U Nottingham Ningbo: Literature/Applied Linguistics (China)

“JobTeaching Fellow in Literature or Applied Linguistics, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China. Deadline: May 31, 2020.

The Department was first established as the “Translation Programme” in 1990, and was awarded full independent departmental status in 2019. During our 30-year history, we have built a reputation as one of the leading centres in the region for teaching and research in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies. The Department offers teaching at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized in the region, with an academic staff comprising members from Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Programme has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also expanding its profile in the field of translation technology.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver lectures and seminars in topics within Literature and Applied Linguistics. Specifically, we are looking for someone who has some teaching experience 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, Drama, 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. Candidates who are interested in research and who will contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities and undertake administrative duties are preferred. Candidates must have a PhD degree at or near completion in a relevant discipline, preferably in English Literature or Applied Linguistics, and excellent communication and presentation skills in English.

Hong Kong Baptist U: AI and Media Research Lab (China)

“Job2 positions, AI and Media Research Lab, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: May 30, 2020.

Post-doctoral Fellow in AI and Media Research Lab, Department of Journalism, School of Communication.

Senior Research Assistant in AI and Media Research Lab, Department of Journalism, School of Communication.

Both positions conduct research around social media, online incivility, and misinformation, with particular foci around the two topics of politics and COVID-19.

Containing COVID-19: Mobile Documentaries Competition (China)

Applied ICDCall for entries: Containing COVID-19: Mobile Documentaries, International Mobile Storytelling Competition Series 2020. Institute for Mobile Studies, School of International Communications, University of Nottingham, Ningbo,  China. Deadline: 1 June 2020.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in early January 2020, global efforts in containing the virus have been widely documented by mobile users around the world. To document and enhance global joint efforts in containing the virus, we organize an online international mobile documentary competition.

Themes: The competition has, but not limited to, the following three suggested themes: (a) connections (with a special focus on connecting people, expertise and resources although physically distanced during the virus outbreak), (b) collaborations (with a special focus on collaboration processes on different fronts in containing the virus), and (c) contributions (with a special focus on achievements and progress in containing the virus locally, nationally or globally). Other suggested themes could include nurses stories, doctor stories, patients stories, patients’ family stories, or city stories in containing COVID-19.

Categories: The competition has two categories: (a) original documentaries or (b) edited documentaries using video clips collected with permission from original sources.

MOOC Intercultural Communication (China)

“MOOCs”Intercultural Communication MOOC, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, China. Opens March 2, 2020 with free access for 7 weeks from any start date between March-July 2020.

Virtual education is especially being promoted across China or other affected areas to limit the spread of the Corona virus. To help students from anywhere connect with the world during this time, the SISU “Intercultural Communication” course is being offered again as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

This introductory 5-week course (doable in about 4 hours per week) seeks to engage global learners to better appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures. The weekly topics focus on (1) comprehending intercultural communication, (2) contextualizing cultural identities, (3) comparing cultural communication styles (4) clarifying and contrasting values, and (5) cultivating intercultural adaptation.

For those who may also be interested in languages, SISU/FutureLearn are also opening 3 other introductory courses for learning Chinese at the same time: Chinese Pronunciation and Tones, Chinese Grammar, and Chinese Conversation.

 

CFP IAMCR 2020: Reimagining the Digital Future (China)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: IAMCR, Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity,  12-16 July 2020, Beijing, China *now moved to Tampere, Finland on the same dates. Extended Deadline: 2 March 2020.

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, the conference has been moved from China to Finland, the call for papers has been re-issued, and IAMCR will hold its 2022 meeting in China.

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

At the critical juncture of the second decade of the 21st century, the world is facing tremendous challenges. The past three decades of cultural, economic and communication globalisation have created sharp income and wealth inequities, a divisive international community, dysfunctional media, an increasingly fragmented digital culture and an accelerating environmental crisis. We witness growing populism and protectionism and a dissolving consensus on global engagement and international collaboration. We see deepening technological contestation in digital media and artificial intelligence between the world’s two economic powerhouses. We also witness a sharp decline of the quality of national and international information flows as a result of widespread misinformation facilitated by social media.

These developments pose urgent questions and challenges for media and communications scholars. What are the reasons for the division, gaps and fragmentation we now see? What roles have digital media communication played in these developments at both the local and global levels? What values should inform our proposals for addressing them?

This year’s conference aims to respond to those challenges by re-examining the roles and patterns of global communication while including local voices, seeking critical reflections on the relationship between them, and exploring feasible agendas for a shared digital future based on inclusiveness, respect and reciprocity.

 

Renmin U: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Journalism/Communication (China)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships, School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China, Beijing. China. Deadline: 13 December 2019.

The School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China was founded in 1955. Since then, it has developed into a nationally-acclaimed institution of academic research, professional training and education reform in journalism and communication. The school’s Journalism and Communication discipline is ranked as the first-class key discipline by the Ministry of Education. It has a national experimental teaching demonstration center, and a Ministry of Education key research base of humanities and social sciences, the Journalism and Social Development Research Center. The journalism and communication program has been persistently ranked as Top 1 in previous rounds of national disciplinary assessment organized by the Ministry of Education. It has been enrolled into the Chinese “Double First Class” discipline plan in 2017. In order to advance the “Double First Class” discipline development, facilitate the future faculty recruitment and enhance academic research, the school is currently accepting applications all over the world for multiple postdoctoral positions.

Zhejiang U: Media/International Culture/International Studies (China)

“JobMultiple positions, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Deadlines: vary by position.

The College of Media and International Culture includes the following areas: Communication, Journalism & Communication, Film Studies, Aesthetics, Cultural critique, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

1. Professor in Communication & Media Studies. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

2. Visiting Foreign Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Applicants should be able to work at ZJU from 2 months to 1 year, teach course(s) for either undergraduates or graduates in English. Candidates must have a PhD degree, hold a corresponding position, have a strong teaching record in related areas.

3. Visiting Chair Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Candidates should be a leading international scholar with global impact in the field of media and communication. The successful candidates should work at ZJU for at least 2 months each year, and are expected to give scholarly talks, promote collaborative teaching and publications.

4. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Media and International Culture. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

5. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

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.

Huan Zou Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesHuan ZOU is an editor from Shanghai Translation Publishing House. She majored in Translation & Interpretation at Fudan University and received her M.A. in China Development Studies from the University of Hong Kong.

Huan ZOUShe is interested in foreign literature, biography and regional studies, and is the editor of works (translated into Chinese) by Vladimir Nabokov, Czeslaw Milosz, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ezra F. Vogel, Shimon Peres, etc.

She also works as a translator. Published translation works include:

张廷佺、邹欢 (译):《鸽灾》(原作者:路易斯•厄德里克),上海:上海译文出版社,2017年。 [Zhang, T., & Zou, H. (Trans.). 2017. The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation Publishing House.]

邹欢 (译):《经典企鹅:从封面到封面》(原编者:保罗•巴克利),上海:上海人民出版社,2018年。[Zou, H. (Trans.). 2018. Classic penguin: Cover to cover edited by Paul Buckley. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Publishing House.]

邹欢 (译):《媒介环境学和媒体教育: 反思全球化传播生态中的媒体素养》(原作者:林文刚),《国际新闻界》, 2019年4月 (41卷 4期): 89-108. [Zou, H. (Trans.). 2019. “Media ecology and media education: Reflections on media literacy in a globalized communication ecology” by Casey Man Kong Lum. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication, 41(4), 89-108.]

U Macau: New Media, Social Media (China)

“Job Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication at Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled (review begins November 15, 2019)

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication. We are specifically looking for applicants in new media, social media and big data communication studies. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. An ability to teach courses in some of the following areas is also needed: new media studies, journalism, data journalism, public relations, advertising, research methods, big data communication research and/or communication theories.

CFP National Communication Strategy Forum 2020 (China)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders, Renmin University, Beijing, China, June 18, 2020. Deadline: 30 December 2019.

Renmin University of China’s School of Journalism and National Communication Strategy Research Center proudly announce the 2020 National Communication Strategy Forum on “Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders.” The Forum will be held in Beijing on June 18, 2020.

The Forum aims to address some of the urgent and far-reaching issues related to the complex and dynamic interrelationships between global communication and national development. We witness in the recent years the emergence of an array of digital communication technologies such as ubiquitous networks, social media platforms, big data, artificial intelligence, etc. The emergence and increasingly widespread use of these technologies has brought about new possibilities in cross-cultural communication among people and nations, in the re-media/tion between the physical world and the virtual world, and in the trans/formation of new forms of cross-border networks and human communities. But while these cutting-edge digital technologies have facilitated much excitement and development opportunities in diverse industries and commercial enterprises, art and entertainment fields, as well as various aspects of national development, they have also bought about numerous social, economic, political and cultural issues or challenges, especially from the perspectives of intercultural communication and international relations.

NOTE: For those who only read English, scroll down on the conference link to get to it.