Study Abroad: London & Iceland 2018 (Radford U)

Study AbroadStudy Abroad in London and Iceland for Communication students (undergraduate or graduate) interested in studying Media and Society or Intercultural and International Communication in London and Iceland during summer 2018.  This is a three-week program (Approximately May 14 through June 6) where students experience the cultures first hand through visits to television and movie studios, live performances, guest lectures from professionals, and guided tours of museums, and historical venues.

The program is sponsored by Radford University and taught by Matthew Turner, Associate Professor of Communication.  The application deadline is October 31.

U Reading Job Ad: International Partnerships Manager

International Partnerships Manager (China and East Asia)
University of Reading – International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)
Closes: 27th September 2016
Start date: as soon as possible
Interview date: 6 October 2016

An International Partnerships Manager (China and East Asia) is required to join our recently established International Partnerships team. The strategic importance of this region is demonstrated in the University’s significant investment in a joint Academy with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST). Launched in September 2015, the NUIST-University of Reading Academy (NUIST-UoR Academy) aims to enrol 300 undergraduate students in China across six discipline areas, with the option to study in Reading as part of their programme. The programmes are taught through the medium of English and the students graduate with a dual degree.

Initially, the post holder will spend a significant portion of their time contributing to further development of the NUIST-UoR partnership to ensure successful joint delivery and implementation of the Academy’s programmes. Once these are well-established, the role will evolve to focus more broadly on other East Asia transnational education (TNE) partnerships

You will have:
–  Ability to develop, manage and analyse data to evidence recommendations and actions and to monitor and report on the specialist areas allocated to the role, assessing appropriate governance and advising on risk management and operational issues.
–   Ability to contribute pro-actively as part of the team, and to articulate effectively in written and oral communications
–   Good knowledge of internationalisation strategies in HE, and the global context for their development and operational implementation.  Good knowledge of UK HE institutional policies and procedures.
–  Strong commitment to excellence and accountability, with the maturity, perspective and credibility to work effectively with all levels of staff and the ability to manage unanticipated situations calmly, knowing when and where to seek advice and guidance
–  A good undergraduate degree and excellent IT skills to support the effective analysis of data and communication of ideas and information.
–  Good networking and intercultural communication skills; availability for international travel.
–  Fluency in Mandarin would be an additional advantage.

Informal contact details
Contact role:    Head of ISLI
Contact name:  Prof Ros Richards
Contact email:  r.j.richards[at]reading.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on 6th October 2016.

Study International Communication Summer 2016 (England)

Study International Communication in England, Summer 2016

Are you a graduate or upper-level undergraduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2016?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 29 – June 10, 2016.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication, the MA in Organizational Behavior, and selected upper-level undergraduate students.

Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.

Full details about the course, tuition and fees, photographs, and programs from prior years, can be found online. If you have questions, email Prof. Gary Radford.

CFP The Communication Histories Project (France and England)

The Communication Histories Project

Call for Papers
SFSIC Congress: 8th-10th June 2016, Metz, France
IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference: 27th-31st July 2016, Leicester, England

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Société Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (SFSIC) will organize a series of events to encourage the building of international bridges between researchers across different communities.

The first workshop in this series will be dedicated to research in the histories of communication studies.

We invite contributions which are concerned with the ways in which contemporary social problems are addressed by our research into communication, information, and media.

We call for original historical analyses of the concepts, paradigms, methods, institutions, educational programmes, features and figures which have structured communication studies, and which are firmly located in the many contexts which have produced them.

Our aim is to gather a diversity of perspectives on the history of our field, that together will demonstrate its complexity and interdisciplinarity, as well as historical contestations and counter-narratives.

It is anticipated that there will be publications emerging from this project.

We call for interested colleagues to submit a 1,000-word proposal for presentation in a specific workshop at the SFSIC Congress (June 8-10th, 2016, in Metz, France) and/or IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI conference (July 27th-31st, 2016, in Leicester, UK). As these are separate workshop, the resulting papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Proposals will be accepted in English, French and Spanish, and should be sent for review by February 29th, 2016. Please make sure to specify if you are making a proposal for the SFSIC Congress, the IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference, or for both events.

Send proposals to chp@iamcr.org, chp@sfsic.org

CFP History of Recent Social Science (London)

CALL FOR PAPERS
THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF RECENT SOCIAL SCIENCE (HISRESS)
London School of Economics and Political Science
3-4 June 2016

This two-day conference will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law and linguistics. We are especially eager to receive submissions that treat themes, topics, and events that span the history of individual disciplines.

