Nat U Singapore 3 job ads

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has posted ads and seeks to hire for three positions, one at the Assistant Professor level and two at the Associate Professor level. For application info, please visit this website.


1) A tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Communication for July 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field. ABDs are encouraged to apply, but a Ph.D. degree is required by date of appointment. The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear promise of research excellence in health communication. We are interested in candidates who explore health communication using participatory and culture-centered methodologies or approaches. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Health Communication and Communication Management/Public Relations, and work closely with the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at NUS. CARE is a global hub for health communication research that uses participatory and culture-centered methodologies to develop community-driven health communication solutions. Application deadline for this position is: September 30, 2013.

2. Associate Professor in Health Communication and/or Communication Management. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We are interested in scholars who approach communication through new and emergent media perspectives and value diverse research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in health communication and communication management/public relations, and play active roles in developing the Department’s graduate program and mentoring graduate students.

3. Associate Professor in Media Studies/New Media. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We seek a colleague to conduct teaching and research in one or more of the following specializations in New Media: (a) Freedom of Speech, Regulation, and Control, and (b) Public Discourse and Public Participation. We are interested in scholars with a record of research or a research interest in Asian contexts.

Application deadline for positions two and three: August 31, 2013.

Study abroad in England

Seminar in Freedom of Speech. COMM 3983/5193.

This special three-week seminar will be offered July 7-July 27, 2013 at the University of Cambridge (ten days) and the University of Oxford (ten days). It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and other members of the intellectual community. The seminar will focus on the history and philosophy of freedom of expression, examining the arguments about individual liberty and community order in republics from Plato to the present. We will be reading selected works and discussing the ideas of writers such as Plato, Machiavelli, Milton, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Burgh, Price, Priestley, Blackstone, Bentham, Mill, Jefferson, Madison, Wortman, Kant, Constant, Tocqueville, Hegel, Grimke, Schofield, Schroeder, Chafee, Meiklejohn, Marcuse, Emerson, Haiman, Gates, MacKinnon and others. Seminar members will receive the reading materials in late May and will have ample opportunity to do additional background reading before leaving for Cambridge.

Students also will be offered an additional course COMM 4903/5903 Special Problems to pursue individual research that can best be investigated while at Oxford and Cambridge on such topics as British Public Address, Rhetoric of Irish Independence, BBC Programming, Foreign Films, British Rhetorical Theory, Legal Communication, International NGOs, and Communication and Culture. The curriculum will be designed with each student before departure to meet their intellectual and educational needs.

Accommodations for students will be in Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Brasenose College, Oxford (private room). There will be two field trips to London, where we will visit the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court, the Tower of London, and Hyde Park Speakers’ Corner, as well as day trips to Ely and to Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon for a Shakespeare Tour.

For further information: see the University of Arkansas study abroad site, or Facebook page. Or contact Professor Stephen Smith: Libertas AT