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FYI: Fulbright grants, TA positions


Author: cies1

FYI Body: Dear Colleague:

In late March we alerted you to the opening of the 1998-99 Fulbrigh
Scholar Program competition for U.S. college and university faculty
and professionals in TEFL and linguistics. I am writing to remind you
that the AUGUST 1 DEADLINE is approaching and to urge you to consider
applying for a Fulbright.

More than 700 awards are being offered in over 120 countries for
university lecturing, advanced research, and other professional
activities. Opportunities exist in every area of the social sciences,
arts and humanities, sciences, and many professional fields.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree at the time of
application and U.S. citizenship (permanent residency is no
sufficient).

For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professional
standing comparable to that associated with the doctorate in higher
education is required, unless otherwise noted in the awards book.

College or university teaching experience is required at the level and
in the field of the proposed lecturing activity for lecturing and
combined lecturing/research awards.

Grant Duration:

Awards range in duration from two months to twelve months. Mos
lecturing assignments are for an academic term/semester or a full
academic year.

Language:

Although the majority of teaching assignments are in English, foreign
language proficiency is expected for lecturing awards in some areas
(e.g., Latin America, francophone Africa) and for some research
projects.

For detailed descriptions of award opportunities and to reques
application materials, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program Web site:
http://www.cies.org.

To request a hard copy of the awards book and application forms:

E-mail: cies1@ciesnet.cies.org
(Requests for mailing of materials only!)

Telephone: 202-686-7877

U.S. mail: USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Box INET
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M
Washington, DC 20008-3009


Non-U.S. candidates must apply for Fulbright grants in their home
countries, either through the Fulbright commission or the
U.S. embassy.

Please forward this message to other colleagues who might be
interested and eligible.

Christine A. Morfi
Acting Executive Director
Council for International Exchange of Scholars





The Department of English, French and German of the University of Vigo
(Galicia, Spain) offers 7 language-assistant positions ("lectores")
for the next academic year (from October 1997 to September 1998).

Main conditions/requirements:

native speaker of English (5 jobs) or German (2 jobs)
recent BA/MA in English, Spanish, Linguistics, Literature
TEFL, DaF (or similar) certificate
One-year contract (approx. 160,000 ptas/month after tax)
Actual teaching: 12 hours/week in the degrees of English (EFL) and
Translation (EFL)
Office hours: 6 hours/week
Deadline: 12 September

More information and application form (in Spanish):

http://www.uvigo.es/departamentos/dep/h04/webh04/formul.html


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