Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Graduate Fellowships up to $90,000

 Greetings from The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Our graduate Fellowship provides up to $90,000 in support for *immigrants
and children of immigrants* who are pursuing graduate school in any field
and at any institution in the United States.

 I'm writing to let you know that our new application is now open and
available on our website, where you can also find our full eligibility
If you know of a child of immigrants, or someone who is a DACA recipient,
green card holder or a naturalized citizen who is pursuing graduate school,
we would very much appreciate it if you would forward this e-mail to them.
The application deadline is *November 1, 2015*.

 Many thanks for your support,

Nikka Beaugard

 *Nikka Landau Beaugard*
 *Communications Coordinator*
 *Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans*
 224 West 57th Street
 New York, NY 10019
 telephone: 212-547-6926

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Postdoc Available: University of Graz

 With its 4,100 employees and 32,000 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Due to our research and teaching competence we are a central institution for guaranteeing that Syria remains a research and education location.

The Instiute of English Studies is looking for an University Assistant with doctorate
 (30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of
September 1st  2015 )

Job specification

•  Work in Prof. Mercer´s team in the ELT methodology section within the English Department and will be expected to:

•  Undertake individual research and contribute to collaborative research into English Language Teaching (ELT) with a special focus on language learning psychology, including writing grant proposals

•  Teach courses at BA and MA Level (3 hours a week)

•  Examine and help supervise students´work

•  Carry out general organizational and administrative duties 

Professional qualifications

•  Doctoral degree in English Studies or Applied Linguistics, with a special emphasis on ELT,
ideally, with a focus on language learning psychology

•  Empirical research background

•  Experience with analytical software such as SPSS and/or ATLAS.ti/Maxqda or equivalent

•  Excellent command of English

•  Good command of German

•  Proven publication record

•  Experience with writing grant proposals and presenting at international conferences

•  Teaching experience essential, ideally, at tertiary level

•  Knowlegde of the Austrian school system (desirable)

•  Knowledge of a Romance or Slavic language (desirable)

Personal profile

•  Enthusiasm for ELT and transdisciplinary work

•  Excellent organizational and time management skills

•  Ability to work well both in a team as well as independently

•  Passion for language teaching education

•  Ability to think critically and creatively

•  Enterprising spirit

•  Social competence


 Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1
Minimum salary

 The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2659.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.
We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: August 19th 2015

 Reference Number: MB/130/99 ex 2014/15

 The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

For further information, contact Prof. Sarah Mercer at:
Office of Communications
July 22, 2015

White House Honors DACAmented Teachers “Champions of Change”

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, July 24th the White House will honor nine educators with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status as “Champions of Change.” On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security would establish DACA, which allows select undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines to obtain temporary relief from removal and to apply for work authorization. Since the 2012 announcement, more than 650,000 people have received DACA and many of those individuals have chosen to take on work in critical fields of service to the nation. Among them are DACA recipients taking on the challenging and noble work of being a teacher. This event will honor nine such teachers who have been strong role models for students and families as well as change agents within their communities. The program will feature remarks by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz, and actress and immigrants' rights advocate Diane Guerrero.
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. Video will be available following the event here: ><. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program, visit ><. Follow the conversation at ‪#‎WHChamps‬.

Jaime Ballesteros, Los Angeles, California

Jaime Ballesteros was born in the Philippines and is a recipient of DACA. His passion for service and education began in high school, where he received support and mentorship from teachers who helped him apply to colleges despite his immigration status. Hoping to have this same impact on others, Jaime joined Teach for America as a 2014 California Corps Member after earning his B.A. from Drew University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Urban Education at Loyola Marymount University, while working as a high school chemistry teacher at Animo College Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in the heart of the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Maria Dominguez, Austin, Texas

Maria Dominguez, MEd, is a DACAmented First Grade Bilingual Teacher in Austin, Texas. She is a union leader and member of Education Austin/AFT, a union for certified and classified school district employees. She has worked with her union to offer citizenship drives, educational forums and DACA clinics in conjunction with United We Dream, the Equal Justice Center and the Mexican Consulate along with other local organizations. As part of her work, she has attended DACA implementation trainings outside of Texas and presented on the work that Education Austin/AFT is doing to help and inform the immigrant community.

Yara Hidalgo, San Jose, California

Yara Cipatlic Hidalgo serves as a middle school Math and Spanish Teacher at Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San Jose, California. She also attends Santa Clara University’s Master of Arts in Teaching for Catholic Schools Teacher program. As a facilitator of ALearn’s College Readiness Program for incoming high school freshmen in the East Side of San Jose where she grew up, Yara inspires and motivates students to ensure academic success and pursue higher education. She is a member of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley and participates in the Engaged Latina Leadership Activist Program where she undertakes pertinent issues, such as wage theft, affecting Latina women in the Silicon Valley. Yara constantly strives to educate and empower youth and women to rise above society’s expectations to be strong leaders in their community.

Kasfia Islam, Houston, Texas

Kasfia Islam, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in spring of 2013. While attending The University of Texas, she interned for a nonprofit organization, Texans Care for Children, which advocates for children’s rights in state policy concerning child protective services, juvenile justice, mental wellness, health and fitness, and early childhood education and opportunities. After graduating from UT, she worked as a Youth Development Professional at the Boys and Girls Club of Austin, providing afterschool programs to underserved schools throughout the community. She currently serves as a 2014 Teach for America Corps Member, and is passionate about closing the education gap in the Greater Houston area. Kasfia teaches Pre-Kindergarten at Shadow Oaks Elementary in Spring Branch Independent School District, a district northwest of Houston.

Luis Juarez-Trevino, Dallas, Texas

Luis Juarez-Trevino serves as a 5th Grade Math and Science Bilingual Teacher for William Lipscomb Elementary School in the Dallas Independent School District. A native of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, his family immigrated to the United States in October of 2004 with hopes of having more economic and educational opportunities. Juarez earned his B.S. in Applied Learning and Development with a specialization in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2014; during his time at UT Austin, he was an active member and executive officer of the Bilingual Education Student Organization, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) council #4799. He continues to focus on students’ personal and academic growth by building strong parent-teacher relationships that foster parent involvement and education; additionally, he emphasizes establishing meaningful connections with his students through continuous motivation, home visits, and by providing culturally responsive content. 

Marissa Molina, Denver, Colorado

Marissa Molina teaches Spanish for Native Speakers at the Denver School of Science and Technology: GVR High School. She joined the fight for educational equity in 2014 as a Teach for America Colorado Corps Member and she is currently completing a public policy fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. In her classroom, Marissa implements and modifies a curriculum that validates the cultures of her students, while refining their language skills. Through inspiring discussions, readings, and projects she helps them develop their critical thinking skills about the world around them.

Dinorah Flores Perez, Navajo, New Mexico

Dinorah Flores Perez is the daughter of Mexican and Salvadorian parents. She grew up in Seattle, attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate, and is currently getting her Master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. Dinorah loves teaching and is a strong advocate for social justice. Throughout her career, she has always focused on work she believes in. She currently works as an elementary school teacher at Navajo, New Mexico. Dinorah is also a mix-media artist and, in her spare time, she enjoys painting with her niece. 

David Liendo Uriona, Denver, Colorado

David Liendo Uriona, a Colorado Corps Member of Teach for America 2014, teaches at High Tech Early College in Denver, Colorado. As a first year teacher, he committed himself to serving and advocating for social change. He works with families to empower and engage members of his community to increase awareness of the issues affecting undocumented students. Liendo is a leader and organizer among other DREAMers and young undocumented students in Denver. At High Tech Early College, he started the first National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society and was appointed to the chair position of the English Language Acquisition department. He also serves as an inspirational speaker for Denver Public Schools and new Corps members of TFA.

Rosario Quiroz Villarreal, Pharr, Texas

Rosario Quiroz Villarreal is a 4th grade bilingual teacher at Alvarez Elementary with McAllen Independent School District. She moved to the Rio Grande Valley, on the United States-Mexico border, through Teach for America as a 2014 Texas Corps member. Teach for America seeks to strengthen the movement for educational equity, which aligns with Rosario’s two passions of working for social justice and with children from underrepresented communities. Rosario has previously worked with youth through the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, North Carolina as Program Staff; and Momentum Alliance in Portland, Oregon as a grant writer and youth coach.

Position Announcement: Tenure-track DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUDIES, CSU Fullerton

Department of Child and Adolescent Studies
College of Health and Human Development
Child/Adolescent Development

The Department of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016.  

The area of developmental specialty is open, but preference will be given to scholars who will expand departmental expertise and contribute to the department’s mission to prepare undergraduate students broadly for careers working with children, adolescents, and/or families from diverse backgrounds.  Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, peer-reviewed publication in an area of expertise, and service to the department, university, and external community.

Required Qualifications
The appointee must have:

·       an earned doctorate in Child and Adolescent Development/Psychology or a closely related field prior to appointment;

·       a strong background in developmental theory and research;

·       a commitment to providing high-quality undergraduate education and demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds at the undergraduate level;

·       a research agenda focused on issues related to child and/or adolescent development;

·       an interest in preparing undergraduates to work effectively with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds; and

·       the ability to work collegially in a multicultural environment.

·       a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment or current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Preferred Qualifications
The Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: developmental outcomes in educational contexts (including early childhood, elementary, or special education); early or middle childhood development; family or community-based contexts; and/or culture and development.

Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty may apply for intramural grants to support research and scholarly activities and have opportunities to teach in the summer session for additional salary. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For specific details go to

Appointment Date
August 2016

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 8055BR to begin the application process and provide following materials:
(1)  a letter of intent addressing Required and Preferred (if applicable) Qualifications listed above, including a summary of teaching experience and a brief overview of the scope of and plans for research agenda;
(2)  a curriculum vita;
(3)  a table summary of teaching experience (name of institution, course number, course title, number of students [approximate], role [e.g., instructor of record, teaching assistant, etc.], format [e.g., traditional, hybrid, online], level [e.g., graduate or undergrad] for all courses taught);
(4)  graduate transcripts;
(5)  student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
(6)  representative samples of scholarship;
(7)  three letters of reference (see instructions below).

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment

Please direct questions to: Dr. Janna Kim, Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline
Application review begins immediately.  To receive full consideration, please submit all materials by October 2, 2015.  Position is open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Friday, July 24, 2015

SAVE THE DATE Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7th ANNUAL LATINO EDUCATION & ADVOCACY DAYS - LEAD SUMMIT Theme: "Black and Brown Unity"


SAVE THE DATE     Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Theme: "Black and Brown Unity"

Please join us as we convene key stakeholders: teaching professionals and educators, researchers, academics, scholars, administrators, independent writers and artists, policy and program specialists, students, parents, families, civic leaders, activists, and advocates. In short, those sharing a common interest and commitment to educational issues that impact

OPTIONAL COURSE CREDIT (available after Jan 1, 2016)

Support This Event!
If you’re an individual, institution, business, agency or group who wants to monetarily support this event, please click here and make your tax-deductible donation to “Latino Education” in the drop down box.

Thank you - Gracias, EM

Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Ph.D. 
Executive Director - LEAD Organization

5500 University Parkway / Room CE-305
San Bernardino, CA 92407
--  Join or learn more about LEAD activities, events or programs on any of our social networks, partnerships or education projects  -- 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Call for Papers: 2015 Best Graduate Student Paper Award, The Canadian Modern Language Review

Call for Papers  
2015 Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Editors of the Canadian Modern Language Review invite submissions for the Annual Award for the Best Paper by a Graduate Student. The competition is open to students who are currently registered or have graduated in the previous academic year. Papers should be submitted no later than November 30, 2015.
Papers should present original, theoretically motivated research, with an analysis supported by a review of the relevant empirical literature. The topic of the paper must be related to second language teaching and learning. Graduate course papers, theses, and dissertations may be source material for the paper submitted. A note from the professor of the relevant course or the thesis/dissertation supervisor supporting the submission and briefly outlining the place/nature of the paper within the student's graduate studies program must also be included.

Papers will be evaluated by the CMLR Editors and members of the Editorial Board. The assessment criteria will include relevance to the mandate of the journal, originality and significance of research, currency of references, and quality of the writing. Authors should refer to 'A Guide for Authors' in the CMLR when preparing their manuscripts. Previously submitted papers are not eligible.The Best Paper will be published in Volume 72 of the
CMLR and the author will receive a one-year subscription to the journal.
Submission deadline: November 30, 2015
Submissions should be sent electronically through PRESTO:
Submission information can be found online at:

Demande d'articles  
Concours Du Meilleur Travail Rédigé Par Un(e) Étudiant(e) Aux Études Supérieures

Les rédacteurs en chef de la RCLV lancent un appel en vue du Concours du meilleur travail rédigé par un(e) étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle. Le concours est ouvert aux étudiant(e)s présentement inscrit(e)s ou qui viennent de terminer leur programme d'études supérieures au cours de l'année précédente. Les manuscrits doivent êtresoumis avant le 30 novembre 2015.

Les articles doivent rendre compte de travaux originaux s'appuyant sur la théorie, et l'analyse doit s'accompagner d'une revue de la littérature empirique pertinente. Le sujet doit concerner l'enseignement et l'apprentissage de la langue seconde.
 Les travaux résultant de séminaires d'études supérieures, ainsi que les thèses et les mémoires, peuvent servir de source pour les manuscrits.

Une notice rédigée par le professeur du cours en question ou par le directeur de thèse ou de mémoire devrait être incluse; celle-ci devrait appuyer la mise en candidature et présenter brièvement le rôle et la nature du travail en question dans le cheminement académique de l'étudiant(e).

Les manuscrits seront évalués par les rédacteurs en chef de la RCLV et par des membres du Comité de redaction. Les critères d'évaluation comprennent l'adéquation du sujet au mandat de la Revue, l'originalité et la portée de la recherche, l'actualité des sources et des références et la qualité de la rédaction.

Les auteur(e)s devraient se reporter au « Guide à l'intention des auteurs » de la RCLV.

Les manuscrits soumis dans le passé ne sont pas admissibles. Le travail primé sera publié dans le volume 72 de la RCLV et son auteur(e) recevra un abonnement gratuit d'un an à la revue.

Veuillez soumettre vos articles à: PRESTO 
Les auteurs peuvent leurs renseigner à:

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