jeid-02d19dd0ecc7104ebf8c6bcaed56688a Pro Tem Instructional Faculty Pool (Division of GlobalEngagement)Job no: 525778Work type: Faculty – Pro TemporeLocation: Eugene, ORCategories: Instruction, International Affairs,International StudiesDepartment: Division of Global EngagementRank: InstructorAnnual Basis: 9 MonthReview of Applications BeginsApplications will be reviewed as needs ariseSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsAlong with your online application, please upload:CV or resumeNarrative statement indicating content area of expertise aswell as an explanation of how you will further the University’s andthe Division of Global Engagement’s commitment to diversity,equity, and inclusion (e.g. how previous teaching, research, orprofessional work has engaged diverse communities).Department SummaryThe Division of Global Engagement (DGE) works to make theUniversity of Oregon a more global university. In 21st centuryhigher education, international engagement is not an optionalextra: as noted in UO’s Academic Plan, it is a core mission,essential to a thriving, socially salient, intellectually robust,academic community. It is part of the normal functioning of everyschool, college, department, and center. DGE works to support andintegrate the wide range of international engagements, global-scaleprojects, and transnational partnerships launched and maintained inour many academic units. Units within DGE consist of InternationalStudent and Scholar Services (ISSS), Global Education Oregon (GEO),Global Studies Institute (GSI), and Mills InternationalCenter.The Division of Global Engagement (DGE) sets the vision, strategy,and budget for the international student and scholar experience onthe UO campus. DGE supports faculty, students and staff ininternationally-oriented research centers, programs andinitiatives, working to enhance faculty research, enrich thestudent experience, and promote UO’s academic excellence at homeand with partners around the world.Position SummaryThe Division of Global Engagement invites applicants for temporary,part-time, limited duration teaching positions as Instructors orProfessors of Practice to design, lead, or manage for-credit and/ornon-credit educational opportunities that support the goals andstrategic priorities of UO’s Global Engagement Mission. Allpositions hired from this pool will work primarily from the Eugenecampus, though opportunities for some work on, or in collaborationwith, other UO-affiliated entities (including global locations) arepossible.Course types may include, but are not limited to:For-credit courses designed to support UO student’s as theynavigate their global engagement experiences (e.g. study abroadprograms, international internships, global researchprojects).For-credit courses designed to support the ability of UO’sinternational student community (undergraduate and/or graduate) toachieve their academic and professional goals.Non-credit seminars or related instructional opportunitiesdesigned to introduce UO students to key themes and issues withglobal relevance.Non-credit seminars or related instructional opportunitiesdesigned to provide professional development to students, faculty,and professionals from UO’s partner institutions around theglobe.Online or remote instructional modules designed to enhance theability of UO’s student population (international and domestic) tosucceed in remote and online instruction.Other instructional opportunities designed to support UO’sGlobal Engagement Mission.Connections to professional practice and to emerging technology andideas in the field of international education or interculturalcommunication are highly desirable.The Division of Global Engagement is dedicated to building aculturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in amulticultural environment. We encourage applications fromhistorically marginalized and currently underrepresentedcommunities including but not limited to ethnic and racialminorities, women, LGBTQs, veterans, and the alternatively-abled.Applicants are requested to include an explanation in theirnarrative statement of how they will further the University’s andthe Division of Global Engagement’s commitment to diversity,equity, and inclusion, perhaps in terms of how previous teaching,research, or professional work has engaged diversecommunities.Minimum RequirementsAdvanced degree in a relevant field.Two years of experience in teaching or instructional design foran institution of higher education OR in the field of internationaleducation (broadly defined).Preferred QualificationsOne year of experience teaching or designing curriculum in aninternational or cross-cultural environment.PhD or other terminal degree.Experience with program management in an internationalcontext.The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. For more information aboutbenefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits. To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/525778/pro-tem-instructional-faculty-pool-division-of-global-engagement The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliancewith the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individualsto apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protectedstatus, including veteran and disability status. The University iscommitted to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants andemployees with disabilities. To request an accommodation inconnection with the application process, please contact us [email protected] or 541-346-5112.UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,and gender expression in all programs, activities and employmentpractices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, andpolicies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may bereferred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil RightsCompliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement ofnon-discrimination.In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon preparesan annual report on campus security and fire safety programs andservices. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
He was spokesman for president Boris Yeltsin when Yeltsin often appeared incapable of constructing sentences. He went to work for the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, just as Putin’s rise ruined Luzhkov’s presidential ambitions. To get back inside the Kremlin, Yastrzhembsky accepted one of the most gruelling posts in Russian public life, as spokesman on Chechnya, and spent almost four years insisting variously that Chechnya was not at war at all, that the war was constantly on the point of being won, and that the Russian army was a stickler for human rights. He did it impeccably and has got his reward. Since the Spring, he has been putting his stamp on Russia-EU affairs. He outlined some of his ideas on Russian television just after the recent Russia-EU summit, encouraged by a question or two from his host, the newscaster Nikolai Svanidze.“As a top-class professional,” Svanidze asked helpfully, “don’t you have a feeling that after the expansion of the European Union, the attitude of western Europe to Russia has been changing and not for the better?” “I seem to be feeling it with all my skin,” Yastrzhembsky agreed. His first complaint was with the attitude, as he saw it, of the EU’s new central European members. “They got a chance to leap from the communist yesterday into a hyper-democratic today,” he said, “but they did not pass through a school of political maturity, political correctness and tolerance. And these people with all their complexes and all their Russophobia, have now been integrated into Europe.”The “second and quite obvious sign” of trouble ahead, Yastrzhembsky continued, was the EU’s “desire to be very active” in the Caucasus, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine, at the risk of ignoring “the long-established realities there”, namely, Russia’s own claims to influence. He was particularly alarmed, he said, by heightened European interest in the “frozen conflicts” of Moldova and Georgia, where Russia has tried to maintain its power by sponsoring secessionist regions. As for Russia, Yastrzhembsky explained, its constant aim was to create “a zone of good-neighbourliness all along our borders”. On the face of it, who could argue with that? But run your fingers around Russia’s borders, look at its neighbours now and you have to wonder what went wrong. Belarus, North Korea and Turkmenistan are run by wild-eyed dictators. Azerbaijan and Armenia teeter on the brink of war. Ukraine is in turmoil. The Baltic states are objects of a Russian hate-campaign. Georgia is trying to get Russian troops out. China is the long-term threat that keeps the Kremlin awake at night. That leaves Kazakhstan for comfort.I can only hope that Yastrzhembsky is being more perceptive in his private diplomacy than in his public commentary. He must surely see that the EU’s new members are not a problem and belittling them is not an answer, even if Russia finds it psychologically difficult to treat them as equals. They want Russia as a secure and stable neighbour, at least as much as the EU’s older members do. If Russia’s relations with the EU are deteriorating, the problem lies more with Russia’s policies and in particular with its habit of propping up bad governments around it while undermining good ones. Anything the EU can do to change that habit can only help Russia too. Ukraine has been an encouraging start. Robert Cottrell is central Europe correspondent for The Economist. read more
SWITZERLAND: Following last year’s announcement that it is to invest SFr606m replacing its fleet of infrastructure maintenance vehicles, Swiss Federal Railways has decided to consolidate overhauls at Biel from 2014.Light and heavy maintenance of the infrastructure fleet of 2 500 vehicles with an average age of 33 years is currently spread between several workshops operated by SBB’s passenger and freight divisions. From 2014 work will be concentrated at Biel and managed by the passenger division. This is expected to improve the overall availability of the maintenance fleet. SBB has been working for several years to rationalise its maintenance workshops to reflect a declining workload. Biel once handled large volumes of wagon overhauls, and now specialises in maintenance of diesel-powered vehicles. It will become a centre of excellence for infrastructure equipment, supported by local units at Zürich Altstetten, Lonay, Bellinzona and Biasca. With SBB Cargo withdrawing from its current role, 45 employees at Lonay and Olten will be transferred to Biel or elsewhere. SBB says there will be no redundancies. read more
A frenetic first innings set up New Zealand’s 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test on Monday, but captain Brendon McCullum was pleased with the way his bowlers stuck to their task without tangible reward.New Zealand ended Sri Lanka’s stubborn resistance after lunch on the fifth day at University Oval in Dunedin with the visitors bowled out for 282 when chasing 405 runs for victory.The match had begun terribly for McCullum, who lost his 17th toss in 28 tests as captain.His team was sent in to bat and his counterpart Angelo Mathews could barely suppress his glee at the amount of grass cover still left on the pitch.Martin Guptill and Tom Latham, however, blunted the Sri Lankan attack and raced along at more than four runs an over in an opening stand of 56 that set the tone.”The way Martin Guptill and Tom Latham started, it was going to be tricky that first hour or two and … the guys played exceptionally well,” McCullum said.”They hit the ball down the ground and every time the Sri Lankans missed they were able to capitalise and we got off to a four-an-over start and in a Test match that’s not easy to do.”We gathered momentum from there and to put on 400 on the first day, yeah, we probably lost a couple more wickets we would have liked but it advanced the game,” McCullum said.New Zealand were 409-8 at stumps on day one, with time to bowl the tourists out twice on a wicket not expected to deteriorate quickly.advertisementSri Lanka proved defiant in their batting and it took New Zealand 117 overs to bowl them out for 294 in their first innings.McCullum surprised many on Sunday with a declaration that set a target of 405 to win, when a total above 450 might have been safer.”Sometimes you have to risk losing to win as well and we felt that we needed enough time to bowl Sri Lanka out,” McCullum said.Rain and hail showers, which forced players off the field three times on Sunday, also played a part.”If the weather had come into play a bit more today we would have desperately needed that time,” he added.”But when you have guys like Neil Wagner who is going to come in and bowl long and hostile spells leading up to a new ball then you know you’re going to be in the game.”In the end you have to back your bowlers and I think the way they went about it was outstanding,” he added. read more