Beyond Conflict: Project Lead for Decoding Dehumanization (USA)

“JobProject Lead for Decoding Dehumanization, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled.

Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab is seeking a Project Lead for its Decoding Dehumanization project: a research and policy initiative designed to create evidence-based approaches to preventing group-targeted harm (such as systemic discrimination, or mass atrocities) by interrupting the dehumanization process or developing interventions which rehumanize. The Project Lead will work with the team at Beyond Conflict and the Innovation Lab, and will be located in Boston.

The Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab, a research and development unit within Beyond Conflict, was created to apply behavioral and brain science to real-world issues by discovering, developing and deploying new tools that reduce conflict and facilitate positive social change.

The Decoding Dehumanization project aims to develop and test interventions aimed at reducing dehumanization and support for violence and apply the research to real-world policy through partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the US and internationally. Current project intervention sites include Nigeria, and working with US-based groups focused on migrant issues.

This is a grant-funded position that begins in the Fall of 2019 and will last until September 2020 with potential for an extension through February 2023. The Project Lead’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and manage the implementation of the Decoding Dehumanization project. In this capacity, (s)he will work closely with Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab staff members, Beyond Conflict scientists, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab and the Decoding Dehumanization project.

Georgetown U in Qatar: Director, Center for International/Regional Studies (Qatar)

“JobDirector of the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019 or until filled.

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). Established at GU-Q in 2005 CIRS is dedicated to the academic study of regional and international issues through promoting dialogue and the exchange of ideas, research and scholarship, and engagement with national and international scholars, practitioners, opinion-makers, activists, and the wider community. To date CIRS has launched over 40 major research initiatives, published numerous books with university presses, and has established itself as a leading academic research center working in and on the Gulf region and the greater Middle East.

This is a senior administrative position at GU-Q. Candidates should be established scholars with outstanding academic credentials suitable for appointment as a senior core faculty member at GU-Q, including a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and a background in political science, international affairs, history, or a relevant social science discipline. In addition to full time directorship of CIRS, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load of 1 course per semester. Candidates must also demonstrate familiarity with the history and politics of the Gulf and the larger Middle East. Candidates with broad understanding of American Higher Education, and previous administrative experience as a department chair or as the director of a research program, institute, or center are particularly encouraged to apply.

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor (UK)

“JobMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, London, UK. Deadline: 27 September 2019.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with technical expertise and specialism in measuring the impact of complex social change programmes. The current programme portfolio includes a global dialogue education programme (Generation Global) that works all over the world with hubs in the USA, Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, projects supporting religious leaders in Nigeria and Kenya (Supporting Leaders) and a mentoring project supporting young women in the UK transition from education to employment.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be interviewed prior to the closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested in this role.

NOTE: There is also a position for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data Analyst, with the same application deadline.

Smithsonian: Language Reclamation & Media Project Coordinator (USA)

“JobLanguage Reclamation & Media Project Coordinator, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

This project coordinator will implement cultural heritage and language projects based on Indigenous language reclamation and media. The project coordinator will work extensively with the Center’s curator of digital media and the curator of cultural and linguistic revitalization. The successful candidate should be able to work respectfully with diverse communities. An excellent communicator who is comfortable in multilingual environments is needed. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with the potential of up to twenty percent travel. Applicants should have experience implementing large-scale public programs, managing budgets, developing web content, and writing reports. See full position description.

The Center will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2019, and continue accepting applications until a suitable candidate is identified.

Stanford U: Research Associate/Project Manager, Education (USA)

“JobResearch Associate and Project Manager, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Deadline: Open until filled, posted 8/22/19.

The new Senior Research Associate and Project Manager position will be responsible for leading CSET’s work associated with the development of a comprehensive instructional framework, curricular framework, and model curriculum units in support of opening an innovative new K-12 school in Guangzhou, China. The position will also have project management responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive, multi-year teacher and administrator professional learning program in support of the new school.

Work under the general direction of the Center faculty director and Center executive director, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.

Smithsonian: Cultural Industries Project Coordinator (USA)

“JobCultural Industries Project Coordinator, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Deadline: September 16, 2019.

This project coordinator will implement cultural industries projects, including work with artisans and the building arts, cultural heritage tourism, and capacity building for cultural heritage organizations. The project coordinator will work on assignments with partners in Armenia, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Senegal, and other locations, providing project management, planning, and evaluation support. The successful candidate should be able to work respectfully with diverse communities. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with the potential of up to twenty percent travel. Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in small business management, administration and project management, and ability to communicate with diverse audiences.

