October 27, 2011
Job: Senior position in Slavic Languages and Literatures (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Deadline: November 15 or until position filled
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Indiana University, Bloomington, announces an open-area faculty position at the senior level, to start fall semester 2012. Although area(s) of specialization are open and joint appointment with other units is possible, the successful candidate should have administrative experience, native or near-native English and excellent command of one or more Slavic languages, an established publication record, and an attractive research agenda. We are seeking a mid-career scholar wishing to take part in the leadership of our rejuvenated department and to promote the Slavic field in the wider university context, as well as to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Current plans are to interview candidates at the 2011 ASEEES conference in Washington, DC, after which a short list of candidates will be invited to the Bloomington campus for visits. Preference given to applications submitted by November 1, 2011, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Full posting at: http://www.iub.edu/~iuslavic/openpositions.shtml
October 26, 2011
Cross-Culture Friendship Program
The Ecumenical Center and International Residence (ECIR) is delighted to inform you of this exciting Global Friendship Program(GFP).
What is GFP?ECIR pairs International students with local friends from the community (a family, couple or individual) for an academic year. GFP hosts introduce international students and scholar to life in the U.S while the later help hosts learn more about their cultures. More details can be found on ECIR’s (www.ecir.org).
Why should you participate?
1. It is a great chance for you to learn about a different cultures and new things. As the world is becoming connected more closely, we are living in a “global village.” It is important for all of us to have cultural competence. Instead of spending a lot of money to travel abroad, you will have an opportunity to attend various cultural events with your international friends and learn about different cultures and varying perspectives.
2. Show our international students and scholars a different side of the United States. Since many international students and scholars have inaccurate stereotypes about Americans form newspapers or movies, it is time for you to show them a clearer, unbiased picture of American life and culture. Show them American hospitality!
3. An opportunity to develop a life-long cross-cultural friendship. Open your heart, open your mind to this journey, and be ready to make friends with awesome people around the world! How incredible is it to make real friends with people from tens of thousands of miles away or from a country you may never have heard of? This international deep friendship will be an invaluable gift in your life. You also will be instrumental in one’s alleviation of culture shock and help them confront new environments and challenges.
Ready to participate?
Fill out the application form today! If you are a student/professor interested, encourage your family to join the program. If you think any of your friends might be interested, pass this message around. It definitely will be an enriching and fulfilling life experience! Apply now, first come first served! Once you are admitted, ECIR will contact you to invite you to our welcome orientation.
October 13, 2011
Job: Director of International Programs in the Dean's Office, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University
Deadline: October 27, 2011 or until position is filled
Job Summary: Directs strategic planning, research, and communications for multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments specializing in critical foreign language instruction and international programs. Develops strategic long-range plans for international programs within the college in collaboration with the Associate Dean; monitors implementation of plans; and provides coordination, oversight, and analysis/reporting functions for college units that compete for federal and non-federal external funding in support of critical foreign language instruction and area studies. Provides leadership and facilitates communication among the chairs and directors of these college programs and serves as primary liaison for institutional planning issues on behalf of Title VI and area studies units with various oversight offices, including federal granting agencies
Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and five years of progressive managerial experience in higher education, including supervisory, international grant, and international program start up.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Outstanding written/verbal communication, interpersonal, analytical, and leadership skills, and ability to work collaboratively and strategically within a diverse environment.
Preferred: Master's degree in either higher education or a field related to international studies.
Applications accepted until October 27, 2011, or until position is filled.
(Online application requires creation of a log-in account)
4839 - Director of International Programs, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University
Call for volunteer proofreaders and editors for news portal from Lithuania
Analytical news portal the Lithuania Tribune (www.lithuaniatribune.com) would like to propose a mutually beneficial cooperation. We would like to invite your students to take part in developing the only source of news and analysis in English coming from Lithuania every day. Those involved will get additional insight into the Lithuanian and regional political and economic developments and will be able further deepen their knowledge in the field.
We would like invite your students and academics to take part in creating the portal by proof reading and editing our texts. Our texts vary from 100 up to 1,000 words and mostly related to the Lithuanian news, politics, Lithuania’s place in the world, economics and commentaries.
It goes without saying that your students and academics are more than welcome to write on the above mentioned topics related to Lithuania and the region as a whole. However, since we do not generate any funds we won’t be able to pay; hence we are looking for volunteers.
Its reporting is based on integrity and independence, reflecting Lithuania’s current affairs through the lens of the mainstream Lithuanian media, various state and independent institutions, academia and political establishment. We aim to provide our readers with quality content and a wide range of information, mixed with local views. It is a non commercial project run on volunteer bases and is based in Vilnius.
The portal was established in August 2009 and early 3,000 articles and commentaries on the Lithuania’s current events, economics and politics have been published so far.