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).

CMM Institute Fellows Award

Applications for the 2012-2013 CMM Institute Fellows Program are due by September 30, 2012.

The three Institutions listed below are proud to announce the second annual Fellows Program for 2012-2013. We will be honoring and supporting the work of two Fellows who are engaged in research and/or practice in the broad area of taking the communication perspective. The 2013 Fellows will receive $5,000.00 and have their work featured on the websites and newsletters of the three sponsoring institutions.

If you would like to explore the 2011-2012 Fellows’ final presentations, please visit: http://www.cmminstitute.net/priorities-and-campaigns.html.

The information below provides the details of the program and the application process.

The CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution, Fielding Graduate University’s Institute for Social Innovation, and The Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society at Villanova University Invite you to apply for the 2012/2013 Fellows Program

The CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution advances compassion, empathy, and civility by cultivating traditions of thinking and action based on the communication theory the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). The non-profit Institute provides intellectual leadership and sponsors activities in research, theory-development, and education; the development of practice; world-wide networking and project and information sharing; and fresh insights regarding CMM’s capacity to overcome contemporary social issues and intractable conflicts.

One of the Institute’s greatest priorities is to promote research and interventions that take “a communication perspective” and contribute to the common good. By “taking a communication perspective” we mean projects that treat communication as substantive (an object in itself, not just a means of transmitting information about other things) and constitutive (its characteristics generate the social worlds in which we live).

In partnership with Fielding Graduate University’s Institute for Social Innovation and the Waterhouse Family Institute at Villanova University, we will recognize two Fellows for 2012/2013.

Fellows Program Description
A Fellow is a distinguished scholar and/or practitioner who is recognized for 1) demonstrating a unique understanding of what it means to take and apply a communication perspective; and, 2) finding creative and impactful ways of using a communication perspective to address real-world challenges.

The focus for the 2012-2013 Fellows program is “Transforming Communication.”

As we all know, social worlds are not all alike. Some support lives of compassion, love, dignity and joy better than others. Several taxonomies for naming these distinctions have been developed by theorist such as Robert Kegan and Ken Wilbur.

Communication is the generative force in the production of social worlds. The “communication perspective” directs attention to those patterns of communication. Once we look “at” communication, then we can ask the follow-up question: How can we change patterns of communication that produce less desirable social worlds in our families, schools, workplaces, and communities into those that produce more desirable social worlds?

Barnett Pearce describes this as an “upward” move (as distinguished from the “backward” and “forward” moves) in the first chapter of Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective (2007, Wiley-Blackwell).

We are interested in research projects that help us better understand the “upward” move. Relevant questions might include:
•     How can we identify patterns of communication that make better social worlds (or higher levels of personal and social development)?
•     How can we change patterns of communication in order to produce more desirable social worlds in our families, schools, workplaces, and communities?
Proposals that focus on innovation in dialogue and deliberation are also welcome. In this approach, new types of dialogue work would be seen as one of the methods needed to transform communication. For example, research in this area might focus on intergenerational dialogue, new tools for large-scale dialogue, and assessing the impacts of dialogic work on social issues.

Application Process
Your desire to become a Fellow is formalized by submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) form to the CMM Institute by September 30, 2012. The letter should include a 3-page single spaced description of your proposed project, your rationale for this project, your methodology and the anticipated outcomes. The LOI can be found on the CMM Institute’s website, subcategory Fellows Program, by clicking here: http://www.cmminstitute.net/practice.html.

If you are invited to become a Fellow we will inform you by January 1, 2013 and ask that your project be completed by July, 2013. Both Fellows will present their work at a half-day seminar hosted by Fielding Graduate University in July, 2013.

Each Fellow will receive a cash award of $5,000.00 and have their work featured in the newsletters, websites, and other publications of the collaborating Institutes.

For more information, contact Kim Pearce at kimpearce AT aol.com

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

Peacebuilding Through Dialogue in Northern Ireland

COML 513: Advanced Topics in Communication
Derry, Northern Ireland

Residency in Derry, Ireland: January 2-12, 2013
Entire course pre- and post- via Blackboard December 26, 2012 – January 26, 2013
Program Cost: Appx. $3850 plus airfare
Learn more about Derry, Ireland
Program Highlights
*       Meet with peace practitioners, former combatants and local leaders from both the Nationalist and Unioninst communities in Northern Ireland
*       Walk the famous 17th century wall of Derry with an experience local guide
*       Visit the Shankhill and Falls Road areas of Belfast, their murals, and “peace walls” with former combatants from the Nationalist and Unionist communities as guides
*       Hear first hand how local peace leaders have created projects to work toward understanding and healing
*       Learn interviewing and facilitation skills for building dialogic practices.

