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]uts.edu.au.

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

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]rmit.edu.au 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]insightgroup.com.au

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] unimelb.edu.au

David Myers Research Fellow (Australia)

David Myers Research Fellow
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline: 17 June 2016

Prestigious David Myers Fellowship Program
3 year, fixed-term appointment based at any campus
Make a significant contribution to your discipline at an international level

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe University’s 2013 – 2017 research strategy encourages innovation, specialisation and collaboration. It focuses on cultivating a modern, vibrant research culture – a culture that values academic freedom; a culture that attracts and retains exceptional staff and outstanding students; a culture that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address global problems; a culture that fosters the very best research and attracts game-changing partnerships; a culture that engages with the local community in Northern Melbourne, in regional Victoria, in Australia and internationally.

In 2017 La Trobe University will celebrate its 50th anniversary and in celebrating both our founding Vice Chancellor and our future, the College of Arts, Social Science & Commerce will fund a set of David Myers Research Fellowships for a period of 3 years. Up to 6 Research Fellowships (post-doctoral research fellowships) ranging from Level A to Senior Research Fellow will be appointed.

La Trobe strives to promote, recognise and support researchers who demonstrate exemplary performance.

The positions
The Research Fellows will propose and undertake projects aligned with areas of research strength, Research Focus Areas (RFAs), Disciplinary Research Programs (DRPs) or active Research Centres. This will include the following:
Conduct and publish, high quality, high impact research and other scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
Obtain, or assist in obtaining, research funding from external sources.
Form productive research partnerships
Participate in professional activities including presentations at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
Provide advice within the field of the employee’s research to Honours and postgraduate students.

In addition, the Senior Research Fellow will also;
Provide leadership in research related activities
Make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national and international level, demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other scholarly activities.
Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), students.
Contribute to building a robust and ambitious research culture within La Trobe

The candidate
To be successful in the role you will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and possess demonstrated relevant academic experience. You will also possess:
Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research conducted and published, relative to opportunity;
Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly in English both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, honours and postgraduate students; and
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Closing date: 17th June, 2016.

Position Enquiries: Office of the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Please address the following questions and attach this with your application.
Outline your proposed research project
How does your research relate to Key or Developing Research Strengths in the College or RFAs or DRPs
Please outline your contribution to your discipline/s and to research excellence so far (relative to opportunity) and the likely future impact.

Please include your CV and referee details.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Australia)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Humanities
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
End of advertisement period: 09 Jun 2016
Ref: 499093

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) is a large comprehensive Faculty with a broad academic profile and substantial research achievements. Teaching in the Faculty is underpinned by substantial research performance and several specialized fields of research were judged at the highest level (5 ranking) in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluation that concluded at the end of 2015. These research achievements internationally are reflected in the 2016 Leiden rankings (based on impact, not reputation), where the Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ ranks 21st in the world on the quantum of publications in ranked journals, placing us first in Australia and in the Oceania region (for the full data-set see http://www.leidenranking.com). The quality of our overall Faculty’s performance is also evident in the QS Top Universities Rankings for 2015 which places Social Sciences at UQ at 30th in the world, and Humanities in the top 50.

The Faculty’s Executive Dean is Professor Tim Dunne, who continues to be active in his field of political science alongside his leadership role.

The role
The successful appointee will provide assistance to the Executive Dean on a variety of research related tasks. In addition to research support, the successful applicant will prepare course materials for a new Masters course that is under development using the case study method. The post-holder will author or co-author the course materials as well as assist in the delivery and management of the course, including assisting the Executive Dean in promoting his research, and that of Political Science and International Studies/Humanities and Social Sciences, by managing his personal website and assisting with his social media profile.

The person
Applicants should possess a PhD specialising in one or more of the following areas: Internal Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or related field. Applicants should have at least two years’ full-time experience (during the PhD and/or otherwise), or its equivalent , in a relevant area of expertise. Experience in collaborative writing of scholarly papers and dissemination of research findings in relevant academic outlet is also required.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2.5 years at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $79,170.68 – $84,985.56 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $92,629.69 – $99,433.10 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Professor Tim Dunne on +61 7 336 51822 or execdean@hass.uq.edu.au.

Chair in Islamic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (Australia)

A new endowed Chair in Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue has been created at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), part of Deakin University in Australia.

The Chair was announced at Deakin University’s annual Iftaar dinner, co-hosted with the Australian Intercultural Society, and will be named in honour of the highly respected Muslim scholar and human rights advocate Fethullah Gülen, founder of the Gülen movement. “This Chair marks a significant initiative that will assist in developing the foundations of true dialogue, where people of different traditions and beliefs get the opportunity to know one another and work together towards the ideal of living in peace together,” said Mr Gülen.

The endowed Chair reflects the growing strategic partnership between Deakin University, the Australian Intercultural Society and the Selimiye Foundation. “The proposed Research Chair in Islamic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue within the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation has a particularly important role to play in contributing to understanding our global world and to affirming the importance of understanding difference in ways that go far beyond tolerance,” said Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander.

In 2009 Fethullah Gülen was voted one of the world’s top public intellectuals by “Foreign Policy/Prospect” magazine. In 2013 he was rated one of the world’s most influential 100 people by “TIME” magazine, and in April this year he was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award, in recognition of his life-long dedication to promoting peace and human rights.

Applications for the position will open soon. For more information please contact: Jo Collins

U New South Wales job ad (Australia)

Associate Professor in International Studies

UNSW Australia is a progressive research-intensive university committed to academic excellence, social engagement and an international perspective. In 2013, both the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings placed Social Sciences at UNSW in the top 40 in the world.

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences wishes to appoint an energetic and experienced scholar, at Associate Professor level, to provide academic leadership over the next five years for its prestigious Bachelor of International Studies program.  We welcome applications from scholars in disciplines such as Cultures and Languages; International Relations or International Politics; Transnational History; Comparative Literature; Area Studies, etc.  The person we are looking for will have an outstanding record in research and teaching, as well as experience of effective academic management.

The position is based in the School of Humanities and Languages, which is home to many internationally recognised scholars who are leaders in their fields. Humanities and Languages ranks as a national leader in a number of disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia 2012), and in the top 150 internationally (QS World University Rankings 2014).

The UNSW Bachelor of International Studies program is a rigorous four year degree program which attracts bright and globally conscious students who, as graduates, go on to pursue exciting and unpredictable international careers.

The appointee will be expected to build academic staff capacity and rejuvenate the curriculum in the Bachelor of International Studies, and also to play an active role in the collegial life of the Humanities and Languages.

· The position is available on a continuing basis.
· The current salary range for an Associate Professor (Level D) is AUD$134,916 – $148,917 per annum.
· The position attracts up to 17% employer superannuation and leave loading.
· Base salary on appointment will be determined on the basis of previous experience and qualifications.
· The successful applicant is expected to commence in the role by January 2015.

Please direct enquiries about this post to Professor Vanessa Lemm, Head of School.