Job opp: Two University Lectureships, University of Cambridge, UK

Faculty of History
£36,532-£46,278

The Faculty of History is seeking to make one appointment in each of the following fields with effect from 1 October 2010 at the latest:
- African History
- World and/or Imperial History since 1500

Further particulars and application forms for each post may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone number 01223 335350, or e-mail: [email protected]), to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, publications list and PD18 form (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/pd18/) with details of three referees, so as to reach her no later than 1 September 2009. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Megan Vaughan ([email protected]) or Professor Sir Christopher Bayly ([email protected]).

Closing date: 1 September 2009.

THE RHODES SCHOLARSHIP 2010 KENYA Memorandum for Candidates

3. Conditions of Eligibility

NOTE: Applications from candidates who are not eligible will be neither entertained nor­acknowledged.
1. Candidates must be citizens of Kenya (candidates who hold dual citizenship may not apply in more than one of the countries of which they are citizens).
2. Candidates must have been physically resident in Kenya for a period or periods totalling not less than five years during the ten years immediately preceding the date of the application.
3. Candidates must appear in person before the Selection Committee in Nairobi if required to do so. It is expected that interviews will be held in early November each year.
4. Candidates must have passed their nineteenth birthday and must not have passed their twenty­seventh birthday by 1st October of the year in which they will commence their award.
5. Candidates must already hold a University degree of First or Upper second class standard (i.e. with an average score of 65% / GPA 3.7 or more in Kenya).
6. Candidates must demonstrate that there exists at Oxford a course of study suitable for their needs. Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Selection Committee for Kenya is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with the foregoing conditions and for making nominations. In any case of doubt the Trustees reserve complete discretion to determine the eligibility or otherwise of the candidate.

If you meet the above eligibility criteria, please download the full PDF advert using this link:
http://www.rhodestrust.com/documents/KenyaMemorandum2010_000.pdf

The above link will provide you will the necessary application form.



Deadline for application is August 28th, 2009.

Send your application to:
The Secretary, The Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Kenya, P0 Box 2588 Nairobi, 00202. (Please include a stamped self­addressed envelope.)

Call for applications: PhD Scholarships on Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa

The Danish-East African research project, “People Speaking Back? Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa (MEDIeA)”, funded by the Danish Development Agency (Danida), offers two full-time PhD scholarships (36 months) starting on January 1st 2010, using ethnographic perspectives. One will be registered as a PhD student at University of Nairobi, the other at University of Dar es Salaam. Funding follow provisions of Kenya and Tanzania universities.


Objectives of the PhD
It is the general objective of the announced PhD scholarships to strengthen the overall research efforts of MEDIeA in Kenya and Tanzania. The PhD students are expected to provide community based research which uncovers the synergies and communication relations between everyday life, media use, citizen engagement in social and political processes. The announced PhD projects can be specified as follows:

 
Kenya: Communication, e-participation and digital inclusion: a media ethnographic study.
Tanzania: Media use, citizenship and participatory governance: a media ethnographic study in Tanzania.

See detailed project descriptions here (pdf).

Who can apply?
We invite applications from students with an MA in social sciences or humanities and with experience in qualitative empirical research, preferably in the field of qualitative reception studies, media ethnography and/or participatory communication studies. Applicants should be prepared to work extended periods in the ‘field’, in close and prolonged cooperation with the non-governmental and community-based organisations selected as case studies by the MEDIeA team of senior researchers. Applicants must be able to communicate in the relevant vernacular language, besides English, as well as demonstrate the necessary ‘social’ abilities to do research based on a participant observation approach. Finally, it would be beneficial if applicants also have experience with survey-based, quantitative research designs or equivalent qualifications.

 
Application procedure
 
Deadline: 10 August 2009.

Please submit:
  • A research proposal of up to five pages
  • A curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • A writing sample/publication of 5-10.000 words
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate degree and Master’s degree
  • Reference letters (optional)

Applications have to be based on the full advertisement of the specific PhD scholarship you are applying. As the descriptions both for the Kenya and Tanzania scholarship are already quite elaborate, the applicants are expected to provide their own theoretical-methodological reflection based on the initial outline as well as suggesting and justifying a research design for the actual study. 

 
The selection will be based on both the relevant experience of the applicant and quality of research proposal.

 
Successful candidates selected for interview will be announced on 20 August 2009. Interviews will be conducted on 24 and 25 August at the University of Nairobi and on 1 and 2 September at University of Dar-es-Salaam. Final selection will be announced by 10 September.

 
Please send your application including appendices in one single pdf file to Kirsten Høffding ([email protected]) at Roskilde University. Should you have questions regarding the content of the proposal, please contact the following:

 
For the Kenya scholarship: Norbert Wildermuth ([email protected]) and Winnie Mitullah ([email protected])

 
For the Tanzania scholarship: Thomas Tufte ([email protected]  offline 3-26 July) and Datius Rweyemanu ([email protected]).

Info source: http://orecomm.net/mediea/call-for-phd/

Four Special Langham 1910 Centenary Scholarships

The Langham Partnership 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships

Langham Partnership is working with four centres of theological training in the UK to offer four PhD scholarships starting in 2010, as a way of marking the centenary of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910. The scholarships are for PhD students from the Majority (Developing) World. They are available for study at Edinburgh University, the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies, London School of Theology and International Christian College, Glasgow.

Langham Partnership has over the past 30 years helped to sponsor almost 300 scholars to complete PhD degrees. The work of the Langham Partnership scholarship programme is focused on the Majority (Developing) World, and the 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships are intended to benefit students from there. The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910 anticipated the predominant role which church leaders from the Global South would play in the future, and this scheme is therefore an appropriate way of marking its centenary. The Scholarships represent the commitment of the four institutions to engage in dialogue with churches in the Developing World (Majority), and assist with the training of strategic church leaders from there.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential, be strategic Christian leaders, and have strong backing from established Christian leadership within the Majority World. Full eligibility criteria can be obtained from the Langham Partnership website www.langhampartnership.org, and the four participating institutions.

Further enquiries can be addressed to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 30 November 2009.

The Langham Partnership 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships

Langham Partnership is working with four centres of theological training in the UK to offer four PhD scholarships starting in 2010, as a way of marking the centenary of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910. The scholarships are for PhD students from the Majority (Developing) World. They are available for study at Edinburgh University, the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies, London School of Theology and International Christian College, Glasgow.

Langham Partnership has over the past 30 years helped to sponsor almost 300 scholars to complete PhD degrees. The work of the Langham Partnership scholarship programme is focused on the Majority (Developing) World, and the 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships are intended to benefit students from there. The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910 anticipated the predominant role which church leaders from the Global South would play in the future, and this scheme is therefore an appropriate way of marking its centenary. The Scholarships represent the commitment of the four institutions to engage in dialogue with churches in the Developing World (Majority), and assist with the training of strategic church leaders from there.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential, be strategic Christian leaders, and have strong backing from established Christian leadership within the Majority World. Full eligibility criteria can be obtained from the Langham Partnership website http://www.langhampartnership.org/  and the four participating institutions.

Further enquiries can be addressed to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 30 November 2009.

Get the Details of The Four Scholarships via this source link: http://www.langhampartnership.org/2009/07/27/four-special-langham-1910-centenary-scholarships/

Job opp. Manager – Policy and Budget Analysis - Tanzania

VAcancy - Manager – Policy and Budget Analysis – Grade 2
Organization:Policy Forum
Expiration Date:14 August 2009
 
Key Competences:
Technical skills and experiences that we are seeking:
  • A broad understanding of and demonstrated interest in the Tanzanian policy environment, social accountability and human rights, particularly in Policy Forum’s primary areas of focus
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability translate policy concepts into real-world behaviours and vice versa in a variety of contexts.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to critical issues in the Tanzanian policy environment at local and national level.
  • The ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and concisely in simple accessible language.
Managerial and leadership skills that this job requires:
  • The ability to develop and lead a highly effective team in a demanding and often uncertain working environment.
  • Excellent and appropriate inter-personal, communication and persuasive skills - The ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships across the entire range of development stakeholders.
  • Excellent initiative, and decision-making abilities - The ability and willingness to act decisively and effectively in often uncertain environments
  • The ability to exercise good judgment in one’s decisions, actions, and communication that takes account of implications on Policy Forum and its members. 
  • Excellent language skills, verbally and in writing, preferably in both in Kiswahili and English.
  • Results-focused and value-driven.
  • IT skills – Office systems, presentations, extensive use of the internet for research
Experience that this job requires:
Relevant work experience, or the equivalent, amounting to at least 3 years that demonstrates, with concrete examples, the above competences.

 
Sending Applications
Interested candidate should submit an application either by mail or by e-email to the following address:
Policy Forum P.O Box 38486,
Dar es Salaam
Tel/fax: +255 22 2772611

Mob: +255 782 317434

E-mail: [email protected] 

Mathematical Systems Theory (for students), Germany, Mar 2010

The second
ELGERSBURG SCHOOL on MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS THEORY
will take place in Elgersburg (Germany) from March 8 - 13, 2010

The lecturers and their topics are
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin): Differential-Algebraic Equations -
Control and Numerics and Jan C. Willems (KU Leuven, Belgien): Behavioural Approach to Systems Theory

The school is addressed to PhD students in control, either in mathematics or engineering, and also to very good undergraduates. We would be grateful if you could pass on this information to any potential candidates.

We will organize a summer school in mathematical systems theory also in the forthcoming years on "hot" topics in control.

The location has a capacity for 40 students. The cost for the hotel including full board is EUR 510,- for a single and EUR 400,- for a double room. We can provide travel cost and subsistence for 15 students. If they apply, they are asked to provide their CV and a letter of reference from their supervisor. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2009. The organizers will then rank the applications according to excellence and suitability. A list of all participants will be available on the web site by the mid of January, 2010.

For further information please see
http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fakmn/Elgersburg-School-20.9069.0.html

With best wishes,
Achim Ilchmann (TU Ilmenau)
Timo Rice (TU Berlin)
Fabian Wirth (U Wuerzburg)

"wow" weblinks - Protect your email address from spam/junk

Today's "wow" weblinks post I have a list of sites which can encode your email address so that it can not be easily copied by spam bots, email sniffers and HTML E-mail harvesters. If you have a blog or website, this is a good way of protecting yourself from junk emails. If you do not have a web site or do not know what 'HTML' is, the encoder may not be of interest to you unless you want to show off as your email signature, in that case, you just need to copy and paste it each time you compose a message.
NOTE BY:
  • images may not be readable in text-only browsers, or by visually impaired people.
  • transparent PNGs are not supported by all browsers.
An alternative to images? Use the ASCII method, for example:
nukta77@gmail.com
in html stands for [email protected]
Click on the highlighted words at the beginning of the sentence to go to the featuring site.
  1. http://services.nexodyne.com/email
  2. http://chxo.com/labelgen  
  3. MailCover provides this free service which hides your email address in a CAPTCHA image to help prevent spam email being sent to your email address. This dynamically created image never looks exactly the same, making it just a little harder for spam bots! Hide your email address in an image. 
  4. EmailEncoder  Form - This form will allow you to encode your e-mail address through the use of Character Entities, transforming your ascii email address into its equivalent decimal entity. Simply enter your regular e-mail address in the first text box, click the encode button, and then highlight and copy the resulting code produced in the second text box. This encoded e-mail address can be read and translated back into its original ascii text by almost any web browser without any further action on your part. Just replace all instances of your e-mail address on your pages with the code, and you won't have to worry (too much) about spam lists.
  5. SafeMailTo - Your e-mail address is stored in coded form and can only be revealed using a full JavaScript interpreter (more details about anti-spam encoding).
  6. Encoder - The HTML Encoder is a service of SiteUp Networks. The Encoder will format your E-mail address in a way that IS NOT readable by any E-mail extractor or search engine
  7. Rumkin.com/tools/mailto_encoder
  8. Addressmunger.com 
  9. Invision-graphics.com/email_encoder
  10. Avoiding the Spam-Bots - Various options on hiding your email as shared by Joseph Pelrine of MetaProg
  11. Email-encoder.net
  12. Online-email-address-encoder
More sites are available via google search, querry words, 'email encorder'.
Happy encoding.