U Waterloo (Canada) lecturer positions

Definite Term Lecturer Positions in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one one-year Definite Term Lecturer in Speech Communication; and for one three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, both with a preferred start date of August 1, 2014. While the latter position is initially a three-year contract position, the successful candidate for the latter position will be entitled to consideration for Continuing Lecturer status at the completion of the contract. Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 140 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree option, and a minor and specialization. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication.

These positions involve teaching eight courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment); and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). It is anticipated that both Definite Term Lecturers will teach communication courses specifically designed for students outside of the Faculty of Arts, as well as courses within the Speech Communication program. Strong candidates will be able to integrate theory and practice in courses in one or more of the following areas: performance studies; public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and/or public and digital communication. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to experiential learning, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This appointment will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and names of three referees to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014.

U Waterloo (Canada) job ads

One Assistant Professor Position and One Associate Professor Position in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one Assistant Professor position and one Associate Professor position in Speech Communication. Based in a liberal arts faculty in a research intensive university, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree plan, and a minor. The program offers courses in four primary areas: Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Intercultural Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Drama) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

The successful candidates will have a strong research profile as well as demonstrated teaching experience. Strong applicants for the Assistant Professor position will have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Successful candidates will bring a specialization in one or more of the four programmatic areas articulated in the previous paragraph; as well as an expertise (Associate Professor applicants) or demonstrated interest (Assistant Professor applicants) in communication education (in areas such as, for example, course design, liberal arts education, assessment, technology, and/or critical pedagogy). Additional areas of focus related to communication studies may include intercultural communication, gender and sexuality, communication theory, and cultural/critical studies. Those hired into these positions will teach courses in the Speech Communication program and perform service within the Speech Communication program and in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication; and will contribute to the design and delivery of Speech Communication courses for students outside of the Faculty of Arts. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Expertise in qualitative and/or creative work is welcome. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. These appointments will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Appointments begin July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014.

Film and Media Artist-in-residence Banff Center

Job adsFilm & Media Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.
Fall: 18 November – 6 December 2013
Winter: 10 February – 21 March 2014

The Banff Centre’s Film & Media Artist-in-Residence program provides a rich, well-supported environment for professional development for artists in digital film and media, audio, research, and photography. Residencies are ideal for individuals and teams who want time and space to create new works, research innovative ideas, and experiment with different techniques and modes of production. Projects in all stages, from experimentation to production and post-production, are welcome. Examples of Film & Media Residencies include video production, video post-production, audio post-production, short film and video art, audio and electronic art, 3D animation, virtual reality, interactive design, locative media, research, performance, installation, experimental hardware, wearable technologies, immersive environments, transmedia, and multidisciplinary practices.

Audio, video, interactive, and research facilities are available to help participants develop all aspects of pre- and post-production for their project, while staff and Work Study Program participants are on hand to provide advice and support for the project. The working environment offers a private studio accessible 24 hours a day, and/or collaborative working spaces. Requests for use of specific Film & Media facilities, including editing stations, digital effects lab, recording studios, music huts, television studios, and research labs will be considered at the time of application. Access to these facilities is subject to additional fees.

Deadline for application: 6 September 2013
(Summer and spring residencies have later deadlines)


CFP Int’l Conf Interdisc Social Sciences

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
11-13 June 2014

The Social Sciences Conference is an international, interdisciplinary forum for encouraging discussion of the approaches to knowledge creation within and across the various social sciences. We were lucky to host delegates from over 45 countries at our most recent conference, each with a unique perspective on the social, natural, and applied sciences.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, or colloquia are invited, and we welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and research students to submit joint proposals for paper presentations or colloquia. Proposals are invited that address social sciences issues through one of the following categories:
* Social and Community Studies
* Environmental Studies
* Civic and Political Studies
* Organizational Studies
* Cultural Studies
* Educational Studies
* Global Studies
* Communications

Those unable to attend the conference in person may still join the community and submit an article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to The Social Sciences Collection of journals.

Proposals are reviewed in rounds adhering to monthly rolling deadlines. For more information on themes, proposal submission, registration, and our prestigious Graduate Scholar Awards, please visit the website.


