PhD studentship in Language Sciences, at KU Leuven for a joint research project with U Melbourne, Leuven, Belgium & Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 24 December 2020.
The doctoral project that is to be carried out with KU Leuven as the host institution will analyze the policies, practices and effects of official translations that address culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Brussels. It will ascertain the provision of translation in public services in terms of numbers of translations, types of translations, target languages and types of administrations involved. It will identify the levels at which translation policies, both overt and covert, are formulated and enacted, how translations reach the various language communities, and the role of volunteer translation practices from NGOs and grassroots citizens’ initiatives in public services, particularly with respect to the reworking, re-narration and interpreting of information.
The candidate will select one or two language communities for detailed analysis of the reception processes, with particular attention to instances of trust and distrust in official behavior-change communication. The nature and topic of the communication will correspond to the issues of importance at the time of the study.
The research should lead to an evaluation of the way translation policies are formulated and enacted, with an assessment of their success in achieving trust relationships and influencing changes in behavior. At each stage of the research, comparison will be made with the same policies and practices in the city of Melbourne, with one year of the research being carried out at the University of Melbourne.
Director and CEO Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 23 November 2020.
The Director is expected to lead on increasing the policy and public salience of India as a crucial partner in Australia’s future, and of Australia as a crucial partner in India’s future; and providing thought-leadership on the nature of a closer and mutually-beneficial partnership. Demonstrating a track record of deep engagement in Australia-India relations, we are seeking someone with a highly collaborative style, drawing on the University of Melbourne’s India expertise, India expertise in other universities and sectors, and networks and relationships with leaders in academia, government, non-government organisations, industry and business, to enrich public awareness and discussion of Australia’s and India’s importance to each other.
The Director will be responsible for the operational management of the Institute and must play a leading role in determining the strategic direction of the Institute through the development of a strategic plan and annual program of activities.
Professor/Associate Professor in Media and Communications, Journalism Specialisation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art and Media, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Deadline: 2 August 2020.
The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic at the level of Professor or Associate Professor in Media and Communications (Journalism Specialisation) to join a rapidly growing and highly successful department. The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of critical, reflexive research and be able to articulate strong intellectual and pedagogical visions for the interdisciplinary fields of international journalism, public relations, and/or strategic communication. The successful candidate will be an eminent scholar capable of providing a high level of disciplinary and organisational leadership, evidenced in strong track records of mentoring and developing research teams and facilitating impactful collaborations with national and international partners.
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Deadline: 28 November 2019.
The School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Film and Television Studies, Journalism and Communication, Public Relations, Creative and Professional Writing, and Drama. The successful appointee is to undertake teaching and administrative duties associated with the area’s current and future offerings in Communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the continued development of our research program in communication, and its allied areas.
Two Professor & Department Chair Positions in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 20 November 2019.
Swinburne University of Technology is seeking two key Department Chair positions from 2020 – one to lead the Department of Film and Animation and one to lead the Department of Media and Communication.
The two Chairs will have key roles in leading and further developing two successful departments. Successful candidates will bring leadership experiences and research expertise that contributes to the Australian fields of research codes 1902 (Film, Television and Digital Media), and FoR 2001 (Communication and Media Studies).
The appointees will work in a diverse school located at Hawthorn campus, encompassing four Departments (Media and Communication; Film and Animation; Social Sciences; and Education) and two research Centres (Centre for Transformative Media Technologies and Centre for Urban Transitions). Both positions are three-year appointments with the possibility of renewal.
Call for papers: 15th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness: Languaging and Language Awareness in the Global Age, April 15–18, 2020, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Deadline: 1 December 2019.
Organizers are inviting proposals for presentations at The 15th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness to be held in Geelong 2020. The conference is organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages at Deakin University, Melbourne, and the venue will be the Waterfront Campus at Geelong.
How is the learning and teaching of languages being reconceptualised in our globalised, digital age? What are the implications for the development of language awareness, and in what new and innovative ways can teachers engage with it? How do new global paradigms and technologies further principles of language awareness such as reflection on language and the encouragement of learners to gain insights into how languages work?
Submissions may address, but are not restricted to, the following sub-themes:
* Language Awareness in Language Learning and Teaching
* Language awareness in culture, community and identity
* Language Awareness in professions and contexts outside education
* Language Awareness in the context of digital technology and social media
Multiple positions for faculty, postdocs, and PHD students in Dialogue Research, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: October 31, 2019.
The Faculty of Information Technology is establishing a new research group, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research (LDR) led by Professor Phil Cohen. The LDR has close partnerships with Monash’s new HCI Group, its renowned Centre for Data Science, the Engineering School, and with numerous universities in Australia and worldwide. Importantly, the plan is to engage with interested industry, philanthropic, and government partners on problem, data, and tool selection and development of scalable approaches. LDR’s Director is Professor Phil Cohen, an AAAI Fellow and internationally known pioneer in natural language dialogue, multi-agent systems, and multimodal interaction.
They cordially invite the interest of outstanding academics who want to join this world-class team to deliver the highest quality teaching and research that will shape the future of AI for conversational assistants, human-robot interaction, customer service, and many other application domains.
Multiple Faculty Openings in LDR are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America), Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America), and Level D Associate Professor (equivalent to Professor in North America) with a preference for expertise in the area of natural language processing (semantic parsing, generation).
Applications of interest from other areas of natural language processing or multimodal interaction that could contribute to dialogue research are also strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialisation.
For details, please download the Laboratory for Dialogue Research Flyer.
Associate Professor in Digital Media and Communication, School of Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Deadline: 20 October 2019.
The School of Communication seeks an Associate Professor who can develop and teach subjects in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, contribute to the research themes in the Digital Media Research Centre, and supervise higher degree research students.
The School of Communication is in a phase of expansion and renewal and seeks an Associate Professor who can develop and teach subjects in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, contribute to the research themes in the Digital Media Research Centre, and supervise higher degree research students.
The department is interested in strengthening their capacity in innovative blended and digital approaches to learning and teaching and one or more of the following research areas and teaching areas (both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework): complementarity between digital communication and media industry studies; the future of digital media platforms, industries, and economies; critical data studies and digital methods; social media; algorithmic culture; emergent business practices and branding strategies; policy developments in music and other entertainment industries. Expertise in social media industries and platforms in Asian contexts will be advantageous.
Call for papers, International Communication Association, 21-25 May 2020, Gold Coast, Australia. Deadline: 1 November 2019.
Theme: Open Communication
The International Communication Association (ICA) will hold its 70th annual convention May 21-25, 2020, in Gold Coast, Australia. With the theme of Open Communication, ICA encourages research and panels that cut across research domains and practices, and invites researchers to look beyond divisional and sub-disciplinary boundaries and also bring in perspectives from adjacent disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In particular, ICA is encouraging submissions that focus on digital communication, the lockdown of platforms, and the interesting tensions between data science and open science practices.