Cornell U: Postdoc in Social Media (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Associate, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

The Cornell Social Media Lab in the Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to participate in inter-university research at the intersection of instructional design, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. The postdoc will work on the development of technologies and content for educational interventions as a part of the Social Media TestDrive project, an interactive digital citizenship education tool developed in collaboration with Common Sense Education. As they seek to expand the Social Media TestDrive program to new populations, such as youth from low-income households and older adults, they are especially interested in someone who has interest and experience designing inclusive technologies and educational interventions for diverse populations of learners.

This position is a 1-year, full-time academic position beginning August 1, 2020 and renewable for a 2nd year contingent on available work, funding and performance. The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary project team of researchers and students in the Cornell Social Media Lab, the Cornell Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Information Science, Lehigh University College of Engineering and Applied Science, and external partners (e.g., Common Sense Education, New York State 4-H) who are working to advance social media literacy and digital education among youth. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, highly engaged, and passionate about digital learning and social media literacy. The Postdoctoral Associate will be based in the Cornell Social Media Lab and will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a collaborative community of scholars interested in social behaviors and information and communication technologies.

U Macau: New Media, Social Media (China)

“Job Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication at Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China. Deadline: Open until filled (review begins November 15, 2019)

The Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication. We are specifically looking for applicants in new media, social media and big data communication studies. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. An ability to teach courses in some of the following areas is also needed: new media studies, journalism, data journalism, public relations, advertising, research methods, big data communication research and/or communication theories.

CFP Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in Dismantling Ethnic & National Borders

“PublicationCall for chapter proposals: Compromised Identities: The Role of Social Media in dismantling ethnic and national borders, a book to be edited by Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Identity is tied to modus operandi and space, meaning that our thought process, the things we do, those we associate with and where all these take place define us. Identity has value; it fosters a sense of belonging. This is why each individual is associated with an ethnic group, nation, race, religion, or a particular belief. The locus for such association is that society treats us based on how we manage our understanding of, and relationship with others within our ethnic group, race, or country, or how well or poorly we deal with our beliefs.

This book will provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will include analyses of social media experiences in indigenous and urban communities around the world. It will be written for scholars and researchers who want to improve their understanding of how ethnic and national identities (the sense of being part of a country) have been compromised through social media networking and by network groups. The book will focus on social media participation in agrarian and urban communities across the seven continents.

Coventry U Job Ad: Social Media & Events (UK)

Job adsSocial Media and Events AssistantCoventry University. 2 year, fixed term contract, renewable. Deadline: July 17, 2017

Following the significant successes of the RISING15 and RISING16 Global Peace Forum events which showcased the vision and ambition of the University and the City of Coventry in the field of peace, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations is developing RISING as a permanent and regular feature of Coventry’s global footprint.  The Centre is now seeking to appoint a dedicated Social Media and Events Assistant to support the ongoing development of RISING.

RISING aims to create a global platform to raise awareness and develop responses to the threats to peace and opportunities for peaceful relations.  Convening thought leaders and experienced policy-makers from around the world, RISING seeks to inform and inspire, pushing forward new ways of thinking about peace and conflict in our turbulent world.

This post will support RISING and the delivery of the Global Peace Forum and other RISING events by driving the social media campaign to increase awareness and assisting with event planning and logistics for large scale and high profile programmes held in Coventry and around the world.

With a track record of using social media as part of a marketing campaign and with experience of event planning and management, you will have strong communication skills and be a highly organised individual able to juggle a busy workload.  The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a high level of motivation and interest to engage with the subject matter and focus of RISING and CTPSR in general, and should be able to develop appropriate website and social media content from a variety of sources, including academic literature.

Study of CID Social Media Followers

About CIDFrom October 2016 to March 2017, Min He conducted research to learn about the social media subscribers of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. As CID aims to establish connections between scholars active in intercultural communication, understanding the large follower base is important.

The study is based on those subscribers for whom enough details could be obtained, amounting to 967 individuals out of the total of 2802 followers CID had across all social media platforms as of January 11, 2017 when data collection stopped and analysis began. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter were the three major resources for data collection, as they provide the greatest amount of detail about subscribers, either individually (LinkedIn) or as a group (Facebook and Twitter).

The results of the study show that CID has social media subscribers across the globe. The largest single group is based in the USA, but the majority of followers is based in other countries, as the charts below illustrate. The data represent the 967 followers’ countries of residence: in many cases their respective countries of origin are different.

CID subscribers by continent


CID subscribers by country

As CID especially aims at serving scholars, it is not surprising that most followers in the subset have substantial education: almost three quarters have completed a master’s degree, and almost 40% a Ph.D.

Not surprisingly, the majority of the followers in the subset are based within academia (58%), with most of the rest being professionals of various sorts (37%). For either group, most persons are active in the discipline of Communication. The following charts show the exact distribution.

