U Chicago: Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse (USA)

“JobSenior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse, for a three-year renewable term beginning 1 September 2020. In addition to the appointment as Senior Lecturer, the successful candidate will be appointed as Deputy Director of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse.

Rooted in the University of Chicago’s principles of freedom of expression and academic inquiry, the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse offers an innovative curriculum in the theory and practice of public discourse and deliberation. It strives to foster open and inclusive public discourse by developing students’ abilities to articulate and communicate their ideas effectively, thereby allowing them to engage productively in civic deliberation and dialogue. Theory-driven as well as practice-oriented, the Parrhesia Program offers courses at multiple levels of instruction, such as courses on the history and theory of free discourse and rhetoric as well as on the principles and practices of public speaking, deliberation, and dialogue. The curriculum aims to develop communicative competence within a wide variety of communities, including academic, professional, and civic.

Xavier U: Associate Director Brueggeman Center for Dialogue (USA)

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Associate Director of the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Deadline: January 10, 2020.

NOTE: There is now also a position for Director available, with a deadline of 1/31/20.

The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director in support of the Brueggeman Center’s mission to advance the core mission of the University through teaching, research, and convening programs and conferences. The Center’s mission statement, “Working collaboratively for a more just, sustainable and equitable world,” dovetails with the University’s commitment to provide a rigorous education dedicated to high academic standards and social justice. The work of the Center also supports Xavier’s commitment to the development and success of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

If desired and with appropriate qualifications, the Associate Director may request a faculty appointment, though such appointment will require the review and approval of the relevant academic department and conform to the guidelines of Xavier University’s Faculty Handbook.

The Associate Director will help the Executive Director manage the Center’s ongoing programs and develop new initiatives for the Center to pursue. The range of current programming falls into the following categories, with interfaith dialogue and collaboration being key:

  • Interfaith Dialogue and Collaboration
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Globalization and Internationalization
  • Refugee and Asylee Work
  • Political and Economic Justice

The Associate Director will work in support of the Executive Director through the 2020-2021 academic year with the prospect of assuming the position of Director of the Center during the 2021-2022 academic year.   Preferred start date is March 2, 2020, but a later start date is negotiable.

UNESCO: Assoc Programme Specialist: Communication & Information (France)

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Associate Programme Specialist, Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 8 December 2019.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the direct supervision of the Chief, Executive Office (CI/EO), the incumbent is responsible for providing professional and technical support, research and analysis for the programme management, as well as coordination of the Communication and Information (CI) Sector. Working as part of the global CI team and as member of the Executive Office, the incumbent will assist the Chief, CI/EO in performing the major activities listed below.

To assist Chief, CI/EO in overall coordination activities of the Executive Office, the incumbent will:

  • collect and analyze data, prepare and consolidate briefings in the thematic areas of media  and information literacy, media development, universal access to information and documentary heritage;
  • provide support to Chief CI/EO in facilitating joint action and good working relations between colleagues in the Field and Headquarters, UNESCO Centers, Institutes and networks, Central services, as well as partnerships with Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector;
  • manage and produce correspondence, memos, briefings, speeches, articles, web content, inputs to the UNESCO annual report, etc.

NAMLE: Program Assistant (Remote)

“JobProgram Assistant, National Association for Media Literacy Education (part of the Council of Communication Associations, the parent organization of CID) New York, NY (but position is remote). Deadline: December 6, 2019.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, emerging media literacy professional who is interested in joining a growing team with a lot of room for professional growth. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Associate Director, the Program Assistant will help build a solid foundation for NAMLE to expand and deepen media literacy education across the United States. We are looking for an early career media literacy professional or recent graduate with one to three years of work experience or background in media studies, communications, nonprofit management, or a related subject. This role requires the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a team setting, working both independently and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and organizations.

International Student House DC: Executive Director (USA)

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Executive Director, International Student House (ISH-DC), Washington DC. Deadline: open until filled, posted October 21, 2019.

ISH-DC was founded in 1936 as Washington, DC’s first residence for racially and culturally diverse students. A member of International Houses Worldwide (IHWW), ISH-DC delivers an exceptional living experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, professional interns, and visiting scholars who describe the House as world-changing for them.

The Board of ISH-DC seeks an experienced leader and manager to serve as the public face of this prestigious organization. Drawing on the organization’s well-regarded programs and reputation among senior leaders in the nation’s capital, the Board and the next Executive Director will work collaboratively to continue ISH-DC’s growth in four key dimensions: revenue generation, marketing, financial management, and governance.

MIT: Program Manager, MIT-Denmark Program (USA)

“JobProgram Manager, MIT-Denmark Program, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: November 28, 2019.

The Program Manager will to be responsible for the management and overall development of the MIT-Denmark Program. The program creates experiential learning and research opportunities in Denmark for MIT students and faculty and develops partnerships connecting MIT and Denmark. Will implement and oversee all aspects of student internships and other experiential learning opportunities in Denmark, including advertising, recruiting and matching students with opportunities, and preparing students through training on culture and workplace norms; cultivate relationships with potential host organizations in Denmark, identify new and develop relationships with prospective funding sources (corporate, individual, government, foundation) and organize activities to steward current donors; administer faculty seed fund grant programs to promote research collaborations; and collaborate with other units on campus, serve as a resource on Denmark for the MIT community, and promote the program as a hub of Denmark-related activity on campus through outreach and events.

King’s College London: Education & Research Collaborations (England)

“JobHead of Education & Research Collaborations (Culture), King’s College London, England. Deadline: 10 November 2019.

Across King’s College London’s nine faculties and beyond the university, an inclusive cultural community brings together artists, cultural partners and the vast number of staff, students and alumni who engage with arts and culture in different ways. Aligned with the university’s strategic Vision 2029, these partnerships and collaborations enhance research and drive innovation, enrich education and serve the needs of the cultural sector and, more broadly, of society.

King’s is now recruiting a Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) to lead on delivering those elements of the university’s cultural strategy related to education, research & innovation.

The Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) will lead on brokering and facilitating partnerships between King’s and artists and cultural organisations that offer opportunities to students and academics, helping to deliver world-class education, a distinctive student experience and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages beyond the university.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of a small number of flagship projects and programmes, to be delivered in partnership with colleagues across and beyond King’s.

 

 

Beyond Conflict: Project Lead for Decoding Dehumanization (USA)

“JobProject Lead for Decoding Dehumanization, Beyond Conflict, Boston, MA. Deadline: Open until filled.

Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab is seeking a Project Lead for its Decoding Dehumanization project: a research and policy initiative designed to create evidence-based approaches to preventing group-targeted harm (such as systemic discrimination, or mass atrocities) by interrupting the dehumanization process or developing interventions which rehumanize. The Project Lead will work with the team at Beyond Conflict and the Innovation Lab, and will be located in Boston.

The Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab, a research and development unit within Beyond Conflict, was created to apply behavioral and brain science to real-world issues by discovering, developing and deploying new tools that reduce conflict and facilitate positive social change.

The Decoding Dehumanization project aims to develop and test interventions aimed at reducing dehumanization and support for violence and apply the research to real-world policy through partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the US and internationally. Current project intervention sites include Nigeria, and working with US-based groups focused on migrant issues.

This is a grant-funded position that begins in the Fall of 2019 and will last until September 2020 with potential for an extension through February 2023. The Project Lead’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and manage the implementation of the Decoding Dehumanization project. In this capacity, (s)he will work closely with Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab staff members, Beyond Conflict scientists, and other internal and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab and the Decoding Dehumanization project.

Georgetown U in Qatar: Director, Center for International/Regional Studies (Qatar)

“JobDirector of the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019 or until filled.

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). Established at GU-Q in 2005 CIRS is dedicated to the academic study of regional and international issues through promoting dialogue and the exchange of ideas, research and scholarship, and engagement with national and international scholars, practitioners, opinion-makers, activists, and the wider community. To date CIRS has launched over 40 major research initiatives, published numerous books with university presses, and has established itself as a leading academic research center working in and on the Gulf region and the greater Middle East.

This is a senior administrative position at GU-Q. Candidates should be established scholars with outstanding academic credentials suitable for appointment as a senior core faculty member at GU-Q, including a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and a background in political science, international affairs, history, or a relevant social science discipline. In addition to full time directorship of CIRS, the candidate will have a reduced teaching load of 1 course per semester. Candidates must also demonstrate familiarity with the history and politics of the Gulf and the larger Middle East. Candidates with broad understanding of American Higher Education, and previous administrative experience as a department chair or as the director of a research program, institute, or center are particularly encouraged to apply.

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor (UK)

“JobMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, London, UK. Deadline: 27 September 2019.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with technical expertise and specialism in measuring the impact of complex social change programmes. The current programme portfolio includes a global dialogue education programme (Generation Global) that works all over the world with hubs in the USA, Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, projects supporting religious leaders in Nigeria and Kenya (Supporting Leaders) and a mentoring project supporting young women in the UK transition from education to employment.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be interviewed prior to the closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested in this role.

NOTE: There is also a position for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data Analyst, with the same application deadline.