Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium 16, 17 & 18 March, 2015, at Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College in Oxford University, U.K.


We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium 16, 17 & 18 March, 2015, at Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College in Oxford University, U.K.

You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of Women’s Studies, or you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member.

Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or in sponsored academic journals

The Symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and seeks to cover a broad reach of women’s leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination. See our website for suggestions on topics

For more information, please see Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Five Faculty Positions: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Education

The  Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Education faculty invites applications from individuals for five tenure-line positions listed below.  Links to online applications are also included.

Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning (Professor)

Elementary Math Education (Assistant)

Instructional Technology (Assistant/Associate)

Quantitative Methods (Assistant/Associate)

Urban Education (Assistant Associate) 

The VCU School of Education is located in beautiful Richmond Virginia near the historic James River.  Richmond is less than two hours from Washington DC, Virginia Beach, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.  VCU-SOE faculty and staff are committed to effective teaching, learning, and leadership in high-need schools, public and non-profit agencies, and low-income communities.  Faculty and staff are actively engaged in a broad array of ongoing state- and federally- funded research and development projects in urban and rural schools ($40 million in current grants and contracts).  Through its academic programs, eight affiliated research and development centers, and hundreds of  campus and community partnerships, our work emphasizes collaboration, social justice, innovation, and equity. USN&WR ranks the VCU-SOE #20 among public graduate schools of education (2015). 

We welcome your inquires and your applications.

Christine S. Walther-Thomas, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Education www.soe.vcu.edu
Virginia Commonwealth University
1015 W. Main Street. P.O. Box 842020
Oliver Hall, Room 2090
Richmond, VA  23284-2020

Office:  804-828-3382
Fax: 804-828-1323 

Join us in celebrating the School of Education's 50th anniversary.

Call for Papers: Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Fifth Biennial Siglo XXI Conference, April 23-25, 2015



SIGLO 2015 Call for Papers (click to download PDF)


Early-bird (until 2/15/15)$100
$35—daily rate
Will-call (after 2/15/15)$125
$50—daily rate
$60—daily rate
Students (w/ ID)$25
$10—daily rate
Notre Dame and UIC Students (w/ ID)Free (w/ registration)
Distinguished IUPLR Lecture Luncheon $20
Optional Lunch Saturday$10
Table Vendor$300
Registration fee includes: Admittance to all sessions, workshops, art exhibitions and book fair; admittance to the Keynote Plenary, Welcoming Reception on Thursday; admittance to the Reception on Friday at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture; Siglo XXI Conference Program booklet

Table Vendor fee includes:
 Registration and conference three-day full pass for one person; Receptions, Distinguished IUPLR Lecture Luncheon; A 6-8 feet table with two chairs; Listing in the Siglo XXI conference program For additional information about this Call for Papers and/or Conference, please contact Luz Acosta at lacost4@uic.edu and/or Olga Herrera at oherre15@uic.edu 


A block of rooms at the Morris Inn and Fairfield Inn have been reserved at a special rate for Siglo XXI attendees from April 22-25, 2015. All registered participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel and transportation.
Fairfield Inn & Suites 
(80 rooms) special rate of $121- 149 + tax & breakfast
Address: 1220 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: (574) 234-5510
General Public: 80 rooms
Deadline: March 22, 2015
Morris Inn
(80 rooms) special rate of $149 + tax per night
Address: 1399 N. Notre Dame Ave, South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: (574) 631-2000
Blocked for VIPs: 35 rooms
General Public: 45 rooms
Deadline: March 22, 2015


This national gathering is sponsored by the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) headquartered at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, The Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, and Southwest Airlines.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Positions Available: Texas Education Agency, Curriculum Division Employment Opportunities

Texas Education Agency Updates
Bilingual/ESL Education
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
December 22, 2014

Please do not respond to this e-mail. This is a one-way communication.
Greetings, Bilingual/ESL Education Bulletin members.
Topic included in this bulletin:

TEA Curriculum Division Employment Opportunities
The following job opportunities are currently available in the Texas Education Agency’s Curriculum Division:
This posting is scheduled to close January 6, 2015, at 5:00 pm Central Time.
This posting is scheduled to close January 8, 2015, at 5:00 pm Central Time.
Additional information regarding the positions and access to the application are available athttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/tea/default.cfm.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think may be qualified for and interested in these positions.
Thank you for your commitment to serving Texas students.

Susie Coultress
State Director, Bilingual/ESL /Title III/Migrant

Fellowship Opportunity: SELI (Southern Education Leadership Initiative) Fellowship, Southern Education Foundation

2015 SELI application is out! 
December 2014 SELI Newsletter - We also are excited to announce we will once again be developing the advocacy, organizing and research skills of a new cohort of outstanding young leaders through the 2015 SELI Summer Fellowship.  Please share this application announcement with any students you think would be well-served by the experience.  Read more about the 2015 SELI eligibility and application requirements today!
Interested in hosting a 2015 SELI Fellow? Learn moreabout the application process for becoming a 2015 placement site.
SELI is on Linkedin! 
Your summer may have long passed, but we still want to keep up with you. To help with this, SEF created this fall a new Linkedin SELI group especially for alumni. Please join the group to:

* engage with alum from the past 10 years; 

* share research, news articles, events and career updates; 

* connect to the alum database for updating your contact and career information; and

* alert each other to career and fellowship opportunities.
Congratulations Rachel Harmon! 
Rachel Harmon
SEF wanted to extend a special congratulations to SELI 2014 Alumni Rachel Harmon, recently selected as a Rhodes Scholar. Rachel worked this past summer in the Mississippi Delta with Better Schools, Better Jobs to advocate for more equitably funding public schools in the state. We are so proud of you Rachel!! Read more about her upcoming work.
Want to mentor a SELI fellow?
We are once again pairing our summer fellows withSELI alum in the cities and states where they are placed. Learn more about this opportunity.

Learn About SELI
What is SELI?
 Prospective Fellows 
 Prospective Placements
 Get Involved
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Call for manuscripts: Border-Lines, Journal of the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, The deadline for submission is February 27, 2015.

On behalf of the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno we cordially invite interested researchers to submit their work to be considered for publication. Please see the attached document which is our call for papers and submission guidelines. The deadline for submission is February 27, 2015.

Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o—Latina/o cultural, political, and social issues.

If you have any questions about Border-Lines or about submissions please feel free to contact us atborderlines@unr.edu


Andrea Linardi de MintenResearch Assistant
Latino Research Center
Phone: 775- 682-9044
Fax: 775-784-1388

Position Available: Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (C15-053), Teacher Education Department, Central Connecticut State University

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education (C15-053)
Teacher Education Department

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for an
Assistant Professor of Elementary Education with expertise in the
needs of one or more of the following Bilingual, ELL, Multicultural,
Critical and/or Aesthetic Education. The successful candidate will
teach pre-service undergraduate and graduate students on-site in
schools and on campus, and contribute actively and effectively to
student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to
be committed to compassion, creativity, multiculturalism and working
with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:
• Completed doctorate in elementary education or related discipline
• Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically
diverse communities
• University level teaching experience
• Clearly articulated scholarly agenda
• Successful experience teaching in public elementary education
settings demonstrating innovation and creativity
Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiar with directing community engagement projects
• Demonstrated ability to address the needs of all children, including
those in poverty
For full consideration, applications must be received by February 16,
2015. To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs and
click on Apply Now.

CCSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Position Available: Early Childhood / Elementary Education –MIAMI UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION

Position Available

Early Childhood / Elementary Education –
Integrating Curriculum and Teaching in Grades K-3
Clinical Faculty, continuing non-tenure track

College of Education, Health and Society

NEW Submission Date: January 30, 2015

Duties: Teach early childhood education courses, such as content
methods courses (e.g,, math, social studies, science), introduction of
early childhood education, and classroom guidance. Collaborate with
faculty in developing and revising programs. Facilitate course-related
field experiences. Advise undergraduate students. Provide service to
the department, university, and the profession.

Required Qualifications: (a) Earned master’s degree with emphasis in
early childhood or elementary education, to be completed by the time
of appointment. (b) A minimum of 5 years of effective teaching in
self-contained grades K-3 classrooms. (c) Experience in teaching
diverse student populations (e.g., racial minority students, English
language learners, students with special needs, urban and
poor/working-class students).

Desired Qualifications: (a) Earned doctorate with emphasis in early
childhood or elementary education, to be completed by the time of
appointment. (b) Experience in developing and teaching conceptually
rich integrated curricula. (c) Experience in interpreting and
implementing state mandated standards. (d) Integration of culturally
relevant curricula and pedagogy for diverse student populations. (e)
Ability to integrate school, family, and community in teaching and
learning experiences. (f) Integration of technology in classroom
practices. (g) Participation in related national and/or state
professional organizations.

Application Process: Submit a letter of application detailing interest
and qualifications, a current curriculum vita, and evidence of high
quality teaching to the Academic Personnel website
(www.units.MiamiOH.edu/aao) under “Employment at Miami” and “Faculty.”
Three (3) letters of recommendation can be sent directly by email to
Dr. Sheri Leafgren, Search Committee Chair, at leafgrs@MiamiOH.edu.

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on January 30, 2015,
and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be
directed to Dr. Sheri Leafgren by email at leafgrs@MiamiOH.edu or by
phone at (513) 529-6443.

About the Department and University

Department of Teacher Education: With a commitment to social justice,
the Department of Teacher Education prepares educators to serve as
agents for positive change in schools and communities. We admit about
450 new students annually into our undergraduate and graduate
programs. Our instructional staff includes 30 tenured and tenure-track
professors, clinical faculty, and lecturers. For more information,
visit the department’s website at http://www.miamioh.edu/edt.

Miami University: Miami University was founded in 1809, and has about
17,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Miami University is the
second oldest liberal arts educational institution in Ohio. It is
located in the small quaint town of Oxford, Ohio, located halfway
between Cincinnati and Dayton. Miami's commitment to inclusive
excellence encourages us to attract and retain significant numbers of
students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups
as well as members of other groups that have faced significant
barriers to higher education. Miami offers a wide variety of
opportunities for students and faculty to explore diversity and
inclusion in the context of courses, programs, and experiences across
the academic units and in the social dimensions of the campus

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural
environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities,
females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual
Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime,
fires, and safety may be found at
www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy
available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background
check according to University guidelines.

Calls for Papers / Proposals: Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education, Eastern Michigan University, College of Education, March 19-21, 2015


Calls for Papers / Proposals


1. Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education

Eastern Michigan University
College of Education
March 19-21, 2015

Join us for the Fourth Annual EcoJustice and Activism conference and
workshops March 19-21, 2015 at Eastern Michigan University in
Ypsilanti, MI.

EcoJustice Education is an approach that analyzes the deep cultural
roots of intersecting social and ecological crises, focusing
especially on the globalizing cultural, economic and political forces
of Western consumer culture. EcoJustice scholars and educators also
study, support, and teach about the ways that various cultures around
the world actively resist these colonizing forces by protecting and
revitalizing their commons—that is, the social practices and
traditions, languages, and relationships with the land necessary to
the healthy regeneration of their communities. By emphasizing the
commons (and its enclosure or privatization), EcoJustice perspectives
understand social justice to be inseparable from and even imbedded in
questions regarding ecological well-being.

This conference was organized to engage activists, educators,
students, and scholars in deep and meaningful discussion around what
we can do together to address and organize actions aimed at
alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental
injustices occurring in our local, national, and international

This year’s theme, Art, Activism, and EcoJustice Education aims to
explore the ways the arts can focus public attention and
responsibilities toward developing eco-ethical consciousness and
action that challenges devastating social and ecological degradation
occurring both locally and globally. We encourage a wide range of
critical perspectives from within artistic, scholarly, and activist
traditions and groups. These could include presentations,
performances, or exhibitions around site specific art, insurgent art
education, place-based art education, performance art, radical and
guerrilla art, eco-art education, sustainable art, indigenous arts,
anarchist arts and more.

We also welcome related presentations on animal welfare, environmental
philosophy, climate change, ecofeminism and other gender studies,
critical race theory, eco-pedagogy, eco-ability, post-humanism,
anarchist studies, place-based education, critical animal studies,
critical cultural studies, political ecology, peace studies, critical
geography, indigenous studies, indigenous education,
post/anti-colonial studies, critical literacies, critical pedagogy,
urban studies, eco-philosophy, eco-democratic reforms, EcoJustice
education, and critical disability studies. Questions? Contact
Co-Chairs, Rebecca Martusewicz, rmartusewicz@gmail.com, or Monica
Shields Grimason mshield1@emich.edu

Proposals are due January 15, 2015 to Rebecca Martusewicz,

Please note that we are using a peer review process this year. See the
Guidelines for Proposals at http://ecojusticeconference.weebly.com/

Call for Papers: TACHE 40th Annual Conference February 11-14, 2015 (Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education

Turn on images por favor40th Annual Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Camino Real Historic Hotel
El Paso, Texas

TACHE's purpose is to provide state, regional, and local forums for the discussion of issues related to Chicanos/Latinos in higher education and to collaborate with institutions of higher learning to create workable solutions for these issues.

For more information: