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  • 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 with a copy to Subject: ‘Social Media Book.’


    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 /. 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: or 

  • 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.


    • 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, ( or tel. 0317-484694) or Dr. M. Poortvliet ( or tel. 0317-484004).

    Please find additional information about the research programme Communication and change in pluralist contexts’ look at

    You can read more about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR on

    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 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

  • 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:

    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

    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

    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 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

    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:

    For more information about diversity and the SoFCB, please visit the Diversity & Outreach Committee’s Welcome Letter:

    Inquiries about the Junior Fellows Program can be directed to Sonia Hazard, SoFCB Selection Committee Chair, at, or Donna Sy, SoFCB Administrative Director, at​

  • 19.09.2019 12:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2020 Nordic Working Life Conference

    June 10-12, 2020

    Faculty of Social Sciences, Aaalborg University, Denmark

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    The journalistic profession and journalists' labour have undergone significant changes in the past three decades. These are linked to technological developments as well as broader socio-political and economic changes. Apart from the most widely studied influences – the impact of new technologies and economic pressures – the past thirty years also involved the transformation of the journalistic profession and labour as a result of the fall of communism in East Central Europe, the re-unification of Germany or the break-up of Yugoslavia. Studies on the working lives of journalists continue to be scarce. We reviewed all the volumes of three key academic journals devoted to the study of journalism, namely Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism and Journalism Practice and found a limited number of studies that deal with journalists' working lives and these tend to focus on the impact of technological change and economic pressures. The studies also tend to focus on the US and UK, with occasional research on Nordic countries.

    In order to address the lack in research, we solicit abstracts for papers as part of a thematic session that will address three key areas:

    1. What insights and developments has research on journalists' labour, working lives and conditions of work uncovered in the past three decades?

    2. What gaps can we identify in such research?

    3. What new avenues – including theoretical and methodological approaches – are required for future research?

    Deadline for abstract submission: 1 October 2019

    Abstract submission via the conference site:

    For further information please contact:

    Monika Metykova (University of Sussex, UK) at,

    Lenka Waschková Císařová (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) at,

  • 19.09.2019 12:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of the Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research

    Deadline: October 15, 2019

    The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research (JAMMR) is an international academic refereed journal published by Intellect in the UK and specializes in the study of Arab and Middle Eastern media and society.

    Principal Editor: Noureddine Miladi

    The speedy developments in online media, satellite TV and social media platforms have brought up significant ethical challenges around the world. The unprecedented widespread use of social networks as tools for communication and reporting news have also raised serious issues relating to the boundaries between free speech and social responsibility. Media coverage of crises, war and conflicts is a case in point.

    This special issue of JAMMR aims at enriching the debate on media ethics especially in relation the digital environment. It also aims to address media ethics from a global perspective and discuss how we can understand journalism practice in its cultural contexts. Are there ways to develop a common understanding of global ethics and how they should be perceived and implemented?

    This special issue of JAMMR seeks to critically address this ever-growing area of enquiry and revisit the field from various theoretical and empirical multi-disciplinary dimensions. It welcomes contributions based on empirical studies or original theoretical approaches regarding (and not necessarily limited to) the following themes:

    • Philosophical origins of ethics
    • Media ethics between theory and practice
    • Serious journalism VS sensational reporting
    • Free speech VS social responsibility
    • Cross-regional comparative approaches to media ethics
    • Ethics and sports journalism
    • Social responsibility mission of the media
    • Ethics and fake news in journalism
    • Ethics in reporting wars and crises
    • Privacy and protection in the Big Data environment
    • Contested narratives: comparing global media’s case studies
    • Can the aim justify the means? Investigative journalism and the public interest
    • Online media and the ethical challenge to journalism values
    • Clash of values: study in the cartoon controversy
    • Challenges to media ethics in transitional democracies


    Full manuscripts (of about 7500 and 8500 words including bibliography) should be submitted through the journal’s web-submission system:

    You may need to register if you don’t have an account.

    A copy of the paper should also be emailed to the editor (Noureddine Miladi) on:

    Deadlines for submissions:

    • Abstracts of no more than 300 words along with the author’s bio (100 words) and author’s full contact details: by 15th October 2019
    • Full papers: by 30th March 2020
    • Referees’ feedback: by 30th May 2020
    • Expected publication of the special issue: November 2020 (Volume 13, Issue 2)
  • 19.09.2019 12:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Oregon

    Application Deadline: October 15, 2019; position open until filled​

    Apply here.

    The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cinemas of the Global South, including Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and/or their diasporas, to begin in fall 2020. We seek scholars and scholar-practitioners whose work examines the theories, histories, and cultures of Global South cinemas—including film, video, TV, and emerging media—and attends to the aesthetic and industrial practices of cinema in local and transnational contexts.

    Competitive applicants will clearly focus on cinemas of the Global South and further the department’s pursuit of curricular and research excellence in geopolitically diverse cinemas. We especially welcome candidates whose work and teaching address cinema as a global formation and highlight globalization as it operates within and across localities.

    ​Department or Program Summary

    The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a community of scholars, practitioners, and staff dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema, a term that we use to encompass film, television, and/or emerging forms of media. Cinema Studies at UO is a growing department in the Humanities that is committed to interdisciplinarity and diversity that spans both global communities and marginalized U.S. social identities. Our scholarship, pedagogy, and practice explore a range of media objects and their contexts, including history, artistry, industry, identity, geopolitics, and systems of power. Our department’s shared mission is to use our critical and creative tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, and drive change by blending filmmaking practice and its academic study.

    We particularly welcome candidates from populations historically underrepresented in or excluded from media industries or academia and are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, immigrants, international students, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are required to include information about how they will contribute to this work as part of their teaching statement.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Expertise and an active research and/or creative agenda in cinemas—including film, video, TV, and emerging media—of the Global South
    • PhD in Cinema or relevant field, in hand by September 1, 2020

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Evidence of an active research agenda
    • Teaching experience at the college level
    • Demonstrated attention to the barriers that can prevent full participation of underrepresented groups in higher education

    Required Application Materials, to be submitted online:

    • an application letter
    • a curriculum vitae (scholar-practitioners should include a link to an online portfolio of their creative work on their CV)
    • a writing sample (maximum 30 pages)
    • two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach in this position
    • a one (1) page teaching statement that addresses inclusive teaching practices and your potential contributions to departmental goals (see "Addressing Inclusivity" below)
    • three (3) letters of recommendation.

    Application materials may be combined into PDFs as needed. The committee will begin reviewing materials as early as October 15; please submit by this deadline to ensure consideration.

    Addressing Inclusivity

    As part of their teaching statement, candidates are asked to provide their unique perspectives on ways that they have, will, or plan to contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as members of the UO Cinema Studies community. We welcome candidates to share how their experiences—inside or outside of academia—illustrate this commitment.

    About the University

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds a distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

  • 12.09.2019 15:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

    Deadline: October 15, 2019 

    Currently we are recruiting three postdoctoral researchers for the NWO  funded research project /Data inspired creativity: Using big data in  cross-media creative innovation processes/ (NWO Flagships Creative  Industry). The project is a close collaboration with media company Talpa  Network, which will provide access to their organization and (big) data  about consumers and content characteristics. 

    All three postdoctoral researchers will be collaborating in an  inter-disciplinary consortium of 9 senior researchers from 5  universities: University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam,  University of Groningen, Tilburg University, and VU University. The  consortium covers expertise in communication science, data science,  innovation management, marketing, and media studies. 

    Please click on the links below to read more about the three positions,  the deadline for application is 15 October 2019. 

    1. Postdoctoral researcher in innovation processes in digital media  companies:

    2. Postdoctoral researcher in data-inspired creativity:

    3. Postdoctoral researcher: Analysis of consumer preferences and  behaviours for media content:

  • 12.09.2019 15:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    College of the University of Arts London

    Deadline: October 2, 2019

    London College of Communication, a College of the University of Arts London, is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. We work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments across the Communications and Media sectors to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future.

    We are driving forward an ambitious research agenda and a major step towards this will be the appointment of a Professor in each of the College's Schools. We are now inviting applications from outstanding candidates for appointment to the new position of Professor of Communications and Media within our Media School. The School has a comprehensive portfolio that spans the disciplines of publishing, advertising, public relations, media communications, photography, and journalism.

    As our new Professor, you will play a key strategic role in the development of knowledge exchange and research work through developing funding bids, global networks and external collaborations and projects in the field of media and communications. In developing your research and/or knowledge exchange activity within the strategic aims and remit of the institution, you will be a high-profile appointment for the School and will be present and active across our community. Professorial candidates will be expected to have a substantive record of excellence and innovation in academic achievement and/or strategic academic leadership as demonstrated by your scholarly activity and success in bid writing. Above all, the role requires someone with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration across the School and beyond.

    For full information on this appointment, please visit

    The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

  • 12.09.2019 14:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 27 - 29, 2020

    IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    The Death Online Research Network is an international research network for researchers within media and communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, law and other related fields. Researchers share an interest in the study of death, mourning practices and legacy online and in digital life.

    This 5th annual symposium will consolidate the links between existing and new members of the network and provide opportunities for the discussion of ongoing and new orientations in the academic and interdisciplinary field of death online. The meeting will explore methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences in Death Online research and practice. We warmly welcome new members to the network as well as old friends.

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

    • Professor Jayne Wallace, Northumbria University, UK.
    • Associate Professor Carsten Stage, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    Themes and perspectives:

    We invite abstracts for oral presentations of new, recently completed, or ongoing research, and/or new ideas relating to methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences on death related online practices. We welcome presentations that explore how qualitative, quantitative and practice-based research expands our understanding of the current and future trends in death online from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. The abstracts can expand on the symposium theme in relation to any of the following areas:

    • Digitally mediated dying and narrative
    • Digitally mediated grieving and memorialising
    • Digital afterlife, post-mortem identity and digital legacy
    • Technological developments in the death care industry
    • Digital immortality
    • Sensitive research data challenges
    • Theorising online life and death
    • Ethical challenges for studying death online.

    The symposium will host a special workshop for participating Post Graduate students and early career researchers. We particularly welcome submissions from these groups. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and we envisage publication of selected full papers in a special issue of an academic journal as well as a collection of writing from the symposium in an open-access online platform.

    Important information:

    Submission format: 300 word abstract

    • Submission deadline: October 1st, 2019
    • Submission feedback: November 1st, 2019
    • Registration open: December 1st, 2019

    Registration fee: DDK 1500 / EURO 200 / GBP 180

    Registration fee, PhDs and Post Graduates: DDK 1200 / EURO 160 / GBP 150

    All submissions and enquiries should be submitted to Dr Stine Gotved: marked "DORS#5 Submission" in the subject field. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Please include a separate page with full contact info (author name, institutional affiliation and position, email address) in the submission. Submissions will be anonymised by the organisers before review.

    Further information about the symposium can be found at:




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