The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) has an opening for a position of a Webmaster/Web Designer.

In addition to a tuition waiver (12 credits per semester and 6 credits for summer), GAs receive a stipend of approximately $13,000 paid in ten installments during the academic year. GAs are expected to work 20 hours per week.

To be eligible for the GA position applicants must be enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Sciences or in a formal joint-degree program between the COAS and another school during the academic year.

The Webmaster/Web Design GA holds primary responsibility for maintaining the IAUNRC website at http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc/ , and will also be responsible for maintaining the MS Access and MySQL database of the Center’s substantial collection of cultural artifacts and multimedia resources.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Access
    • Understanding of interacting with a remote server
      • Terminal access through programs like PuTTY
      • Using FTP software, such as WinSCP
      • Familiarity with languages used in web design
        • HTML
        • CSS
        • Understanding of Adobe Creative Suite Programs
          • Photoshop – image manipulation
          • InDesign – design of print material
          • Illustrator – manipulation of vector images
          • Dreamweaver – one way through which the website is manipulated
          • Familiarity with audio editing programs for podcast design
            • Adobe Audition or Audacity
            • High proficiency in Excel
              • Familiar with Excel functions
              • High proficiency in Access
                • Familiar with how to manipulate Access databases through the backend, particularly through use of SQL
                • Knowledge of web standards
                  • Familiar with HTML5 specifications
                  • Familiar with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
                  • Familiar with CSS3 modules and newer features made possible by CSS3
                  • Knowledge of PHP – website’s content management system is written in PHP
                  • Knowledge of SQL – website relies on MySQL database
                  • Familiarity/previous experience with using content management systems
                    • Experience with Drupal highly desired, site runs on Drupal
                    • Experience with other CMS’, such as WordPress or Joomla, also will make a candidate very competitive
                    • Expertise/previous experience in graphic design

Desired Skills

The ideal candidate will be flexible, hard-working, with strong organizational skills. Familiarity with the peoples and regions of Central Eurasia is highly desirable. Although each of the Center GAs holds primary responsibility for one area (Outreach, Web Design, Newsletter), all of them perform outreach activities.

Application materials can be downloaded here. The deadline for submitting the applications is May 4, 2012. Please submit your application to krydeljo@indiana.edu.

Please note that IAUNRC’s ability to fund the positions is contingent on receipt of necessary funding from the US Department of Education.

American Research Institute in Turkey 2013-2014 Programs

 


AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY


University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104-6324

American Research Institute in Turkey

University of Pennsylvania Museum

3260 South Street

Philadelphia  PA  19104-6324

 

Spring 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To:       Newsletter / Listserve / Journal Editor

From:  Nancy Leinwand, Administrator

(215) 898-3474

fax:  (215) 898-0657

email:  leinwand@sas.upenn.edu

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

Re:  ARIT fellowship programs for doctoral and post-doctoral research in the humanities and social sciences in Turkey, 2013-2014 and for Turkish language study, summer 2013.

The American Research Institute in Turkey is a non-profit academic organization founded in 1964 for the purpose of supporting research and promoting scholarly exchanges in Turkey.  ARIT administers a number of fellowship programs to support research and exchanges in Turkey as described in the attached release.  In addition, ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara.  Both branches include a library, hostel, and administrative offices for the support of American and Canadian based scholars conducting research in Turkey.

Please contact this office for further information about ARIT research centers, programs, or membership.


AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY

University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104-6324

ARIT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2013-2014

American Research Institute in Turkey / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2013-2014.  ARIT/NEH Advanced Fellowships cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history for applicants who have completed their academic training. The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year.  Stipends range from $16,800 to 50,400.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2013-2014, pending funding.  ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, from one to three months up to terms of a year.  Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000.

Applications for ARIT fellowships must be submitted to ARIT before November 1, 2012.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants by late January, 2013.

ARIT LANGUAGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS 2013, pending funding.

ARIT – Princeton Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Bogazici University, Istanbul, summer 2013, pending funding.  The program supports intensive study of advanced Turkish language at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, including air fare, tuition, and stipend.  The application deadline is February 1.

 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PROGRAM IN TURKISH LANGUAGE

Critical Language Scholarship Institutes in Turkish Language.  The program provides support for intensive study of Turkish language at all levels, including air fare, tuition, and stipend.  Courses are held in several locations in Turkey.  The competition is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.  For more information, please see the program website at http://www.clscholarship.org/index.html.  The application deadline is around November 1 – exact date to be announced.

Contact:

Nancy Leinwand  
American Research Institute in Turkey tel 215 898 3474
University of Pennsylvania Museum fax 215 898 0657
3260 South Street leinwand@sas.upenn.edu
Philadelphia  PA  19104-6324 http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT

FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE FOR SWSEEL: THE SUMMER LANGUAGE WORKSHOP!

Tuition is waived for graduate students in BCS 1, Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian.

The priority deadline has passed, but applications for admissions and funding are still being accepted. Late funding applications will be considered after the first round of applications has been reviewed and pending the availability of funds.

    • ALL participants pay IN-STATE TUITION
    • Indiana residents qualify for an ADDITIONAL 25% TUITION REDUCTION
    • Foreign Language Area Studies Awards
  1. Now available for undergraduate students of Russian (Third year and higher)
  2. Available for graduate students of all languages
  • Title VIII funding

 

Available for graduate students and professionals studying Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I & II, Czech, Dari I & II, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto I & II, Polish, Romanian, Russian (Third year and higher), Tatar, Uyghur I & II, and Uzbek I & II

  • Project GO

 

  1. Available for ROTC Cadets and Mid-Shipmen studying Arabic, Dari, Kazakh, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Uyghur, and Uzbek

The Summer Language Workshop 2012 will offer the following languages*

Arabic 1-3
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1-2
Czech 1
Dari 1-2
Georgian 1
Hungarian 1
Kazakh 1
Mongolian 1
Pashto 1-2
Persian 1
Polish 1
Romanian 1
Russian 1-6
Tatar 1
Turkish 1
Uyghur 1-2
Uzbek 1-2
Yiddish 1

*contingent upon enrollment

Classes meet June 4-July 27, 2012. Level 1 Russian and all levels of Arabic start May 29, 2012.

Apply now: https://www.indiana.edu/~swseel/applications/login/1100.html

GRADUATE WORKSTUDY ASSISTANT POSITION- NELC, April 13, 2012 Deadline

GRADUATE WORKSTUDY ASSISTANT POSITION- Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
GOODBODY 219

Job Description
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a graduate student with superior computer, office, communication and interpersonal skills who is willing and able to perform a wide variety of duties under the supervision of the department office manager. Responsibilities may include but not limited to special events; arranging, scheduling and managing most matters relating to the department’s annual memorial and other lectures. This candidate must be able to assist in the production of the department’s newsletter, constructing, editing and updating the departmental website and perform standard office tasks. This requires the person to be dependable, cooperative and able to accept instruction as well as assist with other projects as priorities change. The successful candidate should have/be able to:
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Publisher and Dreamweaver.
Manage all matters related to the Spring annual NELC lecture, including hosting receptions, preparing programs, invitations and advertising event, assisting in the reception, sending thank you letters to donors and tracking donors and contributions.
Assist in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication.
Prepare advertising for NELC events.
Design and prepare NELC newsletter.
Create statistical reports and spreadsheets and donor reports/mailings as needed.
Host departmental events which may require working evenings.
Assist Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Office Manager as directed.
Perform other departmental office duties as needed, including, but not limited to handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing office reception services.

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit a letter outlining previous experience and qualifications and a C.V. to:
Jan Thoms
NELC GWS Applications
Goodbody Hall 214
1011 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
THIS POSITION REQUIRES 15 HOURS PER WEEK DURING OFFICE HOURS OF 8-12 & 1-5PM
AND MAY REQUIRE SOME EVENING HOURS.
INCLUDES FEE REMISSION AND A STIPEND.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 13, 2012
All applicants must complete the FAFSA (financial air form) and be eligible to receive federal graduate work-study assistance. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance in Franklin Hall 208 (812-855-0321) for further information.

GA Position- NELC, April 13, 2012 Deadline

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION- Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
GOODBODY 219

Job Description
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is seeking a graduate student with superior writing, editing, computer, office, communication and interpersonal skills who is willing and able to perform a wide variety of duties. Responsibilities may include but not limited to research assignments, creating the department’s newsletter including writing, editing and production as well as editing and updating the department’s website and various office duties. This requires the person to be dependable, cooperative and able to accept instruction and assist with other projects as priorities change. This person will report to the Chair of the Department and the Department Office Manager. The successful candidate should have/be able to:

Excellent writing and editing skills.
Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Publisher and Dreamweaver.
Assist in obtaining manuscripts of papers from lecturers, and editing and preparing for publication.
Prepare advertising for NELC events.
Design and prepare NELC newsletter.
Create statistical reports and spreadsheets and donor reports/mailings as needed.
Assist with departmental events which may require working evenings.
Assist Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Office Manager as directed.
Perform other departmental office duties as needed, including, but not limited to handling confidential materials, photocopying, sorting mail, answering phones, and providing office reception services.

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit a letter outlining previous experience and qualifications and a C.V. to:
Jan Thoms
NELC Applications
Goodbody Hall 214
1011 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

THIS POSITION REQUIRES 20 HOURS PER WEEK DURING OFFICE HOURS OF 8-12 & 1-5PM
AND MAY REQUIRE SOME EVENING HOURS.
INCLUDES FEE REMISSION AND A STIPEND.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 13, 2012

IRB Townhall Meetings at IUB and IUPUI

The Indiana University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), in coordination with the Office of Research Ethics, Education & Policy (REEP), invites you to an IRB Town Hall Meeting.

The town hall meetings are designed for the IU research community to have an opportunity to meet with IRB Members and HSO staff to ask questions, obtain guidance, and/or make a suggestion (or two) as well as for the HSO to provide updated information on policies or processes.

For more information, view the Town Hall flyer here: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/Events/IRB_TownHall_Flyer.pdf or contact REEP at reep@iu.edu.

IUB: Date Time Location
  Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:00-3:30 pm IMU Sassafras
  Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:00-3:30 pm IMU Sassafras
IUPUI: Date Time Location
  Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:00-3:30 pm Campus Center, rm 264
  Monday, June 11, 2012 2:00-3:30 pm Campus Center, rm 264

Registration for the Town Hall meetings is requested, but not required. To register, please visit: http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html

FULL SCHOLARSHIP TRAINING IN METHODS OF TEACHING YOUNGER LEARNERS ARABIC, CHINESE, PERSIAN, TURKISH, SWAHILI

WHY:  

Train teachers for language instruction in community settings: Bridges 2 Children

WHAT:               

◊  Participate in intensive, professional development institute

◊  Learn appropriate teaching methods for Pre-K to grade 6

◊  Design lessons, materials, & developmentally appropriate assessment

◊  Gain skills in community-based language advocacy & twice weekly afternoon practicum experiences at different community-based sites

◊  Receive six credits for two courses – language teaching methods & practicum

WHO:                  

◊  Current or Prospective teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Turkish, or Swahili

◊  Graduate or Undergraduates desiring a teaching credential

Class size is limited to 10 graduate & 5 undergraduate students

Online:     May 14 – June 1                     3-week online preparation and class

Onsite:     June 8 – June 29                  3-week residential Bloomington program

Follow Up:     July 2 – August 20              follow up online- finalization of projects

WHERE:

Residential program – School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

PROVIDED:    

Tuition, room & board, in-town transportation, program materials

IU PARTNERS:

Department of Literacy, Culture & Language Education of the School of Education | Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Center for the Study of Global Change | Center for Social Studies and International Education | Center for the Study of the Middle East

Application Deadline: April 28th, 2012

Send application to jonesc@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-0447 for Questions

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program- Deadline: April 30, 2012

Request for Applications (Download the RFA as a PDF)

This RFA solicits applications to support U.S. students conducting research on topics related to the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future (FTF). All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible.

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security grants are intended to support students interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting by supporting the student’s work in-residence at an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. Note, all research centers of the CGIAR consortium are eligible partners; if you are interested in working within an IARC or NARC outside of the CGIAR system, please contact us at borlaugfellows@purdue.edu before developing your application.

The students are expected to have two mentors: an academic thesis advisor at their home institution and a mentor from the IARC or NARS that is serving as host for the student’s international fieldwork. The applicant must demonstrate that there is strong support for the proposed project by both his/her graduate advisor and the IARC/NARS mentor. We encourage students to seek guidance from both their academic mentors and field mentor(s) as they develop their project.

Students are encouraged to think creatively about the needs of their particular project and plan a budget that best suits their educational needs and circumstances.  Grant funds can be used to support a variety of research needs that includes student travel to the research site, living expenses while abroad, and travel for the academic mentor and/or field mentor to the IARC/NARS or the student’s U.S. university, respectively.  Funds cannot be used to pay tuition or salaries.

The grants have a maximum value of USD 15,000 for students applying for 6-month long international research stays; USD 20,000 for 1-year long international research stays; and USD 40,000 for 2-year long international research stays. Students are expected to stay in-residence for the majority of the time (85%) with some time available for short-term absences. Grant funds are not intended to cover all costs of the proposed research, and applicants are expected to leverage outside funding in support of their work plans.

Due Date: The deadline for submission is April 16, 2012 (UPDATE: Deadline has now been extended to April 30, 2012). We anticipate awarding up to 30 grants through this RFA.

Application: To submit an application, follow the instructions here.

Applicants who need assistance in making contact with international mentors should contact a representative at the various International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs). Please note that we do not match students with mentors, but the Purdue Center for Global Food Security staff is able to provide recommendations and to provide contact information for potential centers and mentors.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, and must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program.

Review of Applications: A selection committee will review promising applications and the top-ranked applicants will be interviewed in person or by phone before a final selection is made. We anticipate notifying finalists of their award before August 1, 2012.

Awards are made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific foundation and possess leadership potential, propose a well-coordinated research plan that clearly articulates concepts and objectives that are innovative and feasible, and project a commitment to international development. Emphasis will be placed on proposed projects that are interdisciplinary, but students approaching an issue through a single discipline will also be considered. Review the evaluation criteria here.

GPSO Communications Coordinator position available for the 2012-2013 academic year- Deadline: April 15th

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (http://www.iu.edu/~gpso) serves over 10,000 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington through providing academic support, advocacy, community-building and resources. The GPSO seeks applicants for the position of Communications Coordinator for the 2012-13 academic year.
The GPSO Communications Coordinator’s roles and responsibilities include:
  • Act as the primary representative for the GPSO by responding to e-mail and phone inquiries from current and prospective students, faculty, administrators, and the public.
  • Communicate with graduate department secretaries to coordinate GPSO presentations at each department’s new student orientation. Assist other Executive Committee members in carrying out graduate student orientation events.
  • Work to increase awareness of GPSO in the graduate and wider IU communities
  • Maintain and regularly update the GPSO website, including but not limited to posting GPSO events, information for GPSO Assembly members, blog posts and announcements, and managing content for various GPSO topics (e.g., health insurance, awards and grants, graduate student resources, etc.).
  • Design and distribute a weekly electronic newsletter to the GPSO Representatives consisting of announcements and events emailed to the GPSO, as well as searching for events online.
  • Publicize the Graduate Student of the Month Award to graduate department faculty, and manage nominations. Chair the GPSO Graduate Student of the Month Award committee and coordinate the judging of nominees. Interview and publicize award winner.
  • Write and distribute press releases when appropriate.
  • Assist GPSO Awards Officer in communicating with award applicants and winners. Maintain current awards information on the website and within awards applications.
  • Work with GPSO President to create agendas for various meetings. Distribute agendas electronically to GPSO Assembly and Executive Committee members. Attend, take attendance, and give reports at monthly GPSO Assembly meetings.
The Communications Coordinator serves on the GPSO Executive Committee, assisting special projects and programs as requested.  In addition, the Communication Coordinator’s graduate student orientation week responsibilities require some summer hours (max. 150).
The position requires knowledge in website maintenance and design, familiarity with mass and electronic communications, excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with general office productivity and managerial panache. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and the WordPress environment are strongly preferred. Candidates must be enrolled full time as an IUB graduate or professional student and must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States for the period of the appointment. NOTE: The Communications Coordinator may not concurrently hold positions as Associate Instructors, Graduate/Research Assistants, or be committed to other full- or half-time work.
The Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,000 stipend. The Communications Coordinator may also work as many as 150 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $12/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income.
Interested parties should submit the following application materials by 5 pm on Sunday, April 15th electronically to LaNita Campbell, GPSO President at gpsopres@indiana.edu and Dean Yolanda Trevino at ytrevino@indiana.edu:
  1. Cover letter and résumé
  2. One current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to the required skills
  3. Contact information for 2 additional references
  4. 300 word essay explaining your vision for increasing the relevance of the GPSO in the wider IU and Bloomington Community during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Applicants will be vetted by the GPSO Staff Search Committee. Candidates will meet with the GPSO Executive Committee and a decision made as quickly as possible.