San Francisco State U Job Ad: Global Communication (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International, Transnational, and Global Communication at San Francisco State University. Deadline: October 12, 2018.

The Communication Studies Department at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international, transnational, and global communication beginning August 2019.  Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests include one or more of the following: international and intercultural communication, political economy of transmigration, human rights, indigeneity and intersectionality in a global perspective, refugees, diasporas and displaced persons, and international disputes.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

U Pennsylvania Postdoc: Global Communication (USA)

PostdocsINTERNATIONAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, we revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture.

CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate fellows. They also design and teach one undergraduate course, typically during their second year. They also present a CARGC Colloquium and publish at least one original CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50,000, a research fund of $3000, health insurance, a work space, computer and library access.

We are interested in scholars integrating primary sources and regional expertise in theoretically inflected, historically informed, comparative, translocal and transnational analyses of media, technology, geopolitics and culture. Candidates challenging normative paradigms and incorporating non-Western theories, sources and contexts, are especially welcome. Current research groups focus on “theory and history in global media studies,” “geopolitics, media & culture,” “digital sovereignty,” and “radical media and culture.”

Weber State U Job: Global/Intercultural Communication (Utah)

Job adsThe Department of Communication at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Global/Intercultural Communication and General Education who will begin Fall Semester 2018.

We seek a strong teacher and scholar with a critical and practical understanding of global/intercultural communication and the ability to teach our general education courses of Mass Media and Society, Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal and Small Group Communication. The successful candidate should expect to teach theoretical and applied courses at all levels of the undergraduate and master’s curricula in areas such as intercultural communication, communication theory, gender and communication, and interpersonal and conflict management. Our department is growing and updating curriculum so there may be the potential for expanding our offerings of intercultural/global communication courses and developing a Study Abroad program. International experience is a plus for consideration.



Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Managing Across Cultures: Study Abroad in Italy

“Managing across Cultures” Study Abroad Program in Italy
University of Colorado Denver
Sorrento, Italy, Maymester 2016

The University of Colorado Denver is currently accepting applications for a Study Abroad Program in Italy (deadline March 1, 2016). The program will familiarize students with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of identity, cross-cultural awareness, and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Additionally, the program offers an everyday complimentary Italian class taught by native speakers, fascinating on-site work with unique local craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners, exploration of gastronomic wonders of Italy, excursions to Rome, Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Postiano, and a boat trip to the island of Capri.

Please visit students’ most recent academic blogs as well as the application site to learn more about the program, the requirements, and the steps for application. The review process for applications begins March 1, 2016.

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Kent State University job ads: Global Communication

Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions at Kent State University

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants for the first position must have a strong program
of research focusing on Health Communication (Position #996999). Applicants with a secondary focus in Global Communication or Organizational Communication are highly desirable.  Applicants for the
second position must have a strong program of research focusing on Global Communication (Position #989517).  Applicants with a secondary focus in Organizational Communication, Health Communication, or Mediated/Mass Communication are highly desirable.  Both tenure-track faculty members will have the opportunity to be involved and teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Communication Studies in their respective areas.

The School is one of four in the College of Communication and Information, led by Dean Amy Reynolds.  The School has 16 full-time faculty members at the Kent Campus and administrative support including
marketing, technology, and international program coordinators.  The school also has 7 full-time faculty members at Regional Campuses. The School of Communication Studies serves approximately 850 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students.  Academic programs include an undergraduate major with six concentration areas (applied, interpersonal, organizational, health, public/mediated, and global
communication), a social and behavioral science oriented M.A. program, a dual MA/MBA program, and a college-wide Ph.D. program.

Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. It is located in Kent, Ohio, within 45 minutes of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. The University is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of about 41,000 students.  Kent State University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching among the nation’s top 74 public high-research universities, and ranked in the coveted first-tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges.  Kent State University is identified by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to work for 2015.

