Call for Papers, Panels, and Innovative Submissions: Voices of Diversity Interest Group, Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, April 1-5, 2020. Deadline: October 15, 2019.
Conference Theme: Harboring Innovation
“In the spirit of communicative innovations and the work required to kindle new insights to impact our lives and our relationships, communities and world, the Voices of Diversity Interest Group of ECA invites you to submit your communication related work enveloping the concept of “Harboring Innovations.” With so many powerful events surrounding diversity, inclusivity, and social change, particularly those in Baltimore itself, our voices as communication scholars become more imperative in our actions, relationships, cultures, and communities.”
Intercultural Communication Interest Group of ECA has also issued a call for the same conference:
“The Intercultural Communication Interest Group is requesting paper and panel submissions for the 111th Annual ECA Convention in. The convention theme, Harboring Innovation, aims “to showcase how we are innovating, and to deliberate the ways in which we must innovate to ensure that the communication discipline continues to make an important impact at all levels of society.” The Intercultural Communication Interest Group is devoted to the study and practice of representing, performing, and negotiating cultural identities in face-to-face interaction and mediated communication in cross-cultural and international contexts. The interest group welcomes submissions from scholars at all stages in their academic career, especially those interested in integrating theory and practice in intercultural communication research.”
Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Maynooth University, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Deadline: 29 September 2019.
Maynooth University are seeking an academic with an outstanding record to join our staff as Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The person appointed will have an excellent record of teaching, research, publication, securing national and/or international funding; he/she will also have a very high level of language competence in one or more of the School’s core languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish. While the appointee will be firmly rooted in his/her own subject/language area and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of this subject/language, he/she is expected to provide academic, strategic and scholarly leadership across all subject areas within the School. The area of expertise is open; however, given the ongoing curriculum developments at Maynooth University and the involvement of the SMLLC in the new curriculum, preference will be given to candidates who have an outstanding research profile in one or more of the following areas:
- French/Francophone/German/Chinese/Spanish/Latin American Literature or Film;
- Applied Linguistics; Foreign/Second Language Acquisition; Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy;
- Intercultural Communication/Intercultural Studies/Translation Studies.
Call for chapters: COMMUNICATING ACROSS DIFFERENCES: An Anthology of Intercultural Communicative Practices in the 21st Century. To be edited by Lena Chao & Cynthia Wang. Deadline: September 15, 2019.
In recent years, our society has become increasingly divisive socially, culturally, politically, and geographically. Just in the US alone, we have seen a rise in conflicts based on differing as well as emerging identities, political views, cultural origins, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Chao and Wang are asking for essays and research articles/chapters that address the ways in which intercultural communication seeks to understand communicative practices and strategies between different and uniquely situated groups of individuals and communities. What are the potentials and limitations of intercultural communication practices and rhetoric as different people from different cultures, backgrounds, and sociopolitical understandings attempt (or not) to bridge divides and understand each other? More specifically, we are interested in how intercultural communication research intersects with a wide array of concepts including (but not limited to):
– Race, race relations, and power
– Gender and sexuality
– Ethnic identity
– Intergroup conflict
– Media representation and stereotypes
– Social media and digital cultures
– Social movements
Please submit a 500-word abstract to Cynthia Wang by September 15th, 2019. Full drafts will be due by February 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email her.
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.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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).