Call for papers: Historizing International Organizations and Their Communication – Institutions, Practices, Changes, Special issue of Studies in Communication Sciences. Deadline: January 30, 2022.
The Thematic Section will focus on the history of international organizations and their communication. Since the second half of the 19th century, for numerous and diverse areas of social life, globally active international organizations of varying degrees of institutionalization and scope, both non-governmental and intergovernmental, have been founded and have dedicated themselves to the global challenges of the first modern age. The most famous of these is certainly the League of Nations, which was established in 1919 as the predecessor institution of the United Nations.
From a media-historical perspective, international organizations played a highly visible role in the transnational intertwining and consolidation processes of journalism, culture, media, politics, technology, and the public sphere in the 19th and 20th centuries. Against the background of the much-discussed boundaries between secret diplomacy and public diplomacy, especially after the First World War, such organizations contributed to the development of the first arenas and forms of international and transnational public spheres whose orientation was toward global governance. To spread their concerns and goals globally, they: constantly used the latest communication technologies and the growing diversity of the media for their communication; organized and professionalized their information work; and developed specific information-policy instruments and strategies for that purpose.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Culture, Department of Communication, SUNY New Paltz, NY, USA. Deadline: Open until filled; posted September 10, 2021.
The Department of Communication at the State University of New York at New Paltz seeks an assistant professor of Communication and Culture beginning in Fall of 2022. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus and who can advise and mentor all members of our diverse student body. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses such as: Communication Among Cultures; Storytelling and Culture; Nonverbal Communication; Communication, Culture, and Difference; Qualitative Research Methods; Interpersonal Communication Seminar.
A master’s program in Strategic Communication is being developed, and the successful candidate may also teach courses within that program. The normal teaching load is 9 credits per semester. Although teaching is the primary responsibility at SUNY New Paltz, scholarly work and ongoing service to the department and college are expected.
Researcher for Rooted in Trust, Colombia. Deadline: 14 October, 2021.
The Rooted in Trust project works to combat COVID-19 rumors and misinformation in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, DRC, Sudan and South Sudan. They work to create impact at the local level and inform approaches to rumor management at the global level. The project is supported by a Global Technical Advisory team made up of media, humanitarian, data science and information management experts. Phase 1 of the project collected more than 19 thousand rumors in 14 languages and supported more than 30 local trusted information providers. In this critical phase of the pandemic, the intent is to build on these efforts to listen and respond to information challenges faced by vulnerable groups in humanitarian contexts, encouraging open dialogue between citizens and scientists and stronger and more collaborative partnerships between information providers (such as local media) and humanitarian and health sources.
The Researcher will manage the implementation of research activities in Colombia. The Researcher will have a strong focus on how vulnerable and marginalized groups communicate to access information about COVID-19 related issues and how their use of online media intersects with their use of traditional media and other sources. Research activities include desk research, social media monitoring, Key Informant Interviews, Focus Group Discussions, capacity assessment interviews and field observations. The research will help to inform public health and humanitarian response agencies to better communicate key messages to the at-risk population.
Assistant Professor in Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication, Communication Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA. Deadline: October 22, 2021.
The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2022. They are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship examines and innovates in any of the following areas, especially within underserved or underrepresented groups: intercultural communication and social media/technology, intercultural/intergroup dialogue, interpersonal/intercultural communication competence, negotiation, conflict management, leadership, health, language, deception, affect, among others. The new hire will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on a 3-2 teaching load and pursue an active program of research. Service responsibilities will include student advising and mentoring, as well as curriculum development and assessment.
Call for Nominations/ Applications: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication Editor-Elect. Deadline: January 31, 2022.
The Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (JIIC) is a peer- reviewed publication of the National Communication Association (NCA). JIIC publishes original scholarship that expands understanding of international, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication. Widely interdisciplinary, JIIC features diverse perspectives and methods, including qualitative, quantitative, critical, and textual approaches to intellectual inquiry.
During 2022, NCA’s Publications Council will nominate an Editor-Elect (or co-Editors- Elect) for JIIC. The newly appointed Editor will begin processing manuscripts early in 2023 and will oversee the volumes for 2024-2026. The journal is published four times each year.
Call for proposals, Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) Undergraduate Peace and Justice Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, USA. Deadline: February 1, 2022.
The Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) invites proposals for The Unfinished Work: Students Enacting Radical Peace, the first undergraduate student-centered, peace and justice conference at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA), early June 2022. Masters and doctoral students, professors, and community members may attend, learn and dialogue, but presenters will only be undergraduates from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Organizers invite proposals related to any of the following themes: peace, justice (food justice, restorative justice, prison abolition), sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution/transformation, peace education, philosophy of peace and non-violence, climate change, and unsettling settler colonialism. You may also submit proposals that reflect peace-related themes not explicitly mentioned here. Proposals should specify the format: Workshops, Panels, Papers, Projects, Performances, Artworks.
United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2021. Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Wiersma-Mosley, Jacquelyn and Butcher, Margaret Miller. (2021). Creating Cultural Competence [short book with 5 online videos]. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Libraries.
This book was written to provide an introduction to cultural competence. The book is broken into video chapters that focus on the five developmental orientations of cultural competence, based on the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The videos utilize voices of students describing how they define and create cultural competence in their own communities. These videos are appropriate for high school and college campus initiatives and classes, organization, and community trainings.
Assistant Professor of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA. Deadline: Review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until filled.
The Department of Communication Arts at Illinois College invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in intercultural communication with particular focus on intercultural communication within organizations to begin Fall 2022. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise and/or interest in studying issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within organizations in the U.S. context. Preference will also be given to candidates who have additional expertise/interest in the areas of strategic communication, social media, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise.
This position is part of a “cluster hire” with 3 tenure-track positions focused around the study of race, ethnicity, and justice in the United States, and include positions in African-American history, intercultural and organizational communication, and criminology and justice studies. The positions will be housed in three interdisciplinary departments: HPPR (History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion), Communication Arts, and Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice). The successful candidates will contribute to the continued development of a new African-American Studies minor, created in response to strong student interest. As part of a cohort, these positions will have additional mentoring and professional development support.
Lecturer in Communication & Media, Department of Communication & Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Deadline: 18 October, 2021.
University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join an ambitious and thriving Department which has undergone considerable expansion and development in recent years. Candidates with a background in multimodal discourse analysis and the potential to contribute to the Discourse, Data and Society research group are strongly encourage to apply. In addition, they are looking for candidates with a strong research profile and the ability to contribute 4* publications for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
You will undertake research and teaching in the Department of Communication and Media, with a preferred teaching focus on multimodal approaches to media texts. The post will support teaching in visual communication, journalism and strategic communication, and involvement in individual and team teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants with whose research contributes to the Discourse, Data and Society research group which brings together ground-breaking work in multimodal studies, artificial intelligence and data analytics with expertise in critical discourse studies, language and strategic communication.