U Chicago: Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse (USA)

“JobSenior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of a full-time Senior Lecturer in the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse, for a three-year renewable term beginning 1 September 2020. In addition to the appointment as Senior Lecturer, the successful candidate will be appointed as Deputy Director of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse.

Rooted in the University of Chicago’s principles of freedom of expression and academic inquiry, the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse offers an innovative curriculum in the theory and practice of public discourse and deliberation. It strives to foster open and inclusive public discourse by developing students’ abilities to articulate and communicate their ideas effectively, thereby allowing them to engage productively in civic deliberation and dialogue. Theory-driven as well as practice-oriented, the Parrhesia Program offers courses at multiple levels of instruction, such as courses on the history and theory of free discourse and rhetoric as well as on the principles and practices of public speaking, deliberation, and dialogue. The curriculum aims to develop communicative competence within a wide variety of communities, including academic, professional, and civic.

Nat U Singapore 3 job ads

The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has posted ads and seeks to hire for three positions, one at the Assistant Professor level and two at the Associate Professor level. For application info, please visit this website.


1) A tenure track Assistant Professor in Health Communication for July 2014. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field. ABDs are encouraged to apply, but a Ph.D. degree is required by date of appointment. The successful candidate should demonstrate a clear promise of research excellence in health communication. We are interested in candidates who explore health communication using participatory and culture-centered methodologies or approaches. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in Health Communication and Communication Management/Public Relations, and work closely with the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at NUS. CARE is a global hub for health communication research that uses participatory and culture-centered methodologies to develop community-driven health communication solutions. Application deadline for this position is: September 30, 2013.

2. Associate Professor in Health Communication and/or Communication Management. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We are interested in scholars who approach communication through new and emergent media perspectives and value diverse research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses in health communication and communication management/public relations, and play active roles in developing the Department’s graduate program and mentoring graduate students.

3. Associate Professor in Media Studies/New Media. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  We seek a colleague to conduct teaching and research in one or more of the following specializations in New Media: (a) Freedom of Speech, Regulation, and Control, and (b) Public Discourse and Public Participation. We are interested in scholars with a record of research or a research interest in Asian contexts.

Application deadline for positions two and three: August 31, 2013.

Baruch College job ad

School of Public Affairs
Assistant Professor of Public Communication

The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College invites applications for a position to teach public communication at the rank of Assistant Professor. The start date is August 2013 and the appointment will be tenure-track. The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in public communication practices, communication strategy, media relations, and public advocacy. The candidate must have obtained a Ph.D. before the position start date.  He/she should possess an interest in working with an ethnically and racially diverse student body. Excellence in teaching, a commitment to research, and the willingness to participate in university and public service is expected.

The committee seeks a candidate with an established research program in some aspect of public communication, such as political communication, deliberative democracy, persuasion, new media, social movements, rhetorical or critical/cultural analyses of public discourse, public argumentation, public relations, organizational communication, healthcare communication, intercultural communication, international relations, or media policy and regulation. In addition, candidates should have experience teaching written and oral communication, argumentation, and advocacy. The committee is open to reviewing applications from candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who have appropriate research programs and teaching experience.

To apply, send an email by January 11, 2013 to spa.search AT baruch.cuny.edu with a cover letter to the search committee chair Professor David Hoffman, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and one representative publication, all in PDF format. In the email subject line put the position title Public Communication.  EO/AA Employer.

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