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Current Job Openings at CMS/W

Office Manager: Electronic Literature Organization

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) seeks an independent contractor as Office Manager. The ELO is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1999 and headquartered at MIT: See The ELO is an international organization that runs an annual conference, publishes an a serial digital anthology, and coordinates an international consortium of similar organizations. The office manager will work for a variable numbers of hours per week, not to exceed 8 hours in any given week. The person working in this role will complete various tasks, including but not limited to: running the ELO office, organizing and maintaining the ELO financial records, organizing six online Board meetings a year, and facilitating grants management. The Office Manager serves the ELO and its Board of Directors, with the Office Manager’s work supervised and evaluated by the ELO President. The Office Manager’s regular contact at MIT is the ELO Faculty Advisor, who is also responsible for paying the Office Manager. All payments will be issued after the end of the month for the hours worked that month, at the flat rate negotiated at the time of hiring, with a 1099-MISC issued to the contractor at the end of the year. Candidates must have experience with basic accounting, be able to work in the framework of a nonprofit organization, and be able to administer national grants. Some interest in computing and literature, and the mission of of organization, is also very desirable.

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates

Visiting Scholars are our way of facilitating the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides with current research groups. The program is part of its mission of working across disciplines, cultures, and communities. Visiting Scholar positions are non-compensated appointments established to accommodate the scholars’ research and enrich the CMS/W research community.

Postdoctoral Associates are usually associated with one of our research groups as well. They come to MIT to develop their scholarly competence, working under the supervision of MIT faculty members. As these positions become available, they are either announced below and on MIT’s job listings web site and advertised in professional and scholarly publications.

Postdoctoral Fellows come to MIT with grants or fellowships from outside funding agencies or government entities, in order to develop their scholarly and research skills. Funding must be secured prior to making an application for appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and the dates of the appointment must match the dates of the funding.

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