Sorbonne grad fellowship

Information and Communication Sciences & Curricular Development
(Effective 27 August 2012)

CELSA, the Graduate School of Journalism and Communications of the Sorbonne University, seeks an articulate and experienced native-English-speaking researcher to play a key role in curricular development and teaching in association with its languages department and degree programs.

The Graduate Fellowship position will be composed of 10-12 hours of work per week during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Coursework will be based on a combination of teaching (classroom and tutorial settings) and research on innovative forms of pedagogy, including case-study writing, to further the fellow’s professional development.  Fellows will also present their research plans and results to the academic community at least once during the year-long fellowship.  The monthly stipend for the position is €1,256.12 (after taxes) for the 12-month period based on a Contrat de Lecteur in the French national education system.

Ideal candidates will possess proven knowledge of the Information and Communication Sciences in an effort to promote a cross-cultural understanding of the field to students and colleagues.  The candidate must possess excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.  Successful candidates will be able to communicate in French in addition to being adept at using computer soft and hardware for innovative pedagogical applications. An advanced university degree, some teaching experience and specific research experience would also be assets.

All candidates wishing to apply should send a CV, a letter describing the research to be pursued while a fellow and how scholarship will be furthered at CELSA and with its research group (GRIPIC), two samples of their scholarship, course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available) and two letters of reference to the University.  All inquiries and applications should be directed by email to or by post to:
Mr. Kyle Schneider
Graduate School of Journalism & Communications (CELSA) – Université Paris-Sorbonne
77, rue de Villiers
92523 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex

Applications must be received before 1 March 2012.  All applicants will be contacted during the month of March 2012.  CELSA’s policy is to employ the best qualified personnel, while providing equal opportunity for the advancement of employees and not to discriminate against any person because of any condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justified. All applications are dealt with fairly and properly in line with our policies and procedures.  Applicants from CELSA’s international partner institutions will be given first priority for the post.  However, all those interested are encouraged to apply.

A graduate school at the Sorbonne University, CELSA offers degree programs in Journalism, Institutional Communications, Marketing + Advertising, Media, Communications Management and Human Resources. It awards an Undergraduate Degree (Licence), Master’s Degrees (Research and Professional tracks) and an MBA in addition to Magistère and Doctorate Degrees.  CELSA has pioneered interactive teaching since its creation in 1957. The trademark of the school is its foothold in academic and professional worlds, demonstrated by its pedagogical supervision, international outreach and placement of graduates in their chosen professions through internship and work-placement programs.  Read more at

Policy on posting job ads

I have been asked about the current policy for posting job descriptions to the Center’s site. At this point, ads for faculty positions (tenure-track, not lecturer or adjunct positions) will be posted if the description includes expertise in an area related to the Center – that is, intercultural, dialogue, or international. Shorter term positions that are especially intended to attract international applicants (such as visiting positions, or post-docs) will also be posted, again if the focus overlaps with the concerns of the Center in some way. Occasional ads for other positions clearly connected to the Center’s concerns will be posted, as seems appropriate. If you have a question, contact me.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Arab West Report job ad

Job Opening at the Arab West Report

Due Date: October 13, 2011

There is an immediate opening for the position of International Coordinator / Project Manager at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt is going through an important transitional period. CIDT plays a role in this transition by continuing to contribute accurate reporting, media monitoring, and peace-building projects, which help build bridges between Muslims and Christians, both in Egypt and abroad.

CIDT receives funding from donor organizations in order to do its general work and complete its projects. The international coordinator is responsible for maintaining relations with existing donors, applying for funding for new projects, and ensuring that projects are carried out according to agreements.

For more information about this position, see our full job description.

Arab West Foundation | Arab West Stichting Blaak 550 | Blaak, Ro 3011 TA, Netherlands

UCSB job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. The search is open rank, with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2012. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, a strong social science background, and demonstrated excellence in publishing innovative research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and professional activities in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. Active service in the department and on campus is expected.

The successful candidate will complement one or more of the department’s core areas in media communication, interpersonal/intergroup communication, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, globalization, along with family, group, health, political, legal, and intercultural communication.

In particular, we seek applicants whose specializations in race/ethnicity and communication enhance the department’s emphases in media studies or interpersonal/intergroup communication. Research and teaching expertise in any of the following areas are especially desirable: race/ethnicity and identity, interracial relationships, media portrayals of racial/ethnic groups and their effects on audiences, use and impacts of new technologies in racial/ethnic communities, the role of social media in intergroup ethnic/racial relationships, and reducing ethnic/racial inequalities in communication and health.

Applications with a letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, any relevant grant activity, and a publication reprint should be mailed to: Dr. Dave Seibold, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 4005 Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020. Applicants also should request that three letters of recommendation be mailed to the address above. Department review of materials will begin on November 1, 2011.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

U Illinois Chicago job

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in media and film studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2012, pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar of Latin American and/or Latino studies with expertise and a transnational/global perspective in any of the following areas: cultural study of media and multimedia forms; film and moving images; photography and other forms of visual expressions; and/or new media. Applicants must have  PhD or have completed all requirements for doctoral degree in film studies, media studies, ethnic studies or related field by the time of appointment.

Candidates must complete an on-line application and attach an application letter, a curriculum vitae, and one writing sample. Please provide the names and emails of 3 references. Deadline for submission of application is *November 15, 2011*. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an AA/EOE. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

For questions please contact Javier Villa-Flores (, Chair of Search Committee, Latin American and Latino Studies (MC 219), University of Illinois at Chicago, 1511 University Hall, 601 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7115

James Madison U jobs

The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for three tenure-track positions (one of which can be at the Associate level) to begin August 25, 2012. Successful candidates will be communication studies scholars with experience teaching the basic communication course as well as the expertise to teach in two or more of the following areas: advocacy, cultural communication, conflict, interpersonal communication, health communication, organizational communication, political communication, public relations, and research methods. Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continued or promising scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and ability to secure external funding, develop cross-disciplinary work, and contribute to graduate education. Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria will be considered.

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

Applicants should apply online at: where they should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (who will then be contacted to submit a letter online), a copy of unofficial transcripts and student evaluations combined as document #1, and one scholarly writing sample as document #2. Please do not upload an entire dissertation. Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Leigh Nelson, Search Committee Chair, (540) 568-6228,

James Madison University is a rapidly growing university of approximately 19,000 students. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top public regional university for the 17th consecutive year, according to the annual “U.S. News & World Report” 2011 America’s Best Colleges guide. JMU has earned national recognition for its outstanding first-year experiences, learning communities and service-learning. The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities and has the potential to offer a graduate program and become part of a College of Communication, Information, and Media in the near future. The School is comprised of faculty who present a diverse range of communication training and research. Undergraduate majors leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences, and a cultivated appreciation of human communication.

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a Main Street community of about 44,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, about 25 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park. It is approximately 1 hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 ½ hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, and 3 ½ hours from the Chesapeake Bay. More information can be found at,, and
JMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access employer. We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School and the development of a College of Communication, Information, and Media. The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.

Chapman U jobs

Chapman University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Communication Studies, which is a part of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs.  Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.  More information about the university is available at  The growing Chapman University Communication Studies faculty has a high-profile record of publication in top-tier journals, leadership in regional and national communication associations, and a track record of innovative scholarship and teaching/ learning practices.

1. The department invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position.  Candidates should have primary expertise in one of the core content areas of the department:  Interpersonal, Organizational, Global/Intercultural and/or Mass Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

2. The department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates should have primary expertise in Mass Communication and/or New Media, with a secondary interest in Interpersonal, Organizational, and/or Global/Intercultural Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012.  Applicants should possess an excellent scholarship record commensurate with their level of experience, evidenced by publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education is required.

The department, College, and University value personalized faculty collaboration with undergraduate students.  The new faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities. The College encourages interdisciplinary work across departments, schools, and colleges; the department is interested in scholars with innovative ideas about interdisciplinary courses or programs which explore innovative, new, or emerging communication media and the arts, business, sciences, and education.

Applications must be complete by Friday, October 14, 2011.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, portfolio or selected research publications as appropriate, copies of the past two years’ teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of professional recommendation.  Materials and inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

EIUC project officer job

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC – is seeking a well-qualified individual for a 1-year assignment as EIUC Project Officer starting from mid September 2011 in Venice‑Lido, Italy.

Functions and tasks
The EIUC Project Officer will work as member of the permanent staff of EIUC based in Venice under the supervision of the EIUC Secretary‑General. The position focuses on the implementation educational projects in the field of human rights and involves a combination of communication, drafting and practical responsibilities connected with EIUC and its activities.

The tasks will include the following:
*Provide administrative and logistic support in the realisation of EIUC educational projects;
*Make logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of project activities;
*Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters of a general nature, such as registry and maintenance of project files and records;
*Draft and organise working documents;
*Handle communication with EIUC partners and project participants;
*Organise and report on internal and external meetings;
*Update, organise and develop the content of web-sites;
*Update the EIUC Expert Database and make it instrumental to service EU institutions or other partner organisations seeking EIUC expertise;
*Any other administrative activity required by the EIUC Secretary‑General.

Additional tasks may include (inter alia) the following:
*Manage and keep updated the page of EIUC in the most common social networks;
*Manage online and offline communication software;
*Support the EIUC staff with technical IT and electronic infrastructure;
*Report on EIUC events.

*Excellent knowledge of English, including drafting skills;
*Excellent communication skills;
*Experience in organising and assisting project implementation;
*Experience in web-editing (updating of web content, upload of texts and pictures, etc.);
*Experience in working with academics in an international environment;
*Team-working skills.

Added values
*Good knowledge of Italian, French and Arabic;
*Good knowledge of EIUC and its activities;
*Experience with online and offline software and social networks as described above;
*Experience in web-communication and on-line advertising.

The EIUC Project Officer selected will be required to take up full service starting from mid September 2011. Annual/monthly gross salary depending on qualifications.

Deadline for sending applications is 12 September 2011. Selected candidates for the interview will be contacted shortly after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter (including your motivation to work in the human rights field and a short description of relevant working experience), together with a detailed curriculum vitae in English to Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer (EIUC Secretary-General) and to Cristiano Gianolla

Please note: the filling of the above position is contingent upon approval of funding by the European Commission.

Trinity U job

The Human Communication Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre at Trinity University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Human Communication beginning fall semester, 2012.  We seek a colleague with a background in the social-scientific approach to communication. Requirements include teaching three courses each semester.  The department seeks a candidate with a strong background and interest in teaching quantitative research methods and who specializes in relational communication (communication areas such as, listed alphabetically, conflict, community, family, gender, health, intercultural, interracial, international, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and other relevant areas).  Expectations include a strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate majors and non-majors; to publishing important research; and to providing service to the department, university, and profession.  Applicants should have a PhD in communication completed by August 2012, and a strong record of, or potential for, outstanding teaching, research, and service.  Salary is competitive.

Trinity University  is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869.  Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs.  The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty.  We seek a colleague who is interested in teaching small classes, guiding students to conduct original research, building the major, and in developing close academic relations with undergraduates.

Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s experience and interests in the areas of teaching, research, and service described above.  Please include a curriculum vitae and have official transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent.  Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching, research, and service excellence.  Send materials to Dr. Andrew C. Hansen, Chair, Department of Human Communication and Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212.  Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until December 1.  The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Univ of Jyväskylä job

Faculty of Humanities
Department of Communication

The position is located at the Department of Communication within the Faculty of Humanities. The Department houses four disciplines: Organizational Communication, Speech Communication, Journalism and Intercultural Communication. Each of the four disciplines offers postgraduate studies. The aim of the Department is to conduct high quality research of communication and offer high-level and diverse academic education in communication.

The research and education activities focus on: (1) Media and Communication in Social Processes of Change, (2) Human Interaction, Communication and Culture and (3) Communication and Well-Being in Work and Learning Environments. The Department’s teaching and research staff consists of seven professors and nine other teachers and researchers. In addition, the Department has 10–12 temporary researchers. The number of students with Communication as their main subject is approx. 550 and the annual intake of students is 80. The number of postgraduate students is 70.

Intercultural Communication includes both the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Communication and doctoral schooling, and has a professor and a university lecturer in its staff. The Intercultural Communication Master’s Programme has 60 students and 6 doctoral students. The studies prepare for careers in communication involving significant intercultural contact.

Research activities within Intercultural Communication focus on interaction in multicultural settings. The core areas are intercultural competence, and communication in multicultural communities and organizations. The challenges of internationality and multiculturality in both interpersonal and organizational communication as well as various media contexts will be met by applying research results.

A professorship in Intercultural Communication, based on a contract of employment to be filled as of August 1st, 2012, in effect until further notice

According to § 33 of the Universities Act, the professor shall carry out and supervise scientific research or artistic work, provide instruction based on such work and follow developments in science or art, as well as participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

According to § 67 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, members of the teaching and research staff are obliged, within their respective job descriptions and work plan, to conduct and supervise scientific research, follow the developments in their respective disciplines, examine theses and dissertations, teach and enhance teaching practices, provide study counseling, carry out relevant examinations, take part in the student selection process, as well as attend to tasks ensuing from memberships in the administrative bodies of the University and to other tasks counted as part of their work or assigned to them. In addition, they are to provide the necessary reports concerning their teaching and supervising activities, publications and scientific activity in general, and the examinations belonging to their sphere of responsibilities.

