American U: Intercultural Understanding (USA)

“JobMultiple Instructors of Intercultural Understanding, American University, Washington, DC. Deadline: 30 June 2019.

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) at American University seeks outstanding applicants for multiple term faculty openings beginning in fall 2019. Each appointment is for nine months, and will commence in mid-August 2019 and conclude at the end of May 2020. The positions are full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointments. Rank and salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. SPExS is seeking experienced instructors to teach Intercultural Understanding to first year students across a range of programs, including the Washington Mentorship Program (WMP) and the International Accelerator Program (IAP).

Intercultural Understanding seeks to encourage a better understanding of the dimensions of experience and belief that distinguishes cultures and countries from one another, and conversely, the commonalities that bind human experience together. The main objective of the course is to improve the intercultural competencies and communication skills of students, and to enhancestudents’ abilities to think critically and creatively about today’s social challenges. The course includes field trips, participation in cultural events, and simulation exercises.

American U: Kurdish Studies (USA)

“JobMustafa Barzani Scholar for Global Kurdish Studies, American University, Washington, DC. Deadline: April 1, 2019.

The School of International Service at American University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment for Fall 2019. AU is seeking candidates at all career stages who have a PhD or its equivalent, and who specialize in one or more of the following thematic areas: Kurdish history, culture, politics, and international relations;; Peaceful coexistence between the global Kurdish community and other states and peoples; and Cooperation and conflict resolution within the global Kurdish community.

The position will require the incumbent to teach the equivalent of one undergraduate or graduate course in the second semester, and if renewed, for each semester of the following year. Fellows are required to be in residence at AU and to make a presentation of research in progress to the AU community. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

American U Job Ads: Intercultural Relations & International Communication

Intercultural Relations and International Communication (Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions)

Location: Washington, D.C.


The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non­ tenure track faculty appointment for AY 17-18. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. This appointment is a 10-month term position and will commence August 31, 2017.  Renewal for subsequent academic years will be based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.  The position will require the incumbent to teach the equivalent of three undergraduate and/ or graduate courses per semester.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in the following fields: Intercultural Relations and International Communication.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations (Washington, DC)

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”

– John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at the American University June 10, 1963
 
For more than 50 years, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI)–formerly the Business Council for International Understanding Institute (BCIU) –has worked toward promoting cultural understanding through innovative and dynamic intercultural communication training. Never before have the effects of international communication been so far-reaching and immediate. The lesson is clear: in our global community, we tend to ignore the importance of intercultural relations at our own peril. Reciprocally, collectively we have made tremendous strides in the field of intercultural relations, and it is those successes and best practices that we continue to share at our annual conference. Join us for the IMI 16th Annual Conference on Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals, March 12-13, 2015, in the School of International Service building at American University in Washington, D.C.Located in the nation’s capital, the Annual IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations is an accessible, affordable, professional development opportunity for those in the field of intercultural relations, cross-cultural & diversity training and education.Since the Annual Conference launch in 2000, IMI has worked to bring together a niche audience of intercultural relations professionals from various sectors to share their knowledge and best practices with colleagues and like-minded individuals in the field. Combined with our focus on experiential learning, participants leave with a toolkit of resources to bring back and apply to their own work. The IMI conference combines a focus on dialogue and learning with networking opportunities in an open, community atmosphere.
*Cross-cultural and Intercultural Training Professionals and Consultants
*International Development Professionals
*International Diplomats
*Government and Military Personnel
*Human Resources Professionals and International Recruiters
*International Education and Exchange Administrators
*Scholars, Academics, and Researchers
*Clinic and Hospital Administrators
*Social and Community Service Workers

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American U Intercultural Relations conference

ABOUT IMI

Located within American University’s School of International Service, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) is a non-profit organization, focusing on intercultural and cross-cultural training, and research. IMI was founded to foster the development of intercultural knowledge and understanding both domestically and abroad. We are dedicated to inspiring future diplomats, leaders in diversity, and those dedicated to effective communication globally.

ABOUT THE IMI CONFERENCE ON INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS

Our annual conference is held in the School of International Service and provides a forum to bring together 200 of top scholars, educators, researchers, trainers, and representatives of various government and international agencies in effort to discuss key issues in intercultural relations. The IMI conference combines a focus on dialogue and learning with networking opportunities in an open, community atmosphere. Participants will choose from more than 30 sessions with over 50 domestically & globally distinguished presenters. This year’s program will also feature the following keynote speakers: Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and Dr. Janet Bennett, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute. Mr. Stevenson received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award and he successfully argued Miller v. Alabama at the Supreme Court, banning life-without-parole sentences for children. Ms. Bennett chairs the ICI/University of the Pacific Masters of Arts in Intercultural Relations program and she co-edited the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Intercultural Training.

DYNAMIC REPRESENTATION

·        Cross-sector representation spans professional backgrounds such as government, academia, law, military, NGO, corporate, consulting, training and more.
·        Experts in intercultural relations and students from the top international relations programs in the nation
·        Individuals from more than 80 organizations and higher education institutions

To register, click here.  

For more information, visit the conference website or contact Mary Margaret Herman via  email at mmherman AT american.edu.  

Journalism fellowship Am U

“The School of Communication at American University has entered a new and exclusive partnership with the The Washington Post for a named Fellowship.  This unique opportunity offers the Fellow full tuition, plus a $30,000 yearly stipend and the chance to work side-by-side with top journalists at The Washington Post, one of the world’s leading news organizations.  This is the only such fellowship with The Washington Post in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Applications will be considered through May 30, 2011, or until the best candidate is selected. Coursework begins August 1, 2011.

This opportunity is only available to those with several years of professional experience and who become enrolled in the SOC weekday graduate journalism program. During the academic year, Washington Post/SOC Fellows will work 15-20 hours a week at The Washington Post while pursuing an advanced degree in an 11-month program. Fellows work full time at the Post over the summer.  Fellows can also take advantage of SOC’s innovative centers for new forms of journalism such as, J-Lab, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and the Center for Social Media, as well as the university’s deep intellectual and educational resources.

Journalism Division Director Jill Olmsted predicts a highly competitive application process. “This is an outstanding opportunity for a journalist who has a few years of experience and has already shown talent and grit to work for one of the world’s premier news organizations,” said Olmsted. “It would be perfect for someone in an early-career building stage who also wants to earn an advanced degree, perhaps in a specialized area.”

Experience and interest in topic areas such as religion, transportation, education, law enforcement or government is a plus. The Fellow will be a part of the Post‘s local staff of 60 reporters, the region’s dominant news-gathering organization, in print and online. Post reporters cover government, politics, crime, social issues, transportation, development and education; they write feature and trend stories; they investigate major local institutions, and they blog, shoot video, chat online and work intensively with databases.

The Fellowship is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a minimum of two-to-five years full-time professional journalism experience who hold an undergraduate degree. Applicants may include general assignment reporters, editors, Web producers, and full-time freelancers. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism.  Applicants must submit an application form, cover letter, resume, references, three work samples and a completed application packet to SOC’s full-time MA program in Journalism and Public Affairs. A GRE waiver may be possible for qualified applicants. “

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American U – job ad

School of International Service, American University
Washington, DC

Tenure-Line Faculty Position – Cross-Cultural Communication

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites applications/nominations for a tenure-track position focusing on CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION in the International Communication Program, School of International Service, at the rank of Assistant Professor. to begin Fall 2011.  The successful candidate will have a reputation for scholarly excellence, an active research program related to cross-cultural communication, a record of excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to contribute significantly to our undergraduate, professional master’s and PhD degree programs.  Candidates should hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline.  We seek candidates with a strong background in cross-cultural communication and/or intercultural relations.

Applications should include: A letter describing research (including any externally funded and/or collaborative research) and teaching interests and relevant professional experience; teaching evaluations; three letters of reference; and copies of relevant publications.  Applications should be sent to: Chair, International Communication Search Committee, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071 or to ICSIS@american.edu.  Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

The International Communication Program, now in its 43rd year, is distinguished by its pioneering work in the creation of the field of international communication studies through consistent scholarly focus and innovative curriculum development.  A distinctive strength of the Program is its inclusion of cross-cultural communication as a key teaching and research component. The program offers a PhD concentration, an M.A. degree, and an undergraduate concentration.  Visit www.american.edu/sis/ic to learn more about the IC Program and its two innovative laboratories, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) and COTELCO, the Collaboration Laboratory.

The School of International Service provides a unique environment for learning and professional enhancement. It is a community comprised of scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world. The School of International Service classrooms also reflect the spirit of the community; teaching styles are highly collegial and interactive. The curriculum is distinguished by linking theory and practice and by addressing both conceptually and empirically the emerging issues of an increasingly interdependent and complex world. The faculty of the School of International Service comprises more than one hundred full-time, highly productive scholar-teachers in the fields of: Comparative and Regional Studies, Global Environmental Policy, International Communication, International Development, International Economic Policy, International Politics, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy.


An EEO/AA University.  The University is committed

to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.