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.

Chinese University of Hong Kong Job Ad: Globalization

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
School of Journalism and Communication
Professors/ Associate Professors/ Assistant Professors
Ref. 170000CK

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in digital culture and interests in globalization and communication are preferred.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the posts above.

 

Jane Jackson Researcher Profile

Jane JacksonJane Jackson (PhD, OISE/University of Toronto) is professor in the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in intercultural communication. She also supervises postgraduate research in language and intercultural communication; identity; student and academic mobility; international and intercultural education; intercultural competence; autonomous learning; English as a second language education; informal language learning; and intercultural transitions.

Professor Jackson has teaching and research experience in many countries/regions: Canada, the USA, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Mainland China, the U.K., and Hong Kong SAR. Recognized for innovative teaching practices, she is the recipient of CUHK’s 2013 Education Award and a member of the University’s Teaching Excellence Ambassador Program, which promotes effective teaching and learning.

Her research interests include intercultural communication/education, language and identity, multiculturalism/multilingualism, and education abroad. With the support of competitive research grants, Professor Jackson has been investigating the ‘whole person development’ of international exchange students from Greater China as well as the language and intercultural learning of incoming international students in Asia. Teaching Development grants have enabled her to design and offer research-inspired blended and fully online courses that aim to promote intercultural competence and optimize education abroad learning. Professor Jackson is a frequent speaker at international conferences that center on intercultural learning, teaching, and research. She has published widely in academic journals and has many chapters in edited collections. Recent books include Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2012) (editor), Intercultural Journeys: From Study to Residence Abroad (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), and Language, Identity, and Study Abroad: Sociocultural Perspectives (Equinox, 2008).

She is an elected fellow and Board member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) and a member of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC). She also serves on the editorial board of the International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell) and is a member of the advisory board of the Language and Intercultural Communication journal. Professor Jackson is an Editorial Board member for Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education and the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education.

See her webpage for further information and contact details.

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzen job ad

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer – General Education (Humanities/Social Science)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – The School of Humanities and Social Science
Location: Shenzhen, China
Deadline: 7th June 2016
Job Ref: 2016-008-01

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)] is a new, independent university established through a Memorandum of Understanding between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shenzhen University, and the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The new University is a research-orientated, forward-thinking, non-profit-making University which places emphasis on cross-disciplinary teaching and research. CUHK(SZ) will nurture university graduates who are international in outlook, learned in the disciplines they follow, upright in their character, and committed to serving the needs of society.

CUHK(SZ) will draw upon CUHK’s traditions of academic excellence and the teaching quality is benchmarked to that of the CUHK; it is a research university of choice located in Shenzhen, firmly rooted in China, and endowed with a global vision. Students will be provided with an educational experience distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, whole-person general education, bilingualism as well as multiculturalism. With the mission of advancing the creation, preservation, application and dissemination of knowledge through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service; and the vision of being a first-class research university regionally, nationally and internationally, CUHK(SZ) will provide world-class educational opportunities to students and nurture talents for Shenzhen, the PRD Region and China as a whole. CUHK(SZ) has admitted its first cohort of over 300 undergraduates in September 2014, about 700 undergraduate and post-graduate students in 2015, and will admit about 1000 undergraduate and post-graduate students in 2016.

The aim of creating the School of Humanities and Social Science is to provide foundations in humanities and social science through its teaching for students to gain insights into the past, while enabling them to critically examine contemporary issues, and explore answers for a sustainable future, so that our students can be better positioned to respond to challenges facing China and the world. In the beginning years, our School offers core courses of the University, ranging from language courses to General Education foundation and elective courses, including also IT and PE courses. Our curricula focus on developing students’ analytical abilities, critical comprehension, effective communication skills, IT literacy, as well as their physical fitness, which are essential to their further studies and lifelong learning.

The University welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us and establish a top-tier School of Humanities and Social Science in China.

Post Specification
Applicants should have (i) a higher degree, at least at MPhil level or above, in the humanities or social science; (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 around May 2016, in preparation for the start of teaching in September 2016.

Application Procedure
Please send full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or selected abstracts, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least three references by email.

Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.

Chinese University of Hong Kong job ad

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
School of Journalism and Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor

Tenure-track, beginning August 2016
Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication.

