CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School (Italy)

Call for Participants
ECREA Summer School 2016

We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2016 that will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, from July 25 to August 5, 2016.

THE FOCUS
The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2016 brings together members of the European research community in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.

HOW TO APPLY
There are two options to attend the Summer School:

For students whose universities are members of the organizing consortium the summer school will provide:
– free accommodation for the whole duration of the summer school, including breakfast
– free Welcome and Farewell Dinner
– free WiFi at the summer school venue
– free summer school materials (including 2 books)
– free coffee during the breaks
– free lunch from Mondays to Fridays
– travel expenses (between 0 and 1999 KM: maximum 275 EUR per participant; 2000 and more KM: maximum 360 EUR per participant)

Payment of a registration fee of 560 Euros is required for consortium participants.

For students whose universities are not a member of the organizing consortium, the summer school will provide:
– free accommodation for the whole duration of the summer school, including breakfast
– free Welcome and Farewell Dinner
– free WiFi at the summer school venue
– free summer school materials (including 2 books)
– free coffee in the breaks
– free lunch from Mondays to Fridays

Payment of a registration fee of 660 Euros is required for non-consortium participants.

The total number of students will be limited to 44, half of them from consortium members.

CREDITS
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences) acknowledges the Summer School activities with 10 ECTS for the participation in the full programme (including the supplementary activities). Furthermore, six of the best student presentations and all abstracts of student projects will be published in the Summer School Book.

DEADLINE
The deadline for applications for the summer school is March 15, 2016. Applicants from consortium universities and from affiliated partners of the summer school must coordinate their application with their institutional coordinators. All applicants will be informed about the selection of participants in early April.

The working language of the summer school will be English; therefore, a sufficient understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is required.

Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University job ad (China)

Lecturer/Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Department: English, Culture and Communication
Ref: LCT1407
Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 November 2014

Applications are invited for positions in the Department of English, Culture and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The Department specialises in communication and media studies, applied linguistics, literary and cultural studies. It currently has 20 academic staff and over 500 students. Successful applicants will have, or expect shortly to receive, a PhD, or be able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience. They will have good teaching experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications. Candidates for the role of Associate Professor should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their field and a successful record of research funding. Candidates with teaching and research expertise in communication and media studies, media management and new and digital media are encouraged to apply.

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 6,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of Ph.D. student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China, just 25 minutes from Shanghai. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP ($195 billion in 2012). The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there are a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and a great nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

The salary range for the positions is 14,898 – 30,099 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 30,555 – 41,712 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday” of up to three years, depending on nationality and personal circumstances.

All applicants should apply using the HR online application system. Please click the ‘Apply’ button below and register a user account. After registration, you will be asked to upload your CV, submit a covering letter (in English) outlining your interest in the position, and complete the online Basic Information, Referees and Equal Opportunities forms.

If you are experiencing difficulties using our HR online application system, please contact: recruitment.hrATxjtlu.edu.cn.

Kristen Cole Researcher Profile

Kristen ColeKristen Cole (PhD, University of New Mexico) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Denison University. Dr. Cole’s research and teaching span Rhetoric, Media and Cultural Studies. Her interests include constructions of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, citizenship and immigration, conflict and community, and science and technology. She investigates formations of identity and enactments of agency within marginalized communities and how these are represented in publicly mediated spaces. She utilizes rhetorical, critical/cultural, feminist, and queer approaches to media texts in order to understand the ways power is exerted and negotiated and the ways change is enacted. Her research and teaching focus on how communication at interpersonal, social, and cultural levels restricts and promotes a multiplicity of lived experiences. Her most recent publications can be found in the Sage Handbook of Conflict Communication and the interdisciplinary journal of Porn Studies.

 

CFP Africa, Media, Globalization special issue

Call for Abstracts – Communication, Culture & Critique
Deadline: August 15, 2014
Special issue on Africa, Media and Globalization
Guest editor: H. Leslie Steeves, University of Oregon, USA
Consulting editors: Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Audrey Gadzekpo, University of Ghana, Ghana; John Hanson, Indiana University, USA

Globalization is not new to Africa, as histories of global conquest and colonial/postcolonial intervention have shaped the continent in recent centuries: the exploits of European explorers, traders and missionaries leading to the so-called ‘scramble for Africa’ and the division of the continent at the Berlin conference of 1884-85; post-independence alignments during the Cold War; and post-Cold War colonization via ideological and political economic processes and structures. However, to the extent that globalization is a process of neoliberal integration of economies and cultures, sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind other regions of the world and the overwhelming majority of Africans have not benefited from the spread of the global economy. Scholars today argue that Africa’s continued marginalization and exploitation are sustained by new hegemonic powers in Asia that benefit from Africa’s resources. China’s emergence as an economic superpower and its enormous and escalating investment in Africa must be included in analyses of Africa and globalization, as Africa’s global integration is no longer determined predominantly by Western interests. In her popular TED talk Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie speaks eloquently of Africa’s ‘single story’ of victimization, a narrative that contributes to Africa’s enduring erasure in Western media via homogenization, denial of agency, and economic dependence. At the same time, an overarching ‘single story’ discourse overshadows the production and distribution of media content by and for Africans. Further, the historic global movements of African peoples and cultures suggests many untold and under-told stories of globalization, stories unfolding at a rapid pace with growing technology and internet access. The spread of technology raises many questions, such as: in what ways do technologies impose alien values on African communities and/or extend indigenous values?

This special issue of CCC on Africa seeks diverse studies that critically address and illuminate 21st century stories about media and globalization relevant to Africa at multiple levels of observation and analysis. CCC is primarily a qualitative journal of the International Communication Association that publishes critical and interpretive research in media, communication, and cultural studies. Articles may focus primarily on phenomena relevant to one country, group or region, or may be comparative (one example might be the media’s contemporary role in evangelism and homosexuality legislation). Articles may address any aspect of media and globalization, including discourses, practices and structures of: journalism; popular culture (film, television, music, celebrity philanthropy, tourism promotion, beauty pageants, etc.); information and communication technologies (ICTs); foreign aid; and/or infrastructure investment, particularly in telecommunications.

Theoretical and methodological approaches may vary consistent with the guidelines of the journal as long as they contribute to our knowledge and conceptual understanding of media and globalization and relate directly to Africa.

Authors should email an abstract (500 words) to Leslie Steeves by August 15, 2014. The editor and consulting editors will review all submissions and successful authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript. Abstracts and manuscripts must be in English. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2014. Full papers will be subject to anonymous peer review, and full papers are due by February 15, 2015.

Aimee Dawis researcher profile

Aimee DawisAimee Dawis teaches courses in cultural studies, qualitative research methods, ethnography, postmodernism and media and identity at the University of Indonesia’s Department of Communication within the School of Political and Social Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University, an MPS (Master’s of Professional Studies) in Communication from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

Her first book, The Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity: The Relationship between Collective Memory and the Media was based on her doctoral dissertation at NYU. It was published by Cambria Press, NY in 2009. An Indonesian version of the book was published by PT. Gramedia, the biggest Indonesian publishing house, in 2010. Her second book, Portraits of Inspiring Chinese-Indonesian Women, was first published by PT. Gramedia in Indonesia as a bilingual book (English and Indonesian) in 2012. An international version of the book, with an updated introduction, was published by Tuttle Publishing in March 2014.

Apart from these books, Dawis also regularly publishes her work on the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia, Indonesia-China relations, the overseas Chinese diaspora and media studies.

Rollins job ad

Rollins College (Florida) would like to invite you to consider joining a dedicated team who oversee an interdisciplinary department and undergraduate major in Critical Media and Cultural Studies. Our curriculum includes core courses centered on research and theory; elective courses in an area of concentration congruent with each student’s interests (e.g., Economic Inequality; Gender and Sexualities; Media and Human Rights); and lab requirements focused on skills such as video shooting and image-, sound-, and video editing.

As a small, highly-interdependent department, we seek a colleague who will contribute to and thrive within a collaborative environment. Our program is grounded in Rollins’ core mission of “global citizenship” and in the values of equality, peace, and justice; we seek a colleague whose teaching, research, service, and everyday life strive to embody that mission and those values.

Our new colleague typically will teach 6 courses per year, perhaps half of them in our core: Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies; Researching Media and Culture; Critical Frameworks for Contemporary Culture; and Senior Research Practicum. Typical class size is 18-22.

Research and teaching foci of particular interest include but are not limited to: Social Justice Journalism, Human Rights Journalism, Peace Journalism, Public Interest Journalism, Social Justice Filmmaking, and Digital Storytelling (especially as it pertains to equality, peace, and justice). Other desirable qualities include journalism and/or filmmaking experience; participation in and/or supervision of a campus media outlet; and the ability to train students in video shooting and editing.

This tenure-track assistant professorship begins August 2014. Terminal degree is preferred, advanced A.B.D. considered. The College offers generous research, conference, and international travel funds. Interested candidates must apply online through Rollins’ employment website.

Applicants must upload the following materials when applying for this position:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum Vita (please include at least 3 three professional references)

Only questions may be directed to:
Dr. Lisa Tillmann, Search Chair
Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies

Applications must be received by November 1, 2013.

Save

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.

Save

Univ South Carolina job ad

Assistant Professor of Cultural-Critical Rhetoric

The Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar of cultural-critical rhetoric at the rank of Assistant Professor.

For this appointment, beginning in August 2013, applicants should have significant and dedicated training in the history and theory of rhetoric, along with interest and expertise in one or more of the following subfields: cultural studies, aesthetics, critical theory, critical performance studies, legal rhetoric, feminist rhetorical theory, critical race discourse, and/or the rhetoric of transnational and global culture.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability both to expand the Program’s research profile and to complement its current strengths in rhetorical theory, critical social theory, the philosophy of rhetoric, international discourse, public advocacy, rhetoric and technology, performance theory and criticism, and/or communication ethics.

Faculty members in the Speech Communication & Rhetoric Program enjoy a favorable undergraduate and graduate teaching load and are eligible for generous research and travel support. Additional information about the Program can be found on its website. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make contributions to the biennial USC Conference on Rhetorical Theory and the USC initiative on Social Advocacy & Ethical Life.

The Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina is closely and deliberately aligned with the Department of English. As it seeks to build substantive bridges between various interpretations of rhetorical and communicative inquiry, the Speech Communication & Rhetoric faculty is committed to rigorous interdisciplinary scholarship and close collaboration with the faculty in Rhetoric & Composition. Ideal candidates will have an interest and capacity to make substantive contributions to this mission.

Applicants for the position must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (August 2013) and must demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching in their areas of expertise.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 5 October 2012.

A complete application for this position will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 page maximum), teaching philosophy and portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic or faxed applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to the address below.

This position in the USC Speech Communication & Rhetoric program is one of two for which applications are currently being accepted. As such, letters of application must identify that they are applying for the position in “Critical-Cultural Rhetoric.” Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Pat Gehrke, Search Chair, Critical-Cultural Rhetoric
Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric
Department of English Language & Literature
J. Welsh Humanities Office Building
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

The University of South Carolina serves over 29,500 students on the main campus (and over 44,500 students system-wide) and features more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity.” The Foundation also lists USC as an institution with strong community engagement. The university’s main campus is located in the capital city of Columbia, a diverse metropolitan area that is close to mountains and coastline.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Univ Central Missouri job ad

The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor level to teach courses in film studies and related areas with an appointment date effective for the 2011-2012 academic year. Along with teaching responsibilities, academic advising, departmental committee assignments, research/creative activities, and professionally-related service are required. Successful candidates will have expertise in film studies, film history, production, and at least one of the following areas: media industries in an international context, cultural studies, screenwriting, or digital media. Experience in digital film production a plus, as is evidence of quality teaching.

Qualifications: ABD considered, Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related field is preferred and necessary for tenure. The standard teaching load is 12 hours per semester, and teaching responsibilities would include Film Appreciation, History of American Film, Single Camera Dramatic Production, and Screenplay Writing, plus other possible courses in Multimedia or Video Production (production classes use digital video with editing facilities in both Avid and Final Cut Pro). There may be chances to contribute new courses to the curriculum in areas of the candidate’s specialty, and possible summer employment opportunities exist.

Priority consideration will be to applications received by May 1, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply: complete an on-line faculty profile at jobs.ucmo.edu and apply for position #998430. Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application addressing the candidates qualifications for the position, a vita, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and contact information for at least 3 references. For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (600) 543-4255. For more information about the position contact Dr. Barbara L. Baker at bbaker@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-8625.

The University of Central Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and historically underrepresented groups. UCM’s 1,561-acre campus is located in Warrensburg, a town of nearly 17,000 residents located 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. Classes also are offered at the UCM Summit Center located in Lee’s Summit. Some 2,183 graduate and 9,168 undergraduate students from 40 states and 56 nations attend classes on the UCM campus. UCM offers 150 programs of study leading to an associate’s degree, certificate, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, education specialist degree, or cooperative doctorate