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2021 Summer Proctorships

Recipients of Summer Proctorship positions will participate in a project-based, internship-style experience offered through an academic unit or in research, training, academic or administrative offices across campus. The goal of these positions is to provide graduate students whose research and study have been impacted by COVID with new professional and career development opportunities to enhance their experience and skills. 

Eligibility: All stipended PhD students (excluding those on COVID Appointment Extensions) whose stipends for June, July, and August total less than $9,126 are eligible to apply. This amount is based on three times the standard monthly PhD stipend rate during the academic year. The time commitment expected is approximately 100 hours over Summer 2021. Students within the five-year guarantee and who have been approved sixth-year funding in Fall 2021 are eligible.

Students who have already applied for and been approved for the Summer Fellowship ($2,000) should note that if they receive a Summer Position (with a $3,400 stipend), it will take the full place of the Summer Fellowship (both awards cannot be maintained).

Application: Available in UFunds, under “Graduate School 2021 Summer Proctorships,” under “Graduate School COVID-19 Summer Positions”

Application Deadline: Applications are due by April 12, 2021. 

Please direct questions regarding this program to Vanessa Ryan or Kirk Robinson at [email protected].

Available 2021 Summer Proctorship Positions

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Annenberg Institute

  • Title: Educational Research Proctor - Addressing Pandemic-Induced Needs
  • Description: The proctor would engage in developing the National Student Support Accelerator, which is helping to expand high-impact tutoring across the country; would assess the potential (as well as the benefits and drawbacks) for universities to incorporate tutoring into coursework and/or extracurricular activities at scale, and would create research-based tools to improve the quality of university-run tutoring for K-12 students
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: An interest in education and large-scale social change, an ability to synthesize and interpret social science research (including a clear understanding of quasi-experimental and experimental methods), and ability to work independently and enthusiastically.
  • Contact: Susanna Loeb

Brown Arts Initiative

  • Title: Film Proctor
  • Description: Assist in the development of an all-campus film council by creating infrastructure allowing the council to grow; develop and institute an online stream featuring work by alumni, develop content for a Film Council website including researching and collecting existing resources in addition to writing copy.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines, but with preference for someone from an arts department; research and administrative experience required; film experience and prior experience building a group/council preferred.
  • Contact: Sophia LaCava-Bohanan

Center for Language Studies

  • Title: Center for Language Studies Proctor
  • Description: Research trends relating to the assessment and outcomes of language learning; explore proficiency testing opportunities, an internationally-recognized evaluation of language competencies to include in job searches; become familiar with undergraduate certificates at Brown and also research language certificates offered at peer institutions; liaise with Brown’s CareerLAB to create resources for Brown undergraduates relating to careers needing expertise in languages. The outcomes of the Summer Proctorship will be: 1) a well-organized report on the benefits of language proficiency testing for undergraduates and 2) a detailed report comparing certificate requirements, goals and processes and 3) staging of a CareerLAB job resource event for international careers.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: The candidate is expected to have a strong and demonstrated interest in teaching languages at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have highly effective people skills, be self-directed, motivated and organized with excellent research skills and willingness to learn new platforms as needed. Open to PhD Candidates in the modern languages.
  • Contact: Jane Sokolosky

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

  • Title: CLACS Oral Histories Proctor
  • Description: Perform various duties associated to oral history projects and exhibits developed through the Mellon Sawyer Seminar “Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America.” The proctorship will focus on providing support for projects that may include: Performing oral history interviews of members of the Haitian and Brazilian communities in Rhode Island; Contributing to efforts to design an exhibit documenting, complicating and honoring the role of textiles and textile production in New England communities; Organizing and coordinating cultural tours of various cities and towns; and Collaborating on specific projects associated with the Nuestras Raíces: Latino Oral Histories of Rhode Island project.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole desired Good working knowledge of Latinx and Latin American and Caribbean history in the 20th and 21st century. Knowledge of oral history methodologies. Excellent communication, organizational and writing skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Contact: Patricia Figueroa