We expect an employment start date of August, 2016.  The Ph.D. or equivalent is expected by the start of the semester of employment.  If the degree is not yet completed, the new hire will be initially at the
level of Instructor, and on a term basis.  Applicants should possess excellent publication and teaching credentials commensurate with years of experience. A strong commitment to academic and community service is also desired.  Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.  Kent State University offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

A letter of interest, vitae, three letters of recommendation, copies of (or links to) 2-3 representative published articles or chapters, a teaching philosophy, and any other information the candidate deems
relevant should be submitted online. The letter of interest should indicate a primary research interest area and linkages to any of the desired secondary research interest areas.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Haridakis, Search Committee Chair. Screening of applicants will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Kent State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse community. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

St. Mary’s College job ad (California)

Assistant Professor: Global Communication at St. Mary’s College of California

Faculty contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses each academic year.  Typical teaching load is six (6) courses with one (1) additional course equivalent reassigned for dedicated work with students. This position is primarily responsible for instruction and curricular development for courses in public communication with an emphasis on contemporary global media. We are particularly interested in scholars with an emphasis in non-Western countries and contexts. A strong commitment to the Communication field is important with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: a) theories and practices of journalism and mass media, b) transnational/transcultural critique, d) strategic mediated communication for social change, e) social movements theory, or f) political economics of global media industries.

While the candidate must have knowledge and experience in teaching their area of specialization within the context of a Public Communication curriculum, a strong understanding and commitment to the broader components of the Communication field is also desired to allow for instruction in general courses within the department, such as lower division intro courses and Senior Capstone, as well as mentoring of internships in the media, and academic advising for undergraduate majors.

Faculty are expected to regularly participate in two core liberal arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Programs and the January Term and serve the College on committees and engage in scholarly activities. The work is collegial in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or related field with evidenced teaching experience and scholarship. Candidates must hold a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and research and professional activity at the national level. Candidates should also be committed to a liberal arts education and are expected to participate in departmental and College service activities. Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to embrace the Lasallian commitment to teaching and learning is required.  Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings should be apparent.

Apply online. A completed application includes a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College, a current curriculum vita, separate summaries of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, most recent teaching evaluations, if available, research plans and the name and contact information for three (3) professional or academic references. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the College will contact references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.  Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.

Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

For earliest consideration and possible interview at the NCA conference, apply by October 1, 2015.  For further information, please contact Lori Erokan.

Wenshan Jia


Wenshan Jia is Ph.D. and Professor of Communication and China Studies, Department of Communication Studies, Chapman University, Orange County, California.  He is also Distinguished Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, Research Associate, the National Academy of Development & Strategy, Renmin University, China. His areas of research are intercultural/global communication, ethnic relations in China and Chinese media. He has published “Ethnic conflicts in China” in Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives,  winner of the Gudykunst Award among others.   A winner of IAIR Early-Career Award, Wang-Fradkin Professorship award, and author of Choice “Outstanding Book” titles such as The Remaking of Chinese Character and Identity in the 21st Century: The Chinese Face Practices, he is editorial board member of International Journal for Intercultural Relations and Asian Journal of Communication and served as a content expert at the 4th World Cyberspace Cooperation Summit and a guest speaker of the Pacific Council on International Policy.



Jia, Wenshan,, H. Liu, R. Wang, & X. Liu (in press). Contemporary Chinese communication scholarship: An alternative emerging paradigm. In R. Fortner (Eds.) International Handbook of Media and Mass Communication. Malden, MA: Wiley

Jia, Wenshan (May 16, 2013). U.S. and China need intercultural communication. An Op-Ed published in Orange County Register.

Jia, Wenshan, Y. Lee, H. Zhang (2012). Ethnic conflicts in China. In D. Landis & R. A. Roberts (Eds.) Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives (pp. 177-198) (an International Academy for Intercultural Research book). US: Springer.

Jia, Wenshan (12/18/2012). A Civic pivot? A proposed alternative to the Obama Administration’s pivot to Asia. East Asia Security Symposium & Conference Publications. Bond University ePublications@bond

Jia, Wenshan (2011). On the discourse of cultural China. Journal of Asia Pacific Communication, 21(2), 165-176.

Jia, Wenshan, & Jia, Xuanzi (June, 2011). Models of global communication in comparison and contrast: China, the EU, and the USA. EU-China Observer, 3, 8-14.

Jia, Wenshan, Tian, D. & Jia, X. (2010). Chimerica: US-China communication in the 21st century. In Larry. A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, & Edward R. McDaniel (Eds.), Intercultural Communication: A Reader (13th ed., pp. 161-170). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Jia, Wenshan (2009). An intercultural communication model of international relations: the case of China. In Y. Hao & G. Wei (Eds.) Challenges to Chinese foreign policy: Diplomacy, globalization and the next world power (pp. 319-333). Louisville, KT: University Press of Kentucky.

Jia, Wenshan (2009). The status of mediation in contemporary rural Chinese society: A case study of Xunyang County, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China. China Media Research, 5(2), 97-103.
The paper has been selected, translated from English to Chinese and published in China Media Report Overseas Edition (in Chinese), Fall, 2009; the Chinese version is also reprinted “He Shi Sheng Wu”: Chinese Traditional Conceptions and Ideals in Current International Communication Research (pp. 98-111) edited by Jinjin Zhao (J. Z. Edmondson), published by Zhejiang University Press, China.

Jia, Wenshan (2008). The Chinese perspective of harmony: Evaluating the Eastern harmony and Western peace paradigms. China Media Research.
The paper has been Selected and translated from English to Chinese and published in China Media Report Overseas Edition (in Chinese), Spring, 2009; the Chinese version reprinted again in“He Shi Sheng Wu”: Chinese Traditional Conceptions and Ideals in Current International Communication Research (pp. 43-53) edited by Jinjin Zhao (J. Z. Edmondson), published by Zhejiang University Press, China.

Jia, Wenshan (2001). The Remaking of the Chinese character and identity in the 21st century: the Chinese face practices.  CT:  Greenwood.

Jia, Wenshan et al (2002).  Chinese communication theory and research: Reflections, new frontiers, new directions.  CT:  Greenwood.

Igor Klyukanov


Igor E. Klyukanov is Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. His defended his doctoral dissertation, Dynamics of Intercultural Communication: Towards a New Conceptual Framework, at Saratov State University (Russia). He has served as Chair of the NCA Taskforce on Enhancing the Internationalization of Communication, Chair of the NCA Philosophy of Communication division, and as a member of the Russian Communication Association Steering Committee. He served as an Associate Editor of The American Journal of Semiotics and is the Founding Editor of Russian Journal of Communication (Taylor & Francis). He organized the First International Communicology Institute Colloquium at Eastern Washington University in May 2014.

Igor Klyukanov

He is interested in intercultural and global communication issues as well as communication theory, philosophy of communication, semiotics, general linguistics, and translation studies. His works have been published in U.S., Russia, England, Spain, Costa Rica, Serbia, Bulgaria, India, and Morocco. His works have appeared in such journals as Studies in Humanities, The American Journal of Semiotics, The Atlantic Journal of Communication, Arob@ase: A Journal of Literature and Human Sciences, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Applied Semiotics, Language, Individual & Society, Contrastes: Revista Interdisciplinar de FilosofÍa, and Discourse and Society.

His textbook Principles of Intercultural Communication (Boston, Pearson Education, 2005) has been adopted by over 30 Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

His monograph A Communication Universe: Manifestations of Meaning, Stagings of Significance (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books, 2010) won the 2012 NCA Philosophy of Communication Division 2012 Best Book Award. He is also the Translator and Editor of Mikhail Epstein’s book The Transformative Humanities: A Manifesto (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Utah State U job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Utah State University
The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. Candidates should have a Doctorate in a Communication related field completed by August 12, 2014. Other qualifications include: specialization in intercultural/international communication with a particular focus on human interaction, desirable secondary areas of specialization include organizational communication, conflict mediation, and communication theory. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish scholarly research and to effectively teach a variety of courses in support of our Global Communication and Communication Studies majors, as well as an interest in mentoring undergraduate students. Typical teaching load is 2/2.

See here for full job description and to apply online.  Review of applications will begin October 7, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.


Postdoctoral TA Northeastern U

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate

The Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) invites applicants for a post-doctoral teaching associate position. Responsibilities include teaching Public Speaking and/or Quantitative Research Methods, along with advanced courses in Argumentation and Debate, Communication and Gender, Global and Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Social Movements. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load with the possibility of summer teaching.

Applicants must have teaching experience at the college level and a doctorate completed within the past five years and prior to the start of the appointment. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. The starting date is August 28, 2013.

To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website, click on “About” then “Careers” to take you to Faculty Positions. If viewing this through a Northeastern website, simply click on the “Apply to this Job” button at the top.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dale Herbeck, Chair, Communication Studies Department. Applications received by Friday, July 19, 2013, will be given full consideration. Positions remain open until filled.

Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.