The Center will begin reviewing applications September 16, 2019, and continue accepting applications until a suitable candidate is identified.

Northwestern U: Dean (Qatar)

“JobDean (Chief Executive Officer), Northwestern University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks a strong leader with accomplishments in journalism or communications to serve as its next dean. NU-Q offers a world-class program in media education with degree programs in journalism and in communication built on a strong foundation of liberal arts. NU-Q is one of six schools from leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the universities and the Qatar Foundation. Each of the American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. The agreement reflects Northwestern University’s commitment to global engagement and to supporting Qatar’s embrace of quality higher education, human development and growing media and communication capacities. Building on the strong foundation established when the school was launched in 2008, NU-Q now seeks a new dean to advance its institutional trajectory, achieve its academic mission and play an important role in the continued development and transformation of Qatar.

The dean must first and foremost embrace the mission of NU-Q, “to give students an education unique in the world and worthy of a great university.” The dean should also bring substantial experience and distinguished intellectual accomplishments in at least one of the two program areas; appreciation of liberal arts-based university education; strong leadership and management experience including a collaborative style and commitment to shared governance; and personal qualities including diplomacy, intercultural sensitivity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Some background in the cultures of the Middle East and the Muslim world are preferred. The new dean must meet the standards for tenure in one of Northwestern’s schools. Terminal degree preferred, though not required.

Boston U: International Student Advisor (USA)

“JobInternational Student Advisor, International Students and Scholars Office, Boston University. Deadline: July 23, 2019.

The International Student Advisor counsels and advises a complicated caseload of approximately 1,200 nonimmigrant international students and their dependent family members in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status, benefits of certain immigration classifications and other regulatory requirements. Directly reporting to the Associate Director for Student Services, the International Student Advisor serves as liaison to assigned schools and colleges and provides advanced immigration related advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding international student regulations.

UC Berkeley: Director Admissions, International House (USA)

“JobDirector of Admissions and Housing Operations, International House, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Open until filled; first review July 9, 2019.

International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus.  Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.  Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle.  I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Under the direction of the Chief of Strategy / Director of the Robertson Center of Intercultural Leadership, the Director of Admissions and Housing Operations is responsible for marketing, recruitment, selection, and placement for approximately 585 spaces at International House during the calendar year representing about 80% of the organization’s annual operating revenue of approximately $13.5 million.  In addition, the incumbent supervises the Admissions and Housing team consisting of 3.5 career staff:  Assistant Director, Housing Coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator and ½ Resident Account Manager, and approximately 10 part-time student staff.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee the Resident Service Center, comprising one career staff (Storekeeper) and 7-8 student workers.

During the summer, the House operates as the equivalent of a conference center and houses over 700 residents. Residents include graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars and researchers from various laboratories affiliated with the University.  The Director also recruits groups and individuals, negotiates rates and manages the contracts with summer and academic year groups and individuals.  Also responsible for developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment and admission for residency at International House; determining admissions requirements, policies and processes; managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of a non-academic organization. General management includes long- and short-range strategic planning in directing all activities of multi-disciplinary functions through subordinate staff.  In collaboration with the Executive Office, oversees the Financial Aid program for U.S. residents, including the evaluation of applications and distribution of over $225,000 in scholarship funds.

In addition to ensuring maximum occupancy of I-House, the incumbent is also responsible for providing safe, comfortable, and welcoming accommodations for all students and visiting scholars who choose to live at I-House. We continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all residents and upholds the well-established community standards and the mission of I-House. Collaborate with staff to solve complex problems that may arise, particularly during move-in/move-out times as well as during the calendar year.

De Montfort U: Student Exchange Coordinator (UK)


Student Exchange Coordinator, Strategic and International Partnerships, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Deadline: 14 July 2019.

Reporting to the Head of #DMUglobal, the role of Student Exchange Coordinator will support with the delivery of Erasmus+ and International Exchange activity, supporting DMU students to participate in full year study abroad as part of their degree studies.

The role will focus on the coordination and administration of all aspects of outgoing and incoming student (and staff) exchange. This will include overseeing administration process, finance and bursary payments, promotion and student engagement, plus support with the management of a portfolio of over 60 exchange partnerships with universities across the world.

You will be able to demonstrate a passion for student exchange and a desire to increase student participation numbers in such programmes at DMU.