SDSU: Asst Prof of Communication, Differences & Disparities (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Communication, Difference, & Disparities, School of Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

The School of Communication at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Communication, Difference, and Disparities at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2020.

The selected candidate will demonstrate expertise in the study of communication, difference, and disparities particularly concerning historically marginalized groups. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching related courses such as Intercultural Communication and others addressing difference and disparities at the undergraduate and graduate level. Also, the selected candidate will contribute to at least one of the research centers or institute housed within the School of Communication (i.e., Center for Communication, Health, and the Public Good; Center for the Study of Media and Performance; and Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice).

Japan Studies Institute Faculty Fellowship (USA)

“Fellowships“Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University, CA, June 3-16, 2019. Deadline: February 28, 2019.

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. JSI encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials.  Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.

Yea-Wen Chen Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesYea-Wen Chen (Ph.D., University of New Mexico) is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University.

Yea-Wen Chen

She is a certified diversity educator, a trained mediator, and a teacher-scholar of intercultural communication. She is the winner of numerous top paper awards at regional, national, and international communication conferences. Her research program aims to raise consciousness of the particular ways in which communication—including silence—about cultural identities impacts diversity, inclusion, and social justice. She attends to these inter/cultural dynamics within interpersonal communication and nonprofit communication sites, and across local and global contexts. Dr. Chen has published over 35 works, including peer-reviewed articles in Communication Monographs, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Intercultural Communication Studies, Howard Journal of Communications, and International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Annual Review. Also, she has co-edited Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication (6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) and guest-edited a journal special issue on inter/cultural nonprofit partnerships.

Key Publications:

Chen, Y.-W., & Lawless, B. (2016). Immigrant women negotiating shifting meanings of work and confronting micro-aggressions with/in the Ivory Tower. In S. Shenoy-Packer & E. Gabor (Eds.), Immigrant workers and meanings of work: Communicating life and career transitions (pp. 99-111). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Chen, Y.-W., Simmons, N., & Kang, D. (2015). “My family isn’t racist—however…”: Multiracial/ Multicultural Obama-ism as an ideological barrier to teaching intercultural communication. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 8(2), 167-186. doi:10.1080/17513057.2015.1025331

Chen, Y.-W. (2014). Pan-Asian organizing for empowerment? Unpacking nonprofit discourses across organizational status positions. The Howard Journal of Communications, 25(3), 350-371. doi:10.1080/10646175.2014.924451

Chen, Y.-W. (2014). “Are you an immigrant?”: Identity-based critical reflections of teaching intercultural communication. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014(138), 5-16. doi:10.1002/tl.20091

Chen, Y.-W., & Collier, M. J. (2012). Intercultural identity positioning: Interview discourses from two identity-based nonprofit organizations. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5(1), 43-63. doi:10.1080/17513057.2011.631215     

San Diego State University job ad: Intercultural Communication (CA)

Position Announcement
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication
San Diego State University

The School of Communication at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Intercultural Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2016. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in Intercultural Communication at the undergraduate and graduate level. The ability to teach additional courses within the general communication major, such as interpersonal communication, performance studies, organizational communication, or rhetoric is preferred. Applicants from all research methodologies are encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, including the scholar-teacher model. Evidence of, or the potential for, external funding is preferred but not required. A Ph.D. (or other doctoral degree) is required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level; a doctorate in Communication is preferred although related degrees or areas of study will be considered.  Salary is competitive and based on experience.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Interested candidates must apply via Interfolio. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Requests for additional information should be directed to:
Dr. Kurt Lindemann, Search Chair
School of Communication
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4560