Newcastle U Job: Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence

Job adsResearch Assistant/Associate in Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence for Refugee Professionals – B89444R. The post will be based in the Applied Linguistics and Communication section of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. Closes: 30th October 2017

You will play a central role in the success of an Erasmus+ Higher Education project on developing professional intercultural communication competence among refugees. You will contribute to research design, data collection and analysis, and liaison with project partners and participants in the UK, Austria and the Netherlands, including refugees and language teachers working with them. You will also contribute to project administration and management, under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator, and to the writing of project materials and research reports and peer-reviewed publications, as well as to dissemination of the project at seminars and conferences.

For this role we are seeking an experienced and professional researcher who will be a subject specialist in the area of education and intercultural communication.  You will also have a good knowledge of mixed methods research approaches.

A good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (education, applied linguistics, languages) is essential, as is good knowledge of the fields of intercultural communication and language pedagogy. A PhD or equivalent significant relevant experience (either completed or close to completion) in a relevant discipline (for example, education, applied linguistics, modern languages, technology) is desirable.

You will be expected to take significant initiative in their work and to work closely with the Principal Investigator over the details of the project. You will also contribute, where practical, to teaching and teacher training related to professional intercultural communication competence.

The post is fixed term to 31.8.2019, and will be part-time at 40% FTE.

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Newcastle U Job Ad, Critical Heritages: Identities in Europe (UK)

Research Associate for Critical Heritages: performing and representing Identities in Europe
Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Arts & Cultures
Closes: 30th September 2016

Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a talented digital heritage research associate to join the international team of the Horizon 2020 – funded project Critical Heritages: performing and representing Identities in Europe (COHERE). The successful applicant will work closely with Dr Areti Galani to explore current institutional and grass-roots digital heritage practices and the use of digital design methodologies in fostering dialogue around European heritage(s) with a variety of stakeholders and/or communities. The post holder will organise fieldwork, contribute to workshops and develop training materials and academic publications.

You will have an excellent scholarship record and wide knowledge of heritage and museum studies, digital heritage theory and practice, literature on national identity and identity construction, and media studies. You will also have strong communication skills and experience in working across disciplines and with a diverse group of people.

The post requires flexible working hours and the ability to travel to other consortium countries in Europe and Turkey.

The post is fixed term for 3 years, at 20% FTE.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Dr Areti Galani (areti.galani[at]ncl.ac.uk)