NYU Abu Dhabi job ad: Writing program

Writing Faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi

The Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions to teach writing courses to academically outstanding students from around the world.  The Writing Program at NYUAD works strategically with the University’s 4 divisions (Arts & Humanities; Science & Math; Social Science; and Engineering) and the Core Curriculum in an effort to serve its linguistically and culturally diverse student body.  All lecturers teach Analysis & Expression, a foundational writing course designed to introduce students to college-level writing, scholarly inquiry and argument. Students grapple with enduring questions about the human and social condition while learning the techniques and strategies of academic argument. Students may engage with texts from fields including science, history, politics, art, literature, and philosophy.  We seek candidates from across the disciplines who have experience teaching writing and who are interested in contributing to conversations about multi-lingualism, comparative rhetorics, and writing program pedagogies.  Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Candidates with a background in Science and / or the Social Sciences will be particularly welcome in this hiring round.

Lecturers attend orientation in August, continue ongoing research in their academic or creative fields, participate in regular writing development workshops throughout the academic year, and in the intellectual life of NYUAD.

The appointments are for three years, subject to a probationary review at the end of the first year; contracts are renewable. Lecturers teach four sections (or their equivalent) of writing courses over the academic year, provide mentorship to writing and speaking fellows, and participate in program development activities. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience teaching writing at a college or university. A Ph. D. is preferred. NYUAD is looking for creative individuals who are flexible, outgoing, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Review of applications will begin immediately for Fall 2015 appointments and continue until positions are filled. Applications should include: a cover letter that explains your interest in teaching in Abu Dhabi and specific qualities you will bring to the program; statement of teaching philosophy; current CV; and a recent writing sample (20-30 pages).  Please visit our website for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.writingprogramATnyu.edu.

About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its fifth year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. Its students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.

Example of dialogue among cultures

The following note comes from Maria Flora Mangano, one of the participants at the NCA Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Istanbul in 2009. She told me what she would be doing, and I asked if she would be willing to write about the results for this site.

An interesting example of dialogue among cultures
Maria Flora Mangano

I have just taught a course in a rather unique context. The course was Communication of Scientific Research, offered to students (MSc and PhD) at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute, located in Bari (in Southern Italy). The Institute is part of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, located in Paris.

This course was an extraordinary experience: five days, of 8 hours of lessons per day, supplemented by moments of dialogue during the meals and after dinner. All told, a very intense week, with more than 25 students from Masters and PhD courses in various agronomic disciplines. Among the group, only two were Italian, the other students coming from almost 15 countries in the Mediterranean area, from Kosovo to Morocco.

The course produced many challenges for me: first of all, the fear to propose content in a non-native language, especially topics related to dialogue as a space of relationship among, beyond and across our cultures and disciplines; then the proposal of building this space during all the week, in class and out, with students who came from countries where there are still conflicts.

We discussed in class the attack in Beirut last week, as one student had parents who lived in that zone; the same with the Egyptian students with whom we tried to talk about the 50 deaths in Cairo during the riots in the streets.

It was extremely intense to dialogue with students about the value of the other and otherness, starting from European philosophy, which risked appearing far from all their cultures. I tried to introduce the content starting from keywords, as I usually do in my teaching activities, also in Latin and ancient Greek languages, exploring the meaning of the various terms in all of their languages.

I proposed that every student introduce her or himself in 10 minutes by using whatever tools they wanted. We spent a lot of time in class analyzing their oral presentations, which were delivered by slide, oral speeches, or music (one student played some songs from his country with a guitar).

The issues around scientific research gave me the opportunity to introduce other topics related to the relationship with the other, which are different for every country. I also shared with them the notion of creating a “safe” space of dialogue.

One exercise used the short film, Twice upon a time (about bilingualism in Canada). The results were interesting: the students who came from countries close to the European tradition (if we can use this expression), like Turkey or the Balkans (in particular, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Bosnia), appreciated the movie and found it a fitting conclusion to the lesson. But the students from the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria) and from the Middle East (Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon) did not enjoy it as much. In fact, they found it boring and a bit excessive, as they did not fully appreciate the issues depicted.

Ramadam started during the course, which provided another wonderful opportunity for sharing and dialogue. The majority of the students in this course were Muslim, but only about half were observant. Those who were needed to fast (not only avoiding food, but also even water), throughout the day, even though in Southern Italy the summer is hot. I proposed to the students that I would participate in their evening prayer, after dinner, for almost one hour, since it was the only one of the five times dedicated to daily prayer that we might share. They were very happy and surprised, as they told me that it was uncommon for a non-Muslim to join in prayer with them.

At the end of the sessions we had ice cream in the garden (the campus is really beautiful), after dinner and after prayer. It was another occasion for interaction among the group members, including some students who were not enrolled in this course.

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I asked students to send me their feedback and so I have been receiving beautiful notes. I have the feeling that we shared something new, beyond only disciplinary content, as many of them have now told me.

Wenzhou-Kean U job ad

Wenzhou-Kean University
Anticipated Faculty  Openings 2013-2014

Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking faculty for its extension program in Wenzhou, China.  Launched in 2012, the program is offered temporarily on the campus of and in partnership with Wenzhou University while the university prepares for the establishment of a full branch campus and constructs a new campus of its own at a nearby site.  For 2013, Wenzhou-Kean University programs will comprise five baccalaureate majors: English (writing option), Computer Science, Finance, Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) and International Business Management.  All instruction is in English for Chinese students of traditional college-entering age (18) who have studied English throughout their primary and secondary education and who have scored high on the Chinese national exam for English-language proficiency. The faculty position is full-time, single or multi-year assignments, effective September 1, 2013, at the rank specified.. Tenure-track appointments for faculty available only for rank of assistant professor or higher.

Communication (Assistant Professor or Lecturer)

Teach basic communication classes along with upper-level electives in the areas of business and organizational communication or other areas of specialization. The basic communication class comprises components in public speaking, group, interpersonal and communication theory. Another regular course assignment will be Business and Professional Communication.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level required for appointment as lecturer.  Doctorate and active research agenda in communication studies in addition to significant teaching experience required for appointment as assistant professor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Send letter of interest and resume including names and contact information for three professional references by email to: Wenzhou-Kean University Search Committee Chairperson, at vpaa AT kean.edu. Specify position sought in subject heading.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package including travel, housing and relocation allowances is available. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.

Other positions available in other disciplines as well; descriptions here.

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Jiangsu China job ad

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) invites applicants for a full-time temporary teaching appointment beginning February 18 – June 21, 2013. The teaching appointment will be located in the beautiful Jiangsu Province, China. Candidates should have a Master’s in Communication and be qualified to teach three undergraduate level courses: Introduction to Sociology, Human Communication, and Media and American Culture to post-high school students. Applicants should submit a CV that includes teaching experience; one document containing all unofficial transcripts of all graduate work; a list of three references including the name, title, employer, complete contact information, and relationship with the applicant for each reference; and a cover letter that describes your fit for the position and teaching effectiveness. Salary Package Includes: CNY 8,000 per month (after tax), housing accommodation provided, airfare allowance of CNY 9,000, four weeks paid holidays for a six month contract and medical insurance. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bridget DeClue at 314.977.3926 or bdeclue1 AT slu.edu.

About JESIE: Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE), a branch of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, is responsible for providing the support and services for international educational exchanges between bureau of cities and counties, school, teachers, students and parents in Jiangsu province. JESIE has several subordinate units including the Jiangsu Education International Travel Agency Branch, Jiangsu International Language Training Centre, Jiangsu Education International Consulting Limited Incorporation, Jiangsu College for International Education, Suman Education International (in Manchester, UK), Suao Educational Center (in Brisbane, Australia) and Suon Education Center (in Toronto, Canada). JESIE and its subordinate agents were one of the first groups of intermediary organizations that acquired the qualification to provide consultation services for self-funded students’ studying abroad, which is registered by National Ministry of Education; it had the qualification for entry and exit services for individuals, registered by National Ministry of Public Security; furthermore, it gained the qualification to recruit and recommend the foreign teachers, accredited by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs; it also possessed the Non-degree Chinese-foreign joint education qualification, accredited by Jiangsu Provincal Department of Education. At present JESIE has programs for studying abroad, study tours, foreign teacher recruitment, teacher training, and international education. JESIE has more than 70 fulltime employees, organizes more than 4000 students for summer and winter study tours each year, 2000 teachers annually training abroad, in excess of 800 persons of self-funded studying abroad and has recruited over 300 foreign teachers each year. JESIE has set up exchange and cooperation ventures with many foreign educational institutions, organizations, universities and colleges. JESIE is ranked the first and the most comprehensive institution for educational exchange.

U Colorado Denver job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication and New Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication and New Media, at the assistant professor level, beginning in August, 2013.

UCD is an urban campus that serves a diverse student body, values community engagement, and seeks top-notch scholars and world-class teachers. The Department of Communication offers B.A. and M.A. degrees and serves 450majors; professors teach on a 2/2 load and perform research and service consistent with peer urban research universities. The successful candidate will teach courses that fall within the Department’s “Media Studies” pathway, which includes such classes as Introduction to Media Studies, Media and Society, and New Media.

Because the Department participates in a joint venture with the International College Beijing, the Department is especially interested in those candidates whose research touches upon issues of globalization and/or international studies. Because the Department is committed to promoting social justice through community engagement and service-learning, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in implementing the study and practice of New Media in the interests of under-resourced communities.

While social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply, the successful candidate will need to work effectively in a Department staffed with colleagues whose work falls largely in the rhetorical and cultural traditions.

The Department strongly prefers candidates with a Ph.D. in communication (or a related discipline); however, candidates who are ABD with significant progress on the dissertation will also be considered. Additional preferred qualities include evidence of superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; a track record of leadership in departmental, campus, and disciplinary service capacities; and a proven history of producing significant scholarship.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation,two samples of scholarly activity, and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. Brian L. Ott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver, P.O. Box 173364, CB 176, Denver, CO 80217-3364. In addition to sending hard copies of the materials listed above, applicants must also submit these materials (but not their letters of recommendation) electronically by following the directions. The Assistant Professor position number is 819516 for Department 30095 (Communication).

Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Ott at brian.ott AT ucdenver.edu or at 303-556-6719.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preliminary interviews will be conducted at the NCA convention.

UCD is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In fact, because the downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural, and recreational district, it attracts a diverse population consisting primarily of commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by UCD’s commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life.