Monday, January 21, 2013
The summer school program is designed to prepare scholarship finalists from Western CIS, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia for graduate studies or faculty exchange programs primarily in the US and Europe. The curriculum is an integration of academic writing courses with intensive seminar-style social science courses. All courses will be taught in English.
Participants in the summer school take one academic writing course (2 hours a day, 4 days a week) and one social science course (1.5 hours a day, 4 days a week). Academic writing instructors will work closely with social science instructors during the pre-program preparation to coordinate their course approach and writing/research assignments. Each course is expected to have approximately 12 students. The expected total number of students attending each summer school session is approximately 100. Students attending the summer school will be entering graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including political science, human rights, international relations, education, environmental studies, public health, anthropology, economics, gender studies, sociology, law, history, and development studies.
The Open Society Foundations is calling for experienced instructors of academic writing to submit here a letter of interest, CV (including references), and sample syllabus for an intensive 3.5 week course of their choice. The deadline is February 8, 2013. Final syllabi and assignments will be worked out during the three day preparation in cooperation with the social science instructors. Candidates are required to hold a graduate degree, preferably in linguistics, applied linguistics or a related field, with significant experience teaching advanced level non-native speakers. Preference will be given to individuals with significant experience teaching in a western institution and experience living/teaching in the participants’ home regions (Western CIS, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East, South and South East Asia). Due to budgetary considerations, preference will also be given to those who are able to travel inexpensively and conveniently to Istanbul.
In addition, the Open Society Foundations is seeking an academic writing instructor with specific experience teaching legal writing to LLM students for the July session.
Academic writing instructors will teach one course lasting 3.5 weeks for each summer school session. The total number of classes will be 12 per session, with the three last days of the program set aside for instructors to grade projects and work closely with social science instructors on final student evaluations.
Teaching hours: Approximately 2 teaching hours per day for four-days a week, plus a required minimum of 2 hours a day for student consultations.
Additional responsibilities: Instructors will be called upon and are encouraged to assist with extra-curricular activities and special events during the course of each session. They will also be expected to conduct additional lectures in their field or to facilitate presentations that orient students to graduate studies in the US and Europe.
Remuneration: Instructors will receive $4,400 USD per summer school session, round-trip travel to Istanbul, and accommodation. Applicants should specify which session they are applying for, or whether they are applying to teach at both.
hat tip: Michael Higdon