Illinois College: Intercultural/Organizational Communication (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA. Deadline: Review will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until filled.

The Department of Communication Arts at Illinois College invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in intercultural communication with particular focus on intercultural communication within organizations to begin Fall 2022. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise and/or interest in studying issues of race, ethnicity, and culture within organizations in the U.S. context. Preference will also be given to candidates who have additional expertise/interest in the areas of strategic communication, social media, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise.

This position is part of a “cluster hire” with 3 tenure-track positions focused around the study of race, ethnicity, and justice in the United States, and include positions in African-American history, intercultural and organizational communication, and criminology and justice studies. The positions will be housed in three interdisciplinary departments: HPPR (History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion), Communication Arts, and Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice). The successful candidates will contribute to the continued development of a new African-American Studies minor, created in response to strong student interest. As part of a cohort, these positions will have additional mentoring and professional development support.

Nanyang Technological U Job: Organizational Comm (Singapore)

Job adsAssistant Professor:  Organisational Communication, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE

We are seeking a scholar in the area of  Organisational  Communication. The successful candidate must have a strong publication and teaching record in  organisational communication. This can include examination of  organisational  communication across various social, cultural and institutional contexts including communication between, among and within not-for-profit and global   organisations. It also includes communication among stakeholders, for example, employees, owners, governmental authorities, and consumers. This area is one of the most sought-after specialisations  among  students. Thus, the successful candidate must have a strong track record of teaching at both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s level.

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Roskilde U 2 Job Ads (Denmark)

Position 1:
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor with Special Responsibilities (MSO) of Communication from 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as professor (MSO) is limited to a period of 5 years.

The Department of Communication and Arts is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment, characterised by diversity with respect to theory, method and area of study in research and education. The department produces knowledge that contributes to critical research and reflexive practice in relation to development and change in society, including public institutions, private organizations, NGOs, and cultural and media institutions. In Communication Studies, research and teaching cover a plurarity of theoretical traditions (for example, sociocultural, critical, rhetorical,  phenomenological and pragmatic traditions) and empirical areas of study (for example, dialogic and participatory, digital, intercultural, organizational, political, science, strategic and visual communication).

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates, with demonstrated research excellence, and a proven commitment to developing and applying critical ways to theorise and empirically research one of the following two areas:
*Intercultural Communication
*Organisational Communication

Responsibilities and tasks, Qualifications, and Assessment:
See Further particulars below
Only applications in English are accepted.
Questions: For further information about the position, please contact Head of Studies Ib Tunby, ibtunby[at]

Terms of employment:
The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Commencing salary will be for professor (MSO) minimum DKK 534.788 per year (1st April 2016 level) plus pension contribution (17,1 %).

The professorship with special responsibilities (MSO) is a category where the appointment is limited to a -year period. On the expiry of the professorship period, the appointee is ensured employment and remuneration as an associate professor.

Read more about the recruitment process at Roskilde University here.

To apply for the position go to RUCs homepage:  Please open the relevant job advertisement and click on the button “Apply for vacancy here”, which is found below the job advertisement.

Applications must include:
*Cover letter
*CV with documentation of education.
*Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here.)
*A complete list of publications.
*Co-author declaration.
*A maximum of 7 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment.
*A brief description (2-3 pages of your plans for development of the academic field in regard to both research and education, including a short description of how you view your qualifications in relation.
*A short description stating your most important scientific work relevant to the position and your contribution to such work (2-3 A4 pages)
*Documentation of additional research qualifications, including
–    experience in research management or other managerial functions
–    track record in fundraising

Please submit your application no later than 1 December, 2016. Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Roskilde University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.

Click here for Further Particulars


Position 2
The Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Professor of Strategic Communication from 1 March 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For this position, we invite outstanding candidates in the field of strategic communication within the wider field of communication and organisation studies. Applicants should have a track record of research excellence and a commitment to the development of critical ways of theorising and empirically researching relations between media and communication technologies and the social world, with a focus on strategic communication challenges faced by organisations, including public institutions, private businesses, governments, NGOs, and campaign/ad hoc organisations.

Beth Bonniwell Haslett Profile

ProfilesBeth Bonniwell Haslett (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware.

Beth HaslettHer research and teaching interests span organizational and intercultural communication. More specifically, her scholarship focuses on issues of face, cross-cultural communication and the social impact of information and communication technologies. Her current research focuses on differences and similarities across Eastern and Western approaches to communication and cognition, and using Goffman’s concept of Face as an approach to communicative competence.

Dr. Haslett has written four books (Communication: Strategic Action in Context; The Organizational Woman, with F.L.Geis and M.R.Carter; Children Communicating, with W. Samter; and Communicating and Organizing in Context.) This last is her most recent book, and it integrates Giddens’ structuration theory with Goffman’s interaction order and develops a new theoretical perspective, the theory of structurational interaction. From this theoretical framework, it is possible to integrate both the macro- and micro-levels of communication as they contribute to social change, institutional change and globalization, particularly in cross-cultural and organizational settings. Both digital and interpersonal forms of communication are integrated within this framework.

She has also served as chairperson of the Language and Social Interaction Division of the National Communication Association. In addition, Dr. Haslett has served on the editorial boards of Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Studies, Journal of Family Communication, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Western States Journal of Communication, and reviews for other journals. She has published over 40 articles and book chapters, and presented more than 60 papers at national and international conferences.

Work for CID:
Beth Haslett wrote KC74: Face.

CFP: How to Analyze Authority and Power in Interaction (Japan)

The Language and Social Interaction and Organizational Communication divisions of the International Communication Association present How to analyze authority and power in interaction
A preconference to the 2016 meeting of the International Communication Association
July 9, 2016, 9am to 5pm
Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel, Japan
Organized by Nicolas Bencherki, Frédérik Matte and François Cooren

Historically, studies on language and social interaction have often been criticized for their alleged incapacity to deal with questions of power, coercion and domination (Cooren, 2007). By exclusively focusing on what people do in interactional scenes, LSI scholars have indeed been accused of being ill equipped to address and analyze what makes the interactions they study possible (Reed, 2010). In response, macro-sociologists and critical scholars keep reaffirming the key role that structures, ideologies and power relationships play in the constitution of interactions. However, they rarely analyze conversations or dialogues per se, which means that interaction studies seem often immune to this kind of consideration.

For the past twenty years, however, a growing movement of scholars has decided to go beyond the sterile opposition between agency and structure by openly analyzing everything that happens to make a difference in a given interaction (Bartesaghi, 2009, 2014, Bencherki and Cooren, 2011; Benoit-Barné and Cooren, 2009; Castor and Cooren, 2006; Chiang, 2015; Cooren and Matte, 2010; Taylor and Van Every, 2011, 2014). Instead of exclusively focusing on what people do, these scholars have also taken into account other forms of agency or authorship that seem to make a difference through people’s turns of talk.

How to participate
For this preconference, we would like to encourage scholars to submit papers that explicitly (1) deal with questions of power/authority and (2) illustrate their approach by studying the detail of the interaction that organizers selected. In other words, each participant is invited to shed his or her own original light on the same common interaction.

Any kind of perspective – Conversation Analysis (Pomerantz & Fehr, 1997; Sacks & Jefferson, 1992; Sanders, 2005), Actor Network Theory (ANT) (Latour, 1986; Law, 1991), CCO (Communicative Constitution of Organization) (Benoit-Barné & Cooren, 2009; Bourgoin & Bencherki, 2015; Taylor & Van Every, 2014), Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 2013; Fairclough & Wodak, 1997; van Dijk, 1993), ethnography of communication (Carbaugh & Boromisza-Habashi, 2015; Hymes, 1964; Kalou & Sadler-Smith, 2015), etc. – is welcome as long as these two requirements are met.

This preconference could be of interest to Language and Social Interaction and Organizational Communication scholars, but representatives of other divisions are, of course, also welcome.

Submit a 500-word abstracts including an analysis outline on the preconference website by 18 January.

Responses will be sent by 15 February.

