStreet- http://www.jobstreet.com/

HONG KONG
Hong Kong Jobs- http://hk.jobsdb.com/hk

JAPAN
Asia-Exec.net- https://execboardinasia.com/jobs/search
International University of Japan- www.iuj.ac.jp/career
Japan Jobs Guide- https://jobs.gaijinpot.com/japan-guide/
Japanese Jobs- www.japanesejobs.com
Work in Japan- http://www.workinjapan.com/

LATIN AMERICA
Jobs for Latino Professionals- http://www.ihispano.com/
Latin American Employment- http://www.mindexchange.com/latin-america.htm
Latin American Professional Network- www.latpro.com/

MALAYSIA
Malaysia Job Street- my.jobstreet.com/default.htm

SINGAPORE
Contact Singapore- www.contactsingapore.org.sg
Singapore Online- www.singaporegateway.com
Singapore Trade Development Board- http://www.singapore.manufacturers.globalsources.com/TNTLIST/TRADE/SUPPORTORGS/SINGAPORE/STDB.HTM

UNITED KINGDOM
Dot Jobs- http://www.reddotjobs.co.uk/
Job Site- www.jobsite.co.uk
Jobworld- http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/vacancysearch
Monster.co.uk- www.monster.co.uk
Summer Jobs England- www.summerjobs.com/do/where/jobtree/England
TES Online Jobs- www.jobs.tes.co.uk
Top Job on the Net- www.topjobs.co.uk

October 8, 2015

Applying to the PMF Fellowship? Check out a federal resume template HERE

Be sure to check out the Career Services blog for resume templates, upcoming events, job boards, and other tips for finding the right job for you!

Library Reception for MAPSS and CIR | Mingle and meet the helpful subject librarians at the Regenstein Library! Wine and cheese will be served. | More Info
Tuesday, October 20th from 4-6pm | Regenstein Library, Room 122

Career Services

FEATURED
Cultural Vistas Bosch & Alfa Fellowships Information Session | Join Carolina Solms-Baruth, Program Officer at Cultural Vistas, for an information session on the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in Germany and the Alfa Fellowship in Russia. For more information on both of these programs, which both include language training, the development of intercultural understanding, and work placements, please take a look at the event information. | More Info + Register
Thursday, October 8th from 12:30-1:30pm | Kent Hall, Room 120

Partnership for Public Service Information Session | PPS will present information on exploring, identifying, and applying for internships and full-time career opportunities in federal government agencies. Learn how to navigate USAJobs.gov; how to identify specific agencies that interest you, and get tips on the application/assessment process, including how to write a winning federal resume. | Note that US citizenship is required for most opportunities in the federal government | To register, email Leslie Andersen, Associate Director of Harris School Career Development, Public Sector Relations, at leslieandersen@uchicago.edu
Thursday, October 15th @ 12:15pm | Harris School, Room 289A

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session | The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas summer language and cultural immersion program for American students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning. The program offers programs in many languages. | The deadline for the program has not been announced but will likely be in mid-November.| More Info + Register
Thursday, October 15th from 12:30-1:30pm | Harper 284
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Managing Up–Webinar | Training @ UChicago | Explore the benefits of creating stronger work relationships with those in positions of authority and practical strategies for doing so. Whether you call it ‘courageous followership’ or ‘influencing upwards’ , managing up can have a positive impact on goal achievement, career success and organizational excellence. In this interactive webinar we will: Define what managing up is, and is not; Examine the benefits it provides to you and those above; Learn 5 key elements of effectively “managing up” |  More Info + Register
Friday, October 9th from 11-12 noon | Your computer

Conferences

The State and Its Past: Consolidating National Identities Through History, Archaeology, and Politics | Franke Institute | The idea of this one-day conference arises from the convergence of interests in the fields of history and anthropology with respect to national heritage. The conference hosts scholars and graduate students currently researching national heritage and archaeology, as a lens to understanding modern applications of the ancient past in Italy (Magna Graecia, Sicily, Rome, Pre-Roman) and Greece. This colloquium is open to the community, and we welcome our academic colleagues to join our round table discussion at the end of the conference. This daylong conference will consist of three separate sessions, organized according to region: (i) Rome; (ii) Greece; and (iii) Magna Graecia & Sicily. At the conclusion of the three sessions, a panel discussion will follow to highlight some of the issues that arise from the papers.| More Info
Saturday, October 10th from 9am-5pm
Franke Institute, Regenstein Library

Exploring Boundaries and Contexts in Contemporary American Indian Art and Law | Neubauer Collegium | Artists will give presentations on their work to ground the preliminary gathering of Open Fields; an ongoing Neubauer Collegium project organized by Justin Richland, Jessica Stockholder, and Alaka Wali. This first event of the project seeks to examine the relationship between formal artistic principles, symbolic meanings, social norms and the law as they relate to First Nations artwork in a contemporary context Participants include: Ben Davidson, Robert Davidson, Louise Mandell, Justin Richland, Stuart Rush, Jessica Stockholder, Anna Tsouhlarakis,Alaka Wali, and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson.| More Info + Register
Tuesday, October 13th from 9am-5pm
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 S Woodlawn

Thought Provoking

Gregory Sholette: Precarious Workers of the (Art) World Unite! | Neubauer Collegium | Artist, writer and activist Gregory Sholette discusses the varied tactics associated with Gulf Labor Coalition as they seek to call attention to the plight of precarious migrant workers in Abu Dhabi where a new Guggenheim Museum is in the works, followed by an examination of Marina Naprushkina’s sustainable art project in the Moabit section of Berlin where she is developing an “artificial institution” whose mission is to service the needs of her “new neighbors”: political refugees fleeing military and economic conflict in Syria, Iraq and Northern Africa. The broader issue that both of these politically engaged, artistic endeavors confronts is how we might redirect resources, as well as invent new models, for rethinking the notion of a shared commons operating in opposition to the predacious appetite of neoliberal enterprise culture. This larger agenda seems especially urgent today as we witness an ever-tightening intersection between contemporary art, global capital, and the growing multitude of migratory, precarious, and paperless laborers who are simultaneously tasked with building the fabulous architectural fantasies serving the world’s .01% ultra-rich, while also demonized as a dangerous social surplus dragging down limited economic resources. People at risk, including refugees, low-income workers, indebted students, marginalized people of color and women, as well as most artists, and even perhaps an entire nation in the case of Greece, increasingly wield a dark transformative agency with nothing to lose except their precariousness. | More Info
            Friday, October 9th from 4-6pm
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 157
5540 South Greenwood Avenue

Carol J Adams: The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow | International House | In honor of her landmark book’s 25th anniversary, Carol J. Adams will present her Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow, which provides an ecofeminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism, and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture presents images of race, gender, and species to further oppressive attitudes. It also suggests forms of resistance against the construction of individuals, human or non-human, as “meat.” Drawing upon images from popular culture, it answers the question: how does someone become a piece of meat? The slide show demonstrates how a trinity of interrelated forces–objectification, fragmentation, and consumption–impact our cultural and personal consciousness about women and animals. It introduces the concept of the absent referent through autobiography and then systematically applies an analysis of how it functions to explain the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food. It draws upon images that have been sent from around the world, and is constantly being updated as it tracks changes in popular culture. |  More Info
Tuesday, October 13th from 6-9pm | Assembly Hall, International House

Systemic Injustice: The Crushing Impact of America’s Criminal Justice System | IOP | Our nation’s jails hold more than 730,000 people on any given day, with over 10,500 in custody here in Cook County. The majority are persons of color and are awaiting trial on crimes ranging from criminal trespass and retail theft, to murder and sexual assault. In the Cook County Jail and in jails across the country, the brutal injustice of America’s criminal justice system rages on—breaking lives, breaking communities, and consuming tax dollars at a shameless and reckless pace. This series explores the uncomfortable realities of our criminal justice system and will examine how and whether meaningful and sustainable reform is possible, and importantly, whether justice ever prevails. | More Info
Tuesday, October 13th @ 12pm | IOP, 5707 S Woodlawn Ave

A Democratic Theory of Judgment | Franke Institute | What would it meant to foreground the capacity to judge critically and reflectively as a central feature of modern democratic citizenship? In plural democracies, democratic citizens find themselves increasingly called upon to make judgments about practices not always their own, judgments that require what Hannah Arendt called the imaginative practice of “representative thinking, thinking from standpoints one does not necessarily share. To engage in such thinking is to resist the temptation, on the one hand, to employ one’s own concepts as rules with which to subsume the particulars calling for judgment, and on the other hand, to assume that in the absence of rules, one cannot judge at all. The idea that something must underwrite a democratic practice of judgment, something must ground mutual intelligibility in the political realm, risks entangling judging subjects in fantasies concerning that nature and power of rules that lead them to lose track of their own part of voice as democratic citizens in deciding what will or will not count as a matter of common concern. How might this demand for a rule-governed account of democratic normativity and judgment be challenged without falling back into the nonrationalist approaches that figure the other face of Neo-Kantianism’s tenacious hold on contemporary political thought?| More Info
Thursday, October 15th from 4:30-6:30pm
Franke Institute, Regenstein Library

Workshops

Islamic Studies | “Thinking Toward PhD Applications in Islamic Studies,” with Professor Michael Sells | Geared towards MA students
Thursday, October 8th from 12-1:30pm (lunch provided) | Swift 201

Southern Asia | “It Entered My Body: Articulating a Folk Sensibility in Assam, India,” by Rehanna Kheshgi
Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30pm | Foster 103

Mass Culture | “Immutable Microbes,” by Mikki Kressbach, Cinema + Media Studies
Friday, October 9th @ 10:30am | Cobb 311

Engaged and Public Social Science  | “Introduction: How social science can and does (or doesn’t) get mobilized in the non-academic world.” Find more information on this new reading group HERE
Monday, October  12th from 1:30-3pm | Rosenwald 329

Political Theory | “The Free Ascent of the Public Mind—Clergy, Legislators, Religion, and Political Opinion in Democracy in America,” by Alex Haskins
Monday, October 12th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Politics, History, and Society | “Central Park as a Work of Art,” by Jessica Feldman, Sociology
Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6:30pm | SS401

Animal Studies | “The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow,” by Carol Adams
Tuesday, October 13th @ 6pm | International House

Education | “Rescuing Low Income, High Ability Students,” by Sebastian Gallegos, Harris School
Tuesday, October 13th from 12-1:20pm | Pick Hall 016

US Locations | “TBD,” by Christien Tompkins, Anthropology
Tuesday, October 13th from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101

Comparative Politics | “Criminal Activities by Insurgent Groups: What Do They Gain?” by Susanne Wengle, University of Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 14th @ 11:30am | Wilder House, 5811 S Kenwood

Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe | “Europe’s Russian Colonies and the Dream of Freedom,” by Faith Hillis
Wednesday, October 14th from 5-6:30pm | SS224

EthNoise! | “Making Use of Workshops, Developing Academic Projects, and Considering Issues within Ethnographic Music Research,” a conversation between Philip V Bohlman and Travis A Jackson
Thursday, October 15th @ 4:30pm | Goodspeed Hall, Room 205

Latin America and the Caribbean | “Sao Paulo Has Never Been Pinker: Development, Gay Identity Politics, and the Left in Brazil,” by Jay Sosa, Anthropology
Thursday, October 15th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

Middle East History and Theory | “Astrology and Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman Almanacs,” by Tunç Sen, NELC
Thursday, October 15th from 12-1:30pm | Pick 218

Social Theory | “Some Myths About Ethnocentrism,” by Adam Etinson, Philosophy
Thursday, October 15th @ 6pm | Wilder House, 5811 S Kimbark

Modern France | “Beyond the Counter-Enlightenment: Reinventing Church Landownership for a Regenerated France,” by Liam Mannix, History
Friday, October 16th @ 4pm | Wieboldt 207

