The University at Albany, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures seeks a full-time lecturer in 20th and/or 21st century Spanish Peninsular literature and cultural studies to begin fall 2015. The ideal candidate will have a solid grounding in more than one genre/media, an interest in transatlantic studies, and the experience/ability to teach at all levels. Responsibilities include teaching 3 courses/semester and full involvement in the undergraduate program which may include advising and mentoring students. PhD in Spanish and native/near-native fluency in Spanish and English required. Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. This position is renewable annually based on performance, programmatic needs and funding; salary competitive. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2015 and will continue until filled. Submit CV, cover letter, and a writing sample via Interview Exchange at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53779. Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates shortlisted for a Skype interview. More info: www.albany.edu/llc. UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
Assistant Professor of Spanish-Linguistics - The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University at Albany seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics to begin September 2015. PhD in Spanish Linguistics required in-hand by August 2015. Specialization open, although preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in second language acquisition or candidates whose research profile complements the existing strengths of the department. Ideal candidates will have an established research profile/potential and solid teaching credentials. Native or near native fluency in Spanish and English required. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2014 and continue until filled. Submit cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample and statements on teaching and research to the Spanish Linguistics Search Committee at: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52256. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Degrees must be from a university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. UAlbany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
“Sociolinguistic Variation in Cuba: Variants of /r/ in Guantanamo City” - Yaima Centeno (SPN); “Phonetic accommodation in native and second-generation speech: a case study” - Cecily Corbett(SPN); "Social factors affecting variation in the realization of word-final /d/ in Valencia” - Jordan Lavender(SPN)
3/26/15- Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Yelena Akhtiorskaya is the author of a brilliant debut novel, Panic in a Suitcase (2014), the story of two decades in the life of a Ukrainian immigrant family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Hailed by the critics as “ingenious” (NPR), “marvelous” (Library Journal) and “hilarious” (Publishers Weekly), Panic in a Suitcase was named a “Notable Book of 2014” by the New York Times and Washington Post. Seminar, 4:15 pm, Standish Room, Science Library; Reading, 8:00 pm, Campus Center 375. (from NYS Writers Institute)
Congratulations to Spanish PhD student, Jordan Lavender, who published his book review of "The Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in a Lingua Franca Context" on Linguistlist.
Congratulations to PhD student, Cecily Corbett (Spn), who has published a review of the book "Research Methods in Sociolinguistics" on Linguistlist.
Kudos to doctoral student Arnaldo Robles (Spn) for publishing his review of the book "Translation in Language Teaching and Assessment" on Linguistlist.
Congratulations to PhD student, Jaime Mundo had an abstract accepted for the Hostos Scholar Colloquium sponsored by Hostos Community College, CUNY as part of the activities celebrating 175 years of the birth of the Puerto Rican educator and writer, Eugenio María de Hostos. The title of the presentation is "La función del juego imaginativo y la fantasía 'En barco de papel'".
Diana Aldrete will chair a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association's
46th Annual Convention in
Toronto, Ontario (April 30-May 3, 2015) called Human Rights Narratives in a Globalized Latin America.
This panel will examine the relation of narratives of human rights in an increasingly globalized Latin America. For more information or to submit an abstract go to NeMLA. Abstract deadline is 9-30-14.
Congratulations to Carmen Serrano (Spn) who was awarded a 2014–2015 Diversity Transformation Fund Award to support a Spanish Heritage Day event this spring.
2015-16 Fulbright US Student Program competition: Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research or English teaching in elementary and secondary schools or universities. For additional information contact: Jacqueline Quevedo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Fox (Fre) who was elected Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate.