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Call for Applications: 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Call for Applications: 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

  • Application Deadline: November 01, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone.

ABOUT THE PRIZE: At RWJF, building a Culture of Health has become the central aim of what we do, with a goal of giving every person across the nation an opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. Communities are already leading the way to drive local change, and ensuring all residents have an opportunity to make healthy choices in their schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize, a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, is the Foundation’s way of honoring communities—urban, rural, tribal, large or small—that are beacons of hope and progress for healthier people, families, and places.

ELIGIBILITY: The RWJF Culture of Health Prize honors U.S. communities; submissions representing the work of a single organization will not be considered. With the exception of previous Prize winners and 2018 finalists, all past applicants are eligible to reapply for 2019 (2018 finalists may reapply in 2020).

APPLICATION PROCESS: Through the RWJF Culture of Health Prize application process, a community comes together to tell their inspiring stories of collaboration, action, and results. Communities should understand they are applying for a prize and not a grant. The Prize recognizes work that has already been accomplished so there is no required workplan or budget. To be competitive, it is imperative that Prize applicants keep a community-wide focus in mind through all phases of the competition.

Events

About the networking meetup in Boulder last month

Linguistic Society of America
Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group
Meet UpIMG_3496 (5) in Boulder, CO
September 19, 2018


Guest Post by Olivia Hirschey:
I had the pleasure of hosting the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group meet-up in Boulder this September. Events like these are a productive way to form connections and pathways between academia and industry, particularly as an increasing number of companies are starting to take note of the unique, valuable skill set linguists bring to work. It’s important to remember that work in academia and industry does not have to be an either/or situation, as this meet up showed.

At the event, graduate students and industry professionals met up at The Med (a delicious restaurant in downtown Boulder, thank you Med) to share advice, ask questions, and make connections across multiple linguistic subfields and industries, spanning from conversation analysis to computational linguistics, from tech companies to political campaign organizations. Please join us the next time we meet up and continue to build our networks of linguists, and feel free to email me at olivia.hirschey@colorado.edu.


Do you want to host a regional meet-up in your town?
Get in touch with the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group!!

It’s a great way to give back, build our community, and create opportunities (for yourself and others – which brings us back to giving back, and building community )

 

Job postings

job posting: Language Training Specialist (Washington, DC) Peace Corps

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511939800

NOTE: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will also have:

·         MA in Teaching English or other languages as a Second/Foreign language, or MA in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or similar with a focus on teaching languages. 

·         Documented training or experience as Trainer of Trainers or Trainer of Language Teachers.

·         At least five years’ experience teaching English or a foreign language to speakers of other languages in a variety of contexts, at a variety of levels, at least two years of which are overseas.

·         Experience evaluating language learning programs and making data-informed program recommendations.

·         Experience designing, editing or reviewing language teaching materials.

·         Experience and comfort working and communicating interculturally in low-resource international development contexts.

·         Experience managing language teaching or language teacher development projects or programs.

·         Experience designing and facilitating online professional development for language instructors.

·         Experience developing curriculum for language teaching and language teacher training programs.

·         Experience managing online social networks.

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially for document design and collaborative editing, data collection and analysis, and presentations.

 

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS), Language Division. The purpose of OPATS is to support programming, training and evaluation staff at overseas posts to best position Volunteers for successful service. OPATS supports the Peace Corps’ three regional offices (Regions) Africa (AF); Europe, Mediterranean and Asia (EMA); and Inter-America and the Pacific (IAP) to set standards and respond to programming, training and evaluation needs.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Language Training Specialist performs the following major duties:

  • Evaluates Peace Corps language training programs, strategies, techniques, and methodologies, and identifies aspects of training models that are successful.
  • Writes formal and informal guidance on language program planning and implementation.
  • Designs standardized templates for language training materials such as textbooks, practice books, teacher guides, etc. and advises post on adapting them.
  • Collaborates with Region and post staff to plan, design and facilitate training workshops on language materials development.
  • Evaluates professional development needs of language teaching program staff globally, regionally, and locally and reports findings to posts, Regions and headquarters.
  • Develops and implements or facilitates online training and development opportunities for language staff.
  • Conducts research on program design and implementation, analyzes data and reports finding to stakeholders.

Travel Required

25% or less – This position requires up to 25% of travel.

Job postings

job: Senior UX Researcher – Lyft (San Francisco)

At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.
Lyft is seeking a Senior User Experience Researcher to join our growing team and partner with Design, Product Management, Analytics, and Engineering in order to derive deep insights about our users’ behaviors and attitudes, and to communicate results and actionable recommendations across the company. You’ll think big about new areas, test concepts as they are being developed, and evaluate products once they’ve rolled out. You will aspire to elevate the user experience for our drivers and passengers across 300+ cities nationwide.
You are an excellent communicator and a flexible team player that can thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic working environment. You are also comfortable working closely with passionate designers, product managers, and engineers that care deeply about creating experiences that bring people together.

Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct studies across key product areas, utilizing methods such as ethnographic/field research, diary studies, surveys, user/usability testing (remote and in-person), and any other methods you find impactful
  • Review, analyze, and communicate qualitative data to generate tactical and strategic insights, as well as actionable recommendations which drive product innovation and design improvements for users
  • Partner with our quantitative UX and analytics partners to provide qualitative context for their quantitative insights
  • Find creative and compelling ways to generate, present, and evangelize results and recommendations throughout the company, in order to help cultivate a highly informed, more effective, and more empathetic organization

Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience with Product organizations, conducting qualitative research studies, including usability/user testing, surveys, and user interviews
  • Undergraduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field OR comparable UX research experience
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate cross-functionally in order to engage stakeholders from across the organization
  • Proven experience working with key company stakeholders, with the ability to educate teams about user research
  • Willingness to take initiative, run with projects, and speak up when support and guidance is needed
  • Meticulous eye for detail
  • Strong listening, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm for a team-oriented, collaborative, highly energetic, fun and fast-paced environment

Bonus points

  • Graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or a related field
  • Fluency in Spanish (verbal and written)
  • Strong experience driving results with mobile platforms
  • Understanding of quantitative methods, behavioral analysis, and statistical concepts
  • Design thinking methods and brainstorm facilitation
  • Visual communication, information design, and wireframing skills

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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.