GriffinHarte Foundation grants

Grant Opportunity: Small grants ranging from $100–$1,000

Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Contact Person: Cindy Griffin at www.griffinhartefoundation.org and Cindy@griffnhartefoundation.org

The GriffinHarte Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote civil conversations about issues that divide us and are often contentious and difficult to sort through. These issues usually involve questions of fairness, equity, respect, identity (who we are) and the complex ways we are connected to other people. Most importantly, they almost always are related to the very foundations of our lives-so they require that we find ways to communicate effectively about them. Because the founders of the GriffinHarte Foundation, and its members, believe that communication is one of the key elements to understanding and working with our differences, the GriffinHarte Foundation is designed to do the
following:

Support and promote conversations, research, and scholarship that are 1) grounded in questions and practices of civility and feminism; 2) informed by a desire to define, explore, and advocate for social, political, and economic justice in our professional and personal lives; 3) centered in an explicit recognition of the ways our lives and communication are influenced by our identities-our gender and sex, race and ethnicity, age and physical abilities, and education and economic standing.

Support and promote educational practices and research that are1) focused on how we teach as well as what we teach; 2) grounded in a commitment to alternative pedagogies and educational practices; 3) informed by an explicit recognition of the ways identities, genders and sex, feminisms, civility, and civic engagement relate to social, political and economic justice.

Support and promote educational opportunities as they explore identity, gender, feminism, civility, civic engagement and social, political and economic justice.

You may apply for a grant by either email or postal mail.

To apply for a grant by email attach the following documents to an email and send it to Cindy at cindy@griffinhartefoundation.org.

To apply for a grant by postal mail place the following documents in an envelope and mail it to: Cindy Griffin
444 East County Road 68
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Document list
Brief abstract of the project or your proposed research (500 words).
Complete description of the project or research.
Explanation of the need for the project or research.
Description of the goals and/or outcomes of the project or research.
Timeline of activities.
Detailed proposed budget.
Statement of approval from your Human Subjects Review committee, if relevant.
Your complete resumé.
Contact information for three references.
Brief biography.
Signed copies of the agreement to provide a “report of results” upon completion of the project or research.
Signed copies of the “agreement to return all grant monies” should the project or research not be carried out as stated in the grant application and approved by the Foundation.

U of Melbourne job ad

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Lecturer – Quantitative Media Research

Salary: AUD$81,925 – AUD$97,283 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne was ranked by the Australian Research Council in 2011 as ‘world class’. Our courses reflect this international standing.
We train students for careers in the fast-changing professional areas of digital, broadcast, print and mobile communication. We equip students with an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of media industries and professional practices in the contemporary world and of how these industries inform diverse social, cultural and political processes at global to local levels.  Our program seeks to fill a 0.5 FTE Level B position for three years in the area of quantitative media research. An important outcome of the position is that of curriculum development.

In this role you will assist the Media and Communications program in developing subjects in both the undergraduate postgraduate levels. You will be expected to have expertise in the area of quantitative media research, including data collection, statistical analysis and evaluation procedures.  A background in social sciences is highly desirable.

Employment Type:
Part-time 0.5FTE (fixed-term) position available for three years Jan 2012 to Dec 2014

Enquiries only to:
A/Prof Ingrid Volkmer, Head, Media & Communications Program  Tel +61 3 8344 3500 Email ivolkmer@unimelb.edu.au

Close date:
18 December 2011

For position information and to apply online go to www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on ‘Job Search’ and search under the job title or job number 0027852.

Yoshitaka Miike Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesYoshitaka Miike is Professor of Intercultural Communication at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where he has been on the faculty since 2004 and served as Chair of the Department of Communication for 2013-2015. He teaches courses in the areas of Asian communication, intercultural communication, and communication ethics. He is Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies and Past Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA). He was a member of the NCA Legislative Assembly from 2012 to 2014. He received a NCA IICD 2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award for the 2003 Outstanding Article of the Year. He holds one of the first M.A.s in Communication Studies from Dokkyo University (Japan) and earned, with distinction, his Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico (USA).

Yoshitaka Miike

Dr. Miike is best known for his metatheory of Asiacentricity as an alternative paradigm for the study of Asian cultures and communication. He co-edited The Global Intercultural Communication Reader (2nd Edition, Routledge, 2014) and guest-edited four journal special issues/section on Asian communication theory. His numerous essays appeared in such outlets as Communication Monographs, Encyclopedia of Identity, Handbook of Communication Science, Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication, Howard Journal of Communications, Intercultural Communication: A Reader, International and Intercultural Communication Annual, International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, Keio Communication Review, and Review of Communication. His recent research focuses on the history of the field of Asian communication theory, non-Western traditions of communication ethics, and aspects of Japanese culture and communication.

Dr. Miike currently serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, China Media Research, Intercultural Communication Studies, International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Content, Community and Communication, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Universal Write. He has reviewed manuscripts for many national and international journals including Communication Theory, Communication Yearbook, International Communication Gazette, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Language and Intercultural Communication. He was Review Article Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses for 2011-2016 and the 3rd Vice President of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association for 2006-2008.

Selected Publications:

Miike, Y. (2017). Between conflict and harmony in the human family: Asiacentricity and its ethical imperative for intercultural communication. In X. Dai & G.-M. Chen (Eds.), Conflict management and intercultural communication: The art of intercultural harmony (pp. 38-65). London, UK: Routledge.

Miike, Y. (2017). Non-Western theories of communication: Indigenous ideas and insights. In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbooks of communication science: Vol. 9. Intercultural communication (pp. 67-97). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

Miike, Y. (2016). Asiacentricity. In K. B. Jensen & R. T. Craig (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of communication theory and philosophy (pp. 126-130). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Miike, Y. (2016). Asian communication studies at the crossroads: A view to the future from an Asiacentric framework. Journal of Content, Community and Communication, 3, 1-6.

Miike, Y. (2016). Theoretical perspectives on culture and communication: An Asiacentric bibliography. China Media Research, 12(4), 93-104.

Miike, Y. (2015). “Harmony without uniformity”: An Asiacentric worldview and its communicative implications. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 27-41). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Miike, Y., & Yin, J. (2015). Asiacentricity and shapes of the future: Envisioning the field of intercultural communication in the globalization era. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 449-465). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Miike, Y. (2014). The Asiacentric turn in Asian communication studies: Shifting paradigms and changing perspectives. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 111-133). New York, NY: Routledge.

Miike, Y. (2014). Intercultural communication as a field of study: A selected bibliography of theory and research. In M. K. Asante, Y. Miike, & J. Yin (Eds.), The global intercultural communication reader (2nd ed., pp. 515-556). New York, NY: Routledge.

Asante, M. K., & Miike, Y. (2013). Paradigmatic issues in intercultural communication studies: An Afrocentric-Asiacentric dialogue. China Media Research, 9(3), 1-19.

Yael Warshel

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Yael Warshel
Assistant Professor, Telecommunications Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Affiliate Faculty, Comparative and International Education
Affiliate Faculty, Middle East Studies
Pennsylvania State University
http://yaelwarshel1.blogspot.com
http://comm.psu.edu/people/individual/yael-warshel
https://personal-psu.academia.edu/YaelWarshel
Twitter: @ywarshel
ywarshel [at] gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Yael Warshel is a Penn State university-wide Rock Ethics Institute core faculty and Assistant Professor of Telecommunications. She works at the intersection between international media, child, and conflict analysis, practice and policy. She is fluent in and/or has studied five languages and conducted fieldwork in the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and Latin America. An award-winning scholar, Dr. Warshel is the recipient of three top dissertation awards, including one in peace studies, and two in global and international communication, which she received from the International and National Communication Associations; together with several more awards in communication, public service, Middle Eastern and African studies. She is advancing a book manuscript assessing the reception of peacebuilding versions of Israeli and Palestinian Sesame Street; continuing fieldwork to analyze North West African youth’s uses of digital media to construct their citizenship; and separate of that, about the comparative determinants of international coverage of conflicts, per the contrast between frames and agendas set, and the magnitude and intensity of conflicts. Her past publications addressed the contributions of communication and media studies to peace education, Middle Eastern children and youth’s media uses and reception, and election studies. She co‐edited (with Elihu Katz), Election Studies: What’s Their Use?. She serves as Chair of E-Book Reviews for the Digest of Middle East Studies, is a Board Member of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), and had been quoted by a broad range of international media sources.

