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February 2019
Volume 9, Issue 2

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter. This month in celebration of Black History Month we are profiling Timothy Pinkston, the first African American General Chair of the ISCA Conference. We invite you to send information about "first" with respect to African Americans in computing in celebration of Black History Month!

Be sure to learn more about our 2019 Academic Careers Workshop; the deadline to submit your application is February 28th.  Submit your applications today!  And check out our #Tapia2019 Conference due dates which are fast approaching.

To include job openings or events in our Community Calendar please contact  Jerri Barrett

Best Regards,
CMD-IT Leadership   
Celebrating Black History Month
Timothy Pinkston

In celebration of Black History Month, CMD-IT would like to highlight Timothy Pinkston, the first African American to be the  General Chair of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), the premier forum for new ideas and research results in computer architecture. The ISCA '18 featured the Turing Lecture by 2017 Turing Award winners David Patterson and John Hennessy, the first Turing Award Laureates in Computer Architecture since 2009. This ISCA was record breaking, with 800 attendees and 378 papers submitted. The conference featured a series of firsts including a Bias Busting  Workshop, a CARES program for reporting harassment and discrimination and the awarding of the Eckert Mauchly award for the first time to a woman, Susan Eggers.

Timothy Pinkston is the  holder of the Louise L. Dunn Endowed Professorship in Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He also is the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Timothy Pinkston is leading the Technical Panels and Workshops Committee for Tapia 2019.  

We would like to hear about more African American computer scientist "firsts".  Please go to our CMD-IT Facebook page or tweet us at @cmdit and share your firsts.
Academic Careers Workshop Applications  Due 2/28!

The 2019 Academic Careers Workshop will be held May 16-19, 2019 in Houston, TX. T he goal of the workshop is to mentor underrepresented assistant- and associate-level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs about the academic career ladder.

The workshop will include panels of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion processes, launching a research program, effective networking, effective teaching and a detailed session on proposal writing. Sessions also address serving on the benefits and process of serving on national scale committees and promotion to full professor. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion about alternative career paths. 

The Academic Careers Workshop is funded by an NSF grant and organized in collaboration with AccessComputing and CAHSI. 

Our target audience includes: underrepresented ethnic minorities and people with disabilities at the levels of assistant professor, associate professor, post-doc, and senior level doctoral students in computing.  Workshop participants are supported by the NSF grant.

Apply now!  Applications  are due February 28, 2019. Learn more about the workshop via our  Academic Careers Workshop page.
CMD-IT University Award 
Applications  Due May 1

The University Award recognizes US institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities, through effective retention programs. All universities and colleges are encouraged to complete a submission. Each participating university will receive a detailed report that summarizes the data across all participating institutions.

To learn more go to our University Award page.
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In This Issue
#Tapia2019 Conference Due Dates
March 11 - Scholarship Applications for Poster and Doctoral Consortium Presenters Due

March 11 - Call for Participation Submissions Due

March 29 - Scholarship Applications Due
Job Postings
Lecturer/Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor-Boston
Northeastern University

Division of Computing Instruction in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Assistant and Associate Professors
University of North Texas

Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Assistant or Associate Professors
University of Washington

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Portland State University

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science
Williams College

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science and a Non-Tenure-track Instructional Position
 State University

Tenure-Track  Positions 
Vanderbilt University

Engineering and Research Opportunities
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Technical and Research Opportunities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Community Calendar
27 February - 2 March 2019

25 February - 1 March 2019

14 - 16 March 2019

22 - 23 March 2019

27 - 31 March 2019

31 March 2019

1 - 2 April 2019

12 - 13 April 2019

1 1 - 14 April 2019

15 April 2019

28 April - May 2 2019

1 May 2019

16 - 19 May 2019

18 - 21 September 2019

2 - 4 October 2019

30 Oct - 3 Nov 2019

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