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Position Announcement in Child & Family Studies, UTK

Assistant or Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies
Early Childhood Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position:
The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for an early childhood education (birth-8), tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will begin in August, 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood curriculum, policy, and/or the needs of diverse learners. Direct experience in early childhood classrooms is highly desirable. The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on early education and seeks a candidate whose on-going research and teaching will strengthen the ECE program and the CFS department. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of multiple methods of scholarship in the area of early childhood education and/or teacher education. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, including seeking funding from competitive federal and private agencies, in addition to participating in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate advising and teaching programs and in particular, the Early Childhood Teacher Licensure tracks. Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is desirable. Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development, or a closely related field. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform at the rank being considered. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, download the entire job announcement here: ECE Faculty Position Announcement_2013

CFP ‘Children’s Labour and Schooling: Ideologies, Histories, Everyday Lives’ workshop, Delhi, Dec 13-14, 2013

Call for Papers

Children’s Labour and Schooling: Ideologies, Histories, Everyday Lives
December 13-14, 2013
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India

The proposed workshop is an effort to bring together a range of scholars to
explore the interface of childrens work and schooling from the nineteenth
century onwards. Quite unlike earlier local, and less publicized attempts to
end children’s labour through schooling in India, the Right to Education Act
(2009) is being viewed as a historic opportunity to finally realize this
crucial milestone. Current discussions on this Right are dominated by
concerns relating to school access and quality. Though important, these
discussions leave little room to explore the complex intersections between
child labor and schooling in colonial and postcolonial India: intersections
that draw attention to issues not necessarily exhausted by ensuring school
access for laboring children. This complicated past of less than ideal
resolutions produced by a modern apparatus of schooling/training set in
place by the colonial and postcolonial state, points to the need to open-up
and rethink the binary framing of labor vs school which tends to limit
contemporary discussions.

Of central consideration is how the categories child, labor and school have
been variously deployed in colonial and postcolonial India to reject,
instrumentally accommodate and /or defer schooling for child laborers, and
the continuing effects of these deployments in the present. Topics broadly
include:

*   the shifting production of parental preference around childrens futures;
*   missionary efforts that combined literary and technical education;
*   the emergence of secular notions of age, delinquency and labor
legislation in determining the child figure;
*   the specific histories of caste associations, occupational mobility and
shifting aspirations;
*   the pedagogic regulation of imagined futures through modern sites and
techniques of instruction like factory schools, industrial schools,
half-time schools, object-lessons etc.;
*   Nai Talims singular assertions around work and learning; national,
transnational and global anxieties around development and its foregrounding
the child;
*   India’s demographic dividend and new assertions around skills;
sites in contemporary India where children are engaged in labor, and combine
work with schooling;
*   linkages between childrens labor, migration, formal and informal
arrangements of apprenticeship and Indias growing informal economy.

The workshop also welcomes intellectually creative, non-disciplinary
reflections on the issue of Dalit and other marginalised communities
experience of schooling and work. Autobiographies, poetry and childrens
stories have emerged as significant genres to imaginatively explore the
complex, everyday circulation and experience of existing hierarchies between
those who work with their hands and those who work with their heads. These
writings compel social scientists to re-examine the ways in which we
currently employ concepts like labor, learning, mental, manual, and the
workshop welcomes these contributions.

Interested participants should send an abstract of not more than 400 words
to Sarada Balagopalan ([email protected]) by October 15, 2013. Please specify
Childrens Work and Schooling Workshop under the subject heading.

Announcement from Girlhood Studies Interdisciplinary Journal

Girlhood Studies is happy to announce that our latest issue coincides with a new Tribute to Jackie Kirk page on Berghahn’s Girlhood website.

For more information:

http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/ghs/Jackie_Kirk_Tribute_Page.pdf

http://berghahn.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/berghahn/gs/2013/00000006/00000001

 

Tenure Track Position in Primary Education/Child Development at U. Mass. Amherst

The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff as an Assistant Professor, in Primary Education (Grades K – 2nd)/Child Development. This is a full-time tenure track position beginning in September 2014.

The College is NCATE-approved and offers a comprehensive program leading to undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral degrees. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system and is a leading center of public higher education in the Northeast.

Faculty in Children, Families and Schools lead an undergraduate program in early childhood education, an elementary education licensure program as well as a Master’s and doctoral program. We are seeking a colleague to collaborate with and generate externally funded projects and contribute to the Department and College on service and leadership roles whose research and scholarly background evidence a foundation in child development with a particular interest in factors that influence the learning and development of primary grade level students (Grades K – 2nd).

Qualifications: doctorate in Education or a related Social Science or interdisciplinary area (e.g., Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, Human Development, Educational Psychology, or Psychology); expertise in child development as applied to primary learning, curriculum development and/or academic content areas relevant to primary grade learners, pre-service teacher preparation, family-school connections and/or applications of developmental theory to education policy and practice; established publication record or indication of considerable promise; experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level; and the ability to work effectively with learners or diverse cultures and backgrounds. Interest in urban education and a commitment to educator preparation preferred.

Responsibilities: Teach, advise students and fully participate in the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs in child development; participate in preparing preservice and inservice early childhood and elementary teachers, including working closely with colleagues to develop clinical/professional development school sites; develop and maintain an active research agenda, including seeking funding from competitive federal and private agencies; and participate actively in shared governance of the Department and College.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vita, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work to: Professor Sally Galman, Search Committee Chair, c/o [email protected]Electronic submission of applications preferred; paper applications can be mailed to College of Education, 124 Furcolo Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. For more information about the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website atwww.umass.edu/education.

Review of candidates will begin October 1, 2013, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Final appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Education is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other protected group members are encouraged to apply.

CFP: Generations and Protests: Legacies, Emergences in the MENA region and the Mediterranean

Call for Papers

Generations and Protests: Legacies, Emergences in the MENA region and the Mediterranean

The recent events in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere in the world brought forth the question of youth engagement and the development of new forms of protest. While much have been discussed, the demonstration of the interconnectedness between different protest “moments” in the long term or on a diachronic axis remains extremely thin if not absent. The aim of this collection is to inquire and problematize the relations that exist between different periods of protest, the type of actors they mobilize and the processes of memory they generate.

The articles of this collection will deal with these questions and others in

1. Referring to specific national contexts and narratives.
2. Reconsidering the limits of the present and reassessing the past in youth formations.
3. Analyzing the dynamic between generations and memory formations. 4. Examining the function of media technologies and modes and modalities of communication.
5. Exploring the productions of subjectivities in examining the types of counter-publics produced by different generations.
6. Identifying the correspondences and the complexities between contexts and temporalities.
7. Problematizing place and space and the conditions of emergence of protest mobilizations and contestation.
8. Developing new methodologies and approaches to youth/generation clusters in the MENA and the Mediterranean.
9. Exploring the limits of the concept of generation, particularly the ways in which certain groups framed their struggle as first and foremost between freedom vs. oppression, democracy vs. Totalitarianism, or New Regime vs. Old Regime.

Please send an abstract (minimum 450 words and not to exceed 550 words), a short biography (highlighting research and publications), and contact information by November 4, 2013 to professors Mark Ayyash and Ratiba Hadj-Moussa ([email protected] ; [email protected]).

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 20, 2013.

Article submission deadline is May 22, 2014.

CFP: Children and Globalization

Call for Papers
The 10th Joint Area Centers Symposium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 10-12, 2014

Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives

Keynote SpeakerDavid Oswell, Department of Sociology, University of London

“After Our Children’s Image: Human Rights, Capital and the Common”


Papers are solicited for the following panels:

1.     Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on childhood and children

2.     Children and migration

3.     Child labor

4.     International adoption

5.     Homeless/street children

6.     Children and sexuality: child marriages, sexual abuse, sex slavery

7. Children and war: victims, refugees, child soldiers; children and peacebuilding/conflict resolution

8.     Children’s rights

To submit a proposal, send the following to Valerie Hoffman ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ), Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, by September 23, 2013:


–         a paper title and an abstract of approximately 250-300 words

–         an indication of the panel on which your paper would best fit

–         on a separate sheet of paper, provide a brief biography, with your name, institutional affiliation, position or title, and a short statement of your interests

The hotel accommodation and meals of accepted presenters will be paid for by the conference.
Joint Area Centers Symposia at the University of Illinois are sponsored by: the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; the Center for African Studies; the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; the European Union Center; the Center for Global Studies; the Center for International Business Education and Research; the International Forum on U.S. Studies; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, and the Program in Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.

CFP: New, open source journal

Announcement
Inaugural Issue: Call for Papers
Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change

The Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change (http://journal.wheelock.edu ) is an online, open-access, interdisciplinary forum for substantive conversations about understanding and improving the lives of children and families throughout the world. Our scope is unique and broad: peer-reviewed scholarly articles as well as essays by policy makers, advocates, educators, NGOs, and practitioners. We seek contributions that infuse intellectual rigor with moral and social purpose, and offer action strategies to address old problems and new opportunities. We aim for a broad and inclusive readership. Our goal: to enhance understanding and to foster change and progress.

The journal is currently accepting manuscripts for our inaugural issue from both established and emergent scholars and leaders. We publish a range of contributions, including case-studies, comparative analyses, advocacy, and policy articles. All submissions are carefully reviewed by relevant scholars and leaders in the field to maintain the highest standards of rigor and insight. Submissions to the Research & Scholarship section will be double-blind, peer-reviewed. We also welcome submissions from outside academia.
Relevant topics include education and schools, parenting and childrearing, globalization, gender, new pedagogies, work, service learning, art and music, violence, urbanism, health, media, technology, and more. We ask authors to formulate perspectives that are cutting-edge, and to write for a wide readership that expands beyond the traditional confines of any single discipline. We invite submissions that learn from the past, explore the present, and look ahead to a bright future. We welcome authors from a variety of disciplines: history, education, women’s studies, literature, psychology, feminism, family studies, religion, childhood studies, anthropology, sociology, social work, critical theory, political science, and development studies. The journal seeks to build intellectual bridges between scholarly disciplines and to bring together theory and practice, scholarship and activism, the academy and the “real world,” developed and developing nations. Our scope is global in focus and outreach.  We offer the journal at no charge to readers and eagerly invite contributions from thought leaders around the world.

For further information, submission guidelines, the Editorial Board, and to sign up for updates, please visit our website: http://journal.wheelock.edu . You are also welcome to contact the Editor (Eric Silverman) a t[email protected].

The Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change, like our institutional host Wheelock College, is committed to creating a just world for children and families.  Join us in this important work.

ACYIG Book Fair contributions

Dear ACYIG Members,

Mark your calendar! We are excited to announce that this year’s ACYIG Organization Meeting and Book/Social Hour will be held at the AAA Meetings on Saturday, November 23, 2013: 7:00pm – 9:30pm in Williford A at the Chicago Hilton. The first hour is devoted to interest group business and the second hour will include the Social/Book Hour with light refreshments. (Suggested donation: $5.)

If you are interested in displaying your book(s) during the Book/Social Hour, please contact Lauren Heidbrink at: [email protected] by Saturday, October 12th . This will confirm your space and give you time to work with your publisher to secure copies of your book for sale. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Warm regards,

Lauren

Lauren Heidbrink, MA/MS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY | 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 Tel/fax: 312.261.3409
Email: 
[email protected]