Technical Writing Position, University for Information Science and Technology, Macedonia

Lecturer position in Technical Writing at the University for Information Science and Technology, “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

The University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, invites applications for lecturer position at any academic rank in technical writing and communication for the academic year 2010/2011. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses, developing and grading tests and quizzes, preparing and presenting lectures, meeting with students outside of class time for additional assistance, and designing and evaluating laboratory exercises. The typical teaching load for this position will be ten contact hours per week.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in hand by time of appointment) in technical communication, writing studies, composition/rhetoric, or a closely related field. Ability to teach public speaking a plus. Applicants must also have demonstrated documented successful teaching experience at the college level, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to teach with technology, and native or near-native fluency in English. It is also expected that current instructional technologies will be incorporated in course materials on a regular basis.

Applications should include

  • A cover letter
  • Current C.V.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabus
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Copies of Diplomas and any Certificates of Achievement in Higher education,
  • Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses.

Please submit applications to:

University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”
Partizanska B.B Dom na ARM – Ohird
6000 Ohrid
Republic of Macedonia

In addition, applications may be submitted electronically as a single pdf file via email to Blagoja Samakoski at blagoja.samakoski@uist.edu.mk

The newly established University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” (http://www.uist.edu.mk) employs foreign professors who provide a high level instruction to Macedonian and foreign students. English is the language of instruction in all courses. The university is located in the south-west part of the Republic of Macedonia in the city of Ohrid, situated by the beautiful Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO Heritage Site.

For more information about the position, please feel free to contact:

Rector: Dr. Blagoja Samakoski, blagoja.samakoski@uist.edu.mk

Professor: Dr. George Mitrevski,  george.mitrevski@uist.edu.mk

Anthropology of Europe Workshop: “The Politics of Carrots and Sticks: Foreign Publicity, Disciplinary Discourse, and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Post-Conflict Macedonia,” January 21

A Trial Job Talk Entitled: “The Politics of Carrots and Sticks: Foreign Publicity, Disciplinary Discourse, and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Post-Conflict Macedonia”

Andrew Graan, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology; and Outreach Coordinator at the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), University of Chicago.

For copies of the paper, please contact Owen Kohl: owenkohl@uchicago.edu.

Site: http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/antheur/

Time: 4:30pm, January 21.
Location: Haskell Hall, Rm 101 (5836 S. Greenwood Ave)

Andrew Graan, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Anthropology; and Outreach Coordinator at the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), University of Chicago, will

Two Positions as Human Rights Experts for the 3-year project “Human Rights and Social Inclusion in Macedonia,” Deadline: December 11

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights – Research Association (BIM-FV) is offering two positions as Human  Rights Experts (one for up to three years, and one for five months).

Duty station will be Skopje, with frequent field-trips to partner municipalities around the country.

Reporting to: Project manager, BIM Skopje
Supervisor: Project officer, BIM-FV Vienna

THE PROJECT
The project aims at supporting the inclusion of the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)
into the planning processes of the national and local authorities dealing with social inclusion,
social protection and poverty reduction. The specific objective is to strengthen the
accountability of the government in policy making and monitoring on both national and
local level, with a focus on rights-holders and duty-bearers.

On the national level the project will foster the coordination of NGOs working on issues
related to social exclusion, discrimination and poverty through the establishment of the
“National Anti-Poverty Platform” (NAPP). With the support of BIM-FV and the European
Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), the project will strengthen existing ties between NGOs, link
the Macedonian NAPP to the EAPN and will build the NAPP’s capacity of monitoring and
reporting the dimension of poverty and social exclusion in Macedonia.

On the local level the project shall strengthen the municipalities and the de-centralised
Social Work Centres and offices of the Employment agency in proceeding with the definition
of responsibilities and corresponding policies on social inclusion, social protection and
poverty reduction in the light of the decentralisation process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide know-how on human rights promotion in development planning, and on related political, legal and social developments;
  • Develop and implement strategies and actions towards the project goals based on the provisions in the project document;
  • Review national and local strategies towards social inclusion, providing suggestions and comments related to the promotion of human rights;
  • Deliver trainings on the Human Rights-Based Approach and other necessary issues;
  • Prepare materials for both internal and external use, including training and action materials;
  • Elaborate reports and other relevant documents;
  • Maintain an overview of political and human rights developments in Macedonia;
  • Participate in and facilitate the collective coordination of the work of the team;preparing and agreeing detailed work plans, budgets and schedules; setting priorities; monitoring progress and quality control including approving materials according to relevant guidelines, and adhering to standards; establishing systems to ensure mutual support and accountability; and identifying training and development needs;
  • Translate official and internal documents from English to Macedonian and/or Albanian and vice versa;
  • If necessary, provide interpretation during meetings, workshops and other relevant events from English to Macedonian and/or Albanian and vice versa.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced University Degree, preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in Human Rights promotion and protection;
  • Solid knowledge of the international and national human rights framework, preferably also experience with the Human Rights-Based Approach;
  • Research and publication experience;
  • Experience in conducting trainings;
  • Ability to set priorities, meet specific objectives, use political judgement and knowledge;
  • Sensitivity towards different cultures, including gender issues;
  • Ability and experience of working in a team;
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds;
  • Ability to draft text in a variety of styles, e.g. project reports, government correspondence and action materials;
  • Ability to explain complex issues and ideas simply and clearly;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Macedonian, preferably also Albanian. Knowledge of Roma language is an asset.

BIM-FV is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their application, including CV and letter of interest
electronically to: jagoda.iljov@univie.ac.at.

Deadline for applications is December 11, 2009. Applications received after the closing
deadline will not be considered.
Job interviews will be held in Skopje, December 14 and 15, 2009.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.