CID followers by discipline

Within Communication, the single largest specialization is Intercultural Communication, for obvious reasons.

CID subscribers within Communication

In conclusion, the study shows that the followers of CID form a large and varied group of persons engaged with intercultural dialogue on different levels. As the CID embraces diversity and integrates multicultural members drawn from around the world into a single network, it builds a borderless online community for scholars and practitioners alike. To that end, the CID LinkedIn group has proven particularly appropriate for helping to establish connections.

Changes to Social Media for CID

About CIDAs a result of the efforts of Min He over the past 6 months to learn about the followers of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue on various social media, it has become obvious that there is very little activity on either Google+ or Pinterest, with only a few dozen followers on each site (compared to the hundreds on LinkedIn and Twitter, and over a thousand who are currently members of the CID Facebook group). The CID accounts on both of these platforms will therefore be terminated as of April 15, 2017.

social media logos

Please subscribe to CID on any of the other social media platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube, either by clicking on these links, or the logos on the right side of the page.

Or subscribe directly to WordPress via email (through the link on the top right of any page). Once you have done that, you can “manage” your subscription, choosing whether you want a daily or weekly update sent to your inbox. (As a general clarification: CID does not manage an email list; each subscriber manages their own preferences.)

If you have any difficulties and want to talk to a person, just email me directly.

My apologies for the time these changes will require.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue



CID has Passed 2000 Subscribers!

About CIDThanks to all of you who have subscribed to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue’s website, we have crossed the 2000 mark!


This number includes those who have followed through WordPress (available only to those with their own WP sites), those who have signed up for email notifications, as well as those who follow through Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. WordPress cannot directly track those who have joined the CID LinkedIn group (currently at 274 members), or who follow on YouTube or Pinterest, so the actual number of subscribers in fact now totals 2349! It took 3 1/2 years to reach 1000, but only another 2 years to pass 2000. Likes on Facebook, retweets on Twitter, and sharing of posts all expand our reach, and are much appreciated.

Profiles and the CID publication series Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue receive considerable numbers of views, as do guest posts (which you can access through the word cloud at the bottom left of any page). Even the Wikipedia article on CID is read half a dozen times each day.

As the number of followers has increased, email sent to CID has increased as well. The largest single number of viewers are from the US, but it is people outside the US who most often write in with requests of various sorts. As an example, the past week brought emails from Colombia, Switzerland, Nigeria, Greece, and New Zealand; the week before that from Ghana, Hong Kong, Malta, Belgium and Serbia. I try to answer all emails within a few days, and to post relevant information that is submitted about conferences, publication opportunities, fellowships, grants, post-docs, etc. within a week, though occasionally there is a longer line.

I very much appreciate your support.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue [at]

CFP Listening in Mediated Contexts

Call for Papers: International Journal of Listening
Fall Issue 2017: Special Issue on Listening in Mediated Contexts
Editor-in-Chief: Margarete Imhof
Guest Editors: Dr. Debra L. Worthington & Dr. Shaughan Keaton

The growth of social media and evolving technology have significantly impacted who people listen to as well as how and when they listen.  In this Special Issue, the International Journal of Listening explores the impact of social media and other technology on listening processes. The goal of the issue is to highlight exceptional articles that explore the nature of listening in mediated contexts. Mediated contexts are broadly construed, including mobile phone communication, Facebook, Skype, YouTube, Instagram or any combination of these and other popular platforms and devices. Articles may explore the impact on or relationship to individual communication styles, characteristics of mediated interaction from both the sender and receiver’s perception, social cognition, as well as the impact of new technology on individual, group and public listening processes.  Papers from various perspectives and diverse fields are welcome:  intrapersonal/ interpersonal communication, doctor-patient communication, sports communication, romantic relationships, education and instruction. Papers with a cross-cultural or international focus are particularly welcome.

Examples of themes, include:
–         Listening attitudes and behavior in social media
–         Listening in online teaching environments.
–         Social cognition and person perception in social media
–         Intercultural differences in the perception of mediated communication
–         Supportive listening via social media
–         Individual choices between voice and short messaging
–         Medium and message reception
–         Generational differences in listening to social media messages

All full length manuscripts will be submitted through  The length of articles should be no more than 6,000 words (not including references and appendices). The journal plans to publish up to six research articles in the special issue. Additional accepted articles will be published in later issues of the journal.

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016
Expected publication: Fall 2017

Inquiries about the special issue should be directed to Dr. Debra L. Worthington.  Please use the subject line: ILJ Special Issue on Listening and Mediated Contexts.

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: For general information about NUS, please visit Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at

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.


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: For general information about NUS, please visit Visit also the Department of Communications and New Media at

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.

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