Postdoc Vienna School of International Studies (Austria)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellows in International Studies, Vienna School of International Studies. Deadline: 20 January 2019.

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of three Postdoctoral Fellows in International Studies for two years, from 23 September 2019. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Economics, History, Law or Political Science. The School interprets International Studies broadly. Applications from all these disciplines, including candidates with area expertise (such as European Studies) are welcome. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

 

IIASA Science Communication Fellowship (Austria)

FellowshipsThe International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. Deadline: 11 January 2019.

The fellowship starts on 27 May and ends on 30 August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship.

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for our magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.

Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations: An interview with Eugene Quinn

“Interviews”Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations. An interview with Eugene Quinn by Gabriel Furmuzachi.

Eugene Quinn is a Londoner who lives in Vienna. He is an urbanist, a DJ, one of the founding members of the social intervention group Space and Place. He is a rebellious optimist, as he puts it himself. One of his projects is the Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations. Inspired by An Intimate History of Humanity, a book by the English philosopher Theodore Zeldin, he tries to bring people together and give them the chance to have meaningful conversations about how they see the world and about life in Vienna.

Where did you get the idea to do something like this? What made you think that people who do not know each other would happily sit together for a meal and talk not only about what it means to be a foreigner or a native in a city or in a country but also about their life and sometimes even about their hopes and fears?

Vienna is not a city which welcomes strangers. The locals are shy, intellectual and full of angst. It can be difficult for incomers to make friends, or understand the soul of the city. But I know that there is lots of curiosity amongst the Viennese about the international community here – specially the U.N. office – and so we wanted to create a forum where insiders and outsiders meet as equals. In an age of right-wing intolerance, we wanted to send out another message – that Vienna is engaged and modern and open to the world. And for travellers, there is a fashion to go beyond the cliches and discover the real life of locals, instead of Sissi and Schnitzel.

Our urban culture group Space and Place explores the soul and identity of contemporary Vienna. We celebrate the city in all its modern complexity. I find the coffeehouses an important part of our evening (we have moved between 5 different cafés), because so many radical and avant-garde movements in art, literature, architecture, psychoanalysis and music were developed in these brown, intimate, bohemian spaces. We want to tell some new stories about our home town, and open up new dialogue.

Read the entire interview as a PDF.

Intercultural Achievement Awards from Austria

AwardsThe Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs will reward successful and solution-oriented intercultural dialogue projects. Are you ‒ or anyone in your network ‒ involved in a project that promotes intercultural dialogue and fits the criteria? If so, they would love to hear from you. They consider initiatives active in one or more of these fields: Art/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education, and Integration. Deadline: 26th of March 2018

The Intercultural Achievement Award 2018 will be awarded for the best project in each of these five categories:

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Best ongoing project with sustainable impact (Prize: EUR 10.000,-)
  • RECENT EVENTS: Best project with reference to current issues (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • INNOVATION: Most innovative intercultural project (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • MEDIA: Best media contribution for intercultural understanding (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • INTEGRATION IN AUSTRIA: This category is only available to projects which are active and located within Austria (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)

Both large- and small-scale projects within the four categories implemented by organisations or individuals qualify as potential award winners. The projects need to be either in the process of being implemented or already concluded.

Postdoc U Vienna: Applied Linguistics (Austria)

PostdocsUniversity Assistant (post doc), Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, 6 years starting in 2018. Deadline: 20 January 2018.

The Department of Linguistics is a sub-unit of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies consisting of four chairs (General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics and Subject Didactics [Language Teaching and Learning Research]). The announced postdoc position is assigned to Applied Linguistics.

Applied Linguistics deals with language in its social context and practice. In the context of this department, this primarily covers sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, text and media research, conversation analysis, research on institutional/organizational communication, multilingualism, language policy as well as (meta)pragmatics. Applied Linguistics is conceived as an empirically driven, theory-building discipline, striving to take a stance on linguistic issues within societal discourse. In the context of the Department of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics is furthermore committed to the common institutional goal of exploring language in a comprehensive sense (as a system, competence and social practice).

The successful candidate should represent Applied Linguistics with a focus on institutional/organizational communication. The candidate should have a research focus on oral data.

 

KAICIID International Fellows 2018 (Austria)

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) is seeking applications from education professionals working in institutions that train future religious leaders to take part in the 2018 KAICIID International Fellows Programme.

Set to commence in January 2018, the International Fellows Programme will develop the abilities of religious educators to promote interreligious dialogue education and practice within their respective institutions.

KAICIID will select twenty Fellows from around the world to participate in the year-long course. Selected Fellows will participate in a series of in-person and online trainings related to interreligious dialogue, coexistence and pluralism. This integrated learning process will provide Fellows with an initial framework to facilitate subsequent trainings and programming within their home institutions. The Fellows will also develop and implement small-scale local and international projects during the course of the programme. There will also be opportunities to organize and attend dialogues, lectures, field visits and conferences.

The Fellows Programme brings together religious teachers from around the world for in-person and online training in dialogue, mediation and promoting social cohesion. The Fellows programme is designed to equip teachers with the skills to educate their students about interreligious dialogue; provide their students with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue; and to train their students in conflict transformation to be active peacemakers in their respective communities.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

Vienna School of International Studies Postdoc: International Relations (Austria)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellow in International Relations
Vienna School of International Studies
Closes: 16th April 2017

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations for two years, from 25 September 2017. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

The Vienna School of International Studies is a professional school, specialized in the interdisciplinary training of graduate students, and an associate member of APSIA. The presence of international organizations in Vienna makes for excellent research opportunities, in particular for research dealing with global governance and multilateralism broadly defined.

Milton Wolf Seminar on Media & Diplomacy (Austria)

Call for Applications: 2017 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy
“The Marshall Plan and the Yearning for Transformative Visions”
April 25 – 27, 2017
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria

Initiated in 2001, the annual Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna, Austria explores cutting edge issues related to media and diplomacy. It is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities. Attendees include: diplomats, journalists, academics, NGO professionals, and graduate students.

Each year the seminar organizers select approximately 5-10 outstanding advanced MA candidates, PhD students, postdoctoral students, law students, or equivalents studying areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Emerging Scholar Fellows. Selected Fellows receive economy class airfare, accommodation, and a food and local travel stipend, which covers all costs of attending the Seminar. In exchange for full funding, Emerging Scholars attend all seminar discussions and events and serve as a part of the rapporteur team for the event, authoring a 2000-word blog piece documenting and analyzing the seminar discussions.

To apply for the 2017 Emerging Scholars Program, please send your CV, a completed application form, and a cover letter outlining how your areas of research, your methodologies, your regional interests, can be reimagined or enriched through reflections on the history, framing, legacy, or study of the Marshall Plan to Amelia Arsenault by February 15, 2017.

Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy (Vienna)

Graduate Students Invited to Apply
2016 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy Emerging Scholars Program

Initiated in 2001, the annual Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna, Austria explores cutting edge issues related to media and diplomacy. It is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities. Attendees include: diplomats, journalists, academics, NGO professionals, and graduate students. The 2016 Seminar will take place from April 4-6 and explore the theme: “The Paris Effect: Journalism, Diplomacy, and Information Controls.”

Each year the seminar organizers select approximately 5-10 outstanding advanced MA candidates, PhD students, post doctoral students, law students, or equivalents studying areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Emerging Scholar Fellows. Selected Fellows receive economy class airfare, accommodation, and a food and local travel stipend, which covers all costs of attending the Seminar. In exchange for full funding,
Emerging Scholars attend all seminar discussions and events and serve as a member of our blogging team and author a 2000-word blog post documenting and analyzing the seminar discussions.

To apply for the 2016 Emerging Scholars Program, please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your interest in the 2016 seminar topic, and a completed application form to Amelia Arsenault by January 25, 2016.

CFP ALA 2016: Languages for Life: Educational, Professional & Social Contexts (Vienna)

Call for papers
Association for Language Awareness
13th International Language Awareness Conference (ALA 2016)
Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts

WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
July 19-22, 2016
Submission deadline: 15 November 2015

Conference Themes
• LALT: Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
• LAWB: Language Awareness in the Workplace and Business
• LAMA: Language Awareness and Awareness of (New/Social) Media
• LICA: Language Awareness, Culture/Intercultural Awareness, Communication Awareness
• CLA: Critical Language Awareness
• LAAV: Awareness and Attitudes concerning languages and their different varieties

For further inquiries you can contact us by email.

Confirmed plenary speakers
Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)
Almut Köster (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
Dennis Preston (Oklahoma State University) (Eric Hawkins Lecture)

Submission guidelines
Abstracts must be submitted online and may not exceed 300 words (excluding references). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one of these is co-authored. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and notification of acceptance will be sent at the beginning of 2016. General registration will open in December 2015.

The language of the conference is predominantly English, but contributions in other languages will also be considered. In such case, PowerPoint or other visual materials should be in English or bilingual. Please choose the language which best suits your needs as well as those of your audience. (The abstracts, however, are supposed to be in English. But indicate the title also in the language planned for your presentation.)

Academic programme
The conference will consist of
–      full paper presentations (20 minutes, 10 minutes Q&A)
–      special symposia and panel discussions in cooperation with AILA/Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (Research Networks “Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics” and “Folk Linguistics”; VERBAL/Austrian Association of Applied Linguistics)
–      a poster slam/poster presentations (A0, portrait format)
–      a workshop for PhD students / young scholars

Scholarships
PhD students and early career researchers are encouraged to send in abstracts as they may qualify for an ALA conference scholarship. More information will be made available on the website.

Conference venue
ALA 2016 will be held at the WU, one of the major business universities of Europe. The new campus of the WU, completed in 2013, sets new standards with regard to the construction of universities. It lies at the heart of Vienna and is easily accessible by public transport. The campus’ modern architecture and numerous convenient facilities make this an attractive area to explore, while the ‘Prater’-Park adjacent to the campus affords the opportunity to relax and unwind. Further information about the venue, travel arrangements and accommodation is available on the conference website.

ALA membership
If you are not yet a member of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA), we strongly recommend that you join now. ALA members will be charged a lower conference fee and will receive the official journal Language Awareness (four issues per year).