Miike reflection on international/cultural communication

Guest PostsOn Inheriting the Fields of International and Intercultural Communication: A Personal Reflection*
Guest post by Yoshitaka Miike

To inherit is to receive as legacy, place adequate value on and make a part of one’s life. But to be a custodian of a great legacy is to guard, preserve, expand and promote it. It is to honor it by building on and expanding it and, in turn, leaving it as an enriched legacy for future generations.

– Maulana Karenga (1996, p. 551)

The International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA) was founded as a commission in 1971 and later formed as a division in 1984. I am thus the 42nd incoming chair of this flourishing division. When I think about the history of the IICD and its critical role in advocating diversity and advancing internationalization within the NCA, I feel the heavy weight of the gavel that Dr. S. Lily Mendoza at Oakland University passed to me in Washington, D.C. With an eye on the 100th Anniversary of the NCA next year, I would like to offer a personal year-end reflection on how we may inherit the fields of international and intercultural communication. More specifically, I wish to suggest that we (1) “create a community of a larger memory” of our fields (to borrow Dr. Ronald Takaki’s [1998] words), (2) clarify our theoretical ideas  and practical issues without sacrificing their complexities, and (3) generate knowledge that bridges differences especially from non-U.S. and non-elite perspectives.

*Source: Miike, Y. (2013, December). On inheriting the fields of international and intercultural communication: A personal reflection. National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division Newsletter, pp. 4-7.

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Penn State job ad Int’l Comm

International Communication Faculty Position in Media Studies
Penn State University
College of Communications

The Department of Film-Video and Media Studies is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute to the broad intellectual and creative life of an interdisciplinary media studies program.  To that end, a tenure-track assistant professor position in international communication is available starting August 2014.

Candidates should have demonstrated scholarly interest and teaching expertise in international communication and related topics (e.g., comparative media systems). Key responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and student advising (including the possibility of graduate-level teaching and mentoring), service on departmental and college committees and the active pursuit of a substantive agenda for scholarly/creative work.  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.

To apply, send a letter describing qualifications, a c.v. detailing teaching and research/creative experience and the names of three to five references to International Communication Faculty Search Committee, College of Communications, Penn State University, 201 Carnegie Building, University Park, PA  16802.  Electronic submissions should include “International Communication Position” in the subject heading.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.


US doctoral programs in intercultural

The following is an excerpt from the National Communication Association’s list of doctoral programs in the US with a specialization in Intercultural-International-Cultural Communication:

Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Bowling Green State University, School of Media & Communication
Cornell University, Department of Communication
Michigan State University, Department of Communication
New York University, Department of Media, Culture, & Communication
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Communication & Media
Southern Illinois University, Department of Speech Communication
Temple University, School of Media & Communication
University of Albany-SUNY, Department of Communication
University at Buffalo-SUNY, Department of Communication
University of California-San Diego, Department of Communication
University of Denver, Department of Communication Studies
University of Illinois, Department of Communication
University of Illinois, Institute of Communications Research
University of Illinois-Chicago, Department of Communication
University of Kansas, Department of Communication Studies
University of Maryland, Department of Communication
University of New Mexico, Department of Communication & Journalism
University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication
University of Oregon, School of Journalism & Communication
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication
University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism
University of Washington, Department of Communication
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Communication
Wayne State University, Department of Communication

Utah State U job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Utah State University
The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. Candidates should have a Doctorate in a Communication related field completed by August 12, 2014. Other qualifications include: specialization in intercultural/international communication with a particular focus on human interaction, desirable secondary areas of specialization include organizational communication, conflict mediation, and communication theory. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish scholarly research and to effectively teach a variety of courses in support of our Global Communication and Communication Studies majors, as well as an interest in mentoring undergraduate students. Typical teaching load is 2/2.

See here for full job description and to apply online.  Review of applications will begin October 7, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.


CFP China international comm annual

China International/Intercultural Communication Annual 2013

For Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese and elsewhere), working within the scope of the relevant international / intercultural communication research group, construction of the academic publishing field, comprehensive reflection of international / intercultural communication research topics, and frontiers of the latest research results, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has developed the innovative project “Intercultural Communication in the Age of Globalization: Academic Research and Application of Achievements.” Specifically, we plan to launch the China International / Intercultural Communication  Annual, in order to publish research on international / intercultural communication each year. The annual will be published each October starting in 2014.

We hope this annual will be an important summit from which to review the past and plan the future. We welcome all scholars who are interested in international / intercultural communication research to submit papers. Please submit your proposed title and abstract, as well as your affiliation, academic rank, telephone number and E-mail address.

Deadlines: Title and abstract by 15 September 2013, full paper by 31 December 2013

For submission or inquiry, please email ciica2013 AT 163.com to contact Ms. XIE Ming

CFP international volunteering

Call for Chapter Proposals for Edited Book

Working Title: Volunteering and Communication Vol. II: Studies in International and Intercultural Contexts

Publisher: Peter Lang

Objective of the Book:
The purpose of this book is to give voice to the experiences of volunteers specifically in international and intercultural settings. Few of our current resources (books, texts, handbooks) address the micro-level, data-based analysis of volunteering and volunteer management with our first book being an exception.  There is even less scholarship on volunteering in international and intercultural contexts. There are a few chapters addressing it in our first book. This book will begin with a guest-authored literature review chapter. Then contributors will write data-based chapters that provide in-depth analyses of a particular issue, topic, or type of volunteer based on some theoretical or conceptual organizational or intercultural framework. Each chapter will include a very brief field report from a practitioner with experience in the volunteer situation explored in the chapter.

In particular, the editors are interested in studies that fit one of three types:

1) Experiences Volunteering Abroad: These should be studies of individuals volunteering in another country, for example, individuals from the United States doing volunteer work in another country.

2) Experiences of Volunteers Internationally: These should be studies of volunteers living in countries outside the United States, for example, the experiences of volunteers from the Netherlands or Brazil or any other country.

3) Experience of Volunteers in Intercultural Settings: These should be studies of volunteers working in settings where they must reach across intercultural boundaries to accomplish their goals, for example, Turkish volunteers working with Syrian refugees.

Book Editors:
Michael W. Kramer, University Oklahoma, Department of Communication
Loril M. Gossett, UNC Charlotte, Department of Communication Studies
Laurie K. Lewis, Rutgers University, Department of Communication

Submission Process:
This edited book will present contributed chapters focusing on the three types of volunteer experiences described above. Editors seek contributed chapters that are data-based, and focused on the management and experience of volunteering. All methodologies are welcome including quantitative, qualitative, or textual/rhetorical analysis, as well as interdisciplinary work that seeks to combine communication perspectives with other disciplinary knowledge.

For consideration, authors should submit a 1-2 page abstract of the proposed chapter (not including title page and references). This proposal should include a description of the study, including its theoretical or conceptual framework, its current status (e.g., already IRB approved, data being analyzed, etc.) and include a brief summary of results if available. These submissions are due to the lead editor no later than July 31, 2013.

Submissions will be peer reviewed and decisions about inclusion in the book will be made by August 31, 2013. Selected authors will be expected to produce a full draft of their chapters by January 10, 2014. These drafts will be reviewed by the book editors for final decisions on inclusion in the book. Those accepted will submit revised versions by May 1, 2014.

Inquiries may be addressed to any of the editors. Submissions should be forwarded electronically (word document) to:
Michael W. Kramer
mkramer AT ou.edu

Royal Roads U job ad

School of Communication and Culture
Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University invites your interest in a limited-term (two year) appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor within our School of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. You will play a key role in the administration, delivery, and instruction of the Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication On Campus program.

Your primary responsibilities will include providing high quality face-to-face and online instruction, facilitating high quality course revision and program development as well as building strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff within the Marketing and International sectors. In addition, you will be responsible for recruiting, developing and supporting instructors, managing student issues, monitoring the day-to-day delivery of the program, participating in program planning and reviews, attending program events and contributing to the marketing of the program. This program offering is geared primarily at international graduate students and delivered on campus in Victoria, British Columbia.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits, enjoys working within a highly entrepreneurial, collaborative and team-based teaching environment, and possesses well-developed interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and relationship-building abilities.

Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities. Experience working in diverse settings is essential to this position.

To be considered, candidates will possess:
• Doctorate in related discipline
• Bilingualism, with preferred proficiency in English and Mandarin
• Some personal or professional experience outside of Canada
• Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level (employing adult learning, English as a second language and applied learning principles) in intercultural and international communication
• Experience in the communication sector, and ability to develop international networks
• Ability to work within an interdisciplinary outcomes-based curriculum
• Applied research experience in social and applied sciences field
• Experience in curriculum design and development at the graduate level preferred
• Experience in supervision of graduate students preferred

In addition to a collegial learning community, Royal Roads University offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and academic rank based on qualifications and experience. This is a limited term appointment for a two-year term. The possibility of extension to this term is subject to performance and program needs.

To apply please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy (preferably in electronic format) to:
E-mail: rru-career-opportunities@royalroads.ca
Competition #13-007 or Human Resources – Career Opportunities Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

The competition will begin on February 6, 2013. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2013; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. While the position is pending funding, funding will be confirmed prior to March 31, 2013.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates chosen for further consideration will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the names and contact information for three referees, and to arrange for the forwarding of degree transcripts directly from the granting institutions.

Royal Roads University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.


Kent State U job ad

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mediated/Mass Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. Strong secondary expertise in global/international communication and new communication technologies is highly desirable.

The School offers undergraduate concentrations in applied, global, health, interpersonal, organizational and public communication. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to shape the curricula and associated initiatives in the undergraduate concentration in public communication and the graduate concentration in mediated communication. He or she will be expected to teach in the undergraduate concentration in public communication, participate in our masters and doctoral programs, and conduct research in mediated/mass communication and allied areas. The School of Communication Studies places high value on collaborative work, within the college, around the campus, and with other organizations in all sectors.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect an employment start date of either January or August 2014. The Ph.D. or equivalent is expected by the start of the semester of employment. If the degree is not yet completed, the new hire will be initially at the level of Instructor, and on a term basis. Applicants should possess excellent publication and teaching credentials commensurate with years of experience. A strong commitment to academic and community service is also desired.

Applicants will upload the following items:
* Letter of application
* Curriculum vita
* At least three letters of recommendation
* Selected publications
* Teaching evaluations
* Other information the candidate deems relevant.
For more information about the positions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Child, Search Committee Chair, jchild AT kent.edu


Baruch College job ad

Position Announcement: Two Assistant Professors, Department of Communication Studies
Baruch College, City University of New York

The Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College is seeking applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Communication Studies to begin Fall 2013. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and college service. Candidates should be equipped to teach and advise in existing undergraduate and graduate programs in the department, and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: organizational communication, social media, global or international communication, public relations, or critical/ cultural media studies. Candidates may have expertise in social scientific, critical or rhetorical approaches. Successful candidates also should be equipped to collaborate in the development of a planned new communication studies major.

Baruch College, located in midtown Manhattan, is a senior college of the City University of New York and is recognized as among the most diverse colleges in the nation. The Department of Communication Studies offers a B.A. degree in Business Communication, an M.A. in Corporate Communication, and a minor in Communication Studies; a B.A. in Communication Studies is planned. The Department serves several hundred undergraduate majors and minors, 70 graduate students, and 2000 undergraduate students in the basic course. Subfields represented include argumentation, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, media studies, organizational communication, and public relations. For more information, please see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/communication/index.htm

Applicants should send a CV, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence, and representative publications:
Professor Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni
Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Baruch College
Box B 8-240
1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Baruch College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

Arizona State U job ad

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication to begin in August 2013.

Required Qualifications:
1)  PhD (or foreign educational equivalent) in Communication or related field.  Must have PhD in hand by August 1, 2013.
2)  Record of research in intercultural/international communication as demonstrated by publications or works in progress, with a continuing program of scholarly activity publishable in established international refereed journals.

Desired Qualifications:
1)  Demonstrated excellence in scholarship confronting significant global and domestic issues in the ways culture plays a role in relationships between individuals, groups, and societies, scholarship that explicitly contributes to Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Strategic Initiatives (Conflict Transformation Project, Innovative Inquiry, Project for Wellness and Work-Life (see details ) and scholarship that is supportive of ASU’s campus-wide research initiatives: (1) Building strong, vibrant communities, (2) Defending and extending human rights, (3) Understanding the past and present for the sake of our future, and (4) Creating a sustainable way of life) (see details).
2)  Demonstrated potential for obtaining external funding for research projects.
3)  Demonstrated teaching effectiveness, demonstrated ability to teach courses in the existing undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the HDSHC, with potential to develop new courses in relevant areas of scholarship.
4)  Demonstrated ability to engage in service to the university, academic profession, and public/community that supports ethical/professional behavior as defined in Board of Regents, university, or academic unit policy.

The application deadline is Monday, November 26, 2012; if the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Monday until the search is closed.

Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying interest in the position and how their qualifications match the required and desired qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of effectiveness in teaching (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations), evidence of excellence in scholarship (e.g. reprints of published articles), and three letters of references.  Letters of reference must be emailed directly by referees to HDSHCrecruitment AT asu.edu, with the job order #10246 written in the SUBJECT area of the email.

Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF document via email only to HDSHCrecruitment AT asu.edu. Please write the job order #10246 in the SUBJECT area of the email.
Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement. In line with the Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.

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