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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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/.

 

 

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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

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job posting: Director MA in Language and Communication (MLC) at Georgetown

https://linguistlist.org/issues/29/29-2737.html

University or Organization: Georgetown University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: https://linguistics.georgetown.edu/
Job Title: Director of MA in Language and Communication

Job Rank: Director; Other

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Ethnography, Institutional Discourse

Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University invites applications for Director of its MA in Language and Communication (MLC), a professionally-oriented program in sociolinguistics that prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields, professional as well as academic. For more information about the MLC, please refer to our website: https://mlc.linguistics.georgetown.edu/

The Director of the MLC is responsible for all key aspects of this program:
– Recruitment;
– Web and social media presence;
– Admissions; orientation; academic and professional advising;
– Development and execution of professional development activities/workshops;
– Monitoring of academic progress through degree (along with the departmental Director of Graduate Studies);
– Alumni outreach and networking;
– Community and professional outreach regarding linguistics in the professions.

In addition to the above-listed administrative and professional activities, the Director teaches two courses each academic year in the department (1-1 teaching load).

The appointment is for a three-year term beginning academic year 2018-21, with the possibility of renewal, and will start August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, to be determined by the search committee and successful candidate. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree by the time of the appointment.

The ideal candidate is a scholar with a strong background in sociolinguistics, particularly ethnographic or discourse analytic approaches, who is passionate about the relevance of sociolinguistic insights for real-world challenges, including those within business, education, healthcare, legal, media, and governmental contexts. Candidates should have experience in both academia and the world outside it; an innovative, interdisciplinary research agenda; teaching experience and evidence of excellence in that domain; and experience in program administration.

Applications should be sent in a single pdf via email to Heidi E. Hamilton at application email provided below and should be received by midnight EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) Friday, July 13, 2018.

Applications should include a:
– CV;
– A brief statement of research interests, teaching qualifications, and your specific interest in the administration of the MLC program;
– One representative publication; and
– Names and contact information for three references.
– Please write “APPLICATION FOR MLC DIRECTOR POSITION” in the subject line of your message.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Application Deadline: 13-Jul-2018
, MD
Email Address for Applications: hamilthegeorgetown.edu
Contact Information:
Professor Heidi E. Hamilton
Email: hamilthegeorgetown.edu

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Job: UX writer at LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/729464326/

Job description: LinkedIn’s UX content and writing discipline is growing, and you can bring your point of view, talent, and passion to help shape our consumer and enterprise experiences. Our User Experience Design team is looking for a versatile, experienced content designer who loves making products great through simple, clear language and an authentic, human voice.
As a UX Writer, you will influence strategy and tell LinkedIn’s story by collaborating with cross-functional Product teams, creating innovative experiences, and designing language that speaks directly to our members and customers. You’ll play a key role in crafting the user experience, working with Designers, Product Managers, Product Marketers, User Researchers, Engineering, Localization, Brand Marketers, and other stakeholders. You’ll help shape and evolve the UX Writing discipline at LinkedIn, including developing processes, structure, and design systems. You’ll change lives by delivering LinkedIn’s vision, to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce—and our mission, to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
To be considered for this position, you must include your portfolio, website or other samples of work.
Responsibilities
Shape the user experience using LinkedIn’s voice and tone Build trust and influence with cross-functional teams Develop content strategy, including taxonomy, nomenclature, standards, and governance Design inclusive content for web and mobile, including microcopy, interaction flows, error messages, notifications, and in-product messaging Conduct content audits and analyze customer data to evaluate content effectiveness Contribute to content guidelines, develop content patterns, and evolve our voice and tone guidelines Clearly document and share process, workflow, feedback history, and decisions Manage multiple projects throughout the creative development process Become a subject matter expert in your aligned product area—the business and the users. Present and rationalize your work at product and design reviews Complete high-quality work in a timely fashion within a fast-paced, dynamic context Work with a global lens to deliver consistent content experiences across the product ecosystem Provide tools, talks, tips and forums to communicate value and elevate the writing of the entire team
Basic Qualifications
Background in UX and experience collaborating with Design and User Research BA in Journalism, English, Communications, or related discipline 5+ years of experience planning, writing, editing, and creating content strategy for web and mobile
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with writing for both consumer and enterprise Experience working on a global product Has expressed a point-of-view through writing or speaking on topics related to UX or content strategy Desire to contribute to LinkedIn’s mission and vision Resilient, motivated, and passionate about UX and Content Strategy Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and comfortable with ambiguity Strong critical thinking skills Able to effectively communicate the content experience to executives and stakeholders