SOAS U of London Job Ad: Engaged Humanities

Job adsAdministrator, Engaged Humanities Project, SOAS University of London – Linguistics
Closes: 7th September 2017

Part-time (18 hours per week – 0.5 FTE). This post is fixed-term until 31/12/18. The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible.

The role and its responsibilities

We are looking for a Project Administrator for the Engaged Humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage Project (ENGHUM) within the School of Linguistics, Cultures and Languages at SOAS, University of London.

The postholder will provide administrative support, including:

  • organising meetings, workshops, etc.;
  • helping to prepare reports and deliverables;
  • financial management;
  • liaising with counterparts and team members at collaborating universities, as well as SOAS colleagues in academic and support departments.

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Massey U Job Ad: Dean’s Chair in Communication (New Zealand)

Dean’s Chair in Communication at Massey University
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Palmerston North

Massey University has an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. Our University is a single, unified institution comprising three differentiated campuses and distance delivery that positively impacts on the creative, economic, social, scientific, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Our research is inspired by real world applications. Massey University is consistently rated as one of New Zealand’s most attractive employers in the annual Randstad awards.

Massey Business School has a proud history of excellence in research and academic programs, teaching business studies since 1972. We are accredited by AACSB, AMBA (the Association of MBAs), and are a CFA® partner school. We are ranked by QS in the top 200 for Management and Business Studies, and Communication and Media Studies. The School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing is also the only school in the Asia-Pacific region to have accreditation from the ACEJMC(Accrediting Council for Journalism and Mass Communication).

A small number of prestigious Dean’s Chairs are being created to help continue Massey Business School’s journey to excellence in impactful research. The Dean’s Chair in Communication will be the first of its kind at Massey University, and in New Zealand. The successful candidate will have a track record of research excellence and academic leadership, including publications in top communication journals, membership on editorial boards of such journals, successful PhD supervision, academic programme development, external research funding and engagement with the communication professions. While the emphasis in the position is research leadership, the successful candidate is expected to be an active contributor to the full range of activities in the School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing, including its teaching programmes, school administration, outreach to the community and profession, and contributions to the wider Massey Business School and University.

This is a permanent (tenured) Professorial appointment, with the position as Dean’s Chair being an initial term of five years, after which time a further term may be available. The School offers strong support for research and a salary level that allows for a very comfortable lifestyle in New Zealand. This position is based at the University’s original home base, Manawatū campus, in Palmerston North. Our ideal commencement date for you is mid-2017.

Applications close on 31 March 2017.

Further enquiries should be directed to: Preeti Mathew Verma Staff Recruitment & HR Advisor  p.m.verma AT

Reference number: A500-16AB

Apply online.

U Melbourne Job Ad: Head, School of Culture & Comm (Australia)

Head, School of Culture & Communication
University of Melbourne – School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Closes: 6th October 2016

The School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, wishes to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, Culture and Communication. The successful applicant will have a strong research, teaching and engagement record and a proven track record in leadership.

The Dean and Heads of School constitute the senior leadership team of the Faculty of Arts, and the successful applicant will both manage her or his School as well as assist with the running of the Faculty.

PLEASE DO NOT apply via the University website. Applications should be submitted to The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants. Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be emailed to Dr Leslie Kilmartin at lkilmartin[at]

Dr. Kilmartin of The Insight Group is managing enquiries relating to this appointment.

U Reading Job Ad: International Partnerships Manager

International Partnerships Manager (China and East Asia)
University of Reading – International Study and Language Institute (ISLI)
Closes: 27th September 2016
Start date: as soon as possible
Interview date: 6 October 2016

An International Partnerships Manager (China and East Asia) is required to join our recently established International Partnerships team. The strategic importance of this region is demonstrated in the University’s significant investment in a joint Academy with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST). Launched in September 2015, the NUIST-University of Reading Academy (NUIST-UoR Academy) aims to enrol 300 undergraduate students in China across six discipline areas, with the option to study in Reading as part of their programme. The programmes are taught through the medium of English and the students graduate with a dual degree.

