Alan Turing Institute: Intercultural AI Ethics (England)

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Research Associate in Intercultural AI Ethics, The Alan Turing Institute, London, England. Deadline: 15 March 2020.

The Public Policy programme is looking to recruit a Research Associate in Intercultural AI Ethics for a new project, PATH-AI: Mapping an intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency, and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems. This project is a cooperation between The Alan Turing Institute, the University of Edinburgh, and RIKEN – Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution.

The project will investigate the values of privacy, agency, and trust from a comparative and intercultural perspective, focussing on the UK and Japan, while also framing the issues surrounding AI ethics and governance in a broader global context. The research will endeavour to enrich and widen understanding of these ideas and to inform policy formation from an intercultural point of view. The project’s final phase will involve the international co-design an AI governance framework.

Midlands Graduate School PHD Studentships (England)

“Studentships“ESRC PhD Studentships in the Social Sciences in the Midlands Graduate School. Deadline: 22 January 2020.

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham and University of Warwick.

The Midlands Graduate School is looking to recruit top quality social science PhD students to commence study in October 2020 across a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways. Our ESRC studentships – covering fees, a maintenance stipend (subject to eligibility), and support for innovative research training – provide exceptional opportunities for high-achieving and motivated individuals, including opportunities for collaboration.

A Masters degree is not a prerequisite for applying to the Midlands Graduate School DTP, and a number of our studentship awards are specifically ring-fenced for students applying for funding straight from an undergraduate degree. 

The MGS offers 17 different training pathways, including Applied Linguistics, Communication & Media, and Political Science & International Relations, among others.

U Bath PHD Studentship: Cultivating Open-Mindedness for Dialogue (England)

“Studentships“PhD Studentship in Psychology: Cultivating Open-Mindedness as a Method for Fostering Dialogue and Intellectual Curiosity, University of Bath, England. Deadline: 1 December 2019.

The University of Bath (Department of Psychology) is pleased to offer a PhD project starting in October 2020, supervised by Dr Gosia Goclowska and Professor Gregory Maio. This project is in competition for funding from the ESRC South-West Doctoral Training Partnership and our internal URSA funding scheme.

Open-mindedness is a desirable personality trait and one of the most appealing social values. Open-minded individuals are thought to be among the most tolerant, curious and creative people. For instance, open-minded personality traits have been associated with positive attitudes towards ethnic minorities, greater creativity, and being more receptive to ideas and norms from other cultures. However, despite a tremendous amount of knowledge about open-minded personality traits, scientific knowledge on how to foster greater open-mindedness is still lacking.

This project will look at various methods of increasing open-minded behaviour. Central to the project is the idea that open-mindedness is a dynamic and malleable state and that everyone can be open-minded (Gocłowska, Ritter, Elliot, & Baas, 2019). As an abstract social value open-mindedness can be understood (instantiated; Maio, Hahn, Frost, & Cheung, 2009) in many ways, for instance as non-defensiveness in the face of disagreements, intellectual curiosity, or the courage to take bold and risky decisions. Embracing these various instantiations of open-mindedness can, in turn, lead to a range of positive societal outcomes.

Drawing on personality research (Gocłowska et al., 2019) and on the psychology of social values (Maio, 2017), the aim of this PhD project will be to develop new methods of increasing open-minded behaviour. The developed methods will draw on the different ways in which people instantiate open-mindedness (e.g., as non-defensiveness, risk taking, curiosity).

Aston U: Translation & Intercultural Communication (UK)

“JobLecturer in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Deadline: 30 November 2019.

The Department of Languages and Translation Studies is seeking to make on appointment at Lecturer level in Translation and Intercultural Communication from 1 April 2020. Aston welcomes applications from exceptional scholars with expertise in translation studies or intercultural communication and Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, French, German or Spanish. Strong candidates from Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Communication especially those with a specialization in industry-focussed Applied Translation Studies, Multilingual Specialised Communication, Business Translation, Intercultural Business Communication and Translator Training are encouraged to apply.

Multaka Oxford Project: Several Positions (UK)

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The Multaka Oxford Project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, UK,  is advertising several positions with different, but short, deadlines.

Multaka Oxford is an award-winning project working with two Oxford University museums: the History of Science Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum. This inclusive programme works in partnership with local organisations to support people who are forced migrants settling in Oxford.

  1. Part-time Collections Officer. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The postholder will form part of the Multaka Oxford project team funded by a private donor to activate the Museum’s collections, notably those from the Arab world as a springboard to recruit community volunteers and project participants. The project brings in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences. The postholder will hold a crucial role working with the Museums’ collections alongside volunteers and project participants to develop people’s confidence, support opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcome different audiences to the Museum. The Collections Officer will consult, co-design and support the recruitment, training, supervision and mentoring of the community volunteers and project participants to deliver a range of activities at the same time as enhancing the relevant collections database records at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

2. Part-time Community Ambassador. Deadline: 25 November 2019.

This is an exciting new role which focuses on developing links between the Multaka project and communities in Oxford. The postholder will support both the participants, volunteers and staff team to achieve the project’s aims of developing people’s confidence, supporting opportunities for inter-cultural dialogue and welcoming different audiences to the Museum as volunteers. Working as part of the team, the postholder will advise and support this inclusive approach as the project works towards bringing in different voices, perspectives and narratives to the Museum, its collections, engagement activities and relevance to different audiences.

King’s College London: Education & Research Collaborations (England)

“JobHead of Education & Research Collaborations (Culture), King’s College London, England. Deadline: 10 November 2019.

Across King’s College London’s nine faculties and beyond the university, an inclusive cultural community brings together artists, cultural partners and the vast number of staff, students and alumni who engage with arts and culture in different ways. Aligned with the university’s strategic Vision 2029, these partnerships and collaborations enhance research and drive innovation, enrich education and serve the needs of the cultural sector and, more broadly, of society.

King’s is now recruiting a Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) to lead on delivering those elements of the university’s cultural strategy related to education, research & innovation.

The Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) will lead on brokering and facilitating partnerships between King’s and artists and cultural organisations that offer opportunities to students and academics, helping to deliver world-class education, a distinctive student experience and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages beyond the university.

The post holder will be responsible for the development of a small number of flagship projects and programmes, to be delivered in partnership with colleagues across and beyond King’s.

 

 

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