Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#5: Intercultural Communication, which I wrote in 2014, and which Alina Timofte has now translated into German. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (2019). Interkulturelle Kommunikation. (A. Timofte, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 5. Available from:
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.
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Assistant Professor in Culture and Communication, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico, NM. Deadline: November 14, 2018.
The intercultural emphasis at UNM defines culture broadly as pertaining to emergent identities; discursive practices and norms; performative, artistic, and mediated forms; locations of speaking/acting/producing; organizational systems; and institutional structures. Culture is socially constructed and structurally produced and therefore a factor that is influential across all communication contexts. Courses reflect this emphasis, focusing on questions and critiques of “diversity” in and across local, national, and global contexts; identities and subjectivities (i.e., nationality, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, multivocality, intersectionality, positionality, and agency); and places and spaces (i.e., transnationalism and globalization, migration, borderlands, social activism and change, and sustainability).
MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Intercultural Communication. Starts: October 15, 2018.
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 (other relevant MOOCs on this platform include Cultures and Identities in Europe or Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Defining the Concept of Culture, offered by the European University Institute and the University of Leeds, respectively).
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Education, Communication & Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Deadline: October 8, 2018.
The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication with a specialism in Intercultural Communication. You will contribute to the research output of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, to supervising postgraduate research students, and to teaching, particularly on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication programme.
Expertise in the following areas is welcome but not essential: English as a Lingua Franca, Intercultural Workplaces, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Pragmatics, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Quantitative Analysis.
Assistant Professor of International and Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA. Deadline: October 15, 2018.
“The primary research and teaching focus of this position falls within our Global and Intercultural communication pathway. The most competitive candidates will also demonstrate connections to one or more of the Department’s other pathways and areas of focus, which are community service and public affairs, media and cultural studies, strategic communication, health communication, and environmental communication. The Department is also interested in candidates whose teaching and research in international and intercultural studies intersects with questions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and/or disability, while addressing social justice through community engagement and/or service learning. Social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply.”
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. Deadline: Open until filled; posted October 4, 2018.
The Communication Department is seeking to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Communication Studies with specialization in either health communication, interpersonal/intercultural communication, or digital media production. The candidate will be able to teach lower and upper level communication courses which will ensure staffing and scheduling consistency. The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and online teaching and so seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases.
NOTE: Further down in qualifications, this ad also says “Able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: conflict, digital media production or intercultural/interpersonal communication.”
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Tampa, Florida. Open until filled, posted August 6, 2018.
The Communication Department at the University of Tampa seeks a candidate with a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Communication or a related field to teach a range of possible undergraduate communication courses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in intercultural communication, and we encourage applications from scholars who approach the field from a perspective informed by critical studies in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and/or critical engagement with the Global South. We welcome candidates who can strengthen the critical and cultural diversity in our curriculum, including updating existing courses and proposing new ones (as needed).
Lecturer/Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication, Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: June 11, 2018.
The Department of English at Tsuda University, the oldest women’s college located in Tokyo, Japan is looking for applicants for a full-time (tenured) position in Intercultural Communication. A successful candidate should be able to teach the following subjects, among others, in his/her areas of expertise: Case Studies in Intercultural Communication, Cross-cultural Training, Gender and Communication, Ethnography of Communication. The successful candidate is also expected to teach such classes as Academic Writing II, Public Speaking, and Debate as well to fulfill the Department’s practical English language training needs.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina. Deadline: March 30, 2018, but open until filled.
The Communication Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting professor position in Intercultural Communication beginning July 1, 2018. We seek candidates whose area of specialization within Intercultural Communication is open. We are particularly interested in candidates who might teach cross-disciplinary courses in Health and Human Values, Digital Studies, or other interdisciplinary departments and programs on the Davidson campus. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Communication Studies by July 2018, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinarity, and a willingness to mentor undergraduates doing research projects. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters, including lower-level required courses and upper-level elective courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 30, 2018.
Steve Kulich, at Shanghai International Studies University, just sent the following invitation to CID followers:
Join us in the ongoing “Intercultural Communication” MOOC (on FutureLearn by Shanghai International Studies University, SISU, China).
If you’ve not yet checked out the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course, the 5th run is still open! This 5-week course started in mid-October, but new learners from many countries and regions are joining in the social learning! The course highlights different ways we (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll now (and invite your colleagues or students) for 5 additional weeks to learn and interact with this global learning community.