Durham U: International & Comparative Education (UK)


Assistant Professor in International & Comparative Education, School of Education, Durham University, Durham, UK. Deadline: 12 February 2021.

The School of Education at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education. Most welcome are applications from those with research and teaching interests that are aligned with the International and Comparative Education research cluster within the School.

Research in this cluster draws together the expertise from the extensive and varied international dimensions of educational research from across the department. The cluster centres on multidisciplinary, international and intercultural research which positions educational issues in an international and comparative framework. The cluster engages with methodological, epistemological and theoretical projects which advance understandings of educational issues through international and comparative lenses. Social, spatial and linguistic inequalities are central to the synergies of this group, including explorations around relational educational inequalities between the ‘Global North and Global South’.

Researchers collaborating in this cluster recognise the multiplicity of individuals’ languages, cultures, identities, histories. The collaborations in the cluster foreground youth participation, engagement and responsibility for social justice, both locally and globally. A broad range of projects across the department involve international and comparative methodologies with sites of exploration and collaboration including China, South Africa, Jordan, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Turkey, Australia and many contexts across Europe.

The researchers in the cluster draw on a range of perspectives in international education and comparative methodologies. This includes large scale national and international comparisons as well as research that foregrounds socially constructed, dialogic, experiential and reflexive approaches to research and learning, and approaches that give voice to people from marginalised communities, particularly around experiences of migration and mobility. Intercultural education and the role of language, culture, identity and belonging are an integral part of the cluster.

UNESCO: Associate Editor (France)


Editor, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 21 January 2021.


This position is located in the Information Services Unit of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris and reports to the Information Services Team Leader. Under the supervision of the Team leader and in close collaboration with other team members, the incumbent is in charge of reviewing, revising and editing IIEP documents, such as manuscripts, concept notes, web news, institutional documents, etc. The incumbent supports in particular IIEP move towards e-publications, including through the provision of advise and assistance in this regard to IIEP staff. Because of the public nature IIEP content, the incumbent must demonstrate very good editorial skills and sound judgement in order to maintain IIEP’s excellent reputation.

U Colorado Denver: Lecturer in Communication (China)

“JobCommunication Instructor, International College of Beijing, University of Colorado Denver, Beijing, China. Deadline: open until filled, review begins February 15, 2021.

The University of Colorado Denver’s Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College of Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September of 2021, with arrival potentially required several weeks before then due to evolving Covid-19 quarantine requirements. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

They seek a colleague who can teach a wide range of Communication courses touching upon new and digital media, strategic and workplace communication, and general major requirements, including COMM 1021, Introduction to Media Studies; COMM 2020, Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice; and courses supporting one or more of the Department’s pathways in media and cultural studies, global and intercultural communication, and strategic communication. Above all else, they seek a dynamic and charismatic teacher committed to best practices in student-centered pedagogy and advancing the internationalization of communication via hands-on, skills-based, experiential, and problem-based learning.

Beijing Foreign Studies U: Multiple Faculty Positions (China)

“JobMultiple faculty positions at several levels, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China. Deadline: 16 January 2021.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Journalism and Communication, School of Journalism and Communication.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in African Languages and Literatures, School of African Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Arabic Language and Literature, School of Arabic Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Asian Languages and Literatures, School of Asian and African Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in English Language and Literature, School of English and International Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in European Languages and Literatures, School of European Languages and Cultures.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in French Language and Literature, School of French and Francophone Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in German Language and Literature,
School of German Studies.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Japanese Language and Literature, School of Japanese.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, School of Spanish and Portuguese.

Professor/ Researcher; Associate Professor/ Associate Researcher; Lecturer/ Assistant Researcher in Russian Language and Literatures, School of Russian Studies.

Ghent U: Research Assistant: Multilingual Website Evaluation (Belgium)

“JobResearch Assistant for MULTIPLES Research Group, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Deadline: 10 January 2021.

The MULTIPLES research group at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication wants to hire a part-time research assistant (80%) for the project “Evaluation multilingual website fedasilinfo.be”. This research is situated in the field of multilingual and intercultural (digital) communication. The project aims at an evaluation of the use of the multilingual Fedasil website on the basis of an analysis of the current and desired situation by means of qualitative-quantitative research among (1) applicants for international protection and (2) collaborators who are active in collective and individual reception initiatives.

