Westminster College postdoc

Westminster College in Salt Lake City seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Speech

Applicants for the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Speech must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in hand by August 2012. While the primary responsibility of this position is teaching SPCH 111 Public Presentations LE (a required course in the Liberal Education curriculum), the committee invites applicants from a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives (such as communication studies, media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, mass communications, and more). Qualified candidates must possess successful teaching experience in a public speaking or hybrid (public speaking plus introduction to human communication) course. We seek candidates with experiences, skills, and potential to provide mentoring support to historically underrepresented students (such as students of color, Native American students, LGBT students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students).

For a complete job posting including application instructions, please navigate to the online job board.

NCA IICD distinguished scholarship awards

Call for Nominations:
NCA IICD 2012 Distinguished Scholarship Awards

Nominations are invited for the NCA Distinguished Scholarship Annual Awards by the International and Intercultural Communication Division for scholarship published during 2011 in the areas of international and intercultural communication. Up to four awards will be given for the following categories featuring work in international and intercultural communication:
· Best Book (edited or authored)
· Best Article (or Book Chapter)
· Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis

Unless otherwise specified, all nomination materials must be by electronic submission only to: ymiike@hawaii.edu and must include the following:
(A) A nomination letter outlining justification for the award.
(B) For ARTICLE or BOOK CHAPTER submissions, send PDF copies only.
(C) For BOOK submissions, send three (3) copies of the complete work. (You may ask your publishers to send copies directly as part of their promo!)
(D) For DISSERTATION or THESIS submissions, mail three (3) CD-Rom copies of the complete work.

Mail hard copies (for C & D) to:
Dr. Yoshitaka Miike
Department of Communication
Humanities Division
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091, USA
E-mail: ymiike@hawaii.edu

Awards will be presented at the International and Intercultural Communication Division Business Meeting at the NCA 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida in November. Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1, 2012 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations accepted. Works must have been published during the 2011 calendar year.

Nomination packets must be received by April 15, 2012.

Sara DeTurk

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Sara DeTurk is an associate professor of communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research focuses on dialogue, identity (especially whiteness), alliances across difference, and social change activism. Her doctoral dissertation (Arizona State University, 2004) was a phenomenological study of an intergroup dialogue program. She also holds an M.Ed. in international education and a B.A. in psychology. Her publications include the following:

DeTurk, S. (2011). Allies in action: The communicative experiences of people who challenge social injustice on behalf of others. Communication Quarterly, 59 (5), 1-21.

DeTurk, S. (2011). “I need to know”:  Conditions that encourage and constrain intercultural dialogue.  Journal of Intergroup Relations, 35 (1), 37-60.

DeTurk, S. (2010). “Quit whining and tell me about your experiences!”:  (In)tolerance, pragmatism, and muting in intergroup dialogue. In R. T. Halualani & T. K. Nakayama (Eds.), The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

DeTurk, S., &  Foster, E. (2008). Dialogue about dialogue:  Investigating intersubjectivity in interview research. Qualitative Research Journal, 8 (2), 14-27.

DeTurk, S. (2006).  The power of dialogue:  Consequences of intergroup dialogue and their implications for agency and alliance building.  Communication Quarterly, 54, 33-51.

DeTurk, S. (2005).  “When I was white”:  Semiosis of whiteness, race, and sociocultural diversity in contemporary U.S. culture.  Journal of Intergroup Relations, 32 (1), 40-60.

Broome, B. J., DeTurk, S., Kristjansdottir, E., Kanata, T., & Ganesan, P. (2002).  Giving voice to diversity: An interactive approach to conflict management and decision-making in culturally diverse work environments.  Journal of Business and Management, 8 (3), 1-26.

DeTurk, S. (2001).  Intercultural empathy:  Myth, competency, or possibility for alliance building?  Communication Education, 50 (4), 374-384.

She is currently conducting ethnographic research on a social change organization in San Antonio.

Marymount Manhattan job ad

Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Communication Arts with a specialization in interpersonal and intercultural communication 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 in interpersonal communication and intercultural communication and one or more of the following areas: race and ethnicity, social activism, and organizational communication; 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: LauraTropp, Ph.D. Department of Communication Arts Marymount Manhattan College 221 East 71st St. New York, NY 10021 ltropp@mmm.edu

Application materials are due January 31, 2012.

This position is subject to final budget approval.  Please refer to the college website, www.mmm.edu  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.

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
pschaefer@mmm.edu

Application materials are due January 31, 2012.

This position is subject to final budget approval.  Please refer to the college website, www.mmm.edu  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 www.jobsatcu.com 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 http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. 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 (Sonja.Foss@ucdenver.edu).
To apply, visit: www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=67182

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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/communication/index.htm

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
BEST PRACTICES AND MODELS OF EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

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, www.phibetadelta.org 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 jdelosreyes@uh.edu 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 www.phibetadelta.org.
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
Email: jdelosreyes@uh.edu

W Kentucky U job ad

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
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 http://www.wku.edu/Communication.

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
Email: communication@wku.edu

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.