Gulf U for Science & Technology Job Ads: Media (Kuwait)

“JobThree faculty positions, Department of Mass Communication and Media, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait. Deadline: open until filled.

  1. Assistant / Associate / Professor for Digital Media Production

    The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the area of digital media production. Teaching responsibilities include fundamentals of broadcasting, multi-camera studio production, location production skills for film and video, visual storytelling, and advanced A/V production practices and workflow. Proven abilities in the scholarship of film and cinema studies, and international broadcasting cultures, are viewed as major assets.

  2. Assistant /Associate / Professor for Generalist / Media Law

    Candidate sought with a background in mass media, strategic communication, or emerging media with a specialization in comparative media law. Familiarity with the media law in the Middle East is highly desirable, but not required. Teaching expectations include general mass media classes, as well as teaching our Media Law and Ethics course.

  3. Assistant / Associate / Professor for Visual Communication 

    Candidate sought will have teaching experience in visual communication in commercial contexts and at least two of the following:  graphic design and typography, advertising, integrated marketing communication, and promotional design. Professional experience in advertising, integrated marketing communication, and additional abilities to teach industry standard illustration, photo-manipulation, page layout, animation or digital media software programs are desirable.

Difference & Globalization issue of Visual Communication

Out now — Special issue: Difference and Globalization, Visual Communication 13(3), August 2014
Guest editors: Giorgia Aiello (University of Leeds) and Luc Pauwels (University of Antwerp)

This special issue investigates the nexus of globalization and visual communication through a rich discussion of the significance of national, racial, ethnic, gender, class, embodied and emplaced differences. While globalization does entail the ever-growing significance of deterritorialized practices and transcultural flows, these connections, movements and exchanges still largely occur across specific locales and identities, and through appeals to various dimensions of cultural and social difference. The visual is an especially privileged and in fact crucial mode of communication in contexts of globalization thanks to its perceptual availability and cross-cultural potential.

Taken together, the seven contributions included in this special issue address questions related to the integration and deployment of major dimensions of social and cultural difference in visual communication materials; the perspectives and practices of designers, image-makers and media producers in relation to the work involved in the planning and creation of such materials; and both the dominant ways of seeing and unique experiences that impact on the visual ‘reading’ of globalization.

A combination of well-known and emerging scholars makes for an unusually energetic take on concepts and concerns that underlie several of the major frameworks that have become established in the inherently interdisciplinary field of visual communication, including multimodal and critical discourse analysis, social semiotics, rhetorical criticism, visual anthropology and visual sociology.

Table of contents
*Guest Editorial: Giorgia Aiello and Luc Pauwels
*Ariel Chen and David Machin: The local and the global in the visual design of a Chinese women’s lifestyle magazine: a multimodal critical discourse approach
*Giorgia Aiello and Greg Dickinson: Beyond authenticity: a visual-material analysis of locality in the
global redesign of Starbucks stores
*Toussaint Nothias: ‘Rising’, ‘hopeful’, ‘new’: visualizing Africa in the age of globalization
*Arjun Shankar: Towards a critical visual pedagogy: a response to the ‘end of poverty’ narrative
*Melissa A Johnson and Larissa Carneiro: Communicating visual identities on ethnic museum websites
*Helene Pristed Nielsen and Stine Thidemann Faber: A strange familiarity? Place perceptions among the globally mobile
*Luc Pauwels: World cities reframed: a visual take on globalization

Nanyang Tech U Singapore job ad

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Faculty Positions at Assistant Professor Level

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, was founded in 1992 and has grown to become a leading institution for world-class education and research in communication and information studies. In 2006, the School established an endowment fund of S$30 million to support a wide range of educational and research activities. Extensive research, teaching and production facilities help to keep faculty and students at the leading edge of their disciplines.

WKWSCI has over 50 full-time faculty members, 400 graduate students and 700 undergraduates. For further information about the School and its programs, please refer to the following website.

