St Louis U: New Media/Popular Culture (Spain)

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Faculty in Communication Studies, Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Saint Louis University is seeking applicants for a full-time (12-month renewable) faculty position in Communication Studies at the campus in Madrid, Spain. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies specialized in new media, popular culture, and audience research. We seek a qualitative researcher trained in ethnographic methods. Candidates must have experience working with an international student population embedded within a culturally diverse educational environment. The candidate should have teaching experience in undergraduate education, and preferably be acquainted with the U.S. educational system of higher education. Teaching responsibilities include core courses such as Public Speaking, New Media & Society, Communication Theory, and upper-level courses such as Popular Culture and Digital Storytelling. In addition to these courses, the candidate should be able to expand our Communication curriculum with courses grounded in his or her area of expertise, including an advanced qualitative research methods course.

(NOTE: There is also a part-time position in Anthropology – follow the same link to see the description.)

St Louis University job ad: Intercultural Communication

Saint Louis University
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in intercultural communication at the assistant professor level, in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2015. We invite applications from teacher-scholars whose research focuses on intercultural and/or cultural communication.

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of specialization along with courses in the department’s core curricula, participating in service, and maintaining an active program of published research. Faculty in our department who have active research programs teach two courses each semester.

Requirements: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2015, documented teaching experience and excellence, and record or promise of published scholarly research.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 200 undergraduate majors, 35 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 18 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within five different concentrations: advertising/public relations; journalism and media studies; leadership, organizing, and relating; communication, culture, and community; and communication studies. Our program emphasizes cultural competence and ethical reflection across the curriculum. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies.‬ The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.‬‬‬‬

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement and a research statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. For additional information, contact Dr. Matt Carlson, mcarls10@slu.edu, Search Chair.

Review of applications will begin on October 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and strongly encourages and welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

CFP Globalization: Texts, Performances, Practices

Call for Papers

Globalization: Texts, Performances, Practices
Type: Cross-Disciplinary International Conference
Institution: Department of Communication, Saint Louis University
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Date: 24.–26.4.2014
Deadline: 16.12.2013

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The depth and breadth of what we regularly reference as globalization is still expanding. At the same time, in most moments, we as subjects are situated in palpable, immediate, super-organic localities. This and other paradoxes demonstrate that, however much “globalization” has become a widely circulated buzzword, we are still probing what it means for subjects in everyday terms.

Across three days, participants from all over the globe will reflect on the many registers in which the “structuring structures” of globalization play out as the conference assays to unpack “what’s going on.” While the event will be hosted by a Communication department, the organizers welcome cross-disciplinary effort.

Some specific areas of interest to the Organizing Committee include:

Globalization, on Screens Everywhere:
– Media, Technology, and Society
– The Practice of International Journalism
– Digital Journalism
– New Media: New Subjects?
– Film & Television as International Couriers
– International Political Economy of Media

Critical Intercultural Communication:
– Globalization and Subjectivity
– Culture, Identity & Mobility
– Tourism in Practice
– Glocalization and Cultural Heterogeneity
– Fluidity and Hybridity
– Performing Globalization
– Post-Colonial & Diaspora Studies
– New Cartographies

Global Organizations:
– Nations/TransNations
– The Confrontation with Neoliberalism
– The Corporation
– Human Rights & NGOs
– Modes of Protest

To be considered as a presenter, please email the following by 16 December 2013:
(1) Your name and title
(2) Institutional affiliation
(3) A title and abstract of your work (200-400 words)
(4) four “key words”

The conference’s designated language will be English in all its variants.

Keynote Addresses:
– Radha S. Hegde, New York University: “Migrant Bodies and the Politics of Recognition”
– Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths/University of London: “Mediated Public Spheres: The Problem of Politics and Dream of Democracy”

Contact:
Department of Communication
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
Avenida del Valle 34
E-28003 Madrid
Spain
Email: madrid.comm.conference2014@gmail.com

CFP Globalization conference in Madrid

“Globalization: Texts • Performances • Practices”
April 24-26, 2014 at Saint Louis University Madrid
Call for Papers

In the provocative book Vermeers’ Hat, historian Timothy Brooks teases out the signs of nascent globalization in Johannes Vermeer’s seventeenth century paintings of Delft, Holland. These signs include the eponymous hats from “New World” pelts, textiles from Turkey, ceramics from China that were already established features of the Dutch quotidian and within the frame of the paintings. In other words, globalization predates Bretton Woods, the 1989 Revolutions, and the rise of Facebook!

Almost four centuries later, the depth and breadth of what we now regularly reference as globalization is still expanding. At the same time, in most moments, we as subjects are situated in palpable, immediate, super-organic localities. This and other paradoxes demonstrate that, however much “globalization” has become a widely circulated buzzword, we are still probing what it means for subjects in everyday terms.

Across three days, participants from all over the globe will reflect on the many registers in which the “structuring structures” of globalization play out as the conference assays to unpack “what’s going on.” While the event will be hosted by a Communication department, the organizers welcome cross-disciplinary effort.

