U Maryland Baltimore Co Job Ad: Global/Transnational Media (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor, Global / Transnational Media and Communication Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County in Maryland. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

“We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching core media and communication studies courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda in global/transnational contexts and specialize in areas that augment our existing faculty expertise. We especially invite candidates who have a strong commitment to and experience in supporting a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2/3. Other responsibilities include student advising and service to the Department, College, and University community.”

One Small Step by StoryCorps

Applied ICDStoryCorps has started a new project, One Small Step, as a tool for encouraging dialogue.

“Over the last 15 years, StoryCorps has perfected a method for helping people feel more connected and for reminding us of the inherent worth of every person and every story. People come together to have otherwise impossible conversations, using our tools and questions. The microphone gives them license to talk about things they otherwise might not discuss.

Now, we are doing something different. We are asking people with different political views to record a StoryCorps interview with each other. Why? To break down boundaries created by politics and remember our shared humanity. To remind us that we have more in common than divides us and that treating those with whom we disagree with decency and respect is essential to a functioning democracy.

With One Small Step, we are seeking to counteract intensifying political divides, by facilitating and recording conversations that enable people who disagree to listen to each other with respect.”

CFP Advances in Intergroup Contact Research (Australia)

ConferencesCFP Society for Australian Social Psychologists (SASP)-Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Group Meeting. Advances in Intergroup Contact Research: Showcasing, Consolidating, Deconstructing and Innovating the Science of Social Integration, April 29-May 1, 2019, Newcastle, NSW Australia. Deadline for submission of abstract: December 1, 2018.

With a strong delegation of international and Australasian delegates of varied seniority and background, this specialized gathering will showcase and advance the best research on the antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of intergroup contact across a multiplicity of research laboratories, research paradigms and methods, intergroup settings, and societies.

CFP Marginality & Social Media

Publication OpportunitiesCall for Papers: Special Issue of Social Media + Society: Marginality and Social Media. Deadline for extended abstract: November 28, 2018.

Guest editors: Katy Pearce, University of Washington; Brooke Foucault Welles, Northeastern University; Amy Gonzales, University of California, Santa Barbara

Social media and the internet have opened up new forms of empowerment and oppression that may particularly affect the lives of the marginalized. Marginality, as they are defining it, following Gatzweiler and Baumüller (2013), can be understood as the experience of disadvantaged (typically involuntarily) people or groups who are excluded from the resources and opportunities they need to participate as full and equal members of society. Marginality influences what people can achieve and limits their abilities to take advantage of the resources and opportunities afforded to non-marginalized peers. Further, marginalized individuals and groups are often politically, economically, and/or socially vulnerable, as their susceptibility to harm is greater, often due to to their exclusion from critical resources.
They seek submissions relating to social media and marginalization, broadly construed.

EUROLAB Grants (Germany)

GrantsCall for Applications: EUROLAB Grants, Mannheim, Germany. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

EUROLAB – Gateway to Research Stays at GESIS is pleased to invite applications for one-month research stays. Individual researchers who want to work on data available at GESIS may apply for support to access EUROLAB for a period of one month from April to June 2019.

Successful applicants will receive a travel grant that covers travel costs (economy class, up to 500 euros for short-haul flights and up to 900 euros for long-haul ones) and accommodation.

During their stay, visiting researchers will profit from a wide range of services including an individual workspace, access to data and to GESIS library with various online databases, as well as direct contact to GESIS experts.

Calling all Fulbrights!

FulbrightsI am writing a chapter entitled “The Value of a Fulbright: Internationalizing Education One Person at a Time” for inclusion in the volume Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization: Why, What, and How, to be edited by Paaige K. Turner, Soumia Bardhan, Tracey Quigley Holden, and Eddah Mbula Mutua, to be published by Routledge.

There are already 16 stories about Fulbrights posted to this website, but I am now asking these scholars, as well as anyone else who has held any of the various types of Fulbrights, to email me, so that I can include your story in this overview. (In addition, I would like to add more personal narratives about Fulbright experiences to this website, so if you have not yet told me about your experience, let’s talk.) The specific focus in my chapter will be on what happened after you returned to your home campus: how did you revise your own courses or influence others in your department in ways that helped to internationalize the curriculum?

Further details about what I plan to write:

Continue reading “Calling all Fulbrights!”

Edinburgh Napier U Job Ad: International Officer for China (UK)

Job adsInternational Officer (China), Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 11 November 2018.

The International Officer (China) will focus on supporting international student recruitment from China. This will include working with applicants to guide them through the admissions process, and developing and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders including partner universities, education agents, school guidance counsellors and other external stakeholders important to the recruitment process. Working closely with the International Partnership Manager, the post holder is also responsible for providing support across the regional team in areas such as enquiry management, admissions, partnership agreements, scholarships and delegation visits; in addition to supporting the maintenance of the Chinese website and Chinese social media platforms. This post will involve weekend and evening work and will involve some occasional travel within the UK and internationally.  It is essential to speak fluent Mandarin, and would be highly desirable if you are fluent in written Mandarin.

 

College of Wooster Job Ad: Global Media, Cultural & Digital Studies (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Global, Media, Cultural and Digital Studies, College of Wooster. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

The College of Wooster invites applications for a new interdisciplinary tenure-track position in Global Media, Cultural, and Digital Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.  They seek a candidate in global media and/or digital studies with particular expertise in transnational film and media production and consumption; candidates with a film and/or digital production background and a cultural studies approach are particularly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication and media production; demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, particularly in interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogies and digital and new media; and a commitment to transnational perspectives and contexts and to inclusion and diversity. The position will offer possibilities for collaborating with faculty across departments to build an interdisciplinary major in film studies, new media and the digital humanities. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

 

Stellenbosch U Job Ad: Global Partnerships & Internationalisation (S Africa)

Job adsManager of Global Partnerships and Internationalisation Support, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Deadline: 9 November 2018.

  • Develops and implements policy and strategy for the internationalisation of Stellenbosch University (SU) and the core activities: research, learning and teaching and social impact;

  • Develops sustainable significant bilateral and multi-lateral alliances, partnerships and collaboration in support of academic projects;

  • Creates a dedicated support service platform to promote SU’s global engagement activities on campus, in the local community, within the region and continent and beyond;

  • Facilitates the development of scholarship in Africa in collaboration with other centers at SU International.

CFP Intercultural Management & Ethics

Publication OpportunitiesCFP Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics, issue 4 for 2018. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics is an international on-line journal that publishes the highest quality original research in intercultural aspects of management and ethics. Article types cover original qualitative and quantitative work as well as theoretical and conceptual work. The Journal also promotes insights into the roles of culture and ethics capable to guide both theory and practice.

More details in the attached presentation.

To submit your paper and for any query, please contact Dr. Iulian Warter, the Editor in Chief.