Assistant Professor in Health Disparities and/or Implicit Bias, School of Communication, Ohio State University, OH, USA. Application reviews to begin on: 15 October 2021.
The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applicants for a 9-month full time tenure-track assistant professor position to teach in the area of health disparities and/or implicit bias beginning in August 2022. The successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses in areas that complement the school’s leadership in the social scientific study of communication. The School is working to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work, and the colleague we hire will help us advance these efforts in our research, teaching, and engagement. Our goal is to promote diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and establish a community across the College of Arts and Sciences that will provide support for a diverse group of faculty and students. Candidate must be trained in communication or a closely aligned field and show promise of developing a national and international reputation doing theory-based and empirical research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn a Ph.D. prior to August 2022.
Assistant Professor of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA. Deadline: Review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until filled.
The Department of Communication Arts at Illinois College invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in intercultural communication with particular focus on intercultural communication within organizations to begin Fall 2022. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise and/or interest in studying issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within organizations in the U.S. context. Preference will also be given to candidates who have additional expertise/interest in the areas of strategic communication, social media, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise.
This position is part of a “cluster hire” with 3 tenure-track positions focused around the study of race, ethnicity, and justice in the United States, and include positions in African-American history, intercultural and organizational communication, and criminology and justice studies. The positions will be housed in three interdisciplinary departments: HPPR (History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion), Communication Arts, and Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice). The successful candidates will contribute to the continued development of a new African-American Studies minor, created in response to strong student interest. As part of a cohort, these positions will have additional mentoring and professional development support.
Lecturer in Communication & Media, Department of Communication & Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Deadline: 18 October, 2021.
University of Liverpool is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join an ambitious and thriving Department which has undergone considerable expansion and development in recent years. Candidates with a background in multimodal discourse analysis and the potential to contribute to the Discourse, Data and Society research group are strongly encourage to apply. In addition, they are looking for candidates with a strong research profile and the ability to contribute 4* publications for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
You will undertake research and teaching in the Department of Communication and Media, with a preferred teaching focus on multimodal approaches to media texts. The post will support teaching in visual communication, journalism and strategic communication, and involvement in individual and team teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants with whose research contributes to the Discourse, Data and Society research group which brings together ground-breaking work in multimodal studies, artificial intelligence and data analytics with expertise in critical discourse studies, language and strategic communication.
Tyner, Artika. (2021, August 12). Sidewalk Poetry Weaves Together Multicultural Communities, Monitor, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Sidewalk poetry weaves together cultures and unites generations. Of the 1,000 that have already made their way to sidewalks, the poems foster intercultural dialogue. The poems provide individuals with an enriching learning opportunity to pause, reflect and grow.
“Writers play a key role in fostering community engagement and building cultural bridges. Throughout history, writers have served as the architects of the future. Their artistry has been used to build a more just and inclusive society. According to the acclaimed writer, Chinua Achebe: ‘the writer cannot expect to be excused from the task of re-education and regeneration that must be done. In fact, he should march right in front.’ The city of Saint Paul’s sidewalk poetry initiative provides writers with essentially blank slates that are recording the collective voices of our city and celebrating its rich diversity. The Sidewalk Poetry Contest was launched by the city of Saint Paul in partnership with Public Art Saint Paul. It is part of the city’s $1 million sidewalk replacement project. It is an opportunity for emerging prose writers and experienced poets to be published in a singular forum and on a larger scale. Each winning entry will be stamped into sidewalks throughout residential areas of the city.”
Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access, Intercultural Competence Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and Online hybrid, January 27-30, 2022.
Featuring experts in intercultural competence from across the U.S. and internationally, the Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) is for K-16 educators and students in fields related to Foreign Languages, Social Sciences/Studies and the Humanities, and for others involved in government, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in seeing and interpreting relationships between cultures. This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. Hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, the 2022 ICC conference will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical.
NOTE: the Call for papers has already closed, but the event is still open to participants.
German Chancellor Fellowships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Deadline: 29 September, 2021.
The German Chancellor Fellowship sponsors future decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders – regardless of industry. You are invited to apply if you:
- hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Russian, South African or American citizenship
- work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience
- will have completed your first academic degree (Bachelor or comparable degree) no more than twelve years ago. The key date for calculating this twelve-year period is 1 October of the year in which the selection is made.
- want to conduct an independently developed project with a host of your choice in Germany
- have good knowledge of English and/or German
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting the translation of KC41: Yuan. Hui-Ching Chang wrote this in English in 2014, and which Mohammed Guamguami has now translated into French.
As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Chang, H.-C. (2021). Le yuan. (M. Guamguami, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 41. Available from:
If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Call for proposals: Theme call for papers: One World, One Network‽, International Communication Association, Paris, France, 26-30 May 2022. Deadline: 5 November 2021.
The ICA 2022 conference theme One World, One Network‽ invites reimagining communication scholarship on globalization and networks. The use of the interrobang glyph – a superposition of the exclamation and question punctuation marks – seeks to simultaneously celebrate and problematize the “one-ness” in the theme. The theme invites research, reflection, and critique of the “One World, One Network‽” discourse in communication studies on questions including (but not limited to) the following:
How do we theorize and model interdependent networks nested at many levels (from brain cells to societies) to better understand and enable how communicative processes and structures shape our world?
How do global networks organize and mobilize socio-political contestations online and offline?
How can networks of resistance, solidarity, and counter-power through regional formations both beyond and beneath the nation-state shape “Another World”?
How are advances in artificial intelligence, robotization, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering, and neuroscience, among others, contributing to the future trajectories of algorithmically infused societies and networks, at work and play, around the world?
How are media systems – old and new – nurturing networks of “intimate publics” and “counter publics” among communities around the globe?
How and why do some networks infiltrate mainstream media systems with disinformation, propaganda, and hate while other networks find themselves ignored, censored, or targeted?
How are networks contributing to images of the Global South produced and consumed in the Global North – and vice versa?
How do these asymmetries shape inequities in our responses to global challenges such as pandemics and sustainable development?
How can networks change the lived experiences – training, mentoring, publishing, co-authoring, and recruiting – of under-represented scholars around the world in the field of communication?
How do we square the circle of “oneness” while promoting visibility of minoritized positions?
What must we do to decolonize communication scholarship and address methodological imperialism? How do we expand the notion of “One World” to also signal, inclusively, “All Our World(s)”?
Assistant Professor in Race and Media Studies, Department of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Deadline: 8 October, 2021.
The Department of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Media Studies. The expected start date is August 2022. The Department seeks candidates who possess the potential for high-quality research, publication, and teaching in the field of race and media studies in US, transnational, or global perspective. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) in media studies, communications, ethnic studies, or a related field. The Department of Media and Cinema Studies is committed to creating a more intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and encourages Black, Latina/o/x, and Native American and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply. Of particular interest are candidates who draw on interdisciplinary bodies of theory, are open to mixed-methods approaches and collaborations, and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original and creative research in areas including, but not limited to: Representation and underrepresentation in popular media including film, television, social media, video games/interactive media, mediated communication within and/or about social movements and racial justice activism, etc.
Assistant Professor of Race and Communication, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Boston College, MA, USA. Deadline: 1 October, 2021.
The Department of Communication and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College invite applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of race and communication. The successful candidate should demonstrate teaching and research experience in the areas of communication and media studies, as well as critical race studies. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses including Black Popular Culture, Theories of Culture and Identity, and additional classes in the candidate’s area of specialty. Applicants with research interests in diasporic or global media are particularly encouraged to apply. The Communication Department and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College are committed to excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching. The teaching load for the position is 3/2, or 5 courses, to be divided between the Department of Communication and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.