Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Study AbroadGlobal Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are awarded for studies, research, language studies or a combination of studies and language studies at participating Chinese institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program
  • Funding organizations: Global Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Target audiences: Canadian students (college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada); Canadian faculty members and research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; Canadian mid-career professionals
  • Number of scholarships: Over 20
  • Duration: 4 to 12 months for students; and 8 weeks to 12 months for faculty members and mid-career professionals
  • Inclusions: Airfare, tuition fees, monthly living stipend, on-campus accommodation and medical insurance
  • Deadline: March 6, 2018

CFP Communication, Ecology & Cultural Heritage (China)

Conferences4th Symposium on Communication and Public: Communication, Ecology, and Cultural Heritage, Penn Wharton China Center, Beijing, China, June 7 and 8, 2018. Deadline: February 28, 2018.

The call for submissions of paper abstracts of 800-1000 words is now open. The analysis could focus on media and communication technologies and their uses in the protection of ecology and cultural heritage or on practices of cultural heritage and environmental protection as media of communication. The symposium organizers encourage empirical studies that examine the practices and cultures of both citizens and institutions.

Submissions should be emailed by February 28, 2018. Authors will be notified of results by March 10, 2018. Organizers will cover accommodation and meals in Beijing, as well as domestic travel in China. (International travel cannot be covered.)

All papers should be written and presented in English. Selected papers will be published as a special issue in Communication and the Public.

Visiting Fellows: Communication & Media Research (China)

Job adsVisiting Fellows Program (VFP) for Communication and Media Research, joint program between the National Communication Association and the Communication University of China. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

Fellows will serve one-semester appointments-in-residence. Fall Fellows will serve September 1 through the end of December; Spring Fellows will serve February 1 through the end of May. During this one-semester residency, Fellows will not teach. Fellows will conduct research on their proposed projects in line with the VFP’s annual theme (see section on theme below), and they will be responsible for delivering four public talks, workshops, or other scholarly programs meant to advance NCA’s mission, the broad goals of the VFP, and the interests of intercultural collaboration. NCA and CUC will each select one Fellow for each academic term, so the VFP will consist of two Fellows each term (or four per academic year). Fellows will be guided in their work by the NCA’s “Credo for Ethical Communication,” which offers robust support for free speech, intellectual inquiry, and intercultural sensitivity. CUC endorses this document’s values and norms.

THE 2018-19 THEME: For our inaugural class of Fellows, the research theme is “The China Dream, the American Dream, and Communicating National Narratives.” Successful applicants will address this theme in their research and public events. So that colleagues may plan ahead, the 2019–20 theme will be “Global Environmental Communication in the Age of Crises.” The 2020–21 theme will be “New Media, New Markets, and Netizens.”

The VFP will be hosted on the campus of the Communication University of China (hereafter CUC). CUC has previously partnered with NCA in co-hosting the biennial summer conferences on “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization.”


CFP Communication, Media & Governance in the Age of Globalization (China)

ConferencesAnnouncing the Second Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, an international conference co-hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) and the National Communication Association (NCA), to be held in Beijing, China, June 22-23, 2018. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

This conference will be held at the CUC International Convention Center, creating public space for scholars, media practitioners, government officials, and students to participate in open discussions and dialogue. Presentations will be made in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translations available via headsets.

Rationale: With converging and diverging interests, China and the United States are increasingly intertwined in issues related to sovereignty and cyber-sovereignty, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, popular culture, climate change, and public health. This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication: about how our two nations engage with and envision each other, and about how our interlinked imaginaries create both opportunities and obstacles for greater understanding and strengthened relations. Within the overarching theme of “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” the conference will address three key topics:

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Zhejiang U Job: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in International Studies, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science. Closes: 11 December 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.

Zhejiang University “Hundred Talent Program”

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.

UCD International College Beijing Job: Media (China)

Job adsInstructor, International College Beijing, University of Colorado Denver (China)

The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2018. 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 colleague who can teach a wide range of Communication courses touching upon New Media, Strategic Communication, Workplace Communication, New Media Production and Management, Media Writing Skills, Advanced Strategic Communication, Internships, Transitioning from College to Career, and others. Above all else, we seek a dynamic and charismatic teacher committed to best practices in student-centered pedagogy and advancing the internationalization of communication via hands-on, skills-based experiential and problem-based learning.


U Macau Job Ads: Linguistics (Macau)

Job adsFull / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Discourse Analysis)

Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)

UM Macao Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Release Date: Sep 08, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

The University of Macau (UMacau) 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, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

Colorado U Denver Job Ad: Media Learning Lab/Instructor (Beijing)

Job adsCommunication Instructor and Media Learning Lab Director at CU Denver–International College of Beijing

The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in February, 2018. 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 colleague who can direct the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory while teaching courses that touch upon the analysis and production of New Media and Strategic Communication. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach courses in our general communication curriculum. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017 and will continue until a hire is made.

For more information, follow this link, and then search for Job ID # 10926.

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Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool U Job Ad: Media & Communications (China)

Job adsLecturer/Associate Professor Position in Media and CommunicationsXi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University – School of Film & Television Arts

Applications are invited for a position in the new School of Film and TV Arts, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. Deadline: July 17, 2017

The successful applicant will have a PhD, and be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. Applicants should have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in English, the language of instruction at the university. The successful appointee will be expected to teach; to undertake research in their area of specialisation; and to participate in the administration and development of the School of Film and TV Arts.

The School runs programmes in Communications, Digital Media, and Film and TV Production. Established in 2016 the School is new and growing rapidly. The School seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Associate Professor in Media and Communications with teaching to start in September 2017. The successful candidate will provide teaching across the department and will contribute in particular to the MSc in Media and Communications.

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has 10,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English.


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.