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

Nanyang Technological U job ad: Language and Communication (Singapore)

Assistant Professor in Language and Communication (tenure-track)
Nanyang Technological University – School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Closes: 31st March 2016

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU is inviting applications for Assistant Professor in Language and Communication (tenure-track).

Candidates should possess a PhD in English Linguistics, Applied English Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Technical Communication, or a similar subject, with a strong research agenda. Candidates with teaching and research experience in at least one of the following areas are welcome to apply:
• Research writing for PhD theses and research publications;
• English for academic purposes;
• E-learning and web-based (or ‘blended’) learning programmes.

The successful candidate will assist in the design and implementation of courses in discipline-specific English and Technical Communication for students in various Schools and Colleges across the University. He or she will also be expected to carry out research and to publish in leading journals in the field, as well as providing leadership in developing the activities of the Centre.

The salary will be very competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and email your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to: lcc search email.

Applications may also be submitted by regular mail to:
Head, Language and Communication Centre
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, #02-19
Singapore 637332

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to:
Head, Language and Communication Centre
Professor Kingsley Bolton

Closing date of applications: 31 March 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Int’l Conference on Communication and Media Malaysia 2014

The International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14)
October 18-20, 2014, Langkawi, MALAYSIA
Email: icome@uum.edu.my

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Universiti Utara Malaysia, we proudly invite you to the International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14) organized by Communication Department, School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM. This conference is scheduled to take place from 18 – 20 October, 2014 at the Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.

i-COME’14 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest issues in communication and media can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. The theme of the conference is Communication, Empowerment and Governance: The 21st Century Enigma.

This conference is featured by blind review of papers. The conference proceedings will be published by Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences (Elsevier) with ISBN/ISSN number and will be indexed in SCOPUS and published by Elsevier (upon approval by Elsevier).

The key communication and media issues to be addressed by the conference are in relation (but not limited) to:
(a) Organizational Communication: Corporate communication, Power and politics in organizations, Communication for organizational change, Communication management, Public relations;
(b) Communication for Social Change: Health communication, Communication and media, Gender and communication, Governance and empowerment of women, Campaign;
(c) Intercultural Communication: Issues in international and intercultural communication, Barriers in intercultural communication, Negotiating across cultures, Empowerment and governance across cultures;
(d) Political Communication: Communication policies and regulations, Communication law, Empowerment and governance in the information society, Leadership, Ethics in campaign, Ethics in speech;
(e) New Media: New media and culture, Media industry trends and dynamics, Ethics and cyber society, Media challenges and opportunities, Creativity, innovation and users, Government, regulations and new media;
(f) Language and Communication: Media and Language, Role of language, Visual and Linguistics, Critical literacy, Language and advertising, Language and rhetoric, Language and social interaction.
(For full list of issues, please visit our website here)

Authors are invited to submit papers for the conference through the i-COME’14 online management system. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. Any questions can, be forwarded to the secretariat via icome@uum.edu.my

Paper Submission Deadline   31 March 2014
Acceptance Notification to Authors   30 April 2014
Deadline for Revised/Final Version   30 May 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline   15 August 2014
Registration Deadline   1 October 2014

Registration is now open via our website:  http://www.i-comeuum.com .
Please forward all inquiries to: icome@uum.edu.my

CFP Comm Accommodation Theory

“Communication Accommodation Theory: Innovative Contexts and Applications”

Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT) – has spawned hundreds of studies (both qualitative and quantitative) across an array of diverse languages groups, cultures, applied settings, and communicative media.  The journal, Language and Communication, is encouraging a Special Issue devoted to recent theoretical and empirical developments in this arena, with a view to representing CAT work across diverse methodologies.  The Special Issue will be guest-edited by Howie Giles (University of California, Santa Barbara), Jessica Gasiorek (University of Hawaii, Manoa), and Jordan Soliz (University of Nebraska).  Please send initial letters of interest or intent (and later, 150-word abstracts) to Howie Giles.  The deadline for first drafts will be August 1, 2014.