Marymount Manhattan job ad #2

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in Critical Media Studies

Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Critical Media Studies to begin Fall 2012.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the time of appointment, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, a commitment to service, and an active research agenda.

Responsibilities include teaching courses that cover a range of media from critical, theoretical, and historical perspectives and at least two of the following areas: race and ethnicity, emerging technologies, global media, gender and sexuality, and media industries; service to the College; and successful pursuit of a research agenda leading to publication.

Applicants will send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including names and contact information of three references) and evidence of teaching effectiveness to the search committee chair:

Peter Schaefer, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Arts
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY  10021

Application materials are due January 31, 2012.

This position is subject to final budget approval.  Please refer to the college website,  and catalogue for course program and information. Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

U Colorado Denver-Beijing job ad

Communication Instructor
International College at Beijing Program
University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2012; multi-year renewals are a possibility.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon alley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by UCD faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. For more information about the UCD/ICB program, please see the stories included in the UCD Department of Communication’s 2011 newsletter, “InterAction“.

The teaching load is 4 courses each semester. The instructor will be responsible primarily for teaching Fundamentals of Communication but may teach some other basic level courses as well. Base pay is $45,000 for the year. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and the US, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess a Ph.D. in communication, experience teaching in an international setting, and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in Mandarin is also highly valued, as is an active research agenda.

Interested applicants must apply through using posting number 815913. Submit a vita, cover letter, a syllabus for a Fundamentals of Communication course, and a list of at least three references. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2012. Finalists for the position will be interviewed between February 17 and 21, 2012.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at UCD is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Foss (
To apply, visit:

Baruch College job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Communication Studies to begin Fall 2012. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and college service. We seek a communication studies generalist with a research background in the social sciences or humanities and with the ability to contribute to the development of a planned new communication studies major in the department. Candidates should be equipped to teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: business communication, communication theory, digital media, diversity studies, group communication, international communication, media analysis, public address, and rhetorical criticism.

Baruch College, located in midtown Manhattan, is a senior college of the City University of New York and is recognized as among the most diverse colleges in the nation. The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. degree in Business Communication, an M.A. in Corporate Communication, and a minor in Communication Studies; a B.A. in Communication Studies is planned. The Department serves several hundred undergraduate majors and minors, 70 graduate students, and 2000 undergraduate students in the basic course. Subfields represented include argumentation, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication, and public relations. For more information, please see

To ensure full consideration, an applicant should send a CV, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence, and representative publications by January 15, 2012 to
Professor Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni
Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Baruch College
Box B 8-240
1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Baruch College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

CFP Phi Beta Delta International Education

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
Call for Papers/Abstracts
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

26th Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Annual Meeting
12-13 April 2012, Kansas City, Missouri

We encourage submissions representing all areas of study that promote global awareness through a range of programs and experiences. The increasing interest in international opportunities and promotion of scholarship in this shrinking world create new challenges. We hope that this conference will provide an environment where students, staff, faculty and interested groups can highlight their efforts and provide examples of the very best practices in international education today.

There will be several formats for submission to select from:
*Full papers that are intended for publication in the Conference Proceedings. We will schedule oral summaries of approximately fifteen minutes to allow authors to highlight significant aspects of their work that may be described in more detail in the publication.
*Short papers for oral presentations of approximately fifteen minutes.
*Poster presentations, either as physical posters or as PowerPoint presentations presented in a large room format on Friday afternoon, April 13, to encourage participation, especially on the part of students. Awards will be given out for the best student presentations in this event.

Instructions for Authors: For all formats described above, authors should download the Abstract Submission Form (MS Word), to be made available on the web site, and submit the following information: (1) title of presentation, (2) name(s) of author(s), along with title(s), (3) institutional/organizational affiliation, (4) postal address, (5) phone number(s), (6) email address, and (7) a short abstract (300 words maximum). The level should be appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

Please submit these items electronically to by 15 January 2011.
Submissions will be acknowledged via email. Abstracts of accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings and posted on the Society’s website after the conclusion of the conference. For those submitting Full Papers to be considered for publication in the Conference Proceedings, your first version will be due March 1, 2012. Short Papers may also be considered for the Conference Proceedings and submitted at a later date. In addition, Poster Presentations may be converted into short papers or material suitable for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings at a later date.

Additional information regarding registration and other details will be posted on the website at
For more information regarding paper submissions, please contact:
Guillermo de los Reyes, Ph.D.
Department of Hispanic Studies
University of Houston
416 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3062
Phone: 713-743-3716; Fax: 713-743-0935

W Kentucky U job ad

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Potter College of Arts and Letters

The Department of Communication at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of intercultural communication. This position is a nine-month appointment beginning August 2012.

We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong research and teaching background in intercultural communication across a variety of contexts with specific focus on globalization, multicultural work environments, and co-cultural diversity. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels commensurate with the candidate’s strengths and the department’s needs with creative instructional techniques and formats (traditional, on-line, interactive television and weekend bi-term arrangements). Applicants with expertise corresponding with our departmental emphases on communication studies and organizational communication at the undergraduate level and applied organizational communication at the graduate level are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Communication by time of appointment (ABD will be considered), evidence of teaching quality, and a focused research agenda.

Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 50,000, situated approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee.  The university, under the vision to be a Leading American University with International Reach, currently enrolls 17,982 undergraduate and 3,066 graduate students.  WKU places a premium on teaching and student learning. Its faculty is engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU has broad student and faculty participation in Study Abroad programs.

The Department of Communication offers two undergraduate majors: Communication Studies and Corporate and Organizational Communication and one Master’s of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. The department maintains a large undergraduate student population and works to engage students through chapters of Lambda Pi Eta, IABC, and Communication Ambassadors, a student service organization.  The graduate program is designed to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students.  For more information, please visit our website at

For consideration, please submit electronically a letter of application, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, a C.V., and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Kumi Ishii, Chair, Communication Search
Department of Communication
130 Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #21029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029
(270) 745-3296

intercultural new media research

The Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Taylor &
Francis) has just published a special issue/forum devoted to intercultural
new media research (Volume 4/Issue 4).  Edited by Robert Shuter, Past Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association, the special issue explores the intersection of new media and intercultural communication and is the academic debut of intercultural new media studies – an exciting new area of intellectual inquiry.

All articles in the special issue/forum can be read on-line and downloaded
free of charge from the Taylor & Francis website.

Comm Yearbook CFP


Communication Yearbook 37
A Publication of the International Communication Association
Editor: Elisia L. Cohen

CY 37 is a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms. Specifically, we are seeking state-of-the-discipline literature reviews, meta-analyses, and essays that advance knowledge and understanding of communication systems, processes, and impacts. Submitted manuscripts should provide a rigorous assessment of the status, critical issues and needed directions of a theory or body of research; offer new communication theory or additional insights into communication systems, processes, policies and impacts; and/or expand the boundaries of the discipline. In all cases, submissions should be comprehensive and thoughtful in their synthesis and analysis, and situate a body of scholarship within a larger intellectual context.
*       Submit manuscripts electronically via a Word attachment to Elisia L. Cohen, Editor, at
*       Submissions for CY 37 will be considered from October 15, 2011 through February 15, 2012
*       Use APA style, 6th edition
*       Include a cover letter indicating how the manuscript addresses the CY 37 call for papers
*       Prepare manuscripts for blind review, removing all identifiers
*       Include a title page as a separate document that includes contact information for all authors
*       Following Communication Yearbook‘s tradition of considering lengthier manuscripts, initial manuscript submissions may range from 6,500 to 13,000 words (including tables, endnotes, references).
*       Incomplete submissions not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors for revision.
For more information about CY 37 or this call for submissions, please contact Dr. Cohen at

Oakland U job ad

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Communication who specializes in critical cultural studies to begin August 15, 2012 pending final University approval.  We seek candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: globalization studies-transnational flows and material culture; race and ethnicity studies in a global context; diasporic identities and communities.  Preferred candidates are expected to have methodological training in ethnography, historiography, or political economy.

Oakland offers a newly established Master’s program in Communication.   Candidates are expected to provide leadership in our MA program as well as direction in undergraduate curriculum development.  Oakland University operates on the semester system, and the standard teaching load is five courses per academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses, including our undergraduate core, multicultural communication.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of effective teaching as well as potential for a promising research agenda.  Preferred candidates will possess a Ph.D. in Communication, but ABD will be considered.

OU’s 1400-acre campus is located in Rochester, Michigan, a suburban community 26 miles north of Detroit. The University hosts a residential theater company, maintains an art gallery and historic mansion, and provides an outdoor venue for summer musical events. It is convenient to many social, cultural, and recreational activities in the metropolitan Detroit area. For more information about the department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Oakland University, visit our website at

Submit letter of interest detailing teaching interests and research program, curriculum vitae, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy and one sample course syllabus at

Please include the contact information for three individuals who can serve as references related to teaching and/or research in the vitae. ABD candidates should include the contact information for their dissertation committee chairperson. Submit application materials on or before January 13, 2012.
Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Asian Media awards

Call for Nominations: AMIC Awards 2012

The Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) is now calling for nominations for “The AMIC Media and Communication Advancement and Innovation Award” and ” The AMIC Asia Communication Award” 2012.

Nominations for both awards are accepted from any member in good standing with the association. Nominees do not need to be members of AMIC. All nominations along with supporting documents are received through 31st December 2011.

AMIC Media and Communication Advancement and Innovation Award 2012
AMIC believes that new innovation strategies supported by tools, skills and best practices are required as Asia moves into new kinds of global media and communication regimes. Thus, to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of media and communication AMIC will be awarding this award annually at the AMIC annual meeting at the discretion of the AMIC board of directors. Individuals or institutions across the globe are eligible for this award.

AMIC Asia Communication Award 2012
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in research, education, institution building, and excellence in journalism and other media endeavours. Thus an individual will be honoured based on the impact his or her work has had on Asian communication and media. Individuals of all nationalities are eligible for this award, which is given at the AMIC annual meeting at the discretion of the AMIC board of directors.

GriffinHarte Foundation grants

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

Application Deadline: December 15, 2011
Contact Person: Cindy Griffin at and

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

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

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.