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LLC News

August 2012 Archives

Applied Linguistics TESL Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor for Spring 2013 or Fall 2013. Scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition/learning, language teacher education, sociolinguistics, computer-assisted language learning, second language literacy, research methodologies, language assessment, or other related areas. Doctorate in Applied Linguistics,
Educational Linguistics, Language & Literacy, Education or other appropriate discipline required. University-level teaching experience.

Evidence of research agenda in one of the areas listed above. Required qualifications include Doctorate or ABD in Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Language & Literacy, Education or an appropriate discipline. University-level teaching experience. Evidence of research agenda in one or more of the areas listed above. ESL/EFL teaching experience. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise masters and doctoral degree students,
pursue an active research agenda, and contribute to the university and community through service activities.

Submit letter of application, *curriculum vitae*, three publications or writing samples, a teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three referees addressed to Dr. Juliet Langman, Chair, Applied Linguistics/TESL Search Committee. Applications may
be submitted via the following e-mail address: Department
of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249-0653.

Review of applications begins 10/1/12. Non-U.S. citizens must state current visa and residency status. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. AA/EO employer.

Full description at UTSA website:

Congratulations to Tasha Eley - PROMISE

For the second year in a row, Latasha Eley was nominated (by Dr. Renetta Tull, UMBC Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development and Director of PROMISE) and selected to represent UMBC PROMISE at the 2012 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring to be held this October in Tampa,FL.

PROMISE is an Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program that is a coalition of three campuses: UMBC (Lead Institution), the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides support services from the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program to minority graduate students in the NSF AGEP program. The grant supports an initiative between the AGEP program and the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (a partnership that includes SREB states, other regional educational organizations, and federal and foundation programs that stress strengthening minority graduate education). The grant also strives toward two broad goals for AGEP scholars: 1) increase the likelihood of completing a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and 2) encourage and prepare scholars for a career as a successful college faculty member. By joining forces with SREB/Compact, AGEP alliances encourage their minority graduate students nationwide to earn doctoral degrees. More information about the Institute and various organizations can be found at the following links:

Emerald Christopher receives WREI Fellowship

Emerald Christopher has been selected as one of WREI's 2013 Congressional Fellows on Women and Public Policy. "The Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) is an independent, public policy research and information center whose mission is to inform and help shape the public policy debate on issues affecting women and their roles in the family, the workplace, the classroom, the military, and the public arena.

The WREI Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy is designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WREI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique - the only fellowship program on Capitol Hill directly by, for, and about women.

Congratulations Emerald!!

A WREI fellow works in a Congressional office as a legislative aide on policy issues affecting women. Fellows meet weekly for issue seminars directed by the WREI staff. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They must be articulate and adaptable and have strong writing skills" (WREI Fellows Brochure, 2013, web).

LLC Ph.D. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead Profile at Loyola University

Communication Professor Balances Teaching, Research, Professional Development, Community Service, and More

As newly minted Ph.D. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead considered where to continue her academic career, she was drawn to Loyola University Maryland and its Ignatian character—even though she had never experienced Jesuit education before. Whitehead, who holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University—the nation’s oldest historically black college—an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Language, Literature, and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, knew just enough about the life of St. Ignatius to know she wanted to know much more.

Read full article -

Linguist Position Available - Univ. of Macau

Full Professor of English English Language and Linguistics (Reference No.:FSH/DENG/FP/ELL/11/2012) Academic Position

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of English of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities invites applications for the position of Full Professor in English Language and Linguistics.

To find out more about the post, interested candidates may contact the Head of the Department of English, Professor Martin Montgomery (Email:

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in English Language and Linguistics or in related areas and should have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level, as well as a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching and supervising both postgraduates and undergraduates. An appointment may be offered at Associate Professor rank if the appointment panel considers this more appropriate to a candidate’s qualifications.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty by the end of 2012.

Review of applications will commence on 29 February 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Application should include a current curriculum vitae in English.
Applicants should visit for more details and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (

Museum Internship at The BAIC Museum


Verbatim: The U.S. Constitution for Regular Folks by Troy Grant

LLC student Troy Grant invites the LLC community to join him on Sept. 17 at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts when he will once again recite the entire U.S. Constitution.
Admission for folks from UMBC is $15 and his website with all of the info is:

On Constitution Day, 17 September 2012, the 225th anniversary of the writing of the U.S. Constitution, "the oldest living national document still in force,” T.S. Grant will be reciting this historic document from memory—from "We the People" to the last amendment in the Constitution.
Showtime:7:00 PM
(with brief intermission)

The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Road,
Bowie, MD 20715

Tom and Hye-Sook's presentation report in the VDMIS Newsletter, August 2012

Hye-Sook Lee (Cohort 11) and Tom Penniston's (Cohort 12) TESOL 2012 presentation report on "Integrating technology into EFL teacher education" is published in the newsletter of the Video and Digital Media Interest Section (VDMIS). It discusses the theoretical frameworks supporting, and pedagogical benefits associated with the use of multimedia technologies, such as videos, for online teacher training programs, and presented an overview of potential educational implementations.
To get to know more about their report, please visit the TESOL newsletter website:

Bowie State University is Hiring for Faculty Lecturer in Communications Department

PERSONNEL STATUS: Long-Term Contractual/Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Communications
OPEN DATE: August 8, 2012

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (Initial Screening Date: August 21, 2012)
Responsibilities: Provides instruction for eight (8) courses per academic year; exhibits the potential for excellence for teaching at the undergraduate level, assessment, advisement, curriculum development, committee service, research and professional involvement.
Qualifications: Master’s of Arts degree in speech communications or a closely related field. Demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Preferred specializations are Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Gender Studies, and Intercultural Communications. Ability to teach and design curriculum for forensics courses is desired but not required.

APPLICATIONS: Interested and qualified applicants should submit two copies of a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, letter of interest and teaching philosophy, official transcript(s), along with an application and at least three (3) letters of reference. Email or mail all documents to:

Office of Human Resources
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715

Congratulations to Tasha Eley & Emerald Christopher: NWSA

Congratulations to Emerald Christopher and Tasha Eley, who were both selected to be on the Women of Color Leadership Project in NWSA.

The NWSA Women of Color Caucus (WoCC), Program Administration and Development (PAD) Committee, and the Women’s Centers Committee (WCC) jointly sponsor the Women of Color Leadership Project (WoCLP) in conjunction with the PAD and WCC Pre-Conferences. The WoCLP is designed to increase the number of women of color students and faculty within the field of women’s studies and women’s centers and, consequently, to have an impact on the levels of participation and power by women of color in the field of women’s studies and women’s centers, in NWSA, and in the Program Administration and Development and Women’s Center Committees. Women of color in women’s studies, ethnic studies, or related fields may apply if they aspire to leadership within women’s studies or NWSA.

More information can be found at:

Samir El Omari - Scholarship and Fellowship

Congratulations to Samir El Omari who was granted a scholarship for teachers of Arabic within Startalk at Concordia Language Village in July! Samir also won the International Qatar Fellowship to attend the CARLA Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The link below shows and explains the Arabic teaching Symposium 2012 at McDaniel College and Samir's name is listed as an Instructor.