St. Mary’s U Job Ad: Communication (UK)

Reader in Communication
St Mary’s University, Twickenham – School of Arts and Humanities
Closes: 22nd March 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University’s multidisciplinary School of Arts and Humanities at a key moment in its development. The School currently offers excellent programmes in creative arts and humanities including BAs in Acting, Screen and Film Media, History, and Creative and Professional Writing, as well as innovative postgraduate courses in Sports Journalism, Public History, Theatre Directing, and Human Trafficking.

The School is now embarking on a new phase of curriculum and research development in several areas including Communication. The person appointed will join the Communication team and contribute to the production of cutting edge research and scholarship which will underpin excellent teaching and engage effectively with the public square including industry and international audiences.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates whose research and teaching experience lie in the general field of Communication and may relate, more specifically, to areas such as strategic communication, public relations, content strategy, public or political communication, and reputation management.

You will have experience of managing projects in an HE environment and will have the enthusiasm and creative energy necessary to contribute to the development of the Communication teaching portfolio and research profile. You will have a strong publishing record, excellent student-centred teaching experience, outstanding research and industry networks, and a commitment to developing students’ creative, entrepreneurial, and ethical capacities.

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed.

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community where you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. We place a particular emphasis on character and life skills development in the student experience.

U Bedfordshire Job Ad: Intercultural Relations (UK)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Relations
University of Bedfordshire – Department of Business Systems & Operations

The University of Bedfordshire Business School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Relations to provide an innovative and exciting teaching experience for our students.  You will lead, develop and contribute towards teaching delivery and curriculum enhancement across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our innovative MSc International Relations course is now in its fourth year of operation and forms a key part of our postgraduate offer.

The Department of Business Systems & Operations is international in its focus on tourism, events, aviation management marketing and is looking for an inspirational academic to develop and teach on a range of specialist courses within the subject discipline of Intercultural Relations.

In line with this, you will have experience and knowledge of teaching across a range programmes and levels of study within the HE sector. You will put the student experience at the heart of your teaching and learning strategy and will show a strong teaching focus aimed at producing graduates capable of working across international and cultural boundaries. In addition to teaching, you will also be expected to contribute towards Faculty research, engagement and enterprise activities.  Applications are welcomed from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: international relations, peacekeeping and security, gender and peacekeeping operations, intercultural management, intercultural communications and research supervision.

With a PhD in a relevant subject area or equivalent experience, ideally you will have experience, knowledge and understanding of teaching, supervising and guiding students from the UK and overseas at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and an emerging research or enterprise profile within the field of intercultural relations.

Applications close 11th April 2017

 

King’s College London Job Ad: International Education (UK)

Lecturer in International Education
King’s College London – School of Education, Communication and Society
This post will be full-time and fixed term to September 2020.

The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic to contribute to research, teaching and programme administration in international education. The post-holder will make a significant contribution, in particular, to the MA in International Education, a new degree for teachers in international schools developed in association with Nord Anglia Education.

The successful candidate, who will be based in the Centre for Public Policy Research, will have a strong research track record, expertise in international education, with a very strong grounding in a foundation discipline, outstanding teaching ability, strong organisational and communication skills, and an interest in and aptitude for communication across disciplines and with education professionals.

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

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 April 2017

U Reading Postdoc: Family Language Policy (UK)

The Institute of Education at the University of Reading is seeking to appoint a motivated postdoctoral research fellow (full time, 27 months fixed term) to work on an ESRC-funded project jointly developed by University of Reading, UCL and Birkbeck. The project is entitled: Family Language Policy: A Multi-level Investigation of Multilingual Practices in Transnational Families. The project aims to explore what types of Family Language Policy (FLP) exist in the UK at the national level, how FLP is shaped, established, and implemented at the community level, and what language practices are negotiated at the family level.

The successful applicant will be involved in designing a national survey and conducting multi-level family language policy-related sub-projects within the Chinese communities and with different types of families. The applicant will be expected to manage the day-to-day project objectives, under the supervision of Dr Curdt-Christiansen, Professor Li Wei and Professor Zhu Hua.

Closing Date : 29/03/2017

U Leeds Job Ads: Language Education (UK)

Chair in Language Education
Lecturer in Language Education (two posts)
University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Chair and two Lecturers in Language Education, to join the Language Education Academic Group in the School of Education.

The deadline for applications for all posts is 27 March 2017. Interviews will be held in late April 2017. For further information about these posts, and the application process, please follow the links below:

Post 1 (ref ESLED1034): from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. University Grade 10.

Posts 2 and 3 (ref ESLED1032): from 1 September 2017. University Grade 8.

 

U Bristol Job Ad: Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Lecturer in Education (TESOL/Applied Linguistics)
University of Bristol, UK

The Graduate School of Education is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to make a significant contribution to the School’s long established Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) / Applied Linguistics provision. The successful individual will contribute to our successful Masters programmes, doctoral supervision, and to extending the School’s research profile in this area. This is a full academic role, and the post-holder’s contribution will span scholarship, teaching, research and administration. Candidates will be at the forefront of their field, and will be expected to play a significant role in the delivery of the School’s research strategy.

The successful candidate will be a thoughtful, dynamic, creative and ambitious self-starter, keen to develop their research and teaching in a supportive and high-performing environment. You will be an experienced doctoral supervisor, and have experience of supervising doctoral candidates through to completion. We welcome applicants who have interests that complement our existing research strengths. Candidates who can clearly articulate how their research and teaching interrelate are of particular interest to us, as are those who bring methodological insights. This is a key appointment and represents a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the development of an established area of academic endeavour for the School.

The closing date for applications is 26 March 2017.

U Birmingham Job Ads: Modern Languages (UK)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
University of Birmingham – School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Closing date: 9th March 2017

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make six appointments at Lecturer or (for suitable candidates) Senior Lecturer level. These posts are part of a significant programme of investment in the Department of Modern Languages. The appointments will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of three Chairs. The Lecturers/Senior Lecturers will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidates will be excellent researchers, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointees will be excellent teachers, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including both core and specialist modules.

Applications are welcome both from candidates who undertake research in cultural study (broadly defined) and from those who undertake research in linguistics. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize in one language area, and to those who specialize in more than one language.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period, country, or geographical area, and also from those who undertake interdisciplinary work.  Areas of particular interest to the Department include: Translation & Interpreting; Modern Languages & Technology (including Inter-medial studies); Language Pedagogy; Exile; Sexuality; Atlantic Studies/Hemispheric Studies/Global cultural studies; Aesthetics and/or Cognitive Literary studies, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates.

 

Overseas Development Institute Job Ad: Humanitarian Policy (UK)

Senior Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group
Overseas Development Institute, London
Closes: 9th March 2017

ODI aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice. ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development. Our Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) is one of the world’s leading teams of independent researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate. We are looking for a Senior Research Fellow with world class knowledge of humanitarian policy issues to lead one or more strands of our research and policy development on conflict analysis and humanitarian responses, as set out by HPG’s upcoming Integrated Programme for 2017-2019.

You will join a dynamic team of researchers, policy experts and communications professionals, and will support the Head of HPG in helping to drive a multidisciplinary and innovative research programme through strategy development, fundraising, research, policy engagement and public affairs.

About the job:

  • Research and fundraising work: conducting high-quality, applied research, and seeking external funding for research proposals
  • Policy advice, public affairs and dissemination: represent ideas, knowledge and research findings to relevant policy makers and practitioners
  • Project management: implementation and management of research, advisory and public affairs projects, including staff and other team members

You will have:

  • Extensive experience in conflict analysis and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in humanitarian assistance and development
  • Experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports;
  • Extensive developing-country experience;
  • Strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly, and excellent organisational and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach, and an innovative and creative communications ability.
  • An ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

UWE Bristol Job Ad: Interactive Factual Media (UK)

Research Fellow – Interactive Factual Media (Digital Cultures Research Centre)
University of the West of England, Bristol – Department of Film & Journalism
Closes: 1st March 2017

Whether webdocs, interactive journalism, docugames, virtual reality, data storytelling; digital culture has seen the emergence and proliferation of new interactive factual forms, and the transformation of twentieth century modes of production, exhibition and reception. The i-Docs group within the DCRC explores these developments and their potential for producers, audiences and subjects. The centre now seeks a Research Fellow who will develop, disseminate, promote and strengthen DCRC’s research and knowledge exchange programme in this area.

Working across the DCRC’s local community, through regional, national and international connections, you will keep abreast of developments in the field; analysing and contextualising them in order to identify research themes and questions. You will work in partnership with researchers and creative industry on projects that address the critical or creative potentials of interactive factual, developing and supporting new research initiatives and grant proposals to a variety of external funding bodies. You will deliver high quality peer-reviewed research outputs and contribute to the preparation of outstanding REF impact case studies. In addition you will play a lead role in delivering & developing the i-Docs symposium and related events, including planning and execution. The role will include managing the i-Docs website and associated social media platforms, developing their potential for profile, research and knowledge exchange.

Qualifications – You will be nearing completion or have completed a PhD in a relevant field

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and focused researcher to develop research in this emerging field as part of a highly engaged critical and creative community. The post-holder will work closely with DCRC professors and the centre director, with engagement across the research centre network.

Campus/location: City Centre
Fixed Term end date: 31 March 2019
Fixed term period (yrs/mths): 2 years

U London Job Ad: Sociolinguistics (UK)

Lecturer A/B in Sociolinguistics
Birkbeck, University of LondonApplied Linguistics and Communication
Deadline: March 2, 2017

The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy invites applicants for a lectureship with a track record and relatively extensive experience in the research area of Sociolinguistics. We would welcome applicants with expertise in the study of sociolinguistics in multilingual and intercultural contexts.