Temporary Research Assistant

(Part Time-Remote)

About the Ann S. Bowers College of Computer and Information Science

The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges by working together across multiple colleges and two Cornell campuses. Cornell Bowers CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science, and Statistics and Data Science. It also shares faculty with Cornell Tech and is a partner in the department of Computational Biology.

The college is known for bold new ideas expressed in innovative computing and information technologies, groundbreaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact. More than twelve percent of the Cornell undergraduate student body is a CIS major, and 76% of all undergraduates on the Ithaca campus take at least one CIS course during their time at Cornell.

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What You Will Do

This is a 10 month term position.

This position will provide periodic support to the ‘Permaculture to Permacomputing’ project, with particular support for the ‘Undercurrent’ collaborative art installation, currently under phase two development for submission to the ACM Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) Conference in March 2025.  Potential tasks include: capture and editing of landscape and field recordings; original sound design and performance (including using Make Noise, Eurorack,  or other synthesizer systems); original visual and installation design; literature review of sustainability and permaculture research; qualitative field research and interviews. This position will have variable schedule from 4-10 hours per week on average.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Enrollment or prior coursework in undergraduate sustainability, planning, science and technology studies, or critical computing fields;

  • Prior experience in field recording and sound mixing and editing;

  • Prior experience in sound design and performance;

  • Familiarity with Make Noise, Eurorack, or other electronic synthesizer systems;

  • Prior experience in exploratory and research-engaged collaborative art projects.

Starting Pay Rate:

$17.50 per hour

Important Notes about Applying

  • Please submit both a cover letter and a résumé to be considered for this position.

  • There is no relocation assistance available for this position.

  • There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.

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