USC job ad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black identity, foreign language, culture

Call for Chapter Submissions: Black identity, foreign language and culture
Deadline:  September 15, 2012

We are currently seeking submissions for an accepted book proposal with a national publisher.  All submissions must be completed works.  Abstracts will not be considered.

Exploring black identity through bilinguals of the Diaspora is an edited text that describes how foreign language acquisition and development help to shape how Africans, people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean, and African Americans are able to describe and proscribe their identity.  Contributors to this text may have work that falls under one of the following themes:
*        Using foreign language as a tool for self-definition
*        The impact of foreign language on the understanding of self
*        Foreign language acquisition in the African American community
*        The impact of ESL on Blacks of the Diaspora
*        Impact of language on the expatriate experience
*        Bilingual code-switching in the African Diaspora
*        The relationship between language and identity
*        African Americans and bilingualism
*        Bilingualism and identity in the African Diaspora

Completed works must be a minimum of ten (15) pages and a maximum of twenty (20) pages including references and footnotes.

Authors must be able to submit completed chapters by September 15, 2012.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Kami J. Anderson.

Grant $ for international travel

Micro Grants for Intercultural Dialogue

The National Communication Association allocated $5000 to be distributed as micro grants for intercultural dialogue through the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

These micro grants are intended to support either or both of the two types of activities described in the mission of the Center: study of intercultural dialogues by Communication scholars, and/or participation in intercultural dialogue through academic interactions between Communication scholars based in different countries, or different linguistic and cultural regions. These grants are sufficient to provide seed funding only: no more than $1000 maximum can be awarded to any one individual. The goal is to encourage international, intercultural, interlingual collaborative research by giving enough funding to offset the cost of airfare only, while providing opportunity (and cause) for matching grants from universities.

If you already have lots of international connections, this grant is not for you – obviously you don’t need it. But if you are at a small college, or if you are a new scholar, and have not yet established significant international connections related to research, you are the intended audience for this competition. If you have been reading publications by an international scholar on a topic of potential relevance to your own research, consider a short trip to discuss ways to collaborate on a future project. If you do not know who has been doing relevant work, check the sources you’ve been reading lately, ask your colleagues, and/or think about who you know from graduate school or who you met (or heard present) recently at a conference. Find someone with similar interests who takes a different stance by virtue of being based in a different cultural context.

The intention is to support the development of new intercultural, professional connections. Thus continuing collaborations are ineligible. Those based in the US are expected to propose travel outside the country. International scholars currently living outside their country of origin are asked to establish a new affiliation in a different region rather than proposing a return to their homeland. We recognize that much interesting work can be done within a country between cultural groups, however this grant program focuses on connecting researchers who are not yet connected, across cultural regions that are typically disconnected. This rationale of cross-cultural connection must be explicit in the project description.

Applicants will need to describe their project, provide a brief resume, a short note from their department chair documenting their current status, and one from the host scholar expressing interest in holding conversations related to research. The initial deadline for review of proposals is November 15, 2012. If funds remain after the initial set of grants are awarded, March 15, 2013 will be the second deadline.

CID Grant Application NCA2012

December 18, 2012 UPDATE: The micro grants for intercultural dialogue have now been awarded, and all funding is being distributed as a result of the first round of applications, so there will not be a second round. See here for the results.

U San Francisco job ad

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor, Communication and Technology
University of San Francisco
Arts & Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in Communication and Technology. This position will be at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2013.

Job Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities will include, inter alia, a methods-level course (Qualitative and Interpretive Methods), a foundational course for the major (Communication and Culture, Rhetoric and the Public Sphere, or Communication and Everyday Life), and upper-division courses in the area of his/her expertise. Individuals with strong lines of research in the following areas are encouraged to apply: technology, social media, or critical/interpretive organizational communication. The Department continues to increase course offerings at the junior-senior level and looks to faculty to develop compelling new courses that complement our existing course offerings. Successful applicants will have training and teaching experience in Qualitative Research Methods and one of the foundational course areas, and should also detail what possible new upper division courses they could contribute to the Department. The teaching load at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third 4-unit course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years).

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Communication or a related field earned by August 2013, university teaching experience, evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, evidence of a strong and ongoing scholarly research program, experience and willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University and a dedication to service to both the Department and the University. Individuals with a record of securing grants or research funding are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this faculty position, applicants must submit the following information:

1) Applicants must apply for this job on USF’s Human Resources website by creating a username and login. Once logged in, applicants must fill out the pertinent contact information.
2) Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, brief description of their research agenda, samples of published research, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching ability (including copies of official teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. As many as possible of these elements should be submitted electronically to as separate pdf documents.

Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:
Communication Studies, Associate Professor, Search Committee Chair, Evelyn Ho, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Applications must be received by October 1, 2012 in order to ensure full consideration.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.”

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


Ohio U job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Ohio University

Ohio University seeks an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication for the Athens campus. Duties include: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in interpersonal communication, organizational communication, particularly nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on globalization and intercultural communication, in seminar and large-lecture courses. Must be prepared to advise undergraduates; PhD students within the School of Communication Studies, mentor teaching associates; engage in program of research related to the areas of interpersonal/organizational/intercultural communication.

Candidates should have an established program of research evidenced through publication in communication journals as well as participation in professional conferences. Required: PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Communication or related field. Must have 2 years of teaching experience in a wide range of communication subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly in the areas of interpersonal communication, organizational communication and/or intercultural communication. Teaching experience obtained during graduate studies will be accepted in fulfillment of the requirement.

CFP Dialogue Facilitator training

Interested in becoming an INGO Dialogue Facilitator?

“Tensions between humans, intolerance and racism have never been as strong whilst the social and political actors continue to develop devices that would bring together the communities. The Conference of INGOs has postulated that the appropriate valuation of different cultures, languages and especially the acceptance of others for them to accept us in turn had to be learned to be effective.

The Dialogue Toolkit, which is the fruit of experience, field observation and discussion, was born of this principle and enables a plausible dialogue strategy. It involves training Facilitators of Dialogue, who, in turn, will train as many relays able to facilitate dialogue between cultures.

This call to become a “facilitator” goes to civil society actors engaged in community life to enable intercultural dialogue. The training will provide the keys to the understanding and use of this Dialogue Toolkit. Participants of this course will then conduct such dialogues and will also share this approach with local NGOs.

If you are experienced and interested in this introduction workshop, please complete the on-line questionnaire (follow the link) and return it as soon as possible. After reviewing the record, subject to availability, if you are selected for this first training session, we will tell you the practical aspects.”

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CFP Social media-Asia

Call for Scholarly Chapters on “Social Media in Asia” for publication by Dignity Press in early 2013

“Cui Litang, a language instructor and media expert/specialist colleague in Shanghai, China, and I are interested in receiving chapter proposals for our anticipated co-edited book, “Social Media in Asia,” with an expected publication in the first quarter of 2013 by Dignity Press: a new, small, nonprofit, open access/Creative Commons Attribution license/ print on demand- print and E-book format press, which especially supports the concepts of dignity, social justice, and gender equality. Presently, Dignity Press books are sold on its website, through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers and will continue to expand over time.

We hope to have  an introductory chapter and ten to twelve substantive  chapters in the volume. The intended focus suggests scholarly chapters of approximately 25 pages each, plus  rich reference lists in the sixth APA Manual style, on such illustrative but not exclusive topics as social media trends; influence; economic, cultural, religious, and political practices; control and censorship in specific Asian regions and the larger countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Countries such as Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and Japan and the regions of South East Asia, North Asia, the Korean peninsula, the European “stans,” and Russian Siberia provide illustrative examples for potential chapter emphasis.

Interested scholars should submit a specifically targeted proposal of 200-300 words, plus an up to date resume to me as soon as possible. For the accepted chapter proposals, the deadline for submission of the chapters to me is December 1, 2012, with expected limited print and E-book publication formats in the first quarter of 2013.”

Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D.

Center Interreligious/Intercultural Dialogue job ad

The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue is a new international organization being established in Vienna to promote dialogue between religions and cultures, thus fostering understanding and cooperation, promoting justice, peace and reconciliation, and counteracting the abuse of religion as a means to justify oppression, violence and conflict.

The Center is seeking to appoint the following key members of its Senior Management Team, to be based in Vienna:
*Director of Programs
*Director of Research
*Director of Communications & PR
*Director of Human Resources

Candidates will combine functional competence with relevant experience, preferably in the area of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The right candidates will be strategic, collaborative, culturally sensitive, convincing communicators, hands-on and display a passion for the organization’s mission. Candidates will need to be fluent in English and preferably at least one other official UN language. Compensation for all positions will be equivalent to United Nations D-1 salary level.

Applications must be submitted no later than 15 September 2012 to:
C/o Dr. Markus Schwarz at
Egon Zehnder
International Bauernmarkt 2
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

CFP Intercultural comm strategies

“I am putting together a panel for the 2013 WSCA [Western Speech Communication Association] conference. This panel seeks to create space to dialogue about strategies for teaching intercultural communication that will prepare students to understand, respond to, and potentially address emerging ethnic, racial, and religious conflicts manifesting both globally and locally.  I seek teacher-scholars willing to share creative pedagogical and theoretical leaps you are making in your intercultural communication courses to engage students and to equip them to effectively and pragmatically negotiate this 21st century moment that is characterized by instability, conflict, and sociocultural shifts. Interested parties are welcome to submit a 150 word abstract for consideration by August 20, 2012.”

Hannah Oliha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Faculty Advisor, WTAMU NAACP College Chapter
West Texas A & M University

U Illinois job ad

Assistant Professor of Race and Ethnicity

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time faculty member in race and ethnicity at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenure eligible associate professor. A PhD is required at time of appointment. The target start date is August 16, 2013. Salary level is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek an outstanding candidate who specializes in any area of race and ethnicity in communication; this may include studying issues of race and/or ethnicity in relation to communication and culture, health, interpersonal/intergroup, mass media, new technology, organizations, or rhetoric. Applicants who incorporate humanistic, qualitative, and/or quantitative approaches to understanding race and/or ethnicity and communication are welcome to apply.

Applicants at the assistant professor level must have or show clear promise of developing a distinguished record of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. Applicants at the associate professor level must possess a record of publication, teaching, and professional leadership commensurate with that rank.

Successful candidates will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 22 graduate faculty members. The department supports undergraduate and master’s programs (including a new online MS program in health communication) as well as one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished doctoral programs.

To apply, create your candidate profile and upload application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching materials (including evidence of teaching excellence). Three letters of reference will be required by the committee; please submit the names and contact information for your three references with your online application. Referees will be contacted electronically soon after the submission and completion of the application. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2012.

For further information please contact John Caughlin, Professor and Search Chair; phone: (217) 333-2683.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.