Arizona State U Job Ad: Languages & Cultures

Job adsAssistant Professor, Communication at Arizona State University. Deadline: January 5, 2018.

The Languages and Cultures Program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the downtown Phoenix Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication. The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) offers an exciting and innovative interdisciplinary communication degree program.  Expectations for this position include: teach a 2/2 load with a significant research agenda; contribute to curriculum development; deliver excellent undergraduate instruction; conduct research publishable in premier academic venues; assist and/or develop grant proposals; and service required appropriate to rank; eligible to apply for graduate faculty status in M.A. and Ph.D. programs at ASU’s other campuses.  This is an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of August 2018. The Assistant Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications.  Salary is competitive to commensurate with experience.

The major offers three areas of emphasis: Communication and Culture, Law and Community Advocacy, and Communication, Technology & Society.  We seek interdisciplinary human science scholars who will take advantage of opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections with ASU faculty in the humanities and social sciences.




U Pennsylvania 2 Job Ads: Communication & Culture

Job adsTenure and Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Communication and Culture at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill one tenured (Associate Professor or Full Professor) and one tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty position in the area of “communication and culture.” Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching include innovative approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity, as well as those whose work includes a global, transnational, or comparative dimension. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to algorithmic culture and platform studies; mobility and migration; technology and identity; and digital culture production. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative methods.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 4, 2017.

CID Poster #5: Communication as Culture Definition

CID PostersThis is the next of the posters designed by Linda J. de Wit, in her role as CID intern. The painting is Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters, by Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp, painted around 1608. It is on display in the Dutch national museum Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which has made many of its paintings available online in high resolution and copyright free. The painting illustrates the quote not only because it shows social interaction, but also because ice skating is considered a typical example of Dutch culture (and recently has officially been named part of Dutch cultural heritage). The silhouettes are designs from The quote comes from the following book:

Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1989). Communication in everyday life: A social interpretation. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Communication as Culture

Just in case anyone wants to cite this poster, the following would be the recommended format:

Center for Intercultural Dialogue. (2017). Communication as culture definition. CID Posters, 5. Available from:

As with other series, CID Posters are available for free on the site; just click on the thumbnail to download a printable PDF. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

As with other series, if you wish to contribute an original contribution, please send an email before starting any work to receive approval, to minimize inadvertent duplication, and to learn about technical requirements. As is the case with other CID Publications, posters should be created initially in English. Given that translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue have received so many views, anyone who wishes to translate their own poster into another language (or two) is invited to provide that as well. If you want to volunteer to translate someone else’s poster into a language in which you are fluent, send in a note before starting, to receive approval and to confirm no one else is working on the same one.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue AT

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CFP World Communication Association 2016 (Winnipeg)

World Communication Association-North America 2016 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 2-6, 2016
Submission deadline extended to March 30, 2016

Our world is increasingly fraught with failures to communicate and clashes between people and among cultures. The world as we know it changing due to our collective behaviors. We need many perspectives as we discuss how to address sustainability, communication and cultural issues.  One way to do so is to provide an international, interdisciplinary conference where academics and people from all areas of the economic and cultural sector address specific concerns and solutions.  This WCA-North America conference theme allows each participant to gain from the collective wisdom to find ways to negotiate the journey to find answers.   This conference is distinctive in that we provide opportunities for students to consider applications in a variety of formats as well as aboriginal speakers and storytellers whose unique perspectives provide food for thought and action.

1.     Student opportunities:
a.     Student-Only:  Students may submit their papers or panels to the student-only sessions where they will not be in competition with faculty or community submissions.  (Be sure to note student status.)  Students, may, of course, also submit in the general categories.
b.      Poster sessions:  Students with research in progress, teaching ideas, or completed research projects may submit their work in the poster session category. Those selected will share their work in specific sessions with a 10-minute rotating schedule.  We encourage students at all levels to submit their ideas. We’d love to have High School, Undergraduate and Graduate students presenting side-by-side!
c.       Mentoring sessions:  Students should indicate their interest in these sessions and we will match content and methodology experts to help you discover ways to move forward, ways to provide a unique perspective, or, ways to flesh out ideas for your classroom or degree research.
2.     Storytellers & storytelling:
a.     Featured Storytellers:  Give us your ideas based on a captivating story–include an abstract-should be up to a 60-minute presentation followed by interaction with audience and questions and answers
b.     Stand-Alone Storytelling Sessions: Send us an abstract for a 15-20-  minute story especially those on any aspect of the conference theme.  Submit an abstract and the amount of time needed for your story.  Stories will be combined so 2-4 storytellers with similar themes present together. [Followed by a question and answer session.]
3.     General PAPER AND PANEL-60 minutes for presentation followed by audience interaction (15-minutes).
WORKS IN PROGRESS (nearly completed):  Please submit an abstract and note when completed paper is expected. (Blind reviewed–use separate cover page with title, name and institutional affiliation.)
COMPLETE PAPERS: Please submit paper and include an abstract.
(Blind reviewed-send papers and abstracts without names.  Use separate cover page with name(s), affiliations, and title.
PANELS:  Include title of panel, identify chair and members on the panel and their institutions as well as titles of presentations, if relevant, and a brief description (75-100 words) of the session.
4.    THEMATIC PANELS:  Presenters may take the whole or any part of the conference theme and develop a panel of up to six participants who explore the theme.  Please identify Names of chair and panelists, institutional affiliations, title of specific presentations, and a brief description. (75 min.)
5.    Workshops:  Provide a Title, names of presenters and their affiliations, description of the workshop, and time needed/required. (75 min.)

Important Dates:
Submission deadline–March 10-15, 2016
Notification–April 10-15, 2016
July 1, 2016–Full Papers due

Send submissions and any questions to conference co-chairs:
Melissa L. Beall OR Dwight R. Harfield

University of Denver job ad

Assistant Professor – Department of Communication Studies at University of Denver

Job Description
The Department of Communication Studies grants B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The undergraduate and graduate programs are focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics.

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor, who will start at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year (teaching a 5-course load spread across 3 quarters). We seek a teacher-scholar whose work builds upon the current strengths of the program: inclusive excellence, community engagement, critical thinking, mentoring and working closely with graduate students, and a commitment to advancing the public good through research, teaching, and service.

Rather than limiting our search by any specific sub-field of communication, we seek a colleague whose work cuts across various sub-fields in our department and whose scholarship demonstrates methodological versatility and the capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Particularly, we invite applicants who explore (or have the potential to engage) public controversies around cultural differences and intimate/family relationships, or whose work situates the study of intimate/family relationships within public controversies and matters of cultural difference. In their cover letters, applicants should address how their work demonstrates such collaboration and how their work contributes to present departmental scholarship and teaching.

Required Qualifications
– Ph.D. in Communication Studies, ABD will be considered.
– Publications and research agenda in communication studies.
– Excellent university level teaching experience in communication studies.
– Demonstrated or potential for service to academic institutions, the discipline, and the community.
– Potential for mentoring graduate students.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Interested applicants should submit (a) a cover letter that describes your pre-tenure research agenda, articulates yourself in relationship to the department, and demonstrates how your interests are complementary to existing research in the department (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching observations, and summaries of course evaluations relevant to this position, (d) statement demonstrating how you will contribute to the departments commitment to inclusive excellence, and (e) names of three references; letters upon request.

Review of applications will start immediately.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Erin K. Willer, Search Committee Chair.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners

University of California, Merced Postdoctoral Scholarship

PostDoctoral Scholar at University of California, Merced
Please apply here:

The Ramírez Communication, Culture, and Health (CCH) Research Lab is committed to understanding how culture and communication influence health outcomes and can contribute to reducing health disparities in the United States.

