St Louis U: New Media/Popular Culture (Spain)

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Faculty in Communication Studies, Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Saint Louis University is seeking applicants for a full-time (12-month renewable) faculty position in Communication Studies at the campus in Madrid, Spain. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies specialized in new media, popular culture, and audience research. We seek a qualitative researcher trained in ethnographic methods. Candidates must have experience working with an international student population embedded within a culturally diverse educational environment. The candidate should have teaching experience in undergraduate education, and preferably be acquainted with the U.S. educational system of higher education. Teaching responsibilities include core courses such as Public Speaking, New Media & Society, Communication Theory, and upper-level courses such as Popular Culture and Digital Storytelling. In addition to these courses, the candidate should be able to expand our Communication curriculum with courses grounded in his or her area of expertise, including an advanced qualitative research methods course.

(NOTE: There is also a part-time position in Anthropology – follow the same link to see the description.)

IREX: Program Coordinators, Fulbright Exchanges (USA)

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Program Coordinators, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs, IREX, Washington, DC. Deadline: none listed.

IREX has a position posted for Program Coordinators (PC) to support their Education practice in providing administrative support to the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs in the day-to-day administration of program activities including logistics, implementation of  initiatives, financial monitoring, and communicating with partner organizations. The PC supports events and management, reporting internally and externally.

NOTE: This position description has no date for when it was posted, or when it expires. If it is already filled, there are many other positions available at IREX, not only in the USA but internationally. IREX started as the International Research Exchange, about 50 years ago. Their current organizational description says: “IREX is a global development and education organization. We focus on people, not on vaccines, roads, or wells. We work in more than 100 countries on issues such as education, leadership, information, and youth.”

UNESCO: Assoc Programme Specialist: Communication & Information (France)

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Associate Programme Specialist, Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 8 December 2019.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the direct supervision of the Chief, Executive Office (CI/EO), the incumbent is responsible for providing professional and technical support, research and analysis for the programme management, as well as coordination of the Communication and Information (CI) Sector. Working as part of the global CI team and as member of the Executive Office, the incumbent will assist the Chief, CI/EO in performing the major activities listed below.

To assist Chief, CI/EO in overall coordination activities of the Executive Office, the incumbent will:

  • collect and analyze data, prepare and consolidate briefings in the thematic areas of media  and information literacy, media development, universal access to information and documentary heritage;
  • provide support to Chief CI/EO in facilitating joint action and good working relations between colleagues in the Field and Headquarters, UNESCO Centers, Institutes and networks, Central services, as well as partnerships with Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector;
  • manage and produce correspondence, memos, briefings, speeches, articles, web content, inputs to the UNESCO annual report, etc.

Grand Valley State U: Integrative, Religious, Intercultural Studies (USA)

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Assistant Professor in Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies (IRIS), Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

The Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for tenure-line faculty member (assistant professor) with specialization in political ecology, science and technology studies, and/or ethical practice studies with a social justice, social innovation, or transformative approach to broadly serve the department’s growing graduate program in Social Innovation and its undergraduate programs in Integrative Studies (formerly Liberal Studies), Religious Studies, and Intercultural Competence. The expected start date is August 2020. This position is intended to complement existing strengths in a vibrant department that practices and understands interdisciplinary studies as drawing from multiple disciplinary locations, working across and for cultural communities, and engaging with varied methodological and theoretical frameworks.

Work that connects experiences of individuals/groups within the United States to broader regional/global perspectives, including transnational, diasporic and comparative work, is particularly welcomed. Examples may include African and African American Studies, Indigenous and/or Native American Studies, LatinX Studies, Migration Studies, or the like.

 

NAMLE: Program Assistant (Remote)

“JobProgram Assistant, National Association for Media Literacy Education (part of the Council of Communication Associations, the parent organization of CID) New York, NY (but position is remote). Deadline: December 6, 2019.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, emerging media literacy professional who is interested in joining a growing team with a lot of room for professional growth. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Associate Director, the Program Assistant will help build a solid foundation for NAMLE to expand and deepen media literacy education across the United States. We are looking for an early career media literacy professional or recent graduate with one to three years of work experience or background in media studies, communications, nonprofit management, or a related subject. This role requires the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a team setting, working both independently and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and organizations.

International Student House DC: Executive Director (USA)

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Executive Director, International Student House (ISH-DC), Washington DC. Deadline: open until filled, posted October 21, 2019.

ISH-DC was founded in 1936 as Washington, DC’s first residence for racially and culturally diverse students. A member of International Houses Worldwide (IHWW), ISH-DC delivers an exceptional living experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, professional interns, and visiting scholars who describe the House as world-changing for them.

The Board of ISH-DC seeks an experienced leader and manager to serve as the public face of this prestigious organization. Drawing on the organization’s well-regarded programs and reputation among senior leaders in the nation’s capital, the Board and the next Executive Director will work collaboratively to continue ISH-DC’s growth in four key dimensions: revenue generation, marketing, financial management, and governance.

U Queensland: Digital Media (Australia)

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Deadline: 28 November 2019.

The School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Film and Television Studies, Journalism and Communication, Public Relations, Creative and Professional Writing, and Drama. The successful appointee is to undertake teaching and administrative duties associated with the area’s current and future offerings in Communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the continued development of our research program in communication, and its allied areas.

Zhejiang U: Media/International Culture/International Studies (China)

“JobMultiple positions, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Deadlines: vary by position.

The College of Media and International Culture includes the following areas: Communication, Journalism & Communication, Film Studies, Aesthetics, Cultural critique, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

1. Professor in Communication & Media Studies. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

2. Visiting Foreign Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Applicants should be able to work at ZJU from 2 months to 1 year, teach course(s) for either undergraduates or graduates in English. Candidates must have a PhD degree, hold a corresponding position, have a strong teaching record in related areas.

3. Visiting Chair Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Candidates should be a leading international scholar with global impact in the field of media and communication. The successful candidates should work at ZJU for at least 2 months each year, and are expected to give scholarly talks, promote collaborative teaching and publications.

4. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Media and International Culture. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

5. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

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.

Aston U: Translation & Intercultural Communication (UK)

“JobLecturer in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Deadline: 30 November 2019.

The Department of Languages and Translation Studies is seeking to make on appointment at Lecturer level in Translation and Intercultural Communication from 1 April 2020. Aston welcomes applications from exceptional scholars with expertise in translation studies or intercultural communication and Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, French, German or Spanish. Strong candidates from Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Communication especially those with a specialization in industry-focussed Applied Translation Studies, Multilingual Specialised Communication, Business Translation, Intercultural Business Communication and Translator Training are encouraged to apply.

Multaka Oxford Project: Several Positions (UK)

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The Multaka Oxford Project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, UK,  is advertising several positions with different, but short, deadlines.

Multaka Oxford is an award-winning project working with two Oxford University museums: the History of Science Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum. This inclusive programme works in partnership with local organisations to support people who are forced migrants settling in Oxford.

  1. Part-time Collections Officer. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The postholder will form part of the Multaka Oxford project team funded by a private donor to activate the Museum’s collections, notably those from the Arab world as a springboard to recruit community volunteers and project participants. The project brings in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences. The postholder will hold a crucial role working with the Museums’ collections alongside volunteers and project participants to develop people’s confidence, support opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcome different audiences to the Museum. The Collections Officer will consult, co-design and support the recruitment, training, supervision and mentoring of the community volunteers and project participants to deliver a range of activities at the same time as enhancing the relevant collections database records at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

2. Part-time Community Ambassador. Deadline: 25 November 2019.

This is an exciting new role which focuses on developing links between the Multaka project and communities in Oxford. The postholder will support both the participants, volunteers and staff team to achieve the project’s aims of developing people’s confidence, supporting opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcoming different audiences to the Museum as volunteers. Working as part of the team, the postholder will advise and support this inclusive approach as the project works towards bringing in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences.