National U Singapore Jobs and Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Among them are the following:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies with Specialization in Cultural Management (Educator Track, so teaching only) with a start date of 2 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 Dec 2019.

Candidates will have global, regional and local knowledge of arts, cultural and media industries with expertise in one or more of the following areas: cultural management; cultural policy and practice; critical creative industry studies; cultural planning and audience development; arts, community and diversity; cultural economics; arts management and data analytics; cultural diplomacy; art history and curatorial practice. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and engagement in industry practice.

Assistant Professor in New Media with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication.

Teaching Assistant in Digital Media and Analytics with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with teaching assistant expertise and experience interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design, etc. The applicant will have industry related and/or teaching experience in one or more of the areas.

PostdocsTwo Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows with a start date of January 2020. Application deadline: 31 Oct 2019.

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media and mobility, Cultural studies in Asia, Cultural theory and materialist cultural studies, Critical software studies and network theory, Games and e-sports theory, Race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia, Critical creative industry and policy studies, Asian film and digital heritage studies, Digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

U Oklahoma: Asst Prof Intercultural Communication (USA)

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Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Deadline: November 18, 2019.

The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks to hire an outstanding scholar who will contribute to the department’s national reputation in intercultural communication. Intercultural communication is a historic department strength, with the department ranked in the top ten nationally in the most recent reputation survey of doctoral granting communication departments. The program seeks an outstanding assistant professor with interests in intercultural or interethnic communication with an emphasis on racially or ethnically diverse groups in the U.S. and a preference for candidates focused on indigenous peoples. The candidate should show promise as an active researcher who can enhance the department’s program and contribute to the broader strategic vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Oklahoma.

Beyond Conflict: Project Lead for Decoding Dehumanization (USA)

“JobProject Lead for Decoding Dehumanization, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled.

Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab is seeking a Project Lead for its Decoding Dehumanization project: a research and policy initiative designed to create evidence-based approaches to preventing group-targeted harm (such as systemic discrimination, or mass atrocities) by interrupting the dehumanization process or developing interventions which rehumanize. The Project Lead will work with the team at Beyond Conflict and the Innovation Lab, and will be located in Boston.

The Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab, a research and development unit within Beyond Conflict, was created to apply behavioral and brain science to real-world issues by discovering, developing and deploying new tools that reduce conflict and facilitate positive social change.

The Decoding Dehumanization project aims to develop and test interventions aimed at reducing dehumanization and support for violence and apply the research to real-world policy through partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the US and internationally. Current project intervention sites include Nigeria, and working with US-based groups focused on migrant issues.

This is a grant-funded position that begins in the Fall of 2019 and will last until September 2020 with potential for an extension through February 2023. The Project Lead’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and manage the implementation of the Decoding Dehumanization project. In this capacity, (s)he will work closely with Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab staff members, Beyond Conflict scientists, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab and the Decoding Dehumanization project.

MPI Europe: Communications Officer (Belgium)

“JobCommunications Officer, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 11 November 2019.

Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Program of its sister organization, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Communications Officer to join its dynamic team in Brussels. The successful candidate will manage media relations and social media strategy; play a significant role with senior management in shaping the institute’s overall communications strategy; write press releases, op-eds, and other materials; perform developmental and content editing; and assist the MPI Europe team in external and internal communications and execution of events. He or she will demonstrate exceptional writing skills, with a strong grasp of communications and social media strategy, as well as graphic design. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Florida Atlantic U: Intercultural Communication (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Deadline: January 10, 2020 or until filled (posted October 10, 2019).

The School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) seeks a tenure track, Assistant Professor to teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform research in the area of Intercultural Communication in the Communication Studies degree program. The tenure track position requires solid research/scholarship, excellent instruction, and service for advancement. The teaching load is five courses per year (a 3/2 or 2/3 load).

Candidates must have a distinctive, scholarly agenda focused on intercultural communication, and be prepared to teach both B.A. and M.A. students. The strongest candidates will explore issues related to support/privilege in health and environmental contexts, civic engagement, and/or communication practices in national and international contexts. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, and we are open to all methodologies. There are opportunities to participate in one of the college-wide doctoral programs, as well as the M.S. program in Data Science.

