U Macau Job Ad: Senior Professorship in Communication (Macau)

Job adsFull / Distinguished / Chair Professorship in Communication Studies at University of Macau. Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled (Posted April 20, 2018).

The Role of Senior Professorship in the Department of Communication

The department currently offers broad-based curricula leading to BA, MA and PhD degrees embracing the full range of the field, including: Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Cinema, International and Intercultural Communication, and Media Production. The Faculty wishes to make a strategic appointment at a senior level that can both contribute to and complement existing departmental emphases. While the post is open to applications from any area of media and communication, we are especially interested in candidates with leading international reputations whose academic expertise is relevant to the concerns of Macao and the Greater China region. The candidates should possess expertise and knowledge covering a broad range of sub-disciplines such as social science theories of communication effects, quantitative research methodology, journalism, advertising, public relations, new media, and international/intercultural communication. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full leadership role in the department, where appropriate, this may include serving as Department Head.

U Macau Job Ads in Communication (China)

Job adsFull Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Senior Instructor in Communication (up to 3 positions), University of Macau, China. Deadline: Until filled.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the positions of Full Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Senior Instructor in Communication, which are intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental expertise and curriculum/teaching requirements. We are specifically looking for applicants who have expertise and experience in the following areas: communication theory and cognate areas, public communication, and new media studies. It would be an advantage if candidates have familiarity with, and an ability to teach in, the Departmental General Education course in Public Speaking. The successful applicants would be expected to teach in and across some of the following courses: Interpersonal Communication, New Media Studies, Introduction to Public Relations, Fundamentals of Visual Culture, Introduction to Culture and Critical Communication, Communication Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, Organizational Communication, Gender, Media and Diversity and Public Speaking.

While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, though it is not a prerequisite for the appointment.

U Macau Job Ads: Linguistics (Macau)

Job adsFull / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Discourse Analysis)

Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)

UM Macao Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Release Date: Sep 08, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

U Macau Job Ad: Full Professor of Communication (China)

Full Professor of Communication

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Full Professor of Communication.

The specific area of appointment is open. This new position is intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental emphases. We are seeking the best candidate from the fields of communication, media studies, public relations, journalism, cultural studies and/or cognate areas, who can contribute to departmental research, teaching and graduate supervision. The ideal candidate will take on a leadership role in the department, and may eventually be asked to serve as Department Head.

The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organisational communication, communication skills),  vocationally-oriented public communication  (public relations, advertising, event planning); media studies and journalism  (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); creative industries (video production, photography, animation); and cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, popular culture). The Department also has an active and successful PhD programme.

Information about the Department of Communication is available at the University website. For academic enquiries, please contact FSS.Comm@umac.mo.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field and should have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level, as well as a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching, including post-graduate supervision. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, though it is not a prerequisite for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM(https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/FP/2017). Review of applications will commence on 30 November 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Office
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo
Tel: +853 8822 4057;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

 

U Macau job ad: Director of English Language Centre (China)

Director of English Language Centre
University of Macau
Expires: 27th March 2016

The University of Macau (UM) is a leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a beautiful campus which covers approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With this state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, and the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The English Language Centre of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Director of English Language Centre :

The English Language Centre (ELC) is committed to the objective of enhancing English language proficiency of students across the University, both to support students’ pursuit of their academic majors and to prepare them for global citizenship. The ELC seeks to achieve its goals through the provision of courses in general and academic English and extra-curricular language activities. The ELC also organizes summer programmes for pre-sessional students and others, in collaboration with the Residential Colleges. The ELC Director may also be expected to collaborate in the provision of academic courses in applied linguistics and second language teaching, in conjunction with other units in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESL/TEFL or another related area, a minimum of three years of administrative or leadership experience in a University English language programme, a distinguished record of teaching English as a second or foreign language, and a track record of publishing in the area of language teaching and learning. Applicants for the position should demonstrate excellence in teaching and academic supervision, as well as a proven record of curriculum/course development, delivery and assessment, who is qualified to be appointed as Associate Professor or higher in rank.

The selected candidate may assume duty as early as June 2016.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit website for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (Ref. No.: FAH/DELC/10/2015). When applying, please upload a cover letter, a current CV (with English translations wherever relevant) and a writing sample (i.e. ‘Research Word/Publication’). Other documents may be submitted as needed or as available. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) Office
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

Macau Roundtable on Intercultural Dialogue video

A short video documenting the Roundtable on Intercultural Dialogue held at the University of Macau on March 28-30, 2014, is now available. Briefly, the Roundtable was organized by the Departments of Communication and English at the University of Macau as well as by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, and attended by a dozen participants, representing not only Macao, but also Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The original post describing the Roundtable provides further details.

Roundtable on Intercultural Dialogue in Asia (Macau)

 

Roundtable portrait
Left to right, front row: Croucher, Sandel, Leeds-Hurwitz, L. Chen; middle row: V. Chen, Dawis, Lijadi, P. Lu, Huang, Jiang; back row: Buttny, Corbett, Witteborn, Young

The Roundtable on Intercultural Dialogue in Asia was held at the University of Macau on March 28-30, 2014. The organizers were Todd Sandel (Communication, University of Macau), John Corbett (English, University of Macau) and Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz (Center for Intercultural Dialogue). By design, this was a small event, designed to answer the question of whether, and in what ways, intercultural dialogue might be a useful term for discussing intercultural interactions in Asia. Sessions focused on such topics as what concepts aid in the study of intercultural dialogue, how intercultural competence fits with intercultural dialogue, and what needs to happen next, and various publication outlets. At least one special journal issue will result.

Martin Montgomery (Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) officially welcomed participants on behalf of the University of Macau. Participants included Saskia Witteborn (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Richard Buttny (Syracuse University, currently doing research in Malaysia), Stephen Croucher (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), Ling Chen (Hong Kong Baptist University), Jiang Fei (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Huang Kuo (International Publishing Group, Beijing),  Aimee Dawis (University of Indonesia), Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and University of Tasmania-Launceston, Australia), Peih-ying (Peggy) Lu (Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan), Melody Lu (Sociology, University of Macau), Priscilla Young (Peking University HSBC Business School, Shenzen), and Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi (Psychology, University of Macau). Multiple masters and doctoral students in both Communication (Julie Zhong, Fiona Ng, Hazel Wan) and English (Carl, Dai Guangrong and Betty, Liu Suiling) managed some of the logistics, helping international visitors get around the city, picking up lunches, and serving as photographers and videographers. Administrative Staff, Barbara Chin (Communication) and Tina Chao (English) also spent many hours preparing documents and making travel, hotel, and other arrangements.

The highlight of the conference (at least for me) was gaining a sense of intercultural issues across Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and simultaneously across disciplinary, theoretical and methodological boundaries. Since this was a small group, there were lots of opportunities for participants to connect, and at least one journal special issue and several new research collaborations are being planned, as well as a future conference. Most immediately, researcher profiles for more of the roundtable participants already are being posted to this website, and half a dozen have committed to writing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, to be posted over the next few weeks and months.

A short highlights video was prepared and is readily available. In addition, Aimee Dawis sent in a photo of coverage about the Roundtable in the International Daily News, a Chinese newspaper with the highest circulation in Indonesia:

International Daily News

Thanks to Aimee for arranging for this article, and to the University of Macau for being such a wonderful host institution for this event.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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John Corbett researcher profile

John CorbettJohn Corbett (PhD, Glasgow University 1992) is Professor of English in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Macau. He is currently Head of the Department of English.

His work on intercultural language education engages with the roles curriculum development and classroom tasks play in the development of intercultural communicative competence. He is increasingly interested in the interaction between intercultural language education and professionalism in domains such as medicine and tourism. He is the author of An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching (Multilingual Matters, 2003), Intercultural Language Activities (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and (with Peih-ying Lu) of English in Medicine: An Intercultural Approach to Teaching Language and Values (Multilingual Matters, 2012). He has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, including (with Wendy Anderson and Alison Phipps) discussions of intercultural language learning in virtual communities. He was editor of the indexed journal Language and Intercultural Communication between 2004-9. While he works in Asia, he also has strong links with Brazil, and, with Andrea Assenti del Rio, he manages a BrazTESOL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Language Education on Facebook.

Go to his website for further details.

U Macau job ad

Full / Associate Professor of Communication
University of Macau
Reference No.:FSS/DCOM/FAP/10/2014

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus is 20 times larger than the present one with a projected fast growth of student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Full / Associate Professor of Communication from candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of communication studies: Advertising, Cinema Studies, Communication Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Inter-cultural Communication, Inter-personal Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Production, Media Studies, New Media, Organizational Communication, Public Relations and Visual Culture The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees embracing the full range of the field, including Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Cinema, International and Intercultural Communication and Media Production. It also hosts a lively PhD programme. This new position is intended to complement and strengthen existing departmental emphases. For academic enquiries, please contact FSS.Comm@umac.mo. Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field and should have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level, as well as a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching, including post-graduate supervision. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, though it is not a prerequisite for the appointment. Appointees with less academic achievement may be considered for Associate Professorship. The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2014. Position and Remuneration Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicant’s academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure Applicants should visit the full position description for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/FAP/10/2014). Review of applications will commence on 31 October 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only**

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On April 15, 2013 I gave a talk entitled: “Asking cultural questions: Using ethnography to answer questions about cultural identity” for the Department of Communication at the University of Macau. The topic and case studies provided were related to my research.

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On April 16, 2013, I gave another talk in the Department, entitled “Intercultural dialogue: Catching up to the practitioners.” This talk was related to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

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My thanks to Dr. Todd Sandel for organizing these events, and for all the time spent showing me around Macau, and to his students and colleagues for providing such a good audience, and asking provocative questions.

Sandel and graduate students with Leeds-Hurwitz
Sandel and graduate students with Leeds-Hurwitz

While at the University of Macau, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Martin Montgomery (Chair Professor and Head of Department), Dr. Timothy Simpson (Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities), Dr. TAN See Kam, Dr. Annie YANG, Dr. Ozge GIRIT, Dr. Mike Chinoy, and Dr. Andrew Moody. As Dr. Ingrid Piller (at Macquarie University in Australia) also happened to be present to give a talk of her own, I also was able to meet her. I am looking forward to continuing the conversations started on this trip.

Being in Macau was particularly interesting given the combination of Chinese and Portuguese influences on the city. Whether on campus or elsewhere, most signs provide information in Chinese and Portuguese, and often English as well, as documented below.

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Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue