Minnesota State U job ad

The Communication Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is seeking an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in critical/cultural studies in applied contexts including, but not limited to, conflict and mediation, health communication, and leadership and social change, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

* The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of specialty.
* The successful candidate will be willing and able to develop a new general education course exploring diversity which includes a significant experiential component.
* The successful candidate is expected to participate in university and departmental activities and to maintain an active record of scholarship.
* Teach in our graduate program which includes courses taught in an online environment (undergraduate online courses are also a possibility).

Minimum Qualifications:
* Ph.D., MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree in Communication Studies or related field.
* Two years of college teaching experience. (Experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable.)

Other Considerations:
* Ability and interest to integrate technology into education.
* Ability and interest in service-learning/community-

based education.
* Knowledge of educational assessment.
* Ability and interest to teach courses in communication studies (e.g., public speaking, interpersonal, hybrid, intercultural).
* Interest in teaching online courses.
* Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
* Evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.Additional Information:
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.ifo.org/contract09-11/2009-2011.pdf.NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm.

A complete application will include the following:
* Cover Letter
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three (3) references
* Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
* Any additional documents as requested below

In addition to the above, applicants will provide two letters of reference.  Letters can be uploaded with your electronic application or sent in hard form to the Search Chair at the address listed below.  Reference letters must be received by the application deadline date.

Contact Information:
Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Search Committee
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2213
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-3284
E-mail: daniel.cronn-mills@mnsu.edu

U Cyprus 2nd language teaching

The University of Cyprus (School of Modern Greek) is looking for partners for an international research project with the provisional title “Development of training courses for second language teaching”. In case you are interested in being a partner in the below described project or if you would like to have more information please contact Dr. Anna Kyritsi at: kyritsi@ucy.ac.cy until December 5, 2011 if possible.

Partners can be institutions of higher education, adult education institutions, teacher training institutions or similar from EU and non EU countries. The working language will be English while the results of the project will be translated in all partner languages. An application for funding will be submitted to the EU Life Long Learning program under the 2012 call for multilateral projects. The deadline for submission is 2/2/2012 and at least 3 partners from EU countries are needed for the consortium.

Project description
The project duration will be 2 years starting in October 2012.

The first task will be to conduct research into second language teaching in adult education as opposed to foreign language teaching. The aim of this research will be to define the sociolinguistic and pedagogical issues with which teachers of second language are confronted eg. the role of language for successful integration, the acquisition of skills for intercultural communication, the social status and the learning experiences of the learners, the teaching of groups of mixed language and ability.

After defining the area of second language teaching and the special needs of teachers in this area the project will develop a framework for a course for teacher training in the subject as well as for In-service-training courses on special subjects for teachers already active in the field. This framework will then be adapted by each partner institution according to the individual situation of the country it resides in and on the basis of these adaptations trial courses will be conducted.

The next step of the project will be to develop a train-the-trainer course in order to secure that there will be qualified persons who will conduct the above mentioned teacher training courses in future. Finally the project will set up a framework for the accreditation of qualifications for second language teaching on a European level.

We would particularly be interested in cooperating with institutions working in similar linguistic environments. The main linguistic variety on the island of Cyprus is the Cypriot Greek dialect, which is widely spoken in most communicative settings. Teaching standard modern Greek as a second language in such a linguistic environment presents additional challenges for the language teacher, which we intend to address as part of the training program.

Indicative time schedule

October 2012 Start
November 2012 Kick off meeting – Project planning
December 2012-March 2013 1st phase – Research
March 2013 2nd meeting and publication of results on the project’s website
April 2013-August 2013 Development of teacher training courses  – trial courses (phase 1) – evaluation
September 2013 3rd meeting – evaluation of the process
September 2013 – January 2014 Development of teacher training courses – trial courses (phase2) – evaluation
Development of train the trainer course
February 2014 4th meeting – evaluation of the process
Conference – project presentation and results
February 2014 – June 2014 Summing up of project
Framework for training accreditation of training
July 2014  5th meeting – final evaluation / writing of final report
September 2014 End of project

ASU job ads

The School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University seeks two tenure-track assistant professors in communication.  The school offers an exciting interdisciplinary communication degree program with three areas of emphasis: Law and Community Advocacy, Communication and Culture, and Communication, Technology & Society.

The program on the Downtown Phoenix campus seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in rhetoric, cultural communication or community advocacy. The successful candidate will have a PhD in communication by time of hire; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; an established record of research using rhetorical or qualitative methods appropriate to rank; a commitment to working in multicultural settings; a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. There are multiple opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections of one kind or another with our faculty in philosophy and other humanities.

The program on the Polytechnic campus seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with an emphasis in communication, technology and society.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in communication by time of hire; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; an established record of research using rhetorical or qualitative methods appropriate to rank; a commitment to working in multicultural settings; a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. Desired qualifications include experience with online teaching and learning and expertise in the field of technology and society. There are multiple opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections with faculty in English, history, technical communication and other humanities.

The application deadline for both positions is 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2011; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until search is closed.

