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Two Positions - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics

The applied linguistics faculty in the English Department at Northern Arizona University invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2013.

We seek two colleagues with primary teaching and research specializations in one or more of the following areas:
L2 reading with an emphasis on applied psycholinguistics or vocabulary
L2 writing with an emphasis on text analysis or writing development
L2 skill-based assessment, using statistical methods
L2 pragmatics with an emphasis on listening and speaking

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the MA-TESL program, the applied linguistics doctoral program, and the English undergraduate program. Teaching responsibilities include teaching up to 9 hours per semester, with reassigned time based on dissertation committee work and College policies. Responsibilities also include active research; student advising and mentoring; doctoral committee work; and department, college, university, and professional service.

For the complete job posting, please visit:
http://hr.nau.edu/node/2796&job_req=559362
Contact: Dr. William Crawford: bill.crawford@nau.edu

Erin Berry at Social Media & Technology Conference

Erin Berry of Cohort 15 will be presenting on a panel titled, "The Politics of Femininity" at the Second Annual Social Media & Technology Conference which will be held at Howard University on September 27th-28th. The title of her paper is: " I realize now...I'm 20 feet tall..." Exploring the Relationship Between Black Women, Voices, Safe Spaces, & Social Media.

She will discuss the role of Black Women's voices within social media landscapes as it applies to Patricia Hill-Collin's notion of "Safe Spaces", specifically looking at the issue of Gymnast Gabby Douglas and comments made about her hair on social media sites as well as Erykah Badu's use of Twitter during the "Window Seat" video controversy.

More information about the conference can be found here:
http://socialmediatechnologyconference.com/

Two Positions at the Murphy Institute/CUNY

Full job descriptions – including qualifications, compensation, and how to apply – can be downloaded from the job board at the UALE website <http://uale.org/forum/13-job-listings/33-two-jobs-at-the-murphy-institute-cuny#33>

(1) Academic Counselor for Labor Studies

The Academic Counselor for Labor Studies will report to the Labor Studies Program Manager and counsel students throughout their academic experience, from inquiry to graduation, while providing general administrative support to the Masters in Labor Studies Program. The Counselor will help recruit new students, advise them on their course selections and degree progress, monitor the registration process, and serve as a liaison between the school’s bursar, registrar and financial aid office. Candidates for the position must have a Bachelor’s degree; the ideal candidate will have at least two years of related experience, which may include working with labor or community organizations, and experience in student services, particularly working with working adult students. The contract title for the position is aHEO, with a salary range of $38,407 - $58,893. To apply visit the employment page at <www.CUNY.edu> (job search category Managerial/Professional).
Make sure to upload a cover letter and resume (as one document) with the contact information of 3 professional references by the closing date of October 8.

(2) Academic Program Manager for Urban Studies

The Academic Program Manager for Urban Studies will manage all administrative aspects of the Institute's Urban Studies Programs. S/he will work in collaboration with the faculty, overseeing these programs to ensure administrative adherence to academic policies and procedures, including recruitment, admissions, and registration. S/he manages curriculum development and operations of the program while managing a staff of program coordinators, outreach counselors and clerical assistants. Candidates for the position must have a Bachelor’s degree and six years of relevant experience; the ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, experience in higher education administration, and knowledge of the academic fields of Urban Studies, Community Studies, or Public Administration. The contract title for the position is HEA, with a salary range of $55,602 - $74,133. To apply visit the employment page at <www.CUNY.edu> (job search category Managerial/Professional).
Make sure to upload a cover letter and resume (as one document) with the contact information of 3 professional references by the closing date of October 8.

Position at UMass Amherst

The Department of Sociology and the Labor Center invite applications for a “Professor of Practice” in Labor Studies position to be appointed Spring 2013 at the earliest. This is a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position.

The ideal candidate will have a track record working with the labor movement, broadly defined, and substantial experience with applied research and labor education. A Ph.D. or a Master degree and an extraordinary record of practical accomplishments is required.

Specific duties include:
Offer training, research, strategic planning, and organizational development assistance to unions, community-based organizations, and NGOs, in collaboration with colleagues in the statewide Labor Extension Program and across the University;
Conduct applied research and pursue grants and contracts for labor-related research projects; supervise RAs and collaborate with faculty in Sociology and other social sciences;
Write reports and publicize findings through conferences, websites, media outlets in collaboration with statewide and community-based organizations;
Support the mission of the Labor Center, including our limited-residency and traditional Master’s degree program, and occasionally teach in those programs.

Applications received before November 1st will receive full consideration.

Applications should include a CV, letter of application, sample of written work, and three letters of reference. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be accessed at https://academicjobsonline.org.

Paper submissions can be sent to Professor Tom Juravich, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-5725.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, the Labor Center has a deep commitment to diversity and we strongly encourage minorities and women to apply.

Third International Conference on the Constructed Environment

UBC-Robson Square
Vancouver, Canada
25-26 October 2012

This conference will explore the forms and functions of the constructed environment during a time of dramatic and at times disruptive change. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the past character and future shape of the built environment. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person. Proposals for virtual presentations may be submitted at any time, up to the start of the conference. All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) may also submit their written papers for publication in the refereed International Journal of the Constructed Environment.

For information, visit http://constructedenvironment.com/the-conference/call-for-papers.

NGIS at UMBC

New Generation of Interculturalist Scholars/UMBC (NGIS/UMBC)
Inspired by theories in Political Economy of Cultures with Dr. John Sinnigen in MLL 603 this Fall 2012, these students invite you to join them in the discussion and promotion of transformationalist perspective in intercultural communication.
Interested students may contact David Balosa at dbalosa1@umbc.edu or Katie Witt at witt1@umbc.edu.

Heritage Alliance Intern at Center for Applied Linguistics

Fall 2012 Job Title: Heritage Alliance Intern
Program: Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages
Hours per week: 15-35
Salary: non-paid (small honorarium)
Position Available: September, 2012 to January, 2013

The Center for Applied Linguistics supports heritage language education and research through the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (Heritage Alliance). The Heritage Alliance is committed to advancing language development for heritage language speakers in the United States as part of a larger effort to educate members of our society who can function professionally in English and in other languages. To achieve this mission, the Alliance provides leadership, supports collaboration, and promotes information sharing to foster heritage language maintenance and education.

The Heritage Alliance program at CAL seeks self-motivated individuals who can work with the Alliance during the fall of 2012 for four-month internships. Hours per week can be flexible (between 15 and 35). Heritage Alliance interns have the opportunity to make original contributions in the field and work with a strong and supportive team of professionals in language education, research, and documentation in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Description of Duties:
We are primarily interested in graduate students who are familiar with and interested in languages considered “critical” by the U.S. government – Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Interns can choose to focus on two or more of the following tasks: documenting heritage language programs, writing Heritage Voices on these languages and on programs where they are taught, writing Heritage Briefs on topics related to these languages, organizing training programs for heritage language teachers, applying for research funding, presenting at conferences, and making connections with the community of speakers of these languages.

Qualifications:
Educational or working experience in language/linguistics, education or related discipline.
Experience with Microsoft Office is required.
Knowledge about specific heritage languages and heritage language communities and passion to work with heritage language educators is desirable.
Graduate students are preferred, undergraduate students and recent graduates will also be considered.
Applicants who prefer to work on heritage languages other than those listed here will also be considered.

If interested, send intern application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and letters of recommendation to:
Center for Applied Linguistics
Phyllis Pointer-Tate
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Phyllis Tate, Recruitment I12-04

Electronically:
jobs@cal.org
Attn: Recruitment I12-04

Wisniewski & Saper Selected 2012-2013 HASTAC Scholar & Mentor

Kevin A. Wisniewski, first year Ph.D. candidate in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program, was named a 2012-2013 HASTAC Scholar. Dr. Craig Saper, Director of the LLC program, was selected to serve as Wisniewski’s HASTAC Mentor.

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, pronounced "haystack") is a virtual organization of over 7000 individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how society learns, teaches, communicates, creates, and organizes at the local and global levels. It was founded by Cathy N. Davidson, former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and co-founder of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, and David Theo Goldberg, Director of the University of California's state-wide Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI),

The HASTAC Scholars program is an annual fellowship program that recognizes graduate students who are engaged in innovative work across disciplines. Among their duties, HASTAC Scholars blog, host forums, organize events and discuss new ideas, projects, experiments, and technologies that re-conceive teaching, learning, research, writing and structuring knowledge. They also function as links between their home institutions and the virtual community they foster on the HASTAC site.

Wisniewski’s research investigates the future of the book and changing face of publishing in the digital world. In the upcoming weeks, he will be founding a new group and forum at HASTAC dedicated to the digital publishing.

Social Media Intern Needed for Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

Two Interns Needed for Vibrant Living (http://www.mollyshattuck.com/lifestyle/what-is-vibrant-living)

This is a PAID internship, 120 hours over the course of the semester about 10 hours per week ($1,000 stipend paid out in two $500 payments). The internship is funded by the The Shattuck Family Internship Program for Entrepreneurship Innovation and Social Change.

The Main Focus of this internship is on SOCIAL MEDIA.

Sample of additional duties include:
- Help pull together a marketing toolkit, based on ideas from Molly Shattuck, work that has already been done, and additional examples based on other similar kinds of initiatives
- Work to qualify and quantify the value/benefits that the program brings to individuals and groups
- Identify target companies/organizations that might represent prospective clients/customers for Vibrant Living
- Participate--as appropriate--in client-visits to understand feedback and have that inform further development of the tool-kit and materials.

The individuals could be from a range of majors, but should have outstanding communication skills and be interested/experienced with social media; be a self-starter/entrepreneurial type; be interested in health/wellness.

Please e-mail your resume (required) and cover letter (ideal) to Christine Routzahn, Director of Internships, at routzahn@umbc.edu ASAP.

Positions at Towson University

For those interested in academic positions, here is a link to Towson University positions.
Remember that you can set up a job alert on the Chronicle of Higher Ed and on higheredjobs.com. You set the parameters and receive automatic emails based on your parameters.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000742451-01/?cid=ja&utm_source=ja&utm_medium=en

Jobs@CAL: Heritage Alliance Intern

Heritage Alliance Intern Fall 2012
Job Title: Heritage Alliance Intern
Program: Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages
Hours per week: 15-35
Salary: non-paid (small honorarium)
Position Available: September, 2012 to January, 2013

The Center for Applied Linguistics supports heritage language education and research through the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (Heritage Alliance). The Heritage Alliance is committed to advancing language development for heritage language speakers in the United States as part of a larger effort to educate members of our society who can function professionally in English and in other languages. To achieve this mission, the Alliance provides leadership, supports collaboration, and promotes information sharing to foster heritage language maintenance and education.

The Heritage Alliance program at CAL seeks self-motivated individuals who can work with the Alliance during the fall of 2012 for four-month internships. Hours per week can be flexible (between 15 and 35). Heritage Alliance interns have the opportunity to make original contributions in the field and work with a strong and supportive team of professionals in language education, research, and documentation in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Description of Duties:
We are primarily interested in graduate students who are familiar with and interested in languages considered “critical” by the U.S. government – Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Interns can choose to focus on two or more of the following tasks: documenting heritage language programs, writing Heritage Voices on these languages and on programs where they are taught, writing Heritage Briefs on topics related to these languages, organizing training programs for heritage language teachers, applying for research funding, presenting at conferences, and making connections with the community of speakers of these languages.

Qualifications:
Educational or working experience in language/linguistics, education or related discipline
Experience with Microsoft Office is required
Knowledge about specific heritage languages and heritage language communities and passion to work with heritage language educators is desirable
Graduate students are preferred, undergraduate students and recent graduates will also be considered
Applicants who prefer to work on heritage languages other than those listed here will also be considered

IF INTERESTED, SEND INTERN APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER LETTER, TRANSCRIPTS (OR RELEVANT COURSE LIST), AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.

Mail:
Center for Applied Linguistics
Phyllis Pointer-Tate
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Phyllis Tate, Recruitment I12-04

Electronically: jobs@cal.org
Attn: Recruitment I12-04

THATCamp Theory - Humanities and Technology

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.

October 13-14, 2012
Plangere Writing Center, Murray Hall
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

For additional information/application visit - http://theory2012.thatcamp.org/

TOEFL Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment

The deadline for applications for the TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment is October 15th. The award makes available cash awards up to US $2000 to promising students working in the field of foreign or second language assessment that will help them finish their dissertations in a timely manner.
Applications received after October 15th will be considered for the next application deadline of February 15th.
For more information about the award, please visit www.ets.org/toefl/awards

Chris Justice - Rejecting Everything: Gun Crazy and the Radical Noir of Joseph H. Lewis

Chris Justice (Cohort 13) published an essay titled "Rejecting Everything: Gun Crazy and the Radical Noir of Joseph H. Lewis" in the recently released anthology The Films of Joseph H. Lewis edited by Gary D. Rhodes and published by Wayne State University Press.

http://www.amazon.com/Films-Joseph-Lewis-Contemporary-Approaches/dp/0814334628/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343676097&sr=8-2&keywords=the+films+of+joseph+h+lewis

Congratulations Chris!

Eleanor Welsh - Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Chesapeake College

On August 16, LLC grad Eleanor Welsh (2nd Cohort) started a new appointment at Chesapeake College as Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She shared that the LLC program prepared her well for the challenges of the new job, where she needs academic leadership skills as well as a strong understanding of literacy and adult basic education.

Congratulations to Eleanor Welsh, PhD
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor of English
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Multiculturalism: T​he 2012 Global Debat​e

- Call for Applications -

The Cultural Bridges in Germany Conference
“Multiculturalism, the 2012 Global Debate: Strengthening Intercultural Relations through the Arts, Sports, Politics and the Economy”
(Berlin, November 6th - 9th, 2012 - Held parallel to “23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall”)
www.cultural-bridges-in-germany.org

Contemporary Germany consists of a diverse multicultural landscape of individuals whose origins stem from every continent of the world. These multicultural individuals/communities both live and work together, and as such the question of defining the German identity becomes a major question for the German public at large. In addition, new opportunities and challenges are faced in developing and maintaining international and intercultural relations both within the framework of the EU and internationally. On a global level, the question of multiculturalism is a growing issue and will be a main world focus for the next generations. Western countries are engaging with Multiculturalism policies on a significant basis and are continually amending and reinventing to fit the policies to an ever changing world.

The ICD recognizes the opportunity for Cultural Diplomacy to serve as a bridge between people of different cultures. The 2012 Cultural Bridges in Germany Conference will therefore focus on the potential for Cultural Diplomacy to further promote and strengthen multicultural relations both in Germany and worldwide. The application of these new practices of multicultural dialogue and exchange will be analyzed during the Conference and will offer a wide diversity of perspectives on the issue of cultural bridges in Germany and internationally. The Conference will consist of a series of simultaneous sessions of lectures, panel discussions, interactive roundtable discussions, seminars, group visits, excursion and cultural activities.

The Conference will be held parallel to the “23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall” and the participants will be able to participate in the official ceremony and events which will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the history and contemporary context of German unity.