U Wisconsin-Parkside Job: Public Relations & Intercultural

Job adsThe University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year. Deadline: November 27, 2017

The candidate’s main area of teaching and research should be in Public Relations; the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to growing our Public Relations area.  The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases.  The successful candidate will be able to teach our courses in Public Relations, Internships, and Communication and the Human Condition, in addition to contributing to teaching our lower-level core courses and upper-level courses.  Ability to teach courses in conflict management, health communication, intercultural communication, and/or communication and ethnicity is a plus.  The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits).  Faculty are also expected to contribute to scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.

U Wisconsin-Parkside 2 job ads

Position 1: Assistant Professor of New Media

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Communication Department is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor with specialization in New Media to begin in August, 2017. The candidate will be able to contribute to the development of one or more additional areas in the department including: social media, digital media production, civic media, community and civic engagement, digital storytelling, digital performance, and health communication. The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and online teaching and so seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students. Faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.

Position 2: Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Communication Department is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor with specialization in Strategic Communication to begin in August, 2017. The candidate will be able to contribute to the development of one or more additional areas in the department: crisis communication, conflict transformation, public relations, organizational consulting, leadership, and health communication. The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and online teaching and so seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students. Faculty are also expected to scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.

Applications received by October 7, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Positions are open until filled. For complete position description and instructions on how to apply, please go to https://www.uwp.edu/explore/employment/index.cfm?page=1  and click on either “Faculty-Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication” or “Faculty-Assistant Professor of New Media.”

The following documents will need to be submitted with the application: a cover letter of application; curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage); samples of syllabi from courses taught; statement of teaching and research philosophy; summary of teaching evaluations; examples of scholarly work; names and contact information for three references. (Additional materials may be requested.)

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement.  This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan.  The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional students.  UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.  Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience.  The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, email (and please indicate position title for which you are applying):
Joe Lambin, lambin[at]uwp.edu

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

 

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz Fulbright

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Fulbright Senior Specialist to Portugal

One thing leads to another. This is the story of how I became a Fulbright Specialist in Portugal.

In May 2010 I retired from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In fall 2010 I applied to the Fulbright Specialist Program, and was approved in spring 2011. This program funds 2 to 6 week visits in 2 countries during a period of 5 years, including airfare and a daily stipend (host institutions cover room and board and in-country travel if it is necessary). In September 2011, while at a conference in Paris, a colleague found out I would be traveling to Portugal for pleasure. He provided an email  introduction to a scholar there with overlapping interests, with the result that I was asked to give two talks at the Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra in November. There was a good fit between my project in France at that time (describing US higher education pedagogy) and the needs of a new teaching center at IPC, so I was asked to return for a longer visit. My host, Dr. Susana Gonçalves, is the director of the new center, Centro de Inovação e Estudo da Pedagogia no Ensino Superior (CINEP). She completed the necessary paperwork, and in spring 2012 the request was approved by both Portugal and the US State Department.

I spent 6 weeks at IPC across April and May 2012, working with the director and staff to determine what information is most relevant to their needs, presenting multiple workshops at the difference schools making up the university, and meeting individually and in small groups with faculty on a variety of pedagogical matters. Workshops included: “The transformation of higher education: Lessons from the US and implications for Portugal,” “Best practices in blended delivery,” “Active learning: Hands-on practice,” “The impact of student-centered learning for curricular design,” and “How to write exams so students need to come to class.”

Groups included one from the Engineering school interested in math pedagogy, and one from the Education school interested in reflective practice for preschool teachers. Individual consultations ranged even more widely, from very specific questions on a particular pedagogical technique, to more general questions about common academic concerns, including student motivation and integration of technology into courses. I was also invited to speak to students enrolled in a Master’s level course on marketing.

While in Coimbra, I was invited to present several talks on my research at the University of Coimbra and the University of Lisbon. I also met with the company members of Project Llull, which uses theatre to start intercultural dialogues.

In addition, I was able to connect some of the people I met through these various contexts with colleagues in the US or elsewhere having similar research, teaching, or administrative interests.

***Update: Publication resulting from this Fulbright

Job ad-interaction/intercultural

Assistant Professor of Communication: Language & Social Interaction
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Beginning Fall 2011

The Communication Department is seeking candidates for a tenure track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Language and Social Interaction (e.g., discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, pragmatics, narrative analysis), with an emphasis in qualitative research on culture, identity, diversity, and/or questions of social justice.  The successful candidate will be able to teach 1-2 sections of Communication and the Human Condition, a large lecture course for entry-level undergraduates (majors and non-majors).  Additional assignments may include courses in Introduction to the Communication Discipline Parts 1 & 2 (theory and research courses), Communication and Ethnicity (African American or Native American sections needed), Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Social Movements, or Health Communication, depending upon interests/expertise and department needs.

Responsibilities:
-Teaching:  teaching classes in the undergraduate program, curriculum development, grading, holding regular office hours.
-Research:  research and scholarly publication, culminating in refereed journal and conference publications. Book publications and grants are welcomed contributions.
-Service:  provide service to the department in support of curriculum, teaching, and service to the university and community. Service includes student advising, serving on departmental and university committees, assisting in departmental and university events.  Contribute to the development and improvement of departmental programs and activities. Contributions to community projects and events are also appreciated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Sensitivity to, or experience in, working with a diverse, multicultural population
-Ability to teach introductory communication courses and upper-level courses in Language and Social Interaction at the college level.
-Ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and interactions and collegial conduct
-Ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and colleagues both orally and in writing
-Knowledge of computer technology (software programs such as MS Word) and ability to learn and use new software/technologies (e.g. D2L course management software)

Qualifications:
Required:
-Ph.D. in Communication at the time of appointment.  ABD’s considered.
-Coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in language and social interaction, and in one or more of the emphases noted in the position description
Preferred:
-Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level, with evidence of teaching effectiveness.
-Some evidence of course development.
-Experience teaching courses in the areas under “additional assignments” in the position description.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

The University:
UW-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and diversity and inclusiveness. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Review of Applications:
Complete applications received by March 18, 2011 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:
-A cover letter of application
-Curriculum vitae
-Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies will be acceptable at the application stage)
-Samples of syllabi from courses taught
-Statement of teaching and research philosophy
-Summary of teaching evaluations
-Examples of scholarly work
-Names and contact information for three references
(Additional materials may be requested.)

Email submissions to:  lambin@uwp.edu

Mail:
Joseph Lambin
University of Wisconsin-Parkside,
Communication Department
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer D/M/V/W