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’Multilingual & Multicultural Communication’ Day at SOAS (Univ of London) -17/6/13

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On the 17th June, 2013, a (rare) sunny and warm London day, over 80 practitioners, researchers, students and others from different parts of the world, working across disciplines, discussed wide ranging issues under the theme of ‘Multilingual & Multicultural Communication’ (M&MC) at the Vernon Sq Campus of SOAS (University of London).  A rather early beginning (8.15 registration, but with coffee & biscuits…) and a warm welcome was followed by an introduction by the co-organisers, Howard Giles (UCSB, USA) & Itesh Sachdev (SOAS, UK), who expressed concern at the parlous attention to M&MC in many areas of academic enquiry including communication studies, interpersonal and social psychology and linguistics.  Lid King (TLC, UK) and Dina Mehmedbegovic (IoE, UK) began the main proceedings by presenting on urban diversity with a special focus on London (UK).  Reinier Salverda and Cor van Der Meer (Mercator, Fryslan, The Netherlands) then discussed the import of regional and minority languages with data on trilingual education in Fryslan as well opportunities using new media. Francois Grin (Geneva, Switzerland) provided a critical economic analysis of lingue franche, while emotions were stirred, and expressed, multilingually by Jean Marc Dewaele’s (Birkbeck, UK) presentation  (he even showed us this – may be offensive to some… : http://www.japansubculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Image.jpg).  Following a delicious vegetarian lunch (according to feedback & provided by a SOAS Students Union team), the afternoon’s proceedings shifted to M&MC across time and space with Li Wei (Birkbeck, UK) focussing on the import of the diaspora, while Anne Pauwels (SOAS, UK) explored cyber-space.  Rupert Brown (Sussex, UK), while sidestepping issues of language, provided an important intergroup perspective on acculturation (relevant for modelling M&MC).  The task of modelling M&MC was taken on in the final session by the co-organisers, and Howard Giles dynamically presented a wide range of models that culminated in arguing for the importance of integrating notions of cosmopolitanism in current theorising and future research.  The final panel discussion proved to be lively and stimulating enough for most of the participants to continue their deliberations more informally at a convivial reception at SOAS (some even stayed long enough for spicy vegetarian Ethiopian fare nearby in London!).  Sarah Cartwright (merci!) was the unofficial photographer, while Imke Djouadj, Ellen Foote & Nadia Sarkhoh made easy work of the administrative aspects (danke shan, eskerre-kasko & shukran also!).

A full program from the day can be found here: pre ica programme and abstracts june 2013

Itesh Sachdev, SOAS (Univ. of London) 25/06/2013.

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Thanks to sponsors:  The International Association of Language & Social Psychology (IALSP); The International Communication Association (ICA) & its ‘Intergroup Communication’ chapter – as part of ICA London pre-conference; MERCATOR, Fryske Akademy (the Netherlands); Faculty of Language & Culture, SOAS, University of London.      

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FACULTY POSITION

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Job #CMST13

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal communication. The search is at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. Candidates should be ABD (with a degree expected by June 2014) or have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, have a strong social science background, and a record of publishing innovative scientific research. Applicants with research and teaching expertise in traditional or new areas of interpersonal communication are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s  cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, media neuroscience, evolution, globalization, family, group, health, political, legal, or intercultural communication. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and three publications to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Reid, at scottreid@comm.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-7847.

Department review of materials will begin on November 1, 2013.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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FACULTY POSITION        

OPEN AREA COMMUNICATION                                                                                

Job #CMST14 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA 

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenured senior Associate or Full Professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014.  The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup communication, media communication, and organizational communication, and any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, media neuroscience, globalization, family, group, health, political, legal, or intercultural communication.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline and an exceptional record of scholarship.   The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role of Chair for a 3-year term beginning July, 2016.  Thus, administrative experience is highly desirable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and administrative effectiveness, three publications, and a list of 3 references along with contact information to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu.  Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Howie Giles, at giles@comm.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-2055. The search committee will begin screening completed applications on November 1, 2013, and all materials need to be submitted before this date.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job No.: 494583
Area: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Research Level A1 ($57,330.21 – $77,764.39)
Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: Herston
 

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and medical research in Queensland, with the country’s largest medical degree program. The program includes graduate entry and school-leaver entry streams, and is integrated, case-based/problem based learning program. The School is a diverse enterprise operating over multiple sites, with Queensland Health and private health service providers in major partners. Geographically, the School extends throughout Queensland with major sites in Brisbane, the outer metropolitan areas, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state. The UQ medical degree is also delivered on the UQ Ipswich campus to the west of Brisbane.

The role

The School of Medicine is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow in intergroup health communication. The successful appointee with be assisting a team of health services and health communication researchers perform research with a focus on intergroup dynamics and communication in the health care context. Publications in international peer reviewed journals, submission of grant applications, and presentations at conferences are important expectations of the position. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team at the School of Medicine (Herston Campus) and the School of Psychology (St. Lucia Campus).

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD in the field of language and social psychology. The appointee must have experience in conducting, presenting and publishing research using quantitative and qualitative designs, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals. Knowledge of social science theory and methodology, including communication, the ability to develop ideas by reviewing literature on new subjects with the skills to supervise honours and masters students in the field of psychology within this specific program of research are all important expectations of the position.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level A. The remuneration package for Academic Level A will be in the range of $57,330.21 to $77,764.39 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $67,076 – $90,984 p.a.).

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor David Hewett, on +61 7 3365 5016 ord.hewett@uq.edu.au  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Position description:
Application closing date:
21 May 2013 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time