Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Communication and Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 30 May 2022.
Royal Roads University invites your interest in a 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 (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. They stress a critical-professional educational approach. The ideal candidate is 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.
Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, 28 April-4 May, 2022: Online. 5-8 May, 2022: In person, Montreal, Canada.
The 24th Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival offers numerous thought-provoking, unbridled, multilingual authors and multicultural events in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hebrew, Welsh, Ukrainian and Arabic. The Festival is thrilled to be back with live events from May 5-8 and FREE online from Apr. 28-May 4. Explore contemporary literary conversations, performances and launches, with science and ecology’s relationships to literature, and ‘age, time and literature’ as some of this year’s themes, centering around the question: What age are we? Planet, society, people. In addition, this year there will be a special focus on Ukraine during the in-person sessions. Ukraine is in the throes of a tragedy. What can literature do against war? Plenty—war is inhuman; literature is one of the best outlets humanity has to offer.
Research Fellow – Irregular Migration, CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 25 April 2022.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior research fellows who work in the wider field of irregular migration. This position is offered in close connection with several multi-year international research projects on irregular migration.
The Fellow will conduct research on areas of irregular migration in Canada and in comparative perspective with Europe and North America, including entry, stay, work and other dimensions, pathways between regularity and irregularity, lived experiences of migrants, policy analysis, and methods to estimate irregular migration.
CERC Migration offers an opportunity to pursue new research, develop leadership potential, and collaborate internationally working as part of a research team, headed by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, at Ryerson University.
Associate Faculty (part time teaching) in Justice Studies, School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 15 March 2022.
The School of Humanitarian Studies is seeking applications for associate faculty to teach in the Master of Arts in Justice Studies (MAJS) program. (Associate faculty hold limited-term contracts to develop and/or teach individual courses in the program.) The MAJS program is dedicated to educating both aspiring and existing professionals in the justice field. Though a fairly new program at RRU, it is growing quickly. The posting is for 12 courses involving online and blended, i.e. online and on-campus, delivery.
JUST504 Indigeneity and Justice
HUMS551 Foundations of Research
JUST505 Case Studies in Transdisciplinary Justice
JUST506 Transdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice
HUMS691 Short Paper
JUST502 Foundations in Transdisciplinary Justice
JUST601 Transdisciplinary Perspectives on International Justice
JUST602 Advanced Policy Analysis in Justice Studies
JUST503 Current Issues in Justice
HUMS672 Public Images of Justice and Fairness
HUMS673 Indigenous Perspectives on Humanitarianism
HUMS671 Transdisciplinarity in Practice
Call for Papers: Language Policy and Planning: Language Policy, Linguistic Human Rights, and Cultural Genocide, August 25-27, 2022, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada, and online). Deadline: 28 February 2022.
LPP2022 will be a space for Canadian and international researchers to share their research about oppressed language rights and literacy practices in Canada and other parts of the world. This year’s theme (non-exclusive) will bring together researchers interested in the impact of language policy on the minoritization of language speakers and the oppression of their linguistic human rights. LPP2022 will have a hybrid (virtual and in-person) format. Organizers hope that this format will maximize the participation of underfunded educators and researchers who come from communities whose languages have been affected by colonial language policies. The event will highlight research that attempts to deconstruct colonial views of language education, which advocate forms of toxic monolingualism that not only target minoritized students’ mother tongues but that put their lives in danger, as has been the case with Canadian residential schools. The three plenary speakers, Owennatekha (Brian Maracle), Abduweli Ayup, and Jaffer Sheyholislami, are scholars who come from linguistically oppressed communities and who have been studying language issues in those communities for years.
LPP2022 will continue the plurilingual policy started at LPP2021. Abstracts must be submitted in English or French, but the language(s) of presentation may include any language(s) of your choice, as long as material to help viewers understand the slides is made available in English or French.
Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Deadline: 15 January 2022.
MacEwan University’s Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2022. This new faculty position will play an important role in teaching core courses primarily in the Professional Communication major of the Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) degree.
Preference will be given to candidates who can teach the following courses: strategic communication, advanced strategic communication, professional communication, intercultural communication, organizational communication theory, and communication theory.
Multiple research fellowships, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: November 15, 2021.
The Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria offers multiple fellowships. Most are for their own students and faculty, but there are several sorts available to international graduate students and faculty. Specifically:
Visiting Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Researcher: These fellowships support students in the research stages of their program. The CFGS promotes critical citizenship in a complex and rapidly changing global environment including the advancement and understanding of major global issues by civil society, the private sector, governments, and international institutions. Students are invited to apply who are engaged in similar topics of a global dimension. These topics may include, but are not limited to: global governance, international environmental challenges, social and ecological justice issues, and culture and identity. Applications from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.
Visiting Researcher Fellowship: The purpose of the fellowship is to provide research space and an environment conducive to writing and reflection to scholars working on research projects in the area of global studies. The fellowships are open to Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments. Consideration will also be given to professionals in NGOs and other related fields.
Assoc Prof/Professor of International Migration, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 15 September, 2021.
The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of international migration. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Sociology or a closely related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental 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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Global Storybooks: freely available digital tales in 50+ languages.
Global Storybooks is a free multilingual literacy resource for children and youth worldwide. Read, download, toggle, and listen to a wide variety of illustrated stories from the African Storybook and other open sites. Development continues at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
One of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve quality education globally by the year 2030. High illiteracy rates among children are partly due to a lack of appropriate reading materials in languages familiar to children. Research has shown that children learn to read best in their family’s home language, which also establishes a strong foundation for learning any additional languages. The Global Storybooks portal hosts custom sites with multilingual open-licensed books for over 40 countries and regions on five continents. The vision is to help democratize global flows of information and resources, to facilitate language learning — including Indigenous languages — and to promote literacy.
For further information:
Norton, B., & Stranger-Johannessen, E. (2020, January 19). Global Storybooks: From Arabic to Zulu, freely available digital tales in 50+ languages. The Conversation.
Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada (Online, and later outdoors), April 24-May 2, 2021.
Starting April 24 and running until May 2, the spring programming of the 23rd Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival will be in full swing, along with the TD-Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival. Online and later outdoors, more than 50 eclectic events with 200 artists will delight eyes and minds around the theme, The Challenges of Our Times. Free multilingual events in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic take the form of captivating panels, debates and interviews. Events are added daily and will remain online.
This would be a good place for those who wish to find books that start conversations about cultural identity, cultural difference, intercultural communication, and intercultural.