NTU

WKWSCI invites qualified academics to apply for the following faculty positions in the following areas, with a preferred duty assumption date in July or August 2014:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mobile Communication and Media

We are looking for an outstanding young scholar to develop a program of teaching and research on mobile communication. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in communication or a related field and have a solid grounding in social scientific theory and research. Preferred areas of interest related to mobile communication include one or more of the following: communication and social change, social networks, consumer behaviour, economics and policy. Experience with traditional and online surveys is a plus. The ability to cross disciplinary lines is also considered an asset and work that is at the intersection of information and communication studies will be particularly valued.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism

We are looking for an innovative scholar to study and teach convergent and cross-platform journalism. Candidates should possess a Ph.D., with a record of high quality research and some professional experience with cross-platform news media production. A solid grounding in journalism practice will be an asset. Duties will include teaching courses in multimedia and online journalism and engaging in ongoing professional development through research, publication and curriculum development. He or she will teach in the Schools signature multimedia news production facility, Newsplex Asia, and contribute to its advancement through curriculum development and other innovative programs. Newsplex Asia is a joint venture of the WKWSCI and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and is designed to help students and practitioners to develop the skills needed to be news professional in a converged media environment.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual Communication/Digital Media

We are looking for an Assistant Professor with strong scholarly potential and experience in visual communication and digital media studies, and specialization in one or more of the following general areas: film studies, television studies, emerging media, visual narratives, comparative media systems and telecommunication policy. An established research agenda is essential, and specialized production skills are considered an asset, as is an ability to contribute to the teaching of an introductory visual communication course. The ability to cross disciplinary lines is also considered an asset, especially in terms of research that bridges the humanities and social sciences.

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, names of three potential referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness and writing samples) to:

The Search Committee
Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building
Singapore 637718
Email: faculty-recruit@ntu.edu.sg

CFP Difference & Globalization

Call for papers
Visual Communication Journal
Special Issue: DIFFERENCE AND GLOBALIZATION
Co-edited by GIORGIA AIELLO (University of Leeds) and LUC PAUWELS (University of Antwerp)

This special issue investigates the nexus of globalization and visual communication through a rich discussion of the significance of national, racial, gendered, classed, countercultural, embodied and emplaced identities-among others. It will interrogate a variety of visual communication texts and contexts, including but not limited to those found in popular and consumer culture, web design, social media, advertising, photography, branding and public communication, tourism and urban place-making.

The visual is an especially privileged and in fact crucial mode of communication in contexts of globalization thanks to its perceptual availability and cross-cultural potential. The rise of global capitalism has been overwhelmingly associated with the increasing ‘loss’ of difference in cultural production. As a central issue in global interconnectivity, the key tension between homogenization and heterogenization has generated interest and apprehension over the preservation and disappearance of difference across cultures. Less attention has been given to how cultural and social difference may be mobilized for symbolic and material profit in global(izing) communication contexts, while also being a significant factor in the production and reception of texts. Although a critique of globalization as a homogenizing process is important and based on compelling evidence, it is therefore necessary to account for the increasingly complex, powerful and indeed heterogeneous ways in which contemporary communication is realized in everyday life.

We invite both article and visual essay submissions that address one or more of the following questions:

= What do theoretical, critical and/or empirical approaches to social or cultural difference and diversity contribute to visual communication scholarship on key processes of globalization?

= How can contemporary discussions of key articulations of difference and globalization (e.g. transnationalism, postcolonialism, cosmopolitanism) be enhanced by visual communication scholarship?

= What are some of the major ways in which global visual communication texts integrate, mobilize and/or exploit fundamental dimensions of social and cultural difference (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, political and religious beliefs, etc.)?

= What processes, forms of understanding, and practices are typical or required of designers’ work in the planning and production of visuals that aim to communicate generic meanings or, on the other hand, key forms of social and cultural difference to either global/cross-cultural or local/ specific publics?

= What are viewers’ culturally or socially specific experiences of global or cross-cultural visual communication and how do their unique ‘ways of seeing’ impact the ‘reading’ of globalization?

SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL
Please send an extended 1,000 word abstract of your proposed article or visual essay describing the focus and content of the proposed contribution to GIORGIA AIELLO, G.Aiello AT leeds.ac.uk, by 31 March 2013.

Proposals will undergo a review process, and a selection will be shortlisted for development into full-length articles or visual essays. Shortlisted authors must commit to a timeline for revision, resubmission and publication, with full manuscripts to be submitted by 1 October 2013.

Butler U jobs

Butler University: The College of Communication invites applications for four open faculty positions beginning August 2012.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the positions are filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.
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Organizational Communication & Leadership Program
Three organizational communication positions: one position as an associate professor with tenure and two as assistant professor tenure-track positions.

