Bradley U job ad

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative public relations professor to join a productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues beginning in August 2012.  The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of communication.  The ideal candidate will be one that reaches across academic disciplines and institutions to collaborate with colleagues in other departments, universities, and corporate entities.  We seek a candidate who can teach, conduct research, and advise students in an integrated communication environment.  Teaching responsibilities include courses in principles, advanced writing, and campaigns.

Public Relations is one of six concentrations in the Department of Communication along with advertising, journalism, electronic media, organizational communication, and sports communication.  The Department of Communication is housed in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility with digital audio and video editing facilities, universal videoconferencing technology in every classroom, high-end multimedia equipped classrooms and labs, and Internet2 connectivity.

A Ph.D. in communication or related field required for tenure-track appointment.  (ABD applicants will be considered, but are only eligible for tenure-track status upon completion of the terminal degree).  Relevant professional background is also required.  Teaching experience, record of scholarship, ability to teach communication theory and/or research methods are preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, resume/curriculum vita, three current letters of recommendation and tangible evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student and/or peer evaluations) to:

Dr. Ron Koperski
Public Relations Search Committee
Department of Communication
Bradley University
Peoria, IL  61625

Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6,000 students, 5,000 in undergraduate programs.  Founded in 1897, it is among the finest universities in the Midwest.  Bradley combines the advantages of larger research universities with those of smaller liberal arts colleges.

The Department of Communication, one of the departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, is the largest department in the university with more than 500 students.  Concentrations in advertising, journalism, public relations, electronic media. organizational communication and sports communication are offered.  The department is located in the Caterpillar Global Communication Center, a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility.  The facility includes multi-media computer labs, a videoconference center, Internet2 connectivity, digital audio and video editing bays, and high-end multimedia equipped and videoconferencing enabled classrooms.

Peoria is a metropolitan area of 350,000 located midway between Chicago and St. Louis and is home to major medical facilities and companies with international operations.  A locally active arts community includes ballet, opera, symphony, and theatre.  The region supports two daily and several weekly newspapers, a number of television and radio stations, and satellite cable companies.

Visit Bradley University at:   or Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts at: for additional information.
Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

UCSB job ad

Connected Viewing Initiative Project Lead (Job # CFTM1110)

UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC) seeks a Project Lead for a new initiative of its Media Industries Project (MIP) on “connected viewing” and online media consumption. In collaboration with Warner Bros., the Connected Viewing Initiative will investigate emerging trends in distribution and audience engagement with media products in an era of digitization and social networking.

A Ph.D. in media studies, communication, or a related field is required. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be comfortable interacting with high-level media professionals, scholars, and the public. Candidates should be published in her/his field of expertise and conducting scholarly research in digital media. Applicants should have the ability to manage a dynamic research project with multiple teams while conducting dedicated research of his/her own. Job description available:

The Carsey-Wolf Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service. University of California is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Submit application letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references via email to

Academic Coordinator Job # CFTM1110
Carsey-Wolf Center
Attn: LeeAnne French
4431 SS&MS Building University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
Apply by 8/3/11. Open until filled.

U Waikato doctoral fellowships

The Department of Management Communication at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, is seeking two Doctoral Assistants to provide teaching assistance, tutoring, marking, and other teaching support.  These positions serve to support outstanding students as they pursue their PhD and to support the department in continuing its record of teaching and research excellence. Doctoral Assistants dedicate 20 hours of the week to supporting the department’s teaching and/or research goals, and the rest of the time to their own doctoral studies.

Salary will be NZ$49,793 per year, pro rata.  Doctoral Assistants will also receive a tuition waiver.  Applicants must first apply to enrol in the PhD programme at the University of Waikato. Applications to the Ph.D. programme can be made at any time of the academic year. The positions are fixed term for four years at 20 hours a week and will remain open until filled. Excellent applicants who do not receive a doctoral assistantship will also be considered for a tuition waiver.

