U Albany Job Ad: Organizational/Interpersonal/Intercultural

Job adsThe Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking to fill a tenure track position with a scholar whose research focuses on either organizational communication, or interpersonal and/or intercultural communication (in relational, health, or organizational contexts).

The Department welcomes applications from scholars of all methodological orientations. Senior scholars must possess an established record of productive, externally funded research and a record of excellence in teaching; junior scholars should demonstrate the potential for productive research and some evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must be willing to contribute to the Department’s initiatives in online teaching and learning. Applicants should share a commitment to the University’s strategic values for engaged learning and societal responsibility, and to its goal for increasing levels of external funding.

Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Additionally, the applicant must currently possess a doctoral degree or expect to receive a doctoral degree by August 1, 2018, from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

The appointment will begin in Fall 2018. Review of applications will begin October 7, 2017.

University at Albany job ads (NY)

Tenure-Track Openings at University of Albany, SUNY

The Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking to fill two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2016. The Department of Communication at the University at Albany is seeking
to fill two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2016. The Department currently has concentrations in health, political, interpersonal/intercultural, and organizational communication; and focuses on the impact of new media and technology on social practices within all of these contexts. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the Department’s strengths in new media, and communication and technology. The Department has a distinctive commitment to public engagement, and awards BA degrees in Communication and in Journalism; and MA, and PhD degrees in Communication.

Assistant or Associate Professor (P15-39665): Candidates will be expected to conduct original research and teach courses in political communication, civic engagement, and/or e-government. Senior scholars should possess an established record of productive research and a record of excellence in teaching; junior scholars should demonstrate the potential for productive research and some evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015.

Assistant Professor (P15-39666): Candidates will be expected to conduct original research and teach courses in strategic communication (broadly defined) that intersect with one or more of the Department’s current areas of emphasis. Possible areas of concentration include public relations, risk communication, and/or crisis communication. It is anticipated that courses taught will be cross-listed in the Department’s communication studies and journalism programs. The Journalism Program has strengths in investigative and public affairs reporting, ethics, digital media, and literary journalism.  Review of applications will begin October 7, 2015.

All applicants should demonstrate the potential for productive research and some evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also share a commitment to the University’s strategic values for engaged learning and societal responsibility, and to its goals for increasing levels of external funding.

All applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. A doctoral degree is required. Degrees should be granted by a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The appointments will begin in Fall 2016.

Hui-Ching Chang Profile

ProfilesAs Dean of the Honors College and Professor of Communication at the University at Albany, Dr. Hui-Ching Chang sees knowledge as intimately connected with everyday practices. After completing her law degree from National Taiwan University, she pursued advanced degrees in speech communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hui-Ching Chang

Dr. Chang has studied Chinese language patterns, specifically Taiwanese national identity as constituted through discursive practices. Her book, Clever, Creative, Modest: The Chinese Language Practice (2010), examines Chinese language behavior from three distinctive yet overlapping dimensions: the manipulative speaker, the artistic speaker, and the humble speaker. Her most recent book, Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan: Naming China (2015), explores how Taiwanese fashion their identities in the shifting and intertwined paths of five names Taiwan used to name China: “Communist bandits”; “Chinese Communists”; “mainland”; “opposite shore”; and the “People’s Republic of China.”

Prof. Chang has received many grants and top paper awards for her research and has been an invited keynote speaker at numerous international conferences. Her publications have appeared in Journal of Language and Politics; Discourse Studies; Research on Language and Social Interaction; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Nationalism and Ethnic Studies; and Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, among others. Very recently she was principal editor of the special issue, “Explored but not Assumed: Revisiting Commonalities in Asian Pacific Communication” (2015), in the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.

Prof. Chang enjoys putting theories into practice: “I firmly believe that it is adventure and personal engagement that brings intercultural communication to life, an inspiring perspective I learned while on ‘Semester at Sea’.” She was a Fulbright Scholar, Ukraine (2010-2011, 2012); Chair Professor of the College of Journalism at Xiamen University, China (2009-2012); Visiting Scholar to Hong Kong Baptist University (2007) and Visiting Scholar to National Taiwan University (2003-2004).

Prior to coming to UAlbany, Prof. Chang was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Honors College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Faculty-in-Residence, where she pioneered innovative programs like “Cutie’s Office Hours” to promote a vibrant living-learning community. She served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in her department, and was also a trained mediator for UIC’s Dispute Resolution Service. For her, being an Honors College administrator requires the same curiosity and urge to learn as it does for research and teaching—it is exciting, energizing, and fulfilling.


Work for CID:

Hui-Ching Chang wrote KC41: Yuan, and translated it into Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional).

University at Albany

On October 18, 2013 I gave a talk at the University at Albany, State University of New York, entitled “Intercultural Dialogue: Who Needs it? Who Promotes it? Who Studies it?”

Albany flyer

My thanks to Prof. Teresa Harrison for organizing the event, and to Dr. Mihye Seo for integrating my talk into her Proseminar. While there I was able to catch up with several colleagues who I have known for many years (including Profs. Anita Pomerantz, Robert Sanders and Annis Golden) as well as meet several I had not yet met (Drs. Emilie Gould, Matthew Matsaganis).

U at Albany talk

I also had the chance to talk with some of the graduate students, including Erting “Sa Sa” Sa and Sunny Zhao, below.

Albany students

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue