Monday, December 29, 2014

Jobs: Assistant Professor of German (U. of Alabama)


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Assistant Professor, German - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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Detailed Job Description

Establish and maintain an active scholarly research agenda, teach graduate seminars and lower to upper-division undergraduate courses, and provide appropriate service to the Department, University community, and professional organizations.

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in German, area of expertise open, to begin August 16, 2015. A Ph.D. in German or German Studies in hand by time of appointment and native or near-native fluency required. The successful candidate is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching at the M.A. level; an interest in Business and / or Technical German is preferred.
To apply go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the on-line application by submitting the following documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Teaching Dossier including recent student evaluations. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Rasma Lazda, Chair, German Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages & Classics, University of Alabama, 
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0246. Please direct any inquiries to rlazda@ua.edu. Review of applications will 
begin on November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. 


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload teaching dossier to other document 1 tab and student evaluations to other document 2 tab.


Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.



Jobs: Assistant Professor of German (U. of Wisconsin)



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Assistant Professor of German

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Company:University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Location:Stevens Point, WI

Date Posted:December 23, 2014

Source:HigherEdJobs

JOB DETAILS: 
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point announces a Tenure Track position in German at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits per semester and advise students in a dynamic and growing German program. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 
Required:
  • PH.D. in German or closely related field
  • ABD will be considered, but doctorate must be in hand by the beginning of the second year for retention.
  • Near-native fluency in German and in English
  • An active research agenda with potential for peer reviewed publications
Preferred:
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching an undergraduate German curriculum centered on a proficiency-based method
  • Familiarity with emerging instructional technologies
DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: 
The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers majors and minors in French, German and Spanish. It also offers Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian through the UW-System Collaborative Language Program, as well as an ESL and a Comparative Literature minor. 

CAMPUS INFORMATION: 
Located midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis in the heart of Wisconsin, The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a wide range of academic programs to over 9,700 students. Students enrolled with the College of Letters and Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Fine Arts and Communications, and College of Professional Studies experience a student faculty ratio of 22:1 in the classroom, with one in five studying abroad by the time they graduate. The 400-acre campus features state of the art facilities coupled with the beautiful woodlands, marshlands, and meadow of Schmeeckle Nature Reserve. Stevens Point, located on the scenic Wisconsin River, hosts a population of 25,000 in a metropolitan area of 62,000. The Stevens Point campus and community offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. 

SPECIAL NOTES: 
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of final candidates must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, final candidates under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a). 

Employment will require a criminal background check. 

TO APPLY: 
Apply online. You must create an account and login before you can apply. 

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by visiting the site below: 
https://helpdesk.wisc.edu... 

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. NOTE: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and make changes. Submission in pdf format is preferred for all attachments. 

Please submit, in electronic format, credentials, including:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae and a complete dossier
  • Three letters of recommendation emailed directly from the individual writing the reference or via Interfolio to dgear@uwsp.edu
  • Unofficial or official transcripts
Official transcripts will be required at time of hire 

Appointment Date: August 24, 2015 

Terms of Employment: Tenure track position 

Screening begins on February 3, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. 

It is the policy of UW Stevens Point to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability. 

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email: 
Thomas Leek 
Chair, Search & Screen Committee 
Email: tleek@uwsp.edu 
Phone: 715-346-2379 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email: 
Tom Bertram, Human Resources 
Email: hr@uwsp.edu 
Phone: 715-346-4351

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Jobs: Assistant Professor of Japanese

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Assistant Professor of Japanese

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Company:Miami University

Location:Oxford, OH

Date Posted:December 17, 2014

Source:ScholarlyHires.com

Duties

Teach full load of Japanese language, literature, and culture courses at all undergraduate levels in both Japanese and English; maintain an active research program with scholarly publications; provide service to the University.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. by time of appointment. Near native fluency in Japanese and English and demonstrated teaching excellence.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to apply.interfolio.com/26364. If you are unable to attach letters of reference via the link, they may be submitted via email to schrodjl@MiamiOH.edu. Keywords: German Russian & East Asian Languages, Assistant Professor of Japanese, #1 Nationally for best teaching, Opportunities for growth and advancement, Inclusive, equitable working environment, Foreign Languages & Literature, Japanese

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Using Smartphones in Class



From SmartBrief:

Smartphones can be an effective tool for teaching and learning, according to Ramona Persaud, a documentary filmmaker. However, they can also be a distraction for students. In this blog post, Persaud shares what she learned from several educators who are working to address these challenges and more.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/smartphones-from-toy-to-tool-ramona-persaud 

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