U British Colombia job ad

Liu Institute for Global Issues/Graduate School of Journalism
Assistant Professor

The Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with anticipated start date as early as January 1, 2014.  Candidates must have a PhD and a research record in global affairs and digital media. The ideal candidate will have an active research profile and possess a broad understanding of global issues, with research interests that could include (but are not limited to):  international relations, human security, peace and disarmament, the environment, development, global health, and international justice issues. We will consider candidates working on any part of the world and from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary background; we particularly encourage those involved in policy analysis and implementation.  The Liu Institute for Global Issues is an important part of UBC’s vision with a mission to pursue interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research on global issues. The Emmy-Award winning Graduate School of Journalism conducts research on media, science, health, ethics and society. For full details of this advertisement and to submit an application, go here. Deadline: September 1, 2013.


Intercultural Dialogue and Community Development

The Center for Louisiana Studies and the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are pleased to host Dominique Sarny, professor and ethnologist at the University of Regina, Canada, for “Dialogue interculturel et développement communautaire : l’expérience des Francophones et des Métis de l’ouest canadien” (“Intercultural Dialogue and Community development: The Experience of Francophones and the Métis of Western Canada). In 2005, Professor Sarny and others began hosting round tables between the Fransaskois and the Métis of Saskatchewan. It is an undertaking of reconciliation and emancipation unique to Canada on behalf of two founding nations that can serve as a model to other communities in the Americas that wish to be brought closer together.

The Francophones and the Métis of Western Canada share a common historical, cultural and linguistic heritage as founding peoples. Since 1885, these two nations have had no direct contact, and their increasing marginalization as minority groups contributes to the loss of their respective identities and to assimilation. Framed in a rigorous methodology, the participants at the round table learn to become aware and profit together from a necessary convergence of identity and community development perspectives, as well as an active citizenship. This round table model is suggested for consideration by researchers and community participants in Louisiana, in a rich context of intermarriage of cultures (Cajun, Creole and Native American) who share a language and traditional cultural practices (music, songs, stories, etc.). This will allow for the sharing of results stemming from this experience, and to discuss a possible adaptation to this model to Louisiana’s reality in the context of an inclusive and united Francophonie, and the necessity to invent new forms of cooperation. This lecture will be held in the Griffin Hall Auditorium on the UL Lafayette campus, 141 Rex Street, room 147, Lafayette, LA at 3:30pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

The Acadiana community is invited to attend this free lecture en français co-hosted by the Center for Louisiana Studies and the UL Lafayette Department of Modern Languages and sponsored by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and Le centre de la Francophonie des Amériques. For more information
about this event, please contact the Center for Louisiana Studies Programming Division at 337.482.1320.

The free lecture en français will be held on Wednesday, April 24 on the UL campus at 6:30 pm in Griffin Hall Audotorium.

Original message posted to: http://www.katc.com/news/ethnology-professor-to-speak-on-intercultural-dialogue-in-canada/


Royal Roads U job ad

School of Communication and Culture
Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University invites your interest in a limited-term (two year) appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor within our School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. You will play a key role in the administration, delivery, and instruction of the Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication On Campus program.

Your primary responsibilities will include providing high quality face-to-face and online instruction, facilitating high quality course revision and program development as well as building strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff within the Marketing and International sectors. In addition, you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting instructors, managing student issues, monitoring the day-to-day delivery of the program, participating in program planning and reviews, attending program events and contributing to the marketing of the program. This program offering is geared primarily at international graduate students and delivered on campus in Victoria, British Columbia.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits, enjoys working within a highly entrepreneurial, collaborative and team-based teaching environment, and possesses well-developed interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and relationship-building abilities.

Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities. Experience working in diverse settings is essential to this position.

To be considered, candidates will possess:
• Doctorate in related discipline
• Bilingualism, with preferred proficiency in English and Mandarin
• Some personal or professional experience outside of Canada
• Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level (employing adult learning, English as a second language and applied learning principles) in intercultural and international communication
• Experience in the communication sector, and ability to develop international networks
• Ability to work within an interdisciplinary outcomes-based curriculum
• Applied research experience in social and applied sciences field
• Experience in curriculum design and development at the graduate level preferred
• Experience in supervision of graduate students preferred

In addition to a collegial learning community, Royal Roads University offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience. This is a limited term appointment for a two-year term. The possibility of extension to this term is subject to performance and program needs.

To apply please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (preferably in electronic format) to:
E-mail: rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca
Competition #13-007 or Human Resources – Career Opportunities Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

The competition will begin on February 6, 2013. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2013; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. While the position is pending funding, funding will be confirmed prior to March 31, 2013.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates chosen for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the names and contact information for three referees, and to arrange for the forwarding of degree transcripts directly from the granting institutions.

