Thursday, December 31, 2015

German Music: Der Letzte Sommer



Here is another fun German song from YTITTY:




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German Music: Halt dein MAUL



Here is another fun German song from YTITTY:




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Spanish: 10 Deditos





Another great video for younger/beginner Spanish learners covering basic vocabulary.


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German: Aufholen vs. Einholen vs. Nachholen vs. Abholen



Another great guide from Deutsche Welle:

Was man leicht verwechselt: AUFHOLEN vs. EINHOLEN vs. NACHHOLEN vs. ABHOLEN

(etw.) AUFHOLEN ➡ die Distanz zwischen sich und einer anderen Person/sich und einem Ziel verringern

Lewis Hamilton war lange an der Spitze. Auf den letzten Metern HOLTE Sebastian Vettel noch AUF und fuhr direkt hinter ihm durchs Ziel.
Dadurch, dass ich drei Monate lang krank war, habe ich viel verpasst. Ich hoffe, dass ich es schaffe, das alles wieder AUFZUHOLEN.
Ich weiß nicht, ob der Zug die Verspätung noch AUFHOLEN kann. Falls nicht, verpasse ich den Anschlusszug.

jdn. EINHOLEN ➡ jd., der einen Vorsprung hat, erreichen

Lewis Hamilton war lange an der Spitze. Auf den letzten Metern HOLTE Sebastian Vettel IHN EIN und schoss vor ihm durchs Ziel.
Geht schon voraus. Ich HOLE euch bestimmt EIN.

etw. NACHHOLEN ➡ etw. zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt machen; etw. nachträglich machen

Jetzt, wo ich in Rente bin, HOLE ich alles NACH, was ich in meiner Jugend verpasst habe.
Dadurch, dass ich drei Monate im Bett lag, habe ich viel verpasst. Jetzt versuche ich, alles Verpasste NACHZUHOLEN.

jdn. NACHHOLEN ➡ jdn. an einen bestimmten Ort holen

Sobald wir uns in der neuen Stadt eingelebt haben, HOLEN wir den Rest der Familie NACH.

etw./jdn. ABHOLEN ➡ etw./jdn. von einem bestimmten Ort holen und mitnehmen

HOLST du mich AB? ich bin um vier fertig.

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German: Aushelfen vs. Nachhelfen



Another great guide from Deutsche Welle:

Was man leicht verwechselt: AUSHELFEN vs. NACHHELFEN

jdm. AUSHELFEN ➡ jdm. (für einen begrenzten Zeitraum) etw. geben oder leihen, um der Person zu helfen

Kannst du mir vielleicht mit 100g Zucker AUSHELFEN? Ich backe einen Kuchen und habe überhaupt keinen mehr.
Könnten Sie mir vielleicht mit einem Euro AUSHELFEN? Mir wurde mein Portemonnaie gestohlen.

AUSHELFEN ➡ vorübergehend helfen

Heute HELFE ich in der Kantine AUS. Wegen einer Lebensmittelvergiftung sind fast alle Mitarbeiter krank.
Könntest du kurz im Laden AUSHELFEN, während ich die Lieferungen ausfahre?

NACHHELFEN ➡ helfen, damit etw. besser funktioniert

Wenn man ein bisschen NACHHILFT, kann sie sich ganz gut auf dem Fahrrad halten.
Weil keiner die Antwort wusste, HALF der Lehrer NACH.
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Importance of German (AATG)



This is a great infographic from AATG to help with advocacy for your program!



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Spanish: Tantos Peces




Here is a fun story for younger and/or beginning Spanish learners covering colors and additional vocabulary.
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German: Durchleben vs. Verleben vs. Erleben (DW)



From Deutsche Welle:

Was man leicht verwechselt: DURCHLEBEN vs. VERLEBEN vs. ERLEBEN

etw. DURCHLEBEN ➡ während einer bestimmten Zeitperiode am Leben sein und eine bestimmte Situation erfahren/durchmachen; oft: eine schwierige Zeit überstehen


Mein Opa hat zwei Weltkriege DURCHLEBT.
Sie DURCHLEBTEN den härtesten Winter in 400 Jahren.

VERLEBEN ➡ während eines bestimmten Zeitabschnitts irgendwo sein

Ich habe meine Jugend in Rom VERLEBT.
Wo habt ihr eure Elternzeit VERLEBT?

etw. VERLEBEN ➡ ugs. etw. verbrauchen

Sie hat das ganze Erbe in ein paar Monaten VERLEBT!
Sie hat ihre Witwenrente auf einer Südseeinsel VERLEBT.

etw. ERLEBEN ➡ am Leben sein und etw. bewusst/intensiv wahrnehmen; etw. durchmachen

Ich habe heute etwas ganz Tolles ERLEBT. Davon muss ich dir unbedingt erzählen!
Ich bin so froh, dass Oma deine Hochzeit noch ERLEBT hat!



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German: Komme Aus vs. Komme Von (DW)





From Deutsche Welle:

Was man leicht verwechselt: "Ich komme AUS ..." vs. "Ich komme VON ..."

AUS ➡ benutzt man vor allem, wenn man aus geschlossenen Räumen oder Orten kommt und bei Ländernamen


Er kommt AUS dem Kino, AUS dem Supermarkt, AUS der Schule, AUS Deutschland ...

VON ➡ benutzt man vor allem, wenn man von Personen, Aktivitäten oder Veranstaltungen kommt

Ich komme VOM Arzt, VON meiner Oma, VOM Sport, VOM Englischunterricht, VOM Konzert ...

Manchmal geht auch beides, dann ist die Bedeutung aber leicht unterschiedlich:

Ich komme AUS dem Supermarkt. ➡ Ich war im Gebäude.
Ich komme VOM Supermarkt. ➡ Hier sage ich nicht eindeutig, dass ich auch IM Supermarkt war. Eventuell habe ich mich vor dem Supermarkt mit jemandem getroffen.


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Spanish: 20 Most Popular Words





SpanishDict.com has made a list of the 20 most popular Spanish words:

http://www.spanishdict.com/blog/top-20-most-popular-spanish-words/

Which ones did you already know? What are the most popular words in your language?

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News: The World's Languages (Maps and Graphs)




A recent Washington Post article features useful data on the world's languages in several maps and graphs. These could be used in various lessons as well as program advertising:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/?tid=sm_fb





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German: Making the Guttural "R"



Work on sounding like a 'native' with this guide to making the guttural "r" sound from the LovingLanguage blog:

https://lovinglanguage.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/lose-your-accent-making-the-guttural-r-german-french/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook


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German: Germany to Build Bicycle Highways





Some 'green' news from Germany which is planning on building miles of bicycle highways:

http://phys.org/news/2015-12-germany-green-bicycle-highways.html

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News: Hardest Languages To Learn



A recent article from Business Insider ranks language on their difficulty to learn:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-hardest-languages-to-learn-2014-5?IR=T

This information could be used to help advertise for your program!

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German: Verbs which take accusative



Verbs which take accusative

etw. abholen  Können Sie Ihren Sohn um halb sieben abholen?
etw. abschließen  Hast du den Wagen abgeschlossen?
jdn./etw. anmelden  Ich muss meine Tochter heute für den Schwimmkurs anmelden.
jdn. anrufen  Wen rufst du an?
etw. ansehen  Welchen Film seht ihr euch heute Abend an?
etw. aufräumen  Hast du dein Zimmer jetzt endlich aufgeräumt?
etw. ausmachen  Mach bitte diese schreckliche Musik aus!
auspacken  An meinem Geburtstag packe ich viele Geschenke aus.
etw. bekommen  Sie hat einen neuen Hund bekommen.
etw. benutzen  Ich weiß nicht, wie man den neuen Drucker benutzt.
jdn./etw. besuchen  Besuchst du deine Cousine, wenn du nach Deutschland reist?
etw. bestellen  Kannst du den nächsten Band der Krimireihe bestellen?
etw. bezahlen  Wer bezahlt den Rest?
etw. brauchen  Welchen Reiseführer brauchen Sie?
jdn. einladen  Sollen wir ihn mal einladen?
etw. essen  Sollen wir den Kuchen jetzt essen oder warten wir auf die Gäste?
erzählen  Soll ich dir eine spannende Geschichte erzählen?
jdn./etw. finden  Jippieh, ich habe einen Nachhilfelehrer gefunden!
jdn./etw. fragen  Fragen Sie Ihren Arzt.
etw. haben  Ich habe alle Ausgaben dieses Romans.
jdn./etw. hören  Ich höre am liebsten meine alten CDs.
etw. kaufen  Ich habe einen neuen Schirm gekauft.
jdn./etw. kennen  Ihr kennt schon viele Verben mit dem Akkusativ.
etw. kochen  An Weihnachten kochen wir einen Eintopf.
etw. lesen  Welchen Roman liest du gerade?
etw. machen  Ich glaube, er macht einen großen Fehler.
jdn./etw. mögen  Ich mag sein neues Auto.
etw. planen  Einen Empfang zu planen, ist nicht einfach.
etw. reparieren  Kannst du meinen Herd reparieren?
jdn./etw. rufen  Warum hörst du nie? Ich habe dich jetzt schon dreimal gerufen.
jdn./etw. sehen  Den meine ich. Siehst du ihn?
jdn./etw. suchen  Wen suchen Sie denn?
etw. tragen  Kannst du die Einkaufstasche tragen? Dann trage ich den Wasserkasten.
jdn./etw. treffen  Wen hast du getroffen? Deine Grundschullehrerin?
etw. trinken  Diesen Wein trinke ich am allerliebsten.
etw. unterschreiben  Mama, du musst mein Zeugnis noch unterschreiben.
jdn./etw. vergessen  Oh, nein! Ich habe schon wieder meinen Schlüssel vergessen!
etw. verlieren  Ich habe meine Brille im Urlaub verloren.
etw. verstehen  Ich kann diesen Dialekt nicht verstehen.
etw. wiederholen  Könnten Sie den letzten Satz noch einmal wiederholen?


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Christmas Celebrations Around the World



For those looking for a great activity for the holiday times this guide to different Christmas celebrations across the world should provide some ideas:

http://www.lifehack.org/347005/20-lovely-illustrations-of-unusual-christmas-celebrations-around-the-world?ref=tp&n=1


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

German Music: JORIS - Herz über Kopf





Here is another good German song from JORIS - Herz über Kopf!

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German Music: Christina Stürmer - Was wirklich bleibt






Here is another great German song, this time from Christina Stürmer - Was wirklich bleibt!



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German Music: SDP - Wenn ich groß bin




Here is another fun song from SDP - Wenn ich groß bin! Enjoy!




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German Music: SDP feat. Weekend - Tanz aus der Reihe





Here is another great song from SDP featuring Weekend - Tanz aus der Reihe! Enjoy!

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German Music: SDP feat. Sido - Die Nacht von Freitag auf Montag





Here is another song by SDP featuring Sido - Die nacht von Freitag auf Montag! Enjoy!

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German Music: SDP feat. Sido - Ne Leiche




Here is some more German music. This time we have SDP featuring Sido - Ne Leiche! Enjoy!


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Friday, December 18, 2015

Jobs: Assistant Professor in Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures



From SimplyHired: (excuse the formatting - this is how the description was listed)

Position Description Summary: The Department of Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures with a focus on Mexico. We are seeking candidates working in modern and/or contemporary Mexican and/or Latino/a literary or cultural studies. I. RECRUITMENT PLAN Posting Number: F000814 Academic Title: Assistant Professor in Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures Rank: Administrative Title: Discipline Humanities Specialty: With a focus on Mexico Contract Type: Tenure Track Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the date of appointment; evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and work in progress; evidence of strong potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching assessments; and native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English. Advertised Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 Other Benefits: Other Information: Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Special Instructions to Applicants: Please complete an online faculty application and upload your CV, letter of interest under "Cover Letter", transcripts, and course evaluations. Letters of recommendation and contact information should be forwarded to rgsll@gwu.edu with the subject line of “Spanish Lit – Letter of Recommendation/your name”. Department Link: https://rgsll.columbian.gwu.edu/ Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs:80... Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have a Ph.D. or will you have one by the date of the appointment? Yes No * Do you have evidence of strong potential for scholarship as demonstrated by publications and work in progress? Yes No * Do you have evidence of strong potential for teaching excellence as demonstrated by teaching assessments? Yes No * Do you have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English? Yes No Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Transcript Course Evaluations or Summaries Optional Documents The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. PI92492095 

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Jobs: German Adjunct Faculty



From ShenValleyJobs:

About the Job
James Madison University
German Part-Time Instructor, Adjunct Faculty 0407056
The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at James Madison University seeks a part-time Instructor in German for the 2016 spring and fall semesters, with the possibility of renewal. This position is not eligible for benefits. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. The teaching load will be two to four German courses per semester, at the beginning and intermediate levels. Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in German and English. Classroom experience in higher education preferred. Minimum qualifications: M.A. in German or equivalent. Salary is commensurate with experience. To view the full posting and apply go to JobLinkjmu.edu and reference posting number 2 4 NIF 0407056.
James Madison University is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and to maintaining a work and educational environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


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Jobs: Assistant Professor of Mandarin Chinese

From SimplyHired:

Posting Title Assistant Professor of Mandarin Chinese
Campus Denver
City Denver, CO
Position Type Faculty
Posting date 10/12/2015
Closing date
Full/Part Time Full-time
Background Check Required? Yes
Job Summary

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Denver Campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Mandarin Chinese to begin August, 2016. The field of specialization is open, though we seek an individual with interest in growing and developing a nascent Chinese program, including creation of new courses, both at the lower- and upper-division levels.

Posting Description

The University. CU Denver is the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty of CU Denver offer more than 100 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2010 the University was awarded approximately $400 million in research grants and contracts. The new Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Downtown Campus is located in one of America’s most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District and the state capitol. This location in downtown Denver attracts a diverse population and the diversity is enriched by our commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, embedded in all aspects of campus life from its community members, curriculum, research, and community service allowing for the creation of a learning environment that welcomes, embraces, sustains and celebrates the unique and shared experiences of faculty, staff and students.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences currently operates a joint education program, International College Beijing, with China Agricultural University. The Department of Modern Languages seeks to strengthen our ties with this program and prepare students for success in Beijing.

The Department. The Department of Modern Languages consists of a collegial, multi-language faculty with exceptional strengths in teaching, research and program development. We currently offer a minor in Chinese Studies, and we seek to grow that program. We also offer a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish, a B.A. in French, as well as programs and courses in Arabic, German and Latin.

The Position. The Department of Modern Languages seeks an Assistant Professor of Mandarin Chinese. Specialization open. We are interested in growing our Chinese language, literature and culture program, which currently consists of first- and second-year Chinese language and culture courses. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate potential for scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. The workload for the position is 40% research, 40% teaching (4 courses per AY), and 20% service, though a differentiated workload is a possibility consistent with college policies. We particularly encourage candidates who can enhance the department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching, and outreach.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F02982.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu...

Email inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, María Luisa Fernández Martínez, at maria.fernandezmartinez@ucdenver.edu or to the Program Assistant, Agnes Romero-Moore, at agnes.romero-moore@ucdenver.edu. Additional information may be found at http://clas.ucdenver.edu...

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, applicants must have received a Ph.D. in Chinese or related academic field, or provide clear evidence that the degree will be awarded by August, 2016. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential for excellence in research and teaching. Applicants must be able to teach both lower- and upper-division Chinese language, literature and culture courses in both Mandarin and English.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Desired Qualifications

We are interested in applicants who show the capacity for independent scholarship in Chinese Studies. This encompasses a broad range of interests. We seek someone whose career ambitions involve active publication in top journals and other scholarly production.

Teaching is taken very seriously at CU Denver. This value underlies our interest in a candidate who will achieve excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. An ability to utilize existing and emerging technologies in teaching is a plus. We encourage the integration of teaching and research. Our downtown Denver location attracts a student population diverse in race and ethnicity. Many are non-traditional students.

The Program, Department, and University welcome applications from those representing historically underrepresented groups and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty in this regard. We strongly encourage women, ethnic minorities, and other protected class members, who so identify themselves, to apply.


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Jobs: Assistant Professor of Japanese


From SimplyHired:

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

The Department of World Languages and Literatures plays a central role in preparing the students of Portland State University to function in the global community. Because we believe that language is central to that ability, we offer instruction in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Ancient Greek, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese. The Department is committed to teaching for proficiency. All of our language classes are designed to develop functional skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for eventual use in a broad variety of real-world settings.

Programs: We offer undergraduate majors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; minor programs in the above languages and in Italian, Persian, Turkish, and Classical Studies. We also have a Certificate in Advanced Proficiency in Russian and a Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.

At the graduate level, we offer the M.A. in World Languages and Literatures with a major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish and the M.A. in World Literature and Language, with a concentration in two foreign languages.


## Position Summary

The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Japanese to begin September 16, 2016. The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship and a background in Japanese language, linguistics, and culture. The new Assistant Professor will join tenured colleagues, non-tenure-track instructors and graduate teaching assistants in teaching Japanese, will develop and teach courses in his/her field of expertise at all levels, and will advise Japanese undergraduate and graduate majors, minors and certificate students. Members of the department are expected to participate in the governance of the department, college and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest.

Duties and Responsibilities:


* Teach Japanese language, linguistics, and culture courses across a broad spectrum at all levels, from beginning to graduate (Master’s courses).

* Assume a leadership role in team-teaching environment.

* Advise Japanese undergraduate and graduate majors, minors and M.A. students.

* Make scholarly contributions to research field.

* Provide service to the department, college and university, and support community partnerships.

* Write grant applications.


