English, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early Modern Literature, Tenure Track

first_imgFLSA StatusExempt Open Date11/24/2020 Job Number85TBD CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Physical DemandsNone Close Date Position Details Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementWriting SampleOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Organizational LocationPROVOST Position End Date This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for anadvanced assistant professor or associate professor with strongcredentials, including a record of excellence in research,teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate willhave a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerableexpertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature andculture. Priority will be given to applicants with a publishedmonograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest tothe department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender,textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and materialculture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUCand the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Posting Details Position Number Duties and Responsibilities Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Working ConditionsNone Open Until FilledYescenter_img Department NameENGLISH Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences,Department of English invites applications for a full-time positionat the rank of Advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professorin 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature and culture. TheSurtz Professorship is a five-year appointment. When the term ends,the faculty member will hold a regular appointment in thedepartment. The Surtz Professor receives a research-intensiveteaching load and a generous research stipend. Proud of its strongresearch record, the department serves over 200 undergraduatemajors and minors and offers the MA and PhD degrees. For additionalinformation about the department, please visithttp://www.luc.edu/english/index.shtml.This search is part of a University-wide, multiyear hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines). Of special interest are candidates whocan further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity,and inclusion. International scholars are welcome to apply.Teaching responsibilities include a range of courses in 16th- and17th-Century British Literature at the undergraduate and graduatelevels. Work with graduate students will include serving on examand dissertation committees. The successful candidate will beexpected to pursue a strong program of scholarship, and to engagein service at the department level or above. The Surtz Professorhas primary responsibility for organizing the annual Edward L.Surtz, SJ Lecture in the Humanities. Qualifications Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter;(2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) astatement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressingpast or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student bodythrough research, teaching and other channels and engaging adiverse community through scholarship and service. Applicantsshould also arrange for three recommendations from individualsprepared to speak to their professional qualifications for thisposition to be submitted electronically to the above website(letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ).Review of applications will begin on December 21 and continue untilthe position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to our mission of social justice andtransformative education. The University believes that broaddiversity is critical to achieving its mission. Therefore, inholistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant,we would factor favorably an individual’s record that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Special Instructions to Applicants Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Position TitleEnglish, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early ModernLiterature, Tenure Track Number of Vacancies1 Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Job TitleEnglish, Associate/Assistant Professor, Early ModernLiterature, Tenure Track Job TypeFull-Time Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14605 This position is an endowed mid-level professorship designed for anadvanced assistant professor or associate professor with strongcredentials, including a record of excellence in research,teaching, and student mentorship. The successful candidate willhave a PhD in English and will clearly demonstrate considerableexpertise in 17th-Century British non-dramatic literature andculture. Priority will be given to applicants with a publishedmonograph or its scholarly equivalent. Areas of special interest tothe department include pre-modern critical race studies, gender,textual studies, digital humanities, book history, and materialculture. Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUCand the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Location CodeENGLISH (02103A)last_img read more

Tesco records strongest growth in three years – Nielsen

first_img“Tesco has started to attract new shoppers again, with two-thirds of households visiting them in the last four weeks,” said  Nielsen UK head of retailer and business insight Mike Watkins.He added that Tesco was well placed to benefit from the ‘little-and-often’ mode of shopping behaviour seen by Nielsen as a driver of future growth.“Retailers with a multi-format or multi-channel proposition are well-placed to gain new shoppers and incremental spend, particularly when food sales are under increasing pressure from the discounters and, now, Amazon,” added Watkins.Kantar Worldpanel recorded similar sales growth at Tesco, reporting that sales of foods, including ready meals and produce, had brought some of the fastest growth at the retailer, with overall sales up 1.3%.This was the first growth from Tesco since March 2015, according to Kantar. Tesco has outperformed its three major supermarket rivals in the past quarter – and recorded its strongest sales growth in more than three years.The retailer’s sales rose by more than 1% year on year, according to two sets of data published today – with analysts Nielsen and Kantar Worldpanel both reporting on the performance of the UK grocery market.Nielsen said Tesco’s sales rose 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 8 October versus the same period last year. The last time the retailer reported a higher increase was the 12 weeks ending 14 September 2013, when sales increased 2.3%.Tesco was the only one of the big four retailers – which includes Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – to grow sales over the last quarter.Nielsen grocery sales data Kantar Worldpanel grocery sales datacenter_img “Sales growth has been strongest among family shoppers, while improved trading from its larger supermarket and Extra stores has supported this month’s gains,” said Kantar retail and consumer insight head Fraser McKevitt.Nielsen described the quarter as “a good period” for the UK’s leading supermarkets, adding that the four weeks ending 8 October was the third consecutive month of growth in terms of value and volume sales, with both up 0.1%.“Industry growth slowed mid-September as the heatwave ended, but picked up again as the warm and dry weather returned,” said Watkins.Nielsen added that it expected retail prices to be kept in check for the time being, despite “currency-related cost price increases casting a shadow over next year”.Kantar also pointed out that the threat of rising prices was on a lot of minds at the moment, adding that – although it had seen the 27th consecutive period of grocery price deflation – the rate of deflation had slowed.“The price of everyday groceries fell by 0.8% compared with a year ago and in contrast to the -1.1% reported last month, with deflation particularly noticeable among pork, crisps and poultry products,” said Kantar’s McKevitt.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Wood Brothers, And Hot Tuna Roll Through SPAC [Review/Audio/Videos]

first_img[Videos by Sean Roche]With Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks’ deaths still heavy on their minds, TTB encored with a heartfelt “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” off the Allman Brothers Band legendary album, Eat a Peach. Trucks has had a lot of practice playing Allman Brothers material, yet Susan needed the lyrics sheet added to the stage setup to avoid any flubs. Gregg Allman wrote the tune for his brother Duane Allman after he passed away and now Derek got to play it for Gregg and Butch which was a truly touching passing of the torch. A short and soulful “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” set up the final song of the evening, “I’ve Got A Made up Mind.”[Video by Sean Roche]Check out the show audio, as uploaded by rocksuitcase:The three bands that graced the stage on the eve of Independence Day are just getting started! Tickets are still available for many of the show scheduled on the Wheels of Soul Tour, which is bound to cover just a little more ground from now until August 2nd.Setlist: Hot Tuna | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Serpent Of Dreams, Living Just For You, Talkin’ Bout You, Come Back Baby, In The Kingdom, Roads And Roads &, Hit Single #1.Setlist: Wood Brothers | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Keep Me Around, Atlas, Never and Always, Tried and Tempted, Snake Eyes, American Heartache, Luckiest Man, Postcards from Hell, OpheliaSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 7/3/17Anyday, Don’t Know What It Means, Anyhow, It’s So Heavy, Get What You Deserve, Ball and Chain, Let Me Get By, Leaving Trunk, I Pity The Fool, I Want MoreE: Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Made Up My Mind[cover photo from TTB Facebook] On July 3rd, the 2017 Wheels of Soul Tour brought The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna, and Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Upstate New York. Beautiful weather greeted the tie-dyed and star-spangled crowd, which ranged from young children to older hippies. Outdoor venues like SPAC are the perfect sanctuaries for eclectic and soulful music and the attendees were pleased to see Hot Tuna bring their unique blues to the stage as they opened up the festivities.For a band that traces its roots back to 1969, Hot Tuna can still bring the heat. Not only did they tackle songs from their wide catalog and long career, but they also showed the audience that they still have fun doing it. Jack Cassady stomped around the stage totting a bass that is about the same size as him while Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework. The aging crowd seated inside the pavilion cheered as Jorma commented that the last time they played SPAC was in 1989 for the Jefferson Airplane reunion tour. The band members thanked their friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks for inviting them on such an incredible tour and the short set came to a close.The Wood Brothers have solidified their position as one of the most soulful Americana bands on the rise right now, making them the ideal meat in the Wheels of Soul sandwich, especially on the eve of the 4th of July holiday. The crowd at SPAC doubled in size as the trio opened with “Keep Me Around” from their critically acclaimed 2013 album, The Muse. The first time I saw the Wood Brothers was at a downtown Saratoga pub called The Parting Glass, where they happened to be playing on their first ever tour. Over a decade later in the same New York town, they played “Atlas” again, but this time they were on a much larger stage in front of a much larger group. As their popularity grows exponentially over the years, their down-to-Earth attitudes, familial connection and passionate writing remains the same.The particularly energetic “Tried and Tempted” and “Snake Eyes” encouraged Chris Wood to show off some of his killer dance moves. Oliver Wood gave a nod to the red, white and blue with “American Heartache” off their most recent studio album, Paradise, leading Jano Rix to take over on keyboard for “Luckiest Man.” The fan-favorite tune lead to a sing-along and reminded the crowd how lucky we are to be in the land of the brave of free. Oliver dedicated “Postcards from Hell” to all the artists on the Wheels of Soul tour and a fast-paced cover of “Ophelia” finished off the set.[Video by Sean Roche]Headlining the joyous evening was the group that started the Wheels of Soul Tour three years ago, the Tedeschi Trucks Band. This year’s installment proves to be the most ambitious to date and we can only hope the Wheels tradition continues. The 12-piece thunderous blues band opened with “Anyday” to the delight of their die-hard fans. “Don’t Know What It Means” allowed Kebbi Williams to explode on the fiery saxophone solo. In order to cool the place down, Susan Tedeschi softly took the vocals for “Anyhow” and “It’s So Heavy” allowing Derek Trucks to delicately weave his electric guitar into the mix. After a slow pair of songs, vocalist Mike Mattison took the lead for “Get What You Deserve,” a rocking gospel influenced tune that got the pavilion pulsating. [Videos by Sean Roche]The long drum intro to “Let Me Get By” was one of the many highlights of the set and allowed several different members to showcase their talent. The spontaneity of TTB is why fans continue following them around the country and when news broke that their beloved keyboardist, Kofi Burbridge had suffered some medical difficulties, fans highly anticipating the Wheels of Soul Tour were heart broken. The replacement, Carey Frank, showed that he was qualified to take Burbridge’s place and appeared to wow even Susan, who commented how incredible his playing has been after only three nights on the tour. Frank took an additional funky organ solo during “Leaving Trunk,” but Susan one-upped him with a blazing guitar solo proving that the ladies can do it too. Susan’s energy continued to rise during her emotional vocals in “I Pity the Fool” and the set ending and appropriately placed “I Want More.”last_img read more

Liberty Mutual to stop insuring thermal coal projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Liberty Mutual Group Inc. will no longer accept underwriting risk for companies that derive more than 25% of their profit from the extraction or production of energy from thermal coal.Liberty Mutual announced Dec. 13 that in addition to an enhanced focus on environmental, social and governance issues, it will not make new investments in debt or equity securities of companies generating more than 25% of their revenues from thermal coal mining or utility companies that obtain more than 25% of their electricity production from thermal coal. Existing coverage and investments exceeding the threshold are to be phased out by 2023.“We understand the shift from coal to clean energy is a journey and we recognize the role the insurance industry plays in supporting that evolution for our customers,” said Francis Hyatt, Liberty Mutual’s first chief sustainability officer, whose appointment the company also announced Dec. 13.Environmental activists are leading campaigns to push the insurance and investment industry away from the coal sector. In a recent report showing the number of insurers pledging to abandon the coal sector doubled in 2019, members of the Unfriend Coal campaign said U.S. insurers were slower to adopt exclusionary coal policies than their European peers.Boston-based Liberty Mutual is among the world’s largest insurers of fossil fuel companies, according to the Insure Our Future Campaign, a movement backed by environmental activists including 350.org, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club. Campaigners focused on insurance companies in the U.S. specifically targeted Liberty Mutual.Liberty Mutual is the 18th global insurance company to adopt restrictive coal policies, the release added.[Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): Liberty Mutual rolls out new coal exclusions; existing ties to phase out by 2023 Liberty Mutual to stop insuring thermal coal projectslast_img read more

Experts say global coal industry will not recover from Covid-19 pandemic

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers predict, because the crisis has proved renewable energy is cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.A long-term shift away from dirty fossil fuels has accelerated during the lockdown, bringing forward power plant closures in several countries and providing new evidence that humanity’s coal use may finally have peaked after more than 200 years. Even before the pandemic, the industry was under pressure due to heightened climate activism, divestment campaigns and cheap alternatives. The lockdown has exposed its frailties even further, wiping billions from the market valuations of the world’s biggest coal miners.As demand for electricity has fallen, many utilities have cut back on coal first, because it is more expensive than gas, wind and solar. In the EU imports of coal for thermal power plants plunged by almost two-thirds in recent months to reach lows not seen in 30 years. The consequences have been felt around the world as well.This week, a new report by the US Energy Information Administration projected the US would produce more electricity this year from renewables than from coal for the first time. Industry analysts predict coal’s share of US electricity generation could fall to just 10% in five years, down from 50% a decade ago. Despite Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “dig coal,” there are now more job losses and closures in the industry than at any time since Eisenhower’s presidency 60 years ago. Among the latest has been Great River Energy’s plan to shut down a 1.1-gigawatt thermal plant in North Dakota and replace it with wind and gas.More importantly, in India – the world’s second-biggest coal consumer – the government has prioritised cheap solar energy rather than coal in response to a slump in electricity demand caused by Covid-19 and a weak economy. This has led to the first year-on-year fall in carbon emissions in four decades, exceptional air quality, and a growing public clamour for more renewables.“The economics of coal were already under structural pressure before the pandemic,” said Michael Lewis, the head of climate change investment research at French bank BNP Paribas. “And coming out of it these pressures will still be there – but now compounded by the impact of the pandemic.”[Jonathan Watts and Jillian Ambrose]More: Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts Experts say global coal industry will not recover from Covid-19 pandemiclast_img read more