UChicagoGRAD

FEATURED
All UChicagoGRAD programming for Fall Quarter can be found HERE. Still look out for announcements for individual events so you don’t miss out on all the great UChicagoGRAD career programming.
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TODAY: GRAD Talk: Anxiety and Public Speaking Workshop | Anxious about public speaking? Join Bill Rando, Director of the Center for Teaching, for a discussion of how to beat anxiety when presenting and win over your audience. | Register
Thursday, October 8th from 4:30-6pm | Classics 110

Time Management in the Quarter System | A panel of experts, including students from a variety of fields who have taken and taught graduate classes at UChicago, will suggest useful strategies for managing your time and graduate workload and for adapting to the warp-speed timing of the quarter system. This informal “how to” discussion—come with questions!—is targeted specifically to master’s and PhD students doing graduate classwork. | More Info + Register
Friday, October 9th from 12:30-1:30pm | Classics 110

 One-on-One Appointments with Grad Career Advisors | Sign up to consult with a dedicated graduate student career advisor to discuss application materials, job prospects, and more. | Register 

Federal Work Study On-Campus Jobs

Document Conversion Specialist | Student Disability Services | Reporting directly to the Disability Services Associate Director, the Document Conversion Specialist will digitize print materials and make them available to eligible students. This position will also assist with locating other sources of OCR documents and contacting publishers and ADA resource organizations to obtain accessible texts. | $14/hour | More Info
*Send a cover letter and resume to disabilties@uchicago.edu

Humanities Day Student Workers | UChicago Humanities Day | Literature. Visual Arts. Linguistics. Music. Languages. Philosophy. Choose from over forty presentations by UChicago faculty members. This annual event brings hundreds of visitors, staff, students, and faculty members to campus for a day of humanities programming. Some students may work the full day and others only part of the day, and some will be required to arrive around 6:30am. All workers will need to attend a training session held about one week prior to the event; two training sessions will be scheduled to accommodate everyone’s availability. Jobs include working registration tables, greeting visitors, and serving as room coordinators for each of the sessions. | $12/hour | If interested, email Tom Popelka at tpopelka@uchicago.edu.
Saturday, October 17th from 9:30am-2pm

Jobs + Fellowships

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology | Smithsonian Institute | SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility, learning to navigate museum systems and select methods for examination and analysis of Museum specimens while collecting data for a project of their Choice. | Students studying anthropology or related interdisciplinary programs at the MA and doctoral levels are considered for acceptance. All US graduate students are eligible for acceptance, even if studying abroad. International students can be considered if they are enrolled in a university in the US. | SIMA will be hosted June 27th-July22nd | More Info + Apply
*Applications due March 1st, 2016

Senior User Experience Researcher | PROS Holdings (Houston, TX) | PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) is a big data software company that helps customers outperform in their markets by using big data to sell more effectively. We apply 29 years of data science experience to unlock buying patterns and preferences within transaction data to reveal which opportunities are most likely to close, which offers are most likely to sell and which prices are most likely to win. PROS offers big data solutions to optimize sales, pricing, quoting, rebates and revenue management across more than 40 industries. We’re looking for a talented individual who can leverage their passion and usability knowledge to research the users of our mid-market, cloud-based software. In this role, you will directly report to the Director of User Experience and will collaborate closely with product managers, software developers, and other user experience professionals to research user workflows and goals, shape design decisions, and then test those designs. Your primary responsibilities will involve: contextual inquiry and other forms of interviewing, task analysis, user stories, formative and summative usability testing, A/B testing, personas, surveys, statistical analysis, educating the team on the latest usability research, and evangelizing user-centered design inside and outside the company.| Looking for an ASAP start and 5 years experience. | More Info + Apply

Research/Operations Assistants (multiple opportunities) | Survey Lab | The Survey Lab is a research center in the Division of the Social Sciences. We collect social scientific data and train students in data collection methods. We collaborate with academic researchers, nonprofit organizations, and university administrators in a variety of areas including childcare, health, hunger, sexuality, education and the arts. We specialize in studies that require special attention to individual cases, often involving a mix of qualitative and quantitative components. There are two open position: Research Assistant—Survey Interviewing, and Operations Assistant, which is a work-study position. | More Info