Hawai’i Pacific University job ad

FACULTY POSITION
Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor of Anthropology

The Department of International Studies at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) invites applications for a full-time faculty, career faculty position in Anthropology at the rank of Instructor/Assistant or Associate Professor for a nine-month appointment to begin Fall 2011.

The successful applicant will teach a combination of 24 credits (typically 8 classes) of courses in the Anthropology program. HPU is seeking a versatile individual who will teach the core introductory course on Cultural Anthropology as well as specialized upper-division courses. Expertise in Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island Studies desirable. Faculty members must also maintain an active involvement in scholarly activity in their discipline as well as service to the department, university, and community (e.g., faculty/student extracurricular activities and program review).

Minimum qualifications: An M.A. in Anthropology or related field. ABD will be considered if degree can be completed within first year of appointment.

Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field and 2 or more years of teaching experience. Expertise in Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island Studies.

The ideal candidate should have a record of or potential for scholarship in their field, a commitment of service to the university and community, and an ability to develop specialized courses in Anthropology that support the Anthropology and related majors. Other desirable qualifications include expertise on Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island affairs; ability to support curriculum and program development for the anthropology program, including mentorship for Anthropology majors and program review and assessment; close links with community organizations; and leadership potential as academic program chair for the Anthropology program.

To Apply: Applicants should apply online at http://www.hpu.edu/employment. Supporting documents such as curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience, and description of professional development goals may be submitted electronically as Word or PDF files put together in a ZIP file named with the last name and position number (ex: Jones ####) and e-mailed to HR@hpu.edu. Paper submissions of supporting documents are also accepted at Human Resources: Hawai’i Pacific University HR Department; 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 310; Honolulu, HI 96813. E-mail: hr@hpu.edu. FAX: 808-544-1192. Deadline for submission of applications is April 25, 2011.

Department Contact address: Dr. Carlos Juarez, Chair, Department of International Studies, 808-566-2493, cjuarez@hpu.edu.

Hawai’i Pacific University is a non-profit, co-educational university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. HPU is the largest private university or college in Hawai’i, with over 8000 students. The University has a large and vibrant downtown campus, a scenic 135 acre residential campus on the windward side, and an extensive military campus program. Cultural and ethnic diversity are the hallmark of HPU with students from over 100 countries, all 50 states, and all five major Hawaiian islands. The HPU website can be viewed at http://www.hpu.edu. The Department of International Studies at HPU is a multidisciplinary and collegial organization with a global perspective and an emphasis on teaching.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

VII Mini Communication Conference of the Americas

CALL FOR PAPER/PANEL PRESENTATIONS

FELAFACS (Federacion Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicacion Social)
“Voices from the field about the Education of Communication Professional in the Americas”
“Voces desde el campo sobre la Formación de Profesionales de la Comunicacion en las Américas”
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
New Orleans, USA.
The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 NCA Annual Convention “Voice” November 17-20, 2011, New Orleans, USA.

Introduction: The National Communication Association (NCA) and La Fedaración Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación (FELAFACS) continue their ongoing relationship which started in 1997 with the First Communication Conference of the Americas, held in the City of Mexico. The goal of this agreement is to establish a long-term partnership to promote dialogue among communication scholars throughout the Americas, to share their perspectives on communication research, teaching and practice, and to encourage new avenues for collaboration.

In the spirit of this understanding, the VII Mini-Communication Conference of the Americas to be held in New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The conference will take place in conjunction with the 2011 NCA Annual Convention. This one-day conference will allow communication scholars from Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Spain to voice their perspectives and experiences in field of communication on the topics selected for the conference.

Steering Committee: Dra. Vanesa del Carmen Muriel Amezcua, Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México. Elena Hurtado, Consultora y Profesora, Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Mariela Pérez Chavarría, Professor at ITESM, Campus Monterrey, México; Dr. Jesús Arroyave, Professor at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia; Dr. Federico Varona, Professor at San José State University, San José, California (Coordinator). The members of this Committee are coordinating the planning of this conference with Brad Mello, NCA representative (Washington, D.C., USA) and Solón Calero, FELAFACS representative (Cali, Colombia).

Requirements: Those interested in presenting on one of the competitive panels outline below (panels1, 2 and 3) should submit a 2 to 3-page abstract (summary) proposal of the topic to be presented. The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2011. The authors of the accepted proposals will be asked to send up to a 15-page paper on the topic a week before the conference in November. Papers will be presented in a panel format and each panelist will have 10 minutes to present. The papers will be published on the FELAFACS website. Residents in USA and Canada should send their proposals/final papers to: Federico Varona, San José State University (fvarona@sjsu.edu). Residents in Latin-American and Spain should send their proposals/final papers to: Jesús Arroyave, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (jarroyav@uninorte.edu.co)

Conference Agenda and Timetable

Panel 1:. How we do research (Methods for Collecting and Analyzing data) (Listen to voices from the professional field): communication institutions (organizations), communication professional, audiences, etc. The proposals for this panel should address any of the following topics:
• International Research on the “Methods used to research the Communication needs of communication professionals in today’s market place in the Americas”.
• Experiences of research conducted to listen to voices from the professional field
• Case studies
• Papers
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Panel 2: Research results on communication needs of communication professionals in the market place today in the Americas”. Lessons Learned from voices from the field. The proposals for this workshop may address the following topics:
• International Research results on the “Communication needs of communication professionals in today’s market place in the Americas”.
• Experiences of research conducted to listen to voices from the professional field
• Case studies
• Papers
Time: 10 45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
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Lunch: 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel 3: How do we integrate research results in our teaching in our universities? New contents, new methods, et. What kind of impact those voices have had in what we teach and how we teach? What kind of impact those voices have had in the core curriculum of our communication programs? What are the new teaching-learning environments? What are the new contents of our teaching, ie: The new social networks. The proposals for this panel should address any of the following topics:
• Experiences of collaborative teaching in communication,
• International research projects taking place in the Americas,
• International experiences where internships programs are implemented to help students achieve professional experience in the communication field.
• Changes made in communication programs.
Time: 2.30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Business Meeting: FELAFACS-NCA Collaboration Agenda The following issues will be discussed at the end o the event:
• Suggestions to make stronger the alliance between NCA and FELAFACS.
• Strategies to make possible the publication in English of the Journal Diálogos de La Comunicación produced by FELAFACS and recommendation to begin its indexation process.
• Strategies to obtain financial aid to make possible the participation of Latin American scholars at the 2012 NCA Conference.
Time: 4:15 – 5:45 PM

Coordinator: Solón Calero, FELAFACS representative.
NCA Representative: Brad Mello, Associate Director for Educational Initiatives

DePaul University job ad

The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks applicants for an instructor or visiting assistant professor (depending on credentials) in Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies, beginning in September 2011. This is a renewable non-tenure-track position. The position requires teaching a variety of communication courses including intercultural communication, performance studies, and the senior capstone.  Additional teaching responsibility may include courses in public speaking and in the general education curriculum, as well as courses in the faculty member’s area of specialization.  ABD required, Ph.D. preferred. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable.

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has a strong commitment to providing a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.  The College of Communication has over 47 full-time faculty serving approximately 1500 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students.

To apply, please visit facultyopportunities.depaul.edu to complete the application form. You will need electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; 3) three letters of recommendation; and 4) any relevant work sample.

For more information about the College of Communication, please visit our website at:   http://communication.depaul.edu/.  All full-time faculty members receive comprehensive benefits packages. DePaul University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 30th and we will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.

Conference: Media in Minority Contexts

Media and media practices in minority and competitive contexts: From local to global
University of Alberta
11-12 May 2012

Few studies have been conducted on the topic of media in minority context. However, in today’s plurilingual and multicultural societies, their role in the functioning of democracy and in the construction of minorities’ cultural identities is crucial. These media are both channels of communication and gathering places or common areas for communities. By connecting individuals who share the same language, these media reinforce solidarity within minority groups as well as their cultural identity, both at the local and global levels. In order to maintain their existence, minority media must also position themselves vis-à-vis the media of the majority to which their audiences also have access.

Conceived as a space for exchange between practitioners and researchers in social sciences, humanities and modern languages, this colloquium seeks to reflect on the role of media in minority contexts from various perspectives and with a comparative angle. The selection committee solicits proposals on any question related to the issue of media in minority contexts, and in particular in relation with questions of: cultural representations (identity, art, translation), democracy (multiculturalism, ethics, media status), networks (national, transnational), professional practice (journalism, technology), language policy and language use. We encourage submissions dealing with different media:  television, radio, specialized and general press [newspapers and magazines], posters, internet, etc. We strongly encourage media professionals to participate. Working language will be English and French. Proposals can be submitted in either of these two languages. Selected proceedings of the conference will be published.

Submission of proposals
September 1, 2011
: Deadline for the submission of proposals

Abstract (400 words maximum) to be sent to  minority.media.conf@gmail.com. The abstract should contain a title.

Please put your name in the subject of your mail, and your further references in the mail message (affiliation, university or institution, e-mail, phone number, and the title of your paper).

