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Two position vacancies:
one Assistant Professor,
the other, a Dept. of SLS “support position” (for which, scroll down)
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 1
Assistant Professor, with specialization in second language and multilingual learning and development in social settings outside of formal instruction (position number 82462), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, full-time, tenure track, to begin August 1, 2014. The Department of Second Language Studies offers a BA, an MA and a PhD in Second Language Studies as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate. The University of Hawai‘i is a Carnegie “very high research activity university” with a strong orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. The University supports interdisciplinary initiatives within and across departments and colleges, and places high value on extramural funding. It also values research that addresses locally-relevant issues and local populations in Hawai‘i.
Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in the area of second language and multilingual learning and development beyond the classroom, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in research and service.
Of particular interest are candidates whose research focuses on language learning and development across the lifespan, in populations such as (but not limited to) immigrants, heritage language speakers/learners and 1.5 generation learners.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must be ABD at time of application; have a PhD in second language studies, applied linguistics, or closely related field by July 31, 2014; have demonstrated ability to conduct research in the applicant’s specialization, as evidenced by publication.
Annual 9-month salary: $60,000-$67,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply: Send cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience, including the names and contact information of three referees, as well as a CV, a research statement, and a statement of teaching philosophy, all as a single pdf document. In addition, send no more than three sample publications as pdf documents. All application materials should be sent as email attachments to: email@example.com.
E-mail inquiries: Dr. Graham Crookes, Chair, Search Committee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Closing date: August 15, 2013
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 2
Title: Junior Specialist
Position Number: 0083060T
Hiring Unit: Department of Second Language Studies, College of LLL
Salary information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly type: 11-month
Tenure Track: Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full time
Temporary/Permanent: temporary (non-tenurable),
Other Conditions: pending position availability and funding, renewal subject to
funding availability, performance, and need.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work under the direction of the Chair and Graduate Chair to provide student services support and program assessment for the Department of Second Language Studies. Advising: Advise students and prospective students on departmental programs; assist students to develop courses of study, including options of program plans and specializations; provide orientation over advanced degree options after graduation; provide employment placement services. Maintain an effective network of second language professionals and researchers in related programs and institutions with which the Department maintains relations and where the Department has an alumni base. Evaluate programs: develop and maintain databases concerning program applications and enrolments, student performance, and further study or employment after graduation; track students through program stages; conduct assessments, gather detailed statistics and prepare reports for institutional decisions and policies and in response to external assessment requests. Collaborate with Graduate Admissions and DSLS Graduate Chair to identify prospective students, oversee admission process to graduate programs, and foster relationships with prospective students and admitted students through orientation and other events. Identify growth opportunities for students through participation in professional organizations, academic conferences, and networking (locally, nationally, and internationally); organizing internships and practica. Work with Chair to facilitate networking between current students and alumni, mentorship, and development opportunities. Serve as a resource on departmental and university policies and procedures and disseminate information through various formats, including the department websites; oversee institutional research assistants.
Master’s degree in Second Language Studies or related field. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff. Excellent organizational skills and facility in communicating through conventional and electronic media. Familiarity with standard digital tools and willingness to continually upgrade skills in electronic data management. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends at on and off-campus events.
Two or more years in a professional position in a relevant field. Familiarity with collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data and data management. Experience in academic advising in a higher education setting. Familiarity with policies and procedures at the University of Hawai’i.
Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins May 31, 2013
To Apply: Submit letter indicating how you satisfy each of the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required at the time of hire), and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three (3) professional references. Email application to email@example.com
Inquiries: Graham Crookes; 808-956-6046; firstname.lastname@example.org
AILA 2014 proposals deadline: April 30
AILA 2014 invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, and theory in areas of applied linguistics. Proposals may be for individual papers, posters, symposia or workshops. Please refer to the streams available for submissions.
Please note the following important information.
- Call for proposals will close midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2013 (AEST).
- Abstracts can only be submitted online – submissions by email, post or fax cannot be accepted.
- Proposals must be submitted in English. If you wish to present your proposal at the congress in a language other than English, you may do so, but you must advise of the language you will be presenting in at the time of submission. Please note, however, there will be no translation services at the congress.
- You must submit your paper to a specific stream.
- Please read all the information below before submitting your paper.
Fo Teach Pidgin o Not Fo Teach Pidgin — Das Da Question
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series about whether there’s a place for Pidgin in Hawaii schools. Read Part 2: Can or No Can? Pidgin Speakers in the Workforce.
“Dear Teacha,” the letter reads. “Wedda yo one native Pidgin speaka or one curious teacha of Pidgin speakaz, dis teacha’z guide, da website an all da adda stuff dat goes with it was put tugedda fo you.”
So begins the preface to a packet of Pidgin education materials put together by a linguistics professor and other University of Hawaii at Manoa faculty. The materials — Pidgin grammar quizzes, critical reading exercises and the like — are meant to be used by Hawaii teachers who want to teach the language in their middle and high school classrooms.
The fact that the resource even exists reflects the growing notion that Pidgin is a distinct and valid language that Hawaii schools should welcome. The packet outlines how the materials, which were published in 2010, can help teachers meet state Department of Education standards.
“As you look over dese resources, I like fo yo to tink about Pidgin as one elegant language,” the letter, written by a UH College of Education professor, continues. “Not in da high maka-maka kind sense, but in da scientific or mathematical sense. Da economy of words. Da efficiency in expression.”
For more information, please go to http://m.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/03/07/18498-fo-teach-pidgin-o-not-fo-teach-pidgin-das-da-question/
It’s All About Education This Week at the Hawaii Legislature
It’s Education Week at the Hawaii state Capitol.
The next few days will be full of honorary ceremonies, talk stories and events featuring Hawaii students of all ages.
The week kicked off this morning with a discussion about the state’s three early education proposals. A group of KCAA preschoolers wrapped up the presentation with songs about the world’s continents and oceans.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who attended the event to reiterate his support for the statewide early learning system, admitted that he had a soft spot for KCAA because he worked there as a janitor when pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Hawaii.
Meantime, students from Kaahumanu Elementary, Kalakaua Middle, Moanalua Middle, Stevenson Middle, Kalani High School and Farrington High School are currently scattered throughout the Capitol rotunda manning robotics demonstrations.
Other highlights of the week include health presentations by UH students, Hawaii public charter school roundtable discussions, verbal testimony from high school students who’ll be expressing their support or opposition of resolutions before the Senate Education committee and an “Ask Your Senator” Q&A via social media.
For more information, please go to http://hawaii.news.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/45694953462/its-all-about-education-this-week-at-the-hawaii