Manchester Metropolitan U Job Ad: Linguistics (UK)

Job adsLecturer in (Socio)Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Deadline: 21 January 2018.

Lecturer in Linguistics with a preference for a specialist in Sociolinguistics (with a broad focus on language variation and change). Irrespective of Linguistic subject area of specialism, an expertise in youth language and/or working with young people will be a distinct advantage.

This role represents an opportunity to join a small, growing and committed Linguistics team delivering high-quality teaching, supervision, and research activities in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. In addition to this, if the successful candidate has an expertise in youth language / working with young people, they would also have the opportunity to become a key member of the Manchester Centre for Youth (MCYS). Established in 2014, MCYS is a cross-disciplinary research centre, located in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; it aims to be a centre of expertise for the research of youth language.

U Leeds Job Ads: International Business (UK)

Job adsThe Leeds University Business School (part of the University of Leeds in England) is hiring a Teaching Fellow in International Business, a Lecturer in International Business, and an Associate Professor in International Business. The application deadline for all three positions is 8 January 2018.

The International Business Division at Leeds University Business School has global recognition for the quality of its research and teaching. This highly successful division is in the process of expanding. Independent assessments have ranked the International Business Division as the 1st International Business centre in the world and 2nd in the world for leadership in international business research. Within the University of Leeds, the Division has been designated as a Gold Peak of Excellence for the outstanding international calibre of its research.

PhD Studentships Coventry U 2018 (UK)

FellowshipsPhD Studentships available at Coventry University – Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, for Fall 2018. Deadline: 16 February 2018.

Eligibility: All UK/EU/International students are eligible to apply that meet the academic requirements.

As part of a continuing programme of expansion of research activity in these areas, Coventry University is offering full-time PhD studentships to well-qualified individuals, to start in September 2018.

Award Details: Bursary plus tuition fees
Duration: Full Time – 3 years to 3 years 6 months Fixed Term

Informal enquiries are essential before application; contact Samima Hussain to discuss this opportunity.

Proposals welcomed for PhD research projects in distinct and cross disciplinary areas related to current research themes:

  • Communities, Representation and Inclusion
  • Faith and Peaceful Relations
  • Global Development
  • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
  • Protective Security and Resilience
  • Transnational and Maritime Security
  • Trust and Workplace Relations
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Urban Resilience

CFP Re-imagining Cultural Histories of the Middle East & North Africa (UK)

ConferencesCFP: Re-Imagining Cultural Histories of The Middle East and North Africa. A conference organised by the Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster; The Centre for Global Media and Communications, SOAS; Goldsmiths College, University of London; Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House. 28 June 2018. Deadlines for abstracts: 29 January 2018.

To celebrate 10 years of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.

Venue: SOAS, University of London

The Arab uprisings of 2011 have awakened interest in studies of cultural creativity and transformations across different historical epochs in the Middle East and North Africa region. However, despite the expanding scholarship, there is a significant gap in knowledge about the diverse cultural histories of the region. The little work there is remains trapped within the narrow Western-centric premise of liberal and modernisation theories that presuppose linear models of cultural, creative and political innovation.

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UC London Postdoc: Multimodal Communication (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate in Multimodal CommunicationUniversity College London – UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences – Experimental Psychology. Deadline: 21 December 2017.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Institute of Multimodal Communication, located within the Experimental Psychology Research Department, UCL. The project, funded by a ERC grant awarded to Gabriella Vigliocco, investigates the role of multimodal cues (such as gesture and eyegaze) in language learning and processing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement multimodal computational models to be used to predict behavioural and neural responses. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presenting the data at international conferences. Strong support for personal and professional development will be available. This post in funded for 2 years, in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or have submitted their thesis, in Experimental Psychology, AI, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or Linguistics, and have computational experience. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve in a technical setting. Programming skills are essential.

