Lecturer in Language Education, Institute of Language Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.
Language Education is an innovative and dynamic emerging field in Moray House School of Education and Sport. They are looking to recruit a Lecturer with particular interest in promoting Language Education throughout the School in order to enhance a substantial team of transdisciplinary researchers and teachers, and to embed Language Education across a range of diverse programmes.
The Language Education Strategy sets out a vision for bringing together three key areas: languages(s); (pluri) literacies; and interculturality. Each of those areas embraces a wide portfolio of research that is informed by a critical framework, including pluriliteracies, first and second language learning and teaching (heritage, English, community, European and other languages); bi/multilingualism, English as an additional language; Content and Language Integrated Learning; Global Englishes, language policy and practice; student and teacher identity; Language Teacher Education; discourse; intercultural communication; TESOL; Applied Linguistics; technology enhanced learning; and internationalisation. The successful applicant will have academic experience at post-doctoral level in one or more of the above areas and will be expected to contribute to our highly successful Masters level teaching programmes, 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 will require a culturally sensitive vision that reflects a commitment to social justice and the provision of high quality student experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the wider work of the subject area and the School, regionally, nationally and internationally.
There is also a position for Senior Lecturer available, with the same deadline.
2 Paid Internships: Social Media/Graphics, and Videography/Media, Intercultural Dialogue Platform, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 2 October 2020.
Intercultural Dialogue Platform is a Brussels based NGO founded in 2000, aiming at mutual understanding and harmonious interaction among the people of different cultural backgrounds. The organization carries out several international projects on promoting social inclusion, dialogue, civic engagement as well as preventing extremism, racism and discrimination.
Senior Lecturer in Communication, Department of Languages and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: 2 October 2020.
There is also a position for Assistant or Associate Professor, with a deadline of November 4, 2020.
The Senior Lecturer’s position is allocated to the Department of Language and Communication Studies to the discipline of Communication. Communication is a popular, academic discipline, focusing on communication behaviour and dynamics of social interaction both in face-to-face and technology-mediated contexts. The key focus area in the discipline is interpersonal and group communication in working life. In teaching and research, interpersonal relationships in organisations, groups, teams and networks, technology-mediated and organisational communication, communication and well-being, persuasion and argumentation, communication competence as well as communication ethics are being examined.
Together with co-workers, the Senior Lecturer is responsible for teaching and research of communication. The Senior Lecturer is expected to conduct high-level teaching and scientific research in areas that support the teaching and research profile of the department. Expertise in interpersonal communication, communication in groups, teams and organisations, communication competence and communication development in organisations, as well as methodological competence in the area of communication is emphasized in the position. The duties of Senior Lecturer also include supervision of theses, planning new research projects and acquiring external research funding.
Senior Programme Manager – Our Shared Cultural Heritage, British Council, Edinburgh or Manchester Office, UK. Deadline: 29 September 2020.
The British Council has been awarded a grant by the National Heritage Lottery Fund to support a three-year, high-value programme enabling young people in the UK and South Asia to explore cultural heritage. Working with museums, youth organisations and arts organisations, the programme partnership comprises a wide-ranging network from community organisations to major institutions. The role will lead on the delivery phase of Our Shared Cultural Heritage, a large-scale funded programme fostering collaborations between the UK and South Asia across multiple locations: Glasgow, Manchester, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
This is an opportunity to support the diversification of heritage organisations in the UK and South Asia, through increased involvement, leadership and engagement of young people from South Asian backgrounds in heritage. You will be working with the British Council team in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh alongside heritage and youth partners in the UK (Glasgow Life, UK Youth, Manchester Museum). You will be responsible for working with our teams across South Asia, building partnerships and connections between the UK and South Asia.
The project is youth-led and you will be responsible for ensuring youth voice and leadership within the project. The project seeks to foreground South Asian voices and you will be responsible for ensuring young people from South Asian backgrounds benefit from this project.
Senior Researcher, FrameWorks, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: none listed, but job posted in summer 2020.
Effective communications is a key part of bringing about social change and helping the public to better understand society’s greatest social problems. Strategic framing can help us all see the solutions to those problems and build the collective will to support them. That’s what the FrameWorks Institute does – a nonprofit, progressive think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and translates communications research to advance social justice.
