Nazarbayev U: Multilingual Education (Kazakhstan)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Multilingual Education, Graduate School of Education,
Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Deadline: 30 July 2022.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional flagship research university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in higher education. The Graduate School of Education (GSE) was launched in 2013 with partners at the University of Cambridge and the University of Pennsylvania. Due to expansion, GSE invites applications for Full Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors for faculty positions beginning in January 2023. They are filling positions at open rank in the area of Multilingual Education.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • PhD in an appropriate discipline from an accredited and recognized international university (ABD at time of application will be considered, but PhD must be in hand at the time of appointment, and current PhD holders will be given priority);

  • A demonstrated record of research and publications appropriate to rank;

  • Teaching experience at the university level (experience in postgraduate programs will be given a priority);

  • Experience in developing new courses and program curricula;

  • Experience and readiness to supervise Master’s and Ph.D. student thesis research

  • Excellent intercultural communication and collaboration skills;

  • Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment;

  • Commitment to making a difference through education to the School, University and wider society.

    Responsibilities include teaching, research, and school service. The University offers opportunities for research support. All positions are for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal.

Intercultural Cities: Inter-City Grants 2022


Inter-city grants 2022, Intercultural Cities, Council of Europe. (No deadline; this is an announcement of what has already been awarded.)

“For the third time the Intercultural Cities programme has launched the inter-city grants’ scheme for member cities of the international and national networks. The grants aim to support local innovative projects and methodologies promoting equality, the diversity advantage, and meaningful intercultural interactions in diverse societies. As in the past years, projects involving joint actions of cities have been prioritised with the view to enable peer learning, cross-border or national cooperation across local authorities. The projects aim to test solutions and strategies which can be applied widely across the ICC network in common areas of concern.”

The projects should be of interest to anyone attempting to coordinate activities at a city level, but across city (or country) boundaries.

The Intercultural cities programme (ICC) is sponsored by the Council of Europe; it supports cities in reviewing their policies through an intercultural lens and developing comprehensive intercultural strategies to help them manage diversity positively and realise the diversity advantage.



Call For Abstracts: The Global Council on Anthropological Linguistics (GLOCAL) Conference on African Linguistic Anthropology  (AFALA),  University of Nairobi, Kenya, 19-22 October 2022. Deadline:  8 July 2022.

The GLOCAL AFALA 2022 theme, “Linguistic Landscapes, Cultural Climates,” “Mazingira Ya Lugha, Hali Ya Hewa Ya Kitamaduni,” well symbolizes the complexity of the complex set of inter-subjective identities throughout African urban and suburban centres. These increasingly complex climates become a highly fertile ground for Linguistic Anthropological scholarly attention, while scholars can draw from a range of peripheral yet pertinent fields to inform work on these geographical and cultural localities.

The GLOCAL AFALA 2022 thus invites work which addresses the complexity of African Linguistic Landscapes and their Cultural Climates. Papers and posters should acknowledge and describe processes of Linguistic complexity at these cultural centres, that is, of African regions, and by those working in African regions.

Call for New Editors, Comparative Migration Studies 2022

Professional OpportunitiesCall for New Editors of Comparative Migration Studies (an IMISCOE journal). Deadline: 15 July 2022.

The journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) invites applications for several new members of the Editorial Board. In particular, CMS invites non-European scholars working on migration and (migration-related) diversity from various disciplines, including sociology, demography, anthropology, political sciences, law, geography and economics.

Comparative Migration Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal that has been selected for inclusion in the Web of Science. CMS is associated with the IMISCOE Research Network. CMS distinguishes itself as a journal on three elements:

  • An explicit comparative orientation. They believe that a focus on comparative research can promote the theoretical development of migration studies. This can involve various types of comparative studies (between countries, groups, levels, historical periods).
  • A wide disciplinary angle. CMS aims to develop a wide disciplinary angle, such as political science, economics, law, history, demography, social geography, sociology, cultural studies, literature, psychology and anthropology.
  • An open access journal. They believe open access nowadays is the best way to get the widest possible exposure for the work published in our journal. Publishing your articles with CMS means that other scholars will have easy access to your work and will be more likely to actually read it and refer to it. Open access publishing is not without costs.

In order to develop the journal further, and to make sure that all relevant disciplines and methodological traditions are well represented, the editorial board will be expanded. They invite applications from scholars from various disciplines:

  • working in the field of migration studies
  • special interest in comparative research
  • quantitative research background

Being a member of the editorial board means that you will be involved in policymaking regarding the journal and that as editor you will be in charge of reviewing articles that are in your area of expertise (on average, a couple of hours per month).

CFP CALA 2022 (Philippines)

ConferencesCall for papers: GLOCAL CALA (Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology) 2022, University of The Philippines Diliman, Diliman, The Philippines, 2-5 November 2022. Deadline: 15 July 2022.

The SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2022 theme “Symbolism and Society” describes the need for symbolic representation in a rapidly changing Asia. As has been the case throughout a larger global society, Asian societies have sought increasingly rapid change, seeking none less than online spaces to contextualize and to legitimize the effects of this rapid change. Here, recent events have patently mediated the shift to online interaction, a shift which has thus intensified the development, and possibly, the invention, of a range of symbolisms and symbolic clusters that now have a limited use in offline spaces.

Throughout the past decade, and more particularly over the past one year, global changes have elicited these symbolisms of communication, symbolisms which have quickly been exposed to contestation and (re)interpretation, owing to the need to deploy online technologies on such a large scale, and which are now presenting themselves as highly beneficial to anthropological study. Asian language symbolisms have always exposed their potency as representational of their communities and as legitimizing of the worth of these communities in a global society, but never have they shown more significance than in the current era, where their intensified usage online, and their qualities for legitimizing Asian identities, seek investigation.

