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CEPS Program Newsletter #038 – November 20, 2013


Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago


Greetings CEPS Students and Alumni-

As was previously announced in a separate message, we’re pleased to now have CGSA the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Graduate Student Association which is open to graduate students from all parts of the program. An initial CGSA social event is listed below [A.2.] and in the near future there will be additional CGSA meetings and events. Also note that below [A.3] we also list some important changes to the CEPS Spring course offerings. Please contact your advisor with course registration questions. 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


CEPS Program Newsletter #038 – November 20, 2013


Table of Contents:


1. Introduction of New CEPS Grad Student Association!!

2. CGSA/Quinlan Social Event, Thursday, November 21 at 8:00pm

3. CEPS Spring Semester Course Offerings Update


1. Call for Papers, Gulf Comparative Education Society, April 9 – 10, 2014 (Dubai, UAE). Deadline December 27, 2013.

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

3. Call for Proposals, Nordic Conference on the History of Education, October 29-31, 2014 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Deadline: January 14, 2014.

4. Call for Papers, Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, June 15-20. 2014 (Nessebar, Bulgaria). Deadline: February 28, 2014.


1. Tenure-track position (Foundations and Curriculum and Instruction) at Auburn University at Montgomery, Deadline: Open until filled.

2. Tenure-track position (Leadership in Urban Schools) at University of Massachusetts Boston, Deadline: Open until filled.

3. Education Director at South Asian Youth Action in New York City, Deadline: Open until filled.

4. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position (Contextual Studies in Education) at the University of New England (Australia), Deadline: Open until filled.

5. Tenure-Track and Program Director Position (International Higher Education) at Lesley University, Deadline: Open until filled.

6. Tenure-Track position (Comparative/International Education) at George Washington University, Deadline: December 5, 2013.

7. Funded Doctoral Student (Education) at Lund University, Deadline: December 8, 2013.

8. Tenure-Track position (Educational Leadership) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Deadline: January 6, 2014.

9. Tenure-Track position (Multicultural Education) at the University of Kansas, Deadline: January 6, 2014.

10. Short- and Long-Term Fellowships (Humanities) at the Newberry Library, Deadline: December 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014.




A.1. We are pleased to pass on an announcement about the newly revamped CEPS Graduate Student Group –> CGSA!! (Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Graduate Student Association). CGSA will be successor to the Comparative and International Education Graduate Student Association (CIEGSA) and will build on the tremendous success of CIEGSA in supporting scholarly conversations, enhancing Loyola’s conference visibility and doing community service projects. While CIEGSA has historically had an “all-are-welcome” approach, we came to the decision that it was important to have a student organization that was expressly designed to be open to all graduate students in CEPS, for all our areas of concentration. Please see the Loyola orgsynch page at https://orgsync.com/20890/chapter and the CGSA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LUCGSA. Please note that as part of revamping CIEGSA into CGSA we have removed the $10 membership fee requirement.

A.2. Please come to a celebration to kick off the revamped CEPS student group–CGSA (Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Graduate Student Association)! We’ll be joining the graduate students of Quinlan Business School for their Thursday Night Social Club (TNSC) event at Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St from 8pm-12am on Thursday, November 21st. This is an opportunity to meet students across Loyola and network for even more connections!! There are drink specials and a reserved area/section just for this event. If you have class Thursday night, come afterward–there’s usually a big push around 9:30 anyway because Quinlan students are on the same schedule. Bring all CEPS students you can and see you Thursday night!

A.3. Revised Spring 2014 CEPS Course Offerings

Please note below the graduate courses that CEPS will be offering this coming Spring. Make sure to schedule a meeting with your advisor to discuss your course selection and degree completion course-taking needs.