Brazilian Army Invests in Cyber Defense

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo May 12, 2017 The Brazilian government’s priority for cyber defense and protection from cyberattacks has led to the emergence since 2016 of a new unit within the Brazilian Army (EB, per its Portuguese acronym): the Cyber Defense Command (ComDCiber, per its Portuguese acronym). This new command plays a part in the National Defense Strategy, and in April it completed its first year of operation. ComDCiber’s main purpose is to plan, coordinate, direct, integrate, and supervise cyber operations in the defense area. The creation of ComDCiber is one of the actions taken under the Cyber Defense Program in National Defense. According to information released during LAAD Defence & Security 2017 in Rio de Janeiro in April, the project is valued at about $104 million and includes the development of hardware and software solutions, and the procurement of supercomputers and digital research materials to foster the growth of this field in Brazil. Brazilian cyber defense has evolved over the course of large events hosted by the nation, such as the World Cup in 2014, and the Olympics in 2016. According to ComDCiber, there was a huge preparatory effort made by the Brazilian Armed Forces in the periods leading up to those large events, including personnel training and technology investments in the sector. ComDCiber projects According to information from ComDCiber, several projects are being developed by this new unit, including the creation of a National Cyber Defense Academy. The academy’s purpose is to train civilian and military human resources so they can act effectively against cyber threats. Another project is the Cyber Defense Products Standardization and Certification System, which will create a viable structure for certifying products (hardware and software) for use in the cyber sector. ComDCiber is also working to establish a Cyber Defense Observatory and Cyber Defense Talent Management to incentivize research and development in Brazilian technology. The partnerships established by the Ministry of Defense and the Army Command are another method used by ComDCiber to update its staff’s technical knowledge. “Our service members attend courses, expos, and international exercises that allow them to gain expertise on directing exercises like these in Brazil,” stated the command in a press release. The unit will be organizing the Second International Cyber Defense Internship in May. In addition to the Brazilian public, representatives from various partner nations, including Latin American countries, will also be taking part in this event. Integration among the Armed Forces ComDCiber’s major distinction is its potential to integrate the three branches of the Armed Forces. The unit, under the command of Lieutenant General Angelo Kawakami Okamura, has a Joint Chiefs of Staff directed by a rear admiral, a Department of Management and Instruction led by a major general, and a Cyber Defense Center (CDCiber, per its Portuguese acronym) led by a major general. According to information from EB, the synergy between the forces allows for joint improvement. “The budgeting of human and financial resources, experiential exchanges, and procedural standardization, as well as the compartmentalization of information on cyber threats and security events, strengthen our defense institutions,” the EB reported in a press release. Navy and Air Force line officers assumed their duties on April 25th. That was the first time in the history of the Brazilian Armed Forces that line officers had taken on a role in another service branch. Brazilian Navy Rear Admiral Nelson Nunes da Rosa assumed the lead role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Brazilian Air Force (FAB, per its Portuguese acronym) Major General Mauro Fernando Costa Marra took the position of head of the Department of Management and Instruction. Command of the Cyber Defense Center will pass to Major General Jayme Otávio Queiroz on May 22nd. His new role will be challenging due to the degree of importance that cyber defense has achieved within the National Defense Strategy. “We are living in an increasingly connected environment. Cyber threats are real and can cause damage remotely. We need to always be ready,” Maj. Gen. Jayme said. In addition to the joint work done at ComDCiber, each service branch has its own teams, or Network Incident Response Centers (CTIR, per their Portuguese acronym), as set forth by the Brazilian Security Incident Research and Response Center. Colonel Robson Luís Lopes dos Santos, head of the Aeronautics Computation Center in Brasília (CCA-BR, per its Portuguese acronym), is responsible for coordinating one of these centers. He explained that there is a relationship of technical cooperation formally established between CCA-BR and ComDCiber. “Incidents detected by a CTIR or a FAB unit are shared with ComDCiber,” he said. For Col. Robson, ComDCiber has fostered cooperation between the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defense in the handling of issues related to areas of interest in cyberspace. “The involvement of CCA-BR technicians in working groups coordinated by ComDCiber is important for establishing a shared knowledge base,” he highlighted. Cyber protection in aviation According to Col. Robson, in addition to the incident response, CCA-BR also does cyber defense within the Aviation Command (COMAER, per its Portuguese acronym) for the purpose of raising cyber situational awareness on critical Information Technology assets such as systems and hardware, for example. CCA-BR technicians monitor incidents from the standpoint of network anomaly detection using selective triage. They analyze incidents, attempting to identify the origin and the vulnerabilities associated with them, and they are able to take actions to resolve the problem detected. “Active defense is also done using measures to prevent malicious activities in cyberspace,” the head of CCA-BR said. The work done by CCA-BR prevents events in cyberspace, which could potentially be harmful to COMAER, from occurring. “Currently, threats in cyberspace can have serious consequences for the operational and administrative capabilities of this institution,” Col. Robson warned. He explained that one effective defense measure has a direct impact on maintaining the FAB’s operational capacity to carry out its mission. “Without this measure, the Air Force’s resources would be left completely exposed to cyber threats.” For the head of CCA-BR, the evolution of cyber threats requires continually upgrading equipment and retraining technicians involved in cyber defense. “The great challenge is keeping up awareness, across all of COMAER’s units, as to its responsibility in applying preventive and defensive measures,” Col. Robson concluded.last_img read more

Niche work if you can get it

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