U Colorado Denver Job Ad: International/Intercultural Comm (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International and Intercultural Communication, Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA. Deadline: October 15, 2018.

“The primary research and teaching focus of this position falls within our Global and Intercultural communication pathway. The most competitive candidates will also demonstrate connections to one or more of the Department’s other pathways and areas of focus, which are community service and public affairs, media and cultural studies, strategic communication, health communication, and environmental communication. The Department is also interested in candidates whose teaching and research in international and intercultural studies intersects with questions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and/or disability, while addressing social justice through community engagement and/or service learning. Social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply.”

UCD International College Beijing Job: Media (China)

Job adsInstructor, International College Beijing, University of Colorado Denver (China)

The CU Denver Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position at the International College Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2018. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible. Depending on departmental needs, this position may also have the opportunity to teach a semester at the Denver campus, thus rotating semesters between teaching in Beijing and teaching in Denver. We seek to hire a colleague who can teach a wide range of Communication courses touching upon New Media, Strategic Communication, Workplace Communication, New Media Production and Management, Media Writing Skills, Advanced Strategic Communication, Internships, Transitioning from College to Career, and others. Above all else, we seek a dynamic and charismatic teacher committed to best practices in student-centered pedagogy and advancing the internationalization of communication via hands-on, skills-based experiential and problem-based learning.

 

U Colorado Denver Study Abroad Italy 2017

Accepting Applications, “Managing across Cultures,” Study Abroad Program in Italy, University of Colorado Denver, Maymester 2017

We are currently accepting applications for our fascinating Study Abroad Program in Italy (deadline February 15, 2017).

We are excited to continue the strong tradition of education abroad studies in Sorrento, Italy.

The program will familiarize students with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of identity, cross-cultural awareness, and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Additionally, the program offers an everyday complimentary Italian class taught by native speakers, fascinating on-site work with unique local craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners, exploration of gastronomic wonders of Italy, excursions to Rome, Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Postiano, and a boat trip to the island of Capri.

This program is facilitated by Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager, who is professor of communication and a former lecturer of Italian and German studies. Her research and teaching interests are in intercultural communication, management with a global mindset, European studies, conflict, transnational feminism, and international cinematography.

Please visit students’ academic blogs as well as our application site to learn more about the program, the requirements, and the steps for application. The review process for applications begins immediately.

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Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge Researcher Profile

Patrick Dodge Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge (Ph.D., University of Denver, 2011) is Assistant Professor and Associate Program Chair at the University of Colorado, Denver’s International College in Beijing. He is a member of the National Communication Association’s Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization. Recipient of an NCA Advancing the Discipline Grant, he worked with Communication University of China partners to co-organize the 2016 CUC-NCA co-sponsored conference, Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization. With two hundred+ Communication scholars and practitioners from over 10 countries, the success of the conference has led to a second NCA-CUC conference scheduled for the summer of 2018.

His research interests include culture and communication, intercultural communication, and transcultural conceptual understanding, driven by a desire for more U.S.-China cross-cultural alliances. His doctoral research included in-depth interviews with 2008 Beijing Olympic volunteers about their communication encounters with international visitors during the games and how, through the trope of harmony, the ‘New Face’ of China was performed. More recent projects focus on the challenges of academic freedom and how art and the Internet are opening up new possibilities for communicative resistance that stretch the boundaries of ‘free expression’ in China. His current research on China/Chinese Dream discourse has led to extensive travel throughout China, including Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong, in search of ‘harmony’ and ‘dreams’. His work has been published in journals such as Communication & Critical Cultural Studies, Journal of Communication, Intercultural Communication Studies, Women & Language, and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Patrick has taught Communication courses in Beijing since 2007. His pedagogy is rooted in the combination of theory and practice, concepts and application, which he believes can lead to exciting insights and understanding not only within but also outside of the classroom in everyday practice. He engages students to consider multiple perspectives, to use critical thinking and critique to uncover both negative and positive insight, and to make up their own minds in articulating their unique position(s). His mixed ethnic background (Chinese/Taiwanese-American and European-American) has fueled his passion to learn more about China and Chinese culture and communication in context.

