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Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Monday, October 2, 2017
Updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Call for Panel Proposals for ICA 2018

The theme for the next ICA conference is Voices (https://www.icahdq.org/page/cfp2018), and I am interested in putting together a cross-disciplinary panel that would look at attempts to use communication to bridge gaps between people who have different opinions, beliefs, ideologies, etc.

Hence, I am looking for researchers who would have something to say about how people can use their voices to bridge such gaps. I am looking for people who can talk about how to communicate in various contexts where people disagree, from religion to politics to fandom and more. The hope is that we can talk about the ways people can talk and listen to one another's voice without disparaging or silencing anyone.

If you are interested in possibly proposing for this panel, then please contact me, CarrieLynn Reinhard, at creinhard@dom.edu.

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CSCA 2018 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Call for Papers and Panels

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY CAUCUS Call for Papers and Panels 2018 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Annual Convention in Milwaukee, WI April 4-7, 2018

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus invites submissions of competitive papers and panel proposals for the 2018 CSCA Conference. The purpose of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus is to promote dialogue and scholarship and engaging topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the communication discipline. These topics include research and conversations regarding LGBTQ identities, sexual minorities, trans* identities, performances of gender, sex, and sexuality, queer theory, intersectionality, non-normative relationships, and sex communication, just to name a few.

Thus, in conjunction with the convention theme of Difference, we are seeking innovative and critical research that explores intercultural differences, celebrates difference, problematizes difference, explores intersectionality, and examines at how communication scholars are making a difference in our community.

As communication scholars interested in sexual orientation and gender identity topics, we welcome a diverse range of submissions including, but not limited to the following topics that emerged in our business meeting: gender preferred pronouns (e.g., why gender ribbons are important, why preferred pronouns matter, how to integrate PGP in the classroom), trans* inclusivity, the impact of bathroom regulations and policies, applied research in queer communities, and young professional queer networking.

With all of this said, if you are interested in being a part of panel whether one of the topics above or another one and need additional individuals, please join our SOGI Caucus Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CSCASOGI/?fref=ts) and begin asking for help, resources, or just starting conversations. As a caucus we especially encourage graduate, and undergraduate students to submit their papers and panel ideas so we can work together to create excellent conference programming. Please note, awards are given to both top paper and top student paper. The caucus will send an awards call in early 2018 with information regarding eligibility and submission procedures. In terms of panels, strong preference will be given to those with panelists from multiple institutions.

Guidelines for Submissions Papers:

Papers can follow APA, MLA, or Chicago style, and must be the original work of the author(s). Please submit two documents. First, please fill out the Competitive Paper Submission Form with: paper title, interest group (SOGI), author name(s) and contact information (e-mail), and a brief abstract (50-75 words). If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please mark “STUDENT” by student author(s) names. Additionally, if this will be a graduate student debut paper, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” by the author(s) names. To be considered a graduate student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Second, submit the document without title page, please remove all identifying author information from the paper prior to submission. Competitive submission papers of more than 30 pages will not be reviewed or accepted. NOTE: You must submit two separate documents Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted along with the finalized paper document. This form is located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org.

Panels: Paper panels and discussions panels are welcome. Paper panels include completed papers encompassing a specific topic and roughly four to five panelists. For this please submit the Paper Panel Submission Form with: panel title, interest group (feel free to share if you think they may be interest in co-sponsoring), chair, respondent, and 4-5 paper presenters with author name, institution, and paper title. You will also include a panel description (in no more than 75 words) and rational for the panel (in no more than 75 words). Discussion panels are those with four to six panelists who provide a brief opening statement concerning a topic and engage in discussion. For this please submit the Discussion Panel Submission Form with: panel title, interest group (SOGI), chair, and the names and institutions of 4-6 individuals. You will also include a panel description (in no more than 75 words) and rational for the panel (in no more than 75 words). NOTE: All panels must be submitted using the respective forms (Paper Panel Submission Form, Discussion Panel Submission Form) located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org.

We also encourage diverse panel formats (performance, spotlight, original media, debate, etc.). Please submit using the Discussion Panel Submission Form located on the CSCA website: www.csca-net.org. Here is some information from the First Vice President regarding spotlight and debate submissions:

Spotlight Panels are those dedicated to a scholar, a body of scholarship, or a specific piece of research (i.e., book or article). The subject of these panels must be determined by the sponsoring Unit to have made a significant contribution to the discipline. Generally, these panels include 4-7 panelists with a connection to the subject of spotlight who offer a prepared statement. A chair must be included to introduce the panelists and to moderate the session. If possible, the subject (i.e., scholar or author) will serve as respondent. Audience questions and participation are strongly encouraged.

Debate Panels are those featuring two debaters or two teams of debaters offering pros or cons and rebuttals concerning a predetermined topic or resolution. These panels usually include a chair to introduce the panelists and to moderate the debate. Audience questions and reactions are encouraged following the debate. It is also possible that the audience may be asked to determine the “winner(s).”

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 9, 2017.

Please send submissions electronically preferably as a PDF or Microsoft Word if PDF is not available with the email subject line “CSCA 2018 Paper/Panel Submission” to the following:

Sara J. Baker

Southern Connecticut State University

CSCASOGI@gmail.com

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ECA 2018 G.I.F.T.S. Call for Proposals

109th Annual ECA Convention 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) Building Bridges

Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

25-29 April 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 OCTOBER 2017

Pittsburgh, also known as the city of bridges, will be home to the 2018 Eastern Communication Association Convention. Pittsburgh has a unique topography, being situated at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela, which forms the Ohio River. When a city is located on water, bridges span the horizon.

The bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's infrastructure. Without the 446 bridges interlacing the city, Pittsburgh would be a region of isolated communities. Just as the bridges in the city connect communities, communication has the opportunity to build bridges within and outside of our discipline, creating countless opportunities for research, teaching, and service.

The 2018 theme, Building Bridges, invites the exploration of cross-disciplinary research and encourages finding possibilities for connecting our research to theory and practice, creating new approaches to teaching, and collaborating with communities for service and civic engagement opportunities. How can we build bridges within our discipline? How do we communicate and engage others when the bridges are broken? What are ways in which communication creates opportunities for new connections and for building new bridges? What can we gain by fostering communication among our many communities in order to promote further connection?

We invite your submissions in consideration of building bridges within and outside of the classroom. What are pedagogically-focused ways that we can build bridges within and between our students, our colleagues, our communities, and within the academy?

You are encouraged to submit an activity, assignment, project, game, or simulation that you have successfully used in the classroom. The activity should address specific communication theory(s), concept(s), skill(s) or learning objective(s) appropriate to the communication discipline at the college classroom level.

Guidelines for Submission:

1. Choose a “Great Idea” that you have successfully used in the classroom.

2. Create a well-written, mistake-free proposal that includes the following: - The tile of your activity - The course(s) for which it is intended - The goals and objectives of the activity - A rationale for conducting this particular activity - Directions for the activity, including - any preparation/preliminary steps &/or materials needed - an explanation of the connection to concepts, theory, and/or skills covered in the activity - Typical results - How to debrief the activity

3. The proposal should be no more than 1-2 pages long. A bibliography may be included, if relevant.

4. Submissions must include a separate cover page with the submitter’s full contact information and institutional affiliation.

5. Indicate any technology needs (keeping in mind that equipment rental is very expensive). Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission.

6. A statement of professional responsibility (see below).

Please send your complete submission to Michael Stutz at ecagifts@gmail.com by October 15, 2017 as either a .doc/.docx or .pdf file by 15 October 2017. Please put your name and “ECA G.I.F.T.S. submission” in the subject line.

Sincerely,

Michael Stutz

G.I.F.T.S. Planner, ECA 2018

Statement of Professional Responsibility The following statement MUST be included with every submission of a paper or panel in order for it to be eligible for review.

In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this panel or paper if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees.

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MICA, in association with USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, is delighted to announce its 5th International Communication Management Conference (ICMC) on 'Media & Entertainment Disruptions and Beyond' to be held at MICA, Ahmedabad (India's first UNESCO world heritage city), from 11th to 13th January 2018.

The overarching objective of the conference would be to understand effective marketing strategies for managers in the Media & Entertainment industry. This would entail examining strategies for managing content, consumers, and connections. The conference will deliberate on the challenges that continue to exist in terms of infrastructure, digital access, content availability, user behavior, and technology led disruptions. The conference will also look into the future role of media and entertainment industry in building the global economy. The conference platform will enable academia and industry to converge and discuss research based solutions for intractable issues and challenges. The global Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry, which comprises book and periodical publishing, film, television, advertising, music, gaming, the performing arts, sports, and even fashion, has witnessed rapid growth post the worldwide financial crisis.

It is projected that the global M&E industry would reach a whopping USD 1,000 billion by 2020. The industry is marked by high competition and understanding the rapidly changing tastes of consumers is essential for survival and success. With the advent of wearable technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, video on demand, satellite relay, and other cutting edge technologies, the ability to respond effectively to technological advances is becoming key.

ICMC 2018- Call for Papers

MICA ICMC 2018 invites abstract submissions from academicians, scholars, entrepreneurs as well as practitioners. Apart from conventional paper presentations and panels, the conference will include special panels/conclaves, poster sessions, networking and mentoring opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, a showcase for social entrepreneurship initiatives, performances, and exhibitions on the theme.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2017.

More details about the theme and the guidelines for submissions are available at the following link https://www.mica.ac.in/icmc/overview-2018

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Available Positions & Opportunities

Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Monday, October 2, 2017
Updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

STANFORD UNIVERSITY 
Department of Communication 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Media and Culture 

 

The Department of Communication at Stanford University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of media and culture. We are interested in a range of possible subfields, including but not limited to the relationship between mass and social media; the analysis of media institutions as cultural forces; media’s relationship to race, gender, and inequality; media and consumer culture; media industries and culture; and media and globalization. The ideal candidate will also bring strong skills in areas that might include ethnography, critical theory, digital humanities and discourse analysis. A recent PhD in Communication or relevant area by September 1, 2018 is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Communication at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

For full consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests, a teaching statement of up to three pages along with teaching evaluations, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, via Academic Jobs Online at this URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9466. 

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. 

 

For inquiries, please contact James Hamilton, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jayth@stanford.edu. 

 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY 
Department of Communication and Journalism 
Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Strategic Communication

 

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.

 

The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.

 

Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication. 

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.

 

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references to the following website: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/11474

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15, 2017 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (shreve@oakland.edu).

 

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA 
Communication Department 
Assistant Professor

 

We invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Communication. Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication, Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Communication: The Dark Side, Communication Theory, and one or more of the following undergraduate courses: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Persuasion, Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Position requires excellence in teaching and advising, research and publication, and service to the Department, the College, and the University. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication (completed no later than August 1, 2018). Previous teaching experience. Demonstrated potential for continued and substantive scholarly research and publication. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and/or service; and to commit to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Date of Appointment: fall 2018. Consideration of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. An online application process will be used. To apply, please go directly to https://class.cpp.edu/apply-com-interpersonal. For additional assistance, please email Victoria Key, Administrative Support Coordinator, at vmkey@cpp.edu. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. 

 

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY 
Department of Communication 
Assistant Professor of Communication

 

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

 

Baylor seeks to fill the following {tenure-track} faculty position within the College of Arts and Sciences: 

 

Assistant Professor of Communication

 

The Department of Communication at Baylor University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position specializing in health communication. A Ph.D. in Communication is required. A completed application includes: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of reference, and a sample of scholarship.

 

To learn more about the above position, {the College of Arts and Sciences}, and Baylor University, please visit www.baylor.edu/communication/; www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/?_buref=1155-90749 or www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

 

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

 

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 
Department of Communication Studies 
Assistant Professor

 

GLOBAL DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIES: The Department of Communication Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to appoint a scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor on the tenure-track beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate should possess an emerging scholarly profile in the humanistic study of global digital media. The ideal candidate would have research and teaching interests related to such subjects as media histories, comparative and/or critical media studies, transmedia studies, digital technology and culture, and transnational media formations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field in hand no later than August 16, 2018, a scholarly record appropriate to a tenure-track appointment at a research-intensive Top 20 university, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Screening of applicants will begin on October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more details and to apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/43858 . 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ANNENBERG 
School for Communication and Journalism 
Public Relations Open Rank Faculty (Tenure-Track) 
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

 

The Public Relations Studies Program at USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism seeks applicants for the full-time position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure track). Our ideal candidate will have previously worked in public relations or a related field like advertising or marketing. We seek a research-oriented colleague who is eager to deeply explore areas relevant to public relations in ways that are rigorous and creative 

Preferred candidates will have: 

  • A doctorate in a field with research relevant to public relations research, such as communication, marketing, sociology, information and library science, political science, computer science, or anthropology; 

  • ABDs who can show evidence that their degree work will be completed by August 1, 2018 will also be considered; 

  • A track record of published work in top tier outlets; where appropriate this includes peer-reviewed academic journals as well as high quality academic books published by renowned academic presses; 

  • Evidence of a high quality and active research pipeline in an area related to advertising and targeted at the top-tier of research publications; 

  • A demonstrably high level of methodological innovation and/or aptitude; 

  • Interest and enthusiasm for bridging theory and practice; 

  • Willingness and ability to teach in our applied public relations undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Applicants should send a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and a small sample of professional or scholarly work. In your application, please carefully explain how you meet our qualifications.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ANNENBERG 
School for Communication and Journalism 
Public Relations Open Rank Professor in Advertising (Tenure-Track) 
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

 

The Public Relations Studies Program at USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism seeks applicants for the full-time position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure track). Our ideal candidate will have previously worked in public relations or a related field like advertising or marketing. 

Preferred candidates will have:

 

  • A doctorate in a field relevant to public relations research, such as communication, cultural studies, media studies, advertising studies, or marketing; 

  • ABDs who can show evidence that their degree work will be completed by August 1, 2018 will also be considered; 

  • A track record of published work in top tier outlets; where appropriate this includes peer-reviewed academic journals as well as high quality academic books published by renowned academic presses; 

  • Evidence of a high quality and active research pipeline in an area related to public relations and targeted at top-tier research publications; 

  • A demonstrably high level of methodological innovation and/or aptitude; 

  • Interest and enthusiasm for bridging theory and practice; 

  • Solid knowledge, or preferably, experience of public relations, or a field relating to it; 

  • Willingness and ability to teach in our applied public relations and advertising degree programs. 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae or resume, and a small sample of professional or scholarly work. In your application, please carefully explain how you meet our qualifications. It may be helpful to provide additional information about the manner in which your research links to Annenberg’s Journalism Program and our sister School of Communication, and/or the city of Los Angeles.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, TACOMA 
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences 
Assistant Professor in Communication

 

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching addresses the relationship between media and activism, such as community media, participatory media, development communications, or other areas, and will have the ability to teach professional skills in pre-existing courses in print, video, web design, or to develop new skills courses in their area.

 

The position begins September 16, 2018.

 

To see a full description of the ad and apply please visit Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9567 . Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications may not be considered. For further information, e-mail Dr. Randy Nichols, search chair, at rjnic@uw.edu.

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

 

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 
Meadows School of the Arts 
Assistant Professor, Director of Fashion Media (Position Number 53188)

 

The Division of Journalism invites nominations and applications for an assistant professor and director of the Fashion Media program. The major in Fashion Media is based in the Division of Journalism in the Meadows School of the Arts and emphasizes basic skills in journalism, digital technology and social media as well as the historical and cultural aspects of fashion. Elective courses encourage students to pursue individual interests through interdisciplinary offerings in other academic units of the University. The Division of Journalism offers a major and minor in Journalism and the major in Fashion Media. The program trains journalists and fashion media professionals to communicate in all areas relating to news media, media relations, digital journalism and video. The state-of-the-art Journalism Complex includes offices, classrooms, a digital newsroom and broadcast studio. The programs in Journalism and Fashion Media emphasize strong technology skills as well as the traditional foundation in writing, editing, critical thinking and ethics. This is a tenure-track position, and the ideal candidate must have a media-specific research agenda that will lead to tenure. Teaching responsibilities include the introductory fashion history and culture course in addition to business, creative and/or design courses that match the candidate's experience. Responsibilities include academic advising and service. The position begins August 2018.

 

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or MFA in a relevant field or graduate degree and significant professional achievement.

 

Preferred qualifications: A Ph.D. or MFA with experience in fashion magazines, digital fashion media, fashion promotions or a related field in a major media market, together with an established teaching record.

 

The division uses Interfolio for applications. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/44394. Upload a letter of application highlighting the candidate’s qualifications, résumé, and three letters of recommendation. 

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Oct. 31, 2017. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

 

The Division of Journalism is a program committed to teaching the media professionals of the 21st Century. Our program is situated in Dallas/Fort Worth, the top media market in the Southwest, and we emphasize teaching and scholarship in convergent media. Our digital facilities are state of the art. Our students excel in developing critical thinking skills with an uncompromising commitment to fairness, ethics and professionalism. Our Web site is http://www.smu.edu/journalism. Also see the SMU student media website at http://www.smudailycampus.com.

 

SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore Virtual SMU at http://www.smu.edu. SMU has a beautifully shaded campus of Georgian Revival-inspired architecture and is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 & 100 corporations. http://www.dallaschamber.org.

 

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu. 

 

MIAMI UNIVERSITY 
Tenure -Track Assistant Professor

 

Media, Journalism & Film: Tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach courses in Media and Culture, maintain active research agenda, perform service to the university.

 

Required: PhD in Media Studies, Mass Communication or other media-related field by date of appointment; record of excellence in teaching undergraduates.

 

Consideration will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests that approach the study of media from any number of angles, including but not limited to: media industry studies, critical race, critical media production, media aesthetics, media globalization, audience analysis, media economics, and media policy; those who demonstrate a promising research agenda.

 

Submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4784. For inquiries about posting, contact Howard Kleiman at kleimah@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to

 

 ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

 

Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 
Annenberg Public Policy Center 
Postdoctoral fellowship program in Science of Science Communication

 

As part of its Annenberg Center for the Advanced Study of Communication, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania’s postdoctoral fellowship program in the Science of Science Communication (SSC) is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Fellows in the program will work closely with other fellows and senior researchers of APPC on scholarship designed to understand the ways in which the norms of science are communicated, the ways in which communication can address misunderstandings about the scientific process and its findings, and ways in which one can activate science curiosity.

 

More information about APPC and its Science of Science Communication research can be found at: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/science-communication/

 

Applicants should submit a letter of nomination from a dissertation adviser as well as a curriculum vitae, references, and a description of the applicant’s scholarly interests. First-year fellows will receive a stipend of $65,000 and serve in a 12-month appointment, beginning July 1st, 2018. An allowance of up to $1,500 will be provided to offset pre-approved, receipt-documented relocation expenses, and APPC will reimburse up to $2,000 in travel to high-level conferences to present APPC research. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon performance and budgetary considerations.

 

We are seeking fellows who apply a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches, and have completed a Ph.D. within the last five years.

 

Please send the letter of interest, CV, and names of two references to Lena Buford at lena.buford@appc.upenn.edu. The letter of nomination should be sent to the same email address by the dissertation adviser.

 

Deadline for submission is December 15th, 2017. Earlier submission is encouraged. 

 

 

DREXEL UNIVERSITY 
Department of Communication 
Professor and Department Head

 

The Drexel University Department of Communication seeks an accomplished scholar and educator to serve as Department Head, starting in September 2018.

 

The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership for this newly independent department, and will oversee the ongoing development of the faculty research enterprise, as well as its diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department Head will be essential in charting the future of the Department of Communication and should demonstrate innovative scholarship as well as a strong record in areas such as creating new programs, managing the needs of faculty, and overseeing curricular improvements. He or she should hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field, and either hold the rank of Full Professor or be ready to achieve that rank.

 

The Department offers a longstanding BA/BS in Communication in traditional and online formats, with concentrations in Public Relations, Journalism, Technical & Science Communication, and an "open" flexible concentration; and an established MS in Communication (traditional and online formats); associated is a collaborative, interdisciplinary MS and PhD in Communication, Culture & Media (CCM). The program stresses theoretical grounding and practical experience through co-operative education and supervised practicum and internship experiences. Undergraduate senior capstone projects emphasize practical applications or academic work.

 

Drexel’s outstanding faculty maintain a high research and publishing profile. Located in University City in Philadelphia, the University is a top-ranked academic research institution and one of the premier metropolitan private universities in the country. Drexel is particularly renowned for its innovative cooperative education and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

 

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their research, teaching, administrative qualifications and vision for the department, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references with contact information to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=81712 or visit www.drexeljobs.com. 

Preference will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017--applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries and nominations may be addressed to Dr. Scott Gabriel Knowles (sgk23@drexel.edu).

 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

 

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

 

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu. 

 

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 
School of Communication 
Communication, Open Rank (Assistant to Full Professor) 

 

Description: 
The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Open Rank (assistant to full) professor position, commencing autumn semester 2018. Successful candidates will have an emphasis on one, or a combination of, the following areas: mass communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, or communication technology. Scholars who have interests that intersect with our growing strength in comparative/cross-national political communication are also encouraged to apply. The School has a strong reputation for graduate training in communication technology and society; health communication and social influence; mass communication uses and effects; and political communication and public opinion. We have teaching needs in the history of communication, technology in organizations, decision making and communication, conflict resolution and communication, and other related courses; specific courses to be negotiated, but successful candidates will have interests in teaching some of these courses. 

 

The School of Communication (http://www.comm.osu.edu/) is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical, social-scientific research on communication processes, either basic or applied. We are regularly ranked among the top communication research and PhD programs in the country. We seek colleagues who will help us continue this tradition and can envision research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students from within the major, and speak to the interests and needs of non-majors. We believe our research and teaching spaces are among the finest in the country. The School has strong collaborative relationships with many other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and other colleges at OSU. All of our positions involve research, teaching, and a service component. This position is available pending budget approval. 

 

Qualifications: 
Candidates must be in communication or a closely related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2018. If the degree requirement is not met, the appointment will be as an instructor for up to one academic year. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in top-tier journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. Faculty members typically teach a variety of courses; complementary research and teaching interests is not essential. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

 

About Columbus: 
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at https://columbus.org/.

 

Application Instructions: 
The review process will begin October 15, 2017 and we will continue to accept applications until January 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. Applications received prior to October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9602. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three or more letters of recommendation. In lieu of letters of recommendation, applicants currently holding a tenure track or tenured position may submit the names of 3 references who will be contacted only prior to an interview. Please be aware that we are conducting multiple searches in 2017-2018. Be certain to select the specific position(s) in which you are interested. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Amy Nathanson (Nathanson.7@osu.edu). Additional information about the School and the University is available at https://comm.osu.edu/

 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

 

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 
School of Communication 
Communication, Assistant Professor 

Description: 
The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, commencing autumn semester 2018. Successful candidates will have an emphasis on one, or a combination of, the following areas: mass communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, or communication technology. Scholars who have interests that intersect with our growing strength in comparative/cross-national political communication are also encouraged to apply. The School has a strong reputation for graduate training in communication technology and society; health communication and social influence; mass communication uses and effects; and political communication and public opinion. We have teaching needs in the history of communication, technology in organizations, decision making and communication, conflict resolution and communication, and other related courses; specific courses to be negotiated, but successful candidates will have interests in teaching some of these courses. 

The School of Communication (http://www.comm.osu.edu/) is committed to making original and substantively important contributions to empirical, social-scientific research on communication processes, either basic or applied. We are regularly ranked among the top communication research and PhD programs in the country. We seek colleagues who will help us continue this tradition and can envision research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students from within the major, and speak to the interests and needs of non-majors. We believe our research and teaching spaces are among the finest in the country. The School has strong collaborative relationships with many other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and other colleges at OSU. All of our positions involve research, teaching, and a service component. This position is available pending budget approval. 

 

Qualifications: 
Candidates must be in communication or a closely related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2018. If the degree requirement is not met, the appointment will be as an instructor for up to one academic year. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in top-tier journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. Faculty members typically teach a variety of courses; complementary research and teaching interests is not essential. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

 

About Columbus: 
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org. 

 

Application Instructions: 
The review process will begin October 15, 2017 and we will continue to accept applications until January 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. Applications received prior to October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9603. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three or more letters of recommendation. Please be aware that we are conducting multiple searches in 2017-2018. Be certain to select the specific position(s) in which you are interested. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Amy Nathanson (Nathanson.7@osu.edu). Additional information about the School and the University is available at https://comm.osu.edu/

 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

 

TRINITY UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO 
Department of Communication 
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Advertising

 

Communication: Trinity University. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication, Fall 2018. Ph.D. required by August start date. Teach five or six undergraduate classes per year (17-20 contact hours) with primary teaching and research responsibilities in advertising approached from any methodology. We seek an individual with the vision to see the future needs of students in our evolving media landscape and create new courses in this area of study. The ability to teach a course in advertising copywriting or strategic video production is also required as the department balances theory and practice in its course offerings.

 

Specifically, candidates would be expected to: 

  • Develop and teach courses in advertising, 

  • Develop and teach courses in advertising copywriting or strategic video production, 

  • Teach either Mass Media, a media industries course, or Media Texts, a course on media interpretation and criticism, 

  • Contribute to teaching the First Year Experience or other courses in Pathways, the university’s interdisciplinary general education program, 

  • Have a productive research agenda, and • Engage in service to the department, the university, and the greater San Antonio community. 

 

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching expertise, a passion for mentoring undergraduate students, and an active research plan.

 

Trinity University is an independent, highly selective, primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution with an ideal student-faculty ratio, and excellent facilities, equipment, and services. Embracing the liberal arts and sciences mission of the university, the Department of Communication stresses an integrated, non-sequenced approach to its curriculum. Students in Communication at Trinity build their major upon three core courses: Mass Media, Media Texts, and Media Audiences. They complete the major by undertaking a Senior Capstone Seminar where they synthesize their understanding of communication theories and practices into a substantial academic, professional, or creative project. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, October 16, 2017. Women, minorities, and applicants who demonstrate substantial interdisciplinary or liberal arts experience at any level are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate institution transcript(s), a sample of written work, samples of advertising-related syllabi, and teaching evaluations from those courses (if available) to Dr. Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200, jennifer.henderson@trinity.edu Electronic submissions preferred. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE 
Department of Communications and New Media 
Tenure Track Assistant Professor (5 Positions)

 

The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks outstanding candidates for FIVE tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research in one or more of the following broad areas.

 

Position 1. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Public Relations 
We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) public relations, corporate communication, strategic communication, and/or digital and social media. A thorough grounding in theory, research, and practice related to public relations and/or strategic communication is required. 

 

Position 2. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Health Communication  
We seek an engaged scholar with demonstrated expertise in health communication broadly defined. Areas of teaching and research interests include but are not limited to: culture and health, health campaigns, health promotion, health information seeking, patient-provider communication, health risk perception and behavior, social support, e-health, and/or health care advocacy. 

 

Position 3. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Organizational Communication  
We seek a scholar with expertise in organizational communication, leadership, and/or new communication technologies. In particular, research and teaching interests in gender, diversity, and organizational culture in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are desired. 

 

Position 4 Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Science Risk Communication  
We seek a scholar with research and teaching expertise in risk and/or science communication, broadly defined. Candidates with interest in increasing public's understanding of risk/science as well as improving public discourse about risk/science are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach across health, strategic, and/or organizational communication as a secondary area are welcome. 

 

Position 5 : Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Media Art 
We seek a scholar with with a research and teaching focus on Media Art. We are interested in candidates who explore media art across disciplines and forms that might include games, interactive exhibitions, or location-specific installations, and that engage critically with social issues. We encourage applications from candidates who combine interdisciplinary theoretical research and creative practice. Interactive Media Design at CNM is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of media theory, art, design, and HCI.

 

The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS and ranked first in Asia, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is home to cutting-edge multi-disciplinary scholarship on digital media studies. Remuneration and work support provided are internationally competitive.

 

Please submit: (1) Research and teaching interest statements, (2) Curriculum Vitae including publications and teaching experience, (3) names, affiliates, and contact details of PhD supervisor and three other references, (4) selected copies of up to 2 journal/conference articles or book chapters representing best work. Please indicate clearly on your application the position you are applying for. These appointments are set to commence in 2018.

 

A Ph.D. in Communication or relevant fields is required. Candidates who are at the ABD stage and can show clear evidence of PhD completion are also welcome to apply. We strongly uphold the principle of non-discrimination and encourage every qualified individual to apply. Review of applications will begin on FRIDAY 13 Oct 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Enquiries and applications should be sent to Ms. Gayathri Dorairaju at cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg. 

 

 

WHEATON COLLEGE 
Communication Department 
[Assistant/Associate/Open Rank] Professor of Communication

 

The Communication Department at Wheaton College invites applications for a tenure-track [open rank] appointment to begin August 2018.

 

We are looking for applicants who will make strong teaching contributions to our general education curriculum and bring research/teaching expertise in public relations or organizational communication. Specialization in one or more of the following areas is particularly desirable: social media, nonprofit institutions, issue management, crisis communication, corporate communication, strategic communication, diversity and international public relations.

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or ABD completed prior to August 2018) in Communication and be committed to interdisciplinary collaboration in a vibrant Christian liberal arts environment.

 

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Kenneth Chase by email

(kenneth.chase@wheaton.edu) or by mail to Dr. Kenneth Chase, Chair, Communication Department, Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. Please do not send transcripts, letters of recommendation, or credential files unless requested. Promising candidates with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity through research and teaching will be invited to submit a full application.

 

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu. 

 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE 

Department of Spanish and Portuguese 

Assistant Professor, Spanish (Tenure-track) 

 

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Middlebury College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Spanish at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who specializes in Caribbean, Central American, and/or Mexican studies. Candidates must also have the demonstrable ability to work across two or more US Latinx populations in their research and/or teaching. The area of scholarly expertise is open, but candidates working in Art History, Digital Humanities, History, Linguistics, Music and Sound Studies, or Visual Culture are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of theoretical interest for this position include, but are not limited to, border studies, critical race theory, environmental humanities, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, and queer studies. All candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research that enriches course offerings in the department. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching Spanish-language courses at all levels. Candidates should also be ready to contribute to the college curriculum in English. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D) or Instructor (ABD).

 

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

 

Deadline for submission of applications is November 12, 2017. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials, we also encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should be committed to teaching students from diverse backgrounds and producing scholarship that will enhance a diverse faculty and curriculum. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application detailing dedication to research, teaching, and diversity/inclusion; a curriculum vitæ; one sample of scholarly work; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must comment on teaching abilities. We will be conducting MLA interviews in January 2018 or Skype interviews on the days of the convention. More information can be found here: http://apptrkr.com/1084542

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks 

 

UNIVERSITY  OF  CALIFORNIA, SANTA  BARBARA 

Department of Communication 

Tenure – Track, Assistant Professor 

The  Department  of  Communication  invites  applications  for  a  tenure-track  faculty  position  in  the  area  of  digital  communication  at  the  level  of  Assistant  Professor, with  an  anticipated  start  date  of July  1, 2018. Candidates  should  have  a  Ph.D.  in  communication  or  a  related  field  prior  to  the  start  date  and  a strong  social  science  background  with  a  record  of  publishing  innovative,  empirical  research. We  seek candidates  whose  fundamental  research  interest  is  in  the  social  dynamics,  processes,  and/or outcomes  of  digital  technologies. Such  a  scholar’s  research  foregrounds  the  basic  communicative  and social  processes  that  are  evolving  as  a  consequence  of contemporary  media  technologies,  rather  than  the  specific  tools  that  currently  facilitate  these  processes. This  position  will  bridge  interests  within our  department  and  beyond. Candidates  will  be  expected  to  teach  courses  at  undergraduate  and  graduate  levels  and  be  active  in  professional  and  campus  service. 

 

The  department  has  garnered  considerable  national  and  international  recognition,  and  boasts  cutting-edge  research,  exemplary  teaching,  and  intellectual  leadership  in  the  discipline  and  beyond.  In  addition  to  these  benefits,  the  University  offers  attractive  features  such  as  housing  assistance (http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-housing) and  other  programs  to  incoming  faculty. 

 

Applicants  should  submit  a  cover letter  highlighting  qualifications,  a  curriculum  vitae,  evidence  of teaching  effectiveness,  three  letters  of  recommendation,  and  three  samples  of  published   or completed  research  to  the  appropriate  sections  of  the  job  search  website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01089.  Questions  should  be directed  to  the  Search  Committee  Chair,  Dr.  Andrew  Flanagin, at  flanagin@comm.ucsb.edu  or  at  (805) 893-7892.  This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by October 22, 2017. Reference letter submissions are also encouraged by this date. 

 

The  University  is  especially  interested  in  candidates  who  can  contribute  to  the  diversity  and   excellence  of  the  academic  community  through  research,  teaching,  and  service  as  appropriate  for the position.  

 

The  University  of  California  is  an  Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative  Action  Employer.  All  qualified  applicants  will  receive  consideration  for  employment  without  regard  to  race,  color,  religion,  sex,  sexual  orientation,  gender  identity,  national  origin,  disability  status,  protected  veteran  status,  or  any other  characteristic  protected  by  law. 

 

 

PURDUE UNIVERSITY 

Brian Lamb School of Communication 

Two -Tenure Track Assistant Professor 

 

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions whose research and teaching center on (a) strategic political communication and (b) public relations and political communication. The successful applicants will join a growing area of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Lamb School and complement existing strengths in mass communication, public relations, and organizational communication. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as graduate advising. Purdue University’s Research Park is home to the C-SPAN Archives, and we welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching might use this resource.  

 

Strategic Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record centering on media and political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline. 