The Asian symbolism pervades the whole semiotic spectrum of that which is performatively Asian, and which is distinct from the Non-Asian, yet a symbolism which can interlink the colonized with the decolonized, through a multitude of human ideologies. This again becomes more the case now as the boundaries of Asian symbolisms have become blurred through online textual modes, Linguistically and Anthropologically, and beyond.

The GLOCAL CALA 2022 thus calls for renewed awareness and interpretations of Asian symbolisms in this new era, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these Asian complex symbolisms, in their global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as the use of online virtual world texts and textual modes have now assumed an authoritative stance over the real world, possibly creating new realities and new real worlds that subvert our ideologies of those old real worlds. This shift to symbolisms required to reconceptualize new virtual and old real worlds in this current era, will surely motivate dialogue.

KC54: Critical Moments Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#54: Critical Moments, which Beth Fisher-Yoshida 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.

KC54 Critical moments_TurkishFisher-Yoshida, B. (2022). Critical moments [Turkish]. (C. Aydın, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 54. 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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U Edinburgh: Language Education (UK)

“JobTwo positions in Language Education, The Institute for Language Education, Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 24 or 27 June 2022, depending on position.

1. Teaching Fellow in Language Education, with a deadline of 27 June 2022.

The Moray House School of Education and Sport invites applications for the position of Teaching Fellow in Language Education. The successful applicant will have interdisciplinary academic expertise at post-doctoral level in the area of Language and Intercultural Communication, as well as in one or more other areas related to Language Education. S/he will be expected to contribute to their highly successful Masters level teaching programmes (MSc Language and Intercultural Communication, MSc Language Education, MSc TESOL) and to undertake interdisciplinary scholarship activity in the area of Language and Intercultural Communication. The post requires a culturally sensitive vision that reflects a commitment to social justice and the provision of high-quality student experience.

2. Senior Lecturer in Language Education, with a deadline of 24 June 2022.

The Moray House School of Education and Sport invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer in Language Education. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to our highly successful Masters level teaching programmes (MSc TESOL, MSc Language Education, MSc Language and Intercultural Communication), 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 requires a culturally sensitive vision that reflects a commitment to social justice and the provision of high-quality student experience.

Newcastle U: Intercultural Communication (UK)


Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK. Deadline: 24 June 2022.

The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Intercultural Communication. The successful applicant will be part of a diverse and collegiate team of academics, researchers and professional support staff delivering high quality teaching and research in the Applied Linguistics & Communication (ALC) subject area. You will have a strong background in Intercultural Communication and will have expertise in international workplaces, virtual exchange, migration and mobility, or minoritised communities.

You will carry out high quality research in the area of Intercultural Communication, contributing to the profile and research culture of the ALC subject area, the School of ECLS, and the relevant research centres and institutes across the University.

You will make a significant contribution to teaching, personal tutoring, and supervision within the ALC subject area, particularly on the suite of MA Cross-Cultural Communication programmes, and also at undergraduate level. Preferably, you will have experience of teaching Sociolinguistics and/or Research Methods at postgraduate level. You will, where appropriate, make a contribution to academic administration within the School.

CFP Un:real Spaces of Interaction (Germany)

ConferencesCall for abstracts: Graduate Conference 2022: un:real Spaces of Interaction: Forms of Social Order in the Spectrum of Media-specific Interaction, 4-5 November, 2022, Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies, Potsdam, Germany. Deadline: 30 June 2022.

The graduate student conference “un:real Spaces of Interaction. Forms of Social Order in the Spectrum of Media-specific Interaction” focuses on media-specific interaction spaces and the construction of social orders and realities. Therefore, the overarching question of the conference is concerned with the emergence, change, and shaping of interaction spaces in the spectrum between human-human and human-machine, in which actors communicate with each other through or with technologies.

Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has given new importance to understanding and thinking about interaction spaces, online and offline. Following Erving Goffman’s notion of interaction and related key aspects of interactions, we consider how media-specific interactions are understood and analysed within media studies and media linguistic perspectives. Possible approaches include interface studies and affect theory as well as sociolinguistic studies of human-machine interaction and multimodal interaction analysis. Despite the different theoretical and methodological approaches, it becomes clear that interaction in, with, or through media makes sociocultural transformations visible. They unfold in the form of new social realities “such as virtual space[s], public spheres, or popular culture, which are hardly conceivable without media-based mediation” (Marx/Schmidt 2019, 12). These spaces of interaction move at the intersections of analogue and digital, online and offline, human and machine, real and unreal.

The conference is intended to provide a space in which Master’s students of higher semesters (from 3rd semester) and doctoral candidates from the fields of media linguistics and media studies, but also other associated humanities with relevance to media studies such as sociology, political science, aesthetics and art history, film studies, cultural studies, journalism, philosophy, science and technology studies, or cognitive science can present their research work.

NOTE: While this call does not specifically request work relating to intercultural dialogue, the topic seems particularly appropriate for it.

U Tübingen: Postdoctoral Researcher in Migration (Germany)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Migration), Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany.  Deadline: 30 June 2022.

The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious research universities. The Research Unit Comparative Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher / Fixed-term Lecturer Post (d/f/m) for the duration of 2 years from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidate will contribute to the research and teaching portfolio of the Comparative Public Policy Research Unit as well as to third-party funding applications and will be given the opportunity to pursue a Habilitation. Essential requirements include research interest in bureaucratic and administrative barriers for migrants in accessing social rights.

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