Call for Applications: Graduate Student Hourly Position (Graduate Certificate in Digital Cultures Collaboratory)

Please see below a call for applications for an hourly graduate student position with our Graduate Certificate in Digital Cultures Collaboratory!

Graduate Student Hourly Position

C21 Collaboratory: Graduate Certificate in Digital Cultures

Start: January 2021
End: August 2021

Compensation: $14/hour up to 100 hours total

Faculty and staff from English and History, among other departments, and the Center for 21st Century Studies have collaborated in 2020-21 to continue designing and implementing an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Digital Cultures that spans participating disciplines and other units across campus. This work builds on progress accomplished under a prior C21 Collaboratory on the publicly engaged humanities and an earlier cross-campus interdisciplinary collaboration in digital studies.

As members of the Collaboratory on the Graduate Certificate in Digital Cultures, participants have two main goals: (1) to design and secure approval for a new certificate program curriculum, and (2) to launch the program. Those efforts may include completing the procedures necessary for approval of new courses and shared curricula by faculty governance, creating new advising and mentoring opportunities, communicating with students interested to join the certificate program, and assisting with publicity including the preparation of materials for creating the program’s new website.

The Collaboratory on the Graduate Certificate in Digital Cultures has budgeted for one graduate student hourly employee to work up to 100 hours over the course of the spring and summer at $14/hour. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a UWM doctoral program, preferably in one of the three participating departments. The hourly employee will be a full member of the Collaboratory and will attend monthly meetings to represent the perspectives of graduate students. In addition, the graduate student member will be paid to assist with research, communications, outreach, and other practical matters that will be divided among committee members. Students with interest in or experience with publicly engaged humanities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a brief CV and letter of application by Monday, December 21 to the co-principal investigator for the Collaboratory, Assoc. Prof. Jason Puskar, Department of English, at In the letter, describe your interest in the project, the potential benefits to your own doctoral work or career, and a summary of any other funding (such as TAships or fellowships) you will have for 2020-21. If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please write to Jason at the email above.