Queen’s U Belfast: International Relations (Northern Ireland)

“JobLecturer in International Relations, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Deadline: 27 May 2019.

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking Lecturer in International Relations (Equivalent of Assistant Professor Fixed term for 10 Months) available from 1st September 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of undergraduate and Masters programmes in International Relations and play a full role in the research culture of the School. Applications welcomed from candidates with research interests in any area of International Relations, which will broaden coverage in new areas, or strengthen existing research specialisms. Candidates will contribute to teaching and research in areas which map on to expanding graduate programmes, including the MA in International Relations, MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security and MA in Global Security and Borders. The successful candidate will also contribute to undergraduate teaching, support our student learning environment, and contribute to the research culture in the School.

Queen’s U Job Ad: International Relations (Northern Ireland)

“JobProfessor of International Relations, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Deadline: 22 February 2019.

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics seeks to appoint a Professor of International Relations of the very highest international standing. The appointment is to undertake high quality research, deliver excellent teaching, enhance international connectivity and provide significant academic leadership in line with the School’s research strategy. The Professor will make significant contributions to the mentoring and development of early-career staff, support and enable the development of large-scale externally funded research projects, and support and enhance the ongoing production of significant and impactful research outputs of the highest quality.

Study Abroad in Northern Ireland: Peacebuilding through Storytelling & Dialogue

Study AbroadSpecial Opportunity for short term study in N. Ireland: Peacebuilding through Storytelling and Dialogue in Northern Ireland. Application deadline: November 30, 2017.

This unique course is designed to learn how communication through storytelling and dialogue can lead to Peace in a highly divided society. Students will work with former combatants to share stories and to develop healing and ethical remembering in the process to transforming the culture of Northern Ireland.

Building on Transmedia Skills including, photography, blogging, journaling and interviewing, students will be engaged in documenting this arduous but transformative process.  This cultural immersion process will have many take-away skills including intercultural competence and communication skills enhancement, peace and conflict negotiation, healing and ethical remembering.

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students

Class meetings will take place in Derry, Northern Ireland December 31, 2017 – January 15, 2018.  Course materials will be placed online with discussion opportunities and there will final material due at the conclusion of the course

CFP International Pragmatics Conference (Northern Ireland)

15th International Pragmatics Conference (Belfast, 16-21 July 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The call for papers for the 15th International Pragmatics Conference, to be held in Belfast, 16-21 July 2017, is now open.

Two important deadlines:
1 June 2016: deadline for panel proposals
15 October 2016: deadline for lectures, posters, and (after panels will have been accepted by the end of June) panel contributions

The special theme of this edition of the International Pragmatics Conferences is “Pragmatics in the real world”. But the conference is open to all topics relevant to linguistic pragmatics in its broadest sense as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Peter Auer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford)
Colleen Cotter (Queen Mary University of london)
John Heritage (University of California at Los Angeles)
Elizabeth Stokoe (Loughborough University)
Li Wei (University College London)
John Wilson (University of Ulster)

Queen’s University Belfast job ad (Northern Ireland)

Research Development Manager (International)
Queen’s University Belfast – Research and Enterprise
Closes: 4th September 2015

The Research and Enterprise Directorate is seeking to appoint a Research Development Manager (International). The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to develop, monitor and promote the University’s international research portfolio, and provide strategic support for researchers seeking to engage in international funding opportunities.

Anticipated interview date: Friday 18 September 2015
Salary scale: £38,511 – £50,200 per annum (including contribution points)
Closing date: Friday 4 September 2015

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Peacebuilding through Dialogue N Ireland

For the second year , Gonzaga University‘s Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies is offering a graduate course in Derry, Northern Ireland to MA and PhD students. January 2, 2014-Januray 12, 2014 Peacebuilding through Dialogue in Northern Ireland.

Program Overview:
This hybrid on-line and study abroad program, sponsored by the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies provides a unique opportunity for students to develop understanding and the skills necessary for fostering peacebuilding and storytelling.  With pre and post online components as well as eight days of residency in Derry, Northern Ireland, and a day excursion to Belfast, Northern, Ireland.  Additionally there is a free travel day to the Northcoast of Ireland.  The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies. Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future. It is in this shared space that the process of peace has begun to take shape.  However as Bakhtin (1981) insists, “each word tastes of the context and contexts in which it has lived its socially charged life” (p.293).

