Columbia U: Multiple faculty/staff positions (USA)


There are currently multiple faculty and staff positions available at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Deadlines vary by position.

Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education

Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Education with a specialization in Language, Literacies, and Communities to engage in research, teaching, and advising in the Program in International and Comparative Education (ICEd). Candidates with a bilingual/multilingual background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Education Program Coordinator

The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College is seeking to hire a qualified candidate with a strong interest in growing the center’s innovative ‘Conflict Intelligence @ Columbia University’ program as a part-time position. This position will coordinate all of the MD-ICCCR educational offerings, including the Graduate Certificate program, internships, core and elective courses. The position will assume a coordination role, in partnership with the Curriculum Development Specialist, for ongoing curriculum reviews and revisions, to offer cutting-edge, scientifically-based course content and current pedagogy. The educational offerings are focused on the dynamics of peace, conflict, social change, and social justice.

International Program Coordinator

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) at Teachers College, Columbia University (TC) is seeking an International Program Coordinator to provide administrative and operational support for global programs and partnerships. Reporting to the Director of Global Engagement, the International Program Coordinator will be responsible for the logistical planning and operations of OGE. The incumbent will support the Director and the International Projects and Partnerships Manager with administrative duties required to carry out program activities and special projects, including managing budgets and troubleshooting.

International Student Advisor

The International Student Adviser acts as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternative Responsible Officer (ARO) to deliver immigration services to the international student community at Teachers College (TC). Specifically, the incumbent establishes contacts with other university departments, personnel, outside agencies and individuals as required; and interprets university policies governing the area of responsibility. The incumbent will also advise international students by providing guidance regarding federal immigration regulations and procedures, personal/academic/cultural matters, and Teachers College resources to support the successful completion of their degree objectives. The International student Advisor will also assist with the development and implementation of services and programming for international students and the wider TC community. Note: U.S. government regulations require that Designated School Officials and Alternate Responsible Officers be U.S. citizens or legal Permanent Residents.

Mayors Migration Council: City Diplomacy Manager (Switzerland)


City Diplomacy Manager, Mayors Migration Council (MMC is based in New York, but the position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland). Deadline: 15 September 2022.

The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is a mayor-led advisory and advocacy organization to accelerate ambitious global action on migration and displacement through city diplomacy and city practice, creating the conditions for urban migrants, displaced people, and receiving communities to thrive.uring that study abroad is accessible and inclusive for the entire NC State student population. This role is responsible for directing student advising, supervising the advising team, leading diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic initiatives, and strategic management of exchange, direct enroll programs, and summer partner programs.

The City Diplomacy Manager will support the Head of Policy and Advocacy (based in New York City) to drive strategic and effective engagement of mayors in global migration and displacement policy dialogue and to maximize their impact in the global political stage. The position will support the City Diplomacy Program’s engagement with migration and displacement actors based in Geneva, Switzerland, including Member State Missions to the UN, the UN Migration Agency (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The City Diplomacy Manager will support the program in the lead up to the Global Refugee Forum and the GFMD (end 2023) — including contributing to the MMC’s engagement and advocacy strategies, conducting desk research, drafting presentations, and coordinating event preparation and logistics.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker with excellent project management, research, and communications skills. They will have experience working with UN Agencies and Member States, good knowledge of global migration and refugee governance, and preferably experience engaging with city governments. They will be a proactive, experienced relationship builder who thrives in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.


Musser Fund Grants for Intercultural Harmony 2022 (USA)

Intercultural Harmony Initiative, Laura Jane Musser Fund. Deadline:  October 17, 2022.

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 15 – October 17, 2022.

Priority is placed on projects that include members of various cultural communities working together on projects with common goals; build positive relationships across cultural lines; engender intercultural harmony, tolerance, understanding, and respect; and enhance intercultural communication, rather than cultural isolation, while at the same time honoring the unique qualities of each culture.

NOTE: The geographic areas for this initiative are only Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in New York and Texas

CFP Investigating Intersectionality in Communication

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Howard Journal of Communications: Investigating Intersectionality in Communication.  Deadline: 30  September 2022.

Special Issue Editor: Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a few decades ago, conceptualized the term intersectionality to vividly argue the impact of a person’s multiple and interacting social identities on how they are treated by others. For communication scholars, it exposed the insufficiency and inadequacy of work that focus on studying single variables and it alerted us to the need to incorporate the effects of multiple embedded variables during communication. For instance, the fact that one is a woman, African American, and lesbian and/or living with a disability may interactively impact her status within society and the effects of how others communicate with her. This complexity identifies the realism of life. Although, Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 and it was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2015. Although the concept is increasingly discussed in academic literature, it is not yet fully explored and understood.

Therefore, the Howard Journal of Communications calls on scholars to submit manuscript for a special issue intended to deeply explore intersectionality within the field of communication as it pertains to African American social conditions. This call provides a wide range of choices for exploring communication and social conditions with the central theme of intersectionality. Submissions should be, preferably, research-based, and no more than 10,000 characters (including references) long. Suggested themes are listed as follows.

