Lecturer in Communication & Media, Department of Communication & Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Deadline: 18 October, 2021.
University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join an ambitious and thriving Department which has undergone considerable expansion and development in recent years. Candidates with a background in multimodal discourse analysis and the potential to contribute to the Discourse, Data and Society research group are strongly encourage to apply. In addition, they are looking for candidates with a strong research profile and the ability to contribute 4* publications for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
You will undertake research and teaching in the Department of Communication and Media, with a preferred teaching focus on multimodal approaches to media texts. The post will support teaching in visual communication, journalism and strategic communication, and involvement in individual and team teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants with whose research contributes to the Discourse, Data and Society research group which brings together ground-breaking work in multimodal studies, artificial intelligence and data analytics with expertise in critical discourse studies, language and strategic communication.
Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK. Deadline: 27 September, 2021.
University of Warwick is looking for an experienced and creative Assistant Professor who will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, especially MSc Intercultural Communication, BA Language, Culture & Communication, and PhD, and actively engage in the Department’s research areas.
You will be an ambitious academic, with expertise in the intercultural field. Applications from candidates specialising in quantitative research methodology and two or more of the following areas are particularly welcome: cross-cultural psychology, intercultural competence assessment, global public relations, internal communications in multicultural contexts, international development. You will have a PhD in a relevant field. You will have an excellent record of recent, high quality publications in top-rated journals and successful experience of teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate levels.
Fellow in Contemporary Muslim Societies in a Globalized World, Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 16 September, 2021.
The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is looking for an early career fellow to contribute to its growing research, teaching and outreach program on contemporary Muslim societies in a globalized world. The post-holder will conduct research into the contemporary social/political/religious dynamics of a key region, or regions, of the Muslim world. Priority will be given to applicants whose research focuses on regions not currently well covered by the Centre’s team (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, The Americas) or on supra-national processes. Applications from candidates whose work engages with broader transnational, international or global contexts would be particularly welcomed, as the post-holder will work with the Centre’s director to develop a research cluster on the globalized Muslim world. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the Alwaleed Centre’s teaching and outreach activities. The school welcomes applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.
Lecturer in Cultural Competency, King’s College London, London, UK. Deadline: 5 September, 2021.
King’s College London wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Cultural Competency (Academic Education Pathway), tenable for three years, from September 2021. The successful candidate will be based in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and join colleagues in the Cultural Competency Institute, which oversees the cross-Faculty development and implementation of Cultural Competency at King’s. The successful candidate will play a key role in the collaborative envisioning, planning, and organization of this Institute. In particular, they will help develop, convene, teach, and assess a range of intellectually vibrant cross-Faculty undergraduate modules in topics relating to Cultural Competency. These modules will draw on the latest research and pedagogy, articulating the significant interface between culture(s), language(s), and identity/identities, exploring both the theorization of Cultural Competency across disciplines, and its application in diverse social, community, and professional contexts. The school is committed to ensuring that applicants from under-represented backgrounds, and/or those with protected characteristics, feel confident applying to work with us. It strongly encourages applications from members of groups with protected characteristics, and/or that have been marginalized on any grounds, so that the school better reflect the community it serves.
PhD Studentship: Intersectional Spaces of Sobriety and Academic Citizenship on UK University Campuses, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. Deadline: 1 September 2021.
Loughborough University is inviting applications from highly motivated and talented graduates for a full-time three-year (or part time pro rata) PhD studentship to undertake a research project on intersectional university spaces of sobriety and academic citizenship. The studentship is funded through the Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training (Mini-CDT)‘Unequal academic citizenship: opportunities and barriers to participation and inclusion of cultural diversity and intersecting identities in higher education,’ which will host six PhD projects in total. The university actively encourages applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who can bring their experiences and voices to the studentship and the Mini-CDT.
Lecturer in Contemporary and Global English, Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck University of London, UK. Deadline: 5 July 2021.
The new Department of Languages, Cultures & Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London is seeking to appoint a lecturer specialising in contemporary and global English to contribute to existing programmes in Applied Linguistics and the development and delivery of new programmes in English language and linguistics from 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time on an open-ended contract.
The post-holder will contribute to research, teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for developing and directing new programmes in English language and linguistics, and teaching and supervising in theoretical and applied linguistic studies of the English language at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will also develop research projects, as well as lead on, and/or contribute to the production and dissemination of research outputs/outcomes in their area of specialism.
Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research, Center for Language Education Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK (Online), May 18, 2021, 2-4 BST.
Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research will highlight presentations by Dr. Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Giovanna Fassetta, University of Glasgow, with contributions from University of Leeds colleagues: Dr. Daniel Fobi, Dr. Kate Spowage and Rumana Hossain.
The speakers’ presentations in diverse areas of language education inquiry will lead to a more general reflection. Among the topics to be discussed:
- What are the dominant narratives of language (and) education in our respective contexts and domains of inquiry?
- Which/whose stories are not included in them and why do they need to be
- How does our research need to change to make space for the multiple, complex and often competing counter-narratives?
Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Montreal, Canada (Online, and later outdoors), April 24-May 2, 2021.
Starting April 24 and running until May 2, the spring programming of the 23rd Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival will be in full swing, along with the TD-Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival. Online and later outdoors, more than 50 eclectic events with 200 artists will delight eyes and minds around the theme, The Challenges of Our Times. Free multilingual events in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic take the form of captivating panels, debates and interviews. Events are added daily and will remain online.
This would be a good place for those who wish to find books that start conversations about cultural identity, cultural difference, intercultural communication, and intercultural.
Covid-19: International Perspectives and Transnational Collaboration, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, UK (Online), 22 April 2021, 18:00-19:30 BST.
During a ‘global’ pandemic, the capacity to learn from the experience of others and share knowledge across borders is essential. Responses to Covid-19 have varied markedly across the globe. The differences in the approaches taken are due to systemic political and economic conditions, but also to cultural and historical factors. One lesson that has emerged clearly is that only a joint transnational effort will enable us to respond efficiently and decisively to the threat of an illness that knows no borders. In this panel discussion, Humanities scholars of languages and cultures will reflect on the handling of the pandemic in their cultural/geographic area of expertise – and suggest lessons to be learned from other nations. They will then go on to explore the place of creative and cultural production in building a more transnationally interlinked post-Covid world – as well as the contributions to be made by research in the Humanities, and specifically Modern Languages.
All are welcome to attend this free event, starting at 6pm BST. The joining link for the online event will be sent out to all those registered prior to the event.
Maria Hussain is the ‘Faculty International Tutor’ at Leeds University Business School and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Her expertise lies in applied linguistics, international and transnational education and intercultural communication. Maria is part of the Intercultural Connector newsletter team for the World Council on Intercultural Council (WGCIC), as well being a recently appointed ambassador for the PEaCH project (Eramus Plus funded) promoting multilingualism in childhood. Furthermore, she is also a SIG co-lead for UKAT on supporting international students through intercultural Personal Tutoring. Maria has taught a wide range of both home and international students in higher education contexts. Currently, her diverse role includes; working with Study Abroad students, making recommendations on provision for international students and furthermore, the embedding of internationalisation opportunity across her faculty. Maria’s research interests include; academic literacies, ‘internationalisation at home,’ interculturality, critical reflective writing and course design.