Royal Roads University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.


Vancouver summer program

International Joint Summer School
Communication and Global Power Shifts
Vancouver, Canada, June 3-14, 2013

Hosted by:
The School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
The National Centre for Radio & Television Studies, Communication University of China
The Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster
The School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

What Is The Summer School About?
The School offers short and intensive courses on media and communication issues of contemporary relevance. Faculty members from sponsoring institutions, along with other invited international scholars, will deliver lectures and lead discussions on topics related to their own research. The atmosphere of the School is informal and inviting. Students are encouraged to participate fully in all discussions with both faculty and their fellow students. Since its inception in 2009, the campus of the Communication University of China in Beijing has been the site of this School. This year, the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University is pleased to host the Summer School at its downtown Vancouver campus, in conjunction with an international conference in celebration of the School of Communication’s 40th anniversary.

The 2013 Summer School Topic
Building upon SFU’s School of Communication’s 40th anniversary international conference on Communication and Global Power Shifts, June 7 – 9, 2013, the Summer School examines the mutually constitutive relationships between rapidly transforming global communication systems and shifting structures of global political economic and cultural power. Competing claims of global power shifts are analyzed from the multidimensional perspectives of political economy and policy, critical cultural analysis, and technology and society studies, as well as through critical categories such as empire, class, nation, race, and gender. Lecture topics, which build up and extend conference topics, include but are not limited to:
*      Historical and theoretical analysis of communication and global power shifts
*      Continuities and changes in the dynamics of global communications, with specific attention to South-South and/or intra-regional communication and cultural flows
*      Foreclosures and opportunities for a more just global communication order in areas such as Internet governance regimes, social movement media, and communication rights
*      Continuing relevance of the ‘audience commodity’ to current debates about digital labor power and struggles
*      Decolonization of the foundations of knowledge-power and engagement with alternative epistemologies
*      Constraints, challenges and opportunities in communication for ecological sustainability

In addition to lecturers from the four sponsoring institutions (Enda Brophy, Robert Hackett, Zhengrong Hu, Dal Yong Jin, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Katherine Reilly, Robert Prey, Xin Xin, and Yuezhi Zhao), other confirmed Summer School presenters include Yahya R. Kamalipour, Richard Maxwell, Kaarle Nordenstreng, B. P. Sanjay, Dan Schiller, and Raka Shome. The conference keynote speaker is Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, and plenary panelists are Mark Andrejevic, Glen Coulthard, Guillermo Mastrini, Richard Maxwell, Raka Shome, Audra Simpson, and Dolores van der Wey.

How Will The Summer School Be Organized?
The School will take place at Harbour Centre, part of the Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus. Harbour Centre is located at 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver’s downtown core and is well served by public transport, a food court, and other amenities. There will be 12 days of lectures, seminars, conference sessions and ample time for informal meetings, leisure and tourism. The working language of the Summer School will be English. With the possible exception of SFU students and Canadian students whose institution is covered by the Western Canada Dean’s Agreement regarding credit recognition, the Summer School will not be able to offer formal course credits to participants. However, the organizers will issue certificates of completion to those participants who require them.

Who Can Attend The Summer School?
The School is open to anyone with a genuine interest in the current state of global communication. Participants may or may not present a paper at the conference. However, those who do not present a paper at the conference must be able to present a paper on a topic of their own choice at the Summer School. Apart from that requirement, there are no restrictions on age, status or nationality, but the organizers believe that the School will be particularly valuable to doctoral students and junior scholars.

How Much Will The Summer School Cost?
Attendees need to cover their own costs for air fare and other travel expenses.  The Summer School does not charge any registration or tuition fee. In order to attend the Summer School, all participants will have to register for the June 7-9 SFU conference and pay the conference registration fee (the faculty rate is Can. $285 plus taxes; the student rate is Can. $75 plus taxes). Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation. They may also consult the “Communication and Global Power Shifts” website for useful hotel information.

How Can I Apply To Attend the Summer School?
A copy of the application form is here.
Please note that registration for the June 7-9 SFU School of Communication conference “Communication and Global Power Shifts” and the Summer School are handled separately. Those who wish to both present a paper at the conference and participate at the Summer School will need to submit separate applications. Paper proposals for the June 7-9 conference should be submitted tocmns40 AT sfu.ca by February 15, 2013. SFU School of Communication’s conference organizing committee will evaluate paper proposals and be responsible for conference related correspondences.

All applications for the Summer School will be handled by the Summer School Secretariat and completed forms should be sent to bjss2009 AT gmail.com. We welcome other supporting documents, such as a CV, a personal statement, a detailed research proposal or an academic paper, which will be helpful for the organizers to evaluate your application.  The organizers will, on request, provide the necessary letters and any other necessary documentation for the purposes of issuing visas to foreign visitors.
The Summer School application deadline is April 1st 2013. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact either Ms. Birgit Schroeder (cmns40 AT sfu.ca) or Dr. JI Deqiang (bjss2009 AT gmail.com).

2013 International Joint Summer School Application Form
1. Name
2. Nationality
3. Institutional Affiliation
4. Position
5. Contact: Address, Telephone, Email
6. Research Topic
7. Abstract (No More than 300 words)

U Montreal job ad

The Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal invites applications for two full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in (1) Digital Media and Technologies and (2) Organizational Communication.

Responsibilities for both positions
Successful candidates will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the institution.

Requirements for the Digital Media Position
* PhD (or near completion) in Communication or in a related field.
* Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
* Research interests and relevant research experience in issues related to contemporary transformations of digital media and technologies (social media, blogs, networks, microblogging, etc.), which pervade all the spheres of Quebec and Canadian society: for instance new forms of web journalism, the latest challenges facing communications industries, various challenges related to e-commerce, political activism on the Web, or the convergence of media institutions.
*Methodological competencies: candidates with an expertise in quantitative analysis (online surveys, network analysis, online interaction analysis, social statistics) will be given preference.

Requirements for the Organizational Communication position
* PhD (or near completion) in Communication or in a related field.
* Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
* Research interests and relevant research experience in the processes of organizational communication. Specifically, preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on one or more of the following areas:
– Communication in organizational change and innovation (strategic, technological or other);
– Relations between organizations, their external partners and other stakeholders (external communication, public relations, interorganizational communication, etc.);
– Issues of communication relating to multiculturalism, power, inequalities or diversity within organizations;
– The production, circulation and management of knowledge.
* Methodological competencies: candidates with particular expertise and interest in teaching research methodologies will be given preference.

For both positions, proficiency in the French language is expected. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To revitalize its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date
From June 1, 2013.

The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications and research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of research and teaching interests, must be received at the address below by
November 1st, 2012, for the Digital Media position
December 1st, 2012, for the Organizational communication position

Three letters of recommendation are to be sent to the department director at the following address:
François Cooren, Director
Department of Communication
Université de Montréal
P. O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7
Phone: 514 343-7819
Email: f.cooren@umontreal.ca

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee.  This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program
The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities.  Applicants who belong to one of these groups are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted http://www.fas.umontreal.ca/affaires-professorales/documents/quest-acces-emploi-EN.pdf and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements
In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Cole Foundation grants


Grant applications for the Cole Foundation’s upcoming round of Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles programs are now available online. Recent grants totalling $148,140 were handed out to professional theatre companies in Montreal for their 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. The Cole Foundation created this grant program to encourage a better understanding and greater social harmony amongst the various cultural communities of Montreal through the presentation of professional French and English language theatre. Barry Cole, Cole Foundation President, believes that dialogue leads to better understanding, appreciation and greater social harmony amongst the cultural communities. With this in mind, the Cole Foundation initiated the programme Intercultural Conversations to stimulate the production of theatrical events that feature intercultural dialogue and that introduce Montrealers to other cultural heritages and social realities. Intercultural Conversations consists of production grants, commissioning grants and translation grants to both French and English theatre companies.

Montreal is a multicultural city welcoming people of all ethnic origins. The Cole Foundation wants Montrealers to have a greater awareness of the voices and stories from and about its diverse cultures and communities. Dialogue among these various cultural communities is one way of bringing them together. Theatre has the ability of fostering this intercultural dialogue through the presentation of stories of other cultures on stage and the Cole Foundation considers it vital to support plays that explore these important issues.

Grants for the next competition relate to the 2012-13 and 2013-14 theatre seasons. The deadline for the fourth competition of this meaningful award is October 7. Application forms are now available online where you will also find further information, including lists of past recipients.
Intercultural Conversations grant application forms are available for download here: www.colefoundation.ca/community/competition-forms

Information about the Intercultural Conversations program: www.colefoundation.ca/community
Information about the Cole Foundation Pediatric Oncology research grants: http://www.colefoundation.ca

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