U Waikato doctoral fellowships

The Department of Management Communication at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, is seeking two Doctoral Assistants to provide teaching assistance, tutoring, marking, and other teaching support.  These positions serve to support outstanding students as they pursue their PhD and to support the department in continuing its record of teaching and research excellence. Doctoral Assistants dedicate 20 hours of the week to supporting the department’s teaching and/or research goals, and the rest of the time to their own doctoral studies.

Salary will be NZ$49,793 per year, pro rata.  Doctoral Assistants will also receive a tuition waiver.  Applicants must first apply to enrol in the PhD programme at the University of Waikato. Applications to the Ph.D. programme can be made at any time of the academic year. The positions are fixed term for four years at 20 hours a week and will remain open until filled. Excellent applicants who do not receive a doctoral assistantship will also be considered for a tuition waiver.

The essential attributes for this position are to be enrolled as a PhD student in the Department of Management Communication prior to commencing employment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent aptitude for PhD study and the competencies required to provide teaching and research support.

Further information about the department, including the PhD program can be obtained from: http://mngt.waikato.ac.nz/mcom

The University’s Ph.D. student handbook is available at:
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/files/pdf/postgraduate/higherdegreeshandbook.pdf.Enquiries about the doctoral assistantships as well as the Ph.D. application process should be directed to Associate Professor Shiv Ganesh, email: sganesh@waikato.ac.nz(preferred), or telephone 07 838 4466 ext 8529.Vacancy number: 310125.

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Prue Holmes

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Prue Holmes is Senior Lecturer in International and Intercultural Education in the School of Education, Durham University. She has also taught intercultural communication at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and English as a Foreign Language and English language teacher education in Italy, China, and Hong Kong.

Her research has been published in international journals and includes, most recently, a special issue on intercultural dialogue in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Current research interests continue to explore intercultural dialogue in expanded contexts such as internationalisation. Other research includes the intercultural communication and learning experiences of international and Chinese students; intercultural competence, immigrant communication experiences; and intercultural education. She has received commissions from UNESCO to research intercultural communication in the Asia-Pacific region, and from Education New Zealand and the Ministry of Education (International), New Zealand, to research international and Chinese students’ learning and intercultural communication experiences.

Prue supervises post-graduate theses and dissertations in intercultural communication, identity, and competence; international and intercultural education; English and foreign language education; and Chinese and other international students’ learning and communication experiences. She also teaches modules in international and intercultural education and communication at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Prue is co-chair of the International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) and will be hosting the conference at Durham University in December 2012.