National U of Singapore: Global Media Communication 2022 (Singapore)

“Job Assistant Professor in Global Communication, Department of Communications and New media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: 13 June 2022.

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its curriculum provides students with practical skills in social media management, user interface design, and digital marketing. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme. CNM also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and a new Master of Social Science in Communication programme.

CNM invites applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global media and communication, environmental communication, media industry studies, intercultural communication, science and technology studies, development communication, digital technology and social change, global media governance, media communication in Asia and/or Southeast Asia.

National U of Singapore: Global Media Communication (Singapore)

“Job Assistant Professor in Global Communication, Department of Communications and New media, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus, Singapore. Deadline: 21 April 2022.

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. CNM invites applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global media and communication, environmental communication, media industry studies, intercultural communication, science and technology studies, development communication, digital technology and social change, global media governance, media communication in Asia and/or Southeast Asia.

Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen: A Video Game for Fostering Positive Intercultural Relationships

Guest PostsA video game for fostering positive intercultural relationships. Guest post by Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen.

On an overall level, playing the game resulted in significant attitude change towards outgroup members.

In a culturally and racially diverse world, it is important for people to be able to live together harmoniously. Being respectful of cultural differences and fostering a genuine curiosity to better understand how and why other people are different from ourselves is one way to bridge the gap between self and others. This was the underlying motivation to create the prosocial game, Icebreaker. Icebreaker is a short role-playing game where players take on the role of the protagonist, an ice gatekeeper whose family has been tasked with protecting the village from an annual disaster known as ‘The Freezing.’ The goal of the game is for players to discover the true cause for this annual occurrence and to stop the event for good. The game design is primarily driven by narrative design integrated with interactive play. Certain tasks in the game require the player to work together with a banished villager, whose race has been blamed for being the cause of the disaster.

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Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen Profile

ProfilesVivian Hsueh Hua Chen (Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2006) is an associate professor in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

 

Vivian Hsueh Hua ChenShe is currently the chair of the Game Studies division for the International Communication Association and an associate editor for the Journal of Media Psychology. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and Journal of Information Society.

Dr. Chen’s research interests include how technology brings changes in communication behaviors and facilitate both negative and positive individual and social outcomes, as well as the social and psychological impact of interactive digital media, which includes video games, virtual reality, and social media. She investigates the ways in which individuals negotiate their identities and social relationships through intercultural interaction both in real life and in virtual environments. Dr. Chen has worked on several interdisciplinary projects that look specifically at the design of interactive digital media, such as serious games and virtual reality to facilitate positive intercultural communication.

Selected publications:

Chen, V.H.H., Ibasco, G.C., Lew, V.J.X, & Lew J.Y.Y. (2021). The effect of VR avatar embodiment on improving attitudes and closeness toward immigrants. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 705574.

Chen, V.H.H., Ahmed, S., & Chib, A. (2021). The role of social media behaviors and structural intergroup relations on immigrant stereotypes. International Journal of Communication, 15, 4085-4108.

Chen, V.H.H., Chan S.G.M., & Tan Y.C. (2021). Perspective-taking in virtual reality and reduction of biases against minorities. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 5(8), 42.

Chen, V.H.H., Koek, W.J.D., Ibasco, G.C., Beatrice, F., & Chib, A. (2022). The effect of intergroup contact in gaming on improving empathetic feelings and reducing stereotypes toward immigrants. 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Koek, W.J.D., Yu, V., & Chen, V.H.H. (2022). Understanding meaningful play and its link to prosocial attitudes. 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


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Vivian Chen wrote KC22: Cultural Identity, and a guest post, A video game for fostering positive intercultural relationships.

National U of Singapore: Media Law & Policy / Strategic Communication (Singapore)

“Job Assistant / Associate / Full Professors in Media Law and Policy and in Strategic Communication. Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: 1 September 2021.

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore is seeking applicants to fill two faculty positions:

The successful candidate in the Media Law and Policy position will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: media law & policy, media ethics, intellectual property, internet governance, technology law & policy, data governance, regulations of emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, and Internet of things. Candidates with previous industry experience in Media Law and Policy are welcome to apply.

For the position in Strategic Communication, the Department seeks applicants with expertise and cutting edge research that includes one or more of the following areas: PR/corporate communication, risk & crisis communication, organizational communication, advertising & marketing communications, public diplomacy, digital/social media for strategic communication. Candidates with previous industry experience in public relations and marketing communications are strongly encouraged to apply.

National U Singapore: Global Media Communication (Singapore)

“JobAssistant Professor in Global Media Communication, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: May 12, 2021 (position reopened).

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore invites applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global media and communication, environmental communication, media industry studies, intercultural communication, science and technology studies, development communication, digital technology and social change, global media governance, media communication in Asia and/or Southeast Asia. CNM offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and a new Master of Social Science in Communication programme. It has research concentrations in media and publics, critical theory, cultural studies, communication policy, computation and creativity, health communication. Successful candidates for this position will join an engaging community of 46 full-time faculty, 13 part-time instructors, and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

Nanyang Technological U PHD Studentships (Singapore)

“Studentships“Fully-funded Doctoral Scholarships, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Deadline: January 13, 2020 for entry in fall 2021 (but note that separate application to the program is due November 15, 2020).

The School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites applications for fully-funded doctoral scholarships to begin in August 2021. The scholarships include a tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend.

The School of Humanities at NTU is a dynamic, creative, and diverse community of scholars with research expertise in Literature, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, History, Philosophy, and Chinese Studies. The School also encourages interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Medical Humanities, Green Humanities, Gender and Diversity Studies, Intercultural Contact and Communication, and Southeast Asian Studies.  

National U Singapore: Jobs & Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Deadline for most: August 15, 2020.

Among them are the following:

Yale-NUS Associate Dean of Students (Singapore)

“JobAssociate Dean of Students, Yale-National University of Singapore College, Singapore. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

The Associate Dean of Students is a senior member of the Dean of Students (DOS) Office leadership team, reporting directly to the Dean and will act as the deputy in the Dean’s absence. The role serves as a front-facing liaison to the student community and advises the Dean of Students on a variety of student-related matters, along with driving intra- and inter-departmental projects on behalf of the DOS Office.

This position oversees Campus Life and Student Services. Campus Life includes Student Organisations & Leadership, Athletics & Recreation, and Intercultural Engagement (i.e., Diversity & Inclusion). The selected candidate will develop strategic plans for Campus Life, as well as drive the execution of programmes, policies and initiatives to support the cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal development of students. Student Services oversees international student passes, student billing, student insurance, parent/family relations and housing operations.

Yale-NUS will introduce a newly designed residential curriculum starting in academic year 2020-21. The Associate Dean will help further refine the residential curriculum and assist in implementation.

National U Singapore: Communications & New Media (Singapore)

“JobAssistant Professor in Open Specialisation, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Deadline: Posted January 22, 2020, Open until filled.

The Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore (NUS) with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication. Successful candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Computational Communication, Design Informatics, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching. Consideration may also be given to candidates with practice-based and industry experience in related sectors.

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