CFP Case Studies Diverse Organizational Settings

Call for Case Study Chapters

“Cases in Organizational and Managerial Communication: Stretching Boundaries” (Routledge, 2016)

Edited by:
Jeremy P. Fyke, Marquette University
Jeralyn Faris, Purdue University
Patrice M. Buzzanell, Purdue University

About the Edited Volume:
Given the interest in engaged scholarship and more flexible and virtual forms within communication, and organizational communication in particular, cases in this volume will cross over different areas within our field and related disciplines. We encourage contributors to cover topics and populations that have been largely underresearched in organizational communication literature (e.g., Twitter, transnational organizations, faith-based organizations, blogging, cybervetting, women in the informal work sector in India), but that play an important role
in today’s global economy. Thus, contributions might delve into organizing structures, relationships, and visions for global not-for-profits, hybrid, creative industry, and entrepreneurial organizations. Cases can be more “positive” in orientation to display exemplars of organizations that have qualities to emulate. However, cases might also display “destructive” elements and processes (e.g., dysfunctional leadership, workplace bullying). Furthermore, the chapters in this volume could reflect an awareness of the necessity of intercultural communication competencies, emphasizing communication in multicultural contexts (e.g., China, India, Africa, Turkey). Overall, regardless of topic, we encourage submissions that explore intercultural/cross-cultural communication issues.

Possible Case Study Topics:
Identity(ies)/Identifications * Technology/Technological Processes * Cybervetting * Diversity/Difference * Engaged Scholarship * Social Change * Leadership * Global Labor Force/Labor Trends * Professionalism/Careerism * Volunteerism * Popular Culture * Career Lifecycles/Meanings of Work * Constructive/Destructive Processes * Social Networks

Submission Details:
To contribute, send a 1 page (~300 word) proposal that highlights the case study topic area by January 31, 2014. Potential authors will then be contacted by the end of February. The deadline for full case submissions is May 1, 2014.

Final cases should be between 2,500-3,000 words (10-12 double spaced pages total) and should be accompanied by discussion questions for students and suggested further readings. Additionally, contributors will be asked to provide a 150-word case synopsis that can be used for in-class exercises.

Jeremy Fyke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Communication Studies & Strategic Communication Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University

CFP Work, success, happiness, good life

ICA PRECONFERENCE: (RE)DEFINING AND (RE)NEGOTIATING THE MEANING OF WORK, SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, AND GOOD LIFE

Organizational Communication Division
Date: May 22nd, 2014
8:00 am- 5:00 pm

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
[With an off-site visit to The Seattle Glassblowing Studio]

CALL FOR PAPERS
What is the role of work in constructing “the good life”? How have our definitions of what it means to work, be successful, and be happy evolved over the years? This preconference examines questions about work and life including the important practical, social, and theoretical concerns surrounding these issues.

Aspiring to lead a good life almost mandates that every aspect of one’s life align with the individual’s personal definition of what constitutes a ‘good’ life in the first place. This idea though unequivocally includes pursuing a professional life of passion, pride, dignity, and worthy of one’s time, skills, and energy. At this pre-conference we will bring together scholars who have an interest in examining the constraints and opportunities for a good life and how that definition is shaped discursively by the different contextual factors that determine our material work-life realities. While there are multiple lenses with which to view one’s good life, we circumscribe our pre-conference within specific frames of work and its allied implications within, between, and outside of organizations.

We invite you to submit short papers (7-10 pages excluding references) pertaining to the following five themes: Socialization and Ethics, Immigrant Experiences of Meanings of Work, Sociopathic Demands of Modern Work, Positive Emotions at Work, and Career and Personal Life Sustainability (please see descriptions below):

Facilitators and Respondents:
Suchitra Shenoy-Packer (co-organizer)
Elena Gabor (co-organizer)
Patrice M. Buzzanell
Majia Nadesan
Dan Lair
Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik

Instructions for Papers:
1.     Please submit short papers (7-10 pages excluding References) in APA (6th Edition) format directly to Suchitra Shenoy-Packer and Elena Gabor by March 1, 2014.
2.     Clearly state the theme to which you are submitting your paper on the cover page (include your name, affiliation, and academic position (e.g., grad student, professor).
3.     The questions we provide under each theme are examples to get you started and thinking about the scope of each area. We encourage potential contributors to redefine and renegotiate the meanings of work, success, happiness, and the good life as they deem befitting the different themes.
4.     A total of 24 papers will be competitively selected for the pre-conference.

