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The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers master's and PhD degrees as well as an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice.

CEPS Program Newsletter #035 – October 13, 2013

Posted on: October 13th, 2013 by dboven

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Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago

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Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

Lots of job opportunities posted below, including part-time tutor-mentoring work with ACE students at Loyola [D.1.], a range of faculty positions, and an announcement of the Assistant/Associate Professor position in International Higher Education at Loyola [A.1.]. If you learn of events or opportunities that can be shared via this newsletter please email them to my graduate assistant David Boven at dboven@luc.edu.

~Prof. Noah W. Sobe, CEPS Graduate Program Director

 

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CEPS Program Newsletter #035 – October 13, 2013

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Table of Contents:

 

A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

1. Intl Higher Education faculty search posted!

 

B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

1. DePaul University Fall Forum, Tuesday, October 15, 5:30pm

2. Service Learning Summit at Northwestern University, October 23-25

 

C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

1. Call for Papers, Global Summit on Childhood, April 10-13, 2014 (Vancouver, BC). Deadline: October 15, 2013.

2. Call for Papers, CIES, March 10-15, 2014 (Toronto, ON). Deadline: October 25, 2013

3. Call for Papers, PCA/ACA National Conference, April 16-19, 2014 (Chicago, IL). Deadline: November 1, 2013.

4. Call for Papers, Transnational Education and Learning Society, September 29-October 2, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI). Deadline: November 15, 2013.

5. Call for Applications, Histories of Education Summer School Conference, June 12-15, 2014 (Umeå, Sweden). Deadline: December 31, 2013.

 

D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

1. Part-Time Tutor-Mentor Positions available at Loyola to work with ACE Scholars.

2. Tenure-track position (Urban Education) at the University of California-Berkeley, Deadline:

3. Tenure-track position (Comparative/International Education) at Ohio University, Deadline: January 6, 2014.

4. Tenure-track position (Educational Leadership with Focus on Culture, Diversity, Social Justice, or Policy) at Washington State University Vancouver, Deadline: January 10, 2014.

5. Tenure-track position (Urban Education) at Texas A&M University, Deadline: Open Until Filled.

 

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A. CEPS PROGRAM AREA NEWS

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A.1. The School of Education at Loyola University Chicago will be hiring someone at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who will specialize in the area of International Higher Education. The position description is available at www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56568. Towards the beginning of the Spring semester we anticipate having finalists come to campus for a day of interviews, a research presentation and meetings with students. Student input is a very important part of the search process and we will be asking as many of you as possible to attend those presentations and meetings.

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B. LOYOLA AND CHICAGO-AREA EVENTS

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B.1. DePaul University’s College of Education’s fall forum, “Latino Students: Challenges and Opportunities” will be held on Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the DePaul Student Center, Room 314. As the student population changes, it is important for teachers to be well-prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse students. Latino children represent the largest ethnic group, making up 44% in CPS and 25% in Illinois schools.This forum will help current and future teachers and counselors develop a better understanding of the issues surrounding the growing Latino student population in schools. The event is free and open to the public. Teachers will receive 2 CPDUs. For more information and to RSVP contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu or Sonia Soltero at ssoltero@depaul.edu.

B.2. The Buffet Center for International Comparative Studies and Northwestern University’s Center for Global Engagement are hosting an International Service Learning Summit October 23-25 at Northwestern’s campus in Evanston, IL. The theme will be “Building a Community of Practice” and those interested can get more information and register by visiting http://cge.northwestern.edu/events/2013-service-learning-conference/ or by contacting patrick.eccles@northwestern.edu.

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C. CALLS FOR PAPERS AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

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C.1. The Association for Childhood Education International invites scholars to submit papers for the 2014 Global Summit on Childhood. The summit will be held April 10-13, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The summit will examine the societal changes that may provide opportunities for or threaten a positive childhood experience for the world’s children. The proposal submission deadline is October 15, 2013 and interested scholars can visit http://acei.org/programs-events/global-summit-on-childhood/page-4.html for more information.

C.2. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) will hold its 58th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, in Toronto, Canada from March 10-15, 2014. The conference theme, “Revisioning Education for All”, is intended to provide the scholarly community with an opportunity to critically and comparatively reflect on the history, contemporary issues and future of the EFA movement in a global context marked by rising social and income inequality within and between nations and shifts in the global balance of power. The final deadline for all submitted proposals is October 25, 2013. Proposals should be electronically submitted through the CIES online submission system (http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/cies/cies14).

C.3. The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, Chicago, IL, held April 16-19, 2014. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired. Sample topics for papers include reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States, the role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States and the use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2013. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words and a brief biography of no more than 50 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/. Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at ejanak@uwyo.edu. For additional information about the conference, please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/.

