Academic Dean, Lancaster University at Sunway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
In 2006, Lancaster University established a strategic partnership with Sunway University in Subang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are now seeking to appoint an Academic Dean who will play a substantial role in maintaining the high profile and reputation of the partnership in Malaysia and the broader South East Asia region. As Academic Dean, you will be the senior representative for Lancaster University at Sunway University. You will be expected to build on the successful partnership and advance activities along three major themes: teaching, research and engagement.
You will play a lead role in ensuring the quality of teaching, enhancing standards, promoting existing programmes and developing new opportunities across the academic portfolio of Lancaster/Sunway Dual Degree undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Current enrolments on these programmes exceed four thousand students. There will be a requirement for travel, both within Malaysia and overseas – such as to Lancaster – to strengthen the working relationship between partners and to attend student recruitment fairs.
Assistant Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting (two posts), Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Deadline: 2 June 2019.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.
The appointees will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in their areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; and (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large.
Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication. Deadline: 29 May 2019.
In addition to comparable duties as listed above, applicants for this position will also be expected to: (f) provide academic leadership in his/her areas of expertise; and (g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.
EUROLAB Grants to visit GESIS for an onsite research visit, Cologne or Mannheim, Germany. Deadline: May 26, 2019.
GESIS Leibnitz Institute for the Social Sciences offers two grant programs to the academic community: GESIS Grants and EUROLAB (European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research) Grants, for which applications are accepted twice a year. Applications for self-funded stays are accepted all year round. The Call for EUROLAB Grants is now open.
For further information on the application process, please see the Call for Applications. Individual researchers who want to work on data available at GESIS may apply for support for a period of one month from September to December 2019.
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#55: Stereotypes, which Anastacia Kurylo wrote in 2014, and which Alina Timofte has now translated into German. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically 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.
Kurylo, A. (2019). Stereotype [German]. (A. Timofte, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 55. Available from:
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.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Intercultural Innovation Award, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
Grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural understanding through innovative methods, with the aim of alleviating identity-based conflicts around the world, are encouraged to apply. Ten organizations will be selected to receive the Intercultural Innovation Award. Based on their needs, recipients will receive a monetary grant to help their projects expand and replicate (total funding available in 2019: USD 100,500). They will also benefit from a one-year mentoring program, which will include capacity-building training in a multitude of areas, from communications to fundraising and project management. Recipients of the Intercultural Innovation Award will also become members of Intercultural Leaders, an exclusive skill and knowledge-sharing digital platform for civil society organizations and young leaders working in the field of intercultural dialogue.
Call for Proposals: Media and Communication in South Asia and Its Diaspora Worldwide, South Asia Communication Association, Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2019. Deadline: May 22, 2019.
As part of the 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass communication (AEJMC) conference theme “Investing in Our Futures,” the South Asia Communication Association (SACA) will host an interactive paper session at the convention in Toronto. Present your research on media and communication in South Asia or its diaspora worldwide. A committee of renowned scholars will review submissions. Since SACA is an institutional initiative of AEJMC, this session will be featured in the official program of the AEJMC annual conference.
Post-Doctoral Researcher: Social Media and Mobile Gaming in an Intercultural Communication Context, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Applications preferred by May 17, 2019, with interviews scheduled for May 24-28, 2019 in Washington DC.
A position is currently available at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; the contract period for this position is 24 months. The responsibility is to work on inter-disciplinary funded project on social media and mobile gaming in an intercultural communication context. The principle investigator is Dr. Arul Chib. Email him directly if you are interested.
What does it mean to “speak social”? And how is it different from face-to-face interaction? This year’s CID Video Competition asks How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? so, presumably, knowing how to “speak social” would be one good beginning point.
“I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.” -Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Apple Retail (quoted in Manor, p. 29).
Manor, I. (2019). Public diplomacy and the digital society, in I. Manor (Ed.), The digitalization of public diplomacy (pp. 29-63). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
No, I’m not going to answer the question – that’s for those who are putting together videotapes to submit to the competition! I just thought it might be useful as a prompt while you’re working.
Hint: be sure to address both what intercultural dialogue is, and what happens when you use social media to connect to someone of a different cultural group; do not just explain social media! This video competition asks you to combine the two elements.
The CID video competition for 2019 is open for submissions until May 31, 2019. If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
LSE Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Conflict, Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Department is interested in mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and believes that an integrated interdisciplinary and intersectional approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
The department is looking to recruit a candidate at the level of LSE Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Conflict to contribute to core courses in gender theories, sexuality studies and conflict studies across our MSc programmes. The core of the role will be teaching seminars, but they will also expect the successful candidate to deliver lectures across these courses where appropriate, and to supervise MSc dissertations.
Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in social sciences, humanities or a closely related field by the close of application; have relevant teaching experience at either UG or PG levels in the following areas: gender theories, sexuality and conflict studies; and have a very good knowledge as well as a developing research record in all three areas. Research expertise in the following areas are essential:
- Black feminist and intersectional approaches to Gender Studies
- Transnational feminist and intersectional approaches within Sexuality Studies
- International feminist and intersectional approaches to Conflict Studies
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Deadline for expressing interest: 17 May 2019.
The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CPDRF) Scheme develops research, teaching and learning, management and communication skills to shape the next generation of leading academics at UTS. The scheme includes the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Indigenous Research Fellowship (CPDIRF), aimed at attracting and retaining outstanding Indigenous early career researchers.
Both the CPDRF and CPDIRF offer:
- A four-year combination research and teaching appointment
- Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($102,952 base salary as of 1 November 2018) plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution
- Research project funding of up to A$50,000