U Massachusetts Job Ad: Health Communication

Job adsTENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Health Communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on cultures, discourses, and practices of health with a preferred focus on race, equity, and inclusion. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include critical cultural studies; language & social interaction; media, technology, & policy; and rhetoric and performance. Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2018 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2017.

A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Aarhus U Job Ad: International Business Comm/Health Comm (Denmark)

Associate Professor (Lektor) in International Business Communication and Health Communication

University of Aarhus – School of Communication and Culture

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in international business communication and health communication, at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8000 Aarhus C.

The position
The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision duties related to international business communication and health communication.

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in international business communication, especially domains such as health communication, translation studies and online communication; and 2) is qualified to teach core courses in international business communication, health communication, professional text production, translation, technical communication, and research and academic methodology at BA and MA levels, as well as elective seminars in subjects related to his or her area of research within the field of business communication including health communication and online communication.

A position as associate professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

Teaching in this position takes place in both Danish and English, so applicants must have native or near-native command of both Danish and English.

Research
The successful applicant is expected to pursue research in the fields of health communication and international business communication, and to publish within these fields.

Teaching
The position includes teaching at the BA and MA levels in English in national and international contexts, English-language proficiency and academic writing and methods, including obligatory courses in specialised communication and translation as well as health communication (the latter taught in Danish and English). Responsibilities also include teaching interdisciplinary courses for students at the Department of English and possibly at the School of Communication and Culture as a whole, including relevant courses in intercultural studies for which the Department of English is responsible.

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 3/5/2017

U West Indies Job Ad: Health Communication

Lecturer in Health Communication
University of the West Indies – Centre for Medical Sciences Education
Closes: 14th November 2016

Qualification and Experience
*PhD in Communication Studies or related field with a special focus on Health Communication and experiences in the use of multi-media resources in tertiary level teaching
*At least three (3) years’ experience in the area of Health Communication

Evidence of research activity at tertiary level academic institutions is required

Special Responsibilities
*Teaching medical undergraduate Professionalism, Ethics and Communication in Health courses (PECH)
*Designing and organizing workshops and seminars on medical professionalism and ethics
*Developing high quality multi-media teaching resources in Health Communication
*Developing course manuals
*Developing and maintaining personal scholarship in the area of communications training in health professions
*Developing high quality educational research programs and attracting funding for research programs

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:
*Be innovative and action oriented
*Have a broad based background in teaching Communication and developing multi-media resources for supporting teaching and learning
*Have experience in script writing, storyboarding, and television production
*Have experience working in a multidisciplinary Medical Sciences teaching environment

Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: HRApplications@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.

National U of Singapore 4 Job Ads

Position 1: Full/Associate Professor in Health Communication, Culture, and Critical Theory at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication, Culture, and Critical Theory. In particular, we are looking for a scholar with expertise in research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: culture-centered approach, culture and health communication, cultural studies of health, critical health communication theory, health inequalities, health and social justice, health narratives, health communication campaigns, provider patient communication, public policy and health, social change communication, community-driven participatory research, health and globalization, health advocacy, and/or health activism. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar, approaching the study of health communication processes and practices through interpretive and/or critical perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements anchored in a stellar publication record, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities

Position 2. Full/Associate Professor in New Media Studies at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in New Media Studies. We are seeking a scholar  with expertise in one or more of the following broad areas: 1) Social media –computer-mediated communication, social and semantic network analysis, big data and computational methods, interaction design and analysis, digital risks and privacy, socially-mediated relationships, and/or social media and cities. 2) Critical theory and new media – ICTD, digital rhetoric and digital humanities, political economy of new media, postcolonial theories of new media, new media mobilities, digital Marxist theory, digital activism. 3) Digital culture – cultural flows, digital ethnography, mobile media use, digital mobilities, digital literacies, cultural studies of new media, performance studies and new media, new media policies and regulations, digital ethics. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar, approaching the study of health communication processes and practices through interpretive and/or critical perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements anchored in a stellar publication record, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

For positions 1 or 2, please submit:
1.      a letter of interest;
2.      an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
3.      a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars)
4.      a statement of research
5.      analysis of research impact
6.      Five key publications
7.      Teaching philosophy and feedback evidence
to Gayathri Dorairaju at  CNMCAREER[at]NUS.EDU.SG  ..STATE THE EXACT POST YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR.

The search committee will start reviewing the file on 01 December 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

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Position 3. Tenured Associate or Full Professor in the Political Economy of the Middle East  at National University of Singapore

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professorship in the Political Economy of the Middle East. Advanced Assistant Professors are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed by the FASS and MEI with tenure, a reduced teaching load in the most relevant FASS department (e.g. political science, economics, sociology, history, geography, communications and new media), and the opportunity to lead a research cluster in MEI. Expertise in the relations between business and politics, and their ramifications in the wider society, is especially welcome. A transnational connective or comparative dimension, with knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage. Related interests in rentier state economies, authoritarian rule, social movements, democratization, party politics, religious revivalism, comparative fundamentalisms, and digital media are also welcome.

Position 4. Open Rank up to Tenured Full Professor in Middle East-Asia Studies  at National University of Singapore

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invite applications for a Professorship in Middle East-Asia Studies at any rank. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed by the FASS and MEI with tenure, a reduced teaching load in the most relevant FASS department (see list on http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/aboutus/departments.html), and the opportunity to lead a research cluster in MEI. We are interested in scholars whose work connects the Middle East with any other part of Asia, in any field or discipline (e.g., history, geography, anthropology, literature, sociology, economics, religion, communications and new media). Knowledge of two or more countries, regions or languages in the Middle East and Asia would be a distinct advantage.

NUS is a leading university in Asia which provides rich resources and opportunities for research, competitive remuneration and generous benefits, including housing and medical coverage. The university is looking to strengthen Middle East expertise across the FASS departments, and to create a distinctive Middle East Institute in Asia through three such senior appointments: in Political Economy, Legal Pluralism and Middle East-Asia Studies.

For positions 3 or 4, please send a cover letter, CV, two sample publications, three referee names, research and teaching statements by 30 November 2016 to:

Chair, Middle East Political Economy Search Committee c/o Ms Pui-Yoke BUN, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, National University of Singapore, Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Email: mes_sc[at]nus.edu.sg

CFP International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (Germany)

Call for abstracts
European Association for Communication in Health Care (EACH) and International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)
September 7-10, 2016
Heidelberg, Germany

Call for Abstracts:
–        oral presentations
–        posters
–        workshops
–        symposia
–        work in progress for students and early career participants
–        “something creative – the fringe”

Opens: November 1, 2015
Deadline: January 18, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2016

We proudly announce the 14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2015, which will highlight current innovations in research, teaching, and policy and practice in communication in healthcare from throughout the world.

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for our wide variety of submission categories: oral presentations, posters, workshops, symposia, work in progress for students and early career participants and “something creative – the fringe”.

A hallmark of ICCH conferences is to foster interaction and exchange among participants and they have a unique, welcoming atmosphere for the whole healthcare communication community. The conferences aim to create a learning community that fosters scholarship and inter-professional collaboration to advance knowledge and innovation. We welcome submissions related to communication in health care, including all health-related disciplines and all healthcare professions (e.g. nurses, physicians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, dentists, midwives). We encourage abstracts from pre-graduate students, trainees and researchers, teachers, learners and practitioners at all levels and encourage their full participation in the meeting.

Prospective authors can submit abstracts and proposals through our electronic submission process. Please click here for detailed guidelines and selection criteria for each of the categories listed above.

Conference topics at this years’ ICCH include:
–         Basic and applied research in communication in healthcare
–         Research methodology
–         Teaching clinical communication skills
–         Assessing clinical communication skills
–         Implementation science and knowledge translation in health communication
–         Patient perspectives
–         Patient participation and empowerment
–         Patient decision aids
–         Ethical issues in communication
–         Diversity and cross-cultural communication
–         Communication and quality and safety
–         Gathering information/clinical reasoning
–         Communication and emotion
–         Empathy
–         Communication in chronic conditions
–         Information provision
–         Shared decision making
–         Health literacy
–         Health behaviour change
–         Risk communication and medical decision-making
–         Team and Inter-professional/interdisciplinary communication
–         Communication technology, e-learning, serious gaming and social media
–         Psychophysiology

National University of Singapore job ads

Tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media. In particular, research and teaching interests in e-health, communication technologies and health, Tele-health, health information systems, health communication campaigns, health information-seeking, social support networks, provider patient communication, public policy and health, social change communication, community-driven participatory research, and/or health and globalization are desired. We are interested in internationally recognized scholars who value diverse research methods and approach health communication through new and emergent media perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

Position Available:  January 2017. Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit:
1. a letter of interest;
2. an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
3. a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars); and
4. a statement of research
5. analysis of research impact
6. Five key publications

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive by 15 January 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.


TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN 1) SOCIAL MEDIA, 2) CRITICAL THEORY AND NEW MEDIA, 3) NEW MEDIA AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks outstanding candidates for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, with research that complements our strengths in new media studies. CNM is a dynamic group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of media and communication in today’s digitally networked media environment.

We are seeking three individuals with expertise in one or more of the following broad areas: 1) Social media –computer-mediated communication, social and semantic network analysis, big data and computational methods, interaction design and analysis, digital risks and privacy, socially mediated relationships. 2) Critical theory and new media – ICTD, digital rhetoric and digital humanities, cultural studies of new media, political economy of new media, postcolonial theories of new media, new media mobilities, digital Marxist theory, performance studies and new media, new media policies and regulations, digital ethics. 3) New media and political communication – activism, elections and campaigns, power and politics, collective action, social movement, civic engagement, public opinion, political psychology and behavior. The Department is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, Singapore. It offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top Communication and Media Studies departments globally. Remuneration and work support provided are internationally competitive.

Please submit: (1) Research and teaching interest statements, (2) Curriculum Vitae including publications and teaching experience, (3) names, affiliates, and contact details of PhD supervisor and three other references, (4) selected copies of up to two journal/conference articles or book chapters representing best work.

Position Available:  July  2016. Candidates who are at the ABD stage and can show strong evidence of PhD completion by 2016 summer are welcome to apply. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.  Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive before January 3, 2016. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.

University of California, Merced Postdoctoral Scholarship

PostDoctoral Scholar at University of California, Merced
Please apply here: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00235

The Ramírez Communication, Culture, and Health (CCH) Research Lab is committed to understanding how culture and communication influence health outcomes and can contribute to reducing health disparities in the United States.

We investigate the influence of communication on individual- and population-level health and health disparities and the design of culturally appropriate communication strategies to improve health. Our unique location within California’s diverse Central Valley allows us to explore how Latino ethnicity and culture interplay with communication access and influence. We conceptualize communication influence to include the information environment and communication-based health promotion interventions. The overarching goal of the lab is to conduct research on the social, behavioral, and population factors that contribute to Latino health disparities, and to develop and test interventions to modify these factors to reduce such disparities. Specifically, we are interested in: (1) Evaluating the influence of the information environment on cancer-related outcomes; (2) Describing influences on cancer risk factors and health behaviors among Latinos; and (3) Designing health communication for maximum effectiveness among Latinos across the acculturation spectrum.

The CCH Lab has an opening for a one-year position as postdoctoral fellow in Merced, California, to focus on research in the areas of communication, cancer prevention, and Latino health.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication, Public Health, Sociology, Social Psychology, or other related social, behavioral, or population science field. Expertise in health communication, Latino health, health disparities, marketing, advertising, and Spanish language skills are strongly preferred. Experience working with Latino populations is essential. Candidates with mixed methods and experience implementing and evaluating community-based intervention research are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship including peer-reviewed publications. Ph.D. must be conferred by start date.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled. Position to begin as early as September 1, 2015 or as late as January, 2016.

REQUIREMENTS
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 3 letters of reference, 4) Up to 3 reprints (optional).

The cover letter should include a brief description of research interests, experience, and emphasize the candidate’s ability to finish projects and the unique skills the candidate may bring to the lab.

CFP International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (New Orleans)

13th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2015
The Primacy of Healthcare Communication
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 25-28, 2015

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: Late June 2015

Gain knowledge, share ideas, and improve patient-provider outcomes while connecting with like-minded professionals. The International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) offers diverse workshops, symposia, poster sessions, and high-profile keynote speakers to inspire the ongoing work of improving communication in healthcare.  ICCH brings together researchers, educators, and applied healthcare professionals from across North America and Europe to share the latest research and teaching methods related to communication and relationships in health care. This interdisciplinary event offers a wealth of information for academicians, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, counselors and other professionals interested in healthcare communication.

Prospective authors can submit abstracts and proposals through our electronic submission process. We encourage submissions from educators, researchers and learners from all healthcare fields. Please click here for detailed guidelines and selection criteria for scientific abstracts, workshops, symposia, and special interest group submissions. Accepted abstracts will be published in Medical Encounter, a journal of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

Submission categories at this year’s ICCH include:
*Teaching and evaluating clinical communication skills
*Patient education and health behavior change
*Shared decision-making and patient/family engagement
*Patient-Centered Medical Home
*Community-based research
*Humanities, ethics, and professionalism
*Research methodology
*Technology and social media
*Health literacy and numeracy
*Risk communication and medical decision-making
*Underserved populations and health disparities
*Diversity and cross-cultural communication
*Linguistics and sociolinguistics
*Communication in quality and safety
*Implementation science and knowledge translation in health communication
*Team and inter-professional communication
*Other communication-related topics

Presented by the American Academy on Communication in Healthaare (AACH)

Applied ICD: 3-D Printers and Prosthetic Hands from the US to South Africa

Sometimes the most extraordinary intercultural collaborations result from contacts made through social media. The following story started through a connection made through YouTube, between an artist in the US and a carpenter in South Africa, using the latest technology (3-D printers) to create a prosthetic hand.

“A former school supplies salesmen and special effects artist, Ivan Owen in December 2011 shared a video on YouTube of a giant puppet hand that he had made. That video was seen by Richard Van As, a carpenter in South Africa who had cut off some of his fingers with a table saw. He asked Mr. Owen to help devise a prosthesis, and over two years, the pair came up with a workable design. A 3-D printer, they figured, would make the prosthesis cheap and easy to produce. When Mr. Van As learned of a boy in South Africa who also needed a prosthetic hand, they made one for him, too. The idea caught on.”

Mroz, Jacqueline. (February 16, 2015). Hand of a superhero. New York Times.

State of the art prosthetics cost a lot, and children grow so quickly that often people decide they just aren’t feasible. e-Nable has changed that by matching technology and volunteers to over 1000 recipients, many children, in dozens of countries to date.

University of Amsterdam: 3 job ads

The University of Amsterdam, department of Communication Science, has three vacancies. More information can be found here:
Full professor in Health Communication
Full professor in Communication & Consumer Behaviour
Full professor in Corporate Communication

The closing date for all 3 positions is September 15, 2014.