C.4. The Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS) is organizing an International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning from September 29-October 2, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI. It will provide scholars, administrators, and other practitioners with an academic forum that fosters the sharing of best practices, the challenges of existing paradigms, and the discussions on new ideas and frameworks. Topics include concepts and theories of transnational education and learning, policies and legal frameworks on transnational education, transnational education and information technologies, and evaluation and quality assessment in transnational education. The submission deadline is November 15, 2013. To submit a proposal, go to http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/conferences-and-workshops-1/tels-conference/presentation-proposal-form.

C.5. The Histories of Education Summer School Conference for Postgraduate Students at Umeå University in Sweden will be held 12-15 June 2014. The conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the history of education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts and archives. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and offer advice concerning the research process, including publication strategies. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field. The conference language is English. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Accommodation and meals will be provided, but delegates will have to cover the cost for their travel to Umeå. The number of participants is limited to 30 students. The application deadline is 31 December 2013. See http://www.eera-ecer.de/season-schools/histories-of-education-summer-school-2014/ for details on how to apply.

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D. JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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D.1. The Achieving College Excellence (ACE) program at Loyola is in the process of hiring graduate students to serve as tutor-mentors for our new test preparation program. ACE is a TRIO, Student Support Services program that helps students who are low-income, the first in their families to go college, and/or have disabilities, to succeed in and after college. Since 2010, ACE has successfully supported students through our one-on-one tutoring program. This year, we are extending our individualized support to include preparation for entrance exams to graduate programs, including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. Tutor-mentors can expect to work between 3-5 hours/week at a rate of $15/hour, based on the tutor’s availability, and at the LUC campus location agreed upon between the tutor and tutee. Interested students should send an email to Diana Chavez, ACE Graduate Intern, at dchavez@luc.edu, with the following information: A brief statement about his/her interest in the role; Resume; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial); Copy of GRE test scores.

D.2. The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track position in Urban Education to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year, anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. We seek applicants who bring social science perspectives and training to the critical understanding of urban education, and who would be excited to join an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose research centers on the challenges and promises of education in urban settings. The San Francisco Bay Area presents an ideal opportunity for cutting edge empirical research and innovation that will advance educational diversity and equity. The successful candidate will have a primary affiliation with the Social and Cultural Studies in Education (SCS) program, which focuses on social foundations themes in education, such as school and social stratification, racial inequality, and education and social change. Moreover, urban education is a matter of broad interest in the Graduate School of Education, and the successful candidate can expect to collaborate with faculty and students throughout the School and across the campus. The individual will teach and advise doctoral students in SCS, and will also contribute as appropriate to the GSE’s highly-regarded undergraduate minor and/or its innovative programs of professional education. For more information on the SCS program, please visit: http://gse.berkeley.edu/language-literacy-society-culture/scs

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree or equivalent in education or closely related fields (for example, sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies, or political science). The doctoral degree must be completed by date of hire. Applications must include a curriculum vitae; a detailed letter or statement of interests and qualifications; up to three samples of academic writing; and the names and contact information of three references, by December 2, 2013. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please arrange for letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by recommenders. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html To apply, please submit all materials electronically to the following URL: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00224 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For more information see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/

D.3. Ohio University’s Patton College of Education is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Educational Administration. The appointee will be expected to maintain a strong record of scholarship, preferably with an emphasis on aspects of comparative international education and their relationship to educational and organizational leadership, human behavior, and instruction and learning. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant field. Teaching responsibilities will generally be assigned based on specific qualifications and interests of the appointee. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 6, 2014, are guaranteed consideration. The desired position start date is August 15, 2014. To begin the application process, visit the university jobs website at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7552. For questions, please contact William Larson (larsonw@ohio.edu).

D.4. Washington State University’s Vancouver campus seeks to fill a faculty position in educational leadership. Duties include contributing to graduate programs in education by teaching appropriate courses, conducting relevant research, assuming service responsibilities, advising students, and chairing doctoral students’ committees. Candidates should have expertise in two or more of the following areas: culture, diversity and social justice, leadership and organizational theory, instructional leadership, policy and politics, community and communications, and law and/or finance. In addition, candidates are expected to teach qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. Earned doctorate in educational leadership or a closely related field is required. The Search Committee will accept confidential applications until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be provided by January 10, 2014. To apply, go to www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59032.

D.5. Texas A&M University is seeking a tenure track faculty member in urban education. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in a field closely related to urban education. Minimum qualifications include a strong scholarship record and demonstrated success in obtaining external funding; teaching urban education courses at graduate and undergraduate levels; maintaining an active research and publication agenda in urban education; advising and mentoring of graduate students. Preference will be given to an individual whose work in urban education focuses on closing the gap among underrepresented groups in STEM. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications are being accepted immediately, review of applications will begin immediately for employment beginning Fall 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Send electronic and hard copy letter of application or nomination, curriculum vitae, two sample articles, and names and contact information of three references to the attention of Dr. Norvella Carter, Search Committee Chair.

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