Macquarie U PhD Scholarship: Intercultural Communication (Australia)

Graduate StudyThe Language-on-the-Move team at Macquarie University is getting ready to launch a new research project investigating everyday intercultural communication in multilingual and multicultural Australia, and we are looking for a new PhD student to join our team. The sociolinguistic project, which is funded by an ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery grant, examines how fluent English speakers interact with people who have limited proficiency.

The research team is headed by Professor Ingrid Piller and includes two post-doctoral research fellows, Dr Shiva Motaghi-Tabari and Dr Vera Williams Tetteh as well as an existing group of ten PhD students. There exists an opportunity to join our team on a fully-funded Macquarie University PhD scholarship. The scholarship is open to domestic candidates only and available for 3 or 4 years (depending on prior qualifications). Details about the scholarship are available through the Macquarie University Higher Degree Research website (scroll down to “Faculty of Human Sciences” >>> “Linguistics” >>> “Communicating with people who have limited English proficiency”).

We are looking for a committed sociolinguist with a background in intercultural communication, language learning and multilingualism, and a passion for conducting socially relevant research. The PhD project will be to undertake a critical sociolinguistic ethnography in a diverse institution in Sydney in the education, healthcare, hospitality or IT sector. The successful candidate will develop their specific subproject within the overall project, undertake independent data collection and analysis, and produce a PhD thesis based on that research. The PhD student will work under the primary supervision of Ingrid and the associate supervision of Shiva and Vera.

Monash U Job Ad: International Business (Australia)

Job adsLecturer – International BusinessMonash University, Australia. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

Monash University is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic communicator to fulfill the role of Lecturer in the Department of Management, within the Monash Business School. A Level B academic is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of a department, school, faculty or other organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area. He or she is also expected to carry out activities to maintain and develop her/his scholarly research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.


U New England Job: International Relations (Australia)

Job adsLecturer in International RelationsUniversity of New England, Australia – School of Humanities. Deadline: 1 January 2018

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive. 

The School of Humanities offers an exciting and challenging academic program covering the disciplines of Political & International Studies, Classics & Ancient History, Archaeology, History, Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, and Philosophy & Religious Studies. Established in the early 1970s, Politics has a long and well-established tradition of high-quality teaching and internationally recognised research. Currently the School is seeking a dynamic academic for the role of Lecturer in International Relations with focus on Asian politics. 


U New South Wales PHD Scholarships (Australia)

FellowshipsPhD Scholarship – Media and Social Justice. Up to 2 PhD Scholarships on the theme of Media and Social Justice may be awarded in the UNSW Scientia Scholarship scheme at the University of New South Wales (in Sydney, Australia). Expressions of Interest are due before 21 July, 2017. Prospective applicants should contact A/Prof Tanja Dreher for further details as soon as possible.

Research theme: 21st Century Media for Social Justice

Digital media have opened up unprecedented possibilities for marginalised communities to find a voice, speak up, and share stories. Indigenous and community media are developing rapidly, while digital media are being mobilised for advocacy with refugees and asylum seekers, and used by geographically dispersed communities to maintain long distance relationships. This project investigates the opportunities and challenges for marginalized voices to be heard in the age of digital media. Key questions include: 1. What are the impacts of Indigenous, refugee and community media, online and off? In particular, how do policymakers and mainstream media professionals ‘listen’ in response to Indigenous, community and refugee media? 2. How do new technologies enable the development of transnational cyberpublics, maintaining affective relations over distance and difference? 3. What are the opportunities and challenges for minority media producers in the age of digital disruption? 4. How does the changing media environment impact on mediated identities?

The Scientia Scholarship Scheme:

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.  The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination. The scheme is highly competitive across all disciplines at UNSW.


U Melbourne Job Ad: ESL (Australia)

Job adsLecturer in ESL, University of Melbourne – School of Languages and Linguistics (Australia)

The School of Languages and Linguistics teaches a broad suite of undergraduate and graduate courses, maintains a vigorous research higher degree culture, and has an internationally-recognised research profile.  The School now seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) continuing, to consolidate and further develop the School’s teaching and research programs.

The position is located in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, which offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, as well as a graduate Master of Applied Linguistics, in addition to an Honours program and a large PhD program. The School also offer an ESL program which includes a suite of credit-bearing subjects at undergraduate and graduate level.  The Lecturer will contribute to research in teaching in ESL as well as Applied Linguistics. A specialization in an area such as intercultural communication, second language writing, English language research and global Englishes will be preferred.

The Lecturer will contribute to teaching excellence in the ESL program and Applied Linguistics including the coordination of subjects, preparation and conduct of lectures and tutorials and related assessment, and consultations with students.

Employment Type: Full-time continuing position available from 1 January 2018           

Close date: 16 July 2017

U Technology Sydney Job Ad: Visual Communication Design (Australia)

Professor, Visual Communication Design
University of Technology Sydney – School of Design
Closes: 31st October 2016

Job Summary
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The UTS School of Design is recruiting for a Professor with a strong research record in Visual Communication Design to play a directorial and leadership role and provide intellectual definition of emerging academic practices within the discipline.

Detailed Description
As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), you will join the UTS School of Design led by Professor Lawrence Wallen. The School again climbed the QS World University Rankings by Subject to 31 in 2016. The School of Design offers an engaged and critical design culture with a practice-based, studio-led approach supported by interdisciplinary collaboration. Renowned for its creativity, research profile, international focus, industry engagement and state-of-the-art facilities, the School forms a dynamic community of students, lecturers, researchers and practitioner’s. You will have the opportunity to engage in exploratory practice while working alongside recognised design leaders with strong networks and partnerships on the global stage.

As a Professor, Visual Communication Design you will take on an academic leadership role that will foster a culture that values critical thinking, creative practice and practice-led teaching. You will be expected to lead a dynamic dialogue between theory and practice that underpins studio based teaching in both the School and the discipline while maintaining an active practice and relevant research profile that includes acquiring research and project funding.

Further you will represent the discipline in the wider community by fostering, promoting and developing links with industry, government and professional bodies.

You will supervise Higher Degree Research students and contribute to the development of new supervisors through co-supervision and mentoring.

Base Salary Range: $176,712 pa (Level E).

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC84685, please review the Position Statement (scroll to the bottom of the page) and the relevant selection criteria (last page of the document), which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries regarding this opportunity may be directed to Professor Lawrence Wallen on lawrence.wallen[at]

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment[at]

CFP AFIRC Fellowship (Australia)

2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship

The AFI Research Collection, in partnership with Screen Cultures from the Centre for Communications, Politics and Culture, is pleased to announce the 2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship.

We invite proposals from scholars wishing to undertake research that utilises and promotes the resources of the AFI Research Collection.

The Fellowship is designed to showcase the unique holdings of the AFIRC, including film stills, newspaper clippings and other significant artefacts from the Australian film and television industry.

The Fellowship will provide a stipend of up to $5,000 (AUD).

*Applications close Thursday 27 October 2016*

Contact Alexander Gionfriddo, alexander.gionfriddo[at] with questions.

U Melbourne Job Ad: Head, School of Culture & Comm (Australia)

Head, School of Culture & Communication
University of Melbourne – School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Closes: 6th October 2016

The School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, wishes to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, Culture and Communication. The successful applicant will have a strong research, teaching and engagement record and a proven track record in leadership.

The Dean and Heads of School constitute the senior leadership team of the Faculty of Arts, and the successful applicant will both manage her or his School as well as assist with the running of the Faculty.

PLEASE DO NOT apply via the University website. Applications should be submitted to The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants. Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be emailed to Dr Leslie Kilmartin at lkilmartin[at]

Dr. Kilmartin of The Insight Group is managing enquiries relating to this appointment.

CFP Intangible culture: Migrants’ contribution to (global) cultural heritage (Sydney)

SIETAR AUSTRALASIA in co-operation with the University of Sydney Business School are holding a conference with the theme: Intangible culture: Migrants’ contribution to (global) cultural heritage in Sydney on November 24-25, 2016.

Standard presentation (20 minutes)
The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes of question time.

Interactive training/teaching workshop – exchanging best practices (30-60 minutes)
There will be workshop opportunities on any of these topics below or on other topics submitted (and approved). Workshops will run for 30-60 minutes. These workshops will be a practical way to explore these topics and concepts.

Panel discussions (45 minutes)
We aim to have panel discussions on the topics below. Please submit a panel proposal involving at least two panels.

Topics for abstract and workshops
Our aim is to explore how migrants have contributed to the creation of intangible and tangible cultural heritage in Australia and globally. Below are some suggestions for workshop, panel and presentation topics. We are open to variety of other topics dealing with culture, multiculturism and intercultural relations.
Global perspectives
• Global leadership
• Global cultural society
• Cohabiting in a global world
• Peace, human rights, and multiculturalism
• Intercultural capacity building
• Multicultural education
• Intercultural training
• Constructing multicultural identity
• Religion and multiculturalism
• Sustaining diversity
• Hybrid cultural identity
• Cultural heritage: intangible and tangible.
• Superdiversity
• Symbols and multiculturalism
• Creation of new national identity.
• Mainstream and other issues
• Refugees- self initiated expats, and other new groups of intercultural sojourners
• Community and national identity
• Multiculturalism in the work-place
• Multiculturalism and the local culture
• Indigenous and minority groups
• Community and national identity
• Multiculturalism and business

Conference Fees
Waged: $450 AUD
Waged Early-Bird Registration: $400 AUD
Unwaged and Students: $350 AUD
Unwaged and Students Early Bird: $300 AUD
Waged SIETAR Member: $340 AUD*
Unwaged and Students SIETAR Member: $280 AUD*
* SIETAR Membership is $90.00 AUD for waged and $50.00 AUD for unwaged

Conference venue
The University of Sydney Business School, CBD Campus Level 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships (Australia)

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
University of Melbourne, Australia

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. The objectives of the 2017 program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. They should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship. Awards will be for a maximum of three years commencing 1 January 2017, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2017.

Applicants must have evidence of the award of a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The date of award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for applicants who do not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment of greater than one year duration at the University of Melbourne.

Applicants may be drawn from any field in which the University has research strength, and must have an ability to contribute to research collaborations and programs across faculties or disciplines
Applicants will be required to provide a declaration of support from the department/school in which they would be located if successful, but the criteria for selection will be university-based
Assessment will take account of achievement relative to opportunity.

Applications close: 26 September 2016, 11.59pm (AEST)

McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email:
mckenzie-application [at]