Dependent on specialty, teaching may include undergraduate courses such as: Intercultural Communication, International Communication, Ethnicity and Communication, American Multicultural Discourse, Minorities in the Media, Introduction to Communication and Civic Life, Conflict and Communication, Nonverbal Communication in a Diverse Society, Gender, Race and Communication, Leadership and Communication, Democracy and Civic Engagement or other courses in the Communication Studies BA or MA degree sequences.  There is also support for developing curriculum in health and environmental communication and/or the candidate’s area of specialty.

Middle Tennessee State U: Intercultural Comm (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. Deadline: October 30, 2019.

Seeking a colleague who is prepared to teach courses in the Culture and Social Influence concentration including Intercultural Communication and Diversity in Communication, as well as major core courses including Communication Theory, Introduction to Human Communication, Quantitative or Critical Methods, and Fundamentals of Communication (GE public speaking course). Secondarily, candidates who could also contribute to the Organizational Communication concentration, engage in social media research, and/or are familiar with digital and new media pedagogies are especially encouraged to apply.

Johns Hopkins U: Institutions of Democracy Under Stress (USA)

“JobOpen Rank Faculty, Institutions of Democracy Under Stress, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until filled.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on the institutional and organizational dimensions of democracy under stress, particularly as related to questions of civic engagement and inclusive discourse. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to scholars who study the dynamics of states; state contexts; political, civic, social, and economic organizations and institutions; social movements; and social networks, as well as their role in shaping, interacting with, constraining, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts or the U.S.

The SNF Agora Institute is a new, $150M multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Housed in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields—including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics. All SNF Agora faculty will be full members in a department at Johns Hopkins University and at the SNF Agora Institute.

NOTE: There are also current openings for faculty in Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race, Inequality and Social Cognition/Political Psychology

Monash U: Dialogue Research (Australia)

“JobMultiple positions for faculty, postdocs, and PHD students in Dialogue Research, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

The Faculty of Information Technology is establishing a new research group, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research (LDR) led by Professor Phil Cohen. The LDR has close partnerships with Monash’s new HCI Group, its renowned Centre for Data Science, the Engineering School, and with numerous universities in Australia and worldwide. Importantly, the plan is to engage with interested industry, philanthropic, and government partners on problem, data, and tool selection and development of scalable approaches. LDR’s Director is Professor Phil Cohen, an AAAI Fellow and internationally known pioneer in natural language dialogue, multi-agent systems, and multimodal interaction.

They cordially invite the interest of outstanding academics who want to join this world-class team to deliver the highest quality teaching and research that will shape the future of AI for conversational assistants, human-robot interaction, customer service, and many other application domains.

Multiple Faculty Openings in LDR are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America), Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America), and Level D Associate Professor (equivalent to Professor in North America) with a preference for expertise in the area of natural language processing (semantic parsing, generation).

Applications of interest from other areas of natural language processing or multimodal interaction that could contribute to dialogue research are also strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialisation.

For details, please download the Laboratory for Dialogue Research Flyer.

Georgetown U in Qatar: Director, Center for International/Regional Studies (Qatar)

“JobDirector of the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019 or until filled.

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). Established at GU-Q in 2005 CIRS is dedicated to the academic study of regional and international issues through promoting dialogue and the exchange of ideas, research and scholarship, and engagement with national and international scholars, practitioners, opinion-makers, activists, and the wider community. To date CIRS has launched over 40 major research initiatives, published numerous books with university presses, and has established itself as a leading academic research center working in and on the Gulf region and the greater Middle East.

This is a senior administrative position at GU-Q. Candidates should be established scholars with outstanding academic credentials suitable for appointment as a senior core faculty member at GU-Q, including a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and a background in political science, international affairs, history, or a relevant social science discipline. In addition to full time directorship of CIRS, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load of 1 course per semester. Candidates must also demonstrate familiarity with the history and politics of the Gulf and the larger Middle East. Candidates with broad understanding of American Higher Education, and previous administrative experience as a department chair or as the director of a research program, institute, or center are particularly encouraged to apply.

U Missouri: Asst Prof in Identity, Diversity & Communication (USA)

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Assistant Professor of Identity, Diversity and Communication, Department of Communication, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO. Deadline: November 11, 2019.

The Department of Communication at the University of Missouri invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2020. The Department is interested in candidates who can contribute to and help build our Identity, Diversity, and Communication area. Applicants may have research and teaching interests in identity and communication, diversity and communication, intercultural or multicultural communication, communication and culture, intergroup communication, difference and disparities in communication, and/or other related areas. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with research interests that intersect with additional areas in the department: political communication, interpersonal and family communication, organizational communication, health and crisis communication, and/or mediated communication.