Maynooth U: Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures (Ireland)

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Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Maynooth University, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Deadline: 29 September 2019.

Maynooth University are seeking an academic with an outstanding record to join our staff as Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The person appointed will have an excellent record of teaching, research, publication, securing national and/or international funding; he/she will also have a very high level of language competence in one or more of the School’s core languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. While the appointee will be firmly rooted in his/her own subject/language area and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of this subject/language, he/she is expected to provide academic, strategic and scholarly leadership across all subject areas within the School. The area of expertise is open; however, given the ongoing curriculum developments at Maynooth University and the involvement of the SMLLC in the new curriculum, preference will be given to candidates who have an outstanding research profile in one or more of the following areas:

  • French/Francophone/German/Chinese/Spanish/Latin American Literature or Film;
  • Applied Linguistics; Foreign/Second Language Acquisition; Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy;
  • Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Studies/Translation Studies.

SDSU: Asst Prof of Communication, Differences & Disparities (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Communication, Difference, & Disparities, School of Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

The School of Communication at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Communication, Difference, and Disparities at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2020.

The selected candidate will demonstrate expertise in the study of communication, difference, and disparities particularly concerning historically marginalized groups. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching related courses such as Intercultural Communication and others addressing difference and disparities at the undergraduate and graduate level. Also, the selected candidate will contribute to at least one of the research centers or institute housed within the School of Communication (i.e., Center for Communication, Health, and the Public Good; Center for the Study of Media and Performance; and Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice).

U Auckland: Lecturer in Communication (New Zealand)

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Lecturer in Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Deadline: 18 August 2019.

This is a permanent (tenure track) position. The appointed candidate will join the Media and Communications team which offers three undergraduate majors (Media, Film and Television; Communication; and Screen Production) and two postgraduate programmes (Media and Communication and Screen Production). The university also has two PhD programmes: an academic PhD and a PhD with creative practice.

The ideal candidate will have an area of expertise which may include critical analyses of advertising, journalism, algorithm studies or other approaches to social media and digital platforms. But there is also interest in seeing applications from researchers who explore how gender, ethnicity, and indigeneity intersect with digital cultures. Applicants welcome who combine academic qualifications and research with prior work experience in professional or applied contexts. Candidates will be expected to have familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods in the fields of Media Studies and Communication.

Northwestern U: Dean (Qatar)

“JobDean (Chief Executive Officer), Northwestern University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks a strong leader with accomplishments in journalism or communications to serve as its next dean. NU-Q offers a world-class program in media education with degree programs in journalism and in communication built on a strong foundation of liberal arts. NU-Q is one of six schools from leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the universities and the Qatar Foundation. Each of the American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. The agreement reflects Northwestern University’s commitment to global engagement and to supporting Qatar’s embrace of quality higher education, human development and growing media and communication capacities. Building on the strong foundation established when the school was launched in 2008, NU-Q now seeks a new dean to advance its institutional trajectory, achieve its academic mission and play an important role in the continued development and transformation of Qatar.

The dean must first and foremost embrace the mission of NU-Q, “to give students an education unique in the world and worthy of a great university.” The dean should also bring substantial experience and distinguished intellectual accomplishments in at least one of the two program areas; appreciation of liberal arts-based university education; strong leadership and management experience including a collaborative style and commitment to shared governance; and personal qualities including diplomacy, intercultural sensitivity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Some background in the cultures of the Middle East and the Muslim world are preferred. The new dean must meet the standards for tenure in one of Northwestern’s schools. Terminal degree preferred, though not required.

Researcher in Migration (UK)

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RESEARCHER IN MIGRATION, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 6 September 2019.

PEAK Urban Researcher position, funded by an UKRI GCRF grant based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. Candidates who hold a relevant PhD, demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge, and have appropriate experience are welcome to apply. You must have interesting ideas about how the research questions might be answered. You will have excellent communication skills, competence to work in at least one of the international research partner countries (Colombia, China, India, South Africa), the ability to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and be able to provide guidance to junior members of the research group and occasionally teach.

PEAK Urban are looking for someone who can address one or more of these research themes: contested migrant rights to the city; migrant strategies in new urban contexts; dynamics of technological change for understanding migrant urbanisms; experimental urban methodologies and new mobilities; the consequences of technological change for migrant networks and emergent urban forms; and the possibilities of comparative urban research. Particularly welcome: researchers with an interest in making a contribution to the following research priority areas: gendered cities and migrant urbanisms; public goods and private lives.

Hong Kong Baptist U: Translation/Interpreting (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor / Assistant Professor in Translation or Interpreting, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Deadline: 17 August 2019.

The HKBU Translation Programme was established in 1990, and from 1 September 2019 will become the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, having been awarded full independent departmental status.

The Department offers programmes at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized such departments in the region, with an academic staff that comprises members from Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Department has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also seeking to expand its profile in the field of translation technology.

The Department is now seeking applicants for the above position. Applicants from all areas of the discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one of the following clusters: (i) translation technology, translation-related applications of big data, and localization; (ii) interpreting studies; and (iii) minority translation studies. The ability to teach related linguistics courses will be considered an advantage. Given the Chinese/English orientation of the majority of the Department’s course offerings, a command of Chinese is expected.

Nottingham Trent U: Intercultural Communication (UK)

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Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Deadline: 21 July 2019.

Nottingham Trent University is looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Lecturer with the specialist knowledge to teach and engage in scholarly activity in Intercultural Communication with particular expertise in two or more of the following areas: Dialectical approaches to the study of intercultural communication; Intersectionality, social construction and social representation; Discourse, identity and intercultural communication; Intercultural communication and ELT pedagogy; Conflict and conflict resolution; Ideology, Power and Globalisation.

Boston U: International Student Advisor (USA)

“JobInternational Student Advisor, International Students and Scholars Office, Boston University. Deadline: July 23, 2019.

The International Student Advisor counsels and advises a complicated caseload of approximately 1,200 nonimmigrant international students and their dependent family members in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status, benefits of certain immigration classifications and other regulatory requirements. Directly reporting to the Associate Director for Student Services, the International Student Advisor serves as liaison to assigned schools and colleges and provides advanced immigration related advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding international student regulations.

UC Berkeley: Director Admissions, International House (USA)

“JobDirector of Admissions and Housing Operations, International House, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Open until filled; first review July 9, 2019.

International House is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented program center located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus.  Since its founding in 1930 with a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., it has housed more than 90,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.  Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from the United States and around the world with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle.  I-House’s rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Under the direction of the Chief of Strategy / Director of the Robertson Center of Intercultural Leadership, the Director of Admissions and Housing Operations is responsible for marketing, recruitment, selection, and placement for approximately 585 spaces at International House during the calendar year representing about 80% of the organization’s annual operating revenue of approximately $13.5 million.  In addition, the incumbent supervises the Admissions and Housing team consisting of 3.5 career staff:  Assistant Director, Housing Coordinator, Front Desk Coordinator and ½ Resident Account Manager, and approximately 10 part-time student staff.  Additionally, the incumbent will oversee the Resident Service Center, comprising one career staff (Storekeeper) and 7-8 student workers.

During the summer, the House operates as the equivalent of a conference center and houses over 700 residents. Residents include graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars and researchers from various laboratories affiliated with the University.  The Director also recruits groups and individuals, negotiates rates and manages the contracts with summer and academic year groups and individuals.  Also responsible for developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment and admission for residency at International House; determining admissions requirements, policies and processes; managing or performing the administrative services or managing the full general operations of a non-academic organization. General management includes long- and short-range strategic planning in directing all activities of multi-disciplinary functions through subordinate staff.  In collaboration with the Executive Office, oversees the Financial Aid program for U.S. residents, including the evaluation of applications and distribution of over $225,000 in scholarship funds.

In addition to ensuring maximum occupancy of I-House, the incumbent is also responsible for providing safe, comfortable, and welcoming accommodations for all students and visiting scholars who choose to live at I-House. We continue to strive for an inclusive community that embraces all residents and upholds the well-established community standards and the mission of I-House. Collaborate with staff to solve complex problems that may arise, particularly during move-in/move-out times as well as during the calendar year.

De Montfort U: Student Exchange Coordinator (UK)

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Student Exchange Coordinator, Strategic and International Partnerships, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Deadline: 14 July 2019.

Reporting to the Head of #DMUglobal, the role of Student Exchange Coordinator will support with the delivery of Erasmus+ and International Exchange activity, supporting DMU students to participate in full year study abroad as part of their degree studies.

The role will focus on the coordination and administration of all aspects of outgoing and incoming student (and staff) exchange. This will include overseeing administration process, finance and bursary payments, promotion and student engagement, plus support with the management of a portfolio of over 60 exchange partnerships with universities across the world.

You will be able to demonstrate a passion for student exchange and a desire to increase student participation numbers in such programmes at DMU.