Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 February 2020.
Under the authority of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for the Social and Human Sciences Sector in line with the Organization’s current Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021, its global priorities Africa and gender equality, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
To that effect, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences is responsible for the overall implementation of the Social and Human Sciences Major Programme, as approved by UNESCO’s governing bodies. This comprises management, planning and coordination of UNESCO’s strategy, programmes and plans of action for the Social and Human Sciences Sector, including transversal and interdisciplinary initiatives, as well as assistance in mobilizing extrabudgetary resources and establishing partnerships.
The Social and Human Sciences Sector’s mission is to strengthen social and human sciences programmes and policies – nationally, regionally and globally – and to promote international cooperation to address the critical challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to address the complexity of social transformations, by promoting inclusive social development and intercultural dialogue in particular.
Junior Chairs, Paris Seine Initiative 2020 – TALENT program, Paris, France. Deadline: 17 January 2020.
The Paris Seine Initiative TALENT PROGRAM invites applications from high-profile young researchers willing to develop their research in one of the Paris Seine research groups.It offers the possibility to young researchers to demonstrate their capacity to lead an ambitious research project at the highest level, as well as a research team, in all academic fields. The recruitment will take the form of junior chairs, with a duration of three years, integrated in a Paris Seine research center and offering attractive compensation and research environment. The project will contribute to the development of the Paris Seine scientific community. It is expected that the research program of the candidate be articulated with the research strategy of the hosting Paris Seine research center and create research synergies therein, and beyond.
The Paris Seine Initiative gathers the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP), ESSEC Business School, and EISTI engineering school. These three institutions have joined forces under an ambitious project, with the objective to boost their research potential and international attractiveness.
Invite the world to your table/Invitez le monde à votre table CROUS, Dijon, France.
Centre régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS) of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in France organizes the event “Invite the world to your table.” It’s a wonderful invention: a cultural exchange lunch including international students enrolled in higher education and the inhabitants of Dijon, Besançon, Belfort, and Montbéliard. This event allows cultural exchanges around a meal between international students enrolled in higher education and inhabitants of Dijon and its surroundings.
How does it work? Inhabitants of Dijon invite one or more international students to their home for a Sunday meal. The purpose of these exchanges is for locals to discover a new culture, and for international students to learn more about French culture and gastronomy.
“Invite the world to your table” gives participants the opportunity to cross cultural boundaries. In a spirit of sharing and conviviality, the goal is to experiment with the gastronomy and the traditions of the participants but also to enrich everyone’s cultural knowledge.
Associate Programme Specialist, Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 8 December 2019.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the direct supervision of the Chief, Executive Office (CI/EO), the incumbent is responsible for providing professional and technical support, research and analysis for the programme management, as well as coordination of the Communication and Information (CI) Sector. Working as part of the global CI team and as member of the Executive Office, the incumbent will assist the Chief, CI/EO in performing the major activities listed below.
To assist Chief, CI/EO in overall coordination activities of the Executive Office, the incumbent will:
- collect and analyze data, prepare and consolidate briefings in the thematic areas of media and information literacy, media development, universal access to information and documentary heritage;
- provide support to Chief CI/EO in facilitating joint action and good working relations between colleagues in the Field and Headquarters, UNESCO Centers, Institutes and networks, Central services, as well as partnerships with Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector;
- manage and produce correspondence, memos, briefings, speeches, articles, web content, inputs to the UNESCO annual report, etc.
Call for papers: Critical Approaches to Cultural Identities in the Public Sphere: From Ivory Tower to Social Arena, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, May 14-15, 2020. Deadline: 1 October 2019.
This international conference aims to address and bridge the gap between critical approaches to cultural identities common in academia and essentialising discourses increasingly widespread in the
public sphere. Organizers would like to bring together researchers from intercultural communication, cultural and postcolonial studies, media studies and other disciplines, who are keen to challenge and deconstruct reductionist discursive stances on culture and identity.
Conference languages will be English and French with mediation provided between the two languages.
The conference is organized by the University of Burgundy (“Text-Image-Language” research group) and supported by the ECREA International and Intercultural Communication division and SAES. Organisers: David Bousquet (University of Burgundy), Alex Frame (University of Burgundy), Mélodine Sommier (Erasmus University of Rotterdam).
Call for Papers: ENGLISH / FRENCH
Multidisciplinary Residency Program. Theme: Revisiting the Roaring Twenties: Art, Culture and the Ecole de Paris, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 September 2019.
The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the prolific period of intercultural artistic exchange during the 1920s. To commemorate its legacy, in January 2020 L’AiR Arts at FIAP Paris is pleased to offer a multidisciplinary residency for artists and cultural professionals dedicated to the celebration of intercultural exchange through the arts and the realization of a series of open and inclusive cultural events, including open studios, talks and showcases – each built on the generosity of the Paris based artists and cultural professionals and the curiosity and solidarity of international arts community.
This residency is open to artists working in all art disciplines (visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and literature), as well as cultural professionals interested in local initiatives with international impact. Three-week residency for artists: January 10-31, 2020. One-week residency for cultural professionals: January 24-31, 2020.
NOTE: there are several other types of residencies as well, having different deadlines and dates.
Fellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: September 26, 2019.
IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers. Interested scientists, writers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency):
Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 7 July 2019.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), guidance from the Director for Policies and Programmes and Director for Partnerships and Outreach and direct supervision of the Chief of Research, Policy and Foresight Section, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of a wide spectrum of programme and project management initiatives from funding proposals to design to reporting. S/he advises, manages and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design, guidelines, resources and progress and advocates organizational involvement and participation in mainstream social and human sciences activities and initiatives.
The incumbent in particular will:
* Undertake activities mainstreaming the knowledge, pluralistic approaches and methodologies developed through the UNESCO’s General and Regional Histories with a view to contributing to a better understanding of current social transformations and fostering dialogue on global issues;
* Develop activities reinforcing African humanities and in particular current efforts to mobilize historiography and related disciplines to renew perspectives, approaches, concepts, paradigms and categorizations on Africa and its diasporas;
* Develop activities showcasing the relevance of historical perspectives developed through the General History of Africa for emerging areas of research, e.g. on African Liberation Movements and on African futures;
* Promote youth awareness on the importance of the humanities in order to foster enhanced understanding of contemporary social challenges, inter alia by developing outreach materials and facilitating exchanges among young scholars.
Head of Learning and Development Unit, Bureau of Human Resources Management, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 3 May 2019.
The Head of the Learning and Development Unit plays a key role in the delivery of UNESCO’s human resource strategic objectives and UNESCO’s related Learning and Development Action Plan. The plan will be implemented over five years and aims to develop a skilled and competent UNESCO workforce at all levels of the Organization. The Head of Unit will be a senior learning and development professional with a track record of success. Require excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of French as well as another UNESCO official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
Art Research Residency, L’AiR Arts programs, October 8 – 22, 2019, Paris, France. Deadline: May 8, 2019.
As part of the L’AiR Arts programs, the Art Research Residency is designed to encourage artistic encounters and foster cultural exchanges for artists from all over the world. The program enables participants to evaluate their place as an international artist in Paris and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context.
Located in Montparnasse, the host partner, FIAP Paris, provides a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere with rooms and spaces designed for your comfort. As an International Exchange Centre, it fosters initiatives which contribute to the promotion of a global citizenship.
NOTE: there are several other types of residencies as well, having different deadlines and dates. The upcoming multidisciplinary residency in January-February 2020, will be dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the inter-war period of Ecole de Paris and its historical legacy. The goals of this residency is not only to highlight the important role that international artists have played in Paris during the 20th Century interwar period, but also to support international dialogue towards an open and free society of today. And sometimes art professors, historians, or curators are included in these residencies, not only practicing artists.