National U Singapore: Jobs & Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Deadline for most: August 15, 2020.

Among them are the following:

Hong Kong Baptist U: Translation/Intercultural Studies (China)

“Job2 positions for Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: July 19, 2020.

Preference will be given to those with expertise in at least one of the following clusters: (i) translation theory; (ii) translation technology, translation-related applications of big data, and localization; (iii) interpreting studies; and (iv) intercultural studies, preferably with interests in minority cultures. Given the Chinese/English orientation of the majority of the Department’s course offerings, a command of Chinese is expected.

 

 

Tampere U: Social Psychology (Finland)

“JobAssistant/Associate Professor, and Associate Professor/Professor in Social Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. Deadline: 20 May 2020.

The Unit of Social Research is the largest unit in the Faculty of Social Sciences (SOC). Its key research themes are the transformation of social governance, social and societal processes and risks, and the challenges of well-being and sustainable development. The unit hosts six subjects: social psychology, sociology, social policy, youth research, social anthropology and gender studies. The Unit of Social Research also has four research centers: the Working Life Research Center, the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Childhood, Youth and Family Research Center, and the Peace and Conflict Research Center.

The Unit of Social Research offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level education. The unit has a joint, comprehensive bachelor’s program in social studies. Master’s degree education is given in fields of study corresponding to the subjects. In addition to these, the master’s program is implemented in five international programs: Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, Gender Studies, Global and Transnational Sociology, Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, and Public Choice. Doctoral education takes place within the doctoral program in social research, including: gender studies, peace and conflict research, social anthropology, social policy, social psychology, sociology, social work, and youth research. In social psychology, key research topics include social interaction, self and identity, group dynamics, and the relationships between the individual, communities, and society.

Zhejiang U: Media/International Culture/International Studies (China)

“JobMultiple positions, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Deadlines: vary by position.

The College of Media and International Culture includes the following areas: Communication, Journalism & Communication, Film Studies, Aesthetics, Cultural critique, Linguistics, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

1. Professor in Communication & Media Studies. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

2. Visiting Foreign Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Applicants should be able to work at ZJU from 2 months to 1 year, teach course(s) for either undergraduates or graduates in English. Candidates must have a PhD degree, hold a corresponding position, have a strong teaching record in related areas.

3. Visiting Chair Professor. Deadline: 4 December 2019.

Candidates should be a leading international scholar with global impact in the field of media and communication. The successful candidates should work at ZJU for at least 2 months each year, and are expected to give scholarly talks, promote collaborative teaching and publications.

4. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Media and International Culture. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

5. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

Swinburne U Technology: Prof/Dept Chairs in Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (Australia)

“JobTwo Professor & Department Chair Positions in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 20 November 2019.

Swinburne University of Technology is seeking two key Department Chair positions from 2020 – one to lead the Department of Film and Animation and one to lead the Department of Media and Communication.

The two Chairs will have key roles in leading and further developing two successful departments. Successful candidates will bring leadership experiences and research expertise that contributes to the Australian fields of research codes 1902 (Film, Television and Digital Media), and FoR 2001 (Communication and Media Studies).

The appointees will work in a diverse school located at Hawthorn campus, encompassing four Departments (Media and Communication; Film and Animation; Social Sciences; and Education) and two research Centres (Centre for Transformative Media Technologies and Centre for Urban Transitions). Both positions are three-year appointments with the possibility of renewal.

York U: Refugee & Diaspora Studies; Human Rights in Middle East (Canada)

“JobThe Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, York, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

  1. Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies

Applicants should have a PhD in any area of the social sciences (or have completed their PhD at the time of the appointment) that engages with the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural processes that produce the displacement of individuals and groups, and the effects of these processes on refugees, illegalized and racialized migrants, and diasporic communities. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in different theoretical approaches that engage critically with human rights, transnationalism, racialization, nationalism, colonialism, diasporas, borders, and nation-states. Knowledge of and publications relating to UN refugee laws, the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) is an asset. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Rights in the Middle East

Candidates must have a PhD in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science, or a related disciplinary or interdisciplinary field. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with respect to critical human rights and equity in the Middle East, including questions of social displacement, cultural dislocation, re/settlement of populations, social, political and economic disparities, social justice, and the relationship between international law and the laws within different nations of the Middle East. A focus on theory and methods relating to these questions would be an asset. Knowledge of the languages of the region (for example Arabic, Persian or Turkish) would also be an asset, as would knowledge of and publications relating to the UIDHR (Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights) and CDHRI (the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam). Demonstrated pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, service and in scholarly research, and to have produced publications appropriate to their stage of career.

Johns Hopkins U: Institutions of Democracy Under Stress (USA)

“JobOpen Rank Faculty, Institutions of Democracy Under Stress, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Deadline: November 15, 2019, or until filled.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on the institutional and organizational dimensions of democracy under stress, particularly as related to questions of civic engagement and inclusive discourse. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to scholars who study the dynamics of states; state contexts; political, civic, social, and economic organizations and institutions; social movements; and social networks, as well as their role in shaping, interacting with, constraining, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts or the U.S.

The SNF Agora Institute is a new, $150M multi-disciplinary initiative that integrates research, teaching, and practice to strengthen global democracy by improving and expanding civic engagement and inclusive dialogue, and by supporting inquiry that leads to real-world change. Housed in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the SNF Agora Institute at JHU will serve as a leading forum bringing together experts from a range of fields—including but not limited to political science, sociology, history, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and ethics. All SNF Agora faculty will be full members in a department at Johns Hopkins University and at the SNF Agora Institute.

NOTE: There are also current openings for faculty in Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race, Inequality and Social Cognition/Political Psychology

U British Columbia: Assistant Profs in Health/Gender/Migration

“JobTwo Assistant Professor positions (health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration), Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. The substantive area of specialization for these two positions is OPEN although the department has identified preferential areas including sociology of health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration.

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. The Department expects applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population.

Greenwich U: International Business (UK)

“JobLecturer and Associate Professor in International Business, Department of International Business & Economics, University of Greenwich, UK. Deadline: 27 May 2019.

The University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business is seeking a Lecturer in International Business.  The University of Greenwich has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism, and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

The University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business is seeking an Associate Professor in International Business. We are seeking a colleague who will implement teaching and learning improvement strategies and plans to ensure academic excellence in the Department, the Faculty and the wider University community. Candidates with outstanding achievements in teaching and scholarship are encouraged to apply who have an interest in working with our diverse student body.

 

Meeting of Minds@HKU (Hong Kong)

“JobMeeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars, October 14 -15, 2019, Hong Kong.

The Meeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars is a 2-day forum to discuss grand challenges through the lens of advanced knowledge, discovery and innovation across science, the humanities, and social sciences. This forum engages participants in intellectually stimulating and creative dialogue to explore how to ignite collective will, wisdom and innovation to improve the human condition. Participants interested in joining HKU as assistant professors will be invited for recruitment interviews, so this is both a conference and a job opportunity.