U Queensland: Digital Media (Australia)

“Job

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Deadline: 28 November 2019.

The School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland is a large, research-intensive unit with an international reputation for outstanding research and teaching in English Literature, Art History, Communication, Media, Film and Television Studies, Journalism and Communication, Public Relations, Creative and Professional Writing, and Drama. The successful appointee is to undertake teaching and administrative duties associated with the area’s current and future offerings in Communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contribute to the continued development of our research program in communication, and its allied areas.

National U Singapore Jobs and Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Among them are the following:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies with Specialization in Cultural Management (Educator Track, so teaching only) with a start date of 2 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 Dec 2019.

Candidates will have global, regional and local knowledge of arts, cultural and media industries with expertise in one or more of the following areas: cultural management; cultural policy and practice; critical creative industry studies; cultural planning and audience development; arts, community and diversity; cultural economics; arts management and data analytics; cultural diplomacy; art history and curatorial practice. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and engagement in industry practice.

Assistant Professor in New Media with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication.

Teaching Assistant in Digital Media and Analytics with a start date of 1 July 2020. Application deadline: 2 December 2019.

For applicants with teaching assistant expertise and experience interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design, etc. The applicant will have industry related and/or teaching experience in one or more of the areas.

PostdocsTwo Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows with a start date of January 2020. Application deadline: 31 Oct 2019.

Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media and mobility, Cultural studies in Asia, Cultural theory and materialist cultural studies, Critical software studies and network theory, Games and e-sports theory, Race, gender and sexuality studies in Asia, Critical creative industry and policy studies, Asian film and digital heritage studies, Digital ethnography and qualitative research methods.

Queensland U Technology: Digital Media & Comm (Australia)

“JobAssociate Professor in Digital Media and Communication, School of Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Deadline: 20 October 2019.

The School of Communication seeks an Associate Professor who can develop and teach subjects in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, contribute to the research themes in the Digital Media Research Centre, and supervise higher degree research students.

The School of Communication is in a phase of expansion and renewal and seeks an Associate Professor who can develop and teach subjects in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, contribute to the research themes in the Digital Media Research Centre, and supervise higher degree research students.

The department is interested in strengthening their capacity in innovative blended and digital approaches to learning and teaching and one or more of the following research areas and teaching areas (both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework): complementarity between digital communication and media industry studies; the future of digital media platforms, industries, and economies; critical data studies and digital methods; social media; algorithmic culture; emergent business practices and branding strategies; policy developments in music and other entertainment industries. Expertise in social media industries and platforms in Asian contexts will be advantageous.

Gulf U for Science & Technology Job Ads: Media (Kuwait)

“JobThree faculty positions, Department of Mass Communication and Media, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait. Deadline: open until filled.

  1. Assistant / Associate / Professor for Digital Media Production

    The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the area of digital media production. Teaching responsibilities include fundamentals of broadcasting, multi-camera studio production, location production skills for film and video, visual storytelling, and advanced A/V production practices and workflow. Proven abilities in the scholarship of film and cinema studies, and international broadcasting cultures, are viewed as major assets.

  2. Assistant /Associate / Professor for Generalist / Media Law

    Candidate sought with a background in mass media, strategic communication, or emerging media with a specialization in comparative media law. Familiarity with the media law in the Middle East is highly desirable, but not required. Teaching expectations include general mass media classes, as well as teaching our Media Law and Ethics course.

  3. Assistant / Associate / Professor for Visual Communication 

    Candidate sought will have teaching experience in visual communication in commercial contexts and at least two of the following:  graphic design and typography, advertising, integrated marketing communication, and promotional design. Professional experience in advertising, integrated marketing communication, and additional abilities to teach industry standard illustration, photo-manipulation, page layout, animation or digital media software programs are desirable.

City, University of London Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media)
City, University of London – School of Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.

Interview date: 19th June 2017.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.
Interview date: 19th June 2017.

CFP (E)-Racing Voice and Identity

Call for Chapter Proposals– (E)-Racing Voice and Identity: Communal and Divisive Aspects of Digital Media
Editors: Cerise L. Glenn & Roy Schwartzman (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Synopsis:
Digital media, also termed “new media,” is increasingly being used to shape racial discourses, particularly as they connect to issues of voice, identity, agency, activism, and resistance. This book will address the synergy of social media with voice, identity, and activism as they pertain to race, as well as social media’s power to widen or constrict the divides on contemporary perceptions of race. The book’s overarching focus examines how digital media shapes new understandings of traditional constructs of race, identity, community, and divisiveness, as well as how it provides new avenues for voice and
coordination of racial discourses.

Potential topics for individual chapters may include, but are not limited to:
Enacting Racial Identity and Fluidity: Racial Boundaries and Ambiguities
Learning and performing race in digital spaces
(Re)defining personal or collective racial identity via digital media
Authenticity and authority in online media
Race and class based digital divides
(Mis)representations of racial identities or behaviors online
(E)-Racing History: Remembrance and Inclusivity
Social media as tools to address social (in)justice
Roles of digital media in preserving/revising history
Digital tools in promoting legacies of racial inclusivity or marginalization
Corporate and other organizational appropriation of racial histories
Social Justice, Voice, and Mobilization
Coordination of collective action through social media
Digital dialogues centering on race and justice
Digital ways of engaging race in conjunction with other identities (e.g., gender, class, sexuality, nationality)
Interpersonal, community, national, or international methods of (dis)empowerment using digital tools
New media as ways of connecting specific ethnic groups with social causes
Media Convergence and Audience Interaction
Roles of race in online fandom and entertainment
How interactive media challenge or reinforce stereotypes
Audience appropriation of new media to rearticulate identities via mashups, remixes, etc.
Subversion of mainstream media treatments of race

Other topic areas relevant to the book’s overall theme are welcomed. All theoretical and methodological approaches are invited for consideration.

Deadline for receipt of chapter proposals and supporting materials: 1 August 2016

Proposals should be no more than 500 words plus include a complete chapter title and 3-5 keywords. In the abstract, please include: topic, explanation of material to be analyzed and/or theoretical approach, as well as preliminary findings/ theoretical points. A brief (2-3 page) CV should be included for every author. Email proposal and CV in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format to: clglenn[at]uncg.edu AND roypoet[at]gmail.com

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full manuscripts for consideration due: 1 November 2016

Beijing Normal University postdoc (China)

The Department of Digital Media, School of Art and Design at Beijing Normal University invites applications for Post-doc Research Fellow in

(A) Communication (with specializations in Digital Media, Media Art & Design, or Political Communication) OR
(B) Data Mining on Social Media OR
(C) Statistics

Appointment to the appropriate rank will be considered with reference to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants should (i) possess a PhD degree from a reputable university; (ii) have undertaken research in the aforementioned field(s); (iii) be proficient in English OR Chinese; (iv) be able to publish research output with international impact.

Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for up to 20 months, which, subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment. Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please email the Application Materials (full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and abstracts of selected published papers) to ZHANG Lun.

CFP Chinese NGOs, Digital Media & Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS
Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations, Digital Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Challenges
Special Issue of Chinese Journal of Communication
Submission Deadline: December 30, 2015

Guest Editors
Pauline Hope Cheong (Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University)
Aimei Yang, (Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California)

The general aims and focus of the Special Issue
In today’s increasingly mediated Chinese societies around the world, innovative forms of non-profit organizing have emerged to address pressing social concerns. While state systems and corporations are sometimes portrayed as inefficient in dealing with local and transnational social and environmental problems, the rising power of civil groups in many Chinese societies are increasingly prominent. Non-government organizations (NGOs) play significant roles in areas such as the building of emerging nations, international civil society and global development, corporate global alliance networks, international relationship and public diplomacy, humanitarian aid, environmental conservation and engaged spirituality. Given the increasing influence of Chinese NGOs in many facets of social, political, and religious life, it is important to examine their mediation, communication networks, and organizational dynamics in their operational and advocacy work.

