Thursday, October 23, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS - Journal of City, Culture, and Architecture



Call for Papers 

Journal of City, Culture and Architecture  

Journal of City, Culture and Architecture concentrates on publishing the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including architecture, art, cultural studies, anthropology, urban studies, geography, and demography, and their relations with history, psychology, sociology, and statistics.The Journal seeks to explore the ways of improving comprehensive examination of various interdisciplinary approaches to studying urban culture, city identity, metropolitan life and architecture various forms of art by focusing the roles of human communication in space and symbolic borders between different communicative practices and the cultural aspects of urbanization.

The primary goal is to promote pioneering research on cultural diversity and richness of traditional and local societies, urban structuralism to the semiotic perspectives of poststructuralism, cultural institutions and heritage and the spiritual-material products and the architectural structures throughout the life time of mankind, and to make a strong link between past and future. The cultural manufacturing types and the art of living that are formed throughout centuries and experiences, when considered its contribution both to multi-cultural social life and keeping cultural memory alive, will be remembered as the most striking evidence for cultural and social originality of a society which tell its own aesthetic idea by its produced arts. Research Areas Include:

- City and City’s Identity
- Urban Culture and experience of modernity
- Cultural values, City and Conservation
- Urbanization and Health
- Regeneration of City and Challenges
- Architectural features of urban culture, 
- The environment and sustainability in the city life,
- The impact of design and culture on cities and architecture.
- The mapping and the imagination on cities
- Sustainable Architecture Strategy, Optimization, Modelling
- City Policy, Planning and Design,
- Land use and Land cover on cities

The quick (30 days) and double blind review process, rich editorial board, zero tolerance for plagiarism and high respect for publication ethics, a strong commitment for scheduled publication are the key features of the Institute’s journals. The journal accepts online submissions only.

 Macroworld journals do not have page charges, color figure charges or submission fees. 

Submission and Publication Information:
Submission deadline: January 5th,  2015
First round decisions announced: March 20th, 2015
Authors submit revised manuscripts: May 28, 2015
Final manuscript submissions to publisher:  July, 2015
Number of papers: 5 to 7 papers

For more information, visit the official website of the journal  jcca.macroworldpub.com 

If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the Journal of City, Culture and Architecture, Editorial Office, at the following email address: jcca@macroworldpub.com

Editor-In-Chief
Eren Erdener, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma
College of Architecture

Employment Opportunity: University of Massachusetts, Amherst



The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, seeks a performance studies scholar with strong roots in or an ability to converse with critical approaches to rhetoric (broadly conceptualized), including critical race studies, postcolonial studies and decolonizing theories, transnational feminism, queer studies, or civil rights. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position.  However exceptional candidates at any rank will receive consideration. 
The hire would join a faculty who work at the intersection of performance and rhetorical studies in a department deeply committed to critical approaches to media and culture, and should contribute to this engagement. The ideal scholar would be committed to social justice through public advocacy, community-based research and teaching, or service-learning education, and should be willing both to teach the introductory course in performance and rhetoric and to contribute new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research and teaching occurs at the intersection of the social sciences and the humanities.  A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is required by September 1, 2015.
Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations), and contact information for three letter writers through the Interview Exchange website at: 
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53042 
by November 14, 2014.


The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Employment Opportunity: University of Massachusetts, Amherst



About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.



Job Description:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications from social scientists within the interdisciplinary field of computational social science. This tenure track position will be in one of the following social science departments: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Political Science, Resource Economics, Regional Planning, or Sociology. The successful candidate will also participate in an outstanding interdisciplinary community represented by the Computational Social Science Institute at UMass, with 43 affiliated faculty across 11 departments. Candidates? research plans should extend beyond their home discipline to engage with other disciplines in the domain of computational sciences. Substantive foci are open and broad, including computationally intensive data collection and analysis, network structure and dynamics, relational and clustered modeling, automated mining of qualitative data, large scale textual analysis, health informatics, and theoretical computational models of social processes.



Requirements:

A PhD in the social sciences is preferred but PhDs in cognate fields will be considered. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position.

Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.



Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University?s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual?s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:
Please submit your application through Interview Exchange. Submit a cover letter addressed to Professor James Kitts, Search Committee Chair, including a statement of research plans and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, research samples, and contact information for three references.


For full consideration, ensure that your application is received by October 30, 2014, but review will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Learning Analytics Fellows, SOTL Grants, and more - CITL



Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Friends List
 
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, as part of the Learning Analytics Fellows Program, will provide individual funding for up to 10 instructors interested in exploring ways to use analytical data to improve student learning and success. Join Dennis Groth, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, on Wednesday, October 29, from 9-10:30 a.m. for an informational session about learning analytics and how to apply for a fellowship. Read More

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce competitive funding for both individual and collaborative Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) projects on the IU Bloomington campus. The deadline for the next round of SOTL Grants is Friday, October 31, 2014. Read More

We hope you'll join us for one or more of the events listed below.

As always, feel free to contact the CITL for more information about our events calendar or teaching at

IUB.

Scheduled Events

Canvas Grading Help
Wednesday, October 22, 1-2 p.m., CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)
Do you need assistance with grading in Canvas? If so, sign up for one of the office hours with our consultants. You will meet with a consultant for an individual or small group consultation. (Please note: This is not a workshop.)

Open Classroom: See Clickers in Action
Thursday, October 23, 8-10:30 a.m., Rawles Hall 100
In Shabnam Kavousian’s Finite Mathematics class, 285 students solve problems and are assessed with “clicker” questions. Meet with Shabnam to find out how she holds students accountable for their problem-solving, what she has learned through clicker question design, and how she uses clickers to make critical thinking in mathematics clear to students. 

Canvas: A First Look
Friday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Lindley Hall 023
Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to view and discuss the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings. (Please note: this is not a hands-on workshop.)

Meet the ACEs
Friday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge
Find out what ACEs (Advocates for Community Engagement) can do to help ensure a smooth service-learning experience for you and your students. Please RSVP by Monday, October 13 at bit.ly/MeetTheACES.
Read More and RSVP

Canvas Next Steps: Add Assignments and Create Your Syllabus
Friday, October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Lindley Hall 023
Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson for this hands-on Next Steps workshop exploring Canvas's dynamic, integrated Assignments and Syllabus tools. Bring your syllabus in electronic format, and an assignment.

Call for Participation in IUB Learning Analytics Fellows Program
Wednesday, October 29, 9-10:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library E243)
This fall, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will provide funding for up to 10 instructors interested in exploring ways to use analytical data to improve student learning and success. Come join Dennis Groth, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, to find out more about learning analytics and how to apply for one of these fellowships.
Read More and Register

Canvas: A First Look (online delivery)
Wednesday, October 29, 11-11:50 a.m., https://connect.iu.edu/learncanvas
In this webinar, jointly presented by the CITL and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how Canvas’ tool-based interactivity influences how courses are set up.

Service-Learning Coffee Hour: Building and Maintaining Service-Learning Partnerships
Thursday, October 30, 9:30-11 a.m. La Casa (715 E. 7th Street)
Faculty members, graduate students, and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion about how to build and maintain service-learning partnerships that benefit both students and the community partner agencies. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 22 to iubslp@indiana.edu.
Read More and RSVP