Sep 29, 2010

USA: Summer Culture & Language Program, Centenary College, New Jerse

*SUMMER CULTURE & LANGUAGE PROGRAM AT CENTENARY COLLEGE*

Centenary College offers Summer Culture & Language Program annually during a summer semester in July and August and is attended by newly enrolled fall semester students and students who wish to learn English and to experience American culture for the summer only. Because of the
success of this program, many of the summer only students return to the College and eventually enroll as full-time, matriculating students. Cultural events and trips are scheduled for Fridays and weekends. You will find a very special institution, a place where faculty and staff are committed to provide you with the educational and cultural experience of a lifetime on your way to becoming a successful member of the global community, and a place you will come to call home.

For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/33ouagb

Department of International Programs
Phone: 1-908-852-1400 ext2221
Email: walkerm@centenaycollege.edu

www.facebook.com/centenary.college

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USA: Brennan School of Business Accepting Applications for Spring 2010

*DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY'S BRENNAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2011*

Dominican University's Brennan School of Business is still accepting applications for the spring 2011 semester, which begins January 12th. Scholarship awards are still available for qualified students. Interested candidates can visit the Brennan School of Business website at www.business.dom.edu.

*About the Brennan School of Business:*
Founded in 1977, the School of Business at Dominican University was named in honor of Edward A. Brennan and his wife, Lois L. Brennan, in 2006. Today the Brennan School of Business is one of the leading schools for management education in the Chicago metropolitan area. More than 500
students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of accounting, business, economics and international business. The student body, with representatives from around the world, is diverse in terms of both business experience and cultural backgrounds. In recent years, the Brennan School of Business has expanded its global reach by partnering with top-ranked universities abroad to offer Executive MBA programs in Poland and the Czech Republic.

The Brennan School is located on Dominican University's main campus in River Forest, Illinois. This location, just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, provides students and alumni with a wealth of business opportunities.

Dominican University Brennan School of Business on Facebook

Brennan School of Business
7900 West Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
P: 708.524.6810
F: 708.524.6939
gradbus@dom. edu

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USA: FPA Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Student of Journalism

*FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOREIGN GRADUATE STUDENTS OF JOURNALISM*

The Foreign Press Association is offering a minimum of three scholarships to foreign graduate students of journalism in the United States, First Prize of $10,000.00, Second Prize of $7,500.00 and Third Prize of $5,000.00. The awards are meant to encourage the pursuit of a
career in journalism focusing on international affairs.

Applicants must:

1) Submit a one page statement indicating how a scholarship will affect your future plans Indicate if financial aid is needed. List all scholarships and fellowships you have received towards your studies in the United States.

2) Submit an OP-ED piece (maximum 750 words)
In many countries around the world, women suffer discrimination that prevents them from taking a full place in society equal to that of men and that exposes them in some cases to physical abuse. There are many reasons for this unequal treatment, including cultural and religious
traditions. As former President Jimmy Carter states, "Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths, creating an environment in which violations against women are justified. The belief that women are inferior human beings in the eyes of God, give excuses to
the brutal husband who beats his wife, the soldier who rapes a woman, an employer who has a lower pay scale for women employees or parents who decide to abort a female embryo." Mr. Carter sees religion as one of the "basic causes of the violation of women's rights."

In your essay, discuss the status of women in your own country. In what ways, subtle or overt, do women suffer discrimination? What are the root causes of this unequal treatment? In what ways, if at all, has the status of women changed over the last generation? Finally, what role, if any, has the media played in your country to ensure gender equality and the rights of women? Please use statistics, studies, or other credible evidence to back up your assertions.

3) Present proof of enrollment in a Graduate program of Journalism.

4) Submit two letters of reference:
a) from a current professor,
b) from an editor you have worked for.

5) Submit only two samples of published or broadcast work. If work is in a foreign language, please send it with an English translation. Submit a curriculum vitae. Outline your previous experience in journalism and academic background. Only applicants with F-1 and J-1 Visas are eligible for consideration. Provide copy of documentation.

Five collated copies of all submissions must be sent.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Reception in May 2011

Submissions must be received no later than December 30, 2010.

Send to:
Suzanne Adams
FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
333 East 46th Street, Suite 1K
New York, NY 10017

www.nyforeignpress.org/scholarship/scholarship.html

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USA: Scholarships at Greek Mountain College

*GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - AVERAGE AWARD: $16,000 PER YEAR*

As a recent Green Mountain College graduate and its current Admissions Counselor, I am proud to be a member of the GMC community. In the past four years, I have witnessed the college's transformation from a local New England college to a national leader in environmental education and sustainability. We are all very proud of our students and staff whose hard work and creativity were recently recognized by Sierra magazine, which awarded GMC the title of the greenest school in the United States. As a former advisee of the EducationUSA center in Serbia, I warmly invite all international students and EducationUSA advisors to explore the wonderfully diverse opportunities that Green Mountain College has to offer.

The Sierra magazine story can be found here:
www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201009/coolschools/default.aspx

Financial Aid
During the 2008-2009 academic year, 90 percent of international students received financial assistance. The average institutional grant or scholarship for international students was $16,000.

Although Green Mountain College is committed to rewarding international students with excellent academic records, you should be aware that we still expect you to contribute significantly to your own education. Scholarships are available from other outside sources, and we are
willing to work with you to find other opportunities for financial assistance.

About GMC
Green Mountain College is located in Poultney, Vermont, a rural historic town of 3,500 people in the beautiful Vermont countryside. Poultney is located in the northeastern part of the United States, situated about four hours north of New York City and three hours northwest of Boston.
The weather in Vermont varies throughout the year: the average high temperature in January is -1 degree Celsius and the average high temperature in July is 16 degrees Celsius. Poultney typically receives 170 centimeters of snowfall each winter.

Green Mountain's setting provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities and adventure programming, as well as cultural offerings in nearby cities. Our intimate, community centered campus makes students the priority. Personal attention and support from faculty and staff will make your transition to the United States a painless process!

Green Mountain College on Facebook
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http://twitter.com/greenmtncollege

Dusan Vuksanovic
Admissions Counselor
Green Mountain College
1 Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764
E-mail: vuksanovicdu@greenmtn.edu
http://bit.ly/bF0vTU

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USA: scholarships at Drury University

Have you heard about Drury University lately? Drury University set a record this year for the largest freshman class, the largest transfer class, and the largest international class. We have also received some wonderful recognition for our private, liberal arts university. I hope you will enjoy our latest news!

*Princeton Review "Best in the Midwest"* * *
Drury University is included in The Princeton Review's list of the best colleges in the Midwest. Drury is one of 152 institutions the education services company recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

"We're pleased to recommend Drury University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergraduate degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs," says Robert Franek,
Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing. The 152 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" list are located in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

*Princeton Review - "Best Value"*
Drury University is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" private colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely known education services and test preparation companies. The Princeton Review teamed with USA TODAY to present its list, "The
Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2010." In its profile of Drury on USA TODAY's website, the editors at The Princeton Review commend the school for its efforts to give students a
relevant education while providing them with a broad world view. "Drury strives to offer an education that will be relevant to a student's future plans. As such, more than three-fourths of Drury students complement their studies with an internship during college. While Drury's student body is largely middle-class and from the Midwest, the school takes a worldly stance with its required Global Perspectives 21 curriculum-- -through which every student graduates with a minor in global studies."

*US News and World Report *http://www.usnews.com/* "Best Midwest University"*
For yet another year, Drury was ranked as #11 in US News and World's Report as a Best Midwest University. Drury was also listed as having one of the best First-Year Experiences for new students. We plan an unbelievable orientation for our students and get them connected to their classmates through our International orientation

** http://www.aacsb.edu/AACSB-Accredited/* AACSB International*
Drury joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

"We warmly congratulate Drury University and welcome them into the AACSB family of internationally accredited business schools," said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International.

"AACSB accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution and its college of business.
*
Scholarships for International Students*
Students must apply for admission
http://www.drury.edu/multinl/story.cfm?ID=11858&NLID=28 and be accepted to the traditional day program before any scholarship or grant can be awarded. The priority scholarship deadline for most scholarships is January 10. Funds may not be available after that date. Most awards are available on a first come, first-served basis, so it is important to act quickly even if you make your final decision later. This applies to all students whether you plan to apply in the fall or spring semester.

If you would like to know more about Drury University, please contact our office. We would be happy to answer your questions about Drury, the application process, the international scholarships, or our student campus life.

Sincerely,
Julie Hockensmith, M.Education
Director of International Admission
Drury University
Springfield, MO. USA
jhockens@drury.edu
http://www.drury.edu

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Sep 28, 2010

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION - EUROPEAN OFFICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2010/2011

IIE EUROPEAN OFFICE
Headquartered in New York City, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in the exchange of people and ideas. Established in 1990 in Budapest, IIE's Europe office is one of the most vibrant and dynamic international education organizations in Europe. Our staff of
fifteen manages a wide range of programs in more than 30 countries across the continent focusing on scholarship management, university outreach and short-term visitor programs, Education USA and English language services.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: THE IIE EUROPE EXPERIENCE
BE PART of an international team | LEARN about international education first-hand | EARN ECTS credits | LIVE in a historic and vibrant European capital and much more...

The internship program at IIE/Europe is an ideal opportunity for university students seeking to gain professional experience in the field of international education and experience a new culture. Interns at IIE/Europe get a unique chance to be part of an international team of
friendly professionals and live in an exciting, safe and cosmopolitan European capital. Interns complete a comprehensive orientation which helps them to better understand IIE's global mission and IIE/Europe's specific programs as well as prepare them for their tasks. Each intern
works closely with an assigned staff member who tailors the program to best suit their interests and capabilities, and provides guid-ance and supervision throughout the internship.

ACTIVITIES
Each intern's portfolio is designed based on the current program needs of the office and the specific interests and skills of the intern.IIE Europe interns are typically involved in one or more of the following activities:
- Research and program development
- Program launch
- Program evaluation
- Conference and summer seminar organization
- Information management
- Program specific outreach activities

REQUIREMENTS
- Interest in international education and development.
- Completion of at least two years of college/university.
- A specific time commitment of a summer or academic se-mester. Internships must be at least 3 months in length.
- Finances to cover travel, lodging, meals, and personal ex-penses while in Budapest.
- Personal maturity as demonstrated by the ability to receive instructions and work on projects with limited supervision. Self-direction is essential.
- The ability to adapt to and benefit from a new cultural ex-perience.
- A good understanding and skill level of basic software appli-cations: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Fluency in 1+ European language in addition to English.

NOTE: Students studying at universities that are holders of Extended ERASMUS University Charter are encouraged to apply for traineeship funding through the ERASMUS Student Mobility for Placement scheme. For more information contact the ERASMUS coordinator or the Interna-tional
Office at your university.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & APPLICATIONS: IIE Europe typically has two interns per term (spring, summer, and fall). Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, with final deadlines as follows: Fall Term: September 1 | Spring Term: December 1| Summer Term: May 1

For more information please contact: Nevenka Grceva, Institute of International Education | European Office ngrceva@iie.eu

http://www.iie.eu/uploads/document/IIE%20Europe%20Internship%20Program%202010_11_2010_09_20_02_17_18.pdf

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CfP: Intl Symposium on Risk, Social Stratification, and Changes in Institutions

Risk, Social Stratification, and Changes in Institutions
International symposium to be taken place at Bryn Mawr College on February 3-4, 2011
Abstract Submission deadline: October 20, 2010

If you are interested in participating, please send us (see contact information below) an abstract of about 300-400 words with contact information and a brief CV by 20 October 2010. You will hear from us by the beginning of November 2010.

Organizers:
Yoshimichi Sato (CSSI, Tohoku University)
Ayumi Takenaka (CSSI, Tohoku University and Department of Sociology, Bryn Mawr College)
Jun Imai (CSSI, Tohoku University)

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=178948


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Research Fellowships (senior and postdoc), Humboldt University

Call for Applications

The International Research Center for "Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History" at the Humboldt University Berlin and funded by the Federal Ministry of

Education and Research (BMBF) invites scholars to apply for 10 International Research Fellowships (5 stipends for senior scholars and 5 stipends for postdoctoral candidates) for the 2011-2012 academic year as well as for future academic years. Applications are due in Berlin on November 15, 2010.

