The University of Southern Indiana Social Work Departmentinvites applicants for a one-year temporary instructor position.Individuals must have an MSW from an accredited program and aminimum of two years of full time post-MSW practice experience.Responsibilities include teaching both graduate and undergraduatecourses, advising students, and university and community service.Faculty will be expected to teach in face-to-face, hybrid andonline learning environments. Current teaching needs includemarriage and family, generalist and clinical practice, humanbehavior, and addictions studies. The Social Work Department at USI has a combined programoffering a BSW in generalist practice and an MSW with a clinicalconcentration. Both programs were recently reaccredited by CSWEthrough 2027. The Department located in the College of Liberal Artsalso houses the Center for Social Justice Education, which aims tofoster advocacy for social justice and empowerment througheducation, research and collaboration. Faculty members within thedepartment are strongly collegial, with a commitment to teachingexcellence, scholarship, and service. Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indianaenrolls more than 10,700 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate anddoctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public highereducation institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus inEvansville, USI offers programs through the College of LiberalArts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and HealthProfessions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, andEducation. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community EngagedUniversity and offers continuing education and special programs tomore than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach andEngagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities inmore than 60 countries and is host to international students fromaround the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and theGreat Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsityintercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. More information on theUniversity, the Social Work Department, and Southern Indiana may befound on the website at www.usi.edu. To apply, please follow the directions on ourwww.usi.edu/jobs page to log in or set up an account. Whencompleting the application, you will be given the opportunity toattach the additional documents required for this position, whichinclude 1) a letter of application that provides a concisedescription of research, teaching experience, and previousprofessional service; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) copies ofunofficial transcripts; and 4) three names of references withtelephone and e-mail contact information (all references will betreated confidentially). Materials should be providedelectronically within this web-based applicant system and to theattention of Dr. C. Christy Baker, Official transcripts will berequired of finalists. The appointment begins fall 2021, and the salary iscommensurate with the level of appointment. The position willremain open until a candidate has been selected. For bestconsideration please apply by May 30, 2021. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative ActionEmployer, the University of Southern Indiana considers allqualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age,disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law oridentified by the University as a protectedclass.
Ken Hu, rotating chairman at Huawei Technologies | via Huawei TechnologiesEurope has made incredible progress in digital transformation. Policymakers now face the challenge of building on that progress by enacting regulations that encourage investment in digital infrastructure, while stimulating demand for digital services.European governments and industry are already leading by example. The government of Estonia, for instance, invested early in digital solutions for public services such as health care, voting, and taxes. Today, 99 percent of Estonian state services are delivered online.When governments lead, industries follow. The World Bank currently ranks Estonia 12th in the world for ease of doing business. You can apply for Estonian residency on your smartphone and start a business online. Filing tax returns takes about five minutes. By going digital, the Estonian government has created huge growth opportunities for its citizens.By Sabaidee via Shutterstock PhotosEuropean industry is also leading the way. The world’s best basic research starts in Europe, fueling business growth and contributing to quality of life for European citizens. For example, Deutsche Telekom and scientists in the U.K. have developed a virtual reality (VR) game called Sea Hero Quest that is advancing scientific research into dementia. The game increases understanding of spatial navigation — the loss of which is one of dementia’s early signs. Millions of users spend hours each week playing online games. Through sensors in VR equipment, every two minutes of game play provides researchers with as much data as they would get from five hours in the lab. So far, scientists have collected more than 12,000 years’ worth of data. It’s the largest dementia study in history.First, governments should enact policies that encourage investment in future digital infrastructure. Fiber, cloud, 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the keys to digital transformation.These and other innovations show that, far from being a distant dream, a digital Europe is already here. Broadband is available to all EU residents, transmission speeds are rising, and more than 40 percent of rural EU homes are covered for next-generation access. This puts Europe at the forefront of global economic, social, and political change.While Europe has achieved a great deal, the rest of the world is also accelerating its digital progress. Huawei has been in Europe for 18 years and, as a committed partner in Europe’s digital ecosystem, we believe more can be done to secure Europe’s leadership position.By Iaremenko Sergii via Shutterstock PhotosFirst, governments should enact policies that encourage investment in future digital infrastructure. Fiber, cloud, 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the keys to digital transformation. They form the foundation of Europe’s vision for Industry 4.0 — also known as digitalization or the fourth industrial revolution — ultra-fast broadband and high-performance computing, as well as artificial intelligence.Such infrastructure is not cheap, and encouraging telecom operators to make the necessary investments is a challenge. They want a return on those investments within a reasonable period.If Europe hopes to stay competitive, regulators should provide greater market certainty by enacting policies that create a pro-investment environment. Huawei works with every major carrier across Europe and we see carriers facing two distinct, but related issues: one in the sky; the other underground.In addition to building general awareness of technology’s benefits, governments can help generate demand by promoting cross-sector and cross-border development of new industry applications.In the sky, carriers lack the spectrum resources needed for 5G. Europe needs to harmonize and release more spectrum and act faster. Underground, carriers need to roll out more fiber. But they need support, both in finance and in policy. For example, greater infrastructure-sharing, where power lines and optical fiber are installed together, will help operators cut costs and speed up deployment.Europe must also find ways to stimulate demand for digital technology. In addition to building general awareness of technology’s benefits, governments can help generate demand by promoting cross-sector and cross-border development of new industry applications. Getting more companies and scientists to put their best minds together is key.For example, the Swiss company Schindler, the world’s second-largest maker of elevators, upgraded its worldwide systems for the IoT. Using edge-computing technology from Huawei and an IoT platform from GE, it installed sensors in the elevators that monitor vibrations, energy consumption, fluctuations in the temperature of the motors, and other variables to give a reading on how well the elevator is functioning.Data from elevators is collected and sent to the Schindler control center for analysis. This allows the company to perform preventive maintenance on its entire global elevator fleet, heading off problems before they occur. That, in turn, has reduced downtime by 90 percent and cut maintenance costs in half. It also reduced wait times for passengers.Other examples in traditional industries abound. The National Opera of Paris is using digital platforms to promote art and education. Even traditional winemakers are exploring IoT solutions to reduce water waste and keep their grapes healthy.Together with European citizens, Huawei looks forward to experiencing the benefits of greater connectivity, convenience, and new economic prospects.These advancements are offset by two troubling facts: According to the European Political Strategy Center, only one in five European companies uses e-commerce or cloud computing; and less than 2 percent of European companies use digital technology to innovate in products or processes.To address these shortcomings, Europe should encourage collaboration across sectors and borders. It should form more industrial alliances such as the 5G Vertical Industry Accelerator in Munich, a good example of a test bed that enables vertical innovation with 5G technology.Digital Europe is here. European governments, industries, and other stakeholders have laid a solid foundation for Europe’s digital future. Now it’s time to give the continent the boost it needs to secure its reputation for technological leadership and governance in a changing world. Such a collaborative effort will create jobs and transform economies. Huawei has more than 11,000 people working across Europe. Together with European citizens, Huawei looks forward to experiencing the benefits of greater connectivity, convenience, and new economic prospects.