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998. Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became reality in 2008. Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peace has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other, and the societies they inhabit. These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing and struggling with others whose worldviews may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

In addition, working with former combatant’s of these troubles, students will complete a profile writing component of using storytelling and photography to tell the story of a local community member for our Faces and Voices of Derry Project.

Course Objectives:
Given full participation in the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of dialogue in communication.
  • Analyze the causes and history of The Troubles and the post-1998 peace process.
  • Recognize the development of shared community.
  • Interview and tell a story in a photojournalistic style of a one of the citizens of Derry using the class blog/website.
  • Explain the role dialogue can play in effective leadership in contemporary America.

Program Highlights:

  • Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
  • Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
  • Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
  • Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
  • Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices
  • Create daily photo and storytelling blog.

Additional Information: See an archive of the student work and reflections in the program.

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Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

COML 513: Advanced Topics in Communication
Derry, Northern Ireland

Residency in Derry, Ireland: January 2-12, 2013
Entire course pre- and post- via Blackboard December 26, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Program Cost: Appx. $3850 plus airfare
Learn more about Derry, Ireland
Program Highlights
*       Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
*       Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
*       Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
*       Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
*       Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices.

Course Description
The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies.  Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future.

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998.  Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became a reality in 2008.  Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peach has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other and the societies they inhabit.  These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing others whose worldwide views may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

Faculty
John Caputo is Professor and Chair of the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and the Walter Ong S.J. Scholar.  He founded the MA Program in 2004.  Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication and media and social values.  He is the author of seven books and more than 25 articles in professional scholarly journals.  He has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.  Dr. Caputo directs the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project, a cultural Immersion multi-media program in Italy each summer and has previously directed programs in Armagh, Northern Ireland.  He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards  by Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin and most recently received an Exemplary Faculty Award from Gonzaga University.

Ann Kelleher, Interim Executive Director of Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement, earned a Ph.D. in International Studies.  In her over 30 years of university teaching, Dr. Kelleher has taught courses relevant to analyzing international violent conflicts including international relations, international conflict resolution, local peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and war and peace: theoretical and historical analyses.  In 2011 she received the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching from Pacific Lutheran University. In addition, Dr. Kelleher has taught faculty-led study abroad courses in Albania, Namibia and Northern Ireland as well as facilitated groups to Jamaica, Thailand and Egypt.  In addition, she has developed programs in Ecuador and the United Kingdom. Dr. Kelleher’s relevant publications include “Religious Communities as Peacemakers: A Comparison of Grassroots Peace Processes in Sudan and Northern Ireland,” with Meggan Johnson, Civil Wars Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2008, 148-172.

Application Process
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 29, 2012
Early Application is encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up to the application deadline or until the program is filled.  Operation of this program is subject to administrative approval and is dependent upon meeting the minimum enrollment. Click here to download application.
1.      Submit your completed Application Form along with $400 non-refundable deposit that is applied to the cost of the program.
2.      Provide an official copy of your Graduate Program standing; Gonzaga students do not need to submit a transcript.
3.      Upon receipt of these materials, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate Professional Studies Committee.  Upon notification of acceptance to participate in the course you will be sent a Financial Contract.  This Financial Contract needs to be signed and returned for your application to be considered.

Send all Application Materials to:
Shannon Zaranski
Gonzaga University
School of Professional Studies
502 E. Boone Ave., MSC 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616
509.313.3569 phone
509.313.3587 fax
zaranski@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/comlireland
Program Cost
ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $3,850
Cost includes: Tuition for three credits, accommodations, some group meals, local group transportation, AirMed, and International Student Identity Card.
Passport must be valid for six months after the end of the study abroad program.

U Ulster job ad

University of Ulster
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lecturer in Mass and Social Media Communication
Ref: 1254644/A
Salary: £31,966 – £45,512
Base: Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
Closing date: Monday 25 June 2012

The School of Communication provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate Communication programmes, including Advertising, Public Relations, Counselling, Mass Communication and Social Media Communication. The postholder will contribute to all areas of Communication courses within the School but will focus in particular on Mass and Social Media Communication. As the postholder must be able to contribute to research within the School, the appointee must have an established record of research.

Applicants must have experience of teaching aspects of Mass and/or Social Media Communication at university level and evidence of quality research activity.

Post available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website.

Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.