Ryerson U 2 Job Ads: Communication (Canada)

Job adsRyerson University (Toronto, Canada) is currently advertising two tenure-track positions in Communication. Deadline for either position: January 15, 2018.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Politics and Communication, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on one or more of the following: political communication, political discourse, public advocacy, governance, campaigns, political activism and non-profit communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on the politics or political culture of racialized communities.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University also invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Professional Writing, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on Professional Writing, in the context of technical, science or health related institutions and practices.

National University of Singapore job ads

Tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication and New Media. In particular, research and teaching interests in e-health, communication technologies and health, Tele-health, health information systems, health communication campaigns, health information-seeking, social support networks, provider patient communication, public policy and health, social change communication, community-driven participatory research, and/or health and globalization are desired. We are interested in internationally recognized scholars who value diverse research methods and approach health communication through new and emergent media perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

Position Available:  January 2017. Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit:
1. a letter of interest;
2. an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
3. a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars); and
4. a statement of research
5. analysis of research impact
6. Five key publications

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive by 15 January 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.


TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN 1) SOCIAL MEDIA, 2) CRITICAL THEORY AND NEW MEDIA, 3) NEW MEDIA AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION at National University of Singapore

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks outstanding candidates for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, with research that complements our strengths in new media studies. CNM is a dynamic group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of media and communication in today’s digitally networked media environment.

We are seeking three individuals with expertise in one or more of the following broad areas: 1) Social media –computer-mediated communication, social and semantic network analysis, big data and computational methods, interaction design and analysis, digital risks and privacy, socially mediated relationships. 2) Critical theory and new media – ICTD, digital rhetoric and digital humanities, cultural studies of new media, political economy of new media, postcolonial theories of new media, new media mobilities, digital Marxist theory, performance studies and new media, new media policies and regulations, digital ethics. 3) New media and political communication – activism, elections and campaigns, power and politics, collective action, social movement, civic engagement, public opinion, political psychology and behavior. The Department is situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, Singapore. It offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top Communication and Media Studies departments globally. Remuneration and work support provided are internationally competitive.

Please submit: (1) Research and teaching interest statements, (2) Curriculum Vitae including publications and teaching experience, (3) names, affiliates, and contact details of PhD supervisor and three other references, (4) selected copies of up to two journal/conference articles or book chapters representing best work.

Position Available:  July  2016. Candidates who are at the ABD stage and can show strong evidence of PhD completion by 2016 summer are welcome to apply. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.  Remuneration is internationally competitive.

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju, Department of Communications and New Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Blk AS6, #03-41, 11 Computing Drive, Singapore 117416. Tel: (65) 6516-4670, Fax: (65) 6779-4911, Email: cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. For general information about NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg. Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, applications must arrive before January 3, 2016. We uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply.

CFP New Media, Old Money: Digital Technology, Social Media & the New Challenges to Campaigning and Democracy

New Media, Old Money: Digital Technology, Social Media and the New Challenges to Campaigning and Democracy
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 17, 2015.

A by-invitation experts’ workshop to be held at The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America Washington, DC, September 27-29, 2015.

Electronic media have played a central role in politics almost since their introduction. The role of media in election campaigns is often seen as the origin of media and communication studies. The variety of political systems worldwide, the wide range of media systems that operate within them, and the extensive array of regulatory schemes that govern this association raise thought provoking questions about the role of media in democracy. The media-politics-capital triad has raised concerns about the effect of money on the health and fairness of political and media structures. The use of digital technologies and collaborative media has now become a critical part of these complex relationships.

Increasingly, political campaigns are built around digital strategies rather than on traditional broadcast ad buys. The internet offers many additional groups cheap access to the public sphere and new possibilities for information and discussion. Accordingly, much of the most “impactful” money is spent “online,” calling on expertise in building networks, conversations and communities using social networking platforms, combined with applications designed to amplify messaging as well as volunteers and users generating their own content. In addition, the ability to find, analyze and apply personal information from “big data” is becoming more important than market research and the focus has shifted to the development of comprehensive social media strategies for young, ethnic, gendered and special interest groups. Finally, legacy media and their traditional business models are affected by change as well, raising questions about implications of the internet for journalism and democracy.

As a result, any current understanding of campaign spending and political communication must incorporate not just traditional advertising, but equally spending on internet and social networking platforms and the use of information technologies to identify and reach voters through multiple platforms. The same “Old Money” is being used to try to gain influence, but new media offer new approaches both to enhance and conceal its effects. Moreover, the same media brands with the same powerful owners prevail online as well.

The Institute for Information Policy at Penn State, the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM at the University of Fribourg and the Journal of Information Policy, are pleased to announce this call for paper proposals. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present them during a two day (September 28th and 29th, 2015) by-invitation workshop designed to bring together up to a dozen American and international experts and to be held at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC. The workshop will open with a reception on September 27th. Presenters at the workshop will be invited to submit their
completed papers for review by the Journal of Information Policy. By focusing on the media-politics-capital triad, and taking place a year before the presidential elections in the US and only weeks before the national elections in Switzerland, the workshop is ideally suited to provide important insights not only for scholarly research but also for policy-makers in both countries.

Invited topics include, but are not limited to:
–       The role of media in election and referendum campaigns
–       The (democratic) need for regulation of media and campaigns
–       The role of money in campaigning and political communication
–       The role of money in media policy and regulation
–       Commercialization of the media and its effect on political coverage
–       Ownership structures of new and old media and their implications for democracy, political communication and media policy
–       Changes of political communication and journalism due to digitization
–       The strategic use of social media by political actors
–       Comparative studies of media regulation, political communication and campaigns
–       New metrics for campaign expenditures in the digital age
–       Political campaign money spending in online campaigns
–       Limitations on campaign spending
–       Limitations on contributions; on sources of contributions; requirements for disclosure; regulation of spending by advocacy groups; by political parties; and by individuals
–       The challenge of diversity of views and voices in the digital age
–       Applying broadcast political speech rules be applied on the Internet
–       Should social media, blogs, listserves and websites be subject to political speech rules?
–       How have the larger changes in the economics of media affected political news and commentary?

Abstracts of up to 500 words and a short bio of the author(s) should be submitted via email by July 17, 2015. Please write “IIPFUWS: Your Last Name” in the subject line.

Accepted presenters will be notified by July 31, 2015.

Int’l Conference on Communication and Media Malaysia 2014

The International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14)
October 18-20, 2014, Langkawi, MALAYSIA
Email: icome@uum.edu.my

CALL FOR PAPERS
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Universiti Utara Malaysia, we proudly invite you to the International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’14) organized by Communication Department, School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM. This conference is scheduled to take place from 18 – 20 October, 2014 at the Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.

i-COME’14 aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest issues in communication and media can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. The theme of the conference is Communication, Empowerment and Governance: The 21st Century Enigma.

PUBLICATION AND INDEXING
This conference is featured by blind review of papers. The conference proceedings will be published by Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences (Elsevier) with ISBN/ISSN number and will be indexed in SCOPUS and published by Elsevier (upon approval by Elsevier).

TOPIC OF INTEREST
The key communication and media issues to be addressed by the conference are in relation (but not limited) to:
(a) Organizational Communication: Corporate communication, Power and politics in organizations, Communication for organizational change, Communication management, Public relations;
(b) Communication for Social Change: Health communication, Communication and media, Gender and communication, Governance and empowerment of women, Campaign;
(c) Intercultural Communication: Issues in international and intercultural communication, Barriers in intercultural communication, Negotiating across cultures, Empowerment and governance across cultures;
(d) Political Communication: Communication policies and regulations, Communication law, Empowerment and governance in the information society, Leadership, Ethics in campaign, Ethics in speech;
(e) New Media: New media and culture, Media industry trends and dynamics, Ethics and cyber society, Media challenges and opportunities, Creativity, innovation and users, Government, regulations and new media;
(f) Language and Communication: Media and Language, Role of language, Visual and Linguistics, Critical literacy, Language and advertising, Language and rhetoric, Language and social interaction.
(For full list of issues, please visit our website here)

SUBMISSION
Authors are invited to submit papers for the conference through the i-COME’14 online management system. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. Any questions can, be forwarded to the secretariat via icome@uum.edu.my

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission Deadline   31 March 2014
Acceptance Notification to Authors   30 April 2014
Deadline for Revised/Final Version   30 May 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline   15 August 2014
Registration Deadline   1 October 2014

Registration is now open via our website:  http://www.i-comeuum.com .
Please forward all inquiries to: icome@uum.edu.my

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 nanzan-u.ac.jp

Notes:
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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Gutenberg U Mainz job ad

JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITY OF MAINZ
Department of Communication Sciences (Institut für Publizistik)
Professor – Political Communication

The Faculty 02 – Social Sciences, Media and Sports – at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, invites applications for the position of a University Professor for Communication Sciences with a Focus on Political Communication (successor of Prof. Dr. Hans Mathias Kepplinger) of the Department of Communication Sciences (Institut für Publizistik) to be filled by October 1, 2013.

The candidates are expected to provide evidence of broad empirical and theoretical research experience in the field of political communication. In teaching, they shall cover core fields, among them at least two of the following: methods, media history, media politics, public opinion, news communication, communicator research, or media effects. Besides a doctorate, evidence of outstanding scientific achievements has to be provided. Teaching duties may also be fulfilled in English.

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz supports the concept of intensive supervision of the students and thus expects high presence of the teaching staff at the University. It also aims to increase the share of women in the scientific field and thus asks female scientists to apply. Preference will be given to severely disabled candidates in case of equal qualifications.

Candidates with completed studies and doctorate are asked to send their application in German or English, accompanied by the usual documents (publications only on request), to the Dean of Faculty 02 – Social Sciences, Media and Sports – Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany, by March 1, 2013 (date of postmark).

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Texas A & M job ads

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two tenured positions at either the Associate or Full Professor level starting September 1, 2013. The first position is in Organizational Communication and the second position is in Rhetoric & Public Affairs or Political Communication.  Both positions are intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices.  These positions offer a unique opportunity for senior scholars to provide leadership in moving the program in Civic Dialogue and Leadership into a position of national and international prominence.  Applications from scholars employing all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcome.   Scholars able to address issues regarding civic dialogue and leadership, as well as complement our existing strengths in Organizational Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Telecommunication & Media Studies, or Health Communication are particularly desirable.

The Department of Communication has articulated a strategic vision to be consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation, and to that end, is establishing two new anchor programs in Civic Dialogue and Leadership and in Global Media and Technology.  The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 19 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and over 900 undergraduate majors.  Texas A&M is the sixth largest university in the United States, and the student body includes 24% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, and over 4700 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in the number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2012, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Jennifer Mercieca, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will be accepted).

George Washington U postdoc

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
School of Media and Public Affairs
Research Fellowship, Political Communication

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, September 2012-August 2013.

GW is seeking a scholar to spend one year working closely with Robert Entman, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs (and in 2012-2013 with Kimberly Gross, Associate Professor).  For 2012-13 the focus will be on public opinion effects of framing in traditional news media, hybrid formats and online media with particular reference to healthcare policy.  

The person appointed will devote three-four days per week to collaborative work with Professors Entman and Gross and the rest of the time to personal research projects.  The position carries a $50,000 salary and is designed for a recent recipient of the Ph.D.  The Research Instructor position at GW comes with faculty benefits.

To be appointed, individuals must have a Ph.D. in communication, political science or a related discipline by August 1, 2012; and an excellent record of published research in political communication or, for recent degree recipients, a record suggesting great promise.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in quantitative content analysis.  Background and training in experimental methods is highly desirable.
In order to be considered, send a C.V., writing samples, a 500-750 word proposal for personal research that might be carried out during the year at GW, and the names of three scholars who can be contacted for recommendations to:  Professor Robert Entman, School of Media and Public Affairs, Suite 400, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052.  Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2012.

Texas A & M job

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at TAMU invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Civic Dialogue and Leadership starting September 1, 2012.  All methodological and theoretical orientations are acceptable so long as the scholarship focuses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practice.  Possible areas of expertise include: political communication and the interrelationships of democratic government, elections, and new media; argumentation and advocacy in the public sphere; social movements; public dialogue, public deliberation, and participatory democracy; public discourse and conflict management; intergroup dialogues regarding diversity, ethnicity, race, and gender; difference, dialogue, and multiculturalism, organizational communication and workplace representation; formal and informal leadership practices and workplace democracy; corporate social responsibility; communication technologies, !
web 2.0, and political campaigns; the role of new media technologies in civic and/or political dialogues; and community dialogues around health.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2011, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to J. Kevin Barge (kbarge@tamu.edu).   Chair of Committee, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will not be accepted).

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees. It has 21 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and 1000 undergraduate majors.  Further information regarding the department is available at:  http://comm.tamu.edu.  Texas A&M is the fourth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 23% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students and over 4300 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.