The essential attributes for this position are to be enrolled as a PhD student in the Department of Management Communication prior to commencing employment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent aptitude for PhD study and the competencies required to provide teaching and research support.

Further information about the department, including the PhD program can be obtained from:

The University’s Ph.D. student handbook is available at: about the doctoral assistantships as well as the Ph.D. application process should be directed to Associate Professor Shiv Ganesh, email:, or telephone 07 838 4466 ext 8529.Vacancy number: 310125.

Ko te Tangata – For the People
At the University of Waikato we define ourselves by our academic and research excellence and the strength of our international connections. Our distinctiveness is driven by our focus on sustainability, our commitment to Mâori learning and research, and our role as leaders and innovators. Our motto, Ko te Tangata, underlines our acknowledgement of the Treaty of Waitangi, equal opportunity for all, the importance of collegiality, and the individuals who are our staff, students and stakeholders.
E herea ana te Whare Wânanga ki te kaupapa kia
whakaratohia te mea angitû ôrite ki ngâ tângata katoa

Denison job ad

Denison University
Department of Communication

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Media Studies at the level of Assistant Professor.  A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness in courses similar to the Department’s current offerings in Media Studies, with special concentration on the critical interrogation of media industries.  Likewise, the candidate’s scholarly research should exemplify a commitment to excellence in the critical examination of media industries and related areas.  The candidate who joins our faculty will be expected to teach courses in her/his area of specialization, and also may be asked to teach courses such as:  Media Structures, Introduction to Media Literacy, the History and Theory of U.S. Broadcasting, and related classes at both the lower and upper divisions.  The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to the Department’s core courses, Theorizing Communication and Research in Communication, and to help sustain the University’s commitment to Oral Communication across the Curriculum.

The prospective colleague should reflect strong commitments to departmental citizenship and will be expected to contribute teaching excellence in a rigorous, well-rounded undergraduate liberal arts curriculum in Communication, and to develop a program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication.  The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s intra-disciplinary approach to the study of communication and may have opportunity to contribute to the University’s programs in Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s Studies, and First Year Studies.

Appointment begins August 15th, 2012.  Deadline for receipt of application materials is October 1st, 2011.  Candidates seeking to apply must do so online by uploading the required materials to

Questions about the position should be directed to Amanda Gunn, Search Committee Chair ( University is a national liberal arts university with roughly 2,000 undergraduates located in a rural county 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.

SJSU applied comm job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University announces an Assistant Professor position in Applied Communication with teaching and research emphases in applied organization studies and/or business communication starting August 2012. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (no later than August 20, 2012), must demonstrate excellence in teaching, and provide evidence of an active, promising, and sustainable research program in the area of applied communication.  ABD considered (but appointment would be at lower rank and salary, pending completion of Ph.D.).


Applicants should have an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Experience developing and integrating online learning components into the classroom would be highly valued. Teaching and research interests that relate clearly to the department’s focus on democracy, diversity, globalization, and technology are particularly desirable.

For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 10, 2011 to: Dr. Stephanie J. Coopman, Chair, Department of Communication Studies, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José,  CA 95192-0112. Please include Job Opening ID (14129)on all correspondence.

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.

Please go to for the complete announcement.

Intercultural new media call

Robert Shuter, Director of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research
and Professor at Marquette University, is editing a special issue of the
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (Taylor & Francis)  on new
media and culture. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2011.

The following link describes details of the special issue and submission

Feel free to contact Bob if you have any questions:

Dean, Butler U

Dean, College of Communication

Butler University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the College of Communication. The dean is the principal academic and administrative leader of the college and reports to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: communication sciences and disorders; creative media and entertainment; the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism; media, rhetoric and culture; organizational communication and leadership; and strategic communication.

The College of Communication’s founding dean will be responsible for the overall academic, administrative and fiscal leadership of the college. Major responsibilities include: maintaining academic programs of high quality; promoting an organizational climate that fosters excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service; enhancing the college’s contribution to research and creative activity; securing external support for academic programs and initiatives; fostering the continued professional development of faculty and staff; and recruiting and instruction of students who will serve as future leaders in the communication professions and in the academy. The dean will also be responsible for encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations within the college and between the college and other academic units, and will work with the deans of other colleges to help maintain cohesiveness of the university’s overall educational mission.

