Open Call for Individual Fellowships 2022-2023, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Deadline: December 1, 2020.
IIAS invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit proposals for an individual fellowship at the IIAS for the 2022-2023 academic year. Topics may cover any research area from any discipline and must seek to be innovative, with the potential to impact research in the field. The IIAS provides fellows with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and subsidized accommodation.
Scholars may be from Israel or abroad and must have a tenured position with an academic research institution. This fellowship is not open for post-docs. The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. Residencies are open for 10 months and 5 months.
There is also an Open Call for Research Groups 2022-2023.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.
The Center seeks to expand their research team in either of the two following two areas: 1) fluency research; 2) research on social exclusion/ostracism. You will be working in a highly motivated research team that combines experimental work with the use of representative survey data. This is a postdoctoral position for a period of two years with the possibility of extension by four more years. The salary is very attractive and additional resources are available for research and conference travel. Teaching can be in German or English and amounts to three courses per year. International applications are strongly encouraged.
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#49: Intersectionality, which Gust Yep published in English in 2015, and which Daniel Mateo Ordóñez has now translated into Spanish.
As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Yep, G. (2020). Interseccionalidad. (D. M. Ordóñez, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 49. Available from:
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.
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Call for applications: Fellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 13 October 2020.
Each year IMéRA hosts about thirty scientists and artists from all disciplines (residents), selected after an evaluation procedure with the most stringent international standards, shortlisting of applications and external evaluators. IMéRA promotes innovative experimental interdisciplinary approaches in all areas of knowledge. Applications accepted in one of the following:
Lecturer in Language Education, Institute of Language Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.
Language Education is an innovative and dynamic emerging field in Moray House School of Education and Sport. They are looking to recruit a Lecturer with particular interest in promoting Language Education throughout the School in order to enhance a substantial team of transdisciplinary researchers and teachers, and to embed Language Education across a range of diverse programmes.
The Language Education Strategy sets out a vision for bringing together three key areas: languages(s); (pluri) literacies; and interculturality. Each of those areas embraces a wide portfolio of research that is informed by a critical framework, including pluriliteracies, first and second language learning and teaching (heritage, English, community, European and other languages); bi/multilingualism, English as an additional language; Content and Language Integrated Learning; Global Englishes, language policy and practice; student and teacher identity; Language Teacher Education; discourse; intercultural communication; TESOL; Applied Linguistics; technology enhanced learning; and internationalisation. The successful applicant will have academic experience at post-doctoral level in one or more of the above areas and will be expected to contribute to our highly successful Masters level teaching programmes, to the supervision of doctoral students, and to secure research grants through our Language Education Thematic Research Hub aligned with REF high quality research outputs.
The post will require a culturally sensitive vision that reflects a commitment to social justice and the provision of high quality student experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the wider work of the subject area and the School, regionally, nationally and internationally.
There is also a position for Senior Lecturer available, with the same deadline.
2 Paid Internships: Social Media/Graphics, and Videography/Media, Intercultural Dialogue Platform, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 2 October 2020.
Intercultural Dialogue Platform is a Brussels based NGO founded in 2000, aiming at mutual understanding and harmonious interaction among the people of different cultural backgrounds. The organization carries out several international projects on promoting social inclusion, dialogue, civic engagement as well as preventing extremism, racism and discrimination.
Senior Lecturer in Communication, Department of Languages and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: 2 October 2020.
There is also a position for Assistant or Associate Professor, with a deadline of November 4, 2020.
The Senior Lecturer’s position is allocated to the Department of Language and Communication Studies to the discipline of Communication. Communication is a popular, academic discipline, focusing on communication behaviour and dynamics of social interaction both in face-to-face and technology-mediated contexts. The key focus area in the discipline is interpersonal and group communication in working life. In teaching and research, interpersonal relationships in organisations, groups, teams and networks, technology-mediated and organisational communication, communication and well-being, persuasion and argumentation, communication competence as well as communication ethics are being examined.
Together with co-workers, the Senior Lecturer is responsible for teaching and research of communication. The Senior Lecturer is expected to conduct high-level teaching and scientific research in areas that support the teaching and research profile of the department. Expertise in interpersonal communication, communication in groups, teams and organisations, communication competence and communication development in organisations, as well as methodological competence in the area of communication is emphasized in the position. The duties of Senior Lecturer also include supervision of theses, planning new research projects and acquiring external research funding.
Intercultural Dialogue Series, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), British Columbia, Canada. Free Webinars 2020-21.
As part of their ongoing conversation around intercultural and international education, BCCIE will be hosting an inaugural fall and winter intercultural series, Intercultural Intersections in International Education: Reflective Practices through Dialogue, discussing intercultural issues facing the international education field today. Prior to attending these webinars, they ask that each participant takes time to review the Foundation Modules (120 minutes) to ensure everyone has a common foundation of intercultural understanding to build from, disrupt and, question.
Fall 2020: “Investigating the Self” (September – December).
Winter 2021: “Putting theory to practice” (January – May).
The first series will be held from 10:00–11:00 am on Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, and Dec 15, as webinars, with recorded videos available on their website approximately one week after each event. September’s topic: A Conversation abut Intercultural and International Education’s Current and Future Direction.
Call for papers: Mobilizing race and racism: Racism as an explanation for actions, events, and outcomes, special section of The British Journal of Social Psychology. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
Guest editors: Rahul Sambaraju & Chris McVittie.
In recent times, events such as the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other Black persons in the USA, and the disparity in COVID-19 rates of infection and mortality, have brought issues of race and racism into direct focus. The actions of the Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements, and debates over the relevance and symbolism of statues of controversial historical figures, have demonstrated the contested nature of race and racism in contemporary societies.
Editors invite papers that examine social psychological processes involved in making racism explicit and/or the use of racism as an explanation for events in a) everyday life; b) institutional settings; or c) for broader societal outcomes. The special section will include articles that examine data from various methodological (qualitative and quantitative) and theoretical perspectives (e.g. social constructionism, social identity theory, social representations theory, and others).
Riaz Patel is a triple minority: Muslim, an immigrant from Pakistan, and gay. He has been facilitating events at which participants learn to talk across their multiple divides. The article about what he is doing never uses the phrase intercultural dialogue, but it’s a great example nonetheless.
He uses the EPIC system (equalization, personification, information gathering, collaboration). The first challenge is getting people to show up, knowing they will be asked to hold what are at times uncomfortable conversations. Once they are present, activities fall into into 4 stages:
- Equalization (determining what participants have in common)
- Personification (talking about your own experiences)
- Information Gathering (learning about the experiences of others)
- Collaboration (working together to determine strategies to solve shared problems)
Full article: Connecting divides. (2020 May/June). Pennsylvania Gazette, 118(5), 67-68).