IIASA Science Communication Fellowship (Austria)

FellowshipsThe International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2019 Science Communication Fellowship. Deadline: 11 January 2019.

The fellowship starts on 27 May and ends on 30 August. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from Vienna and the awardee’s home country at the beginning and end of the fellowship, as well as a modest stipend to offset living expenses during the period of the fellowship.

The science communication fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems science for a general audience through a variety of platforms including blogs, website content, video, and articles for our magazine, Options. The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications Department, assisting with a variety of tasks including editorial work, web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), producing several pieces of work covering research from the program.

Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement & the Asian Century (Australia)

Planning is highly advanced for the International Communication Association Regional Conference, Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement, and the Asian Century, to be held at the Queensland U of Technology (Gardens Point campus) from 1-3 October 2014.

The conference has a very exciting range of keynote speakers, including incoming ICA President Peter Vorderer (U of Mannheim), Mohan Dutta (National U of Singapore), Cynthia Stohl (U of California Santa Barbara), Jack Linchuan Qiu (Chinese U of Hong Kong), Yi-Hui Christine Huang (Chinese U of Hong Kong), ICA fellows Cindy Gallois (U of Queensland) and John Hartley (Curtin U), Lance Bennett (U of Washington), Christoph Neuberger (LMU U, Munich), and Stuart Cunningham (Queensland U of Technology).

There will be a range of special events taking place, including a forum on “Science Communication in the Digital Age” hosted by the U of Queensland at the historic Customs House, and “Crisis Communication in Chinese Context”, sponsored by the Public Relations Institute of Australia. There are also special lunchtime sessions on academic publishing convened by the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and Taylor & Francis, as well as over 50 paper sessions, panels and poster sessions.

Information on the conference can be found on the conference website. Early bird registration ($300 for faculty and $150 for graduate students) is available until 22 August 2014, with final registration by 12 September 2014. A draft program can be accessed from the conference website, as well as information about accommodation in Brisbane.

Journalists-Science immersion

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Invites Journalists to Apply for Science Immersion Workshop

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its fifteenth annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, the theme of which this year is global change in coastal ecosystems.

The workshop, which runs from June 9 through June 14 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, is a professional development experience that gives journalists an opportunity to explore and understand the effects of global change in coastal ecosystems, using Narragansett Bay as a living laboratory. The fellowship explores scientific research methods as well as the principles and ethics that guide scientific inquiry. Journalists also will learn how to interpret scientific publications and sharpen their investigative reporting skills.

Early to mid-career journalists from all media with a demonstrated interest in science and environmental reporting and a desire to learn about basic science through field and lab work are invited to apply.

The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and up to $500 to support travel. Non-U.S. applicants must include a written statement indicating that they can secure full travel funds and obtain the appropriate visa.

Metcalf also offers seminars and workshops for journalists.


Nat U Singapore job ad

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full Professor with research and teaching specialization in Communication Management. In particular, research and teaching interests in health communication, science communication, public policy, social change communication, strategic communication, corporate social responsibility, public communication campaigns, and/or globalization are desired. We are interested in internationally recognized scholars who value diverse research methods and approach communication through new and emergent media perspectives.

For this position, candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses and play active roles in developing the Department’s graduate program, supervising graduate students, and mentoring junior faculty.  Minimum qualifications will include demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Our Remuneration is internationally competitive.

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is ranked number 3 in the global QS rankings of Communication and Media Studies. There are currently 15 tenure-track faculty members in this multi-disciplinary Department with international faculty whose areas of expertise cover communication management, media studies, and interactive design. The Department values its culture of collegiality and collaboration, and is a cross-disciplinary institution for multi-dimensional scholarship that encompasses engineering, arts, humanities, and the social sciences.

Application Procedure: Please submit the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications); (3) a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars); and (4) a statement of research. Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive by 31 March 2013. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Email: cnmcareer AT nus.edu.sg.


Michigan State U job ad

The School of Journalism and the Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) seek a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the areas of health, environment, science, and risk communication.

The successful candidate will conduct research about risk communication related to health, science, and the environment.  Candidates could have expertise in areas such as: environmental journalism; health communication, science communication, crisis communication; international and intercultural communication of risks; public participation and advocacy; risk decision-making; policy and risks; or social influence and persuasion.  The successful candidate would work with interdisciplinary teams to seek research funding from government agencies and private foundations.

This position is jointly appointed between Journalism and Communication and housed in the School of Journalism. The split of duties will depend on the expertise of the person hired, but the person will be expected to teach courses in both units.  The candidate would be expected to work with faculty in the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, the CAS Health & Risk Communication Center and other units at MSU. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Journalism, Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field. Experience in funded research is desirable.

To apply, please refer to Posting #5234 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, a vita, and the names of three references.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Lucinda Davenport (ludavenp@msu.edu) or Dr. Charles Atkin (atkin@msu.edu), co-chairs of the search committee. The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants Nov. 1, 2011, and continue until an exceptional candidate is selected.

The School of Journalism and Department of Communication are housed within MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences, located in East Lansing, Michigan.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, established in 1955, was the first such college in the country.  Today, with more than 4,000 students, it is one of the largest and most respected.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and emerging technologies, and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.  For additional information, visit cas.msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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