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President’s Message: Context Matters

Posted By Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 

Fear not, dear reader, this column is not an exposition of truisms.

 

Rather, it is about our various personal and professional contexts – the intellectual and epistemological milieus in which we reside, the philosophies and moral compasses that guide us, to name but a few – and how they might play out as ICA moves forward. We value the diverse viewpoints that shape you as ICA members, and hope you will share your perspectives with various committees and task forces in the months (and years) to come.

 

Two years ago, Past-President Paula Gardner (McMaster U) constituted a Task Force on Ethics, whose charge includes crafting an ethics statement, a code of conduct, and a statement of ethical considerations for social media. This task force has made great inroads, and in Prague, presented to the Board of Directors its initial versions of these documents. In the coming year, task-force cochairs Lee Humphreys (Cornell U) and Eve Ng (Ohio U) will be working with subcommittees to consult broadly with members. Deliberating over the feedback they receive, the team will finalize the crafting and wordsmithing of these various documents. How do these documents work for you? Please let us know what you think.

 

Other task forces and committees are working to address concerns raised by ICA members.

 

For one, on the heels of ICA’s recent conference-submission deadline, the issue of authorship caps has reemerged. Currently, ICA limits the number of submissions to five per author, a move that has elicited equal parts applause and criticism. While some see the five-paper limit as an effective means of broadening participation in the annual conference, others see it as disadvantaging scholars from large research teams who engage in multiple projects and write multiple submissions simultaneously. Clearly, research context matters. This Task Force on Authorship Limits will deliberate, seek broader input, and make a recommendation before the next full call for papers is issued (save the date: Gold Coast, Australia, 2020!).

 

Also related to the conference, personal and professional values and contexts will shape the efforts of the newly formed standing committee on sponsorship, chaired by Nick Bowman (West Virginia U). As ICA’s annual conference continues to grow, so too does the set of considerations related to offsetting costs and generating revenue to support new initiatives. Sponsorship comes in many forms, with more common ones including sending promotional items to the conference, subsidizing a reception, and purchasing an exhibit booth. But are all sponsors created equal? The diversity in ICA membership introduces myriad perspectives on defining the organizations from which ICA should accept support. The committee will be tackling various questions in its work – for instance, should ICA establish a set of criteria by which sponsors are evaluated? To what extent should ICA eschew support from political organizations or those with controversial data-privacy practices?

 

In general, ICA greatly values member input on all fronts. To illustrate, and as returning authors know, ICA moved this year from its longstanding submission system, All Academic, to ScholarOne Abstract. This move took place after years of concerns expressed by authors, reviewers, and program planners regarding user-friendliness and technical capabilities that needed to be implemented or improved. As with the adoption of many new systems, ICA’s first year with ScholarOne identified some issues that need to be addressed. A review will be undertaken, with Division and Interest Group program planners sharing feedback from their respective units and their own experiences. Our goal? To make the next round of submissions smoother for all stakeholders.

 

Similarly, the Executive Committee has discussed the crafting of a strategic plan that should provide general roadmaps for ICA and keep us thinking conceptually and operationally about big-picture concerns. For instance, thanks to the recent regional conferences that have been held in Africa, ICA has a growing presence there. But how do we sustain that momentum? To what extent do/can we replicate that growth in other underrepresented regions of ICA? To be clear, the crafting of a strategic plan will not occur overnight, as it will certainly involve heated discussions about where ICA should be going. But rest assured, it will also involve solicitation of input from members. So regardless of the specific corners of ICA you inhabit, your academic status, or the professional and sociocultural contexts in which you find yourself, pull up a (virtual or physical) chair and join the discussions to come.


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ICA President-Elect Conference Report

Posted By Terry Flew (Queensland U of Technology), Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I had the opportunity to be a part of three significant initiatives in communication research China during the month of October. Communication research is growing quickly in China, and it is now estimated that over 850 universities offer some form of communication program. The ICA has a long association with Chinese communication scholarship, that extends back to Wilbur Schramm’s lectures in China in 1982 and the establishment of the Chinese Communication Association (CCA) in 1990 – which has had a long history of affiliation to the ICA – to the regular exchanges and joint symposia and conferences over the last decade.


On 25 October, I attended the inaugural meeting of the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance, hosted by the Tsinghua U School of Journalism and Communication in Beijing. The meeting was organized by the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Communication (CAHJC), and supported by the Chinese Communication Association (CCA) and the Korean American Communication Association (KACA).


The event was attended by over 40 delegates representing 16 communication associations in the Asia-Pacific region. Delegates attended from Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, India, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, China, and the United States. A Steering Committee was established for the APCA, chaired by Professor Changfeng Chen (Tsinghua U), with Professor Shuhua Zhao (U of Missouri, School of Journalism), Professor Euyn-Jung Ki (U of Alabama) and Professor Janyima Kheokao (U of the Thai Chamber of Commerce) as Vice-Presidents. The APCA will announce a conference for 2019, and will seek affiliation with the ICA.


On 27 October, I was a keynote speaker at the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Communication (CAHJC) annual conference. The conference, with the theme “Global Perspectives, Chinese Characteristics: New Communication and the Good Life in the Digital Age” was held in Hangzhou and hosted by the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang U. It was attended by over 1,000 delegates, and other keynote speakers included Larry Gross (U of Southern California), Clifford Christians (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Xiaoming Hao (Nanyang Technological U).


On 28 October, I attended the ICA-SJTU International New Media Forum, hosted by the School of Media and Communication at Shanghai Jiao Tong U. Under the leadership of Professor Li Benqian, SJTU has maintained a long-term collaboration with the ICA, and speakers at the Forum included ICA past presidents Peng Hwa Ang (Nanyang Technological U) and Patrice Buzzanell (U of South Florida). The Forum also provided the opportunity to announce the Intelligent Communication initiative supported by the central government and involving collaborations across communication and the media, IT and the sciences.


A striking feature of the conferences was the commonality of themes and issues raised by the participants. Questions surrounding trust and ethics in the digital environment, the social responsibilities of digital platform companies, and the balance between commercialism and public interest regulation in a convergent media environment feature prominently in keynote presentations. Thes pressing social and cultural issues were raised alongside the identification of opportunities presented by the growing fusion of IT and communication presented by developments in fields such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence.


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Fair Use Q&A

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dear ICA,

   

I am using several images and video clips to illustrate where the Bechdel test has and hasn’t failed in children’s movies of the past decade. In my analysis, I often reference this material to support the connections I have made. I believe I can invoke fair use for most of the copyrighted material I am using, I just want to make sure I am doing it properly. I am also nervous about whether I am breaking any laws by running the videos through Handbrake to decrypt them, so I can select a clip. Especially the Disney ones.


Sincerely,

CodeBreaker


Dear CodeBreaker,


Good idea to think this through! If you can say confidently how you are repurposing this work, and why you need the amount you need, it helps you the next time you need to make a decision. Use the ICA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication as a guide to work through your fair uses. Look especially at Section One, “Analysis, Criticism, and Commentary of Copyrighted Material” and Section Two, “Quoting Copyrighted Material For Illustration.” But first read the entire Code, so that you understand the basic logic of fair use.


As a communication scholar, whether you are a student or a faculty member, you have the right to break encryption in order to apply fair use. Your peers fought for this exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s sanctions on decryption of copyrighted material. Use it!


Thanks,

Patricia Aufderheide for ICA

Got a question? paufder@american.edu

 

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Call for Nominations: Editor for Communication Theory (CT)

Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Monday, December 3, 2018

The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the editor of Communication Theory. The appointment is for four years, and begins September/October 2019.


Communication Theory is an international forum publishing high-quality, original research into the theoretical development of communication from across a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural and gender studies, philosophy, linguistics, and literature.


CT is an official journal of the International Communication Association. According to ISI Journal Citation Reports for 2017, CT is ranked No. 9 out of 84 journals in the field of Communication. More details about the journal can be obtained at https://academic.oup.com/ct.


A complete nomination package should include: a letter of application; a mission statement for the editorship; the candidate’s vitae; 1-2 letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work; experience and suitability for the task of journal editing; and a letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution. Responsibilities are detailed in the ICA Publication Manual: http://www.icahdq.org/page/PublishingPolicies.


Editors of ICA publications should reflect and seek to enhance the diversity of the Association in terms of their interest areas, gender, ethnicity, and national origin.


ICA’s Publications Committee is chaired by Robin Nabi (U of California, Santa Barbara) and includes: Arul Chib (Nanyang Technological U), Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Radhika Parameswaran (Indiana U), and Sabine Trepte (U of Hohenheim).


The Publications Committee weighs multiple factors when evaluating candidates, including, but not limited to:


  • Clear vision and understanding of the journal.

  • Demonstrated openness to all types of epistemologies.

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in theoretical development.

  • Demonstrated interest/openness to interdisciplinary work.

  • Demonstrated communication skills and diplomacy.

  • Reputation and academic output.

  • Editorial experience.

  • Managerial or administrative experience.

  • Tenure or advanced rank.

  • Institutional support.





The Publications Committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please forward all materials to John Paul Gutierrez, ICA Associate Executive Director (jpgutierrez@icahdq.org).


