CSU San Marcos job ad: International/Transnational Communication

Tenure Track Faculty Position in International or Transnational Communication
Department of Communication
California State University San Marcos
EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall semester, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication in hand by August, 2015. A scholar who works at the intersection of communication and culture at the global level from a qualitative, critical, interpretative, textual or rhetorical perspective. Applicants must possess an active research program in the area of communication and culture globally as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in international or transnational communication at the macro level in order to broaden students’ perspectives about the ways that global issues influence the study of communication. Candidate has experience teaching intercultural communication. Areas of preferred emphasis include one or more of the following: human rights, global movements, international labor issues, postcolonialism, international relations, cultural inflections of citizenship and public culture, NGOs, terrorist studies, sovereignty, critical whiteness studies, international disputes, and/or globalization. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
• Develop new electives in their areas of expertise;
• Deliver Intercultural Communication (COMM 330) and assist in delivering one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Communication (COMM 100), Argumentation and Dialogue (COMM 200), or Communication Theory (COMM 300);
• Serve the Critical Intercultural Communication minor;
• Teach and develop courses in the Communication major;
• Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications;
• Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. Position open until filled. All applications must include a completed Faculty Application; cover letter; a one-page explanation in which applicants address their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address both the minimum and preferred qualifications; a maximum of three reprints of representative scholarly activities; copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities. In addition, three current letters of recommendation must be provided by the deadline. Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

To submit, please email your materials. Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The department consists of 11 tenure track faculty and sixteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to slightly over 800 students, in addition to multiple sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the entire university. 

The university is particularly interested in hiring candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran status. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges “most friendly” to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.

Cal State U Long Beach job ad: Race and Ethnicity

Assistant Professor Communication Studies
California State University, Long Beach

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2015 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Ph.D. in Communication by date of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2015; demonstrated effectiveness for teaching; demonstrated excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities, etc.; demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Research agenda dedicated to the study of communication practices of racial and/or ethnic groups, particularly Latino/Latina or Asian/Asian American communities; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; ability to teach at least two of the following courses: Communication Theory, Survey of Rhetorical Theory, Communication Criticism, Measurement in Communication Research, Intercultural Communication.

DUTIES:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including the following courses:  Communication Theory, Survey of Rhetorical Theory, Communication Criticism, Measurement in Communication Research, Intercultural Communication; engage in a systematic program of scholarship resulting in conference presentations and publication; advise and direct students in academic projects and scholarly activities; provide service to department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:
– A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)
– Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
– CV (including current email address)
– At least three current references or letters of recommendation
– Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
– Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, at least three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript.

Application and required documentation must be submitted through the Academic Jobs Online website.

Request for information should be addressed to:
Ann Johnson, Department Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Communication Studies
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-2009

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Review of applications to begin December 1, 2014.

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CSULB offers benefits to registered domestic partners.

Cal State U Monterey Bay job ad: Comm Ethics & Practical Reasoning

Assistant Professor of Communication Ethics and Practical Reasoning
California State University Monterey Bay

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach innovative lower and upper division courses in communication ethics, dialogue and deliberation, philosophical analysis, applied ethics, cooperative argumentation, and related coursework. Sustain innovative scholarly research, publication, and professional service. Apply new scholarship and pedagogies to teaching. Serve on Department, Division, College, and University-wide committees. Provide support for one or more departmental programs, and contribute to reciprocal community partnerships.

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)
Earned doctorate in philosophy, communication studies, rhetoric, religious studies, or allied discipline. Ability to provide leadership in practical and professional ethics. Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses including, but not limited to communication ethics, applied ethics, and deliberation. Ability to assist with innovative interdisciplinary program development. Ability to teach and mentor students from nontraditional, working class, and diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.

QUALIFICATIONS (DESIRABLE)
Ability or potential in one or more of the following areas:
– Interdisciplinary teaching in leadership studies, religious studies, theology, or spirituality studies
– Application of new media technologies in teaching.
– Innovative teaching and assessment models
– Furthering relationships with the diverse communities of the Monterey Bay and tri-county region
– Proficiency in a second language
– Service learning pedagogy

SCREENING BEGINS: 11/1/2014

APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall 2015

APPLY: All prospective applicants must apply on-line.

Olena Zelikovska Micro Grant Award

Olena ZelikovskaOlena Zelikovska has been awarded a micro grant for international travel, funded by the Association for Business Communication through the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. The following is her description of herself and the project. You can also read the main article describing all award winners.


Dr. Olena Zelikovska is an Associate Professor in the Department of English for Economic Specialties at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU). For the last 10 years she has been working as a focal point in developing curriculum of “Business English” and ‘Translation of Commercial Correspondence and Business Communication’ for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Economics, Management of International Affairs and Linguistics as well as in supervising students’ research projects with the focus on intercultural communication issues.

In 2010, Zelikovska defended the thesis: ‘Developing intercultural competence in the students of higher economic educational institutions’ (adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine). She has been chairing the Student’s Research Group “Business Environment and Intercultural Communication” since 2011.

Zelikovska has been constantly seeking for international cooperation to provide the students with valuable practical experience. She is interested in project-based programs designed to connect American and Ukrainian students in a distance learning opportunity that is grounded in intercultural dialogue and exchange.

Project background: The growing importance of English as an instrument of international communication on the global scale and its increased use in Ukraine has triggered research about improved methods to develop university students’ intercultural competence (ICC). This has promoted changes in both the teaching and learning process. However lack of students’ cross-cultural communication experience has resulted in low sensitivity of intercultural issues. The initial discussion has shown that the NULESU students majoring in Management of International Affairs or in Linguistics have very little idea about intercultural communication (IC). For instance, they are unaware of the privacy zone character of the American culture and can easily use the patterns of direct language imposing their ideas and feelings on the interlocutor as they commonly do in Ukrainian culture with higher power distance and no privacy space. Moreover English classroom communicative behavior of the majority of faculty staff unfortunately does not often correlate with such behavior of their American colleagues. That is why the traditional teaching practice does not achieve the expected results on developing ICC.

The key to the solution may be the application of the 3-component intercultural development model that provides knowledge (cognitive element of the model), foster awareness (affective element of the model) and develop skills (behavioral element of the model). The proposed project seeks to assess the interrelated issues: How to fill each component of the model with the intercultural communication content tailored to the particular needs of the individual student? How do these components correlate with each other? What issues should be submitted for Student’s Research Group? How to launch distant projects between American and Ukrainian students to enrich each other with learning by experience? The development of classroom communicative behavior of the department staff is the issue of special importance. The project will provide the unique opportunity for the grant holder to study all these processes as a system at the Californian State University by classroom observation, students and faculty staff surveying and discussions with further analysis of the data collected. The ultimate goal of the research is to empower Ukrainian students with intercultural awareness enabling them to develop empathy, tolerance and mutual understanding with their American peers.