The research combines among others:

(a) in-depth interviews and/or focus interviews with applicants for international protection and/or persons who do not (or no longer) have right to reception

(b) screencaptures of user experiences on the fedasilinfo.be website

(c) survey (entry/exit surveys linked to the website)


Dublin City U: Research Assistant in Creativity in Higher Education (Ireland)

“JobResearch Assistant in Creativity in Higher Education, Institute for Creativity, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, UK. Deadline: 4 January 2021.

The DCU Institute for Creativity is currently working on an exciting project funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The aim of this project is to promote and stimulate creativity within the staff and student community in DCU. This forms part of the University’s current strategic plan, and is an ambitious objective with great potential.

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is a research-intensive learning-centred, and globally-engaged School that is working toward a sustainable multilingual and multicultural society. They teach and research new developments in the areas of applied linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, citizenship education, migration studies, sexuality/gender studies.

Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage: Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners (Online)

“Job3 Positions for the Tibetan Professional Exchange Program, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (remote). Deadline: January 8, 2021.

1. Facilitator for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program

This contractor supports the planning, development, and facilitation of five virtual workshop discussions with individual curators as part of the Curator Digital Lecture Series. The contractor will lead the sessions in Mandarin and facilitate between Mandarin-speaking participants and English-speaking curators. An additional translator will participate to support for both Mandarin and Tibetan translations.

2. Translator for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program

This contractor will provide Mandarin and Tibetan written translation for five thirty- to forty-five-minute recorded lectures from curators for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The contractor also provides consecutive translation in Tibetan for five one-hour facilitated workshops for participants to ask questions of the curators.

3. Videographer for Tibetan Professional Exchange Program

This contractor works with the project team to plan and facilitate video production and editing of five educational video resources which will be used for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The lecture series will feature individual curators giving virtual presentations including supplementary materials and media (PowerPoint slides, images, and video clips), with a follow-up workshop to conclude the series. The contractor will use their own equipment to capture the video lecture and edit to include supplementary media provided by the curator.

Lingnan U: Film & Media Studies (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor in Film and Media Studies, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications begins February 2021.

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art. VS admits about 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies curriculum emphasises the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; in addition, the programme offers students practical, object- and skill-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating and internships. The Department also offers a taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH). Another new taught Master’s programme in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI) will be launched in 2021/22.

VS is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of media industries and film studies. The appointee is expected to: (i) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate final projects; (ii) to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (iii) to contribute to service and development of the Department. The appointee will be expected to make substantial contribution to the developing MACMI programme, and may need to assume a concurrent appointment as the Programme Director.

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. 

Royal Holloway U: StoryFutures Audience Researcher (UK)

“JobStoryFutures Childrens Immersive Audience Researcher, School of Performing and Digital Arts, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK. Deadline: December 25, 2020.

The Center for Digital Creativity is looking for a Research Fellow in children’s immersive storytelling to join the StoryFutures’ team. The role is specifically attached to the StoryFutures China project, designed to develop new immersive experiences through R&D that can enable economic and cultural exchange with partners in Shanghai.

The post holder will integrate the work of StoryFutures China with the wider StoryFutures projects, linking to a range of projects involving immersive experiences being developed for and with children and young people. The role involves working with high profile creative industries partners including The National Gallery, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Foremost Media Group, BBC, Roald Dahl Children’s Charity and more.

The Research Fellow will work as part of a wider Audience Insight team including psychologists, engineers and ethnographers. Ideally the post holder will be comfortable with mixed methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, bringing specific experience around children and young people to the project team. An understanding of Mandarin, Chinese cultures, and/or of immersive technologies is an advantage.

MIT: Intercultural Engagement (USA)

“JobAssistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs, under Dean for Student Life-Office of Multicultural Programs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA. Deadline: December 27, 2020.

Will report directly to the assistant dean of intercultural engagement for multicultural programs and coordinate existing efforts committed to diversity education and convene staff and students in the development and sustainability of new efforts; increase the volume and visibility of diversity efforts through the OMP and broadening the impact of these efforts; and support MIT’s mission. OMP has a three-prong approach with goals of support, celebration, and education/engagement. To achieve these goals, will focus efforts on leadership and support for dedicated student affinity spaces, including cultural centers and student groups; outreach to and support of students and student organizations; and incorporate social justice education, programming, and resources into the fabric of MIT to support a community of diverse learners within a multicultural context.