Research Associate in the Department of Communication Studies
Last updated: August 5, 2022, 10:21 a.m.
Job title: Research Associate – Department of Communication Studies
Position code: 50010966-C5566
Date posted: August 5, 2022
Application deadline: August 19, 2022
Advertised until: Position is filled
This posting represents one part-time, one-year contract position of about 20 hours a week. Reporting to the Director, Access in the Making (AIM) Lab, the incumbent is responsible for a number of research and research-creation projects and activities, including without limitations: visual identity and marketing, communication design, website design, logo design and branding, exhibition curation, attending regular lab meetings, and other related activities.
Duration, responsibilities & institutional support
- Support the research and production of projects relating to critical disability studies, design, media technologies and accessibility.
- Maintain and expand the visual identity of the AIM Lab, the imagery style, graphic elements, color palette, typography, tone and voice, brand Collaterals (ex: envelopes, keynote, PowerPoint, T-shirt, logo animation)
- Develop communication design (ex. Posters, Social Media and web content, Reports, Newsletters…)
- Lead coordination with the website developers for AIM’s main website and other related websites, such as online exhibitions
- Plan, design and execute a customized communication wall/board in the Lab, including wall structure, typography, material.
- Assist in the production and development of events, workshops, conferences, etc.
- Participate in lab activities, attend regular meetings and events.
- Aid in the general governance of the lab and be involved in collective and consensus-based decision making.
- Support lab members in the pursuit of research and media projects.
Pay: $26.68 - $36.94 per hour.
- MA or MFA degree in Design or Fine Arts or a relevant field with and two to four years of related work experience in design.
- Through knowledge and understanding of disability justice, and accessibility.
- A commitment toward anti-ableism, anti-colonialism and social justice.
- Experience in photography and media production.
- Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Audition, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, After Effects)
- Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of written and spoken English in order to write reports, respond with sensitivity to queries and communicate with the general public and prospective collaborators.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
- Community and socially-justice oriented with ability to anticipate potential problems and address them proactively.
How to apply
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter to Dr. Arseli Dokumaci by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 19, 2022. IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
The AIM LAB engages access creatively, critically, and curiously, rather than legally, institutionally, and retroactively. The AIM Lab is concerned, not with what access is, but with what access could be. To that effect, we collectively experiment, improvise, and speculate.
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