U Colorado job ad

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

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.

Portland State U job ad

The Department of Communication at Portland State University (PSU) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor to begin September 16, 2013. To be considered, applicants must specialize in one or more of the following areas in Communication: (1) Critical/Cultural; (2) Interpersonal (including Language and Social Interaction); (3) Media/Mediated; or (4) Organizational Communication. Applicants must also demonstrate the capacity to secure external funding. Primary job requirements include publishing research, effectively teaching undergraduate and graduate (i.e., Masters) students, participating in departmental and university service, and securing external funding. Typical teaching load is 2/2/2. Applicants must have their Ph.D. (in Communication or a closely allied discipline) in hand by time of hire. PSU is an Affirmative-Action, Equal-Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from candidates who support diversity. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

PSU is the largest university in the Oregon University System, with approximately 29,000 students. PSU offers an excellent benefits package (including healthcare), a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employees, their spouses, and their dependents. For more information about our department, the university, and its strategic plan, please visit our website (see ‘open position’ under ‘useful links’).

Review of applications will begin Friday, October 5th, and will continue until the position is filled. Regarding late submissions, please contact the search chair directly (see below). Applications may be either mailed directly to the department in hard-copy form, or more preferably emailed (see below). Only complete applications will be reviewed, which consist of (in order, please): (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) up to three samples of published (or in-press) research; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) a separate page with applicant’s contact information (including email and phone); and (6) a separate page with the name and contact information of three people who agree to act as references/recommenders (Note: Please do not submit letters of recommendation, which may be solicited at a later stage in the review process). Email applications must be in .pdf format, include the applicant’s name in the subject line (e.g., “Doe, John: PSU Communication Job”), and be sent to: commdept@pdx.edu. Hard copies must be mailed to: Dr. Jeffrey D. Robinson, Attn. Job Search, University Center Building, 520 SW Harrison Street, Suite 440, Portland, OR 97201. Please make enquiries to the search chair: Dr. Jeffrey D. Robinson.

Univ South Carolina job ad

Assistant Professor of Cultural-Critical Rhetoric

The Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar of cultural-critical rhetoric at the rank of Assistant Professor.

For this appointment, beginning in August 2013, applicants should have significant and dedicated training in the history and theory of rhetoric, along with interest and expertise in one or more of the following subfields: cultural studies, aesthetics, critical theory, critical performance studies, legal rhetoric, feminist rhetorical theory, critical race discourse, and/or the rhetoric of transnational and global culture.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability both to expand the Program’s research profile and to complement its current strengths in rhetorical theory, critical social theory, the philosophy of rhetoric, international discourse, public advocacy, rhetoric and technology, performance theory and criticism, and/or communication ethics.

Faculty members in the Speech Communication & Rhetoric Program enjoy a favorable undergraduate and graduate teaching load and are eligible for generous research and travel support. Additional information about the Program can be found on its website. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make contributions to the biennial USC Conference on Rhetorical Theory and the USC initiative on Social Advocacy & Ethical Life.

The Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina is closely and deliberately aligned with the Department of English. As it seeks to build substantive bridges between various interpretations of rhetorical and communicative inquiry, the Speech Communication & Rhetoric faculty is committed to rigorous interdisciplinary scholarship and close collaboration with the faculty in Rhetoric & Composition. Ideal candidates will have an interest and capacity to make substantive contributions to this mission.

Applicants for the position must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (August 2013) and must demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching in their areas of expertise.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 5 October 2012.

A complete application for this position will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25 page maximum), teaching philosophy and portfolio, and three letters of recommendation. Electronic or faxed applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover to the address below.

This position in the USC Speech Communication & Rhetoric program is one of two for which applications are currently being accepted. As such, letters of application must identify that they are applying for the position in “Critical-Cultural Rhetoric.” Applications should be addressed to:

Professor Pat Gehrke, Search Chair, Critical-Cultural Rhetoric
Program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric
Department of English Language & Literature
J. Welsh Humanities Office Building
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

The University of South Carolina serves over 29,500 students on the main campus (and over 44,500 students system-wide) and features more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity.” The Foundation also lists USC as an institution with strong community engagement. The university’s main campus is located in the capital city of Columbia, a diverse metropolitan area that is close to mountains and coastline.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

George Washington U job ad

Associate or Assistant Professor in Communication (tenured or tenure-track)
The George Washington University

The Communication Program, within the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, invites applications for a tenured or a tenure-track position as an Associate or Assistant Professor of Communication to begin in August 2013.  The Communication Program offers a selective admission undergraduate major and two undergraduate minors.  Salary, benefits, and startup funds are highly competitive.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Communication, with research and teaching interests in Organizational or Intercultural Communication.  Candidates must complete all doctoral degree requirements by August 15, 2013.  Applicants also should have a strong background in research methods, including quantitative approaches, and experience with or interest in teaching core courses such as Communication Theory, Research Methods, and Senior Seminar (requiring a thesis).  Finally, applicants must have a record of research as demonstrated by publications or works in progress.  Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, complete the online faculty application and upload curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and qualifications, selected reprints, and teaching evaluations summary.  In addition, candidates may be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation, which can be sent to:

Communication Faculty Search Committee
The George Washington University
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC  20052

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Whitman College job ad

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies, Whitman College

Tenure Track position in Rhetoric with expertise in social justice and political activism rhetoric, at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an individual who demonstrates excellence as an instructor and whose research interest, graduate training and/or college instructional experience is in rhetoric and argumentation. Effective September, 2013. Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will offer courses in such areas of rhetoric as social movements, protests, civil rights, global activists, argumentation in social and political spheres, public speaking, environmental communication, and class and poverty based rhetoric. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to cross-campus programs dedicated to the development of skills in oral and written communication. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

To apply, go to this site, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies”. The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings, including its required course for all first year students (Encounters), as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. Whitman College, located in the scenic Columbia Basin, is a small, selective, liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. 

Jing Yin


Jing Yin

Jing Yin (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA) is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies. Her research interests include Chinese media and globalization, media discourse and representation, and non-Western feminist discourse. She won a Top Paper Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. She co-edited two editions of The Global Intercultural Communication Reader (Routledge, 2008 and 2014) and guest-edited a special section of China Media Research on “Cultural Traditions and Ethical Concerns in the Age of Global Communication” (Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013). She has published in such journals as China Media Research, Critical Discourse Studies, Discourse Processes, Howard Journal of Communications, JavnostThe Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Journal of the Association of University Technology Managers, Review of Communication, and Technovation. Her works also appeared in several scholarly books including Chinese Communication Studies: Contexts and Comparisons, Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Intercultural Communication: A Reader, and Systems and Policies for the Globalized Learning Economy. She served as a member of the editorial board of Human Communication: A Journal of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association and reviewed manuscripts for Asian Journal of Communication, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Intercultural Communication Studies, and Journal of Multicultural Discourses.

Selected Publications:

Miike, Y., & Yin, J. (2015). Asiacentricity and shapes of the future: Envisioning the field of intercultural communication in the globalization era. In L. A. Samovar, R. E. Porter, E. R. McDaniel, & C. S. Roy (Eds.), Intercultural communication: A reader (14th ed., pp. 449-465). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Yin, J. (Ed.). (2013). Cultural traditions and ethical concerns in the age of global communication [Special section]. China Media Research, 9(2), 64-110.

Yin, J. (2011). Popular culture and public imaginary: Disney vs. Chinese stories of Mulan. Javnost-The Public: Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, 18(1), 53-74.

Yin, J. (2009). Negotiating the center: Towards an Asiacentric feminist communication theory. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 4(1), 75-88.

Yin, J., & Miike, Y. (2008). A textual analysis of fortune cookie sayings: How Chinese are they? Howard Journal of Communications, 19(1), 18-43.

Yin, J. (2007). The clash of rights: A critical analysis of news discourse on human rights in the United States and China. Critical Discourse Studies, 4(1), 75-94.

Yin, J. (2006). Toward a Confucian feminism: A critique of Eurocentric feminist discourse. China Media Research, 2(3), 9-18.

Yin, J. (2006). China’s second Long March: A review of Chinese media discourse on globalization. Review of Communication, 6(1/2), 32-51.

Yin, J. (2005). Constructing the Other: A critical reading of The Joy Luck Club. Howard Journal of Communications, 16(3), 149-175.

Yin, J. (2002). Telling the truth? A cultural comparison of “facilitating discussion” in American talk. Discourse Processes, 33(3), 235-256.

