The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility seeks an innovative, creative and pro-active scholar, educator and administrator to be the inaugural Director for the Institute's newly established Project on Cities and Migration. This is an administrative position comprising of 55% administrative duties and 45% teaching duties. Reporting to the Director of the Zolberg Institute, the Director of the Project will:
be responsible for the Project's development and programming;
serve as coordinator of the Research Platform on Cities, Migration and Membership—a collaboration of The New School and 12 research institutions from around the world;
foster and enhance relationships with New York City's Office of Immigrant Affairs and community-based organizations in New York City;
collaborate with faculty and other programs and units at The New School, particularly faculty fellows of the Institute and New School urban and environmental programs
seek funding for the Project's activities and for his or her own research
teach two courses each year relating to cities and migration, climate change and migration, international migration and/or other courses as decided in consultation with the Director of the Institute
conduct and publish research on migration and cities and related topics
An earned PhD in a relevant field and five years of experience or a Master's Degree and five or more years of experience at a managerial level in government or a policy organization in a relevant field.
Demonstrated teaching excellence.
Experience and interest in research or practice in migration and/or in urban affairs.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Outstanding leadership, organizational, and project management skills.
Experience with building partnerships and conducting outreach initiatives.
Strong research and writing skills.
Proven success in fundraising (research grants or organizational support funds).
Entrepreneurial spirit and proven capacity for creative thinking.
Experience working with cities and urban local officials, community organizations, and/or immigrant groups.
Interest in interdisciplinary research.
Interest in travel.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration by the search committee, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of 3-5 references.
The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility provides a space for research and scholarship, policy debate, and discussion with activists and artists around issues of global migration and mobility, their economic impact, political consequences and their meaning for issues of citizenship and identity.
The Project for Cities and Migrants is an emerging global initiative for research, analysis and activism on migration and cities. Based at the Zolberg Institute, the Project seeks to examine and advise on policies and practices on of integration and inclusion, promote the ability of migrants to contribute economically and socially to cities, engage students in working in immigrant communities, connect cities and research around the globe and seek to help cities reap the benefit of migrant flow.
The New School is committed to actively recruiting from a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.
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