U Maryland Baltimore Co Job Ad: Global/Transnational Media (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor, Global / Transnational Media and Communication Studies, University of Maryland Baltimore County in Maryland. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

“We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching core media and communication studies courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda in global/transnational contexts and specialize in areas that augment our existing faculty expertise. We especially invite candidates who have a strong commitment to and experience in supporting a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2/3. Other responsibilities include student advising and service to the Department, College, and University community.”

U Maryland Baltimore County Job: Intercultural Communication

Job adsTenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Application deadline: October 31, 2017.

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is filling a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in intercultural communication. Candidates will be expected to have a comprehensive research agenda in intercultural communication. They should have in hand a PhD in intercultural communication or a closely related field, experience in intercultural training, and native or near-native proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. The department has been a pioneer in incorporating intercultural communication into its language pedagogy, enriching both the fields of language pedagogy and intercultural communication. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in intercultural training, other areas of critical intercultural communication, and courses in the selected candidate’s language area at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also participate in the supervision of theses and scholarly papers in the department’s interdisciplinary MA program in Intercultural Communication. We welcome applications from applied linguistics, intercultural education, cross-cultural psychology, critical intercultural communication, and other fields that engage with intercultural modern language studies. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable. For more information about the MLLI department and the INCC program, please consult
http://mlli.umbc.edu.

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty. Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body. Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity. Please include in your application letter a statement addressing your commitment to and experience in fostering inclusive excellence. Members of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

In your letter of application, please address your vision for the history, theories, debates, and methodologies of the field as they apply to your agenda for research, teaching, training, service, and outreach.”

University of Maryland Baltimore County Job Ad: Intercultural Communication

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is filling a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in intercultural communication in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. The department has been a pioneer in incorporating intercultural communication into its language pedagogy, enriching both the fields of language pedagogy and intercultural communication.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in intercultural training, other areas of critical intercultural communication, and language courses in the selected candidate’s modern language at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also participate in the supervision of theses and scholarly papers in the department’s interdisciplinary MA program in Intercultural Communication.

UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We are especially proud of the diversity of our student body and we seek to attract equally diverse faculty. Successful candidates must be able to work in a multicultural environment and support diversity and inclusion reflecting our student body. Furthermore, the successful candidate should embrace our vision and mission, and be committed to inclusive excellence and diversityMembers of minority groups, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications
We are searching for a candidate with expertise in any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. Candidates should have in hand a PhD in intercultural communication or a closely related field, experience in intercultural training, and native or near-native proficiency in at least one of the modern languages above. We welcome applications from applied linguistics, translation and transcultural studies, critical intercultural communication, and other fields that engage with intercultural modern language studies. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable. For more information about the MLLI department and the INCC program, please consult http://mlli.umbc.edu.

Application Instructions:
Please prepare a writing sample (one or two pages) that communicates a vision for the history, theories, and methodologies of the field as well as your agenda for research, teaching, training, service, and outreach.

Please submit all materials (including a two-page letter of application, CV, writing sample, unofficial graduate transcripts and three letters of reference) via Interfolio (position number 36255) by October 15, 2016. For questions, please contact:

Dr. Edward Larkey, Search Committee Chair (larkey[at]umbc.edu)
Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Meina Liu Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesMeina Liu (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her research and teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, focus on Intercultural Communication, Organizational Communication, and Negotiation and Conflict Management. A major strand of inquiry that Dr. Liu undertakes is concerned with whether people from different cultures engage in different cognitive and emotional processes, and if so, what effect might these differences have on the way they negotiate, manage conflict, and provide emotional support to distressed others. Her current research investigates culture’s main and moderating effects on the process through which negotiators’ emotions influence their own, as well as their counterpart’s, bargaining tactics and negotiation outcomes. This line of research is primarily quantitative, utilizing sophisticated statistical techniques, such as multilevel modeling and structural equation procedures, to analyze data collected from simulated negotiation interactions. Works from this line of research are published in the field’s premier journals, such as Human Communication Research and Communication Research, as well as key specialty journals, such as Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. Two of the conference papers received the Top Paper Awards, one from the Interpersonal Communication Division and the other from the Intercultural Communication Division of the International Communication Division. One of her journals articles received the 2010 Outstanding Scholarly Work Award from the ICA Intercultural Communication Division [Liu, M. (2009). The intrapersonal and interpersonal effects of anger on negotiation performance: A cross-cultural investigation. Human Communication Research, 35, 148-169.]