The interaction: “Under whose authority?”
Kim Davis denies marriage licenses to LGBT couples. You may have heard of Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, county clerk who has defied court orders in her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She has gained quite a bit of fame, either as a hero to conservative supporters, or on the contrary in a very negative way among same-sex marriage supporters and within the LGTB community. We propose, as a common empirical material to our discussions, that participants to the preconference use their own analytical approach to analyze the following news excerpt (we apologize any advertisement that may appear at the beginning of the video). You can download the excerpt’s full transcript.

What sense would you make of this excerpt? What does the theoretical or analytical approach that you adopt reveal about what went on in Kim Davis’ office on that day? What may other perspectives be missing or leaving aside? What makes a difference, or what should we take into account, in order to explain the situation we are witnessing in the video? Is this video even enough to make any sense at all of the events? Let us know!

In addition to briefly presenting a theoretical and analytical framework, your abstract should also include a few elements or an outline of an analysis of the excerpt. Show us how this excerpt may be studied differently thanks to the concepts, tools or lenses that your framework provides.


Bartesaghi, M. (2009). How the therapist does authority: Six strategies for substituting client accounts in the session. Communication & Medicine, 6(1), 15-25.

Bartesaghi, M. (2014). Coordination: Examining Weather as a “Matter of Concern.” Communication Studies, 65(5), 535-557.

Bencherki, N., & Cooren, F. (2011). To have or not to be: the possessive constitution of organization. Human Relations, 64(12), 1579-1607.

Benoit-Barné, C., & Cooren, F. (2009). The Accomplishment of Authority Through Presentification: How Authority Is Distributed Among and Negotiated by Organizational Members. Management Communication Quarterly, 23(1), 5-31.

Bourgoin, A., & Bencherki, N. (2015). The performance of authority in organizations. Presented at the European Group for Organization Studies, Athens, Greece.

Carbaugh, D., & Boromisza-Habashi, D. (2015). Ethnography of Communication. In The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Retrieved from

Castor, T., & Cooren, F. (2006). Organizations as Hybrid forms of Life: The Implications of the Selection of Agency in Problem Formulation. Management Communication Quarterly, 19(4), 570-600.

Chiang, S.-Y. (2015). Power and Discourse. In K. Tracy, C. Ilie, & T. Sandel (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Retrieved from

Cooren, F. (Ed.). (2007). Interacting and organizing: analyses of a management meeting. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Cooren, F., & Matte, F. (2010). For a constitutive pragmatics: Obama, Médecins Sans Frontières and the measuring stick. Pragmatics and Society, 1(1), 9-31.

Fairclough, N. (2013). Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language. Routledge.

Fairclough, N., & Wodak, R. (1997). Critical discourse analysis. In T. A. van Dijk (Ed.), Discourse as social interaction (pp. 258-284). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hymes, D. (1964). Introduction: Toward Ethnographies of Communication. American Anthropologist, 66(6), 1-34.

Kalou, Z., & Sadler-Smith, E. (2015). Using Ethnography of Communication in Organizational Research. Organizational Research Methods, 18(4), 629.

Latour, B. (1986). The Powers of Association. In J. Law (Ed.), Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? (pp. 264-280). London: Routledge.

Law, J. (1991). A Sociology of monsters: essays on power, technology, and domination. New York: Routledge.

Pomerantz, A., & Fehr, B. J. (1997). Conversation Analysis: An Approach to the Study of Social Action as Sense Making Practices. In T. A. van Dijk (Ed.), Discourse as Social Interaction (pp. 64-91). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Reed, M. (2010). Is Communication Constitutive of Organization? Management Communication Quarterly, 24(1), 151-157.

Sacks, H., & Jefferson, G. (1992). Lectures on conversation. Oxford, UK?; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell.

Sanders, R. E. (2005). Preface to section II: Conversation analysis. In K. L. Fitch & R. E. Sanders (Eds.), Handbook of language and social interaction (pp. 67-70). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved from

Taylor, J. R., & Van Every, E. J. (2011). The situated organization: Studies in the pragmatics of communication research. New York, NY: Routledge.

Taylor, J. R., & Van Every, E. J. (2014). When Organization Fails: Why Authority Matters. New York, NY: Routledge.

van Dijk, T. A. (1993). Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis. Discourse & Society, 4(2), 249-283.

Université de Montréal job ad: Organizational Communication

Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication at Université de Montréal

The Département de communication is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication.

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

– Ph.D. in communication (or near completion), or in a related field.
– Evidence of dynamism and creativity in teaching and pedagogy.
– Candidates are expected to demonstrate how their research contribute to the intellectual debates within organizational communication and within their area of specialization. Moreover, they should demonstrate their ability to both engage with and diversify existing expertise in research and teaching in the Department.
– Proficiency in the French language
Linguistic Policy : Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy
, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

Starting Date
On or after June 1st, 2016.

Constitution of application
– The application must include the following documents :
– a cover letter
– a curriculum vitæ
– copies of recent publications and research
– evidence of teaching effectiveness
– a statement of research interests
– a statement of teaching interests
– Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the Department Chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the Department Chair by November 9th, 2015 at the following address :
Thierry Bardini, Chair
Département de communication
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program
Université de Montréal promotes diversity in its workforce and encourages members of visible and ethnic minorities as well as women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements
We invite all qualified candidates to apply at Université de Montréal. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Indian Institute of Management job ad (India)

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

The Department of Communication at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) seeks communication scholars for a full time faculty position (equivalent to tenure track) in the area of organizational communication. Depending on the applicant’s qualifications, he or she would be appointed as a professor, associate professor or assistant professor.

This position requires a commitment to a strong research agenda and excellence in graduate-level teaching which will enable the applicant to meet the institute’s criteria for confirmation of appointment at the appropriate time.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Communication or a closely related discipline by the start of appointment. Candidates who are close to completing their PhD (all but dissertation) and demonstrate sound record of teaching and research, may be considered for the position of assistant professor. Interested applicants are requested to send their CV and recent publications/conference papers in electronic form to:

We are also happy to entertain applications for a visiting position.

We would be happy meet applicants attending the forthcoming National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago. Those interested may write to Prof Vaibhavi Kulkarni to schedule a meeting.

About IIM-A:
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is an autonomous School of Management in India. Set up in 1961, with initial academic support from the Harvard Business School, IIM-A assumed leadership in management education in India. It has maintained this stature over the past 50 years and has broken into the top 20s in international ratings. Its flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management was set up in 1964. IIMA also offers a highly rated one year Pos Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX), a top ranked program in Agri Business Management, and a Doctoral Programme in Management. IIMA promotes high quality research, providing the best in class support to facilitate the same. Faculty are encouraged to build international collaborations. IIMA enjoys a strong connect with the industry and Government in India, offering a rich repertoire of relevant management problems and policy issues for research.

About Ahmedabad:
Ahmedabad is a lively city of more than five million, located in the Western region of India. Just an hour’s flight from Mumbai and Delhi, Ahmedabad is also well connected by air to other cities in India and abroad. It has direct rail and road connections to practically all the major cities in the country.

Cynthia Stohl Profile

ProfilesCynthia Stohl is a Professor of Communication and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Information Technology and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cynthia Stohl

She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1982. Prior to joining the UCSB faculty in 2002, Professor Stohl was the Margaret Church Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at her alma mater. A Fellow of the International Communication Association, a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association and Past President of the International Communication Association, Professor Stohl is recognized as a leading scholar and teacher in the area of globalization and organizational communication.

The author of two award winning books and more than one hundred articles and book chapters, Professor Stohl’s research focuses on global organizing and “connectedness in action.” Her studies are grounded in questions of social responsibility and empirically explore the ways in which organizations and their members constitute models of citizenship and develop stakeholder networks in the new media environment. Her most recent book Collective Action in Organizations: Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change published by Cambridge University Press (2012) was co-authored with UCSB Professors Bruce Bimber and Andrew Flanagin.

In 2007 Professor Stohl was a recipient of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2011 she received the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Scholar Award. She has been a visiting professor in Denmark and New Zealand and a featured speaker at conferences and universities throughout the world.

Work for CID:
Cynthia Stohl co-authored KC27: Globalization.

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.

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