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School of International Service, American University
Washington, DC

Tenure-Line Faculty Position – Cross-Cultural Communication

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University invites applications/nominations for a tenure-track position focusing on CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION in the International Communication Program, School of International Service, at the rank of Assistant Professor. to begin Fall 2011.  The successful candidate will have a reputation for scholarly excellence, an active research program related to cross-cultural communication, a record of excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to contribute significantly to our undergraduate, professional master’s and PhD degree programs.  Candidates should hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline.  We seek candidates with a strong background in cross-cultural communication and/or intercultural relations.

Applications should include: A letter describing research (including any externally funded and/or collaborative research) and teaching interests and relevant professional experience; teaching evaluations; three letters of reference; and copies of relevant publications.  Applications should be sent to: Chair, International Communication Search Committee, School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071 or to ICSIS@american.edu.  Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

The International Communication Program, now in its 43rd year, is distinguished by its pioneering work in the creation of the field of international communication studies through consistent scholarly focus and innovative curriculum development.  A distinctive strength of the Program is its inclusion of cross-cultural communication as a key teaching and research component. The program offers a PhD concentration, an M.A. degree, and an undergraduate concentration.  Visit www.american.edu/sis/ic to learn more about the IC Program and its two innovative laboratories, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) and COTELCO, the Collaboration Laboratory.

The School of International Service provides a unique environment for learning and professional enhancement. It is a community comprised of scholars, practitioners, and students from around the world. The School of International Service classrooms also reflect the spirit of the community; teaching styles are highly collegial and interactive. The curriculum is distinguished by linking theory and practice and by addressing both conceptually and empirically the emerging issues of an increasingly interdependent and complex world. The faculty of the School of International Service comprises more than one hundred full-time, highly productive scholar-teachers in the fields of: Comparative and Regional Studies, Global Environmental Policy, International Communication, International Development, International Economic Policy, International Politics, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and U.S. Foreign Policy.


An EEO/AA University.  The University is committed

to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Photos!

Oops – apparently some people are having trouble locating the photos taken at the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue. Sorry about that!

Go to “home” on the top menu, then choose “history”, and they’re at the bottom of the page. Or just use this link.

If anyone took photos at the ICA Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue in Singapore, you can upload them as part of a comment in response to that post. I don’t have any or I would do it.

Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue

On June 22, 2010, the Preconference on Intercultural Dialogue was held as part of the International Communication Association’s convention in Singapore. The Preconference Planning Committee was chaired by Evelyn Y. Ho (University of San Francisco), and included: Kristine L. Fitch (University of Iowa), Todd Sandel (University of Oklahoma), and Donal Carbaugh (University of Massachusetts at Amherst). Participants were: Warren Bareiss, Patrick Belanger, Robert Craig, Stephen Croucher, Melissa Curtin, William Davie, Juana Du, Zhou Feng, Kristine Fitch, Mahmoud Galander, Shiv Ganesh, Nazan Haydari, Evelyn Ho, Georgeta Hodis, Prue Holmes, Priya Kapoor, Michael Kent, Martin Montgomery, Mary Nguyen, Todd Sandel, Saskia Witteborn, Jock Wong, and Kaibin Xu. Others who had their key terms accepted but were unable to attend were: Donal Carbaugh, Yiheng Deng, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Maria Flora Mangano Noam Shimmel, and Ma Xiangyang.

The Preconference was another follow-up activity resulting from the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue that led to the creation of this Center. Videos of several presentations were made, and may be made available shortly.

Get connected and share information

If you are interested in connecting to other scholars of communication behavior, go to Research and researchers and post information about yourself and your specializations in the form of a comment.

Although the primary function of the Center is to connect scholars so that they may conduct collaborative research, such connections often develop slowly over time, as a result of prior meetings. Therefore, this site supports Databases of a wide range of types. If you are organizing an international conference, you are invited to post information on the Conferences page. If you know about a teaching opportunity outside the USA, post it to Teaching. If you are organizing a study abroad course that is open to students outside your own university, post details on the Study Abroad page. You get the idea – explore all of the Databases to see where you can either learn something new, or post information to share with others. Since this site is basically structured as a blog, you can add information to the pages through the comment function.

Welcome!

This is the new site for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Wander around the Home, About, History, and Director pages to learn about what it is and how it works. Then go to the Researchers page and post a comment describing your own research so others will know what you do. And return often to either consult the Database pages, or contribute comments to them – when you have a study abroad course to offer or an international conference you want to advertise, for example. On all these pages, anyone can contribute content through making a comment.

If you need something not yet available on the site, post a comment below.