Candidates: We welcome candidates especially from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. Postdoctoral candidates should have received their doctorate within the last five years. Proposed projects should employ a historical and transregional perspective. The project should focus not only on work/labor, but on life course as well. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, and free and unfree work. We welcome proposals with an emphasis placed both on European and non-European regions and especially those that look at the entanglements between different regions. In any case, global history has to be taken into consideration.

The fellowships begin on October 1, 2011 and end on July 31, 2012. Shorter fellowship terms will be possible. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, which can be individually negotiated. They are obliged to work at the International Research Center in Berlin. A fully equipped office will be provided as well as organizational help for visa, housing, etc. We encourage fellows to introduce their work to wider audiences in the scientific community in Berlin.

Application procedure: To apply, please send the following documents exclusively by e-mail as an MS-Word document or PDF File in English or French:
1. A curriculum vitae
2. A project description no longer than 5 pages
3. A statement of up to 1,000 words about current research relevant to the program's theme
3. Postdocs only: The names and addresses (incl. e-mail) of two referees

Application deadline: November 15, 2010

For further information, please contact
Dr. Felicitas Hentschke: T. +49 30/2093-70206;
E-Mail: rework@asa.hu- berlin.de), or, visit the website at http://rework.hu-berlin.de/.

Please send your application to:
Professor Dr. Andreas Eckert
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
IKG Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlich er Perspektive
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Germany

E-Mail: rework@asa.hu- berlin.de
http://rework.hu-berlin.de/


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CfP: Applied Anthropology Forum: Development--2 decades of experience

Applied Anthropology Forum: Development
Anthropology Department AUCA in partnership
with the Social Research Center, AUCA

Date: 9 October, 2010

Applied Anthropology Forum: Development

Title: Two decades of experience: have we found a proper translation for the "word" development?

Synopsis: Almost twenty years passed since Kyrgyzstan became independent and took on a path of reforms and since the word "Development" entered our lexicon. Large sums of development money
were invested and great number of development programs and projects was designed and implemented. But have we yet come up with a proper translation for the word "development" ? The Russian word "razvitie" and Kyrgyz "onügüü/onüktürüü" are much broader than what is commonly
accepted as the effort towards improving the living conditions of the poor. So, when asked about the area of work, development workers in Kyrgyzstan usually just say: "I work in an international organization". Why is it so? Is it simply because of the shortage of local vocabulary or because of some more fundamental reasons, like a culture gap? With so much work completed, can we say that Kyrgyzstan is more developed now than it was in 1991? If yes, what are the real successes? If not, what are the main obstacles and failures? What is the role of development anthropology in bridging many Western concepts with the local reality?

This conference invites development professionals, consultants, experts and analysts to reflect on and evaluate their development experience in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, present their achievements and then participate in the joint discussion of all these and other important questions.

If you are interested in attending the forum, please, contact the anthropology department at anthropology@ mail.auca. kg or 996-312-663309* 299. Please, indicate if you want to present or just attend and participate and indicate the title of your presentation.

Ruslan M. RAHIMOV


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CfP: 6th AATT Graduate Student Pre-Conference--American Association

Graduate Student Pre-Conference

Second Circular

The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The Pre-Conference
is cosponsored by the Institute for Turkish Studies, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and AATT.

The sixth annual Pre-Conference will take place on Wednesday evening, November 17 and Thursday, November 18. This year it will again be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, taking place in San Diego November 18-21, 2010. Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the MESA conference. (Some meetings of the Pre-Conference are coordinated with the annual meeting of the
Central Eurasian Studies Society.)

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in Turkish and Turkic Studies enrolled at institutions in North America. It will promote contact between students at various
institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the pre-conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines.

AATT will award a limited number of travel awards to help subvent the cost of student participation. Students are also encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

Students should submit a 250- word proposal for a paper together with the following information:

1. Name
2. Current institutional affiliation (department/ university)
3. Adviser's name
4. Educational background (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
5. Current status (taking courses, preparing for exams, researching dissertation, writing dissertation, defended/deposited dissertation)
6. Title of dissertation (if applicable)
7. Contact information (email, telephone number, preferred mailing address)

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, October 8, 2010.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at the larger meeting (MESA or CESS) are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. Unfortunately AATT cannot consider requests for travel support for graduate students enrolled at institutions outside North America.

Proposals should be submitted by email to:

Professor Uli Schamiloglu
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
uschamil@wisc. edu

or

Professor Erika H. Gilson
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University
ehgilson@princeton. edu

Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by Friday, October 15, 2010.


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TRAINING: Vrei sa urmezi o cariera in diplomatie? [DL: 6.10]

Vrei sa urmezi o cariera in diplomatie?

Institutul European pentru Democratie Participativa - Qvorum lanseaza un program de traininguri menit sa ofere beneficiarilor cunostinte mai putin cunoscute despre profesia de diplomat, activitatile pe care aceasta le implica efectiv si modalitatile de maximizare a sanselor de a urma aceasta cariera.

Vei avea ocazia sa interactionezi direct cu diplomati romani si straini acreditati la Bucuresti, care iti vor impartasi experiente inedite ale activitatii lor.

Cui ii este adresat?
Angajatilor din ONG-uri, studentilor, masteranzilor si absolventilor care doresc sa urmeze o cariera in diplomatie.

Programul: perioada de desfasurare este 11-14 octombrie 2010 (dupa amiaza). Locatie: sediul IEDP Qvorum, Piata Romana, sector 1, Bucuresti.

Metoda de training este una orientata catre rezultat si se bazeaza pe:
- Interactivitate
- Accent pe practica si mai putin pe teorie
- Exemplificari concrete si informatii de prima mana
- Simulare a activitatilor diplomatice si interactiune directa cu diplomati in functie.

La sfarsitul trainingului, beneficiarii vor detine cunostinte privind:
- Rolul, atributiile si structura Ministerului Afacerilor Externe si a Serviciului European de Actiune Externa
- Corpul Diplomatic, beneficiile si obligatiile functiei de diplomat
- Tipurile de Misiuni Diplomatice, rolul si structura acestora
- Protocol si Comunicare in Diplomatie (corespondenta oficiala, evenimente diplomatice)
- Eticheta si coduri vestimentare.

Trainer: trainingul va fi condus de catre profesionisti care activeaza in mediul diplomatic.

Limba: trainingul se va desfasura in limba romana, insa cursantii sunt asteptati sa detina cunostinte medii de limba engleza pentru facilitarea discutiilor cu invitatii.

Taxa: participarea la acest training se va face pe baza achitarii unei taxe de 500 RON Studentii/masteranz ii si angajatii ONG-urilor beneficiaza de reducere 20%.

Procedura de inscriere: Asteptam CV-ul dumneavoastra la adresa office@qvorum.ro.
Va rugam sa mentionati in subiectul e-mailului numele trainingului pentru care aplicati. In cel mai scurt timp veti fi contactat pentru confirmare si informatii suplimentare. Data limita pana la care se accepta inscrieri este 6 octombrie 2010.

Follow-up: ulterior acestui training, IEDP Qvorum va organiza un modul de training avansat care vizeaza functionarea organizatiilor internationale.

Vrei sa te numeri printre elitele care iau parte la scrierea istoriei universale?

Inscrie-te acum!


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Sep 27, 2010

2-year postdoc in sociology, VU Amsterdam, DL 15.10.2010

Post-doc ‘Fighting at the Fault lines of Society v/m For 1,0 fte

The chair Social Conflict & Change (SCC) within the Sociology department at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU University Amsterdam has a vacancy for a PostDoc position.

Positioning
Fighting at the Fault lines of Society is a project funded by the NWO within the Conflict and Security Program. The central question of the project reads: Why do people protest (or not) and by which organizations are they mobilised (or not), and how does that relate to cleavages socio-political conflicts reflect? This project examines street demonstrations through the lens of cleavage theory. The PostDoc will exploit a dataset to be accumulated in the course of an
ESF-funded project (08-ESF-001, www.protestsurvey.eu) ?Caught in the act of protest. Contextualizing Contestation (CCC)?. This multilevel dataset aims to collect data of 100 demonstrations in 7 countries encompassing information on mobilizing actors, participants, and socio-political context. Being the largest multilevel database ever accumulated on protest participation it offers a unique opportunity to analyse various levels of conflicts. The specific objective of this PostDoc project is to employ the overall design by developing and testing a multilevel theoretical framework on protest participation.

The Social Conflict and Change cluster within the Sociology department at VU University will be the setting of the Postdoc. S/he is embedded in an inspiring and strong research group of 19 researchers headed by Professor Bert Klandermans and staffed by among others Jacquelien van
Stekelenburg and 11 PhDs, 6 of whom are supervised by Klandermans/ Van Stekelenburg. The Postdoc will also participate in the CCC team. This team pools interdisciplinary renowned experts, consisting of social psychologists, political scientists, and sociologists.

Profile
We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in social sciences who can start January the 1st 2011 at the latest. Note that NWO requires that the candidate has defended his/her dissertation before this date. The PostDoc should have a strong scientific track record, preferably a
demonstrable interest in social movements, political protest and protest participation and is experienced in quantitative research methods (preferably Multi-level Analyses). Because of the
multi-disciplinary character of the group, we expect the candidates to be open-minded about different theoretical and methodological approaches and to be interested in working in a group of people from different disciplines.

Tasks
- To develop and test a multilevel theoretical framework on protest participation, leading to publications in international journals;
- Participate in coordinating tasks in the management of the CCC project;
- Participate in co-supervision of PhD students.

Further specifications
A contract of employment is offered initially for a period of one year. Satisfactory performance is subject to an appointment for another year.

Further information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment can be found at www.workingatvu. nl.

Salary
The salary amounts to E 2.923,= gross (scale 10.5) to E 3.755,= gross (maximum scale 10) a month depending on experience, based on full-time employment.

Information and application
Further information about this vacancy and the proposal can be obtained from dr. Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, e-mail j.van.stekelenburg@ vu.nl.

Applications (cover letter and curriculum vitae), mentioning the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top left of the letter and envelope, should be submitted before the 15th of October 2010 to VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, attn. mrs. drs. M. Karssen, directeur bedrijfsvoering, de Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam or by e-mail: vacature.soc. fswc@vu.nl. Toward the end of October candidates will be invited for a job interview. The candidates who are invited for a job interview will be asked to write a sketch of how they would elaborate on the outlined research project (500-1000 words in English or Dutch). Job interviews will take place on Thursday and Friday 4 & 5 November 2010.


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CfP: 2011 Annual PSA (Pacific Sociological Assoc.) Meeting, Seattle

2011 PSA ANNUAL MEETING
The 2011 PSA annual meeting will be held March 10-13 at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Seattle, WA

Theme: Sociologists as Claims Makers: Turning Theory into Action
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 15, 2010.

http://www.pacificsoc.org/2002/06/2011-annual-meeting.html


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CfT: "European policies and practices in designing and delivering outcome-oriented curricula in vocational education and training"

Relaunch of "European policies and practices in designing and delivering outcome-oriented curricula in vocational education and training"

This is a relaunch of an Open Invitation to tender for the conclusion of a study service contract, which should focus on the achievement of the following main objectives:
- to map and comparatively analyse outcome-oriented approaches to curriculum policy and practice in initial vocational education and training (IVET);
- to examine in-depth the role of outcome-oriented approaches in curricula for facilitating or hindering learner-centerednes s and inclusiveness in teaching and learning processes.

An overview of outcome-oriented approaches to curriculum policies in the 32 countries participating in the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework (“ET 2020”) shall be provided, as well as an in-depth analysis of 15 case studies of how such policies are implemented in practice.

Deadline for submitting tenders: 07/10/2010 (17h00 local time for hand-delivered tenders).

http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/working-with-us/public-procurements/16602.aspx


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Max Weber postdoc program in social sciences and humanities, European Comission

The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.

Fellows are supported and encouraged to pursue their research agendas and participate in the research activities of the EUI, and in particular, the research activities of the Max Weber Programme and of the EUI Departments with which they are affiliated.

The Max Weber Programme, hosted in the beautiful Villa La Fonte, provides excellent research facilities, a range of activities to improve communication skills (writing, presentation and teaching), and actively supports Fellows looking for an academic job; for those interested, it offers a range of teaching-training possibilities (within the EUI, Florence and abroad), and it organizes multidisciplinary research workshops and discussions on different aspects of academic careers. Many of these activities are organized by the Fellows themselves. All these elements (see the Programme of Activities for more details) make the Max Weber Fellowship a unique
and productive multicultural and multidisciplinary personal and intellectual experience at the beginning of a promising academic career.

