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.

Mohan J. Dutta Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesMohan J Dutta is Dean’s Chair Professor of Communication at Massey University (New Zealand), and Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) directing research on culturally-centered, community-based projects of social change communication.
Mohan Dutta

Professor Dutta teaches and conducts research in international health communication, critical cultural theories of health and social change, poverty and unequal health outcomes in the backdrop of neoliberal policies, health activism in globalization politics, indigenous cosmologies of health, subaltern studies and dialogue, and public policy and participatory social change communication. Currently, he serves as Editor of the “Critical Cultural Studies in Global Health Communication Book Series” with Routledge, Specialty Chief Editor of the Health Communication section of the open access journal, Frontiers in Communication, and sits on the editorial board of seven journals including Communication Theory, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, and Annals of the International Communication Association. Before arriving to NUS, he served as Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Education in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University, a Service Learning Fellow, and a fellow of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. Also at Purdue, he served as the Founding Director of the Center for Poverty and Health Inequities (COPHI), where he continues to hold an Affiliate appointment.

Professor Dutta holds a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Agricultural Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota. He began his career at Purdue University in 2001, was tenured in 2005, and became Full Professor in 2009. In June, 2010, he was appointed as the Lim Chong Yah Professor of Communication and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and formally joined NUS as Professor of Communication in July, 2012.

Mohan Dutta’s research examines marginalization in contemporary healthcare, health care inequalities, the intersections of poverty and health experiences at the margins, political economy of global health policies, the mobilization of cultural tropes for the justification of neo-colonial health development projects, the meanings of health in the realms of marginalized experiences in highly underserved communities in the global South, and the ways in which participatory culture-centered processes and strategies are organized in marginalized contexts to bring about changes in neo-colonial structures of global oppression and exploitation. Engaging in dialogues with subaltern communities at the global margins in imagining alternative spaces that resist neoliberal formations forms the crux of Professor Dutta’s academic and activist projects. At the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), Professor Dutta leads 19 culture-centered projects spread across 7 countries exploring the roles of listening, participation, and dialogue in creating infrastructures for alternative rationalities of health and wellbeing. These projects highlight the role of local cultural practices in transforming health, and in strengthening community-state relationships in securing community access to infrastructures of health and wellbeing. Ultimately, Professor Dutta hopes that this work offers an entry point for transformative communicative practices and networks of solidarity that connect the imaginaries of the global South in offering alternative structures of global organizing grounded in the spirits of justice, equality, and dignity.

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

CFP Space, Race, Bodies Conference (New Zealand)

Space, Race, Bodies: Geocorpographies of the City, Nation and Empire is a forthcoming conference hosted by the Department of Media, Film and Communication (MFCO), the Postcolonial Studies Research Network (PSRN) and the Somatechnics Research Network (University of Arizona) at the University of Otago between the 8-10th December, 2014. The title of the conference is taken from Joseph Pugliese’s ground-breaking work on technologies of surveillance, law and terrorism. The conceptual merging of the corporeal body with geography—geocorpographies—draws attention to the institutional, cultural and legal forces that influence the global movement of people, capital and technology across cities and national borders.

Space, Race, Bodies will be the first Somatechnics conference held in New Zealand. The Somatechnics Research Network (SRN) facilitates connections between a vast array of scholars and institutions producing research on bodies and technology. SRN has fostered a truly interdisciplinary field of inquiry that includes the biological sciences, sport, gender and sexuality studies, media, film and music studies and postcolonial studies.

The Postcolonial Studies Research Network (PSRN) brings together an interdisciplinary group of established and emerging scholars whose research engages with a range of aspects of postcoloniality. These include the historical cultures of empire, and the contemporary cultural politics of indigeneity, of (post)colonial settlement, and of the diasporic condition.

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Stephen Croucher Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesStephen Croucher (PhD, University of Oklahoma, 2006) is Head of the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stephen Croucher

His research focuses on three main area of interest. First, the cultural adaptation process. Within this area of study he has explored adaptation in 15 nations. Within these studies he has shown through qualitative and quantitative analyses that current models of adaptation do not adequately describe: the fusion of identities that occur during adaptation, and the influence/resistance of the host culture. Second, and closely related to cultural adaptation, is his work into integrated threat theory. In these studies Croucher has shown how many dominant cultural groups in Europe, North America, and Asia fear immigrant and minority communities. These fears (prejudice) lead to less acceptance of adaptation overtures from the minority groups. Third,  he studies the relationships between communicative behaviors/traits and religious identification and religiosity. In this line of work he has found religion (identity and religiosity) to have a significant effect on a variety of traits/behaviors.

Croucher has published 4 books and more than 50 articles in journals such as: Communication Monographs, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 

Croucher is active in various professional associations and has served in a variety of capacities: Vice-Chair of the Intercultural Division of the International Communication Association, editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and Speaker & Gavel, and World Communication Association Vice President for Europe. He has also served on the editorial board of numerous journals: Communication Studies, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, International Journal of Conflict Management, Mass Communication and Society, and the Western Journal of Communication.