Paul Kei Matsuda

Fwd: [slw_cccc] Tenure track position in ELL/Literacy + 3 ESL instructor positions at the University of Delaware


Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University

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From: Nigel Caplan <>
Date: November 20, 2012, 19:09:32 MST
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Subject: [slw_cccc] Tenure track position in ELL/Literacy + 3 ESL instructor positions at the University of Delaware
Reply-To: Nigel Caplan <>, <>

Dear colleagues,

(Apologies for cross-posting)

The University of Delaware's School of Education is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Literacy with a focus on English Language Learners. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in education or a related field with a focus on literacy and ELL students, and should be well informed about evidence-based instructional practices for these students, including practices that minimize the risks for literacy-related problems.

Please see the attached announcement, which includes contact details (not me -- I'm just passing on the good news that we're hiring an ELL specialist in the School of Ed!).

Separately, the English Language Institute is searching for three full-time continuing non-tenure faculty (just like me!) at the instructor or assistant professor rank. Details for those jobs are here:

Please consider applying or share with your colleagues (and former graduate students). UD is an excellent employer, and both programs (Education and the ELI) are highly regarded and growing.

--   Nigel Caplan  Assistant Professor  University of Delaware English Language Institute  108 E Main Street, room 207A  Newark, DE 19716

CFP: 2013 ASU Composition Conference

Call for Proposals

2013 ASU Composition Conference
Due Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Submission Forms on Conference Website:

Conference Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Individual and panel submissions will be accepted. Individual presentations will be grouped into panels with similar presentations, depending on the number of proposals submitted and the amount of time requested by presenters. Proposals need not be lengthy.  Sessions are 60 minutes.

Presentation Topic Suggestions

This list is not exhaustive; you are encouraged to present on any subject that will encourage effective composition instruction.

Effective Assignment Design
General Teaching Ideas
--Peer reviews and rewrites
--Professional writing
--Student groups
--Creative and reflective writing
--Group projects
--Argument strategies
--Audience awareness
--ESL strategies
--Writing style
--Classroom management
--Journals and freewrites
--Resources for faculty

Teaching with Technology
Responding and Evaluating
--Blackboard features
--Evaluating student writing
--Online teaching dynamics
--Raising student evaluations
--Integrating new technologies
--Saving time with paper trail
--ASU personal websites
--Reflective freewrites

Volunteer to Help

Volunteer at conference website to help with registration, set up, clean up, or lunch.

Join us for a day of learning and professional dialogue!

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19th Annual Linguistics/TESOL Symposium at ASU

Call for Papers

19th Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium
March 1, 2013

The deadline for submitting applications is January 18, 2013. 

ASU Tempe Campus

This event features presentations by graduate students in many areas
related to linguistics and TESOL:
English: Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics, MTESOL, English Education, & Applied Linguistics
School of International Letters and Cultures
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
School of Historical, Philosophical, andReligious Studies
Psychology, Education, and MORE!
On any aspect of linguistics and language learning, including but not limited to:
Linguistics andTESOL:
● Theoretical Linguistics                ● Psycholinguistics                          ● Second Language Writing
● Historical Linguistics                  ● Syntax                                             ● English as a Foreign Language
● Phonology                                     ● Morphology                                     ● Bilingual Education
● Semantics                                     ● Discourse Analysis                                    ● Language Policy
● Sociolinguistics                            ● Pragmatics                                      ●Interdisciplinary Linguistics
● Applied Linguistics                      ● English as a Global Language
● World Englishes                           ● Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Please use the attached form to send a 50 word summary for the symposium program, a 150 to 200 word abstract, and your name, program, and university affiliation to the following e-mail address by January 18, 2013

Organizing Committee:


19th Annual Graduate Linguistics/TESOL Symposium
Friday, March 1, 2013

(Please complete all fields I-VI)

I. Title of Proposal:

II. a. FIRST presenter (who serves as the contact person and must keep other presenters informed):

Full name:
Institutional Affiliation (do not use acronyms):
City, Province/State, Country:
E-mail address:

b. Second Presenter (if applicable):
Full name:
Institutional Affiliation (do not use acronyms):
City, Province/State, Country:
E-mail address:

c. Third Presenter (if applicable):
Full name:
Institutional Affiliation (do not use acronyms):
City, Province/State, Country:
E-mail address:

III. Proposal summary (50-words maximum):

IV. Abstract (150-200 words):

V. Area of research:

VI. Audiovisual equipment needs:

All proposals must be submitted by January 18, 2013. All applicants must submit proposals electronically. Send the complete proposal form as an attachment to:


Please do NOT submit duplicate proposals.

