U Maryland Baltimore County Job: Intercultural Communication

Job adsTenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Application deadline: October 31, 2017.

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is filling a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in intercultural communication. Candidates will be expected to have a comprehensive research agenda in intercultural communication. They should have in hand a PhD in intercultural communication or a closely related field, experience in intercultural training, and native or near-native proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. The department has been a pioneer in incorporating intercultural communication into its language pedagogy, enriching both the fields of language pedagogy and intercultural communication. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in intercultural training, other areas of critical intercultural communication, and courses in the selected candidate’s language area at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also participate in the supervision of theses and scholarly papers in the department’s interdisciplinary MA program in Intercultural Communication. We welcome applications from applied linguistics, intercultural education, cross-cultural psychology, critical intercultural communication, and other fields that engage with intercultural modern language studies. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable. For more information about the MLLI department and the INCC program, please consult

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty. Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body. Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity. Please include in your application letter a statement addressing your commitment to and experience in fostering inclusive excellence. Members of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

In your letter of application, please address your vision for the history, theories, debates, and methodologies of the field as they apply to your agenda for research, teaching, training, service, and outreach.”

Canterbury Christ Church U Job: Politics & International Relations (New Zealand)

Job adsLecturer in Politics and International RelationsCanterbury Christ Church University – School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology. Closes: October 26, 2017.

The role is focused on key aspects of the delivery of the foundation, undergraduate and post graduate levels of the curriculum, with specific reference to international relations and contemporary security studies. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to strong research record of Politics and International Relations team, and use their research to inform their teaching practice.

Applicants should have a doctorate in International Relations or Politics, with experience of teaching in the university sector and a strong emerging record of research and publications. The ability to teach international relations and contemporary security studies will be crucial to the post, thought the successful applicant will need to be sufficiently flexible to deliver other aspects of the curriculum as required.

Newcastle U Job: Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence

Job adsResearch Assistant/Associate in Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence for Refugee Professionals – B89444R. The post will be based in the Applied Linguistics and Communication section of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. Closes: 30th October 2017

You will play a central role in the success of an Erasmus+ Higher Education project on developing professional intercultural communication competence among refugees. You will contribute to research design, data collection and analysis, and liaison with project partners and participants in the UK, Austria and the Netherlands, including refugees and language teachers working with them. You will also contribute to project administration and management, under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator, and to the writing of project materials and research reports and peer-reviewed publications, as well as to dissemination of the project at seminars and conferences.

For this role we are seeking an experienced and professional researcher who will be a subject specialist in the area of education and intercultural communication.  You will also have a good knowledge of mixed methods research approaches.

A good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (education, applied linguistics, languages) is essential, as is good knowledge of the fields of intercultural communication and language pedagogy. A PhD or equivalent significant relevant experience (either completed or close to completion) in a relevant discipline (for example, education, applied linguistics, modern languages, technology) is desirable.

You will be expected to take significant initiative in their work and to work closely with the Principal Investigator over the details of the project. You will also contribute, where practical, to teaching and teacher training related to professional intercultural communication competence.

The post is fixed term to 31.8.2019, and will be part-time at 40% FTE.

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Pontifical Catholic U Job: International Relations (Chile)

Job adsAssistant or Associate Professor in International RelationsPontifical Catholic University of Chile – The Institute of Political Science, Closes: November 1, 2017

The Institute of Political Science (ICP) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in International Relations. The University strongly values diversity and we encourage members of all nationalities and backgrounds to apply.

The ICP is among the highest ranked political science departments in Latin America.  Comprised of a highly international group of scholars, it is a hub of theoretical, empirical and applied research in the region. The ICP offers undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programs. It admits the most talented Chilean students to its undergraduate and graduate programs, and hosts a large number of exchange students and a steady stream of visiting professors from all over the world.  Santiago is a vibrant metropolitan area and a short drive from Chile’s renowned pacific coast and spectacular Andean mountain range.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality research, publication and teaching.  Teaching obligations are limited to three courses per year.  Fluency in Spanish is valued, but candidates who express the willingness to perfect basic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The ICP offers financial support for language classes and courses may initially be taught in English.

Utah State U Job Ad: Global Communication

Job adsAssistant Professor in Communication Studies – Global Communication and Rhetoric at Utah State University

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. Candidates must have a Doctorate in a Communication-related field completed by August 14, 2018. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to conduct scholarly research and teach a variety of courses. Candidates must be willing to mentor undergraduate students and will also need to pass a background check, per university policy. Other qualifications include: expertise in and the ability to teach rhetorical methods; specialization in global communication and related issues, such as intercultural conflict, diplomacy, human rights, or international negotiation. Utah State University is located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2017 to receive full consideration.

NTU Singapore Job Ad: Interactional Linguistics

Job adsTenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactional Linguistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The School of Humanities, NTU, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship with specialisation in Interactional Linguistics. Applicants with expertise in Interactional Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Membership Categorization Analysis, Ethnomethodological Discourse Analysis or related fields are welcome to apply. Experience in working with Malay and other South-East Asian languages and communities would be an advantage.

Candidates must possess a PhD in a relevant field, completed by the commencement date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-reviewed publications and the ability to secure research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate can expect to start as soon as July 2018.

To receive full consideration, applications should be dispatched to the Search Committee by 30 October 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Central College Job Ad: Conflict Resolution, Negotiation or Peace Studies (Iowa)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Communication Studies specializing in Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and/or Peace Studies at Central College, Pella, Iowa. Deadline: October 15, 2017. Full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning August 2018.

Candidates should have a PhD (ABD may apply) in Communication Studies or relevant field and some evidence of scholarly productivity.

Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Responsibilities for this position include teaching introduction to communication theory and a presentation course in addition to developing and teaching upper level courses in conflict resolution, negotiation and/or peace studies. Applicants should be able to teach in these areas of communication as they apply to at least two of the following: interpersonal, intergroup, intercultural, organizational, community, national, and/or international contexts. Specific foci may include, but are not limited to, negotiation, mediation, peace communication, conflict/dispute resolution, and/or multicultural or international dialogue. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development and be able to teach the College’s first-year or senior-year interdisciplinary seminar. In addition to teaching, all faculty at Central College are expected to participate in the life of the college and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

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Monash U Malaysia Job: Communication & Media Studies

Job adsMonash University Malaysia invites applications for the position of Professor or Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Established in 2008, the School has built its strength in the disciplines of International Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, Film and Television Studies. It aspires to develop a strong record of interdisciplinary collaboration through its research strength, Social Transformation in Southeast Asia.

The ideal candidate will be an eminent scholar with the academic credentials to be appointed as Professor or Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at a leading research university. We particularly seek scholars who have the capacity to provide strong academic leadership of the discipline and who have a research focus on Southeast Asia. The responsibilities will include curriculum revitalisation, course coordination at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervision and mentoring of junior academic staff.

The successful candidate will lead, grow and develop the future of the discipline in consultation with other academics and key stakeholders. Key research responsibilities will be to provide leadership in the school’s research strength, Social Transformation in Southeast Asia, enhance HDR students’ enrolment and completions, and further links with diverse constituencies to obtain external competitive grants to improve the research profile of the School.

National U Singapore Job Ads: Communications & New Media

Job adsThe Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks outstanding candidates for four tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research in one or more of the following broad areas.

Position 1. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Public Relations. We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) public relations, corporate communication, strategic communication, and/or digital and social media. A thorough grounding in theory, research, and practice related to public relations and/or strategic communication is required.

Position 2. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Health Communication. We seek an engaged scholar with demonstrated expertise in health communication broadly defined. Areas of teaching and research interests include but are not limited to: culture and health, health campaigns, health promotion, health information seeking, patient-provider communication, health risk perception and behavior, social support, e-health, and/or health care advocacy.

Position 3. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Organizational Communication. We seek a scholar with expertise in organizational communication, leadership, and/or new communication technologies. In particular, research and teaching interests in gender, diversity, and organizational culture in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are desired.

Position 4 Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Science Risk Communication. We seek a scholar with research and teaching expertise in risk and/or science communication, broadly defined.  Candidates with interest in increasing public’s understanding of risk/science as well as improving public discourse about risk/science are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach across health, strategic, and/or organizational communication as a secondary area are welcome.

American U of Beirut 2 Job Ads: Media Studies (Lebanon)

Job adsThe Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, invites applications for 2 positions.

Application deadline: October 15, 2017
To begin: August 15, 2018

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic, and social scientific approaches to media in the Arab world broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that both advances the study of media, culture, and politics in Arab society, and is in dialog with current theoretical debates. The specific subfield and methodological approach is open. The successful candidate will bolster existing program strengths at the undergraduate and graduate level.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived, and with breadth of perspective on interdisciplinary currents in the field. While we are seeking a generalist, relevant areas of research for this position might include but are not limited to media theory and history; visual culture studies; television and popular culture; political economy and development; and humanistic or social scientific approaches to emerging media and network culture. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate core courses, courses relevant to the Film and Visual Culture minor, and complement existing program strengths at the graduate level.

While a research agenda focus on the Middle East and its diasporas is desirable, we also encourage applications by candidates who can demonstrate the relevance of their current or future work to the region.