As a service to the academic community at large – especially to those starting an academic career in the social sciences and humanities – the Programme hosts the Academic Careers Observatory. The Max Weber Programme offers 1- and 2-year fellowships. The annual deadline for
applications for these Max Weber Fellowships is 25 October but please note that applications for self-funded fellowships are considered until 20 April.

http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/MaxWeberProgramme/ApplytotheMWP/Index.aspx


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Postdoc in history / economics / classics / anthropology, Goethe University

Call for 1 Postdoc-position (2 years) with earliest possible starting date:

“Contributions to the genesis of money by scholars of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitä t in Frankfurt am Main (e.g. Bernhard Laum (1884-1974), Wilhelm Gerloff (1880-1954) and others)”

The Postdoc-position consists of a monthly stipend of EUR 1365 plus expenses and child allowance (where eligible).

Candidates must hold an excellent doctoral degree in history, economics, classics, anthropology or a related discipline. The ability to work with documents and handwriting from archives in their original language is a prerequisite.

Upon acceptance of the Post-doc position, the candidate is obliged to take up residence in the Rhein-Main area, be involved in the activities of the graduate school and support the supervision of the PhD-candidates.

The graduate school and the universities involved have an equal opportunity policy and therefore we explicitly encourage women to apply for the position. Physically handicapped applicants with equal qualifications and experience will be given preferential consideration. The Goethe University was certified by the ‘audit familiengerechte hochschule’ in 2005 and strives to create a family friendly work environment.

Applications together with the required documents should be submitted by 15 October 2010 either by post or email to the representative of the graduate school:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Markus von Kaenel
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitä t
Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften, Abt. II
Grüneburgplatz 1, Fach 136
D-60629 Frankfurt a. M.
value@em.uni-frankfurt.de

http://www.value.uni-frankfurt.de/engl/Call.html


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CfP: Housing in Hard Times: Class, Poverty and Social Exclusion 2011

Housing in Hard Times: Class, Poverty and Social Exclusion

University of York
Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th April 2011

The economic downturn and its consequences have resulted in hard times for UK housing, as the crisis has moved through the housing market into the wider social policy arena. This conference provides an opportunity to reflect on research and policy analysis concerning the wider implications of economic change, with a specific focus on concepts of class, poverty and social exclusion. The event will interrogate the impact of economic shifts on the most vulnerable
members of society, whatever their housing tenure. Plenary speakers from the housing studies community and beyond will offer different perspectives on the conference theme.

Confirmed speakers include:

• Professor Chris Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University
• Professor Ian Cole, Sheffield Hallam University
• Professor Chris Hamnett, King’s College London
• Andy Milne, Chief Executive, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum
• Dr Gerry Mooney, Open University
• Dr Kirsteen Paton, University of Glasgow
• A speaker from Shelter

Papers are welcome from academics and practitioners in housing and
related disciplines. A call for papers will be issued in the autumn of
2010.

Further details will appear on the Housing Studies web site:
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/chp/hsa/index.htm or via the HSA secretariat at: arl4@york.ac. uk


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JOB: Professor in Visual Arts, Princeton University, NJ, SUA

The Visual Arts Program, under the aegis of the Lewis Center for the Arts, is inviting applications for a tenured position in photography at Princeton University. The successful candidate will work with the Director of the Visual Arts Program to develop all aspects of the
study of undergraduate photography at Princeton University. In addition to a full-time teaching load, duties will include assisting the Director in the conceptualization and implementation of the photography curriculum, planning equipment and technology needs, monitoring work spaces and laboratory facilities, and fostering a vital role for photography within the Visual Arts Program, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the University.

She/he is a practicing artist in the field of photography, with a national or international reputation. She/he can demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. She/he is able to participate in and contribute to the fabric of the Visual Arts Program, including the installation of student shows and the evaluation of portfolios submitted by applicants to the University, applicants to the Visual Arts Program, Junior independent projects, and Senior thesis projects.

Where and what to send electronically: Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. To find this job announcement, search under Requisition number: 1000505

Please submit a CV, a statement about your teaching philosophy (one page or less), sample syllabi and (if applicable) scholarly work, and the names and contact information of three references (required).

Where and what to send via US postal service or international courier:

Princeton University
Visual Arts Program Office
c/o Photography Search Committee
185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08544

Approximately 20 images of recent work on a CD. Images must be formatted as jpegs and be no larger than 1200 pixels in any one dimension at 72 dpi. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelop (SASE) if you wish to have your CD returned to you. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.


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CfP: ASN 2011 World Convention, New York, 14-16.4.2011

Call for Papers: “Charting the Nation between State and Society”

16th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
14-16 April 2011
www.nationalities.org

***Proposal deadline: 3 November 2010***

Contact information:
proposals must be submitted to:
darel@uottawa. ca and darelasn2011@ gmail.com

Follow ASN on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-the-Study-of-Nationalities/116040015082264?ref=ts

Check out the ASN Nationalities Blog
http://nationalities.wordpress.com/

140 PANELS on the Balkans, Central Europe and the Baltics, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey, Afghanistan, China, and Nationalism Studies

SPECIAL SECTIONS on
History, Politics, and Memory
Ethnicity and Violence
Debating Self-Determination after Kosovo

THEMATIC Panels on
Islam and Politics, Genocide and Mass Killing, Religion, Language Politics, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Autonomy, Gender and Identity, EU Integration, Migration, Borders and Diasporas, War Crimes and International Tribunals, Political Economy and the Nation, History and Nation-Building, and many more…

SCREENING of New Documentaries

SPECIAL ROUNDTABLES on New Books

AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers, the ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies, the ASN Audience Award for Best Documentary

SPECIAL EVENTS sponsored by the ASN Journal Nationalities Papers

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world, and Central Eurasia. Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers by looking at the 2010 Final Program, which can be accessed at http://nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN_2010_Final_program-April.pdf.