October 31, 2011: Notification of acceptance by the Academic Committee after a double blind peer-review

Academic Committee: Marc-François Bernier (Université d’Ottawa, Canada), Mike Cormack (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland),  Luc Côté (Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface), Robert Darnton (Harvard University, USA), Christian Delporte (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France), Ouzi Elyada (Université de Haifa, Israel), Donald Ipperciel (University of Alberta, Canada), Karim H. Karim (Carleton University, Canada), Andy Knight (University of Alberta, Canada), Elisabeth Le (University of Alberta, Canada), Marc Lits (Université catholique de Louvain), Marie-Linda Lord (Université de Moncton, Canada), Catherine Murray (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Lloyd Sciban (University of Calgary, Canada), Jean Valenti (Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Canada), Isabelle Veyrat-Masson (CNRS, Université Paris IV, France)

Organizing Committee: Sophie Kienlen, Caroline Moine, Géraldine Poels, François Robinet (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France); Marine Ghéno, Justine Huet, Andy Knight, Elisabeth Le, Iaroslav Pankovskyi, Sathya Rao, Christian Reyns-Chikuma (University of Alberta, Canada) ; David Maurice (Université de Sherbrooke)

Sponsors:
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS)
University of Alberta
Le Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines (CHCSC)
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

With the support of :
Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
TV5 – Quebec

Stetson University job

Stetson University
Full-time, tenure-track position in Communication Studies

This appointment, beginning August 2011, is for a dynamic teacher and active scholar with enthusiasm for teaching a variety of undergraduate classes within the interpretive, rhetorical, and/or critical traditions of the communication discipline as well as contributing to interdisciplinary programs across the University.  We are looking for a colleague who can contribute to our shared interest, as teachers and scholars, in democracy and equality, in public discourse, culture, identity, and the media. We seek a colleague who is equipped to teach a research theory and methodology course.

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, active scholarly agenda; demonstrated excellence in teaching in both general and specialized courses.

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample or publication, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and statement of teaching philosophy specific to a liberal arts context.

Electronic submissions acceptable (except for transcripts and letters) or mail to:

Michael McFarland, PhD
Unit 8377
Communication Studies
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
mmcfarla@stetson.edu

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

Stetson University, an equal opportunity employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

For more information, visit the website.

Young Harris College job

Young Harris College is a selective liberal arts institution serving students who demonstrate strong academic commitment.  Founded in 1886 and affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the College currently enrolls approximately 800 students across four divisions – Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences- with a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.  Young Harris College enjoys a strong endowment and is engaged in significant expansion after receiving approval in 2008 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin offering baccalaureate degrees in a number of fields.  Young Harris College is located two hours north of Atlanta and two hours south of Asheville, NC in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

The Department of Communication Studies at Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach in the Media Communication track beginning August 1, 2011.  A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Communication, Media, or closely related field with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts curriculum. Candidates who are ABD with an expected completion date of Fall 2011 are also invited to apply. Applicants should be able to teach a broad range of media courses in one or more of the following areas: citizen journalism, media effects/audience analysis, political communication, social/emerging media, or international media. Journalism theory and practice courses as well as shared departmental responsibility for core major courses will be part of this position.  Journalistic experience in practice and teaching is highly desirable as this position includes an advisory role to the recently restructured award-winning student newspaper.  Application deadline is April 8, 2011.

Applications should be sent to Human Resources Director, Young Harris College, PO Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582. Electronic applications are preferred (in Word or PDF format) and should be sent to HumanResources@yhc.edu.  Applications should include an updated curriculum vitae and statement of purpose, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Prior to employment, selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/D/V

US Meets Europe: Forum for Young Leaders

“The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) is a network of young, influential people from both sides of the Atlantic who have an active interest in supporting the relationship between the United States and Europe. The Forum meets in Washington, D.C., May 16-21, 2011.

The Forum will focus on the economic, political, cultural, and societal dimensions of the relationship, and the wider context within which this relationship exists. Members join the Forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar, during which they will learn about the field of cultural diplomacy, explore the American-European relationships, and take part in challenging group discussions on salient issues.

The Forum will also organize a number of shorter, academic conferences throughout the year that the members are invited to attend and to help organize. Through the ICD Online Forum, members are able to keep in touch with one another and members of the other ICD Forums.”

For more information, see the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy website.

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy

“The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA is an international conference held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in association with high-profile international partners in Washington, D.C., May 18-21, 2011. This year´s event brings together key stakeholders from the US, Europe, and across the world to reflect on the future of US and European foreign policy and related issues. The program will consist of keynote speeches, lectures, panel discussions and social activities that will provide the audience with an opportunity to gain insights, reflect on, discuss and debate the salient issues.

The 2011 conference will focus on the theme “The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the New Global Community”. The theme was selected in recognition significant developments in the field of international relations. Firstly: The development of a new global community with new players, both at the sub-state and inter-state level, and new forms of influence and power. Secondly,the emergence of new, global challenges, The developments in the Arab World, disasters, financial instability, terrorism, and the prevention of health pandemics, are all areas of activity that require the community to build sustainable, multilateral approaches.

In recognition of these developments, there is a demonstrable need to analyze and reflect on the activity of the US and Europe within this new context, and in addressing these new challenges. The conference will therefore begin with an assessment of the new global community: How has it been formed, how does it operate, and what changes are we likely see in the future. Following this, the focus will move to a consideration of the key challenges facing the global community today, from climate change and natural disasters to cultural differences. Finally, the program will build on these discussions to reflect on the positions of the US and Europe in this changing international environment and: What do their international partners expect of the US and Europe, and how can they forge stronger relations with countries in all regions to ensure the cooperation necessary to tackle the challenges ahead?

Symposium Speakers »
Speakers during the Symposium will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

Symposium Participants
The Symposium is open to applications from diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, private sector figures, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars, and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.”

For further details, see the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy website.

ICA travel funds for international scholars

The Road to Boston

Larry Gross, President-Elect, International Communication Association

Larry Gross“First, a little institutional history.

In the early 1990s I chaired an ICA Task Force on Diversity that was charged, among other things, with recommending ways to increase the attendance at conferences and participation in the organization by members of underrepresented minorities in the United States. The Task Force, whose members included Julie D’Acci, Navita James, Geetu Melwani, Federico Subervi, James Taylor, and Angharad Valdivia, made a recommendation to the Board that a program of travel grants be initiated to support minority students who had papers accepted for the ICA conference.

After several years of discussion – or so it seems in recollection — at the Albuquerque meetings in May 1995 the ICA Board adopted the proposal to add a surcharge of $1USD to each conference registration fee and use the funds so obtained to provide travel scholarships to minority students attending the Chicago meetings (minority being defined here as African-American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, Pacific Islander).

The program began small. In the 1996 Report of the Task Force, I noted:

Four nominations were forwarded from divisions to the ICA Headquarters, and an ad hoc consultative group (Task Force Chair Larry Gross, Conference Program Chair Stan Deetz, and ICA Executive Director Bob Cox) decided to award grants totaling $1300 USD to the four nominees (the figure of $1300 USD was agreed on as a reasonable estimate of the surcharge yield). We agreed to allocate $300 USD to each of three “mainland” student members, and $400 USD to a student member travelling from Hawaii.

That was then.

In the decade and a half since the travel awards were initiated, ICA has undergone a radical shift towards internationalization – a commitment to making the “I” in its name reflect reality as well as aspiration – and the travel grant program has expanded its focus to support the goal of encouraging and enabling participation of students, and faculty, from UN Tier B and C countries. In 2010, in Singapore, the Board voted to increase the conference fee surcharge (actually, this is folded into the conference fee) to $5.00 USD.

In 2003 the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania endowed two funds in support of conference travel grants (one, embarrassingly, named in my honor). The interest from these funds provides additional money to the available pool of travel support. Finally, many divisions devote a large portion of the funds available to them to providing travel grants.

This year a total of over $35,000 USD was awarded to 55 conference participants. We are able to provide travel grants ranging from $500 USD to $900 USD (the amounts vary in relation to the distance and travel costs incurred). Travel fund recipients come from 22 countries, including the United States. Forty-three of the recipients are students; 12 are faculty members. The largest number come from the United States (22), followed by the People’s Republic of China and Korea with five each. Other countries represented include Argentina, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania and Singapore.

The road to this point has been long, but the goal is an important one to ICA’s mission and the progress we’ve made since we started this effort 15 years ago is truly gratifying, even while it is clear that we still have some distance to go. So, please make the journey to Boston and join us as we build the ICA we all want to see flourish.”

from April 2011 ICA newsletter.

Helen Sun

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Helen Sun, originally from the People’s Republic of China, earned her Ph. D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University in 2003.

An Associate Professor of Communication, Sun is currently teaching in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Texas – Permian Basin (USA). Sun’s scholarly interests include freedom of expression, digital censorship, communication/ telecommunications policy, and intercultural communication.

Sun’s book Internet Policy in China: A Field Study of Internet Cafes has been published by Lexington Books-A Division of Rowman & Littlefield (July, 2010). It is the very first book, internationally, on Internet cafes, in which Sun has coined the terms “digital dictatorship” and “E-public Sphere,” discussing the important topic of Internet freedom in China (www.sundialogue.com).

In July 2010, Sun was invited by US Department of Commerce-Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) as a key-note speaker to present her book on Chinese Internet cafes at PTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy. Later, Sun was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.