CFP Leadership Communication

SPECIAL ISSUE ON LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
Special Issue Guest Editors:
Jacqueline Mayfield, Texas A&M International University, A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business
Milton Mayfield, Texas A&M International University, A.R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business

The International Journal of Business Communication seeks and encourages the submission of high quality scholarly manuscripts for a special issue on Leadership Communication, scheduled for publication in January, 2017. IJBC is a respected, well established, high impact international journal that disseminates theoretical and practical knowledge from the business communication field. The journal draws contributions from multiple disciplines so as to fully explore all aspects of business communication, and accepts manuscripts from the administrative disciplines, liberal arts, and social sciences.

The general consensus is that leadership communication is vital to organizations. Yet there is much divergence in its conceptualizations – which are further complicated by emergent research streams, due in part to globalization, digitalization, shared leadership, workforce diversity, and demands for greater leadership integrity. Case in point, some scholars employ hierarchical leadership communication models, while others utilize discursive processes wherein leadership is co-created. Equally important, a wide array of methodological strategies have been utilized – embracing a spectrum of quantitative to qualitative approaches – to investigate leadership communication. As for emergent research streams, some of the existing leadership communication research is under scrutiny, not having always incorporated the factors of globalization, demographic diversity, employee empowerment, and information technology into its models.

All of the preceding leadership communication topics need research initiatives and progress. Moreover, the current leadership communication literature reveals a dearth of inquiry which clarifies both leadership communication processes and their rapports with key organizational outcomes, including firm, employee, customer, societal, and other stakeholder welfare.

For all of these reasons, this special issue seeks manuscripts that either reflect these diverse perspectives and/or investigate developing trends in leadership communication. All quality manuscripts that address leadership communication in these contexts are welcomed for submission. Topic categories include but are not limited to:
Team Leadership Communication
Shared Leadership Communication
Strategic Leadership Communication
Leadership Communication Channels
The Context of Leadership Communication
Cross-Cultural Leadership Communication
Non-Traditional Leadership Communication
Leadership Communication and Social Issues
Co-Creation of Leadership Through Discourse
Methodological Issues in Leadership Communication Research

This special issue on leadership communication is being co-edited by Professor Jacqueline Mayfield, PhD, A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX and Professor Milton Mayfield, PhD, A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX. The co-editors will gladly discuss preliminary paper ideas.

All manuscripts will be reviewed following IJBC´s normal double-blind review process. Submissions are open to everyone.

For your submission, please send an initial proposal consisting of approximately a fifteen hundred (1,500) word abstract. This proposal should include your research question, method (quantitative and qualitative), findings, and conclusions. Theory development and simulation proposals will also be considered provided there is a strong fit with the issue´s theme and the work is of especially high quality. Your proposal should be submitted through email no later than January 31, 2016. Contributors will be informed of decisions by March 2016. All accepted proposals must be completed and submitted as full papers by May 15, 2016.

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Gonzaga University’s MA program in Communication and Leadership Studies seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall of 2011. We seek candidates interested in communication theory and praxis with excellent teaching skills. In its sixth year, the Program has attracted more than 500 students who take courses either on campus or on-line. The program has a strong interest in global and ethical aspects of communication.

We seek candidates who have research interests and teaching ability in the area of community, communication, and social change. This area includes non-profits, collaborative decision-making, global and local movements, and multi-platform media in the service of community. The person will also teach the Theorizing Communication course, and the Communication Thesis or Project course. We seek a dynamic individual who can both understand the balance of the curriculum and help to guide its growth and quality. Responsibilities include teaching campus based and online MA classes in the Department, advising campus and online students, serving on Department and School committees as needed, and an active research agenda in the areas of the position. Open Date: Review of applications begins March 25th and is open until filled.

To apply or view the full position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/employment .  Application review begins March 25, 2011. The required application materials include, a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendation letters. References should email their letters of recommendation to cockerham@gonzaga.edu whereupon letters will be uploaded to your online
application. For online application assistance, call 509-313-5996. For questions regarding the position, contact Kathy Gustafson, Program Assistant, at gustafson@gonzaga.edu <gustafson@gonzaga.edu> .

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity. An offer of employment will be contingent on background verification of an earned doctorate in communication or a closely related discipline.