York U: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Canada)

PostdocsMITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival, Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 5 November 2021.

Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival. In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the history of the Regent Park neighborhood and its communities. Regent Park has undergone a revitalization process, changing rapidly from a low-income to a mixed-income neighborhood accompanied by changes to community demographics and urban geographies. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.

Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference

Intercultural PedagogyCommunity Building Practices that Attend to Difference, with Taos Institute Associate Janet Newbury, Taos Institute/Positivity Strategist Podcast Episode 10.

How can community building practices be done in a way that attend to difference, and are genuinely committed to consider power relations and how they play out when working amidst differences? Community building comes with honor, privilege, and immense responsibility. Most challenging is to respectfully know when and how to show up, when is it useful to step back, create space, or bring someone along.

Janet Newbury, Ph.D., lives on Tla’amin territory, in British Columbia, Canada. She is a director on the board of the Powell River Division of Family Practice, a consultant who works on community-based initiatives, and an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. Her research and practice have focused on fostering the structural conditions that contribute to wellness for children, youth, and families – with particular interest in decolonization efforts.

CSU Monterey Bay job ad

CSU Monterey Bay

The Division of Humanities and Communication (HCOM) at CSUMB seeks an Assistant Professor in Communication and Transformative Conflict Resolution to begin Fall 2013.  The successful candidate will be prepared to facilitate student abilities to integrate applied philosophy and communication studies in the pursuit of a meaningful and successful life; to develop skills associated with non-violent conflict resolution and community building; and to engage in ethical and effective argumentation, reasoning,  and decision making. Students earn a degree in Human Communication, framed within an interdisciplinary HCOM curriculum of multicultural literature; ethnic studies; history; race, class and gender studies; relational ethics; oral history and new media studies and cross-cultural communication. For more information regarding the Division of Humanities and Communication and the HCOM Major, please visit our website.

Duties will include the following responsibilities:
*  Teach and be prepared to develop innovative lower and upper division courses in communication ethics, dialogue and deliberation, conflict resolution and transformation, democratic participation and related coursework at the upper and lower divisions
*  Teach and be prepared to develop courses in oral and written communication to serve the University’s General Education curriculum
*  Teach Major Proseminar and Senior Capstone
*  Sustain innovative scholarly research, publication and professional services
*  Apply new scholarship and pedagogies to teaching
*  Participate in the shared governance of the Division, College and University
*  Serve on Division, College and University-wide committees
*  Provide support for one or more departmental programs and contribute to reciprocal community partnerships

Minimum Qualifications:  Earned doctorate in Communication Studies, Religious or Spirituality Studies, or allied discipline.  Ability to teach courses in conflict resolution, communication ethics, dialogue and deliberation, and oral and written communication. Ability to teach and mentor students from nontraditional, working class, and diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:  Ability to apply new media technologies in teaching; Preparation for interdisciplinary teaching in Peace Studies, Gender Studies and Pre-Law; Knowledge of second language and experience in bilingual/bicultural, multilingual-multicultural contexts; Ability to teach and coordinate Service Learning (SL) Courses;  Skill in cross-cultural, experiential and assets-based pedagogy and teaching; Ability to team-teach and develop cross-disciplinary conversations; Knowledge of outcomes-based or other innovative assessment models; Collaborative curricular decision making and advising of students.

To apply, go to this site. Open until filled. Application Screening Begins: 11/16/2012

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