We investigate the influence of communication on individual- and population-level health and health disparities and the design of culturally appropriate communication strategies to improve health. Our unique location within California’s diverse Central Valley allows us to explore how Latino ethnicity and culture interplay with communication access and influence. We conceptualize communication influence to include the information environment and communication-based health promotion interventions. The overarching goal of the lab is to conduct research on the social, behavioral, and population factors that contribute to Latino health disparities, and to develop and test interventions to modify these factors to reduce such disparities. Specifically, we are interested in: (1) Evaluating the influence of the information environment on cancer-related outcomes; (2) Describing influences on cancer risk factors and health behaviors among Latinos; and (3) Designing health communication for maximum effectiveness among Latinos across the acculturation spectrum.

The CCH Lab has an opening for a one-year position as postdoctoral fellow in Merced, California, to focus on research in the areas of communication, cancer prevention, and Latino health.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication, Public Health, Sociology, Social Psychology, or other related social, behavioral, or population science field. Expertise in health communication, Latino health, health disparities, marketing, advertising, and Spanish language skills are strongly preferred. Experience working with Latino populations is essential. Candidates with mixed methods and experience implementing and evaluating community-based intervention research are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship including peer-reviewed publications. Ph.D. must be conferred by start date.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled. Position to begin as early as September 1, 2015 or as late as January, 2016.

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 3 letters of reference, 4) Up to 3 reprints (optional).

The cover letter should include a brief description of research interests, experience, and emphasize the candidate’s ability to finish projects and the unique skills the candidate may bring to the lab.

Arizona State University job ad

Assistant Professor – Communication  (AV #11072) at Arizona State University

The Communication Program at Arizona State University (downtown Phoenix campus) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural communication. The College of Letters and Sciences (CLS) offers an exciting and innovative interdisciplinary communication degree program. The major offers three areas of emphasis: Law and Community Advocacy, Communication and Culture, and Communication, Technology & Society. We seek interdisciplinary human science scholars who will take advantage of opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections with ASU faculty in the humanities and social sciences. Essential functions: teach a 2/2 load with a significant research agenda; contribute to curriculum development; deliver excellent in-class undergraduate instruction; eligible to apply for graduate faculty status in M.A. and Ph.D. programs at ASU’s Tempe campus;  conduct research, publishable in premier academic venues; internal/external committees participation; assist and/or develop grant proposals; and service required appropriate to rank.

PhD in Communication by time of hire with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: philosophy of communication with an emphasis in culture, cultural embodiment and performance, race and sexuality, critical intercultural communication, or urban culture; 2 years college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; demonstrated interest in integrating technology and face-to-face pedagogy; an established record of research; evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience teaching in multicultural environments; demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy, community engagement, place­based inquiry, and use­ inspired research consistent with the New American University mission.

Application deadline is March 13, 2015 at 5:00pm PST; if not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. It is estimated that initial application review will begin on March 14, 2015.

To be considered for the assistant professorship position applicants must compile the following as one complete PDF file and include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) one-page teaching statement, 4) copies of student evaluations from two communication courses at postsecondary level, and 5) complete contact information for three professional references. Email complete application as one complete PDF file with the position in the subject line (Asst. Prof. Communication– AV11072) to DO NOT send your information separately because it will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Academic year contract: 8/16/2015 to 5/15/2016. Background check required prior to employment. The College of Letters and Sciences (CLS) serves students on three campuses of Arizona State University and is home to seven faculties with more than 180 faculty members. More than 3,200 CLS undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing degrees in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and mathematics. To learn more about CLS, visit our website at

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU CLS will not be a sponsor for this position.  For ASU’s full non‐discrimination statement, please see ACD 401; the Title IX statement can be found here.

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.

Royal Roads U job ad: Intercultural Communication (Canada)

Assistant/Associate Professor
School of Communication and Culture
Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

Royal Roads University invites your interest in a probationary appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor within our School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. You will play a key role in the administration, delivery, and instruction of the Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication on-campus program.

Your primary responsibilities will include providing high quality face-to-face and online instruction, facilitating high quality course revision and program development as well as building strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff across Royal Roads University and within relevant sectors.

In addition, you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting instructors, managing student issues, monitoring the day-to-day delivery of the program, participating in program planning and reviews, attending program events and contributing to the marketing of the program. This program offering is geared at international and domestic graduate students and delivered on campus in Victoria, British Columbia. Our vision for this program is that of a graduate, global learning community.
Our ideal candidate is passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits, enjoys working within a highly entrepreneurial, collaborative and team-based teaching environment, and possesses well-developed interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and relationship-building abilities.
The School of Communication and Culture houses a vibrant community of scholar-practitioners who deliver undergraduate and graduate programs in communication. To learn more about our faculty and programs, please visit School of Communication and Culture.

Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities. Experience working in diverse settings is essential to this position.
To be considered, candidates will possess:
 Doctorate in related discipline
 Bilingualism
 Evidence of personal or professional experience outside of Canada and in diverse learning communities
 Demonstrated teaching excellence at the upper-level undergraduate and graduate level in intercultural and international communication (employing adult learning, English as a second language and applied learning principles)
 Experience in the communication sector, and ability to develop international networks
 Ability to work within an interdisciplinary, outcomes-based curriculum
 Applied research experience in a social and applied sciences field
 Experience in curriculum design and development at the graduate level preferred
 Experience in supervision of graduate students preferred

In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience. This is a 5 year probationary appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and program needs.

To apply please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (preferably in electronic format) to:
Competition #14-070 or Human Resources – Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570
Tel: (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on September 16, 2014. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates chosen for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the names and contact information for three referees, and to arrange for the forwarding of degree transcripts directly from the granting institutions.

RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication

PARGC 2014 Symposium
The Revolutionary Public Sphere: Contention, Communication and Culture in the Arab Uprisings

The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication is proud to present the Inaugural PARGC Symposium:
The Revolutionary Public Sphere: Contention, Communication and Culture in the Arab Uprisings
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

The popular rebellions that have swept Arab countries since December 2010 have spawned an active field of insurrectionary cultural production. Scholars from around the world will gather at the Annenberg School for PARGC’s inaugural symposium. Putting primary sources in dialogue with theory, we seek to understand aesthetic experimentation and stylistic innovation in this revolutionary public sphere. Together, we will strive to shed light on the ways in which various revolutionary and counter-revolutionary activists and regimes have attracted, upheld, and directed popular attention to themselves and to their opponents. Our exploration of contention, communication and culture in the Arab uprisings will yield conceptual tools to understand revolutionary public spheres at large.

Speakers & Topics:
Yakein Abdelmagid (Duke University): Independent music production in Cairo
Omar Al-Ghazzi (University of Pennsylvania): The symbol of Omar al-Mukhtar in the Libyan uprising
Anahi Alviso-Marino (Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): Contentious politics and street art in Yemen
Walter Armbrust (University of Oxford): Egypt’s June 30th rebellion as social drama
Donatella Della Ratta (University of Pennsylvania): Syrian internet memes and the politics of cultural (re)production
Tarek El-Ariss (University of Texas, Austin): Literary writing and violence in the Arab Spring
Nouri Gana (University of California, Los Angeles): Rap music in the Tunisian revolution
Nour Halabi (University of Pennsylvania): Hezbollah logos and carnivalesque humor in revolutionary times
Adel Iskandar (Georgetown University): The politics of memes in revolutionary Egypt
Marc Owen Jones (University of Durham): Satire and social media in the Bahrain uprising
Amal Khalaf (Serpentine Galleries): The Pearl Roundabout and public space in Bahrain
Shayna Silverstein (University of Pennsylvania): Syrian revolutionary music and the politics of memory
Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen (University of Copenhagen): Revolutionary and Islamic content in Ramadan musalsalat (long TV drama)
Leila Tayeb (Northwestern University): Utopian impulses in Libyan revolutionary performances
Edward Ziter (New York University): The anecdotal in Syrian oppositional theatre

Marina Krikorian
Project Coordinator
Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication
The Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania