King’s College London: Postdoc Second Language Education (UK)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellow in Additional or Second Language EducationKing’s College London (UK)

The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding early career researcher who has recently completed their PhD, to contribute to research and teaching in additional/second language education, TESOL and applied linguistics. They will teach and supervise on the School’s MA programmes and contribute to the research and publications profile of the Centre for Language Discourse and Communication (LDC) as well as the wider School

This post will be full-time and fixed term from Jan 2nd to Dec 31st 2018 funded by an endowment (the Blackwells Endowment).

Applicants should have a proven research track record and a commitment to teaching in higher education.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Closing date: 08 October 2017

CFP Communication in the Multilingual City (UK)

ConferencesOpen for submissions
An international conference, Communication in the multilingual cityto be held at University of Birmingham, UK, 28/29 March 2018

TLANG is delighted to invite proposals for its final two day international cross disciplinary conference focused on the theme of communication in the city. We will create conversations which transcend disciplinary boundaries, and assist in thinking creatively about communication in metropolitan settings. We aim to promote discussion of research findings and methodologies between a range of stakeholders including academics, professionals, policy-makers, and practitioners.  British Sign Language and International Sign interpretation will be organised for all main sessions and at least one of the parallel sessions.

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U College London Job Ad: Global Politics (UK)

Teaching Fellow in Global Politics, University College London – UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society – Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (UK)

The UCL Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry invites applications for the post of Teaching Fellow in Global Politics. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is fixed-term for 12 months.

The post holder will teach four courses or equivalent – an approximate total of 80 contact hours of teaching – at graduate level. He or she will be required to mark and assess work completed for these and, at the discretion of the Chair of CMII, other courses, assist in the preparation of timed examination papers to be taken in the summer term, supervise MA dissertations, participate in CMII PhD and MA dissertation presentations, hold office hours, attend meetings concerning the courses that he or she teaches, and complete mandatory training requirements that he or she may, in accordance with UCL policy, need to take.

The post holder will have a Postgraduate qualification or equivalent within the area of Global Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations.

Closing Date: 7 July 2017
Part-Time: 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)

 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

FellowshipsThe British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars. The aim is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

[Many universities participate – but this notice in particular, from the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, has come to our attention.] The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. We are keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.
All potential applicants for this scheme must first submit an application to the University.
To apply, eligible applicants will need to complete a short proforma describing their research and why they have selected the University of Westminster as their host institution. Please email the proforma to us for selection. Successful candidates will be supported by Westminster through the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship application process.
All applications will be considered on the basis of research excellence: the scholarly importance of the project; your ability to carry out the research successfully; the feasibility of the proposed research programme, especially the proposed methodology and timescale; and your publication record to date. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate in their CV a clear research trajectory and some standing in the field.
All applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application. You should discuss your application with your mentor. We will not be able to consider an application submitted without a mentor.
Before writing an application, we recommend that you check the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidance Notes, FAQs and guidance on how the British Academy reviews and evaluates applications for funding
All applicants must complete the proforma and submit it by email to bidsupport@westminster.ac.uk, along with a CV of no more than four pages, by 23:59 on 19 July 2017. Successful applicants will receive feedback by Friday 11 August 2017.

U Essex Job Ad: Media & Social Theory

Lecturer in Media and Social Theory
University of Essex – Department of Sociology
Closes: June 6, 2017

The Department of Sociology is one of the founding departments of the University of Essex and offers a stimulating and supportive environment for the pursuit of teaching and research. It is currently ranked 27 in the QS World Rankings and has been in the top ten for the quality of its research in all the research assessment exercises since 1986.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Media and Social Theory to strengthen our research and teaching in this field. Applicants are invited who can bridge core sociological and social theory and more recent currents in media and cultural theory. Applicants will contribute to teaching across our core sociological analysis modules and to the degree BA Communications and Digital Media. They should have expertise in a substantive field of research and a publication plan for future REF programmes.

As a lecturer in Media and Social Theory, you will require a PHD in Sociology or an allied field and have experience in teaching at Undergraduate level in this field.

The candidate will also have high quality research and publication skills, the capacity to design, deliver and assess undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Digital Media/ Culture and Sociology and be able to engage and motivate students.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Goldsmiths Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London – Department of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications seeks a temporary appointment to teach across our UG and MA curriculum. The appointed person will teach convene the BA Anthropology and Media, teach two modules on social theory and media rituals and deliver undergraduate learning and dissertation support.

Please note this post is fixed term from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

London School of Economics Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

LSE Fellow – Media and Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Media & Communications
Closes: June 7, 2017

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

This is a fixed term appointment for 13 months

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidates will join an established and successful department which graduates 260 MSc students a year and which was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to critically assessing claims about ways to theorise and empirically research mediated relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

You will contribute to the core teaching of the Department and in addition to lecturing and class/seminar teaching, you will act as Academic Adviser to MSc students and supervise their dissertations. You will be expected to make an active contribution to the research culture of the Department. You will also be asked to undertake administrative tasks in the Department or School.

We particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in teaching on our core course MC4M1/M2 Methods of Research in Media and Communications. Interest in teaching on the MSc Media & Communications (Media & Communication Governance) programme is also strongly welcomed.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline by the post start date (1st September 2017).

 

City, University of London Job Ad: Media & Communications (UK)

Lecturer in Media and Communications (Digital Media)
City, University of London – School of Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Sociology

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.

Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.

Interview date: 19th June 2017.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City is in the UK’s top twenty (Guardian University Guide) and the world’s top four per cent (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects, and is eleventh in the UK for starting salaries and second in London for student satisfaction. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. The REF confirmed the high quality of its research and the Department rose in the GPA rankings to equal-16th in the UK. 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE.

Person Specification
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in Media & Communications (Digital Media) to further enhance research and education in this area.

The appointed individual will demonstrate emerging strengths in research and publication and the ability to educate and supervise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a growing and dynamic research-driven Department.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from autumn 2017.
Closing date: 11.59pm on 30th May 2017.
Interview date: 19th June 2017.

U Leeds job Ad: Media & Communication (UK)

Associate Professor in Media and Communication
University of Leeds – School of Media and Communication
Deadline: May 11, 2017

Are you an experienced and influential academic with the proven ability to carry out teaching and research in media and communication studies? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in cultural production and media policy, international communication, journalism studies, political communication, visual media, and digital cultures?

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a vibrant research culture and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The School seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Media and Communication to join us from September 2017. You will have a PhD in media and communication studies and a strong record of research, with a clear indication of the ability to achieve internationally recognised standards of excellence. You will be a committed teacher and outstanding communicator able to contribute to teaching and administrative activities in media and communication, including programme leadership.

We especially welcome applications from candidates with research or teaching interests in race and media, promotional culture, or quantitative methods.

Oxford Brookes U Job Ad: International Relations (UK)

Reader in International Relations
Oxford Brookes University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University wishes to appoint a full-time Reader in International Relations. As part of an expansion of the International Relations and Politics programme, we are seeking applicants in any area of International Relations whose research and teaching interests complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme. The post holder will contribute to the leadership of research in International Relations, having published monographs and/or articles in leading peer-reviewed outlets and developed funding bids. The post holder will teach modules in their own area of specialism and contribute to other teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level on modules available to International Relations and Politics students, and will take an active role in the enhancement of quality in teaching.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing national and international recognition in the peer community through a sustained programme of research and/or knowledge exchange activity
  • Teaching and examining undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Supervising and examining PhD students
  • Developing programme and course proposals, shaping and influencing curriculum development and innovations in teaching practice
  • Mentoring less experience staff, contributing to the development of teams and individuals and providing advice on career development

You should have:

  • A PhD in International Relations or closely related discipline
  • Experience of initiating, developing and delivering high quality research and publishing articles of international standing
  • Demonstrable ability to teach International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Research and teaching interests that complement existing strengths in the International Relations and Politics programme