CFP Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action (South Africa)

Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action
July 10 – 12, 2017 in Johannesburg, S. Africa

The Taos Instiute is partnering with the Institute for Transdisciplinary Development in S. Africa for a conference that aims to create the context for both large and small group dialogue with the intent to harvest new learnings about how people – together – across disciplines and in participation with local knowledges – can co-create innovative practices to address complex challenges successfully.

Much has been researched and said about Africa’s problems and complexities and what should be done. This conference’s focus will be on what has been done – successfully. We will bring African projects, from small to mega, from all contexts and disciplines, in the focus. These success stories are going to be unpacked to establish how collaborative, transdisciplinary relationships have enabled success.

Come witness the stories, from the African continent, of collaborative, relational practices and transdisciplinary approaches as creative and innovative responses to solving complex challenges.

This conference will offer you the opportunity to engage in both large and small group dialogue with the intent to harvest new learnings about how people together – across disciplines and in participation with local knowledges – can co-create innovative practices to address complex challenges successfully.

Call for Proposals Open Until March 15, 2017

Contribute and participate in this conference by submitting your presentation proposal illustrating how collaborative, relational and transdisciplinary practices have enabled you and/or your team to achieve transformative and sustainable success in a small or large scale project within one of the following critical focus areas:

  • Education (focus areas including among others primary education)
  • Infrastructure (focus areas including among others; water; electricity; science and technology that are environmentally sustainable)
  • Health (focus areas including among others combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases)
  • Economy (focus areas including among others SME development; entrepreneurial development; sustainable agriculture, high performing organisations)
  • Government (focus areas including among others good governance, stakeholder economic development, infrastructure development, poverty alleviation, education, sport etc.)
  • Culture (focus areas including among others fundamentalism and its effects on conflict and relationships; religion, race; gender)

Pre-Conference Workshops, July 8, 2017

Morning workshop: Social Construction, Relational Theory and Change Practices
Afternoon workshop: Stepping into a Transdisciplinary world

U South Florida job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2013.  Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate in Communication by September 1, 2012. We seek a candidate whose central focus is interpersonal and relational communication and who can also offer courses and research supervision in one or more of the following areas: dialogue, applied communication, and ethics. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits with our department’s qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry. The successful candidate will have a record of published scholarship and successful teaching experience commensurate with the length of time since earning the Ph.D. and appropriate for appointment in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university. The ideal candidate will have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research, mentoring graduate students, and building productive connections with local and/or global research sites.  Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.

According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public. For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer. The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.

Application materials (hard copy and online) must be received by November 19, 2012.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, documentation of successful teaching and research productivity (include up to three published works). Paper copies of these must be received by November 19, 2012. Send paper copies to:
Dr. Ambar Basu
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

In addition, copies of your application materials, excluding the reference letters, must be submitted online via the following link.

The University of South Florida is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is ranked 50th in the nation in total research expenditures and 27th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation.  The university is authorized to provide 237 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10th among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2011 according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association, an increase of more than 3 percent from 2010. The University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Ambar Basu (abasu AT usf.edu).

U Puget Sound job ad

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member who is a teacher-scholar, dedicated to undergraduate education in communication theory and research methods (primarily quantitative methods). Candidates who complement existing faculty research and teaching are preferred. Full job description available here.

The Department seeks candidates with evidence of research and teaching that examines human communication. The Department encourages applications from candidates of various specialties including but not limited to: applied communication, human communication and technology, and/or international and intercultural communication.

The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will include delivering courses on communication theory and research methods (quantitative). The candidate will also have the opportunity to craft a course in an area of expertise that satisfies the university’s first year seminar core requirement and develop lower and upper level department courses, one of which may also satisfy other university core requirements. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising, committee service, and involvement in activities sponsored by the department and university.

PhD (ABD considered) and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Upper level undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the 2012 National Communication Association Annual Convention. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 12, 2012 to ensure consideration.

Minnesota State U job ad

The Communication Studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato is seeking an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in critical/cultural studies in applied contexts including, but not limited to, conflict and mediation, health communication, and leadership and social change, to teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

* The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of specialty.
* The successful candidate will be willing and able to develop a new general education course exploring diversity which includes a significant experiential component.
* The successful candidate is expected to participate in university and departmental activities and to maintain an active record of scholarship.
* Teach in our graduate program which includes courses taught in an online environment (undergraduate online courses are also a possibility).

Minimum Qualifications:
* Ph.D., MFA, or other appropriate terminal degree in Communication Studies or related field.
* Two years of college teaching experience. (Experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable.)

Other Considerations:
* Ability and interest to integrate technology into education.
* Ability and interest in service-learning/community-

based education.
* Knowledge of educational assessment.
* Ability and interest to teach courses in communication studies (e.g., public speaking, interpersonal, hybrid, intercultural).
* Interest in teaching online courses.
* Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
* Evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.Additional Information:
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.ifo.org/contract09-11/2009-2011.pdf.NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm.

A complete application will include the following:
* Cover Letter
* Resume/Curriculum Vitae
* Contact information for three (3) references
* Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
* Any additional documents as requested below

In addition to the above, applicants will provide two letters of reference.  Letters can be uploaded with your electronic application or sent in hard form to the Search Chair at the address listed below.  Reference letters must be received by the application deadline date.

Contact Information:
Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, Search Committee
Department of Communication Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2213
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-3284
E-mail: daniel.cronn-mills@mnsu.edu

USF junior faculty job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2012.  Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Communication (or related discipline) by August 2011, and be willing to make Communication their academic home. We seek a scholar who has a record of published scholarship and successful teaching experience commensurate with the length of time since earning the Ph.D. and appropriate for appointment in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university.  Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within and contributes to our department’s qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry.  Although substantive areas are open, the candidate’s interests should connect with one or more of our department’s emphases in interpersonal, family, health, organizational, media, global, and applied communication. We welcome applicants whose research engages race, gender, or class within these areas of study. We seek candidates who can demonstrate potential to secure external funding for research, mentor graduate students, and build productive connections with local or global research sites.

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public.  For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need.  The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio, and documentation of research (include up to three published works).  For more information and to apply, go to this site.

Application materials other than letters of recommendation must be included in your online application and received by November 23, 2011.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Dr. Carolyn Ellis
Chair,  Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified the University of South Florida in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities.  USF’s total for research awards topped $394 million.  The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.6 billion budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion in the Tampa Bay area, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. The university is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Carolyn Ellis.

USF senior faculty job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin August 2012.  Although substantive areas are open, the candidate’s interests should connect with one or more areas of interpersonal, family, health, organizational, global, or applied communication. We seek a seasoned scholar with a strong record of published scholarship; national or international visibility; a capacity to provide leadership in interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative communication research; and a demonstrable ability to mentor graduate students and contribute to our vibrant graduate program. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within and contributes to our department’s qualitative, interpretive, and critical orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in Communication or achieved the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a Department of Communication. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of strong accomplishment in research, teaching, and supervising graduate research appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university.  We seek candidates who bring attention and visibility to the department’s focus on interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative research; have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research; and can build productive connections with local or global research sites.

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public.  For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need.  The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching and research (include three published works), and names and complete contact information for three recommenders. For additional information and to apply, go to this site.

All application materials must be included in your online application and received by November 23, 2011.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified the University of South Florida in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities.  USF’s total for research awards topped $394 million.  The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.6 billion budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion in the Tampa Bay area, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. The university is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Carolyn Ellis.

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.

Please go to http://www.sjsu.edu/comm/aboutus/jobs/ for the complete announcement.