U Macau Job Ads: Linguistics (Macau)

Job adsFull / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Discourse Analysis)

Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)

UM Macao Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Release Date: Sep 08, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

New York U Job Ad: Race, Culture & Media

Job adsAssistant Professor in Race, Culture & Media Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will hire an entry-level, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Race, Culture, and Media Studies to join our faculty starting September 1, 2018. We seek an engaging educator whose research, teaching, and service will prepare our students for future success in the global public sphere by providing a critical lens through which to understand the relationship between media and communication as it relates to race, ethnicity, inequality and identity.

NYU Steinhardt values equity, diversity, and inclusion and especially encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Necessary Qualifications
Doctoral degree awarded by spring 2018, and primary research trajectory consistent with the position description.

KC22: Cultural Identity Translated into Hindi

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#22: Cultural Identity, which Vivian Hsueh-Hua Chen wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Nrupa Vyas has now translated into Hindi. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC22 Cultural Identity_HindiChen, V. H-H. (2017). Cultural identity [Hindi]. (N. Vyas, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 22. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/kc22-cultural-identity_hindi.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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Musser Fund Grants

GrantsThrough the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund provides grants up to $25,000 to projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups and citizens of different cultural backgrounds. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 19 – October 19, 2017.

The geographic area for this initiative is Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only), and Wyoming.  

KC78: Language & Intercultural Communication Translated into Simplified Chinese

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#78: Language and Intercultural Communication, which Jane Jackson wrote for publication in English in 2016, and which Yan Sun has now translated into Simplified Chinese. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC78 LIC_Chinese-simJackson, J. (2017). Language and intercultural communication [Simplified Chinese]. (Y. Sun, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 78. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/kc78-lic_chinese-sim.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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Natasha Shrikant Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesNatasha Shrikant is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She uses ethnographic and discourse analytic approaches to analyze relationships between communication and identity. She focuses mostly on how participants’ interactions explicitly or implicitly construct social identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality as relevant to interactional contexts. Most recently, she worked on a project examining how institutional members construct racial and ethnic identities as constitutive of professional identities in various institutional speech events, such as meetings, public speeches, and informal workplace conversations. She is also interested in how institutional members build interethnic or cross cultural relationships in an effort to meet institutional goals.

Natasha Shrikant

Sample Publications:

Shrikant, N. (2015).  The discursive construction of race as a professional identity category in two Texas chambers of commerce. International Journal of Business Communication, 1-24. doi: 10.1177/2329488415594156.

Shrikant, N. (2015). “Yo, it’s IST yo”: The discursive construction of an Indian-American youth identity in a South Asian Student Club. Discourse and Society, 26(4), 480-501.

Shrikant, N. (2014). “It’s like, ‘I’ve never met a lesbian before!’”: Personal narratives and the construction of diverse female identities in a lesbian counterpublic. IPrA Pragmatics, 24(4), 799-818. 

Key Concept #83: Intercultural Aesthetics

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. This is KC#83: Intercultural Aesthetics, by Ramin Hajian Fard. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

Fard, R. H. (2017). Intercultural aesthetics. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 83. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/kc83-intercultural-aesthetics.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.


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Euro-Mediterranean Award for Dialogue between Cultures 2017

AwardsThe Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) and Fondazione Mediterraneo (FM), are launching the 11th Edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Award for Dialogue Between Cultures. This annual Award, which is bestowed by the 42 ALF National Networks, recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations that have been at the forefront of promoting Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Candidates for the Award can be proposed either as an individual or as an organisation, and must bear the nationality of/ be registered in one of the 42 member countries of the Euro-Med Partnership. As youth,  women and minorities are the key target groups of the Foundation’s work, special attention will be given to candidates who have actively worked or implemented projects with these groups.

The selection of the winner of the Euro-Med Award is a participatory process which involves the Heads of the Networks, Network members and non-members. The shortlist of the three (3) finalists for the Award is carried out by the Jury, while the final selection of the winner of the award is carried out by the EuroMed Award Committee.

Colorado State U Job Ad: Race, Ethnicity, Dialogue

Job adsThe Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an assistant professor who specializes in race, ethnicity, and dialogue to collaborate with faculty and students in the study and practice of engaged communication within our nationally-recognized Center for Public Deliberation. Candidates may employ either critical or social scientific research methods grounded in the Communication Studies discipline. This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment which starts August 16, 2018.

References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. Department tenured and tenure track faculty will have access to semi-finalist files, including letters of recommendation. For full consideration, application should be submitted by September 25, 2017. For full consideration, applications must be complete including three letters of reference by October 2, 2017.

Study Abroad: Intercultural Communication in France/Spain

Study AbroadIntercultural Communication: Jan. 2018 Faculty-Led Travel Course in France and Spain. December 31, 2017 – January 13, 2018 (Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid). Admission is competitive, deadline for registration is Oct. 1, 2017.

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The department of communication studies at Kansas State University is offering a two-week, faculty-led, travel course in France and Spain for undergraduates and graduate students in all majors interested in an academic and intercultural experience in a foreign culture.

The course, directed by Professor Soumia Bardhan, may be taken as COMM 480: Intercultural/International Communication, three credits, or COMM 799: Problems in Intercultural/International Communication, three to six credits, independent study. The program kicks off with a welcome reception in Paris on Jan. 1, 2018, and concludes in Madrid on Jan. 13, 2018. It features field trips to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille in southern France, and Granada, Seville and Cordoba in southern Spain.

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