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.

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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.

University of South Carolina Upstate job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
Requisition 007369

Nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2014 to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.  Seeking a faculty member who has a strong background in organizational and/or interpersonal communication with an emphasis on critically engaging issues of difference, especially within the areas of race and/or transnationalism. Ideal candidate would be equipped to teach critical approaches to Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication at the undergraduate level.

Required: PhD in Communication Studies; ABD in Communication Studies will be considered with degree completion required before August 15, 2014; demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and evidence of excellence in teaching. Prefer: Three years of teaching experience at the university level and a clear, focused research agenda.

Applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Benjamin Myers, Chair, Fine Arts & Communication Studies

SUNY Oswego job ad in strategic communication

Assistant or Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Strategic Communication at SUNY Oswego

The Department of Communication Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego is searching for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in Strategic Communication. The appointed candidate will play a principal role in developing a new graduate curriculum in Strategic Communication, while also teaching advanced undergraduate courses. The candidate should specify in her/his application the areas of teaching specialty including but not limited to the following: strategic use of new media, organizational communication, and health communication. Specialties in communication strategies in the global environment, workplace diversity, and leadership are a plus. Successful candidates for this position will also demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a program of original research and publication. Additional responsibilities will include academic advising, student mentoring, and participation in service activities. The successful applicant will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Radboud U (Netherlands) job ad

Full Professor of Communication Science, News and Information Transfer

Radboud University invites applications for a full professor (0.8-1.0 fte). As Professor of News and Information Transfer, your main responsibility will be to consolidate the domain of mediated news and information transfer in research and in teaching. Positioned within the program of Communication Science, this domain focuses on the production and content and, particularly, the reception of news and information. The leading question is how government, news organizations and other institutions can inform citizens in today’s media environment where information is around us, everywhere and all the time, and where the role of media users (e.g. individuals, organizations) and their social networks is increasingly important.

Communication Science is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is one of the largest faculties at Radboud University. The faculty’s ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programs that rank among the best in the Netherlands.

This position concerns a temporary experimental chair with regular appointment for the duration of five years with the possibility of tenure as a permanent chair after five years. For more information on the vacancy and on the application procedure, please visit their website.

Application deadline: 17 April 2014

SUNY Buffalo in Singapore job ad

Instructor in Communication [Educator] at SUNY Buffalo

The Office of International Education at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for instructors to teach Communication courses in the UB undergraduate program at the Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore.  Singapore is a safe, multinational, English-speaking city-state located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.

Available Communication courses may include those in the following areas: Communication Theory, Mass Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Technology, Advertising and Public Relations.  The position may consist of teaching from two to three courses per semester, beginning in Fall 2014. The individual(s) hired may be employed on a single-semester or a multi-semester basis.

A Master’s degree in Communication and experience teaching undergraduate students in a US college or university are required, as is experience teaching Communication courses and experience teaching in an intercultural context.  A PhD degree in Communication or closely related field is preferred, as is additional teaching experience. Experience living and teaching in an overseas environment, especially an Asian environment, are a plus.

Position salary will depend on qualifications as well as number and type of courses supported.  Accommodations in Singapore, and round-trip airfare to Singapore are provided.  Employment in this position will be conditional upon receipt of applicable employment authorization from the Government of Singapore.

Application deadline: March 20, 2014
All applications must be submitted via the SUNY Buffalo job site.

. Applications submitted in any other manner cannot be accepted.This is a Research Foundation of SUNY position.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/RecruiterThis institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners

Bloomsburg U (PA) job ads

Two new Tenure-Track positions at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University is located in a picturesque small town in beautiful north central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles southwest of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 30 miles west of the Pocono Mountains.  It boasts excellent public schools with an affordable cost-of-living and abundant lifestyle opportunities.  New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro centers are within a few hours’ drive.  The University is recognized as an outstanding educational institution, having been ranked as one of the “10 Best Public Colleges and Universities in the Northeast” by the U.S. News and World Report.  There are 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four colleges:  Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology.

The Department of Communication Studies seeks outstanding applicants who will complement the current faculty, for two tenure-track positions:

Position 1 (AA # 25-3-266) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Intercultural Communication, and can contribute to the department and university commitment to Global and Multicultural Education.  An interest in International Communication Processes, Training, Global Communication Strategies, Intergroup Relations, Sexual Identity, LBGTQ Studies and/or Gender Communication would be of added value.

Position 2 (AA # 25-3-267) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Leadership and Strategic Communication, who can contribute to the department and university commitment to developing campus leadership and Civic Engagement and one or more of the following areas: Small Group Communication, Leadership and Team Building, Persuasion, Computer Applications for Professional Communicators, Corporate Communication, Training, Interviewing, and/or Business and Professional Communication. The successful applicants for both positions will teach Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal Communication as part of their regular load as well as other courses as the department needs, and will be encouraged to develop additional special topics courses in their area.

Candidates will demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching/student advisement, research and service.   Voluntary summer and winter term contracts may be available. Instructional delivery opportunities available for faculty include developing online and off campus courses.  Teaching load is a “four/four.”

Earned Ph.D. or doctorate in Communication Studies or related field from an accredited institution with a strong academic background is required by August 22, 2014. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the area or department conducting the search.

Full-Time Tenure-Track

Beginning Fall 2014

Commensurate with experience.

Application materials may be sent electronically in PDF format to kdiltz@bloomu.edu, or as hard copies to James E. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Chair – Search and Screen Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania of Pa., 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815-1301. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, evidence of effective teaching, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation.  Completing this search is contingent on available funding. Prior to final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including but not limited to employment verification, educational, and other credential verifications and criminal background check.

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 3, 2014 at which time review of applications will begin.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

U Waterloo (Canada) job ads

One Assistant Professor Position and One Associate Professor Position in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one Assistant Professor position and one Associate Professor position in Speech Communication. Based in a liberal arts faculty in a research intensive university, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree plan, and a minor. The program offers courses in four primary areas: Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Intercultural Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Drama) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

The successful candidates will have a strong research profile as well as demonstrated teaching experience. Strong applicants for the Assistant Professor position will have a PhD in hand or be ABD with dissertation near completion. Successful candidates will bring a specialization in one or more of the four programmatic areas articulated in the previous paragraph; as well as an expertise (Associate Professor applicants) or demonstrated interest (Assistant Professor applicants) in communication education (in areas such as, for example, course design, liberal arts education, assessment, technology, and/or critical pedagogy). Additional areas of focus related to communication studies may include intercultural communication, gender and sexuality, communication theory, and cultural/critical studies. Those hired into these positions will teach courses in the Speech Communication program and perform service within the Speech Communication program and in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication; and will contribute to the design and delivery of Speech Communication courses for students outside of the Faculty of Arts. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Expertise in qualitative and/or creative work is welcome. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. These appointments will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Appointments begin July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014.

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