U Bristol: TESOL & Applied Linguistics (UK)

“JobSenior Teaching Associate in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: 12 May 2019.

The School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to make a significant contribution to the School’s long-established Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/Applied Linguistics provision. Applications are sought from academics who can demonstrate a broad knowledge base in the field of TESOL and Applied Linguistics with depth in at least one of the following areas: foreign language materials development; technology-enhanced language learning; foreign language teacher education; curriculum development; English for Specific Purposes; teaching languages to young learners; quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to language education research. The post holder should have a keen interest in contributing to further development of scholarship in these areas.

Hong Kong U: Strategy/International Business (Hong Kong)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Strategy/International Business, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Strategy/International Business (IB) in the Faculty of Business and Economics, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal with consideration for tenure during the second fixed-term contract.  The successful candidate with more experience and qualifications may be considered for direct tenure subject to approval.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Strategy, IB or Management, with potential for high-quality research and teaching.  Preferences will be given to those specialized in Strategy/IB areas such as corporate strategy, firm boundaries and organization, with a focus on strategies in emerging economies.  The appointee is expected to publish in top-tier strategy/IB journals and to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Communication of Scientific Research 2019 (Italy)

Study Abroad

Communication of Scientific Research Summer School, 27-30 August 2019, University of Tuscia, Italy. Deadline: 15 June 2019.

The CSR summer school will be held from 27 to 30 August 2019 at the Centro Studi Alpino of the University of Tuscia (Italy), located in the surroundings of Trento (Pieve Tesino). The summer school will be taught in Italian and is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from the natural, social and human sciences. The course will be taught by Maria Flora Mangano.

Cole Foundation Grants: ICD Through Theatre (Canada)

Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles programme, Cole Foundation, Montreal, Canada. Deadline: Sept. 27, 2019.

Now in its 11th year encouraging theatrical dialogue between the various cultures in Montreal. Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) programme, initiated to encourage greater understanding of Montreal’s cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays that present stories and issues of diversity on stage. For the past ten years the Foundation has focused on intercultural and racialized theatrical conversations for their community initiatives. This has created an award-winning catalogue incorporating themes of inclusion and cultural dialogue. Adding to those, the programme has now expanded to include stories with and about other marginalized communities such as LGBTQ and people with a disability. This year$490,400 was granted, the highest amount of award money since the IC-CI programme’s launch.

Heading into the 11th year of this invaluable program, commissioning grants are more sought after than ever. “We are buoyed with the rising interest of companies creating their own Quebec narrative, one that encompasses our diverse reality,” said Cole. The plays, stronger and stronger from year to year, encompass a widespread range of cultures and the varied communities within them. Works include themes and ideas about questioning one’s community connection without knowing the language or following traditions; reconnecting with lost roots; exploring what it’s like to come from two different cultures and races; falling in love with the ‘enemy’ from another religion; the stigma of disabilities; women suffering the consequences of war; the stress of immigrant children; our accepted history of the settlement and occupation of the Canadian West; shame amongst members of marginalized communities; the current crisis in Venezuela; notions of sovereignty and nationalism; intergenerational impacts of the residential school system; and Muslim women on the path to self-determination. Performance styles include comedy, drama, multimedia, dance, spoken-word, musicals, storytelling, mask work, cabarets, staged readings and using virtual reality devices.

Grants for the next competition relate to shows starting March 1, 2020 and for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 theatre seasons. The deadline for the next competition of the award is Sept. 27, 2019. Theatre companies interested in applying for a grant will be able to download the necessary application forms and information from the Cole Foundation’s web site at: www.colefoundation.ca/community/competition-forms.

Institute for Advanced Study Nantes (France)

Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Studies Nantes, France, 2020-21. Deadline: 30 April 2019.

The submission of applications for a residence at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Nantes in 2020-2021 is now open. Two types of fellowships are possible:

2020-2021 Fellowships (General)
2020-2021 Fellowship – “France-ILO” (International Labor Organization)


CFP M.K. Gandhi and the Media (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers:  M.K. Gandhi and the Media, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, 5-6 October 2019. Deadline: 15 May 2019.

On 2 October 2019, the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of M. K. Gandhi’s birth. Accordingly, the University of St Andrews would like to announce a call for papers to be delivered at an international symposium convened by the School of History. The symposium will bring researchers from the around the world together to present papers on Gandhi as a journalist and how the media covered Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent political philosophy became a model for the next generation of political activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

Reflection on Making a Video for CID’s Competition

Job ads“The Making of…”: A Path between Cultures by Bruno Alicata and Giorgia Culotta.

In the following contribution we wish to present ‘The Making of’ the video of Class 5B which won the Second Prize in the 2018 CID international video competition “What Does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like?” We believe it is important to share such experience because making the video became the occasion for a meta-reflection on what ‘intercultural dialogue’ means to us and, at the same time, the occasion to actually practice several forms of intercultural dialogue. Therefore, besides the final result – which came unexpectedly, and made us greatly rejoice! – we wish to show how a collective and co-constructed endeavor can be the occasion to realize intercultural practices in their widest and most profound sense. – Paola Giorgis, Teacher, the School of Arts “Aldo Passoni,” Turin, Italy

[If you want to participate this year, check out 2019 CID Video Competition details]

Bruno Alicata: “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” (Carl Gustav Jung, 2005 [1933], p. 49) Taking my cue from Jung, I must say that this experience was transformative, I believe for each person who took part in our work. As one of the most important reasons why we chose to take part in this competition was to experience an inner transformation by meeting other personalities from other cultures, I can say that, at the end of all this, this objective was fulfilled.

I will start by illustrating the basic structure of our project. The two main structural metaphors that best define our work are a tree and a Russian doll: the first could be applied to the theoretical and organizational part of the project, while the second applies to the practical part. The former began with our personal reflection, which later expanded to the rest of the participants; while the practical elements of the project started with a task completed by all the group involved, and ended with specific tasks completed by a single person.

The work involved during this journey proceeded step by step, starting with our personal reflections and ideas regarding intercultural dialogue; from this, we presented the project to our schoolmates, explaining the guidelines of the project and how we intended to realize it, and a substantial group of students agreed to join us along this journey. The communication worked well because we truly believed in what we were going to do: this was clear to the people we talked to, who then decided to take part in the project.

As Jacque Fresco said: “The shape and solutions of the future rely totally on the collective effort of people working together. We are all an integral part of the web of life” (2007, p. 11) In this “web of life,” we chose to follow the thread of the web which led everyone to the most efficient and satisfying performance. This was made possible both through group tasks/actions (such as writing the script, deciding how and what to film, deciding what to say and do during the shooting, etc.) and personal tasks (such as recording, editing, painting, organizing the set, etc.). From my perspective, the most rewarding task was the group writing, because we talked a lot, we talked in depth, and most importantly, we talked with our hearts, which resulted in a clear and real expression of ourselves via the script.

The entire project started with this idea: would it be possible to each express ourselves and our culture using only a single word or phrase? We chose to accept this challenge and dive deeply into it. The most challenging part was bringing this idea into the scene, but with the right expression, the right tone of voice, and the right gestures, we managed to pull out something that satisfied us.

I would like to conclude with a final quote by Oscar Wilde: “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for” (1908, p. 28). This experience left me with a deep and profound admiration for other cultures and a new point of view of my own. Because, as already expressed better by Jung, the most beautiful and important part of meeting the others is, as in a chemical reaction, the transformation of both substances in the process. Through this experience, I developed myself, and for this reason I will always be grateful to this project. Regarding all that I learned from it, I wish to encourage everyone to meet new people, and try to learn something from these encounters, because this is what makes life and society so special and wonderful.

Giorgia Culotta: Our project started with a few students, then spread to a crowd, involving many people, from those who worked backstage to the ones who spoke in the video. It was group work in which everyone was welcomed and essential. Both of these aspects are linked to the idea of ‘intercultural dialogue’ which was the focus of our reflection: to us, ‘intercultural dialogue’ implied an exchange, an intertwining of several points of view, often different from each other.

Thus, everyone was welcomed because the concept of intercultural dialogue could be embodied thanks to all the opinions of the participants, so that the more they participated, the better; and everyone was essential, because the concept itself necessarily presupposes the interaction of more than one person. That, in my opinion, was the most important and interesting part of the work: I think that this kind of experience, from the opening discussion to the realization of the video, is very precious, since it has the power of opening people’s minds. In fact it allowed us to meet new people and to listen to their points of view about the theme developed. In such a way, we could learn to understand and to accept others’ ideas and relate to them. This is something we often forget to do, as Newton said: “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges” (attributed to Newton by Georges Pire, 1958).

During this project, my role was basically related to casting. I organized the entrance of the participants, and I wrote down their names, what they wanted to say, and what it meant. Therefore, thanks to my role, I had the chance to talk to all the schoolmates who participated in this project, to meet them, and to get acquainted with their mother tongues or with the language they chose to use. I also had the occasion to bump into all the all the different ideas everyone had, which is definitely far more fascinating than to know about just theoretically.

On balance, I’m quite satisfied with our work and how this path ended; I think it enriched all of us. The only thing I think would have been nice to add was to visually show, through the use of colors, how all of those words, those thoughts, those languages, those cultures have connections among them. That is, to visually show the “intercultural web.”

These were the voices of two former students who contributed to creating the video. To conclude, I wish to add a brief note about its final scene. After the end credits, we can see a student, Elia, who, in Russian (his mother tongue) asks “How are you?” We believe that in this final question lies the answer to the question of the Call, “What does intercultural dialogue look like?” as ‘intercultural dialogue’ is first and foremost an interaction showing mutual interest, curiosity, and care. – Paola Giorgis

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Jung, C. G. (2005 [1933]). Modern man in search of a soul. London: Routledge.
Pire, G. (December 11, 1958). Brotherly love: Foundation of peace. Nobel lecture.
Wilde, O. (1908). The picture of Dorian Gray. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz.

Hong Kong U: Marketing (Hong Kong)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Marketing, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 11, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics, to commence on July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal, or on tenured terms for exceptionally outstanding candidates subject to approval.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, with preference given to those with a research focus on quantitative marketing, marketing strategy, or services marketing.  Research excellence (i.e. published papers or papers in advanced stages in top-tier marketing or related journals) and strong teaching performance are expected.  The appointee is expected to be committed to high-quality scholarly research and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate marketing courses.

Australian National U: International Relations (Australia)

“JobAssociate Professor of International Relations, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Deadline: 15 May 2019.

The Associate Professor will be a leading member of the Department of International Relations and will promote innovative research and intellectual dialogue between Australia and Korea, especially through the ANU Korea Institute and the Department of International Relations. The Associate Professor will maintain and further develop their research, disciplinary and policy networks, especially connected to Australia-Korea relations, to enhance the Department’s position both globally and nationally.

ENCATC Research Award: Cultural Policy & Management (Belgium)

AwardsEuropean network on cultural management and policy (ENCATC) Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. Deadline: 1 May 2019.

Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is bestowed annually upon the best and most relevant recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young/emerging researcher. This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

Award consists of the publication of the thesis in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a new series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group based in Switzerland and operating throughout the world. Emerging researchers in the field of cultural policy and cultural management from Europe and the rest of the world are eligible to apply. Applicants must have recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. The PhD thesis should inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.