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  • 19.09.2019 20:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    February 27-28, 2020

    Houston, Texas (USA)

    Deadline for extended abstracts: November 22, 2019

    While the economic, political, cultural and social transformations brought about by the rise of digital technologies, particularly in the media and telecommunications sectors, are visible all over the world, it is in African countries that they are projected to have the biggest impact in coming years. Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, has one of the fastest growing number of internet and mobile users in the world.

    In many parts of the continent, access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been seen as an opportunity to “leapfrog”, a concept that the World Bank defines as making “a quick jump in economic development” by adopting technological innovation. This is exemplified by the success of African startups like Ushahidi, a crowdsourcing mapping tool created in Kenya, or Jumia, Nigeria’s number 1 online retailer; the recent opening of Google’s Africa AI center in Ghana; and the ever-growing presence of mobile payment and banking across the continent. Digital communication technologies have also been used strategically by citizens in the continent to engage in grassroots political movements that have toppled long-time rulers, led to (sometimes short-lived) regime changes, and brought about changes in legislation.

    The fast growth of digitally enabled communications and services has also brought challenges for the continent. For example, well-before the notion of “fake news” became a buzzword in U.S. politics, many African nations, from South Africa to Gabon or Nigeria, were targets of large-scale misinformation campaigns over social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook. Additionally, young, highly-educated, and digitally-savvy graduates in many African countries have been employed by transnational tech companies such as Facebook for data processing in what some authors describe as digital sweatshops. The positive and negative impacts of this technological revolution are therefore important to consider.

    Because African countries, their people, and their mediated interactions remain understudied in the fields of media and communication, especially in Western countries, the “@frica: digital media conference” invites extended abstracts (800-1,000 words) that examine the transformations and disruptions of digital media in African countries.

    Specifically, but not exclusively, we invite contributions that explore any of the following questions:

    • What methodological challenges exist in studying digital media use (such as social media and/or mobile communications) in Africa?
    • What theoretical frameworks, constructs and paradigms are best suited to study transformations and disruptions of digital media in Africa?
    • How has social media been used by African political actors, social movements and grassroots activists and to what effect?
    • What are the roots, consequences and differences between countries of existing disparities in access to digital media in Africa?
    • How are digital technologies influencing, complementing, and/or superseding journalistic practices in Africa?
    • How does the sharing economy (e.g. Uber, Upwork…) transform and/or reinforce social norms, values, practices, structure and culture in Africa?
    • What are the prevailing regulatory frameworks that affect digital media use in Africa?
    • What socio-economic, cultural and economic factors shape the adoption, diffusion and appropriation of digital technologies in Africa?

    The deadline to submit extended abstracts is November 22, 2019. To submit an extended abstract, please go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=admc20

    You will need to create an account to make a submission.

    The organizers will notify by email the authors of accepted extended abstracts by December 6, 2019. Authors will be expected to submit full papers by February 2, 2020.

    The “@frica: digital media conference” will accept a limited number of virtual presentations, in which authors who are unable to travel to Houston, will be able to present their work and get feedback from the audience virtually. Authors who wish to be considered for one of the virtual presentation slots should indicate their preference when submitting their extended abstracts.

    A selection of accepted papers will be included in a Special Issue of the Journal of African Media Studies to be published in 2020. Only accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be considered for the Special Issue.

    Questions about the conference and the Call for Papers can be sent to valentiglobalsummit@uh.edu.

  • 19.09.2019 13:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 4-5, 2020

    Athens, Greece

    Deadline: (extended) October 30, 2019

    A Two-day Symposium

    Department of Communication and Media Studies, School of Economics and Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and Information, Communication & Society (iCS).

    Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ics2020conference/home

    The development of young people’s identities and sense of selfhood is widely recognized as being a social activity undertaken through interaction and feedback with significant others. Advancing beyond earlier top-down models of socialization, whereby parents and teachers were largely seen as responsible for transmitting stable cultural norms, knowledge, political attitudes, religious beliefs and social practices to young people, contemporary understanding has instead foregrounded the active, dynamic, co-construction of young selves. Such approaches have not only drawn attention to the active engagement of young people in shaping their own identities but has also emphasized the wider social, political, economic, cultural contexts that frame the possibilities for the interactive realization of personhood. Most profoundly, and the focus of this international symposium, for the current generation of young people, the active construction of self is significantly mediated by and through a digital media ecology of communications networks, algorithms and platforms. These emergent networked environments have led to celebrations about the potential to enhance the development of young selves through wider access to knowledge, cultures, beliefs, identities and the opportunities to perform such self-formation through online interaction with diverse others. But it has also produced moral panics for those concerned about the perceived negative effects of digital media, such as attention deficit, the break-down of authority, dumbing down of education, infantilizing politics, and the weakening of traditional family ties.

    Premised upon a notion of youth as a social construction, as well as upon its permeability, and taking into account how young people - whether as young children, tweens, teenagers, or late twentysomething, whether in the West or outside of it- are growing up with significant access to globalized media and transmedia platforms and narratives, this two-day international symposium will critically investigate the issues presented by the construction of young selves within the contemporary digital media ecology. With the aim to grasp the complexity and diversity of most young people’s experiences and practices with online technologies, we invite original research findings and theoretical analysis addressing (though not exclusively) such questions as:

    • What role for young people do traditional markers of identity such as social class, religion, family, or geography play in online group interaction?
    • As increasingly more young people find themselves geographically dispersed and living transitional lives in immigrant communities or in refugee camps, what kind of possibilities for connectedness, dialogue and identity-making online technologies have to offer?
    • What value are social media platforms for gay, transgender, queer, atheist, or differently abled young people as spaces for socialization?
    • How much are young people’s political norms and engagement practices facilitated by digital communication?
    • How does everyday online engagement affect interaction between young people and significant others such parents, teachers and other traditional ‘authority’ figures?
    • Does social networking influence learning practices, competencies or curriculum design?
    • What are young people’s attitudes and actual use of digital media in everyday life?
    • How should we assess the significance of celebrity culture for young people’s development of self?
    • Are young people more likely to develop a transnational outlook as a consequence of the digital media ecology?

    KEY DATES

    We invite 400-word abstracts outlining empirical, theoretical or policy-orientated papers that address these or related questions.

    Abstracts should be accompanied by a 100-word biography of the presenter(s) together with contact details, all sent to Assoc. Prof. Liza Tsaliki at icsathens2020@gmail.com

    Abstract submission by 30 October 2019

    Notification of decision: 15 December 2019.

    A selection of papers presented at the symposium will be published in a special issue of the international Journal Information, Communication & Society (iCS).

    Confirmed keynote speakers:

    • Sonia Livingstone, Professor. DPhil, FBA, FBPS, FRSA, OBE London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre Director, GeNDer Studies Program University of Notre Dame

    Conference Organizers:

    • Liza Tsaliki, Department of Communication and Media Studies, NKUA
    • Dan Mercea, Department of Media, City University London
    • Brian Loader, Editor-in-Chief iCS.
  • 19.09.2019 13:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

    Deadline: October 18, 2019

    Apply here

    Two posts to conduct research and provide administrative support to an AHRC funded project entitled Countering disinformation: enhancing journalistic legitimacy in public service media

    The posts are full time and fixed term for 24 months.

    Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6), the salary for each post will not exceed £36,261.

    Date Advert Posted: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    Closing date: Friday, 18 October 2019

    Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

    Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

    Job Description

    Research

    • To conduct quantitative and qualitative research on countering political disinformation in public service media, including content analysis and/or focus groups and interviews.
    • To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including project planning, progress updates and dissemination.
    • To review and synthesise existing literature within the field, including academic research and policy documents.
    • To present research at national and international conferences/industry seminars as appropriate.
    • To create and nurture relevant research networks to include academics, alternative media and mainstream media editors and journalists, as well as media policy makers in order to pursue opportunities for collaboration and dissemination.
    • To assist with organising workshops and events associated with the research project together with the PI and Co-I.
    • To co-publish in high quality peer-reviewed international journals.
    • To assist with management of the project website and social media accounts.
    • To participate in School research activities.

