CFP Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (Netherlands)


Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction section of ECREA, October 14-16, 2019, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Deadline: 9 June 2019.

ICSI Regional Conference is the 6th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). This year’s conference is hosted by Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, and will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

The conference theme this year is “Re-Connecting”. We want to connect scholars from the different sub-disciplines of interpersonal communication and social interaction, for example workplace interaction, communication in interpersonal relationship, impression management, interpersonal and health communication. Connecting our insights from different fields may inform our own research, provide creative ideas for future research, and help theory development. Moreover, the theme reflects the fact that our mediated and unmediated interactions are increasingly connected and integrated. As advanced communication technologies increasingly become part of our everyday experience, we are forced to revisit and connect theories of online and offline social interaction.

The ICSI Regional Conference 2019 provides an opportunity to share our ideas, theories and research about interpersonal communication and social interaction across our different specializations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the section’s themes.

CFP ESTIDIA 2017: Dialogues Without Borders (Bulgaria)

Call for Papers
European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue
4th ESTIDIA Conference
Dialogues without Borders: Strategies of Interpersonal and Inter-group Communication
29-30 September 2017

Faculty of Philosophy
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky”
Sofia, Bulgaria

in partnership with

Institute of Rhetoric and Communications, Sofia
Centre for New Media and Transdisciplinary Dialogue, Constanţa

Sofia UniversityThe 4th ESTIDIA conference, to be held on 29-30 September, 2017, is hosted by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded in 1888, which has been consistently ranked as the top university in the country according to national and international rankings. The conference serves as a discussion forum for researchers and practitioners to showcase their dialogue-oriented work on current societal and community-related issues, and on methodological approaches to dialogue and strategies of interpersonal and inter-group Communication. The aim is to bring together senior and junior scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and professional orientations to critically explore, through dialogue, different perspectives on human thinking, communication strategies, interpersonal relations, socio-cultural traditions, political processes and business interactions by means of theory-based and practice-driven investigations.

Conference Theme

Most of the world’s population – and Europe is a case in point – lives in contexts that are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural. Travel across national boundaries is becoming an everyday activity for many, and new technologies allow individuals to communicate easily and cheaply across such boundaries, even if they stay at home. Meanwhile, hostilities between ethnic, national, religious, and other groups do not seem to be decreasing, but on the contrary, are being kindled by extremist groups and totalitarian leaders. To oppose, prevent and do away with such negative and dangerous developments in the 21st century, it is more important than ever to acquire an in-depth and nuanced understanding of how individuals communicate based on group or community memberships, and how communication allows or encourages group segregation and isolationist tendencies. It is languages – verbal language, sign language, body language – that constitute the basic channels of communication through which group stereotypes can be tolerated, changed, and/or resisted.

While the dynamics of interpersonal and intergroup relations has been a recurrent topic in several disciplines, such as psychology, social psychology (Tajfel 1978, 1982; Haslam et al 1998; Bar-Tal 2000) and political science (Sherif 1966; Pennebaker et al. 1997; Sidanius & Pratto 2001), research on communication and miscommunication in interpersonal and intergroup interaction has been conducted primarily within the fields of linguistics, sociolinguistics anthropology, rhetoric and communication studies (Hymes 1964; Gumperz 1971; Gudykunst 1998; Gudykunst & Mody 2002; Giles 2012; Berger 2014). A major advantage of these research strands lies in their intergroup perspective that considers people not only as individuals, but also as members of social groups (in terms of e.g., gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, region), and investigates the ways in which various social group memberships relate to the way that we communicate with each other.

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A major goal of this conference is to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are interested in sharing their expertise and in discussing and comparing their extensive empirical and theoretical findings, so as to achieve a synergy and a cross-fertilisation of perspectives and approaches that highlight the role of communication practices in dealing with challenging situations emerging in interpersonal and intergroup encounters in 21st century societies.


U New Mexico job ad: Interpersonal/Conflict Management

Communication Lecturer III Search Announcement: Interpersonal/Conflict Management/ Mediation
University of New Mexico

The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full time, 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer III to begin August 1, 2015. The department seeks to hire a lecturer with knowledge and experience teaching interpersonal communication, conflict management, and mediation. The successful candidate will coordinate the teaching assistants and part-time instructors who teach sections of CJ 221 (Interpersonal Communication) and CJ 320 (Mediation). In addition, this lecturer will teach other courses at the undergraduate level that meet teaching needs in the department’s concentrations (interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, environmental, media studies, and public communication). Graduate teaching is a possibility, depending on the lecturer’s areas of specialty and department need.

This is a renewable teaching appointment based on the lecturer’s performance. The position involves 70% teaching and 30% service, and the teaching load involves 7 courses each year.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field completed by August 1, 2015, and three years post-secondary teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: (a) A strong record of effective teaching across the communication curriculum; (b) Experience teaching interpersonal communication, communication and conflict, and mediation; (c) Experience directing/coordinating teaching assistants and/or part-time instructors; (d) Experience/interest in developing and teaching courses in on-line or condensed formats; (e) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, student success, and working with broadly diverse communities, as well as a desire to mentor students from diverse backgrounds; and (f) Evidence of participation in professional and/or communication associations.

Application Process: A complete application consists of: (1) letter of interest identifying qualifications related to the position announcement; (2) a complete academic resume, including current position; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course syllabi and teaching evaluations; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (5) letters of recommendation sent from three academic sources. The letters of recommendation should be sent by the authors in a PDF attachment to Nancy C. Montoya, department administrator, Communication & Journalism.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply, please go to the UNM website and reference Posting Number: 0827867. For best consideration, please apply by December 8, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and educator.

For more information contact Dr. Judith Hendry, Search Chair. The departmental website provides additional information about the goals, mission, courses, and the student population.

Loyola Marymount U job ad (Los Angeles)

The Department of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the areas of Interpersonal, Intercultural and/or Organizational Communication Studies, beginning Fall 2015. The Communication Studies Department is one of the largest undergraduate programs at LMU, with approximately 500 majors. In keeping with LMU’s Mission, our department emphasizes the ethical and effective deployment of communication in pursuit of a more just and humane world. We also strive to help students foster the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more satisfying personal and professional relationships. Our faculty is committed to scholarship and service projects that support our Mission and reflect a critical orientation toward the discipline.  We are committed to developing a culturally diverse environment for our faculty and students.

This position requires a critical/cultural orientation to the field of communication and a global perspective on the issues of marginalized communities, participatory culture and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, one of the following areas of study: global communication, non-profit culture, environmental justice, eco-tourism, alternative organizing, social entrepreneurship, and digital social innovation.  Candidates must be able to teach classes in Interpersonal Communication, in addition to classes in one or both areas of Intercultural and Organizational Communication.

Position Qualifications:
Applicants must have a doctorate in Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication and/or Intercultural Communication, in hand at the time a contract is offered. Final appointment is dependent on a confirmed terminal degree status. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must demonstrate progress verifiable by evidence and substantive enough to ensure completion of their degree at the time of appointment.

In addition to teaching required courses in Interpersonal Communication and one or both of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, this position also involves teaching and developing required and elective courses related to the Department’s curricular clusters of “Organizing and Relating,” and “Advocacy, Public Relations and Non-Profit Culture.” Application materials should clearly demonstrate the ability to teach the anticipated courses. The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment to service and an established, or promise of a, productive research agenda. We value relevant professional, practical, and international experience in addition to the required academic qualifications. Proficiency in more than one language also is valued.

Application Details:
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application portfolio requires: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) official transcripts; 4) representative scholarship (such as published article/s, key dissertation chapters, competitively selected conference papers, manuscript submissions); 5) complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) reflecting at least two of her/his most recent years of university level teaching [note: summaries of course evaluations are not acceptable]; 6) a statement of teaching philosophy; 7) sample syllabi related to this position; 8) at least three letters of reference; and 9) if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion.

Application materials should be sent to: Dr. Nina M. Reich, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication Studies/Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive – MS 8231, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Materials must be received by December 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration. All materials must be submitted in hard copy format; electronic delivery of materials will not be accepted. Inquiries or comments (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Nina M. Reich by e-mail.

LMU places value on those who can share and teach differing points of view. Strong candidates will be committed to and effective in supporting and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse learning environment. We also value those who will bring sensitivity to the independent cultural role of religions.

Loyola Marymount University, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

University of South Carolina Upstate job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
University of South Carolina Upstate
Requisition 007369

Nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2014 to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campuses.  Seeking a faculty member who has a strong background in organizational and/or interpersonal communication with an emphasis on critically engaging issues of difference, especially within the areas of race and/or transnationalism. Ideal candidate would be equipped to teach critical approaches to Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication at the undergraduate level.

Required: PhD in Communication Studies; ABD in Communication Studies will be considered with degree completion required before August 15, 2014; demonstrated commitment to student-centered learning and evidence of excellence in teaching. Prefer: Three years of teaching experience at the university level and a clear, focused research agenda.

Applicants must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Benjamin Myers, Chair, Fine Arts & Communication Studies

U Waterloo (Canada) lecturer positions

Definite Term Lecturer Positions in Speech Communication at University of Waterloo

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one one-year Definite Term Lecturer in Speech Communication; and for one three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, both with a preferred start date of August 1, 2014. While the latter position is initially a three-year contract position, the successful candidate for the latter position will be entitled to consideration for Continuing Lecturer status at the completion of the contract. Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 140 majors and offers eight different degree programs, including three and four year regular and honours programs, an Arts and Business degree option, and a minor and specialization. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication.

These positions involve teaching eight courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment); and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). It is anticipated that both Definite Term Lecturers will teach communication courses specifically designed for students outside of the Faculty of Arts, as well as courses within the Speech Communication program. Strong candidates will be able to integrate theory and practice in courses in one or more of the following areas: performance studies; public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and/or public and digital communication. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to experiential learning, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. This appointment will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. Send letters of application, complete CV, and names of three referees to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014.

Dept Chair U Mass Boston job ad

Tenured Associate or Full Professor (Department Chairperson)
Communication Department
University of Massachusetts Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor to serve as Department Chairperson beginning January 25, 2015. The department and undergraduate major is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Launched in the spring of 2013, the program has already grown to over 230 majors and 30 minors. We are looking for a capable, enthusiastic leader with a track record of managing department growth, in terms of both enrollment and in the recruiting and retention of new faculty.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should possess an earned PhD in Communication and a research program that intersects with our current strengths in media, interpersonal, health, or intercultural communication. Previous administrative experience at the level of chair or program director is desired. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration may exist between this position and the CLA Departments of Psychology or Sociology, McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy, and/or College of Nursing and Health Sciences, depending on areas of research expertise and interest. Department chairs are expected to teach one course per semester.

Please submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation can be sent to Martin Hansen. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2014, and continue until a suitable candidate is hired. All materials must be submitted electronically; hard copy applications will not be considered.

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. UMass Boston extends full benefits to all employees, spouses/ same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children.

Study abroad in Prague 2014

North Carolina State University Program in Prague
May 12 – June 22, 2014

Study abroad in Prague for the summer of 2014.  In this beautiful and historic city, North Carolina State University will be offering a Communication Program at the prestigious Prague Institute.

The Communication Program in Prague is designed to give students the opportunity to experience and study the dynamic of political and cultural change that occurs in a new democracy.  In 1989, the Czech Republic began its transition to a democratic form of government, and in the years since, changes in communication have emerged; changes in communication range from no public discourse allowed to the free exchange of ideas and debate, from limited private talk in the public square to open expressions of lives.  Students will study how communication has facilitated open public discourse, political decision-making, changes in economy, and changes in interpersonal life within the country.  Located in the capital city of Prague, the summer program in Communication is situated with easy access to political, university, tourist, and local venues for the study of a variety of dimensions of communication.

Students of Sophomore standing from any institution are welcome to apply. The program consists of two three-credit hour courses, Interpersonal Communication (COM 112) and Argument and Advocacy (COM 211). These two courses study the fundamental ways in which humans communicate with one another: through our personal relationships and through our interactions with broader publics. These courses aside, the institute offers a range of other courses that may be of interest.

Contact Matthew May with questions.

Applicants who apply prior to December 2, 2013 will receive priority registration. Regular registration is open until February 7, 2014.

Total cost of the program is $5600 and includes:
*       Non-refundable Study Abroad application charge ($300)
*       Non-refundable program deposit ($500)
*       Tuition
*       International accident/health insurance coverage
*       Accommodations in Prague with breakfast
*       Excursions within the Czech Republic relevant to the program
*       Cultural events such as opera or ballet and jazz club performances
*       Orientation materials
*       A map and phrase book
*       Wi-Fi Internet access at the Institute
*       Visits to museums and galleries
*       In-city travel passes

Airfare is not included.


Eckerd College job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication, tenure-track position, to start in September 2014. PhD. in Communication required. Eckerd College seeks an outstanding teacher/scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: interpersonal communication, intercultural/multicultural communication, or health communication. Applicants in other specialties whose research interests include ethnographic or other qualitative or mixed methodologies are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Communication Theory, Public Speaking, Research Methods, and to develop courses in area(s) of expertise. Teaching load is seven courses per academic year (3-1-3). Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, and have a record of scholarship that leads to publication. The candidate’s approach to teaching, mentoring, and research should comport with Eckerd College’s Mission Statement.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references here. Applications must be complete by December 1, 2013. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Michael Mario Albrecht. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women, minorities, and GLBT candidates welcomed.


Nanzan U job ad

[This is an unofficial English summary prepared from the official Japanese announcement. Please refer to the official Japanese version for clarifications.]

Position Announcement for Specialist in Communication Studies
The Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies at Nanzan University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Communication Studies position as follows.

Job Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Appointment to: Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
Courses to be taught: “Political Communication” and/or “Interpersonal Communication,” “Introduction to Communication Studies,” “Special Topics in Communication Studies,” “Seminar,” and other courses including departmental English language courses and university-wide general courses
Areas of Specialization: Communication Studies
Starting Date of Appointment: 1 April 2014

Minimum Qualifications:
1. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Communication Studies or related areas as of the time of appointment.
2. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies within the framework of British and American Studies.
3. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies in English and Japanese.
4. As a regular faculty member, the candidate must be willing and able to assume those non-academic administrative duties normally undertaken by faculty members.
5. Japanese citizenship is NOT a prerequisite. However, the candidate must possess sufficient Japanese skills to fulfill all administrative duties normally undertaken by staff members.
6. After hiring, the candidate must reside in an area within reasonable commuting distance of Nanzan University’s Nagoya Campus.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2013 (All documents must be received by this date.)

Required Documents:
1. Curriculum vitae—Applicant’s education and employment history should be clearly noted.
2. List of published research (papers, books, and monographs, including the MA and PhD theses) and a summary of teaching achievements.
3. Abstract of each publication listed in 2 above. (Approximately 400 characters in Japanese.)
4. Offprints or copies of the three most recent major publications. (In the list of publications, please indicate these with a circle.)
5. Proof of the highest academic degree achieved (Copy of diploma or certificate is acceptable. Please do not send original as documents cannot be returned), or a document indicating the clear prospect of acquiring PhD by the time of appointment (free format).
6. One letter of recommendation. (The relationship between the applicant and referee must be made clear in the reference. Please submit in a sealed envelope.)
Applicants who pass the document screening will be invited to come to Nanzan University for an interview at their own expense. They may be asked to demonstrate their teaching ability at the interview.

Letter of application and accompanying documents should be submitted to:
Communication Studies Position Search Committee
Department of British and American Studies
Office of the Faculty of Foreign Studies
Nanzan University
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8673 Japan

For further inquiries, please contact:
Professor William F. PURCELL, Chair
Department of British and American Studies
E-mail: purcell AT

1. Please note that all submitted documents cannot be returned. Please do not send originals of diplomas, certificates, or documents which cannot be replaced. Originals of papers, books, and monographs will be returned after the final screening.
2. All personal information provided on the application will be handled with utmost care in accordance with university privacy regulations. The information will not be used for any purpose other than screening candidates for the position.
3. In the case of foreign nationals (excluding those with Special Permanent Resident status) employment will begin with a two-year contract, renewable at the mutual agreement of both parties. During the third year of employment, if both parties agree, renewal from the fifth year can include an unlimited term contract (i.e. tenure).


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