Celebrating Academic Excellence of GPI Student Ms. Shivani Mansharamani on winning the Elaine Maimon Award.
Feb 2017


Celebrating Academic Excellence of GPI Student Ms. Shivani Mansharamani on winning the Elaine Maimon Award. The Maimon Award recognizes the superior achievement in writing. This prize expresses Arcadia University's belief that writing proficiency is one mark of a liberal education.

THE ELAINE MAIMON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING

In honor of Dr. Elaine Maimon, who served Arcadia University as Professor of English and Theater Arts, Director of Freshman English, and founder of the nationally renowned Writing Across the Curriculum Program, the English Department and the First-Year Writing Program award annually the Maimon Prize for Excellence in Writing produced in the first-year of college.

Purpose of the Award: The Maimon Award recognizes the superior achievement in writing of a first-year student. Beginning in the first-year with Thought and Expression and with other introductory courses, Arcadia University establishes the standard of learning through writing. This prize expresses the University's belief that writing proficiency is one mark of a liberal education.

Description of the Award: The winner of the Maimon Award receives (1) recognition from Arcadia University at the Honors Convocation; (2) a gift from the Writing Program and the Department of English, and (3) a cash prize. In addition, this writer's work will be exhibited as an example of outstanding first-year writing. Essays by the award winner and other finalists will be eligible for inclusion in the Landman Library Digital Repository (ScholarWorks at Arcadia).


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International Faculty - Multiple Disciplines (Art, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Business)


Arcadia University has entered into a strategic academic alliance with Global Pathways Institute (GPI), in Mumbai, India. Global Pathways Institute (GPI) offers students in India a two-year program of Arcadia University undergraduate courses designed to prepare undergraduate students to apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program at a United States institution.

GPI provides a rigorous and intensely personal undergraduate education inspired by knowledge depth, integrity, and collaboration with an emphasis on close faculty-student interaction. Students receive a liberal arts education that maintains international standards, while incorporating local context in content and experience.

GPI has a need for International Faculty in the following disciplines to be based in Mumbai, India, beginning in the Spring 2016 term.


Art (Drawing):

Master’s level education required, plus experience teaching university level art classes in US-style programs. Qualified candidates should demonstrate knowledge and skill of observational drawing in personal and student work. Ideal applicant for the position should also be knowledgeable about art history, contemporary processes, techniques and theories of drawing.

Please submit CV, images of personal work, written statement of teaching philosophy, images of student work, and samples of syllabi as a single file (pdf or a word document), indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Psychology:

Applicants should hold a Master's in Psychology at the time of appointment and be capable of teaching Introductory Psychology. Applicants with training in Experimental Psychology, broadly defined, are preferred. The position requires experience in US higher education. Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, list of past courses taught, and evidence of teaching effectiveness as a single file (pdf or word document) indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Chemistry:

Master's degree in a related discipline with higher education teaching experience is required, terminal degree preferred. Job responsibilities include teaching discipline-specific lectures and laboratories, responding to student inquiries, using Blackboard to post lectures and grades and abiding by all relevant university and/or departmental procedures and policies. The position requires experience in US higher education.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for professional references as a single file (pdf or word document) indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Biology:

Master's degree in a related discipline with higher education teaching experience is required, terminal degree preferred. Job responsibilities include teaching discipline-specific lectures and laboratories, responding to student inquiries, using Blackboard to post lectures and grades and abiding by all relevant university and/or departmental procedures and policies. The position requires experience in US higher education.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for professional references as a single file (pdf or word document) indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Business:

Master's degree in a related discipline with higher education teaching experience is required, terminal degree preferred. Job responsibilities include teaching discipline-specific courses, responding to student inquiries, using Blackboard to post lectures and grades and abiding by all relevant university and/or departmental procedures and policies. The position requires experience in US higher education. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for professional references as a single file (pdf or word document) indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Math:

A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Mathematics with successful teaching experience in the US is required. The candidate should be comfortable teaching in an interactive style and must be familiar with both US and Indian educational systems. Interested candidates should submit a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of mathematical interests as a single file (pdf or word document) indicating the discipline on the subject line of the email.


Location: The primary location of this position is in Kandivali East, northern part of Mumbai, India.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

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Mumbai also known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 6.16% of India's GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. The city houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India's premier scientific and nuclear institutes like BARC, NPCL, IREL, TIFR, AERB, AECI, and the Department of Atomic Energy. The city also houses India's Hindi (Bollywood) and Marathi film and television industry. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, attract migrants from all over India, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures. It is the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West, or Central Asia. Mumbai has the highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India.

Thakur Village is a residential locality in Kandivali East, Mumbai. It is located to the east of the Western Express Highway, which is part of the National Highway 8. It is equidistant from Kandivali and Borivali railway stations which fall on the Western Railway's suburban section. Almost all outstation trains on the Western Railway halt at Borivali.

The domestic and international airports can also be reached quickly due to the proximity to the highway. GPI Campus is approx. 14.4kms (40 minute drive) from the international/domestic airport and 3kms (10 minute drive) from the nearest train station (Kandivali/Borivali). Mumbai-Pune Shivneri Volvo buses operated by MSRTC can also be boarded from the Sukurwadi or Nancy Colony bus depots which are nearby. The area is well serviced by the public transport buses operated by BEST. Air-conditioned buses operated by BEST and NMMT provide direct connectivity to the business districts.

A number of banks have their branches and 24-hour ATMs in Thakur Village. There are a number of gardens, sports grounds and play parks in Thakur village. D'Mart is the most popular supermarket in this area. Godrej Nature's Basket, which caters to 'world food' requirements is also present here.

Almost every major national and local (Mumbai) brand has a presence here, and those who do not vie for it. The chain restaurants present here include Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Yoko Sizzlers, Mirch, Subway, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Wich Latte, Faaso's and McDonald's. Ice-cream parlours include Baskin Robbins, Natural Ice-cream, Gelato Italiano, Amul, Hokey Pokey and Top in Town. Cake shops include Monginis, Hang Outs and the local wonder, French Connection. The area also has a lot of good Beauty Parlors/ Spa and Saloons like Radiance, Cutz and Colors etc. and also have 2 Centers of Spandan Kerala Panchkarma Ayurvedic Center, which offers Authentic Ayurvedic Therapies and Treatments at affordable price.

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