 

The ideal candidate will explore the influence of mediated communication processes, messages, or emerging communication technologies on individual or collective political attitudes and behaviors. Possible contexts for research and teaching include the influence and effects of traditional and digital communication technologies, public discourse from government leaders, news media and journalism, or media and public opinion.  

 

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references.  Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at polcom17@purdue.edu . Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333.   

 

Public Relations and Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record focused on public relations, with an interest in political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.  

 

Undergraduate teaching would sometimes include a large lecture Introduction to Public Relations course and special topics courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Industry or government experience in public relations, advertising, political campaigns, or strategic communications is desirable.  

 

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references.  Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at pr17@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333.   

 

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, and industries.   

 

Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communications is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 

 

PURDUE UNIVERISTY 

Brian Lamb School of Communication 

Assistant Professor in Risk Communication 

 

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Risk Communication.  We seek an engaged scholar/teacher who has interests in areas such as message planning, the assessment and effect of risk messages, judgment and decision making, strategic communication of risk, crisis management, or risk in interpersonal and/or mediated contexts. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests intersect with other areas in our School, such as health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, media/technology/society, or media and politics.  

 

The successful candidate will conduct research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service.  Such a candidate will have a PhD in Communication (or related field such as psychology, management, or other social or behavioral science) and an innovative program of research. The candidate should have interests in engaging with interdisciplinary research teams or centers on campus (e.g., Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Center for the Environment, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, Center for Families, and/or the Colleges of Engineering and Science). The candidate must be prepared for teaching, collaborating with, and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.  We seek a colleague who will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her areas of interest. The potential for securing extramural funding is desirable. 

 

Screening of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references.  Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy (riskcom@purdue.edu)  Questions regarding the position or application process can also be directed to Dr. Felicia Roberts, Search Committee Chair (riskcom@purdue.edu); 765-494-3323. 

 

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.   

 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL 

School of Media and Journalism 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Media Law 

 

The School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for an outstanding assistant or associate professor to conduct research and teach in its internationally renowned media law and policy program. 

Applications must be submitted online at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127603 

To apply, please submit: 

• A letter of application 
• Curriculum vitae 
• Examples of scholarly work 
• Other materials reflecting scholarly and teaching excellence 
• The names and contact information for three references 

UNC-Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University reaffirms its commitment to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 

 

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Department of Media and Communications 

Assistant Professor in Media and Communications 

 

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field of media and communications. The successful candidate will join an established and successful department, ranked first in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework evaluation and third in the QS 2016 world university rankings. 

 

The Department is known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the field of media and communications, primarily based in the social sciences, but also open to humanities perspectives. You will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities. 

 

We welcome applications from anywhere in the world by researchers with specialisms from anywhere within the interdisciplinary field of media, communications or cultural research. We particularly welcome applications from those with expertise that contributes to understanding the social, political, economic and/or cultural dimensions of social and technological change in today’s complex mediated environment.  

 

Candidates will have (or will have obtained by the post start-date) a PhD in media and communications or closely related fields. Candidates must demonstrate research excellence and a proven commitment to the advancement of critical, reflexive theory and empirical research in the field of media and communications and the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world. Candidates will also have a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential, to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in media and communications, or evidence that such a record is being developed. Candidates will also have a well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. 

 

Candidates will also demonstrate the ability to teach on a range of courses currently on offer within the Department of Media and Communications and to contribute to areas not currently covered. 

 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system. 

 

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £53,905 pa inclusive. In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities. 

 

If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email the Head of the Department, Professor Robin Mansell (R.E.Mansell@lse.ac.uk). 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 October 2017 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 11 December 2017. This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2018. 

 

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification, along with the application process here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEH733/assistant-professor-in-media-and-communications/ 

 

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism 

Director 

 

The A. Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University seeks an innovative, dynamic leader who values excellence in teaching, research, creative productivity and professional practice. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and show evidence of administrative leadership and knowledge of media industry trends, including strategic communication and cross-platform journalism. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty, in the School and across disciplines, and with development staff in acquiring new resources.

 

The School is fully accredited by ACEJMC. The school offers B.A./B.S. degrees in strategic communications and journalism, as well as a master’s program in mass communications. Faculty have expertise in health and risk communications, rural communication networks, law and social media. The A.Q. Miller School recently adopted a new undergraduate curriculum, emphasizing multiplatform applications and cross-sequence activity.

 

The Director oversees the educational and extracurricular activities of the School. These include student media, the advertising club, the student chapter of PRSSA, the Huck Boyd Center for Community Media, National Headquarters for the Journalism Education Association, and the Great Plains Radio History Symposium. The Director coordinates relationships with KSDB-FM, The Royal Purple yearbook and the Collegian Media Group.

 

The Director works with the JMC National Advisory Council and engages in fundraising for new initiatives, and to increase the School’s endowment. The Director should maintain an active research agenda.

 

Screening of applications begins October 10, 2017. 
 
Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the University’s programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. 

 

Marquette University 

Assistant Professor of Multicultural Branding 

 

Marquette is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service, and lives out these principles as a dedicated and involved member of the Milwaukee community. The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes departments of Communication Studies, Digital Media and Performing Arts, Journalism and Media Studies, and Strategic Communication; and faculty are provided robust funding to support research and teaching. The faculty is dedicated to bringing strategic communication to life by combining an innovative curricular structure with engaging teaching, robust research and strong industry integration. 

 

The Department of Strategic Communication in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an assistant professor beginning August 15, 2018 with a teaching and research concentration in Multicultural Branding, with secondary interests in health communication and/or data analytics. The position is part of a cohort hire, which will contribute to a new cross-disciplinary Race and Ethnic Studies program. The candidate, once tenured, would be are encouraged to aspire to leadership within the department and the college.

 

Further, program development, advising students and leadership within the new Race and Ethnic Studies program will be encouraged. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is interested in making a positive difference in the world of branding and the lives of the students she or he touches. 

 

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. advertising, strategic communication, branding, mass communication, race and ethnic studies, or a field related to one of the secondary areas of interest noted above and should be prepared to teach in these areas. She or he should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and high-quality research. Professional experience is a valued asset.

 

The ideal candidate should be able to teach classes and conduct research in Multicultural Branding and one potentially of the secondary interest areas. Teaching responsibilities will include, Multicultural Branding and courses within one of the secondary interest areas and may also include introductory courses in Advertising or Public Relations. 

 

Application Process 

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be filed at:  https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/8421  

 


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Renew for a Chance to Win Free Conference Registration

Posted By Julie Randolph & Kristine Rosa, ICA Membership Team, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The first of October marks the beginning of a new membership year at the International Communication Association. We hope our efforts to provide you with networking opportunities and venues to share your research have exceeded your expectations thus far. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to be a part of the ICA community!  

Below are a few reminders from your membership team: 

1. Renew your membership: Early membership renewal is now open. Renew by 30 September for the chance to win FREE registration for the 2018 Annual Conference in Prague, Czech Republic! Three winners will be selected, one from each tier, and will be notified via e-mail. 

2. Recent doctoral graduates: First and foremost, congratulations on accomplishing such a giant undertaking and attaining your doctorate, kudos to you! Please be sure to upgrade your membership type to Regular Member to maximize your membership benefits.  

3. Elections: The International Communication Association annual election is now open.  This is a meaningful opportunity for you to participate in ICA and to help guide our future. Your input is most appreciated and highly regarded.  

Vote here: http://www.icahdq.org/?page=Election2017 

Deadline: The ICA Elections are set to close at 16:00 UTC on Monday, 16 October 

4. Annual ICA Conference: Voices 68th Annual Conference 24-28 May 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference encourages scholars to theorize about voice, the creation and representation, expression, and the impact of voice. We invite you to submit up to five peer-reviewed submissions which includes papers and panels.  

Call For Papers: To view the full CFP click here. The paper submission website will close 1 November 16:00 UTC.

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Candidate Statement for ICA 2017 Presidential Election: Terry Flew

Posted By Terry Flew, Queensland U of Technology, Friday, September 1, 2017

Terry Flew

I am very honored to have the opportunity to stand for election as the President of the International Communication Association (ICA). The ICA has been a very important part of my life as a scholar, and has enabled me to develop networks of friends and colleagues across the globe. I am deeply aware of the high esteem with which the ICA is held, as the oldest and most globally prestigious communication body, and many of the most significant presentations I have attended have been at ICA conferences.  

My vision for the ICA is informed by the various roles that I have had in the organization. I was Board Member-at-Large for the Africa & Oceania region from 2012-14, and Vice-Chair (2013-15) and Chair (2015-17) of the Global Communication & Social Change Division. I have been actively involved with the Membership and Internationalization Committee (2016-17) and the Nominations Committee (2015-16).  

I also convened a highly successful ICA regional conference in October 2014 in Brisbane, Australia, which delegates from 20 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region attended. More recently, I played a central role in leading the bid team for the 2020 ICA Annual Conference to be held in The Gold Coast, Australia—particularly in securing the participation of the leading universities in the South-East Queensland region.  

I have attended all ICA annual conferences since 2008, as well as regional conferences in Melbourne and Shanghai. I was also involved in establishing an affiliate relationship between the Australian and New Zealand Communication (ANZCA) and the ICA.  

Priorities for the ICA
A global organization 
Until recently, the internationalization of the ICA was measured in terms of U.S./non-U.S. membership. What has become apparent, however, is that a growth in non-U.S. membership is not synonymous with internationalization, as there are well-represented and underrepresented nations within regions. There is a keenly felt need to grow membership in Africa and Latin America in particular, where very active local groups have begun forging important communities of scholars with a growing engagement with ICA. There are also regions such as China where ICA membership has grown rapidly, but there is not Executive Board membership. 

As ICA President, I will further advance the successful initiative around ICA regional conferences, helping to ensure that events held in a particular nation draw upon scholarship around the region, as well as further grow and diversify ICA membership. I will also clarify guidelines around Board membership for “underrepresented regions.” I will also aim to further diversify the range of cities and nations where the ICA annual conference is held, noting that in many parts of the world the “one size fits all” approach of the large international hotel is not the most appropriate one. In particular, more attention needs to be given to conference options in Asia and Latin America. We also need to be aware as an Association of any implications arising from U.S. government policies for the participation of scholars globally in ICA conferences. 

Advancing the public role of communication scholarship 
In these times of alleged “fake news” and “posttruth” politics, the public contribution of communications scholars is of the utmost importance. I will work closely with the ICA staff and with members on how best to communicate the research findings of our membership across multiple media and digital platforms. 

I will also endeavor to identify those communication debates where a global dialogue is required, and develop administrative processes that help to facilitate ICA researchers’ abilities to play a key role in this. Among topics that are of significance in this regard are the social responsibilities of global digital platforms, Net Neutrality and the future of Internet governance, and dealing with online abuse and harassment based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, or religious affiliation. This will include submissions to public enquiries, participation in relevant international forums, and online initiatives to engage ICA members.  

Promoting interdisciplinary dialogue among Divisions and Interest Groups 
The ICA has recently experienced significant growth in the number of Divisions and Interest Groups. This has been an important part of the overall growth of ICA membership, as it has encouraged those who may not have seen their own research as being within the broad ICA umbrella to join as they identify with these emergent groups. At the same time, this growth has presented challenges for conference organizers in scheduling a diverse array of papers and panels, as well as governance issues for the Association (e.g. how big should the Board of Directors be?). 
 
The intellectual challenge that I am particularly keen to address is that of how to promote interdisciplinary dialogue across the 23 Divisions and nine Interest Groups now in existence. We know that there is considerable overlap between Division and Interest Group membership, and that there are topics of shared concern that would benefit from cross-Divisional/Interest Group dialogue. I will work towards ensuring that there are both spaces within the ICA conference program for such interdisciplinary events, and that discussions take place with ICA journal editors about the possibility of special themed issues that capture these dialogues.  
 
Research and publications innovation  
The new opportunities presented by the ICA’s publishing agreement with Oxford University Press are considerable, and if elected I look forward to working with the ICA journal editors on how to best disseminate the excellent academic work that is associated with our journals. I am also interested in further exploration of online, open-access publishing models, along the lines of the highly successful International Journal of Communication.  
 
Awards and prizes  
There have been great initiatives in ICA awards and prizes in recent years, particularly around diversifying the pool of recipients of ICA Fellows to better reflect the diversity of the ICA membership. But there is scope to develop new awards that are particularly focused on early career scholars, who would benefit from such awards in their tenure applications. I will actively promote new awards focused on early career scholars, aiming to ensure that they also reflect the diversity of the ICA membership. 

About me 
I am Professor of Media and Communication and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. My work has been focused on both global media and digital media, with a strong interest in the dynamics of media industries, the political economy of media, and media policy. More recently, this work has also extended into research into the creative industries, as well as digital transformations in journalism.  
 
I am the author or coauthor of eight books, including New Media: An Introduction (now in its Fourth Edition) and Understanding Global Media, as well as three edited books, including Global Media and National Policies: The Return of the State. I am the author of 83 journal articles and 49 book chapters; my work has been translated into Chinese, Polish and Arabic. I have been engaged with research projects in Australia and internationally that have received very significant government and industry funding.  
 
I have been strongly engaged with international networks as both a researcher and as a teacher. I have been a keynote speaker in China, Japan, Russia, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Austria, Portugal, the US, the UK, and New Zealand. I am an Academic Expert of the China Institute for Cultural Trade Research at the Beijing International Studies University, and a Member of the Consortium Board for the EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Digital Communication Leadership. I have convened and taught courses in Hong Kong and China, and have advised on communications curriculum to five universities, including the University of Colorado.  

My service activities have included service to the discipline, engagement in public policy, advising on national research policy, and editing academic journals. I have been on the Executive of ANZCA since 2002, and was President in 2009-10. I chaired the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Media Content Classification Scheme in 2011-12, appointed by the Attorney General of Australia. I have advised leading Australian and international organizations, including Cisco Systems, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Fairfax Media, Telstra, and the Special Broadcasting Service.  

I was a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2013-15, and on the review panel for the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia research evaluation exercise. I am on the Editorial Board of 13 academic journals, and was the founding editor of Communication Research and Practice, established as a new academic journal in the field in 2015 and published by Taylor & Francis.  
 
My full academic profile, including all publications, can be viewed at http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/flew/

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Candidate Statement for ICA 2017 Presidential Election: Akira Miyahara

Posted By Akira Miyahara, Seinan Gakuin U, Friday, September 1, 2017
Akira Miyahara

The International Communication Association, steadily growing in its international and interdisciplinary diversity, is committed to its mission: “to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.” In light of the increasingly precarious international dynamics and concerns over an unpredictable future, it gives me a great honor and a sense of responsibility to run for president of ICA as it embraces multiple duties and communicative opportunities to help understand these issues and work towards improving the quality of life for all. 

I began attending ICA’s annual conferences in 1979 when I was a graduate student at Penn State. In 2015 I was elected member-at-large for East Asia and at that time I became involved in ICA board activities, helping to bring a non-Western perspective into deliberations. My engagement and interest in ICA’s administrative processes grew in 2016 when I served as an organizer for the ICA conference in Fukuoka, my hometown, making local arrangements and preparing documents for participants who needed visas to travel to Japan. I appreciated assisting them, as I had been in their situation before. In fact I was happy to be a “guarantor” to over 200 ICA members!

If elected I will work in close alliance and in humility with the knowledgeable predecessors and motivated ICA staff to make this organization a truly international platform and liaison for communication scholars. To maximize the contribution to the world community, ICA’s organizational efforts need to be visible and to effectively engage an even larger part of our membership than it does now, taking advantage of the rich diversity and expertise of our members. The president’s role is to 1) motivate and facilitate our members’ academic work; 2) provide networks for the members’ collaboration; and 3) function as a gatekeeper to manage the flow of information and resources with outside academic, governmental, and civic communities.

I will aim at the following targets in organizing the 2019 annual conference in Washington, D.C. as president-elect, and in continuing as President in 2020:

Encouraging and facilitating dialogues among the members  
ICA has grown diverse in the areas of academic interest pursued by its 23 divisions and 9 interest groups. While this is a healthy sign that ICA has been responding sensitively and sensibly to social needs of our fluid contemporary world, excessive diversification risks fragmentation. ICA has reached the status as the most reputable academic organization to study communication, but it has yet to fully embrace international perspectives. I will encourage and support transnational elements in the studies our researchers undertake so the outcomes of discussion have a broad range of global applications.

Differences among the areas of inquiry in terms of research philosophy, methodology, and application are what energize ICA. Scholars with Euro-American research philosophies and their non-Western counterparts have much to learn from each other. Researchers in all areas of interest should work to claim that there are “other” and equally meaningful ways to communicate, conduct research, and apply the outcomes.   

Empowering members from underrepresented areas 
While ICA has over 4,300 members from 85 countries, the US and Europe dominate; membership comprises 59% from North America, 22% from Europe, 10% from Asia, and a mere 3% from Africa and Oceania. The ICA membership needs to become more balanced to be called “international.”

The presence of participants from many countries at the annual conference may project an international ambiance, but it does not guarantee ICA’s status as a genuinely internationalized research community, addressing the world’s urgent human needs. I will seek input from and provide networks for regional members-at-large, division chairs, and leaders of national communication associations to promote more collaborative and transnational research. 

To realize such collaborative endeavors, ICA members must find it equally feasible to attend our annual conferences. My visa document writing experience was a wake-up call for further support for the ICA members who are unable to participate in the conference in person, due to political and/or financial obstacles. 

Even when they do come, some participants may feel like “visitors” because their interests in inquiries unique to their cultures are not adequately recognized. The atmosphere must be more open to allow exchange of differing views so every member goes home feeling that their voices were heard. Webinar and Skype help, but nothing serves us better than face-to-face discussions.

We can follow up regional conferences through building networks by, for example, inviting authors of top student papers to the following ICA annual meeting, and matching regional scholars to internationally famed researchers for mentoring. Sponsorship in the form of travel grants from the national and local governments and businesses helps. My experience in obtaining the donation from Fukuoka City for ICA 2016 is a testament to the local governments’ willingness to support an international conference like ICA’s.

Furthermore, scholars who are not native speakers of English but have potential to contribute to the advancement of our field often find it difficult to attend the annual conference or submit their papers to journals. As a nonnative English speaker I can empathize with international participants for their anxiety and frustration. Collaboration between non-English speaking scholars and native speakers is the most effective, if not the only way to help international researchers feel comfortable with conducting and presenting their research. Mentoring by and collaboration with English-speaking scholars facilitated by ICA will provide excellent encouragement. English-speaking researchers can also benefit from associating with their international colleagues.

Gatekeeping between academia and the practitioners
No academic discipline is of value without useful, practical applications of its inquiries’ results. We are studying communication, the most pragmatic aspect of human life, and it will be an irony if we underestimate our connectivity to the “real world.” I will encourage more dialogues between scholars and practitioners on international issues like immigration, terrorism, territorial conflicts, tourism, etc. Our 2019 conference in the U.S. capital will be an excellent opportunity to which we can invite professionals from such sectors as U.S. government, foreign embassies, health care, hospitality, IT, media, and tourism.

We can further publicize the necessity and value of our discipline to the consumers of the research outcomes, at the same time inviting the practitioners to voice their needs for inquiries. Only through such mutually beneficial exchange of ideas can the members of any academic organization reaffirm their raison d’être and continue contributing to the society.

My personal and administrative experiences
I believe my bicultural orientation will help me serve in the leadership role of ICA, identifying complex cross-cultural issues, and developing solutions from multiple perspectives. I have learned through my experiences how to be interdependent and humble in certain situations, while independent and straightforward when the situation calls for an assertive leader. A little sense of humor—e.g., being able to laugh at my own little mistakes—helps adjust to situations.

I was born and educated in Japan till I first traveled to the US as an exchange student. I spent 10 subsequent years there as a graduate student, full-time college instructor, and researcher. After going back to Japan, where I am now professor at Seinan Gakuin University, I have returned to the U.S. for a total of three years as a Fulbright researcher, and visiting scholar at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where I had taught, and University of Hawaii. I have also enhanced my international experience by being an exchange professor at Aix-Marseille Université in France. I will continue to pursue global collaborations as an exchange professor at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan in 2019.

My administrative experiences include presidency of the Japan Communication Association (JCA) for 5 years, during which we sponsored a joint forum with ICA, commemorating the 40th anniversary of JCA. I emphasized the value of the components to the system by attending all seven regional conferences, and by encouraging the members to exchange their views and outcomes of their work beyond the regional borders. As a result of this leadership direction, JCA has become a more strongly knit group of communication researchers in Japan. I have also been president of Japan-U.S. Communication Association (JUCA, an NCA affiliate) since 2010. Connecting JUCA and JCA has been one of my central goals, and I am pleased that members of both organizations have now begun to collaborate. 

While I was the director of International Education at Seinan, I developed exchange programs with schools throughout world. I have been appointed by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to chair committees to assess college communication programs. I have authored a dozen articles and book chapters in English, and seven books in Japanese. The textbook I wrote in 2006, Introduction to Communication Theory, has been widely used at universities in Japan. My research revolves around cross-cultural issues in medical communication.

In conclusion, I believe my experiences as an academic and administrator will serve me well as ICA president.  I will be honored to serve as your President and am very excited about the prospect of leading our world-class association.
 

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ICA Online Elections Begin 1 September

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 1, 2017
On 1 September, ICA members will begin voting for association-wide and Division/Interest Group officers.

Like previous years, the vote will take place using an online-only ballot that is easy to use, expense free, and green.

Polls will remain open until Monday, 16 October at 16:00 UTC.

To access the ballot from the ICA website, members will need their ICA login name and password. Members, please make sure that ICA has your correct e-mail address so that the association can send you an announcement of the election and a link to the ballot. The ICA website allows you to personally verify, correct, and/or update the information.

The association-wide elections include the 1-year term for President-Elect-Select. Candidates for the position are Terry Flew (Queensland U of Technology) and Akira Miyahara (Seinan Gakuin U). Members will also have the chance to elect a Student & Early Career Representative for a 2-year term: Thomas J. Billard (U of California, Santa Barbara), Sarah Cho (U of Massachusetts), Jacob T. Fisher (U of California, Santa Barbara), Rico Neumann (U of Washington), and Lucas Youngyorst (U of Minnesota).

The statements for the presidential candidates and bylaw change will appear later in the issue of the Newsletter. Divisional candidates and all other statements will appear on the ICA election page.

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President's Message: Looking Ahead to ICA’s 2017 Regional Conferences

Posted By Paula Gardner, ICA President, McMaster U, Friday, September 1, 2017
It’s the twilight of summer here in North America and we are anticipating the beginning of our autumn/winter university terms. As well, this very day, we are preparing to witness a rare event: the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse for North America since 1979, also causing a partial eclipse in parts of Latin America and the UK. We only have 85% viewing here in Canada, but clear skies are predicted. Moments like this make me feel gratitude for having the time and space to revel in this event with my children and neighbours. It also makes me think of the dangers of assuming what Canadian communication scholar Jody Berland terms a “colonial spatiality”—assuming a north-centered perspective of the world. It makes me recall that in other parts of the world, there is no eclipse, it’s not summer, and in most places, no on-hand, leftover cereal boxes, aluminum foil, internet instructions, and spare time to make one’s personal eclipse-viewing theatre. Today is a treat for us in North America but elsewhere there are different realities.

This kind of thinking is not meant to be a buzzkill, but a reality check for us as members of a large and diverse globe. With that seasonal shift in mind, your past ICA presidents and regional ICA members have been busy planning our next opportunities to engage underrepresented parts the world in ICA’s community. This work is often invisible and unrecognized, and I thus want to share with you the organizers’ efforts to create these unique ICA events. Following the third year of their 5-year term, your Past Presidents take on the task of regional conference planning. This entails site and local team creation, ongoing administrative and organizational support in planning (from conference theme and  calls, to haranguing reviewers, session planning, etc.), and finally, in-person participation and cofacilitation of the events. At the same time, numerous regional members on the ground are busy obtaining permissions, sponsors, speakers, organizing venues and conference materials, and more to ensure the events are successful and have broad participation—labour that is tireless and often unrecognized.

In the coming “term” we have two large regional events occurring—one in Uganda and the other in India. The first is a regional research and publication workshop in Entebbe, Uganda, facilitated by the indefatigable Sr./Dr. Land of Daystar University (who organized our first ICA Africa regional conference only one year ago, in October 2016), with assistance from Amy Jordan, myself, and a large regional organizing team. The call went out in summer, and we now have over 125 proposed extended abstracts from participants. Over 20 of your ICA colleagues have volunteered, and are self-funding their trips, to serve as comentors. The enthusiastic regional organizing group in Entebbe is busily preparing to host us at Uganda Martyrs University, to immerse us in their academic community.

At the same time, Dr. Mira K Desai, Dr. Binod C Agrawal and Prof. Shashikala Wanjari are busy organizing a South Asian Regional Conference in Mumbai, India in December, assisted by a large, regionally representative committee and by past presidents Peter Vorderer, Francois Hendryxck, and Peng Awa Ang. Entitled “Communications Research in the Digital Age,” the event will be hosted by SNDT (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey) Women’s University. The conference is attracting a host of Indian scholars new to ICA as well as regional scholars and has received a strong number of proposals; more information is available at https://sndt.ac.in/upcoming-event/2017/ica-asia-regional/organising-team.htm.

I am always enthused by the numbers of current ICA members who flock to regional conferences to learn from regional scholars, expand their research networks and open the doors of ICA to new members. This organization continues to drive forward toward greater inclusion and diversity. A special word of thanks to our hard-working local organizing committee members—we recognize and appreciate your efforts! We are looking forward to the publications, outcomes and networks arising from these historic events, and to our next engagements in these regions.

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ICA is Excited to Announce That the Paper Management System is Now Open! 

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 1, 2017

ICA invites you to submit your paper or proposal for the 68th ICA Annual Conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic in 2018. The conference will take place in the Hilton Prague hotel from 24-28 May 2018. Preconference events will be held on Wednesday, 23 May and Thursday, 24 May. The conference theme is “Voices.”
 
Click here (http://www.icahdq.org/page/cfp2018) for the conference Call for Papers. 

To access ICA’s paper management system, please click here (http://www.icahdq.org/cfp/index.asp). You do not have to be an ICA member but you do need a profile. Please use your user ID to access the system. If you have used the system before, but cannot recall your information please use the ‘Search for My Profile’ function. We do not encourage multiple profiles, so please try to refrain from creating duplicate profiles. 

Tips for Online Submission:

INDIVIDUAL PROPOSAL:  SUBMITTING A PAPER OR EXTENDED ABSTRACT? 

Have your document ready to upload! You MUST upload a paper or extended abstract in order to complete the submission process. Before submitting your document, remember to remove all author identification from the text, cover page, and the file properties. (In the “File” menu select “Properties,” delete any identifying information, click “OK,” and save the document.) 

SESSIONS PROPOSALS: SUBMITTING A PANEL OR ROUND TABLE PROPOSAL? 

Plan ahead! The Session Organizer submits the panel proposal, and enters all of the panel information including the abstract rationale, and listing of all panel participants. When entering a panel participant, please SEARCH THE DATABASE for the participants. ENTER ONLY 2 OR 3 LETTERS OF THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES WHEN SEARCHING. This strategy will minimize the possibility of missing a record because of a ‘special’ character in the first or last names. Creating a second record for a person already in the database will cause problems in the future. In the Panel Description field enter the text of your panel proposal including rationale, presentation authors and titles, and abstracts or any other information mentioned in the Call for Papers. You can do this by copying and pasting the text of the panel proposal from your Word document. 

CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR WORK OR PAPER AS A THEME SESSION  
If your topic crosses the interests of several divisions or interest groups, and relates to this year’s theme, Communicating with Power, consider submitting your work or paper as a theme session for the conference, rather to a single specialty division. 

Communicating power is about communicating—both sending and receiving—powerfully or forcefully. This is reaching out to the influencers, not necessarily those just holding formal positions. It is speaking with a louder voice, designing with cleverer graphics, shooting with more artistic and appealing videography. It is gamification so that messages are absorbed and acted upon. It is investigating phenomena and variables that, when better understood, will make a bigger difference with more people, making a corner of the world a better place. The currency of academia is influence. If we can influence to make a positive difference, we will have communicated with power. 

If you have any questions about submitting your work for the theme sessions, please get in touch with this year’s theme chair, Donald Matheson, Canterbury U, donald.matheson@canterbury.ac.nz. We welcome your contributions!  

MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS SHOULD SUBMIT ONLINE  
ICA Member Associations are eligible for at least one panel program at the conference. The highest ranking elected officer or designated program planner of each Member Association is invited to submit a panel proposal through the online submission system by the 1 November submission deadline. Follow the instructions for submitting a panel session and submit under Sponsored Sessions.  

Help is available:  

If you need help with online submission, contact the appropriate ICA division or Interest Group program planner. Contact information is listed in the Call for Papers. All divisions and interest groups are accepting only electronic submissions. 

When you submit your paper, also consider signing up to be a reviewer! Signing up to review is available after you log into the submission site. You do not have to submit a paper to become a reviewer. Volunteering to serve as a reviewer does not guarantee that you will be selected to review. Be sure to mark your areas of expertise, so that you are appropriate matched to a paper to review. 

Important Note: 

Messages or e-mails are regularly sent from ICA or Unit Planners concerning paper submissions or reviewing. Sometimes our e-mails will filter into spam folders, usually of those who have a university address. So be sure to frequently check your message center in the paper submission system after signing in. The message center stores all sent messages and eliminate the problem of universities blocking emails. 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 1 November 2017; 16:00 UTC 

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Preparing Submissions for the Prague Conference

Posted By Patricia Moy, U of Washington, Friday, September 1, 2017
ICA’s conference submission system is now live, so if you’re planning to submit work for our Prague conference, here are a few key pieces of information to keep in mind.

Deadline: Same date, new time
ICA’s paper submission deadline for the Prague conference is 1 November 2017 at 16:00 UTC (or 12:00 EST). As always, ICA staff are available to address any last-minute issues authors might have in uploading their submissions. And as always, we encourage early submissions.

Submission formats
ICA submissions that are accepted for presentation in Prague will appear in all guises – as full papers, extended abstracts, panel proposals, works in progress, interactive paper presentations, high-density sessions, hybrid high-density sessions, and special extended sessions. This breadth of submissions formats reflects the creativity of Division and Interest Group planners to accommodate more quality submissions. Planners regularly implement novel formats, so be sure to check the guidelines  issued by the Division or Interest Group in which you hope to present your research. 

Theme submissions
This year’s conference theme, “Voices,” invites a closer examination of how voice is conceptualized and plays out – not only in today’s complex and multidimensional world, but also in the numerous microcosms we inhabit. If your scholarship examines any aspect of voice – e.g., how it is created, represented, extinguished, or coopted; how it is expressed across various settings; how it can impact relationships or policies -- consider submitting your work as a theme paper or panel. The contexts, conceptualizations, and manifestations of voice are myriad; you can find examples in the call for papers .

Some Divisions and Interest Groups have included in their call for papers a request for theme-specific submissions. However, if your work fits under the purview of multiple Divisions and Interest Groups, it is better suited as a conference-theme submission. Donald Matheson (U of Canterbury), our conference theme chair, and I encourage submissions that collectively examine voice(s) from multiple epistemologies and methodologies – not too difficult with 32 Divisions and Interest Groups! A subset of these works will populate an edited volume, so please consider contributing to the Prague conference theme. 

Volunteering as a reviewer
ICA conference submissions have grown steadily over the years, which has made for a more robust set of intellectual exchanges. However, this means we need additional reviewers to provide feedback on these submissions. On behalf of the many, many program planners who strive each year to find a sufficient number of qualified reviewers without overwhelming each one, I hope that you will volunteer to review submissions – through the online system, in response to a call for reviewers issued by your Division, or via some other mechanism. It is only through your time and intellectual largesse – as an author and a reviewer – that ICA can continue to thrive.

Blue skies ahead…

With pre- and postconference proposals due 1 September and papers and panels due 1 November, what’s left? Blue Sky Workshops! A recent innovation at ICA, these workshops offer conference attendees an opportunity to engage with current concerns within our discipline – for instance, professional development, internationalization, and open access (to name but a few). The call for proposals for Blue Sky Workshops will be posted later this year. 

I welcome your engagement with the conference on all fronts. If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me at pmoy@uw.edu.

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Fair Use Q&A

Posted By Pat Aufderheide, American U, Friday, September 1, 2017
Dear ICA,

My paper, on representations of race through the images and video young adults share on social media platforms, was accepted for an online journal. I’m planning to include some examples, including videos. I’m pretty sure I can reproduce images without getting permission, but not sure if I can use an entire video as an example. Some of these videos are Vines, so that’s less than 30 seconds. So can I get away with it?

Thanks,
Worried

Dear Worried,

Your peers strongly agree that you do not need permission to reproduce work you are analyzing, or using to illustrate an argument in scholarly writing, as you can see from ICA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication. Look especially at Section One, “Analysis, Criticism, and Commentary of Copyrighted Material” and Section Two, “Quoting Copyrighted Material For Illustration.” As the document explains, a transformative purpose is key to your employment of the fair use doctrine, and so is using an appropriate amount. There are no hard and fast rules anywhere in fair use law. So 30 seconds, 400 words, seven changes, 10 percent and many other pieces of folklore are just that. The Code explains the logic of fair use, which will help you with the reasoning to decide not only whether to employ fair use, but how much to use. Sometimes the appropriate amount is 100 percent; a meme that only had the top half would be pointless, for example. If you have to watch the entire video to understand the point being made in the article, then you may need the whole video. But you need to decide this, on the basis of the principles and limitations in Section One or Section Two of the Code, whichever best applies to your situation.
Thanks,
Patricia Aufderheide for ICA

Got a question? paufder@american.edu

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