U North Texas job ad

Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Studies with a
Specialization in New/Social/Digital Media
University of North Texas, Department of Communication Studies

Position: The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas invites applications for a position beginning fall 2012 at the advanced Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) level in New/Social/Digital Media with a specialization in social scientific approaches to Organizational, Interpersonal, Intercultural, Health or another related communication area.

Qualifications: All applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) A Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, (2) documented experience teaching courses in new/social/digital media, and (3) a record of research or publications focusing on new/social/digital media. A record of external funding or demonstrated potential for attracting external funding is highly desired.  This faculty member will be housed in the Department of Communication Studies, and is one of three internally-funded cluster hires in UNT’s College of Arts and Sciences that focus in the areas of new/social/digital media. This faculty member will collaborate with new hires in Linguistics and Technical Communication and Radio, Television, and Film on interdisciplinary initiatives related to enhancing undergraduate education and community and industry engagement.

Job Description:  The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, continue a record of scholarly research, direct graduate research, and provide service to the department, college, and university. The typical teaching load is 2/2.

The Department:  UNT’s Department of Communication Studies is a collegial and growing program with strong traditions in interpersonal and organizational communication, performance studies, and rhetorical studies, and offers BA and MA/MS degrees. The graduate faculty has been enhanced significantly in the past several years, and the administration has committed to ongoing programmatic expansion by supporting a student learning center, a performance space, a
Communication and Social Influence Research Office, and a Computer-mediated Communication Research Laboratory. Our faculty is affable and diverse, with research interests that intersect in narrativity and social praxis.

The University:  With about 36,000 students, UNT is the nation’s 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 40 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

Application Procedures:  Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a narrative describing scholarly research (maximum 2 pages), (4) a sample publication, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) the names and contact information of three references via UNT’s Faculty Jobs portal at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu.  Candidates should also submit official transcripts from all universities attended and should request references to mail letters of recommendation to:  Chair, New/Social/Digital Media Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, 1155 Union Circle #305268, University of North Texas, Denton, TX  76203.  Direct all inquiries to Dr. Jay Allison, Chair (allison@unt.edu).

Application Deadline:  Review of applications begins November 7, 2011 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.

Univ San Ignacio, Peru

We at the Center for American Education and the Department of Communications at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru are looking to expand our North American degree offerings. We are currently accepting proposals for partnering institutions for our dual degree program in Communication Studies or Mass Communications.

Currently, we have an agreement with the University of South Florida to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration (they are ranked among the top 25 public universities in the US in this field), and have recently concluded an agreement with the University of Houston (ranked among the top 5 in this discipline) to offer a BS in Hotel Management.

This partnership essentially provides an international annex campus for a state university in the US and allows us to extend our presence in the English-language world of Peruvian education. We pay a fee to the university based upon the number of students in the cohort. Our students leave with degrees from both USIL and the partnering institution. All faculty members of the programs we currently offer are SACS and AACSB-accredited in their respective disciplines.  Additionally, our US-based partner institutions have the opportunity to send faculty to our campus at regular intervals to teach the courses in their specialization.

Below, please find links to the CAE and departmental web pages:


We will have a representative at NCA in November as well if you are interested in discussing the program outlined above in person.

For more information contact:
Dr. Anthony Spencer
Department of Communications
AnneLiese Busch
Center for American Education

Michigan State U job ad

The School of Journalism and the Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Michigan State University (MSU) seek a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the areas of health, environment, science, and risk communication.

The successful candidate will conduct research about risk communication related to health, science, and the environment.  Candidates could have expertise in areas such as: environmental journalism; health communication, science communication, crisis communication; international and intercultural communication of risks; public participation and advocacy; risk decision-making; policy and risks; or social influence and persuasion.  The successful candidate would work with interdisciplinary teams to seek research funding from government agencies and private foundations.

This position is jointly appointed between Journalism and Communication and housed in the School of Journalism. The split of duties will depend on the expertise of the person hired, but the person will be expected to teach courses in both units.  The candidate would be expected to work with faculty in the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, the CAS Health & Risk Communication Center and other units at MSU. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Journalism, Communication, Mass Communication, or a related field. Experience in funded research is desirable.

To apply, please refer to Posting #5234 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, a vita, and the names of three references.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Lucinda Davenport (ludavenp@msu.edu) or Dr. Charles Atkin (atkin@msu.edu), co-chairs of the search committee. The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants Nov. 1, 2011, and continue until an exceptional candidate is selected.

The School of Journalism and Department of Communication are housed within MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences, located in East Lansing, Michigan.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University, established in 1955, was the first such college in the country.  Today, with more than 4,000 students, it is one of the largest and most respected.  The College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and emerging technologies, and to influence the professional practice of communication globally.  For additional information, visit cas.msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Int’l Comm Gazette CFP


Editors: Sudeshna Roy, Stephen F. Austin State University
Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Northumbria University
Volume 13, Spring 2013

The world is experiencing new forms of conflict post 9/11. Some of these are overt military actions and some of them are covert statements of protest. Many of these conflicts arise from cross-cultural tensions, cross-border political goals and tensions arising from multi-ethnic, multi-religious populations. To date, neither mainstream media nor scholarly debate has successfully addressed the issue of how modern conflicts affect intercultural communication both at the theoretical level as well as at the level of specific case studies. In order to curb the flaring up of conflicts or for conflicts to come to sustainable, creative endings, it is important to bring to public attention the key uses and contributions of intercultural communication.

In this context, this special issue seeks manuscripts that explore the intersection of intercultural communication, peace research and public activism. The rapid increase of communication technologies has made trans-border understanding and communication more viable today. The special issue, thus, also reflects on the effect of communication technology on intercultural communication in stimulating lasting peace.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
•        contribution of intercultural communication to international understanding, peace and security
•        use of new media/technologies to communicate across cultures in times of conflict
•        influence of media representation of conflicts on intercultural communication
•        intercultural communication and cyberactivism
•        development of normative theories in intercultural communication and peace studies in conditions of cultural pluralism in conflict-affected areas of the world
•        influence of social media on intercultural communication in times of conflict
•        elements of intercultural communication in peace journalism
•        the role of intercultural communication in world politics
Differing methodological perspectives are welcome.

Timing, length, style
Please send completed manuscripts by the November 10, 2011, to the editor: Dr. Sudeshna Roy, Stephen F. Austin State University roys@sfasu.edu. The maximum length is not to exceed 9000 words. When preparing your manuscript, please click on the link ‘Submit a Manuscript’ on the International Communication Gazette website which provides guidance on paper length, referencing style, etc. Manuscripts will be evaluated by the editors. Special issue papers are handled directly via email with the special issue editors.

Aims and Scope
International Communication Gazette aims to contribute to a fuller knowledge and understanding of the structures and processes of international communication, the regulatory regimes in the field of international communication, the interaction between international and national flows of communication and the complexities of intercultural communication across national borders.

U Michigan Dearborn job ad

Department of Language, Culture and Communication
Assistant Professor, Public Communication and Culture Studies

Assistant Professor of Public Communication and Culture Studies. Full time (6 courses per year), tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in public relations and social media, effective 9/1/12.

Specialization in public relations with an emphasis in social media applications for professional and advocacy settings.  Demonstrated achievement in conducting and publishing research on social media in any of a variety of contexts, for example, global PR, non-profit PR, health communication, environmental communication, and/or risk and crisis communication.

Experience in teaching public relations required. Experience in teaching social media theory and skills highly desirable.  Knowledge of social media applications in public relations context essential.

In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will be expected to engage in program and course development relevant to areas such as the newly formed certificate program in public relations. Ph. D. from a recognized university communications doctorate program in hand by 9/1/2012.

For full consideration, submit letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, samples of recent scholarly work, and three letters of reference by November 15, 2011 to Chair, Communication Search Committee, Department of Language, Culture and Communication, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

ENS Cachan postdoc

One two-year postdoctoral position is available with the History of Social Science Group (H2S) at École normale supérieure de Cachan, France, starting October/December 2011.

We are currently looking to hire one postdoctoral fellow for a newly funded grant from the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) to study cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American social science.

* Requirements
Candidates should have completed their doctoral degree (within the past two years) in a relevant discipline or field, such as history of economics, history of science, history of social science, American Studies, U.S. history, American Civilization, higher education, sociology of science, and should have interest or expertise in cross-disciplinary research ventures in social science after WWII.

* Start date

* Stipend (net)
2120 euros (monthly) plus research money for archival work and conference participation.

* Application Instructions
Please send an email describing briefly background, previous training and interests along with a CV and contact information for two references. Journal publications or other samples of scholarly writing may also be included. Please send application materials to Philippe
Fontaine at «philippe.fontaine@ens-cachan.fr».

* Deadline to Apply

Institut Français de l’Éducation

On September 26, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “’A Curious Mixture of Passion and Reserve’: Understanding the Etic/Emic Distinction” to Prof. Christine Develotte‘s doctoral seminar at the Institut Français de l’Éducation, which is part of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France. Other faculty who participated in the discussion were Prof.  Jacques Cosnier, and Dr. Nicholas Guichon. The presentation described a manuscript in preparation with Christina Hahn (a recent Master’s student at the University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany) and Prof. Jane Jorgenson (University of South Florida). My thanks to Prof. Develotte for organizing the event and to the students for being a great audience.

On October 13-14, 2011, I was one of the respondents to a panel at Journées d’étude ViSA, presenting a paper entitled “A Metacomunicative perspective on the ViSA group analysis of data.” I am also on the Conseil scientifique of ViSA (Vidéos de situations d’enseignement et d’apprentissage), so in addition to participating in the 2 days of activities, I was part of the group discussing next year’s event and other future plans. My thanks to Andrée Tiberghien for again including me in ViSA. Other researchers who are involved are too numerous to mention as this is a group of several dozen scholars across France, with additional participants from Switzerland and Spain.

On October 17, 2011, I presented “Integrating new technologies into higher education pedagogy in the United States: What problems do they solve? What problems do they create?” as a public lecture at IFE. Prof. Denis Bédard (from the University of Sherbrook, Canada) was the other international speaker. My thanks to Profs. Catherine Loisy and Eric Sanchez for organizing the event, and to the participants for excellent questions.

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Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Bradley U job ad

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative television arts professor to join a productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues in August of 2012.  This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Teaching assignments will be based on the candidate’s expertise and interests as well as the curriculum needs of the Department of Communication, but primary teaching responsibilities include media sales, media management, media programming and promotion.  The successful candidate will have expertise in, and the ability to teach, the full range of social and interactive media in a global environment.  The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of communication.

1.  Appropriate terminal degree (ABD considered, but terminal degree required for tenure-track appointment)
2.  Professional experience in one or more of the primary teaching areas
3.  College-level teaching experience
4.  Potential for research and/or creative production

1.  Ability to teach television production courses and the department’s core courses.

RANK:           Assistant Professor

SALARY:         Commensurate with experience and qualifications

STARTING DATE:  August 15, 2012

1. Teach three courses per semester in Television Arts
2. Advise program majors
3. Engage in research/creative production
4. Other departmental committees/responsibilities as assigned

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL: Qualified candidates should submit:
1. A letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position
(Both a paper copy and an electronic copy)
2. Full curriculum vitae or resume
(Both a paper copy and an electronic copy)
3. Three current letters of recommendation (hard copy)
4. Tangible evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student and/or peer evaluations) and scholarly potential (hard copy)
5. Unofficial copies of graduate-level transcripts (hard copy)

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

APPLY TO:                               Dr. Ali Zohoori
Chair, Television Arts Search Committee
Department of Communication
Bradley University Peoria, IL  61625
E-mail: zohoori@bradley.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Bradley University is an independent, non-sectarian, selective university enrolling approximately 6,000 students.  The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university, with dynamic programs that stress interdisciplinary cooperation and a spirit of interaction with the university and with external constituents.  All department members have offices and instructional facilities in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Members of ethnic minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

U Oklahoma job ad


Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma invites applications from teachers/scholars in intercultural communication whose interest may intersect organizational or international contexts. Appointment begins in August 2012 and will be at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure-track).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, have established a record of scholarly research, show evidence of effective teaching, and demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serve on advisory committees, and have potential to pursue external funding.

The Department of Communication is strongly committed to providing quality instruction and research in communication theory and research.  The Department is a member of the Division of Social Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department currently includes 18 FTE faculty and 30-plus graduate teaching and research assistants. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees to over 50 graduate students and about 300 undergraduate majors.  Department members collaborate with faculty, residents, and graduate students at the Norman campus, the Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, and the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.

Norman, OK, a community of over 110,000, has been rated as one of top 100 communities to live in by various magazines. It offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, leisure, and recreational opportunities. In addition, it is conveniently located near a major airport and all of the opportunities of a major metropolitan area, Oklahoma City (over 1.2 million).

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Salary for the position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Start-up funds and relocation expenses may be available.  Initial screening will begin no later than November 22, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Young Y. Kim, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, 610 Elm Avenue, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019-2081; Department phone: (405) 325-1578; FAX: (405) 325-7625; E-mail youngkim@ou.edu.  Informal inquiries are invited and welcome.

Paris-UNESCO experts meeting

On September 21-22, 2011 I participated in the UNESCO Experts Meeting on Intercultural Competences at their headquarters in Paris. My thanks to Dr. Katérina Stenou, on this Center’s Advisory Board, for including me.

The goal of the meeting was to respond to a series of regional reports (prepared by Drs. Milena Dragicevic Sesis of Belgrade, Serbia; Alejandro Grimson of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prue Holmes formerly of New Zealand but now in Durham, UK; Melissa Steyn of Cape Town, South Africa; and Magdi Youssef formerly of Egypt, but now in London, UK) and the synthesis of these prepared by Dr. Darla Deardorff (North Carolina, USA). The other respondents were Drs. Noureddine Affaya (Rabat, Morocco), Eric Cattelain (Bordeaux, France), Yolanda Onghena (Barcelona, Spain), Hanna Schissler (Berlin, German), and Yves Winkin (Lyon, France). On the second day we were joined by a large group of UNESCO Chairs on Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding.

We were too busy working to take photographs, but the next day I had time to see the exhibit “Go West!” (a collaboration between artists in Paris and Texas) at UNESCO headquarters.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue