U West Indies Job Ad: Health Communication

Lecturer in Health Communication
University of the West Indies – Centre for Medical Sciences Education
Closes: 14th November 2016

Qualification and Experience
*PhD in Communication Studies or related field with a special focus on Health Communication and experiences in the use of multi-media resources in tertiary level teaching
*At least three (3) years’ experience in the area of Health Communication

Evidence of research activity at tertiary level academic institutions is required

Special Responsibilities
*Teaching medical undergraduate Professionalism, Ethics and Communication in Health courses (PECH)
*Designing and organizing workshops and seminars on medical professionalism and ethics
*Developing high quality multi-media teaching resources in Health Communication
*Developing course manuals
*Developing and maintaining personal scholarship in the area of communications training in health professions
*Developing high quality educational research programs and attracting funding for research programs

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:
*Be innovative and action oriented
*Have a broad based background in teaching Communication and developing multi-media resources for supporting teaching and learning
*Have experience in script writing, storyboarding, and television production
*Have experience working in a multidisciplinary Medical Sciences teaching environment

Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

CFP Human Communication Studies International Conference (Trinidad)

The Human Communication Studies (HCS) International Conference, 2015 September 2425, the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Theme: Identity, Context and Interdisciplinarity in Human Communication Studies in the Caribbean and Beyond
Submission deadline: April 30 2015 (full papers and/or 1500 word extended abstracts)

Human communication studies research in the Caribbean has evolved from the pioneering work in mass communication by CARIMAC and media and communication, and communication for social and behavioural change at UWI, Mona, Jamaica; subsequent developments in communication studies at UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad between 1999 and the present, and human communication studies since 2009; the introduction of a minor in Communication Studies at UWI Cave Hill since 2011. These developments in the Caribbean reflect, in part, the international and national trends in the burgeoning discipline of human communication which is home to more than two dozen sub-fields. Issues of identity, interdisciplinary links and discussions about the focus and study of human communication studies in the Caribbean and beyond arise quite naturally, especially in multidisciplinary academic departments and contexts.

Human communication studies developments in the Caribbean have also been accompanied by the design and delivery and growth of successful undergraduate and graduate programmes and research days and seminars. This period of development in Caribbean human communication studies has also witnessed the initiation and growth of faculty research in communication and interdisciplinary research collaboration in areas and subthemes such as communication studies education; communication, culture and gender; communication, culture and conflict; health communication; intercultural and/or multilingual communication; media, culture and society; organizational and corporate communications/business communication; performance, popular culture and critical theory; newer media and digital technology; telecommunications policy, information use and technology convergence. These areas of academic (faculty) research in the Caribbean and beyond reflect issues of identity, context and interdisciplinarity.

As we explore Identity, Context and Interdisciplinarity in Human Communication Studies in the Caribbean and Beyond, please consider submitting your full conference papers to an international panel for peer review for acceptance at the conference and possible publication in the Journal of Human Communication Studies in the Caribbean (JHCSC).The inaugural conference on Human Communication Studies: Celebrating the Caribbean in Communication, Culture and Community 2013 took place at UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Submissions should be sent as abstract and full paper attachments and uploaded at the conference website.

The full papers should propose topics, posters, panels or innovative sessions based on the areas or sub-themes listed above. All papers should provide a paper title, names of author(s), names of presenter(s), institutional affiliation, email address and telephone contacts, identify a conference sub-theme from the areas listed in the call for papers, provide 5 keywords and the abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Notice of Acceptance: by June 15 2015. Commitment to Present: by June 30 2015. Early Conference and Accommodation Registration April 15-August 15 2015. Programme and/or abstracts online: August 15 2015.

Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, excluding tables and References. Extended abstracts of 1500 words will be considered up to April 30, but to receive full consideration prospective submitters of extended abstracts should send full papers by May 15 2015.

Manuscripts submitted to this conference should include “human communication studies conference” in the subject line of the email, a separate abstract not to exceed 200 words, and a list of five suggested keywords. Manuscripts must conform to the conventions of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; otherwise, they will not be reviewed.

Research involving human participants must be approved by an institutional review board (IRB) in order to be considered for publication in a proposed collection of papers in a journal or book or other form. Manuscripts must not be under consideration in other outlets or have appeared in any other published form at the time of submission.

Presentations should not exceed twenty (20) minutes for papers and one hour for panels or innovative sessions. Poster specifications will be issued with the notice of acceptance by June 15 2015. Conference information, travel and accommodation, registration, and programming will be posted and updated regularly. PowerPoint/multimedia presentations will be received during a period to be announced.

Inquiries may be sent to Godfrey Steele

CFP Brand Jamaica Symposium

Re-Imagine Jamaica: Unlimited Possibilities
A Brand Jamaica Symposium
July 16-17, 2015

The Re:Imagine Jamaica Project, in association with the Center For Leadership and Governance, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, invites paper proposals for the Brand Jamaica symposium entitled “Re-Imagine Jamaica: Unlimited Possibilities” to be held on July 16-17, 2015 at the University of The West indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.

Nations, regions and cities are today competing with each other for their share of the world’s tourists, investment, aid, students, for buyers of their products and services, for talent as well as for the attention and respect of the media and the global community. Indeed, the new global economy is thus imposing on all states the obligation to develop, manage and leverage their image in order to stand out in this increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Nation branding is the process by which nations construct their distinctive identity, culture and heritage and project their image in the world. This process is particularly important for developing nations as they try to attract investment, boost their economies and offer their citizens a meaningful life. Nigeria, Namibia, the Bahamas, Maldives, Ecuador and Costa Rica are among the countries of the Third World that have been taking steps to aggressively brand their nations. Over the last decade, Jamaica has also been actively engaged in a similar process of creating, positioning and managing its public image.

This is especially important given the dilemma confronting Brand Jamaica. Many aspects of the Jamaican brand exhibit extraordinary presence, influence and promise (e.g. tourism, sports; a vibrant culture and world famous export products). Yet, there are also dangerous deficits, and a prolonged crisis embodied in poor governance – violent crime, breaches of human rights, poverty and rising employment. These negative discourses have simultaneously served to undermine Jamaica in international public opinion, and disrupt its capacity to take full advantage of its moral, social, economic and cultural capital.

The Re-Imagine Jamaica: Unlimited Possibilities symposium aims to explore some of the key trends, issues, challenges and practices that are shaping Brand Jamaica. It aims to provide insights into:
– How Jamaica may define itself on its own terms and makes claim its own identity based on consensus among all stakeholders.
– How to promote and project its national identity and brand in the global arena beyond tourism.
– How Jamaica can make the most of its hugely popular global image and symbols created through sports, music, food and destination tourism.
– How to manage current reputational challenges and stereotypes that undermine and threaten Brand Jamaica, that is, how to develop measures to address, counter and challenge them.
– How different domestic sectors can develop a better understanding of Brand Jamaica and the role they have to play in it.
– Ways to protect Brand Jamaica from dilution, contamination and exploitation.
– How to handle communication challenges during times of crisis (such as natural disasters, political unrest, upsurges of crime, etc.).
– How to reposition the Jamaican brand, create a more complex narrative and project a more positive image of the country.
– How Jamaicans in the diaspora impact Brand Jamaica and how the image of the nation influences how Jamaicans are received and treated abroad.

Interested parties should sent a 300-500 word abstract via email by November 30, 2014. Abstracts should clearly address one or more of the conference themes, and also include affiliation and contact details.

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