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December 2012 Archives

Faculty Job Postings at Anne Arundel Community College

Faculty Job Postings at Anne Arundel Community College
Arts & Sciences:

· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Communications
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, English (multiple positions)
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Music
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Physics
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Reading
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Sociology
Business, Computing & Technical Studies:

· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Computer Technologies
· Instructor/Assistant Professor, Homeland Security

To access a job posting, select a link above. To access the employment home page, please visit:

Irvine Graduate Student Conference "The Laboring Body"

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, invite submissions for its annual conference:

The Laboring Body
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 15, 2013
Humanities Gateway 1030


Keynote Speaker: Nathan Brown, University of California, Davis

The last several years of global economic meltdown have reinvigorated public debate around the mechanisms of capitalism, particularly as people recognize their role in sustaining the system that exploits them. Organized labor, as well as those outside of the workforce (whether unemployed, homeless, or laboring in shadow economies), have played an important role in the Occupy movement and in uprisings in the Arab world, Europe, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, budget cuts and other austerity measures, as well as the general climate of crisis within the humanities and within public education as a whole, has produced a critical moment for student movements and academic workers throughout the world. While heterogeneous in their practices and conditions, these movements nonetheless share in common that they each have begun to organize the laboring body as a political force at the same time as it organizes itself. Recent theoretical work by thinkers such as David Harvey, Paolo Virno and Antonio Negri, to name just a few, has re- examined the role of labor, particularly as understood in the context of biopolitics.

This conference would like to address the ways in which politics is manifest at the level of labor embodied. In other words, how are bodies organized and self-organized within the system of labor at this most recent (neoliberal) stage of capitalism and the crises it currently faces? In what ways is the notion of labor being transformed when the body is no longer put to the service of capital but instead actively works against it? How do living relationships between knowledge and labor disrupt systems which create liberal conceptualizations of responsibility modeled on notions of labor, indebtedness and contractual obligation? How is labor aestheticized, and in what ways do myths or allegories of labor construct theories or reinforce ideologies of how bodies work (or are worked)? We invite papers from all who are engaged with questions of labor embodied, whether through politics, philosophy, critical theory, art, literature, film, science studies, culture or pedagogy, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary work.

More specific topics include but are not limited to:
Labor and bodies at work in philosophy
Migration of labor (across space, discipline, time...)
Im/materiality of labor and the laboring body
Slave, multitude, collectivity, peoples, commune, individual
Gendering and racializing of laboring bodies
Reproduction (by bodies, of bodies, through bodies...)
Myths and allegories of labor and the body at work
Employment and unemployment
Free time, leisure, the labored/laboring body at rest
Resistance, occupation, the body politic, the masses

We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words, to be submitted to no later than January 13, 2013. Submissions are especially welcome from those positioned outside the university (community organizers, independent scholars, recent or not-so-recent graduates, artists, and others). Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include your name, email address, departmental affiliation, institution, and phone number with your abstract. A limited amount of travel funds may be made available to out-of-town participants.

Keynote Bio: Nathan Brown's research and teaching focus on 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics, continental philosophy, science/technology studies, and recent communist theory. He has completed a book manuscript titled The Limits of Fabrication: Materials Science and Materialist Poetics and is now at work on a second book project titled Absent Blue Wax: Rationalist Empiricism in Contemporary French Philosophy. Nathan's recent writing and teaching focus on communist theory and on realigning cultural and political-economic periodization during late modernity. He has also been actively engaged in the UC struggle against the privatization of the university.

Assistant professor in TEFL at Bilkent U. in Ankara

Job title: Assistant Professor of TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Job Description:
The Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Bilkent University was established in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now firmly established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on research and on promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. We are now inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of TEFL for the 2013-2014 academic year. Area of specialization within the field of TEFL/Applied Linguistics is open, though applicants should be able to teach a variety of courses, from EFL methodology and curriculum development, to linguistics and testing. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with inferential statistics and SPSS. Duties include teaching three graduate courses per semester, supervising theses of 5-7 MA TEFL students, conducting research in the specialized area, and collaborating in the department work.

Preferred candidates will have an earned doctorate in TESOL/applied linguistics or a related field, graduate teaching and thesis advising experience, native or near-native fluency in English, publications in indexed journals as well as professional presentations in areas of expertise.

Institution Description:
Bilkent University - the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey - was founded on October 20, 1984, by Professor Ihsan Dogramaci, M.D., with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name "Bilkent" exemplifies this aim, since it is an acronym of "bilim kenti": Turkish for "city of learning and science." The University campus is located about 12 km. (10 miles) west of the center of Ankara, and covers an area of more than 500 hectares (1200 acres). Bilkent is an English-medium institution. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, including health insurance, access to research funding; on-campus housing, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Additional Information:
First screening of applicants will start on January 16, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Information about the M.A. TEFL Program is available at

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents by email to :
a) a current CV;
b) cover letter;
c) one-page description of research interests; and,
d) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress.

Please ask at least two referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

Positions at CCBC

Here is the link to CCBC position postings in the Chronicle:

Recent Publications by LLC Student Chris Justice

Chris Justice (cohort 13) recently had two essays published in academic anthologies. One is titled "Ecological Narrative or Imperial Exploitation: What's the 'Monster' in Animal Planet's River Monsters?" in Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views published by Lexington Books.
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The other is titled "The Vacant Vacationer: Travel As Symptom and Antidote in Michael Haneke" in The Cinema of Michael Haneke: Europe Utopia published by Columbia University Press.
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Job: ESL (English as a Second Language)/ELL (English Language Learning) at City University of New York (CUNY)

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - ESL (English as a Second Language)/ELL (English Language Learning) City University of New York Central Office

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 7094
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The City University of New York seeks an exceptional educator with expertise in English as a Second Language and English Language Learners to serve on the faculty of its New Community College (NCC). The candidate must share the College's vision to serve a linguistically and culturally diverse student body. S/he must be able to integrate English language skills with the content of the College's first-year interdisciplinary program in order to ensure that students at NCC for whom English is a Second Language, and/or are English Language Learners, develop or improve the social and academic language skills they need to excel in their academic programs and be successful in their college careers. The ESL/ELL faculty member will also serve as a pedagogic resource to NCC faculty seeking to develop and/or improve their own teaching techniques for making content comprehensible to ESL/ELL students, developing strategies to optimize their class participation and facilitating their ability to respond to oral and written content.

Located in midtown Manhattan, the New Community College (NCC) was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention and graduation, by rethinking community college education and practice. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve these goals and to improve student persistence and completion. The centerpiece of the NCC's educational model is an integrated first-year curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support services, and the use of ePortfolios. The NCC currently offers five majors: business administration, information technology, human services, liberal arts and sciences, and urban studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. The College admitted its first cohort of 300 students in August 2012. At full capacity, the NCC will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students.

The successful candidate will be a gifted instructor committed to preparing urban community college students - who typically enter unprepared to do college level work - for academic success and completion. To do so, the candidate will make use of a range of effective curricular, pedagogical and support strategies and be flexible and open to sharing and learning from others. Candidates will have the capacity to work with their colleagues to develop courses and learning goals, to create learning communities, and to define and participate in faculty development initiatives. They will be comfortable crossing disciplinary boundaries, as they will be expected to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses. This tenured or tenure-track appointment (with rank depending on experience and qualifications) will begin in fall 2013.

The general responsibilities of the faculty member include but are not limited to teaching courses in the first-year core and in the majors; advising and supporting students as they progress; participating in committees and other governance structures; scholarship in the discipline and/or teaching and learning; and performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as assigned.

The faculty member in ESL/ELL will:
- Provide leadership in building and continuously improving the college's overall capacity to use a range of pedagogies and co-curricular activities to support ESL and ELL students.
- Be a member of an instructional team teaching in the College's first-year core curriculum.
- Design and lead workshops on ESL/ELL for faculty and staff.
- Participate in developing and refining curricula, learning objectives, and assessments.
- Participate in the ongoing development of policies and governance structures for the institution along with the College's faculty and staff.
- Establish relationships with organizations that will contribute to the educational model.
- Work toward the realization of an institution focused on preparing students for academic success, college completion and transition to further education or careers.

The ESL/ELL faculty member may teach in programs of study beyond the first year experience, depending on the individual's qualifications.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, and professional attributes:
- Doctoral Degree or equivalent degree in TESOL, English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field
- A minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level
- Demonstrated capacity to use a diverse range of effective instructional strategies and openness to adopting new practices
- Enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, particularly in the context of the NCC's first-year program
- An understanding of urban community college students' assets and challenges.

Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have the above plus the following:
- Demonstrated experience in program or curriculum development
- Experience providing professional development or training to faculty and staff to support the needs of ESL and ELL students
- A commitment and the ability to take full advantage of a technology-rich environment
- Experience working with a linguistically and culturally diverse student body
- Capacity to establish partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Rank and salary are commensurate with experience, qualifications and academic accomplishments. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Make sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume, statement of scholarly interests, and evidence of teaching ability (as one document), with the contact information of 3 professional references by the closing date.

Before applying, candidates are encouraged to visit the New Community College website ( to learn more about the new institution.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Full details:

Seeking Spanish native speakers for research study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking participants who speak Spanish as a native language for a language research study.

Suitable participants must have a working proficiency of English, meaning that they can talk with native speakers of English about themselves and their family, job and other familiar topics and can understand most conversations in English except when the speech is very fast.

We are contacting local educational institutions to inquire about potential sources of such participants.

Participants would be asked to:
1. Complete the Versant Pro English Speaking Test via phone at their convenience (30 minutes);
2. Participate in a research session (3?4 hours) where they will answer questions about their language background, and complete the following:
a. a self-rating questionnaire on their English listening abilities,
b. a listening comprehension test, and
c. a memory test.

The research session will take place at a location that is mutually convenient for the participant and the people running the research study. Participants will receive $95 for their time.

Do you know where we might find suitable participants, or can you refer us to someone who does? Any assistance that you may be able to offer would be greatly appreciated.