The Convention also invites proposals devoted to comparative perspectives on nationalism- related issues in other regions of the world, as well as theoretical approaches that need not be grounded in any particular geographic region. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography and geopolitics, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related
fields. Papers presented at the Convention will be made available on CDs to participants, but not be posted on the ASN website.

Moreover, the Convention is inviting paper, panel, roundtable, or special presentation proposals related to three special thematic sidebars:
•“History, Politics and Memory,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, political discourse and historical research;
•“Ethnicity and Violence,”on the conditions, mechanism, construction, implications and global perspective of violence perpetrated against “ethnic” groups, in Osh and elsewhere;
•“Debating Self-Determination after Kosovo”, in the wake of the recent Advisory Opinion by the International Court of Justice.

Nationalities Papers, the ASN flagship journal, will hold the first Nationalities Debate,a high profile discussion on the state of the art, as well as a new edition of the roundtable “How To Get Your Article Published”, one of the most attended panels at the ASN 2010 Convention. The roundtable will include Ethnopolitics, the other ASN journal and the ASN publishing house Taylor & Francis. Nationalities Papers will also sponsor the opening reception.

For several years, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers. The winners at the 2010 Convention were Marlene Spoerri (U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for the Balkans, Cristian Cercel (Durham U,
UK) for Central Europe, Nicole Eaton (UC Berkeley, US) and Michal Simecka (U of Oxford, UK) for Russia/Ukraine/ Caucasus, and Mateusz Laszczkowski (Max Planck Institute, Germany) for Central Eurasia/Turkey.

More details are available at http://nationalities.org/convention/prize.asp. Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2011 Convention, who
will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November 2010, and whose papers are delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The ASN Convention proudly inaugurated in 2010 the first annual ASN Harriman Book Prize—the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. The winner was Holly Case (Cornell U, US) for her monograph Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford University Press, 2009). For information on how to have a book considered for the 2011 Book Prize, please contact Dmitry Gorenburg at asnbookprize@gmail.com.

The 2011 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries made within the past few years and available in DVD format (either NTSC or PAL). The documentaries selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots and, in several cases, will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert. Films on the 2009 Program included Russian Lessons (Norway/Russia, Georgia, 2009), Absence of Will (Georgia, 2009), La Shoah par balles (France, 2008), Komi-Permyak Autumn (Estonia, 2009) and Questions nationales (Canada, 2009). The full 2010 film lineup can be accessed at http://nationalities.org/convention/films_2010.asp. The Convention will also launch its first ASN Audience Award for Best Documentary. More details will be available later.

Proposal Information

The 2011 Convention invites proposals for individual papers or panels. A panel includes a chair, three or four presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. The 2010 Convention is also welcoming offers to serve as discussant on a panel to be created by the Program Committee
from individual paper proposals. The application to be considered as discussant can be self-standing, or accompanied by an individual paper proposal.

There is no application form to fill out in order to send proposals to the convention, but a fact sheet is required. The Fact Sheet can be downloaded at www.nationalities.org.

Individual paper proposals must include four items:
*Contact information: the name, email, postal address and academic affiliation of the applicant
*A 300- to 500-word abstract (shorter abstracts will not be considered) with the title of the paper
*A 100-word biographical statement, in narrative form (a paragraph). CVs will be rejected.

A example of biographical statement is at www.nationalities.org. Individual proposals featuring more than one author (joint proposal) must include the contact information and biographical statement of all authors and specify whether all co-authors intend to attend the Convention.
*A Fact Sheet, to be downloaded at www.nationalities. org.

Panel proposals must include four items:
*Contact information (see above) of all proposed panelists.
*The title of the panel and of all papers (abstracts of the papers are not required).
*A 100-word biographical statement (see above) for each proposed panelist. CVs will be rejected
*A Fact Sheet for each panelist.

Proposals can also be sent for roundtables (with presentations not based on written papers) and book panels. The same four elements apply.

Proposals for documentaries must include four items:
*Contact information (see above)
*A 300- to 500-word abstract of the documentary
*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). CVs will be rejected.
*A Fact Sheet

Proposals for a roundtable following the screening of a film are most welcome. In these cases, the requirements of a panel proposal apply, in addition to the 300- to 500-word abstract of the film.

Proposals for serve as a discussant must include four items:
*Contact information (see above)
*A 100-word statement about your areas of expertise
*A 100-word biographical statement (see above). CVs will be rejected.
*A Fact Sheet (see above)
Proposals for applicants already included in an individual paper or panel proposal need only include the 100-word statement on areas of expertise.

IMPORTANT: All proposals must be sent in a single email message, with a maximum of two attachments—the proposal itself (contact info, abstract, bio statement) and the Fact Sheet. Proposals with more than two attachments will not be considered. The proposals must be sent to
darel@uottawa. ca AND darelasn2011@ gmail.com.

The receipt of all proposals will be promptly acknowledged electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high volume of proposals.

Participants are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. Unfortunately, ASN has no funding available for panelists.

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified by January 2011. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.

The full list of panels from last year’s convention can be accessed at
http://nationalities.org/convention/pdfs/ASN_2010_Final_program-April.pdf

The programs from past conventions, going back to 2001, are also online at http://nationalities.org/convention/past.asp

Several dozen publishers and companies have had exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in past years. Due to considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place their order early. For information, please contact Convention Executive Director Gordon N. Bardos (gnb12@columbia. edu).

The ASN Facebook page will post regular updates on the ASN 2011 Convention. To become a follower of ASN on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-for-the-Study-ofNationalities/116040015082264?ref=ts and click on the “Like” option.

ASN has also inaugurated the popular ASN Nationalities Blog this past June that already featured several entries on the Kyrgyzstan ethnic violence, the Kosovo self-determination ruling, the citizenship law in Hungary, language politics in Ukraine, secessionism in Belgium, Poland,
Macedonia, and sports and nationalism. The blog can be accessed at http://nationalities.wordpress.com/ and blog updates are posted on Facebook.

We very much look forward to hearing from you and receiving your proposal!

The Convention Organizing Committee:
Dominique Arel, ASN President
Gordon N. Bardos, Executive Director
Sherrill Stroschein, Program Chair
Florian Bieber, Zsuzsa Csergo, Dmitry Gorenburg, Alexandra Goujon, and
Vejas Liulevicius, ASN Executive Committee

Deadline for proposals: 3 November 2010 (to be sent to both
darel@uottawa. ca AND darelasn2010@ gmail.com)

The ASN Convention’s headquarters are located at the:

Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212 854 8487 tel
212 666 3481 fax
gnb12@columbia. edu

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Concursul U4energy: Provocarea scolii europene

Scolile din intreaga Europa sunt invitate sa participe la acest concurs captivant si sa-si demonstreze realizarile in ce priveste optimizarea consumului de energie pentru a contribui la asigurarea unui viitor durabil. Prima runda a concursului U4energy va fi lansata oficial in septembrie 2010. Puteti trimite activitatile scolilor voastre, axate pe schimbarea comportamentului de consum in sensul economisirii energiei, pana in mai 2011. Deci, pregatiti-va!

Mai multe informatii despre concurs gasiti la adresa de mai jos:

http://www.u4energy.eu/web/guest

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CfP: "Making Connections: Migration, Gender and Care Labour in Transnational Context 14-15 April 2011, University of Oxford

14-15 April 2011, University of Oxford

The ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and the Centre for International Research on Care Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Leeds invite proposals for papers for this conference.

The conference seeks to develop connections between different aspects of the study of migrant care labour in transnational contexts: between state policies in care, migration and labour markets and the gendered and racialised divisions that shape these; in the relationship between
both sending and receiving countries; and in the different scope and contexts of care work from so-called informal or unskilled home-based labour to the professional migration of, for example, nurses.

Keynote speakers include Rhacel Parreñas (University of Southern California), Fiona Williams (University of Leeds) and Bridget Anderson (COMPAS).

Guidelines for submitting abstracts/papers:
Abstracts of proposed papers (max. 250 words) should be submitted by 19th November 2010 to: isabel.shutes@ compas.ox. ac.uk Proposals should correspond with one of the following themes of the conference sessions:
* Convergence and divergence in care, migration and labour market regimes
* Globalization, gender, migration and care work/ the global political economy of care
* The experience of migration and care in the sending countries
* Migrant labour, care and the labour market
* Cross-national or single country analyses of the intersection of policy areas in the employment of migrant care workers

Accepted papers are due by 18th March 2011. All papers will be circulated to participants in advance of the conference.

Registration will be limited to a maximum of 40 participants. Details will be available on the COMPAS website www.compas.ox.ac.uk in December. A registration fee of £180 will be charged (which includes attendance of the two-day conference, conference dinner and onenight’s accommodation at the University of Oxford). For information on registration please email: ida.persson@compas.ox.ac.uk

The conference organisers will pay for the attendance of two PhD students presenting papers. Please indicate when submitting an abstract if you are a PhD student.

Call for Papers (available to download at http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events)

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics: NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health Nucleus, King's College, London, UK

Applications are invited for the post of Post-doctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics to join the NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health (BRC-MH). The BRC-MH, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, undertakes translational research across 7 mental disorder specific themes and 3 Cross-cutting themes. The BRC-MH received a £3m infrastructure grant from Trustees of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Guys and St Thomas' Trust (GSTT) Charity for a ‘Nucleus' of IT developments, bioinformatics and biostatistics to support a variety of strategically important BRC-MH research initiatives.

As part of the BRC bioinformatics group the successful candidate will be expected to perform integrative bioinformatics research of an international standard complementary to the overall research strategy of the BRC-MH. This strategy includes the use of transcriptomics, genomics, proteomics, neuroimaging, clinical records mining and other approaches to identify biomarkers of progression, disease and treatment response and further understanding mental illness. Duties of the role will include the development of tools for large scale data analysis, integration, mining and visualisation; the design and analysis of large variable datasets, pattern classification and mathematical/statistical modelling and programming in a variety of languages on a Linux platform.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Richard Dobson (Tel: +(0)203 2288563;

Email: richard.j.dobson@kcl.ac.uk). Where applicants are short listed for interview, references will normally be taken up prior to interview. Applicants who do not wish any referees to be so contacted should make this explicitly clear on their application

Details

The successful candidate will have a relevant PhD and a proven track record of bioinformatics research.S/he will therefore need to be familiar with relevant tools such as R, MySQL and Perl.

Salary

£33,070 pa

Post duration

The post is funded to 31 March 2012

Contact

To obtain further particulars, an application form and further information about the Institute, please see our website at http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@iop.kcl.ac.uk. Completed application forms should be emailed to this address or posted to the address given in the further


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Cfp - Technology as Method/Method as Technology

Call for Papers

The Sociology Students Association of the CUNY Graduate Center invites paper proposals from graduate students for the interdisciplinary conference:

Technology as Method/Method as Technology

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne-Laure Fayard

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Technology Management, NYU Poly

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Sociology has a deeply reciprocal relationship with technology. As Foucault reminds us, sociology has its origins in technologies of governance, especially the birth of statistics and the concomitant emergence of ‘populations’ as objects of study. Despite critical interventions at the margins, mainstream sociology continues to treat technology as a mere object of study. Technologies generate new forms of sociality that encompass both the researcher and her method – technology is already social, just as the social is already delimited by technology.

While social scientists often associate technologies with physical forms, the idea of technology has its origins in the Greek word tekhnologia, or technique – a mode or pattern of thought that is inclusive of, but not limited to, specific ‘technological objects.’ Necessarily, systems of thought often emerge before the generation of appropriate technological objects. Although there has been some research on technological objects, there has been less interest in the techno-social nexus from which these objects emerge and the ways they are shaping method – even when method does not consider itself ‘technological.’

This conference will explore the ways in which technology engages with method and method engages with technology. What subjectivities, potentialities and capacities are being generated – or suppressed – at the techno-methodological juncture? How have ideologies and social facts preceded and necessitated technological objects? How do systems of thought generate or influence the techniques of method? What kinds of technologies/methods are we using today? How is technological change shaping the questions we ask and methods we use to study the social world? What ethical problems do technologies/methods pose? What kinds of innovative methods are researchers employing using ‘new’ and ‘old’ technologies? How are new technologies (i.e. social networking media, portable media devices, etc) shaping the methods we use? How do we define a technology/method as a ‘legitimate’ research tool and how do time and technological changes alter our perception of that validity? What qualifies old (‘classical’) technologies/methods as relevant?

