Sheyla Finkelshteyn Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSheyla Finkelshteyn is an international student, from Uzbekistan, currently working on her Masters in Communication at the University of Kentucky.

Sheyla Finkelshteyn

Sheyla speaks English, Russian and Spanish, and has traveled to 16 countries, leading to a focus in intercultural communication. She is a member of the International and Intercultural Communication Division and the Training and Development Division of the National Communication Association. Her research examines higher education and international students, most recently on implementing training, based on Sorrells’ Intercultural Praxis Model, to increase the intercultural competency of domestic students. In future, she hopes to investigate whether IPM training can ease the transition of domestic students for study abroad.

Eastern Michigan U: Intercultural/Interracial Communication (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor in Intercultural and Interracial Communication, School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Deadline: January 1, 2020.

The School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts at Eastern Michigan University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in intercultural and interracial communication. The successful candidate will bring strong teaching and scholarly expertise in intercultural and interracial communication, and join a faculty committed to advocacy and social justice through the scholarship and pedagogy of effective communication in a variety of social, personal, and professional settings. In addition to teaching undergraduate intercultural and interracial communication courses, the appointment may also include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses related to the candidate’s qualifications. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in relevant scholarly work as well as department, university, and other professional service.

Timea Németh Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesTimea Németh, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages for Specific Purposes at the Medical School of the University of Pécs, Hungary. She teaches English and Hungarian for medical purposes and intercultural communication and competence for Hungarian and international undergraduate medical students.

She also teaches modules in intercultural communication and competence at postgraduate level and in PhD programmes. She is also actively involved in the integration of the international students by organising orientation and training programmes for them.She has international teaching experience and has taught at various higher education institutions abroad, including the University of Urbino, Italy, the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Maribor, Slovenia, and the University of Jaume 1 Castellon, Spain.

Her research interests include multiculturalism, intercultural communication and competence, intercultural language learning, study abroad programmes, internationalisation and internationalisation at home processes as well as the use of online educational tools in teaching. She is actively involved in international projects focusing on multicultural education and the development of intercultural competence in healthcare settings. She is member of the Hungarian Association of Teachers and Researchers of Languages for Specific Purposes and the European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare. She is on ResearchGate; for further details, see her institutional website.

Selected publications:

Németh, T., & Szántóné, C. A. (2016). Intercultural orientation of freshmen at the medical school of the University of Pécs. Porta Lingua, 77-85.

Németh, T., & Csongor, A. (2018). Internationalisation at home: The case of non-mobile medical students in Hungary. Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, 69(2), 160-170.

Németh, T., & Tseligka, T. (2018). Initial results of a virtual exchange project between Greece and Hungary to improve medical students’ intercultural and English language competence . ELTA JOURNAL , 6(6), 77-88.

UW Milwaukee: Intercultural Communication/Latinx Studies (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor (tenure track) of Intercultural Communication and Latinx Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Deadline: December 1, 2019 or until filled.

The Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) with an emphasis in intercultural communication and Latinx studies.

The department seeks to increase the breadth and depth in intercultural communication for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Applicants should be able to support our existing course offerings as well as add courses in their specific areas of interest and/or methodological expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or closely related discipline. Responsibilities include excellence in teaching courses in relevant area of specialization, advising Master’s and Doctoral student capstones (portfolio, thesis, dissertation), establishing a record of research supporting tenure and promotion, appropriate professional and community service, and participation in faculty governance.

Suffolk U: Global & Cultural Communication (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Communication (Global and Cultural Communication), College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University, Boston, MA. Deadline: November 22, 2019.

The Communication, Journalism and Media Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020 (pending final budgetary approval). This position is for a communication generalist with an emphasis on global and cultural communication. The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory classes such as Introduction to Communication, Principles of Oral Communication, and Intercultural Communication. In addition, the candidate will teach upper-level classes that examine the role of communication across various cultures, meaning-making in a globalized world, and the role of culture in different forms of communication. Our Global and Cultural Communication program has an emphasis on social justice issues, which provides links to the other majors in our department and the university’s Global Cultural Studies interdisciplinary major.