Expected credentials are:
-A distinguished record of teaching, scholarship/creative achievements and service commensurate with appointment as a full professor at Butler University.
-Significant academic administrative experience, including responsibility for budgeting, program/curriculum development, faculty/staff leadership and program-specific facilities management.
-A participatory leadership philosophy.
-A record of support for diversity and internationalization consistent with Butler University’s mission.
-A spirit of innovation and development.
-An understanding and appreciation of the breadth and depth of the communication discipline.

About the university: Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors.  Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness.  For further information visit the Butler website .

Formal review of candidates will begin Sept. 1 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be invited to contribute letters and commentary. Please submit applications to: Jay Howard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and chair of the CCOM Dean Search Committee, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Butler is an equal opportunity employer and committed to developing a diverse pool of applicants.

Robert Shuter


Robert Shuter is Director and Founder of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research.  A pioneer in intercultural communication studies, Dr. Shuter is currently professor of international
communication at Marquette University (USA) and Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

A noted researcher on communication across cultures, he has published over 60 articles and books in major scholarly journals including Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly as well as popular press outlets like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His recent article on emerging interpersonal norms of text messaging in India and the US appeared in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.  He is editing a special forum (2011) on intercultural new media research for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication as well as a special issue (2012) of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research on new media research across cultures.

Culture Shots

“On Monday the 18th of July at 6.30 pm, Near90fm [Dublin, Ireland] will broadcast Culture Shots, the first show in a series of 13 programmes examining the meaning of culture, and what begins when people from different cultures meet and start communicating. Through conversations, stories, interviews and music, Culture Shots aims to promote understanding between the myriad cultures present in Irish society.

Culture Shots is the culmination of an 8 week training and production initiative which was made possible by support from the European Integration Fund. This initiative brought together 4 migrants from beyond the EU and 4 Irish nationals to work in collaboration to develop skills for understanding and creating media from an intercultural perspective. Before production of the series, participants completed requirements towards earning a FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio, and a certificate in Intercultural Media Literacy.

Gillian McInerney, a North Dublin resident and a presenter on the programme said, “By including voices from very different communities and identities, Culture Shots expresses the diversity of voices, perspectives and languages in Ireland today.”

The series debuts with a programme in which two individuals from different cultures were brought together and asked to collaboratively prepare a 3-course meal. Shannette Budhai, one of the chefs and a presenter on Culture Shots said, “Listening to our culinary experiment shows how people from different cultural traditions, when cooking in a common space, can reflect on how we define ourselves and where we come from through the foods we grew up with. By sharing our stories, along with useful cooking techniques, we were an example of how people of different cultures working in collaboration with one another leads to creativity and innovation.”

Tune in to Culture Shots on 90.3 fm or livestream at each week, Mondays from 6.30 to 7.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.

The Near Media Coop is a democratic, not for profit community media initiative based in Coolock, North Dublin. Part of our mission is to provide an alternative to mainstream media by offering an outlet for those underrepresented or excluded through training and access to distribution facilities.”

For further information, see original post.

Illinois College Asst Prof

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Intercultural Communication, to begin Fall 2012. The ideal candidate will also have experience in one or more of the following areas of study: business communication, persuasion, research methods, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise. As part of a 3-3 teaching load, the candidate will teach Intercultural Communication, multiple sections of public speaking, and one or more courses in the areas listed above. We will consider candidates who work from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives; with experience in either qualitative or quantitative analyses, or both. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Illinois College is a small liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success.

Ph.D. preferred; ABD’s will be seriously considered. Applicants submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching (syllabi, teaching evaluations), scholarly research (samples of work), and commitment to service, and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs Attn: Elise Meyer and Professor Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.