    Other

    • To contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional, national and international profile.
    • To undergo professional development that is appropriate to the post and which will enhance the post holders’ research and project management skills.
    • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role of research assistant.

    Person Specification

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications and Education

    1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area (or a submitted PhD not yet examined) or relevant industrial experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience, which relates to debates about political disinformation in at least one of the following research fields:

    • Journalism Studies
    • Political Communication

    3. Proven ability to generate academic peer reviewed outputs and/or industry reports and/or policy briefings in one of the areas identified above.

    4. Evidence of knowledge and understanding of debates about how political disinformation is –or could be – countered by UK public service media.

    5. Proven ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in content analysis, focus groups and interviews, or in either content analysis or focus groups and interviews

    6. Evidence of project administration.

    Communication and Team Working

    7. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication, particularly with industry and policy-makers.

    8. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation, particularly in the dissemination of research.

    9. Proven ability to work independently and supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals as part of a small research team.

    Desirable Criteria

    10. Evidence of innovative collaboration with journalism industry and/or media policy-makers.

    11. Experience of using NVivo software to analyse interview data.

    12. Experience of using SPSS to analyse media content analysis data.

    13. Experience of managing a research project website (e.g. WordPress) and a social media account (e.g. Twitter).

    Additional Information

    Countering disinformation: enhancing journalistic legitimacy in public service media is an AHRC funded project that will examine the production and output of disinformation reporting in UK news media, as well as how audiences understand and engage with it. We aim to work with leading news organisations to enhance their disinformation reporting and, ultimately, raise public knowledge and understanding of public affairs.

    The post holder will report directly to the PI and will support the PI and Co-I by reviewing the academic and policy literature about countering disinformation, carrying out content analysis of news and/or focus groups with news users, as well as interviews with journalists and editors. He/She will also help co-publish work in high-quality journals, and assist with dissemination and impact activities including conferences and other public outputs.

    Salary Range: 33,797-40,322

    Job Category: Academic - Research

    Grade: Grade 6

  • 19.09.2019 13:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Journal of Screenwriting

    Deadline: October 4, 2019

    The Journal of Screenwriting is calling for articles for a special issue with a focus on female screenwriters, to be published in November 2020.

    JOSC wants to emphasize the importance of female screenwriters across eras, genres, mediums. This importance may arise from an analysis of bodies of work, from individual scripts written by women or from case studies where female screenwriters have worked collaboratively to express screen stories. Articles may also include women’s work behind the scenes in advocating for/promoting greater gender equality within screenwriting milieux. Articles on female screenwriters from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

    Articles may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

    • Female screenwriters in silent cinema
    • The influence of female writer(-directors) in contemporary culture
    • Case studies on an individual screenwriter’s work, collaborations between women or on how women-centred stories have been brought to the screen
    • Historiography of manuals and screenwriting pedagogy where this reflects the work of female screenwriters
    • National and global tendencies with regard to women within screenwriting – relations, influences, cultural transfers
    • Censorship and women’s stories and women’s writings
    • Biographies of female screenwriters of any era
    • Female screenwriters within writing partnerships
    • The work of female screenwriters within script production (e.g. as showrunners, script editors or consultants)
    • The question of a female voice within screenwriting

    In the first instance, please email abstracts of up to 400 words and a short biography, no later than Friday, 4 October 2019 to both of the editors of this special issue: Rosanne Welch: rosanne@welchwrite.com Rose Ferrell: rosieglow@westnet.com.au Completed articles of between 4000 and 8000 words should be sent by the end of January 2020.

    Link to the Journal of Screenwriting and Submission Information here

  • 19.09.2019 13:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 25-27, 2019

    University of Iceland, Reykjavik

    Deadline: September 23, 2019

    Race, racialization and whiteness remain contested topics in contemporary Europe (Böröcz & Sarkar, 2017; Dzenovska, 2018; Fassin, 2011; Imre, 2005; Loftsdottir & Jensen, 2012), central to the very notion of what Europe is, and for whom. The importance of race and racialization in the European context has been highlighted on multiple instances over the past years: for instance, by the public reception and media portrayals of the “refugee crisis” in 2015; the rise of right-wing parties and racist rhetoric in different European countries; as well as conflicts and anxieties related to labour mobility within the EU, which played a significant role in the Brexit referendum (Dzenovska, 2017; Loftsdóttir, Smith, & Hipfl, 2018). The so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015 and related fears of increasing number of non-white migrants in Europe (re)activated various threat scenarios and calls to “protect the homeland against dangerous outsiders” (Wodak, 2015: 66-67). These political sentiments go hand in hand with increasing islamophobia (Balcer, 2019) and antisemitism (Druez & Mayer, 2018).

