Period of stability key to region’s recovery

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPeriod of stability key to region’s recoveryBy admin – November 25, 2010 487 Twitter Linkedin LIMERICK people are afraid to part with their money ahead of Budget 2011 as they don’t know how much will be left in their pockets, but with a general election on the horizon, hopes have been expressed by the local business community that such an eventuality could spark increased growth and stability in the region. Maria Kelly, CEO Limerick Chamber, insists it is “most important that the Government gets its budget and four-year plan through to meet the conditions of the IMF and the EU”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Her comments came after Taoiseach, Brian Cowen declared on Monday he will call a general election early in the new year, “as soon as the budget process has been seen through”. Noting that the within the next two years, a declining Limerick city centre and indeed, the economic picture as a whole, could see a return to growth, Ms Kelly told the Limerick Post that the reaction to the IMF has been somewhat peculiar.“We have been in free-fall for some time and we have never hit the bottom, but maybe now we have hit the bottom, and I hope that the political parties recognise the importance of seeing this process through and then let the people have their say in the new year”.However, Ms Kelly, adopting a positive stance, revealed she had spoken to many business owners who had acknowledged a substantial increase in their turnover, and she expressed confidence that 2011 could see a return for the majority of those that suffered at the front-line of the economy.This sentiment is echoed by Graham Byrnes, regional director at CPL, who says that he would welcome the announcement of the general election as he feels that Limerick is in need of representation at the Cabinet table. “We need stability here, and potential investors crave certainty if multinationals are to set up in the region, while allowing exporters to avail of opportunity.“Companies are hiring and we have seen an increase in demand to fill jobs, but this needs to grow once the size of this financial bail out is identified. Ireland and indeed, Limerick, has seen an increase in competitiveness as salaries and costs have fallen.“Now is the time for direct foreign investment to pick up an educated workforce. It is two years now since the Dell closure and with the support of grants and training stimulus packages, Limerick is getting back on its feet”.Commentators and the business community are embracing the announcement of a general election on the whole, citing a period of stability as the key to recovery. Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Print WhatsApp Email Previous articleCar reg gives sneak offender awayNext articleCouncil denounces ‘scurrilous’ local newspaper report adminlast_img read more

Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

first_imgIf you have issues uploading documents, please email them [email protected] Overview:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to educationalphilosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professional peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department,college, and university committees as requested. Preparesdepartmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service,and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined in the tenureand promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.Teaching, research, department/school and university service isexpected. This position is a full-time, tenure trackposition.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Philosophy professors teach a variety of introductory core coursesper semester (Intro to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking,Contemporary Moral Problems) as well as upper-year undergraduatecourses in several areas of the discipline. The teaching load is4/4. Applicants must be willing to teach in a variety ofinstructional formats as appropriate (face-to-face, hybrid,online).Submission Requirements:Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample, teachingportfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of coursestaught, and two syllabi), diversity statement, and degreetranscripts for all degrees (Initial applications may beaccompanied by unofficial transcripts).Preferred deadline: December 17, 2020. Additionaldocumentation many be requested at a later date. If you haveconfidential letters of reference, please instruct senders orletter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference [email protected] These will be uploaded to your applicationfile.ATTENTION CANDIDATES: All faculty searches at the University ofCentral Oklahoma have been paused while further review is conductedby Academic Affairs. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hopeto resume our search as soon as possible.QualificationsExperience Required:A completed PhD in Philosophy from a regionally accredited orinternationally recognized institution by the beginning of theappointment.Experience Preferred:The ability to teach upper division courses in some area ofnon-Western philosophy (e.g., African/Africana Philosophy, ArabicPhilosophy, Asian Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, NativeAmerican Philosophy) is strongly preferred. The ability to teachcourses in other under-served areas of philosophy is also valued,as is experience teaching diverse student populations.Additionally, applicants are asked to provide a statement thatspeaks to their lived experience, knowledge, skills, orachievements in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within ortransferrable to a higher education setting.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Familiarity with use of online learning management systems (forexample, D2L). Competence in a European language is desirable fordepartment study tours.Physical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.last_img read more