Ann Neville Miller

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Ann Neville Miller is an Associate Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Much of her work addresses critical issues concerning communication about HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently she has focused on the communication of religious leaders and churches toward HIV prevention in Africa, and the role of sexual content in African entertainment media in youth sexual attitudes and behavior. She also has a long-running research interest in barriers to research productivity of African communication scholars.

Dr. Miller’s study of African communication patterns arises out of over a dozen years of living, studying, teaching, and researching as an American in Kenya. She continues to work closely with former colleagues there on a range of projects. Her work has appeared in both communication and health-related journals including Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, AIDS and Behavior, Qualitative Health Research, Patient Education and Counseling, African Journal of AIDS Research, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Communication Education. She recently published a volume co-edited with Donald Rubin, Health Communication and Faith Communities, a multidisciplinary collection that was the first of its kind to address the intersection of health, communication, and communities of faith.

The quality of Dr. Miller’s work and teaching has been recognized through her receipt of various awards including the 2007 Gerald R. Miller dissertation award, as well as several top paper awards, and an excellence in undergraduate teaching award from the University of Central Florida.

Recent publications include:
*Miller, A. N., Ngula, K.,  & Musambira, G. (2012). Predictors of sexual behavior among church-going youths in Kenya: a cross-denominational study. African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) 11(1), 271–280.
*Miller, A. N., Kinya, J., Kizito, M., Ngula, K., Njoroge, L., & Davis, K. L. (2011). Kenyan religious leaders’ perspectives on HIV and sexuality. African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR), 10 (3), 271-280.
*Miller, A. N., & Teel, S. (2011). A content analysis of research on religion and spirituality in general communication and health communication journals. Health Communication, 26, 615-620.
*Muraya, J. G., Miller, A. N., & Mjomba, L. (2011). An analysis of target audience member interpretation of messages in the Nimechill abstinence campaign in Nairobi, Kenya in the light of high- and low-context communication. Health Communication, 26, 516-524.
*Santilli, V., & Miller, A. N. (2011). The effects of gender and power distance on the use of nonverbal immediacy behaviors in symmetrical and asymmetrical power conditions: A cross-cultural study of classrooms and friendships. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4, 3-22.
*Miller, A. N., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2011). Kenyan patients’ attitudes regarding doctor ethnicity and patient-provider communication. African Communication Research, 2, 267-280.
*Miller, A. N., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K.  (2010). Research and publication by communication faculty in east Africa: A challenge to the global community of communication scholars. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 3, 286-303.
*Muthoni-Thuo, A., & Miller, A. N. (2010). An exploration of rural and urban Kenyan women’s knowledge and attitudes regarding breast cancer and breast cancer early detection measures. Health Care for Women International, 31, 801-816.
*Ngula, K., & Miller, A. N. (2010). Self-disclosure of HIV seropositivity in Kenya by HIV-positive Kamba men and their families. Southern Communication Journal, 75, 328-348.
*Miller, A. N., Mwithia, J. K., Booker, N. A., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2010). Kenyan patients’ attitudes regarding doctor ethnicity and doctor-patient ethnic discordance. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 201-206.

NOTE:
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Phillip Glenn – Fulbright

Phillip Glenn
Emerson College

Fulbright Senior Scholar, Moldova

In May 2006 I traveled to the Republic of Moldova on a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant.  A former Soviet Republic, Moldova is a small nation located north of the Black Sea, between Ukraine and Romania.  Although it faces many of the same economic, political, and social struggles that challenge other post-Soviet nations, Moldova’s situation is particularly difficult.  It is the poorest nation in Europe.  The eastern part of Moldova called Trans-Dnistrya (across the Dniester River) has been operating as a quasi-independent breakaway republic for the past twelve years and is widely known to be a regional center for trafficking in drugs, slavery, and mass weapons.  Moldovans hope someday to enter the European Union (EU), as their neighbors to the west are doing, but they recognize how much needs to change before they can do so.  The higher education system is undergoing reform in attempts to align with the Bologna Agreement that aims to provide for consistency among European universities.

Glenn with members of the International Relations Faculty

My gracious hosts at IRIM (the International Relations Institute of Moldova in Chisinau, the capital city) set me up with multiple opportunities to lecture and meet with students on topics related to conflict, negotiation, and communication.  I attended a student-organized conference on Moldova’s prospects for joining the EU.  I met with the faculties of International Relations and Germanic Languages to discuss their curricular reform efforts.  IRIM is expanding the depth and breadth of its offerings in communication, conflict, and negotiation. These subjects appeal strongly to many students and faculty members, in part because of Moldova’s recent history and current political situation.

As a faculty member in Emerson College’s Department of Organizational and Political Communication, my teaching concerns the central role communication plays in resolving conflicts and building productive relationships.  As a Fulbright Scholar in 1995 in the Czech Republic I had previous experience with post-Communist educational institutions.  My wife Liliana is from Moldova, and from previous visits I had some acquaintance with the country and its people.  Liliana accompanied me to most lectures and meetings, and it was truly helpful having her contributions and insights.  Most Moldovans are bilingual speakers of Russian and Romanian; I speak only a bit of Russian.  Fortunately, most students understood English well, and interpreters were provided when needed.

Other activities included lectures at Moldova State University (Chisinau) and the State University at Cahul and attending an American Studies Conference.  One of the highlights of the trip was meeting with staff members from Helsinki Watch Cometitul Moldova.  We learned about their important work in monitoring human rights issues in Moldova and began exploring ways I could help provide educational opportunities to further their efforts.

The Fulbright trip was brief, but it opened doors for further exchanges of information, visits, and scholarly collaborations.  It gave me new perspectives on my own teaching and research, especially greater sensitivity to how core concepts in conflict and negotiation are shaped by cultural and historical contexts. Moldovan students and faculty, like their American counterparts, are keenly interested in learning alternative ways to resolve differences.  They see their nation clearly as needing new relationship paradigms, from the interpersonal to the international levels, and they are committed to helping bring about positive change.  Although the challenges are great, it is an exciting time.

Colordado State U job ad

Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an entry-level assistant professor who specializes in Intercultural Communication.  We welcome applications from scholars who use quantitative and qualitative methods of communication scholarship.  This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment which starts August 16, 2013. Applicants should submit complete applications by October 15, 2012 for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University currently numbers over 600 undergraduate majors and 24 Master’s candidates and houses the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation. With the overall growth in the major and in the university, there has also been growth in diversity and multiculturalism. Candidates who can advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching, and outreach are encouraged to apply.

Duties include:
1.      Teach courses in intercultural communication, co-cultural communication, conflict,
communication theory, and research methods.
2.      Conduct research and publish in areas of specialty.
3.      Work collegially with a faculty who represent the broad scope of communication.
4.      Advise undergraduate majors in Communication Studies and serve on MA thesis
committees.
5.      Assume other duties normally expected of full-time faculty members at a major research
institution.

Required Qualifications
1.      Credentials and experience in Communication Studies.
2.      Specialty in intercultural communication.
3.      ABD; PhD required for appointment as assistant professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.      Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.
2.      Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication.
3.      Use of quantitative and qualitative methods of communication scholarship.
4.      Ph.D. in hand.
5.      Ability to function collegially on a faculty committed to the rhetorical basis of the
discipline.
6.      A commitment to the liberal arts.

Please note: Once the Search Committee has identified semi-finalists, Department faculty will  have access to those candidates’ files, including letters of recommendation.

Application:
1.      Submit a letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae.
2.      Submit a list of relevant MA & PhD courses taken and course instructor name.
3.      Provide a 1 to 2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and research program.
4.      Provide for the submission of three letters of recommendation.
5.      Provide for the submission of official M.A. and Ph.D. transcripts.
6.      Additional items, such as copies of publications and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
may be requested later.

Address:
Intercultural Communication Search Committee Chair              Telephone: 970-491-6858
Department of Communication Studies                             FAX: 970-491-2160
Colorado State University                                               email: Gloria.Blumanhourst@colostate.edu
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1783

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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.

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

Starting Date
From June 1, 2013.

Deadline
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
CANADA
Phone: 514 343-7819
Email: f.cooren@umontreal.ca

Confidentiality
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.

U Puget Sound job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member who is a teacher-scholar, dedicated to undergraduate education in communication theory and research methods (primarily quantitative methods). Candidates who complement existing faculty research and teaching are preferred. Full job description available here.

The Department seeks candidates with evidence of research and teaching that examines human communication. The Department encourages applications from candidates of various specialties including but not limited to: applied communication, human communication and technology, and/or international and intercultural communication.

The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will include delivering courses on communication theory and research methods (quantitative). The candidate will also have the opportunity to craft a course in an area of expertise that satisfies the university’s first year seminar core requirement and develop lower and upper level department courses, one of which may also satisfy other university core requirements. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising, committee service, and involvement in activities sponsored by the department and university.

PhD (ABD considered) and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Upper level undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the 2012 National Communication Association Annual Convention. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 12, 2012 to ensure consideration.

Texas A & M job ads

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two tenured positions at either the Associate or Full Professor level starting September 1, 2013. The first position is in Organizational Communication and the second position is in Rhetoric & Public Affairs or Political Communication.  Both positions are intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices.  These positions offer a unique opportunity for senior scholars to provide leadership in moving the program in Civic Dialogue and Leadership into a position of national and international prominence.  Applications from scholars employing all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcome.   Scholars able to address issues regarding civic dialogue and leadership, as well as complement our existing strengths in Organizational Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Telecommunication & Media Studies, or Health Communication are particularly desirable.

The Department of Communication has articulated a strategic vision to be consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation, and to that end, is establishing two new anchor programs in Civic Dialogue and Leadership and in Global Media and Technology.  The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 19 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and over 900 undergraduate majors.  Texas A&M is the sixth largest university in the United States, and the student body includes 24% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, and over 4700 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in the number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2012, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Jennifer Mercieca, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will be accepted).

U Jyväskylä job ad

The Department of Communication  at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, seeks a permanent Full Professor in Speech Communication. The position is located at the Department of Communication within the Faculty of Humanities. The Department houses four disciplines: Speech Communication, Organizational Communication, Journalism, and Intercultural Communication.

Applicants’ substantive areas of research and teaching must contribute to areas of strength in the Department: media and communication in social processes of change; human interaction, communication and culture; communication and well-being in work and learning environments. More specifically, Speech Communication in the Department of Communication focuses on human social interaction, and the aim is to understand speech and communication behavior and the dynamics of interaction, both in face-to-face and online communication. A variety of phenomena and areas are investigated, such as friendship, couple and family relationships; teams, groups and networks; interpersonal communication in the workplace and in organizational contexts; the connection between social interaction and well-being; persuasion and argumentation; communication ethics.

The University of Jyväskylä, with 15,000 students, has been ranked by the Shanghai-based Academic Ranking of World Universities as one of the top 500 universities in the world. Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland, close to nature, with excellent domestic and international connections.

Deadline for application: 19 October 2012. Applications will be examined by a selection committee which will shortlist a small number of candidates. The employment start date has been set to January 2013, but it is negotiable. The detailed call for applications is here.

For additional information, please contact Director of the Department of Communication Pertti Hurme (email: pertti.hurme at jyu.fi) or Dean Petri Karonen (email: petri.k.karonen at jyu.fi).

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

COML 513: Advanced Topics in Communication
Derry, Northern Ireland

Residency in Derry, Ireland: January 2-12, 2013
Entire course pre- and post- via Blackboard December 26, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Program Cost: Appx. $3850 plus airfare
Learn more about Derry, Ireland
Program Highlights
*       Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
*       Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
*       Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
*       Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
*       Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices.

Course Description
The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies.  Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future.

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998.  Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became a reality in 2008.  Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peach has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other and the societies they inhabit.  These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing others whose worldwide views may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

Faculty
John Caputo is Professor and Chair of the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and the Walter Ong S.J. Scholar.  He founded the MA Program in 2004.  Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication and media and social values.  He is the author of seven books and more than 25 articles in professional scholarly journals.  He has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.  Dr. Caputo directs the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project, a cultural Immersion multi-media program in Italy each summer and has previously directed programs in Armagh, Northern Ireland.  He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards  by Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin and most recently received an Exemplary Faculty Award from Gonzaga University.

Ann Kelleher, Interim Executive Director of Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement, earned a Ph.D. in International Studies.  In her over 30 years of university teaching, Dr. Kelleher has taught courses relevant to analyzing international violent conflicts including international relations, international conflict resolution, local peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and war and peace: theoretical and historical analyses.  In 2011 she received the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching from Pacific Lutheran University. In addition, Dr. Kelleher has taught faculty-led study abroad courses in Albania, Namibia and Northern Ireland as well as facilitated groups to Jamaica, Thailand and Egypt.  In addition, she has developed programs in Ecuador and the United Kingdom. Dr. Kelleher’s relevant publications include “Religious Communities as Peacemakers: A Comparison of Grassroots Peace Processes in Sudan and Northern Ireland,” with Meggan Johnson, Civil Wars Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2008, 148-172.

Application Process
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 29, 2012
Early Application is encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up to the application deadline or until the program is filled.  Operation of this program is subject to administrative approval and is dependent upon meeting the minimum enrollment. Click here to download application.
1.      Submit your completed Application Form along with $400 non-refundable deposit that is applied to the cost of the program.
2.      Provide an official copy of your Graduate Program standing; Gonzaga students do not need to submit a transcript.
3.      Upon receipt of these materials, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate Professional Studies Committee.  Upon notification of acceptance to participate in the course you will be sent a Financial Contract.  This Financial Contract needs to be signed and returned for your application to be considered.

Send all Application Materials to:
Shannon Zaranski
Gonzaga University
School of Professional Studies
502 E. Boone Ave., MSC 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616
509.313.3569 phone
509.313.3587 fax
zaranski@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/comlireland
Program Cost
ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $3,850
Cost includes: Tuition for three credits, accommodations, some group meals, local group transportation, AirMed, and International Student Identity Card.
Passport must be valid for six months after the end of the study abroad program.

U Colorado job ad

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
Department of Communication
Tenure-track Assistant Professor: Communicating and Organizing

The Communication Department at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on communicating and organizing. The department’s Organizational Communication area specializes in theorizing organizing practices, with interdisciplinary emphases on discourse, materiality, difference, constitution, and collaboration. We seek a colleague who complements and extends these existing strengths through analyzing and theorizing organizing practices in areas of social relevance. Topical interests could include (but would not be limited to) organizational change, governance, globalization, postcolonial relations, culture and power, advocacy and social conflict, forms of differentiation, queering organization theory and practice, and the influence of work beyond the workplace.

Evidence of actual and/or potential achievement of excellence in teaching and research is required. Appointment will begin August 2013, and the Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must provide electronic copies of the following materials: letter of application (including a statement describing how your work contributes to topical interests such as those listed above), curriculum vitae, copy of a published article (or an equivalent sample of research), evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation.  Application materials are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #818580.  Additional questions may be e-mailed to the Search Committee Chair Timothy Kuhn, commsearchcmte@colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: hr-ada@colorado.edu.

Fung Global Fellows, Princeton

Visting Research Scholar – Fung Global Fellows Program, Princeton University

Princeton University is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the Program will select six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Fellowships are to be awarded to scholars employed outside the United States who are expected to return to their positions, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise but who are still early in their careers.

During the academic year 2013/14, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “Languages and Authority.” The Fellows and the accompanying seminar program will focus on how languages interact with political, social, economic, and cultural authority. Languages can be powerful tools for expressing and asserting authority. Yet they also constitute forms of authority in and of themselves (such as in the standardization and uniformity that they impose). Languages as forms of authority are also contested, and language communities have often formed a basis for resisting authority. Possible topics for this cycle of the fellows program include the ways in which languages and language use interact with globalization, empire, decolonization, nation-state formation, nationalism, language policy, language ideology, social stratification, migration, commerce and trade, social and religious movements, and the sociology of knowledge production.

NOTES:  6 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Within the limits of its resources, it is the intent of the program to provide a salary that equals the normal salary paid to a fellow at his or her home institution. In cases where the fellow’s base salary scale is significantly below the norm, salaries may be adjusted upward to compensate.

The following information is provided by the employer in accordance with AAA policy. AAA is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of these statements. They are not part of the actual position description submitted for publication by the employer.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
This employer offers health insurance benefits to eligible same and opposite-sex domestic partners.
This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions
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Requirements
Applications are due on November 1, 2012. We encourage applications from both social scientists and humanists concerning any region of the world or time period. To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) no earlier than September 1, 2003. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the Program’s theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process itself, see the Program’s website. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.