  • Reconceptualizing identity in intersectionality
  • Intersectional rhetoric
  • Intersectionality: Theory or praxis?
  • Research methods for exploring intersectionality
  • Intersectionality critique
  • Re-examining historical scholarship in communication and intersectionality
  • Communication technologies and intersectional issues
  • Other possible topics

Call for New Editor: Comparative Education Review

Professional OpportunitiesCall for New Editor and Editorial Team of Comparative Education Review (a CIES journal). Deadline: 7 October 2022.

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), through the Standing Committee on Publications, calls for proposals for an editor(s) and editorial team for the Comparative Education Review. The new editor or coeditors will assume a five-year term, beginning on July 1 2023, and with responsibility for CER issues beginning in February 2024.

Proposals from the prospective editor/co-editors are encouraged to address: Their vision for the future of CER and its intellectual support of CIES membership and comparative and international research on education in general. A proposal should also present ideas for special issues, forums, debates, and innovative ways to disseminate the journal’s content including on social media platforms, create opportunities for mentorship of junior scholars as well as strategies further to increase CER’s scholarly impact. The proposal should include a description of the proposed editorial team and explain how it will ensure diversity of intellectual perspectives in the field, maintain the methodological strength of CIES scholarship, and support representation of current and emerging content areas and regions of the world.

U Greenwich: Refugee Student Integration (UK)


PHD Studentship: A Linguistic Ethnography of Displaced and Refugee-Background Students’ Integration into Higher Education and University Life, Faculty of Health, Student Sciences, and Education, University of Greenwich, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct a linguistic ethnography study focussed on refugee-background students’ language learning trajectories and lived experience of educational transitioning in the context of UK higher education. The work to be undertaken is expected to: contribute to the field of adult language learning, particularly at advanced levels of language proficiency required for university-level studies, and produce new insights into how to best foster general and academic language development in disadvantaged learners throughout their higher education journey.

The PhD student will be supervised by Professor Gordon Ade-Ojo and Dr Erika Kalocsányiová from the Centre for Thinking and Learning in the Institute for Lifecourse Development.

KC64: Peacebuilding Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#64: Peacebuilding, which Elenie Opffer wrote for publication in English in 2015, and which Candost Aydın has now translated into Turkish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, 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.

KC64 Peacebuilding_TurkishOpffer, E. (2022). Peacebuilding [Turkish]. (C. Aydın, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 64. Retrieved from:

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Open U: Indigenous Religious Studies (UK)


Lecturer in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Deadline: 29 August 2022.

Applications are invited for a lecturer qualified to teach and research the indigenous religious cultures of any region(s) of Africa, the Americas, the Arctic, Asia, or Oceania. Completion of a PhD is essential. The role will involve contributing to the development of new Religious Studies curriculum within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies. You will be joining an expanding subject area in terms of curriculum, student numbers and overall contribution to the School, Faculty and University.

U Vaasa: Manager of International Development (Finland)


Manager of International Development, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland. Deadline: 7 September 2022.

As the International Development Manager you will work to achieve substantial growth in overseas recruitment and enhance institutional global partnerships and networks in the designated market (India and South Asia). Working closely with the Vice Rector and reporting to the Director of International Development, you lead the implementation of the University’s international student recruitment strategy as a part of the wider University strategic plan and in support of the University Schools’ objectives. In consultation with senior management and other internal stakeholders, you will set recruitment priorities and deliver appropriate international development for the dedicated market.

To be successful in this role, you will have a background in and experience of international student recruitment, and ideally excellent knowledge of India/South Asia and another major recruitment market. You have excellent collaborative skills and substantial experience of developing strong working relationships in an international setting.

In this role you should be prepared to undertake overseas visits which amount up to twelve weeks each year. The focus of this role will be India and South Asia. You may be expected to engage in other recruitment markets in line with the University’s development plans.


Threads on Threads: Cultural Heritage and Intercultural Dialogue (Sri Lanka)

Applied ICDThe European Union (EU) Delegation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the Threads of History Museum presents ‘Threads on Threads: an exhibition on the textile heritage in Sri Lanka, South Asia and Europe’. The two-week exhibition is an initiative of the EU Cultural Heritage Series.

Because the exhibition showcases the longstanding trade relationship between Sri Lanka, South Asia, and Europe, it can be seen as a good way to encourage intercultural dialogue.

Cultural heritage can be an important vector for peace, reconciliation, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and sustainable development.

Denis Chaibi,
EU ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

See these articles for more information: 

European Union External Action. (2022, June 24). Threads on Threads: An exhibition and conference on textiles in Sri Lanka, South Asia and Europe.

(2022, July 17). Threads on Threads: An exhibition on textile heritage in Sri Lanka. The Sunday Times Magazine.

(2022, July 15). Threads on Threads: An exhibition on textile heritage in Sri Lanka. Lanka News Web.

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