Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies Department of African American Studies

first_imgThe Department of African American Studies (AASD) in the Collegeof Behavioral and Social  Sciences at the University ofMaryland, College Park is seeking to fill the position ofLecturer.  This person will also serve as Director ofUndergraduate Studies (DUGS). This is a full-time, 9- month,non-tenured position, with promotion opportunities. Initialappointment will be for one academic year with renewal subject toreview of candidate’s performance. The Department of African American Studies is aninterdisciplinary social science department engaged in thestudy of African American life and is committed to translatingscholarship into practice and policy. The department preferscandidates who have prior experience in academic advising andcurriculum development; evidence of innovation in teaching anddeveloping interdisciplinary collaborations; knowledge ofstudent learning outcomes assessments; and an understanding ofthe diverse needs of undergraduates. This position requiresexcellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.Interest and experience in race, social justice,  and publicpolicy are required. Duties include: Teaching – Ensure the quantity and quality of undergraduatecourses; lead efforts to enhance and innovate undergraduateteaching, and work with faculty to shape the undergraduatecurriculum in preparation for future growth opportunities. Developand support efforts by faculty to use technology and othermethods to innovate and make teaching more effective. The teachingload is negotiable with the Department Chair. Administration – Administer the undergraduate office andmaintain a productive relationship with the Office of the AssociateDean for Undergraduate Education and other relevant BSOS and campusentities. Service – Promote African American Studies at the University ofMaryland and beyond. Advise students and support and superviseundergraduate advising staff. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in African AmericanStudies or a related discipline, a  minimum of two years ofexperience teaching at the college level, and previousadministrative experience.  Review of applications will begin on May 18, 2021, and continueuntil the position is filled. For best consideration, pleasesubmit your application no later than May 17, 2021. Applicationsmust include: 1. Cover letter; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. List ofthree references (names, titles, contact information); and 4.Teaching statement including list of courses taught. The committeewill contact applicants before soliciting letters ofrecommendation. All materials must be uploaded as separate PDFdocuments to (https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81748).No additional materials should be submitted.AASD centers on the Black experience through research,scholarship, and teaching.  Understanding and addressingstructural racism, inequity, and racial injustice are central tothe mission and vision of the department. AASD faculty are engagedin intersectional interdisciplinary research in anthropology,sociology, criminology, public health, medicine,  artificialintelligence, history, labor, Black women’s studies, and thedigital humanities. The department offers minors in Black Women’sStudies and African Studies, and a certificate in  AfricanAmerican Studies. The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center forEducation, Justice and  Ethics, a policy and research center,is also situated in the department. The University of Maryland is located in Prince George’s County,a predominately Black county, with a range of socioeconomic class,social and health indicators. Prince George’s  County and theBaltimore-Washington DC metropolitan region serves as one of thenation’s epicenters for centering the Black experience. The University of Maryland, College Park, an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer,  complies with allapplicable federal and state laws and regulations regardingnondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment. The  University iscommitted to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and doesnot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteranstatus, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,creed,  marital status, political affiliation, personalappearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the  FirstAmendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs andactivities, and admissions.last_img read more

TAUK Releases New Song, “Come On Now”, Shares Studio Video [Watch]

first_imgTAUK has released a new song, entitled “Come On Now”, which marks the instrumental quartet’s first studio output in 17 months.“Come On Now” once again finds TAUK doing what they do best with a six-and-a-half minute progressive, instrumental journey. The song captures guitarist Matt Jalbert and keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter switching off on leading the rhythm section, composed of drummer Isaac Teel and bassist Charlie Dolan, through the exploratory composition. Even this studio version reeks of the live energy that TAUK is famous for exuding at their concerts, and the song will no doubt transition flawlessly to the stage. With a six-minute, twenty-eight second runtime, it’s tempting to think that the song may meander at points, but rather it is meticulously orchestrated; but that isn’t to say there aren’t built-in opportunities for extensive improvisation throughout the planned movements.Listen to “Come On Now”, the latest studio effort from TAUK.TAUK – “Come On Now”[Video: TAUK]“Come On Now” marks the band’s studio follow-up to 2018’s Shapeshifter II: Outbreak. Since that last studio album, the band has kept up a relentless touring schedule of stand-alone concerts as well as festival appearances. That extensive touring has produced three live albums in the past 15 months, Real TAUK volumes one, two, and three. In a statement with “Come On Now”, however, the band made clear that they will refocus their priorities this year and attempting to find a balance between touring and studio sessions. While they gave no official word on a new album, the band said they “plan to write, record and release a bunch of new tunes before the end of the year.”After two co-headlining dates with The Motet this weekend, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and XL Live in Harrisburg, PA respectively, TAUK heads overseas to provide support for Umphrey’s McGee during their RÖCKJAVIK run of shows in Iceland. For tickets and a complete list of dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

If you demonstrate that ‘black lives matter,’ others will too

first_imgShare on Twitter Share The “Black Lives Matter” hashtag evolved as a call for social change aimed at increasing the conversation about racial inequality. But what if social change was less dependent on talking and more dependent on nonverbal communication?New research finds observing a white American engage in small nonverbal acts such as smiling more often, making eye contact for longer periods of time, and standing in closer proximity to a black American makes the observer less prone to racial biases. Specifically, small acts of positivity by white Americans towards African Americans and other black Americans causes observers to hold fewer stereotypes about black Americans and to have more positive attitudes towards black Americans in general.The findings are described in “Some Evidence for the Nonverbal Contagion of Racial Bias,” (Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, June 2015), co-authored by Dana R. Carney, assistant professor, University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; Greg Willard, research associate, Harvard University; and Kyonne-Joy Isaac, graduate student, Princeton University. Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Email LinkedIn “Prejudice is often less overt. It manifests often as micro acts of aggression,” says Carney. “What is hopeful is that our study also indicates that positive behavior toward different social groups can be contagious.”Four related experiments to test the contagious effects of racial bias produced these results:1. Observers of micro-positive behavior toward a black American subject formed more positive impressions.2. Observers of micro-positive behavior toward a black American subject adopted fewer racial stereotypes.3. Observers of micro-positive behavior toward a black American subject were found to have less racial bias towards black Americans in general.4. Observers must also be aware that negative social behavior is being directed toward a black person in order to produce a pro-black bias outcome.The experiments consisted of participants who were randomly assigned to watch one of two types of videos. In one type of video, highly biased white Americans exhibited small, negative, and nonverbal behaviors of bias, such as less smiling, less leaning in, and less gazing, toward a black American. The second type of video showed whites who held black Americans in high regard and naturally expressed their positive biases through more smiling, more leaning in, and more gazing.In Experiment 1, for example, participants rated the black American in the video on how much they liked or disliked the person or whether or not they would want to be friends with this person. They also rated the black American on six adjectives: kind, considerate, thoughtful, hostile, unfriendly, dislikeable. The results: participants liked and wanted to be friends with the black American who was on the receiving end of positive micro nonverbal behaviors significantly more than they liked and wanted to be friends with black Americans who received negative nonverbal micro aggressions.last_img read more

