SDSU: Asst Prof of Conflict Communication/Civil Discourse (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor of Conflict Communication / Civil Discourse, San Diego State University, CA, USA. Deadline: October 11, 2021 (or until filled).

The School of Communication at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Conflict Communication/Civil Discourse, at the level of advanced assistant professor, to start August 2022.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to have a scholarly research agenda examining conflict communication or civil discourse from an interpersonal, organization, group, health, or intercultural, perspective. The faculty member will be able to teach curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses include, but are not limited to, topics in communication theory, methodology, and conflict management. The candidate will also have the opportunity to create and teach classes aligned with their particular research interests, including upper division and graduate level courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service to the School, College, University, and professional communication organizations. Faculty members are expected to serve on and chair master’s thesis and comprehensive examination committees, and mentor early career faculty members as appropriate.

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 Profile

ProfilesYea-Wen Chen (M.A. University of North Texas, Ph.D. University of New Mexico) is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication and Director of the Institute for Dialogue and Social Justice at San Diego State University.

Yea-Wen Chen

Between spring 2019 and fall 2020, she served as a Professor of Equity co-facilitating seminars on equity, implicit bias, and microaggressions on her campus. Her research examines how communication—including silence—about cultural identities impacts diversity, inclusion, and social justice across contexts such as identity-based nonprofit organizations. She is the winner of numerous top paper awards at regional, national, and international communication conferences. Dr. Chen has published over 40 works, including peer-reviewed articles in Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. She has co-edited Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication (6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2015), and Postcolonial Turn and Geopolitical Uncertainty: Transnational Critical Intercultural Communication Pedagogy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021).

Key Publications:

Chen, Y.-W., Black, F., Devos, T., Hernandez, R., Jayawardene, S., Reinholz, D. L., & Villodas, F. (2021). Becoming Professors of Equity at San Diego State University: Reflecting on professional seminars on implicit biases and microaggressions. In H. Oliha-Donaldson (Eds.), Confronting critical equity and inclusion incidents on campus: Lessons learned and emerging practices. Routledge.

Chen, Y.-W., & Lawless, B. (2019). Teaching critical moments within neoliberal universities: Exploring critical intercultural communication pedagogy. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 48(5), 553-573. doi:10.1080/17475759.2019.1683056

Chen, Y.-W., Chalko, K., & Bonilla, M. (2019). When religion meets academia: Millennial Christians becoming cultural Others on a minority-serving campus in the United States. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 12(4), 325-343. doi:10.1080/17513057.2018.1557732

Chen, Y.-W. (2018). “Why don’t you speak (up), Asian/immigrant/woman?”: Rethink silence and voice through family oral history. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 7(2), 29-48. doi:10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.2.29

Chen, Y.-W., & Lawless, B. (2018). “Oh my god! You have become so Americanized”: Paradoxes of adaptation and strategic ambiguity among female immigrant faculty. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 11(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/17513057.2017.1385825

  *Translation article: Chen, Y.-W., & Lawless, B. (January 11, 2018). Challenging “otherness”: Female immigrant faculty in the U.S. and their struggle to adapt. Communication Currents.

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

  *Translation article: Chen, Y.-W., & Collier, M. J. (April 1, 2012). Communication about cultural identity differences matters for nonprofits. Communication Currents.

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

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