## Minimum Qualifications


* Ph.D. in Japanese, Japanese linguistics or a closely related field, in hand at time of employment.

* Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.

* Evidence of scholarly potential.

* Experience teaching college-level Japanese language and/or linguistics.

* Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction.

* Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship.


## Key Cultural Competencies

* Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.

* Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

* Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement

* Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

## Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

## Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu...

Your application must include the following: letter of interest (cover letter), CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be submitted and uploaded directly from the recommenders through our online application system. Submit all required materials by December 15, 2015 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on December 15 and continue until finalists are identified. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

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Jobs: Assistant Professor - German Studies & Film/Media Studies


From SimplyHired:

Assistant Professor

German Studies and Film/Media Studies

Department of German Studies

The Department of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in media, visual, and/or performance studies as well as the ability to work within the larger field of German Studies.  Candidates with a focus on all time periods and aspects of German studies will be considered.  Standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and will be at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service commensurate with the position of Assistant Professor is expected.  The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and to developing a strong research program.  PhD must be in hand by July 31, 2016.

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application at http://jobs.uc.edu.  In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position and a cv, both of which are also to be submitted online. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Mikiko Hirayama (hirayam@ucmail.uc.edu), with any questions regarding the application.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In a continuing effort to foster diversity on our campus, we actively encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, people of diverse sexual orientations/identities, and others who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jobs: Assistant Professor of German (Cal State Long Beach)


From InsideHigherEd.com

Assistant Professor of German
California State University at Long Beach

Recruitment # 2282

Position Assistant Professor of German
Effective Date August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications 
  • PhD. in German Studies.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016.
  • Native or near-native fluency in German and English.
  • Research and publication record.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in 19th and 20th Century German Literature, Thought, and Cinema.
  • Trained in foreign language pedagogy and teaching with technology.
  • Experience in or strong commitment to working in a foreign language department serving master’s students, majors, and minors in several languages.
  • Demonstrated success with survey courses on German literature 19th century through WWII, cinema, and cultural history and thought.
  • Ability to teach another language offered by the department.
Duties
  • Teach German and RGR courses appropriate to disciplinary expertise and to specific academic assignment: language and survey courses at all levels (undergraduate to graduate level).
  • Maintain an active research program and profile.
  • Engage in grant writing and development projects that promote the departmental mission.
  • Collaborate in assessment planning and implementation.
  • Advance the department’s educational and research mission through curricular initiatives.
  • Collaborate with coordinator of the teacher credential program (Single Subject Credential Program in Languages Other Than English).
  • Enhance departmental profile through the University and community.
  • Provide service to department, college, university, and community as appropriate.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Required Documentation
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced).
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications.
  • CV (including current email address).
  • Three current letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
Alessandro Russo
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2009
(562) 985-4318 or Alessandro.Russo@csulb.edu
Applicants may also apply electronically through:
Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo
Application Deadline
  • Review of applications to begin September 7, 2015
  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, work, and thrive in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Conferences: ACTFL 2016


Plan now to be part of the 2016 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo by making a submission to the 2016 Call for Proposals.
ACTFL 2016 will be held November 18-20 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. With the ACTFL Convention featuring more than 700 sessions covering the entire spectrum of the language education profession, the Convention Committee will be looking for proposals that will have the greatest impact on the audience by presenting the most current and innovative information while actively engaging the attendees.
The selection process is designed to provide attendees with an exciting array of sessions and events to further knowledge and skills as teachers, professors, and administrators. We welcome language educators at all levels and of all languages to submit a proposal.
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Note: Please carefully read the Submission Guidelines and Presenter Responsibilities. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET. All proposals for consideration must be submitted online by the deadline date. No late submissions will be accepted so start planning now!


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Conferences: 5th Annual International L3 Conference



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CONFERENCE THEME
Language is at a nexus of interrelationships between individuals, society and culture. The interface between language and literature has been the object of considerable interdisciplinary research on methods of analysis that can be applied across the two fields and their sub-areas. Less research has focused, however, on the influence of the new technologies on this interface, which transcends borders and cultures, with the process of translation adding yet another dimension to the already complex picture.
The 4th Annual International Conference on L3 will examine the various issues and factors that intervene at the interface of language and literature, not least the cultural context(s) in which it is situated.

The conference will bring together multi-disciplinary expertise from all relevant fields. We invite submissions for an abstract of a research-based paper in any of the relevant fields, including but not limited to:
• Second-Language Acquisition• Public Service Interpreting and Translation• Comparative Literature
• Linguistics• Translation and Interpreting• Curriculum Design


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