U Canberra Job Ad: Research Associate/Postdoc (Australia)

Job adsThe Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, part of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, is hiring a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow. Deadline: April 30, 2018.

The Centre was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Research Grant for the project A Metastudy of Democratic Deliberation and aims to develop a leading-edge understanding of political deliberation by synthesising results from available empirical studies. A detailed description of the project can be found at www.delibdem.org. Dr Simon Niemeyer, Professor John Dryzek and Dr Nicole Curato are the project’s chief investigators. Professor André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart) and Professor Mark Warren (University of British Columbia) are also part of the team.

CFP Futures of Media: Social Impact of Digital Media (Kuala Lumpur)

Conferences2nd Futures of Media Conference: Shifting Spheres – The Social Impact of Digital Media15th – 16th November 2018, Kuala Lumpur. Deadline: 15th June  2018.

Much points to the fact that we are living in an age of all-encompassing structural and epochal social change today.And even if this change fails to materialise, it is possible to observe, at least, that the entire world is expecting this epochal transformation. The ‘new media’ are being held responsible for the change – albeit not exclusively but as one of the most important causes. By way of proof of this currently unfolding change, observers like to point to an area of crucial importance for the self-conception of democracies – the so-called ‘public sphere’.This sphere, which Jürgen Habermas defined in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962 so as to engage its services in the fight against a modernity gone repressive, appears to be undergoing a radical, new transformation.

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CFP CALA 2019 Revitalization & Representation (Cambodia)

ConferencesInaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 23-26, 2019. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

The theme for the inaugural CALA is Revitalization and Representation, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.

Emerging from a complex weaving for received and produced colonializations, the languages and ethnicities within Asia have experienced strong curtailment and denigration, to the point where many have reached near extinction, while others have passed the point of extinction. Here, these languages and ethnicities require urgent revitalization through an anthropological set of approaches, in collaboration with academic, and non-academic, networks globally. Revitalization can be engendered effectively through the complex channels associated with and effected through the extensive and vast work developed in Representation. Cambodia seems to be at the centre of this need for focus, with many ethnicity and their languages currently on the brink of extinction, and with several now having less than ten living speakers.

CFP National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation 2018 (USA)

ConferencesNational Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators, Denver, CO, November 2-4, 2018. Deadline: May 9, 2018.

NCDD conferences bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada.

NCDD is interested in finding creative ways to highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, group process, community problem-solving, civic tech, and arts-based dialogue.

Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsIntercultural Communication MOOC,  offered by Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Interested in learning about or engaging your colleagues and students in topics related to cultivating intercultural awareness? Then join us in a step-by-step social learning journey in the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course. This 5-week course has attracted over 41,000 learners since it first launched in November of 2015 (the 6th run opened April 16, 2018). The course highlights different ways we might (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll and engage with us now to learn and interact with this global learning community.

CID Video Competition Now OPEN

CID Video CompetitionThis video competition now is open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, anywhere in the world. Final deadline: May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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Filipa Subtil Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFilipa Subtil received her PhD in Social Sciences from Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (2011), in Portugal. She is lecturer at the School of Communication and Media Studies. She was visiting scholar at University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Warsaw, Poland (2017), at Communication Studies Department at University of Iowa (2010) and at Muhlenberg College (2008), in US.

Filipa SubtilFrom 2014 until 2018, she has been editor of Comunicação Pública academic journal. Her research interests include social theory of communication and media in US and Canada, with a special focus on critical perspectives and history of communication and media research, as well as on media feminist studies, and has published on these topics. She is co-editor of the books Media and Portuguese Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and A Crise do Jornalismo (Deriva/Le Monde Diplomatique, 2017) and author of Compreender os Media as Extensões de Marshall Mcluhan [Understanding Media: The extensions of Marshall McLuhan] (2006).

U Warwick Job Ads: Applied Linguistics (UK)

Job adsThe Center for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick is currently advertising 2 positions:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics, Deadline: 6 May 2018.

You will be an ambitious linguist, with expertise in psycholinguistics. Applicants with a specialism in two or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: first language acquisition, second language acquisition, language and cognition, multilingualism, quantitative research methodology, semantics.

Senior Teaching Fellow: Applied Linguistics – Intercultural Communication, Deadline: 19 April 2018. Fixed term contract for 2 years.

You will be an applied linguist with expertise in two or more of the following areas: intercultural communication, intercultural adaptation, pragmatics, communication process, intercultural business communication, globalisation and diversity, qualitative research methodology.

U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)

Job adsPostdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Review of applications will begin April 22, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC), within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, extends this invitation for applications for a nine-month, renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar Position beginning fall semester 2018. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2018 (08/27/2017). This position is annually renewable for up to a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses related to media, popular culture, diversity, and inclusivity. The position requires expertise in journalism or mass communication and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings. Continue reading “U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)”

CFP Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum

Publication OpportunitiesCALL for Proposals : “Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization:  Why, What, and How.” Abstracts due: May 1, 2018.

Author/Editors: Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. Soumia Bardhan, Ph.D. Tracey Quigley Holden, Ph.D., Eddah Mbula Mutua, Ph.D.

Universities around the world have begun to participate in the higher education internationalization process in diverse ways, including expanded recruitment of international students, study-abroad programs, dual/joint degrees, and the development of international branch campuses. In the United states, student mobility will more than double from three to more than seven million annually from 2000 to 2025 (Banks et al. 2007; Haddad 2006). Given this trend of globalization and its resulting internationalization of our campuses, it is a timely mandate that we review the current trends in the Communication curriculum and modify it appropriately to adjust to the new global environment.

The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section 1 of the book discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the Communication discipline and curriculum. Section 2 offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways, and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning, and research in diverse areas of study in Communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that examine key questions about the field, and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the Communication discipline/curriculum. Section 3 provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies; sample syllabi, activities, examples, and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students, and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.
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