U Bristol Doctoral Fellowships (UK)

FellowshipsVice-Chancellor’s Fellowships Focused in Humanities, Arts and Social Science, University of Bristol (UK). Deadline: 14 January 2018.

Opportunities for future research leaders. We are offering up to six two-year fellowships focused in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (ref: ACAD102969)

The University of Bristol is embarking on bold plans and we’re looking for researchers who share our ambition.

Our Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships scheme offers an exciting opportunity for exceptional early-career researchers to advance their research careers, and support our strategic priorities which include but are not limited to our seven Specialist Research Institutes.

These institutes are addressing the grand challenges facing our world today including the health of populations, cardiovascular research, poverty, migration and mobility, advanced composite materials, quantum information science and biodesign.

 

CFP Language Policy Forum 2018 (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Language Policy Forum 2018, 31 May – 1 June 2018, at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Deadline extended to 15 January 2018.

The Language Policy Forum 2018 invites scholars, practitioners and other stakeholders to take stock of what language policy means in times of growing diversity. We are especially interested in presentations that discuss dilemmas (language-related problems in the world) and hopes (possible solutions, perhaps as a result of applying research findings).

Language policy permeates all domains of life, from the workplace, to the home and family, to schools, government, and other institutional settings. It materialises as something that enables some people to participate in these domains of life, and constrains others. The BAAL Language Policy group exists to enable dialogue on all areas of language policy research. We therefore encourage theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions from fields such as (but by no means limited to): sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, political philosophy, economics, education, globalisation, and migration. As well as examining diversity within human populations, we encourage discussions of our own diversity of research practices: topics and data, methodologies, and practical applications. We also encourage pedagogical submissions, exploring innovative approaches to the teaching of language policy in higher education.

King’s College London Post-graduate Studentships

FellowshipsA range of post-graduate studentships are available for 2018-19 entry at the Centre for Language Discourse & Communication at King’s College London, offering supervision in text, discourse, narrative & interaction analysis, pragmatics, linguistic ethnography, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, applied, educational, cognitive and corpus linguistics:

To apply, you should have excellent qualifications, as well as clear research idea if you are applying for a three year PhD award.  It is important to identify and contact a potential supervisor as soon as possible, referring to faculty webpages, and you also need to submit an ordinary admissions application.

U Northampton Job: Cross-cultural Management (UK)

Job adsLecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Management, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton, UK, Closes 12 November 2017.

Following several years of strong domestic growth and international expansion, the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) wishes to appoint an innovative specialist in the area of cross-cultural management to extend our team.

The successful candidate can expect to teach and supervise across undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including delivery overseas) and to contribute to the extension of technology enhanced learning across our portfolio. The Faculty has an outstanding reputation in the delivery of business-relevant programmes that are underpinned by our engagement in research and enterprise. You will join a team of highly qualified academics with a passion for enhancing the student experience, and who deliver learning and teaching that is research-informed and technology-enhanced. We would therefore expect the candidate to have Fellowship of the HEA or a recognised HE teaching qualification. A PhD in a relevant field is highly desirable.

Will Baker Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesWill Baker is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Englishes, Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Southampton, UK. His research focuses on Global Englishes and intercultural communication and he is particularly interested in the interface between English as a lingua franca and intercultural communication research. His wider research interests include the practical implications of Global English and intercultural communication research for English language teaching and higher education, especially  English medium instruction. He has published and presented internationally in all these research areas. He also supervises doctoral students in these fields as well as convening MA programmes and courses in Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication.

Will Baker

He is the author of Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca (DeGruyter Mouton), co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca and co-editor of the book series Developments in English as a Lingua Franca (DeGruyter Mouton). Recent research projects include the British Council ELT Research Partnership Award “From English language learners to Intercultural Citizens: Chinese student sojourners development of intercultural citizenship in ELT and EMI programmes” and Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grant “ English as an ASEAN lingua franca: Implications for language education policy and practice”.

For further information please see his profile:
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/ml/about/staff/wmlb.page