FrameWorks is seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team. The successful candidate will be a part of FrameWorks’ research team and investigate how to effectively reframe a wide range of social and scientific issues, such as affordable housing, poverty, education equity, and climate change. This is an outstanding opportunity for a mid-career professional with experience in social science research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social change.
The Senior Researcher will collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of data to produce framing recommendations for advocates, experts, and scientists working to engage the public about policy solutions to social issues. They will present FrameWorks’ research to different audiences and contribute to the organization’s efforts to engage communicators across multiple nonprofit sectors. They will also help develop and innovate FrameWorks’ methods and theory.
Project Managers (multiple), Seefar, Hong Kong. Deadline: September 27, 2020.
Seefar is seeking excellent candidates for multiple Project Manager roles to oversee anticipated new projects globally. You will have demonstrated project management experience in conflict affected developing countries; have thematic experience on, an a strong interest in, migration, modern slavery and / or livelihoods; enjoy working in a high performing team from multiple countries; be someone donors trust; are results focussed; and have complete fluency in English. You can be based anywhere in the world and may have the opportunity to travel (COVID-19 dependent). These are full time-positions.
Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.
2 Positions: Lecturer in Language, Culture and Communication in Asia, and Professor | Associate Professor | Senior Assistant Professor | Assistant Professor in Language, Culture and Communication in Asia, Institute of Asian Studies, University Brunei Darussalam, Gadong, Brunei. Deadline: 25 September 2020.
In both cases, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology, and anthropology, and the multidisciplinary fields of socio-linguistics, cultural studies, literature, media and film studies, post-colonial studies, and ethnic studies, is required. The use and transformation of language in the context of inter-Asian relationships and interactions, including the increasing importance of trans-Asian popular culture through the media, internet, film, television, music and performance, tourism and migration is getting more importance with the widespread use of social media. The successful applicant should demonstrate outstanding record of publication in top-indexed academic journals and renowned publishers, and be able to teach modules in a trans-disciplinary way in areas of in social sciences.
Full Professor of Global Studies, Department of Global Studies, School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 12 October 2020.
The new professorship is offered with a view to attracting talented applicants with an extensive and documented track record in innovative and internationally recognized research in the area of Global Studies / Area Studies in a Global Perspective. This research should be combined with a field of specialization within the humanities or social sciences and should entail a significant overlap, theoretically or regionally, with at least one of the following academic fields: Brazilian Studies, China Studies, European Studies, India and South Asia Studies, International Studies, Japan Studies or Russia Studies, which are represented within the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University. Given the interdisciplinary composition of these fields at Aarhus University, which commonly involve history, anthropology, sociology, political science etc. Applications are strongly encouraged from applicants who are familiar with and who adopt an interdisciplinary approach.
Senior Researcher at Centre for Intercultural Communication, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. Deadline: 10 September 2020.
Centre for Intercultural Communication (SIK) at VID Specialized University in Stavanger, Norway, is looking for a senior researcher in a full-time permanent position within the fields of migration and diversity. The position includes participation in ongoing projects, development and management of new projects, and some supervision and teaching. You will participate in ongoing projects at the Centre. The current project portfolio in the areas of migration and diversity primarily deals with labour market integration among newly arrived refugees and intercultural competence among public service providers. You will initiate and lead major research projects funded by, for example, the Research Council of Norway, the European Research Council (ERC) and/or Horizon Europe. You will be expected to participate in the development of the Centre’s research strategies and encourage research colleagues to develop new and innovative projects that cover a wide range of topics related to migration, diversity and civil society development. Some teaching, supervision of junior researchers and administrative work must be expected. You will be a member of the Migration, Religion and Intercultural Relations (MIGREL) research group at VID. Knowledge of Norwegian will weigh in your favour, but is not a requirement for the position.
University Assistant with Doctorate, The Institute of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Graz, Graz, Austria. Deadline: September 9, 2020.
40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of October 12th 2020.
* Independent research and scientific collaboration in the research area “Translation and cooperation in times of technocapitalism”
* Possibility to write an empirically-based postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) with a focus on translation technology and (digital) translation didactics
* Preparation of a structured overview of new developments and innovations in translation technology and digital translation didactics
* Publications in scientific journals and/or other forms of knowledge transfer (dissemination of knowledge)
* Assistance in the acquisition of external funding
* Contribution to existing and new research projects
* Participation in and co-organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences
* Teaching of courses, among others in the field of translation technology
* Student support
* Administration related to research and teaching