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Prof. Devel.: Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards (Institute of International Education)

Deadline for Applications: August 01, 2017

Title: Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards
Sponsor: Institute of International Education
Amount: Unspecified

Description: The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from 3 to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-distinguished-chair-awards

Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Research Grants (AAR)

Deadline for Applications: August 01, 2017

Title: Collaborative Research Grants
Sponsor: American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Amount: $500–$5,000

Description: To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Review Committee. Collaborative grants are intended to stimulate cooperative research among scholars who have a focus on a clearly identified research project. They may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. Collaborative project proposals are expected to describe plans for having the results of the research published. Grants can provide funds for networking and communication. Funds may also be used to support small research conferences. Conference proposals will be considered only if they are designed primarily to advance research.

How to Apply: Apply directly to the sponsor by August 1. See the grant announcement for a complete list of materials to be submitted with the application.

More Info: https://www.aarweb.org/node/142

Job: Community Development Volunteer-Moldova (Peace Corps)

Deadline for Applications: August 01, 2017

Before You Apply

You can only have one active Peace Corps Volunteer application, so choose a position that best fits your skills and interest. You have the opportunity to tell us if you’d like to be considered for other openings and more about the ones that interest you most!

Project Description

Volunteers in the Community and Organizational Development Project provide assistance to community-based organizations and local public administrations to strengthen their leadership skills and organizational capacity in order to better respond to community-identified needs and interests. The Community Organizational Development Project aims to strengthen civil society and local public agencies for sustainable community development and is focused on partnerships with communities with limited access to external resources and expertise. Positions are largely in rural locations and involve work with host organizations that tend to routinely have more informal work plans/schedules and may only have basic facilities and/or minimal staff.

Community Development Workers promote gender awareness and girls’ education and empowerment through their activities. All Volunteers in this program will receive in-depth training on the incorporation of gender analysis into community assessment and development efforts. Volunteers will be encouraged to find culturally appropriate ways to incorporate gender awareness and the promotion of youth into their work and projects.

Community Development Workers may work with public libraries, local NGOs or local administrative offices and will assist local partners in community development and in organizational development. Volunteers will be tasked to conduct surveys and interviews with community members and to plan activities which promote civic engagement. They will help motivate individuals to volunteer, train community groups to take action, and assist partners with planning, budgeting, project proposal writing, and evaluation of activities. Popular community projects include development and renovation of community resources (e.g. playgrounds, libraries, parks, community resource rooms, etc.), environmental cleanup (e.g. increase access to clean water), promotion of healthy lifestyles (e.g. develop sports rooms) and creation of local volunteer clubs and service-learning/civic engagement programs. Community Development Workers will support youth by planning and facilitating non-formal education programs including income-generating efforts, English language-learning and development of basic IT skills for youth and adults.
Volunteers placed with NGOs will work alongside local partners to support their organizational development. They may assess the organizational capacities, develop SWOT analyses, or establish new work systems, methods or services. They may also design promotional materials to improve the organizational image and visibility in the community. The Community Development Workers will have unique opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of grassroots community development alongside Moldovans.

Required Skills

Qualified candidates will have an expressed interest in working in community organizational development, youth, and underserved communities demonstrated by significant relevant volunteer or work experience and one or more of the following criteria:
• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in any field
OR 5 years’ professional work experience
•Ability to function in unstructured, unpredictable and slower-paced work environments
•Ability to transform opportunities into work activities with the engagement of local partners

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Academic Job: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture (Oberlin College)

Application Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled

Job Summary

The Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of two years beginning the fall semester of 2017 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. The position is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Area of specialization is open, but we seek a creative scholar and teacher who has strong interdisciplinary interests and can work across different periods and genres. The ability to connect the Russian tradition with other literary and cultural traditions is a plus.


The incumbent will offer one course each semester. Teaching duties over two years will entail a mix of language courses at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level and literature courses in translation or in Russian.

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Prof. Devel.: 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (NFLRC)

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce its 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) events…

1) Online Symposium
The Power of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) 

January 11 – 12, 2017 – FREE 

In the world language classroom, PBLL offers a framework for designing powerful, culturally contextualized language learning experiences that support learners in using their language to address “real world” needs/purposes that are personally meaningful to them. 

The Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Symposium will bring together language educators, policymakers, researchers, and innovators for conversations regarding the potential of PBLL to enhance and transform language education. This unique, FREE online event will provide attendees with a broad overview of PBLL, engaging interactions with world language teachers who have implemented PBLL in their classrooms, and the chance to network with professionals who are passionate about this topic. The symposium format makes it easy to integrate into busy schedules. Four interactive sessions are distributed across two days (i.e., two sessions per day). 

Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/95/

2) Online Institute

Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) 

Starts January 22, 2017 – Registration: $25 

Embark on a journey of discovery in which you will learn more about the elements of high quality, rigorous Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). During this year’s online institute, you’ll explore PBLL’s connections with experiential learning, career pathways, 21st Century Skills, performance-based assessment, and your own instructional context. You will also connect with colleagues who have a common interest in quality PBLL implementation as experts in the field guide you through the creation of a project blueprint. 

Complete Option 1 as part of a facilitated cohort or Option 2 via self-paced study. Registration for this online institute is $25. Successfully complete all assigned tasks to earn an NFLRC Digital Badge, which qualifies you to apply for the NFLRC PBLL Intensive Summer Institute, Pathways to PBLL, offered in Honolulu in 2017. Stipends available for qualifying applicants. 

For more information or registration: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/96/

3) Intensive Summer Institute 

Pathways to Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) 

August 2 – 9, 2017 

Facilitators: Cherice Montgomery & Cindy Kendall 

Join us in exploring the use of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) as a framework for crafting compelling environments and experiences for language learners. During the NFLRC 2017 Intensive Summer Institute held in Hawai‘i, inservice K–16 world language educators will learn how to orchestrate rich, experiential language learning opportunities that draw on a diverse array of disciplines and career pathways. After participating in an abbreviated, face-to-face, PBLL experience, each participant will design a well-scaffolded project for use in their own language classes. Join a team of experts with background in PBLL, language pedagogy, career and technical education, and assessment in redefining what it means to teach, transforming what it is possible for students to learn, and discovering how to craft more compelling lives for ourselves in the process! 

Please note: This is not a beginner’s workshop. Applicants must first earn a digital badge from the Fundamentals of PBLL Online Institute as a prerequisite. Seats are limited and applications are competitive. Community college instructors interested in creating interdisciplinary connections will receive special consideration. 

For more information: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/97/