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LLC News

March 2013 Archives

CFP: The American Educational Studies Association, International conference in Baltimore

Call for proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting
October 30-November 3
The Hyatt Regency, Baltimore

The AESA Program Committee for 2013 invites proposals on all topics related to the broad field of educational studies including Social Foundations of Education, its traditional scholarly domain. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers, panels, and alternative format sessions before and on April 5, 2013. The committee welcomes proposals from a full range of theoretical, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary perspectives that include the following educational emphases:

Social foundations of education
Cultural studies of education
Curriculum theory and curriculum studies
Comparative and international education studies
Educational policy and leadership

Especially welcome are proposals that bring together collaborations across academic and other educational institutions and that are specifically inter-and cross-disciplinary. While all proposals of AESA quality are very welcome, especially encouraged are those that specifically address this year’s theme (see below)—these will be a highlighted stream in the program.

For information:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies (Full-time, (2) One year positions)

The Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies at Willamette University seeks full-time visiting assistant professor in rhetoric or media studies. The teaching load is five or six classes per year; applicants should expect to teach Persuasion, Propaganda and the Mass Media; and Public Speaking. Applicants should demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to continued research and publication.

Qualifications: Rank and Appointment: Visiting Assistant Professor (PhD) or Visiting Instructor (ABD).

The seven-member Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies offers a robust major, and offers coursework spanning sub-fields and qualitative methodologies. The student-faculty ratio is 10-1; class sizes vary from 16-25. To learn more about the department, faculty and students, please visit

About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West and has offered a major in environmental science since the 1970s. Situated in Oregon's capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students), and graduate programs in Education, Law, and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto "Not unto ourselves alone are we born" by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour's drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at

For complete job announcement and to apply, please visit

Application Deadline: File review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to: Robert Trapp,

Application Information
Contact: Human Resources
Willamette University
Online App. Form:

Summer 2013 Orientation Advisors Needed

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are needed to work as New Student Orientation Advisors during Summer 2013 with the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising (OAPA).

Graduate students and 9½ month faculty members will be compensated directly at $100.00 per session. Twelve-month faculty members’ compensation will be sent to their Departments. Staff are not eligible to receive additional compensation, although the opportunity to expand skills is obviously valuable. Comprehensive advising and SA training will be provided for all Orientation Advisors.

For additional information regarding the position and to apply, please visit the OAPA website at and under the “Faculty/Staff” tab click on “Orientation.”

For additional information:
You may also contact Ms. Paula Ashby, Assistant Director, OAPA, at or (410) 455-2451 with questions.

LLC Student David Balosa at IAIR 2013

David Balosa's proposal: English and Spanish in the United States: A Global Intercultural Leadership perspective has been accepted for presentation at IAIR 2013 International Conference in June in Reno, Nevada.

The topic of IAIR 2013 is Pushing the Frontiers of Intercultural Research: Asking Critical Questions. More information can be found here:

Postdoc - International Programs & International Studies

NC State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in International Programs and International Studies beginning August 16, 2013. The successful candidate preferably will have experience as a teaching assistant or instructor, mentoring students, and a specific research agenda that aligns with one of the graduate degree granting departments. Motivation to teach, mentor, conduct and publish research and/or scholarship is expected.

The Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar will teach one class per semester in international studies and/or their respective department, as well as an introductory international seminar per semester (for a total teaching load of two courses per semester).

The successful candidate will also pursue their own individual research agenda and be guided by a faculty mentor in their respective field. A research presentation in the Spring semester of each year will summarize progress in this area and should result in one or more publications.

In addition, mentoring will be part of this position’s responsibilities in terms of working with either undergraduate/graduate students during office hours and at other appropriate times outside of classroom instruction.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one of the graduate degree granting departments of the college or closely related field awarded no more than three years from date of postdoctoral appointment.

How to apply: NC State University now requires all applications to be initiated electronically. To apply, visit

and plug in the job number 00103210. Application materials to upload include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations (if available, post under Other Doc(1) and Other Doc(2)). In addition, three letters of recommendation should also be submitted directly to:
Katie Bean, Program Search Assistant
Interdisciplinary Studies, North Carolina State University, CB 7107
Raleigh, NC 27695-7107

Review of candidates will begin March 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

Full-Time Lecturer Position: Women's and Gender Studies

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Towson University invites applications for a full-time lecturer, with a 4/4 teaching load for the 2013-2014 academic year. This is a one year non-renewable position. The candidate will be required to teach multiple sections of the introductory women's studies course and, if qualified, a section of a graduate level core course on Women and Health for M.S. students in the Women's and Gender Studies program, with the potential to teach a combined undergraduate/graduate level course on Women and Sexuality.

ABD's may apply, but Ph.D. is required when position commences in August 2013. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and an active scholarly agenda. For further information, see the full job advertisement at The deadline for application is April 5th, 2013.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Salisbury, MD

The Department of English at Salisbury University is soliciting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in TESOL/Applied Linguistics.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate, cross-listed, and graduate-level courses in Linguistics/TESOL in an NCATE-TESOL-recognized program. Position entails teaching 3 courses per semester. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month renewable position.

Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of successful teaching skills plus a Ph.D./earned doctorate by hire date in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with 2-3 years of successful teaching experience in Linguistics/TESOL/ EFL teacher preparation programs at either the graduate/ undergraduate level and/or experience teaching international, ESOL and/or ESL adults.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Candidates must demonstrate an effective teaching style targeted at a diverse student body; exhibit familiarity with NCATE/TESOL standards for teacher preparation, and possess graduate training in theoretical and applied linguistics. Successful candidates should provide demonstrated evidence in the following: knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards; experience teaching diverse courses in theory and TESOL methodology and/or EFL pedagogy; success and record of ongoing professional development/research related to the field; commitment to serving diverse populations; ability to work collaboratively across university and international partnerships in program and curriculum development; ability and willingness to collaborate with the Graduate Director and core TESOL Faculty in planning, organizing, and evaluating program performance standards; ability to participate in ongoing accreditation processes; and finally, demonstrate a team-oriented willingness to participate in programmatic innovation.

Application: To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1). A letter of application that should outline education history, teaching experience and credentials pertinent to the posted position, 2). Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, please have three (3) blind letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to Clacie Hubbard at Questions about the position should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Anjali Pandey at: All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail.

Applications submitted by April 12, 2013 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 12, 2013.

For more information, please visit the university's website:

FrameWorks Institute: Assistant to the Director of Learning and Associate

The FrameWorks Institute – a nonprofit think tank that designs, conducts, interprets
and explains communications research to advance the resolution of social problems—
seeks a highly organized, conceptually skilled and administratively experienced Ph.D.
to coordinate and contribute to the design and implementation of curriculum and
instruction on strategic communications.

This position will support the learning division in its charge to translate FrameWorks’
research into powerful learning experiences for leaders in the nonprofit sector,
preparing them to understand and apply communications recommendations from
Strategic Frame Analysis™ (SFA). The SFA approach stresses a critical combination of
research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and findings from a range of
disciplines in the cognitive and social sciences, including anthropology,
communications, linguistics, psychology, and sociology. As such, the ideal candidate
should possess a strong background in one or more of the relevant scholarly
disciplines, be willing to read and study, to learn about and experiment with new
methods of social science translation, and to bring conceptual, analytic and
organizational skills to tasks at hand. We are seeking individuals who are excited about
engaging in a multidisciplinary approach to studying and solving applied
communications issues.

FrameWorks’ learning division translates research findings into experiences that
enable advocates, experts, practitioners and scientists to use communications strategy
to expand their constituency base, to build public will, and to further public
understanding of specific social issues. FrameWorks’ learners are nonprofit leaders
who work on a range of pressing social problems, including addiction, child and youth
development, climate change, K12 education, and immigration. Pedagogical
approaches include direct instruction, participatory workshops, project-based
learning, and digitally mediated learning (interactive games, online courses, video
products, etc.). The ability to efficiently produce high quality curriculum and deliver
outstanding instruction is essential for success in this position, as is the capacity to
anticipate and meet the learning needs of sophisticated professionals.

The Assistant to the Director of Learning will:
• Contribute substantially to the instructional design of face-to-face and virtual
learning experiences for diverse types of communicators, including scientists,
informal science educators, and issue-based advocates and practitioners
• Assist with the creation of interpretive tools that help advocates grasp key
implications of research for their communications practice
• Deliver presentations and facilitate learning experiences
• Engage other highly-skilled staff in effectively contributing to collaborative
efforts in curriculum design and in continuously improving teaching
knowledge and skills
• Schedule complex, multifaceted learning engagements and assist the Director
of Learning in ensuring their timely progress
• Contribute to the division’s efforts to improve and increase its capacity to
deliver high-quality, innovative online learning in a variety of virtual venues
• Manage impact evaluation efforts – supervising and participating in collecting,
analyzing, and writing up data in a variety of formats, including case studies
and quantitative summaries

While the Institute is a virtual organization of staff and fellows located around the U.S.,
this position is based in Washington, DC. The position involves travel – up to 25% of
time. This position will report to the Director of Learning but must be responsive to a
wide array of staff, consultants, and clients around the country.

Key Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in communications, public health,
or a discipline within the social or cognitive sciences and have experience working in
the nonprofit sector. Experience at the local, state or regional level on social policy
issues/advocacy strongly preferred. Significant skill in curriculum development and
instructional design required; please specify accomplishments and strengths in this
regard. Experience with developing and delivering online learning strongly desired.
Superb writing, research, analytical and interpersonal communication skills required.
Must be self-motivated, with a strong capacity for independent work, but also possess
the skills and desire to work collaboratively with the FrameWorks team. Must possess
outstanding organizational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritize many tasks
and competing responsibilities, meeting expectations and deadlines consistently
within a largely virtual workplace.

To Apply
A resume with complete employment history and educational background, plus a
relevant writing sample or publication, should be submitted to No direct solicitations, please. Candidates of interest will be contacted for interviews after review of submitted documents. FrameWorks Institute values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about the FrameWorks Institute, please consult its website at

H. Samy Alim: Black Language in White Public Space

Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Notre Dame of Maryland Univeristy, LeClerc Auditorium
4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA

Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education 2013 Speaker Series presents H. Samy Alim, Ph.D., associate professor of education, anthropology and linguistics and director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts & the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Language at Stanford University.

An expert in language, literacy and youth culture, H. Samy Alim Ph.D. will explore the link between cultural identity and vernacular speech — and its impact on education. His work involves empowering teachers in nonstandard English speaking communities to transcend communication barriers and more effectively engage their students. Dr. Alim’s most recent book, co-authored with Geneva Smitherman, is Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. (2012).

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