For complete descriptions and application information, please visit: https://sls.asu.edu/about/jobs

Background check required prior to employment. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

NCA 2011

On November 20, 2011 I presented “Learning to walk like a local: Applying Goffman’s theory of face to pedestrian behavior” at the National Communication Association convention held in New Orleans, LA. My co-author for the paper was Prof Yves Winkin, Director of the Institut Français de l’Education in Lyon, France, and we divided up the presentation. My thanks to Prof. Beth Haslett for organzing the panel, and inviting us to participate.

While at NCA I met with several members of the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Profs Donal Carbaugh and Barbara Hines) as well as the Center’s Technology adviser, Dr. Brenda Berkelaar, and the President of the Council of Communication Associations, Prof. Patrice Buzzanell. I also met with dozens of scholars about the Center, participated in business meetings for several divisions of NCA and, of course, attended sessions. A number of those who participated in the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in 2009 were at NCA, and I had a chance to talk with at least half a dozen. Several people made very good suggestions for additions to the website – so look for what’s new in the coming months!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Randolph-Macon College job ad

Randolph-Macon College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies to teach advanced undergraduate courses in interpersonal, group, and intercultural communication. This faculty member will join her or his communication studies colleagues in teaching core theory/research courses in major, in team-teaching a proposed general education introduction to the discipline, in providing some basic instruction in communication skills, and in occasionally offering an interdisciplinary seminar in the college’s “first-year experience” program.

More specifically, a typical year’s schedule for this position would be:
2 advanced undergraduate courses in interpersonal, group, or intercultural communication (6 credit hours);
either Communication Theory, Communication Research Methods, or Senior Seminar (3 credit hours);
2 sections of COMM 215–Interpersonal and Small Group Communication (6 credit hours);
Team-teaching 2 sections of a proposed Introduction to Communication Studies (2 credit hours);
Providing speech communication instruction embedded in 8 “first-year experience” courses (4 credit hours; 24-48 clock hours);

The successful candidate, then, would typically have an annual 21 credit hour teaching load. The college norm for full-time faculty is between 20 and 22.

Ph.D. in communication studies or closely related discipline should be in-hand or anticipated by 9/1/12. Teaching experienced, preferably at the undergraduate level, is required, as is potential for significant professional activity in faculty member’s area of specialization. Familiarity with a liberal arts college environment as either a faculty member ir a student desirable.

Randolph-Macon  College is a traditional, residential liberal arts college growing to an enrollment of 1,500 undergraduates. It is located in central Virginia, 15 miles North of Richmond and 90 miles South of Washington, DC.

The communication studies major and department are new, the major approved in 10/11 and the department formed in 7/11. Enrollment is healthy, and new courses are already being added. The major situates itself in the liberal arts context by integrating coursework in rhetoric, mass communication, and the broadly-defined interpersonal area and by emphasizing the theory and research of the discipline while not neglecting its applied dimensions.

Randolph-Macon College is an equal opportunity employer. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Letters of application, a curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Communication Studies Search, c/o Susan Timberlake, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005. Materials may be submitted electronically to stimberl@rmc.edu.

ASU Tempe job ad

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University is seeking a tenure-earning assistant professor in communication studies and new media to begin in Fall 2012. Successful applicants will articulate teaching and research efforts in relation to our School’s mission within the New American University model. Our mission aims to produce transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching that responds to pressing issues in the world today. Specifically, we seek a new media scholar whose interests align with our research initiatives in strategic communication; health communication; conflict transformation; wellness and work-life; as well as our core expertise in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication, rhetoric and performance studies. We are searching for an outstanding candidate whose teaching, research, and service complements our vibrant faculty and program. This position includes: teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; establishing and maintaining an ongoing research program in area of specialty; contributing to curriculum development; seeking external research funding; serving on school, college, and university committees; assisting with recruitment of students for ASU and the program; and, providing service to professional associations and the community. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Required: Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in communication or related field at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching and research at the postsecondary level.

Desired:
Demonstrated evidence of experience in research methodology.
Successful experience teaching/assisting in a large lecture format class.
Expertise in new media.
Evidence of ability to seek and secure external funding support.

The HDSHC includes 23 full-time faculty members and offers the BA, BS, MIP, and Ph.D. degrees in communication. The School offers laboratory facilities, computer resources, project support, grant development support, and a performance studio. The Main Campus is located in Tempe, a progressive suburb of Phoenix. Our location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.

The postmarked application deadline is January 6, 2012; if the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Friday until search is closed. Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying interest in the position and how their qualifications match the required and desired qualifications; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. syllabi, teaching evaluations); and evidence of excellence in scholarship (e.g. reprints of published articles). A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement can be found at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Address application materials to: Dr. Steven Corman, Search Committee Chair The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Arizona State University P. O. Box 871205 (regular mail) Tempe, AZ 85287-1205 or 950 S. Forest Ave., room A412 (express mail) Tempe, AZ 85281 For additional information: HDSHC Strategic Initiatives: http://www.asu.edu/clas/communication/about ASU, A New American University: http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/ Email: facultysearch@asu.edu

Northeastern U job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin September 1, 2012. The candidate must have an earned doctorate by August 2012 in Communication or a related field. We are seeking candidates who will excel in the research and teaching of digital communications (e.g., youth, global development, social change and protest) and social networking services (e.g., Facebook, Google+, bookmarking). We are open to a range of methodological approaches and welcome multi- and inter-disciplinary scholarship though we are interested in candidates capable of teaching research methods or communication theory from a social science perspective. The successful candidate must be able to document teaching excellence and to speak to the importance of achieving and maintaining diversity in higher education. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Communication Studies is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a broad framework of experiential education and community engagement. Communication Studies is primarily an undergraduate-serving department with courses that range across a number of areas such as rhetorical studies, organizational communication, health communication, digital communications, and intercultural communication.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2011 and full consideration will be given to applications received by December 30, 2011. Each applicant should send a letter that addresses the selection criteria and indicates how her/his background and expertise fit with the needs of the department. Samples of scholarship, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of at least three references should accompany the letter. To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/ and click on the Faculty Positions button.

Applicant with questions pertaining to the search should call Prof. Tom Nakayama, Search Committee Chair, at:  617-373-7342 or email at t.nakayama@neu.edu.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston and a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

Baruch College job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies to begin Fall 2012. We seek a communication studies generalist with a research background in the social sciences or humanities and with the ability to contribute to the development of a planned new communication studies major in the department. Candidates should be equipped to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: business communication, communication theory, digital media, diversity studies, group communication, international communication, media analysis, public address, and rhetorical criticism.

Baruch College, located in midtown Manhattan, is a senior college of the City University of New York and is recognized as among the most diverse colleges in the nation. The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. degree in Business Communication, an M.A. in Corporate Communication, and a minor in Communication Studies; a B.A. in Communication Studies is planned. The Department serves several hundred undergraduate majors and minors, 70 graduate students, and 2000 undergraduate students in the basic course. Subfields represented include argumentation, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication, and public relations. For information about the Department of Communication Studies, please see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/communication/index.htm

To apply, please visit http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsearch.html and follow the instructions under “How to Apply Online.”

Politécnico de Coimbra

On November 8, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “Intercultural weddings and the simultaneous display of multiple identities” to the Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra, Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal.

Coimbra posterOn November 9, 2011, I presented another talk entitled “Constructing a community of practice around the scholarship of teaching and learning: The role of centers for teaching excellence” to the Centro de Inovação e Estudo da Pedagogia no Ensino Superior, also part of the Politécnico de Coimbra.

My host was Dr. Susana Gonçalves, Director of the Centro de Inovação e Estudo da Pedagogia no Ensino Superior (Center for Innovation and Higher Education Pedagogy) at the Politécnico.
After the talk, Susana, her colleague Mark Carpenter, and Dr. Maria João Pinto Cardoso, the Vice President of the Politécnico, made time for lunch and followup conversation about future activities.

My thanks to Susana for inviting me to come to Coimbra, and to Mark and his wife Carmo, for offering me and my husband gracious hospitality at their home for our few days in Coimbra. Mark and Susana made time to give us the grand tour of the old city.

While in Coimbra, I had time to meet with Dr. Nancy Duxbury, a Canadian scholar I had not seen in several years, currently part of the Research Group on Cities, Culture and Architecture, a project of the Centro de Estudos Scoials at the Universidade de Coimbra.

I look forward to future connections with all of these colleagues.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Arizona State University job ad

The Communication program at Arizona State University (Downtown campus) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in rhetoric, cultural communication or community advocacy.
Teaching load is 2/2 for tenure-track faculty with significant research agenda. Teaching opportunities are at upper-division undergraduate level including potential for curriculum development. Faculty are eligible to apply for graduate faculty status in the MA and Ph.D. programs at ASU Tempe campus. Service required appropriate to rank.

QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Communication by time of hire; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; an established record of research using rhetorical or qualitative methods appropriate to rank; a commitment to working in multicultural settings;  a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank.
DESIRED
Research interests in one of our core emphasis areas, demonstrated commitment to community engagement, place­based inquiry, and use­inspired research consistent with mission of a New American University.

APPLICATION
DEADLINE
5:00pm, December 2, 2011; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until search is closed.
PROCEDURE
Applicants must send the following: Cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, and names of three references with complete contact information electronically to Search Committee (Assistant Professor -Communication #9959), as one complete electronic PDF file to Kim Haren (Kim.Haren@asu.edu). DO NOT send your application letter, vita, names of references, etc., as separate files or your application will be considered incomplete.  We do not accept incomplete applications.

GENERAL INFORMATION
ASU Downtown is participating in an exciting interdisciplinary communication degree program. The major offers three areas of emphasis: Law and Community Advocacy, Communication and Culture, and Communication, Technology & Society.  There are multiple opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections of one kind or another with our faculty in Philosophy and other humanities.
Academic year contract – 8/16/12 THROUGH 5/15/13. Salary contingent upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Background check required prior to employment.  ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  http://sls.asu.edu/jobs.html