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.

Aarhus U: 2 Intercultural Positions (Denmark)

“Job1. Professor of Intercultural Studies, School of Communication and Culture, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 2 April 2019.

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of Professor of Intercultural Studies. The appointment is permanent and begins on 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is at the Department of German and Romance Languages or the Department of English, both part of the School of Communication and Culture, and it includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange related to intercultural studies.

Applicants must have extensive, thoroughly documented international research experience at the highest level in intercultural studies and related fields of research. They must also be able to document international research in one, or preferably more than one, of the following fields: (a) theory and analysis of organisations, (b) global entrepreneurship, (c) intercultural management, (d) transcultural negotiation, and (e) conflict management.

2.

Professor of foreign-language pedagogy,  School of Communication and Culture, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 2 April 2019.

Applications are invited for the position of professor in foreign-language pedagogy at the School of Communication and Culture. The appointment is permanent and begins on 1 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is at the Department of German and Romance Languages or the Department of English, both part of the School of Communication and Culture, and it includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange related to foreign-language pedagogy.

The School of Communication and Culture wishes to strengthen foreign-language pedagogy, and in this connection the successful applicant will be expected to work with the Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages.
More specifically, they are looking for a dedicated applicant who has contributed substantially to research and/or teaching in the area of foreign-language learning and teaching with the focus on upper-secondary school/high school and university levels. In addition, it will be considered an advantage if the applicant can document research and/or teaching qualifications within related areas such as grammar, translation, intercultural communication and sociolinguistics. The applicant must also be qualified to teach core courses at all levels within the above-mentioned areas. Applicants must have a native or near-native command of either English, French, German or Spanish.

American U: Intercultural Understanding (USA)

“JobMultiple Instructors of Intercultural Understanding, American University, Washington, DC. Deadline: 30 June 2019.

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) at American University seeks outstanding applicants for multiple term faculty openings beginning in fall 2019. Each appointment is for nine months, and will commence in mid-August 2019 and conclude at the end of May 2020. The positions are full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointments. Rank and salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. SPExS is seeking experienced instructors to teach Intercultural Understanding to first year students across a range of programs, including the Washington Mentorship Program (WMP) and the International Accelerator Program (IAP).

Intercultural Understanding seeks to encourage a better understanding of the dimensions of experience and belief that distinguishes cultures and countries from one another, and conversely, the commonalities that bind human experience together. The main objective of the course is to improve the intercultural competencies and communication skills of students, and to enhancestudents’ abilities to think critically and creatively about today’s social challenges. The course includes field trips, participation in cultural events, and simulation exercises.

World Learning Job Ads: Traveling Faculty

“JobWorld Learning is advertising several positions, mostly related to their International Honors Program. Deadline: March 1, 2019.

IHP, a program of World Learning/School for International Training, offers international semester-long study abroad programs emphasizing the comparative study of key global issues. IHP’s learning model is grounded in critical pedagogy, experiential learning, and cultural immersion.

Currently seeking traveling faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Each four-month term will take 15-30 students from leading U.S. colleges and universities.

Positions available for faculty in Social Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Design and DevelopmentHuman Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance, and several other areas. Each IHP student group is accompanied by a trained Trustees Fellow. The Fellow’s main priorities are to support the safety and well-being of all IHP participants and to facilitate an inclusive learning community that is conducive to academic and personal growth.