Secretary General ENHANCE, Department of International Affairs, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
The ENHANCE network is an alliance of 7 leading European technical universities which was established in response to the European University Initiative. Technische Universität Berlin is the coordinating university in the network. With a vision to “drive responsible societal transformation by enhancing a strong alliance of European Universities of Technology, empowering people to develop and use science and technology responsibly and turn global challenges into opportunities”, the ENHANCE partner universities aim to use the three-year funding period to lay the foundation for structures which enable the unrestricted mobility of students, researchers, and employees of the universities.
Fully-funded Doctoral Scholarships, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Deadline: January 13, 2020 for entry in fall 2021 (but note that separate application to the program is due November 15, 2020).
The School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for fully-funded doctoral scholarships to begin in August 2021. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend.
The School of Humanities at NTU is a dynamic, creative, and diverse community of scholars with research expertise in Literature, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, Philosophy, and Chinese Studies. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Medical Humanities, Green Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Intercultural Contact and Communication, and Southeast Asian Studies.
Call for abstracts: “What do we say to migrants throughout their journey?” Disputed communication strategies and informational practices between spaces of origin, transit and destination (Workshop & Journal Special Issue), Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 22-23 April 2021. Deadline: 30 November 2020.
Convenors and Prospective Editors: Anissa Maâ (Université libre de Bruxelles), Julia Van Dessel (Université libre de Bruxelles), Amandine Van Neste-Gottignies (Université libre de Bruxelles).
The workshop and journal special issue will be structured around three analytical and complementary axes:
1. Who says what to migrants?
Discourses and/or counter narratives designed by actors invested in the migration field, including representations and moral economies conveyed by these discourses.
2. How is it disseminated on the field?
Communication strategies implemented to reach and convince the target audience – including the material and human channels used on the ground – and their interaction and transformation in specific local contexts.
3. How is it perceived by migrants?
Informational practices defined by migrants and asylum seekers, and their perception and reappropriation of information-disseminating initiatives.
Wilson China Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC. Deadline: December 31, 2020.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Asia Program, in conjunction with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, seeks applicants for the Wilson China Fellowship from policy-oriented academics with specialization in political, social, economic, security, or historical issues related to China. The aim of this new fellowship is to produce new and original pieces of research that improve understanding of the role that China is playing in the Indo-Pacific, its relations with its neighbors and the United States, and its impact on peace and security issues. Additionally, the Fellowship seeks to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, and to support a new generation of American scholarship on China.
Case Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.
This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.
Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.
Today sees the addition of a new language to the translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. S. Lily Mendoza wrote KC31: Indigenous in English in 2014, 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. 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.
Mendoza, S. L. (2020). Indígena (Trans. D. M. Ordóñez). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 31. Available 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
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Multiple positions in International Studies, Communication/Media, Humanities, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Deadline: Varies by position.
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies, Deadline November 15, 2020.
(Specializations include Intercultural Communication, and Linguistics)
Leading Professor in Communication and Media Studies, Deadline: December 4, 2020.
Professor in Communication and Media Studies, Deadline: December 4, 2020.
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Humanities, Deadline: November 30, 2020.
Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI. Deadline: November 15, 2020.
Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment. As a member of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon Foundation-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both scholarly audiences and the wider public, and consider the political and cultural concerns of scholarly work that draws on and interprets traumatic pasts. The Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate will also teach one course during the academic year in digital humanities or the fellow’s home discipline (departmental affiliation will be negotiated as appropriate). The fellow may play a role in the planning of a lecture series and other events designed to increase awareness of diverse scholarly voices. Approximately one third of the fellowship period would be devoted to the fellow’s own digital scholarship.
Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst/Associate Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: Rolling deadline (posted October 13, 2020).
As a (Senior) Policy Analyst, you will contribute to a high-impact unit of migration experts through your curiosity, solid research, and data skills, as well as analytical and concise writing. We are looking for a top-rate analyst who will quickly get to grips with our rigorous research processes and develop a portfolio of projects that fits within our institutional strategy, while building your own reputation as the go-to expert for different policy issues. As an avid reader, you will be able to quickly assess fast-evolving situations and policy announcements so that you can discuss and analyse these with our extensive networks of policymakers, nongovernmental and intergovernmental organisations, journalists, and other key stakeholders. You will also help strengthen our networks by identifying and building critical relationships—including by speaking at public events and roundtables—and will help tap up-to-the-minute intelligence on policy developments. We are looking for someone who will share our commitment to excellence and impact, thrive off our convivial team spirit, and welcome our commitment to diversity. You will be a vital pillar of the strategic direction of our research and fundraising and become a mentor to junior staff.
Associate Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: Rolling deadline (posted October 13, 2020).
As an Associate Policy Analyst, you will be expected to jump right in and quickly ramp up on the array of projects that our senior staff are leading, bolstering the brainpower of the team through your strong writing and analytic skills. Public events and private roundtables are also a big part of what we do to facilitate critical discussions. That means you will need to rapidly come to understand the landscape of the European policy community; research the appropriate policymakers, thought leaders, and organisations to connect with; and manage multiple event functions, from drafting invitations to following up with potential speakers. If you are organised, proactive, curious, an avid reader, have strong research and writing skills, and want an organisation that you can spend the next several years of your career growing with, you have come to the right place.
Fellowships, Institute of Current World Affairs, Washington, DC. Applications for June 2021 appointment are due December 15, 2020.
ICWA advances deep knowledge of global cultures and affairs by supporting fellows for two-year immersive programs of independent research and writing abroad. A proposed fellowship must hold the promise of enriching public life in the United States by advancing the understanding of foreign countries, cultures and trends. Public service, social activism or contribution to wider knowledge in the United States is the ultimate purpose, from a belief the public benefits from the wisdom and experience fellows acquire.
- Candidates must be under 36 years of age at the time of the due date for the initial letter of interest.
- US citizenship is not a requirement but candidates must show strong and credible ties to US society.
- Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English-language skills and must have completed the current phase of their formal education.
- Candidates need necessary language skills to allow to them to carry out their proposed projects.