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LINGUIST List 22.4627

Sat Nov 19 2011

Jobs: Spanish; English; Literacy: Research Assistant, CUNY Grad Center

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        1.     Shannon Webb , Spanish; English; Reading and Literacy: Research Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA


Message 1: Spanish; English; Reading and Literacy: Research Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA
Date: 17-Nov-2011
From: Shannon Webb <shannonkwebbgmail.com>
Subject: Spanish; English; Reading and Literacy: Research Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA
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University or Organization: CUNY Graduate Center
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: New York, USA
Web Address: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/dept/lingu/rislus/
Job Rank: Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Reading and Literacy

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

* This position has been filled.

Research Assistants Needed

RISLUS and the Second Language Acquisition Lab at CUNY Graduate
Center are seeking RAs for a Language 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, assessment, and evaluation.

Your principal responsibility will be designing test items 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
- Be aware of the challenges SIFE students encounter in the public school
system

Priority will be given to Native Spanish Speakers.

Hours and Compensation:
The position will be for up to 19 hours per week (negotiable) for a period of
32 weeks at a rate of $20 per hour ($12,160 total).

Start Date:
As soon as possible. Must be available during the month of January.

To Apply:
Please contact Dr. Gita Martohardjono and Shannon Webb with your C.V.
at the following addresses: GMartohardjonogc.cuny.edu,
SWebbgc.cuny.edu

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: swebbgc.cuny.edu
Contact Information:
Shannon Webb
Email: shannonkwebbgmail.com
Phone: 2128178524

* This position has been filled.



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