Course Description
The aim of this course is to introduce concepts from the field of communication that enable an understanding of how local peacebuilding can build bridges across conflicting groups in deeply divided societies.  Communication and dialogue are closely intertwined and together act at the heart of establishing shared space and creating a common future.

The course will reflect on the causes and history of The Troubles (1969-1998) as well as the tortuous peace process following the Belfast Agreement in 1998.  Based on that agreement, Northern Ireland’s devolved government finally became a reality in 2008.  Local peacebuilding through dialogue is central to understanding how peach has been maintained.

Dialogue requires responsiveness which is made possible by qualities of thought and talk allowing transformation to take place: transformation in how people understand the self, the other and the societies they inhabit.  These qualities of thought and talk include a willingness to risk change in one’s own perspective and a commitment to embracing others whose worldwide views may be different from and threatening to one’s own.

John Caputo is Professor and Chair of the Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and the Walter Ong S.J. Scholar.  He founded the MA Program in 2004.  Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. His areas of expertise include communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication and media and social values.  He is the author of seven books and more than 25 articles in professional scholarly journals.  He has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.  Dr. Caputo directs the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Project, a cultural Immersion multi-media program in Italy each summer and has previously directed programs in Armagh, Northern Ireland.  He has been honored with Master Teacher Awards  by Western States Communication Association and the University of Texas at Austin and most recently received an Exemplary Faculty Award from Gonzaga University.

Ann Kelleher, Interim Executive Director of Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement, earned a Ph.D. in International Studies.  In her over 30 years of university teaching, Dr. Kelleher has taught courses relevant to analyzing international violent conflicts including international relations, international conflict resolution, local peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and war and peace: theoretical and historical analyses.  In 2011 she received the Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching from Pacific Lutheran University. In addition, Dr. Kelleher has taught faculty-led study abroad courses in Albania, Namibia and Northern Ireland as well as facilitated groups to Jamaica, Thailand and Egypt.  In addition, she has developed programs in Ecuador and the United Kingdom. Dr. Kelleher’s relevant publications include “Religious Communities as Peacemakers: A Comparison of Grassroots Peace Processes in Sudan and Northern Ireland,” with Meggan Johnson, Civil Wars Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2008, 148-172.

Application Process
Early Application is encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up to the application deadline or until the program is filled.  Operation of this program is subject to administrative approval and is dependent upon meeting the minimum enrollment. Click here to download application.
1.      Submit your completed Application Form along with $400 non-refundable deposit that is applied to the cost of the program.
2.      Provide an official copy of your Graduate Program standing; Gonzaga students do not need to submit a transcript.
3.      Upon receipt of these materials, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate Professional Studies Committee.  Upon notification of acceptance to participate in the course you will be sent a Financial Contract.  This Financial Contract needs to be signed and returned for your application to be considered.

Send all Application Materials to:
Shannon Zaranski
Gonzaga University
School of Professional Studies
502 E. Boone Ave., MSC 2616
Spokane, WA 99258-2616
509.313.3569 phone
509.313.3587 fax
Program Cost
Cost includes: Tuition for three credits, accommodations, some group meals, local group transportation, AirMed, and International Student Identity Card.
Passport must be valid for six months after the end of the study abroad program.

Texas A & M job

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at TAMU invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Civic Dialogue and Leadership starting September 1, 2012.  All methodological and theoretical orientations are acceptable so long as the scholarship focuses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practice.  Possible areas of expertise include: political communication and the interrelationships of democratic government, elections, and new media; argumentation and advocacy in the public sphere; social movements; public dialogue, public deliberation, and participatory democracy; public discourse and conflict management; intergroup dialogues regarding diversity, ethnicity, race, and gender; difference, dialogue, and multiculturalism, organizational communication and workplace representation; formal and informal leadership practices and workplace democracy; corporate social responsibility; communication technologies, !
web 2.0, and political campaigns; the role of new media technologies in civic and/or political dialogues; and community dialogues around health.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2011, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to J. Kevin Barge (kbarge@tamu.edu).   Chair of Committee, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will not be accepted).

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees. It has 21 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and 1000 undergraduate majors.  Further information regarding the department is available at:  http://comm.tamu.edu.  Texas A&M is the fourth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 23% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students and over 4300 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

Int’l Assoc for Dialogue Analysis

The International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA)’s 13th conference, Dialogue and Representation, will take place at the Université de Montréal (Quebec, Canada) from April 26 to April 30, 2011. With more than 100 presenters from about 30 countries, coming from a variety of disciplines such as literature, communication, philosophy, cinema, education, linguistics, or psychology, it will be an opportunity to address in various ways the link between the ideas of representation and of dialogue.