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

  • Title: Sawyer Seminar Proctor
  • Description: Proctor(s) will work with the directors of CLACS and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) to prepare for and plan a year-long series of events focused on migration in the Americas. They will focus on the logistics of the events, which include lectures, two conferences, performances, and art installations. Their tasks will be related to publicity, logistics, and outreach; proctor will also help develop a multidisciplinary inter-sectional course proposal on migration that reflects the focus of the Sawyer seminar.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to graduate students from any disciplinary background, though individuals working on topics related to migration in the Americas will benefit the most from the experience; bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Contact: Kate Goldman

The College (Fellowships Office)

  • Title: Graduate Student Fellowship Advisor 
  • Description: Work with undergraduates applying for nationally competitive fellowships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and most especially the Fulbright on applications that are due over the summer. The work involves primarily reading and offering feedback on essays and working with students one on one and also (perhaps) in small workshop settings. It also includes brainstorming with students and advising them about how to shape and develop a research project, articulate a vision and approach to their field of study, and how best to present their academic and extracurricular accomplishments. They work closely with the Dean and the Assistant Director of Fellowships and as part of a team of other advisors.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background:Open to all disciplines; advanced graduate students preferred (those who have completed their exams), i.e., beginning 4th year or beyond. We also prefer students who have experience working with undergraduates on their writing, so either having worked at the Writing Center or as a TA in a course where they reviewed student writing.
  • Contact: Linda Dunleavy

Office of Global Engagement (OGE)

  • Title: Global Engagement Proctor
  • Description: Assist in revamping the Global Brown website; manage the OGE's social media platforms this summer, and create social media highlights of Brown's global scholarship; help with the data mining in InCites regarding faculty international collaborations; overall, the proctor will learn transferable skills such as marketing and communications, data mining, as well as global education as it pertains to researching the global scholarship of our faculty; will also help us identify gaps within the Global Brown website and research best practices.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background:Open to all disciplines; dependability, a professional and friendly demeanor, flexibility, strong research, writing, and editing skills, attention to detail, and an interest in global education; data mining is a plus.
  • Contact: Shaira Kochubaeva

Office of Global Engagement (OGE)

  • Title: Office of Global Engagement Campus Visitors Proctor
  • Description: The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at Brown University are leading an internal review to examine Brown’s processes and approaches to domestic and international academic and research visitors to campus. The Office of the Provost is looking for a remote proctor to support with relevant research and knowledge sharing to support this review. The proctor will assist in developing an excel database documenting Brown academic and research visitors policies and processes across various units and departments; will find, collect, organize and summarize publicly available peer universities approaches and practices for institutional benchmarking; work with the Campus Visitors Committee co-chairs to develop evaluation and assessment of key policies related to the project; and other research-related administrative tasks.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to graduate students from all disciplines with strong research, analysis and citational skills; high proficiency in Excel and Qualtrics; detail oriented; works well independently.
  • Contact: Asabe Poloma

Graduate School

  • Title: Orientation Planning and Design Proctor
  • Description: Contribute to the planning and design of Orientation for incoming graduate students, which may include designing and developing virtual resource fairs, student panels, and other ways to support incoming graduate students.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Strong organizational skills, interest in event planning and comfort with online platforms.
  • Contact: Susan Ely

History Department

  • Title: Choices Program Proctor – Marketing and Outreach
  • Description: The Proctor will assist the Choices Program in their marketing, publicity, and outreach efforts through the completion of two projects.  The primary project is to identify humanities professors at community colleges in targeted states and Methods professors nationwide who may be interested in Choices curricular resources. The other project is to develop promotional materials that demonstrate Choices alignment with the Teaching Hard History Frameworks. Additional marketing tasks are possible, depending on the proctor’s skills and interests. If you are looking for a proctorship that will allow you to hone different skills and provide you with a window into the operations of a small business at Brown that has a national impact in high school history classrooms across the country, we hope you’ll apply.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all, with a preference for a History, English, or Education background. Some experience in conducting research projects and marketing is preferred.  The maturity to work as part of a team as well as independently is essential.
  • Contact:Mimi Stephens

History Department

  • Title: Brown History Education Prison Project (BHEPP) Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will assist in the planning and preparation of history courses to be offered by History faculty in a local prison during the academic year of 2021-22 through BHEPP. The proctor will help to develop the courses, assemble the course materials, and assist the BHEPP Director with organizational details. 
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Passion for teaching is essential and as is prior experience of teaching history or a closely related field. Prior prison work is not required but would be helpful.    
  • Contact: Amy Remensnyder

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES)

  • Title: Communications Proctorship
  • Description: Aid IBES leadership and communications staff with the creation of strategic materials designed to highlight Institute strengths in research and education within the natural and social sciences; proctor will be responsible for engaging in a variety of communications duties, including, but not limited to, interviewing academic community members and alumni, contributing to an ongoing video interview series, producing written content for the IBES annual magazine, and designing a template for our annual report.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background:This proctorship is open to all disciplines; strong writing and organizational skills are required; previous experience in journalism and/or writing for a lay audience is desirable; previous experience in basic graphic design is also desirable, although not required.
  • Contact Person: Vanessa Janek

John Carter Brown Library

  • Title: John Carter Brown Fellowship Program Proctor
  • Description: The John Carter Brown Library (JCB) hosts a substantial number of research fellows throughout the year working on the history of the colonial Americas, North and South, including all aspects of African, European, and Native American engagements in both global and comparative contexts.  The Proctor will work closely with the JCB staff on logistics and support related to the fellows' research interests and needs, and on the organization of a weekly online fellows meeting and other activities.  This proctorship provides students with valuable experience in managing a prestigious international research fellowship program.  Through working with fellows, the proctor will also expand knowledge of scholars and research across many disciplines and areas of inquiry supported by the JCB's world-renowned collection.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all graduate students, and particularly relevant for those who are engaged with the history, languages, and cultures of the colonial Americas.
  • Contact: Nora Dimmock

OVPR (Communications)

  • Title: Research Communications Proctor
  • Description: Research and writing for Brown’s annual research magazine Impact: Research at Brown. Specifically involves developing faculty books list, articles, and other materials
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines, strong writing and organizational skills important.
  • Contact: Noel Rubinton

OVPR (Research Development)

  • Title: Research Development Proctor
  • Description: Research, identify, and qualify potential funding matches for faculty research; research funding trends from key federal funding agencies and aligning them with Brown’s research strengths; assist with developing a campus-wide research initiative, including providing input on e-platforms; assist with Resuming Research database maintenance.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines; prefer a candidate with experience working with Google platform, in particular, Google Sheets, website development, conducting research, and working with databases.
  • Contact: Edel Minogue

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Title: Curriculum Development Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will assist Nelson Center faculty and staff with the development of teaching tools and resources that will enhance our instruction in and out of the classroom. This may take the form of developing new teaching case studies but may also include other multimedia to support hybrid teaching and learning.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines but with preference given to those with a passion for teaching and learning. Prior coursework or experience of entrepreneurship is not required but would be beneficial.
  • Contact: Jonas Clark

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Title: Data Analysis Proctorship
  • Description: The Nelson Center is looking to make better sense of its own internally generated data in order to better understand how we’re impacting students who take entrepreneurship classes and participate in our co-curricular and venture development programs. While we have certain specific data in mind, we are open to fresh ideas about how to analyze and evaluate. Ultimately we hope to create a data visualization tool to share this information in an ongoing way.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines but with preference given to those with experience working with data and particularly with presenting data in an easily digestible way. Prior coursework or experience of entrepreneurship is not required but would be beneficial.
  • Contact: Jonas Clark

Pembroke Center

  • Title: Feminist Theory Archive Curatorial Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will assist the Nancy L. Buc ‘65 Pembroke Center Archivist in the work of the Pembroke Center’s Feminist Theory Archive, which documents the life and work of notable feminist and queer theorists in the academy. The Proctor will assist with curatorial work, especially as it relates to the Pembroke Center's Black Feminist Theory Project. Duties will include  record-keeping, Zoom meetings,  and correspondence via email and by phone with new scholars as well as those who have committed to donate their papers to the archive but have not yet begun to donate. We hope to confirm scholars’ interest in the archive and hone our community of future donors of papers.
  • Preferred skills or disciplinary background: Graduate student in the humanities with interest in women and gender studies. Strong writing skills, facility with FileMaker Pro databases, and comfort speaking by phone with a diverse community of scholars desired.
  • Contact: Donna Goodnow and Mary Murphy

Pembroke Center

  • Title: differences Graduate Proctor 
  • Description: Will assist with all aspects of journal operations, with a specific focus on submissions, and will work under the supervision of the managing editor.
  • Preferred skills or disciplinary background: Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English, in addition to being detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Knowledge of and facility with feminist critical theory strongly preferred.
  • Contact: Donna Goodnow and Denise Davis

Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) 

  • Title: Proposal Development Proctor
  • Description: Assist Faculty Director and Team with preparing data, tables, and text that describes the PSTC Training Program in support of NIH proposal for graduate student funding.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines; preference for skills with organizing, analyzing, and reporting on data and preparing visual summaries.
  • Contact: Zhenchao Qian

Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) 

  • Title: Research Development Support Proctor
  • Description: Assist faculty with literature reviews, data analysis, tables, and visualizations to support the development of new research and associated proposals for funding and/or support project management.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines; preference for high level skills with organizing, analyzing, and reporting on data and preparing visual summaries, attention to detail, excellent writing skills.
  • Contact: Zhenchao Qian

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

  • Title: Campus Safety Proctor - Research Protocols and Practices
  • Description: The proctor would be responsible for collaborating with OIED staff in designing a qualitative research study pertaining to student experiences with campus safety at the university. The proctor would develop the appropriate protocols for the study, conduct a comprehensive literature review on best practices for assessing racial bias, provide guidance to undergraduate student(s) involved in research, and produce a written report to the OIED at the end of the summer. This project comes out of the Brown University Community Council (BUCC) discussions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Interested applicants should visit the BUCC website for additional information.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines, with preference to those with knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion literature; proctor must have first-hand experience with qualitative research
  • Contact:Chloe Poston

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

  • Title: Campus Safety Proctor - Focus Group Research
  • Description: The graduate student proctor would be responsible for coordinating and conducting focus group discussions on student experiences with campus safety at the university. The graduate student proctor would be responsible for collaborating with OIED staff on the design and execution of the research project, providing relevant training to undergraduate students, convening team meetings, archiving and coding, and analyzing videos. This project comes out of the Brown University Community Council (BUCC) discussions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Interested applicants should visit the BUCC website for additional information. 
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines, with preference to those with knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion literature. Proctor must have first-hand experience in qualitative research and must be comfortable moderating group discussions in focus group format. 
  • Contact: Chloe Poston

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Title: Educational Development and Assessment Proctor
  • Description: Collaborate with Sheridan’s Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities team with assessment of and updates to educational development programs potentially including Sheridan’s online new graduate TA Orientation and Sheridan Teaching Seminar program, and program assessment and data analysis around the Anchor Program (Please see additional information on the Sheridan Center’s website). Applicants interested in applying to more than one of the positions offered by the Sheridan Center should submit only one application but specify on a cover page the positions to which they are applying.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Must have experience using rubrics to score assignments and using Excel for data collection and visualizations; preference for candidates with demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based inclusive teaching practices (e.g., participated in Sheridan or departmental pedagogy-focused programs or training).
  • Contact: Jessica Metzler

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Title: Educational Media Assistant Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will work with the Digital Learning & Design (DLD) media team to provide research, design, and production support for online and hybrid courses, and internal educational media projects; depending on the proctor's experience, this may include writing, research, video editing, image curation, and/or graphic design; all DLD proctors will be included in a proctor cohort who meet regularly with staff to check-in and learn from each other (Please see additional information on the Sheridan Center website). Applicants interested in applying to more than one of the positions offered by the Sheridan Center should submit only one application but specify on a cover page the positions to which they are applying.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines but with preference for media or visual art disciplines; background in media theory, production and/or visual design strongly preferred.
  • Contact: Ash Adams

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Title: Instructional Design Assistant Proctor
  • Description: Collaborate with the Digital Learning & Design (DLD) team in their work with faculty and instructors across campus in developing and implementing creative digital solutions for their courses; proctors will partner with instructors, technologists, and digital design experts to create engaging learning experiences and foster innovative teaching; proctors will be contributing to summer pre-college and undergraduate courses, as well as to development of Fall courses (Please see additional information on the Sheridan Center website). Applicants interested in applying to more than one of the positions offered by the Sheridan Center should submit only one application but specify on a cover page the positions to which they are applying.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background:Teaching or teaching assistant experience is required and previous pedagogy training preferred; facility with online tools and platforms essential, including Canvas; all DLD proctors will be included in a proctor cohort who meet regularly with staff to check-in and learn from each other.
  • Contact: Liz Crawford

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Title: Intergenerational Program Development Proctor
  • Description: The STEM Hub is working to meaningfully include graduate students in our programming; this proctor will research and gather information on STEM graduate student experiences at Brown (including departmental needs); collaborate with staff to develop opportunities for graduate students to participate in intergenerational programming such as Problem-Solving Fellows, New Scientist Collective, and Women in Science and Engineering); analyze AY 20-21 participant feedback; use feedback to inform AY 21-22  programming; and aid with refining current programming by provide a graduate student perspective on our current programming. Additional responsibilities may include aiding in interviewing tutors and developing content for the STEM Hub resources page (Please see additional information on the Sheridan Center website). Applicants interested in applying to more than one of the positions offered by the Sheridan Center should submit only one application but specify on a cover page the positions to which they are applying.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Preferred experience in course design, peer mentoring programs, and/or graduate student leadership.
  • Contact: Stacey Lawrence

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Title: Writing and English Language Support Proctor
  • Description: Facilitate and coordinate regular graduate student writing groups throughout the summer and support a synchronous graduate student dissertation writing retreat in July; assist with program design and facilitation for the English Language Program (ELP), an orientation offered for international graduate students for whom English is not a primary language; complete a special project, aligned with the proctor’s own interests, supporting writing and/or English-language-learning needs at Brown - examples include (but are not limited to): a Sheridan inclusive teaching newsletter article, a small research project, or an online resource for writers at Brown (Please see additional information on the Sheridan Center website). Applicants interested in applying to more than one of the positions offered by the Sheridan Center should submit only one application but specify on a cover page the positions to which they are applying.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Candidates must have participated in Sheridan or departmental pedagogy-focused programs or training; these include (but are not limited to participation in a Sheridan certificate program and working as a Writing Associate).
  • Contact: Charles Carroll

Sheridan Center/Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry 

  • Title: Brown - HHMI Driving Change Learning Community Proctor
  • Description: The Brown - Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Driving Change team seeks to understand the ways that racism affects student success in STEM disciplines and develop programs, policies, and practices that make these disciplines inclusive. The summer proctor will help organize a campus learning community focused on completing a self-study. 
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines; experience in any of the following is desired: data analysis and presentation, framing/leading discussion, anti-racist institutional change, formulating project goals, experience working in a highly collaborative environment. This proctorship hopes to provide valuable experience for Humanities and Social Science students interested in supporting student success, building learning communities, and anti-racism in postsecondary education.
  • Contact:Mary Wright (Sheridan Center) and Mark Johnson (MCB)

Swearer Center for Public Service

  • Title: Engaged Scholarship Communications Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will collaborate with our Communications and Engaged Scholarship teams as a researcher creating products primarily focused on launching our new Engaged Scholarship Certificate. Related responsibilities include creating guidance documents for students such as: certificate handbooks, maps of sample student pathways, approved course lists, eligibility criteria, advisor handbooks and resources, and connections to existing fellowships at the Swearer Center. The proctor will also research, conduct interviews, create resources, and produce stories for our faculty newsletter and website highlighting community-engaged projects across the disciplines. Their work will boost outreach related to the Certificate and to our faculty engagement work through creating multi-platform communications including our website, newsletters, and social media channels. 
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Strong writing skills required; open to all disciplines, but someone with experience and interest in connecting academic studies with community partners and/or social justice issues is preferred; previous experience in communications preferred, including basic graphic design.
  • Contact: Georgina Manok

University Library (Academic Engagement - Archaeology and the Ancient World)

  • Title: Archaeology and the Ancient World Collections Proctor
  • Description: Assess the Library’s collection alignment with growing campus priorities related to Archaeology and the Ancient World; work with data about the collection and on the research and teaching activities on campus; summarize the strengths and gaps in the collection based on research and teaching priorities.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Knowledge of the field of archaeology and the ancient world.
  • Contact: Sarah Evelyn and Karen Bouchard

University Library (Academic Engagement - German)

  • Title: German Studies Collection Proctor
  • Description: Assess alignment of the Library’s German Studies collection with campus academic priorities; work with data about the collection and on the research and teaching activities of German Studies faculty and graduate students; summarize the strengths and gaps in the collection based on research and teaching priorities.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Fluency in German required; knowledge of the field of German Studies.
  • Contact: Sarah Evelyn and William Monroe

University Library (Academic Engagement - Education)

  • Title: Education Collections Proctor
  • Description: Assess the Library’s collection alignment with growing campus priorities related to Education; work with data about the collection and on the research and teaching activities on campus; summarize the strengths and gaps in the collection based on research and teaching priorities.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Knowledge of the field of education.
  • Contact: Sarah Evelyn and Carina Cournoyer

University Library (Academic Engagement - Entrepreneurship)

  • Title: Entrepreneurship Collections Proctor
  • Description: Assess alignment of the Library’s collection with growing campus priorities in Entrepreneurship; work with data about the collection and on the research and teaching activities on campus; summarize the strengths and gaps in the collection based on research and teaching priorities.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Knowledge of the field of entrepreneurship and business research information.
  • Contact: Sarah Evelyn and Emily Ferrier

University Library (Academic Engagement - Philosophy)

  • Title: Philosophy Collections Proctor
  • Description: Assess the alignment of the Library’s Philosophy collection with campus academic priorities; work with data about the collection and on the research and teaching activities of faculty and graduate students whose work depends on philosophical texts; summarize the strengths and gaps in the collection based on research and teaching priorities.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Knowledge of philosophy texts in areas such as philosophy, critical theory, literary studies, political sciences and other fields; fluency in German and French preferred.
  • Contact: Sarah Evelyn and William Monroe

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Slavery and Justice)

  • Title: Digital Publications Proctor - Slavery and Justice
  • Description: Support the production of the digital second edition of Brown’s 2006 Slavery and Justice Report, particularly by classifying and organizing assets, producing metadata for discoverability and archival purposes, and writing detailed documentation for various processes; the proctor will gain real-world experience in project management and information architecture as a crucial part of the digital publishing process.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: This opportunity is particularly well suited for students interested in digital humanities or scholarly publishing.
  • Contact:  Allison Levy and Crystal Brusch

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Nicholas Brown)

  • Title: Digital Publications Proctor - Nicholas Brown
  • Description: In support of Professor David Kertzer’s digital project, Nicholas Brown and the Roman Revolution, 1848-1849, the proctor will organize digitized primary sources from Special Collections and contribute to the development of an interactive digital map; the proctor will gain hands-on experience with digital scholarship development and will build analytical, creative problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: This opportunity is particularly well suited for students interested in digital humanities or scholarly publishing. A background in 19th-century American and/or Italian political history or the history of collecting is desirable.
  • Contact: Allison Levy

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Modeling Production)

  • Title: Digital Publications Proctor - Spatial Audio and/or 3D Modeling Production
  • Description: Working on an interactive, born-digital publication project by Professor Sheila Bonde that explores the sensory experience of living in an 11th-century French abbey, the proctor will assist the Library’s design team with the production of 3D audio and visuals.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Experience working with audio production, especially knowledge of ambisonic production, and/or 3D modeling, including lighting, atmospheres, and textures, is preferred.
  • Contact: Crystal Brusch and Patrick Rashleigh

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Digital Humanities)

  • Title: Digital Scholarship Proctor - Digital Humanities Graduate Student Institute
  • Description:This summer the Center for Digital Scholarship (Brown Library) will host a summer institute for graduate students offering an introduction to the digital humanities and focused attention to students’ research project; the proctor will work with CDS staff to organize and support the institute and will gain experience with a range of digital tools and will build analytical, creative problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background:Some experience or knowledge of the tools of digital humanities is preferred, but not essential.
  • Contact:Steven Lubar

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Indigenous Slavery in the Americas)

  • Title: Digital Humanities Proctor - Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas
  • Description: Student will join a team of faculty, digital humanists, and students in the Center for Digital Scholarship (Brown Library) to work on the Database of Indigenous Slavery in the Americas, a digital humanities project that seeks to document as many instances as possible of indigenous enslavement between 1492 and the present. Tasks/activities include meetings with the core team; beta testing a new database entry form; learning how to enter new information into the database; conducting online primary source research in indigenous history; and understanding how digital projects work from the inside.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to all disciplines, but prefer students with a historical bent to their background and research interests; some historical research experience useful but not required; prior exposure to databases and/or digital humanities projects also welcomed. 
  • Contact: Linford Fisher

University Library (Center for Digital Scholarship - Digital Texts)

  • Title: Digital Humanities Proctor - Digital Texts
  • Description: The proctor will work on several digital text corpora, and will have the opportunity to become familiar with platforms for publishing and sharing corpora, methods for navigating and visualizing a text thematically, or textual editing and metadata, depending on their interest; the proctor will work on several projects, and can focus on areas that are of greater interest to them and develop their technical knowledge. 
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: All disciplines welcome; depending on the project, a familiarity with classical languages will be helpful, or a passing knowledge of web technologies like CSS, or experience with digital humanities projects. 
  • Contact: Elli Mylonas

University Library (Scholarly Resources - Metadata)

  • Title: Inclusive Metadata Description Proctor 
  • Description: The proctor will work with library specialists to examine the metadata created for library resource discovery and identify subject terms that reflect racial or other forms of bias (e.g., illegal aliens) and help develop a more inclusive set of terms to replace the outdated, insensitive, or offensive language; the proctor will also document the changes and relevant reference sources associated with the new recommended terms; the project purpose is to enhance the discoverability and promote the inclusivity of library resources for a wide range of users in support of the Library’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and our Racial Justice Project.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to students in all disciplines.  An interest in civil rights and racial justice is preferred but not required.
  • Contact: Pat Putney and Cathy Weng

University Library (Special Collections - Latin America)

  • Title: Proctorship in Special Collections Curation: Military & Society in Latin America
  • Description: In collaboration with the curators, the proctor will identify existing holdings in the John Hay Library related to the theme of Military and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: Open to students in all disciplines. Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish required; good working knowledge of Latin American history since 1960.
  • Contact: Peter Harrington and Patricia Figueroa

University Library (Special Collections - Anti-Racism)

  • Title: Special Collections Proctor for Anti-Racist Redescription of Sheet Music
  • Description: Hosted by the John Hay Library, this Proctorship offers a graduate student an opportunity to help the library develop an anti-racist framework to describe sheet music composed and performed by African Americans and pieces relating to blackface minstrelsy; currently, these materials are all incorrectly categorized as “African American Sheet Music;” with support from subject librarians and catalogers, the proctor will research individual pieces, sort the items into new collections, assign new subject headings, and write new descriptions to be included in the presentation of the material in the Brown Digital Repository and dedicated collection website(s); the materials are currently presented in the Brown Digital Repository and this collection website.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: This opportunity is open to all graduate students with a preference for those in the humanities and music.
  • Contact: Heather Cole and Karen Eberhart

University Library (Special Collections - Brunoniana)

  • Title: Encyclopedia Brunoniana Proctor
  • Description: The proctor will assess the Encyclopedia Brunoniana to determine which entries require revision and expansion and propose new entries with a focus on social justice, diversity and inclusion; proctor will prioritize entries and begin the process of researching and updating this informational resource in order to better reflect Brown University’s institutional history, administrative initiatives, academic priorities, and student community.
  • Preferred Skills or Disciplinary Background: This opportunity is open to graduate students with a preference for those in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with an affinity for historical research. 
  • Contact: Jennifer Betts

Please note that additional opportunities may be added.