Steven Darian Profile

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Steven Darian is Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.

 

Steven Darian

Darian’s Ph.D. is from New York University, in Applied Linguistics. He has used language as his Archimedes fulcrum, to dig into everything from science to religion. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. He has been lucky enough to have had 3 Fulbrights, and has lived, worked, and studied in 9 or 10 countries. He has written a dozen books, both scholarly and popular; the last one being The Wanderer: Travels & Adventures Beyond the Pale. The next, The Heretic’s Book of Death & Laughter: The Role of Religion in Just About Everything, is due out later this year.


Work for CID:

Steven Darian wrote a guest post, and described his Fulbright experience in Uzbekistan, 1997-1998.

Nadia Abid Profile

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Nadia Abid is an assistant professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sfax (FLSH Sfax), Tunisia.

Nadia Abid

She obtained a joint PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Sfax, Tunisia and the University of Lorraine, France in 2012. She is currently a member of LAD (Laboratory on Approaches to Discourse, FLSH Sfax) and a coordinator of a Professional Master’s program in English for Communication.

She teaches TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), intercultural communication, ESP (English for Specific Purposes), TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners), and theories of learning.

In her research, Nadia is interested in intercultural language learning and related issues including:  the development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in textbooks and virtual exchanges, the evaluation of the intercultural and global dimensions of EFL textbooks, learners’ attitudes, learners’ identity (re)construction in different intercultural contexts such as EFL classes, study abroad programs, and virtual exchanges.

Key publications

Abid, N., & Moalla, A. (2020). The promotion of the good intercultural speaker through intercultural contacts in a Tunisian EFL textbook.  Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(1), 37-49.

Abid, N., & Moalla, A. (2020). Tunisian students’ identity development in study abroad. I-LanD Journal: Negotiation of L2 Identities in the Age of Transnational Mobility. DOI: 10.26379/IL2020001_008.

Abid, N., & Moalla, A. (2021). The intercultural speaker across time: A study of Tunisian EFL textbooks. Compare: A Journal of comparative and international education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2020.1853506.

Abid, N.,  Moalla, A., & Omidvar, I. (2020). The use of a blog for the development of intercultural communicative competence: The case of Tunisian and American students. SHS Web of Conferences 88, 02011. LLT Forum. https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20208802011.


Work for CID:
Nadia Abid reviews translations into Arabic.

U Queensland: Applied Linguistics (Australia)

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Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia. Deadline: 11 March 2021.

The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the process of extending its international research profile in an area of relevance to the current teaching and research profile of the program. Individuals with research and teaching interests in any area of applied linguistics are welcome to apply, although those with an interest in one or more of the following areas of applied linguistics are especially encouraged to apply: text analytics, quantitative methods, research methods. Research interests in one or more of the languages taught in the school would also be advantageous.

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, undertake and contribute to further development of the School’s Applied Linguistics program, as well as performing research, service/engagement and other activities associated with the School. This position is located at the picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre.

U Nottingham Ningbo: Literature/Applied Linguistics (China)

“JobTeaching Fellow in Literature or Applied Linguistics, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China. Deadline: May 31, 2020.

The Department was first established as the “Translation Programme” in 1990, and was awarded full independent departmental status in 2019. During our 30-year history, we have built a reputation as one of the leading centres in the region for teaching and research in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies. The Department offers teaching at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized in the region, with an academic staff comprising members from Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Programme has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also expanding its profile in the field of translation technology.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver lectures and seminars in topics within Literature and Applied Linguistics. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has some teaching experience in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Discourse Analysis, English Literature, Drama, English Language Teaching Methods, and Academic Learning Skills. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and possibly postgraduate programmes. Candidates who are interested in research and who will contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities and undertake administrative duties are preferred. Candidates must have a PhD degree at or near completion in a relevant discipline, preferably in English Literature or Applied Linguistics, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English.

CFP Applied Linguistics & Social Justice

“PublicationCall For Abstracts: Applied Linguistics & Social Justice Special Issue of Applied Linguistics. Deadline: March 13, 2020.

The field of applied linguistics is concerned with “real world problems”. In order to truly engage with the real world it is essential to recognize systemic inequities and their relationships with language(s). This special issue will consider the range of interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches that applied linguists have utilized in collaboration with academics, practitioners, and varied communities to address social (in)justices. Such work involves working collaboratively to ensure that social institutions are inclusive of everyone’s needs and wants, which means full and equal participation, equitable distribution of resources, access to opportunities, a recognition of the histories of oppression, and consciousness-raising for resistance.

Read the full call for abstracts here.

Open U: English Language/Applied Linguistics (UK)

“JobStaff Tutor, English Language and Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK and home based. Deadline: 14 June 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, multilingual and multicultural School which offers part-time distance study in Languages and Applied Linguistics to students from across the UK and beyond. Subject areas currently include modern languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish), English language studies, English for academic purposes, applied linguistics and translation studies.

Staff Tutors play an important role in the maintenance and development of teaching material and are vital to manage the successful delivery of all teaching in the School. As a Staff Tutor specialising in English Language and Applied Linguistics you will lead and manage a team of highly qualified part-time Associate Lecturers (ALs) tutoring students enrolled on a range of modules. As their academic manager, you will select, train, develop and supervise ALs. You will report to the School’s Associate Head (Student Experience). You will work at a distance with the Faculty’s Student Support Team in Nottingham and contribute to ensure the smooth running of tuition.

Glasgow U MSc Applied Linguistics Scholarships

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Applied Linguistics Scholarships, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 17 June 2019.

University of Glasgow is offering a number of scholarships exclusively for study on their new MSc in Applied Linguistics for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The awards are £10k forinternational students and £5k for UK/EU students.  All awards are for tuition fee discount, and do not completely cover the costs.

Manchester Metropolitan U: Linguistics/Applied Linguistics (UK)

“JobProfessor of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, Languages, Information & Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. Deadline: 2 June 2019.

Providing inspiring academic leadership and research coordination to your colleagues not only in Linguistics and TESOL, but also across the wider department, you will make a strong contribution to the research culture, including at least one specialist areas: Applied Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and/or TESOL. You will bring a proven ability to generate significant external income through the submission of relevant bids, and ensure a steady pipeline of publications that achieve internationally excellent and world-class recognition. Holding a doctoral qualification or equivalent, you will be able to provide outstanding personal research and leadership whilst leading your team and managing projects involving academic institutions and other partners as well as community organisations.

You will also be able to demonstrate active involvement in relevant national and international networks. In particular, you will be familiar with presenting your work at conferences and symposia as well as within communal and creative spaces, and you will be experienced in supervising postgraduate student work through to doctoral completion. Naturally, your personal research will be at a high level of academic distinction, as recognised by the REF and elsewhere.

U Bristol: TESOL & Applied Linguistics (UK)

“JobSenior Teaching Associate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: 12 May 2019.

The School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to make a significant contribution to the School’s long-established Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/Applied Linguistics provision. Applications are sought from academics who can demonstrate a broad knowledge base in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics with depth in at least one of the following areas: foreign language materials development; technology-enhanced language learning; foreign language teacher education; curriculum development; English for Specific Purposes; teaching languages to young learners; quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to language education research. The post holder should have a keen interest in contributing to further development of scholarship in these areas.

U Hong Kong Job Ad: Applied Linguistics (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong. Deadline: 7 January 2019.

A Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics or a closely related field is needed for Assistant Professor and highly preferred for Senior Lecturer. Applicants for both should have the experience of teaching Applied Linguistics/TESOL courses and supervising students at the postgraduate level. The Centre is ideally seeking expertise in teaching and researching one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition, pronunciation/phonology, vocabulary teaching & learning, or intercultural communication. Other areas of expertise that can complement the Centre’s strengths may also be considered.