ACLS Grants: Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society

GrantsCFP ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society. Deadline: November 7, 2018.

ACLS invites proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Projects may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and dynamic populations of China. Proposals should be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit.

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Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science. Deadline: June 20, 2018.

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 100 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 favorable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

U Macau Job Ad: Senior Professorship in Communication (Macau)

Job adsFull / Distinguished / Chair Professorship in Communication Studies at University of Macau. Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled (Posted April 20, 2018).

The Role of Senior Professorship in the Department of Communication

The department currently offers broad-based curricula leading to BA, MA and PhD degrees embracing the full range of the field, including: Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Cinema, International and Intercultural Communication, and Media Production. The Faculty wishes to make a strategic appointment at a senior level that can both contribute to and complement existing departmental emphases. While the post is open to applications from any area of media and communication, we are especially interested in candidates with leading international reputations whose academic expertise is relevant to the concerns of Macao and the Greater China region. The candidates should possess expertise and knowledge covering a broad range of sub-disciplines such as social science theories of communication effects, quantitative research methodology, journalism, advertising, public relations, new media, and international/intercultural communication. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full leadership role in the department, where appropriate, this may include serving as Department Head.

Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in International Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, Zhejiang University, China. Deadline: 20 May 2018.

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.

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Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsIntercultural Communication MOOC,  offered by Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Interested in learning about or engaging your colleagues and students in topics related to cultivating intercultural awareness? Then join us in a step-by-step social learning journey in the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course. This 5-week course has attracted over 41,000 learners since it first launched in November of 2015 (the 6th run opened April 16, 2018). The course highlights different ways we might (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll and engage with us now to learn and interact with this global learning community.

U Nottingham Ningbo Job Ads: Applied Linguistics (China)

Job adsThe University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China, is advertising three positions:

Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had substantial teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, business and professional communication, research methods, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, English literature and drama, English language teaching pedagogies, 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 lead research teams, support less experienced staff members for research, obtain external research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, language acquisition, English literature, pedagogy of teaching English to young learners, research methods, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, 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 doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had some teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Discourse Analysis, English Literature, English Language Teaching Methods, and Academic Learning Skills. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and possibly postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to be interested in research, contribute to research team activities and Research and Knowledge Exchange activities and undertake administrative duties.

 

U Macau Job Ads in Communication (China)

Job adsFull Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Instructor in Communication (up to 3 positions), University of Macau, China. Deadline: Until filled.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the positions of Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Senior Instructor in Communication, which are intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental expertise and curriculum/teaching requirements. We are specifically looking for applicants who have expertise and experience in the following areas: communication theory and cognate areas, public communication, and new media studies. It would be an advantage if candidates have familiarity with, and an ability to teach in, the Departmental General Education course in Public Speaking. The successful applicants would be expected to teach in and across some of the following courses: Interpersonal Communication, New Media Studies, Introduction to Public Relations, Fundamentals of Visual Culture, Introduction to Culture and Critical Communication, Communication Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Communication, Gender, Media and Diversity and Public Speaking.

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.

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.”