* ELPS 412 Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy (Phillippo) WTC Tuesdays 7:00-9:30

* ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC Wednesdays 7:00-9:30

* ELPS 444 American Schooling and Social Policy: A Historical Perspective (Sobe) WTC Mondays 7:00-9:30

* ELPS 457 Comparative Theory (Jules) WTC Thursdays 4:15-6:45




B.1. The Gulf Comparative Education Society will be holding its fifth annual symposium April 9-10, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme will be “Locating the National in the International: Comparative Perspectives on Language, Identity, Policy, and Practice.” This year’s symposium will examine issues relating to language and cultural heritage in the context of the creation of inclusive and outward looking educational spaces. As countries in the region seek simultaneously to preserve traditions and culture while embracing modernity, challenges inevitably arise, particularly in the education sector. In bringing together academics, policymakers, and educators to compare educational policies and practices across the region, the symposium aims to explore some of the issues surrounding language, identity, and education in the GCC. Abstracts and poster proposals should be submitted online at: http://gulfcomped.ning.com/page/gces-2014-abstract-and-poster-submissions. The deadline for submissions is December 27, 2013.

B.2. 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.

B.3. The 6th Nordic Conference on the History of Education is being sponsored by the Department of Education at Aarhus University in Copenhagen. It will be held October 29–31, 2014 and will explore the connections between past and present opinions on education and between histories of childhood and histories of schools and other educational institutions. The third day of the conference will be open to the public and research projects from the Scandinavian countries will be presented. The conference theme is “Methods–Messages–Manifestations: Traditions and challenges in the history of education and childhood.” is intended as an overarching theme. The deadline for submissions is January, 14, 2014. For more information, get in touch with Ning de Coninck-Smith ning@dpu.dk, Anne Katrine Gjerløff angj@dpu.dk, Christian Sandberg Handsen CSH@dpu.dk or Charlotte Appel appel@ruc.dk. To register a paper, go to https://auws.au.dk/6th_Nordic_Conference_in_the_History_of_Education.

B.4. The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society will be held in Nessebar, Bulgaria, June 15-20, 2014. The conference theme is “Education’s Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens.” Thematic sections include comparative education and history of education; pre-service and in-service teacher training; education policy, reforms, and school leadership; and higher education, lifelong learning and social inclusion. Prospective participants are invited to submit papers. Papers should have up to 3000 words and consist of text only in English, French, German, Russian, or Bulgarian. The deadline for submitting full texts of papers is 28 February 2014. For more information, contact Professor Nikolay Popov, BCES Chairperson at bces.conference@bgcell.net, or visit the conference website at http://bces.conference.tripod.com/.




C.1. The Auburn University at Montgomery School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Foundations of Education. Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Foundations of Education, Curriculum and Instruction or the equivalent. A minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience is required. The successful candidate will teach courses such as educational psychology, child and adolescent growth, history and philosophy of education, and others in both graduate and undergraduate programs. To apply applicants must electronically submit an application, an application letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, all academic transcripts, and three current letters of reference at http://www.aum.edu/about-aum/human-resources. Address any questions related to the process to Dr. Clara Young, Search Committee Chair atcyoung@aum.edu.

C.2. The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Leadership in Urban Schools, to begin September 1, 2014. Of particular interest are candidates with research and teaching expertise in the areas of organizational theory, literacy, instructional leadership, and/or special education in urban contexts. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in education or a relevant field, and demonstrate high scholarly potential, effective graduate teaching, and experience working in K-12 educational settings. Theoretical and applied knowledge of urban school issues, broad research skills, and an understanding of policies, practices, and students in urban education are required. Those with an expertise in multiple/mixed research methodologies are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should present evidence of the ability to obtain external research funds in relevant areas. The apply, visit http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=43825&jobboard=148. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Jack.Leonard@umb.edu.

C.3. South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) in New York City is searching for a full-time Education Director. SAYA nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive youth-development programs for low-income South Asian youth in New York City. Through academic support, leadership development, and enrichment programs, SAYA presents youth with the possibility to expand their horizons and realize their dreams. SAYA has 60 full-time and part-time staff, a budget of over $2 million and offers programs at 14 locations across Queens and Brooklyn. This position will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for, program design and performance management for the organization. He or she will ensure systems and support are in place to operate a goal-oriented organization and enhance a culture of high performance. The ideal candidate is comfortable with numbers as well as people and has a proven track record of successfully multitasking in a time sensitive environment. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and experience with program development and evaluation. Candidates should also have experience facilitating professional development experiences for a range of youth development and be able to multitask and to work under tight deadlines. To apply, send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample to judy@saya.org. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. This position is available immediately.

C.4. The School of Education at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales is seeking two lecturers and one senior lecturer in the field of Contextual Studies in Education. Applicants must have a relevant doctoral qualification or significant progress towards a relevant doctoral qualification; a formal teaching qualification; demonstrated successful experience in teaching in primary, secondary or post-compulsory education and knowledge of critical and/or post-critical theoretical frameworks and methodologies. They should also have experience teaching at a tertiary level in Sociology of Education, Aboriginal Education, Cross Cultural Education or a related field along with an emerging record of scholarly publications in refereed journals and excellent oral and written communication skills. Informal inquiries may be directed to Professor Stephen Tobias at the School of Education (education@une.edu.au). For further information about the School visit www.une.edu.au/education.

C.5. The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applicants for a full-time faculty and program coordinator position in the Master’s Degree program in International Higher Education. This position is a 9-month assignment beginning July 1, 2014. The professor will teach courses, recruit and advise students, sustain an academic program of study, coordinate curriculum development, and participate in university citizenship. Requirements include a Ph.D. in International Higher Education or related field, broad knowledge of the field of International Higher Education, strong in-depth practical experience and skills in the field of International Higher Education, and experience in curriculum development and refinement. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position online, go to http://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43866.

C.6. The Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of International Education beginning August 2014. The position focuses on international/comparative higher education and/or international students and exchange. The primary responsibilities are to conduct research in the faculty member’s specific area of expertise within the larger field of comparative and international higher education and international student exchange, contributing substantively to scholarship. Candidates should also be able to develop and teach classes in international and comparative higher education and international student exchange in the M.A. program in international education and to support doctoral students pursuing degrees in related fields. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to assume a primary role in strengthening graduate studies in the area of international student services/study abroad and international/comparative higher education in collaboration with program faculty.Candidates should have an earned doctorate in International/Comparative Education or a related field at the time of application, demonstrated scholarship, successful teaching experience at the graduate level, and substantive focus in study abroad and international student services and/or comparative/international higher education. For the full position description and qualifications visit http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/18666 Review of applications will begin December 5, 2013.

C.7. Lund University in Lund, Sweden is accepting applicants for a funded doctoral student in education. The PhD programme amounts to 240 credits, the equivalent of four years of full time studies. The programme formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending her/his published doctoral thesis. In addition to their own doctoral studies doctoral students can be required to preform departmental duties such as teaching, research and administrative work in accordance with the terms of the regulation, amounts to 20 per cent of full time. The study program and other information can be found at http://www.soc.lu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/. Information about the application process can be found at http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24914&Dnr=570921&Type=E. The deadline is December 8, 2013.

C.8. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Department of Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations is conducting a search for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in educational leadership. The position begins in August 2014, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. A full position description and online application instructions are available at https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/797 . For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 6, 2014. Applicants may contact Dr. Craig Peck, Search Committee Co-Chair, with questions at c_peck@uncg.edu.

C.9. The University of Kansas has a tenure track faculty position open in the Curriculum and Teaching Department. The position is an Assistant Professor in Multicultural Education. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses, advising master’s and doctoral graduate students, developing and maintaining an active scholarly research agenda and participating in external research and grant activities. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by August 15, 2014 with an emphasis in multicultural education. They should also have two years of experience as a PreK-12th grade teacher and an emerging record of successful university-level teaching. Applications can be submitted at http://employment.ku.edu. Select “Search Faculty Jobs”, search with keyword “Multicultural”. For more information, contact Dr. Joseph O’Brien at jeobrien@ku.edu

C.10. The Newberry Library offers options for Long-Term and Short-Term Fellowship opportunities. The Newberry’s fellowships support humanities research in residence at the Newberry. Their collection is wide-ranging, rich, and sometimes eccentric. All applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the Newberry’s online catalog before applying. Long-term fellowships (http://www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships) support research and writing by post-doctoral scholars. The purpose is to support fellows as they develop or complete larger-scale studies which draw on our collections, and also to nourish intellectual exchange among fellows and the Library community. The deadline for application is December 1, 2013. Short-term fellowships (http://www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships) are designed for PhD candidates and post-doctoral scholars. They help researchers gain access to specific materials at the Newberry that are not readily available to them elsewhere. Short-term fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one month. Most are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago area. The application deadline is January 15, 2014.