Lecturer – Undergraduate Student Success Program – (FAC000942)

first_imgThank you for yourinterest in a faculty position at the University of Houston. Pleaseknow that the University has implemented a temporary pause on allfaculty recruitment activity.The College of Engineering at the University of Houston invitesapplications for Lecturer positions to join the UndergraduateStudent Success Program (USSP) faculty team, whose main role isteaching first and second year engineering students at the UH mainCampus and our new campus in Katy, Texas. This faculty team worksclosely with the college’s academic advisors, with faculty in manydepartments; filling a crucial role in equipping first-yearstudents for success. The main organizations within UndergraduateStudent Success are The Program for Mastery of Engineering Studies(PROMES) and the Honors Engineering Program (HEP). These programsseek to provide a positive and supportive environment wherestudents are enabled to succeed academically while gaining anunderstanding of the engineering profession and itsdisciplines.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. M inorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability tofunction in a collaborative atmosphere with multiple stakeholders.Candidates must possess a solid commitment to engineering educationand excellent communication skills. Applicants must possess a PhDor equivalent in an engineering discipline including engineeringeducation, a related education field, or a related STEMfield. PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS Exceptional candidates will haveexperience working with first-year engineering programs and/or havea record of scholarly activities in the area of engineeringeducation.last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty Economics

first_imgWork Experience Posting Details Education Position Details Hours of WorkTBA Posting NumberTSU202227 Grant TitleN/A Vary Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. N/A Essential Duties Summary N/A Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience. Successful candidate will demonstrate stable and successfulemployment history in a higher education environment. Official TSU TitleAdjunct Faculty Economics Required Licensing/Certification Teach undergraduate courses in Economics. Develop teachingmaterials, take an active role in the assessment process. Performgrading and reporting tasks accurately and in a timely manner.Assist with departmental projects and programs, and attenddepartmental meetings as requested. Performs other job-relatedduties as assigned. Adjunct faculty members provide qualitylearning experience for students and support the educationalphilosophy, mission, and vision of Texas Southern University, theCollege of Liberal Arts, and the department of History, Geography,and General Studies. Adjunct faculty members teach classes,evaluate student performance, and maintain and submit studentrecords in accordance with university policies. Adjunct facultymembers work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and adhereto all of the policies and procedures outlined in the TexasSouthern University Faculty Manual, Undergraduate Catalog, and MAPPpolicies.center_img Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Master of Arts in Economics or higher from an accredited college oruniversity or Master’s Degree or higher in a closely related fieldfrom an accredited college or university. Security Sensitive Position?Yes * Do you have a Master of Arts in Economics or higher from anaccredited college or university or Master’s Degree or higher in aclosely related field from an accredited college or university?YesNo Working/Environmental Conditions Teach undergraduate courses in Economics. Develop teachingmaterials. Perform grading and reporting tasks accurately and in atimely manner. Take an active role in the assessment process.Assist with departmental projects and programs. Attend departmentalmeetings as requested. Perform other job-related duties asrequired. Desired start date N/A Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes UA EEO Statement Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsTeaching PhilosophyOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 Close Date Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures % FTElast_img read more

Finke Furniture Company By Pat Sides

first_img Finke’s Furniture was a major retailer in downtown Evansville during most of the nineteenth-century.Founded in 1902 by brothers L. B and C. E. Finke, the store was originally located at 623 Main Street. In 1914, it moved to 7 S. E. Seventh Street, “37 steps from Main,” as their famous slogan advertised.Brass foot plates were embedded in the sidewalk to guide customers to the store. The building also housed Evansville’s first radio station, WGBF, which went on the air in 1922, with Harold Finke serving as the first announcer.The Finke family retained ownership of the business until 1968, and the downtown store closed in 1975, soon after a new one opened on S. Green River Road. In 1989, Finke’s was sold again and renamed Kittle’s.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

World shares trampled in coronavirus panic, oil prices plunge

first_imgGlobal share markets tumbled on Monday as panicked investors fled to bonds to hedge the economic shock of the coronavirus, and oil plunged more than 20 percent after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling price.Investors drove 30-year US bond yields beneath 1 percent as they wagered the Federal Reserve would be forced to cut interest rates by at least 75 basis points at its March 18 meeting, despite only just having delivered an emergency easing.The safe-haven yen surged across the board as emerging market currencies with exposure to oil, including the Russian rouble and Mexican peso, tumbled. Read also: Disappearing act: Market braces for volatile March after $2.4b vanishes in a weekThere were also worries that US oil producers that had issued a lot of debt would be made uneconomic by the price drop.Energy stocks took a beating and E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 dived 4.89 percent to be limit down. EUROSTOXXX 50 futures fell 5.7 percent and FTSE futures 6.9 percent.Japan’s Nikkei fell 5.7 percent and Australia’s commodity-heavy market 5.9 percent.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 3.7 percent in its worst day since late 2015, while Shanghai blue chips dropped 2.2 percent.Not helping the mood was news North Korea had fired three projectiles off its eastern coast on Monday.“The scale of the collapse shows that any hopes of a temporary respite were in vain,” said Sean Callow, a senior FX strategist at Westpac. “The notion that overweight equities is the only real option in a world of super-low rates now seems to be from ‘The Time Before’.Read also: Coronavirus crash wipes $5 trillion off world stocks“US officials have barely moved beyond platitudes about ‘strong fundamentals’ so there is surely plenty more room for markets to price in major damage to the economy.”The number of people infected with the coronavirus topped 107,000 across the world as the outbreak reached more countries and caused more economic carnage.Italy’s markets are sure to come under fire after the government ordered a lockdown of large parts of the north of the country, including the financial capital Milan.“After a week when the stockpiling of bonds, credit protection and toilet paper became a thing, let’s hope we start to see some more clarity on the reaction,” said Martin Whetton, head of bond & rates strategy at CBA.“Dollar bloc central banks cut policy rates by 125 basis points, not as a way to stop a viral pandemic, but to stem a fear pandemic,” he added, while noting many had little scope to ease further.Bond bubbleA seismic shift saw markets fully price in an easing of 75 basis points from the Fed on March 18, while a cut to near zero was now seen as likely by April.The European Central Bank meets on Thursday and will be under intense pressure to act, but rates there are already deeply negative.“The onus is falling, perhaps inevitably on the actions of governments to abandon budget surpluses and reinvigorate the demand side of the economy,” said Whetton.Urgent action was clearly needed with data suggesting the global economy toppled into recession this quarter. Figures out from China over the weekend showed exports fell 17.2 percent in January-February, from a year earlier.Read also: Asian factories slammed as China’s PMI drops to record lowAnalysts at BofA Global Research estimated the latest sell-off had seen $9 trillion in global equity value vaporized in nine days, while the average 10-year yield in the developed world hit 16 basis points, the lowest in 120 years.“The clearest outcome of the exogenous COVID-19 shock is a collapse in bond yields, which once panic fades can induce huge rotation to ‘growth stocks’ and ‘bond proxies’ in equities,” they wrote in a client note.Yields on 10-year US Treasuries plunged to a once-unthinkable 0.48 percent, having halved in just three sessions.Yields on the 30-year long bond dived 35 basis points on Friday alone, the largest daily drop since the 1987 crash, and slid under 1 percent on Monday to reach 0.96 percent.The fall in yields and Fed rate expectations has pulled the rug out from under the dollar, sending it crashing to the largest weekly loss in four years.Read also: Bank Indonesia announces 5 measures to support rupiah amid market routThe dollar extended its slide in Asia to as far as 101.60 yen, depths not seen since late 2016. It was last down 3.1 percent at 101.97 in wild trade. The euro likewise shot to the highest in over 13 months at $1.1492.Gold jumped 1.6 percent to clear $1,700 per ounce and reach a fresh seven-year peak. Topics : Saudi Arabia had stunned markets with plans to raise its production significantly after the collapse of OPEC’s supply cut agreement with Russia, a grab for market share reminiscent of a drive in 2014 that sent prices down by about two thirds.Brent crude futures slid US$11.14 to $34.13 a barrel in chaotic trade, while US crude shed $10.58 to $30.70.“Today’s price action puts at risk the fiscal health of the vast majority of sovereign producers and budget cuts and increased debt loads are now looming in the event of a prolonged period of low prices,” warned Helima Croft, head of global commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets.“For the most politically and economically fragile producer states, the reckoning could be severe.”last_img read more