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LINGUIST List 24.927

Thu Feb 21 2013

Jobs: Applied Ling; Language Acq: Research Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Feb-2013
From: Shannon Webb <swebbgc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA
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University or Organization: CUNY Graduate Center
Job Location: New York, USA
Job Rank: Research Assistant; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Bilingualism; Literacy


Description:

Urdu-Speaking Research Assistant needed.

RISLUS and the Second Language Acquisition Lab at CUNY Graduate Center are seeking Research Assistants (RAs) for a literacy assessment project.

The project focuses on the creation of a computer-adaptive literacy assessment for Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). We are seeking RAs interested in the study of bilingual literacy, low-literacy adolescents and adults, reading research, and assessment.

Your principal responsibility will be designing test items Urdu for an item bank. This includes researching reading levels, finding and possibly adapting culturally and linguistically appropriate materials, and collaborating with other RAs on the task.

As an RA you will:
- Have taken courses in reading development, language acquisition, or bilingual education;
- Be interested in the development of literacy;
- Have Urdu as a language of expertise;
- Be aware of the challenges newcomer ELL students encounter in the public school system.

Hours:
The position will be for a maximum of 19 hours per week.

Start Date:
As soon as possible.

To Apply:
Please contact Dr. Gita Martohardjono and Shannon Webb with your CV at GMartohardjonogc.cuny.edu and SWebbgc.cuny.edu.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: swebbgc.cuny.edu
Contact Information:
Shannon Webb
Email: swebbgc.cuny.edu

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