Lebanese American University: 6 Job Ads

Job adsLEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 
The Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University is currently advertising 6 faculty positions:

U Pennsylvania 2 Job Ads: Communication & Culture

Job adsTenure and Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Communication and Culture at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill one tenured (Associate Professor or Full Professor) and one tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty position in the area of “communication and culture.” Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching include innovative approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity, as well as those whose work includes a global, transnational, or comparative dimension. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to algorithmic culture and platform studies; mobility and migration; technology and identity; and digital culture production. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative methods.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 4, 2017.

Loughborough U Job Ads: Communication and Interaction (UK)

Job adsThe Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University has 2 jobs to announce. The job title (for both) is Lecturer in Communication and Interaction. Deadline: 3 September 2017.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with research interests that lie in social psychology, or a cognate social science discipline, that bear on communication and social interaction. The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of BSc Social Psychology as well as the development of new MA degree pathways in communication and social interaction.

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline, an active research profile, the clear potential to contribute to the Department’s research culture, a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an HE environment, and to support the University Strategy, Building Excellence. The lectureship will commence as soon as possible following interview.

[NB: “Lecturer” in the UK system is equivalent to the North American “Assistant Professor” position]

American U Job Ads: Intercultural Relations & International Communication

Intercultural Relations and International Communication (Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions)

Location: Washington, D.C.


The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non­ tenure track faculty appointment for AY 17-18. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. This appointment is a 10-month term position and will commence August 31, 2017.  Renewal for subsequent academic years will be based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.  The position will require the incumbent to teach the equivalent of three undergraduate and/ or graduate courses per semester.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in the following fields: Intercultural Relations and International Communication.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

U Tampere Job Ads: Social Research (Finland)

Five associate professor or professor posts in the New Social Research programme

The University of Tampere is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialise in the social sciences.  It has a lively, multidisciplinary and international research environment with a staff of 2,200 and 15,000 students.

The University places strong emphasis on rigorous scholarship in areas of significant social relevance. To help achieve this objective, the University has commenced the New Social Research programme. NSR has five core themes: governing complexity; transformation of agency and empowerment; the changing nature of work; the future of well-being, and; new forms of communication, information and interaction. NSR will become a truly international programme, working across disciplinary boundaries and in partnership with a wide range of external stakeholders nationally and internationally. More information on NSR is available at the programme website.

At the centre of the programme are eleven fully-funded associate or full professor posts. The director, Professor Rebecca Boden, and the first six appointments are already in place. The University of Tampere is now seeking to complete the team by appointing a further five associate or full professors. Appointees will have dual affiliation between NSR and an appropriate faculty, ensuring a clear career trajectory, and at the end of this period it is anticipated that they will take up permanent posts in one of the University’s faculties, as appropriate.

The University of Tampere is seeking highly motivated and accomplished academics who will be active and innovative co-builders of the NSR programme as research leaders. In addition to developing a strong individual research profile within the broad remit of NSR’s activities, you would work collaboratively with fellow NSR researchers to achieve significant programme synergies. Activities would include: effective research leadership (particularly of early career academics); facilitating the development of the NSR profile nationally and internationally; and seeking, winning and managing major research funding. A key role of the NSR programme is to make a major contribution to the further development of the University’s research profile more generally. As such, you would be expected to work collaboratively and constructively with appropriate faculties to embed programme gains across the institution.  Whilst the main emphasis of these roles for the first five years is on research, you would be expected to make a gradually increasing and expertise-appropriate contribution to research-led teaching, curriculum development and research student supervision in the faculties.

What you can offer
You must have: a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the research programme; high-level scientific expertise; an excellent international publication record; and teaching/supervision skills and experience across the range of levels.

Additionally, successful candidates will have a proven track record of international scientific cooperation, and the ability to offer advanced research-led teaching and supervision. Your research interests will be aligned to one or more themes in the NSR programme, but you will be able to demonstrate how you would develop those further. NSR especially welcomes applications under the theme the changing nature of work and is less likely to make any appointments of candidates whose principal contribution would be in the theme governing complexity.

Your proposed work for the duration of the programme will evidence a good fit with NSR objectives and how you would work in an inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Ideally you will have experience of leading or making a major contribution to a research group and a track record of successful applications for external research funding.

What we offer
The University of Tampere offers a dynamic and international research community with strong national and international collaborative networks. Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tampere have recently agreed to merge and will be working collaboratively together to build a unique model of higher education offering an innovative, multidisciplinary and internationally attractive research and learning environment built on demonstrably excellent foundations.  Appointment to NSR offers an opportunity to develop, lead and maintain a dynamic research programme leading to national and international recognition within this environment.

