PhD studentship in Language Sciences, at KU Leuven for a joint research project with U Melbourne, Leuven, Belgium & Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 24 December 2020.
The doctoral project that is to be carried out with KU Leuven as the host institution will analyze the policies, practices and effects of official translations that address culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Brussels. It will ascertain the provision of translation in public services in terms of numbers of translations, types of translations, target languages and types of administrations involved. It will identify the levels at which translation policies, both overt and covert, are formulated and enacted, how translations reach the various language communities, and the role of volunteer translation practices from NGOs and grassroots citizens’ initiatives in public services, particularly with respect to the reworking, re-narration and interpreting of information.
The candidate will select one or two language communities for detailed analysis of the reception processes, with particular attention to instances of trust and distrust in official behavior-change communication. The nature and topic of the communication will correspond to the issues of importance at the time of the study.
The research should lead to an evaluation of the way translation policies are formulated and enacted, with an assessment of their success in achieving trust relationships and influencing changes in behavior. At each stage of the research, comparison will be made with the same policies and practices in the city of Melbourne, with one year of the research being carried out at the University of Melbourne.
Director and CEO Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Deadline: 23 November 2020.
The Director is expected to lead on increasing the policy and public salience of India as a crucial partner in Australia’s future, and of Australia as a crucial partner in India’s future; and providing thought-leadership on the nature of a closer and mutually-beneficial partnership. Demonstrating a track record of deep engagement in Australia-India relations, we are seeking someone with a highly collaborative style, drawing on the University of Melbourne’s India expertise, India expertise in other universities and sectors, and networks and relationships with leaders in academia, government, non-government organisations, industry and business, to enrich public awareness and discussion of Australia’s and India’s importance to each other.
The Director will be responsible for the operational management of the Institute and must play a leading role in determining the strategic direction of the Institute through the development of a strategic plan and annual program of activities.
Lecturer in ESL, University of Melbourne – School of Languages and Linguistics (Australia)
The School of Languages and Linguistics teaches a broad suite of undergraduate and graduate courses, maintains a vigorous research higher degree culture, and has an internationally-recognised research profile. The School now seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) continuing, to consolidate and further develop the School’s teaching and research programs.
The position is located in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, which offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, as well as a graduate Master of Applied Linguistics, in addition to an Honours program and a large PhD program. The School also offer an ESL program which includes a suite of credit-bearing subjects at undergraduate and graduate level. The Lecturer will contribute to research in teaching in ESL as well as Applied Linguistics. A specialization in an area such as intercultural communication, second language writing, English language research and global Englishes will be preferred.
The Lecturer will contribute to teaching excellence in the ESL program and Applied Linguistics including the coordination of subjects, preparation and conduct of lectures and tutorials and related assessment, and consultations with students.
Employment Type: Full-time continuing position available from 1 January 2018
Close date: 16 July 2017
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]insightgroup.com.au
Dr. Kilmartin of The Insight Group is managing enquiries relating to this appointment.
McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
University of Melbourne, Australia
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University. The Fellowship Scheme aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. The objectives of the 2017 program are to attract talented recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the University. They should promote research that aligns with the Research at Melbourne initiative.
The University will fund the Fellowships for a three year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship. Awards will be for a maximum of three years commencing 1 January 2017, but the start date may be deferred up to 30 June 2017.
Applicants must have evidence of the award of a PhD from a university other than the University of Melbourne by the closing date. The date of award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter. The PhD must have been awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for applicants who do not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment of greater than one year duration at the University of Melbourne.
Applicants may be drawn from any field in which the University has research strength, and must have an ability to contribute to research collaborations and programs across faculties or disciplines
Applicants will be required to provide a declaration of support from the department/school in which they would be located if successful, but the criteria for selection will be university-based
Assessment will take account of achievement relative to opportunity.
Applications close: 26 September 2016, 11.59pm (AEST)
McKenzie Fellowship questions and primary email:
mckenzie-application [at] unimelb.edu.au
Between talks in Dunedin and Brisbane, I had a chance to visit the University of Melbourne and meet a few faculty members there. On February 15, 2012, I met with Dr. Ingrid Volkmer, Director of the Media and Communication program at the School of Culture and Communication there. In addition, I met with Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor in the same school. Both are extremely active scholars, producing particularly interesting research (follow the links provided for details). We found potential future connections, and I look forward to following up on the conversations.
The buildings at the University of Melbourne are like those elsewhere in the city in that they are eclectic in design, often combining multiple elements in ways I have not seen previously. A pleasure to see!
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Lecturer – Quantitative Media Research
Salary: AUD$81,925 – AUD$97,283 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne was ranked by the Australian Research Council in 2011 as ‘world class’. Our courses reflect this international standing.
We train students for careers in the fast-changing professional areas of digital, broadcast, print and mobile communication. We equip students with an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of media industries and professional practices in the contemporary world and of how these industries inform diverse social, cultural and political processes at global to local levels. Our program seeks to fill a 0.5 FTE Level B position for three years in the area of quantitative media research. An important outcome of the position is that of curriculum development.
In this role you will assist the Media and Communications program in developing subjects in both the undergraduate postgraduate levels. You will be expected to have expertise in the area of quantitative media research, including data collection, statistical analysis and evaluation procedures. A background in social sciences is highly desirable.
Employment Type: Part-time 0.5FTE (fixed-term) position available for three years Jan 2012 to Dec 2014
Enquiries only to: A/Prof Ingrid Volkmer, Head, Media & Communications Program Tel +61 3 8344 3500 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Close date: 18 December 2011
For position information and to apply online go to www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on ‘Job Search’ and search under the job title or job number 0027852.