Theme 1: Socialization & Ethics

The socialization and ethics themes individually or collectively, will explore discourses about work circulating in, and produced by, socialization agents (e.g., Jablin: family, friends, media, education, part-time work). Here, the interest would be in how institutional discourses such as media and education discourses-about work produce discursive resources that shape our understandings of and expectations for work.
For those interested in the ethics theme exclusively, we encourage the exploration of meaningful work as a decidedly ethical question. We spend a great deal of time thinking through the ethical dimensions of communication at work, both in general (e.g., whistleblowing) and in relation to specific occupations/professions (e.g., medical ethics). What are some of these thoughts that translate to research and contemporary visions of leading good work-life?

To submit papers to this theme, participants are invited to submit short papers that address one or more of the following questions: How do socialization discourses influence the manner in which we make sense of what work means, the role it plays in our lives, and the nature of the working world? How do they enable/constrain the choices that we make in pursuit of meaningful work in our lives? What does it look like when we consider the question of work itself from a distinctly ethical framework? What are the ethical dimensions of the ways in which we talk about work? For instance, what are the ethical implications when we elevate some forms of work, and not others, as “meaningful”? If the choices that we make about work have implications for ourselves, our families, our communities, our world, and if those choices are implicated by communication about work, what are the ethical dimensions of the ways in which we speak about work?

Theme 2: Immigrants Experiences of Meanings of Work

Finding meaning in work has been argued as being the prerogative of the fortunate few who have the choice of discriminating between the work (or non-work) options available to them. But, what happens to this choice when the desire to do so takes individuals to foreign lands in the hopes of exercising that choice and finding meaningful work? Immigration is not a single event of being uprooted from the culture of origin and leaving behind the homeland to face the challenge of assimilation into a new culture. Rather it is a lifelong, multifaceted and multilayered, complex, and never-ending experience. With this theme, we start from the assumption that voluntary immigration is a deliberate decision to change one’s life, often, but not necessarily, driven by the optimism of finding personally significant and self-defined meaningful work.

Immigrant workers are known to experience stress related to their visa status, language proficiency, money, loss of connections and status in the work context, discounting of skills acquired in their native countries, ethnic/gender discrimination, feelings of isolation and insufficient orientation to new job skills, and wages based discrimination, to name a few.

To submit papers to this theme, participants are invited to submit short papers addressing how immigrants construct the meaning of work in their lives? Within the larger frame of meanings of work, some examples of questions are: How does voluntary or involuntary immigration influence work values and transform (or if it does) work ethic? On the other hand, how do lessons learned about work in one’s native country complicate workplace relationships in a host country? Do degrees of adaptations/assimilation change immigrants’ meaning-making initiatives? Are meanings of work consciously constructed and do they differ across types and scope of work? How are (or are they?) meanings of work differently enabled and enacted by immigrant entrepreneurs versus working professionals versus unskilled laborers versus those compelled to immigrate as refugees or asylum seekers?

Theme 3: Sociopathic Demands of Modern Work

Sociopathy is arguably an entrenched feature of modern capitalism. For-profits institutionalize sociopathy in the relentless pursuit of profits and market growth. Non-profits and government organizations, including universities, increasingly resemble for-profits in operations and decision-making logics. The result of this focus on growth and profits include resource exhaustion, environmental degradation, social antipathy, and the degradation of the human spirit. Instrumentalization and prioritization of unrestrained growth constrain praxis, that is, they constrain the possibilities for making socially proactive meanings out of everyday work activities as daily activities are typically subordinated to the demands of efficiency, expediency, growth and/or profitability.

Participants are invited to submit short papers that address the following questions: How can alternative, socially pro-active meanings be generated from the instrumental and often sociopathic demands of modern work? How can alternative meanings be introduced into institutional life so as to counter or temper sociopathic practices and decision-making? Is it possible to transform capitalism itself from the ground up so that opportunities for generating alternative and socially pro-active meanings are actually institutionalized in organizational decision-making and practice?

Theme 4: Positive Emotions at Work

Notwithstanding the tendency to focus on the pitfalls and problems of organizational life, being an organization member can also provide extraordinary, positive experiences. Sensing others’ appreciation can make endeavors feel worthwhile and open creative channels in previously unrecognized directions. A heartfelt thank you can contribute to an overall sense of contentment, infusing a positive mood workers subsequently bring home. Positive emotion is associated with improved overall health and longevity; increased altruism, courtesy, and conscientiousness in organizations; enhanced tendencies to assist others; and increased creativity and innovation at work and the experiences that evoke positive emotions.

Although a number of experiences elicit positive affect for employees, one of the most powerful is positive managerial communication (PMC). In fact, people point to these experiences as nothing less than life changing, the effects of which last years after the experiences. The Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions suggests that “positive emotions … broaden peoples’ momentary thought-action repertoires,” which are the possibilities for actions or responses we contemplate and then use when in an emotional state. The theory also argues that “positive emotions promote discovery of novel and creative actions, ideas and social bonds, which in turn build that individual’s personal resources; ranging from physical and intellectual resources, to social and psychological resources” (Fredrickson, 2004).

Participants are invited to submit short papers that address the following questions: Within the framework of meanings of work/meaningful work, how do negative emotions contribute to positive emotions in terms of organizational life? How do positive communicative events at work contribute to positive upward spirals? How does emotional contagion work in terms of positivity and how might this influence meaning making? Why do praise, reward, and appreciation mean so much to workers and what cultural forces might be behind the importance of these to workers? What is the state of our current knowledge about communication and positivity at work?

Theme 5 Career and Personal Life Sustainability

Returning to the overarching theme of “the good life” and the role that the meaningfulness of work has in constructing a good life, this section centers on ways to research, challenge, and design meaningful career and personal life sustainability. This theme has three parts. First, work-and-life communication scholarship and everyday discussions typically prioritize work over other life considerations. In this preconference theme, the focus is on the sustainability of career, as the theme and structure that underlie and make coherent the work that people do, and of personal life, as the value of friendship, family, leisure, volunteering, spirituality, and other activities. Yet it is not simply sustainability but ways to fuse and transcend career and personal life intersections that requires attention from communication scholars. Second, the emphasis is on design as a process for achieving the good life and meaningfulness. Design is the architecture of and processes within and across career and personal life. Design can be predictive, adaptive, visionary, and/or transformative in its problem setting and solving capacities. Transformative design engages inner and outer environments in ways that create alternative stories from which designers choose. Designers construct visions of valued futures, of which the good life would be prominent. Finally, this preconference theme does not assume that everyone has an equal chance and choice to achieve the good life.

Participants are invited to submit short papers that address the following questions: How can individuals, potentially living dilemmatic lives amidst agency and constraints construct meaningful and “good” work lives? How can our interpretations of meaningful careers and personal life sustainability get defined and redefined in today’s turbulent work environments? How can we sustain work-life balances that transcend personal gains and embody holistic mindfulness that recruits partners, family members, community, and others as co-scripters of a good life?

Due Date: March 1st, 2014

Sponsored by:
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, USA
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Management Communication Quarterly

Mudra Institute Comm (India) job ad

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), India
Faculty Position Openings

Established in 1991, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) is India’s premier postgraduate institute in Communications Management dedicated to meeting the communication needs of the industry, government and community.  MICA offers  a two-year program  leading to  a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communication), a one-year certificate program in Crafting Creative Communication, a three-year doctoral program in communication, and a number on online programs.

MICA invites applications for the following faculty positions from bright and high calibre individuals who possess a proven track record of quality independent research and innovative pedagogical approaches. Alignment with MICA’s culture of professionalism, creativity, generosity and appreciation of diversity is highly desirable for all positions. Remuneration for all positions will be on par with the best academic institutes in India, with generous funding for research projects and to present in international conferences.

MICA invites applications for a tenure-line, open-rank faculty position in one or more of the following areas:
*       Organizational Communication
*       Strategic Leadership  & Communication
*       Brand Communication
*       Health Communication/Communication for Social change
*       Intercultural Communication
*       New Media (Digital Communication)

The desired qualification for the faculty positions is a Ph.D. in communication, organizational behaviour, psychology or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of strong scholarship, successful teaching, and a deep commitment to institute and community service. ABDs may be considered, but those hired ABD must earn their doctoral degree within six months of being hired.

Please email your application clearly specifying the position applied for and area in the subject line   by October 31, 2013. Application should have (a) covering letter, (b) Curriculum Vitae, (c) Copies of the last two relevant publications, (d) Teaching evaluations, and (e) Three references.

Interviews are scheduled during the NCA 99th Annual Convention on November 22, 2013 which will convene at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Woodley Road, Washington DC.  Please let us know if you are not attending the NCA Conference so that we can organize alternate ways to connect with you.

This institution chooses not to disclose its domestic partner benefits policy.

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U Portland job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies:
Organizational Communication and Collaboration

The University of Portland Communication Studies Department seeks a tenure-line colleague at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014, with established expertise in organizational communication and collaboration.  Strongest applicants will be skilled in qualitative/interpretive methods and will be expert in teaching undergraduate and Masters-level courses in organizational communication theory and practice, qualitative/interpretive research methods, and collaborative leadership in small groups.  Additional teaching expertise welcome in subjects such as grant writing, strategic communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, and digital and social media.  Successful candidates must show evidence of excellence in collegiate teaching, sound programmatic scholarship, and a record of working closely and well with students and peers.   The normal teaching load is 3:3, with additional responsibilities.  The Ph.D. is required by July, 2014, and regular peer-reviewed organizational communication research presentation and publication are expected.  The position also involves advising student majors, as well as service to the department and University.  It also offers opportunities to facilitate a co-curricular group dedicated to fostering civil discourse through public dialogue and deliberation, and to teach multidisciplinary graduate courses in collaborative communication.

To ensure full consideration, prior to Sept. 30, 2013 candidates should email the following PDFs: an application letter addressing this position’s selection criteria, a current vita, samples of refereed scholarship, recent (student and peer) collegiate teaching evaluations, graduate school transcripts, and a page listing the names and contact information for three qualified references .  Send these materials to CST Search Committee Chair Dr. Elayne Shapiro at shapiro AT up.edu.  Official graduate transcripts and letters of reference will be sought later from finalists for this position.  When asked for them, please mail those later documents in hard copy to:

Dr. Elayne Shapiro, Search Committee Chair
CST Dept., University of Portland MSC #59
5000 Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 4000 students with a mission of teaching, faith, and service. UP is an equal opportunity employer striving to support people at all levels who will support enhance our educational mission and purpose.  A comprehensive background check will be required before final hiring procedures are completed.  Portland itself is a progressive city with a vibrant culture and easy access to nearby rivers, ocean, and mountain wilderness – a great place to live and work.

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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.

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CFP Managing organizational diversity

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2013
Full Chapters Due:  June 30,2013

Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation
A book edited by Dr. Nancy Erbe (California State University Dominguez Hills)

To be published by IGI Global.

Introduction
We are living in an increasingly innovative global community.  In the face of vast promise and potential, however, many struggle with global diversity and difference—the variable that, when more effectively navigated, reaps rich rewards.

Many contemporary skills and approaches are emerging as the result of researching and working with diverse global partnerships, teams, networks, companies and projects.  Anyone working in this global community must stay abreast of these developments and aspire to master the most important for their particular involvement.

Objective of the Book
This book aspires to present a variety of practical tools, skills, practices, models and approaches that are proving themselves in practice—demonstrating effectiveness with managing diversity and innovation.  It will also present a few visionary proposals for transforming societies, citizens and professions so all concerned are better prepared to embrace diversity and do their part in creating valuable and necessary innovation that positively impacts the global community.

Target Audience
This book will benefit several disciplines, including business  (human resources, management (business and public) , marketing, organizational development, sales and training), engineering (including digital media arts) and information technology as well as any other concerned with international studies, development and service.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

*Practices for increasing constructive capacity with ambiguity, difference, unfamiliarity, disequilibrium and complexity
*Reducing defensiveness (distorted perception, premature and rigid judgment and other negative habit/reaction, e.g. seeking the comfort of “sameness,” in/out groups)
*Reflective Practice (recognizing, identifying, scrutinizing, improving….professional and personal frames across culture, especially internal barriers)
*Approaches to validating and rewarding authentic curiosity (exceptional inquiry) and independence, initiative, risk taking; protecting and encouraging open expression of truly fresh ideas
*Collaborative multicultural skill mastery (creating teams with inclusive equal participation)
*Ways to identify common ground and options for shared gain
*Managerial modeling, mentoring and responsiveness to diversity and innovation
*Practices for building and sustaining positive cross cultural rapport, relationship  (effective reframing across culture)…organizational social capital
*Transformative practice and approach to difference and diversity
*Research based approaches to more effective global relationships promoting innovation
*Innovative approaches to diversity and innovation

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2013 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 30, 2013  about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.

Important Dates
May 15, 2013:   Proposal Submission Deadline
May  30, 2013:          Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2013:          Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2013:          Review Results Returned
August 30, 2013:        Final Chapter Submission
January 22, 2014:               Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
DR. NANCY D. ERBE
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 EAST VICTORIA STREET, CARSON CA 90747
Tel.: +310-243-2805 * Fax: +310-516-4268
E-mail: nerbe AT csudh.edu

Copenhagen Bus School job ad

COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Organizational Communication
Associate Professorship 

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant full-time position within the area of Organizational Communication at the Department of International Business Communication (IBC). Particularly relevant areas of research include:
– internal corporate communication and organizational discourse
– preferably with an interest in intercultural aspects, or
– the role of communication in identity and culture formation in organizations and corporations, or
– the transfer of information and knowledge in organizations.

IBC is dedicated to interdisciplinary and problem-focused research in business humanities and is dedicated to developing research-based knowledge that relates directly to the challenges business organizations face in an increasingly internationalized environment.

Applicants must have:
– a documented track record of published research in international journals
– documented strengths in the relevant fields of organizational communication
– teaching experience equivalent to a three-year Assistant Professorship.

The fields of research at IBC include the role of communication and language(-s) in interlingual and intercultural communication, the role of communication competences in organizations, the role of language and culture in communication technology and social technologies, as well as the teaching of language skills.

Appointment and salary will be according the agreement between The Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Closing date: 15. June 2013
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

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Wenzhou-Kean U job ad

Wenzhou-Kean University
Anticipated Faculty  Openings 2013-2014

Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is seeking faculty for its extension program in Wenzhou, China.  Launched in 2012, the program is offered temporarily on the campus of and in partnership with Wenzhou University while the university prepares for the establishment of a full branch campus and constructs a new campus of its own at a nearby site.  For 2013, Wenzhou-Kean University programs will comprise five baccalaureate majors: English (writing option), Computer Science, Finance, Accounting (with emphasis on international standards and practices) and International Business Management.  All instruction is in English for Chinese students of traditional college-entering age (18) who have studied English throughout their primary and secondary education and who have scored high on the Chinese national exam for English-language proficiency. The faculty position is full-time, single or multi-year assignments, effective September 1, 2013, at the rank specified.. Tenure-track appointments for faculty available only for rank of assistant professor or higher.

Communication (Assistant Professor or Lecturer)

Teach basic communication classes along with upper-level electives in the areas of business and organizational communication or other areas of specialization. The basic communication class comprises components in public speaking, group, interpersonal and communication theory. Another regular course assignment will be Business and Professional Communication.  Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level required for appointment as lecturer.  Doctorate and active research agenda in communication studies in addition to significant teaching experience required for appointment as assistant professor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Send letter of interest and resume including names and contact information for three professional references by email to: Wenzhou-Kean University Search Committee Chairperson, at vpaa AT kean.edu. Specify position sought in subject heading.  Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package including travel, housing and relocation allowances is available. Contingent on Budgetary Approval and Appropriated Funding.

Other positions available in other disciplines as well; descriptions here.

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U Louvain job ad

The Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) is looking for a full time (100%) specialist in Communication (Communication and Culture).

The successful candidate will carry out research in the field of organizational communication within the Center of Research of Communication (RECOM). RECOM is part of the Institute of Language and Communication (IL&C) that favors synergies among scientists in communication and linguistic sciences. Specifically, the successful candidate will carry out research in the field of Communication and Culture.

The successful candidate will teach bachelor courses (e.g., Introduction to communication theory) and master courses related to communication and culture (day classes as well as evening classes) primarily on the site of Mons, and also on the site of Louvain-La-Neuve.

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the above-mentioned field within the various degree programmes organised by the Faculty.

Special qualifications
– The successful candidate will show a strong expertise in the field of information and communication sciences.
– An expertise in the field of Culture (cultural politics, cultural studies, cultural mediation,…) and particularly in the analysis of the relationship between cultural events and communication sciences will be
appreciated.
– The successful candidate will contribute actively to the deployment of information and communication programs at UCL Mons (recruitment, tutoring programs, and teaching program evaluation).

Additional information :
Prof. Marc Lits, Dean ESPO – doyen-espoATuclouvain.be
Prof. Liesbeth Degand (Mrs), President IL&C – president-ilcATuclouvain.be

Vacancy reference :   1135 / ESPO 085M / ILC / 2013  (to be quoted in any correspondence)

Localisation :
Sector : Human Sciences (SSH)
Faculty : Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication (ESPO)
Institute : Political Sciences Louvain-Europe Institute (IL&C)

How to apply ?
Composition of the application file

General conditions

Tasks :  The applicant will :
* be responsible for teaching courses at the three study levels (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
* supervise the final diploma work (i.e. master thesis) of undergraduate students, as well as PhD theses;
* be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
* contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
* contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications :  The applicant will have :
* a PhD degree in degree in Communication Sciences or equivalent qualifications;
* a significant scientific record proved by international publications;
* either studied abroad for an extensive period or had substantial experience outside UCL;
* experience in and aptitude for teaching at university level;
* the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings in their courses;
* creativity and must be open to pedagogic innovation and interdisciplinarity;
* the capacities required to undertake academic research at a high level and to advise, or lead, a research team;
* a good knowledge of both spoken and written French and English. If this is not the case, the applicant should accept to learn French and/or English in order to be able to teach in French and English within
2 years.  Fluency in other languages is an additional advantage.

 

U Texas Arlington job ad

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Announcement of Organizational Communication Faculty Position
Search Code: LIB091212COM

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Organizational Communication. Located within the growing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UT Arlington is part of the University of Texas system with more than
33,000 students.

Organizational Communication, Assistant Professor
UT Arlington seeks an Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication beginning Fall 2013. Applicants with Ph.D.s are preferred; ABDs will be considered. Candidate should demonstrate a record of or potential for excellence in social scientific research, teaching, and service appropriate to the rank. Secondary areas of content specialty may include communication theory, research methods, interpersonal
communication, intercultural communication, performance studies, and/or rhetoric. The ability to contribute to the department’s M.A. in Communication is required.

University of Texas at Arlington
A Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive university, UT Arlington has an ethnically diverse campus with African-American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students accounting for approximately 52 percent of the student population.

The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 900 undergraduates and 40 master’s students. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 18 bachelor, 14 master, and 4 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, and the new Center for African American Studies.

The Department of Communication offers areas of undergraduate specialization in advertising, broadcasting, communication studies, communication technology, journalism, and public relations. The master’s program takes an integrated approach to communication with students exposed to communication studies and mass communication theories with relevant application across interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and technologically mediated settings. The Department of Communication
supports a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches and encourages collaborative experiences which cross the spectrum of communication inquiry.

The UT Arlington main campus is central to a diverse city population of more than 350,000, and is served by two major international and regional airports. The 16-county region boasts top 10 newspaper, radio, and television markets as well as a top 10 Hispanic media market. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to two major-market daily newspapers, more than 60 radio and television outlets, and corporate
headquarters such as Southwest and American Airlines, Texas Instruments, J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay, Dr Pepper and Bell-Textron. The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and
public universities, health science centers, and community colleges. Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events.

All applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of on-going research, and evidence of teaching effectiveness by email or to the address below.

Application materials should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Clark, (indicate Org. Comm. Search), Department of Communication, Box 19107, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0107. Application materials will be accepted electronically via email to amclark AT uta.edu. Review of applications will begin October 8th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.  UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties.