U Manchester Job Ad: International Business & Management (UK)

Job adsLecturer in International Business & Management, The University of Manchester. Deadline: 16 April 2018.

Applications are invited for a Lecturer to contribute to the research and intellectual development of international business studies and to undertake teaching activities in the field at undergraduate, postgraduate (including MBA) and executive levels. The successful applicant is expected to develop research at international levels, to exhibit research leadership at the appropriate level, and to be active in raising research grant income.

Coventry U Job Ad: Linguae Mundi Programme Manager (UK)

Job adsLinguae Mundi Programme ManagerCoventry University – Centre for Global Engagement. Closes: 31st March 2018

Coventry University has been developing international experience opportunities for students and recent graduates as part of the University internationalisation and employability strategies. To enhance these strategies, the Centre for Global Engagement [CGE] offers CU students and staff opportunities to learn or improve their language and intercultural skills. With the growth in numbers of language learners through the Linguae Mundi scheme and the ambition to offer language education to a quarter of CU students and staff by 2020, a dedicated Programme Manager is required to further manage and develop this fast-growing initiative.

The purpose of the role is to take responsibility, and be accountable, for all aspects of the Linguae Mundi programme, delivering against the annual targets.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of CGE for Operations and Business Development, the ideal candidate will be a motivated, well-organised, self-reliant individual with solid experience in programme management and committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling both individual and team objectives. The ability to motivate and manage people as well as manage a complex, ambitious programme are also key capabilities of this role.

CFP Teaching & Learning L2 Pragmatics (UK) 

ConferencesCFP Teaching and Learning L2 Pragmatics. University of Central Lancashire, UK, 28-29 June 2018. Deadline: 15 March 2018.

This UK-based international conference is dedicated to second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
• The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
• The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
• Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
• Using ICT for pragmatic development
• Pre departure and in country pragmatics instruction
• Testing and assessing pragmatic development
• Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

U Manchester Postdoc: World Literature (UK)

PostdocsThe University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: World Literature, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Deadline: 3 April 2018.

As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year. Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will join us at an exciting moment. In 2018 we are launching a new programme in World Literature. It will build on our strength in languages and literature, and on current expertise in literary theory, translation and intercultural studies. You will make a vital contribution. We will expect you to be a specialist in any central aspect of world or comparative literature. Ideally you’ll demonstrate expertise in non-western areas and bring to the role a strong profile in theory and methods.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification.

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowships 2018

FellowshipsSince its inception in 2009, the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship has been passionately committed to diversity, the promotion of cross-cultural and religious understanding, and the respect for human dignity. In a world where divisive forces polarize people and communities, these values are ever more urgent and vital. Deadline: March 4, 2018.

There is already a large amount of interfaith initiatives but little focus addresses interreligious and cross-cultural relations from a social innovation and business-driven perspective. AdRF strongly believes that entrepreneurs and social innovators can make a huge impact on their environment and in bridging to other communities.

The Fellowship focuses on entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities, who demonstrate a proven commitment towards inclusion while at the same time strengthening the sustainability of their organization.

In particular, the Fellowship is looking for applicants:

  • who demonstrate convincingly their potential for both economic self-sufficiency and social impact;
  • with at least a tested proof of concept or (even better) a solid track-record in developing a socially impactful business in wide-ranging sectors ( housing, food, education, art, health, environment, technology…) ;
  • and a commitment to empower under-served communities, reduce isolation and build collaboration with society at large.

The AdR Fellow is a visionary leader who challenges retrenchment and fear of the Other. She/he endeavors to make a real impact through developing innovative solutions and promoting inclusive collaboration.

CFP Language, Translation & Migration (UK)

ConferencesLanguage, Translation, and Migration Conference and Public Summit. University of Warwick, UK, 24-26 May 2018. Deadline: 15 February 2018.

The modern world is interconnected, mobile, multilingual and diverse. Linguistic diversity however does not indicate linguistic equality. On the contrary, the linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies has implications for social justice, with potentially differential access to resources and the public sphere. In this context the politics of language are a significant factor for the promotion of social cohesion. Research has repeatedly shown that linguistic and ethnic minorities are disadvantaged in interaction with institutions. This two-day conference brings together scholars and practitioners from different professional and disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the role of language as a key factor in globalised societies.

The conference will be followed by a public summit focusing on the relationship between language, translation, social mobility and social cohesion. Participants will include scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as representatives from the voluntary sector, the creative industries, non-governmental organisations and policy makers.

We invite contributions which encourage interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars and practitioners in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, translation studies, modern languages, sociology, health, legal studies and other areas in which language behaviour and language politics play a key role both as research objects and professional practices.

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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