Sundermann, Killian. (21 October 2021). Irish and German people offering things. Twitter.
I just ran across this very cute video where comedian Killian Sundermann demonstrates the difference between German and Irish ways of offering cake, and the confusion that ensues.
For further information about the video, which went viral and resulted in 10 million views, watch the 4-minute version, which includes an interview with Sundermann. He grew up in Ireland with German parents, and so obviously has a good sense of how cultural differences can be displayed through interaction. Apparently the incident with the cake is based on reality. He says “I’m really just stealing my family’s stories.”
Weekend Breakfast with Alison Curtis. (3 November 2021). Killian Sundermann chats to Alison Curtis. Today FM.
Either video would make a good classroom resource for teaching about intercultural communication. See also KC1: Intercultural dialogue, and KC5: Intercultural communication.
Assistant Professor of Migration Studies, Faculty of Humanities and School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, UK. Deadline: 31 May 2022.
SALIS has a long tradition of teaching and research in Intercultural Studies and a strong international reputation in this field. They currently offer a BA in Social Science and Cultural Innovation and an MA in Refugee Integration, as well as modules at doctoral level. The existing Intercultural Studies team carries out research on aspects of multiculturalism, conflict resolution, global cultures and forced migration. They are home to a vibrant PhD community and also welcome post-doctoral fellows.
The appointee will report to the Head of School and actively contribute to the existing Intercultural and Migration Studies teaching, research and administrative activities of SALIS. The successful candidate will be able to prepare, deliver and assess a range of core subjects at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level in a manner consistent with DCU’s high academic standards and in a hybrid environment which involves both campus delivery and elements of remote delivery. Teaching extends to supporting innovation in curriculum development.
NOTE: There is a second position for an Assistant Professor in Translation Studies, also as part of the Faculty of Humanities and SALIS, having the same deadline. Knowledge of one or more of the languages taught in SALIS (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish), in addition to excellent English skills, is required.
Yunus Emre Institute Lectureship in Turkish Cultural History, Yunus Emre Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, UK. Deadline: 16 May 2022.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies welcomes applications for the position of Lecturer (Yunus Emre Institute Lectureship in Turkish Cultural History) in Turkish Cultural History. Applications from candidates with a specialisation in the social and/or cultural history of the Ottoman Empire will be particularly welcome. Applicants must hold a PhD and have a strong research profile appropriate to their career stage. They will be expected to demonstrate an ability to address wider thematic debates and to teach survey courses to undergraduates, as well as offer more advanced research led modules in their area of specialisation. They will also be expected to develop modules for post graduate students. The successful candidate will develop new modules as well as contribute to modules in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies and in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will also be expected to undertake the organisation of public events and outreach related to Turkish Cultural History in consultation with the Head of Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies and the Yunus Emre Institute.
Doctoral Research Scholarships, The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Deadline: 31 March 2022.
The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is a multilingual, multicultural, research-focused school with specialisms in Modern Languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish); Applied Linguistics; Translation Studies; Literary Studies; Migration Studies; Sexuality Studies; and Cultural and Intercultural Studies. The research frequently crosses disciplinary and linguistic boundaries and our scholarship is increasingly concerned with digital technologies, literacies, and practises in a variety of professional, academic and social contexts.
As part of the commitment to ensuring ongoing excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time PhD students. The scholarships will commence on the 1st October, 2022. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of €16,500 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.
They are particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas: Applied Linguistics; Cultural Studies; Intercultural and Migration Studies; Literary and Sexuality Studies; Translation Studies; Interdisciplinary Research.
NOTE: There are also four full interdisciplinary PhD Scholarships on the broad topic of “Conflict” on offer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Interculturalism, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. Deadline: 13 July 2021.
Mary Immaculate College wishes to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Interculturalism on a permanent, full-time basis. This is a senior management appointment and will be made at Principal Lecturer grade.
The Director of EDI & Interculturalism will assume responsibility for the broad range of operational tasks and intra-institutional coordination necessary to deliver on the College’s Gender Equality, EDI and Interculturalism strategies. This will include Athena Swan activity, alongside other relevant aspects of gender equality work, as well as diversity, inclusion and intercultural work, and coordination of efforts to address gender-based violence and sexual harassment, within a coherent and cohesive EDI context.
Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is an autonomous, university-level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, and linked academically with the University of Limerick, MIC is the oldest higher education institution in Limerick.
Post-doctoral Researcher in Intercultural and Citizenship Education, DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Deadline: 26 March 2021.
The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (CHRCE) champions educational policy and practice promoting human rights, children’s rights, inclusion, global justice and environmental sustainability. The post-doctoral researcher will work on a funded project, INOVATE, concerned with representing and incorporating authentic minority ethnic young people’s voices within teacher education programmes at both pre-service and in-service levels. The successful individual will report directly to the project’s Principal Investigator and the Centre for Human Rights & Citizenship Education executive committee. The individual will coordinate the work of the project under the support and direction of the Principal Investigator and play a key role in achieving the project objectives and goals.
The individual will support the INOVATE project in order to contribute to the equal representation of young migrants within the education sector and an authentic and respectful public portrayal of individuals’ personal stories. Moreover, this authentic representation of ethnic minority voices and integration into teacher education programmes will enhance young migrants’ democratic and meaningful participation within the education sector and within wider society. The project will be delivered face to face and online and includes partnership between DCU and civil society groups who will work collectively to deliver the programme.
As part of this role the Researcher will be required to participate in the DCU Research Career Framework. This framework is designed to provide significant professional development opportunities to Researchers and offer the best opportunities in terms of a wider career path.
Research Assistant in Creativity in Higher Education, Institute for Creativity, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, UK. Deadline: 4 January 2021.
The DCU Institute for Creativity is currently working on an exciting project funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The aim of this project is to promote and stimulate creativity within the staff and student community in DCU. This forms part of the University’s current strategic plan, and is an ambitious objective with great potential.
The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is a research-intensive learning-centred, and globally-engaged School that is working toward a sustainable multilingual and multicultural society. They teach and research new developments in the areas of applied linguistics, translation studies, literary studies, citizenship education, migration studies, sexuality/gender studies.
Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Spanish Studies with a specialty in Intercultural Studies, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland. Deadline: 10 May 2020.
Maynooth University is seeking an academic with an outstanding record to join the staff as Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Spanish Studies with a specialism in Intercultural Studies, understood in its broadest sense to encompass subfields such as cultural and literary translation, cultural industries, and intercultural creativity, among others. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to the career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the SMLLC / Spanish Studies section and undertake teaching duties to on the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.
Doctoral Research Scholarships, The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Deadline: 16 April 2020.
The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is a multilingual, multicultural research-focused school with specialisms in Modern Languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish); Applied Linguistics; Translation Studies; Literary Studies; Migration Studies; Sexuality Studies; and Cultural and Intercultural Studies. SALIS offers a multilingual and multicultural environment in which to pursue a PhD programme, and has a strong focus on a multidisciplinary approach to language and communication.
As part of the commitment to ensuring excellence in doctoral-level research, SALIS is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for full-time PhD students commencing 1st October, 2020. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years; subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid.
SALIS is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas: Applied Linguistics; Cultural Studies; Intercultural and Migration Studies; Literary and Sexuality Studies; and Translation Studies. Topics within Intercultural and Migration Studies include: Cosmopolitan Citizenship; Creativity; Asylum Narratives; Conflict and Conflict Resolution; Immigration and Multiculturalism; Migration and Diversity; Migration and Gender; Political Discourse; Social Entrepreneurship; Social Innovation; Political Education; University Of Sanctuary.
Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Maynooth University, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Deadline: 29 September 2019.
Maynooth University are seeking an academic with an outstanding record to join our staff as Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The person appointed will have an excellent record of teaching, research, publication, securing national and/or international funding; he/she will also have a very high level of language competence in one or more of the School’s core languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. While the appointee will be firmly rooted in his/her own subject/language area and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of this subject/language, he/she is expected to provide academic, strategic and scholarly leadership across all subject areas within the School. The area of expertise is open; however, given the ongoing curriculum developments at Maynooth University and the involvement of the SMLLC in the new curriculum, preference will be given to candidates who have an outstanding research profile in one or more of the following areas:
- French/Francophone/German/Chinese/Spanish/Latin American Literature or Film;
- Applied Linguistics; Foreign/Second Language Acquisition; Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy;
- Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Studies/Translation Studies.