Dr. Liu also conducts research exploring culture and communication from a social constructionist, critical-interpretive perspective, using qualitative research methods such as interviews, textual analysis, and grounded theory techniques. Early in her career she was involved in a collaborative research project investigating gendered workplace processes, particularly as they relate to career communication and work-life conflict, as embedded in working mothers’ workplace pregnancy and maternity leave discourses. One of her ongoing projects examines bi-cultural identity (re)construction of second-generation immigrants as a contested space for meaning making. These qualitative works are also published in some of the field’s premier journals, such as Communication Monographs, Human Relations, and Journal of Applied Communication Research, as well as key specialty journals, such as International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Journal of Business Communication, and Journal of Family Communication. It has also resulted in a Top Four Paper Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, and three Outstanding Published Article Awards, one from the NCA Applied Communication Division, and two from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. Dr. Liu’s published articles can be found at http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~liu/.

U MD Intercultural position

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary emphasis in the area of intercultural communication. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2012.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or show promise of significant research, have a high level of competence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be capable of directing graduate research in intercultural communication. In addition, it would be desirable for the candidate’s research to intersect with one or more of the department’s other research areas (feminist studies; health communication; media studies; persuasion and social influence; public relations; and rhetoric and political culture). Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required, and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. Applicants interested in the area’s research resources and opportunities, including its access to federal funding agencies, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by September 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be e-mailed to Mr. Ray Chang, at raychang@umd.edu. Applicants with questions should e-mail Dr. Elizabeth L. Toth at eltoth@umd.edu.

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at http://www.comm.umd.edu.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Translations of research instruments

The following message about collaborative research comes from Prof. Dale Hample at the University of Maryland:

“Hello.  Several of us here at Univ Maryland are getting involved in some large scale international collaborations and an immediate problem is moving our standard English instrumentation into other languages.  We will do it, of course, but I think it’s problematic that we don’t have a community repository of such instruments.  I am willing to put one on the web, and so I’m soliciting contributions.

Our own most immediate need is for versions of the argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness scales in Chinese and Spanish.  We’re particularly interested in instruments bearing on arguing, conflict, cultural variables (self-construals, etc.), and interpersonal measures.  However, we’ll put up any instruments of general interest to communication researchers.

Ideally, we’d like this material:
1. A copy of the non-English instrument, along with an indication of what English language instrument it corresponds to (perhaps with a citation).
2. Please identify not only the language but also the country it was developed for, if possible (e.g., Spanish phrasing might be pretty different in Spain and Guatemala).
3. An indication of whether the instrument was back-translated, or merely translated.  Or an indication that the instrument was newly developed in that non-English speaking country.  (I assume that the accompanying papers will describe the translation/development methodology; if not, please summarize it.) 4. Copies of any unpublished papers that made use of the instrument, and either copies of or citations to any published papers that used it.
5. The formal name of whoever did the work, so that you (or someone
else) can be properly credited.
6. Contact information for the researchers in case people want to correspond.

I suspect that there are many instruments in the appendices of theses and dissertations, or buried on hard drives.  Please hunt around.  We’ll put up scans and pdfs if you can’t get materials into MS Word.

If you know of an instrument that has been published elsewhere, just send us the citation.”

Dale Hample
dhample@umd.edu
Dept. Communication
Univ. Maryland
College Park MD 20742

Originally published to CRTNET, on June 1, 2011.

Univ Maryland, Visiting Position

Visiting Position in Intercultural Communication
Department of Communication
University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland invites applications for a one year position in intercultural communication, rank open. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2011.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. Interest in another research area such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, persuasion and social influence, health communication, or public relations is desirable.  Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities.  Applicants interested in the area’s research resources, including the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, research libraries, and federal and local funding agencies are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by May 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three names of references.  Applications should be e-mailed to:

Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D.
eltoth@umd.edu
Visiting Position Search Chair
Department of Communication
University of Maryland
2130 Skinner Building
College Park, Maryland   20742-7635

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental website.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.