All of the successful candidates should be broadly trained in the area of organizational communication. Successful candidates should have a terminal degree in the discipline or closely related field. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate introductory communication classes as well as upper-level courses in organizational communication and leadership, public speaking, business and professional speaking, communication theory, research methods and interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.  We seek applicants from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The teaching load is 3/3 for all three positions and all full-time faculty are expected to recruit and advise students.  The College is planning to develop graduate programs in communication in the future.  Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published work or evidence of scholarly activity, copies of unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference.  We would like to conduct interviews at the National Communication Association annual meeting in New Orleans in November.
1.    Associate professor with tenure preferred. An advanced assistant professor considered (tenure track).  The successful candidate should have a strong teaching and research portfolio and should demonstrate the ability to provide leadership in curriculum and program development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of study allows them to collaborate with our College of Business and Butler’s Business Accelerator. Search Chair: David Waite, Ph.D. (dwaite@butler.edu), Re: Organizational Communication Faculty Search
2.     Assistant professor, tenure track. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates with research areas in intercultural communication, international communication, health communication, critical theory and conflict mediation.  Search Chair: Ann Savage, Ph.D. (asavage@butler.edu), Re: Organizational Communication Assistant Professor Search
3.     Director of Debate, Assistant Professor, tenure track.  The successful candidate should have extensive debate experience, a strong teaching portfolio, as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates who can also contribute to the rhetoric and rhetorical theory component of the new major in Media, Rhetoric and Culture.  Ability to teach Media Literacy a plus.  Search Chair: Allison Harthcock, Ph.D. (aharthco@butler.edu), Re: Director of Debate/Assistant Prof Search
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Strategic Communication Program
Visual Communication Instructor: Graphic Design Specialization
The Strategic Communication Program is searching for an outstanding teacher in visual communication who specializes in graphic design for public relations and advertising. The full-time, three-year renewable instructor position will begin in August 2012. We are seeking an accomplished professional and an experienced instructor, who has a passion for teaching and design and would bring that passion and energy into a college classroom.  All full-time faculty are expected to advise and recruit students.
The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in beginning to advanced levels of graphic design, 2D design publishing, motion graphics, advertising and related industry software for print and online publishing, and all digital media; as well as participate in student advising, curriculum development, senior project reviews, program committee work and service at the University level.  An ongoing program of creative work is expected.
Qualifications: Minimum of a master’s degree in Communication Design, Advertising, Digital Art, Art & Design Education, Fine Arts, or related area is required. Minimum 6 years professional experience in graphic design-related field is expected. College teaching experience is a definite plus. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and an eye for great concept and design, and previous experience interacting with diverse communities.  The teaching load for this position is fulltime: 4 courses per semester.  These courses emphasize the application of design and production principles to advertising and public relations materials.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, current teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a list of three references and their contact information to: Rose Campbell, Ph.D.; Search Chair; Re: Visual Communication Instructor Position
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Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: Organizational Communication and Leadership; Strategic Communication; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Media, Rhetoric and Culture; Creative Media and Entertainment; plus the School of Journalism.
Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors.  Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness.  For further information visit the Butler website at www.butler.edu.
Please submit applications to the corresponding search chair at the College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and historically underrepresented groups.

U Oregon job ad

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
School of Journalism and Communication
Assistant Professor

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication seeks up to three outstanding Assistant Professors to join our faculty, carry out scholarly research, and teach in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidates for these tenure-related positions will have a track record of research and university teaching experience in the field of journalism and communication and share our demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Professional experience aligned with one or more of our undergraduate majors is preferred.  A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required, though ABD may be considered.

We seek colleagues with strong research and teaching interests in fields such as, but not limited to, media history; media effects; gender, diversity and media; international communication (particularly East Asia); communication technology; communication economics; visual communication; and media management.  Media historians are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars with success in obtaining external funding for their research.  The new colleagues will teach and advise in one or more of our undergraduate majors (Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Communication Studies), as well as contribute to core undergraduate coursework relevant to all majors, such as our cross-disciplinary Gateway courses; Media and Society; Understanding Media; Media History; Gender, Diversity and Media; and/or International Communication.  The colleagues will also teach and advise in our master’s and doctoral programs in Communication and Society.  They will also have opportunities to participate in programs at our George S. Turnbull Center in Portland.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse learning and work environment.  Employment begins September 16, 2012.  For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2011.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please send a letter of interest, CV and contact information for three references to:

Professor Janet Wasko
School of Journalism and Communication
1275 University of Oregon
Eugene OR  97403