Richmond (the American International University in London) Job Ad: First Year Studies (UK)

Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies
Closing date: Sunday, 4 June 2017

Richmond, The American International University in London, is seeking to appoint an Assistant or Associate Professor of First Year Studies to teach, develop, and oversee the courses Transitions I & II As Richmond is an international university with students from over 100 countries and has a distinct intercultural mission, an international outlook and experience of both US and UK systems of higher education would be a distinct advantage. The appointment would begin in September 2017.

An MA or PhD in a related field and an active research record supported by publications or with demonstrable potential to develop such a record to complement and enhance the current research within the department, are desirable.

Appointment will be made at Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and with a salary commensurate with teaching and practical experience in the field. Referees will be contacted prior to shortlisted candidates being invited for interview and applicants will be notified of this in advance. Applications for more than one of these three advertised positions are welcome.

The Assistant/Associate Professor of First Year Studies will be required to work primarily at the Richmond Campus, but may be required to work at the Kensington Campus, as teaching and administrative workloads demand.

Richmond is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business studies University. It is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in the UK by The Open University.

Overseas Development Institute Job Ad: Humanitarian Policy (UK)

Senior Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute, London
Closes: 9th March 2017

ODI aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice. ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development. Our Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) is one of the world’s leading teams of independent researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate. We are looking for a Senior Research Fellow with world class knowledge of humanitarian policy issues to lead one or more strands of our research and policy development on conflict analysis and humanitarian responses, as set out by HPG’s upcoming Integrated Programme for 2017-2019.

You will join a dynamic team of researchers, policy experts and communications professionals, and will support the Head of HPG in helping to drive a multidisciplinary and innovative research programme through strategy development, fundraising, research, policy engagement and public affairs.

About the job:

  • Research and fundraising work: conducting high-quality, applied research, and seeking external funding for research proposals
  • Policy advice, public affairs and dissemination: represent ideas, knowledge and research findings to relevant policy makers and practitioners
  • Project management: implementation and management of research, advisory and public affairs projects, including staff and other team members

You will have:

  • Extensive experience in conflict analysis and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in humanitarian assistance and development
  • Experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports;
  • Extensive developing-country experience;
  • Strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly, and excellent organisational and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach, and an innovative and creative communications ability.
  • An ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

Newton International Fellowships (UK)

Newton International FellowshipsThe deadline for expressions of interest for the 2017-18 round is 22nd February 2017

All School of Advanced Study, University of London member institutes welcome proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the Newton International Fellowships scheme. These enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers from any country outside UK to work at UK research institutions with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

Applicants must have a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD, provided it will be completed by the start of the fellowship. Fellowships are tenable for up to two years. They include a subsistence award of up to £24,000 per year, up to £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses. Further specifications are available on the British Academy (for humanities and social sciences) and the Royal Society (for natural sciences) websites.

Deadline: Wednesday, 22nd March 2017.

Process: Expressions of interest must be sent to the relevant institute director (CC research AT sas.ac.uk) by 22nd February 2017.

Once approved, the application process will be coordinated by the School research service.

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CIEE Job Ads: Director of Study Abroad; Student Life Director & Assistant (UK)

Director of CIEE Global Institute, London
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Regional Director of Operations, Global Institutes

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international education and exchange. For 70 years CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Serving over 300 U.S. College and University consortium members, CIEE operates sixty study centers in over forty countries that support study abroad programs for over 8,000 students annually. In addition, as the largest sponsor for U.S. Department of State J-1 Visa programs, CIEE helps nearly 25,000 international students participate in U.S. based exchange programs annually. CIEE programs and services span study abroad, teach abroad, international faculty development seminars, and inbound exchange study, work, and internship programs for today’s high school and university students, professionals, and educators.

We strive to lead a robust community of international program providers and sponsors through innovation, exemplary service and exceptional efficiency. Our success depends on having the very best professionals. CIEE is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people in the industry, particularly those who are passionate about international education, are self-starters with high levels of energy and autonomy, and are dedicated to exceed expectations in every challenge.

Responsibilities:
The Director of the CIEE Global Institute – London is responsible for the quality and success of CIEE programs offered in London, with overall responsibility for the management of all aspects of the Global Institute, ensuring the highest levels of quality and customer satisfaction. A significant feature of the work is the planning and delivery of the CIEE Open Campus program, a highly innovative study abroad concept that enables students to design a program from six to 36 weeks, in up to three different locations. This program is defined by the highest standards of educational quality, rigorous coordination between Open Campus locations, and providing access to students of diverse backgrounds. The Director works closely with a core management team who are responsible for the effective, timely, and on-budget delivery of multiple program aspects.

Skills and Experience:
Successful applicants will be seasoned professionals with at least five years’ experience in a leadership role within study abroad, international educational exchange, or a related higher education institutional setting. A Ph.D. is preferred, while a Master’s degree is required.


Student Life Director
Council on International Educational Exchange – Study Abroad
Closes: 31st January 2017
Reports To: Director, Global Institute – London

Summary of Position: The Student Life Director is responsible for design and delivery of student life programming, community and intercultural engagement activities, and establishing and enforcing procedures to maintain the health, safety, and security of the students at the Global Institute facility. The Director manages the staff of the Student Life Office (SLO) that facilitates cultural integration between students and the broader community in London and coordinates (with the Academics Department) the planning and delivery of experiential learning opportunities such as extra-curricular events, day-trips, and overnight Study Tours. The SLO staff also ensures student access to healthcare providers and establishes preventative and responsive measures and protocols to ensure residential safety and compliance with behavior requirements.

NOTE: CIEE is also advertising two related positions: Student Life Assistant and Operations Assistant, also based in London.

CFP Britain, Canada & the Arts (London)

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, in collaboration with ENCAP (Cardiff University) and the University of Westminster. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.

The immediate post-war decades saw both countries look to the arts and cultural institutions as a means to address and redress contemporary post-war realities. Central to the concerns of the moment was the increasing emergence of the United States as a dominant cultural as well as political power. In 1951, the Massey Commission gave formal voice in Canada to a growing instinct, amongst both artists and politicians, simultaneously to recognize a national tradition of cultural excellence and to encourage its development and perpetuation through national institutions. This moment complemented a similar post-war engagement with social and cultural renewal in Britain that was in many respects formalized through the establishment of the Arts Council of Great Britain. It was further developed in the founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Opera, Sadler’s Wells Ballet, the Design Council and later the National Theatre, and in the diversity and expansion of television and
film.

While these various initiatives were often instigated by a strong national if not nationalist instinct, they were also informed by an established dynamic of social, political, and cultural dialogue. In the years before the war, that dynamic had been marked primarily by the prominent, indisputably anglophile voices of such influential Canadians in Britain as Beverly Baxter and Lord Beaverbrook. In English-speaking Canada, an established recognition of Britain as a dominant, if not originating, influence on definitions of cultural excellence continued to predominate. In the years following the war, however, that dynamic was to change, and an increased movement of artists, intellectuals, and artistic policy-makers between the two countries saw the reciprocal development of an emphatically modern, confident, and progressive definition of contemporary cultural activity.

This conference aims to expose and explore the breadth of this exchange of social and cultural ideals, artistic talent, intellectual traditions, and aesthetic formulations. We invite papers from a variety of critical and disciplinary perspectives — and particularly encourage contributions from scholars and practitioners working in theatre, history, literature, politics, music, film and television, cultural studies, design, and visual art.

Some indicative post-war cultural figures and areas of influence:
Henry Moore and the Art Gallery of Ontario
John Grierson at the National Film Board
Leonard Brockington and the CBC
Sydney Newman, Alvin Rakoff and British and Canadian television drama
Tyrone Guthrie, Barry Morse, Tanya Moiseiwitch, Alec Guinness, Maggie Smith, John Neville, Christopher Newton, Robin Phillips, Barry Morse, Brian Bedford, Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, and others: developments in staging, acting, repertoire, and theatre-design at the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, the Old Vic, the Chichester Festival Theatre, the National Theatre
Powys Thomas at the CBC, the Stratford Festival, and the National Theatre School of Canada
Celia Franca, Gweneth Lloyd, and national ballet
Robertson Davies as novelist, actor, cultural critic in Britain and Canada; at the Stratford Festival; at the University of Toronto’s Massey College
Yousuf Karsh and the iconography of the mid-twentieth century
Intellectual exchange and influence: Northrop Frye, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, John Kenneth Galbraith
Elizabeth Smart and the London literary scene
Ronald Bryden and theatre criticism in London
Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett: Canadian tours and compositions
Glenn Gould as musical interpreter, recording artist, celebrity personality, documentarian
Mordecai Richler, the cultural scene in London, and the dramatization of Anglophone Quebec
Mazo de la Roche and Lucy Maud Montgomery: literary influence and adaptations
Ben Wicks as cartoonist, journalist, and post-war memoirist

Other areas of exploration include (but are certainly not limited to):
Quebec and ‘French Canada’ in the British artistic scene
The cultural presence and influence of the Governor General
Publishers and publishing networks
Newspapers, media magnates, and editorialists from Beaverbrook to Black
Universities and the ‘modernisation’ of higher education
Popular culture and popular music
Cultural policy-making
Traditions of humour and satire
‘Distinct cultures’ within the larger nation
Constructions of indigeneity and native culture
National culture as anti-Americanism
Definitions of diversity, audience, and national identity
Architecture and urban development
More recent and contemporary exchanges in literature, art, politics, theatre, film, design, television, and the media

Proposals (max. 250 words) for papers of 20 minutes can be sent to the organizers, Irene Morra (Cardiff University) and John Wyver (University of Westminster), at canbritconference[at]gmail.com (mailto:canbritconference[at]gmail.com) by 1 November 2016.

University College London job ad: Screen Media

Lecturer in Screen Media
University College London – UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry
Closes: 13th May 2016

UCL invites applications for a Lectureship in Screen Media, within the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry. The Centre would particularly like to strengthen its provision in the research and teaching of contemporary global media cultures. The postholder will be expected to contribute to the Centre and Faculty’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to contribute to the running of the Centre, the Faculty and University generally.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 01 September 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postholder will have a PhD or equivalent, with a proven track record of research and publications in an area of Film and Screen Studies. The postholder will be completely fluent in English and have the ability to teach Film and Screen studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Lee Grieveson.
Reference Number: 1545147

Universities UK job ad: Communications Officer (London)

Communications Officer
Universities UKUK Higher Education International Unit
London
Closes: 14th February 2016
Job Ref: 00416

The UK Higher Education International Unit is part of Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities. The Unit works to support universities’ international interests through the provision of high quality information for and about them, by developing and influencing policy, and through a range of activities to facilitate the development of international partnerships. The Unit has a formal role in representing the interests of UK universities overseas and in with relevant UK government departments and sector organisations.

The Communications officer post is a key role in the International Unit. This post reports to the Head of External Affairs but there will be some matrix line management from the Universities UK (UUK) communications team on specific projects.

The post holder will be responsible for managing event marketing for IU led events including events run in partnership with UUK.  This post will also lead on branding for the IU (including maintaining and developing corporate communications collateral) and be responsible for managing the IUs websites. The post holder will also have lead responsibility for producing the IU’s publications including its flagship newsletter (International Focus), the annual report, Facts & figures and IU research reports.  The post holder will also work closely with the wider UUK communications team.

Key Concepts & Methods in Ethnography, Language & Communication (UK)

Key Concepts and Methods in Ethnography, Language & Communication
4 – 8 July 2016
King’s College, London

If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course.

The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc. Initiated with ESRC funding in 2007 and now based in the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, this will be our 8th ELC five-day course.

The course will be held at King’s College London from Monday to Friday, and it is taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Ben Rampton (Director), Dr Jeff Bezemer, Prof Jan Blommaert, Prof Carey Jewitt, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Julia Snell.

The deadline for applications is 11 April 2016.  Spaces are limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.  Some funding will be available for bursaries.

For more information, click here, or go to: www.kcl.ac.uk, enter ‘Summer course Ethnography Language & Communication’ in the search box, and follow the links.

Third Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (London)

Third Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS)
London School of Economics and Political Science
3-4 June 2016

This two-day conference will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law and linguistics. We are especially eager to receive submissions that treat themes, topics, and events that span the history of individual disciplines.

The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences. A number of monographs, edited collections, special journal issues, and gatherings at the École normale supérieure de Cachan, Duke University, the London School of Economics, New York University, the University of Toronto and elsewhere testify to a growing interest in the developments spanning the social sciences in the early, late, and post-Cold War periods. Most history of social science scholarship, however, remains focused on the 19th and early 20th centuries, and attuned to the histories of individual disciplines. Though each of the major social science fields now has a community of disciplinary historians, research explicitly concerned with cross-disciplinary topics remains comparatively rare. The purpose of the conference is to further encourage the limited but fruitful cross-disciplinary conversations of recent years.

Submissions are welcome in areas such as:
– The uptake of social science concepts and figures in wider intellectual and popular discourses
– Comparative institutional histories of departments and programs
– Border disputes and boundary work between disciplines as well as academic cultures
– Themes and concepts developed in the history and sociology of natural and physical science, reconceptualized for the social science context
– Professional and applied training programs and schools, and the quasi-disciplinary fields (like business administration) that typically housed them
– The role of social science in post-colonial state-building governance
– Social science adaptations to the changing media landscape
– The role and prominence of disciplinary memory in a comparative context

The two-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

Proposals should contain no more than 1000 words, indicating the originality of the paper. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 February 2016. Final notification will be given in late February after proposals have been reviewed. Completed papers will be expected by 15 May 2016.

The organizing committee consists of Craig Calhoun (London School of Economics), Jamie Cohen-Cole (George Washington University), Philippe Fontaine (École normale supérieure de Cachan), and Jeff Pooley (Muhlenberg College).

All proposals and requests for information should be submitted via email.

CFP International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (London)

Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Imperial College London, London, UK
2-4 August 2016

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
• Theme 1: Social and Community Studies
• Theme 2: Civic and Political Studies
• Theme 3: Cultural Studies
• Theme 4: Global Studies
• Theme 5: Environmental Studies
• Theme 6: Organizational Studies
• Theme 7: Educational Studies
• Theme 8: Communication
Special Focus for 2016: An Age and its Ends: Social Science in the Era of the Anthropocene

Early Proposal Deadline 2 January 2016
Regular Proposal Deadline 2 May 2016
Late Proposal Deadline 2 July 2016