Chapman U jobs

Chapman University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Communication Studies, which is a part of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs.  Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.  More information about the university is available at  The growing Chapman University Communication Studies faculty has a high-profile record of publication in top-tier journals, leadership in regional and national communication associations, and a track record of innovative scholarship and teaching/ learning practices.

1. The department invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position.  Candidates should have primary expertise in one of the core content areas of the department:  Interpersonal, Organizational, Global/Intercultural and/or Mass Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

2. The department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates should have primary expertise in Mass Communication and/or New Media, with a secondary interest in Interpersonal, Organizational, and/or Global/Intercultural Communication.  The department is interested in social scientists with an innovative research agenda which may reflect diverse modes of inquiry or methodologies.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012.  Applicants should possess an excellent scholarship record commensurate with their level of experience, evidenced by publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals.  A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education is required.

The department, College, and University value personalized faculty collaboration with undergraduate students.  The new faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities. The College encourages interdisciplinary work across departments, schools, and colleges; the department is interested in scholars with innovative ideas about interdisciplinary courses or programs which explore innovative, new, or emerging communication media and the arts, business, sciences, and education.

Applications must be complete by Friday, October 14, 2011.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, portfolio or selected research publications as appropriate, copies of the past two years’ teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of professional recommendation.  Materials and inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Jennifer L. Bevan, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, California 92866

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

Howard J of Comm CFP

Call for Manuscripts
2012 Special Issue: Theorizing Co-Cultural Communication
Mark P. Orbe, Guest Editor
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2011

For years, The Howard Journal of Communications (a Taylor & Francis Group publication) has been recognized as a leading journal of scholarship that explores the inextricable relationship between culture and communication. More specifically, it has consistently featured cutting-edge research that brings the communicative experiences of underrepresented group members from the margins to the center of scholarly inquiry. The Howard Journal of Communications continues its commitment to this mission with a 2012 Special Issue dedicated to Theorizing Co-Cultural Communication.

Co-cultural communication refers to the diverse ways that traditionally underrepresented group members negotiate their cultural locations/standpoints in societies where dominant group experiences benefit from societal privilege and institutional power.  By definition, co-cultural communication research works diligently to increase understanding by exploring communication processes from the perspectives of underrepresented group members themselves. This special issue is interested in projects that work to advance the theorizing of co-cultural communication processes.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that explore co-cultural communication processes (based on race/ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, gender, disability, spirituality, sexual orientation, and the like) in diverse settings (interpersonal, organizational, small group, intercultural, and mass media). Manuscripts focusing on all forms of co-cultural communication and methodological frameworks are acceptable; however, preference will given to those authors whose work demonstrates how co-cultural understanding transcends the experiences of a single cultural group within a particular setting. Ultimately, the special issue seeks to produce a volume where communication scholars can draw from a variety of conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to advance existing knowledge of co-cultural communicative experiences.

The guest editor for the special issue is Mark P. Orbe, Western Michigan University, School of Communication, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI  49009; (269) 387-3132.  All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and should contain no more than 7500 total words (including tables, references, endnotes, and appendices). An electronic file of the manuscript (including 200-word abstract), prepared for blind review as a WORD document, and a separate file with title of the manuscript, author contact information, brief author bio, key terms, and manuscript history (if applicable) should be submitted to AND no later than October 1, 2011. Authors are strongly encouraged to review the “Information for Authors” prior to submitting manuscripts.

EIUC project officer job

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC – is seeking a well-qualified individual for a 1-year assignment as EIUC Project Officer starting from mid September 2011 in Venice‑Lido, Italy.

Functions and tasks
The EIUC Project Officer will work as member of the permanent staff of EIUC based in Venice under the supervision of the EIUC Secretary‑General. The position focuses on the implementation educational projects in the field of human rights and involves a combination of communication, drafting and practical responsibilities connected with EIUC and its activities.

The tasks will include the following:
*Provide administrative and logistic support in the realisation of EIUC educational projects;
*Make logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of project activities;
*Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters of a general nature, such as registry and maintenance of project files and records;
*Draft and organise working documents;
*Handle communication with EIUC partners and project participants;
*Organise and report on internal and external meetings;
*Update, organise and develop the content of web-sites;
*Update the EIUC Expert Database and make it instrumental to service EU institutions or other partner organisations seeking EIUC expertise;
*Any other administrative activity required by the EIUC Secretary‑General.

