City U Hong Kong Job Ads: Media & Communication (China)

Job adsChair Professor/ Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG. Applications accepted until filled.

The Department of Media and Communication invites applications and nominations for two faculty appointments beginning in Fall 2018:

Position 1: The appointee will work in one of the following areas: Mass Communication, Digital and Social Media, and Graphic Communication; and is expected to conduct quality research, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop curriculum, supervise students, and undertake administrative and service-related activities.

Position 2: The appointee will work in one of the two areas of (1) Public Relations, and (2) Visual Communication and Multimedia; and teach both theoretical content and hands-on skills.

Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowships

FellowshipsApplications are invited for the Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) studentships to commence study in September 2018.  HKPFS is a special scheme run by the HK University Grants Council designed to attract the best students for doctoral study in Hong Kong.  The scheme is extremely generous in terms of remuneration and benefits and it is open to all applicants irrespective of nationality.  HKBU-specific information is also available.

Over the last few years, the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University has been increasingly successful in helping students obtain these very competitive awards.

The deadline for applications for a September 2018 start is 12.00 Hong Kong time (GMT+8) on 1st December 2017.

CFP Conference in Sociolinguistics ‘Multimodal & Mediated Discourse Analysis’ (Hong Kong)

Conferences2nd HKU PhD Conference in Sociolinguistics:
Multimodal and Mediated Discourse Analysis
University of Hong Kong
28-29 September 2017

This conference aims to put Hong Kong and international postgraduate researchers into a dialogue around their current work on all aspects of Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis with a special focus on Multimodality and Mediation. The conference will include plenary lectures and workshops with two leading scholars in the fields of Multimodality and Mediated Discourse Analysis.

All registered participants will have their conference fees waived. All meals on the two days of the conference will be provided free of charge. The organizers cannot offer any funding towards travel or accommodation. For participants from outside of Hong Kong, a limited number of rooms at the HKU Guesthouse (Robert Black College) will be available at preferential rates on first come first served basis.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Rodney Jones, University of Reading, UK
Professor David Machin, Örebro University, Sweden

 

Chinese University of Hong Kong Job Ad: Globalization

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
School of Journalism and Communication
Professors/ Associate Professors/ Assistant Professors
Ref. 170000CK

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in digital culture and interests in globalization and communication are preferred.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the posts above.

 

Hong Kong U Job Ad: Language and Communication

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/Language and Communication in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, to commence on January 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language Acquisition. It also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme in Language and Communication, which focuses on the study and use of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia, as well as languages in socio-cultural contexts. The School also contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. (Literary Studies) & L.L.B. double degree programmes.

The position is open to scholars working in any subfield of English linguistics or language and communication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an active research record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute to the teaching of both the English Studies programme and the programme in Language and Communication.

Closes April 30, 2017

Hong Kong Polytechnic U Job Ads: Bilingualism & Communication; Asian Languages; Area Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Expires: 13th February 2017

Duties
The appointees will be required to:
• engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
• assume an important role in curriculum design and development;
• undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants;
• provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management;
• render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; and
• perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
• a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism, Japanese Language Studies, Bilingual Media, Corporate Communication or a related field;
• relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
• a high level of fluency in English; and
• a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

Applicants for appointment at Assistant Professor level should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required.

Applicants for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements.  Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit this website.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloadedRecruitment will continue until the position are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment.

Gizem Arat Researcher Profile

Gizem Arat Miss Gizem Arat is a final year Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Prior to her Ph.D. journey, she obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, in the School of Social Work. After her MSW degree, she was passionate to expand her knowledge of Eastern settings to gain a dual perspective (East and West) on social work. Her current research areas include the promotion of social justice and social harmony, positive youth development, and resilience in ethnic minority youth in Asian and global contexts.

Miss Arat is interested in hiking, exploring new cultures and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds.

Recent Publications:

 

Arat, G., Hoang, A. P., Jordan, L. P., & Wong, P. W. C. (in press). A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority youth development in Hong Kong: An application of the ecological framework. [Social work and the ethnic minorities in China]. China Journal of Social Work, 9(3), 1-20. doi: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1254716

Arat, G., Liu, L. L., & Wong, P. W. C. (2016). Culturally relevant protective and risk factors of youth risk behaviors among Pakistani and Indian students in Hong Kong: A focus group study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043659616668397 (IF= 1.111)

Narine Nora Kerelian Researcher Profile

Narine KerelianMs. Narine Nora Kerelian is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. She completed her M.A. at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Ms. Kerelian holds a B.A. in Global Studies and French from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Certificate in Intercultural Foundations from the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Ms. Kerelian’s research interests are highly-skilled migration, global cities, cultural competency/ adaptation, and migrant integration. Her dissertation focuses on Hong Kong, exploring the sense of place of British and American young transmigrant professionals through their residence, work, and leisure places using qualitative approaches.

Ms. Kerelian has studied, worked and lived in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has traveled to over 35 countries and enjoys seeing new places and trying new cuisines. She is fluent in Armenian, English and French.

Kerelian, N. N. (2016). Placing diversity: Graduate encounters with group work. Social Work with Groups, 1-6. doi:10.1080/01609513.2015.1065385

Kerelian, N. N., & Jordan, L. P. (2016). The highly-skilled in Hong Kong ‘Asia’s world city’ In Q. Xu & L. P. Jordan (Eds.), Migrant workers: Social identity, occupational challenges and health practices (pp. 191-212). New York: Nova.

 

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U Hong Kong Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of
Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The 
Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts
 is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

The 
Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020. 

Deadline for applications
: January 1, 2017
Notification of application result: by or before the end of March 2017
Expected start date: September 1, 2017
Enquiries: Mr Edward Shen at sofhku@hku.hk

Jane Jackson Researcher Profile

Jane JacksonJane Jackson (PhD, OISE/University of Toronto) is professor in the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in intercultural communication. She also supervises postgraduate research in language and intercultural communication; identity; student and academic mobility; international and intercultural education; intercultural competence; autonomous learning; English as a second language education; informal language learning; and intercultural transitions.

Professor Jackson has teaching and research experience in many countries/regions: Canada, the USA, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Mainland China, the U.K., and Hong Kong SAR. Recognized for innovative teaching practices, she is the recipient of CUHK’s 2013 Education Award and a member of the University’s Teaching Excellence Ambassador Program, which promotes effective teaching and learning.

Her research interests include intercultural communication/education, language and identity, multiculturalism/multilingualism, and education abroad. With the support of competitive research grants, Professor Jackson has been investigating the ‘whole person development’ of international exchange students from Greater China as well as the language and intercultural learning of incoming international students in Asia. Teaching Development grants have enabled her to design and offer research-inspired blended and fully online courses that aim to promote intercultural competence and optimize education abroad learning. Professor Jackson is a frequent speaker at international conferences that center on intercultural learning, teaching, and research. She has published widely in academic journals and has many chapters in edited collections. Recent books include Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication (Routledge, 2012) (editor), Intercultural Journeys: From Study to Residence Abroad (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), and Language, Identity, and Study Abroad: Sociocultural Perspectives (Equinox, 2008).

She is an elected fellow and Board member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) and a member of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC). She also serves on the editorial board of the International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication (Wiley-Blackwell) and is a member of the advisory board of the Language and Intercultural Communication journal. Professor Jackson is an Editorial Board member for Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education and the International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education.

See her webpage for further information and contact details.