London School of Economics Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

LSE Fellow – Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media & Communications
Closes: June 7, 2017

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

This is a fixed term appointment for 13 months

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidates will join an established and successful department which graduates 260 MSc students a year and which was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to critically assessing claims about ways to theorise and empirically research mediated relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

You will contribute to the core teaching of the Department and in addition to lecturing and class/seminar teaching, you will act as Academic Adviser to MSc students and supervise their dissertations. You will be expected to make an active contribution to the research culture of the Department. You will also be asked to undertake administrative tasks in the Department or School.

We particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in teaching on our core course MC4M1/M2 Methods of Research in Media and Communications. Interest in teaching on the MSc Media & Communications (Media & Communication Governance) programme is also strongly welcomed.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline by the post start date (1st September 2017).

 

City, University of London Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media)
City, University of London – School of Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.

Interview date: 19th June 2017.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.
Interview date: 19th June 2017.

Request: Indian Teachers in the Persian Gulf

Linda J. de Wit is a master’s student in Global Studies and an intern for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. She is currently preparing her research for her master’s thesis, which will look at how Indian teachers working in the Persian Gulf encounter cultural differences and manage conflict.

For this reason she is looking for people from India working as a teacher in one of the Gulf countries who are willing to participate in the research, or people who are otherwise engaged with intercultural communication or education in the region.

More information about the thesis proposal can be found via www.lindajdewit.com/research/.

Linda J. de Wit Intern Profile

Linda de WitLinda J. de Wit is a master’s student in the Global Studies Programme at Freiburg University, Germany, for which she has spent semesters at the FLASCO research institute in Buenos Aires, and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

She obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Leiden University in the Netherlands. After graduating in 2013 she traveled, worked and studied across four continents, which is how she discovered intercultural communication.

She is especially interested in religion and the Middle East, and much of her free time is taken up by learning languages, writing, photography, and cooking.

For her internship at CID, her tasks will include translating, graphic design, updating databases and writing guest contributions.

Besides her work for CID she is now preparing a research for her master’s thesis, which will look at how Indian teachers working in the Arabian Gulf encounter cultural differences and manage conflict.

 

Key Concept #78: Language and Intercultural Communication Translated into Turkish

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting  KC78: Language and Intercultural Communication, which Jane Jackson wrote in 2016 in English, and which Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu has now translated into Turkish. 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 Language and Intercultural Communication_TurkishJackson, J. (2017). Dil ve Kültürlerarası İletişim (E. Y. Koyuncuoğlu, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 78. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kc78-language-intercultural-comm_turkish.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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Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu Researcher Profile

Emin Yiğit KoyuncuoğluEmin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu is about to graduate with a BA in Communication Design and Management from the University of Anadolu (Turkey), including a year of studying Tourism Management at the University of Primorska (Slovenia). He completed a Marketing internship in Tallinn (Estonia), and has worked as a tour guide and as a staff member with Tourcon Turizm ve Kongre Hizmetleri in Antalya (Turkey), helping that organization prepare for national and international conferences. As a travel enthusiast and hitchhiker, he manages a Facebook page about his experiences, improving social media and video editing skills. He considers himself a linguaphile currently learning the art of translation.

Global Campus Human Rights Journal

The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (gchrj), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online.

gchrj is edited by a team of three, led by Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, who is assisted by two co-editors: Vahan Bournazian, Professor at Yerevan State University in Armenia, and Matthew Mullen, Lecturer at Mahidol University of Bangkok in Thailand. They are supported by an International Editorial Advisory Board of experts from a group of world-renowned universities, within and outside the Global Campus of Human Rights, covering a wide range of disciplines.

There is an increasing need for a forum fostering dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders, including academics, activists in human rights and democratisation, ngos and civil society”  Prof. Viljoen said. “gchrj will be able to fill this need by adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives, and using comparative approaches”.

The challenges of today’s world are multifaceted and transnational in nature. They cause heated debate and controversy and require multi-layered answers. The contribution of gchrj is to provide expertise to guide responses and solutions and to infuse them with ethical, human rights-based perspectives.

STRUCTURE and SUBMISSIONS
gchrj consists of two sections, each containing full-length peer-reviewed academic articles. The first section contains solicited and unsolicited articles on various themes. The second section provides an overview of recent regional developments on human rights and democratisation across the globe, including analyses of decisions or findings of relevant courts or other bodies.

gchrj is an open access journal and is published biannually. Submissions (in English, French or Spanish) are welcome at any time and should be sent to Isabeau de Meyer. No fees are charged for submission or article processing. Submissions should conform to the guidelines for authors.

Key Concept #55: Stereotypes Translated into Chinese

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#55: Stereotypes, first published in English in 2014 by Anastacia Kurylo, which Min He 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.

KC55 Stereotypes_Chinese-simKurylo, A. (2017). Stereotypes [Simplified Chinese]. (M. He, Trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 55. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/kc55-stereotype_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

CFP Qualitative Research in Communication (Romania)

3rd International Conference
Qualitative Research in Communication (QRC)
October 4‐6, 2017 Bucharest, Romania

This conference will explore qualitative research as an approach to social scientific investigation that enriches our understanding of communication and of social phenomena. It will provide a venue for discussing and reflecting upon theories and methods currently used  in qualitative research in communication, as well as trends likely to impact the work being done in this field. The  conference will focus on sharing and examining qualitative research methodologies, research topics, questions and applications, with a consistent emphasis on their potential and limitations as inquiry tools for the study of communication. QRC  is  not, however,  limited to methods, methodologies or theoretical debates on methods; we welcome studies that focus on qualitative research in communication and related fields.

A primary goal of this conference is to provide a stimulating interdisciplinary environment for discussing current collaborations and planning  future  projects. QRC is an opportunity to exchange and expand ideas about the way we use qualitative research in our academic work.

We invite communication scholars and researchers and their colleagues in the humanities and the social  sciences to contribute papers that address the theoretical and methodological aspects of qualitative research or empirical findings supported by qualitative methods and tools.

Papers accepted to this conference can be presented either within one of four sponsored panels, or in the open sessions. The four panels hosted this year by QRC are the following:

1.          Crossing borders, crossing boundaries? ‐ cross‐cultural perspectives in research on age
Panel head: Monika Wilińska, School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Sweden
2.          Communication in inter‐organizational collaboration
Panel head: Marta Najda‐Janoszka, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
3.          Capturing biographical work
Panel head: Ionela Vlase, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania
4.          Why Europe? Narratives and Counter‐narratives of European Integration
Special  Panel  organized by  the  ECREA  Temporary  Working  Group “Communication and the European Public Sphere”
Panel head: Alina Bârgăoanu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Important deadlines
June 30, 2017 abstract submission; July 17, 2017 notification of authors.

 

Richmond (the American International University in London) Job Ad: First Year Studies (UK)

Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies
Closing date: Sunday, 4 June 2017

Richmond, The American International University in London, is seeking to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of First Year Studies to teach, develop, and oversee the courses Transitions I & II As Richmond is an international university with students from over 100 countries and has a distinct intercultural mission, an international outlook and experience of both US and UK systems of higher education would be a distinct advantage. The appointment would begin in September 2017.

An MA or PhD in a related field and an active research record supported by publications or with demonstrable potential to develop such a record to complement and enhance the current research within the department, are desirable.

Appointment will be made at Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and with a salary commensurate with teaching and practical experience in the field. Referees will be contacted prior to shortlisted candidates being invited for interview and applicants will be notified of this in advance. Applications for more than one of these three advertised positions are welcome.

The Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies will be required to work primarily at the Richmond Campus, but may be required to work at the Kensington Campus, as teaching and administrative workloads demand.

Richmond is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business studies University. It is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in the UK by The Open University.