While a growing corpus of research is being done on Chinese NGOs, we know less about the opportunities and challenges facilitated by Chinese NGOs’ appropriation of various forms of communication, including the use of newer digital media to build their community, social capital and service capacity. NGOs have traditionally faced the challenges of mobilizing their volunteers, translating their abstract principles into embodied interventions, sustaining members’ interest and commitment, and maintaining relationships with resourceful strategic partners. These difficulties are amplified in today’s increasingly media saturated environment where a diversity of ideas, ideologies, information and causes are available, which can serve as competition for Chinese NGOs and may not be compatible with their local and global capacity building. Moreover, although NGOs exist to serve the public good, their work is mired in and may be hindered by local cultural conditions, including value orientations, socio-political governance and regulations, as well as telecommunications infrastructure (or lack thereof) in which they are embedded.  Yet, at the same time, Chinese NGOs may creatively adopt and negotiate their media connections and communication networks to (re)build their trust and legitimacy to members, policy makers, potential donors and other civil actors.

Accordingly, this special issue aims to address the theoretical issues underlying the constitution and evolution of Chinese NGOs and to map empirical research on the mediated and communicative mechanisms fueling Chinese NGO growth and collaborations across different institutional actors.

We invite contributions in the following areas:
–        Historical perspectives on Chinese non-profit organizing, media use and culture
–        Analysis of digital media use and innovation in the constitution of Chinese NGOs
–        Examinations of the use of mobile social media by Chinese civil actors in communication and capacity building
–        Implications of cultural frameworks on volunteering and nonprofit service
–        Potential and limitations of digital advocacy, issue management, and/or fundraising in Chinese societies in Asia and beyond
–        Collaboration and/or conflict in multi-actor/cross-sectoral constellations of private, government and Chinese NGO networks
–       Assessment of globalization and/or glocalization developments in Chinese NGOs and their relationships with international NGOs and international developments
–        Comparative research on non-profit organizing, social value and partnerships
–        Short and longer terms implications of Chinese NGOs, civil society and social change

We welcome multidisciplinary scholarly contributions that draw upon, integrate or cross-fertilize literature from varied divisions of communication and media, information sciences, and management. We seek both qualitative and quantitative research, and papers that present critical reflections on methods, detailed discussions of the specific challenges of doing fieldwork in this area and data-mining on Chinese social media are welcome.

All manuscripts must be submitted by December 30, 2015. All accepted manuscript will be published online first and the planned printed publication date is an issue of CJC in 2017.

Submissions should conform to the editorial guidelines of the Chinese Journal of Communication under “Instructions for Authors”.

Papers for consideration in this special issue should be submitted online and should indicate they are
intended for inclusion in the special issue.

CFP Qualitative Research in Communication (Bucharest)

International Conference
Qualitative Research in Communication
September 23-25, 2015
Bucharest, Romania

This conference  is dedicated to exploring qualitative methodology as an approach which enriches interdisciplinary understanding of communication phenomena. It aims to provide a venue for discussing related theories and methods, for presenting the results of research projects, and for assessing emerging trends. An additional goal is to provide international researchers with a stimulating environment for cultivating current and future collaborative projects. We invite communication scholars and interdisciplinary colleagues to contribute papers in all of these areas, but particularly welcome those addressing the following themes: mediated interpersonal communication, intergenerational communication, communication and emotion, language and social interaction, digital media, and applied communication.

Accepted papers will be programmed for one of three themed panels (see below), or in the open sessions.

1. Ageing, Communication and Technology
Panel head: Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, IN3 – Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Catalonia), Spain

Ageing populations are experiencing a world that is increasingly mediated by digital devices, and influenced by their proliferation. Related questions include: How do digital and mobile technologies mediate the communication experiences and practices of older people? Does ICT use contribute to the development of personal autonomy of seniors (and if so, how)?

This panel is organized in collaboration with the ACT Project [http://actproject.ca/ ]

2. Communication and the Emotion Economy
Panel head: Liz Yeomans, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Increasingly, emotion is viewed as more than an individual psychological state, and as a social and cultural phenomenon which is also constituted ‘outside’ the individual. An ’emotion economy’ perspective encourages us to view communication as part of a system of emotion expression, exchange, circulation, and distribution. New, related codes and rituals are subsequently developed in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, political, and mediated contexts. Related questions include: What are the distinctive forms and practices of which constitute the emotion economy? How may qualitative methods distinctively advance this research program?

3. Digital Explorations: Research with and about Digital Media
Panel head: Ana Adi, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany

The rise in global popularity of the Internet, its increased adoption both by organisations and individuals, and the rise of ‘big data’ regimes all present numerous opportunities for qualitative researchers. Related questions include: How, generally, are traditional research methodologies challenged and transformed by online application?  By the specific context of social media platforms? How do new digital research tools (e.g., crowd-sourcing, visualization, etc.) influence the design of qualitative projects, and the collection and analysis of qualitative data?

Keynote speakers for the conference will include:
Kim Sawchuk, Professor in Communication Studies, Concordia University, Canada; Bryan C. Taylor, Professor in Communication, University of Colorado Boulder, USA; Eugene Loos, Professor at Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Important conference deadlines include:
April 7th, 2015: Abstract submission;
May 15th, 2015: Notification of authors via email; June 20th, 2015: Full paper submission; August 30th, 2015: Notification of authors.

Abstracts
Paper abstracts (max. 300 words, followed by 3-5 keywords) should be submitted for review in MS Word format (.doc, .docx). Please use the abstract template.  Please mention whether you desire consideration for programming on one of the three themed panels. Only one paper for each participant (i.e., as a first author) will be accepted. Submit abstracts as attachments to email messages to Corina Buzoianu. The official language of the conference is English.

Publication
All conference papers are subject to a peer-review process. All accepted papers will be published in a hard-copy, conference proceedings volume (i.e., with ISBN). Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations.

Conference Fees:
The conference fee is 100 Euro/participant (approx. $114 USD). The fee includes conference attendance, conference bag, publication in conference proceedings, and consideration for publication in the Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations, refreshments during coffee breaks and lunch.

Conference Venue:
National University of Political and Administrative Studies, College of Communication and Public Relations, 30A Expozitiei Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania.

Sponsoring Programs and Institutions:
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania; ACT project, Concordia University, Canada; University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

For details and inquires please send an e-mail to Corina Buzoianu.

Gulf University of Science and Technology job ad (Kuwait)

Asst/Assoc/Full Prof: PR/Strategic Comm, Broadcasting, or Digital Media 
Gulf University for Science and Technology

The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait’s first private, American-model university. GUST currently offers programs in Arts and Sciences, and Business—including an MBA.

The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) at GUST invites applications for four full-time positions beginning in Fall 2015 in the following areas:

Public relations or strategic communication (x2): Professional experience and expertise in international/intercultural public relations, advertising, political communication, or rhetoric are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in PR and advertising, integrated marketing communication, strategic/political communication, and persuasive writing.

Broadcasting (x1): Experience with audio/video production and broadcast copywriting are expected. Expertise in media law, media theory, journalism, or digital media are highly desirable. Teaching duties include courses in radio and TV production, video and sound editing, media packages, news gathering, public speaking, media theory, and writing for mass media.

Digital or social media (x1): Teaching duties include courses in digital/social media, web design, digital animation, graphic design, visual communication, or visual culture depending on the faculty’s areas of specialization.

Additional duties for all positions include advising students, engaging in scholarship, and providing institutional service.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in one of these areas or a related degree in communication by the time of appointment, have evidence of quality teaching, and demonstrated scholarly potential. Review of applications begins December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in public relations and advertising, visual communication, and radio/TV broadcasting. The department hosts approximately 500 majors in a university of over 3,500 students.

GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including a housing allowance, educational allowances for dependents, medical and dental plans, as well as annual return airfare home. Kuwait is also a tax-free country. Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter, complete CV, and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Ali Ansari, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In the subject of the email please state “Position applied for: Public Relations.” Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.