The appointee will teach courses in journalism and communication, particularly data journalism, big data studies and social network analysis.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2016, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.
To apply, click here

Chinese U Hong Kong job ad

Chinese University of Hong Kong
School of Journalism and Communication
CUHK Job Ref. 1213/146(737)/2

The School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the post Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor. Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication.

The appointee will teach courses in journalism and communication, particularly mass communication, critical communication theories and cultural studies.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

[Note: Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (under Ref. no. 1112/049/2) need not re-apply on this occasion.]

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointees.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure:
Application forms are obtainable
(a) at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; or
(c) by fax polling at (852)3943 1461.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, should be sent to the School of Journalism and Communication, Room 202, Humanities Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by post or by e-mail to com AT cuhk.edu.hk.

Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

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WLH at CUHK

On April 10, 2013, I gave a talk entitled “Ambiguity as a Solution to the ‘Problem’ of Intercultural Weddings” at Chinese University of Hong Kong. My thanks to Dr. Yves Winkin, currently visiting professor at CUHK, for the invitation, and to his graduate students, who were an excellent audience, asking quite interesting questions relating to intercultural communication.

YW_WLH_CUHK
Winkin, Leeds-Hurwitz

While at CUHK I had the opportunity to meet with several faculty members at the School of Journalism and Communication, including Yuen Chan, Dr. Jack Linchuan Qiu, and Dr. Anthony Fung (Director of the School). Dr. Casey Man Kong Lum happened to be in Hong Kong while I was there, so I also was able to spend some time with him. I am looking forward to seeing several of the same scholars at the International Communication Association‘s convention in London in May 2013.

Leeds-Hurwitz, Qiu, Winkin
Leeds-Hurwitz, Qiu, Winkin

Thanks to Dr. Sidney Cheung (Chair of the Anthropology Department at CUHK) I had the opportunity to join him at dinner one night with a large group of others: from CUHK (including Dr. Joseph Bosco, and Tim Grunewald) media practitioners from Radio Television Hong Kong (the person I had a chance to talk with was Ng Wai In) as well as Natalie Siu, a CUHK alum now in public relations.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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)

Hong Kong

On May 1, 2011, I had a chance to visit Hong Kong and connect with Dr. Saskia Witteborn (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Prof. Ling CHEN (Hong Kong Baptist University).

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Dr. Witteborn
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Dr. Witteborn

Thanks to Saskia for a wonderful tour of the city’s highlights, from center city to the boardwalk to the mountains. Thanks to Ling for choosing an excellent restaurant, Mask, and instructions in local restaurant protocol.

Mask restaurant

Researcher profiles:
Saskia Witteborn
Ling Chen

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Saskia Witteborn

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Saskia Witteborn (PhD, University of Washington, 2005) is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Chinese University of Hong Kong where she also directs the M.A. program in Global Communication. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, past Chair of the Communication as Social Construction Division at NCA, and Research Associate of the University of Washington Center for Local Strategies Research (in affiliation with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament and Peace in Geneva).

Her research focuses on communicative practice and migration and how migrants create, adapt to, and enact ways of communicating and grouping in new sociocultural and political contexts (face-to-face and mediated). Moreover, her research explores how communication practices are constitutive of and constituted by transnational political, economic, and cultural processes and strategic interests. Saskia works mostly from an ethnographic and language and social interaction perspective and tries to understand how transnational migrants themselves perceive and create their sociopolitical and cultural realities. She has published on collective identity enactment by people with a migration background from Arab countries in the U.S., on social spaces, communication, and forced migration in Europe, on political advocacy by migrants from China in the U.S. and Germany as well as on Global Citizenship and Intercultural Dialogue in such journals as the Journal of Communication, Research on Language and Social Interaction, the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Language and Intercultural Communication. A chapter on political advocacy and gender is published in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (Ed., R. Hegde, NYU Press) and a chapter on forced migrants and new media practices is forthcoming in the Handbook of Global Media Research (Ed., I. Volkmer, Routledge).

Go to her website for further information and contact details.

NOTE:
One of the goals of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue is to help researchers connect with one another across international boundaries. This is one of a series of posts describing a particular researcher, focusing on research interests. Click on the Category term “Researcher profile” (bottom left of any page on the site) to view all profiles posted to the site. If you are a Communication researcher and would like to be profiled on the site, send information to intercult.dialogue@gmail.com