Erasmus Mundus: Intercultural Mediation 2014-15

Call for scholars scholarship open until 7th of July 2014

Master Erasmus Mundus “Intercultural Mediation: Identities, Mobilities, Conflicts” offers interdisciplinary training for excellence in 4 semesters, Federated by joint research programs within a consortium: Université de Lille (France), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgique), University College Cork (Irlande), Université « Babes-Bolyai » (Roumanie), Université de Wroclaw (Pologne), Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Sénégal), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexique) and Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro (Brésil). Des professionnels et des institutions publiques et privées (Professionals and public and private institutions associated with them).

Located in territories shaped by migration, these institutions have been led to question the social changes, cultural and resulting policies and now extend to the global society. It therefore became necessary to train experts of migration, integration, management of cultural and linguistic diversity, with particular expertise in ethics.

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The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor in the following area: Communication General Education.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will mainly be assigned to teach an innovative new General Education course required of all students at the university called “Communicating in a Global Society.”  This course will equip students to become effective communicators in a globally-interconnected knowledge society by developing their ability to both communicate their own ideas and to analyze and evaluate the communication of others. Students will learn how to analyze audiences, choose proper communication channels, and design and deliver effective oral, written, and electronic messages. The aim of the course is to make each student a more competent and confident communicator. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have teaching experience in general communication skills, persuasion and/or public speaking. Knowledge of video production, editing, or web design will be an asset.  The candidates may also be assigned to teach other courses in their areas of specialization in the regular Communication departmental curriculum.

This is a one-year visiting position with possibility of renewal for a second year.  The teaching load will be 4/4.

The ideal candidates will possess a PhD and a record of outstanding teaching.  A record of research may be an asset. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to teach courses in English. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an asset, but is not necessary for appointment. A doctoral degree is necessary for appointment at rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2012.

Position
The position offered and taxable salary level shall be determined according to the appointee’s academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience.

Application Procedure
The application should include a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching experience and/or teaching effectiveness.  Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide additional documentation.

Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy and http://www.umac.mo/fsh for more details (Reference No.: FSH/VPC/02/2012), and send your application to fsh.vacancy@umac.mo.  Review of applications will begin on February 27, though applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Other contact points are:
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSH)
University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***