Initially, the post holder will spend a significant portion of their time contributing to further development of the NUIST-UoR partnership to ensure successful joint delivery and implementation of the Academy’s programmes. Once these are well-established, the role will evolve to focus more broadly on other East Asia transnational education (TNE) partnerships

You will have:
–  Ability to develop, manage and analyse data to evidence recommendations and actions and to monitor and report on the specialist areas allocated to the role, assessing appropriate governance and advising on risk management and operational issues.
–   Ability to contribute pro-actively as part of the team, and to articulate effectively in written and oral communications
–   Good knowledge of internationalisation strategies in HE, and the global context for their development and operational implementation.  Good knowledge of UK HE institutional policies and procedures.
–  Strong commitment to excellence and accountability, with the maturity, perspective and credibility to work effectively with all levels of staff and the ability to manage unanticipated situations calmly, knowing when and where to seek advice and guidance
–  A good undergraduate degree and excellent IT skills to support the effective analysis of data and communication of ideas and information.
–  Good networking and intercultural communication skills; availability for international travel.
–  Fluency in Mandarin would be an additional advantage.

Informal contact details
Contact role:    Head of ISLI
Contact name:  Prof Ros Richards
Contact email:  r.j.richards[at]

Interviews will be held on 6th October 2016.

Imperial College London Job Ad: International Relations Officer

International Relations Officer (North America)
Imperial College London – International Relations Office
Closes: 26th September 2016
South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London is a world-leading, research-intensive university specialising in science, technology, engineering, medicine and business, located in the heart of London. Imperial’s Strategy 2015-2020 emphasises international collaboration, placing it at the core of the College’s mission. Working with colleagues in the International Relations Office (IRO), as well as the College’s senior management and four Faculties, you will play a role in supporting the delivery of Imperial’s international engagement strategy.

The IRO supports the development and implementation of the College’s international engagement strategy. The team’s work spans the College and is informed by close working with the College’s senior management and Faculties. Activities focus on three areas: supporting the development of sustainable international partnerships with peer institutions, government agencies and relevant organisations; enhancing the College’s international influence by engaging with policymakers; and contributing to an excellent student experience by developing international mobility programmes and scholarships. Please note that the IRO is not responsible for international student recruitment.

The Role:

Your primary responsibility will be supporting the development of partnership activity with North American stakeholders, including making strategic recommendations to management and academic colleagues. Secondary responsibilities include supporting the College’s international mobility programmes for postgraduates.

With a strong knowledge of the higher education, research and translation landscape in North America, you will report on trends and developments, and advise on opportunities and risks for Imperial. In addition, you will provide advice to colleagues (including senior management and Faculty representatives) on building strategic engagement and joint initiatives across the region.

A key element will be the management of important external relationships in – and relating to – the region. You will be involved in the planning and briefing for high-level inward visits, as well as visits made to North America by senior College representatives. You will build networks for the College, both in the region and the UK: including representatives of higher education institutions, governments and their agencies, and funding organisations for scholarships and research.

You will support the College’s international collaborative PhDs and work with the International Relations Officer (Mobility and Programmes) to develop postgraduate student mobility programmes.

We are looking for a candidate with strong knowledge of North America, and of the issues relating to international higher education, research and translation. You must be able to present credibly to senior academic and management and represent Imperial at internal and external meetings. You should have experience of building relationships with a range of stakeholders, and be able to build credibility with colleagues at varying levels. We are looking for a team member with a strategic mind-set and who is comfortable working in complex and changeable situations. Excellent intercultural awareness and an understanding of the complexities of developing international partnerships is essential.

