Stockholm U PhD Studentship: Bilingualism (Sweden)

FellowshipsPHD Student in Bilingualism  at the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University
Closing date: 18 April 2017

The Centre for Research on Bilingualism provides a broad base of theoretical and practical research with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of bilingualism. The Centre is a cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary unit within the Faculty of Humanities Language Sciences Section at Stockholm University. Research at the Centre forms a significant part of Stockholm University’s leading research area “Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition”.

Research areas include bilingualism and second language acquisition, multilingualism and diversity, bilingualism in the family, bilingual education, Swedish as a second language for children and adults, young people’s languages and language use in multilingual contexts, second and foreign language teaching, L1 attrition and reactivation in bilinguals, language maintenance and language shift, language ideology, language policy, and multilingualism and education in developing countries. In sum, the Centre’s research covers the sociolinguistic, pragmatic, structural, psycholinguistic, cognitive and neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism. For more information, see: www.biling.su.se/english.

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterised by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subjects. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.

Project description
The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1–2 places in the PhD program in Bilingualism. The Centre encourages applications in the areas of the Sociolinguistics of multilingualism and diversity and Psycho-/Neurolinguistics (including EEG or Eye-tracking).

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Hong Kong Polytechnic U Job Ads: Bilingualism & Communication; Asian Languages; Area Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Expires: 13th February 2017

Duties
The appointees will be required to:
• engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• assume an important role in curriculum design and development;
• undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants;
• provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management;
• render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; and
• perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
• a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism, Japanese Language Studies, Bilingual Media, Corporate Communication or a related field;
• relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
• a high level of fluency in English; and
• a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

Applicants for appointment at Assistant Professor level should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required.

Applicants for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements.  Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit this website.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloadedRecruitment will continue until the position are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment.

Black identity, foreign language, culture

Call for Chapter Submissions: Black identity, foreign language and culture
Deadline:  September 15, 2012

We are currently seeking submissions for an accepted book proposal with a national publisher.  All submissions must be completed works.  Abstracts will not be considered.

Exploring black identity through bilinguals of the Diaspora is an edited text that describes how foreign language acquisition and development help to shape how Africans, people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean, and African Americans are able to describe and proscribe their identity.  Contributors to this text may have work that falls under one of the following themes:
*        Using foreign language as a tool for self-definition
*        The impact of foreign language on the understanding of self
*        Foreign language acquisition in the African American community
*        The impact of ESL on Blacks of the Diaspora
*        Impact of language on the expatriate experience
*        Bilingual code-switching in the African Diaspora
*        The relationship between language and identity
*        African Americans and bilingualism
*        Bilingualism and identity in the African Diaspora

Completed works must be a minimum of ten (15) pages and a maximum of twenty (20) pages including references and footnotes.

Authors must be able to submit completed chapters by September 15, 2012.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Kami J. Anderson.