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Kat Daily has received the CCCC Professional Equity Project Grant

Katherine Daily is a recipient of 2013 CCCC Professional Equity Project Grant, which provides funding for her to attend the conference. Congratulations, Kat! Well deserved!

Job Announcement: Coordinator of Second Language Writing & Assessment

Position Summary
The University of Tulsa seeks qualified applicants for the approved position of Coordinator of Second Language Writing and Assessment housed in the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences. Successful applicants will have completed advanced coursework in Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric/Composition, Education, or a closely-related field. In addition to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) experience, applicants should have a strong background in educational assessment, writing center experience, and a proven record of effective teaching. The Coordinator will report to the Assistant Dean of Academic English Programs, in consultation with the Director of the Writing Program. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. 

Characteristic Duties
  • Trains writing center consultants in ESL writing pedagogy
  • Offers professional development workshops and consultation to the TU community on writing pedagogy and assessment
  • Assists in outreach and support services to international students on the TU campus
  • Works part-time as a tutor in TU's Writing Center assisting graduate students with thesis and dissertation writing
  • Compiles and analyzes data relevant to student academic success and presents key findings in written reports to the Department, College, and other stakeholders on campus
  • Teaches non-native English speaking sections of writing program courses and other courses in the University Writing Program as needed
Minimum Qualifications
Master's Degree in English, Linguistics, Education, or a closely-related field; significant course work in second language writing and/or composition studies; experience teaching writing and non-native English speakers at the secondary or post-secondary level; experience in language or literacy assessment; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a demonstrated understanding of the oral and written communication needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric/ Composition, Education, or a closely-related field; two or more years of experience teaching second language writers at an institution of higher education; advanced studies and demonstrated knowledge of current theories and issues relevant to university writing programs and centers, such as second language writing, technical writing, writing assessment and instructional technologies; proficiency in speaking and writing in two or more languages.

Application Information
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the name, address, and phone number for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive., Tulsa, OK 74104, or email to, or fax to 918-631-3543. The review of applications will commence December 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

ASU's 18th Annual Southwest English Symposium

ASU is hosting the 18th Annual Southwest English Symposium (SWES) on February 15th-16th, 2013. This year's conference is titled "-isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Disciplines" and the goal is to bring together scholars for an interdisciplinary conversation about the theories and ideologies that both unite and isolate us within our field. Please see the CFP below or visit for more information.

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18th Southwest English Symposium
-isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Disciplines
February 15-16, 2013
Contact Us:

Given the multifaceted nature of English departments, the aim of this conference is to explore a cross-disciplinary conversation about ideologies and ideas. Because disciplines are largely characterized by their theoretical movements or opposition to such movements, submissions to this conference are encouraged to focus on suffixes. For instance, how do the suffixes of academia play a role in specific fields of study? How might -isms, -ologies, and -istics reinforce the sometimes disparate conversations among or within disciplines? How can they build connections between disciplines?

Papers may address applications of suffixes to a specific theory or mode of thought, or may take on a cross-disciplinary angle. Of particular interest are presentations that encourage audience participation and discussion, and contribute closely to the conference theme and to questions concerning aspects of the following:
Possible Topics:
aesthetics, classism, cross-culturalism, deconstructionism, ecocriticism, epistemology, feminism, film criticism, heuristics, historicism, humanism, humanistics, ideology, linguistics, literary criticism, Marxism, materialism, Medievalism, methodology, Modernism, ontology, pedagogies, phenomenology, plagiarism, postcolonialism, posthumanism, postmodernism, postpositivism, racism, realism, rhetorics, Romanticism, sexism, technology, theology
This conference welcomes 250-500 word abstracts for sessions, panels, and/or roundtable proposals from graduate students, postgraduates and early career scholars. Because the theme of the conference is inclusive and interdisciplinary, it provides focus for a dialogue while encouraging the creative connections across several areas of graduate student scholarship. Creative pieces will be accepted if they are accompanied by an explanation of how the work contributes to the conference theme.
Submission Deadline December 1st, 2012
Please visit to submit proposals.

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