San Francisco State U Job Ad: Global Communication (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International, Transnational, and Global Communication at San Francisco State University. Deadline: October 12, 2018.

The Communication Studies Department at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international, transnational, and global communication beginning August 2019.  Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests include one or more of the following: international and intercultural communication, political economy of transmigration, human rights, indigeneity and intersectionality in a global perspective, refugees, diasporas and displaced persons, and international disputes.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

CSU San Marcos job ad: International/Transnational Communication

Tenure Track Faculty Position in International or Transnational Communication
Department of Communication
California State University San Marcos
EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall semester, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication in hand by August, 2015. A scholar who works at the intersection of communication and culture at the global level from a qualitative, critical, interpretative, textual or rhetorical perspective. Applicants must possess an active research program in the area of communication and culture globally as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in international or transnational communication at the macro level in order to broaden students’ perspectives about the ways that global issues influence the study of communication. Candidate has experience teaching intercultural communication. Areas of preferred emphasis include one or more of the following: human rights, global movements, international labor issues, postcolonialism, international relations, cultural inflections of citizenship and public culture, NGOs, terrorist studies, sovereignty, critical whiteness studies, international disputes, and/or globalization. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
• Develop new electives in their areas of expertise;
• Deliver Intercultural Communication (COMM 330) and assist in delivering one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Communication (COMM 100), Argumentation and Dialogue (COMM 200), or Communication Theory (COMM 300);
• Serve the Critical Intercultural Communication minor;
• Teach and develop courses in the Communication major;
• Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications;
• Engage with the community through department, college, university, discipline, and community service.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. Position open until filled. All applications must include a completed Faculty Application; cover letter; a one-page explanation in which applicants address their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research and/or service; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address both the minimum and preferred qualifications; a maximum of three reprints of representative scholarly activities; copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and two representative samples of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities. In addition, three current letters of recommendation must be provided by the deadline. Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission.

To submit, please email your materials. Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Michelle A. Holling, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication

The department consists of 11 tenure track faculty and sixteen lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Mass Media), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to slightly over 800 students, in addition to multiple sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the entire university. 

The university is particularly interested in hiring candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who demonstrate a commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran status. CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges “most friendly” to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.

Casey Man Kong Lum researcher profile


Casey LumCasey Man Kong Lum (Ph.D., NYU) is currently Professor of Communication at William Paterson University (New Jersey, U.S.A.), where he is the Founding Director of the M. A. in Professional Communication Program (2007-2012). His research intersects among media ecology, food studies, urban foodways as intangible cultural heritage, urban communication, transnational communication in the diaspora, global media, the Chinese American experience, intercultural education and communication, multilingual education, intellectual history of communication scholarship, etc. Casey has had extensive experience in intercultural consultancy and study abroad programs (e.g., global food cultures, media and globalization, intercultural and multilingual education).

A sample of Casey’s publications includes:


Lum, C. M. K. (1996). In search of a voice: Karaoke and the construction of identity in Chinese America. Foreword by Neil Postman. London and New York: Routledge.

Lum, C. M. K. (2006). (Ed.). Perspectives on culture, technology, and communication: The media ecology tradition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. [Winner, Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics, The Media Ecology Association, 2006]. This book has been translated and published in simplified Chinese by Peking University Press in Beijing, China (2007); in Korean by Hannarae Publishing Company in Seoul, South Korea (2008); in traditional Chinese by Chu Liu Publishing Company in Taipei, Taiwan (2010).

Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Lum, C. M. K. (2012). Regionalism and communication: Voices from the Chinese diaspora. In Alberto Gonzalez, Marsha Houston & Victoria Chen (Eds.), Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication, 5th ed. (pp. 289-296). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lum, C. M. K. (2013). Understanding urban foodways and communicative cities: A taste of Hong Kong’s yumcha culture as urban communication. In Susan Drucker, Victoria Gallenger, & Matthew Matsaganis (Eds.), The Urban Communication Reader III: Communicative Cities and Urban Communication in the 21st Century (pp. 53-76). New York: Peter Lang.

Lum, C. M. K. (2014). Media ecology: Contexts, concepts, and currents. In Robert Fortner & Mark Fackler, The Handbook in Media and Mass Communication Theory (pp. 137-153, Chapter 8 in Vol. I, Section I). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Winner: The 2016 Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology.

Lum, C. M. K., & Haratonik, P. L. (2011). A comparative study of Xintiandi in Shanghai and South Street Seaport in New York City [in Chinese]. In Fuqin Sun & Jianlong Yang (Eds.), Tales of Two Cities: Urban Culture in Shanghai and New York City (pp. 44-57). Shanghai, China: Truth & Wisdom Press and Shanghai People’s Publishing Company.

Currently on the Board of Directors of the Urban Communication Foundation, Casey has been actively serving the profession in various leadership capacities, such as:

Casey also serves as a reviewer and on the editorial board of a number of refereed journals.

Casey is a long-time resident of New York City.





Fordham job ads

Fordham University
Department of Communication and Media Studies
2 open positions: Department Chair and Assistant Professor

Fordham University invites applications for positions of department chair and assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies.  The department is currently in an exciting process of growth, including the curricular revision and expansion of undergraduate and graduate programs.  Both positions require a Ph.D. in communication, media studies, film studies, or a related area, and an active research program. The chair position requires distinguished scholarship, significant administrative experience, dynamic academic leadership, and excellent teaching.  The assistant professor position requires a promising research agenda and evidence of excellent teaching.  Those with a specialization in international/transnational/global communication are encouraged to apply, and an ability to teach research methods is highly desirable.  Complete job description is here. Submit application to cms AT with a cover letter, c.v., sample scholarship, and names of three references with contact information.  Application review begins for chair on October 15 and for assistant professor on November 15, 2012.  For information, contact Dr. Fred Wertz (wertz AT

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.