UC Santa Barbara: Communication & Diversity (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor in Communication and Diversity, Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Deadline: November 24, 2019.

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of communication and diversity. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020. At a minimum, qualified applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related field, except dissertation or equivalent, by the time of application. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research, utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods.

We seek applicants who conduct theoretically-driven, social scientific communication research centrally informed by cultural and/or racial experiences that are often ignored in current disciplinary knowledge. Applicants’ scholarly profiles should be centered in a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup, media and technology, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in health, family, or global approaches to communication. Scholars whose research investigates communication phenomena as they engage with the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse and multicultural society are encouraged to apply.

Sabancı U: Conflict Analysis & Resolution (Turkey)

“JobFaculty position in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey. Deadline: Open until filled (position begins fall 2020).

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Sabancı University invites applications for open-rank, full-time or visiting positions from outstanding scholars specialized in

  • conflict resolution/transformation (particularly in one or more of the following areas: peace psychology; scientific study of peace and conflict; dynamics of cooperation; approaches to peacemaking (negotiation, mediation, facilitation); theories of applied conflict resolution; processes and mechanisms for solving and transforming conflicts).

  • conflict resolution/transformation practices (particularly applicants whose research and teaching focus on conflict resolution skills, such as listening, reframing, negotiation and mediation).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact research, undertake grant applications, supervise graduate students, engage in citizenship activities, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants will be evaluated based on both past performance and future potential in these areas.

Sabancı University is a private, department-free, innovative academic institution located in Istanbul. The University is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The medium of instruction is English with a teaching load of two courses per semester. The University admits top-ranking students for its undergraduate programs through a centralized university entrance examination. Faculty members are provided with highly competitive salary and benefits including an annual personal research fund, health insurance, and housing on campus (or housing allowance).

Swinburne U Technology: Prof/Dept Chairs in Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (Australia)

“JobTwo Professor & Department Chair Positions in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 20 November 2019.

Swinburne University of Technology is seeking two key Department Chair positions from 2020 – one to lead the Department of Film and Animation and one to lead the Department of Media and Communication.

The two Chairs will have key roles in leading and further developing two successful departments. Successful candidates will bring leadership experiences and research expertise that contributes to the Australian fields of research codes 1902 (Film, Television and Digital Media), and FoR 2001 (Communication and Media Studies).

The appointees will work in a diverse school located at Hawthorn campus, encompassing four Departments (Media and Communication; Film and Animation; Social Sciences; and Education) and two research Centres (Centre for Transformative Media Technologies and Centre for Urban Transitions). Both positions are three-year appointments with the possibility of renewal.

York U: Refugee & Diaspora Studies; Human Rights in Middle East (Canada)

“JobThe Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, York, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies

Applicants should have a PhD in any area of the social sciences (or have completed their PhD at the time of the appointment) that engages with the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural processes that produce the displacement of individuals and groups, and the effects of these processes on refugees, illegalized and racialized migrants, and diasporic communities. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in different theoretical approaches that engage critically with human rights, transnationalism, racialization, nationalism, colonialism, diasporas, borders, and nation-states. Knowledge of and publications relating to UN refugee laws, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) is an asset. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Rights in the Middle East

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.

The Academic Minute

Applied ICDSeeking Submissions for The Academic Minute: What’s New and Exciting in Academe, public radio show co-produced by AAC&U and WAMC.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) President Lynn Pasquerella is host of the radio segment The Academic Minute, produced by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with AAC&U. The Academic Minute features professors and researchers from colleges and universities around the world discussing what’s new in the academy and the ways in which academic research contributes to serving the public good. In addition to being broadcast widely on radio stations around the country, each segment is posted daily on Inside Higher Ed and across The Academic Minute’s and AAC&U’s social media portals.

Producers of the Academic Minute are seeking submissions about all research topics, and universities are encouraged to submit ideas for “weekly takeovers” featuring five separate research segments from one institution. Recent weekly takeovers include research from New York Institute of Technology, Roanoke College, University at Albany, Carleton College, and Amherst College. Please send your submission to David Hopper.

This would be a good opportunity to share academic research on intercultural dialogue with a large audience!

Timea Németh Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesTimea Németh, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages for Specific Purposes at the Medical School of the University of Pécs, Hungary. She teaches English and Hungarian for medical purposes and intercultural communication and competence for Hungarian and international undergraduate medical students.

She also teaches modules in intercultural communication and competence at postgraduate level and in PhD programmes. She is also actively involved in the integration of the international students by organising orientation and training programmes for them.She has international teaching experience and has taught at various higher education institutions abroad, including the University of Urbino, Italy, the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Maribor, Slovenia, and the University of Jaume 1 Castellon, Spain.

Her research interests include multiculturalism, intercultural communication and competence, intercultural language learning, study abroad programmes, internationalisation and internationalisation at home processes as well as the use of online educational tools in teaching. She is actively involved in international projects focusing on multicultural education and the development of intercultural competence in healthcare settings. She is member of the Hungarian Association of Teachers and Researchers of Languages for Specific Purposes and the European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare. She is on ResearchGate; for further details, see her institutional website.

Selected publications:

Németh, T., & Szántóné, C. A. (2016). Intercultural orientation of freshmen at the medical school of the University of Pécs. Porta Lingua, 77-85.

Németh, T., & Csongor, A. (2018). Internationalisation at home: The case of non-mobile medical students in Hungary. Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, 69(2), 160-170.

Németh, T., & Tseligka, T. (2018). Initial results of a virtual exchange project between Greece and Hungary to improve medical students’ intercultural and English language competence . ELTA JOURNAL , 6(6), 77-88.

U New Hampshire Postdoctoral Diversity & Innovation Scholars

Postdocs

Postdoctoral Diversity & Innovation Scholars, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA. Deadline: November 30, 2019.

The University of New Hampshire invites your application to the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars program. This 2 year postdoctoral appointment will provide opportunities to hone your scholarship in preparation for the professoriate through mentoring, professional development, development funds, a minimum salary of $50,000 (dependent on discipline), and benefits. This position offers a range of professional development opportunities, which include a research mentoring network, in-depth faculty development programs, the opportunity to apply for a tenure track faculty opening in the 2nd year. The university has identified 15 postdoctoral openings across five colleges and one of those is in the Department of Communication.

Michigan State U: Second Language Acquisition – Funded PHD (USA)

“Studentships“

Fully funded PHD in Second Language Acquisition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Deadline: December 6, 2019.

The Michigan State University Second Language Studies Program is offering a fully funded Ph.D. position in Second Language Acquisition with a specialization in language policy. This person will assist Dr. Peter De Costa with research on language policy, with a specific focus on multilingualism in K-12 contexts, a critique of neoliberal English as a medium of instruction (EMI) policies, and family language policy in international and domestic (US) settings. Priority will be given to individuals who are interested in exploring the interface between language policy and SLA and who have experience in carrying out innovative multimodal language-in-education policy research. The position includes a full MSU tuition waiver, a bi-weekly stipend 9 months per year, and health care year round (12 months per year). To apply for this position, apply as normal (as indicated below) but, in your Personal Statement, write “Application for the Language Policy Graduate Research Assistantship” at the top. if you have questions about this position, please email Dr. Peter De Costa. To apply for the doctoral program (deadline: December 6, 2019), go to Admissions.

CFP National Communication Strategy Forum 2020 (China)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders, Renmin University, Beijing, China, June 18, 2020. Deadline: 30 December 2019.

Renmin University of China’s School of Journalism and National Communication Strategy Research Center proudly announce the 2020 National Communication Strategy Forum on “Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders.” The Forum will be held in Beijing on June 18, 2020.

The Forum aims to address some of the urgent and far-reaching issues related to the complex and dynamic interrelationships between global communication and national development. We witness in the recent years the emergence of an array of digital communication technologies such as ubiquitous networks, social media platforms, big data, artificial intelligence, etc. The emergence and increasingly widespread use of these technologies has brought about new possibilities in cross-cultural communication among people and nations, in the re-media/tion between the physical world and the virtual world, and in the trans/formation of new forms of cross-border networks and human communities. But while these cutting-edge digital technologies have facilitated much excitement and development opportunities in diverse industries and commercial enterprises, art and entertainment fields, as well as various aspects of national development, they have also bought about numerous social, economic, political and cultural issues or challenges, especially from the perspectives of intercultural communication and international relations.

NOTE: For those who only read English, scroll down on the conference link to get to it.

CFP Hellenic Conference of Political Science 2020 (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: 2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics? (HEPO2020), 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece. Deadline: 16 December 2019.

You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/workshop/ round table) to be considered for presentation at the HEPO2020 that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece. HEPO2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from Politics, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their discipline.

The themes of this conference include, but are not limited to, ‘Politics and Mass Media’, ‘Political Rhetoric’, ‘Political Psychology’, ‘Political Socialization’, ‘Methods in Political Psychology’ and ‘Political Communication’. Organizers invite papers that address the interface between communication and politics, examine the use of (social) media, visuals, and rhetoric in political campaigns and the presentation, performance and personality of leaders. Cordially welcome also are investigations into communication and political socialization, public opinion formation and political participation. Additionally, organizers hope to see papers that address the interactions between the (social) media and intermediary organisations such as interest groups and political parties. Last but not least, we welcome scholars with an interest in political marketing and PR processes in government and the role the (social) media play in local and informal forms of governance.