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.

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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 Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesRobert Shuter is Director and Founder of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research.  A pioneer in intercultural communication studies, Dr. Shuter is Professor Emeritus at Marquette University (USA).

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 edited 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.”

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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.

Evelyn Ho Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesEvelyn Y. Ho (PhD, University of Iowa) is Professor of Communication Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and Critical Diversity Studies and a Faculty Chair of the Honors College at the University of San Francisco.

Evelyn HoBeginning with an understanding that communication is a cultural activity and that health care systems and beliefs are profoundly cultural, Prof. Ho’s teaching and research focus broadly on the intersections of health, culture and communication. Health care in the United States is increasingly confronted with a variety of domestic and international-based alternatives and complementary therapies to western biomedicine and her research studies the discursive construction of holistic, complementary, and integrative medicine especially in relationship to biomedicine.

A recent project called Integrative Nutritional Counseling combines Chinese medicine and Chinese medicinal foods principles with western biomedical nutrition for Chinese Americans with type 2 diabetes and heart health. Other recent projects include:

  • Discourse analysis of Chinese American patients (using English, Cantonese or Mandarin) and primary care providers discussing complementary and integrative therapies and/or mental health.

  • Understanding the use of informal/unlicensed Chinese medicine practices (such as foot reflexology, postpartum practices, Chinese medicinal foods) in Singapore

  • Systematic review of provider-patient communication about complementary and integrative health care.

Previous research has examined public health acupuncture clinics in Seattle and in San Francisco, the use of acupuncture and massage therapy use for HIV–related neuropathy, and patient education about how to discuss complementary and integrative medicine with doctors.

At USF Prof. Ho teaches courses in Communication and Culture, Ethnography of Communication, Qualitative Research Methods, Communication and Health Disparities, Complementary and Integrative Health, Sanctuary and Immigration, and Asian Pacific American Studies. She has been a guest/visiting professor at the University of Helsinki (2018) and the National University of Singapore (2015). In 2014, she co-taught USF’s first ever Pacific Islander course — the Davies Forum — Pondering Paradise: Contemporary Issues Through a Pacific Lens.

She has previously chaired both the Health Communication Division and the Language and Social Interaction Division of the International Communication Association and the LSI Division of the Western States Communication Association.

Selected publications

Ho, E. Y., Acquah, J., Chao, C., Leung, G., Ng, D., Chao, M. T., Wang, A., Ku, S., Chen, W., Yu., C. K., Xu, S., Chen, M., & Jih, J. (2018). Heart healthy integrative nutritional counseling (H2INC): Creating a Chinese medicine + Western medicine patient education curriculum for Chinese Americans with heart disease. Patient Education & Counseling, 101, 2202-2208.

Chi, H.-L., Cataldo, J., Ho, E. Y., & Rehm, R. S. (2018). “Can we talk about it now?” Recognizing the optimal time to initiate end-of-life care discussions with Chinese-American older adults and their families. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29, 532-539.

Leung, G., Ho, E. Y., Chi, H.-L., Chen, Y., Ting, I., Huang, S., Zhang, H., Pritzker, S., Hsieh, E., & Seligman, H. (2018). “We (Tang) Chinese”: Contemporary health management and identity positioning among Cantonese Chinese Americans with type 2 diabetes. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 11, 271-285.

Chi, H.-L., Cataldo, J., Ho, E. Y., & Rehm, R. S. (2018). “Please ask gently: Using culturally targeted communication strategies to initiate end-of-life care discussions with older Chinese Americans. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 35, 1265-1272.

Ho, E. Y., Lie, S., Luk, P. P. L., & Dutta, M. J. (2018). Speaking of health in Singapore using the Singlish term heaty. In M. Scollo & T. Milburn (Eds.), Cultural discourse analysis in situated contexts: A tribute to Donal Carbaugh, (pp. 3-19). Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Hamblin, T., Ho, E. Y., & Dhruva, A. (2017). Integrative medicine: Combining Ayurveda and biomedicine. In A. du Pré & E. B. Ray (Eds.), Case Studies: Real-Life Scenarios in Health Communication, (pp. 73-78). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Ho, E. Y., Lalancette, C., & Leung, G., (2015). “Using Chinese medicine in a Western way”: Negotiating integrative Chinese medicine treatment for type 2 diabetes. Communication & Medicine, 12, 41-54.
doi: 10.1558/cam.v12i1.25993.

Ho, E. Y., Tran, H., & Chesla, C. A. (2015). Assessing the cultural in culturally sensitive printed patient education materials for Chinese Americans with Type 2 diabetes. Health Communication, 30, 39-49. 

Ho, E. Y. (2015). Qi (Chinese). In K. Tracy, C. Ilie & T. Sandel (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Language & Social Interaction. Boston: John Wiley & Sons.

Ho, E. Y. (2014a). Complementary and alternative medicine. In T. L. Thompson (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Health Communication (Vol. 1, pp. 65-70). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Ho, E. Y. (2014b). Socio-cultural factors in health communication. In N. G. Harrington (Ed.). Exploring Health Communication from Multiple Perspectives. (pp. 212-239). New York: Routledge.

Marquette Asst Prof

The Strategic Communication Department in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 20, 2012. The Diederich College of Communication includes majors in advertising, broadcast and electronic communication, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, performing arts and public relations. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible renovations of Johnston Hall, the college’s home; laboratory and studio technology; and generous support for faculty development and travel.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the public relations field such as, Public Relations Writing, Multicultural and International Strategic Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Crisis Communication, PR Strategies, Emerging and Social Media, Digital Communication and Health Communication. Engage in a rigorous research program, advise undergraduate and graduate students and provide service as requested to the college and/or university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ph.D. required. Applicants should have Ph.D. in communication or closely related field with knowledge base in public relations or strategic communication and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research. Competence in digital technologies and social media and professional experience in the PR industry preferred. Ability to teach in advertising is a plus.
Applications must include: 1) A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching and research will contribute to the department; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Evidence of teaching, and 4) Names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Applications must be submitted through the Marquette University Human Resources website. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Media, Info Lit, ICD


UNESCO and UNAOC have created the UNESCO UNITWIN UNAOC Network of Universities on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (“UAC-MILID”).

UAC-MILID specific objectives include:
*Act as a Observatory for critically analyzing: the role of Media and Information Literacy (“MIL”) as a catalyst for civic participation, democracy and development; for the promotion of free, independent and pluralistic media; as well as MIL’s contribution to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and intercultural tensions and polarizations.
*Enhance intercultural and cooperative research on MIL and the exchanges between universities and mass media, encouraging MIL’s initiatives towards respecting human rights and dignity and cultural diversity.
*Develop within the participant universities educational and media production practices that contribute to dissolving prejudice and intercultural barriers and favour global dialogue and cooperation among citizens as well as social and political institutions around the world. In addition to the international dimension, these practices will be reflected at the local level in the 8 cities or neighbourhoods in which the partner universities are located.
*Promote global actions relating to MIL (including adaptation of the UNESCO MIL Curriculum for Teacher Education and other relevant tools, publications, congresses, seminars, teaching resources, and faculty and students’ exchanges) that could contribute towards stimulating dialogue and understanding among people of and within different cultures and societies.
*Create a virtual centre to research on, and study and develop MIL initiatives aimed at the creation of projects and publications linking universities and research centres.
*Promote and support other global media initiatives that could reinforce civic participation through open, free and independent media and information systems that favour intercultural dialogue and cooperation.
*Encourage and support citizen participation as well as educational and cultural institutions whose initiatives promote media and information literacy, cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

UAC-MILID current universities include:
*The Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
*The University of Cairo, Egypt
*Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
*Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
*The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
*Queensland University of Technology, Australia
*University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
*Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco

For information on UAC-MILID, please contact Jordi Torrent, and/or see original post.