Purpose:The Department of Educational
Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites
applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations
of Education.Applicants with an
educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher education
preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies, feminist
studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral
Associate requires participants to teach one course per semester.This is a full-time position, available
August 16, 2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate
includes faculty health insurance, dental coverage, and support for
professional travel. Postdoctoral Associates have access to University
libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and
athletic events. Salary is competitive
Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior
to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional
commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban
teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and
scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College
of Education (http://education.uic.edu/about-us/about-us#mission-values--history).
Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop.Currently the University’s commitment to
engaged scholarship at the local, national and international level is
supported through entities such as the Institute for Research on Race and
Public Policy (IRRPP), the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great
Cities Institute (GCI).In alignment
with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is committed to developing new knowledge about education
that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and
practice; and is valued by the communities we serve.
Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four departments
in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members are invested
not only in their research but also the preparation of teachers, scholars,
and school leaders. The signature academic programs of the department are
the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate strands for the social
foundations of education and educational organizations and leadership, and
the Ed.D. in urban educational leadership, a principal preparation program.
Applicants should submit a
letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for all graduate course work and three
letters of references electronically
no later than March 28 , 2014.
are encouraged to reference the department website
for more detailed information. Direct inquiries to Professor Pauline
Lipman, Search Committee Chair firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of
Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
An opportunity shared by EPE doctoral student, Rouslan Jalil:
Rumi Forum Fellowship Program 2014
Rumi Forum is inviting PhD candidates and those who have recently completed their doctorates in social sciences for a study fellowship that incorporates a trip to Turkey with the mission of exploring social, economic, cultural, security and political issues in Turkey and the wider region during the following dates:
Trip #1: May 10-18, 2014 (leaving DC May 9) Trip #2: June 14-22, 2014 (leaving DC June 13)
During this study trip, fellows will have an opportunity to meet with civil society organizations, parliamentarians and government officials, journalists, academicians and think-tank scholars, amongst others, and gain an insight into topics including amongst others:
Democratization and Judicial reform Minority issues Role of Religion in society Press Freedom Role of civil society in Turkey's development Women's issues Education Constitution reform process Turkey's regional role
Fellowship eligibility and conditions:
Currently enrolled in a full-time PhD program in social sciences at a university in these states: Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia and Kentucky. Part-time students will also be considered pending availability. Fellows will need to submit a post-trip review article of 4000-5000 words by September 30, 2014. As part of the application process they need to submit the title of their paper and a 300-400 word synopsis All the local transportation and accommodation costs (except personal incidentals) will be sponsored by Rumi Forum and partners. Participants will have to purchase their return ticket to Istanbul. Part-time students will have to contribute to domestic flights.
Upon return from the trip, the participants are expected to share their observations and research by way of a publishable article. The participants are also strongly encouraged to publish their findings in journals, blogs or other forms of media. To apply, please complete by March 7,2014 the application form at this link: http://bit.ly/RumiForumFellowshipApplication2014
The application form will require you to submit information including the below (via the above link) 1. 300-400 word biography 2. Statement detailing your current research and potential benefits of this trip for your study and future career 3. Title and 300-400 word synopsis about the topic as it relates to your current research and your field trip research 4. Contact and other details
The following should be emailed to email@example.com, when emailing make sure the email subject is as follows <first name> , <surname> , <university> 5. a statement from the university citing your enrollment. Part time students are welcome to apply and will need to contribute $500 to domestic travel.
Upon approval of their participation, the participants are expected to buy their international tickets by April 5, 2014 and send us proof of purchase.
Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The Forum wants to contribute to this ultimate aim by means of conferences, panel discussions, projects, scholarships, publications and many other activities. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion. www.rumiforum.org
Thank you for your taking the time to meet with the Sociology of Education faculty candidates last week.
This week we have candidates for a faculty position in Higher Education coming to interview with EPE. Dr. Joy Blanchard
arrives late today (2/17), and
will be making a presentation at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, 2/18. We've set up a lunch time for her to meet with
graduate students on Tuesday at noon, in 131 Taylor. We'll provide a
Dr. Jungmin Lee will visit EPE on Feb 20th. Her presentation is at
4pm on Wednesday, 2/20 (room TBA). She'll be having lunch with EPE
graduate students on the 20th at noon, also in 131 Taylor. Again, EPE
will provide a light lunch.
Our third candidate for this position, Dr. Cody Davidson, will visit EPE on Monday, February 24. I'm not yet sure of his schedule other than his presentation time at 4pm. We will also schedule time for graduate students to meet with him.
If your schedule permits, we hope you'll attend their presentations
and/or have lunch with these candidates. Your feedback to Drs. Bieber or Jones
(search committee co-chairs) or Dr. Goldstein in the days immediately
following their visits would be much appreciated.
The annual Spring Research Conference jointly sponsored by the Colleges of Education at UK, UoL and U of Cincinatti is now accepting proposals.
The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students an opportunity to
present their research in a "friendly" yet formal setting, and to
get constructive feedback from faculty and colleagues.
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 8, 2014.
The deadline for registration is March 31, 2014.
This year's conference is hosted by the University of Cincinatti. The web site for the Spring Research Conference is now live: Please let any of your students who plan to
attend know the address: http://cech.uc.edu/src.html
The Singletary Honors program is in need of instructors for HON 100 (Academic
Orientation for Singletary Scholars). This course is a
community-based learning experience with an Honor’s faculty serving as
course director and teaching one section of the course. The time
commitment would be one 50-m class period a week, an hour planning
meeting a week, and 1-ish hour of student support outside the classroom
every 1-2 weeks (depending on the service component). The Fall/Spring
syllabi is attached here although there is room for some modifications
depending on the service component. I believe
you will have an enjoyable experience and your interactions with
students enrolled in these classes may provide an opportunity for
recruitment of these exemplary students to our majors. If you are
interested please contact Meg Marquis (firstname.lastname@example.org).