NCA 2011

On November 20, 2011 I presented “Learning to walk like a local: Applying Goffman’s theory of face to pedestrian behavior” at the National Communication Association convention held in New Orleans, LA. My co-author for the paper was Prof Yves Winkin, Director of the Institut Français de l’Education in Lyon, France, and we divided up the presentation. My thanks to Prof. Beth Haslett for organzing the panel, and inviting us to participate.

While at NCA I met with several members of the Advisory Board of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Profs Donal Carbaugh and Barbara Hines) as well as the Center’s Technology adviser, Dr. Brenda Berkelaar, and the President of the Council of Communication Associations, Prof. Patrice Buzzanell. I also met with dozens of scholars about the Center, participated in business meetings for several divisions of NCA and, of course, attended sessions. A number of those who participated in the NCA Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in 2009 were at NCA, and I had a chance to talk with at least half a dozen. Several people made very good suggestions for additions to the website – so look for what’s new in the coming months!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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Policy on posting job ads

I have been asked about the current policy for posting job descriptions to the Center’s site. At this point, ads for faculty positions (tenure-track, not lecturer or adjunct positions) will be posted if the description includes expertise in an area related to the Center – that is, intercultural, dialogue, or international. Shorter term positions that are especially intended to attract international applicants (such as visiting positions, or post-docs) will also be posted, again if the focus overlaps with the concerns of the Center in some way. Occasional ads for other positions clearly connected to the Center’s concerns will be posted, as seems appropriate. If you have a question, contact me.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director

job ad – CID Oregon

Assistant Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue (NOTE: the Center at the University of Oregon, not the one sponsored by the Council of Communication Associations!)
Posting: 11180
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Open Until Filled

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 ($22,500 – 25,000 at 0.5 FTE)

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue is recruiting for the position of Assistant Director.  This is an Officer of Administration part-time (0.5 FTE), renewable, non-exempt position, beginning July 27, 2011 and ending July 26, 2012.

Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the development and administration of UO and grant-funded projects and programs for the Center, mostly but not limited to those involving the UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace.  Specific responsibilities include:
*Oversee the planning and coordination of UNESCO Chair conferences and network events, as well as Center programming, including public receptions, lecture and film series, symposia, and conferences; assist in the development of new programming.
*Maintain regular correspondence with faculty and community board members, UNESCO headquarters, and Chairs within the Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding network.
*Write and manage grants and other funding proposals including program development, implementation, budget tracking and reporting.
*Coordinate project communications in order to strengthen the profile of the Center on campus, nationally and internationally, including brochures, newsletters, website maintenance, etc.
*Manage all accounting activities and fiscal records, including all office procurement and contracts, bill paying, processing journal vouchers, travel reimbursements, etc.
*Supervise all Graduate Teaching Fellows/Assistants, interns, and volunteers.

Qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree required (advanced degree preferred)
*Minimum five years administrative experience, preferably within a higher education environment
*Substantial event and/or program planning experience required.
*Experience overseeing the production of marketing collateral including designing, writing, and editing newsletters or other publications.
*Office management experience including procurement and contracting, and human resource management experience essential.
*Budget creation and management experience required.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
*Grant writing experience preferred.
*International experience through study, employment, travel or resident abroad preferred.
*Ability to write and speak in French useful.
*Demonstrated expertise in working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds and cultures. Must be flexible and able to work well on a team as well as individually.

Salary range: $22,500 – 30,000 at 0.5 FTE based on qualifications and experience; The University provides excellent benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plans, and paid leave policies.  There is the possibility of an increase in FTE in 2012 or later depending on additional funding.

To ensure equal consideration, the following documents must be received by Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m.  However, the position is open until filled:
*a cover letter which addresses the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position
*current resume
*names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

Inquiries should be directed to Kelley Totten at (541) 346-4150 or ktotten@uoregon.edu.

Completed applications should be mailed to:
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Search Committee – attn: Kelley Totten
6202 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-6202
Or hand delivered to:
110 Gerlinger Hall
University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse learning and working environment are encouraged to apply.

Center brochure now available!

Thanks to Nazan Haydari, member of the Center’s advisory board, and graphics designers Ebru Özbakır (Isık University) and Özer Karakuş (Maltepe University), both in Istanbul, Turkey, we now have a beautiful brochure for the Center for Intercultural Dialogue.

Center brochure - front

Center brochure - back

For a version that is small enough to easily download, click CIDbrochure.