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January 2019
Volume 9, Issue 1

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to the January 2019 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter. This month we are featuring a recent article authored by Telle Whitney and Valerie Taylor, which includes an invitation for you to join a national dialogue about effective practices that create cultures and environments in which all people thrive, especially women and underrepresented minorities.

Be sure to learn more about our 2019 Academic Careers Workshop and the University Award.  Submit your application today!

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

Best Regards,
CMD-IT Leadership   
Join Our National Dialogue on Effective Practices for Increasing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing
In November 2018, Telle Whitney, former CEO of, and Valerie Taylor, President and CEO, CMD-IT, published Increasing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing:  The Landscape and What You Can Do in IEEE Computer. The article  discusses the current landscape in academia and industry and  presents steps that organizations and the reader can take to bring about changes to increase diversity and inclusion.

The article presents the current representation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing and highlights various programs that target K-12 through post secondary education and industry.

The article encourages the community to engage in a national dialogue about effective practices that create cultures and environments in which all people thrive. In particular, it challenges you to provide information about your effective practices. 

We encourage all our readers to read the article and submit your effective practices today!   We will share this information on the CMD-IT website and at town hall meetings at the Tapia 2019 and Hopper 2019 conferences to promote this national dialogue. Stand up and make a difference!

Academic Careers Workshop Applications Now Open
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 process, launching a research program, effective networking, and a detailed session on proposal writing. 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 Now Open
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.
In This Issue
Job Postings

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
23-26 January 2019

10-13 February 2019

22 February - 2 March 2019

25 February - 1 March 2019

14-16 March 2019

22-23 March 2019

27-31 March 2019

1-2 April 2019

12-13 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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