Assistant Director for Fieldwork & Outreach (Brandeis University)

We are seeking to hire a full time Assistant Director for Fieldwork & Outreach. It would be a perfect entry for someone ready to enter higher ed or – either a recent PhD and/or an experienced k-12 practitioner. Alternatively, a more seasoned teacher educator could make this a rich leadership opportunity.

We will also have a part-time lecturer opportunity to teach a Secondary School Education course in spring.

These were unanticipated openings that we are seeking to fill right away.

Link to Apply:
 https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis—Waltham-Campus/Assistant-Director–Fieldwork—Outreach_R0005210-1

PT Sitter/Nanny in South Boston

Our little family of three is looking for some part-time afternoon childcare help for our cute and curious just-turned-three-year-old, starting in early-to-mid June and extending through mid-September. We’re hoping to find someone interested in 15–20 hours/week, who would care for and play with our little guy from early afternoon to early evening, three to four days a week. We’re flexible on exact hours and days. We imagine this could be the perfect opportunity for a college or graduate student — in particular someone studying or otherwise interested in early-childhood education. There’s also the possibility of continuing with slightly different hours after the summer, once our son is back in preschool in the fall.

Compensation: $15-20 depending on experience

Contact: andrew.sessa@gmail.com

Call for research assistants

Call for applications: Building Transformative Justice at Tufts Research Grant Funded by the Center for Humanities at Tufts

Brief description of project: Building Transformative Justice at Tufts is a multi-year research and teaching project led by Tufts faculty Dr. Daanika Gordon and Dr. Lilian Mengesha. The project is focused on researching methods of repair, harm reduction and justice for historically oppressed and minoritized groups within the settler-colonial nation that is the United States. In developing practices towards healing from structural and interpersonal violence, Transformative Justice models reject alienation and punishment as forms of justice in favor of creative and imaginative ways to achieve collective liberation. The goal of this project is to develop a pilot Transformative Justice program at Tufts by 2023. We envision a three phased process of research and teaching that would culminate in a co-taught undergraduate course in AY 2021-2022, and a university supported program the following year.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Building TJ at Tufts seeks to hire two research assistants for 5 hours/week at $15/hour.

Tasks include:

  • Building and reviewing a scholarly reading list related to the origins, history and current literature on TJ
  • Putting together annotated bibliographies and analytical memos
  • Synthesizing existing TJ-based curriculums and developing possible TJ-course syllabi
  • Participating in discussion groups based on shared readings
  • Participating in local TJ trainings
  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Open to Tufts graduate students and advanced undergraduates (juniors and seniors)
  • Intellectual and practice-based interests in topics related to justice, equity, harm reduction, education and creative transformation
  • Strong reading and writing skills
  • Experience doing independent research and writing
  • Demonstrated interest in collaboration as you will be part of a research team

To apply, please submit:

  1. CV/Resume
  2. 2 page (double space, 12 point font) statement of interest
  3. Short writing sample of your choice
  4. Name and contact info of one reference who can speak to the qualifications above

Submit these materials to both Daanika Gordon (daanika.gordon@tufts.edu) and Lilian Mengesha (lilian.mengesha@tufts.edu) by Sept. 15th