Metropolitan State U Job Ads: International Comm/Media; Ethnic Studies (USA)

Job adsMETROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university in Minnesota, is seeking to fill two positions within the College of Arts:

Assistant Professor, International Communication and Media. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Within the Professional Communication Program of the School of Communication, Writing and the Arts. Research interest in international/intercultural media/communication.

Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Faculty with an Emphasis in Black Studies. Deadline: January 7, 2019.

Within the Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies. Ability to teach Black Studies and comparative Ethnic Studies courses effectively at the undergraduate level.


San Francisco State U Job Ad: Global Communication (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International, Transnational, and Global Communication at San Francisco State University. Deadline: October 12, 2018.

The Communication Studies Department at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international, transnational, and global communication beginning August 2019.  Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests include one or more of the following: international and intercultural communication, political economy of transmigration, human rights, indigeneity and intersectionality in a global perspective, refugees, diasporas and displaced persons, and international disputes.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

CID Poster #4: Types of Cultural Communication

CID PostersThis is the next of the posters designed by Linda J. de Wit, in her role as CID intern. The need for clarification between intercultural/ intracultural/ cross-cultural/ international forms of communication has been made obvious by the number of times I’ve been asked to explain the differences. These terms have been discussed at length in many publications; one direct source is:

Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1990). Culture and communication: A review essay. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 76, 85-96.

The idea to use fruit for the visual explanation of the different terms was Linda’s, and came from proverbs: in English, one is told not to compare apples and oranges; in many other languages, the fruits referred to are apples and pears. The poster thus implicitly refers to the relativist idea that cultures shouldn’t be judged in comparison to others.

Types of Cultural Communication
Just in case anyone wants to cite this poster, the following would be the recommended format:

Center for Intercultural Dialogue. (2017). Types of cultural communication. CID Posters, 4. Available from:

As with other series, CID Posters are available for free on the site; just click on the thumbnail to download a printable PDF. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

As with other series, if you wish to contribute an original contribution, please send an email before starting any work to receive approval, to minimize inadvertent duplication, and to learn about technical requirements. As is the case with other CID Publications, posters should be created initially in English. Given that translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue have received so many views, anyone who wishes to translate their own poster into another language (or two) is invited to provide that as well. If you want to volunteer to translate someone else’s poster into a language in which you are fluent, send in a note before starting, to receive approval and to confirm no one else is working on the same one.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue AT

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American U Job Ads: Intercultural Relations & International Communication

Intercultural Relations and International Communication (Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions)

Location: Washington, D.C.

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non­ tenure track faculty appointment for AY 17-18. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. This appointment is a 10-month term position and will commence August 31, 2017.  Renewal for subsequent academic years will be based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.  The position will require the incumbent to teach the equivalent of three undergraduate and/ or graduate courses per semester.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in the following fields: Intercultural Relations and International Communication.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Nilanjana Bardhan Profile

ProfilesDr. Nilanjana R. Bardhan (Ph.D., Ohio University) is professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC).

Nilanjana BardhanDr. Bardhan’s teaching interests include intercultural/international communication, public relations and critical media and cultural studies. In her research, she particularly focuses on identity/difference/culture, diversity and inclusion, globalization and postcolonial theory. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses and has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Communication Studies at SIUC three times. She advised the department’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter for 10 years.

In 2019, Dr. Bardhan received the Women of Distinction Award from SIUC. This award recognizes employees for their sustained commitment to women and/or issues of diversity through demonstrated leadership, vision and action. At SIUC, she has been on the advisory board of the Global Media Research Center, serves on the Diversity Curriculum Committee/Diversity Council and on the Diversity Action Council for the SIUC system. She is currently a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She also serves on the board of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and co-chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Dr. Bardhan is the co-editor of Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts (Routledge) and Identity Research and Communication (Lexington Press), and the co-author of Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication (Routledge). The latter two books have won best book awards from the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division. She has published several book chapters, and articles in journals such as the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Communication Management, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Education, Public Relations Review, International Journal of Strategic Communication and the Journal of Health Communication. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International and Intercultural CommunicationPR Inquiry, and the International Journal of Strategic Communication.

Select Publications:


Sobré-Denton, M. & Bardhan, N. (2013).  Cultivating cosmopolitanism for intercultural communication: Communicating as global citizens. New York: Routledge.

Bardhan, N., & Orbe, M. (Eds.). (2012). Identity research and communication: Intercultural reflections and future directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Bardhan, N. & Weaver, C.K. (Eds). (2011). Public relations in global cultural contexts: Multi-paradigmatic perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Bardhan, N., & Zhang, B. (2017). A post/decolonial view of race and identity through the narratives of U.S. international students from the global South. Communication Quarterly, 65(3), 285-306.

Patwardhan, P., & Bardhan, N. (2014). Worlds apart or a part of the world? Public relations issues and challenges in India.  Public Relations Review, 40(3), 408-419.

Bardhan, N. (2013). Constructing the meaning of globalization: A framing analysis of The PR Strategist. Journal of Public Relations Research, 25(3). 1-20.

Suo, C., & Bardhan, N. (2013). Charting the waters of globalization: An analysis of Haier’s strategic organizational communication. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 7(3). 186-206.

Bardhan, N. (2011). Slumdog Millionaire meets ‘India Shining’: (Trans)national narrations of identity in the South Asian diaspora. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4(1), 42-61.

Book Chapters

Bardhan, N. (2019). Practicing public relations across cultures: The value of intercultural communication competence. In C. Kim (Ed.), Public relations: Competencies and practice (pp. 43-57). New York, NY: Routledge.

Bardhan, N. (2018). Telling the story of the Ebola health crisis: Cosmopolitan communication as a framework for public relations in global contexts. In J. Drzewiecka  & T. Nakayama (Eds.), Global dialectics in intercultural communication: Case studies (pp. 205-224). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Bardhan, N. (2015). Building bridges along the edges of culture. In K. Sorrells & S. Sekimoto (Eds.), Globalizing Intercultural Communication: A Reader (pp. 55-62). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Bardhan, N., & Sobre-Denton, M. (2015). Interculturality, cosmopolitanism, and the role of the imagination: A perspective for communicating as global citizens. In M. Rozbicki (Ed.), Perspectives on interculturality (pp. 131-160). Palgrave Macmillan.

Bardhan, N., & Patwardhan, P. (2014). Public relations in a transforming environment: Perspectives from public relations leaders in India. In B. Berger & J. Meng (Eds.), Public relations leaders as sense makers: A global study of leadership in public relations and communication management (pp. 156-170). New York: Routledge.

Work for CID:

Nilanjana Bardhan wrote Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #4: America the Beautiful.

Cal State Sacramento Job Ad: Intercultural/International Communication

Tenure Track Instructional Faculty – Communication Studies
(Intercultural/International) at California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento, seeks applications for a specialist in Intercultural Communication for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor to start in the Fall 2017 semester.

Education: Ph.D. in Communication Studies. ABD candidates will be considered. ABD candidates will be required to complete the doctorate by August 2017.

Required Knowledge & Abilities: Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level. Teach introductory, advanced, and graduate level courses.  Interest in and the ability to conduct scholarly research.  A demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.

Preference given to those with teaching and research background in quantitative methods.
Experience: Prior teaching experience at the college or university level and with students from diverse groups.
Teaching/research in developing areas of intercultural/international communication such as globalization, cross-cultural communication, health communication and/or co-cultural dimensions of diverse societies.

Duties include providing curricular leadership in international/intercultural communication and teaching introductory, advanced and graduate level courses. Faculty will be expected to advise
students; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the department, campus, and community.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016; however, position will remain open until filled.  Applications must be submitted online.  Applications must include the following:
–       A letter indicating the applicant’s interest in the position and the way in which the applicant meets the qualifications
–       Curriculum vitae
–       Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations)
–       Evidence of creative activity and/or scholarly research
–       Three to five recent professional references, including names and contact information
–       Unofficial transcripts from institutions granting post-secondary degrees to applicant

* Candidates must include the application materials as a single PDF.
* Additional documentation and letters of recommendation may be required
at a later date.

Cultural Identity at Royal Roads University

Across August, September, and October of 2015, I taught a graduate seminar at Royal Roads University, located in Victoria, BC, Canada, as part of their Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication (MAIIC). The course was Contemporary Issues in Communication: Cultural Identity. The 38 students enrolled were quite international, as they came from China, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Barbados, and Canada.

On the last day of class, several students asked for photos, so here’s one, although not everyone was present at the time. Imagine another dozen added to the group.

IICS 638 class photo 2015

Students prepared small papers on their own linguistic repertoires, examined the ways in which living rooms can display cultural identity, prepared group presentations on case studies about cultural identity. Their major assignments were either applied group projects, or individual papers. The group projects included:

• Hosting an intercultural competence workshop for students in the Pre-Masters Program at RRU
• Designing a brochure for Hainan Drive Travel Association to give to Chinese tourists to Victoria
• Preparing a videotape in collaboration with Indigenous Education & Student Services at RRU about the Lklungen (Songhees) Nation for their own use in public presentations
• Preparing a videotape documenting differences between Chinese dialects for use in teaching Chinese to English speakers
• Creating pre-departure orientation materials for the Office of Global Advancement to use in preparing students, staff and faculty for a trip to Ecuador.

While at RRU, I was asked to participate in a public conversation, Communication Matters: Immigration from an Intercultural Communication Perspective. Dr. Juana Du, program head of the on-campus version of the MAIIC, served as host. Other participants were Lisa Selvey and Jingya (Celine) Yang, two students from the course. Follow the link to get to the video, which is now available on YouTube.

One of the highlights of my time at RRU was being able to watch Tom LaFortune carve a totem pole for the campus, and then attending the unveiling ceremony.

I posted last year about the beautiful campus, but this time I lived on campus, with peacocks in the front yard and deer in the backyard, a Japanese garden, and 650 acres of trails available for exploration. A few new photos follow. My thanks to Professor Du for inviting me to her beautiful campus to work with a fascinating group of students!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

p.s. In November, Crossroads, the RRU internal publication, just posted a notice about one of the student projects in the course.

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Distinguished Scholarship Awards – IICD of NCA

Call For Nominations
Distinguished Scholarship Awards
International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association

Nominations are invited for the 2015 International and Intercultural Communication Division Distinguished Scholarship Awards for work copyrighted in 2014. Up to five awards will be given in the following categories:
·       Best Book (single-authored or co-authored)
·       Best Book (edited or co-edited)
·       Best Article (or Book Chapter)
·       Best Dissertation and/or Master’s Thesis

All nomination materials via electronic submission to Mark Hopson 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 the following address:
Dr. Mark C. Hopson
Department of Communication
George Mason University
Robinson A #319
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Awards will be presented at the International and Intercultural Communication Division Business Meeting in Las Vegas at the 2015 NCA Convention. Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1, 2015 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations are welcomed. The awards committee will not accept more than one submission of the same co-/author, whether they are nominated or self-nominated, regardless of category. Works must have been copyrighted during the 2014 calendar year.

Nomination packets must be received by April 25, 2015.

Webster University job ad: International Communication

Assistant Professor in International Communication & Media Studies at Webster University

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in International Communication and Media Studies, in our Communications & Journalism Department.  We are seeking a teacher-scholar with the experience and creativity to help us build curriculum in international and comparative communication, media, and culture.  Other areas of interest could include intercultural communication, political communication, communication and development, or other areas of the candidate’s expertise.

The successful candidate will teach in Media Communications or other programs in the Department, including advertising, public relations, or journalism, as well as advising students, and engaging in faculty service and professional development, including scholarship and creative activity.

A record of teaching success, developing track record of successful scholarship, Ph.D., and international experience are required (ABD candidates may be considered). Applicants should send: (1) a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and fit to the Department and School, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three references; additional materials may be requested at a later date.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for priority consideration, applications should be received by December 5. Interested candidates may submit electronic applications to using the subject line “International Communication.”

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications.  We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities.  Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

Webster University, founded in 1915 with its home campus in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world including metropolitan, military, online and corporate, as well as American-style traditional campuses in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation.

CSU San Marcos job ad: International/Transnational Communication

Tenure Track Faculty Position in International or Transnational Communication
Department of Communication
California State University San Marcos
EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall semester, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication in hand by August, 2015. A scholar who works at the intersection of communication and culture at the global level from a qualitative, critical, interpretative, textual or rhetorical perspective. Applicants must possess an active research program in the area of communication and culture globally as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in international or transnational communication at the macro level in order to broaden students’ perspectives about the ways that global issues influence the study of communication. Candidate has experience teaching intercultural communication. Areas of preferred emphasis include one or more of the following: human rights, global movements, international labor issues, postcolonialism, international relations, cultural inflections of citizenship and public culture, NGOs, terrorist studies, sovereignty, critical whiteness studies, international disputes, and/or globalization. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
• Develop new electives in their areas of expertise;
• Deliver Intercultural Communication (COMM 330) and assist in delivering one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Communication (COMM 100), Argumentation and Dialogue (COMM 200), or Communication Theory (COMM 300);
• Serve the Critical Intercultural Communication minor;
• Teach and develop courses in the Communication major;
• Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications;
• Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. Position open until filled. All applications must include a completed Faculty Application; cover letter; a one-page explanation in which applicants address their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address both the minimum and preferred qualifications; a maximum of three reprints of representative scholarly activities; copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities. In addition, three current letters of recommendation must be provided by the deadline. Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

To submit, please email your materials. Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The department consists of 11 tenure track faculty and sixteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to slightly over 800 students, in addition to multiple sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the entire university. 

The university is particularly interested in hiring candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran status. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges “most friendly” to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.