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Racial and Social Justice Visiting Scholars Program

Company: IBM Corporation
Location: Yorktown Heights
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

This program brings leading professionals into residency at IBM Research to make foundational contributions to social justice and drive impact for historically marginalized communities.

The visiting scholars will be able to define and advance projects focused on a range of social and civic issues, including health, education, economic development, employment, and criminal justice. Some key areas of focus are promoting fairness and accountability, supporting economic development for underserved communities, and addressing the intersections and dynamics of race, class, gender and offer differences as lenses through which social justice advocacy must be addressed. Visiting Scholars will benefit from the opportunities to lead research projects and to work side-by-side with IBM scientists to shape the direction of our research programs in this area.

Visiting Scholars will have access to the latest tools and technologies available and will be able to leverage the breadth of the global IBM Research community to develop new skills, relationships, and collaborations.

The program is 12 - 24 months in duration.

Who You Are

  • Ideal applicants are deeply committed to advancing social justice, thrive on collaboration and working side-by-side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines, and possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Applicants from many different backgrounds and expertise are encouraged to apply. This includes (but is not limited to) lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique racial and/or social-justice oriented perspectives.
  • We also encourage applicants with previous work or volunteer experience with the needs of communities of color, low-income communities, and those otherwise disproportionately affected by discrimination in areas such healthcare, employment, education, and criminal justice to apply.

IBM Research will consider those looking for employment and those interested in taking a leave of absence or sabbatical from their current employment as applicants to this program.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Undergraduate degree in any field (e.g. law, economics, human rights, sociology, public health, public policy, computer science) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in racial or social-justice oriented topics.
  • Ability to think strategically about ways to address fundamental societal challenges and define a well-crafted research topic in this space
  • Proven record of strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Graduate degree in any field (e.g. law, economics, human rights, sociology, public health, public policy, computer science) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in racial or social-justice oriented topics.
  • Ability to shape a comprehensive research program around racial and/or social justice
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • None

Keywords: IBM Corporation, Danbury , Racial and Social Justice Visiting Scholars Program, Other , Yorktown Heights, Connecticut

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