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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

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job posting: Research Assistant – American Institutes for Research (AIR)

  • Research Assistant

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Job ID
    10239
    Job Location
    United States

Overview

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR’s vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to join our Austin team.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for the Research Assistant will be to support research and evaluation projects related to educational interventions and school improvement. Typical responsibilities include data collection, data management, and analysis. Hence, we are seeking someone with excellent task management/organizational skills, a strong writer, and qualitative and quantitative analysis skills. Experience in school settings also desirable.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in fields such as education, sociology, psychology, statistics, or other related fields.
Experience with STATA or R is preferred.
Strong writing and organizational skills are highly desired.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Interest in education research or general social science topics, survey research, and quantitative analysis.
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Summer intern at the Linguistic Society of America

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the Summer 2018 semester (June – August). 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 32 hours per week, with a $5000 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 March 23, 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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Mellon / ACLS Public Fellowship applications

https://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

The program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, individual health insurance, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

  • Applications accepted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org).
  • Application deadline: March 14, 2018, 9pm EDT