The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences. A number of monographs, edited collections, special journal issues, and gatherings at the École normale supérieure de Cachan, Duke University, the London School of Economics, New York University, the University of Toronto and elsewhere testify to a growing interest in the developments spanning the social sciences in the early, late, and post-Cold War periods. Most history of social science scholarship, however, remains focused on the 19th and early 20th centuries, and attuned to the histories of individual disciplines. Though each of the major social science fields now has a community of disciplinary historians, research explicitly concerned with cross-disciplinary topics remains comparatively rare. The purpose of the conference is to further encourage the limited but fruitful cross-disciplinary conversations of recent years.

Submissions are welcome in areas such as:
– The uptake of social science concepts and figures in wider intellectual and popular discourses
– Comparative institutional histories of departments and programs
– Border disputes and boundary work between disciplines as well as academic cultures
– Themes and concepts developed in the history and sociology of natural and physical science, reconceptualized for the social science context
– Professional and applied training programs and schools, and the quasi-disciplinary fields (like business administration) that typically housed them
– The role of social science in post-colonial state-building governance
– Social science adaptations to the changing media landscape
– The role and prominence of disciplinary memory in a comparative context

The two-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

Proposals should contain no more than 1000 words, indicating the originality of the paper. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 February 2016. Final notification will be given in late February after proposals have been reviewed. Completed papers will be expected by 15 May 2016.

The organizing committee consists of:
Craig Calhoun (London School of Economics), Jamie Cohen-Cole (George Washington University),
Philippe Fontaine (École normale supérieure de Cachan), and Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College).

All proposals and requests for information should be sent to Philippe Fontaine.

CFP Language, Indexicality and Belonging: Linguistic Anthropology Conference (England)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Language, Indexicality and Belonging: Linguistic Anthropology Conference
SOMERVILLE COLLEGE | UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
7-8 April 2016U

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Kinga Kozminska, Leonie Schulte, Dr. Nancy Hawker, Dr. Stephen Leonard

This 1.5-day conference brings together leading scholars and graduates in linguistic anthropology and related fields in order to explore the relationship between languages and senses of belonging. Focus is placed on the indexical character of language in the modern, changing world as manifest in communicative practices that are impacted by social, political and economic processes that bring different languages or forms of language into contact. Participants in three dedicated conference panels will examine how global, state, local and institutional aspects of belonging are indexed through language, how these levels can be distinguished from one another, and how linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics can account for related linguistic transformations.

At the conference we would like to address such questions as:
• Are ideas of citizenship on the one hand and national identity on the other being conflated? What role does language play in these debates?
• How do migrants appropriate and challenge existing language ideologies and norms?
• In a globalized world, what does it mean to ‘sound’ local? What does it mean to ‘sound’ like a national? Can local communicative practices transcend local environments?
• How does the development of multiethnolects, such as those emerging in ethnically mixed and economically disadvantaged areas of some European cities, challenge or even redefine understandings of the relationship between language and social class, ethnicity, gender, but also national and local belonging?

We invite 20-mintute-long papers contributing to the debate on the relationship between language and regional, national and transnational affiliations contested on social, economic and policy-based levels.

Preference will be given to papers based on fieldwork conducted in the last three years. The papers given at the conference will be published through open access platforms.

Submissions of 500-word abstracts with keywords and short bios should be sent to lib.conference2016@gmail.com.

Abstracts will undergo blind review, so please make sure that your submission is properly blinded. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2015. Accepted speakers will be notified on February 1, 2016.

There will be a conference fee, which will be confirmed in December

For more information visit our website which we will be updating regularly.

University of Leeds job ad: Transcultural Cities (UK)

University Academic Fellow in Transcultural Cities
University of Leeds – Faculty of Arts
Closes: 30th September 2015

Our increasingly transcultural cities are substantially shaping research agendas. Transcultural dynamics are central to current sociopolitical debates, from the status of cultural diversity in the curriculum, to effects of immigration on resources in cities, to rights and responsibilities of the local in relation to super-state/supra-state formations.  The School of English wishes to appoint a University Academic Fellow in order to develop this exciting new research field, one which allows us to facilitate internalization and expand partnerships with transcultural third-sector partners in Leeds and the Yorkshire region.

You will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications.  Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the School, the Faculty, and the Leeds city region, the Fellow will organise seminars with international speakers, network internationally, and build local collaborations.  There is an opportunity to maximise inter-cultural partnerships in the culturally diverse cities of Yorkshire and particularly within the Leeds conurbation.  You will co-supervise PhDs and work on and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the School of English. You will also be expected to submit grant applications for personal fellowships, for example, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) early-career Fellowship; Leverhulme Fellowship, and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the schools to submit larger grants and to target relevant themed research funding, in particular Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6; ‘Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’and the AHRC’s Translating Cultures theme.

You will have demonstrated research excellence in the broadly defined field of transculturalism and in addition will have begun to develop a strong teaching profile derived in part from this expertise.  You will also have a developed awareness of, and aptitude for, maximising the advantages offered by the funding landscape, including the impact agenda.

You will be exceptionally well placed to make a significant contribution to the School’s research and grant capture, as well as its excellence in research-based teaching, and will be able to enjoy a thriving research community with substantial expertise in the related areas of Critical and Cultural Theory and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Outstanding collections and archives are available in the Brotherton Library, one of the leading research libraries in the UK.

Coventry University job ad: International Officer (UK)

International Officer
Coventry University – International Office
Closes: 16th August 2015

Ranked 15th in the Guardian University Guide 2016, and the Times and Sunday Times top Modern University in the UK; strong links to industry, quality teaching and an innovative and dynamic approach to learning are just a few highlights of Coventry University.

Over 24,000 students, including over 8000 international students from more than 130 countries study at our vibrant and diverse campuses in Coventry and London.  September 2014 saw a record intake of international students, which is set to continue. To support this growth and future developments of international provision as a global enterprising university, we are looking to appoint several International Officers to work within our Sales Team.

International Officers support the recruitment of international students to the University. You will work as part of a regional team with extensive overseas travel (approx. 15 weeks a year). You will be responsible for undertaking recruitment missions, managing exhibitions, visiting schools, colleges and career conventions and other activities to drive growth in student recruitment.

You will be educated to degree level, with experience in sales and/or marketing you will thrive on developing business plans and hitting your targets. You must possess strong powers of self-motivation and initiative. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. Ideally, you will have had experience operating successfully in international business development or student recruitment and will be both politically aware and culturally sensitive.

Closing date: 16th August 2015

Fully funded PhD Studentship (University of Loughborough, England)

An ethnomethodological / conversation analytic study of evidence-based decision-making

Applications are invited for the above studentship commencing 1st October 2015. The Studentship is open to home/EU students. It will run for 3 years, and it includes:
• A fee waiver equivalent to the home/EU rate
• Tax-free stipend of £14,057p.a. for three years

About the project:
Research into how the tools and products of Operational Research (OR) are used in the interactions between analysts and their clients has recently begun to attract academic attention. Using ethnomethodological and  conversation analytic methods, this PhD project will examine the interactional practices that comprise the use of OR tools and products and identify what works and what is less effective.

The site for the PhD research project is the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). One of the challenges faced by Dstl is how best to support Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM), in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and across government, and to increase the use of evidence to support key decisions. It is anticipated that the PhD project will collect and investigate real-time conduct in the use of OR tools and products to support EBDM in a number of application areas.

Supervisors
Professor L. Alberto Franco, Professor of Management Sciences (School of Business and Economics) and Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction (Department of Social Sciences)

Entry criteria
Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or equivalent. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Application
Applications are made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/.

Please upload all the supporting documents listed below:
• A curriculum vitae
• A 500 word personal statement explaining your interest in, and aptitude for, the topic of this research project. In particular we would like to learn about:
• What qualities do you feel you can bring to the project?
• 2-3 samples of writing such as MSc dissertation, journal or conference article, essays from your MSc degree
• Copies of your transcripts/certificates
• Two academic references

Closing date for applications is 30 July 2015.  Please quote reference SBE-AF in the financial section of the application form.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the closing date.

Informal enquiries about the project should be made to (L.A.Franco@lboro.ac.uk) or (E.H.Stokoe@lboro.ac.uk).

Study in England 2015

Graduate Study in England, Summer 2015

Are you a graduate student in communication looking to earn 3 credits for a 12-day study abroad experience in England for Summer 2015?

Then please consider CCOM 7070 International Corporate Communication and Culture offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Wroxton College located in Oxfordshire, England, from May 1931, 2015.

The course consists of invited speakers, case studies, site visits, and trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford. The main objective of the course is make students familiar with the cultural, historical, and political contexts in which international business transactions take place. Students will also attend a day of seminars at the Harris-Manchester College of Oxford University ending with High Dinner with the Oxford students.

Wroxton College is the British campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, situated in the ancestral home of Lord North in Oxfordshire. The main College building is Wroxton Abbey, a fully modernized Jacobean mansion on 56 acres of its own lawns, lakes and woodlands. Originally constructed as an Augustinian priory in 1215, Wroxton Abbey has accommodated several British monarchs and statespeople such as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.

At Fairleigh Dickinson University, participating students are drawn from the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication and the MA in Organizational Behavior.Students from other universities and colleges are warmly invited to register with permission of the course leader, Gary Radford.