Florida Gulf Coast U: Interracial/Intercultural Comm (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Interracial/Intercultural Communication, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers,  FL. Deadline:  November 22, 2019.

As an Assistant Professor in Speech Communication & Rhetoric with an emphasis on Interracial/Intercultural communication you will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level; be involved in course and/or curriculum development including assessment in the areas of emphasis listed; conduct research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

U Oklahoma: Asst Prof Intercultural Communication (USA)


Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Deadline: November 18, 2019.

The Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks to hire an outstanding scholar who will contribute to the department’s national reputation in intercultural communication. Intercultural communication is a historic department strength, with the department ranked in the top ten nationally in the most recent reputation survey of doctoral granting communication departments. The program seeks an outstanding assistant professor with interests in intercultural or interethnic communication with an emphasis on racially or ethnically diverse groups in the U.S. and a preference for candidates focused on indigenous peoples. The candidate should show promise as an active researcher who can enhance the department’s program and contribute to the broader strategic vision of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Oklahoma.

Intercultural Communication MOOC (China)

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Intercultural Communication. Starts: October 14, 2019 (may be joined late)

Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course. This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for pre-university, undergraduate and post-experience students. It does require high school-level English or above, an interest in international issues, and curiosity about, exposure to or experience with other cultures.

Taught by Steve Kulich, Hongling Zhang, and Ruobing Chi, all at the Intercultural Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China, on the FutureLearn platform. Among the intercultural offerings now online, the SISU course encourages non-western perspectives and focuses on clarifying learner’s identities, preferences and approaches to interaction in intercultural contexts.

Other relevant MOOCs on this platform include Cultures and Identities in Europe by the European University Institute, Italy; Introduction to Intercultural Studies: The Concept of Culture, Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Intercultural Contact by the University of Leeds, England, and Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities (by the University of Groningen, The Netherlands). Joining all of these courses is free, but students pay a fee if they want a Certificate of Achievement documenting participation.

Florida Atlantic U: Intercultural Communication (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Deadline: January 10, 2020 or until filled (posted October 10, 2019).

The School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) seeks a tenure track, Assistant Professor to teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform research in the area of Intercultural Communication in the Communication Studies degree program. The tenure track position requires solid research/scholarship, excellent instruction, and service for advancement. The teaching load is five courses per year (a 3/2 or 2/3 load).

Candidates must have a distinctive, scholarly agenda focused on intercultural communication, and be prepared to teach both B.A. and M.A. students. The strongest candidates will explore issues related to support/privilege in health and environmental contexts, civic engagement, and/or communication practices in national and international contexts. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, and we are open to all methodologies. There are opportunities to participate in one of the college-wide doctoral programs, as well as the M.S. program in Data Science.

Dependent on specialty, teaching may include undergraduate courses such as: Intercultural Communication, International Communication, Ethnicity and Communication, American Multicultural Discourse, Minorities in the Media, Introduction to Communication and Civic Life, Conflict and Communication, Nonverbal Communication in a Diverse Society, Gender, Race and Communication, Leadership and Communication, Democracy and Civic Engagement or other courses in the Communication Studies BA or MA degree sequences.  There is also support for developing curriculum in health and environmental communication and/or the candidate’s area of specialty.

Middle Tennessee State U: Intercultural Comm (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication Studies, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. Deadline: October 30, 2019.

Seeking a colleague who is prepared to teach courses in the Culture and Social Influence concentration including Intercultural Communication and Diversity in Communication, as well as major core courses including Communication Theory, Introduction to Human Communication, Quantitative or Critical Methods, and Fundamentals of Communication (GE public speaking course). Secondarily, candidates who could also contribute to the Organizational Communication concentration, engage in social media research, and/or are familiar with digital and new media pedagogies are especially encouraged to apply.