CFP Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum

Publication OpportunitiesCALL for Proposals : “Internationalizing the Communication Curriculum in an Age of Globalization:  Why, What, and How.” Abstracts due: May 1, 2018.

Author/Editors: Paaige K. Turner, Ph.D. Soumia Bardhan, Ph.D. Tracey Quigley Holden, Ph.D., Eddah Mbula Mutua, Ph.D.

Universities around the world have begun to participate in the higher education internationalization process in diverse ways, including expanded recruitment of international students, study-abroad programs, dual/joint degrees, and the development of international branch campuses. In the United states, student mobility will more than double from three to more than seven million annually from 2000 to 2025 (Banks et al. 2007; Haddad 2006). Given this trend of globalization and its resulting internationalization of our campuses, it is a timely mandate that we review the current trends in the Communication curriculum and modify it appropriately to adjust to the new global environment.

The goal of this book, therefore, is to facilitate internationalization of the communication discipline in an era of globalization. Section 1 of the book discusses the theoretical perspectives of globalism, internationalization, and the current state of the Communication discipline and curriculum. Section 2 offers a comprehensive understanding of the role, ways, and impact of internationalizing teaching, learning, and research in diverse areas of study in Communication, including travel programs and initiatives to bring internationalization to the classroom. The pieces in this section will include research-based articles, case studies, analytical reviews that examine key questions about the field, and themed pieces for dialogue/debate on current and future teaching and learning issues related to internationalizing the Communication discipline/curriculum. Section 3 provides an extensive sampling of materials and resources for immediate use in internationalization in communication studies; sample syllabi, activities, examples, and readings will be included. In sum, our book is designed to enable communication curriculum and communication courses in other disciplines to be internationalized and to offer different approaches to enable faculty, students, and administrators to incorporate and experience an internationalized curriculum regardless of time and financial limitations.
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St Cloud State U Job Ad: Communication Studies

Assistant Professor Communication Studies – One-year Fixed Term at St. Cloud State University
Start date: August 16, 2017

The department is seeking candidates with a broad background in Speech Communication/Communication Studies, college teaching experience in an undergraduate program and evidence of effective working relationships with peers and students.  This position is a one-year fixed-term position.

Teach introductory intercultural communication course and introductory communication studies course. Other responsibilities could include public speaking, small group communication, interpersonal communication, or intercultural communication related courses. Additional responsibilities, such as committee work, will be assigned.

Required:
-M.A./M.S. in Communication Studies/Speech Communication, at time of appointment
-Teaching experience in an undergraduate program
-Evidence of effective working relationships with peers and students
-Coursework or teaching experience in intercultural communication
-Coursework or teaching experience in the hybrid communication course or its components (interpersonal, small group, public speaking)
-Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred:
–  Ph.D., at time of appointment
– Experience teaching online courses
To apply for this position, please continue the process online

Application Review begins April 23, 2017; position is open until filled.

Required documents to be submitted with a completed application include:
-Cover Letter
-Resume/Curriculum Vitae
-Evidence of effective teaching.  At minimum representative samples of teaching evaluations and course syllabi.
-Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
-Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
-Evidence of commitment to incorporating diversity issues and perspectives.  At minimum, include a narrative describing how the candidate has or will incorporate these perspectives in teaching and professional activities.
-Note each required document must be uploaded for your application to be considered.

Contact Information:
Eddah Mutua, Search Committee Chair
Communication Studies/Intercultural Communications Professor

Vacancies at SCSU are contingent on university budgets and funding.

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

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Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication, fixed term, non-probationary Position at St. Cloud State University

Salary:  Depends on qualifications
Date of appointment:  Fall semester, August 20, 2014.
Description:  One 1-year fixed term non-probationary position (with possibility of renewal) in the Department of Communication Studies.

Responsibilities:  To teach the introductory intercultural communication course and the hybrid communication studies course.  Other responsibilities could include public speaking, small group communication, interpersonal communication or intercultural communication related courses.   Additional responsibilities, such as committee work, will be assigned.

Qualifications: Required:
M.A/M.S. in Communication Studies/Speech Communication Coursework in teaching experience in intercultural communication Coursework or teaching experience in the hybrid communication course or its components (interpersonal, small group, public speaking) Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred:
Ph.D. Preferred
College teaching experience in an undergraduate program Evidence of effective working relationships with peers and students

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please continue the process by going directly to the website.

For best consideration, application materials must be received by May 21, 2014; position is open until filled.  Only complete applications will be considered.  A complete application will include the following:
1. Application letter and curriculum vitae
2. Evidence of effective teaching.  At minimum representative samples of teaching  evaluations and course syllabi
3. All graduate transcripts (copies permitted for initial evaluation)
4. Evidence of commitment to incorporating diversity issues and perspectives.  At  minimum include a narrative describing how the candidate has or will incorporate these perspectives in teaching and professional activities

Contact Information:
Dr. Eddah Mutua, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System.