U Toronto: Mediated Communication (Canada)

“JobAssociate Professor of Mediated Communication, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information & Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: October 20, 2020.

The Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Mediated Communication at the rank of Associate Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a PhD in communication, sociology, computational social science, network science, information science, or a related area. Candidates must have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. They must demonstrate an excellent research program emphasizing the application of quantitative methods, big data analytics, network analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component, to study the role of technologically mediated communication in society. ICCIT seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing strengths. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

BCCIE Intercultural Dialogue Series (Webinars)

Intercultural Pedagogy

Intercultural Dialogue Series, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), British Columbia, Canada. Free Webinars 2020-21.

As part of their ongoing conversation around intercultural and international education, BCCIE will be hosting an inaugural fall and winter intercultural series, Intercultural Intersections in International Education: Reflective Practices through Dialogue, discussing intercultural issues facing the international education field today. Prior to attending these webinars, they ask that each participant takes time to review the Foundation Modules (120 minutes) to ensure everyone has a common foundation of intercultural understanding to build from, disrupt and, question.

Fall 2020: “Investigating the Self” (September – December).
Winter 2021: “Putting theory to practice” (January – May).

The first series will be held from 10:00–11:00 am on Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 24, and Dec 15, as webinars, with recorded videos available on their website approximately one week after each event. September’s topic: A Conversation abut Intercultural and International Education’s Current and Future Direction.

 

Yecid Ortega Profile

ProfilesYecid Ortega is a Ph.D. candidate in the program of Language and Literacies Education (LLE) and the specialization program in Comparative International, and Development Education (CIDE) at OISE – University of Toronto, Canada.

Yecid Ortega

His general research interests are within decolonial critical ethnographic and case study approaches to research. Yecid explores how globalization, capitalism and neoliberalism influence language policy decision-making processes and their effects on classroom practices and students’ lived experiences. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of language teaching in Colombia, USA, and Canada and has worked with teachers in curriculum and syllabus design. His research looks at how plurilingualism and pluriculturalism (PLPC) juxtaposes with concepts of race and his most recent work is related to the English language teaching using social justice lens in different international contexts. His also interested in community-based approaches to understanding the lived experiences of immigrants and refugee secondary students from international perspectives.


Work for CID:
Yecid Ortega serves as a reviewer for translations into Spanish.

Royal Roads U: Faculty in Communication (Canada)

“Job1 year position for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Communication, School of Communication & Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 27 August 2020.

Royal Roads University invites interest in a limited-term Faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within the School of Communication and Culture (SCC) in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. As a full-time core faculty member, you would play a key role in the delivery of SCC’s programs. SCC offers three degree programs in the study of communication and culture which are focused on the theory and practice of professional communication, in a wide range of contexts including media, organizational and intercultural. They stress a critical-professional educational approach.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits and will have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and the graduate levels in the field of communication studies; a sensitivity to diversity in teaching, learning and research; an ability to work as a team member within an interdisciplinary outcome-based curriculum; and administrative experience and abilities, preferably in a university setting.

The position will start in October 2020, but RRU is teaching online this fall, so immediate relocation will not be required.

Royal Roads U: Program Associate (Canada)

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Program Associate, School of Communication & Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: February 10, 2020.

Under the general direction of the School Manager of the School of Communication & Culture and the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences Administrative Manager, the program manager is responsible for performing administrative and day-to-day operational functions to support the effective and efficient delivery of the program(s). The program manager will liaise with School staff, faculty (core and associate), learners (prospective, current and alumni), and university support areas on a daily basis in order to ensure that the program is supported, delivered and promoted effectively.

CFP History of Recent Social Science (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 7th Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS), University of Toronto, Canada, June 12–13, 2020. Deadline: February 7, 2020.

This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law, and linguistics. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences.

The two-day conference will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

York U: Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures & Cultures (Canada)

“JobAssistant Professor of Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures, English Department, York University, York, Ontario, Canada. Deadline: January 25, 2020.

The Department of English, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Professorial Stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures to commence July 1st 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research can be situated within the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature in English within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interdisciplinary and intermedial approaches are especially welcome. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or a related field with a specialization in Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who engage Middle Eastern Diasporic Literatures and Cultures from a variety of global perspectives that may include but should not be limited to North America, with demonstrated expertise in theoretical and critical paradigms in Postcolonial and/or World Literature. The successful applicant will direct courses in World Literature and Postcolonial writing at all levels, contribute to curricular development in their area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful applicant shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in such priority areas as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

York U: Refugee & Diaspora Studies; Human Rights in Middle East (Canada)

“JobThe Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, York, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies

Applicants should have a PhD in any area of the social sciences (or have completed their PhD at the time of the appointment) that engages with the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural processes that produce the displacement of individuals and groups, and the effects of these processes on refugees, illegalized and racialized migrants, and diasporic communities. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in different theoretical approaches that engage critically with human rights, transnationalism, racialization, nationalism, colonialism, diasporas, borders, and nation-states. Knowledge of and publications relating to UN refugee laws, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) is an asset. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Rights in the Middle East

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.

CFP Global Studies Conference 2020 (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 13th Global Studies Conference: Globalization and Social Movements: Familiar Patterns, New Constellations? Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 4-5 June 2020. Deadline: 4 November 2019.

The last decade saw an intensification of social movement activism across the world. In the Global North, widespread discontent with austerity following the 2008 financial collapse gave rise to the Occupy and Indignados movements. In the Global South, political struggles against neoliberalism have been articulated primarily as protests against its institutional embodiments, especially the World Bank and the IMF and their policies of structural adjustment. Other campaigns mobilized against political oppression (e.g., the Arab Spring), racism (e.g., Black Lives Matter), and sexism (e.g., Me Too). Meanwhile, the Tea Party Movement and now Alt Right have shaped activism on the political right. In some mobilizations, such as Gilets Jaunes in France, left and right-wing influences criss-crossed in often contradictory ways. The fact that all these groups are both manifestations of and responses to various aspects of globalization is nothing new. Earlier mobilizations, such as the global justice movement, epitomized by the Zapatistas in Mexico, also expressed global identities and used the technologies of globalization while challenging the dominant version of the process. As a matter of fact, social movements and international non-governmental organizations worked across borders even in the era when state sovereignty was rarely questioned and politics seemed to make sense almost exclusively in national terms. INGOs, whose number has increased exponentially from a few in the nineteenth century to tens of thousands today, are often viewed as indicators of the state of globalization, expanding rapidly when the global system is on an upward trajectory and declining in significance when globalization is on the defensive. This conference aims to explore those and other manifold and often contradictory relationships between social movements and global processes.

U British Columbia: Assistant Profs in Health/Gender/Migration

“JobTwo Assistant Professor positions (health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration), Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. The substantive area of specialization for these two positions is OPEN although the department has identified preferential areas including sociology of health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration.

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. The Department expects applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population.