Before joining Penn State, Dr. Warshel taught at UCLA, UCSD and American University as an Assistant Professor of International Communication and Associate Faculty of International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She coordinated communication policy for UNESCO, worked as photojournalist with the Zimbabwe‐Inter‐Africa‐News‐Agency, and conducted policy‐relevant research with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, the Jerusalem‐based Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Center for Middle East Development, and the Center for Research on Peace Education.

Areas of Expertise
Peace communication and social change; comparative and global African, Middle Eastern and Saharan media (including systems, ethics, practices, uses, reception, effects and contexts); children and ethnopolitical conflict; ethnography of violence; public opinion; citizenship/human rights; borderlands and (forced-) migration; social-psychology; assessment and evaluation.

Regional Expertise
Middle East and Africa (both North and Sub-Saharan)

Education
PhD in communication, UC San Diego; MA in communication, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania; BA studies in still photography, USC School of Cinema‐Television; BA in interdisciplinary studies, UC Berkeley.

Minnesota State U job ad

The Communication Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is seeking an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in critical/cultural studies in applied contexts including, but not limited to, conflict and mediation, health communication, and leadership and social change, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

* The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of specialty.
* The successful candidate will be willing and able to develop a new general education course exploring diversity which includes a significant experiential component.
* The successful candidate is expected to participate in university and departmental activities and to maintain an active record of scholarship.
* Teach in our graduate program which includes courses taught in an online environment (undergraduate online courses are also a possibility).

Minimum Qualifications:
* Ph.D., MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree in Communication Studies or related field.
* Two years of college teaching experience. (Experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable.)

Other Considerations:
* Ability and interest to integrate technology into education.
* Ability and interest in service-learning/community-

based education.
* Knowledge of educational assessment.
* Ability and interest to teach courses in communication studies (e.g., public speaking, interpersonal, hybrid, intercultural).
* Interest in teaching online courses.
* Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
* Evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.Additional Information:
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.ifo.org/contract09-11/2009-2011.pdf.NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm.

A complete application will include the following:
* Cover Letter
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three (3) references
* Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
* Any additional documents as requested below

In addition to the above, applicants will provide two letters of reference.  Letters can be uploaded with your electronic application or sent in hard form to the Search Chair at the address listed below.  Reference letters must be received by the application deadline date.

Contact Information:
Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Search Committee
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2213
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-3284
E-mail: daniel.cronn-mills@mnsu.edu

U Cyprus 2nd language teaching

The University of Cyprus (School of Modern Greek) is looking for partners for an international research project with the provisional title “Development of training courses for second language teaching”. In case you are interested in being a partner in the below described project or if you would like to have more information please contact Dr. Anna Kyritsi at: kyritsi@ucy.ac.cy until December 5, 2011 if possible.

Partners can be institutions of higher education, adult education institutions, teacher training institutions or similar from EU and non EU countries. The working language will be English while the results of the project will be translated in all partner languages. An application for funding will be submitted to the EU Life Long Learning program under the 2012 call for multilateral projects. The deadline for submission is 2/2/2012 and at least 3 partners from EU countries are needed for the consortium.

Project description
The project duration will be 2 years starting in October 2012.

The first task will be to conduct research into second language teaching in adult education as opposed to foreign language teaching. The aim of this research will be to define the sociolinguistic and pedagogical issues with which teachers of second language are confronted eg. the role of language for successful integration, the acquisition of skills for intercultural communication, the social status and the learning experiences of the learners, the teaching of groups of mixed language and ability.

After defining the area of second language teaching and the special needs of teachers in this area the project will develop a framework for a course for teacher training in the subject as well as for In-service-training courses on special subjects for teachers already active in the field. This framework will then be adapted by each partner institution according to the individual situation of the country it resides in and on the basis of these adaptations trial courses will be conducted.

The next step of the project will be to develop a train-the-trainer course in order to secure that there will be qualified persons who will conduct the above mentioned teacher training courses in future. Finally the project will set up a framework for the accreditation of qualifications for second language teaching on a European level.

We would particularly be interested in cooperating with institutions working in similar linguistic environments. The main linguistic variety on the island of Cyprus is the Cypriot Greek dialect, which is widely spoken in most communicative settings. Teaching standard modern Greek as a second language in such a linguistic environment presents additional challenges for the language teacher, which we intend to address as part of the training program.

Indicative time schedule

October 2012 Start
November 2012 Kick off meeting – Project planning
December 2012-March 2013 1st phase – Research
March 2013 2nd meeting and publication of results on the project’s website
April 2013-August 2013 Development of teacher training courses  – trial courses (phase 1) – evaluation
September 2013 3rd meeting – evaluation of the process
September 2013 – January 2014 Development of teacher training courses – trial courses (phase2) – evaluation
Development of train the trainer course
February 2014 4th meeting – evaluation of the process
Conference – project presentation and results
February 2014 – June 2014 Summing up of project
Framework for training accreditation of training
July 2014  5th meeting – final evaluation / writing of final report
September 2014 End of project

ASU job ads

The School of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University seeks two tenure-track assistant professors in communication.  The school offers an exciting interdisciplinary communication degree program with three areas of emphasis: Law and Community Advocacy, Communication and Culture, and Communication, Technology & Society.

The program on the Downtown Phoenix campus seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in rhetoric, cultural communication or community advocacy. The successful candidate will have a PhD in communication by time of hire; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; an established record of research using rhetorical or qualitative methods appropriate to rank; a commitment to working in multicultural settings; a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. There are multiple opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections of one kind or another with our faculty in philosophy and other humanities.

The program on the Polytechnic campus seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with an emphasis in communication, technology and society.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in communication by time of hire; college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; an established record of research using rhetorical or qualitative methods appropriate to rank; a commitment to working in multicultural settings; a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and evidence of department, college, community and/or professional service appropriate to rank. Desired qualifications include experience with online teaching and learning and expertise in the field of technology and society. There are multiple opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections with faculty in English, history, technical communication and other humanities.

The application deadline for both positions is 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2011; if not filled, then every Monday thereafter until search is closed.

For complete descriptions and application information, please visit: https://sls.asu.edu/about/jobs

Background check required prior to employment. ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

NCA 2011

On November 20, 2011 I presented “Learning to walk like a local: Applying Goffman’s theory of face to pedestrian behavior” at the National Communication Association convention held in New Orleans, LA. My co-author for the paper was Prof Yves Winkin, Director of the Institut Français de l’Education in Lyon, France, and we divided up the presentation. My thanks to Prof. Beth Haslett for organzing the panel, and inviting us to participate.

While at NCA I met with several members of the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Profs Donal Carbaugh and Barbara Hines) as well as the Center’s Technology adviser, Dr. Brenda Berkelaar, and the President of the Council of Communication Associations, Prof. Patrice Buzzanell. I also met with dozens of scholars about the Center, participated in business meetings for several divisions of NCA and, of course, attended sessions. A number of those who participated in the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in 2009 were at NCA, and I had a chance to talk with at least half a dozen. Several people made very good suggestions for additions to the website – so look for what’s new in the coming months!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Randolph-Macon College job ad

Randolph-Macon College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies to teach advanced undergraduate courses in interpersonal, group, and intercultural communication. This faculty member will join her or his communication studies colleagues in teaching core theory/research courses in major, in team-teaching a proposed general education introduction to the discipline, in providing some basic instruction in communication skills, and in occasionally offering an interdisciplinary seminar in the college’s “first-year experience” program.

More specifically, a typical year’s schedule for this position would be:
2 advanced undergraduate courses in interpersonal, group, or intercultural communication (6 credit hours);
either Communication Theory, Communication Research Methods, or Senior Seminar (3 credit hours);
2 sections of COMM 215–Interpersonal and Small Group Communication (6 credit hours);
Team-teaching 2 sections of a proposed Introduction to Communication Studies (2 credit hours);
Providing speech communication instruction embedded in 8 “first-year experience” courses (4 credit hours; 24-48 clock hours);

The successful candidate, then, would typically have an annual 21 credit hour teaching load. The college norm for full-time faculty is between 20 and 22.

Ph.D. in communication studies or closely related discipline should be in-hand or anticipated by 9/1/12. Teaching experienced, preferably at the undergraduate level, is required, as is potential for significant professional activity in faculty member’s area of specialization. Familiarity with a liberal arts college environment as either a faculty member ir a student desirable.

Randolph-Macon  College is a traditional, residential liberal arts college growing to an enrollment of 1,500 undergraduates. It is located in central Virginia, 15 miles North of Richmond and 90 miles South of Washington, DC.

The communication studies major and department are new, the major approved in 10/11 and the department formed in 7/11. Enrollment is healthy, and new courses are already being added. The major situates itself in the liberal arts context by integrating coursework in rhetoric, mass communication, and the broadly-defined interpersonal area and by emphasizing the theory and research of the discipline while not neglecting its applied dimensions.

Randolph-Macon College is an equal opportunity employer. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Letters of application, a curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to Communication Studies Search, c/o Susan Timberlake, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005. Materials may be submitted electronically to stimberl@rmc.edu.

ASU Tempe job ad

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University is seeking a tenure-earning assistant professor in communication studies and new media to begin in Fall 2012. Successful applicants will articulate teaching and research efforts in relation to our School’s mission within the New American University model. Our mission aims to produce transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching that responds to pressing issues in the world today. Specifically, we seek a new media scholar whose interests align with our research initiatives in strategic communication; health communication; conflict transformation; wellness and work-life; as well as our core expertise in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational communication, rhetoric and performance studies. We are searching for an outstanding candidate whose teaching, research, and service complements our vibrant faculty and program. This position includes: teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; establishing and maintaining an ongoing research program in area of specialty; contributing to curriculum development; seeking external research funding; serving on school, college, and university committees; assisting with recruitment of students for ASU and the program; and, providing service to professional associations and the community. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Required: Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in communication or related field at the time of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching and research at the postsecondary level.

Desired:
Demonstrated evidence of experience in research methodology.
Successful experience teaching/assisting in a large lecture format class.
Expertise in new media.
Evidence of ability to seek and secure external funding support.

The HDSHC includes 23 full-time faculty members and offers the BA, BS, MIP, and Ph.D. degrees in communication. The School offers laboratory facilities, computer resources, project support, grant development support, and a performance studio. The Main Campus is located in Tempe, a progressive suburb of Phoenix. Our location offers the resources of a major metropolitan area (5+ million) in a state with spectacular natural scenery and recreational areas, sublime winters, and a culturally rich population.

The postmarked application deadline is January 6, 2012; if the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Friday until search is closed. Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying interest in the position and how their qualifications match the required and desired qualifications; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. syllabi, teaching evaluations); and evidence of excellence in scholarship (e.g. reprints of published articles). A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement can be found at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Address application materials to: Dr. Steven Corman, Search Committee Chair The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Arizona State University P. O. Box 871205 (regular mail) Tempe, AZ 85287-1205 or 950 S. Forest Ave., room A412 (express mail) Tempe, AZ 85281 For additional information: HDSHC Strategic Initiatives: http://www.asu.edu/clas/communication/about ASU, A New American University: http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/ Email: facultysearch@asu.edu