Monash U: Dialogue Research (Australia)

“JobMultiple positions for faculty, postdocs, and PHD students in Dialogue Research, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

The Faculty of Information Technology is establishing a new research group, The Laboratory for Dialogue Research (LDR) led by Professor Phil Cohen. The LDR has close partnerships with Monash’s new HCI Group, its renowned Centre for Data Science, the Engineering School, and with numerous universities in Australia and worldwide. Importantly, the plan is to engage with interested industry, philanthropic, and government partners on problem, data, and tool selection and development of scalable approaches. LDR’s Director is Professor Phil Cohen, an AAAI Fellow and internationally known pioneer in natural language dialogue, multi-agent systems, and multimodal interaction.

They cordially invite the interest of outstanding academics who want to join this world-class team to deliver the highest quality teaching and research that will shape the future of AI for conversational assistants, human-robot interaction, customer service, and many other application domains.

Multiple Faculty Openings in LDR are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America), Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America), and Level D Associate Professor (equivalent to Professor in North America) with a preference for expertise in the area of natural language processing (semantic parsing, generation).

Applications of interest from other areas of natural language processing or multimodal interaction that could contribute to dialogue research are also strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialisation.

For details, please download the Laboratory for Dialogue Research Flyer.

Monash U Job Ad: International Business (Australia)

Job adsLecturer – International BusinessMonash University, Australia. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

Monash University is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic communicator to fulfill the role of Lecturer in the Department of Management, within the Monash Business School. A Level B academic is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of a department, school, faculty or other organisational unit or an interdisciplinary area. He or she is also expected to carry out activities to maintain and develop her/his scholarly research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

 

Monash U Malaysia Job: Communication & Media Studies

Job adsMonash University Malaysia invites applications for the position of Professor or Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Established in 2008, the School has built its strength in the disciplines of International Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, Film and Television Studies. It aspires to develop a strong record of interdisciplinary collaboration through its research strength, Social Transformation in Southeast Asia.

The ideal candidate will be an eminent scholar with the academic credentials to be appointed as Professor or Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at a leading research university. We particularly seek scholars who have the capacity to provide strong academic leadership of the discipline and who have a research focus on Southeast Asia. The responsibilities will include curriculum revitalisation, course coordination at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervision and mentoring of junior academic staff.

The successful candidate will lead, grow and develop the future of the discipline in consultation with other academics and key stakeholders. Key research responsibilities will be to provide leadership in the school’s research strength, Social Transformation in Southeast Asia, enhance HDR students’ enrolment and completions, and further links with diverse constituencies to obtain external competitive grants to improve the research profile of the School.

CFP Asian Cultural and Media Studies (Australia)

Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster
6-7 November 2014
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The Asian Cultural & Media Studies Research Cluster of the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University will host an international conference, ‘Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now’ at Monash University, Caulfield campus in Melbourne on 6 – 7 November 2014.

The conference aims to critically revisit some of the key issues in the study of Asian culture, media and communications, which have been developed rapidly over the last twenty years, to discuss what kinds of new approaches and scholarly frameworks are required in the current socio-historical context. The conference will focus on four key areas of investigation, whose historical significance and transgressive potential requires reassessment in light of the advancement of market-driven processes of globalization and intensifying socio-economic disparity:
1) Alternative modernities and de-Westernization
2) Trans-Asian connections, dialogue and unevenness
3) Cultural convergence, citizenship and socio-cultural diversity
4) Mobility, imagined communities and cosmopolitanism

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations on these issues, although proposals that are in other ways relevant to the topic of Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now will also be considered.

The conference format will be discussion-oriented and all speakers will give a concise talk of the main points for 10-15 minutes. Speakers are not expected to present complete papers but to raise key theoretical questions with related empirical examination where relevant.

Please send your paper proposals (less than 300 words) with your affiliation details and e-mail address no later than 12 May. Please clearly put “Paper proposal for Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now” in the subject line. Acceptance of proposals will be notified in mid-June.

Please kindly be advised that we will not be able to offer financial support for participants’ travel costs. There will be no registration fees for the conference.