Some specific areas of interest to the Organizing Committee include:
Globalization, on Screens Everywhere
—Media, Technology, and Society
—The Practice of International Journalism
—Digital Journalism
—New Media: New Subjects?
—Film & Television as International Couriers
—International Political Economy of Media Critical Intercultural Communication:
—Globalization and Subjectivity
—Culture, Identity & Mobility
—Tourism in Practice
—Glocalization and Cultural Heterogeneity
—Fluidity and Hybridity
—Performing Globalization
—Post-Colonial & Diaspora Studies
—New Cartographies Global Organizations
—Nations/TransNations
—The Confrontation with Neoliberalism
—The Corporation
—Human Rights & NGOs
—Modes of Protest

To be considered as a presenter, please email the following by 4 January 2014:
(1) Your name and title
(2) Institutional affiliation
(3) A title and abstract of your work (200-400 words)
(4) four “key words”

The conference’s designated language will be English in all its variants.

Additionally, we are delighted to announce two keynote addresses for the conference:
Radha S. Hegde, New York University: “Migrant Bodies and the Politics of Recognition.”
and
Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths/University of London: “Mediated Public Spheres: The Problem of Politics and Dream of Democracy.”

CFP: Perspectives on Interculturality

Call for Papers
Perspectives on Interculturality
Saint Louis University
February 28 – March 1, 2013

Increased understanding of interactions between different human groups is a major challenge of our time. A half-century of critique of the concept of culture has made significant contributions, including foregrounding ethnocentrism as a source of research bias across disciplines; incorporating power into cultural studies; and expanding scholarship on cultures beyond ethno-linguistically defined groups. Likewise, study of processes that transcend group divisions–globalization, empire, neo-colonialism–has flourished. Meanwhile, understanding mechanisms of interactions between cultures has not kept pace. Intercultural studies are due for reflection and refinement.

The Center for Intercultural Studies at Saint Louis University invites proposals for papers taking a critical approach to interculturality, and exploring the potential as well as the limits of the concept. The focus of the Conference, and the invitation for paper proposals, is specifically on innovative theoretical frameworks–preferably combining methods from more than one discipline–designed for analyzing interactions between different cultures. A paper would ideally include a specific case study illustrating the application of the analytical framework proposed. The goal is to assemble a theoretical and methodological toolbox for researching and understanding interculturality. Selected papers will be published in a volume by an academic press.

Proposals should include: a one-page abstract of the paper, with a title and name of the author; the author’s brief curriculum vitae; postal address; email address; and phone number. Complete proposals should be emailed as attachments in MS Word to: rozbicmj@slu.edu. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2012.

St Louis U job ad

Assistant Professor of Emerging Technologies and Society
Saint Louis University
Department of Communication

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in Emerging Technologies and Society at the assistant professor level, in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2012. We seek a teacher-scholar with an expertise in the cultural and social impact of emerging technologies on human communication. The ideal candidate should also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: globalization, organizational communication, and/or international/intercultural communication.

Duties include teaching courses in the department’s core undergraduate and graduate curricula such as Communication Theory and/or Communication Research Methods. This faculty member would also be expected to teach technology-related courses that are currently part of our curriculum, and to develop new courses focused on emerging technologies, including such areas as media convergence, computer-mediated communication, new technology and globalization, and courses focusing on secondary research interests.

Requirements: Earned doctorate in Communication, Communication Studies, Media Studies, or another closely related field, by August 1, 2012, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and a record or promise of published scholarly research.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 250 undergraduate majors, 40 minors, 25 M.A. students, and 21 full-time faculty members. In 2010, the department opened an 8,500-square-foot media facility and initiated a new undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional applications of communication. The master’s program emphasizes three areas of shared interest: culture and public dialogue, media studies, and organizational communication. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through new university-sponsored initiatives, including the Walter J. Ong Center for Language, Media and Culture, and/or the Center for Intercultural Studies.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. All applications must be made online. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement and a research statement, and 4) three letters of recommendation. For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin B. Wright, Search Chair, kwrigh28@slu.edu, phone: 314-977-4046, fax: 314-977-3195.

Review of applications will begin on November 10 and will continue until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

Post-doc St. Louis U

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies, to begin Fall 2011 which is a two-year position with the second year renewal contingent on a satisfactory annual review.

We are looking for a candidate whose scholarly program is focused on issues of interculturality, with a strong interest in relevant methodology and theory. Eligible applicants will have worked on topics that span more than one discipline in humanities and social sciences. A demonstrated facility with a second language, if related to the candidate’s research, is desirable. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand before the date of entry for taking up the post-doctoral position. You will work with a team of researchers on a project entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Interculturality,” under the supervision and mentorship of the project director. In this role, you will be expected to produce an extensive article on a topic related to the project (to be considered for publication in the project’s jointly authored volume), as well as present a publishable paper at its planned conference in 2013.

You will also participate in Saint Louis University’s academic and intellectual community by presenting the results of your research at symposia, colloquia, and faculty seminars, and assist the team in organizational matters.
Complete materials should be received by July 31, 2011.  All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu  and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a writing sample, preferably a published work.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Health insurance is included.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.