Selected Publications

Dodge, P. S.-W. (Forthcoming). Contesting the façade of harmony through art and the Internet in China. In S. Hartnett, L. Keränen, & D. Conley (Eds.), Imagining China: Rhetorics of nationalism in the age of globalization. Ann Arbor: Michigan State University Press.

Keränen, L., Dodge, P. S.-W., & Conley, D. (2015). Modernizing traditions on the roof of the world: Displaying ‘liberation’ and ‘occupation’ in three Tibet museums. Journal of Curatorial Studies, 4(1), 78-106.

Dodge, P. S.-W. (2014). Finding “the line” in Beijing: Classrooms as liminal space. In P. Ng & E. Boucher (Eds.), Local contextual influences on teaching: Narrative insights from ESL/EFL professionals. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Dodge, P. S.-W., & Suter, E. A. (2008). It’s okay to have a girl: Patronymy and China’s one child policy. Women and Language, 31, 1, 13-22.

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International College at Beijing job ad

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2016. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s Silicon Valley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education, and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more.

The teaching load is 7 courses per academic year. The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses including but not limited to New Media Production, Media and Society, Advanced Strategic Communication, Advertising, and Media Writing Skills. This line also includes fulfilling the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility serving the ICB program, where students are taught how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to:
1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras;
2) be conversant with the Adobe Photoshop Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; and 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institutions. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and your home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Faculty hired to teach at ICB must be able to meet the requirements to obtain the appropriate visa to work in China.

The Minimum Qualifications for consideration are an M.A. in Communication, two years of experience teaching the kinds of classes listed above, and proven expertise with the video skills noted above. Additional, Preferred Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely allied field. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued, as is an active research agenda and evidence of service capacities.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY online, refer to job number 04492; the application deadline is May 1, 2016. A complete application will include a Cover Letter, a CV, a list of at least 3 references, and sample syllabi. Questions should be directed to Dr. Hamilton Bean. Applications missing any of the materials listed above may not be considered.

Managing Across Cultures: Study Abroad in Italy

“Managing across Cultures” Study Abroad Program in Italy
University of Colorado Denver
Sorrento, Italy, Maymester 2016

The University of Colorado Denver is currently accepting applications for a Study Abroad Program in Italy (deadline March 1, 2016). The program will familiarize students with theory and research methods in the areas of global communication, construction and negotiation of identity, cross-cultural awareness, and a hands-on management with a global mindset. Additionally, the program offers an everyday complimentary Italian class taught by native speakers, fascinating on-site work with unique local craftsmen, entrepreneurs, and business owners, exploration of gastronomic wonders of Italy, excursions to Rome, Pompeii ruins, Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, Amalfi, Ravello, Postiano, and a boat trip to the island of Capri.

Please visit students’ most recent academic blogs as well as the application site to learn more about the program, the requirements, and the steps for application. The review process for applications begins March 1, 2016.

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University of Colorado Denver in Beijing job ad

Communication Instructor
International College at Beijing
University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2015. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon valley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education, and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), environmentalism, and more.

The teaching load is 4 courses each semester. The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses. The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institutions. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and the US, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess an M.A. in communication; a Ph.D. is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued, as is an active research agenda.  The successful applicant must be able to obtain a work visa in China (type Z).

Interested applicants must apply online. Submit a vita, a cover letter, a sample syllabus, and a list of at least three references. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2015. Finalists for the position will be interviewed between May 22 and May 31, 2015.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is available online. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors; to achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment, while the Department of Communication is committed to promoting civic engagement and the use of communication to foster a more equitable and humane world.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Foss.

China Agricultural U job ad

China Agricultural University is seeking an instructor for the freshmen classes of the International College at Beijing (ICB) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing, ICB is an international partnership between China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) that offers undergraduate degrees in economics and communication. All courses are taught in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. Instructors for the freshmen classes are hired by CAU, and the staff of CAU have asked faculty at UCD to help identify a good candidate for the coming year. We are seeking someone at short notice because the person originally hired for the position had to terminate her contract because of a family illness.

The particulars are as follows:
*       The contract is for one year (2 semesters) with a possibility of renewal
*       The teaching load is 4 courses per semester, but there may be opportunities to teach more courses if desired
*       Courses to be taught are Presentational Speaking (COMM 2101) and Fundamentals of Communication (COMM 1011)
*       Free housing in provided in the guesthouse on campus; subsidized housing in an apartment is also available
*       Accidental life insurance is provided
*       One round-trip plane ticket is provided each semester
*       Fall semester runs from September 16, 2013, until January 17, 2014, and spring semester begins in late February and runs until the end of June
*       Depending on the conversion rate and the number of courses taught, the salary is in the range of $24,400 per year

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in communication and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Experience teaching in an international setting and fluency in Mandarin are preferred.

To apply, please e-mail a vita and cover letter to Sonja.Foss AT ucdenver.edu. Applications will be circulated for review among communication faculty at UCD. Those that are most qualified will be forwarded to the staff of CAU. Applications are reviewed upon receipt, and the review process will continue until CAU fills the position.

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U Colorado Denver job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication and New Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication and New Media, at the assistant professor level, beginning in August, 2013.

UCD is an urban campus that serves a diverse student body, values community engagement, and seeks top-notch scholars and world-class teachers. The Department of Communication offers B.A. and M.A. degrees and serves 450majors; professors teach on a 2/2 load and perform research and service consistent with peer urban research universities. The successful candidate will teach courses that fall within the Department’s “Media Studies” pathway, which includes such classes as Introduction to Media Studies, Media and Society, and New Media.

Because the Department participates in a joint venture with the International College Beijing, the Department is especially interested in those candidates whose research touches upon issues of globalization and/or international studies. Because the Department is committed to promoting social justice through community engagement and service-learning, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in implementing the study and practice of New Media in the interests of under-resourced communities.

While social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply, the successful candidate will need to work effectively in a Department staffed with colleagues whose work falls largely in the rhetorical and cultural traditions.

The Department strongly prefers candidates with a Ph.D. in communication (or a related discipline); however, candidates who are ABD with significant progress on the dissertation will also be considered. Additional preferred qualities include evidence of superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; a track record of leadership in departmental, campus, and disciplinary service capacities; and a proven history of producing significant scholarship.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation,two samples of scholarly activity, and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. Brian L. Ott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver, P.O. Box 173364, CB 176, Denver, CO 80217-3364. In addition to sending hard copies of the materials listed above, applicants must also submit these materials (but not their letters of recommendation) electronically by following the directions. The Assistant Professor position number is 819516 for Department 30095 (Communication).

Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Ott at brian.ott AT ucdenver.edu or at 303-556-6719.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preliminary interviews will be conducted at the NCA convention.

UCD is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In fact, because the downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural, and recreational district, it attracts a diverse population consisting primarily of commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by UCD’s commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life.

U Colorado Denver-Beijing job ad

Communication Instructor
International College at Beijing Program
University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) Department of Communication invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2012; multi-year renewals are a possibility.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon alley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by UCD faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by UCD. For more information about the UCD/ICB program, please see the stories included in the UCD Department of Communication’s 2011 newsletter, “InterAction“.

The teaching load is 4 courses each semester. The instructor will be responsible primarily for teaching Fundamentals of Communication but may teach some other basic level courses as well. Base pay is $45,000 for the year. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and the US, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess a Ph.D. in communication, experience teaching in an international setting, and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in Mandarin is also highly valued, as is an active research agenda.

Interested applicants must apply through www.jobsatcu.com using posting number 815913. Submit a vita, cover letter, a syllabus for a Fundamentals of Communication course, and a list of at least three references. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2012. Finalists for the position will be interviewed between February 17 and 21, 2012.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/. UCD is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Foss (Sonja.Foss@ucdenver.edu).
To apply, visit: www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=67182