Monthly Archives: December 2013

Indiana University Summer Language Workshop

The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek on the Bloomington campus.

* All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits.

* Competitive FLAS and ROTC Project GO scholarships available for qualified students.

* Classes will be held June 9 – August 1, 2014; all levels of Arabic and first year Russian will begin June 2, 2014.

* 4 and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3).

Priority application deadline: February 1, 2014.

See for more information and to apply.

Questions? Please contact or 812-855-2889.

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, hiring GA

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, is seeking a graduate student to fill a GA position as facilitator beginning in January 2014. (Read about INSPIRE here)

This position is responsible for coordinating activities and meeting with the sophomore cohort twice a month to introduce them to new ways of thinking about leadership, higher education, community, feminist ideas (de-stigmatizing feminism), and communication. A safe space must be created within the group to talk about what leadership is in feminist terms, and begin the process of learning critical thinking and acquiring the tools to be successful in higher education and in the professional world. This position has the potential to continue over multiple years.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to foster the initiative and creativity of the young women. The facilitator will guide the conversation, but must not take control of what will be talked about and discussed, or what projects they will engage in.  The facilitator will be a guide and mentor.
  • Be very patient and have a lot of energy to coordinate meetings, supervise projects and work with 12 second-year college students.
  • Be able to work within a loose structure. There are expectations and guidelines in the program, but the facilitator must be flexible in order to make the program enjoyable and effective with consideration to the individual students.
  • Be well versed in women’s and gender issues, with the intersection of race, class, ability, language, sexuality.
Compensation: Up to 10 hours/week at $15/hour


Other benefits:  This is a great opportunity for a rewarding experience for anyone interested in women’s issues, higher education issues, alternative ways of learning and leadership. This job will enhance a resume or CV for anyone interested in obtaining jobs in academia. Please send your resume and a cover letter by January 6, 2014 explaining the 3 main reasons we should hire you to Nancy Ewert ( 

Please feel free to call Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 for further information or questions.


Thank you
Nancy K. Ewert

Program Coordinator

Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

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2014 Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards

The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce the fourth annual Texas Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Awards!  Awards will be given to one professor or lecturer and one graduate assistant instructor based on their demonstration of the following:

  • A commitment to teach foreign languages and cultures–and to do so with distinction
  • Superior knowledge of the language and culture taught
  • A passion for teaching
  • The ability to convey excitement about learning a new language and culture
  • The ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to delve more deeply into the subject matter

These awards include a monetary prize and the recipients will be selected by members of the Texas Language Center Advisory Committee.

Current language students should submit nominations using our online nomination form by January 18, 2014!

GRE & SAT Test Preparation Instructor Positions

Posting Description
Test Preparation Instructor Positions
We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes.  These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays.  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.  Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price.  Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.
Salary: $30/hour for GRE and/or SAT classroom instruction.
• Education: Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.
• Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or SAT.
• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class.  Prior university teaching experience is required.
• Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills.  Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
• Consistent Sunday Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays throughout the entire year.  We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Instructors can teach from 3 to 6 hours per weekend.
If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to:  Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience.  As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs.  We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable.  All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.

At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.

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Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan

The 2014-15 Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan will begin in mid-August 2014. Jointly administered by the America Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Center for South Asia Studies (CSAS) at the University of California at Berkeley, the program will be based in Lahore with language instruction offered at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) campus. This will be an intensive language program that will provide daily classroom instruction, five days a week. Classes will be small and individual tutorials will be provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and special emphasis will be placed on connecting with the local speech community as well as self-management of learning. Participants will need to take part in all program events, such as attending films, plays and other cultural activities and will be expected to devote all their energies to activities that will increase their competence in all areas of language skills, such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

The program will award annual fellowships to (a) ten US-based students to spend approximately fifteen-weeks to study Urdu through an intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan and (b) two to three US-based internships, for Pakistan-based Urdu teachers, focused on teaching Urdu as a second language.

For more information, see