CFP NCA IICD graduate seminar


The International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association, in partnership with Sage Publications, proudly announces the first IICD Honors Graduate Student Seminar to be held at the 2014 NCA conference in Chicago.  The theme of the seminar is Intercultural Communication and New Media and will feature competitively selected papers of currently enrolled MA and Ph.D  students in communication and allied fields.  Intercultural new media research is an emerging and important new area of intercultural communication  and  consists of multiple dimensions including ( but not limited to) how new media impact intercultural communication theory (i.e acculturation/dialogue/competence/identity), how culture influences the social uses of new media, and  in what ways new media affect culture.  Papers will be reviewed and selected by top scholars who will also serve as research respondents during the honors seminar.  The honors seminar will be conducted on Saturday, November 22. 2014 from 3:30-7:00 PM at the NCA conference in the Conrad Hilton, Chicago.  The seminar will be followed by an IICD reception honoring the  participants.  Graduate students selected for participation will receive a monetary award as well as IICD honors graduate student certificates.  To be considered, full papers (APA including 200 word abstract) are due no later than June 9, 2015.  Finalists will be contacted and announced by  August 29, 2014.  

Papers should be sent electronically to the Coordinator of the IICD Honors Graduate Student Seminar: Robert Shuter, Professor, Marquette University, Diederich College of Communication and Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Communication.


International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association
Call for Papers

The International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to communication in cultural, intercultural, or international contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: (1) individual papers, (2) paper sessions, and (3) panel discussions on international and intercultural communication topics. The theme for the 2013 Annual Convention in Washington, DC is “Connections,” which invites us to explore communication and connections/disconnections of people, ideas, disciplines, units, and institutions that empower and constrain us. Papers, sessions, and panels that address and develop the convention theme as it relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central, which opens on January 14. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” Instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library.

The following are the specific requirements for each submission category:

1. Individual Papers: Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages of text. (Appendix, references, and tables are not counted within the 25-page limit.) Longer papers must be edited to meet the 25-page requirement. Only complete papers will be considered for this category. Individual paper submissions should NOT contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). We follow a blind review process. Please indicate on the electronic submission forms whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Student papers should be clearly marked as such to be eligible for top student honors in the division as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA. To be eligible for either award, ALL authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.

2. Paper Sessions: Submissions must include (a) a session title, (b) presenters, a session chair, and a respondent, (c) a general description of the session theme, (d) a statement of the rationale, and (e) titles and abstracts of the individual papers.

3. Panel Discussions: Submissions must include (a) a panel title, (b) the name and affiliation of each presenter, (c) a session chair, (d) a panel description, (e) a rationale outlining the importance of the submission.

All submitters are encouraged to review the NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Again, all materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for special programming (Connections within Communication, Connections to the Community, and DC Connections), GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students), preconferences, Roundtable on Research in Progress, seminars, and short courses should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions MUST list any A/V requirements at the time of submission. No program should consist of members from only one institution. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Contact: Yoshitaka Miike, Vice Chair of the NCA IIC Division and division organizer for Washington, DC, Department of Communication, Humanities Division, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720-4091, Phone: (808) 974-7780, Email: ymiike AT

U Macau job ad

Distinguished / Full Professor of Communication Studies
Department of Communication
University of Macau

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives, including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected 40% increase in student enrollment and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSH) invites applications for the position of Distinguished or Full Professor of Communication Studies. The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to BA and MA degrees embracing the full range of the field, including Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communication, New Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Cinema, International and Intercultural Communication and Media Production. It also hosts a lively PhD programme. The Department wishes to make a strategic appointment at a senior level that can both contribute to and complement existing departmental emphases. While the post is open to applicants from any area of Communication Studies, we are especially interested in candidates with leading international reputations for their research and whose academic expertise is relevant to the concerns of Macau, the Greater China region and/or Southeast Asia. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full leadership role in the department; where appropriate, this may include serving as Department head.
For academic enquiries, please contact FSH.Comm.enquiry AT

Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field, an international reputation for excellence in research, a distinguished publication record, a record of quality in teaching, experience working with graduate students and experience in curriculum design. The candidate should also possess excellent organizational qualities, communication skills and leadership ability. Candidates must be fluent in English and able to lecture and publish research in English. Ability to speak Chinese may be considered an asset, but is not necessary for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2013. Position and Remuneration Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Review of applications will commence on 31 October 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure
Application should include a current curriculum vitae in English.
Applicants should visit for more details and apply ONLINE at Jobs AT UM ( Other contact points are:
Human Resources Office, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau, Website:, E-mail: vacancy AT

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower position under special circumstances. ***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***

NCA IICD distinguished scholarship awards

Call for Nominations:
NCA IICD 2012 Distinguished Scholarship Awards

Nominations are invited for the NCA Distinguished Scholarship Annual Awards by the International and Intercultural Communication Division for scholarship published during 2011 in the areas of international and intercultural communication. Up to four awards will be given for the following categories featuring work in international and intercultural communication:
· Best Book (edited or authored)
· Best Article (or Book Chapter)
· Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis

Unless otherwise specified, all nomination materials must be by electronic submission only to: and must include the following:
(A) A nomination letter outlining justification for the award.
(B) For ARTICLE or BOOK CHAPTER submissions, send PDF copies only.
(C) For BOOK submissions, send three (3) copies of the complete work. (You may ask your publishers to send copies directly as part of their promo!)
(D) For DISSERTATION or THESIS submissions, mail three (3) CD-Rom copies of the complete work.

Mail hard copies (for C & D) to:
Dr. Yoshitaka Miike
Department of Communication
Humanities Division
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091, USA

Awards will be presented at the International and Intercultural Communication Division Business Meeting at the NCA 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida in November. Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1, 2012 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations accepted. Works must have been published during the 2011 calendar year.

Nomination packets must be received by April 15, 2012.