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November 2018
Volume 8, Issue 10

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter. This month we are featuring some coming attractions for programs that will open submissions in December - our 2019 Academic Careers Workshop and the CMD-IT University Award.

Tomorrow is also #GivingTuesday.  Please check out our article and learn how to support CMD-IT this holiday season.

We are also pleased to highlight the Microsoft PhD Summit for FLIP Fellows, held in Redmond Washington in October.

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

Best Regards,
CMD-IT Leadership   
Show Your Support for CMD-IT
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the annual day of global giving.  We encourage everyone to help support CMD-IT by making a donation tomorrow. Your donation will allow us to continue providing programs that support our mission  to ensure that underrepresented groups are fully engaged in computing and information technologies, and to promote innovation that enriches, enhances, and enables these communities, such that more equitable and sustainable contributions are possible by all communities.

In 2018, we continued to increase our impact. Our 2018 highlights include:
  • Launching the FLIP Alliance.  Made up of 11 universities that are the top producers of CS faculty at research institutions, the Alliance is focused on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities in the professoriate. Your support enables us to continue to dedicate our resources to this important work.
  • Tapia 2018 grew over 20% this year.  We are seeing the demand for the conference grow and your support enables us to offer more scholarships and opportunities to our attendees.
  • We secured an NSF grant which will enable us to offer our Academic Career Workshop for the next three years and complete a longitudinal study.
  • The CMD-IT University Award was awarded to the University of North Carolina and enabled us to highlight again this year effective practices for the retention of underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities in computing.  Your donations help us support the Faculty Workshops where these best practices are disseminated.

Please help support this important work.  Please go to our Get Involved Page to learn how you can support CMD-IT.  Thank you for your support!

CMD-IT University Award 
Applications Open in December

The 2019 CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science will open for submissions in December.  Applications will be due May 1, 2019.  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.
Academic Careers Workshop Applications Open in December

The 2019 Academic Careers Workshop will be held in May 2019. he goal of the workshop is to mentor underrepresented assistant- and associate-level faculty and senior doctoral students 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. All assistant and associate level faculty and senior doctoral students  are encouraged to apply. Applications will open December 5, 2018 and are due February 28, 2019. Learn more on our Academic Careers Workshop page.
FLIP Alliance University Deadlines
What are the FLIP Alliance Universities?   They are the Universities that produce a majority of the computer science faculty at research universities.  
The universities have come together as part of an  NSF INCLUDES grant to form the FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate) Alliance  to address the broadening participation challenge of increasing the diversity of the future faculty in computing at research universities as a way to achieve diversity across the field.

Application deadlines are coming soon. Many of the institutions offer application waivers for students with financial need.

December 5, 2018 Deadline
December 10, 2018 Deadline
December 15, 2018 Deadline
In This Issue
Microsoft PhD Summit
On October 28-30, 2018 Microsoft Research hosted its PhD Summit, a two day workshop at its Redmond Washington lab. This year Microsoft Research extended invitations to FLIP Fellows to attend the workshop.  The workshop enabled Microsoft PhD Fellows and the FLIP Fellows to meet with Microsoft researchers and other PhD students.  

Presentations by Microsoft researchers included:
  • Opening Keynote by Eric Horvitz
  • Panel on Building Your Brand
  • Panel on The Road Less Traveled: Government, Academia, Industry and Everywhere in Between
  • Keynote presentation by Peter Lee

On the second day of the workshop, the FLIP Fellows visited the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, where presentations included: 

  • Academic Job Market Preparation
  • Highlighting Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Academia and the Seattle Area

The FLIP Fellows were also treated to Lab tours and networking activities at the University of Washington. 

Job Postings
Assistant or Associate Professors
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors - Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M 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's Gianforte School of Computing

Tenure-Track Positions Computer Science
Department of Electical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

Engineering and Research Opportunities
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Technical and Research Opportunities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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Community Calendar
18 January 2019

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

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