The professorship is closely associated with two of the University’s strategic core areas, Languages, Culture and Social Change and Human Technology.

The professor is expected to conduct research on interaction in multicultural settings and must have a profound knowledge of the discipline. The professor is also expected to conduct and develop research and teaching within the Department’s focus areas, which presupposes applying for supplementary research funding. The duties also include developing interdisciplinary research and education in accordance with the strategic objectives of both the Department and the University of Jyväskylä. The professor will also be expected to participate in the administration of the Department.

In addition, the duties include teaching, supervision and development activities regarding the Intercultural Communication Master’s Programme, the Intercultural Communication specialization option of the Interactions Master’s Programme, commencing in 2012, as well as the Doctoral Programme in Intercultural Communication. The professor will also be responsible for the Intercultural Studies (ICS) Programme and participate in the development and implementation of the European Masters in Intercultural Communication Programme. The professor is also expected to cooperate closely with the other disciplines of the Department.

The emphasis in the work of the professor is on active research, and launching and implementing of research projects, as well as participation in joint international research and teaching activities. In addition, the tasks include supervision of doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses as well as providing instruction to basic degree levels and postgraduate level students.

In accordance with Section 57 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, a professor is required to have a doctoral degree, solid scientific competence, experience in leading research projects, ability to provide research-based teaching and supervising of high quality, as well as proven experience in international research cooperation in his/her field. Practical familiarity in the sphere of duties is not required.

The applicant’s merits are assessed on the basis of scientific publications, other scientific research results, experience in teaching and supervising, as well as pedagogical training, production of textbooks and other teaching materials, other indications of skills achieved in education, and if necessary, teaching ability as shown by trial lectures.

In addition to this, the applicant’s activeness in the scientific community, success in acquiring complementary research funding, as well as involvement in international scientific work and international positions of trust will also be considered.

According to Section 1 of the Government Decree on Universities (770/2009), which defines the language proficiency requirements for university teaching and research positions in Finland, a full command of the teaching language, Finnish, is required. The teaching languages in the professorship in Intercultural Communication to be filled are Finnish and English. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered an additional qualification. When considered appropriate, the university can grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements.

In accordance with Section 65 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, a professor is required to complete studies in university pedagogy or equivalent within two years of the beginning of the employment contract, unless studies have already been completed by the time of appointment. This prerequisite concerns all teaching staff whose employment starts on 1 August, 2012 or thereafter.

The professor’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands levels 8 – 11 (4434,84 €/month – 6541,87 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

Application procedure

The application form is available at the University webpage and the appointment procedure on the Faculty webpage

The appointment procedure for filling the vacant professorship provides more information on the duties involved and on the ways of meeting the qualification requirements, as well as on the application and appointment procedure itself.

The application shall include:
Brief (2 – 3 pages each) written accounts in four copies on the following:
● Scientific merits and activities connected with managing and supervising research work, acquiring research funding, leading positions in research projects, supervision and final examination of doctoral dissertations, and instruction of doctoral students;
● Pedagogical training and teaching merits;
● Activities in the field of societal interaction, and international activities;
● An account of how the candidate plans to develop the domain in relation to the
University’s three basic tasks (research, teaching, and societal interaction) in Jyväskylä. In addition, the application shall include the following documents in four copies each:
● A copy of the CV
● A list of publications drawn up according to the regulations of the Academy of Finland covering all the scientific and other publications with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post.

The list of publications must contain the following information (with a number of pages for each):
o articles in refereed scientific journals
o articles in refereed and edited scientific volumes and conference proceedings o published monographs
o other scholarly publications
o textbooks and other research-related books and texts
o research-related popularized articles and radio or TV programmes.

The publications are to be listed with full reference data, containing the names of the authors and the title and publisher of the work (see
● A maximum of 10 publications, numbered in accordance with the above list and arranged in four identical packages ready to be sent to the external evaluators.For additional information, please contact Dean Petri Karonen (mobile +358 (0) 400247388, email, or Director of the Department of Communication Pertti Hurme (mobile +358 (0) 505471612, email

The applications and their attachments for the post shall be addressed to the University of Jyväskylä and delivered to the University Registry Office, Seminaarinkatu 15, or mailed to the following address: University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The closing date for the applications is October, 17, 2011 at 16.15. Applications will not be returned to the applicant.