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  • 04.08.2022 15:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CICANT - Research Centre for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies, Portugal

    Between May, 18 and the 15 of august (11.59 p.m. Lisbon time) a call is open for 4 (four) national research grants and 1 (one) mixed research grant, hereinafter referred to respectively as National Doctoral Research Grant and Mixed Doctoral Research Grant, in the area of Media Arts and Communication Sciences under the FCT Research Grant Regulations (RBI) and the Research Grant Holder Statute (EBI). The grants will be funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for the Funding of Doctoral Research Fellowships within the European Universities Alliance for Film and Media Arts (FilmEU), signed between FCT and the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.

    The work to be carried out under the scope of the grants will be hosted by the R&D Unit - CICANT - Research Centre for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies (ref: 5260)

    Type and number of grant(s) to be awarded: 5 (five) Research grants for PhD students, 4 (four) national and 1 (one) mixed, reference COFAC/ULHT/FilmEU-FCT/2022.

    Scientific field(s): Media Arts and Communication Sciences

    Applicants: The PhD Research Grant is intended for candidates already enrolled or candidates who meet the necessary conditions to enroll in one of the following PhD Programs in Media Art and Communication and PhD in Communication Sciences, who intend to develop research activities, leading to the award of a PhD academic degree, in the scope with the scientific work developed at CICANT and FilmEU Alliance.

    Eligibility of applicants: The following are eligible to apply to this call: National citizens or citizens of other European Union Member States; Citizens of third countries; Stateless persons; Citizens benefiting from political refugee status.

    Candidate Admission Requirements:

    - Bachelor's degree in the field of studies in communication sciences or arts;

    - Master's degree in the study area of communication sciences or arts;

    - To live in Portugal permanently and habitually, a requirement applicable to both national and foreign citizens (applicable only to mixed type grants)

    - Not to have benefited from a PhD or PhD in companies grant directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration.

    - Proficient knowledge of English

    Read full announcement - https://cicant.ulusofona.pt/careers-opportunities/opportunities/601-open-call-for-5-research-fellowships-for-doctoral-students-filmeu

    For additional questions please contact cicant@ulusofona.pt

  • 04.08.2022 15:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 15-18, 2022

    Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lisbon, Portugal)

    Deadline: September 16, 2022

    The Media Literacy and Civic Cultures (MeLCi Lab) Autumn School “Media, gender, intersectionality and mediated social mobilizations”, to be held 15th to 18th November 2022, aims to introduce PhD students to current discussions in the field, as well capacitate PhD students with a set of hands-on research skills that help them in their projects, supporting their professional development. The agenda, workshops, and keynote speakers are available at: https://melcilab.cicant.ulusofona.pt/training/ii-melci-lab-autumn-school-media-gender-intersectionality-and-mediated-social-mobilizations/

    By adopting an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, the school will bring together several scholars for a set of workshops and communications to foster research skills related to scientific writing, dissemination, funding applications, and innovative methodologies. We will address topics about media representations of gender and sexualities, mediated activisms, civic mobilisations, ethics, etc.

    MeLCi Lab Autumn School intends to be an inclusive space, and three equity grants will be available for students from underrepresented communities.

    MeLCi Lab is currently looking for proposals of PhD students who want to apply for the Autumn School. These applications can be submitted until the 16th of September.

    Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae (including scientific publications and activities), a motivation letter, a thesis summary, research questions, and methodologies.

    Please email your proposal to melci.lab@ulusofona.pt

  • 04.08.2022 14:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 12-14, 2022

    University of Tuscia-Viterbo-Italy (Face-to-face and online participation)

    Deadline: September 20, 2022

    A new edition of GENDERCOM, an international conference on Gender and Communication, traditionally organised by the University of Seville, will be held in October 2022.

    GENDERCOM is a biennial conference dedicated to the critical analysis of the construction of gender identities in society and the media. It is an opportunity for scholars dealing with the complex and multifaceted field of gender and media studies to meet and exchange ideas, aimed at highlighting original research paths in terms of themes, method, study approaches or socio-cultural perspectives.

