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.

Penn State job ad: International Communication

The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies at Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program. As such, we seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication starting August 2015.

Candidates should have demonstrable research interest and teaching expertise in international communication and related topics (e.g., comparative media systems). To that end, experiential knowledge in the form of grounded research exposure and/or an extended period living outside the US is advantageous. Applicants with geopolitical expertise related to the regions/countries within Central/South America or the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester (including – with required qualification – the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring), service on departmental and college committees and the active pursuit of a substantive research/creative agenda. As a department committed to the premise of integrated educational experiences including a study abroad component (embedded/summer programs) for students interested in international communication, the preferred candidate will bring an interest, fresh ideas, and an enterprising agenda for developing similar initiatives in his/her area of expertise on board. An earned Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Media Studies, or a related field is preferred, although ABD status will be considered.

The College of Communications at Penn State is home to four departments: Advertising/Public Relations; Film-Video and Media Studies; Journalism; and Telecommunications. In addition, the College offers a master’s degree program in media studies, and a Ph.D. program in mass communications. The University Park Campus is set in State College, a university town located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational and cultural activities, and excellent public schools. The campus is also within a half-day drive to Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh.

Candidates must electronically submit a letter of application and a curriculum vita detailing teaching and research/creative experience and the names of three to five references. All candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Tasha Smith. Applications received by October 31, 2014, will be assured of full consideration; however, all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Texas A&M University job ad

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University is advertising 3 positions. One of these is in global media and technology, as described below.

Open Rank Professor in Global Media and Technology
This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Global Media and Technology. Applicants should demonstrate an active research program in global media studies, international communication, or closely related areas in communication. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars working at the intersection of global media and communication technology or communication law and policy, but we will also consider candidates with experience in other fields or using mixed approaches.

Other key departmental initiatives include Civic Dialogue and Leadership and the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. Texas A&M is an internationally prominent university with a faculty pursuing ongoing, internationally oriented research, a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, international study centers in Costa Rica and Italy, and an ongoing study abroad program campus-wide.  Our close proximity to some of the nation’s largest cities also provides opportunities for collaboration with media corporations and other top universities in highly diverse metropolitan areas.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A PhD is required for all candidates. A strong record of scholarship and teaching are required for senior candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and contact information for three references to Patrick Burkart, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. (Emailed applications are preferred.)

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 55 graduate students, and over 1100 undergraduate majors. Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 53,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5000 international students from 124 countries. We seek candidates who can teach in a diverse and global classroom. It ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $700 million dollars per year), and in total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.  This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

Coastal Carolina U job ad

Assistant Professor of Intercultural/International Communication
Coastal Carolina University

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Intercultural/International Communication.

A Ph.D. in Communication, Anthropology, or Language with teaching experience and coursework in intercultural/international is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified to teach (have 18 credit hours) in one of the Department’s areas of language instruction:  German, French or Italian.  A record that indicates the potential for scholarly productivity and success, and demonstrated interest in institutional service is required. Candidates should ideally possess instructional/research interests and competencies in key areas that could include cross-cultural communication, acculturation, language and culture, semiotics or sociolinguistics. Additional languages and/or cultural proficiencies may be considered. The successful candidate will work with members of the Department to strategically develop courses in intercultural/international communication. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses. The appointment will be effective either January 9, 2015 or August 16, 2015 depending on availability of the candidate.

The Department of Communication, Languages and Cultures is one of Coastal Carolina University’s newest departments serving approximately 600 majors. The Department offers programs and courses in Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism and Media, Public Relations/Integrated Communication, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and the integration of ideas, technologies, and developments within the discipline. The department provides students with the skills and knowledge to compete in an increasingly global workforce, to facilitate understanding of effective communication practices in varied contexts, and to foster cultural awareness and appreciation of diverse communities within the US and abroad.

Coastal Carolina University is a public mid-size, comprehensive liberal arts-oriented institution. Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. The University has an enrollment of 9,000 students and will have continued growth for the next several years. Coastal Carolina University is part of the South Carolina system of public education and has close ties with its founders, the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should be received by October 15, 2014.


Diversity in Transcultural/Int’l Comm conference (Germany)

Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication
October 2-3, 2014
Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen, Germany

Conference of the International and Intercultural Communication Section of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) in Cooperation with the Creative Unit “Communicative Figurations” at the University of Bremen
Hosted by the Institute for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen
Coordination team: Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, Rebecca Venema, Gabriele Gerber

The conference addresses both the meta-analysis of “diversity” and an analysis of the organization and practice of diversity. Diversity concepts take different sociocultural categories into account and implement these in organizational and institutional contexts. As such “diversity“ can be seen both as a normative concept and as a social phenomenon. Normative ideas can be found in concepts such as “representation“ (e.g. the representation of social minorities in the media), “participation“ (the participation in public communication of diverse layers and groups within the population), “plurality” or “variety” (among communicators, contents and opinions).

Does our discipline provide the appropriate tools for researching diversity in communication processes? Which theories and concepts are available for the research of communication ethics in inter-national and/or transcultural communication with respect to the phenomenon diversity? Which normative and empirical foundations are they based on? This leads to a second, more application-oriented issue and potential key topic of the conference: diversity as an operational instruction, task and/or practice.

