Sechenov U Job Ads: Linguistics/Intercultural Comm (Russia)

Job adsAssociate Professor in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia. Deadline: 6 October 2018.

Recently launched project Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication is a unique structural unit for a medical university in Russia.

CURRENT OBJECTIVES 

  • To make the staff international
  • To make the student community more international (admit more international students to our Master’s linguistic programme)

  • To modernize the teaching process (e.g. by introducing the latest technologies of teaching in general, and in teaching languages, in particular; by developing new courses and teaching materials, etc.).

  • To expand international activity (organizing and participating in international conferences, launching and/or joining international projects in education and research, publishing articles in highly reputed international journals to make Sechenov University and Institute of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication visible by the global professional community)

Available:

  • Full-time job in the Institute of linguistics and Intercultural Communication in Moscow

  • Part-time job in the Institute of linguistics in Moscow combined with distant activities

Children’s Picturebooks and Language Hierarchies (New Zealand)

Book NotesDaly, Nicola. (May 31, 2018). How children’s picturebooks can disrupt existing language hierarchiesThe Conversation.

“There are many factors that shape the value we place on different languages. Some languages seem more pleasant to listen to, easier to learn or more logical. These perceptions are generally influenced by our attitudes towards the speakers of a  and the different situations in which the language is spoken.

One reflection of the differential status of languages comes through in bilingual children’s picturebooks. Here I explore how te reo Māori (the indigenous language of New Zealand) is represented and argue that the way languages are displayed in bilingual picturebooks can disrupt the status quo.”

Leading Intercultural Dialogues with High School Students

Applied ICDRafuls, Maylen. (26 June 2018). Cultural dialogue leads to empathy in Toulouse. CIEE Global Navigator: High School Study Abroad.

This article provides useful details about how to lead discussion of intercultural dialogue at the high school level, based on the work of Isabelle Jaffe, Director of CIEE Toulouse, with the High School Summer Abroad Program. She “facilitates cultural reflection by providing a space in which students can discuss new experiences and cultural differences and their reactions to them.” Others could learn from her experience.

Additional resources on holding intercultural dialogues: Constructing Intercultural Dialogues includes case studies on Intercultural Dialogue as an Activity of Daily Living, “America the Beautiful,” The Privilege of Listening First; and Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue includes Dialogue as a Space of Relationship.

Musser Fund Grants 2018

GrantsThrough 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 17 – October 17, 2018. The geographic areas for these initiatives are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in Texas.

CFP Ethnography with a Twist (Finland)

ConferencesCall for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: 31 August 2018.

Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.

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KC34 World Englishes Translated into Greek

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#34: World Englishes, which Larry E. Smith wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Anastasia Karakitsou  has now translated into Greek. 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.

KC34 World Englishes_GreekSmith, L. E. (2018). World Englishes (Greek). (A. Karakitsou, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 34. Retrieved from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/kc34-world-englishes_greek.pdf

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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U Tampa Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Communication, University of Tampa, Florida. Open until filled, posted August 6, 2018.

The Communication Department at the University of Tampa seeks a candidate with a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Communication or a related field to teach a range of possible undergraduate communication courses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in intercultural communication, and we encourage applications from scholars who approach the field from a perspective informed by critical studies in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and/or critical engagement with the Global South. We welcome candidates who can strengthen the critical and cultural diversity in our curriculum, including updating existing courses and proposing new ones (as needed).

UCSB Job Ad: Intergroup Communication (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Intergroup Communication, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA. Deadline: September 15, 2018.

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of intergroup communication at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field prior to the start date and a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research. Intergroup communication concerns the ways in which intergroup relations affect, and are affected by, communication. We seek candidates whose work focuses on either traditional (e.g., language, gender, race and ethnicity) or emerging areas of inquiry, such as health, evolution, cognition, and new media. The successful candidate will be a social scientist whose work foregrounds the role of intergroup communication in their area of expertise. Candidates are expected to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

CFP Communicative Construction of Conflicts: Catalan

Publication OpportunitiesCall for articles for the special issue: Discourses, Actors and Citizens in the Communicative Construction of Conflicts: The Catalan Case. To be published in Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies. Deadline for full proposals: 15 January 2019.

The main goal of this special issue is to collect different approaches to the communicative construction of the Catalan conflict from a broad point of view. We aim to confront different perspectives about one of the most controversial political issues in the recent history of Spain and so we invite scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit full articles and viewpoints on a wide range of topics.

Guest Editors
Alain-G. Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Marta Montagut (Rovira i Virgili University)
Carlota Moragas-Fernández (Rovira i Virgili University)

Finding Your Way: COMPAS Photo Competition 2018

Applied ICDThe Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) is a Research Centre within the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford. They hold photo competitions each year. For this year’s competition theme, Finding your Way, they are looking for photos and illustrations exploring the experiences and strategies of migrants finding their way in unfamiliar territory. Images can be anything from a symbolic illustration of the changing attitudes towards migration, to a personal depiction of moving to a new place. Winning entries will be of high quality, good composition and contain strong imagery. Enter online by 5pm, Friday 26 October 2018.