External Postings

As research and practice within the field of children, adolescents, and media continues to grow, so do the opportunities for our CAM members.  This page is regularly updated with information about relevant Call for Papers, position announcements, and other relevant information.  If you have information that you would like to share with the CAM community, please Contact Us.

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Call for Papers

CfP – The storytelling of LEGO franchise

We are seeking abstracts for an edited collection on what we are describing as the “storytelling” of the LEGO franchise. While the book More than Just Bricks: Critical Perspectives on LEGO in Popular Culture (working title) offers diverse critical/cultural studies perspectives on a range of components of the LEGO phenomenon, at this time we are only seeking abstracts for chapters on:

1) LEGO Stores: Any critical/cultural approach to analysis of the LEGO Stores in any location(s)

2) LEGOLAND Theme Parks: Ideally, we would prefer abstracts for critical/cultural analyses of the parks in Japan, Malaysia, or the United Arab Emirates, but will also consider abstracts for chapters on the parks in Denmark, the United Kingdom or the United States.

Abstracts Due: May 8, 2018
Decisions to submitters: May 23, 2018
First draft chapters due: November 1, 2018 (anticipated length 8,000 words)
Comments to authors: January 15, 2018
Final Draft chapters due: April 1, 2019

Please email your abstracts to Rebecca Hains (rhains@salemstate.edu) and Sharon Mazzarella (mazzarsr@jmu.edu) for consideration. Feel free to contact us with questions in the meantime.

CfP – Journal of Children and Media

The Journal of Children and Media is an international interdisciplinary and multi-method peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children and adolescents.  It is a unique intellectual forum for the exchange of information about all forms and contents of media in regards to all aspects of children’s lives, and especially in three complementary realms: Children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media organizations and productions for children as well as by them.

It is committed to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers and professionals, through discussion of interaction between children and media in local, national, and global contexts; concern for diversity issues; a critical and empirical inquiry informed by a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; and dedication to ensuring the social relevance of the academic knowledge it produces to the cultural, political, and personal welfare of children around the world.

Dafna Lemish and Amy Jordan, the co-editors of the JOCAM, and Vicky Rideout, the Review & Commentary section editor, invite you to visit the journal’s website for more information about the journal and submission instructions. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of JOCAM has been a strong supporter of CAM from its inception, sponsoring receptions and offering discounted subscriptions.

Submission Deadline: Permanent Call

Position Announcements

Sunway University Department of Communication and Liberal Arts – Head of Department, Professor, and Associate Professor

The Sunway University Department of Communication and Liberal Arts invites outstanding applicants for the positions of Associate Professor and Professor (three positions) in the disciplines of Advertising, Public Relations, and Corporate Communication. One of these positions may potentially include serving as Head of the Department.

We welcome dynamic, self-driven candidates who will contribute to the advancement of our tradition of excellence. Successful candidates will hold a PhD in the field of Communication, with a minimum of five years of university experience. Candidates should have a sound record of research with a clear research strategy, demonstrating the potential to develop research leadership in any one of the above areas of expertise. Applicants must have the ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. Strong academic leadership experience is required for any candidate who is also interested in the Head of Department position.

One of the leading providers of communication programmes in the country, the department offers dual degree programmes with the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University (a top-ten university in the UK).

For a new and exciting career opportunity with a leading university, consider Sunway University’s Department of Communication and Liberal Arts. An attractive remuneration package will be given to the successful candidate whose qualifications and experience meet our expectations. Please make informal enquiries to Professor Don Bowyer, Dean, School of Arts.

To apply, send a detailed curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three referees. Please also include a statement addressing the selection criteria and a separate cover letter stating current and expected salary along with any other confidential information to:

Chief Resources Officer
Sunway University
No. 5 Jalan Universiti,
Bandar Sunway
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
or visit our website at https://university.sunway.edu.my/Join-Us

More information about the positions and the application process can be found here

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