Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Deadline: January 31, 2020.
The Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to fulfill research and teaching needs in the field of public relations, crisis management, stakeholder engagement, advocacy or relationships with governments. Candidates whose work addresses contemporary social issues, such as those related to diversity, equity and inclusion; health and accessibility; environment and sustainability; among other possibilities will be prioritized.
An adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to attaining the proficiency level required, in accordance with the Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.
Two faculty positions, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadlines different for each.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 13 December 2020.
Royal Roads University invites interest in a continuing-track Faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within our School of Communication and Culture (SCC) in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS). As a full-time core faculty member, you will 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, and stress a critical-professional educational approach. See the website for more details; includes the Master of Intercultural and International Communication.
2. Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Leadership Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 20 December 2020.
Royal Roads University is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Leadership Studies, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in Leadership Studies or a related field and a minimum of three years of organizational leadership experience. As a full-time member of the RRU Faculty Association (RRUFA) you will be expected to contribute to the areas of teaching, research, scholarship, service, and academic administration, as outlined in the 2019–2022 Collective Agreement.
Marcella LaFever, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico, 2005) is an Associate Professor in Communications at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Marcella, in examining the implications for herself to decolonize her communication practices, has focused her ongoing research program on listening to indigenous voices that have been saying for a long time what colonizers need to do to change their attitudes and practices. Marcella’s main program of research focuses on the social exclusion that results in public dialogue and decision-making where cultural ways of speaking are outside the norms expected in dominate North American culture. Her 9P Planning model posits a process that builds intercultural relationships to increase social inclusion in public dialogue. Dr. LaFever’s other current work is in two areas of intercultural communication: use of First Nation storytelling as a form of dialogic participation; and indigenization of classroom instructional practices.
LaFever, M. (2017). Using the medicine wheel for curriculum design in intercultural communication: Rethinking learning outcomes. In G. Garcia-Perez & C. Rojas-Primus (Eds.), Promoting intercultural communication competencies in higher education (pp. 168-199). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
LaFever, M. (2016). Switching from Bloom to the Medicine Wheel: Creating learning outcomes that support Indigenous ways of knowing in post-secondary education. Intercultural Education, 27(5), 409-424.
LaFever, M. (2011). Empowering Native Americans: Communication, planning and dialogue for eco-tourism in Gallup, New Mexico. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 4(2), 127-145.
LaFever, M. (2008). Communication for public decision-making in a negative historical context: Building intercultural relationships in the British Columbia treaty process. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 1(2), 158-180.
Work for CID: Marcella LaFever prepared ICD Exercise #1: Intercultural Meetups.
South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) of Montréal, November 19-29, 2020.
Now in its 10th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (free and online this year) is committed to showcasing recent artistic work that fosters discussion and explores other parts of the world, both their similarities and differences. The Festival is a platform for filmmakers worldwide whose films have a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. A film-goer’s kaleidoscope of languages, sights and sounds, this year’s program highlights award-winning cinematic works about South Asians in Canada, USA, UK, France, Portugal, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa, in languages as varied as Assamese, Bengali, English, French, Hindi, Khowar, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu. Included are short, long, documentary and feature seIections. Daily post-film panel discussions will be more interesting than ever, with directors and producers from around the world. All films are subtitled in English and French.
All screenings and panel discussions are free, with donations gratefully welcome. Registration for films is mandatory.
Associate 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.
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 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.
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.
1 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.
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.
Call 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.