The CASL Listening Research Team
Sarah Wayland, Lelyn Saner, Amber Bloomfield, Kassandra Gynther, Stephen O’Connell, and Debra Kramasz

LLC Grad Kaye Whitehead Talks About Her New Book

Click below on the You Tube link to listen to LLC graduate, Kaye Whitehead, talk about her book (from her dissertation research) on Emilie Davis, a freed black woman who lived in Philadelphia and wrote daily in her diary.

LLC Grad Danika Rockett presentation at NACBS

Danika Rockett, 2012 LLC Ph.D. grad presented a paper at the NACBS (North American Conference on British Studies) in Montreal, November 9-11, 2012.

Program link:

"Those Lady Guerrillas of Philanthropy": Women, Religion, and Philanthropy in Victorian Britain

English (TESL) Assistant Professor at Minnesota State

Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for the position of:
English (TESL), Assistant Professor (PRF#14048)

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 11/09/12
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Initial review of applications begins December 15, 2012; review will continue until position is filled.
POSITION: Probationary; Nine Month Appointment*
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 19, 2013

To teach undergraduate English as a Second Language courses and graduate Teaching English as a Second Language courses in the department's licensure and degree programs. In addition, to serve as the principal liaison to the Intensive English Language Institute, collaborating with the IELI director and staff on issues related to curriculum, graduate teaching assistant supervision, and language assessment (in lieu of 4 credits of teaching per year). Teaching load: 12 credits (3 courses) per semester. Some online teaching required. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MA thesis committees and department committees.

* Earned Doctorate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field required by December 16, 2013.
* Demonstrated experience teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the university level.
* Evidence of relevant scholarly activity.

* Experience with Intensive English Program design and administration.
* Dissertation successfully defended by August 19, 2013.
* Teaching and research area of emphasis in one of the following areas: cognition, psycholinguistics, bilingualism/multilingualism, English for specific purposes, second language research methodology.
* Experience with online teaching.
* Experience with teacher supervision.
* Experience with L2 learning technology.
* Experience in ESOL curriculum development.
* Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

The TESL program includes an MA in TESL degree, a Graduate Certificate, Minnesota K-12 ESL licensure at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and undergraduate minors in linguistics and TESL for non-licensure students (see The English Department houses ESL/EAP courses for regularly admitted international students and developmental English courses for provisionally admitted international and other non-native-English-speaking students through the Intensive English Language Institute (see The English Department also includes master’s level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), English Studies, and Technical Communication, and undergraduate programs in the same fields and in English education. The English department is also responsible for the university’s large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at A complete online application will include all of the following:

* Cover Letter attached to on-line application
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae attached to on-line application
* Contact information for three (3) references provided in the on-line application
* Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree attached to on-line application
* A 1-2 page written statement of your teaching philosophy and research goals attached to on-line application
* Three (3) written letters of reference mailed directly to the Search Committee Chair at the address noted below.

Contact Information:
Matthew Sewell, Search Committee Chair
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-2117
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: (507) 389-5362

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Human Resources:
336 Wigley Administration Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Job #00369
English (TESL), Assistant Professor (PRF#14048)

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800--267-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This bulletin is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Additional Information:

Second Language Pedagogy (K-12 focus) Tenure Track Position at Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University
Position: The TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University are seeking a scholar with demonstrated research interests and teaching experience in PreK-12 second language (L2) education. We are particularly interested in individuals whose area of research is content and language integration, addressing concerns such as pedagogical strategies in mainstream classrooms, the relationship between mainstream content learning, core standards, and L2 learning, the collaboration between ESL teachers and content-area teachers (e.g., science teachers), ESL teaching in the content areas, and ESL training of content teachers.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in some of the following broad areas: PreK-12 L2 pedagogy, L2 teacher observation and supervision, L2 classroom-based research, L2 curriculum design, materials development, and L2 literacy. Supervise PreK-12 student teachers, advise masters and doctoral students, and collaborate with teachers in schools. Play an active role in program administrative and development activities. Provide substantive leadership in PreK-12 L2 education.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in TESOL or Applied Linguistics; evidence of scholarly accomplishment in PreK-12 L2 education; a record of successful experience working with PreK-12 L2 teachers and students; service to the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

To apply: Email a cover letter specifying how you would fit the position, a CV, a two-page statement of your research agenda for the next three years, a copy of three relevant publications, and three letters of reference to Professor Hansun Zhang Waring at The subject line should include your (the applicant’s) first and last name.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2012, and will continue until the search is completed.

Teachers College as an institution has long been committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering higher education in the discipline area of TESOL, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women and the disabled in its own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and experiences are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban and minority concerns) may be considered for the higher rank than advertised.

LLC Associate Faculty, Sara Poggio's New Section on International Migration in Latin American Studies Association

Dr. Sara Poggio from MLLI, had created a new Section on International Migration in the prestigious Latin American Studies Association.

(LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 7,000 members, forty-five percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

The New LASA Section on International Migrations will promote networking and dialogue related to academic work and debates on immigration from, to and within Latin America and the Caribbean among researchers, professors, students, and activists. It will organize a pre-conference, and will organize awards for scholarly work among its members.