U Michigan Dearborn job ad

Department of Language, Culture and Communication
Assistant Professor, Public Communication and Culture Studies

Assistant Professor of Public Communication and Culture Studies. Full time (6 courses per year), tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in public relations and social media, effective 9/1/12.

Specialization in public relations with an emphasis in social media applications for professional and advocacy settings.  Demonstrated achievement in conducting and publishing research on social media in any of a variety of contexts, for example, global PR, non-profit PR, health communication, environmental communication, and/or risk and crisis communication.

Experience in teaching public relations required. Experience in teaching social media theory and skills highly desirable.  Knowledge of social media applications in public relations context essential.

In addition to the teaching duties, the candidate will be expected to engage in program and course development relevant to areas such as the newly formed certificate program in public relations. Ph. D. from a recognized university communications doctorate program in hand by 9/1/2012.

For full consideration, submit letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, samples of recent scholarly work, and three letters of reference by November 15, 2011 to Chair, Communication Search Committee, Department of Language, Culture and Communication, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

ENS Cachan postdoc

One two-year postdoctoral position is available with the History of Social Science Group (H2S) at École normale supérieure de Cachan, France, starting October/December 2011.

We are currently looking to hire one postdoctoral fellow for a newly funded grant from the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) to study cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American social science.

* Requirements
Candidates should have completed their doctoral degree (within the past two years) in a relevant discipline or field, such as history of economics, history of science, history of social science, American Studies, U.S. history, American Civilization, higher education, sociology of science, and should have interest or expertise in cross-disciplinary research ventures in social science after WWII.

* Start date

* Stipend (net)
2120 euros (monthly) plus research money for archival work and conference participation.

* Application Instructions
Please send an email describing briefly background, previous training and interests along with a CV and contact information for two references. Journal publications or other samples of scholarly writing may also be included. Please send application materials to Philippe
Fontaine at «philippe.fontaine@ens-cachan.fr».

* Deadline to Apply

Institut Français de l’Éducation

On September 26, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “’A Curious Mixture of Passion and Reserve’: Understanding the Etic/Emic Distinction” to Prof. Christine Develotte‘s doctoral seminar at the Institut Français de l’Éducation, which is part of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France. Other faculty who participated in the discussion were Prof.  Jacques Cosnier, and Dr. Nicholas Guichon. The presentation described a manuscript in preparation with Christina Hahn (a recent Master’s student at the University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany) and Prof. Jane Jorgenson (University of South Florida). My thanks to Prof. Develotte for organizing the event and to the students for being a great audience.

On October 13-14, 2011, I was one of the respondents to a panel at Journées d’étude ViSA, presenting a paper entitled “A Metacomunicative perspective on the ViSA group analysis of data.” I am also on the Conseil scientifique of ViSA (Vidéos de situations d’enseignement et d’apprentissage), so in addition to participating in the 2 days of activities, I was part of the group discussing next year’s event and other future plans. My thanks to Andrée Tiberghien for again including me in ViSA. Other researchers who are involved are too numerous to mention as this is a group of several dozen scholars across France, with additional participants from Switzerland and Spain.

On October 17, 2011, I presented “Integrating new technologies into higher education pedagogy in the United States: What problems do they solve? What problems do they create?” as a public lecture at IFE. Prof. Denis Bédard (from the University of Sherbrook, Canada) was the other international speaker. My thanks to Profs. Catherine Loisy and Eric Sanchez for organizing the event, and to the participants for excellent questions.

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Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Bradley U job ad

The Department of Communication at Bradley University seeks a dynamic and creative television arts professor to join a productive team of interdisciplinary colleagues in August of 2012.  This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Teaching assignments will be based on the candidate’s expertise and interests as well as the curriculum needs of the Department of Communication, but primary teaching responsibilities include media sales, media management, media programming and promotion.  The successful candidate will have expertise in, and the ability to teach, the full range of social and interactive media in a global environment.  The ideal candidate will embrace a global perspective, cultural diversity, and an understanding of the new digital age of communication.

1.  Appropriate terminal degree (ABD considered, but terminal degree required for tenure-track appointment)
2.  Professional experience in one or more of the primary teaching areas
3.  College-level teaching experience
4.  Potential for research and/or creative production

1.  Ability to teach television production courses and the department’s core courses.

RANK:           Assistant Professor

SALARY:         Commensurate with experience and qualifications

STARTING DATE:  August 15, 2012

1. Teach three courses per semester in Television Arts
2. Advise program majors
3. Engage in research/creative production
4. Other departmental committees/responsibilities as assigned

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL: Qualified candidates should submit:
1. A letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position
(Both a paper copy and an electronic copy)
2. Full curriculum vitae or resume
(Both a paper copy and an electronic copy)
3. Three current letters of recommendation (hard copy)
4. Tangible evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student and/or peer evaluations) and scholarly potential (hard copy)
5. Unofficial copies of graduate-level transcripts (hard copy)

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

APPLY TO:                               Dr. Ali Zohoori
Chair, Television Arts Search Committee
Department of Communication
Bradley University Peoria, IL  61625
E-mail: zohoori@bradley.edu

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


Bradley University is an independent, non-sectarian, selective university enrolling approximately 6,000 students.  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 dynamic programs that stress interdisciplinary cooperation and a spirit of interaction with the university and with external constituents.  All department members have offices and instructional facilities in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Members of ethnic minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

U Oklahoma job ad


Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication
The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma invites applications from teachers/scholars in intercultural communication whose interest may intersect organizational or international contexts. Appointment begins in August 2012 and will be at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure-track).

Applicants must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment, have established a record of scholarly research, show evidence of effective teaching, and demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serve on advisory committees, and have potential to pursue external funding.

The Department of Communication is strongly committed to providing quality instruction and research in communication theory and research.  The Department is a member of the Division of Social Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences. The department currently includes 18 FTE faculty and 30-plus graduate teaching and research assistants. We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees to over 50 graduate students and about 300 undergraduate majors.  Department members collaborate with faculty, residents, and graduate students at the Norman campus, the Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, and the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.

Norman, OK, a community of over 110,000, has been rated as one of top 100 communities to live in by various magazines. It offers a wide variety of cultural, educational, leisure, and recreational opportunities. In addition, it is conveniently located near a major airport and all of the opportunities of a major metropolitan area, Oklahoma City (over 1.2 million).

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Salary for the position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Start-up funds and relocation expenses may be available.  Initial screening will begin no later than November 22, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Young Y. Kim, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, 610 Elm Avenue, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019-2081; Department phone: (405) 325-1578; FAX: (405) 325-7625; E-mail youngkim@ou.edu.  Informal inquiries are invited and welcome.

Paris-UNESCO experts meeting

On September 21-22, 2011 I participated in the UNESCO Experts Meeting on Intercultural Competences at their headquarters in Paris. My thanks to Dr. Katérina Stenou, on this Center’s Advisory Board, for including me.

The goal of the meeting was to respond to a series of regional reports (prepared by Drs. Milena Dragicevic Sesis of Belgrade, Serbia; Alejandro Grimson of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prue Holmes formerly of New Zealand but now in Durham, UK; Melissa Steyn of Cape Town, South Africa; and Magdi Youssef formerly of Egypt, but now in London, UK) and the synthesis of these prepared by Dr. Darla Deardorff (North Carolina, USA). The other respondents were Drs. Noureddine Affaya (Rabat, Morocco), Eric Cattelain (Bordeaux, France), Yolanda Onghena (Barcelona, Spain), Hanna Schissler (Berlin, German), and Yves Winkin (Lyon, France). On the second day we were joined by a large group of UNESCO Chairs on Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding.

We were too busy working to take photographs, but the next day I had time to see the exhibit “Go West!” (a collaboration between artists in Paris and Texas) at UNESCO headquarters.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Texas A & M University job ad

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at TAMU invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Civic Dialogue and Leadership starting September 1, 2012.  All methodological and theoretical orientations are acceptable so long as the scholarship focuses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practice.  Possible areas of expertise include: political communication and the interrelationships of democratic government, elections, and new media; argumentation and advocacy in the public sphere; social movements; public dialogue, public deliberation, and participatory democracy; public discourse and conflict management; intergroup dialogues regarding diversity, ethnicity, race, and gender; difference, dialogue, and multiculturalism, organizational communication and workplace representation; formal and informal leadership practices and workplace democracy; corporate social responsibility; communication technologies, web 2.0, and political campaigns; the role of new media technologies in civic and/or political dialogues; and community dialogues around health.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2011, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to J. Kevin Barge (kbarge@tamu.edu).   Chair of Committee, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will not be accepted).

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees. It has 21 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and 1000 undergraduate majors. Texas A&M is the fourth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 23% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students and over 4300 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

North Carolina State U job ad

The Department of English at North Carolina State University is searching for a new faculty member to join its programs in technical communication, professional writing, and digital media. The position is listed at the rank of Assistant Professor but exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at a higher rank.

Position Description: Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in technical communication, digital media, professional writing, and/or rhetoric of science and technology (2-2 base teaching load for assistant professors), as well as maintaining an active research and publication program and participating in scholarly and university service. Applicants with research and teaching interests in international and global issues in technical communication will receive primary consideration; those with strengths in multimedia design and production, digital media theory, project management, computer-supported cooperative work, and rhetoric of science and technology may also be considered. We are interested in strengthening connections with industry and increasing opportunities for industry-based or grant-supported research and instructional projects.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in technical communication, rhetoric, or a related field, completed by August 15, 2012, and evidence of promise in research and teaching related to departmental programs and the areas of interest listed above.
Information about Department and Programs: Technical communication programs at NC State are well established within the Department of English and include courses within an undergraduate concentration in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric, a minor and a master’s degree in Technical Communication, and an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media that incorporates technical communication. There is a large service program in technical, business, and scientific writing and a nationally innovative Campus Writing and Speaking Program that works to incorporate writing and speaking experiences within undergraduate instruction across the curriculum. The Department’s 55 tenure-track faculty members include 11 in rhetoric, technical communication, and composition.

Instructions for Applicants: Please use the NC State University employment web portal; we cannot consider applications submitted in any other way. Upload letter of application (addressed to Antony H. Harrison, Department Head, and referencing the position title Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Technical Communication and position number 00065227), CV, and contact information for at least three references. Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until position is filled. North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer welcoming applications from members of under-represented groups and all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  For ADA accommodation, contact Sonia Meeks at (919) 515-4109 or Sonia_meeks@ncsu.edu.

Ohio U fellowship for Chinese students

The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University seeks students from China to apply for Enlight Foundation Graduate Fellowships beginning in fall 2011 for admission in fall 2012.

The Enlight Foundation will fund multiple fellowships per year that provide master’s or PhD students an annual stipend of at least $12,000. The stipends will be accompanied by tuition waivers provided by Ohio University.

Eligibility criteria are:
*Status as full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication graduate programs and receiving a grant or scholarship for the full tuition.
*Status as non-residents, non-citizens, or residents/citizens who have resided in the United States for five years or less prior to the first day of school of the year of application.
*Financial need.
*Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 at prior institutions attended, or a ranking within the top 10 percent of the applicant’s undergraduate class.
*Student must be from China.
Recipients will be chosen principally on the basis of their academic performance or potential. The fellowship may be renewed for up to three academic years, provided the recipients continue to meet eligibility criteria and make satisfactory progress toward a degree.

In addition to the stipend, recipients may seek up to $3,000 in research and instructional support.

Applicants should direct inquiries to:
*School of Communication Studies, Benjamin Bates, graduate director : batesb@ohio.edu
*E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Michael S. Sweeney, graduate director: sweenem3@ohio.edu
*School of Visual Communication, Terry Eiler, director: eiler@ohio.edu
*J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, Andrew Snow, graduate director: snowa@ohio.edu
*School of Media Arts & Studies, Duncan Brown, graduate director: brownd4@ohio.edu

Davidson College job ad

Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies, Sociology and Education. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in each of the three areas as well as a record of promising research. While the academic home will be in Communication Studies, this faculty member will be part of all three departments/programs. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year; areas of particular interest include race/ethnicity/diversity; media and society; urban life; communication and organizations; and health and education.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country.  Faculty of Davidson College enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission

Applicants should complete an online application and submit the following materials online: a CV, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, copies of significant research papers or publications and the names and email addresses of three references. Our system will automatically contact those references to request a letter for your application. Candidates may also upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as syllabi, assignments, and evaluations. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2011.