CU International College Beijing Job Ad: Communication Instructor

MEDIA LEARNING LAB DIRECTOR and COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR for the International College Beijing

The University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2017. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a Communication generalist who can also direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory.

About the ICB:
Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more.

Job Description:
In addition to the teaching roles described below, we seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor’s service component to the Department.

In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (4 in fall and 3 in spring). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses, such as Communication and Citizenship, Global Communication, Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, and Media Writing Skills.

Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and their home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 15 weeks long; semester start dates are based on the lunar calendar with fall semesters beginning early to mid-September, and spring semesters beginning in mid-January to early-February.

Qualifications
An M.A. in Communication is required; a Ph.D. in Communication or closely allied field is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Details: CU Careers, job posting 09254

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation’s Venice Academy of Human Rights is accepting applications for its summer program. Please have a look at the call for applications and the detailed program on their website.

Key Facts
Theme: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Dates: Monday, 3 July – Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Application Deadline: 14 May 2017
Faculty: Branko Milanović (opening lecture), Olivier De Schutter (general course), Wilfried Altzinger, Andreas Føllesdal, Dzidek Kędzia, Miloon Kothari, Manfred Nowak, Kate Pickett, Heisoo Shin
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, discussion sessions and panel presentations
Number of hours: 34 hours
Venue: EIUC, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
Instead of “the end of history”, we have lived through a major financial crisis, including a debt crisis in Europe that is far from over, and we are currently witnessing threats to democratic governance both from outside and from within the democratic system. Whether these are only temporary setbacks in the global spread of liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism has to been seen. However, it is reason to pause and reconsider the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world.

The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2017, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, looks at these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective that combines law, economics, politics and sociology. Lectures and seminars by the distinguished faculty discuss the question what role do human rights play in enabling and promoting social justice. Are human rights an effective tool for the promotion of economic and social equality? Do human rights impose limits to privatization of particular goods and services? How do human rights enable a just economic and social order? These are but some of the questions that participants of the Academy will discuss in an intense programme over ten days next summer.

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).

The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.

At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

Key Concept #3: Intercultural Competence Translated into Turkish

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting  KC3: Intercultural Competence, first published in English in 2014 by Lily A. Arasaratnam which Neslihan Demirkol 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.

KC3 Intercultural Competence_TurkishArasaratnam, L. A. (2017). Kültürlerarası Yeterlik (N. Demirkol, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 3. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/kc3-intercultural-competence_turkish.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

CFP Culture, Language & Social Practice Conference 2017

Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) V Conference
September 15-17, 2017
Boulder, CO
Call for Papers

CLASP V is the fifth multidisciplinary conference run by graduate students that promotes the broad connections between culture, language, and society grounded in empirical research. We hope to once again bring together an array of national and international scholars from diverse countries and sub-disciplines for the CLASP V conference this year in Boulder, CO.

The conference is open to students and faculty who are interested in language, social practice, and interdisciplinary study. Abstracts for papers covering topics in various areas of sociocultural linguistics are invited and are due by June 2nd, 2017.

Conference Details:
The conference will take place on September 15-17, 2017 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our confirmed speakers are:
* Dwanna Robertson (Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Colorado College)
* Jonathan Rosa (Education, Stanford University)
* Natasha Shrikant (Communication, University of Colorado–Boulder)
* Jack Sidnell (Anthropology, University of Toronto)

Public Anthropology Publishing Competition: Migration and its Discontents

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPETITION
CALIFORNIA SERIES IN PUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY, 2017

The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards.  Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.  Recently, based on his book in the Series, Alex Hinton was requested to be an expert witness at the UN sponsored Cambodian Tribunal regarding the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international call for manuscripts.  THIS YEAR WE ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMISSIONS RELATED TO GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS.  THE 2017 WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A FORMAL CONTRACT FROM U.C. PRESS.

We are particularly interested in submissions intended for interdisciplinary and public audiences. Prospective authors might ask themselves:  How can they make their study “come alive” for a range of readers through the narration of powerful stories?  They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how they, to the best of their abilities, cope with them.  Prospective authors might also examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates problems centered around globalization and its discontents.  Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a facet of the problem.  There are no restrictions on how prospective authors address GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS – only an insistence that the proposed publication draw readers to its themes through the inclusion of powerful stories about real people.  The series is directed at the general public as well as college students.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. We are open to working with authors as they wind their way through the writing process.  The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter.  We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 250-300 pages (or 60,000-100,000 words) long excluding footnotes and references.

Last year’s winners were Ieva Jusionyte, Jeremy Slack, Victoria Stanford, and Wendy Vogt.  If you wish to look at their winning proposals dealing with migration, please click here: 2016 Book Series Winners.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 1, 2017
Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the California Series in Public Anthropology’s Editors: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #6: The Privilege of Listening First

Following the recent announcement of a new series to be published by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the sixth issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available. The goal is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with the continuing CID series, Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

CICD #6 ParksParks, E. S. (2017). The privilege of listening first. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 6. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/constructing-icd-6.pdf

If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.


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African Communication Researchers Group

The ICA Regional Conference at Daystar University in Nairobi was held on 19-21 October, 2016. For details, see the summary in the ICA Newsletter.

At the close of the conference students and early-career scholars had informal meetings to discuss how to continue with discussions started at the conference and how to build research networks in media and communication in Africa and beyond.

The participants at the meeting agreed to create and sustain a new African Communication Researchers’ Network, which will be an online community of students and scholars at different stages of their career with interest in research in Africa.

CFP Provincial Newspapers (UK)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Provincial Newspapers: Lessons from History
Journalism Department, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
September 8, 2017

Closing date for proposals: 1 June 2017

Papers are invited for a one-day conference on the theme of provincial, regional and local newspapers. The conference is being jointly organised by media historians from Coventry University and Liverpool John Moores University at a time when newsprint journalism has moved from the intensive care ward and obituaries are being pondered and some written. Yet local and regional journalism has been challenged before and emerged altered if not unscathed. This event will bring industry representatives and academics together to take a retrospective look at the current conundrum faced by the regional local newspaper industry in an effort to extrapolate lessons for the future.

We welcome paper proposals from all eras and nationalities, shedding new light on longstanding or recent media historical topics. We anticipate sessions of 90 minutes (20 minutes per paper plus 30 minutes of questions / discussion). It is expected that suitable papers will be developed into chapters for an edited volume on this subject for Routledge.

Themes to explore might include (but are not limited to):
*The future of the local press and local newspaper businesses
*Newspapers and regional identity
*The role of local newspapers in their communities
*Political and judicial accountability
*Economic models
*Trans-regional collaboration
*Media as political and social discourse
*Advertising
*Production and reception histories

The event is organised by Dr Guy Hodgson, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at LJMU, and Dr Rachel Matthews, Principal Lecturer in Journalism, Coventry University. In order to encourage a wide-range of papers, there will be no conference fee and lunch will be provided.

Please include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a cover sheet with a brief biographical note, your institutional affiliation (where relevant) and your contact details (including your email address). Abstracts should be sent to r.matthews AT coventry.ac.uk

WFI Grants Available

In our current global and national moment, questions of social justice are as vital to Communication scholars and students as they have ever been. For this reason, we at Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) are pleased to announce the CALL FOR FACULTY/DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS for 2017/18.

The WFI was founded on the principle that scholars, activists, and practitioners of communication have an important role to play in the creation of a socially just world. One of the ways that we enact this mission is through the annual funding of research grants. These grants support the work of Communication scholars across the world, work examining communication, its impact on the world around us, and its ability to create social change and social justice.

WFI Research Grants are available to faculty at any institution of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, and other doctoral-level scholars. However, eligibility to apply for the WFI grant program is limited to those in Communication or a closely related discipline. Although we do not limit our grants to a specific methodological orientation or subdisciplinary focus, all projects supported by the WFI have two things in common: they make communication the primary, and not secondary, focus, and they engage communication in terms of its impact on the world around us, its ability to create social change.

Applications due Friday, May 5, 2017.