    In addition to being highly topical, the topics at the centre of the conference are significant for several reasons. Firstly, the complex and changing nature of products, technologies and actors in the media system, the socio-political implications of media narratives, especially in relation to persistent gender inequalities. The accumulation and juxtaposition of contents, formats, products and consumption practices describe a scenario in which conventional practices and contents coexist with innovative practices and products.

    Thus, the focus of the conference is on the coexistence, in the media, of cultural resistance, forms of discrimination, stereotypes and manifestations of violence linked to gender identities or sexual orientations together with the emergence of new sensitivities conveyed by the media that promote and disseminate ideas, images and narratives that are more articulate and respectful of diversity

    The eighth edition of the event, organised by the University of Tuscia, the Sapienza, University of Rome, and the University of Seville, will be held on 12 (online), 13 and 14 October (face-to-face participation) at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, about an hour away from Rome.

    The conference languages will be English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

    The abstract must not exceed 1,000 words and must be submitted via form by September 20, 2022. We accept proposal in all the languages provided by the Conference.

    The conference fee is € 120,00 + € 40 for any other co-authors

    For UNITUS speakers, the conference fee is 100% funded

    Important dates

    September, 20, 2022 - Deadline for abstract submission

    September, 30, 2022 - Notification of acceptance/rejection

    October, 07, 2022 - Participation confirmation deadline

    December, 31, 2022 - Deadline for paper submission

    June, 2023 - Publication of the Conference proceedings

    Info: https://gendercom.org

  • 04.08.2022 14:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ulster University

    Vacancy id: 013902

    Deadline: August 8, 2022

    https://www.ulster.ac.uk/about/jobs

    There is a new position in Lecturer in Cinematic Arts at Ulster University, Magee Campus in Derry. The position is available for application via HR system at UU. The application deadline is August 8th.

    The postholder will contribute to the development and delivery of Cinematic Arts and associated programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to contribute to an outstanding student experience in preparation for progression into professional life. To conduct high quality research activities aligned with the strategic research priorities of the subject area. To undertake administrative duties in line with the effective delivery of taught programmes, high quality research activity and the operational requirements of the School.

  • 28.07.2022 20:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 2 - 4, 2023

    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada - in person, with virtual panels

    We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Global Media Education Summit 2023, to be held at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada from March 2-4, 2023.

    We can confirm Antonio Lopez as Summit Discussant and Claudia Magallanes-Blanco and Mark Surman as keynote speakers. More keynotes will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

    Registrations are now open, with an early bird rate until 1.11.22.

    MES WEBSITE, CALL AND REGISTRATIONS

    Conference Theme: Media Edu-cologies

    The Global Media Education Summit (MES) brings together an international network of researchers, educators, and practitioners across all aspects of media education, media and digital literacies, youth media production and media and technology in education. As the leading global showcase for research, pedagogy, and innovation, MES explores the changing currents across media education and media literacy communities around the world

    Now in its fourteenth year, MES is convened by the UK’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, in collaboration with a leading media education space in a different country each year. In 2023, the School of Communication and the Community Engaged Research Initiative at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada will host the event, in partnership with the McLuhan Foundation. Simon Fraser University is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples.

    We are pleased to announce that the Youth Media Education Summit (YMES) will return for the 2023 event and will feature young people from across the local region working in a context of youth media production with educators and media creators from partner organizations.

    The 2023 MES will be an in-person conference with some integrated virtual panels* for delegates who are unable to travel to Vancouver. In addition, we will offer a special reduced rate registration fee to support participation by colleagues from locations across the Global South. More information about registration and concessions* is on the MES website (link above).

    Presenters at MES will be invited to submit their research to the Journal of Media Literacy Education.

