Call for a Part Time Lecturer in Swahili
Courtesy of Joseph Karanja from the North West Kenyan Community, posted January 23, 2009
The African Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Washington invites applications for a part-time lecturer to teach an introductory course in Swahili and Kenyan cultural fluency for the spring quarter, 2010. This course, officially entitled, Swahili: Language, Culture, and Healing – Beginner’s course will offer a quarter-long specialized introductory course in Swahili for students participating in ASP’s Study Abroad Program in Nairobi in summer, 2010.
The spring Swahili language course is designed to prepare students to use Swahili language in every day social and professional life and in academic demands, and to allow students to interact with the host culture in Kenya giving them greater ability to function in Swahili during their internship hence allowing them more meaningful interactions with various local contacts including clients. In addition to the language lessons, each week, the lecturer will facilitate a weekly lecture (by guest lecturers) on a critical aspect of the internship experience to begin the students on the path to gaining the cultural fluency they will need to function in Kenya.
The part-time lectureship is a three-month, 30% time appointment (March 16-June 15, 2010).
The successful candidates will be expected to design the appropriate curriculum, use pedagogically sound means of teaching the course, assess and monitor student proficiency, compile teaching materials, grade exams, meet with students, and facilitate the weekly guest lecture series. The successful candidate will also be expected to attend program meetings and to participate in training and evaluation activities as requested.
Applicants must also have native or near-native fluency in Swahili. Preference will be given to applicants who have language teaching experience especially second language acquisition.
To apply, please send, by email, a cover letter, CV, and a list of references to: Erin Murphy, Program Assistant African Studies Program, Jackson School of International Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Professor Joel Ngugi at email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of applications is January 29, 2010.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University and the Jackson School are committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
326 Thomson Hall • Campus Box 353650 • Seattle, WA 98195-3650
Telephone: 206•616•0998 Fax: 206•685•0668
firstname.lastname@example.org • http://jsis.washington.edu/africa/
4 Ways to Find Scholarships
Courtesy of Njambi Gichuru from the North West Kenyan Community, posted January 23, 2009
- Register at one of these scholarship search services:
After you complete their profile (a zillion questions), they will use that information to search through 10,000 different scholarships to find ones that may fit you. Some will appear immediately. They will also keep emailing you on their website, so keep checking back on their site.
- Search for scholarships through scholarship sites:
- Search for scholarships via Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc.:
- “Scholarships for high school students” or
- “Scholarships for women” or
- “Scholarships for African-American students” or
- “Scholarships for science” or
- “Scholarships for University of Washington”
Remember to mix it up a little. Try searching “scholarships for math” and then try “math scholarships”
- ONCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SOME COLLEGES, LOOK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ON THOSE COLLEGE WEBSITES!
Every college has scholarships that are only for students attending that college. This is a main source of scholarship opportunities. Check each college website BEFORE you apply to see when their scholarship application deadlines are. SOME ARE VERY EARLY!! (i.e. Clark Atlanta University’s scholarship applications are due FEBRUARY 1)
Scholarships by Ethnicity
For students of color: 25 Scholarships Gateway: http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: http://apiasf.org
United Negro College Fund: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://www.hsf.net
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF): http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/2008_Scholarship_List.pdf
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (must be documented): http://apply.chic.org/applications/login.asp
Association on American Indian Affairs (Available 02/2010):
American Indians: http://scholarships4students.com/american_indian_scholarships.htm
HECB: American Indian Endowed Scholarship: http://hecb.wa.gov/financialaid/other/indian.asp
Refugees of all nations: http://www.advance-africa.com/scholarships-and-grants.html
ACT and SAT Testing Dates
Seattle Times College Guide
NELA (Northwest Education Loan Association)
Parents and students can contact NELA, located on 23rd and Jackson, for in-depth information on planning the college application process. NELA is a free college preparation service that gives workshops on developing good essays, resumes, interviews, scholarships, FAFSA, costs, etc. They will also set up private conferences for making a plan to support both students and family members. Call them at 461-5366. http://www.nela.net/Pages/default.aspx
FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education