Young Harris College job

Young Harris College is a selective liberal arts institution serving students who demonstrate strong academic commitment.  Founded in 1886 and affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the College currently enrolls approximately 800 students across four divisions – Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences- with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.  Young Harris College enjoys a strong endowment and is engaged in significant expansion after receiving approval in 2008 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin offering baccalaureate degrees in a number of fields.  Young Harris College is located two hours north of Atlanta and two hours south of Asheville, NC in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

The Department of Communication Studies at Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach in the Media Communication track beginning August 1, 2011.  A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Communication, Media, or closely related field with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Candidates who are ABD with an expected completion date of Fall 2011 are also invited to apply. Applicants should be able to teach a broad range of media courses in one or more of the following areas: citizen journalism, media effects/audience analysis, political communication, social/emerging media, or international media. Journalism theory and practice courses as well as shared departmental responsibility for core major courses will be part of this position.  Journalistic experience in practice and teaching is highly desirable as this position includes an advisory role to the recently restructured award-winning student newspaper.  Application deadline is April 8, 2011.

Applications should be sent to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, PO Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Electronic applications are preferred (in Word or PDF format) and should be sent to HumanResources@yhc.edu.  Applications should include an updated curriculum vitae and statement of purpose, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Prior to employment, selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/D/V

Postdoctoral fellow-University of Denver

Postdoctoral Lecturer, University of Denver

The Department of Communication Studies grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. The area of Culture and Communication investigates the communicative constitution and intersection of difference in its various codifications as culture, race, class, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexual orientation. Its vision is to promote an ethic of inclusivity, racial and social justice, reciprocity, and mutual transformation in the encounter of difference. Courses reflect this emphasis, focusing on the social and performative construction of identity, the politics of representation, performances of affect, identity, and community and vernacular and embodied rhetorics, all informed by, critical, feminist and queer perspectives on cultural communication.

Given faculty research and teaching foci we are particularly interested in applicants who have teaching and research interests in Communication, transnationalism, diaspora, and/or migration. Scholars with research and teaching foci in the areas of African diaspora studies, citizenship studies, and diaspora studies, and/or queer diaspora studies are particularly welcome. We seek to participate in the process of preparing recent Ph.D. recipients for tenure track positions and careers in academia. A central component of this position is mentoring; thus, a faculty mentor will be assigned to our new colleague. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received the Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008. The person hired will be expected to teach six courses over three quarters (two courses a quarter).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the University’s Common Curriculum and the major of the department of Communication Studies. Given these needs, in consultation with the Dean’s Office, the following courses are likely possibilities.

Teaching Description:
* First Year Seminar  (1) : Special topic course and advising for first year students. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Ways of Knowing Class (2 or 3): For undergraduates, for instance, COMN 2220, Race and Popular Culture and COMN 2210, Gender and Communication. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Advanced Seminar (2 or 3 Classes): For advanced undergraduates, for instance ASEM 2509, Communication and the Production of Culture, or a new ASEM focused o the candidates specific interest. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)

Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008.
Experience teaching at a College or University level desired.

To be considered an applicant, you must submit your application, C.V., cover letter. list of references, and scholarly publications online. Please also send three letters of recommendation:

Bernadette Calafell
University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Sturm Hall, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80208

Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits

Job ad-Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University’s MA program in Communication and Leadership Studies seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall of 2011. We seek candidates interested in communication theory and praxis with excellent teaching skills. In its sixth year, the Program has attracted more than 500 students who take courses either on campus or on-line. The program has a strong interest in global and ethical aspects of communication.

We seek candidates who have research interests and teaching ability in the area of community, communication, and social change. This area includes non-profits, collaborative decision-making, global and local movements, and multi-platform media in the service of community. The person will also teach the Theorizing Communication course, and the Communication Thesis or Project course. We seek a dynamic individual who can both understand the balance of the curriculum and help to guide its growth and quality. Responsibilities include teaching campus based and online MA classes in the Department, advising campus and online students, serving on Department and School committees as needed, and an active research agenda in the areas of the position. Open Date: Review of applications begins March 25th and is open until filled.

To apply or view the full position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/employment .  Application review begins March 25, 2011. The required application materials include, a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendation letters. References should email their letters of recommendation to cockerham@gonzaga.edu whereupon letters will be uploaded to your online
application. For online application assistance, call 509-313-5996. For questions regarding the position, contact Kathy Gustafson, Program Assistant, at gustafson@gonzaga.edu <gustafson@gonzaga.edu> .

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity. An offer of employment will be contingent on background verification of an earned doctorate in communication or a closely related discipline.

Job ad-interaction/intercultural

Assistant Professor of Communication: Language & Social Interaction
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Beginning Fall 2011

The Communication Department is seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Language and Social Interaction (e.g., discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, pragmatics, narrative analysis), with an emphasis in qualitative research on culture, identity, diversity, and/or questions of social justice.  The successful candidate will be able to teach 1-2 sections of Communication and the Human Condition, a large lecture course for entry-level undergraduates (majors and non-majors).  Additional assignments may include courses in Introduction to the Communication Discipline Parts 1 & 2 (theory and research courses), Communication and Ethnicity (African American or Native American sections needed), Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Social Movements, or Health Communication, depending upon interests/expertise and department needs.

Responsibilities:
-Teaching:  teaching classes in the undergraduate program, curriculum development, grading, holding regular office hours.
-Research:  research and scholarly publication, culminating in refereed journal and conference publications. Book publications and grants are welcomed contributions.
-Service:  provide service to the department in support of curriculum, teaching, and service to the university and community. Service includes student advising, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting in departmental and university events.  Contribute to the development and improvement of departmental programs and activities. Contributions to community projects and events are also appreciated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population
-Ability to teach introductory communication courses and upper-level courses in Language and Social Interaction at the college level.
-Ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and interactions and collegial conduct
-Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and colleagues both orally and in writing
-Knowledge of computer technology (software programs such as MS Word) and ability to learn and use new software/technologies (e.g. D2L course management software)

Qualifications:
Required:
-Ph.D. in Communication at the time of appointment.  ABD’s considered.
-Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in language and social interaction, and in one or more of the emphases noted in the position description
Preferred:
-Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
-Some evidence of course development.
-Experience teaching courses in the areas under “additional assignments” in the position description.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

The University:
UW-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and diversity and inclusiveness. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Review of Applications:
Complete applications received by March 18, 2011 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
-A cover letter of application
-Curriculum vitae
-Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
-Samples of syllabi from courses taught
-Statement of teaching and research philosophy
-Summary of teaching evaluations
-Examples of scholarly work
-Names and contact information for three references
(Additional materials may be requested.)

Email submissions to:  lambin@uwp.edu

Mail:
Joseph Lambin
University of Wisconsin-Parkside,
Communication Department
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer D/M/V/W

positions available-Florida Atlantic

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and two full-time Instructors in Communication and Civic Discourse. The School’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Studies emphasize contemporary cultural concerns while situating these within the broader historical context of communication and cultural theory. Candidates will be able to teach courses in rhetoric, communication, and cultural discourse with an investment in both local and global issues and communities. Areas of expertise might include communication and citizenship, public address and deliberation, identity and ethnicity, and media, technology, and the public sphere. Effective date of employment: August 2011. Ph.D. and teaching experience required, as well as demonstrated potential for research and publication. Application deadline: March 18, 2011.

Application must be made through FAU’s employment site. Position numbers: 980724, 992250 and 980928. Attach letter of application, CV, samples of scholarly work, and three reference letters to your on-line application. Confidential letters of recommendation can be sent by standard mail to: Eric Freedman, Associate Director, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL, 33431. E-mail for inquiries only: efreedma@fau.edu. For detailed information on FAU, visit our web site at: http://www.fau.edu/scms. A background check is required for the person selected for this position. Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

New media Prof position

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of COMMUNICATION
ADVERTISING –  CREATIVE COPYWRITING AND NEW MEDIA
TENURE-TRACK OR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT
The Department of Communication seeks a dynamic and creative professor to join a highly productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues to develop a world-class program in integrated marketing communication. The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of marketing and advertising. The ideal candidate will be one that reaches across academic disciplines and institutions to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities. We seek a candidate who can teach and advise students in an integrated communications environment. Teaching responsibilities include primarily creative, but also writing including copywriting, principles and campaigns courses with knowledge and experience in creative new media advertising. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach additional communication courses such as communication theory and/or communication research met!

This position may be either a tenure track or temporary appointment. A joint appointment with a local advertising company is also a possibility. Appointment and rank are based upon qualifications.

Advertising is one of six concentrations in the Department of Communication along with journalism, public relations, electronic media, organizational communication and sports communication. The Department of Communication is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, universal videoconferencing technology in every classroom, high-end multimedia equipped classrooms and labs, and Internet2 connectivity.

Tenure-track appointment: An appropriate terminal degree in advertising or related field is required for appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Applicants demonstrating progress toward a terminal degree will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree.

Temporary (non-tenure-track) appointment: An appropriate Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with significant professional experience is required for appointment at the rank of temporary instructor. Appointment is for one year with the possibility of annual renewal. College-level teaching experience is a plus. Applicants for this position should indicate interest in a possible joint appointment with a local advertising company.

Salary is commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date is August 2011. Qualified candidates must submit a hard copy and electronic letter of application describing qualifications for and the specific interest in the position and in Bradley University; hard copy and electronic resume/curriculum vita and hard copies of three current letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Margaret Young, Chair Advertising Search Committee
Department of Communication
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
E-mail: mly@bradley.edu

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled.

Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs. Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest. Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges.

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with more than 550 students. Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, electronic media, and organizational communication are offered. The department is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility. The facility includes multimedia computer labs, a videoconference center, Internet2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing bays, and high-end multimedia equipped and videoconferencing enabled classrooms. Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 people located midway between Chicago and St. Louis. A locally active arts community includes ballet, opera, symphony, and theater. The region supports two daily newspapers, several weeklies, six UHF television stations, more than two dozen radio stations and two cable companies. Peoria is home to several companies with international operations and major medical facilities.

Visit Bradley University online at: www.bradley.edu or the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at: http://gcc.bradley.edu/slane

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

Northeastern U job ad

“The Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with expertise in intercultural communication and global communication to begin Fall 2011. We are seeking a candidate with teaching and research expertise in intercultural and global communication in a variety of contexts.

Our mission is to develop both research and teaching in a way that advances critical thinking into practice and application. We are a primarily undergraduate department looking for candidates that can contribute to the development of our graduate, as well as undergraduate programs. Candidates should also be comfortable in a co-operative education environment. All candidates must have an established record of research and an ongoing research program, demonstrable teaching excellence, and possess a doctorate in communication studies. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in higher education.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Application information and complete job description available at the online application website: http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/, and click on ‘Faculty Positions’.”

Teaching position in Beijing – Spring 2011

The University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) invites applications for a Communication Instructor position for the spring, 2011, semester at the International College at Beijing (ICB).

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver, with a complete undergraduate program in Economics or Communication. All courses are administered and taught by UCD faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. All students pass a rigorous screening and pay tuition rates normal for the US but extraordinary for China.

The teaching load is 4-5 courses for the semester and will include courses in Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Diversity, Group Communication, and Citizenship and Social Justice.  Pay ranges from $23,000-$28,000 for the semester.  Instructors also receive round-trip airfare, international health insurance, and on-campus housing. The instructor will be expected to arrive in Beijing on February 15, 2011, and the semester runs for 14 weeks.

This is a unique opportunity to work and travel in China, experiencing first hand the world’s most populous nation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in communication
Experience teaching communication courses
Interest in learning about Asian societies

Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication
International teaching experience
Experience with diverse cultures

Instructions to applicants:
Interested applicants must apply through www.jobsatcu.com using posting number 811485.  Submit a vita, cover letter, sample syllabi, and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact either Khulan Dashpuntsag (303.315.2243 or  khulan.dashpuntsag@ucdenver.edu ) or Sonja Foss (303.556.5526 or Sonja.Foss@ucdenver.edu).

American U – job ad

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.