Apply by Sep 12 | 2 Part-Time positions with Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH)

With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, the City University of New York (CUNY) has established Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) to focus on the transformation of the humanities classroom through innovative pedagogy. Specifically, TLH seeks to address the shortcomings of traditional humanities teaching models and promote the democratization of the humanities classroom through active and participatory learning. This transformative model will prepare humanities students for a world that requires collaboration, written and spoken communication, project management, critical thinking, analytical reading, cross-cultural thinking, and ideation. TLH is one of the signature programs of the CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy in the Office of Academic Affairs.

TLH is currently looking for 2 part-time college assistants to join an institution with strong support for teaching and be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community of faculty members and staff working together to educate and equip the next generation of students and scholars. One college assistant will help coordinate a student summit in the Spring of 2023 and the other will assist with developing an Open Educational Resource (OER) project, to be launched on the CUNY Academic Commons in Spring 2023 (see the attached descriptions for more details). To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV/resume to TLH@cuny.edu. We will begin reviewing applicants on Monday, September 12, 2022.

Job Title: College Assistant
Location: Central Office – Office of Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, the City University of New York (CUNY) has established Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) to focus on the transformation of the humanities classroom through innovative pedagogy. Specifically, TLH seeks to address shortcomings of traditional humanities teaching models and promote the democratization of the humanities classroom through active and participatory learning. This transformative model will prepare humanities students for a world that requires collaboration, written and spoken communication, project management, critical thinking, analytical reading, cross-cultural thinking, and ideation. TLH is one of the signature programs of the CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy.

Based in the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs and reporting to the Research Associate of TLH, the College Assistant will join an institution with strong support for teaching and will be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community of faculty members and staff working together to educate and equip the next generation of students and scholars. The College Assistant will assist the TLH Research Associate with activities related to the TLH program, especially the coordination of a full-day virtual Student Summit on the Role of the Humanities in a Just Society to be held in Spring 2023.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in keeping track of conference proposals submitted via Microsoft Forms.
  • Assist in sending communications to Student Summit applicants and selected participants.
  • Assist in the organization, editing, and proofreading of Student Summit materials.
  • Assist with scheduling and routine clerical work, including managing Student Summit registration, program, schedule, and Zoom meetings
  • Assist in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in delivering successful conference presentations.
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
  • Maintain orderly and comprehensive physical and digital files.
  • Understand organizational policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

One year of relevant experience required. At least 2 years of college preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, training or certifications:

  • Experience working in higher education, especially within CUNY
  • Interest in higher education administration, teaching and pedagogy
  • Experience delivering conference presentations in higher education and the humanities or a humanities-adjacent field
  • Experience in event planning, especially as it relates to conference organizing and similar project management tasks
  • Experience working collaboratively in diverse and interdisciplinary environments
  • Experience working with and commitment to diverse communities
  • Experience working with and supporting underserved student populations
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Drive and Google Docs, Excel, web-based tools/programs and digital or social media applications
  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in innovative teaching and pedagogy, especially as they relate to the humanities.

 

CUNY TITLE
College Assistant

COMPENSATION
$20 – $25 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and CV/resume to TLH@cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled; the review of resumes will begin September 12, 2022.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: College Assistant

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

Job Title: College Assistant
Location: Central Office – Office of Academic Affairs
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

POSITION DETAILS

With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, the City University of New York (CUNY) has established Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) to focus on the transformation of the humanities classroom through innovative pedagogy. Specifically, TLH seeks to address shortcomings of traditional humanities teaching models and promote the democratization of the humanities classroom through active and participatory learning. This transformative model will prepare humanities students for a world that requires collaboration, written and spoken communication, project management, critical thinking, analytical reading, cross-cultural thinking, and ideation. TLH is one of the signature programs of the CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy.

Based in the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs and reporting to the Research Associate of TLH, the College Assistant will join an institution with strong support for teaching and will be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community of faculty members and staff working together to educate and equip the next generation of students and scholars. The College Assistant will assist the TLH Research Associate with activities related to the TLH program, especially the compiling and editing of the Transformative Learning in a Box website, an Open Educational Resource (OER) project, to be launched on the CUNY Academic Commons in Spring 2023.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in cataloguing and keeping track of website content.
  • Assist in sending communications and reminders to TLH staff and those submitting content for the website.
  • Assist in the organization, editing, and proofreading of website materials.
  • Assist with scheduling and routine clerical work, including setting up relevant calendar invitations and managing relevant Zoom meetings
  • Assist in instructional programs, including tutoring and assisting students in delivering successful website content.
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines in a dynamic work environment.
  • Maintain orderly and comprehensive physical and digital files.
  • Understand organizational policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

One year of relevant experience required. At least 2 years of college preferred.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, training or certifications:

  • Experience working in higher education, especially within CUNY
  • Interest in higher education administration, teaching and pedagogy
  • Experience working in WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons
  • Experience working in higher education and the humanities or a humanities-adjacent field
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience working collaboratively in diverse and interdisciplinary environments
  • Experience working with and commitment to diverse communities
  • Experience working with and supporting underserved student populations
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Drive and Google Docs, Excel, web-based tools/programs and digital or social media applications
  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in innovative teaching and pedagogy, especially as they relate to the humanities, to public education, and Open Educational Resources.

CUNY TITLE
College Assistant

COMPENSATION
$20 – $25 per hour, commensurate with education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and CV/resume to TLH@cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled; the review of resumes will begin September 12, 2022.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: College Assistant

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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