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Postdoctoral Fellowship Available at Yale Global Justice Center

The Global Justice Program at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position to strengthen the Program’s intellectual work on global justice, world poverty, human rights, and global health. The successful candidate will develop his/her research project and teach one course per academic year. In the term that s/he teaches, they will be appointed as a lecturer and the teaching is included in their overall duties, not additive. S/he will also contribute research and coordination of projects based at the Global Justice Program, including liaison with Incentives for Global Health and Academics Stand Against Poverty. This position is particularly suitable for individuals interested in both research and advocacy.

The appointment is for one year, renewable based upon a positive annual review and funding availability. While January 1, 2015, is the ideal starting date, the Program will also consider applicants who make a persuasive case for one of two other start-dates: July 1, 2015 or September 1, 2015. Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 and health coverage.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, protected veterans.

Qualifications: Applicants from all suitable academic disciplines will be considered, including political science, economics, philosophy, law and public health. Fluency in English is required.

All applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. Candidates with other advanced graduate degrees may be considered but the PhD is the preferred qualification.

We will accept applications immediately with review beginning on November 9 and continuing until the selections are final.

Application materials required (website address):

  1. A cover letter
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A writing sample
  4. A research statement
  5. A brief course proposal and evidence of teaching qualifications
  6. Three letters of reference. At least two that comment both on the candidate’s research and teaching ability. The letters should be submitted by the reference writers at this site.
  7. Names and contact information for references

All information from the applicant should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs On-Line. Uploaded PDF copies of signed reference letters will be accepted at this site. Reference writers may submit signed hard copies by mail by requesting the mailing address from

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Join the ASAP Team: Applications Wanted for Staff and Volunteer Roles

Having written an ambitious three-year strategic plan, ASAP is now seeking to expand its global team. There are exciting opportunities to work with ASAP as a paid staff person, a board member or officer, and for students to work as chapter interns. A broad array of skills and experience are sought for these roles, and applications are welcome from academics and practitioners alike. Please read on for role descriptions and application details and share this message widely. We look forward to hearing from you.

Staff Position: Program Manager

The Program Manager will support the Global Coordinator in overall coordination of ASAP Global, volunteer and member activity management, and financial development.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing content for the ASAP website
  • Website improvements and routine maintenance
  • Maintaining ASAP Facebook page and Twitter feed
  • Drafting ASAP promotional materials
  • Supporting the ASAP chapter network
  • Researching funding opportunities
  • Event planning
  • Contributing to ASAP projects as needed
  • Responding to e-mails from ASAP members
  • Minor financial administration

Desired skills, experience, and qualities:

  • Ideally, candidates will be within commuting distance of New Haven, CT
  • A bachelor’s degree and strong academic record
  • Past success in administrative, project management, and/or leadership roles (e.g. worked as campaign manager, research assistant, or operations lead)
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Enthusiasm for the ASAP mission
  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus

Application information:

To apply, please send a résumé or CV and an application statement of 400 words or fewer explaining your interest in the role and salient experience to Rachel Payne at with the subject line Program Manager.

  • Position type: staff, part-time
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Start date: to be negotiated
  • Initial commitment: one year
  • Compensation: competitive, based on experience
  • Location: New Haven, CT, USA
  • Reports to: Luis Cabrera, Vice President

Board Position: Treasurer

The Treasurer will have primary responsibility for overseeing the management and reporting of an ASAP’s finances. Specific duties will include bank account maintenance, payment of ASAP staff, financial transaction oversight, developing an annual budget, overseeing the development and observation of ASAP’s financial policies, and completing required financial reporting forms. Candidates with experience working with the financial aspects of US-based nonprofits and familiar with the exemption requirements of 501(c)(3) tax status will be strongly preferred. Both academics and practitioners are encouraged to apply.

The Treasurer will sit on the ASAP Board of Directors, participating in monthly board meetings, and sharing fiduciary responsibility for ASAP.

Application information:

To apply, please send a résumé or CV and an application statement of 400 words or fewer explaining your interest in the role and your salient experience to Rachel Payne at with the subject line Treasurer.

  • Position type: volunteer
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Start date: October, 2014
  • Initial commitment: one year

Officer Position: Media Relations Officer

The Media Relations Officer will be responsible for all planned publicity campaigns and public relations activities. The officer will work with the Communications Director and Web Director to identify publicity strategies, will handle inquiries from the media (press) and will provide other officers and board members with information relevant to promoting ASAP. An individual with a background in media studies, journalism, and/or behavioral studies with some experience in media relations would best fit this position. Both academics and practitioners are encouraged to apply.

The Media Relations Officer will work closely with the Board but will not have Board duties.

Application information:

To apply, please send a résumé or CV and an application statement of 400 words or fewer explaining your interest in the role and your salient experience to Rachel Payne at with the subject line Media Relations Officer.

  • Position type: volunteer
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Start date: October, 2014
  • Initial commitment: one year

UK Chapter Intern Positions: Fundraising, Web, Membership, and Strategy

ASAP UK has recently written a new strategic plan and is seeking four committed interns to help its achieve its goals. These interns will work in the areas of fundraising, website and social media, membership and engagement, and strategy and administration, respectively. Any individual is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those based in the UK. Please note that these internships are unpaid.

