U Edinburgh Job Ad: Discourse Analysis (UK)

Job adsLecturer in Discourse Analysis, University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 6 March 2018.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Discourse Analysis to our department of Linguistics and English Language.  The successful candidate will contribute original research and public impact in an area of discourse analysis, offer teaching at all levels of the curriculum in this area, contribute to our thriving MSc programme in Applied Linguistics including directing the degree when necessary, and recruit and supervise PhD students.

Shortlisting is anticipated to take place week commencing 12th March 2018. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates at least two week in advance.

Short-listed candidates will be required to give two presentations on their research and teaching to the department as well as an interview panel process. A full timetable will be issued in advance. Interviews are like to take place week commencing 2nd April 2018.

The Department of Linguistics and English Language particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the subject, including, but not limited to, women and ethnic minorities.

CFP Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (UK)

One day-colloquium on ‘Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’
University of Sussex, Friday 18th November 2016 (Please note the change of date)

Call for papers

The English Language & Linguistics group at the University of Sussex is organizing a one-day colloquium on ‘Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines that use discourse analysis, such as literature, media studies, anthropology, history, linguistics, politics, psychology, gender studies, medicine, education, literature and more.  The sub-topic of the colloquium is ‘Reflections on Representation, Identity and/or (Non)Belonging’, which we encourage participants to interpret in the broadest sense. As such, we welcome both illustrative research papers detailing discourse analyses on the topic/s, as well as position papers which help show how representation, identity and (non)belonging are understood from a discourse perspective within your particular discipline. Various perspectives are encouraged and some themes which have emerged from discussions with colleagues across disciplines include:
• representation of public/political figures or groups in the media,
• patients’ self-accounts in medicine/psychology,
• defendants’ self-presentations in criminology/law,
• negotiation of self-identity in the classroom in sociology/education or representation of values in public and/or educational texts
• identity construction in oral/written memories of war veterans and/or historical crucial moments in oral history
• and much more.

We hope that the event will lead to greater understanding of how discourse is conceptualised and approached across disciplines and reveal opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Depending on interest, we also envisage a selection of papers being published in a special issue of CADAAD Journal (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send a 300 word abstract to Roberta Piazza (r.piazza[at]sussex.ac.uk) by September 30th 2016.

CFP Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives – Reflections on Representation, Identity and/or (Non)Belonging

The English Language & Linguistics group at the University of Sussex is organizing a one-day colloquium on ‘Discourse: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’. We invite papers from the full range of disciplines that use discourse analysis, such as media studies, anthropology, history, linguistics, politics, psychology, gender studies, medicine, education and more.  The sub-topic of the colloquium is ‘Reflections on Representation, Identity and/or (Non)Belonging’, which we encourage participants to interpret in the broadest sense. As such, we welcome both illustrative research papers detailing discourse analyses on the topic/s, as well as position papers which help show how representation, identity and (non)belonging are understood from a discourse perspective within your particular discipline. Various perspectives are encouraged and some themes which have emerged from discussions with colleagues across disciplines include:
• representation of public/political figures or groups in the media,
• patients’ self-accounts in medicine/psychology,
• defendants’ self-presentations in criminology/law,
• negotiation of self-identity in the classroom in sociology/education or representation of values in public and/or educational texts
• identity construction in oral/written memories of war veterans and/or historical crucial moments in oral history
and much more.

We hope that the event will lead to greater understanding of how discourse is conceptualised and approached across disciplines and reveal opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Depending on interest, we also envisage a selection of papers being published in a special issue of CADAAD Journal (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines).

If you are interested in contributing a paper, please send a 300 word abstract to Roberta Piazza (r.piazza[at]sussex.ac.uk) by September 30th 2016.

University of Colorado-Boulder job ad

The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applicants for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position with expertise in the study of Difference, Disagreement, or Conflict in Interaction in one of the following communication contexts: community, cultural/intercultural, interpersonal, environment, political, or mediated. A PhD in Communication or a closely related field that includes training in the analysis of discourse or interaction is required at the time of appointment, as is a record of excellence in teaching and research. We are looking for applicants who study practices and processes of interaction in actual contexts, and, potentially, are engaged in intervening and designing them.

The position involves 40% research, 40% teaching (i.e. 2 courses per semester) and 20% service, and it will start August 2016.  Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience. To apply candidates should submit a letter or application, a current CV, a copy of 1-2 published articles, evidence of teaching excellence, and contact information (email address and phone) for three qualified reviewers.  Applications are accepted electronically, position number F02924.

Review of applications will begin October 23rd, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, letters of recommendation will be due no later than October 27th, 2015. Additional questions may be emailed to Professor Cindy White, Search Chair.

The College of Media, Communication and Information is the first new college at CU in 53 years. CMCI is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology, and is a distinctive, collaborative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial enterprise where students engage with world-class faculty to learn, create and analyze media content in all its many forms.  CMCI is establishing a new standard for teaching and scholarship in communication, media and information, and we are seeking faculty to join our growing enterprise and who can contribute to building a diverse educational environment through research, teaching, and/or service.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator.