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School of International Service, American University
Washington, DC

Tenure-Line Faculty Position – Cross-Cultural Communication

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites applications/nominations for a tenure-track position focusing on CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION in the International Communication Program, School of International Service, at the rank of Assistant Professor. to begin Fall 2011.  The successful candidate will have a reputation for scholarly excellence, an active research program related to cross-cultural communication, a record of excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to contribute significantly to our undergraduate, professional master’s and PhD degree programs.  Candidates should hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline.  We seek candidates with a strong background in cross-cultural communication and/or intercultural relations.

Applications should include: A letter describing research (including any externally funded and/or collaborative research) and teaching interests and relevant professional experience; teaching evaluations; three letters of reference; and copies of relevant publications.  Applications should be sent to: Chair, International Communication Search Committee, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071 or to ICSIS@american.edu.  Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

The International Communication Program, now in its 43rd year, is distinguished by its pioneering work in the creation of the field of international communication studies through consistent scholarly focus and innovative curriculum development.  A distinctive strength of the Program is its inclusion of cross-cultural communication as a key teaching and research component. The program offers a PhD concentration, an M.A. degree, and an undergraduate concentration.  Visit www.american.edu/sis/ic to learn more about the IC Program and its two innovative laboratories, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) and COTELCO, the Collaboration Laboratory.

The School of International Service provides a unique environment for learning and professional enhancement. It is a community comprised of scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world. The School of International Service classrooms also reflect the spirit of the community; teaching styles are highly collegial and interactive. The curriculum is distinguished by linking theory and practice and by addressing both conceptually and empirically the emerging issues of an increasingly interdependent and complex world. The faculty of the School of International Service comprises more than one hundred full-time, highly productive scholar-teachers in the fields of: Comparative and Regional Studies, Global Environmental Policy, International Communication, International Development, International Economic Policy, International Politics, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy.


An EEO/AA University.  The University is committed

to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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