Julia Ruck PhD-Service


University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2022 - presentCourse Manager for Second Year German:
coordinate with Language Program Director in curriculum reform and textbook transition/implementation; develop multi-section syllabi and assessments for third and fourth semester German language courses; assist in training and mentoring teaching assistants and lecturers;
Webster Vienna Private University
2018 - 2021Language Center Coordinator:
supervise Language Center tutors and adjunct faculty in German; develop, introduce, and supervise English intensive university preparation program; revise and supervise German language curriculum; introduce, coordinate, and administer German language placement tests; introduce and supervise IELTS/TOEFL testing and crash courses; supervise English academic literacy projects;
2018 – 2021Working Group for Equal Opportunities:
design university-wide affirmative action plan; advise university’s executive board on affirmative action policies and code of conduct; organize diversity training workshops; organize two international women’s day panel discussions; moderate 2021 international women’s day panel discussion on Women and the Pandemic;
2020, SummerCritical Pedagogies Reading Group:
organize and host weekly reading group meetings;
2018 - 2019Undergraduate student advisor:
advise undergraduate students in the Business and Management department;
2018 - 2019Faculty hiring committees:
advise on hiring strategies for the Center for Liberal Arts; read and evaluate applications for assistant professor positions in History and Sociology; participate in interview panels;
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2016/2017German and Dutch Graduate Students Association (GDGSA) Undergraduate Committee:
organize weekly coffee hours and film screenings;
2016Publicity Committee of the SLA Graduate Student Symposium:
design and distribute conference publicity materials;
2015/2016GDGSA Orientation and Recruitment Committee:
correspond with prospective graduate students; assist in scheduling campus visits;
2015GDGSA Conference Committee:
assist in conference organization;
Service to the Profession
ongoingPeer reviews:
German Quarterly, The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics, Critical Multilingualism Studies, Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, Neofilolog
2020 - present Working group Sprachenpolitische Thesen zur IDT 2022:
formulate language political theses for the 2022 international German teacher conference (IDT)
2017 - present DACHL-Gremium of the International German Teacher Association (IDV):
serve as ÖDaF representative; strategize, plan, and conduct projects to promote the DACH-principle in L2 German teaching world-wide;
2013 ÖDaF IDT Committee:
coordinate participation of Austrian institutions at the IDT expo; coordinate official Austrian gift to conference attendees;
2013 ÖDaF Conference Committee:
implement new call-for-paper system for conference contributions; coordinate conference assistants;
2012 ÖDaF Conference Committee:
assist in conference organization;