CFP ABC: Diversity & Culture in Business Communication (USA)

ConferencesAssociation for Business Communication 2018 Annual Conference: Celebrating Diversity and Culture in Business Communication, October 24-27, 2018, Miami, Florida, USA. Deadline: April 30, 2018. 

With its culturally diverse history, the city of Miami encourages us to think about inclusion in ways that can enrich our lives and   work. As ABC members, a culturally diverse group ourselves, we are working hard to make our classrooms and workplaces more diverse, culturally inclusive, and ethical. Let us use this conference as a way to generate these important conversations in order to pave new paths to follow as we return to our home institutions.

We invite proposals addressing (but not limited to):

  • Creating a culturally inclusive environment for students and stakeholders
  • Developing diverse teaching tools used to better prepare students on topics in business communication
  • Using specific delivery modes, such as online classes, hybrid classes, and face-to-face classes, in innovative ways to serve students’ needs that contribute to retention and engagement
  • Addressing the effects of culture and diversity on ethics in the classroom and the workplace
  • Creating a balance between recognizing individual cultural identity and promoting best business practices in a multicultural environment
  • Responding to challenges created by diversity and cultural (mis)understanding(s)
  • Devising cutting-edge approaches and strategies to shape and expand business communication and teaching
  • Designing and/or responding to innovative and emerging trends in the use of technology and visual communication

University of Central Florida job ad

Director, Nicholson School of Communication at University of Central Florida

The College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Nicholson School of Communication. The school offers baccalaureate degrees in Advertising-Public Relations, Communication & Conflict, Human Communication, Journalism, and Radio-Television, as well as an M.A. in Communication. The school also offers a number of minors and certificates (e.g., Health Communication). The school has 48 full-time faculty members, 2,400 declared and pending undergraduate majors and minors, and 75 graduate students. Future directions include a planned Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, a developing Hispanic media program, and enhanced internationalization. The Nicholson School is striving to be a preeminent communication program and is searching for a director with the vision and commitment to lead us there.

Located in Orlando, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the nation’s second largest university with more than 60,000 students in 177 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 30 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and from 148 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serving first-generation, low-income students. The Carnegie Foundation has designated UCF as both a “Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships University” and as a “very high research activity” institution.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the school and have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching excellence, and professional service meriting appointment at the rank of tenured professor. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of administrative leadership in a university setting and a commitment to diversity. Preferred qualifications include: experience in leading initiatives; external research funding; successful mentoring of faculty; a record of productive partnership with internal and external constituents; proven fundraising skills; and, the ability to advance the school’s broad educational and research mission.

Please apply online, and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references. Only electronic submissions through this website will be accepted. Please direct nominations and questions to Dr. Arlen Chase, Search Chair. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin.  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Miami University job ad

Miami University invites applications for Professor and Chair of a new Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.  The new unit will develop new curricular, research and public outreach initiatives in global and intercultural studies, as well as incorporate established undergraduate majors and minors in American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Black World Studies, East Asian Studies, European Area Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The appointment start date is negotiable and may be as early as August 2015.

Specific duties and responsibilities include: teaching in area of expertise, leading new curriculum development and implementation; recruitment and professional development of faculty (including promotion and tenure recommendations); leading the development of governance and administration policies for the new unit; recommendations to the Dean for faculty teaching and workload assignments, and for faculty and unclassified staff merit-based salary increases; budget oversight; hiring and supervision of staff; management of departmental office operations; communication of University and College policies and practices to the department; representation of the department to the College, University, and broader publics.

Candidates should have a teaching and scholarly record commensurate with the appointment of a full professor and demonstrated administrative experience to lead the development of this new interdisciplinary department. We seek a leader with strong creative and collaborative skills, and a vision to develop new initiatives that may include new majors, graduate certificates or programs, and research institutes.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and be nationally/internationally recognized scholars and excellent teachers in at least one of the following areas: global studies, transregional or transnational studies, area studies, identity studies, social equity, gender and sexuality studies. We seek a leader with a strong commitment to diversity, who will foster innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century; a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels; and innovative scholarly and public outreach activities. Submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae online.   Three letters of recommendation are required; should be sent directly to Associate Dean Renée Baernstein. Direct queries about the search to the search committee co-chairs: Prof. LuMing Mao or Associate Dean Renée Baernstein. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015 and continues until position is filled.  Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety is available online. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Eckerd College job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication, tenure-track position, to start in September 2014. PhD. in Communication required. Eckerd College seeks an outstanding teacher/scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: interpersonal communication, intercultural/multicultural communication, or health communication. Applicants in other specialties whose research interests include ethnographic or other qualitative or mixed methodologies are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Communication Theory, Public Speaking, Research Methods, and to develop courses in area(s) of expertise. Teaching load is seven courses per academic year (3-1-3). Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and have a record of scholarship that leads to publication. The candidate’s approach to teaching, mentoring, and research should comport with Eckerd College’s Mission Statement.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references here. Applications must be complete by December 1, 2013. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Michael Mario Albrecht. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women, minorities, and GLBT candidates welcomed.

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Florida Int’l U job ad

The Department of Communication Arts is part of the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University. The department offers a BA in Communication Arts and a minor in Communication Studies. Additionally, the department offers a wide variety of classes that are required courses for several different majors as well as classes that comprise the core curriculum of the university. With 46,000 students, and faculty of over 2,000, Florida International University is one of Florida’s preeminent Carnegie research-extensive public universities.

Florida International University offers more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls students in two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 160,000 alumni live and work in South Florida.

Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in intercultural communication. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in college or university level teaching as well as publishing.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation in a single pdf file. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by Friday January 25, 2013. Review will continue until position is filled.

Applications for the position (Job Opening ID #505059) can be submitted by following the “Find a Career at FIU” link on the FIU human resources web page.

Applicants must attach electronic copies of their curriculum vitae, cover letter and other documents within the application process as a single pdf file. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (where applicable), even when attaching a CV.

 

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Eckerd College job ad

Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Assistant Professor of Communication, tenure track position, to start in September 2013.  PhD. in Communication required.  Eckerd College seeks an outstanding teacher/scholar with expertise in one or more of a broad range of specialties in communication, including, but not limited to: intercultural, multicultural, environmental, health, interpersonal, or public relations.  The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Communication Theory, Public Speaking, Research Methods, and courses in area(s) of expertise. Teaching load is seven courses per academic year (3-1-3).  Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and have a record of scholarship that leads to publication.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references to www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment.  Applications must be complete by November 7, 2012.  Inquiries may be sent to Dr. James Janack, janackja AT eckerd.edu.  Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE.  Applications from women and minorities encouraged.