Details on each of these volunteer roles is provided at this link.

Application information:

To apply, please send a short statement of interest and a description of your qualifications to UK Chapter Coordinator Steph Eldridge at with the subject line Intern.

  • Position type: volunteer
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
  • Start date: October 2014
  • Initial commitment: three months

Volunteers Wanted to Help Carry out ASAP UK\’s New Strategic Plan

ASAP UK is seeking support from four committed volunteers to help develop the chapter and implement its strategic plan over the next twelve months. Applications due August 25.


Applications Now Open for New ASAP Global Board of Directors Positions

Join the BoardDeadline: March 15

ASAP is seeking volunteers for one-year renewable positions on its global Board of Directors. ASAP is an international professional association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their positive impact on severe poverty. It has chapters in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Spain, the UK, and the United States, with hundreds of members working and studying in universities, research centers and NGOs worldwide.

The currently 8 member Board of Directors is led by President Thomas Pogge (Yale University) and oversees all aspects of ASAP\’s operation. The Board takes guidance from a 21 member Advisory Board, which includes some of the world’s most prominent poverty researchers and development policy and practice experts.

ASAP is expanding its Board to match expanding membership and activities. Applications are welcome from academics and practitioners who have a strong interest in helping promote positive academic impact on poverty alleviation. Specifically, the organization seeks applications for one-year, renewable Board positions in the roles of:

  • Fundraising Director: will contribute to the development of fundraising networks and applications, and help coordinate effective spending of donated funds. Will work closely with ASAP Executive Coordinator Rachel Payne.
  • Web Director: will help ensure that the ASAP web site offers interesting and useful content for members and serves as an effective public portal for the organization. May also give guidance on effective use of social networking platforms.
  • Membership Director: will help ensure that ASAP offers a range of meaningful member volunteer and leadership opportunities, and that the network expands appropriately.

If you would like to apply for one of these volunteer positions, please send a current CV and application statement of 400 words or fewer explaining your interest in one of the roles and your salient experience to Rachel Payne at Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2014. If you have questions about any of the posts, please contact ASAP Vice President Luis Cabrera at

Thank you, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Thomas Pogge, on behalf of the ASAP Board of Directors

Ashok Acharya, University of Delhi

Luis Cabrera, University of Birmingham

Paula Casal, Pompeu Fabra University

Keith Horton, University of Wollongong

Matthew Lindauer, Yale University

Mitu Sengupta, Ryerson University

Catarina Tully, FromOverHere


Volunteer with ASAP UK

ASAP UK is looking for 3 volunteers to help with the development of its projects and growth over the coming year. Short applications are due Friday, January 17.


Internship Opportunities with Incentives for Global Health and ASAP UK

Interesting intern positions are available at Incentives for Global Health and ASAP UK.


ASAP Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

ASAP is recruiting! We are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students to join the team this winter. Internships take place both in-person in New Haven, Connecticut, and remotely from anywhere in the world—students outside of the New Haven area may submit work electronically and coordinate with ASAP staff via e-mail and Skype. All internships are UNPAID and entail a minimum commitment of 3 months of work, beginning December 1, with an average of 5-10 hours of work per week.


Professor and Research Fellow Positions Available at Brooks World Poverty Institute

The Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester has two vacancies that may be of interest to ASAP members: Professor of Poverty Analysis and/or Theory (Details) and Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow in Poverty Analysis and/or Theory (Details). Both positions have a start date of September 1, 2013.


Call for Volunteers: UN Consultation on MDG Successors

The Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, expire in 2015, and the policy framework that replaces them will likely shape global priorities for human development and poverty alleviation for the next two decades. ASAP is offering opportunities for its members to contribute research, coordination, and policy analysis to the largest civil society campaign seeking to influence the post-MDG framework.

Because of our work on the Global Poverty Consensus Report, our effort to identify consensus amongst academics on what should succeed the MDGs and communicate that position to decision makers in the UN policy process, ASAP has been asked to provide research and consultation to Beyond 2015. Beyond 2015 is a global coalition of more than 380 NGOs building a policy platform on poverty alleviation post-2015, making it the largest civil society organization active on the MDG successors.

In order to provide Beyond 2015 with the best academic input possible, ASAP is forming three teams of member volunteers:

  1. The Academic Quick Response Team, which will provide research support to Beyond 2015 and fact check position papers from coalition members.
  2. The Campaign Coordination Team, which will solicit and synthesize policy recommendations from development experts and civil society leaders, to be incorporated into ASAP and Beyond 2015\’s platform on development after the MDGs.
  3. The Expert Working Group on Participatory Consultation, which will write an alternative agenda for the UNDP\’s thematic consultation with civil society on governance and accountability issues–an agenda that is more open and less presumptive than that put forward by the UNDP.

We are currently recruiting for the Academic Quick Response and Campaign Coordination Teams.

Members with expertise in participatory consultation, international development, public policy, or international law should consider volunteering for the Academic Quick Response Team. Those with experience in organizational leadership, project management, grassroots campaigns, marketing, and communications are encouraged to volunteer for the Campaign Coordination Team.

If you would like to get involved, please complete this short form describing your skills and experience by Wednesday, October 17. We will follow up with details on how you can get involved.

For additional information, please contact Rachel Payne (