  • 28.07.2022 20:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Huddersfield

    £36,724 - £41,308 per annum

    Fixed Term for 36 months

    37 hours per week

    REF R6786

    The Department of Media and Performance at the University of Huddersfield invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow as part of the project, PSM-AP: Public Service Media in the Age of Platforms, funded by CHANSE/UKRI Digital Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age programme: https://chanse.org/call-results/

    This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to join an international team on a highly ambitious collaborative project.

    This is a three-year (36 month) fixed-term post that begins on 1 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The University of Huddersfield is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of their background. International applicants that meet the selection criteria are welcome to apply.

    PSM-AP asks how the cultural and social values of public service media (PSM) are being transformed in the age of platforms and what factors are propelling or inhibiting change in different national contexts. Focusing on television, PSM-AP asks how PSM organisations, and the regulators and policymakers that legislate for and enforce their remits, are adapting to a new platform age that is transforming the environment within which PSM operates. To understand how and why platformisation is transforming PSM, the project will utilise a comparative framework to analyse in-depth expert interviews with commissioning, channel/service, curation and audience research teams, the programmes and catalogues of PSM organisations, and trade, regulatory and policy documents in six countries (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Poland, UK). This multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative project involves a team of 9 researchers from 6 countries, as well as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) as project partners. Knowledge exchange with PSM organisations, regulators, policymakers and civil society groups will be used to identify what actions might be needed to ensure that PSM operates in the public interest.

    Brief description of the role:

    • Qualitative expert interviews with key industry professionals within UK public service media organisations (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, S4C).
    • Document analysis of regulatory, policy and trade documents related to PSM in the UK.
    • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the TV schedules and video-on-demand interfaces of the UK PSM linear channels and VOD services.
    • Textual analysis of TV programmes produced by UK PSM organisations.
    • Comparative analysis of the above data across the 6 case study countries, in collaboration with scholars from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Italy and Poland.
    • Authoring and co-authoring policy briefs, conference papers, journal articles, industry reports and other relevant outputs.
    • Supporting the organisation of knowledge exchange workshops with industry and policy stakeholders, and the final project conference, and assisting the project lead with other knowledge exchange and dissemination activities.

    If you are interested in this post, please review the recruitment pack information and use the online application form to explain how your knowledge, skills and experience meet the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

    Potential applications are encouraged to contact the project lead, Professor Catherine Johnson (c.johnson2@hud.ac.uk) to discuss the position.

    For further details about this post and to make an application please visit: http://hud.ac/mwa

    Closing date: 1 September 2022

    University of Huddersfield inspiring global professionals.

  • 28.07.2022 20:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Date: 20 and/or 21 October 2022

    The University of Manchester’s campus and online

    Deadline: August 31, 2022

    Symposium

    Contact: Send a 250 word-maximum abstract of your prospective paper, as well as a brief bio by 31 August 2022 to vitaly.kazakov@manchester.ac.uk

    The upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar presents a fruitful opportunity to examine how illiberal regimes project the nation via the staging of sport, cultural, and entertainment media events. This workshop brings together scholars and non-academic stakeholders to explore and compare nation projection strategies of illiberal and democratic states across different contexts, channels, and platforms in the digital age.

    The concept of ‘nation projection’ subsumes classic public and cultural diplomacy efforts and soft power activities, such as the hosting of sport and entertainment events. The term also refers to state-sponsored campaigns of external influence activities including international broadcasting and covert meddling in the affairs of foreign states. Sporting and cultural events and campaigns staged by Russia (e.g., the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup), China (the 2008 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics), the United Arab Emirates (Expo 2020), Brazil (the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics), and other states in recent years have prompted discussions about the consequences of nation projection. Liberal regimes’ responses to and participation in such events and projects have also been widely addressed. The overlap between nation projection and media events provides an important arena for understanding how the sphere of contemporary international politics is produced and shaped by political elites, media, and the public.

    This symposium seeks to address some of these issues by expanding debates and bringing together comparative perspectives on how nation projection differs across: 1) sporting, popular culture, and international media events and channels; 2) liberal and illiberal contexts; 3) different kinds of illiberal regimes; and 4) various media formats and technological platforms.

    We invite contributions from the following fields and related topics:

    • Sporting mega-events and their legacies
    • Sports diplomacy and ‘sportswashing’
    • Cultural and public diplomacy
    • Nation projection through state-sponsored and independent cultural and artistic production (both ‘high’ and popular culture)
    • Global media events and their audiences
    • International broadcasting, including informational influence via both traditional and new media
    • Propaganda and its effectiveness in the digital age

    Richard Giulianotti (Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Sport, Physical Activity and Education for Development at Loughborough University), Sven Daniel Wolfe (Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, author of More Than Sport: Soft Power and Potemkinism in the 2018 Men's Football World Cup in Russia), Stephen Hutchings (Professor of Russian Studies at The University of Manchester, author of Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World), and Precious Chatterje-Doody (Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University, co-author of Russia Today and Conspiracy Theory: People, Power and Politics on RT) are among the provisionally confirmed speakers.

    Please contact Vitaly Kazakov (vitaly.kazakov@manchester.ac.uk) to register your interest in the event and to submit a title and 250 word-maximum abstract of your prospective paper, as well as a brief bio by 31 August 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by 7 September.

    A limited number of travel bursaries are available for presenters who are early-career researchers. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered for one of these. Thank you for your interest and time!

  • 28.07.2022 20:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Salzburg

    The Center for ICT&S Unit of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg is seeking applications for a research fellow position (research and teaching). Renumeration corresponds to the Austrian Universities Act (“Universitätsgesetz”), the Employment Contracts Act (“Angestelltengesetz”) and § 26 of the collective wage agreement (“Kollektivvertrag” - grade: Postdoc). (Classification B1; the monthly remuneration for this position is € 4,061.50 gross. (14 times per year)).

    Start of employment: 1 October 2022

    Duration of employment: 5 years

    Weekly working hours: 40

    Distribution of working hours: by arrangement

    Job description: The candidate is expected to conduct independent research and teaching and to support the research, teaching and administration of the Center for ICT&S. The candidate is expected to teach four semester hours per week. The Center focuses on the interdependencies of digital and social change and investigates the effects of digitalisation on the individual and society. The Center for ICT&S is also responsible for running a doctoral school on “Digital Society and Democracy”. The candidate is expected to conduct excellent independent research on current issues in the field of digitalisation and society, co-initiate and participate in grant-funded projects (currently including “Risks to democracy from conspiracy theories on the internet”), organise conferences and edit publications. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to gain further qualifications.

    Requirements: Completed doctoral studies in Communication Studies or another related subject, relevant teaching experience; academic track record of relevant publications and conference papers, good knowledge of English or German.

    Desired additional qualifications: Experience working in a university setting; good knowledge of languages, particularly English (including teaching experience); willingness to learn German; clear idea of own future research profile; experience in writing research funding proposals; record of conducting research projects (nationally and internationally); organising scientific conferences, digital competences.

    Desired personal qualities: Enthusiasm for the subject area of digitalisation and society, especially in the above-mentioned fields; good communication and team skills; flexibility and ability to work under pressure; enthusiasm for imparting knowledge; strong social skills, especially in student support; ability to work in a goal-oriented, effective and solution-oriented manner.

    Telephone information will be provided on +43/662-8044/4833.

    Application deadline until 15th August 2022.

    The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg aims to increase the proportion of women among academic and general university staff, especially in leadership positions, and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. Where a male and female candidate have equal qualifications, female candidates are given priority. Persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses who meet the required criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. Information can be obtained by calling +43/662/8044-2462 or by visiting disability@plus.ac.at.

    Unfortunately, travel and accommodation expenses that arise during the application process cannot be reimbursed.

    Admissions are made in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Act 2002 (UG) and the Employment Contracts Act.

    https://www.plus.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ENGLISH-A-0160-PostDoc-FB-Kommunikationswissenschaften.pdf

  • 28.07.2022 20:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    0ctober 7, 2022

    PhD Research Webinar

    Deadline: August 20, 2022

    Convened by Nancy Gakahu, University of Leeds, UK

    IAMCR is pleased to invite applications for the 2022 IAMCR presidential PhD Research Webinar on “Communication, Citizenship and Representative Democracy: Theoretical and Practical Approaches” convened by Nancy Gakahu, University of Leeds, UK. This webinar intends to bring together doctoral scholars to discuss the place and role of citizens in representative democracy, and mainly, how citizens use various media and communication channels and platforms to connect and engage with the political class.

    The role and place of citizens in a representative democracy is an important but overlooked component in governance and democratic fronts. This problem stems from misconceptions of political engagements as mere activities done to the people, thereby elevating the actions of the representative (politicians) over those of the represented (the citizens). In a representative democracy, however, citizens have a deliberative role and should be regarded as partners with their representatives. Representative democracy is at its best when it involves pursuits that are done ‘with the people.’

    We encourage a wide range of topics from doctoral students who are interested in the subject of Media, Politics, Communication and Democracy

    Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

    *How do citizens utilise various media (electronic, print, digital, social) for democratic engagement?

    *Can media be utilised by citizens to undermine representative democracy?

    *The interplay between media, culture, citizenship, and representative democracy.

    *The interplay between media ownership, regulation, citizenship, and democratic processes.

    *The transformative power of media and communication technologies in democratic politics.

    *Citizen journalism and democratic processes.

    To submit your paper to present in the webinar, download and complete the application form (*) and send it to Nancy Gakahu, the convenor of the webinar, and also Mazlum Kemal Dağdelen (IAMCR presidential assistant), with the subject “IAMCR Presidential PhD Research Webinar: {title of your paper proposal}" by 20 August 2022. If there are several presenters, each should fill in an individual application form and send all the forms in one email.

    These are the email addresses to be used:

    Nancy Gakahu > N.Gakahu@leeds.ac.uk

    Mazlum Kemal Dağdelen > mazlum@iamcr.org

    Acceptance of an application is based on the proposed presentation's academic quality, relevance to the field and the main topic of the webinar, and originality.

    Key dates

    • Deadline for the submission of application: 20th August 2022
    • Announcement of accepted applications: 5th September 2022
    • Deadline for submission of full presentations 30th September 2022
    • Date of webinar: 7th October 2022

    (*) https://iamcr.org/sites/default/files/presenter_application_form.docx

  • 28.07.2022 20:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Loughborough University

    Loughborough University is inviting applications for Doctoral Prize Fellowships. The scheme is open to applicants from any discipline represented at Loughborough, including Communication and Media Studies. The deadline is 1 September 2022.

    These prestigious, highly competitive 2-year Research Fellowships offer a rare opportunity for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to establish their own ambitious research agenda, develop their skills as independent researchers, and position themselves as future research leaders.

    We value the contribution that postdoctoral researchers make to our research community and will provide a package of support, including a Loughborough University academic mentor, dedicated training, and specialist Fellowship advice. During the Fellowship, you will be expected to submit an application for an externally funded Research Fellowship to set you on a trajectory to accelerate your research career.

    Your PhD (or other doctoral qualification) must have been awarded between 1 September 2019 and 1 September 2022. This means any corrections following your viva examination must have been completed to the examiners’ satisfaction by the closing date for applications.

    We value diversity and are committed to creating a positive, inclusive community. We particularly wish to encourage applications from people from BAME communities, women, those with a disability and other under-represented groups. Applications from those who may wish to work part-time are welcome.

    For further details please see: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/join-us/doctoral-prize-fellowships

    For informal inquiries about this opportunity in Communication & Media please contact Professor Sabina Mihelj, Direction or Research & Impact (S.Mihelj@lboro.ac.uk).

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