The conference will also feature keynote addresses from Éric Grillo (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3), Cornelia Ilie (Malmö University), Alain Létourneau (Université de Sherbrooke), Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham), Karen Tracy (University of Colorado at Boulder) et Edda Weigand (University of Münster).

The full list of presenters and the complete program can be downloaded on the conference website.

It is now possible to register simply by visiting our website. The early bird discount ends on March 15!

The organizers,
François Cooren & Alain Létourneau
Email: dialogue2011@com.umontreal.ca

Steering Committee
Mark Aakhus, Rutgers U., United States
Lawrence N. Berlin, Northeastern Illinois U., United States
Kenneth Cissna, U. of South Florida, United States
Robert T. Craig, U. of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Marcelo Dascal, Tel Aviv U., Israel
Anita Fetzer, U. of Würzburg, Germany
Luisa Granato, National U. of La Plata, Argentina
Cornelia Ilie, Malmö U., Sweden
Liliana Ruxãndoiu, U. of Bucharest, Romania
Robert E. Sanders, U. at Albany – SUNY, United States
Clara Ubaldina Lorda Mur, Pompeu Fabra U., Spain
Edda Weigand, U. of Münster, Germany
Elda Weizman, Bar-Ilan U., Israel

Scientific Committee
Chantal Benoit-Barné, U. de Montréal
François Cooren, U. de Montréal
Boris H. J. M. Brummans, U. de Montréal
Sylvie Grosjean, U. of Ottawa, Canada
Marty Laforest, U. du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Alain Létourneau, U. de Sherbrooke
Daniel Robichaud, U. de Montréal
Consuelo Vasquez, U. du Québec à Montréal

François Cooren, U. de Montréal, Canada
Alain Létourneau, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada

Organizing Committee
Nicolas Bencherki, U. de Montréal, Canada
Émilie Pelletier, U. de Montréal, Canada


Le 13e colloque de l’International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA), intitulé Dialogue & représentation, aura lieu du 26 au 30 avril prochain à l’Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). Réunissant plus de 100 présentateurs d’une trentaine de pays, provenant de disciplines aussi variées que la littérature, la communication, la philosophie, le cinéma, l’éducation, la linguistique ou la psychologie, il sera l’occasion d’aborder d’une foule de manières le lien entre les notions de représentation et de dialogue.

Le colloque sera également l’occasion d’assister aux conférences plénières d’Éric Grillo (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3), Cornelia Ilie (Université de Malmö), Alain Létourneau (Université de Sherbrooke), Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham), Karen Tracy (University of Colorado at Boulder) et Edda Weigand (Université de Münster).

La liste des présentateurs et le programme complet se trouvent sur le site du colloque.

Il est maintenant possible de s’y inscrire en se rendant simplement sur notre site web. Le rabais pour inscriptions rapides prend fin le 15 mars 2011!

Les organisateurs,
François Cooren & Alain Létourneau
Courriel : dialogue2011@com.umontreal.ca

Comité de direction
Mark Aakhus, Rutgers U., États-Unis
Lawrence N. Berlin, Northeastern Illinois U., États-Unis
Kenneth Cissna, U. of South Florida, États-Unis
Robert T. Craig, U. of Colorado at Boulder, États-Unis
Marcelo Dascal, U. de Tel Aviv, Israël
Anita Fetzer, U. de Würzburg, Allemagne
Luisa Granato, U. nationale de La Plata, Argentine
Cornelia Ilie, U. de Malmö, Suède
Liliana Ruxãndoiu, U. de Bucharest, Roumanie
Robert E. Sanders, U. at Albany – SUNY, États-Unis
Clara Ubaldina Lorda Mur, U. Pompeu Fabra, Espagne
Edda Weigand, U. de Münster, Allemagne
Elda Weizman, U. Bar-Ilan, Israël

Comité scientifique
Chantal Benoit-Barné, U. de Montréal
François Cooren, U. de Montréal
Boris H. J. M. Brummans, U. de Montréal
Sylvie Grosjean, U. d’Ottawa, Canada
Marty Laforest, U. du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Alain Létourneau, U. de Sherbrooke
Daniel Robichaud, U. de Montréal
Consuelo Vasquez, U. du Québec à Montréal

François Cooren, U. de Montréal, Canada
Alain Létourneau, U. de Sherbrooke, Canada

Comité organisateur
Nicolas Bencherki, U. de Montréal, Canada
Émilie Pelletier, U. de Montréal, Canada