KU Leuven (Belgium) faculty job ads

KU Leuven in Belgium is advertising 6 faculty positions in Media and Communication:

Journalism Studies – Ref. ZAP-2013-322
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Journalism Studies.
Mediaculture – Ref. ZAP-2013-321
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
ICT & Human-Centered Design (20%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-309
Part-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (20%) (assistant/associate/full) professor (appointment of limited duration) in the domain of ICT & Human-Centered Design.
Media and Social Change – Ref. ZAP-2013-307
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Mass Communication Research.
Digital Humanities: Human-Media Interaction – Ref. ZAP-2013-308
Full-time – Leuven
The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time (Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of human-media interaction.
Film- and television studies (50%) – Ref. ZAP-2013-310
Part-time – Leuven

The Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a part-time (50%)(Tenure Track/associate/full) professor in the domain of Film and Television Studies.

Most of the application deadlines are March 13, 2014.

China Agricultural U job ad

China Agricultural University is seeking an instructor for the freshmen classes of the International College at Beijing (ICB) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) that offers undergraduate degrees in economics and communication. All courses are taught in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. Instructors for the freshmen classes are hired by CAU, and the staff of CAU have asked faculty at UCD to help identify a good candidate for the coming year. We are seeking someone at short notice because the person originally hired for the position had to terminate her contract because of a family illness.

The particulars are as follows:
*       The contract is for one year (2 semesters) with a possibility of renewal
*       The teaching load is 4 courses per semester, but there may be opportunities to teach more courses if desired
*       Courses to be taught are Presentational Speaking (COMM 2101) and Fundamentals of Communication (COMM 1011)
*       Free housing in provided in the guesthouse on campus; subsidized housing in an apartment is also available
*       Accidental life insurance is provided
*       One round-trip plane ticket is provided each semester
*       Fall semester runs from September 16, 2013, until January 17, 2014, and spring semester begins in late February and runs until the end of June
*       Depending on the conversion rate and the number of courses taught, the salary is in the range of $24,400 per year

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Experience teaching in an international setting and fluency in Mandarin are preferred.

To apply, please e-mail a vita and cover letter to Sonja.Foss AT ucdenver.edu. Applications will be circulated for review among communication faculty at UCD. Those that are most qualified will be forwarded to the staff of CAU. Applications are reviewed upon receipt, and the review process will continue until CAU fills the position.


EIUC programme director job ad

E.MA Programme Director for the academic year 2013/2014

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of E.MA [European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation] Programme Director for the academic year 2013/2014.

The position, which is being posted at the level of university professor or senior researcher, involves a combination of teaching, organisation, and various academic and practical responsibilities connected with the E.MA programme.

Working under the instructions of the E.MA and EIUC governing bodies and in cooperation with the EIUC Secretary General, the candidate selected will assume primary responsibility for the academic coordination of the E.MA programme a.y. 2013/2014. He or she will furthermore be involved in the development of new academic and research-based activities in the context of the EIUC.

Functions and tasks
The E.MA Programme Director will work as member of the permanent EIUC staff, based in Venice-Lido. Tasks will include the following:
*To coordinate the advanced planning of the E.MA programme;
*To oversee in the daily management of the E.MA programme – including the first semester field trip, which in recent years has been going to Kosovo – with a view to maintaining the excellent standards and academic coherence of the first semester courses;
*To establish advance contact with academic responsibles, lecturers and experts, and assist the academic responsibles and other lecturers in carrying out the scientific and educational programme;
*To supervise and coordinate E.MA Fellows in the performance of their tasks;
*To organise and teach seminars introducing one of the core disciplines (law, political science, international relations) of the E.MA programme;
*To set up and lead working groups and workshops incorporated in the academic programme;
*To oversee the assessment of student assignments;
*To exercise a proactive role in identifying and rectifying problems of an academic nature;
*To take a proactive role in the development of additional academic activities in the context of the EIUC; this may include initiating and facilitating research collaboration, academic publication, and the organisation of training courses, seminars and conferences.

Doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g. law, political science, international relations), teaching experience, good publication record, team-working ability, administrative experience. Excellent knowledge of English; proficiency in French. The selected candidate will be expected to take up the position no later than beginning of September 2013. Salary negotiable, depending on qualifications.

Deadline: The deadline for sending applications is 20 August 2013.

Please send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in English to Florence Benoit-Rohmer, EIUC Secretary General, Monastery of San Nicolò, Riviera San Nicolò 26, Venezia-Lido 30126, Italy, by fax at: 0039-041-272-0914, or by email: florence.benoit-rohmer AT eiuc.org

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


Nat U Singapore 3 job ads

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has posted ads and seeks to hire for three positions, one at the Assistant Professor level and two at the Associate Professor level. For application info, please visit this website.


1) A tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Communication for July 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field. ABDs are encouraged to apply, but a Ph.D. degree is required by date of appointment. The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear promise of research excellence in health communication. We are interested in candidates who explore health communication using participatory and culture-centered methodologies or approaches. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Health Communication and Communication Management/Public Relations, and work closely with the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at NUS. CARE is a global hub for health communication research that uses participatory and culture-centered methodologies to develop community-driven health communication solutions. Application deadline for this position is: September 30, 2013.

2. Associate Professor in Health Communication and/or Communication Management. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We are interested in scholars who approach communication through new and emergent media perspectives and value diverse research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in health communication and communication management/public relations, and play active roles in developing the Department’s graduate program and mentoring graduate students.

3. Associate Professor in Media Studies/New Media. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We seek a colleague to conduct teaching and research in one or more of the following specializations in New Media: (a) Freedom of Speech, Regulation, and Control, and (b) Public Discourse and Public Participation. We are interested in scholars with a record of research or a research interest in Asian contexts.

Application deadline for positions two and three: August 31, 2013.

Nanzan U job ad

[This is an unofficial English summary prepared from the official Japanese announcement. Please refer to the official Japanese version for clarifications.]

Position Announcement for Specialist in Communication Studies
The Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies at Nanzan University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Communication Studies position as follows.

Job Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Appointment to: Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
Courses to be taught: “Political Communication” and/or “Interpersonal Communication,” “Introduction to Communication Studies,” “Special Topics in Communication Studies,” “Seminar,” and other courses including departmental English language courses and university-wide general courses
Areas of Specialization: Communication Studies
Starting Date of Appointment: 1 April 2014

Minimum Qualifications:
1. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Communication Studies or related areas as of the time of appointment.
2. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies within the framework of British and American Studies.
3. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies in English and Japanese.
4. As a regular faculty member, the candidate must be willing and able to assume those non-academic administrative duties normally undertaken by faculty members.
5. Japanese citizenship is NOT a prerequisite. However, the candidate must possess sufficient Japanese skills to fulfill all administrative duties normally undertaken by staff members.
6. After hiring, the candidate must reside in an area within reasonable commuting distance of Nanzan University’s Nagoya Campus.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2013 (All documents must be received by this date.)

Required Documents:
1. Curriculum vitae—Applicant’s education and employment history should be clearly noted.
2. List of published research (papers, books, and monographs, including the MA and PhD theses) and a summary of teaching achievements.
3. Abstract of each publication listed in 2 above. (Approximately 400 characters in Japanese.)
4. Offprints or copies of the three most recent major publications. (In the list of publications, please indicate these with a circle.)
5. Proof of the highest academic degree achieved (Copy of diploma or certificate is acceptable. Please do not send original as documents cannot be returned), or a document indicating the clear prospect of acquiring PhD by the time of appointment (free format).
6. One letter of recommendation. (The relationship between the applicant and referee must be made clear in the reference. Please submit in a sealed envelope.)
Applicants who pass the document screening will be invited to come to Nanzan University for an interview at their own expense. They may be asked to demonstrate their teaching ability at the interview.

Letter of application and accompanying documents should be submitted to:
Communication Studies Position Search Committee
Department of British and American Studies
Office of the Faculty of Foreign Studies
Nanzan University
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8673 Japan

For further inquiries, please contact:
Professor William F. PURCELL, Chair
Department of British and American Studies
E-mail: purcell AT nanzan-u.ac.jp

1. Please note that all submitted documents cannot be returned. Please do not send originals of diplomas, certificates, or documents which cannot be replaced. Originals of papers, books, and monographs will be returned after the final screening.
2. All personal information provided on the application will be handled with utmost care in accordance with university privacy regulations. The information will not be used for any purpose other than screening candidates for the position.
3. In the case of foreign nationals (excluding those with Special Permanent Resident status) employment will begin with a two-year contract, renewable at the mutual agreement of both parties. During the third year of employment, if both parties agree, renewal from the fifth year can include an unlimited term contract (i.e. tenure).


Singapore Mgmt U job ad

Lee Kong Chian School of Business
Corporate Communication

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University (SMU) is a dynamic Asian business school with over a hundred full-time faculty and about three thousand students. AACSB and EQUIS accredited, the School offers undergraduate, master’s (including MBA and EMBA) and doctoral programmes and is affiliated with a number of active research centres such as the Institute of Service Excellence and the Centre for Marketing Excellence.

Applications are invited for full-time faculty position in the area of Corporate Communication (Practice Track) at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU).

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate, postgraduate and/or MBA-courses in corporate communication. Practice-track faculty members at SMU are highly effective and inspiring educators with industry-relevant research published in international journals and with active ties to business and management. Contractual appointments normally carry an initial term of three years and a teaching load of 6 sections per academic year. Appointments are renewable for terms of up to five years based on performance.

Academic Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to communication and/or business.

Job Requirements
Track record of excellent, student-centered teaching, proven impact on business via refereed publications and industry ties, a commitment to service, collegiality and the nurturing of students. A professional background – particularly in Asia – would be a benefit.

Application procedure and deadline:
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Associate Professor Mark Chong with a current CV, evidence of teaching performance and industry-relevant research publications to corpcommcv AT smu.edu.sg . Alternatively, you may send hardcopies of your application to:

Singapore Management University
Lee Kong Chian School of Business
50 Stamford Road, #05-01
Singapore 178899
Attn:   Ms. Priscilla Kumari A
Senior Assistant Manager (Faculty & Research)

For more information on SMU, please visit our website at www.smu.edu.sg


Chinese U Hong Kong job ad

Chinese University of Hong Kong
School of Journalism and Communication
CUHK Job Ref. 1213/146(737)/2

The School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the post Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor. Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication.

The appointee will teach courses in journalism and communication, particularly mass communication, critical communication theories and cultural studies.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

[Note: Those who have responded to the previous advertisement for the same post (under Ref. no. 1112/049/2) need not re-apply on this occasion.]

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointees.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure:
Application forms are obtainable
(a) at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong; or
(c) by fax polling at (852)3943 1461.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, should be sent to the School of Journalism and Communication, Room 202, Humanities Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by post or by e-mail to com AT cuhk.edu.hk.

Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.


Jiangsu China job ad

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE) invites applicants for a full-time temporary teaching appointment beginning February 18 – June 21, 2013. The teaching appointment will be located in the beautiful Jiangsu Province, China. Candidates should have a Master’s in Communication and be qualified to teach three undergraduate level courses: Introduction to Sociology, Human Communication, and Media and American Culture to post-high school students. Applicants should submit a CV that includes teaching experience; one document containing all unofficial transcripts of all graduate work; a list of three references including the name, title, employer, complete contact information, and relationship with the applicant for each reference; and a cover letter that describes your fit for the position and teaching effectiveness. Salary Package Includes: CNY 8,000 per month (after tax), housing accommodation provided, airfare allowance of CNY 9,000, four weeks paid holidays for a six month contract and medical insurance. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Bridget DeClue at 314.977.3926 or bdeclue1 AT slu.edu.

About JESIE: Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE), a branch of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, is responsible for providing the support and services for international educational exchanges between bureau of cities and counties, school, teachers, students and parents in Jiangsu province. JESIE has several subordinate units including the Jiangsu Education International Travel Agency Branch, Jiangsu International Language Training Centre, Jiangsu Education International Consulting Limited Incorporation, Jiangsu College for International Education, Suman Education International (in Manchester, UK), Suao Educational Center (in Brisbane, Australia) and Suon Education Center (in Toronto, Canada). JESIE and its subordinate agents were one of the first groups of intermediary organizations that acquired the qualification to provide consultation services for self-funded students’ studying abroad, which is registered by National Ministry of Education; it had the qualification for entry and exit services for individuals, registered by National Ministry of Public Security; furthermore, it gained the qualification to recruit and recommend the foreign teachers, accredited by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs; it also possessed the Non-degree Chinese-foreign joint education qualification, accredited by Jiangsu Provincal Department of Education. At present JESIE has programs for studying abroad, study tours, foreign teacher recruitment, teacher training, and international education. JESIE has more than 70 fulltime employees, organizes more than 4000 students for summer and winter study tours each year, 2000 teachers annually training abroad, in excess of 800 persons of self-funded studying abroad and has recruited over 300 foreign teachers each year. JESIE has set up exchange and cooperation ventures with many foreign educational institutions, organizations, universities and colleges. JESIE is ranked the first and the most comprehensive institution for educational exchange.

U Louvain job ad

The Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) is looking for a full time (100%) specialist in Communication (Communication and Culture).

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of organizational communication within the Center of Research of Communication (RECOM). RECOM is part of the Institute of Language and Communication (IL&C) that favors synergies among scientists in communication and linguistic sciences. Specifically, the successful candidate will carry out research in the field of Communication and Culture.

The successful candidate will teach bachelor courses (e.g., Introduction to communication theory) and master courses related to communication and culture (day classes as well as evening classes) primarily on the site of Mons, and also on the site of Louvain-La-Neuve.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty.

Special qualifications
– The successful candidate will show a strong expertise in the field of information and communication sciences.
– An expertise in the field of Culture (cultural politics, cultural studies, cultural mediation,…) and particularly in the analysis of the relationship between cultural events and communication sciences will be
– The successful candidate will contribute actively to the deployment of information and communication programs at UCL Mons (recruitment, tutoring programs, and teaching program evaluation).

Additional information :
Prof. Marc Lits, Dean ESPO – doyen-espoATuclouvain.be
Prof. Liesbeth Degand (Mrs), President IL&C – president-ilcATuclouvain.be

Vacancy reference :   1135 / ESPO 085M / ILC / 2013  (to be quoted in any correspondence)

Localisation :
Sector : Human Sciences (SSH)
Faculty : Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication (ESPO)
Institute : Political Sciences Louvain-Europe Institute (IL&C)

How to apply ?
Composition of the application file

General conditions

Tasks :  The applicant will :
* be responsible for teaching courses at the three study levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
* supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of undergraduate students, as well as PhD theses;
* be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
* contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
* contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications :  The applicant will have :
* a PhD degree in degree in Communication Sciences or equivalent qualifications;
* a significant scientific record proved by international publications;
* either studied abroad for an extensive period or had substantial experience outside UCL;
* experience in and aptitude for teaching at university level;
* the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings in their courses;
* creativity and must be open to pedagogic innovation and interdisciplinarity;
* the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
* a good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant should accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within
2 years.  Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.


U Montreal job ad

The Department of Communication at the Université de Montréal invites applications for two full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in (1) Digital Media and Technologies and (2) Organizational Communication.

Responsibilities for both positions
Successful candidates will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the institution.

Requirements for the Digital Media Position
* PhD (or near completion) in Communication or in a related field.
* Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
* Research interests and relevant research experience in issues related to contemporary transformations of digital media and technologies (social media, blogs, networks, microblogging, etc.), which pervade all the spheres of Quebec and Canadian society: for instance new forms of web journalism, the latest challenges facing communications industries, various challenges related to e-commerce, political activism on the Web, or the convergence of media institutions.
*Methodological competencies: candidates with an expertise in quantitative analysis (online surveys, network analysis, online interaction analysis, social statistics) will be given preference.

Requirements for the Organizational Communication position
* PhD (or near completion) in Communication or in a related field.
* Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
* Research interests and relevant research experience in the processes of organizational communication. Specifically, preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on one or more of the following areas:
– Communication in organizational change and innovation (strategic, technological or other);
– Relations between organizations, their external partners and other stakeholders (external communication, public relations, interorganizational communication, etc.);
– Issues of communication relating to multiculturalism, power, inequalities or diversity within organizations;
– The production, circulation and management of knowledge.
* Methodological competencies: candidates with particular expertise and interest in teaching research methodologies will be given preference.

For both positions, proficiency in the French language is expected. The Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To revitalize its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, the Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date
From June 1, 2013.

The complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications and research, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a statement of research and teaching interests, must be received at the address below by
November 1st, 2012, for the Digital Media position
December 1st, 2012, for the Organizational communication position

Three letters of recommendation are to be sent to the department director at the following address:
François Cooren, Director
Department of Communication
Université de Montréal
P. O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7
Phone: 514 343-7819
Email: f.cooren@umontreal.ca

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee.  This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Employment Equity Program
The Université de Montréal upholds the principles of employment equity and welcomes applications from women, ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginals and people with disabilities.  Applicants who belong to one of these groups are asked to complete the employment equity identification questionnaire posted http://www.fas.umontreal.ca/affaires-professorales/documents/quest-acces-emploi-EN.pdf and attach it to their application.

Immigration Requirements
In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.