Job postings

job posting: Lecturer in Engineering Communications, Cornell

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11997

The Engineering Communications Program (ECP), in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY invites applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position. This non-tenure track position, teaching engineering communications, is a nine-month position, appointed three to five years, with possible renewal.The successful candidate will teach one section of either of the program’s core courses, ENGRC 3500: Engineering Communications or ENGRC Organizational Communications for Engineers. In addition, they will join existing and/or create new “teaching partnerships” with faculty from a range of courses in the various engineering disciplines. Through these teaching partnerships, ECP staff help interested faculty embed written, oral, visual and electronic communications into their courses and assist in instruction, e.g., designing assignments and responding to and assessing student work. The teaching commitment is comparable to a 2/2 load. There is an expectation that this person will also contribute to developing and enhancing the aim of ECP through, for example, professional presentation and/or publication or conducting workshops for industry representatives and/or interested faculty and students in the College of Engineering and, more broadly, Cornell University. Finally, there is an added expectation of light administrative duties.

Candidates must hold at least an MA, preferably a PhD in Technical and Professional Communications or in Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Professional and Academic Discourse or Engineers with special expertise in Professional Communication. Additional preferred areas of expertise are TESL. ESP, EAP, Genre Studies and Multimodal Communication. Experience teaching engineering communications at the college level is important. Applicants with inter-disciplinary teaching experience (especially in engineering) and experience identifying and serving the instructional needs of faculty in various technical fields are highly desirable.

The position and program are a good fit for teacher-scholars interested in cross-disciplinary instruction in engineering communications. ECP encourages teacher-research in this area, particularly as it contributes to the program and enhances communication instruction across engineering disciplines. Funds are available to support the presentation and/or publication of such teacher-research.

The College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will foster a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in Engineering to apply. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

Applications should include the cover sheet, curriculum vitae, and the name & contact information for at least three references. Additional materials are welcome, e.g., letters of recommendations, a sample syllabus, or a statement of teacher-research interests in relation to engineering and professional communications. All applications received by December 1, 2018 will receive full consideration this academic year. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)
And anything else requested in the description.

 

Job postings

job: Linguistics Instructor, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Linguistics Instructor, Florida International University, Miami, FL

The Linguistics Program in the Department of English at Florida International University in Miami is seeking candidates for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track position to begin Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 12 credit hours per semester. Candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Linguistics and Modern English Grammar.

The minimum qualification is a Master’s in Linguistics. Experience teaching undergraduate Linguistics courses and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is preferred. Florida International University, one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-serving universities, is a minority/majority institution and is dedicated to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515871 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a letter of application, current CV, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and evidence of teaching ability in individual attachments. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon review of applications. Questions regarding this position may be directed by e-mail to Ellen Thompson, PhD., Chair of the Search Committee (thompson@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 1, 2019. Review will continue until the position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing FacilityFIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

 

 

Events

careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

https://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2018/09/06/webinar-linguists-working-tech-mark-your-calendars-september-26

Mark your calendars for a LSA careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

Wednesday, September 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM U.S. EDT.

In this webinar, we will hear from linguists working in tech who found nontraditional, unexpected paths into the sector, and who continue to find new and interesting ways to express and employ their linguistic skills and interests. They will share their experiences, including things they wish they had known when they were starting on this professional path.

This webinar will be of interest to linguistics students and professionals who work in the technology sector or who are considering doing so.  In addition to the panel discussion, there will be time for question & answer, so come prepared with questions.

This webinar is sponsored by the LSA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Linguistics Beyond Academia.

Panelists: Samantha Beaver, Founder, Memra Language Services; Sam Cooper, Curriculum Specialist, NoRedInk; Christopher Stewart, Analytical Linguist, Google; Frankie Pennington, Data Collection Administrator, Sensory, Inc.; Brent Woo, Language Engineer, Amazon

Registration is limited to 100, and LSA members will be given priority.  Click here to register for the webinar.

ASL interpretation will be provided for LSA webinars if at least two week’s advance notice is provided.  This notice is required in order to secure the services of qualified interpreters.   If less advance notice is provided, the LSA will attempt to secure interpreters but cannot guarantee availability. Please provide advance notice by contacting David Robinson, the LSA’s Director of Membership and Meetings.

Events

Networking meet-up in Boulder – Linguistics Beyond Academia

On behalf of the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group for Linguistics Beyond Academia, I am thrilled to announce a networking meet-up in Boulder, CO Wednesday, Sept 19th at 6:30 pm at the Med.broadening connections

The Med
1002 Walnut Street
Boulder CO 80302
themedboulder.com

(there will be a sign on the table to help you find the group and/or contact info of the organizers will be provided when you RSVP)

A professional get-together for linguists currently based in the Boulder, CO area.

Whether you’re currently using your linguistics training in an applied or professional setting, or want to learn more about how you might do just that, this group is for those who want to connect with other local professionally-oriented linguists!

RSVP here and help us spread the word

Want to hold a networking meetup in your town?  Get in touch!
https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguistics-beyond-academia

 

Job postings

intern position: Linguistic Society of America

https://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2018/lsa-seeks-applicants-fall-internship

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the Fall 2018 semester (September – December). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital.

Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. Please see the position description below for additional details. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.

Funding is available to support one part-time position at 18 hours per week, with a $2500 stipend. In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references to: lsa@lsadc.org, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” The deadline for full consideration is August 10, 2018.

Position Description

Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:

1) managing its social media accounts

2) website content management and development

3) research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)

4) database management

5) representation at meetings and conferences in the DC metro area

6) preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials

7) assisting with clerical support

8) develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent

Events

Call for research participants: Women in Tech project

The Women in Tech-Retention (WIT-R) project – a partnership between The University of Maryland and research firm InContext –  is seeking to learn how colleges can prepare women and men for success early in their technology careers. They are looking for research participants who are women and men within the first 18 months of their first jobs in tech.

If you or someone you know fits the bill and would like to participate in the study, follow this link.


More about the Project:

The Women in Tech-Retention (WIT-R) project investigates why many women are leaving the high-tech field in large numbers — 50% more than men leave mid-career. Whereas much research is focused on getting women into STEM, nearly none addresses the work conditions needed for women to stay and thrive. To find out more about the WIT-R project go to: http://www.incontextdesign.com/womenintech

For this phase of the project, InContext is collaborating with the University of Maryland. The project focuses on understanding how to best prepare women and men for success early in their technology careers. We would like to talk with recent graduates to understand how your education did or did not help you transition to success at work. Then we’d like to explore your early job experiences after graduation. We are interested in how your employer trained or prepared you for success in your first job. We are looking for people working in industry for 9-24 months in technology professions such as development, technical product management, user research, and design.

The interview will be in person or remotely through Skype for two hours at a time convenient to you. All interviews are confidential. Interviewers take anonymous written notes during the sessions. Interview notes will reference a user number and all organizational names will be removed. No personally identifying information is captured. Thank you for being willing to help with this inquiry. You are helping us improve both the education curriculum and what companies do to get young people started in their careers.

 

Events

Attn lx researchers focused on Global Human Rights

The Department of Modern Languages & Global Studies at South Dakota State University is hosting an, “International Conference on Global Human Rights” on October 4-6. In order to complete a few panels, we would like to extend a further invitation for abstract submissions in linguistics and adjacent fields.

 

The conference itself is very interdisciplinary and for these specific panels we are open to all work that addresses language use or uses linguistic methodologies to examine any issue related to human rights. Please see the conference details linked above for further information regarding the conference schedule, keynote speakers, registration, and travel/accommodations.

 

The final deadline for abstract submissions is August 15, though will review abstracts on a rolling basis so early submissions are preferred. Please submit abstracts and/or questions directly to me at jeremy.rud@sdstate.edu in order to speed up the process. We look forward to receiving your submissions!