Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers each year 20–25 fellowships for researchers in different career stages both in Finland and abroad, thus giving them an opportunity to pursue their research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment. Deadline for Core Fellowships: 13 September 2018.
Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.
Call for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: August 31, 2018.
Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Organizers welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.
Three 4-year and salaried doctoral student positions in conversation analysis / interaction analysis open at the University of Oulu in the COACT (Complexity in (inter)action) research community. Deadline: May 31, 2018.
1. Doctoral student, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: The use of mobile devices in face-to-face interaction).
2. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Interaction in international crisis management).
3. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking).
International Week for Vocational Teacher Education: Competence-based Learning in the Digital Age, 14-18 May 2018, Tampere, Finland. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
We offer the participants interesting workshops on current topics such as Learning Analytics, Digital Literacy, and Competence-based Curriculum in Guidance Counselling Education.
The week is a platform for networking for the participants and the organizers as well. We will offer you a variety of opportunities to meet colleagues – for example in an environment natural to us Finns, in the smoke sauna by the lake! Don’t forget to pack your swimming suit!
The International Week is organized by the School of Vocational Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and aimed at TAMK’s partner universities, as well as for other partner organisations involved in education, RDI and project activities.
Assistant Professor in International Business, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland. Deadline: 28 February 2018.
Our group focuses on understanding the phenomenon of international business through multiple theoretical lenses and methodologies. We conduct research on strategy and organization of multinational corporations, people management, sustainability in international business, multilingual organizations, emerging markets such as Russia and China, international entrepreneurship and qualitative research methods.
The International Business Group contributes to the Master’s Programmes in Management and International Business and CEMS Global Management. These programmes are designed to give students cutting-edge theoretical knowledge through a unique challenge-based learning experience. Our teaching assignments may also encompass undergraduate and PhD courses, and all courses are taught in English.
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC): The “Good” Interculturalist, University of Helsinki, Finland, 29-31 August, 2018. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
The ‘good’ interculturalist yesterday, today and tomorrow: Everyday life-theory-research-policy-practice
The word ‘intercultural’ has been in use in research and practice in different parts of the world for many decades. In daily life, it is less used compared to ‘competitors’ such as multicultural or, increasingly, diversity. Interdisciplinary at heart, like all concepts, the word ‘intercultural’ is also very polysemic and politically driven.
Our interest in the notion of the ‘intercultural’ in this conference rests on the root of the word, ‘inter’, which hints at reciprocity, being located/occurring/existing between.
This conference serves as a platform to discuss what it means to be a ‘good’ interculturalist today. We expect many and varied (discordant) voices to meet during the conference. The past and future can also be considered, in diachronic and/or synchronic perspectives. The following broad contexts, which often overlap, will be examined: everyday life, theory, research, policy and practice. The micro-contexts of (language) education, teacher education, internationalization of education, business, health care, intercultural couplehood, are of interest amongst others.
TWO DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE, FINLAND
The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, invites applications for two Early Stage Researchers (Doctoral Researcher) positions for three years (36 months) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Innovative Training Network EuroAgeism research programme. The planned commencement date for the positions is in June – October 2018.
The EuroAgeism research programme, funded under Horizon 2020, MSCA-Innovative training network, consists of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial, science-policy international network of researchers, policy makers and social and health care professionals. The goal of the network is to train professionals who can function effectively and comfortably at any of the intersections between science and policy.
EuroAgeism is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and an NGO that are located in Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden. Across participating universities a total of 15 Early Stage Researcher positions are being advertised.
Doctoral Researchers will benefit not only from leadership by expert research supervisors, but also from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences over the course of the program.
CFP: Expressions of race and racism online. This working group is part of the 14th Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) Conference on Race, Power and Mobilities (October 26-27, 2017), University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
The long-lasting idea that dematerialized online presence would downplay racial issues is vanishing as studies are increasingly showing the extent to which race is embedded in online structures, vocabulary, and users’ practices (Daniels, 2012). Though much research has been conducted on representations of race in traditional media, few studies have investigated expressions of race and racism in online and social media, and their findings underline the complexity of the topic (Sommier, van Sterkenburg, & Hofhuis, in press).
This working group therefore calls for papers tackling online expressions of race and racism to further understand associated strategies, tensions, and outcomes. Current findings point to a wide range of dialectics that should be further explored. Studies urge for holistic approaches (e.g. Titley, 2014) to attend to the interplay between colorblind and blatant racism, individual and structural aspects, local and global discourses, and traditional and social media. These broad research areas include, but are not limited to:
– users’ online practices, identity formation and social interactions (e.g. Hughey, 2008)
– the creation of racial digital divides (e.g. boyd, 2013)
– strategies used to disguise online racist discourses (e.g. Sharma & Brooker, 2016)
– methodological challenges associated with the study of expressions of race and racism in online settings
*** Important dates and practicalities ***
• Deadline for submission: August 31, 2017
• Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2017
• Registration starts September 15, 2017
• ETMU Days October 26–27, 2017
Submit your abstracts of 300–400 words directly to the working group organizer, Mélodine Sommier.
The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences. The University is Finland’s leading expert in teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one in the country. The University of Jyväskylä is known for its dynamic operating culture and strong commitment to social responsibility.
Department of Language and Communication Studies is currently seeking to recruit an Associate Professor (tenure track), Intercultural and Digital Communication, starting January 1st 2018 for a fixed-term period of five years. The Associate Professor’s position is allocated to Department of Language and Communication Studies in the discipline of Intercultural communication. The position supports the profiling of the department at the two core fields of the University strategy (Languages, Culture and Communities in Global Change Processes, and Information Technology and the Human in the Knowledge Society) and the profiling measure Language in Changing Society.
The duties of the associate professor include active international research and publication activity, initiating and leading research projects, acquiring external research funding, active participation in national and international networks, teaching and supervision in undergraduate and postgraduate training, and leading the international master’s programme. The duty of the associate professor is in particular to develop future oriented research and teaching in the field of intercultural and digital communication.
The successful applicant needs to have strong evidence of research and teaching in intercultural communication. Research in the areas of digital communication and communication technologies is considered an asset. Success in acquiring external funding, supervision of theses, and administrative experience are also considered an asset. The emphasis in the evaluation is based on strong international research profile and on experience in teaching and supervision. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to have broad theoretical and methodological expertise.
Please submit your application at the latest on Monday, August 14th 2017 using the online application form.