Cal Poly Pomona job ad: Intercultural

Communication Department
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Communication Department in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2015.

The Position: The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in intercultural communication and some combination of the following undergraduate courses: interpersonal communication, group communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, persuasion, research methods, advanced research methods, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and publication, and service to the Communication Department, the College, and the University. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to students, student-centered learning, service learning, and other campus-wide initiatives. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Ph.D. in Communication (completed no later than September 1, 2015)
*Ability to teach intercultural communication and some combination of the following undergraduate courses: interpersonal communication, group communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, persuasion, research methods, advanced research methods, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise
*Previous teaching experience
*Demonstrated potential for continued scholarly research and publication
*Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character

Application Procedure:  A completed online application will consist of the following:
*A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
*A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
*Three recent confidential letters of recommendation (one or more of these letters may come from the five individuals referenced above) that speak to the applicant’s potential for success in this position. Reference letter writers please follow this link.
*A completed application form
*A transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists)

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 17, 2014.  Early response is encouraged. An online application process will be used.

Texas State U job ad: Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication/ Communication Diversity
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Texas State University

The Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University seeks an assistant/associate professor, tenure track faculty member with a demonstrated program of research and teaching in intercultural communication and diversity. The application must include evidence of peer-reviewed scholarship, and a record of teaching excellence at the University level. The department expects the successful candidate to teach classes in intercultural communication at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active program of published research, and pursue external research funding.

Texas State is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Applicants should provide evidence through their experience, teaching, or research of their potential to serve a diverse student population.


PhD in Communication or related field (Emphasis in Intercultural Communication and/or Communication Diversity); Evidence of University level teaching; Evidence of a program of research in Intercultural Communication/Communication Diversity as evidenced by published articles and/or the presentation of research papers at professional conferences.

We seek a faculty member with demonstrated potential to contribute to a Hispanic-Serving Institution; evidence of externally funded research and grant writing activities; and a faculty member who can enhance instruction in our graduate program as evidenced by graduate coursework or research experience in one or more of the following areas: Communication and Technology, Communication Training and Development, Health Communication, Instructional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, or Rhetorical Studies.

Application Procedures
All application materials much be received by October 10, 2014. Send vita, letter describing your qualifications, and names and phone numbers of three references to:
Dr. Maureen Keeley
Intercultural Communication and Diversity Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas A&M University job ad

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University is advertising 3 positions. One of these is in global media and technology, as described below.

Open Rank Professor in Global Media and Technology
This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Global Media and Technology. Applicants should demonstrate an active research program in global media studies, international communication, or closely related areas in communication. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars working at the intersection of global media and communication technology or communication law and policy, but we will also consider candidates with experience in other fields or using mixed approaches.

Other key departmental initiatives include Civic Dialogue and Leadership and the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. Texas A&M is an internationally prominent university with a faculty pursuing ongoing, internationally oriented research, a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, international study centers in Costa Rica and Italy, and an ongoing study abroad program campus-wide.  Our close proximity to some of the nation’s largest cities also provides opportunities for collaboration with media corporations and other top universities in highly diverse metropolitan areas.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A PhD is required for all candidates. A strong record of scholarship and teaching are required for senior candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and contact information for three references to Patrick Burkart, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. (Emailed applications are preferred.)

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 55 graduate students, and over 1100 undergraduate majors. Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 53,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5000 international students from 124 countries. We seek candidates who can teach in a diverse and global classroom. It ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $700 million dollars per year), and in 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.  This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

Hebrew University job ad (Israel)

Department of Communication and Journalism
Tenure-Track Research and Teaching Positions

The Noah Mozes Department of Communication and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites outstanding candidates to apply for tenure-track positions starting July 2015.

Excellent candidates in all areas of communications are invited to apply.

The successful applicant will join a dynamic research-oriented faculty offering innovative undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

The language of instruction is Hebrew, although English is acceptable for an initial period.

Applications should include:
*Detailed CV including full list of publications
*A scientific biography, including a research plan for the next several years, 3-4 pages long
*Letters of recommendation from at least two persons qualified to assess the candidate’s achievements and potential
*Copies of three selected recent publications that best showcase the candidate’s scholarship
*Brief description of 3-4 potential courses that the candidate could teach
*Teaching evaluations (if such exist)

Applicants will compete with candidates of other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences for academic positions.

Application materials, letters of recommendation and/or inquiries should be directed to:
Prof. Esther Schely-Newman, Chair

Deadline for applications: September 15th 2014.

U New South Wales job ad (Australia)

Associate Professor in International Studies

UNSW Australia is a progressive research-intensive university committed to academic excellence, social engagement and an international perspective. In 2013, both the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings placed Social Sciences at UNSW in the top 40 in the world.

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences wishes to appoint an energetic and experienced scholar, at Associate Professor level, to provide academic leadership over the next five years for its prestigious Bachelor of International Studies program.  We welcome applications from scholars in disciplines such as Cultures and Languages; International Relations or International Politics; Transnational History; Comparative Literature; Area Studies, etc.  The person we are looking for will have an outstanding record in research and teaching, as well as experience of effective academic management.

The position is based in the School of Humanities and Languages, which is home to many internationally recognised scholars who are leaders in their fields. Humanities and Languages ranks as a national leader in a number of disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia 2012), and in the top 150 internationally (QS World University Rankings 2014).

The UNSW Bachelor of International Studies program is a rigorous four year degree program which attracts bright and globally conscious students who, as graduates, go on to pursue exciting and unpredictable international careers.

The appointee will be expected to build academic staff capacity and rejuvenate the curriculum in the Bachelor of International Studies, and also to play an active role in the collegial life of the Humanities and Languages.

· The position is available on a continuing basis.
· The current salary range for an Associate Professor (Level D) is AUD$134,916 – $148,917 per annum.
· The position attracts up to 17% employer superannuation and leave loading.
· Base salary on appointment will be determined on the basis of previous experience and qualifications.
· The successful applicant is expected to commence in the role by January 2015.

Please direct enquiries about this post to Professor Vanessa Lemm, Head of School.

Coastal Carolina U job ad

Assistant Professor of Intercultural/International Communication
Coastal Carolina University

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Intercultural/International Communication.

A Ph.D. in Communication, Anthropology, or Language with teaching experience and coursework in intercultural/international is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified to teach (have 18 credit hours) in one of the Department’s areas of language instruction:  German, French or Italian.  A record that indicates the potential for scholarly productivity and success, and demonstrated interest in institutional service is required. Candidates should ideally possess instructional/research interests and competencies in key areas that could include cross-cultural communication, acculturation, language and culture, semiotics or sociolinguistics. Additional languages and/or cultural proficiencies may be considered. The successful candidate will work with members of the Department to strategically develop courses in intercultural/international communication. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. The appointment will be effective either January 9, 2015 or August 16, 2015 depending on availability of the candidate.

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures is one of Coastal Carolina University’s newest departments serving approximately 600 majors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism and Media, Public Relations/Integrated Communication, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities within the US and abroad.

Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-size, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. The University has an enrollment of 9,000 students and will have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and has close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014.


U Pennsylvania job ad in digital culture

Tenure track assistant professor in the area of digital culture at Annenberg School for Communication

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of digital culture, to begin fall semester 2015. Applicants’ research and teaching should contribute to grounded theories of the relationship between digital media and ongoing cultural and socio-political transformations.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields by the start of appointment.  Candidates who add to our School and University’s diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 20 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via email. To be considered applications must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2014.

For more information and instructions on applying visit


Università della Svizzera italiana job ad

Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Communication Sciences

The Institute for Public Communication of the Faculty of Communication Sciences invites applications for a full time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication.

The Faculty of Communication Sciences is characterized by its emphasis on research and commitment to the highest teaching standards. It offers a young and dynamic context which is highly international and interdisciplinary, studying Communication from many complementary viewpoints, both as disciplines and as fields of application.

Research and teaching carried out within the Institute for Public Communication cover different fields, ranging from public communication and political communication to social marketing, communication law and psychology. So far intercultural communication has been part of the public communication area. It has now been decided to develop this growing field as a specific area of research and teaching within the Institute.

The new chair of intercultural communication will be multi-disciplinary in nature and address both the theoretical and practical dynamics linked to intercultural communication. The core areas of interest are intercultural competence, communication in and with intercultural communities and organisations as well as the challenges of internationality and plurilingualism. The research orientations should be developed in collaboration, and where possible in synergy, with the other research projects underway in the Institute and the Faculty.

We look for candidates in particular from the field of communication sciences, but also from political science, sociology, public administration, anthropology, linguistics and other related fields. A strong commitment to research and solid methodological grounding should be demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals and other significant publications in the field. A demonstrated ability to address the theoretical and practical issues of intercultural communication will also be valued. Prior professional experience in intercultural contexts, whether in government, administration, NGOs or international organisations, as well as multilingual proficiency are significant asset for this position.

Job description and responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to:
*promote and develop the area of intercultural communication within the Institute for Public Communication;
*teach introductory courses at the Bachelor level and more specialized courses at the Master level, notably as part of the Master in Public Management and Policy (the teaching workload encompasses 9 ECTS for an assistant professor);
*develop and carry-out a research agenda centred on Intercultural Communication, including the obtention of research grants, the publication of academic contributions and the active participation to and contribution in international academic forums;
*assume the academic responsibility of the Executive Master in Intercultural Communication and of the Eurocampus programme;
*co-ordinate research assistants’ activities and supervise PhD candidates;
*participate actively in the work of the Faculty Council and related ad-hoc bodies notably within the Institute for Public Communication. The candidate could, for example, take the direction of the Laboratorio di Studi Mediterranei.

The ideal candidate will have:
*a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication or in a field related to intercultural communication;
*a documented contribution to research in the field, notably through publications and
conference presentations;
*adequate experience of teaching academic courses on the subject at various levels;
*experience of designing, developing and coordinating educational programmes in the field;
*experience of, or at least the willingness to address the issue of intercultural communication in the Swiss context;
*professional experiences in intercultural contexts;
*active participation in the field’s international research and educational networks, as well as demonstrated leadership and commitment to service to the institution and to the profession.

The application is for an assistant professor rank position.

Since USI aims to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching, women academics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Residence and language
The professor should reside in Ticino (Italian-speaking part of Switzerland); he or she is expected to be present at the university for no less than four days a week. The University’s graduate programmes are mainly taught in English, while Bachelor classes are taught in Italian. Fluency in Italian, while beneficial, will be required from the second year. Knowledge of other languages, in particular an official language of Switzerland (French or German), is a valuable asset for this position.

Required documentation
Applicants should submit:
*a letter of application addressed to the Dean of the Faculty
*a detailed CV/resume and list of publications, together with documentation of relevant academic qualifications, teaching and professional experience
*copies of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 publications of relevance for the position

Please send copy of the application in digital form.

Application received by end of September 2014 will be given priority.
Please send your complete application file to the Faculty Dean:
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni
Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano

For further information, please contact the Director of the Institute for Public Communication
Prof. Bertil Cottier

St Cloud State U job ad

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.

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.

Post-doc position Karlstad U (Sweden)

Career opportunities in media and communication studies, Karlstad University
Research in media and communication studies at Karlstad University is pursued at the Department of Geography, Media and Communication (GMK) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Media and communication studies at Karlstad University is an attractive education and research environment with interdisciplinary contacts and global perspectives as integral parts of our activities.

Undergraduate studies are offered in the two degree programmes Information & PR and Media and Communication, the latter with the options Communication and Global Media and Visual Communication and Design. The overarching research perspective is global media studies, including global media industries and journalism as well as the daily media routines in a multifaceted mediascape. The research pursued under this umbrella has an emphasis on two areas: (1) Communication, culture and identity, and (2) Media, democracy and citizenship. Researchers in the department are used to publishing internationally and attracting research funding. The environment is internationally orientated and in an expansive phase. We are recent recipients of a major research funding from the Ander Foundation to institute The Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era (NODE), which means that we now need to recruit a number of new academic staff to strengthen the research and teaching capacity in our two profile areas, including: a postdoc position (2 years) in media and communication studies: news, public opinion, and digital media (linked to NODE).

Duties for the postdoc position in media and communication studies with emphasis news, public opinion, and digital media.
This postdoc position offers the opportunity to work for two years on a research project of relevance to one or both of the NODE research projects, i.e. (1) how audiences access political information (in a wide sense of the word) in a media landscape where journalism no longer necessarily has a given role, and (2) how organisations, businesses, and public authorities act and think in relation to the gradual weakening or even outright disappearance of investigative journalism; to what extent alternative forces such as citizen journalists, activists and public authorities are perceived to fulfil similar functions to investigative journalism; and what communication strategies are used by businesses and public authorities (and other organizations with an interest in public opinion formation) when many citizens cannot be reached via traditional mass media. The postdoc is also expected to contribute to the NODE research environment and to departmental research activities generally by participating in seminars, conferences, meetings, etc. Postdoc duties are mainly linked to research. Partly, but not exceeding 20%, duties may include teaching, supervision, examination, course responsibility and development.

A PhD in media and communication studies/related field or equivalent qualifications from abroad is required for this postdoc position. The doctoral degree must have been earned within three years before the application deadline. An applicant holding a degree older than three years may still be considered if there are special reasons e.g. parental leave och sick leave.

Assessment criteria
Beyond the eligibility requirements, the following qualifications and skills will be considered: 
Special weight is given to the innovativeness and feasibility of the project proposal, and its international relevance.
Special weight is given to the project’s relevance to one of the following themes:
*1) how audiences access political information (in a wide sense of the word) in a media landscape where journalism no longer necessarily has a given role,
*2a) how organisations, businesses, and public authorities act and think in relation to the gradual weakening or even outright disappearance of investigative journalism; to what extent alternative forces such as citizen journalists, activists and public authorities are perceived to fulfil similar functions to investigative journalism,
*2b) what communication strategies are used by businesses and public authorities (and other organizations with an interest in public opinion formation) when many citizens cannot be reached via traditional mass media.
Considerable weight is given to the considered and realistic publication plan submitted (preferably with specification of substudies, planned publication channels/journals etc)
Considerable weight is given to documented research skills in one of the following areas: journalism, news media, media consumption, public opinion, political communication, strategic communication.
Weight is given to the fact that research skills are primarily documented through peer reviewed journal publications – at least one such international journal publication is required.
Weight is given to the high degree of research skills demonstrated in respect to problem formulation, theory and methodological awareness, and analytical capacity.

In addition, the following are useful qualifications:
*besides academic qualifications, experience of practical communication work (journalism, information etc)
*experience of developing and leading projects and activities
*international experience and experience of teaching in English
*experience of course development and web-based teaching
*experience of external cooperation

Terms of employment
This is a two-year fixed-term employment full-time. Expected starting date in the autumn of 2014.

Application should include the following items:
*A project plan (2,000 words) presenting the applicant’s ideas of how the postdoc project fits into the research field of news, public opinion, and digital media as well as into the applicant’s own research profile.
*Publication plan
*CV (with verified copies of certificates, references, degrees etc.)
*Submitted academic publications – doctoral thesis,
*Research articles or books/book chapters –  displaying the applicant’s research skills.
*An account of practical experiences of relevance to the position
*A brief (1,000 words) personal letter with background, reasons for applying, and view on research.
*Two letters of recommendation and contact information to  two references.

Application should be made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool MyNetwork. Documents that cannot be sent electronically, such as books, publications, software, should be delivered in two copies to:
Karlstads universitet
651 88 Karlstad Sweden
Referensnumber REK2013/101

For information on all the vacancies, please contact
Solveig Nilsson Lindberg, Head of Department
Christer Clerwall, Director of Studies
Professor André Jansson
Professor Henrik Örnebring.

Last day of application: 23 May 2014

Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.