Dean & Clegg get the plaudits

first_img2nd Carole Kubicki (21) 33pts3rd Rob Brown (6) 32ptsB Flight (22+)1st Karen Brown (33) 39pts2nd Jan Lovgreen (22) 39pts3rd Marie Jany (27) 38ptsNear Pins: Graeme Lomas, Ronnie Ratte, Carole Kubicki, Dave RichardsonLong Putts: Ronnie Ratte, Kenneth MadsenCafe Kronborg played at Pleasant Valley on Monday for the penultimate game of the season.  The course was in good condition, but the greens were showing signs of the course’s popularity with many repaired pitch marks not having had chance to recover.  Putting was therefore somewhat dependant on how many of these were on your line.The flights played off different tees with A Flight off the blue tees and B flight off the forward white tees and ladies off their usual red tees.The A Flight winner was decided on count-back with 2 players having 33 points.  Ronnie Ratte was the winner with a sterling 21 points on the back-nine after struggling on the front.  Carole Kubicki was second with a count-back of 15 points, and third was the ever-present Rob Brown with 32 points and a 16/15 count-back over Graeme Lomas.In B Flight again the winner was decided on count-back with 2 players having 39 points, the best score of the day.  Karen Brown, Rob’s better half, took first place with a count-back of 19 points over Jan Lovgreen’s 17.  Marie Jany was third with 38 points, her best score of the season.Thursday, March 29, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordA Flight (0-20)1st Jon Dean (12) 41pts2nd Kenneth Madsen (15) 39pts3rd Richard Kubicki (12) 37ptsB Flight (21+)1st Gordon Clegg (24) 39pts2nd Karen Brown (33) 35pts3rd Jan Lovgreen (22) 35ptsNear Pins: Kenneth Madsen, Ronnie Ratte, Jan Lovgreen, Carole KubickiLong Putts: Carole Kubicki, Eddie GlinsekCafe Kronborg played Pattaya Country Club Thursday for their final round before many people returned to whence they came to enjoy spring in colder but hopefully less wet climes.The recent rains had given the course a good soaking and playing off the front nine fairways was like hitting the ball off a water filled sponge.  Bizarrely the back nine were their usual dry and hard self.  The pins were mainly placed on the front of the greens in an attempt to counter the lack of any roll on the fairways, especially on the front nine, which meant overall the course was a reasonable challenge.Back in the clubhouse the cards showed that scores were pretty good, no-one in the A flight making less than 30 points and the B flight not far behind.The A Flight winner was Pattaya Country Club specialist Jon Dean who had a superb 41 points, which I guess was pretty exceptional even for him as he took a picture of his card for future admiration.  A disappointed Kenneth Madsen was second with a rock solid 39 points, Kenneth recovering in style from a bad day on Monday.  Third was Richard Kubicki with 37 points, things starting to get a bit tougher for Richard with his new lower 12 handicap.In B Flight, Gordon Clegg had a sterling 39 points to take first place, his recent excellent scores point towards another impending handicap reduction which will make things a bit harder.  Second and third places were decided on count-back with 2 players having a solid 35 points; Karen Brown finishing the stronger of the two with an 18 point countback to take second place over Jan Lovgreen. Jon Dean (left) and Gordon Clegg (right) with Dave ‘The Admiral’ Richardson.PSC Golf from The Cafe KronborgMonday, March 2, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight (0-21)1st Ronnie Ratte (20) 33ptslast_img read more

When does the transfer window close across Europe?

first_img There are a lot of names and, so far, not many answers. It’s going to be a bust week  Dybala and Lemar, possible last minute alternatives to Coutinho! ITALY: 31 AUGUST – 23:59h SPORT.es SPAIN: 1 septEMBER – 23:59h ¿Cuándo se cierra el mercado de fichajes en cada país? IN SPORT.ES It’s going to be a busy night for FIFA’s TMS machine, which manages the signings. Here is the deadline for transfers in Europe’s biggest leagues (all times CET):  Portugal: 22 SEPTEMBER – 23:59h GERMANY: 31 AUGUST – 17:59h England’s Premier League follows next. Although that doesn’t prevent clubs from signing players from English teams, such as Liverpool’s Coutinho, if their country’s window remains open.  ENGLAND: 31 AUGUST – 22:59h The first of the big leagues to shut up shop is the Bundesliga. Players cannot be registered after 18.00h on Thursday.center_img FRANCE: 31 AUGUST – 23:59h Serie A shuts an hour later than the Premier League due to CET. The Portuguese league has longer still. Clubs in Portugal can sign players up until Sept. 22, the deadline date marked by FIFA.  At the same time Italy, France’s Ligue 1’s window slams shut on Thursday. Di Maria and Jean Michael Seri are names to watch out for.  Upd. on 31/08/2017 at 00:46 CEST La Liga clubs have a day longer than most of their European counterparts to get their business done. Will Barcelona finally sign Philippe Coutinho? Or Angel Di Maria? Will Diego Costa make it to Atletico Madrid? What will happen with Douglas, Fernando Llorente and, among other, Alexis Sanchez? Could Julian Draxler move? Lucas Perez?  30/08/2017 Coutinho: Rebellion until the end RELATED STORIES The final moments of the transfer window have provided some famous moments in recent years, such as Real Madrid’s botched deal for David de Gea due to a failed fax machine. last_img read more