Radboud U Job Ad: Communication Science & Artificial Intelligence (Netherlands)

RADBOUD UNIVERSITY, The Netherlands

Radboud University is seeking a colleague to expand our research and teaching programs in communication science with specific expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, focusing on the communication between individuals and intelligent media technologies. The professor will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for advancing the study of mediated communication and its uses and effects.
Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Central European U Job Ad: International Relations (Hungary)

Assistant Professor in International Relations
Department of International Relations
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
Closes: 21st March 2017

Starting date: August 1, 2017

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in International Relations with an emphasis in the field of International Organization, encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to transnational or international integration processes, and formal and informal international institutions.

Preference will be given to applicants with rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism. Further advantages include regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas, a track record of fieldwork research and/or policy or civic engagement.

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in international relations, political science, or sociology and provide evidence for high level achievements to date or outstanding potential in research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include teaching three graduate courses per academic year, master’s and doctoral supervision, engaging in high quality academic research, and attracting external research grants.

Review of applications will begin 3 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s promotes high level research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty from over 40 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Johns Hopkins U SAIS Europe Job Ad: International Relations (Italy)

Assistant Professor of International Relations (Tenure-Track)
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy
Closes: 9th March 2017

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu. 

Position:
SAIS is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in international relations (IR). Candidates who combine their work in international relations with an interest in international security would have an advantage; candidates with an interest in international law, conflict management, international development, or the foreign policy of the United States are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to teach an introductory course in IR theory at the graduate level.

The position is located at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna, Italy. The goal is to fill the position with an appointment starting on or soon after July 1, 2017. Interviews will be held in Bologna, Italy.

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. awarded by June 2017 will be a condition for employment. The ideal applicant will have strong academic credentials and a commitment to improve public policy. A record of excellence in teaching and publication record would be a distinct advantage.

Application:
Electronic submissions are preferred. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference should be submitted to: SAISEuropeIRSearch@jhu.edu

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2017 and will be accepted until a final decision is made. Inquiries may be made to Professor Erik Jones (erik.jones AT jhu.edu).

U Birmingham Job Ads: Modern Languages (UK)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
University of Birmingham – School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Closing date: 9th March 2017

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make six appointments at Lecturer or (for suitable candidates) Senior Lecturer level. These posts are part of a significant programme of investment in the Department of Modern Languages. The appointments will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of three Chairs. The Lecturers/Senior Lecturers will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidates will be excellent researchers, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointees will be excellent teachers, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including both core and specialist modules.

Applications are welcome both from candidates who undertake research in cultural study (broadly defined) and from those who undertake research in linguistics. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize in one language area, and to those who specialize in more than one language.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period, country, or geographical area, and also from those who undertake interdisciplinary work.  Areas of particular interest to the Department include: Translation & Interpreting; Modern Languages & Technology (including Inter-medial studies); Language Pedagogy; Exile; Sexuality; Atlantic Studies/Hemispheric Studies/Global cultural studies; Aesthetics and/or Cognitive Literary studies, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates.

 

Overseas Development Institute Job Ad: Humanitarian Policy (UK)

Senior Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute, London
Closes: 9th March 2017

ODI aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice. ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development. Our Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) is one of the world’s leading teams of independent researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate. We are looking for a Senior Research Fellow with world class knowledge of humanitarian policy issues to lead one or more strands of our research and policy development on conflict analysis and humanitarian responses, as set out by HPG’s upcoming Integrated Programme for 2017-2019.

You will join a dynamic team of researchers, policy experts and communications professionals, and will support the Head of HPG in helping to drive a multidisciplinary and innovative research programme through strategy development, fundraising, research, policy engagement and public affairs.

About the job:

  • Research and fundraising work: conducting high-quality, applied research, and seeking external funding for research proposals
  • Policy advice, public affairs and dissemination: represent ideas, knowledge and research findings to relevant policy makers and practitioners
  • Project management: implementation and management of research, advisory and public affairs projects, including staff and other team members

You will have:

  • Extensive experience in conflict analysis and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in humanitarian assistance and development
  • Experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports;
  • Extensive developing-country experience;
  • Strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly, and excellent organisational and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach, and an innovative and creative communications ability.
  • An ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

UWE Bristol Job Ad: Interactive Factual Media (UK)

Research Fellow – Interactive Factual Media (Digital Cultures Research Centre)
University of the West of England, Bristol – Department of Film & Journalism
Closes: 1st March 2017

Whether webdocs, interactive journalism, docugames, virtual reality, data storytelling; digital culture has seen the emergence and proliferation of new interactive factual forms, and the transformation of twentieth century modes of production, exhibition and reception. The i-Docs group within the DCRC explores these developments and their potential for producers, audiences and subjects. The centre now seeks a Research Fellow who will develop, disseminate, promote and strengthen DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in this area.

Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national and international connections, you will keep abreast of developments in the field; analysing and contextualising them in order to identify research themes and questions. You will work in partnership with researchers and creative industry on projects that address the critical or creative potentials of interactive factual, developing and supporting new research initiatives and grant proposals to a variety of external funding bodies. You will deliver high quality peer-reviewed research outputs and contribute to the preparation of outstanding REF impact case studies. In addition you will play a lead role in delivering & developing the i-Docs symposium and related events, including planning and execution. The role will include managing the i-Docs website and associated social media platforms, developing their potential for profile, research and knowledge exchange.

Qualifications – You will be nearing completion or have completed a PhD in a relevant field

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged critical and creative community. The post-holder will work closely with DCRC professors and the centre director, with engagement across the research centre network.

Campus/location: City Centre
Fixed Term end date: 31 March 2019
Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 2 years

Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science
Hangzhou, China
Expires: 16th March 2017

School of International Studies
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.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Type A: The applicant should hold associate professorship or assistant professorship in a prominent international university, and have a certain influence in national and international academia with active thoughts. He/She should have the ability to make certain influential achievements in some fields.
• Type B: The applicant should be the outstanding scholar with excellent academic training. Principally, he/she should hold a doctoral degree or accomplish postdoctoral research of a renowned university or renowned discipline. He/She should have certain innovative research achievements with active thoughts as well as a great developing potential.
• The applicant is expected to be a proactive learner and work full-time at ZJU.

U Leuven Job Ad: Media Effects (Belgium)

Full time (assistant/associate/full) professor in Media Effects at KU Leuven (Belgium) at KU Leuven — University of Leuven
Deadline: March 15, 2017

REQUIREMENTS
• Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent diploma, with extensive expertise in the domain of Media Effects Research

Excellent research record and very good teaching and training skills
High-level international publications
A vision on teaching in academic programmes

U Tübingen PhD Position & Postdoc: Comparative Social Policy

The newly established Chair of Comparative and Applied Public Policy at the University of Tübingen invites applications for two positions:

1. PhD Position in the area of comparative social policy or social rights of EU migrant citizens. In addition to pursuing her PhD project, s/he will provide limited teaching and research assistance.

Essential requirements:
• Excellent undergraduate and graduate (master level) degree (preferably political science or social/public policy)
• Interest and knowledge in the politics of comparative social policy research or migration and welfare state research
• Excellent intercultural communication skills.Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English and German are desirable.


2. PostDoc Position in the area of comparative social policy or social rights of EU migrant citizens. The PostDoc will contribute to the research within the research areas of the Chair of Comparative and Applied Public Policy. S/he will also be given the opportunity to develop and pursue her independent research and contribute to teaching.

Essential requirements:
• PhD in a social science discipline (preferably political science or social/public policy).
• Demonstrable interest and knowledge about migration and social rights.• Detailed knowledge of EU social policy, especially as it relates to EU migrant citizens.
• Experience of conducting qualitative research, including document analysis.
• Experience of managing research from the beginning stages through to publication.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills.
• Excellent computer and internet skills, including the use of online databases for literature searches: Endnote or other bibliographic software.
• Excellent intercultural communication skills.
• Proven ability to liaise with a range of different stakeholders.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English.

Deadline for applications is 15 March 2017.

U London Job Ad: Sociolinguistics (UK)

Lecturer A/B in Sociolinguistics
Birkbeck, University of LondonApplied Linguistics and Communication
Deadline: March 2, 2017

The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy invites applicants for a lectureship with a track record and relatively extensive experience in the research area of Sociolinguistics. We would welcome applicants with expertise in the study of sociolinguistics in multilingual and intercultural contexts.