Mayors Migration Council: City Diplomacy Manager (Switzerland)

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City Diplomacy Manager, Mayors Migration Council (MMC is based in New York, but the position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland). Deadline: 15 September 2022.

The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is a mayor-led advisory and advocacy organization to accelerate ambitious global action on migration and displacement through city diplomacy and city practice, creating the conditions for urban migrants, displaced people, and receiving communities to thrive.uring that study abroad is accessible and inclusive for the entire NC State student population. This role is responsible for directing student advising, supervising the advising team, leading diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic initiatives, and strategic management of exchange, direct enroll programs, and summer partner programs.

The City Diplomacy Manager will support the Head of Policy and Advocacy (based in New York City) to drive strategic and effective engagement of mayors in global migration and displacement policy dialogue and to maximize their impact in the global political stage. The position will support the City Diplomacy Program’s engagement with migration and displacement actors based in Geneva, Switzerland, including Member State Missions to the UN, the UN Migration Agency (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The City Diplomacy Manager will support the program in the lead up to the Global Refugee Forum and the GFMD (end 2023) — including contributing to the MMC’s engagement and advocacy strategies, conducting desk research, drafting presentations, and coordinating event preparation and logistics.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker with excellent project management, research, and communications skills. They will have experience working with UN Agencies and Member States, good knowledge of global migration and refugee governance, and preferably experience engaging with city governments. They will be a proactive, experienced relationship builder who thrives in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.

 

Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers: Multiple Positions (UK)

“Job

Multiple positions, British Future and Welcoming Committee of Hong Kongers, London, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

British Future and the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers are working together to promote the full engagement of BN(O) status holders in the UK through effective settlement and integration. In its first six months its activities have already made a significant contribution to achieving the aims of the UK’s Hong Kong Welcome Programme.

Following the confirmation of government funding for the next stage of the Hong Kong Welcoming Programme, the Welcoming Committee are looking to recruit motivated individuals for three exciting roles in this high profile national project:

Please select one of the role titles for detailed descriptions of each post, including information on how to apply.

U Luxembourg: Geography PhD Studentship in Migration (Luxembourg)

“Studentships“PhD Studentship in Geography (migration, mobility, integration, asylum), University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg. Deadline: none listed; posted 5 July 2022.

The successful candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis after 3 years under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber. He/she will:

  • Conduct research in the frame of the PhD thesis
  • Write the PhD thesis in the field of migration, intra-European mobility, integration, asylum and/or reception
  • Participate in the UL Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Disseminate PhD results at international conferences
  • Support teaching in the Master in Border Studies and Master in Geography and Spatial Planning
  • Publish academic articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Perform any other task within the framework of the position

Expected from you…

  • M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Geography, Border Studies, Migration Studies, or any other related field
  • Knowledge in the field of migration studies
  • Knowledge in the field of border studies would be an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in qualitative research methods will be an asset

As the candidate will have to work in a multilingual context, he/she must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and French or German (written and spoken).

U Tübingen: Postdoctoral Researcher in Migration (Germany)

Postdocs
Postdoctoral Researcher (Migration), Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany.  Deadline: 30 June 2022.

The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious research universities. The Research Unit Comparative Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher / Fixed-term Lecturer Post (d/f/m) for the duration of 2 years from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidate will contribute to the research and teaching portfolio of the Comparative Public Policy Research Unit as well as to third-party funding applications and will be given the opportunity to pursue a Habilitation. Essential requirements include research interest in bureaucratic and administrative barriers for migrants in accessing social rights.

Migration Policy Scotland: Researcher or Senior Researcher (UK)

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Researcher or Senior Researcher, Migration Policy Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 14 May 2022.

A new, independent think tank seeks an enthusiastic and rigorous migration researcher who is able to help inform and frame migration policy discussion by effectively engaging decision makers and other audiences. Do you share our drive to promote a more constructive approach to migration? Can you help develop ways to shape and inform new approaches to migration through research, policy influence and inclusive engagement? Can you apply your strong grounding in research methods to real-world challenges in a changing context?

Migration Policy Scotland (MPS) was launched in 2021 and they are seeking a Researcher or Senior Researcher to work alongside their Director. The Trustees and Director can picture a number of ways in which an individual might help strengthen MPS and its work through this role. As a result, they are seeking EITHER a full-time Researcher or a part-time Senior Researcher but recognise that candidates may have skills and experiences that cut across the two roles. This is a remote working opportunity and could be based anywhere in Scotland, but it is likely to involve regular meetings, particularly in Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will combine a commitment to intellectual rigour with a keen strategic awareness and the ability to communicate the results of research to audiences in policy, the third sector and, possibly, the media.

CFP International Metropolis Conference 2022 (Germany)

Conferences
Call for Papers: International Metropolis Conference, September 4-9, 2022, Berlin, Germany. Deadline: 1 March 2022.

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Metropolis International invite the submission of proposals for workshops, individual papers and posters for the 25th International Metropolis Conference 2022, taking place in Berlin from 4 to 9 September. Organizers welcome submissions in all areas of migration, mobility and its governance around the world, integration & inclusion, as well as population diversity. Proposals that address the conference themes or any of the plenary topics are especially welcome. So are those that approach migration, integration & inclusion, and diversity from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.

KC16 Migration Translated into Turkish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#16: Migration, which Saskia Witteborn wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Candost Aydın has now translated into Turkish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC16 Migration_Turkish

Witteborn, S. (2021). Migration [Turkish]. (C. Aydın, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 16. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/kc16-migration_turkish.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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Kamali-Chirani: Pakistan: Incoming & Outgoing Migration

“BookKamali-Chirani, Fatemeh. (2021).  Pakistan: Incoming and outgoing migration; Framework for a discussion on resettling Afghans after the Taliban’s victory. Islamabad, Pakistan: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani, who has previously examined intercultural dialogue as part of the foreign relations between Germany and Iran, and who is now based in Pakistan, has just published a report focused on migration both into and out of that country. It is one of her final conclusions which will be of greatest interest to followers of CID:

There should be projects to connect people of Pakistan and Afghanistan culturally and socially. There is a crucial need to initiate dialogue. Although dialogue cannot solve all problems but at least it can emphasize on what both countries have in common and clarify misunderstandings about sensitive issues such as Afghanistan-India relationship and terrorism. (p. 27)

Research Fellowship in Migration Studies: Danube U Krems (Austria)

FellowshipsResearch Fellowship leading to PHD Studentship, Department of Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria. Deadline: 6 September 2021.

The Department of Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems is inviting a highly motivated and committed short-term research fellow from 1 October 2021, or soon thereafter, until 31 January 2022 for preparing a sound PhD research proposal in the area of migration and integration research. The successful candidate is supported in acquiring funding for a PhD in Migration Studies. If the PhD funding application is successful, candidates will receive a fixed term employment contract for three years to complete a PhD in Migration Studies, enrolling into the PhD programme in Migration Studies at the Danube University Krems latest by autumn 2022.

KC16: Migration Translated into French

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#16: Migration, which Saskia Witteborn wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Mohammed Guamguami has now translated into French.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC16 Migration_French

Witteborn, S. (2021). La migration. (M. Guamguami, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 16. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/kc16-migration_french.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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