Contributions on the following topics are welcomed:
1. Theoretical Concepts of Diversity
•   State of the art: disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches; basic theories and medium-range theories concerning the research of “diversity”
•   Boundaries and overlaps of terms and theories concerning the concepts of “cosmopolitanism,” “multiculturalism,” “interculturalism,” “transculturalism” and “hybridity” among others
•   The typology and analysis of intercultural communication processes and situations from the point of view of communication ethics
•   International comparisons: Which diversity concepts exist and how do other research communities in other countries research “diversity”? Is diversity research euro-centric?

2. Empirical Research on Diversity
•   Public representations and constructions of social differences and equality in mass media content, in (micro-)blogs, social media, event communication, PR etc.
•   Analysis of public and/or academic discourse on “diversity“
•   Diversity in media professions (public visibility of those working in media professions such as journalism, PR, advertising, film, theatre etc.)
•   Diversity as a Norm of communication ethics (e.g. in international/ intercultural communication)
•   Diversity management in media corporations
•   Case studies on diversity as an element and normative control parameter of diverse communication processes (political communication, journalism, PR, company and organizational communication…)
•   Diversity and justice under circumstances of mediatization and globalisation
•   Diversity as a factor in media and communication politics and policies

Submission and selection of papers
Please send your anonymized proposal for a 20-minute presentation in English (preferred) or German to Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz no later than JUNE 10, 2014 (using a single pdf file). The abstract should not be longer than 8000 characters (including blank spaces) and should be assigned to the conference topics. Please add a title page to the abstract containing the name(s) and address(es) of the presenter(s) and the title of the presentation. All submissions will be anonymously peer-reviewed according to the criteria of originality, relevance, theoretical foundation, appropriateness of the methods used, clarity of language, and reference to the conference theme. Submitters will be informed about the outcome of the selection process by July 2014.

Margarita Kefalaki Profile


Dr. Margarita Kefalaki is the founder and current President of Communication Institute of Greece (COMING).

Margarita Kefalaki

She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Communication and a Master degree in Communication from Pascal Paoli University in Corsica (France). Additionally she holds a Bachelor degree in cultural communication and organization of events from Vauban University in Nimes (Montpellier III).

Her research focuses on intercultural communication, particularly the role of music and dance to connect people and nations. Margarita is also interested in communication and its connection with media, tourism, marketing and management. Margarita has taught in several universities in Greece and France, and has published widely in academic and policy journals such Journal of ‘Business and Management Research’ and the ‘International Small Business Journal’.  Moreover, she has successfully led several intercultural projects inclluding the creation of a musical disc in three languages (Action3 of the European Program for young People of INJEP).  Margarita believes that we can better communicate through intercultural comprehension, communication, exchange and education Academics can contribute to this exchange process. This is what she is trying to achieve with the establishment of the Communication Institute of Greece and the organization of International Academic Conferences.

Work for CID:

Margarita Kefalaki wrote a guest post, Intercultural Dialogue via Organizing International Academic Conferences. She also translated KC1: Intercultural Dialogue into Greek, and has reviewed translations into Greek.

Huang Kuo Profile


Dr. Huang Kuo is an Associate Professor at English Service of China Radio International (Beijing).

Huang Kuo

Before joining CRI, Dr. Huang worked as Associate Professor at the Center for International Communication Studies, China International Publishing Group (Beijing), Associate Professor at Heilongjiang University (China), Lecturer and Tutor in Macquarie University (Australia), and Lecturer in Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai campus (China).

She has a PhD in Music, Media, Culture and Communication Studies from Macquarie University, Australia, and MA in Communication from Westminster University, UK. Her research interests include international communications, audience studies, and new media. She has published many papers for journals and book chapters, and authored the books Chinese Boxes: Reality TV and Audience Participation (2014) and Multimedia Technology: How It Changes Classroom and Communication (2008).

Representative publications:

Huang, K. (2014). Chinese Boxes: Reality TV and Audience Participation. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Huang, K. (2014). Renewal of International Communication in the Context of Big Data Processing [大数据背景下国际传播的战略思考] in Zhengrong Hu et al (Eds.) Blue Book of International Communication: Annual Report on the Development of China’s International Communication (2014) (pp. 254-260). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press.

Huang, K. (2013). Participative Chinese audiences: A Case Study of the Reality Show Switching Spaces. Studies in Communication Sciences, 13(2), 117–128.

Jiang, F., & Huang, K. (2013). Community Media in China: Communication, Digitalization, and Relocation. Journal of International Communication 19(1), 59-68.

Huang, K. (2013). A Functional Approach towards Political Communication in Social Media—A Case Study of 2012 US Election [社交媒体的政治传播功能研究——以2012年美国大选的社交媒体战略为例]. International Communications [对外传播].1, pp.48-50.

Huang, K. (2012). How Family Factors Influence Teenagers in Internet Adoption [家庭因素对青少年互联网使用的影响] in Wenge LI et al (Eds.) Annual Report on the New Media Use by Minors in China 2011-2012, Blue Book of Teenagers [青少年蓝皮书:中国未成年人新媒体运用报2011-2012] (pp. 50-71). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press.

Huang, K. (2012). On Strategy Transformation of Western Media in International Communication [西方媒体国际传播战略转型的趋势及启示]. International Communications [对外传播], 7, 35-37.

Huang, K., & Jiang, F. (2012). How New Media Subvert and Reconstruct Chinese ‘Quan-Shi’ Culture [新媒体对中国“权势”文化的颠覆与重构], Exploration and Free Views [探索与争鸣], 7.

Huang, K., & Jiang, F. (2011). Transnational Media Corporations and National Culture as a Security Concern in China. In V. Bajc & W. de Lint (Eds.), Security and Everyday Life (pp. 212-235). New York: Routledge.

Huang, K. (2009). Multimedia Technology: How It Changes Classroom and Communication. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.

Huang, K., & Chitty, N. (2009). Selling Participation to Audiences in China. Global Media Journal—Canadian Edition, 2(1), 123-147.

Huang, K., & Jiang, F. (2009). Understanding Diaspora Cultures in the Context of Globalization. International Journal of the Humanities, 7 (10), 115-130.

Work for CID:

Huang Kuo was one of the participants in the Roundtable on Intercultural Dialogue in Asia, co-sponsored by CID.

Study Abroad in Italy with Gonzaga U

Graduate Study Abroad Program: The Cagli Project

One of the “best buys” in Graduate Study Abroad programs is our 17-day Award Winning Cagli Project, a multi-media cultural immersion project for graduating seniors and graduate students.  Begin in Renaissance Florence and then move into the Medieval market city of Cagli on the ancient Via Flaminia where you will get to know and understand the “real Italy.”  Enjoy life on the Piazza Matteoti with its quaint shops, gelateria, coffee bars and restaurants. Have classes in the Scuola d’Arte.  Many meals are shared group experiences.  Enjoy the precious opera house and the mountain springs.  Wake up to church bells, and enjoy the weekly festivals including Venerde and the Cagli beerfest.

Get to know Italians as you earn six credits learning conversational Italian, intercultural competence, photography, and profile writing. Earn the Emphasis in Intercultural and International Communication. Make friends for a lifetime in this truly transformational experience. There is still time for enrollment; see details.

Also, there are also two $300 scholarships made available by benefactors to the Gonzaga-in-Cagli Program.  The application for the scholarship is on the website.
Regular financial aid can be used for these classes.

For details contact Dr. Caputo.

Bloomsburg U (PA) job ads

Two new Tenure-Track positions at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University is located in a picturesque small town in beautiful north central Pennsylvania approximately 50 miles southwest of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 30 miles west of the Pocono Mountains.  It boasts excellent public schools with an affordable cost-of-living and abundant lifestyle opportunities.  New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington D.C. metro centers are within a few hours’ drive.  The University is recognized as an outstanding educational institution, having been ranked as one of the “10 Best Public Colleges and Universities in the Northeast” by the U.S. News and World Report.  There are 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in four colleges:  Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology.

The Department of Communication Studies seeks outstanding applicants who will complement the current faculty, for two tenure-track positions:

Position 1 (AA # 25-3-266) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Intercultural Communication, and can contribute to the department and university commitment to Global and Multicultural Education.  An interest in International Communication Processes, Training, Global Communication Strategies, Intergroup Relations, Sexual Identity, LBGTQ Studies and/or Gender Communication would be of added value.

Position 2 (AA # 25-3-267) seeking applicants with teaching and research interests in Leadership and Strategic Communication, who can contribute to the department and university commitment to developing campus leadership and Civic Engagement and one or more of the following areas: Small Group Communication, Leadership and Team Building, Persuasion, Computer Applications for Professional Communicators, Corporate Communication, Training, Interviewing, and/or Business and Professional Communication. The successful applicants for both positions will teach Public Speaking and/or Interpersonal Communication as part of their regular load as well as other courses as the department needs, and will be encouraged to develop additional special topics courses in their area.

Candidates will demonstrate ongoing excellence in teaching/student advisement, research and service.   Voluntary summer and winter term contracts may be available. Instructional delivery opportunities available for faculty include developing online and off campus courses.  Teaching load is a “four/four.”

Earned Ph.D. or doctorate in Communication Studies or related field from an accredited institution with a strong academic background is required by August 22, 2014. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and/or teaching demonstration, as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the area or department conducting the search.

Full-Time Tenure-Track

Beginning Fall 2014

Commensurate with experience.

Application materials may be sent electronically in PDF format to kdiltz@bloomu.edu, or as hard copies to James E. Tomlinson, Ph.D., Chair – Search and Screen Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania of Pa., 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA  17815-1301. Applicants must provide a letter of application, vitae, evidence of effective teaching, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation.  Completing this search is contingent on available funding. Prior to final offer of employment the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including but not limited to employment verification, educational, and other credential verifications and criminal background check.

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 3, 2014 at which time review of applications will begin.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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