U Ulster job ad

University of Ulster
Faculty of Social Sciences
Lecturer in Mass and Social Media Communication
Ref: 1254644/A
Salary: £31,966 – £45,512
Base: Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
Closing date: Monday 25 June 2012

The School of Communication provides a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate Communication programmes, including Advertising, Public Relations, Counselling, Mass Communication and Social Media Communication. The postholder will contribute to all areas of Communication courses within the School but will focus in particular on Mass and Social Media Communication. As the postholder must be able to contribute to research within the School, the appointee must have an established record of research.

Applicants must have experience of teaching aspects of Mass and/or Social Media Communication at university level and evidence of quality research activity.

Post available from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We prefer to issue and receive applications via our on-line recruitment website.

Hard copy applications can be obtained by telephoning 028 7012 4072
The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.

Head, School of Journalism/Comm, U Queensland job ad

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Head, School of Journalism and Communication
University of Queensland, Australia

The School of Journalism and Communication offers the longest-standing Journalism program in Australia. It also has a distinctive program in Communication for Social Change, and Communication degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with growing higher research degree enrollments. The School is responsible for a number of undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication) and teaches majors in the Bachelor of Arts. It is also responsible for the Masters of Journalism and the Masters of Communication. It teaches a student load of 650 EFTSL with an academic staff of 31.

The School’s aggregated research measured through ERA has been assessed by the University at the rank of 4. The School’s strengths are reflected in its awards for teaching excellence, a research centre, and active engagement with industry and the professions. Details of the areas of interest of academic staff in the School may be accessed on the School’s web site. In addition to research conducted by staff the School includes a research centre – Centre for Communication and Social Change. The school is one of six schools within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is based at the St Lucia (Brisbane) campus.

The Role
The University now wishes to appoint a new Head of the School of Journalism and Communication. The new Head will provide a future vision that will give teaching and research programs in Journalism and Communication an outstanding international profile within higher education. The vision will be implemented by the Head providing academic, research, teaching and organisational leadership to expand research output, increase external funding support, build postgraduate culture, and broaden the undergraduate teaching base.

The Person
Applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant field of study. The successful appointee will have excellent leadership and management skills that will enable the School to develop and realise a vision that builds an excellent teaching and research culture. The new Head will be expected to have and to maintain an international reputation for excellence in research in journalism and/or communication.

Remuneration
This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E. The remuneration package will be $151,735 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $177,530 per annum).

Enquiries
To discuss this role please contact Bill Newton at HigherEd Appointments, the firm assisting the University, by phoning +61 (0)419 275 583 or email search@higheredappointments.com.au for initial enquiries or information on the role. Applications with full supporting documentation should be forwarded to the above email address by 23 March 2012.

Position description

Application closing date:
23 Mar 2012 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

U Buffalo-Singapore Inst of Management job ad

Applications are invited for instructors to teach Communication courses in the University at Buffalo’s undergraduate program at the Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore. Positions are available beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, and the individual(s) hired will be employed on a single semester or a multi-semester basis.

Available courses are expected to include, among others, those in the areas of General (Introductory) Communication; Communication Theory; Organizational Communication; and Interpersonal Communication.Position salary will depend on qualifications as well as number and type of courses supported.  Accommodations in Singapore, and round-trip airfare to Singapore are provided.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Communication or a closely related field and experience teaching undergraduate students in a US college or university are required; as is experience teaching Communication courses and experience teaching in an intercultural context.

A PhD degree in Communication or closely related field is preferred, as is additional teaching experience. Experience living and teaching in an overseas environment, especially an Asian environment, are a plus.

For further information, and to apply, please visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu, and search under Posting 1200135.  Application deadline: March 23, 2012.All applications must be submitted via https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu; applications submitted via any other method may not be considered. This is a Research Foundation of SUNY position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter

U Macau job ad

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor in the following area: Communication General Education.

Qualifications
The successful candidates will mainly be assigned to teach an innovative new General Education course required of all students at the university called “Communicating in a Global Society.”  This course will equip students to become effective communicators in a globally-interconnected knowledge society by developing their ability to both communicate their own ideas and to analyze and evaluate the communication of others. Students will learn how to analyze audiences, choose proper communication channels, and design and deliver effective oral, written, and electronic messages. The aim of the course is to make each student a more competent and confident communicator. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have teaching experience in general communication skills, persuasion and/or public speaking. Knowledge of video production, editing, or web design will be an asset.  The candidates may also be assigned to teach other courses in their areas of specialization in the regular Communication departmental curriculum.

This is a one-year visiting position with possibility of renewal for a second year.  The teaching load will be 4/4.

The ideal candidates will possess a PhD and a record of outstanding teaching.  A record of research may be an asset. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to teach courses in English. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an asset, but is not necessary for appointment. A doctoral degree is necessary for appointment at rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2012.

Position
The position offered and taxable salary level shall be determined according to the appointee’s academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience.

Application Procedure
The application should include a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching experience and/or teaching effectiveness.  Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide additional documentation.

Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy and http://www.umac.mo/fsh for more details (Reference No.: FSH/VPC/02/2012), and send your application to fsh.vacancy@umac.mo.  Review of applications will begin on February 27, though applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Other contact points are:
Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSH)
University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

Sorbonne grad fellowship

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
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 kyle.schneider@celsa.paris-sorbonne.fr 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
France

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.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CELSA:
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 www.celsa.fr.

Fulbright deadline

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The application deadline to the Fulbright Scholar Program for US Faculty and Professionals for 2012-2013 is August 1, 2011.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers 225 teaching, research or combined teaching/research awards in Communications. Faculty and professionals in communications also can apply for one of our 186 All Discipline awards open to all fields.

U.S. citizenship is required.  For more information, visit our website at www.iie.org/cies or contact us at scholars@iie.org.

Faculty and professionals are also encouraged to participate in one of our weekly webinars.  For more information, visit our website at www.iie.org/cies/webinar.

Amy Frake
Outreach and Public Affairs
Institute of International Education
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite #5L
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 686-6250 | (202) 362-3442
afrake@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies

The Fulbright Scholar Program and Humphrey Fellowship Program are administered by the Institute of International Education’s Department of Scholar and Professional Programs, which includes the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and Humphrey divisions.

The competition for 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar grants is now open. The application deadline for most programs is August 1, 2011. U.S. scholars and professionals can learn how to present their credentials at www.iie.org/cies.

International Opportunities: NCA mini-conference

“International Opportunities for Scholars in Communication and Related Disciplines”

Report of a mini-conference held as part of the
National Communication Association Conference,
November 2010, San Francisco, United States

Report prepared by Grant Hannis
Convenor and chair of the mini-conference
(g.d.hannis@massey.ac.nz)

“Over recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of universities outside the US offering Communication and Journalism courses. This growth has taken place, for instance, in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. Such internationalization presents opportunities for US Communication scholars to seek funding to teach and conduct research in other countries and for foreign Communication scholars to do likewise in the US.

A mini-conference on this topic was held on November 14-16, 2010, as part of the National Communication Association conference in San Francisco. The mini-conference invited contributions from scholars who had worked in foreign countries—including the benefits they derived from the experience, any pitfalls to avoid, and what advice they would offer others. The mini-conference also invited contributions from those who fund such travel.

The mini-conference was convened by Grant Hannis, the head of journalism as Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Hannis spent the second half of 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching and conducting research at San Francisco State University.

Six presenters spoke at the mini-conference and answered questions from the floor. This report summarizes the presentations, incorporating the presenters’ responses to questions. All the presenters are happy to be contacted, should you have further questions.”

Report of the NCA Mini-conference

A slideshow with photos of the 6 presenters follows.

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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).