Institute Français de l’Education 2

I returned to the Institute Français de l’Education for September and October of 2012. IFE is one part of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. My primary project here is to document College for Kids, a program found across the United States, for the French. I have several other projects as a result of prior connections with scholars here, and will add notes about my progress over the next few months to this page…

… I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to add much in the way of notes about what I’m doing. Most of my time the first month was spent reviewing book proofs for the book I was working on while at IFE last year, Learning Matters: The Transformation of US Higher Education. It’s co-authored with a former UW-Parkside colleague, Peter Hoff, who went on to become President of the University of Maine… It was published at the end of October, with a description, quotes, and further details provided here.

September 24, 2012: I participated in a meeting of the Comité Scientifique, La pédagogie universitaire à l’heure du numérique: Questionnement et éclairages et recherche  [Scientific Committee, University pedagogy in the digital age: Questions and research clarifications], at IFE.

September 27, 2012: I participated in the colloquium launching the new Michel Serres Institute for Resources and Public Goods. I’m one of the Founding members by virtue of sporadically helping them think about how to manage interdisciplinary, international and intercultural conversations.

October 2, 2012: I gave a talk about my project at IFE this year, entitled “Iterations: An Examination of Learning within a College for Kids course,” to the ICAR lab here, which stands for Interactions, Corpus, Apprentissages, Représentations. Very receptive group with lots of good questions after.

October 15, 2012: I gave a talk entitled “College for Kids = Hands-on Activities for Students, Professional Development for Teachers” for the Fondation La main à la pâte, in Paris, France, described in further detail here.

October 17-19, 2012: I participated in Journées ViSA [Vidéos des situations d’enseignement et d’apprentissage, or Videotapes of teaching and learning contexts], as a member of the Conseil Scientifique [Scientific Council], which was held at the Université Bordeaux Segalen, in Bordeaux, France. This is a research team I’ve been connected to for the past 4 years, and this was my 5th (and last) meeting with them. It has been a pleasure working with all of you!

October 25, 2012: I presented “Best practices: How the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning solves the problems offered by today’s students” as part of the Colloque “Le métier d’enseignant aujourd’hui et demain” [Colloquium on the Teaching Profession Today and Tomorrow] at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

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Utah State U job ad

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. Candidates should have a Doctorate in a Communication related field completed by August 12, 2013. Other qualifications include: specialization in one or more of the following areas: international communication, interpersonal communication, and/or technology and communication; demonstrated ability to conduct and publish scholarly research and to effectively teach a variety of courses; ability to mentor undergraduate students. Typical teaching load is 2/2. Utah State University is a Carnegie Research University located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Job Requirements:
(1) Doctorate in Communication completed by August 12, 2013;
(2) demonstrated ability to effectively teach a variety of courses;
(3) demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish scholarly research;
(4) ability and willingness to mentor undergraduate students;
(5) Satisfactory background check per university policy.

Apply online. Along with the online application, please attach:
(1) a curriculum vita;
(2) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position;
(3) a sample of research;
(4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as recent teaching evaluations, portfolio, etc. (.doc, .docx, .pdf format);
(5) The names and email addresses of three references. (Your references will be sent an email from USU, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf).

Review of a applications begins October 15, 2012

USC job ad

Business Communication: The Center for Management Communication in the Marshall School of Business invites applications for a full-time Assistant, Associate, or full Professor of Clinical Management Communication (non-tenure-track, rank dependent on experience and qualifications) beginning in academic year 2013-14.

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in communication strategy, organizational and leadership communication, and advanced writing for business. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of new media, business ethics, workplace diversity, and international/cross-cultural communication. Service responsibilities to the department, school, and university are also required.

Strong applicants will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, extensive hands-on business experience in today’s global marketplace, a command of classroom technology and new media, and a Ph.D. in a related field.

The Center for Management Communication is the oldest and largest unit of its kind in the U.S., with 24 full-time faculty members from a range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds. We encourage cross-disciplinary scholarship and collaborative teaching. USC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits packages.

To apply, please post a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to the USC Jobs site, requisition #014731.  Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012, and will continue until a suitable candidate or candidates are identified.

Further inquiries may be sent via email or in hard-copy format to:
Gregory Patton, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Center for Management Communication
Marshall School of Business
3660 Trousdale Parkway – ACC 400
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0444

The University of Southern California values diversity in its entire faculty and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women, men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.