Canterbury Christ Church U Job: Politics & International Relations (New Zealand)

Job adsLecturer in Politics and International RelationsCanterbury Christ Church University – School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology. Closes: October 26, 2017.

The role is focused on key aspects of the delivery of the foundation, undergraduate and post graduate levels of the curriculum, with specific reference to international relations and contemporary security studies. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to strong research record of Politics and International Relations team, and use their research to inform their teaching practice.

Applicants should have a doctorate in International Relations or Politics, with experience of teaching in the university sector and a strong emerging record of research and publications. The ability to teach international relations and contemporary security studies will be crucial to the post, thought the successful applicant will need to be sufficiently flexible to deliver other aspects of the curriculum as required.

New Zealand National Expedition & Internship 2017

New Zealand National Expedition and Internship Program

Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2017. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture. The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.

Exploration of some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, immersion in Kiwi culture, and engagement with key industry players are all integrated with academic coursework that is worth 6-8 U.S. semester credits. In-country transport, accommodation, and tuition are all included in the program fee, and you can learn more about the itinerary, academics, internships, and student experiences on our website or connect with us on Facebook on our ‘New Zealand National Expedition & Internship’ page.

Program dates: June 12 – July 21, 2017

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Some of  your students might also be interested in joining the Creative Expression and Digital Media cohort – another track of the National Expedition and Internship Program open to students in Theatre, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production majors.

For more information, contact: Dr. Anna Greenhow, A.Greenhow AT massey.ac.nz or Prof. Frank Sligo, F.Sligo AT massey.ac.nz

U Canterbury Visiting Fellowship: Media & Communication (New Zealand)

Visiting Fellowship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The University of Canterbury invites applications for its Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship during the second semester of 2017 (July-October). The fellow is expected to offer a number of research seminars to staff/students and meet graduate research students to provide general advice and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a senior or mid-career scholar.

The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem that should cover additional living costs for a four to six week period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department for conducting their own research, a computer and access to the university library. The fellowship should take place either during the periods 17 July to 25 August or 11 September to 20 October, with a minimum of 4 weeks and maximum of 6 weeks spent at the University of Canterbury over this period.

The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.”  The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the Fellowship Committee atjournalism AT canterbury.ac.nz by 28 February 2017. A decision will be made regarding the fellow in early March 2017. Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Babak Bahador at babak.bahador AT canterbury.ac.nz.

Massey U Job Ad: Dean’s Chair in Communication (New Zealand)

Dean’s Chair in Communication at Massey University
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Palmerston North

Massey University has an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. Our University is a single, unified institution comprising three differentiated campuses and distance delivery that positively impacts on the creative, economic, social, scientific, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Our research is inspired by real world applications. Massey University is consistently rated as one of New Zealand’s most attractive employers in the annual Randstad awards.

Massey Business School has a proud history of excellence in research and academic programs, teaching business studies since 1972. We are accredited by AACSB, AMBA (the Association of MBAs), and are a CFA® partner school. We are ranked by QS in the top 200 for Management and Business Studies, and Communication and Media Studies. The School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing is also the only school in the Asia-Pacific region to have accreditation from the ACEJMC(Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication).

A small number of prestigious Dean’s Chairs are being created to help continue Massey Business School’s journey to excellence in impactful research. The Dean’s Chair in Communication will be the first of its kind at Massey University, and in New Zealand. The successful candidate will have a track record of research excellence and academic leadership, including publications in top communication journals, membership on editorial boards of such journals, successful PhD supervision, academic programme development, external research funding and engagement with the communication professions. While the emphasis in the position is research leadership, the successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the full range of activities in the School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, including its teaching programmes, school administration, outreach to the community and profession, and contributions to the wider Massey Business School and University.

This is a permanent (tenured) Professorial appointment, with the position as Dean’s Chair being an initial term of five years, after which time a further term may be available. The School offers strong support for research and a salary level that allows for a very comfortable lifestyle in New Zealand. This position is based at the University’s original home base, Manawatū campus, in Palmerston North. Our ideal commencement date for you is mid-2017.

Applications close on 31 March 2017.

Further enquiries should be directed to: Preeti Mathew Verma Staff Recruitment & HR Advisor  p.m.verma AT massey.ac.nz

Reference number: A500-16AB

Apply online.

U Canterbury Visiting Fellowship (New Zealand)

Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Application Deadline: June 3 2016

The University of Canterbury invites applications for a Visiting Fellowship available for our Term 4: approximately mid September to mid October 2016.  The fellow is expected to offer a number of research seminars to staff/students and meet graduate research students to provide general advice and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a senior or mid-career scholar, possibly on sabbatical over this period.

The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem that should cover additional living costs for a four to five week period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department for conducting their own research, a computer and access to the university library. They are also free to travel during this period to see the many wonders of New Zealand.

The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a
vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.”  The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal
development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Ms. Maria Hellstrom by June 3rd 2016. A decision will be
made regarding the fellow by June 10th 2016.

Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

Media and Communication Visiting Fellowship
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Application Deadline: December 20, 2015

The University of Canterbury invites applications for a 5-week Visiting Fellowship available any time from mid February to mid June 2016 (the first semester of the New Zealand academic year).  The fellow is expected to offer a number of research seminars to staff/students and meet graduate research students to provide general advice and feedback. The ideal candidate will be a senior or mid-career scholar, possibly on sabbatical over this period.

The fellowship covers the cost of a return flight to New Zealand, accommodation and a per diem that should cover additional living costs for the 5-week period. The fellow is provided with an office in the department for conducting their own research, a computer and access to the university library. They are also free to travel during this period to see the many wonders of New Zealand, which will be in Summer and Autumn.

The Media and Communication department at the University of Canterbury is a research-led department with strengths in a number of areas. The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference.”  The fellow will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich their professional and personal
development.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Babak Bahador.

Summer Communication Internships in New Zealand

(Northern) Summer Communication Internships in New Zealand

Massey University’s six week summer study abroad program for Communication, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing or related majors is worth 6-8 U.S. semester credits. The two-week National Expedition takes students across New Zealand and then in the following four weeks students are placed in internships where they work on real world problems relevant to their degrees.

National Expedition, June 13 – 25, 2016. Our exploration of Image and Identity will traverse both islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture. Students explore New Zealand’s adventure capital, alpine towns and glaciers, historic settlements and the country’s geothermal playground.  Students undertake case studies examining the identity of the service-providing organizations and brands they encounter, assessing the company’s image, and identifying how effectively they appear to communicate what they offer.  Our academic staff and in-country experts provide an insider’s view of the country, culture, and organizations students canvass as they travel across the country over these two weeks.

Internship, June 26 – July 22, 2016. Interns are placed in a range of organizations across Wellington, the capital city and renowned for its arts and culture, where interns obtain rich insights into the diverse character of Wellington and the nation.  The interns’ work over these four weeks will benefit the host and the communities they serve, as well as providing the students with achievements that will bolster their resume when they return home.

Scholarship information, application materials, and an extensive list of FAQs are available online.

Massey University job ad (Wellington, New Zealand)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Communication and/or Public Relations
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
Two positions, Permanent, full-time

We offer an outstanding opportunity for emerging and senior communication scholars to build their careers. The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing seeks two communication scholars, one at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and one open rank, to be located at Massey’s Wellington Campus. The School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing has been growing and innovating in recent years and now houses the country’s largest undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in communication, public relations and journalism. We have recently led the Massey Business School in securing external research funding and endowments. We also pride ourselves on a positive culture that enables scholars to thrive in their teaching, research and professional service, including engagement with industry.

Massey University was ranked as the NZ education sector’s most attractive employer in the 2013 and 2014 Randstad awards. Massey Business School, in which our programs are housed, is AACSB and AMBA accredited and has New Zealand’s longest running MBA, journalism and entrepreneurship and small business programmes.

The successful candidates will exhibit an established record of, or a strong potential for, a programme of research in communication that is innovative and has impact. They will also be committed and effective teachers: experience teaching large first-year classes is particularly desirable. Experience in and desire to engage with business and the public relations profession is a plus. We encourage applications from all excellent candidates, but are especially looking for candidates familiar with research and practice in at least one of the following: business communication; organisational communication; public relations. For the senior appointment, we seek a candidate who can provide effective academic leadership.

The Wellington campus is located in New Zealand’s political and cultural capital. The city is consistently ranked amongst the most liveable in the world. For further information, please contact Dr Elizabeth Gray.

Apply online by  7 September 2015

Clothing as a Tool of Intercultural Dialogue: New Zealand and India

New Zealand fashion students recreate modern-day wear from traditional Indian silk saris

In a unique celebration joining New Zealand and Indian cultures, 15 New Zealand Fashion Tech students won Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, covering travel to the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India to participate in a five week Apparel and Textile Practicum. Students earned the awards by creating garments made from traditional Indian sari fabrics. The inaugural Resene Designer Selection showcased the hand-crafted silk from Southern India made especially for their garments. Four of the NZ students were Maori. The goal was to take students outside the classroom and give them an international and applied perspective.

Further information about this project is available in a New Zealand journal article entitled “A pattern for success” published in Educator Review, and in an Indian newspaper article entitled “Indian silk, New Zealand patterns”. Continuing descriptions by the students of their experiences are also available on their university’s website.

CFP Media, War and Memory (New Zealand)

Conference Call for Papers: Media, War and Memory
September 18–19, 2014
Venue: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University (Auckland, New Zealand)

Keynote Speakers: Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow and Fay Anderson, Monash University

A century after 1914, it is timely to consider how World War I was started, prosecuted and reported on, from different national perspectives. How does this conflict appear in retrospect? As a prequel to World War II? The ‘beginning’ of the 20th century? Or as an avoidable, stand-alone catastrophe? These questions provoke wider reflection upon the connections between media, war and memory. What are these connections? How have they changed over time? Conference participants will, we hope, respond to these questions.

To this end, the following themes suggest themselves:
World War I
• Paths to war, patterns of news coverage
• Diplomacy, communication and the telegraph
• Atrocities and propaganda
• Frontline testimonials, journalism, poetry
• Domestic dissent

Race, culture, genocide
• Imperialism, colonialism, indigineity
• Jewish holocaust
• Armenian massacres
• Testimonies, amnesia Gender and depictions of war
• Masculinity, heroism
• War and patriarchy
• War, rape, testimony
• Women war journalists
• Women combatants

Journalism, media, civil conflict
• Spanish civil war
• Sri Lanka
• Balkans, Bosnia, Serbia
• US civil war
• Occupation, resistance, testimony

War, historiography and revisionism
• War novels
• Non-fiction tomes, wars, battles
• Military biographies
• Documentaries
• Conflicting retrospectives of major conflicts

Australia and NZ coverage of ‘overseas’ conflicts
• Boer War, WWI, WWII
• Cold war conflicts; Malaysia, Vietnam, Timor, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan etc.
• ANZAC mythologies
• Wartime censorship
• War, mobilization and dissent

War, propaganda, ideology
• Chomsky, Herman and the ‘propaganda’ model
• News ‘framing’ and war coverage
• Orientalism and colonial wars
• War and national identity
• Memorialism; ceremonies, monuments, museums
• Forgotten wars

Frontline war reporting
• War correspondents
• ‘Embedded’ journalists • Journalistic ethics
• Patriotism and ‘independent’ reporting

Information-communication technologies and war
• Global television, 24/7 ‘real time’ wars
• War and media spectacle
• Media space, battle space, ‘full spectrum dominance’
• Information and cyber warfare
• Online journalism, blogospheres, social media

Media constructions of ‘terrorism’
• Legitimate vs. illegitimate violence
• Terrorists, revolutionaries, freedom fighters
• Post 9-11 media discourses in US, Middle East
• Terrorism and orientalism

Abstracts due: July 30, 2014 (400 words maximum)

Send to: Verica Rupar
Curriculum Leader, Journalism
School of Communication Studies
AUT University