External Opportunities

This information is provided as a service to the Latinx community of scholars. Please see below for the latest opportunities external to the association. For enquiries, please contact the advertising organization directly.


Call for Papers

Journal of Education Human Resources
Special Issue: Pushing the Boundaries of Social Justice: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations of School Finance Equity for Human Resources.

For more information visit: https://www.utpjournals.press/journals/jehr/cfp1.  Submission Information: Those interested in contributing to this special issue should submit a 1000-word proposal by August 1, 2021. A proposed title, a list of keywords, and a list of references should accompany the proposal – please note these items are not included in the 1000-word limit. All submissions must be submitted electronically to the special issue editors via email (see contact information below).  After initial review, the guest editors will invite select authors to submit their original articles for peer review. Final papers should consist of roughly 6,000-7,000 words (Excluding Title, Abstract, References, Appendices).

Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2021;  Invitations to submit manuscripts: September 1, 2021

Full-length manuscript submission: December 1, 2021; Special issue publication date: April 1, 2022

Editor's Contact Information: (Editor) Davíd G. Martínez, PhD, University of South Carolina [email protected]; (Associate Editor) Joshua Childs, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, [email protected]


The free and virtual University of Pittsburg's LatinxConnect Conference (October 14-16, 2021) will bring together students, educators, community leaders, and political advocates to dialogue about Latinx identities and contemporary and historical issues faced by the Latinx community. LatinxConnect is organized and sponsored by a grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh. 

Proposals: 
Virtual session proposal submission from students, educators, professionals, researchers, and community members who serve, uplift, and support the Latinx community are welcomed.

Session proposals can be either workshop or panel discussion format and should include learning objectives or key takeaways to help attendees better understand and engage with diverse Latinx communities and salient contemporary issues affecting the Latinx community.

Submit A Proposal

Proposal Guidelines

Reserve your virtual ticket! Register here.

The priority deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, August 27th. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis as presentation slots become available.

Workshop and Panel Discussion submissions will be organized into the following tracks: 
  1. Identities and intersectionality
  2. Social services and community resources
  3. Human rights, social justice, advocacy, and activism
  4. Healthcare systems and services
  5. Migration and transnational Latinx connections
  6. Education through the lifespan
  7. Employment, income, and social mobility
  8. Psychological and emotional well-being and supports
  9. Historical perspectives and contemporary connections
  10. Art and culture 

Questions? Contact [email protected]


The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its annual conference, which will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on May 26-28, 2022. We welcome abstracts for individual papers, organized panels, roundtable discussions, and alternative (non-paper) presentations on all aspects of popular music, broadly defined, from any discipline or profession. We especially encourage submissions on the many rich popular music histories of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

The theme for this year’s conference “Grooves and Movements” intersects with Detroit and its storied place in rhythm and blues, rock, punk, hip-hop, and electronic dance music, and is intended to connect the histories, philosophies, and practices of urban spaces to other historical and global popular music communities.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit proposals here no later than midnight (EST) October 15, 2021. Individual presentations may last up to 20 minutes with a 10-minute question and answer period. Roundtables and organized panels can be allotted up to a two-hour time slot. Abstracts not adhering to the word count will not be considered.

For more information about the conference, including featured events, membership requirements, and detailed submission procedures please visit the full Call for Proposals.

For any questions, please contact [email protected] 


Advance CTE, with support from ECMC Foundation, is launching a new,17-month Fellowship dedicated to addressing a shortage of state postsecondary CTE leaders and equity barriers to leadership advancement for populations historically underrepresented in postsecondary CTE, particularly leaders of color. 

 

The Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE — Sponsored by ECMC Foundation (ECMCF) aims to remove barriers and provide comprehensive support for experienced professionals, particularly professionals of color, to pursue leadership paths in state postsecondary CTE. 


Additional details about the Fellowship structure and eligibility can be found on our Advance CTE’s Fellowship web page or the attached informational flyer. Our goal is to have a racially diverse applicant pool and for most of participating Advance CTE ECMCF Fellows to be professionals of color.


Applications will be received through September 15, 2021, and the first cohort will be announced in October 2021. 

 


Call for Papers

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDIES
National Virtual Conference
February 14-19, 2022

Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the Hispanic and Latino experience. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: immigration, migrant workers, interracial marriage, education challenges for the non-documented, community crime, health care, discrimination, impact of Affordable Care Act, reducing racial/ethnic gaps, children and families, Dream Act, and other topics. Please indicate the time required for presentation of your paper (25 minutes OR 45 minutes).

ABSTRACTS WITH TITLE OF PAPER, PRESENTER’S NAME, HOME AND INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION ADDRESS AND E-MAIL SHOULD BE POSTMARKED BY: Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Send abstracts to:

NAAAS & Affiliates
PO Box 545
Westbrook, ME 04098-0545
Telephone: 207/856-2500
Fax: 207/856-2800
Email: [email protected]
www.NAAAS.org


American Foundation for the Blind – Career Opportunity
Part-Time Research Assistant – Fluent in Spanish
October 2021 – February 2022

About the American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has a long, proud history of removing barriers, ensuring inclusion, and creating positive change in the world for millions of people with vision loss. Yet, despite nearly a century of progress, much work remains to ensure a level playing field for people who are blind or visually impaired. Today’s social and economic systems continue to produce and perpetuate staggering inequalities among people with vision loss, leading to higher levels of unemployment, increased isolation, lower graduation rates, and poverty.

AFB is committed to creating a more inclusive and just society by mobilizing leaders and influencers, championing impactful policies and practices, and promoting understanding of the most effective drivers of change. Our vision is a world without limits, where people who are blind or visually impaired are working, going to school and participating in community life, unhindered by barriers.  

Career Opportunity

AFB is seeking a Research Assistant who is fluent in Spanish to work in its Public Policy and Research Institute. This is a part-time (approximately 15 hours per week), four-month grant-funded position with the ability to telecommute. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specialized knowledge and expertise in completing research tasks including conducting interviews and focus groups, taking notes, coding qualitative data, assisting in report writing, and other research related duties as assigned. This position reports to the Director of Research.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Recruit study participants from parents/guardians of school children who are visually impaired, who primarily speak Spanish.
  2. Screen and schedule focus group participants.
  3. Conduct approximately three focus groups of 4-6 individuals each.
  4. Disseminate survey in Spanish to reach potential participants both online and offline.
  5. Complete surveys over the phone for participants that opt not to complete the survey online.
  6. Analyze qualitative data collected from focus groups and long-answer narrative survey responses.
  7. Translate, proofread, and edit study materials, as needed.
  8. Contribute to drafting of the research report.
  9. Perform other research-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Master’s degree required. Must possess demonstrable professional/academic proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including prior experience conducting focus groups. Prefer experience working with families of children with disabilities, especially those with vision loss. CITI certification must be current or obtained prior to data collection (AFB can assist with this).

Compensation: $50/hour, approximately 15 hours per week.

How to Apply: Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume/CV to [email protected].

At AFB we do not just accept difference, we celebrate it.  AFB is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Human Resources at [email protected].  


PLACE:SLR
Program For Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea Level Rise
One-Year Fellowship (focus: justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion)

About the Position
The Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea Level Rise (PLACE:SLR) currently is working in close partnership with USFWS on several projects to which a Fellow would bring welcomed capacity. The first is a recently funded NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) planning grant to scope for a RISA focused on climate, health, and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues. The U.S. Southeast, including the Caribbean, lacks a RISA and there is no RISA in the US with an explicit Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion focus. The Fellow would provide capacity to the project, have an opportunity to continue working on the RISA, if a full RISA is funded, and gain valuable exposure to both the issues at hand and a network that spans across a multitude of states, agencies, and focal areas. Another project to which the Fellow could contribute is to facilitate the maintenance of relationships with underserved communities in the northern Gulf. PLACE:SLR recently partnered on the development of a series of recommended best practices when engaging underserved communities on issues of chronic flood risk. We have since begun work to put the best practices into action so they may be further refined and enhanced. A critical component of this work is to maintain relationships and bring capacity across a variety of issues – not just flood risk; therefore, a fellow would have the opportunity to support and experience these kinds of relationships firsthand. They would both expand capacity for the effort, while receiving valuable learning opportunities. Additionally, we would encourage the Fellow, as they learn and grow in the issues, to consider their own projects or efforts to be pursued by the joint partnership between PLACE:SLR and the USFWS. Finally, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional Extension, outreach, and educational activities around sea-level rise and climate communication with multiple audiences.

The fellow will also receive semi-structured mentorship throughout their programming, working closely with their primary mentors from PLACE: SLR and USFWS to identify other critical professional contacts from whom they would gain valuable guidance and leadership. This approach builds on the concepts that all professionals should have a network of mentors and not just one.

Fellows will be hired as one-year term, full-time employees at Mississippi State University and will be based in Biloxi, MS at the Coastal Research and Extension Center. This includes a $40,000 stipend and full health benefits. The fellowship runs from Jan 1 – Dec 1, 2022; however, there is some flexibility with start date and location.

Primary Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the selected applicant will be to lead and/or assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of an applied science program. These duties will include activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Organizing meetings
  • Leading and assisting with trainings
  • Leading and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of outreach materials, Extension publications, and technical reports
  • Performing research activities, such as literature reviews and sample collection/processing
  • Documenting successes and conducting assessments of various activities in conjunction with the mentor
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree with major course work in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment
  • Extension, applied research, outreach, or education experience;
  • Experience and/or interest in working with underserved, frontline communities on issues related to health and/or climate change;
  • Experience communicating with a multitude of audiences in-person and online/virtually

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly flexible: ability to adapt to a rapidly changing schedule
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize multiple demands
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge and skills in document/project management/sharing platforms (e.g. Google Drive, Basecamp, etc.)

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Requires substantial routine travel, including some overnight trips
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Working remotely may be allowed for this position.

Instructions for Applying
All applicants must apply online at https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/503288?lApplicationSubSourceID= by submitting a professional staff application and attaching a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

In addition to the online application, the same cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript must be emailed to [email protected] In the cover letter, highlight relevant past experiences and provide examples of opportunities or experiences you have or hope to establish with the communities mentioned in the job description.

Contact:
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 228-388-4710
1815 Popps Ferry Rd.
Biloxi, MS 39532


 

 

 

Revised October 21, 2021