Finnish people almost universally speak English to a high level. Finland is a well-ordered and culturally sophisticated EU country which enjoys world-leading free schooling (including in English), affordable child care, excellent public services, moderate taxation and low levels of bureaucracy.  The Tampere region is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and Finland’s second largest city. The city offers an extremely pleasant environment in which to live and work. Whilst a traditional industrial centre, with an attractive heritage built environment, today the city is best known for its high-tech expertise. The city has a lively cultural life, with many theatres, galleries and museums etc. and is the most popular city to study in amongst Finnish students.

We appreciate that relocation can be daunting and the University’s HR Services provide intensive support for international recruits, especially on matters such as residence permits, registration, taxation, retirement pensions, social security issues, finding accommodation, daycare for children, schooling, health care and other local services in Tampere. You can contact the International HR Team during your application process with any specific queries or see our Join us!-pages on our website. The University of Tampere received the European Commission’s acknowledgement of HR Excellence in Research in March 2015.

The University of Tampere offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits. These include occupational health care, flexible working hours and high-quality sporting facilities. These posts include membership of the generous Finnish statutory earnings-related retirement pension scheme, further details of which are available here.

Finnish universities operate a national University Salary System and salaries will be determined by reference to that. At commencement, the minimum monthly salary of an associate professor will range between €5,000 and €5,600 a month and that of a professor between €5,700 and €6,400 a month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.

These posts are subject to a four month probationary period. Initial appointment as associate professor is for five years and, subject to successful performance, post holders will become tenured members of faculty staff at the end of the five year period. The evaluation of suitability for a tenured position will commence after four years in post and appointees will be supported throughout the five year period to ease transition to faculty positions.  Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset.

The application process
Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the University of Tampere’s electronic
recruitment system by 15:45 pm. on 2 May 2017.

The following documents should accompany your application:
A CV (excluding publications).
A list of publications compiled according to the Academy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your ten most important publications.
A letter of application in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it.
A five page research plan, outlining your proposed research within the programme.
The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can support your application.

Enquiries
For queries related to the NSR programme please contact the Programme Director, Professor Rebecca Boden. For queries related to the application process please contact the Faculty Head of Administration Sari Saastamoinen.

U Leeds Job Ads: Language Education (UK)

Chair in Language Education
Lecturer in Language Education (two posts)
University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Chair and two Lecturers in Language Education, to join the Language Education Academic Group in the School of Education.

The deadline for applications for all posts is 27 March 2017. Interviews will be held in late April 2017. For further information about these posts, and the application process, please follow the links below:

Post 1 (ref ESLED1034): from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. University Grade 10.

Posts 2 and 3 (ref ESLED1032): from 1 September 2017. University Grade 8.

 

U Birmingham Job Ads: Modern Languages (UK)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
University of Birmingham – School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Closing date: 9th March 2017

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make six appointments at Lecturer or (for suitable candidates) Senior Lecturer level. These posts are part of a significant programme of investment in the Department of Modern Languages. The appointments will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of three Chairs. The Lecturers/Senior Lecturers will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidates will be excellent researchers, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointees will be excellent teachers, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including both core and specialist modules.

Applications are welcome both from candidates who undertake research in cultural study (broadly defined) and from those who undertake research in linguistics. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize in one language area, and to those who specialize in more than one language.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period, country, or geographical area, and also from those who undertake interdisciplinary work.  Areas of particular interest to the Department include: Translation & Interpreting; Modern Languages & Technology (including Inter-medial studies); Language Pedagogy; Exile; Sexuality; Atlantic Studies/Hemispheric Studies/Global cultural studies; Aesthetics and/or Cognitive Literary studies, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates.

 

Hong Kong Polytechnic U Job Ads: Bilingualism & Communication; Asian Languages; Area Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Expires: 13th February 2017

Duties
The appointees will be required to:
• engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• assume an important role in curriculum design and development;
• undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants;
• provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management;
• render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; and
• perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
• a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism, Japanese Language Studies, Bilingual Media, Corporate Communication or a related field;
• relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
• a high level of fluency in English; and
• a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

Applicants for appointment at Assistant Professor level should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required.

Applicants for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements.  Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit this website.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloadedRecruitment will continue until the position are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment.

Roskilde U 2 Job Ads (Denmark)

Position 1:
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor with Special Responsibilities (MSO) of Communication from 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as professor (MSO) is limited to a period of 5 years.

The Department of Communication and Arts is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment, characterised by diversity with respect to theory, method and area of study in research and education. The department produces knowledge that contributes to critical research and reflexive practice in relation to development and change in society, including public institutions, private organizations, NGOs, and cultural and media institutions. In Communication Studies, research and teaching cover a plurarity of theoretical traditions (for example, sociocultural, critical, rhetorical,  phenomenological and pragmatic traditions) and empirical areas of study (for example, dialogic and participatory, digital, intercultural, organizational, political, science, strategic and visual communication).

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates, with demonstrated research excellence, and a proven commitment to developing and applying critical ways to theorise and empirically research one of the following two areas:
*Intercultural Communication
*Organisational Communication

Responsibilities and tasks, Qualifications, and Assessment:
See Further particulars below
Only applications in English are accepted.
Questions: For further information about the position, please contact Head of Studies Ib Tunby, ibtunby[at]ruc.dk.

Terms of employment:
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Commencing salary will be for professor (MSO) minimum DKK 534.788 per year (1st April 2016 level) plus pension contribution (17,1 %).

The professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) is a category where the appointment is limited to a -year period. On the expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is ensured employment and remuneration as an associate professor.

Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University here.

Application:
To apply for the position go to RUCs homepage: www.ruc.dk/en/job/vip/.  Please open the relevant job advertisement and click on the button “Apply for vacancy here”, which is found below the job advertisement.

Applications must include:
*Cover letter
*CV with documentation of education.
*Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here.)
*A complete list of publications.
*Co-author declaration.
*A maximum of 7 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment.
*A brief description (2-3 pages of your plans for development of the academic field in regard to both research and education, including a short description of how you view your qualifications in relation.
*A short description stating your most important scientific work relevant to the position and your contribution to such work (2-3 A4 pages)
*Documentation of additional research qualifications, including
–    experience in research management or other managerial functions
–    track record in fundraising

Please submit your application no later than 1 December, 2016. Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Click here for Further Particulars

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Position 2
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor of Strategic Communication from 1 March 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates in the field of strategic communication within the wider field of communication and organisation studies. Applicants should have a track record of research excellence and a commitment to the development of critical ways of theorising and empirically researching relations between media and communication technologies and the social world, with a focus on strategic communication challenges faced by organisations, including public institutions, private businesses, governments, NGOs, and campaign/ad hoc organisations.

Harron Chair @ Villanova U for 2017

The Fall 2017 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University

The Department of Communication at Villanova University invites applications for the annual Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. The Department seeks a senior colleague whose scholarship, regardless of specialization or methodological orientation, has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. This visiting, one-semester appointment is for the Fall of 2017. University-sponsored housing will be provided for the duration of the appointment. The responsibilities of the position include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course related to his/her area of expertise, delivering a lecture to the Villanova community during the semester in residence, and mentoring faculty and students in the Communication Department. In addition to the salary generated by the Endowment and University-sponsored housing, The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is eligible to receive graduate assistant support and to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. This visiting position may be used to supplement sabbatical leave, but the Department encourages all interested, qualified candidates to apply.

THE CURRENT HARRON CHAIR
This year, the Department of Communication at Villanova University welcomed Dr. Bruce Henderson as the 2016 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered for The Harron Family Chair, applicants should hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Communication or a closely related field, and have a national/international reputation for distinguished scholarship. In addition to an extensive, successful research program, candidates should demonstrate a strong teaching record and a willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of Villanova’s Department of Communication.  A complete application will include:
–       a letter stating the candidate’s interest and qualifications, as well as indication of availability, housing needs, area(s) of expertise, and potential courses and research projects the candidate would pursue during the appointment;
–       a current curriculum vitae;
–       the names and full contact information for two personal references.
Electronic versions of these materials may be sent to http://jobs.villanova.edu   Review of applications will begin December 16, 2016, and will continue until the 2017 Harron Family Chair is selected.

ABOUT THE HARRON FAMILY AND THE DEPARTMENT
The Harron family has been associated with the field of communication since the turn of the twenty-first century. Through the endowment of scholarships for students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need and support of the University’s highly regarded One Book Villanova program, the Harron family has also been a leader in philanthropic efforts at Villanova University.  The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication honors the Harron family’s accomplishments in the field of communication, their philanthropic legacy, and the Department’s commitment to excellence in communication education, scholarship, and practice.

The Department of Communication is the largest undergraduate major at Villanova, and has a thriving M.A. program with an excellent track record of sending students to Ph.D. programs. The strength of our programs is due to our Department’s emphasis upon intellectual rigor, the teacher-scholar model, and strong collegiality. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service—and who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice.

NOTE: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, was Harron Chair in 2013-14, and can also answer questions about the position.