For further information, please see If you have any queries, please contact Mr Alex Page, Senior International Relations Officer at[at]

Closing date: 26 September 2016 (midnight BST)

Interview date: Tuesday 11 October 2016

University of Central Florida job ad

Director, Nicholson School of Communication at University of Central Florida

The College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Nicholson School of Communication. The school offers baccalaureate degrees in Advertising-Public Relations, Communication & Conflict, Human Communication, Journalism, and Radio-Television, as well as an M.A. in Communication. The school also offers a number of minors and certificates (e.g., Health Communication). The school has 48 full-time faculty members, 2,400 declared and pending undergraduate majors and minors, and 75 graduate students. Future directions include a planned Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, a developing Hispanic media program, and enhanced internationalization. The Nicholson School is striving to be a preeminent communication program and is searching for a director with the vision and commitment to lead us there.

Located in Orlando, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the nation’s second largest university with more than 60,000 students in 177 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 30 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and from 148 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serving first-generation, low-income students. The Carnegie Foundation has designated UCF as both a “Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships University” and as a “very high research activity” institution.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the school and have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching excellence, and professional service meriting appointment at the rank of tenured professor. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of administrative leadership in a university setting and a commitment to diversity. Preferred qualifications include: experience in leading initiatives; external research funding; successful mentoring of faculty; a record of productive partnership with internal and external constituents; proven fundraising skills; and, the ability to advance the school’s broad educational and research mission.

Please apply online, and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references. Only electronic submissions through this website will be accepted. Please direct nominations and questions to Dr. Arlen Chase, Search Chair. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin.  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Zayed University job ad (United Arab Emirates)

Dean College of Communication and Media Sciences

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 1000 faculty and staff serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, arts and culture, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The College of Communication and Media Sciences
Communication and information are vital to the development of the United Arab Emirates. The College of Communication and Media Sciences is dedicated to excellence in professional education to serve the nation, the Gulf region and the global community. The College’s vision is to be nationally and regionally recognized as a premier provider of bilingual education, scholarship, and outreach in the discipline of communication and its professional fields of study.

The College’s mission is to graduate students who:
” Understand the role of mass communication in Islamic and global cultures;
” Master written, oral, and visual skills in English and Arabic;
” Use digital media technologies thoughtfully and appropriately;
” Value truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
” Think critically, are innovative, and engage in dialogue;
” Contribute to the body of knowledge in mass communication from the Gulf region;
” Assist in the future development of the UAE and the global community.

Today, the College has 30 full-time faculty representing 17 nationalities teaching in four specializations: Integrated Strategic Communications, Film and Video Communications, Converged Media, and Tourism and Cultural Communications. It offers its full curriculum on both campuses toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Sciences. The College also offers a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Strategic Public Relations and a Master of Arts in Communications with a Specialization in Tourism and Cultural Communication.

The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with written, oral, and visual communication skills vital to the development of private and public institutions and enterprises in the UAE. It focuses on a broad education in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences, as well as in the professional crafts of written, oral, and visual communication. Students are well-prepared to put words, visuals, and sound together in ways that are meaningful, effective, aesthetically pleasing, and interesting.

All majors take introductory courses in Media Storytelling, Applied Digital Communication, and Public Speaking, as well as advanced courses in Research Methods, Media Law and Ethics, Media Criticism, and Leadership Communication.

The College is committed to diversity. Diversity means the ever-present interaction of different nationalities, races, genders, social classes, special needs, religions, views, perspectives, and beliefs. The College’s model for diversity and inclusiveness means nurturing the acceptance and respect for these differences among students, faculty, and staff in a safe and positive academic environment within the applicable laws, regulations and cultural norms of the UAE.

The Opportunity
The Dean of the College of Communication and Media Sciences will have a unique opportunity to lead one of the founding colleges at Zayed University, which will celebrate its 16th year in 2015-2016. The College has applied for accreditation with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). It completed its self-study and hosted an official site team visit in October 2014. One of 51 programs world-wide accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA), CCMS was the first academic unit at Zayed University to be accredited by an international agency. Graduates from the Integrated Strategic Communications specialization who meet the requirements of the accredited program are awarded the IAA Certificate of Completion. The College has active student chapters of the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

The Responsibilities
Supported by his/her leadership team, the Dean will be expected to:
” Develop a dynamic long-term strategy for the College that advances the University’s mission and goals.
” Promote an understanding of the College’s and the University’s mission and goals via its faculty, students, staff, and curricula.
” Develop and sustain a curriculum aligned with ACEJMC standards and guidelines.
” Provide academic leadership to the College faculty.
” Engage in active, assertive faculty recruitment and retention.
” Continuously work to improve the quality of instruction in the College.
” Implement the College’s graduate programs and initiate new programs as appropriate.
” Advance the College’s research agenda and activity.
” Expand the College’s outreach and community engagement program.
” Establish and maintain close relationships with the UAE business community.
” Prepare the College strategic/operational plans and related budget proposals.
” Collaborate with Student Affairs to sustain a positive learning environment and address issues of mutual concern such as academic integrity.
” Assure a strong presence of the Dean and College leadership on both campuses.
” Establish academic alliances and partnerships with local schools, other institutions within the UAE, and leading international universities.
” Lead the College’s participation in the University’s fund raising activity.
” Develop and oversee the College’s budget.

The Requirements
” A minimum of three years of proven successful administrative leadership experience at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, or Assistant Dean in an ACEJMC-accredited university.
” Demonstrated success as a teacher and scholar with at least five years of successful full-time teaching in a recognized university or college.
” Experience in a learning outcomes-based, assessment-rich, educational institution.
” Evidence of leadership in the development of new programs that meet international standards and success in building teamwork and creating a shared vision.
” Ability to work with faculty from diverse cultures and nationalities and across disciplinary lines.
” Patience and tolerance for ambiguity and change, and a high energy level.
” International experience is preferred.

The Benefits
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates. Housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The start date for the new dean is August 2015.

Northwestern U Qatar job ad

Associate Dean for Research

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), Northwestern University’s only international campus, seeks an Associate Dean of Research to join and help lead this exciting educational experiment in Education City of Doha, Qatar. This is a tremendous opportunity to participate in leading a high-quality endeavor, serving as part of a one-of-a-kind media school that is a world-class entity.

As a result of creative collaborations between the universities within Qatar Foundation, Northwestern University is one of six leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha. Each of those American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. Northwestern accepted the invitation to leverage its excellence in journalism and communication and establish this school as the university’s first independent degree program overseas and created a unified media-centric school with degree programs in journalism and communication as well as collaborative work in Liberal Arts.

NU-Q has launched an ambitious institutional research program with major projects especially relevant to Middle East media, and other topics of global interest as well. Projects are organized to create new knowledge especially relevant to the School’s mission. Reporting to the Dean and CEO of NU-Q, the new Associate Dean will provide leadership in developing a strategic plan for research with the objective of increasing both faculty and student research opportunities and developing partnerships across the departments and disciplines, supporting global and digital research related to media in all its forms. To that end, the new Associate Dean will lead NU-Q’s program of institutional research of school-wide projects involving collaboration of faculty and staff and occasional outside researchers aimed at developing a research profile for NU-Q; support and assist individual faculty on research matters, including mentoring and strategic advice; steward the research office including grants administration both for NU-Q projects and others involving NU-Evanston projects, including regular relationships with the Qatar National Research Fund and other local sources; and coordinate NU-Q collaborations with the World Internet Project and local partnerships as needed.

This is a high impact position for an institutionally ambitious and creative professional. Qualifications for the position include commitment to the mission of NU-Q and to the quality of its programs and their representation; a doctorate in a media field or the social sciences along with an interest in and commitment to research in media and related fields; demonstrated leadership and administrative ability; a documented record of funded research and significant successful experience in facilitating research, developing partnerships, and addressing critical issues for the research community; and cross-cultural experience and a willingness to work within the cultural traditions of the Middle East.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications is under way and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a professional resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the NU-Q’s consultants Robin Mamlet and Ann Yates at email address

Northwestern University in Qatar values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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