Migration Policy Institute Europe: Director (Belgium)

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Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 30 June 2019.

 

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe), established in Brussels in 2011, is a nonprofit, independent research institute that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote effective policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems in order to promote successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated, experienced professional to become the Director of Brussels-based MPI Europe. The new Director will be responsible for providing leadership to MPI Europe at a critical time of growth for the Institute and a pivotal time for migration in Europe and around the globe. He/she will work with a team of recognized experts on migration and integration based in Brussels and coordinate with the staff of its sister organization in Washington, DC (MPI), as needed.

KU Leuven PHD Fellowship: Interactional Linguistics/CA (Belgium)

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PhD Fellowship, Interactional Linguistics/Conversation Analysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 31 May 2019.

A new research project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) is looking for applicants for a fully funded four-year PhD fellowship in interactional linguistics/conversation analysis. The PhD fellowship is part of a larger collaborative project entitled “The first five words: Multilingual cities in Switzerland and Belgium and the grammar of language choice in public space”. The team heading the project is composed of Elwys De Stefani (KU Leuven) and Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel), as well as 4 PhD students. For the Flemish part of the project, the PhD fellows will be based at KU Leuven (Department of Linguistics).

This project studies how unacquainted persons spontaneously engage in interaction in multilingual cities in Belgium and Switzerland. The research will be based on video-recordings collected in various locations and address the following questions:

  • How can people engage in pro-social encounters without knowing in advance which language the other speaks? How do speakers decide, in the very first moments of the encounter, which language(s) they are going to use?

  • How do speakers orient to the multilingual setting in encounter openings? How do speakers align or disalign with a “basic code” proposed in the greeting?

  • Do urban public spaces represent “territories of multilingualism” in the speakers’ actual talk?

  • In public space, the beginning of an encounter emerges first of all through visible embodied behaviour; what is the relation between the organisation of visible embodied conduct and the politics of multilingualism?

The above questions are crucial for research on multilingualism, but also for contemporary societies in general. The project thus highlights the foundations of co-sociality, and the conditions for pro-social encounters between strangers (possibly speaking different languages).

CFP Various Guises of Translanguaging (Belgium)

ConferencesCall for papers: The Various Guises of Translanguaging, 1 July 2019, Ghent University, Belgium. Deadline: 31 March 2019.

This symposium will explore the paradoxes of translanguaging – how it is theorized, used and explained. Organizers seek to clarify but also critically evaluate the concept and to engage participants in discussion of their own and our related research. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines, to collect a variety of perspectives on translanguaging and to stimulate discussion and participation in a day of collaborative inquiry. The symposium is a combination of traditional paper presentations and a series of keynote discussions

Organizing committee: Diane Potts (Lancaster University), Kirsten Rosiers (Ghent University), Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University)

 

CFP SIETAR Europa 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity (Belgium)

ConferencesCall for Papers: SIETAR Europa Congress 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity: Towards a Future of Hope, 27 May-2 June, 2019, Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 15 November 2018.

The need of the hour is for the world to progress towards a future of positivity and hope. This year’s congress provides Practitioner tracks in Business, Socio-political Concerns, Migration and Education along with an Academic track and the popular Film Festival. Submissions are accepted until 15th of November 2018, for the Practitioner and Academic Tracks, Film Festival and Pre- and Post-Congress Workshops.

U Liege Postdoc and PHD Scholarships (Belgium)

PostdocsTwo PhD Scholarships and One Postdoctoral Scholarship on Migrants’ Social Protection Strategies, Université de Liège (Belgium), Faculty of Social Sciences (FaSS), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM). Deadline: June 4, 2018.

Applications are invited for scholarships to work at doctoral and post-doctoral level as part of the Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe project (MiTSoPro).

  1. Two doctoral positions: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years (with possible extension)

  2. One post-doctoral position: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years

Global Governance & International Law Summer School (Belgium)

Applied ICDGLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW SUMMER SCHOOL, 2- 6 JULY 2018, Leuven, Belgium.

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (University of Leuven) and the Dean Rusk International Law Center (University of Georgia School of Law) are delighted to welcome you to study international law and global governance with us over the course of the week.

Through lectures, discussions, and a high-level conference, you will explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other nonstate actors interact. A range of global challenges will be discussed, such as trade and sustainable development, peace and security, human rights, the rule of law, and democracy.

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Migration Policy Institute 2 Job Ads: Senior Policy Analyst & Research Assistant

  1. Senior Policy Analyst – MPI Europe

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Programme of its sister organisation, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst to join its dynamic Brussels team. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional writing, editing, and analytical skills and a thorough understanding of European policy frameworks and systems to manage immigration and asylum. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 14 April 2017

2. Research Assistant, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks an exceptional individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with qualitative and quantitative research and provide programmatic support in several areas of NCIIP’s work. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of adult English/basic education, workforce training, and postsecondary education systems to support the successful integration of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees.

This position is available immediately. Applications are due by close of business on April 21, 2017.

[For details, follow the links provided]

U Leuven Job Ad: Media Effects (Belgium)

Full time (assistant/associate/full) professor in Media Effects at KU Leuven (Belgium) at KU Leuven — University of Leuven
Deadline: March 15, 2017

REQUIREMENTS
• Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent diploma, with extensive expertise in the domain of Media Effects Research

Excellent research record and very good teaching and training skills
High-level international publications
A vision on teaching in academic programmes

CFP AHRI 2017: Promotion & Enforcement of Human Rights

2017 AHRI CONFERENCE
The Promotion and Enforcement of Human Rights by International and Regional Organizations: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
27-28 April 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 January 2017

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), the FRAME Project and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2017 AHRI Conference, which will be held in Leuven. This international conference aims to take a broad and comparative view of the achievements and potential, but also of the challenges of international and regional organizations in promoting and enforcing human rights. Further details of the call can be found in the attached document.

Ghent U PHD Support: Sociolinguistics (Belgium)

MULTIPLES (Research Centre for Multilingual Practices and Language Learning in Society) seeks to recruit a PhD candidate to work on a project titled “Language and employability. A sociolinguistic ethnography of the activation of migrant job seekers in Flanders”, financed by the Special Research Fund at Ghent University.

Project description
The research is situated in the domain of sociolinguistics. The project proposes an ethnographic analysis of the activation trajectories in which migrant job seekers are inserted in Flemish Belgium. The project’s goal is to acquire insight in the role of language in the different stages of these trajectories, focusing on the relation between small-scale interactional practices, policy requirements and public macro-discourses on integration, linguistic diversity and work. The project will analyze the implementation of language policies in daily institutional practice, the logics that underpin these policies, the ways in which counselors, teachers and job seekers negotiate these policies, and the eventual outcomes of these policies for the different actors involved. Data will be collected through conducting participant observation in the Flemish employment agency and its partner organizations, interviewing counselors, teachers and job seekers and collecting policy documents.

Your profile
–       master’s degree in linguistics, communication, anthropology or a related discipline, obtained with good grades before the start of the project
–       good social and communicative skills
–       capacity for independent research
–       willingness to carry out ethnographic fieldwork
–       excellent competence in Dutch
–       good academic skills in English

Your tasks
–       collecting and analyzing ethnographic data
–       preparing a PhD on the basis of the project
–       preparing individual and joint publications for national and international scientific journals
–       presenting research at national and international conferences

We offer: a 48-month PhD position at Ghent University (Research Centre MULTIPLES & Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication), starting 1 January 2017.

How to apply
Applicants must submit the following documents:
–       a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and copy of the master’s degree, merged into one PDF document
–       a piece of writing (e.g. a student paper) in English or in Dutch which demonstrates the applicant’s academic competences

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to prof. dr. Sarah Van Hoof (sarah.vanhoof[at]ugent.be). The deadline for application is 5 December 2016, 23:59 (CET).

More information
For inquiries, please contact Sarah Van Hoof (sarah.vanhoof[at]ugent.be).