CFP Future of Media & Communication Research (China)

ConferencesFuture of Media and Communication Research: Media Ecology and Big Data, 2017 International Conference
November 19-21, 2017, Fuxuan Hotel, Fudan University – Shanghai,  P. R. China

Deadline: June 19, 2017

Organized jointly by Fudan Information and Communication Research Center & Fudan Journalism School, Fudan University, China
and the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA

The international conference on Future of Media and Communication Research: Media Ecology and Big Data welcomes abstracts that deal with original quantitative or qualitative research related to any sub-themes listed under the Submissions page. The abstracts that are submitted to the conference will be blind reviewed by a panel of scholars put together by the scientific research committee from Fudan University, China and Ohio University, USA.

The official language of presentations at the conference is primarily English.

In the age of new technology and big data, the media landscape in China and around the world is changing rapidly with the rise of social media and digital media. The media ecology brings various new topics for the media industry, academics and scholars. Areas being explored at all institutional/organizational sectors of media include—but not limited to—media convergence, the use of big data, and audience engagement. This program will be of interest to academics, industry and other interested stakeholders who are working with digital technology, media or mass communication to ideate and present new approaches to addressing or exploring these important topics. Also, developing an updated curriculum with social/digital media literary and big data analytics is becoming an interesting topic in communication education.

We welcome research papers on seven sub-themes to discuss new media and big data: new communication research paradigm; media industry change; news production and data journalism; media use and engagement; computational social science and communication research; health communication; and big data and communication education. We are looking forward to receiving abstracts for potential vibrant research presentations at this international conference and to welcoming you in Shanghai, China.

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Chinese U Hong Kong, Shenzen Job Ad: General Education (China)

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world class research university with strong Chinese cultural influence. It is committed to nurturing high end talents with global perspective, Chinese tradition and social responsibility.

The University is featured with an international learning environment, a bilingual teaching pedagogy, a collegiate system, general education courses, multidisciplinary programmes and a student-centered educational philosophy.

Post Specification
Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. degree in humanities or social science (including but not limited to anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, and sociology); (ii) interest and preferably experience in teaching the humanities or social science as general education subjects at tertiary level; (iii) proficiency in Chinese and/or English; and (iv) the ability to handle classic texts in the humanities. A proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.

The appointee will be responsible for (a) teaching a general education course on “In Dialogue with Humanity” and other relevant general education courses; (b) designing e-learning materials; and (c) assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.

The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2017-18.

CU International College Beijing Job Ad: Communication Instructor

MEDIA LEARNING LAB DIRECTOR and COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR for the International College Beijing

The University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2017. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a Communication generalist who can also direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory.

About the ICB:
Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University (CAU) and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more.

Job Description:
In addition to the teaching roles described below, we seek a candidate who can fulfill the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a facility serving the entire ICB program, where students learn how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to: 1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras; 2) be conversant with the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources; and 4) be an enthusiastic facilitator of the student projects produced in this Learning Lab. Fulfilling this role will count as part of the Instructor’s service component to the Department.

In addition to directing the Media Learning Lab, the teaching load is 7 courses per academic year (4 in fall and 3 in spring). The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses, such as Communication and Citizenship, Global Communication, Communication and Diversity, Intercultural Communication, Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods, Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advertising, Advanced Strategic Communication, New Media, New Media Production and Management, and Media Writing Skills.

Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and their home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 15 weeks long; semester start dates are based on the lunar calendar with fall semesters beginning early to mid-September, and spring semesters beginning in mid-January to early-February.

Qualifications
An M.A. in Communication is required; a Ph.D. in Communication or closely allied field is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Details: CU Careers, job posting 09254

Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University, China – College of Humanities and Social Science
Deadline: June 13, 2017

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure – the tenure track system. The university plans to recruit roughly 50 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favourable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Responsibilities:

  1. He/She who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching.
  2. Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”(Humanities and Social Science) includes “Type A” and “Type B”.
    Type A: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research, participate in the planning, developing and implementation of academic discipline(s), facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, promote international reputation, gradually form a leading and competitive role in the academic discipline.
    Type B: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research and establish a research orientation, facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation and become an active and influential scholar in the field.

U Nottingham China Job Ad: Applied Linguistics

Assistant Professor(Lecturer) in Applied Linguistics/ELT

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 12 years.

The School of English at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China is a thriving, expanding and research-active school, established with the support of the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK. This school provides two UG and PG degree programmes each since 2008 and offers our students the same degree certificates as those who study in the UK campus.

The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the areas of Applied Linguistics and English Language teaching. We are looking for someone specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, pedagogy of teaching English to young learners, language acquisition and discourse analysis. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to conduct research, obtain research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise undergraduate, masters’ and doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Closing date: 24 April 2017

IAICS 2017 (China)

IAICS 2017In today’s world, globalization erases boundaries and leads to increased contact among various languages and cultures. While human contact and migration have always been present throughout history, e.g., on the Silk Road, today’s media and transport capacities facilitate contact and communication to an exponentially greater extent than ever before. As a consequence, the phenomena of diversity, interculturality and hybridity are intensified. Juxtaposed to increased contact ensuing from globalization are both the positive and negative aspects of the protectionist efforts of localism. The theme of this conference seeks to examine the context of these problems within the spheres of education, language, culture, and society.

Preregistration due February 28, 2017.

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Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science
Hangzhou, China
Expires: 16th March 2017

School of International Studies
The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Type A: The applicant should hold associate professorship or assistant professorship in a prominent international university, and have a certain influence in national and international academia with active thoughts. He/She should have the ability to make certain influential achievements in some fields.
• Type B: The applicant should be the outstanding scholar with excellent academic training. Principally, he/she should hold a doctoral degree or accomplish postdoctoral research of a renowned university or renowned discipline. He/She should have certain innovative research achievements with active thoughts as well as a great developing potential.
• The applicant is expected to be a proactive learner and work full-time at ZJU.

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.

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge Researcher Profile

Patrick Dodge Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge (Ph.D., University of Denver, 2011) is Assistant Professor and Associate Program Chair at the University of Colorado, Denver’s International College in Beijing. He is a member of the National Communication Association’s Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization. Recipient of an NCA Advancing the Discipline Grant, he worked with Communication University of China partners to co-organize the 2016 CUC-NCA co-sponsored conference, Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization. With two hundred+ Communication scholars and practitioners from over 10 countries, the success of the conference has led to a second NCA-CUC conference scheduled for the summer of 2018.

His research interests include culture and communication, intercultural communication, and transcultural conceptual understanding, driven by a desire for more U.S.-China cross-cultural alliances. His doctoral research included in-depth interviews with 2008 Beijing Olympic volunteers about their communication encounters with international visitors during the games and how, through the trope of harmony, the ‘New Face’ of China was performed. More recent projects focus on the challenges of academic freedom and how art and the Internet are opening up new possibilities for communicative resistance that stretch the boundaries of ‘free expression’ in China. His current research on China/Chinese Dream discourse has led to extensive travel throughout China, including Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong, in search of ‘harmony’ and ‘dreams’. His work has been published in journals such as Communication & Critical Cultural Studies, Journal of Communication, Intercultural Communication Studies, Women & Language, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Patrick has taught Communication courses in Beijing since 2007. His pedagogy is rooted in the combination of theory and practice, concepts and application, which he believes can lead to exciting insights and understanding not only within but also outside of the classroom in everyday practice. He engages students to consider multiple perspectives, to use critical thinking and critique to uncover both negative and positive insight, and to make up their own minds in articulating their unique position(s). His mixed ethnic background (Chinese/Taiwanese-American and European-American) has fueled his passion to learn more about China and Chinese culture and communication in context.

Selected Publications

Dodge, P. S.-W. (Forthcoming). Contesting the façade of harmony through art and the Internet in China. In S. Hartnett, L. Keränen, & D. Conley (Eds.), Imagining China: Rhetorics of nationalism in the age of globalization. Ann Arbor: Michigan State University Press.

Keränen, L., Dodge, P. S.-W., & Conley, D. (2015). Modernizing traditions on the roof of the world: Displaying ‘liberation’ and ‘occupation’ in three Tibet museums. Journal of Curatorial Studies, 4(1), 78-106.

Dodge, P. S.-W. (2014). Finding “the line” in Beijing: Classrooms as liminal space. In P. Ng & E. Boucher (Eds.), Local contextual influences on teaching: Narrative insights from ESL/EFL professionals. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Dodge, P. S.-W., & Suter, E. A. (2008). It’s okay to have a girl: Patronymy and China’s one child policy. Women and Language, 31, 1, 13-22.

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U Macau Job Ad: Full Professor of Communication (China)

Full Professor of Communication

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Full Professor of Communication.

The specific area of appointment is open. This new position is intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental emphases. We are seeking the best candidate from the fields of communication, media studies, public relations, journalism, cultural studies and/or cognate areas, who can contribute to departmental research, teaching and graduate supervision. The ideal candidate will take on a leadership role in the department, and may eventually be asked to serve as Department Head.

The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organisational communication, communication skills),  vocationally-oriented public communication  (public relations, advertising, event planning); media studies and journalism  (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); creative industries (video production, photography, animation); and cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, popular culture). The Department also has an active and successful PhD programme.

Information about the Department of Communication is available at the University website. For academic enquiries, please contact FSS.Comm@umac.mo.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field and should have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level, as well as a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching, including post-graduate supervision. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, though it is not a prerequisite for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM(https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/FP/2017). Review of applications will commence on 30 November 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Office
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo
Tel: +853 8822 4057;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**