Technology as Method/ Method as Technology invites proposals addressing the above questions and the following thematic areas:

* the boundaries of ‘legitimate’ methods
* transgressive methods
* methods beyond disciplines
* hierarchy of methods
* power relations in methods
* power of methods
* method and political economy
* the institutionalization of marginal methods
* theorizing quantitative methods and technologies

Please submit an extended abstract of 500-750 by Thursday, September 23, 2010.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions for participation by October 1, 2010.

This event is free and open to the public

http://opencuny.org/gcsoc/technology-as-method/cfp/

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Conference: ‘Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia 2011’

Dear Friends / Colleagues,

I am writing this message to request your participation in the first academic international conference on `Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia 2011', which is being hosted by Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia in February (15-17), 2011. The conference website is www.ellta.org.

The core emphasis of the conference is on understanding Asian perspectives on leadership and learning. The questions that the conference intends to address are:
• Are the west-inspired theories on leadership in relation to learning relevant for Asia in general and different contexts in Asia in particular?
• Is there a need to develop theories specific for Asia in general and different contexts in Asia in particular?
• Are there existing theories on leadership and learning with an Asian origin, which have not received much attention or have not been acknowledged so far?

I look forward to hearing from you…quite eagerly!

With Very Warm Regards,
Muhammad Babur

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Postdoc: Child Psychiatry and Brain Maturation at IOP - King's College, London

We would like to invite applications for a postdoctorate researcher starting in January 2011. This is a 12 month position on a project in an NIHR funded programme of research called ‘Crossing the Divide' that aims to investigate issues relating to the transition from child to adult services. This component of the programme is concerned with the evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and the Development and Well Being Assessment (the DAWBA) against expert clinical diagnosis.

Details

The successful candidate will have a psychology PhD as well as postgraduate research in a relevant field. They will also be familiar with the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Salary

Starting salary range £33,070 pa (inclusive of £2,323 pa London Allowance).

Post duration

The post is funded for 12 months.

Contact

To obtain further particulars, an application form and further information about the Institute, please see our website at http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@iop.kcl.ac.uk. Completed application forms should be emailed to this address or posted to the address given in the further particulars.


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Post doc in Bordeaux, France

Position profile : Post-doctoral researcher (m/f)
Duration : 2 years contract
Structure : IMN BORDEAUX, FRANCE
level: PhD
title: Neurophysiology
fellowship
Range of salary : 1800 - 2200 euros per month (net)
(according to experience)

Host Organization :
The « Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives » (IMN - Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders) is a research unit under the guardianship of the CNRS and the University Victor Segalen-Bordeaux 2. It supports close links with the University Hospital of Bordeaux. The laboratory, featuring 95 persons, is an integral part of the Neurocampus, the Bordeaux Excellence center for Neuroscience. The laboratory is organized into 7 independent scientific teams.

MISSION :
The post-doc will be in charge, under the supervision of the project leader and in close collaboration with the other project members, of a project aiming at restoring motor performances in the Parkinson's disease gold standard, the MPTP-treated non-human primate, through the development of brain-machine interface.

This project is supported by European contract (NEUWALK) aiming at characterizing the electrophysiologial and cinematic parameters of a "normal" state, at developing the movement analysis methodology, at performing the surgical implantation of a "smart" stimulator invented and developed by our partners in the European network on the parkinsonian monkeys and at quantifying the behavioral consequences.

ACTVITIES :
- To develop protocols and adapt the experimental conditions in order to answer to the project goals
- To jointly run electrophysiologica l investigations (chronic EMG recordings, tridimensional kinematics, cortical and subcortical multi-single unit telemetric recordings) in a pathophysiological context (macaque model of Parkinson's disease)
- To share and exploit the data with the European partners in order to better define and improve the characteristics of the spinal stimulator.

EXPERIENCE :
- Strong knowledge in movement physiology, Basal Ganglia physiology, and cellular biology.
- Proven practice in electrophysiology - Master the conceptual framework
- Fluent in English

ABILITY :
The following attributes will be well-regarded: ability to communicate with people at all levels, strong time organization proficiency, aptitude to work both unsupervised and as a part of a team, competency in data processing and in using analysis softwares (e.g. Mathlab).

Contact :
To apply, send a e-mail at Erwan Bezard (Erwan.bezard@ u-bordeaux2. fr) and Christian Gross (christian.gross@ u-bordeaux2. fr), with a cover letter, a CV, the list of publications and the summary of the PhD dissertation

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Sep 26, 2010

2 PhD Position (Astrophotonics and Nonlinear Optics) IAP-FSU

http://www.iap.uni-jena.de/vacancies/dateien/2010-09-02-IAP_PhD_topics-en.pdf

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Sep 25, 2010

13 PhD positions in Population Genetics, Vienna, Austria

Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics
http://www.popgen-vienna.at/application/procedure.html

Deadline: 13 February 2011

Procedure

We encourage young, enthusiastic graduate students intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics to apply for the program within the application deadline. However, interested students are welcome to apply throughout the year as additional positions may become available. A high level of dedication and activity will be expected from you during the program, and you should be able to integrate into a very international team with English as the working language.
Only complete applications will be considered!

Applicants are requested to provide the following information as a single pdf document by email:
�¡CV
�¡a motivation letter with a statement of research interests
�¡university certificates including grades
�¡a copy of your university degree that enables you to pursue a doctoral study (diploma, master); if you will earn your degree after the deadline: please supply recent transcripts
�¡an indication of two preferred topics
�¡at least two reference letters (download form below) assessing your scientific qualifications need to be e-mailed directly to us. Please allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letters within the deadline!

The selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the faculty members.

The interview will consist of three phases:
1.presentation of one publication selected by the applicant from three publications suggested by the faculty.
2.questions of the faculty to the applicant about the paper and the applicant's background and motivation
3.questions of the applicant to the faculty.

As the next step in the selection procedure the applicants will have the opportunity to interact with current students of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. This will take place without the presence of the faculty members and should provide the applicants with further insights into the spirit of the PhD program. Furthermore, the applicants are given the opportunity to interact with the prospective thesis advisor to discuss specific aspects of the project. The final decision is made by the faculty, aiming to recruit the candidates with the highest scientific potential.

http://www.popgen-vienna.at/application/procedure.html

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