Cal Poly Job Ads: Diversity Cluster (USA)

Job adsDiversity Cluster Hire, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, CA, USA. Deadline: 16 October 2018.

As part of a Diversity Cluster Hire, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is conducting searches for seven tenure-track positions in the disciplines of African American History, Criminology and Gender, Diversity and Organizational Behavior, Elementary Science Education, Global Health and Multicultural Health, Marketing, and Psychology and Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sport.

CSU Long Beach Job Ad: Conflict, Mediation, Negotiation (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Conflict, Mediation and Negotiation, Department of Communication, California State University, Long Beach, CA. Deadline:  October 15, 2018.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph D in Communication, or terminal degree in related field with extensive training, teaching, and/or scholarship in the field of communication. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2019. Demonstrated potential/effectiveness/excellence for teaching and related areas such as research, scholarly and creative activities, etc. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Research agenda in communication with emphasis in conflict, mediation and/or negotiation; able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conflict, mediation, and negotiation; able to teach one or more of the following communication courses: communication theory, quantitative methods, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication and the law, or organizational communication; a commitment to engaging students outside of the classroom through mentoring, internship supervision, program development, career guidance, and/or service learning.

U Manchester Job Ad: Research Associate for AHRC (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate for the AHRC project – Translation, Interpreting and the British Humanitarian Response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s. Languages and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK. Deadline: 15 October 2018Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

The Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (18-months full time) Research Associate to work on the project ‘Translation, interpreting and the British humanitarian response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’, which explores the strategic importance of translation and interpreting in the early reception and resettlement phases of selected groups of asylum seekers and refugees in England since the 1940s, with specific reference to non-state actors. Duties include data collection (based on archival research and oral histories) and analysis, managing the project’s online presence, actively contributing to networking with project collaborators, communicating the project’s outputs, and preparing a single-authored written output. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. migration studies), and demonstrate experience of archival research and interest in cross-disciplinary research. Knowledge of translation and interpreting is not a pre-requisite for this role. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

CFP Linguistic Landscape Workshop (Thailand)

ConferencesCFP The 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop (XIScape2019), 4 – 6 June 2019, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Deadline: 1 December 2018.

As the first Linguistic Landscape workshop convened in Asia, the theme for this year’s XIScape2019 is, appropriately, “East Meets West: Social Reflection and Integration.”


*To attract LL scholars from Europe, America, Africa, and Asia to meet and share their research findings.

*To introduce Asian LL to Western scholars and vice versa.

*To encourage the integration of various branches of knowledge.

*To promote understanding of society through LL study.

USA Far Behind Europe in Language Learning

Applied ICDMcCarthy, Niall. (14 August 2018). The transatlantic divide in language learning. Forbes.

The infographic tells the story of just how few in the USA are bi- or multilingual,  summarizing a Pew Research Center report using Eurostat data, thus the focus on Europe vs the USA:

The explanation for the gap comes from an earlier Pew Research Center report, this one on the state of jobs in the USA, which showed that only 36% of Americans reported that knowing a foreign language was an extremely or very important trait for workers to be successful in today’s economy, ranking it last out of eight skills for workers’ success.

Stockholm U PHD Studentships (Sweden)

“Studentships“Stockholm University is advertising for a fully funded PHD position in Bilingualism, at the Centre for Research on Bilingualismthe Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University, Sweden. Closing date: 15 October 2018.

The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1 place in the PhD program in Bilingualism, with a specialization toward the sociolinguistics of multilingualism and diversity. We welcome especially applications where the research proposal falls within the field of transnational multilingualism and is framed as a Linguistic Ethnography (although these are not requirements).

Other studentships available include Cinema Studies (“with a significant focus on turning points and alterations of media from various theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives”), Fashion Studies (which may include “fashion practices and social identity”) and Linguistics (either Phonetics or Linguistic Typology).

Mine Krause Profile

ProfilesMine Krause graduated with a double Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Universities of Bayreuth (Germany) and Pau (France) in 2009. Her doctoral thesis on scandal and angst in the works of Albee, Pinter, Ionesco, and Genet was published in 2010 by Peter Lang. She has worked as an assistant in the Literature and Linguistics departments of Bayreuth, Ankara, and Granada.

Mine KrauseBeing of Turkish-German origin, she has developed a particular research interest in cross-cultural studies with a focus on intercultural identity. Her first article in this field appeared in the Journal of Turkish Literature and dealt with the culinary language of Elif Shafak’s novel Baba ve Piç. At the 22nd METU British Novelists Conference on Zadie Smith’s work in Ankara, she presented a comparative approach on in-between-identities in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul. Her three articles “Tasting Interculturality: Culinary Visions of America in Elif Shafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul” (delivered as keynote at an international symposium in Shanghai), “From Separating to Uniting Hyphen: Hyphenated Identities in Gish Jen’s and Elif Shafak’s Novels” and “Intercultural Concepts of Identity” (co-written with Shen Weiwei) were published in 2019 in Literature and Interculturality (1): Concepts, Applications, Interactions (vol. 8).

Mine Krause’s article “Screaming Silence of Female Characters in Ayfer Tunç’s novel Dünya Ağrısı” on feminist issues was published in Monograf Journal 7 (2017). 

The book Honor, Face, and Violence, co-authored with Prof. Dr. Michael Steppat and Dr. Yan Sun, was released in 2020. In 2021, her article “The Value of Honor in the Context of Immigration: Elif Shafak’s Honour” (pp. 219-246) as well as “Cultures of Honor, Cultures of Face: Literary Representations of Gendered Values” (pp. 33-102) co-written with Sun Yan), appeared in Literature and Interculturality (2): Valuations, Identifications, Dialogues (vol. 9). With Prof. Dr. Michael Steppat she has co-written the article “Values and Valuations: Lines of Inquiry” (pp. 343-373) which was recently published in 2021 in Literature and Interculturality (3): From Cultural Junctions to Globalization (vol. 10).

Mine Krause has a blog about Turkish Literature and has interviewed a number of writers for the Turkish literary magazine Artful Living, among them Sema Kaygusuz, Ece Temelkuran, Mehmet Eroğlu and Latife Tekin.
Since 2013, she is a member of a research cluster on Interculturality and Literature at the Universities of Bayreuth and Shanghai.

An interview with her on the concept of interculturality in the context of a joint PhD can be found here.

Work for CID:
Mine Krause has written a guest post, Sharing an exotic meal as a trigger of intercultural dialogue. She has also served as a reviewer for German translations.

Newcastle U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (UK)

Job adsLecturer or Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Education, Communication & Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Deadline: October 8, 2018.

The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication with a specialism in Intercultural Communication. You will contribute to the research output of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, to supervising postgraduate research students, and to teaching, particularly on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication programme.

Expertise in the following areas is welcome but not essential: English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Workplaces, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Analysis.

San Francisco State U Job Ad: Conflict Management/Public Dialogue (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor, Conflict Management and Public Dialogue, Communication Studies Department, San Francisco State University, CA, USA. Deadline: Open until filled, posted Sept 19, 2018.

This tenure-track position begins August 2019. Preference will be given to candidates with dialogue facilitation experience and a demonstrated record of civic and community engagement. The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in the areas of: conflict management, dialogue, dialogue facilitation, and mediation theory and practice. Faculty develop and maintain an active scholarship program.

U Colorado Denver Job Ad: International/Intercultural Comm (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International and Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

“The primary research and teaching focus of this position falls within our Global and Intercultural communication pathway. The most competitive candidates will also demonstrate connections to one or more of the Department’s other pathways and areas of focus, which are community service and public affairs, media and cultural studies, strategic communication, health communication, and environmental communication. The Department is also interested in candidates whose teaching and research in international and intercultural studies intersects with questions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and/or disability, while addressing social justice through community engagement and/or service learning. Social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply.”

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