Additional tasks may include (inter alia) the following:
*Manage and keep updated the page of EIUC in the most common social networks;
*Manage online and offline communication software;
*Support the EIUC staff with technical IT and electronic infrastructure;
*Report on EIUC events.

*Excellent knowledge of English, including drafting skills;
*Excellent communication skills;
*Experience in organising and assisting project implementation;
*Experience in web-editing (updating of web content, upload of texts and pictures, etc.);
*Experience in working with academics in an international environment;
*Team-working skills.

Added values
*Good knowledge of Italian, French and Arabic;
*Good knowledge of EIUC and its activities;
*Experience with online and offline software and social networks as described above;
*Experience in web-communication and on-line advertising.

The EIUC Project Officer selected will be required to take up full service starting from mid September 2011. Annual/monthly gross salary depending on qualifications.

Deadline for sending applications is 12 September 2011. Selected candidates for the interview will be contacted shortly after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter (including your motivation to work in the human rights field and a short description of relevant working experience), together with a detailed curriculum vitae in English to Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer (EIUC Secretary-General) and to Cristiano Gianolla

Please note: the filling of the above position is contingent upon approval of funding by the European Commission.

Trinity U job

The Human Communication Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre at Trinity University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Human Communication beginning fall semester, 2012.  We seek a colleague with a background in the social-scientific approach to communication. Requirements include teaching three courses each semester.  The department seeks a candidate with a strong background and interest in teaching quantitative research methods and who specializes in relational communication (communication areas such as, listed alphabetically, conflict, community, family, gender, health, intercultural, interracial, international, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and other relevant areas).  Expectations include a strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate majors and non-majors; to publishing important research; and to providing service to the department, university, and profession.  Applicants should have a PhD in communication completed by August 2012, and a strong record of, or potential for, outstanding teaching, research, and service.  Salary is competitive.

Trinity University  is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869.  Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs.  The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty.  We seek a colleague who is interested in teaching small classes, guiding students to conduct original research, building the major, and in developing close academic relations with undergraduates.

Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s experience and interests in the areas of teaching, research, and service described above.  Please include a curriculum vitae and have official transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent.  Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching, research, and service excellence.  Send materials to Dr. Andrew C. Hansen, Chair, Department of Human Communication and Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212.  Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until December 1.  The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Univ of Jyväskylä job

Faculty of Humanities
Department of Communication

The position is located at the Department of Communication within the Faculty of Humanities. The Department houses four disciplines: Organizational Communication, Speech Communication, Journalism and Intercultural Communication. Each of the four disciplines offers postgraduate studies. The aim of the Department is to conduct high quality research of communication and offer high-level and diverse academic education in communication.

The research and education activities focus on: (1) Media and Communication in Social Processes of Change, (2) Human Interaction, Communication and Culture and (3) Communication and Well-Being in Work and Learning Environments. The Department’s teaching and research staff consists of seven professors and nine other teachers and researchers. In addition, the Department has 10–12 temporary researchers. The number of students with Communication as their main subject is approx. 550 and the annual intake of students is 80. The number of postgraduate students is 70.

Intercultural Communication includes both the Master’s Programme in Intercultural Communication and doctoral schooling, and has a professor and a university lecturer in its staff. The Intercultural Communication Master’s Programme has 60 students and 6 doctoral students. The studies prepare for careers in communication involving significant intercultural contact.

Research activities within Intercultural Communication focus on interaction in multicultural settings. The core areas are intercultural competence, and communication in multicultural communities and organizations. The challenges of internationality and multiculturality in both interpersonal and organizational communication as well as various media contexts will be met by applying research results.

A professorship in Intercultural Communication, based on a contract of employment to be filled as of August 1st, 2012, in effect until further notice

According to § 33 of the Universities Act, the professor shall carry out and supervise scientific research or artistic work, provide instruction based on such work and follow developments in science or art, as well as participate in societal interaction and international cooperation in his or her field.

According to § 67 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, members of the teaching and research staff are obliged, within their respective job descriptions and work plan, to conduct and supervise scientific research, follow the developments in their respective disciplines, examine theses and dissertations, teach and enhance teaching practices, provide study counseling, carry out relevant examinations, take part in the student selection process, as well as attend to tasks ensuing from memberships in the administrative bodies of the University and to other tasks counted as part of their work or assigned to them. In addition, they are to provide the necessary reports concerning their teaching and supervising activities, publications and scientific activity in general, and the examinations belonging to their sphere of responsibilities.

