Newcastle U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (UK)

Job adsLecturer or Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Education, Communication & Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Deadline: October 8, 2018.

The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication with a specialism in Intercultural Communication. You will contribute to the research output of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, to supervising postgraduate research students, and to teaching, particularly on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication programme.

Expertise in the following areas is welcome but not essential: English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Workplaces, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Analysis.

Globalizing Intercultural Communication

Call for Submissions

Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader
Editors: Kathryn Sorrells & Sachi Sekimoto
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 12, 2013
Format: Send an extended abstract of no more than 500 words and a short list of references to sachi.sekimoto AT For further inquiry, please e-mail kathryn.sorrells AT and/or sachi.sekimoto AT

Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader is a compilation of research case studies and personal narratives that complement and extend themes introduced in the textbook, Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice authored by Kathryn Sorrells (Sage Publications, 2013). This textbook re-positions the study and practice of intercultural communication within the global context and offers a critical, social justice approach to grapple with the dynamic, interconnected, and complex nature of intercultural communication in the world today. The new book, Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader, can be used as a companion volume to the existing textbook or used independently as a stand-alone resource.

We are soliciting submissions that offer in-depth analyses and exploration of the multifaceted and nuanced themes related to intercultural communication in the context of globalization. While our broad emphasis is on critical and postcolonial perspectives, authors may utilize a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of intercultural communication. We are seeking submissions that offer innovative approaches to the study and practice of intercultural communication by highlighting:
*   Globalization as the context for studying intercultural communication
*   The roles of history and power in intercultural relations
*   Multi-dimensional analysis (micro, meso and macro levels of analysis)
*   A social justice approach
*   Intercultural praxis (see Intercultural Communication: Globalization and Social Justice)

Please choose one of the following types of chapter entries for submission:
1.  A research case study that is comprised of primary, grounded, and/or historically specific research (approximately 15 pages in length). See the summary of chapters below for specific themes.
2.  A personal narrative (approximately 8-12 pages in length) that is theoretically informed and enables students to apply their knowledge of intercultural communication.  See the summary of chapters below for specific themes.

Summary of Chapters
The following list provides broad themes for each chapter.  Flexibility and innovation are encouraged as authors address topics within these general parameters.
Chapter One: The Study and Practice of Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study illustrating anthropological and critical/cultural studies  definitions of culture and highlighting the historical trajectory of the intercultural field
*   Personal narrative on intercultural praxis/intercultural competence
Chapter Two: Challenges to Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study addressing stereotypes, prejudice, ethnocentrism and inequitable relations of power
*   Personal narrative on barriers to effective intercultural communication
Chapter Three: Globalization and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study analyzing the impact of globalization on intercultural communication
*   Personal narrative illustrating the roles of history and power in intercultural communication
Chapter Four: Identities in the Global Context
*   Research case study addressing the impact of globalization (mobility, technology, etc.) on theorizing identity
*   Personal narrative on multifaceted, complex, fluid, contested experience of identity today
Chapter Five: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
*   Research case study on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality
*   Personal narrative on race, class, gender, sexuality and nationality in context of globalization
Chapter Six: Language and Power
*   Research case study on language, politics and citizenship
*   Personal narrative on language, identity and power
Chapter Seven: Cultural Space and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study on contested and/or hybrid intercultural spaces
*   Personal narrative on the role of place/cultural space and intercultural communication
Chapter Eight: Border Crossings and Intercultural Adaptation
*   Research case study on immigration and intercultural transitions
*   Personal narrative on intercultural adaptation
Chapter Nine: Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication
*   Research case study on popular cultural and the commodification of culture
*   Personal narrative on consuming, resisting and producing pop culture
Chapter Ten: New Media
*   Research case study on new media and intercultural communication
*   Personal narrative on the impact of new media on intercultural communication
Chapter Eleven: Intercultural Communication for Social Justice
*   Research case study on intercultural alliances for social change
*   Personal narrative on intercultural communication and social justice
Chapter Twelve: Intercultural Conflict
*   Research case study utilizing a multi-dimensional analysis of intercultural conflict
*   Personal narrative on intercultural conflict
Chapter Thirteen: Intercultural Relationships
*   Research case study on intercultural relationships, power and alliance-building
*   Personal narrative on intercultural relationships in the global context
Chapter Fourteen: Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
*   Research case study on intercultural communication in business contexts
*   Personal narrative addressing the complexities of global workplace issues

Kathryn Sorrells, Ph.D.
Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street,
Northridge, CA 91330-8257
kathryn.sorrells AT

Sachi Sekimoto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
sachi.sekimoto AT

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