International Officer (China), Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 11 November 2018.
The International Officer (China) will focus on supporting international student recruitment from China. This will include working with applicants to guide them through the admissions process, and developing and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders including partner universities, education agents, school guidance counsellors and other external stakeholders important to the recruitment process. Working closely with the International Partnership Manager, the post holder is also responsible for providing support across the regional team in areas such as enquiry management, admissions, partnership agreements, scholarships and delegation visits; in addition to supporting the maintenance of the Chinese website and Chinese social media platforms. This post will involve weekend and evening work and will involve some occasional travel within the UK and internationally. It is essential to speak fluent Mandarin, and would be highly desirable if you are fluent in written Mandarin.
Research Associate for the AHRC project – Translation, Interpreting and the British Humanitarian Response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s. Languages and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK. Deadline: 15 October 2018. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.
The Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (18-months full time) Research Associate to work on the project ‘Translation, interpreting and the British humanitarian response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’, which explores the strategic importance of translation and interpreting in the early reception and resettlement phases of selected groups of asylum seekers and refugees in England since the 1940s, with specific reference to non-state actors. Duties include data collection (based on archival research and oral histories) and analysis, managing the project’s online presence, actively contributing to networking with project collaborators, communicating the project’s outputs, and preparing a single-authored written output. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. migration studies), and demonstrate experience of archival research and interest in cross-disciplinary research. Knowledge of translation and interpreting is not a pre-requisite for this role. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Education, Communication & Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Deadline: October 8, 2018.
The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication with a specialism in Intercultural Communication. You will contribute to the research output of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, to supervising postgraduate research students, and to teaching, particularly on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication programme.
Expertise in the following areas is welcome but not essential: English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Workplaces, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Analysis.
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) has posted ads for 2 positions in International Relations:
1. Assistant Professor in International Institutions, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. Deadline: 23 September 2018.
2. Assistant Professor in International Relations Theory, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. Deadline: 23 September 2018.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Business, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK. Deadline: 18 September 2018.
“We’re seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Business with a strong commitment to undertaking high quality research and the ability to contribute excellent teaching to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You’ll be expected to teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in International Business and contribute to the supervision of research students, as well as the Departmental Research strategy.”
Call for Papers: Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6 and 7 June 2019, University of London, UK. Deadline: 1 December 2018.
Since Appadurai wrote on the intertwined phenomena of electronic media and migration as disruptive and defining features of modern subjectivity (1996), the relationship between digital technologies and diasporic communities has emerged as a critical area of study across a number of disciplines. However, such research risks remaining isolated within disciplinary silos, often despite the similar processes, practices and materials studied. This conference aims to inspire greater dialogue across disciplinary boundaries in order to develop a richer understanding of the role of the digital in creating and sustaining diasporic connections and communities, and of how diasporic groups and individuals transform and shape digital tools and technologies for their own creative and strategic purposes.
Organizers especially welcome research which pays attention to the linguistic and cultural dimensions of digital technologies and media. This is, however, not restricted to any specific geographical area, language or type of community. Equally, the digital is intended to encompass the fullest range of digital practices, materials and technologies, while the conference aims to include methodological and analytical approaches ranging across, for example, ethnographic, cultural studies and computational approaches.
Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Glasgow. Deadline: 17 September 2018.
Job Purpose: To make a contribution to the project: Children’s Literature in Critical Contexts of Displacement: Exploring how story and arts-based practices create ‘safe spaces’ for displaced children and young people (AHRC-GCRF Research Network). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area of intercultural education awareness, children’s literature and the arts and qualitative research methods. The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.
Research Associate: Multilingualism, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 9 September 2018.
A full-time Research Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS), funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The post is 12 months in the first instance, available from 1 January 2019.
Professor of Media and Communication, School of Media and Communication, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures, University of Leeds, UK. Deadline: 24 August 2018.
The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a vibrant and highly ranked department with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We are looking to appoint a Professor to join us to provide leadership across the range of our activities. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the School’s research and teaching activities, working with colleagues to develop our international profile and standing. Applications are welcome from candidates whose research extends our strengths in media industries and cultural production, Journalism, political communication, global communication, visual media and communication, and digital cultures.
Lecturer in Media, Journalism and Communications, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 9 July 2018.
Job Purpose: To contribute to and build on the existing success of the MSc in Media, Communications and International Journalism, and to support future growth within that programme. To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Social & Political Sciences. This will include delivering, organising and reviewing these processes in line with School strategic objectives.