    These struggles and anxieties over Europe, its subjects and boundaries, seemingly triggered by current events, are rooted in history. They signify how Europe’s colonial past continues to mark its present (Danbolt & Myong, 2018; Hvenegård-Lassen & Maurer, 2012; Jensen, Suárez-Krabbe, Groes, & Pecic, 2017). Dominant representations of the Other, current processes of racial, ethnic and religious othering echo former Orientalism, which reinforces the trope of a normalized white European identity. Moreover, despite almost 30 years having passed since the fall of the Iron curtain, divisions between East and West continue to constitute an inter-European axis of difference- along with other divisions, like one between North and South (Dzenovska & De Genova, 2018; Fortier, 2006; Kuus, 2004; Kalnačs, 2016). These political processes underline the need to creolise established understandings of Europe’s colonial history as a thing of the past and a homogenized, white European identity as the norm (Boatca, 2019).

    This symposium aims to unpack in which ways and to what effects racialization continues to shape European spaces, bodies and politics. Topics addressed in the symposium will include, but are not limited to:

    • Hierarchies of race and “shades of whiteness” (Moore, 2013)
    • Intersections between race, class and gender and (re)inscriptions otherness (Light & Young, 2009; Binnie & Klesse, 2013)
    • Complexity of racial and ethnic (un)privilege (Salamuk, 2014)
    • Securitization and tightening of borders/national frontiers
    • Racialisation and affectivity
    • Othering processes and racialization of Eastern European migrants, including migrants from the Baltic States
    • (Anti-)immigration and integration discourses

    Organized in collaboration with: Mobilities and Transnational Iceland project of excellence ; University of Iceland.

    Format

    Two-and-a-half-day seminar based on the paper presentations of the participants.

    We invite scholars, journalists, filmmakers, educators, legal practitioners, social workers, activists, urbanists, writers, translators and interpreters, artists, and others to apply with presentations and/or advanced stage works-in-progress to share and discuss in an open, cross-disciplinary space. We are interested in contributions that address a range of concerns — scholarly, creative, material, ethical, pragmatic. We aim to bring together a diverse and motivated group of people to share projects and work collaboratively.

    Application procedure: please send an abstract of max. 250 words and a short bio (max 150 words) to the organisers by September 23rd.

    The symposium is free to attend. We can help organise and cover the cost of hotel accommodation for two nights, so please indicate whether you will need a hotel room. Kindly note that this means basic accommodation for participants who are not already funded by their institutions, and who are willing to share a double room. Those who wish to stay in a single room are welcome to pay the difference in cost.

    We also hope to be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to reimburse the transportation costs of traveling to Reykjavik. Please enclose a brief application for travel funding with your abstract and bio if relevant. However, we suggest that individuals apply directly to their home institutions, art councils, local foundations or other sponsors for help covering these costs.

    Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the application deadline.

    Organisers

    Linda Lapina, cand. psych., PhD, Assistant Professor of Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, Denmark, llapina@ruc.dk

    Anna Wojtyńska, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Iceland, annawo@hi.is

    Irma Budginaitė-Mačkinė, PhD candidate, Vilnius University, Lithuania, irma.budginaite@fsf.vu.lt

    Organizers applied to Nordic Summer University to have the seminar recognized as ad hoc NSU Winter Symposium.

  • 19.09.2019 12:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Magic Lantern Society is delighted to announce two new awards to support original work on the magic lantern, lantern slides, and optical projection, in memory of two of the leading lights of the subject.

    • The Mervyn Heard Award will be made for the best written work, archival research programme or smaller-scale digitisation project.
    • The Dick Balzer Award will be made for the best project using the magic lantern or lantern slides in a performance or work of art.

    Each award comprises a direct payment of £300 to the winner, plus a book of the winner’s choice from the Society’s catalogue of available publications.

    Closing date for submissions is 17 November 2019. Full details are on the Society website at http://www.magiclantern.org.uk/awards/

    For more information contact awards@magiclantern.org.uk.

  • 19.09.2019 12:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A book edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

    Identity is tied to modus operandi and space, meaning that our thought process, the things we do, those we associate with, and where all these take place to define us. Identity has value; it fosters a sense of belonging. Each individual is associated with an ethnic group, nation, race, religion, or a particular belief. The locus for such association is that society treats us based on how we manage our understanding of, and relationship with others within our ethnic group, race, or country, or how well or poorly we deal with our beliefs. 

    Our social, economic, cultural, political, and educational experiences also define our ethnic identity. From a socio-cultural perspective, ethnicity and nationality are mutually exclusive in that ethnicity describes the heritage and ancestry while citizenship is the legal identity, conferred to an individual born in a country. Both terms share a collective ‘identity’—defined space. Whether individuals accept or reject their nationality or take up a different legal identity, they still belong to an ethnic group; they have a heritage and ancestry. Similarly, people identify themselves using (1) ethnolinguistic connotations such as French, Irish, American, German, Italian, Arab, Bantu, Turkish, etc.; (2) geopolitical features such as Middle Easterners, Westerners; (3) geo-politico-diplomatic semantics such as the Global North which represents economically developed societies of Europe, North America, Australia, Israel, South Africa, amongst others or the Global South represents, often wrongly, the economically backward countries of Africa, India, Brazil, Mexico amongst others#. In that sense, the Global North is considered too strong and the Global South too weak; people located in the global north operate in an environment that is more economically viable than those in the global South. The inhabitant in the Global North-- the industrialized, technologically equipped region--considered more productive and more useful to the human society than the Global southerner. Hence, the modern concept of ethnicity and nationality culls from the recognition, however obscure or limited, of the capability to control economies and financial markets.  Social media and its networked communities have literarily compromised individual and ethnic group identities; that they play a significant role in creating a new identity for the individual through the process of acculturation and data sharing. In some societies, social media have been instrumental, sometimes dangerously, in binding together different tribespeople into an almost impervious ethnic grouping. However, the free flow of information on social media networks and the ease with which fabricated news and information spread has not helped most users distinguish credible data from junk data. Those conditions raise questions about how we define one’s true identity. It is a dangerous deviation from the social order, a growing crisis with seemingly no lasting solution for future occupants of this world. 

    The objective of the Book

    This book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will include analyses of social media experiences in indigenous and urban communities around the world. It will be written for scholars and researchers who want to improve their understanding of how ethnic and national identities have been compromised through social media networking and by network groups. The book will focus on social media participation in agrarian and urban communities across the seven continents. 

    Target Audience

    The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of public communication for development, ICT and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. Libraries, BBA and MBA students, undergraduate studies in media and communication, social media company managers, international diplomacy,  education, adult education, sociology, and information technology. The book will also provide insights for media, company executives involved in the training and management of social media product marketing and service delivery teams, social network directors, strategic knowledge management and marketing teams, and target message design departments in different types of business communities and environments. 

    Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Ethnicity model
    • Rural sociology and social media
    • Media, sexuality and sexual identities
    • Exploring media and gender identity
    • Advocacy for gender non-conforming identities
    • Human rights and the portrayal of gender identities
    • Issue attention dynamics and the promotion of non-conforming sexual orientation
    • Digital activism and LGBTI self advocacy
    • Ethnic identity vs. global networking
    • Leveraging trust in the new economy
    • Digital media as community/public/issue agenda setters
    • Social media in governance, bottom-up oversight, and social accountability
    • Ethnicity and value creation in a networked economy
    • Ethnic identity as the capital
    • Improving market performance through trust
    • Ethnic group experiences with social media (e.g., Latino, African-American, Asian, Caucasian)
    • National and ethnic identity as an economic asset
    • Ethnic identity in public administration
    • Ethnicity in human capital development
    • Culture-centric vs. knowledge sharing
    • Inter-group communication
    • Knowledge-centric best practices on social media
    • Nationality/national identity and  the security of indigenous culture
    • Social media networking and knowledge creation
    • Organizing cultural learning
    • Social media impact on immigrants’ worldviews 
    • Social media impact on indigenous groups’ worldviews 
    • Customs, values, and emergence of social media
    • Local customs and social media: Debate
    • Trust in organizational leadership
    • Social media and local, national, global economic development

    Submission Procedures

    Researchers, scholars, and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of 500-1000 words clearly explaining the background of the proposed chapter and a short bio on or before October 31, 2019. The abstract should include a proposed title, rationale, and investigative method. The bios should consist of affiliation, professional title, and any significant publications. Authors will be notified by January 31, 2020, about the status of their proposals, and selected authors will receive guidelines to prepare their chapters. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2020. 

    All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be asked to serve as reviewers for this project. 

    Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book, Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in dismantling ethnic and national borders. All papers are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

    All submissions should be sent to engwainmbi@gmail.com with a copy to engwainm@uncc.edu Subject: ‘Social Media Book.’

    Publisher

    The complete prospectus for the book will be submitted to the Editor, Communication, Routledge world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.routledge.com /. This publication is anticipated to be released in spring, 2021. 

    Important Dates

    • October 31, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
    • January 31, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
    • June 30, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
    • August 31, 2020: Review Results Returned
    • October 31, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
    • December 30, 2020, Final Chapter Submission
    • Inquiries can be forwarded to

    Prof. Dr. Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi

    Department of Communication Studies

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Email: engwainm@uncc.edu or engwainmbi@gmail.com 

  • 19.09.2019 12:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wageningen University and Research

    Would you like to work at a top class university, ranking among the world’s leading institutions in the food, agri- and environmental domains? Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic communication scholar?

    Then come and join our Strategic Communication group as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in a tenure track position!

    Within this position, you are responsible for the organisation, implementation and coordination of new research activities as well as building up a leading international position. We expect from you to generate external financial support for an innovative research agenda. We also challenge you to motivate and teach students and develop new courses. A significant part of the teaching duties includes acquainting students from various programmes with different forms of communication research, and assisting them in developing executing coherent research projects. We provide training and coaching is for you in order to accomplish all this.

    You prefer inter- or transdisciplinary approaches and an international orientation. To address current problems and solutions, societal engagement (e.g. between governments, societal actors and researchers) are both a topic for analysis, as well as an approach to work with society in teaching and research projects. As our new colleague you will critically explore and contribute to debates on topics such as:

    - the role of digital communication and new media in processes of change, for instance in relation to sustainable production and consumption;

    • persuasive communication strategies in the public sphere and everyday interaction, for instance around environmental issues, (public) health, and consumption;
    • questions around dialogue, citizen engagement and ‘new democratic spaces’, for instance regarding urbanization, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
    • interaction around knowledges and knowledge production in these and other contexts, as introduced above.

    We ask

    You are an ambitious and hardworking scientist and a standout colleague, dedicated to research and education within our broad field of expertise.

    You:

    • hold a PhD in a relevant social science field- or discipline (e.g. communication science, innovation studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, public administration, anthropology, environmental policy, development studies etc.);
    • are an inspiring teacher and student supervisor with enthusiasm for teaching and working with students in an international setting;
    • have the ability to teach diverse communication theories and research methods (both qualitative and quantitative);
    • have a strong affinity with life sciences;
    • have a proven international and interdisciplinary orientation;
    • have an excellent publication record relative to your stage of career;
    • possess the capacity or potential of acquiring, leading and managing externally-funded research projects;
    • are committed to achieve societal impact in relation to global challenges;
    • enjoy a collaborative orientation and possess good management skills.

    This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page

    We offer

    We offer you a challenging and meaningful career trajectory called Tenure Track within the COM group. This challenging career path starts at the level of assistant professor, from which you can grow into an associate professor and obtain ius promovendi and furthermore grow to personal professor position. Depending on your experience and track record, you can enter at various levels.

    You will receive training and mentorship and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. As we will only be selecting excellent talent to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within our organization or elsewhere.

    We offer a temporary contract for 7 years followed by a permanent position, after good evaluations. The salary will depend on expertise and experience and the maximum gross salary for Assistant Professors is €5,656 per month and for Associate Professors the salary can grow up to €6,738 per month. Both based on a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. In addition, we offer:

    • 8% holiday allowance;
    • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
    • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
    • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
    • excellent pension plan through ABP;
    • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
    • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
    • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
    • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
    • use the sports facilities on campus
    • Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

    We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

    More information

    We would like to receive your online application with motivation letter and curriculum vitae before October 1st, 2019. The first round of interviews will be held on October 7 or 8, 2019. Additional information: Prof. Dr. ir. L. Klerkx, (laurens.klerkx@wur.nl or tel. 0317-484694) or Dr. M. Poortvliet (marijn.poortvliet@wur.nl or tel. 0317-484004).

    Please find additional information about the research programme Communication and change in pluralist contexts’ look at https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Social-Sciences/Strategic-Communication-Group/Research.htm

    You can read more about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR on https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm.

    We are

    About the group Strategic Communication

    Our group’s research and teaching is connected to life science issues of global importance, such as food production, sustainable consumption, climate change, nature conservation, land use planning, and health. Collaboration with social and natural scientists is a defining element of the group’s research and education portfolio. In education, the group contributes to various programmes, most prominently the bachelor programme “Communicatie en Life Sciences” and the master programme “Communication, Health and Life Sciences”. The central aim of our group is to understand the role of communication in planned and unplanned change in life sciences domains. Hereto, communication is studied at micro level (e.g., conversations and dialogue) and macro level (e.g., public debates), and includes mediated (e.g., social media and blogs) and non-mediated (e.g., expert-lay interactions) forms of communication. Communication themes such as:

    • the mobilization of actors around issues e.g. through persuasive strategies,
    • implications of digital communication for engagement with life science issues in the public sphere
    • questions around construction and communication of knowledge in a ‘post-truth’ society could be of interest.

    The organization

    Wageningen University and Research Centre Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.jobsat.wur.nl. The organization Wageningen University and Research Centre Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at http://www.jobsat.wur.nl.

  • 19.09.2019 12:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The A.Q. Miller School, USA

    Department: 3670020150 Journalism & Mass Communicaton

    Job no: 508106

    Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

    Location: Manhattan, Kansas

    Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Education / Instructional, Arts / Humanities

    Pay Grade: 001

    Apply here: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508106/assistant-professor-strategic-communication

    About This Role:

    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Strategic Communication. The successful candidate will teach a variety of advertising and public relations courses, develop graduate and undergraduate electives, supervise master's theses and projects, and have research interests that complement current faculty foci (e.g. health communication, community communication, political communication, emerging technologies, etc.). Must have completed a Ph.D. by the start date - August 2020. The teaching load for this position is a two-two with research and service expectations. For more information the committee chair Dr. Nancy Muturi at nmuturi@ksu.edu

    The Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication will be expected to:

    • Teach a variety of undergraduate skills-based and theoretical courses in advertising and public relations, (e.g. advertising and/or public relations writing, digital media, social media, campaigns) and upper-level strategic communication electives in the candidate's interest area.
    • Teach graduate-level courses within the candidate's area of research interest, upon admission to the graduate faculty.
    • Advise graduate students and serve on thesis/project committees after attaining graduate faculty status.
    • Develop and administer online graduate courses as part of our online graduate emphasis in strategic communication.
    • Continue to develop a track record of original research in advertising, public relations or relevant area.
    • Apply for internal and extramural research grants individually or through multidisciplinary collaborations to support research and teaching where applicable.
    • Engage in school, university, and community service, as well as outreach with advertising and public relations professionals and media organizations.

    Why Join Us:

    The A.Q. Miller School: Founded in 1910, it is one of the oldest programs of its type in the nation. The Miller School is accredited by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and was named among the Top 10 Universities to receive an undergraduate degree in media. It has residential and online master’s programs in mass communication and is part of K-State’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Leadership Communication. For more information, visit http://jmc.ksu.edu/.

    Kansas State University: Founded in 1863 as one of the first land-grant universities, K-State is located in Manhattan, Kansas, about 120 miles west of Kansas City. The student population totals nearly 25,000. K-State is the first in the nation among state-supported schools in Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and Goldwater scholarships. The university’s athletic teams compete in the Big 12 Conference. The Princeton Review 2020 edition of 'Best 385 Colleges' placed Kansas State University No. 2 in the nation for the best quality of life, great relationship with the surrounding town and best health services. KSU ranked No. 3 for happiest students. KSU also ranked No. 7 for best-run college and best athletic facilities.

    Manhattan: The city has a permanent population of about 56,000. The county seat for Riley County and the retail center for a three-county region, Manhattan is in the middle of the scenic Flint Hills. The city boasts a remarkably high quality of life, including a variety of arts programs, an abundance of parks, many sports and recreation facilities, shopping opportunities and the KSU-focused Aggieville business district. Visit www.manhattan.org for more information

    We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

    The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

    What You’ll Need to Succeed:

    Minimum Requirements:

    An earned doctorate in mass communications or a related field with teaching and research focus in any area of strategic communication. ABD applicants, with demonstrated potential for publication in peer-reviewed journals, teaching experience, and the expectation of completion of the doctoral degree by August 2020. (Evidence needed for expected graduation date)

    Prior experience teaching or assisting in strategic communication (Ad and PR courses). Please see this link for information on the newly developed undergraduate curriculum https://jmc.k-state.edu/academics/undergrad

    Evidence of or potential for a programmatic line of research.

    Demonstrated commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Professional experience in advertising, public relations, marketing or areas related to mass communications

    Evidence of engagement in community networks and outreach activities

    Other Requirements:

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

    How to Apply:

    Please submit the ONE pdf containing the following documents:

    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter, outlining research interests, experience, teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and professional experience
    • Name and contact information for three professional references
    • *Optional* Any additional information or links to information that may enhance your application

    Anticipated Salary Range

    $55,000 - $65,000 / 9 month contract

    Review of Applications Begins:

    October 15, 2019, and continues until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

    Background Screening Statement:

    In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

  • 19.09.2019 12:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rare Book School, University of Virginia, USA

    Deadline: November 2019

    Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) invites applications for its 2020–21 cohort of junior fellows. The deadline is 1 November 2019.

    Continuing the work of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography (2012–17), this scholarly society works to advance the study of texts, images, and artifacts as material objects through capacious, interdisciplinary scholarship—and to enrich humanistic inquiry and education by identifying, mentoring, and training promising early-career scholars. Junior Fellows will be encouraged and supported in integrating the methods of critical bibliography into their teaching and research, fostering collegial conversations about historical and emerging media across disciplines and institutions, and sharing their knowledge with broader publics.

    The fellowship includes tuition waivers for two Rare Book School courses, as well as funding for Junior Fellows to participate in the Society’s annual meeting and orientation. Additional funds are available for fellows to organize symposia at their home institutions, and fellows will have the option of attending a bibliographical field school to visit libraries, archives, and collections in a major metropolitan area. After completing two years in good standing as Junior Fellows, program participants will have the option to become Senior Fellows in the Society.

    The Society is committed to supporting diversity and to advancing the scholarship of outstanding persons of every race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, and socioeconomic background, and to enhancing the diversity of the professions and academic disciplines it represents, including those of the professoriate, museums, libraries, archives, public humanities, and digital humanities. We warmly encourage prospective applicants from a wide range of disciplines, institutions, and areas of expertise.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: http://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/fellowships/sofcb/

    For more information about diversity and the SoFCB, please visit the Diversity & Outreach Committee’s Welcome Letter: https://rarebookschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SoFCB_Welcome_Letter_2019.pdf

    Inquiries about the Junior Fellows Program can be directed to Sonia Hazard, SoFCB Selection Committee Chair, at shazard@fsu.edu, or Donna Sy, SoFCB Administrative Director, at rbs-mellon@virginia.edu.​

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