Greek Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgWork YearN/A Conditions Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2801 Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Open ContinuouslyYes Posting Details AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Posting NumberF00104P 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught ORBachelor’s in the language being taught AND Master’s in anotherlanguage or linguistics; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.* All degrees must be from an accreditedinstitution.2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Assignment Responsibilities General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Minimum Qualifications Closing Date Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNocenter_img The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Job Posting TitleGreek Adjunct Assistant Professor Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. The Institution How and where to apply Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Posting Date Physical Demands Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Application Instructions Position Summary Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Special Requirements Department Location Beginning and/or Ending Dateslast_img read more

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Statistics/Quantitative/Business Analytics Adjunct – Jabs School of Business

first_imgQuick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6141 Posting Details * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. The appointment may include teaching undergraduate and graduatecourses in statistics, quantitative analysis, and businessanalytics. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Teaching Responsibilities Qualifications Position Summarycenter_img If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accreditedMaster’s degree (Ph. D. preferred) in related discipline with atleast three years of experience in the field. Prior teachingexperience is a plus. Qualified applicants will become part of anadjunct pool and contacted when a need emerges. Position TitleStatistics/Quantitative/Business Analytics Adjunct – JabsSchool of Business * Are you a Christian?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcript The Jabs School of Business at California Baptist Universityinvites applications for an adjunct faculty position instatistics/quantitative analysis. Nondiscrimination Statementlast_img read more

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Adjunct Pool: URSP) Urban and Regional Studies and Planning

first_imgAdditional Information Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Preferred Qualifications Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Required Qualifications The Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program in the Schoolof Government and Public Affairs at Virginia CommonwealthUniversity is recruiting applicants for Spring 2021 for possibleteaching adjunct positions.Duties: Teaching courses as needed.Must grade all assignments and exams in a timely manner.Respond to students inquiries within 24 hours.Submit final grades according to school policy.This pool will be utilized on an as-needed basis. Normal work daysM-F Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Position NumberJ00001 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Normal work hoursvaries Sensitive PositionNo Anticipated Hiring Rangeminimum $1,100 per credit Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101385 CampusMonroe Park Campus Resource CriticalYes Special Instructions to Applicants Posting Details DepartmentWilder Sch Of Govt & Public Affairs Working TitleAdjunct Pool: URSP) Urban and Regional Studies andPlanning Must have a bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Planning orrelated field. Master in Urban and Regional Planning or related fields. Hours/Week20 Description of the Job Remove from posting on or before05/24/2021 Open Until FilledNo Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Organizational Overview Job Open Date11/17/2020last_img read more

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Physician- Psychiatry, Addiction -133

first_imgWest Virginia University School of Medicine and theDepartment of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry seek anAddiction Psychiatrist or Addiction MedicinePhysician (ranks available: Assistant Professor, AssociateProfessor, Professor). The successful candidate will be expected topractice in Morgantown, WV.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the area ofaddiction psychiatry or addiction medicine. In addition toproviding excellent patient care, the successful candidate willalso be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents,and fellows in our addiction medicine and addiction psychiatryfellowships. For appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor rank, it is expected that candidates sustain anoutstanding, extramurally supported research program.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be board certified / eligible inaddiction psychiatry or addiction medicine. For appointment at theAssociate Professor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-recordof leadership, excellent communication skills, and publications inhigh-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be metby the time of appointmentAll qualifications must be met by thetime of appointment.The WVU Medicine Center for Hope and Healing supports adultsstruggling with substance use disorders through medically managedwithdrawal stabilization and residential treatment. The Center forHope and Healing’s facilities provide patient-centered care thatinvolves individual and group therapy as well as medicationassisted treatment. These services are provided in a serene settingby a team committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment, whilea caring and supportive environment is maintained.The Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Treatment (COAT) programis a nationally recognized, longitudinal group-based model ofmedication assisted treatment delivery via specialized teams toincorporate biological, psychological and peer-based care. Opioiduse disorder treatment access is expanded throughout the state ofWest Virginia through a Hub and Spoke implementation of COAT withproviders in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatryserving as mentors.The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute’s Behavioral Medicineand Psychiatry Addiction team offers the full range of servicesfrom inpatient and intensive outpatient programs, residentialtreatment, satellite clinics, and telemedicine to patients acrossthe region. In addition to direct patient care, it extends thereach of quality behavioral health treatment into rural communitiesusing remote video-based consultation and mentorship to localproviders. Groundbreaking research conducted by the team includesharnessing the power of emerging technology to combat devastatingbrain disorders. Such research includes focused ultrasound, deepbrain stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation forsubstance use disorders. The team has been on the front line ofAmerica’s addiction epidemic in Appalachia for the past twodecades. We are looking for compassionate providers to join us aswe seek to ease the suffering of those affected by addiction. Thisposition provides a unique opportunity to make a significantdifference in the survival and health quality of an entire statewith a highly collaborative team.Within the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, thereis a strong focus on clinical service, teaching, and scholarshipamong psychologists, physicians, and social workers. Additionally,faculty frequently work in partnership with other medical schooldepartments. The department strongly encourages professionaldevelopment with support/mentoring for development of clinicalservices, improved teaching/training, and scholarship.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of thirteen member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/careers/. For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equityNotes To Applicants Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

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History, Assistant Professor, African American History, Tenure Track

first_imgIs this split and/or fully grant funded?No Qualifications Job TitleHistory, Assistant Professor, African American History, TenureTrack Job TypeFull-Time Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Physical DemandsNone Close Date CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences atLoyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for afull-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History with aresearch and teaching specialty in African American history, foracademic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants withexpertise in the African American experience, in any time period.The successful candidate will be joining a department with 29full-time faculty members, over 200 majors and minors, and MA andPhD programs in History and Public History. For more information,please see the Department of History website.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The successful candidate will teach graduate and upper-levelundergraduate courses in African American History, as well asbroader surveys in the Loyola University core curriculum. Thesuccessful candidate is expected to pursue a strong research andpublication program, including the pursuit of external grants.Teaching expectations generally involve two courses per semesterfor research-intensive faculty. Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14573 Position TitleHistory, Assistant Professor, African American History, TenureTrack Job Number85TBD FLSA StatusExempt Organizational LocationPROVOST The candidate will have a Ph.D. in History by the start of August2021. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate thepotential for excellence in research and teaching and have a recordof (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-fundedresearch, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willingto support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Position Number Special Instructions to Applicantscenter_img Posting Details Duties and Responsibilities Department NameHISTORY Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Location CodeHISTORY (02104A) Open Until FilledYes Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a letter ofinterest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outliningthe applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teachingexperience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potentialcontributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research,teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse communitythrough scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange forthree recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to theirprofessional qualifications for this position, especially in termsof scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submittedelectronically to the above website (letter writers will receive anelectronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates should forward additionalmaterials in digital form related to teaching excellence andsamples of scholarly publications to D. Bradford Hunt, Professorand Chair, [email protected] of applications will begin on January 4, 2021, and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Working ConditionsNone Position Details Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Number of Vacancies1 Desired Start Date08/09/2021 The candidate will have a Ph.D. in History by the start of August2021. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate thepotential for excellence in research and teaching and have a recordof (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-fundedresearch, and student mentorship. The candidate should be willingto support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Position End Date Open Date11/24/2020last_img read more

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Colleges Deny “Rent Conspiracy”

first_imgA number of JCR Presidents believe that an inter-collegiate conspiracy is to blame for soaring student accommodation costs across Oxford University. Suspicions were raised after JCRs at several colleges reported a lack of negotiation and insubstantial reasoning for large increases in rents. One anonymous JCR President is convinced that “collaboration between bursars has occurred”, adding that “it is a strange coincidence that all colleges seem to be making large adjustments at the same time.” He further questioned whether market shocks could be responsible for “excessively affecting such a range of colleges with varying endowment interests”. In response to greater charges for accommodation and food at Lady Margaret Hall, JCR President Euan Fitzpatrick claims to be “pissed off that junior members of the college have been left out of discussions.” He too believes that “ten or twelve colleges have got together to agree on large rent rises and are now playing off each other for justification.” Students at LMH are equally incensed by the college’s lack of consultation and are considering policies of non-participation and possible rent strikes if their voices remain unheard. Susan Marshall, Chair of the Domestic Bursars’ Committee, denies that any official command increase rents had been issued, saying that discussion has been limited to discussions between individual bursars “in general terms.” However this conflicts with reports from insiders on the Bursars’ Committee, who assert that they received overall recommendations to charge more for accommodation. The Hon Michael Beloff ’s attribution of Trinity’s increases to “the war in Iraq, concerns about terrorism and now SARS” has furthered fuelled student indignation. St Catherine’s undergraduate Laurence Parker Bowen claims the “real reasons are straightforward – to secure long term economic survival,” and accuses the University of “quietly abandoning its economic principles in favour of the chequebook.” This week, Roberto Montanari, JCR President of Somerville, hit out against his College’s “unsubstantiated and seemingly arbitrary” decision to raise room costs by ten percent. Although Professor Roger Van Noorden of Hertford calculates a general guideline for acceptable college rent rises each year, Somerville Governing Body is purported to have called his indications of 4.52% “outdated and irrelevant.” Balliol JCR has admitted that it too is “in trouble with rents” after students reacted angrily to the fact that they are facing large increases based on the performance of endowments and world markets. Although current students will not be substantially affected, new students from 2004 must expect extra costs of 27 to percent. Other colleges announced rents rises at JCR meetings on Sunday and many others are still in the middle difficult negotiations with apparently intransigent governing bodies.ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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Olympic Effort

first_imgThree current Oxford students competed at the opening World Cup Regatta at Poznan, the first chance that those boats heading to the Olympics in August had to test their speed against serious competition. For the British squad, it was also a chance to see whether the reshuffles brought in by Jürgen Grobler had worked. In the absence of the top British coxless pair due to illness, Wolfson’s Peter Reed and Christ Church’s David Livingston raced creditably as their replacements, finishing fifth in the B final. Christ Church’s other Olympic hopeful, Robin Bourne-Taylor, would have been more disappointed with the fifth place achieved by the VIII in the final, seen as a set back compared to the bronze medal achieved at the World Championships in Milan last year. This result means that yet more reshuffles are possible in the VIII, especially with the strong performance of former Keble student Ed Coode. Coode, previously dropped from the VIII after a poor showing at GB trials, raced to a gold medal in the coxless four after substituting for the injured Olympian James Cracknell.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

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University Trials Free Cycle Service

first_imgStaff at Oxford University will soon be able to use a free ‘pick up and pedal’ cycling scheme, inspired by those set up in London and several European cities.The pilot will see cycle stations set up in Headington and the city centre, and is aimed at reducing congestion and carbon emissions.Only a limited number of bicycles will be available at first, but if successful the service may be rolled out to include students and eventually the whole city.The scheme uses technological advances to avoid previous problems such as theft.  Users are required to register their debit card details as a security precaution. Ed Wigzell, Sustainable Travel Officer for the University, said: “Advances in technology have enabled more recent schemes, such as those in Paris, London, Lyon and Brussels to be very successful. The University is very excited to be involved in introducing a similar scheme in Oxford.”It is thought that the national company OYbike will provide the bicycles and a system that uses text messages for hiring and returning. The scheme starts this winter. read more

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Report shows Oxford is still a man’s world

first_img“Research has been carried out for over 10 years and has failed to reveal any significant factor that influences examination results,” he said.“For example, neither the type of examination nor a difference in stress levels have shown to have any significant effect on a difference in performance between genders.”Meanwhile on the subject of the tiny number of female professors, the spokesman pointed out that this was in part due to a lower number of applications for academic positions from women, despite success rates for both genders being similar.“It is true generally in academia that fewer women move through each stage of the academic career path. It’s a bit like a leaky pipeline.”He added that a number of programmes had been put in place in order to try and confront this, including the the Career Development Fellowship (CDF) and Academic Leadership Development Programme.The report also pointed out that of Oxford’s 39 constituent colleges, 30 have higher male populations than female. Keble and Somerville were some of the few colleges boasting a female majority, whilst approximately two-thirds of students studying at Balliol are men – the highest proportion.Female student leaders from across Oxford gave their reaction to the findings, highlighting a variety of factors as to why so few women seem to benefit from the Oxford system as well as men.Katy Theobald, President of Oxford Women in Politics said she believed the lack of women to look up to around the University was a key factor.“The problem is that the current situation doesn’t provide enough female role models,” she said.“If you’re never given a tute by a woman or never sit in a lecture by a woman then you don’t have examples to aspire to.” Meanwhile Katherine Terrell, JCR President at St Hilda’s, thought that the problem is a self-perpetuating one.She said, “Some have suggested that hustings are off-putting for female candidates because often they include challenges such as drinking a dirty pint, assuming women are less willing to do this, but even at colleges where these kind of hustings do not take place, female candidates are just as unlikely, and it seems like a simple answer to a complex problem. I feel that the lack of JCR presidents is a self-perpetuating problem, and a worrying one.”The gender gap appeared to be less visible in student societies however. The Law Society had a female to male ratio of 10:11 and the report notes the high female population of Amnesty International committees. The difference is still acute though in Oxford’s political societies.Since 2000, women have made up 28% of Labour club (OULC) co-chairs, 18% of Oxford University Liberal Democrats (OULD) presidents and only 3.5% of Conservative Association (OUCA) presidents.OUCA have been particularly singled out in the past for their low active female membership. They have no Women’s Officer and Port and Policy is often used as a prime example of a male dominated event.One female attendee, who wished to remain anonymous, remarked, “”It seems that the men are there to do the debating and the women to pour the port.”She added, “It’s sad that an Association of the party that produced the first female prime minister could have failed so miserably to move beyond gender stereotypes.”Asked to comment OUCA President, Anthony Boutall, said that role of women was very important to the organization and stressed that the society had moved on from previous stereotypes.“Women have been exceptionally valuable to the progress in OUCA has made,” he said.“I recommend OUCA events to any women in Oxford who may have been put off previously by unfavourable stories. I know that you would not experience anything other than respect.” The enormous scale of the gender divide at Oxford University has been exposed by an OUSU Report released this week.The in-depth study into academic and student life at the University disclosed that fewer than 10% of professors, only a sixth of JCR Presidents and less than a third of presidents of student political societies are women.The investigation was carried out by OUSU VP for Women, Rachel Cummings, who confirmed that she was extremely concerned by the findings.They demonstrate that women are alarmingly underrepresented at an academic level: only five out of 24 members of the University council and just 17 out of 116 heads of academic departments are women. The University has never had a female Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor.The dichotomy was not only limited to academia however, with merely five female JCR Presidents currently serving across Oxford in comparison to 31 male counterparts. MCR’s by contrast seem to be more balanced, although their female presidents are still outnumbered by 14 to 25.Speaking in reaction to the survey, Rachel Cummings said that the OUSU Executive were working with officials from the University in order to try and bridge the gap.“I think the lack of female academics at the University is a serious problem, partly because of all the talent we must be currently wasting.”The report was commission to help combat a plague of female underrepresentation throughout University, as shown in the long existing Finals Gap, which consistently sees more men than women achieving First Class degrees.A spokesman for Oxford University said that the disparity had been consistently investigated by the University’s Education Committee over the last decade, but that they were not necessarily any closer to finding a solution.last_img read more

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Annan announces African awards

first_imgFormer UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan announced the introduction of new African scholarships in a talk at Exeter College on Monday.The scholarships will cover full fees and living expenses and will be awarded to three students each year from Ghana, Angola and Nigeria who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders in politics, business or public life. University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said, “I am very grateful to Eni for creating this scholarship programme with St Antony’s. Oxford has a proud tradition of undertaking scholarship on Africa, and encouraging scholars from Africa.” The funding, paid for by Italian oil giant Eni, will allow candidates to study for a one or two year taught Master’s degree at St Antony’s College. Kevin Lindsay, a first year with family in Ghana, said the scholarship is a “sure step in the right direction towards helping to alleviate the problems of the cost of educating Africa’s brightest minds.” Annan came to Oxford to give a lecture entitled “The Future of Africa” as part of Exeter College’s 700th anniversary celebrations. He also  opened a new home for Oxford’s African Studies Centre.last_img read more

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