Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University, China – College of Humanities and Social Science
Deadline: June 13, 2017

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure – the tenure track system. The university plans to recruit roughly 50 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favourable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Responsibilities:

  1. He/She who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching.
  2. Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”(Humanities and Social Science) includes “Type A” and “Type B”.
    Type A: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research, participate in the planning, developing and implementation of academic discipline(s), facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, promote international reputation, gradually form a leading and competitive role in the academic discipline.
    Type B: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research and establish a research orientation, facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation and become an active and influential scholar in the field.

Aarhus U Job Ad: International Business Comm/Health Comm (Denmark)

Associate Professor (Lektor) in International Business Communication and Health Communication

University of Aarhus – School of Communication and Culture

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in international business communication and health communication, at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C.

The position
The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision duties related to international business communication and health communication.

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in international business communication, especially domains such as health communication, translation studies and online communication; and 2) is qualified to teach core courses in international business communication, health communication, professional text production, translation, technical communication, and research and academic methodology at BA and MA levels, as well as elective seminars in subjects related to his or her area of research within the field of business communication including health communication and online communication.

A position as associate professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

Teaching in this position takes place in both Danish and English, so applicants must have native or near-native command of both Danish and English.

Research
The successful applicant is expected to pursue research in the fields of health communication and international business communication, and to publish within these fields.

Teaching
The position includes teaching at the BA and MA levels in English in national and international contexts, English-language proficiency and academic writing and methods, including obligatory courses in specialised communication and translation as well as health communication (the latter taught in Danish and English). Responsibilities also include teaching interdisciplinary courses for students at the Department of English and possibly at the School of Communication and Culture as a whole, including relevant courses in intercultural studies for which the Department of English is responsible.

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 3/5/2017

U Nottingham China Job Ad: Applied Linguistics

Assistant Professor(Lecturer) in Applied Linguistics/ELT

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 12 years.

The School of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a thriving, expanding and research-active school, established with the support of the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. This school provides two UG and PG degree programmes each since 2008 and offers our students the same degree certificates as those who study in the UK campus.

The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the areas of Applied Linguistics and English Language teaching. We are looking for someone specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, pedagogy of teaching English to young learners, language acquisition and discourse analysis. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to conduct research, obtain research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise undergraduate, masters’ and doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Closing date: 24 April 2017

Gulf University of Science and Technology job ad (Kuwait)

Asst/Assoc/Full Prof: PR/Strategic Comm, Broadcasting, or Digital Media 
Gulf University for Science and Technology

The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business—including an MBA.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) at GUST invites applications for four full-time positions beginning in Fall 2015 in the following areas:

Public relations or strategic communication (x2): Professional experience and expertise in international/intercultural public relations, advertising, political communication, or rhetoric are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in PR and advertising, integrated marketing communication, strategic/political communication, and persuasive writing.

Broadcasting (x1): Experience with audio/video production and broadcast copywriting are expected. Expertise in media law, media theory, journalism, or digital media are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in radio and TV production, video and sound editing, media packages, news gathering, public speaking, media theory, and writing for mass media.

Digital or social media (x1): Teaching duties include courses in digital/social media, web design, digital animation, graphic design, visual communication, or visual culture depending on the faculty’s areas of specialization.

Additional duties for all positions include advising students, engaging in scholarship, and providing institutional service.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in one of these areas or a related degree in communication by the time of appointment, have evidence of quality teaching, and demonstrated scholarly potential. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. The department hosts approximately 500 majors in a university of over 3,500 students.

GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including a housing allowance, educational allowances for dependents, medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter, complete CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the subject of the email please state “Position applied for: Public Relations.” Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

U New South Wales job ad (Australia)

Associate Professor in International Studies

UNSW Australia is a progressive research-intensive university committed to academic excellence, social engagement and an international perspective. In 2013, both the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings placed Social Sciences at UNSW in the top 40 in the world.

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences wishes to appoint an energetic and experienced scholar, at Associate Professor level, to provide academic leadership over the next five years for its prestigious Bachelor of International Studies program.  We welcome applications from scholars in disciplines such as Cultures and Languages; International Relations or International Politics; Transnational History; Comparative Literature; Area Studies, etc.  The person we are looking for will have an outstanding record in research and teaching, as well as experience of effective academic management.

The position is based in the School of Humanities and Languages, which is home to many internationally recognised scholars who are leaders in their fields. Humanities and Languages ranks as a national leader in a number of disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia 2012), and in the top 150 internationally (QS World University Rankings 2014).

The UNSW Bachelor of International Studies program is a rigorous four year degree program which attracts bright and globally conscious students who, as graduates, go on to pursue exciting and unpredictable international careers.

The appointee will be expected to build academic staff capacity and rejuvenate the curriculum in the Bachelor of International Studies, and also to play an active role in the collegial life of the Humanities and Languages.

· The position is available on a continuing basis.
· The current salary range for an Associate Professor (Level D) is AUD$134,916 – $148,917 per annum.
· The position attracts up to 17% employer superannuation and leave loading.
· Base salary on appointment will be determined on the basis of previous experience and qualifications.
· The successful applicant is expected to commence in the role by January 2015.

Please direct enquiries about this post to Professor Vanessa Lemm, Head of School.

Conquering the Cultural Barriers of Teaching in Thailand by Charles McKinney

Conquering the Cultural Barriers of Teaching in Thailand
By Charles McKinney

Charles McKinney with students

I moved to Bangkok, Thailand in January 2013 to earn my master’s degree as a full-time student at Webster University Thailand. I needed to find work to support myself. After two months of hunting, I landed a job at a private language school teaching English, something I was qualified to do as a TESOL-certified American with two years of previous overseas ESL expertise.

Having never taught Thai students before, I initially struggled to satisfy their learning needs. The students expected me to teach by talking; they wanted to participate as little as possible. My boss told me that, unlike American students who take an active role, Thai students are often quite passive learners.

Classes were mostly one-on-one, a new format for me. A few lessons were cancelled after students griped about my teaching methods, disliking the fact that I was following the textbook lesson plan precisely rather than teaching from my knowledge of the topics and using the book minimally. I started out teaching academic writing and grammar to adolescents who found the material dry; thus my challenge was to make it more interesting for them.

Really, I had no lessons in technique: my busy boss usually gave me the necessary resources to teach and then left me to figure out the rest on my own with minimum advice. So, after nearly a month of floundering to improve my teaching performance my boss decided to give me a two-month hiatus (although I did not know this at the time). It turned out she was right: I needed more time to adapt to the culture and the students.

A few months later, I was called back to teach a new academic writing class for a mid-career professional who wanted to return to school. This time I brought my computer with me, using the Internet as an aid to my lesson plan. I prepared PowerPoint presentations to convey the material in an engaging and orderly manner. Throughout the two-month class, we managed to build rapport and exchange cultural knowledge that helped us to understand one another as individuals.

“Here are pictures of my Buddhist monk ceremony, a rite of passage that many Thai men experience,” my student shared with me one day. In return, I showed him a student newspaper from my college days. “This is my pride and joy as former editor-in-chief of the paper; you can learn about my culture through this medium,” I told him. It was one of those cultural insight moments I cherished. As our class progressed, he gave my boss positive feedback about me – and my confidence in my new techniques improved.

I was not only the first American, but the first African-American teacher this school hired. I have now taught students from Bhutan and Russia as well as Thailand. This experience has taught me the values of patience, flexibility, humility and effective cross-cultural communication. Teachers can make a difference in students’ lives, especially in cultures that are drastically different from their own, but students also make a difference in their teachers’ lives. They learned some English, but I learned about their cultures. Creating a comfortable space for students to be themselves, and remembering that teachers also learn from their students, can foster wonderful intercultural dialogues.

Charles McKinney is a recent MA media communications graduate from Webster University Thailand. Having embarked on a rewarding career of ESL/EFL teaching as an expat in East Asia, Charles is hoping to secure an English Language Fellowship with the US Embassy for the new school year and is making plans to possibly join the Peace Corps next year. CID’s website was helpful during Charles’s master’s thesis research, and he wrote this essay as a way of giving back. Contact him through LinkedIn.

Erasmus Mundus: Intercultural Mediation 2014-15

Call for scholars scholarship open until 7th of July 2014

Master Erasmus Mundus “Intercultural Mediation: Identities, Mobilities, Conflicts” offers interdisciplinary training for excellence in 4 semesters, Federated by joint research programs within a consortium: Université de Lille (France), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgique), University College Cork (Irlande), Université « Babes-Bolyai » (Roumanie), Université de Wroclaw (Pologne), Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Sénégal), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexique) and Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro (Brésil). Des professionnels et des institutions publiques et privées (Professionals and public and private institutions associated with them).

Located in territories shaped by migration, these institutions have been led to question the social changes, cultural and resulting policies and now extend to the global society. It therefore became necessary to train experts of migration, integration, management of cultural and linguistic diversity, with particular expertise in ethics.

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KU Leuven (Belgium) faculty job ads

KU Leuven in Belgium is advertising 6 faculty positions in Media and Communication:

Journalism Studies – Ref. ZAP-2013-322
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Journalism Studies.
Mediaculture – Ref. ZAP-2013-321
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
ICT & Human-Centered Design (20%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-309
Part-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (20%) (assistant/associate/full) professor (appointment of limited duration) in the domain of ICT & Human-Centered Design.
Media and Social Change – Ref. ZAP-2013-307
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
Digital Humanities: Human-Media Interaction – Ref. ZAP-2013-308
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of human-media interaction.
Film- and television studies (50%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-310
Part-time – Leuven

The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (50%)(Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Film and Television Studies.

Most of the application deadlines are March 13, 2014.

China Agricultural U job ad

China Agricultural University is seeking an instructor for the freshmen classes of the International College at Beijing (ICB) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) that offers undergraduate degrees in economics and communication. All courses are taught in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. Instructors for the freshmen classes are hired by CAU, and the staff of CAU have asked faculty at UCD to help identify a good candidate for the coming year. We are seeking someone at short notice because the person originally hired for the position had to terminate her contract because of a family illness.

The particulars are as follows:
*       The contract is for one year (2 semesters) with a possibility of renewal
*       The teaching load is 4 courses per semester, but there may be opportunities to teach more courses if desired
*       Courses to be taught are Presentational Speaking (COMM 2101) and Fundamentals of Communication (COMM 1011)
*       Free housing in provided in the guesthouse on campus; subsidized housing in an apartment is also available
*       Accidental life insurance is provided
*       One round-trip plane ticket is provided each semester
*       Fall semester runs from September 16, 2013, until January 17, 2014, and spring semester begins in late February and runs until the end of June
*       Depending on the conversion rate and the number of courses taught, the salary is in the range of $24,400 per year

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Experience teaching in an international setting and fluency in Mandarin are preferred.

To apply, please e-mail a vita and cover letter to Sonja.Foss AT ucdenver.edu. Applications will be circulated for review among communication faculty at UCD. Those that are most qualified will be forwarded to the staff of CAU. Applications are reviewed upon receipt, and the review process will continue until CAU fills the position.

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EIUC programme director job ad

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
E.MA Programme Director for the academic year 2013/2014

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of E.MA [European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation] Programme Director for the academic year 2013/2014.

The position, which is being posted at the level of university professor or senior researcher, involves a combination of teaching, organisation, and various academic and practical responsibilities connected with the E.MA programme.

Working under the instructions of the E.MA and EIUC governing bodies and in cooperation with the EIUC Secretary General, the candidate selected will assume primary responsibility for the academic coordination of the E.MA programme a.y. 2013/2014. He or she will furthermore be involved in the development of new academic and research-based activities in the context of the EIUC.

Functions and tasks
The E.MA Programme Director will work as member of the permanent EIUC staff, based in Venice-Lido. Tasks will include the following:
*To coordinate the advanced planning of the E.MA programme;
*To oversee in the daily management of the E.MA programme – including the first semester field trip, which in recent years has been going to Kosovo – with a view to maintaining the excellent standards and academic coherence of the first semester courses;
*To establish advance contact with academic responsibles, lecturers and experts, and assist the academic responsibles and other lecturers in carrying out the scientific and educational programme;
*To supervise and coordinate E.MA Fellows in the performance of their tasks;
*To organise and teach seminars introducing one of the core disciplines (law, political science, international relations) of the E.MA programme;
*To set up and lead working groups and workshops incorporated in the academic programme;
*To oversee the assessment of student assignments;
*To exercise a proactive role in identifying and rectifying problems of an academic nature;
*To take a proactive role in the development of additional academic activities in the context of the EIUC; this may include initiating and facilitating research collaboration, academic publication, and the organisation of training courses, seminars and conferences.

Qualifications:
Doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g. law, political science, international relations), teaching experience, good publication record, team-working ability, administrative experience. Excellent knowledge of English; proficiency in French. The selected candidate will be expected to take up the position no later than beginning of September 2013. Salary negotiable, depending on qualifications.

Deadline: The deadline for sending applications is 20 August 2013.

Please send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in English to Florence Benoit-Rohmer, EIUC Secretary General, Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò 26, Venezia-Lido 30126, Italy, by fax at: 0039-041-272-0914, or by email: florence.benoit-rohmer AT eiuc.org

Please note: the filling of the above position is contingent upon approval of funding by the European Commission.

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