The professorship is closely associated with two of the University’s strategic core areas, Languages, Culture and Social Change and Human Technology.

The professor is expected to conduct research on interaction in multicultural settings and must have a profound knowledge of the discipline. The professor is also expected to conduct and develop research and teaching within the Department’s focus areas, which presupposes applying for supplementary research funding. The duties also include developing interdisciplinary research and education in accordance with the strategic objectives of both the Department and the University of Jyväskylä. The professor will also be expected to participate in the administration of the Department.

In addition, the duties include teaching, supervision and development activities regarding the Intercultural Communication Master’s Programme, the Intercultural Communication specialization option of the Interactions Master’s Programme, commencing in 2012, as well as the Doctoral Programme in Intercultural Communication. The professor will also be responsible for the Intercultural Studies (ICS) Programme and participate in the development and implementation of the European Masters in Intercultural Communication Programme. The professor is also expected to cooperate closely with the other disciplines of the Department.

The emphasis in the work of the professor is on active research, and launching and implementing of research projects, as well as participation in joint international research and teaching activities. In addition, the tasks include supervision of doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses as well as providing instruction to basic degree levels and postgraduate level students.

In accordance with Section 57 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, a professor is required to have a doctoral degree, solid scientific competence, experience in leading research projects, ability to provide research-based teaching and supervising of high quality, as well as proven experience in international research cooperation in his/her field. Practical familiarity in the sphere of duties is not required.

The applicant’s merits are assessed on the basis of scientific publications, other scientific research results, experience in teaching and supervising, as well as pedagogical training, production of textbooks and other teaching materials, other indications of skills achieved in education, and if necessary, teaching ability as shown by trial lectures.

In addition to this, the applicant’s activeness in the scientific community, success in acquiring complementary research funding, as well as involvement in international scientific work and international positions of trust will also be considered.

According to Section 1 of the Government Decree on Universities (770/2009), which defines the language proficiency requirements for university teaching and research positions in Finland, a full command of the teaching language, Finnish, is required. The teaching languages in the professorship in Intercultural Communication to be filled are Finnish and English. A good command of English is required and a proficiency to teach in English will be considered an additional qualification. When considered appropriate, the university can grant exemption from the language proficiency requirements.

In accordance with Section 65 of the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, a professor is required to complete studies in university pedagogy or equivalent within two years of the beginning of the employment contract, unless studies have already been completed by the time of appointment. This prerequisite concerns all teaching staff whose employment starts on 1 August, 2012 or thereafter.

The professor’s job-specific salary component is based on the job demands levels 8 – 11 (4434,84 €/month – 6541,87 €/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to the maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

Application procedure

The application form is available at the University webpage and the appointment procedure on the Faculty webpage

The appointment procedure for filling the vacant professorship provides more information on the duties involved and on the ways of meeting the qualification requirements, as well as on the application and appointment procedure itself.

The application shall include:
Brief (2 – 3 pages each) written accounts in four copies on the following:
● Scientific merits and activities connected with managing and supervising research work, acquiring research funding, leading positions in research projects, supervision and final examination of doctoral dissertations, and instruction of doctoral students;
● Pedagogical training and teaching merits;
● Activities in the field of societal interaction, and international activities;
● An account of how the candidate plans to develop the domain in relation to the
University’s three basic tasks (research, teaching, and societal interaction) in Jyväskylä. In addition, the application shall include the following documents in four copies each:
● A copy of the CV
● A list of publications drawn up according to the regulations of the Academy of Finland covering all the scientific and other publications with which the candidate wishes to demonstrate his or her eligibility and merits for the post.

The list of publications must contain the following information (with a number of pages for each):
o articles in refereed scientific journals
o articles in refereed and edited scientific volumes and conference proceedings o published monographs
o other scholarly publications
o textbooks and other research-related books and texts
o research-related popularized articles and radio or TV programmes.

The publications are to be listed with full reference data, containing the names of the authors and the title and publisher of the work (see
● A maximum of 10 publications, numbered in accordance with the above list and arranged in four identical packages ready to be sent to the external evaluators.For additional information, please contact Dean Petri Karonen (mobile +358 (0) 400247388, email, or Director of the Department of Communication Pertti Hurme (mobile +358 (0) 505471612, email

The applications and their attachments for the post shall be addressed to the University of Jyväskylä and delivered to the University Registry Office, Seminaarinkatu 15, or mailed to the following address: University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FIN-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The closing date for the applications is October, 17, 2011 at 16.15. Applications will not be returned to the applicant.

Villanova U job

Villanova University, Department of Communication: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication, to begin Fall 2012. Basic requirements: Ph.D. in Communication (ABD considered; completion by August, 2012), active research program, and collegiate teaching experience. Our new colleague will teach undergraduate/graduate courses in organizational communication, qualitative or quantitative research methods, as well as other required and elective departmental courses, in a way that fosters connections across the discipline. The ideal candidate will also have research and teaching interests that demonstrate organizational communication’s potential to address issues of social conflict and/or social justice. Most application materials will be collected online, at The only materials not accepted online are original copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation, which can be sent directly to Dr. Sheryl Bowen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085-1699. Review of applications begins October 20, 2011; since preliminary interviews will be held at the NCA convention, applicants should indicate NCA availability in the cover letter.

For more detailed descriptions of the Department and its many initiatives, please consult A preview: at the undergraduate level, we are the largest major on campus, and have 8 specializations for students, one of which is Organizational Communication. Organizational Communication is also a focus of study in our thriving M.A. program, a program that has an excellent track record of sending students to Ph.D. programs. In addition, over the past year we have also added two endowed initiatives to our department: the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society and the Harron Family Endowed Chair of Communication. These efforts demonstrate our Department’s emphasis upon intellectual rigor, the teacher-scholar model, and strong collegiality–and we are seeking a new colleague who shares these values. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service-and who can contribute to the university’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice. For more detailed descriptions of the Department and its many initiatives, please consult

Advertising and Reality CFP

Call for Papers: Additional Chapters in a Book on Advertising and Reality
Title: Advertising and Reality: A Global Look on Life in Commercials
Under Contract with: Continuum (Expected Publication Date – Fall 2012)
Editor: Amir Hetsroni (School of Communication – Ariel University Center, Israel).

This book, under contract with Continuum, which aims to offer an extensive peak at the way our life is represented in advertising, has recently received from the publisher space allotment for additional chapters. Therefore, a call is made here to mass media scholars, advertising researchers, marketing experts and social science academics from all over the world to offer contributions that shed light on some of the ways human life is represented in commercials.

Specifically, chapters are needed in the following areas:
*       Families in advertising
*       Children in advertising
*       Work and leisure in advertising
*       Health, diseases, disabilities and death in advertising
*       Eating, drinking, food and body figure in advertisements
*       Theoretical accounts of reality representation in advertising: Application of schools such as cultivation, priming etc.

If you like to submit a chapter on an area that is not listed – please contact the editor. However, as a rule of thumb, chapters are not needed in most of the other areas. Particularly, we do not seek entries on gender, sexuality, violence, ageing, minorities, fame and attire – since contributions on these topics have already been accepted.

The viewpoint of the collection is social-scientific. This means that empirical studies and reviews of empirical studies (content analysis, reception/effects studies) are welcome. Theoretical papers are acceptable provided they are positivistic in the manner of knowledge pursual. Solely polemic-critical texts and purely qualitative manuscripts that rely on small non-representative samples will not be considered.

The deadline for extended abstract submission (three to four pages long) is: September 20th, 2011.
The abstract should consist of a purpose statement for the proposed paper, theoretical framework(s), method(s) of analysis, major findings (of previous studies) and expected results (for new studies), scholarly contribution, public appeal/applied implications (if existing) and a short biographical sketch of the author(s).

Notification of acceptance/rejection and invitations to submit complete papers (6,000 to 10,000 words, APA style) will be made on or before October 1st , 2011.

The complete papers’ due date is November 15th , 2011.

Requests for revisions will be sent no later than November 31st 2011 and the revisions will have to be completed until December 20th 2011. The book will be sent to the publisher (in compliance with the contract) no later than last day of 2011 in order to be out in print by the fall of 2012.

We are aware of the fact that the schedule is tight, but since we have space for no more than two or three additional papers – we will be able to be attentive and give a lot of guidance to the contributors.

Please send submissions, inquires and proposals to:
Professor Amir Hetsroni
School of Communication
Ariel University Center, Israel
Tel. 972-54-3231616 ; Fax. 972-8-9286602

Museums for ICD

UNESCO launches the network of Museums for Intercultural Dialogue

The role of museums as messengers of peace and intercultural understanding cannot be overemphasised, as they stand as major attractions in our globalised world where millions of people travel for the discovery of other cultures.

UNESCO launches an appeal to the international museum community to join its network by contributing to the enrichment of its new on-line virtual museum for intercultural dialogue where invaluable objects and new narratives can be consulted, for the enjoyment of the public and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of historical actors, since the early times to present.

UNESCO Museums for Intercultural Dialogue EN | FR | AR

Inauguration of the pilot exhibition in Egypt and Syria (link)

World Heritage site museums project (link)

Contact: Nao Hayashi Denis

Texas A & M job

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 (   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.  Further information regarding the department is available at:  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.

Butler U jobs

Butler University: The College of Communication invites applications for four open faculty positions beginning August 2012.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the positions are filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.
Organizational Communication & Leadership Program
Three organizational communication positions: one position as an associate professor with tenure and two as assistant professor tenure-track positions.

All of the successful candidates should be broadly trained in the area of organizational communication. Successful candidates should have a terminal degree in the discipline or closely related field. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate introductory communication classes as well as upper-level courses in organizational communication and leadership, public speaking, business and professional speaking, communication theory, research methods and interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.  We seek applicants from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The teaching load is 3/3 for all three positions and all full-time faculty are expected to recruit and advise students.  The College is planning to develop graduate programs in communication in the future.  Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published work or evidence of scholarly activity, copies of unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference.  We would like to conduct interviews at the National Communication Association annual meeting in New Orleans in November.
1.    Associate professor with tenure preferred. An advanced assistant professor considered (tenure track).  The successful candidate should have a strong teaching and research portfolio and should demonstrate the ability to provide leadership in curriculum and program development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of study allows them to collaborate with our College of Business and Butler’s Business Accelerator. Search Chair: David Waite, Ph.D. (, Re: Organizational Communication Faculty Search
2.     Assistant professor, tenure track. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates with research areas in intercultural communication, international communication, health communication, critical theory and conflict mediation.  Search Chair: Ann Savage, Ph.D. (, Re: Organizational Communication Assistant Professor Search
3.     Director of Debate, Assistant Professor, tenure track.  The successful candidate should have extensive debate experience, a strong teaching portfolio, as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates who can also contribute to the rhetoric and rhetorical theory component of the new major in Media, Rhetoric and Culture.  Ability to teach Media Literacy a plus.  Search Chair: Allison Harthcock, Ph.D. (, Re: Director of Debate/Assistant Prof Search
Strategic Communication Program
Visual Communication Instructor: Graphic Design Specialization
The Strategic Communication Program is searching for an outstanding teacher in visual communication who specializes in graphic design for public relations and advertising. The full-time, three-year renewable instructor position will begin in August 2012. We are seeking an accomplished professional and an experienced instructor, who has a passion for teaching and design and would bring that passion and energy into a college classroom.  All full-time faculty are expected to advise and recruit students.
The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in beginning to advanced levels of graphic design, 2D design publishing, motion graphics, advertising and related industry software for print and online publishing, and all digital media; as well as participate in student advising, curriculum development, senior project reviews, program committee work and service at the University level.  An ongoing program of creative work is expected.
Qualifications: Minimum of a master’s degree in Communication Design, Advertising, Digital Art, Art & Design Education, Fine Arts, or related area is required. Minimum 6 years professional experience in graphic design-related field is expected. College teaching experience is a definite plus. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and an eye for great concept and design, and previous experience interacting with diverse communities.  The teaching load for this position is fulltime: 4 courses per semester.  These courses emphasize the application of design and production principles to advertising and public relations materials.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, current teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a list of three references and their contact information to: Rose Campbell, Ph.D.; Search Chair; Re: Visual Communication Instructor Position
Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: Organizational Communication and Leadership; Strategic Communication; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Media, Rhetoric and Culture; Creative Media and Entertainment; plus the School of Journalism.
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 at
Please submit applications to the corresponding search chair at the College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and historically underrepresented groups.