USF senior faculty job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin August 2012.  Although substantive areas are open, the candidate’s interests should connect with one or more areas of interpersonal, family, health, organizational, global, or applied communication. We seek a seasoned scholar with a strong record of published scholarship; national or international visibility; a capacity to provide leadership in interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative communication research; and a demonstrable ability to mentor graduate students and contribute to our vibrant graduate program. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within and contributes to our department’s qualitative, interpretive, and critical orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate in Communication or achieved the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a Department of Communication. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of strong accomplishment in research, teaching, and supervising graduate research appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university.  We seek candidates who bring attention and visibility to the department’s focus on interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative research; have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research; and can build productive connections with local or global research sites.

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public.  For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need.  The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching and research (include three published works), and names and complete contact information for three recommenders. For additional information and to apply, go to this site.

All application materials must be included in your online application and received by November 23, 2011.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified the University of South Florida in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities.  USF’s total for research awards topped $394 million.  The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.6 billion budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion in the Tampa Bay area, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. The university is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Carolyn Ellis.

job ad – Luther college

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

BEGINNING DATE:  Late August 2012

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 1, 2012 (ABD considered).  The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load:  6 courses divided over fall, January and spring terms.  Teaching load will include Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Theories, electives that complement existing offerings, as well as contributions to the interdisciplinary programs of the college.  Additional duties include advising and committee work.

SALARY: Commensurate with academic qualifications and professional experience.

Luther College, a Phi Beta Kappa institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), is committed to fostering cultural diversity in its faculty, staff, and students, and so we welcome applications from the widest range of candidates who meet the qualifications listed above.  Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.  Excellent teaching is of paramount importance.  Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website:

Review of applications begins September 15, 2011 and continues until position is filled.  The successful applicant will be required to complete Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.  All correspondence, including letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, syllabi, three letters of recommendation, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, should be sent to:

Dr. Kimberly Powell, Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101
Telephone:  319/387-1362
Fax:  319-387-1336

Univ Maryland, Visiting Position

Visiting Position in Intercultural Communication
Department of Communication
University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland invites applications for a one year position in intercultural communication, rank open. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2011.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. Interest in another research area such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, persuasion and social influence, health communication, or public relations is desirable.  Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities.  Applicants interested in the area’s research resources, including the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, research libraries, and federal and local funding agencies are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by May 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three names of references.  Applications should be e-mailed to:

Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D.
Visiting Position Search Chair
Department of Communication
University of Maryland
2130 Skinner Building
College Park, Maryland   20742-7635

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental website.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Univ Waterloo Asst Prof

The Department of Drama and Speech Communication at the University of Waterloo invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Speech Communication. Based in a liberal arts faculty that aspires to 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 option. The program has concentrations in four areas: Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal/Organizational Communication; Performance Studies; and Public and Digital Communication. The formal relationships between Speech Communication and other programs (especially Digital Arts Communication and Drama) provide regular opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching, research, and creative work.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience as well as a strong research profile, and will have PhD in hand or ABD with dissertation near completion. Strong candidates will specialize in interpersonal and/or organizational communication in teaching and research. Additional areas of specialization may include cultural/critical studies, ethics, public communication, intercultural communication, and performance studies. A demonstrated pedagogical commitment to theoretically-informed practice, student-centered learning, and engagement of broad public concerns is desirable. Expertise in qualitative and/or creative work is welcome. Duties include research, teaching, and academic service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Jennifer S. Simpson, Interim Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Appointment begins August 1, 2011. Application deadline: Review of applications will begin May 10, 2011.

Empedocles call for papers

“Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction” Special Issue of Empedocles, guest edited by Pekka Isotalus (University of Tampere) and Owen Hargie (University of Ulster).

There is growing need for a European publication platform for interpersonal communication and social interaction research and theory development. In order to give the European communication research community an opportunity to assess the scope of such a platform, Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication will publish a special guest-edited issue on interpersonal communication and social interaction, which could also be the starting point for a new journal dedicated to this area of research: European Journal of Human Communication.

As guest editors for a special edition of Empedocles to be published in December 2011, we welcome proposals for articles that explore contacts and bonds between people, whether in private or public contexts, whether maintained face-to-face or mediated via communication technologies. The articles can focus on interpersonal relationships; group and team communication; conversational organisation; verbal and nonverbal communication; language and social interaction; intercultural dimensions; public speaking; radio and television performance; rhetoric; argumentation; persuasion and mutual influence; communicative competence and interpersonal skills; ethnography of speaking; and, other related approaches to human social interaction. We encourage qualitative approaches to research, while also encompassing quantitative inquiry. For this special issue, theoretical, evaluative or interpretative studies are especially welcome.

The journal publishes double-blind peer reviewed articles (6,000-8,000 words). Submissions should be sent by email before June 15, 2011, to guest editors Pekka Isotalus ( and Owen Hargie (

Empedocles uses the MHRA referencing system. Please download the notes for contributors for further information.