If you have any questions about packet submission, logistics, or support, contact JP Gutierrez (jpgutierrez@icahdq.org).


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Membership Survey

Posted By Kristine Rosa, Monday, December 3, 2018

You're Invited to share your feedback with ICA!

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WHO: ICA Members

WHAT: Your feedback is important to us! Please take our brief survey (seriously, it shouldn't take you more than 4-6 minutes). We’d like to thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and experience with us, and we hope to work with you and continue to be your number one professional asset.

WHEN: The survey will be available until 31 December, 2018.

WHY: First, because sharing your thoughts will help us serve your needs better! Second, by completing our survey you'll earn the chance to win a free conference registration; and one grand prize winner will receive a luggage set by AWAY: (https://www.awaytravel.com/). Three free conference registrations will be selected (one from each tier) and one grand prize winner will be selected among the three. You will be able to collect the luggage prize at the 69th Annual ICA Conference in Washington, DC, USA.

HOW: Check your email! The ICA Membership Survey was emailed to active members on 24 October, 2018. Click on the link in the email to take the survey. You may also contact membership@icahdq.org for the link.


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Student Column

Posted By Clare Grall, Monday, December 3, 2018

A letter to December Student



Dear December Student,


The new semester begins next week, and I only have one thing to say…


How did this happen? Again?!


We made a plan this year. It was a real plan-of-attack for all of the tasks we were going to accomplish. While your niece made a Christmas list for Santa, you made a Christmas list for your advisor. It was beautiful, color-coded, and had everything to make this next term less hectic.


We were going to start the draft of your dissertation proposal. We were going to smash that literature review. Speaking of reading, you were going to read ahead for that class you want to audit. We still don’t really know what an agent-based model is…


Oh gosh. The conference reviews. Please say you completed at least one of the reviews? I know it’s still tough to think about, but I hope you read through those reviews from our last publication submission. Reviewer #3 is a jerk, but it’s for the Journal of Communication. It will be worth it!


Now you’ll have to juggle teaching, collecting data, and completing that list…


…but I have to say. You look rested. Actually, you look like you took a well-deserved break. Sure, this upcoming semester is going to be tough, but think of everything you accomplished this autumn. A publication, solid conference presentations, and you received really helpful student feedback on course reviews. Importantly, you finally had that talk with your advisor to set clear expectations and a trajectory for your work. She seemed so excited about your dissertation idea. What a great feeling.


Did mom make those holiday chocolate truffle cookies again? I hope you helped her bake them! We have to learn that recipe, it needs to stay in the family forever. Actually, I hope you spent a lot of time with your family. They miss you, and it’s hard to feel connected to them while you’re in graduate school.


It’s tough, isn’t it? Grad school, starting a job…


I changed my mind. Throw away that list. Your advisor will understand. This holiday break is for you! Take the time for getting good sleep, cooking a fresh meal, watching way too many seasons of the Great British Bake Off.


Can I recommend a new meditation app? This is the perfect time to explore a new hobby, and I know you’ve been thinking about knitting lately. It will be great to do something with your hands besides writing, especially one where you can see all your good progress.


I know it doesn’t feel like it sometimes, but you’re making good progress.


I hope you have a wonderful holiday break, December Student. You deserve it.


Sincerely,



January Student


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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 3, 2018

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR
Faculty Position in Digital Media Studies

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Digital Media Studies to teach courses and engage in research, effective August 1, 2019. NU-Q is Northwestern University's first international campus and works closely with its renowned schools of communication and journalism in Evanston. NU-Q is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the largest, most advanced and best-equipped communication facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about global, digital media ecosystem and will have theoretical and operational understanding of the impact of rapid change, convergence and disruption on media and society. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in digital media, global media industries, new media studies or a related field is required. Professional experience is also valued. Other position qualifications include knowledge of media entrepreneurship, web-based technologies, mobile and digital media, algorithmic media, web analytics or others. Teaching assignments will include courses in media industries and technology, new media and society, and developing new courses in areas of personal expertise in related areas. Experience teaching research methods is a plus. The candidate is expected to engage in relevant research studies and projects on topics such as the role of media in creative practices, legal and regulatory regimes, social integration, civil society or others appropriate to their background and interests.

NU-Q has a global, digital orientation with extensive technical and production facilities, including a digital innovation lab, robotic newsroom, edit suites and audiovisual production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, social and mobile media and freedom of expression. Located in Doha's Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among others. Our faculty work in an integrative environment with signature academic programs in Communication, Journalisms and Strategic Communication, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services department supports faculty and students.

The successful candidate will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with students, faculty and staff from more than 50 countries. Our graduates have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia.

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experienced. Based in Doha, Qatar, a rapidly growing, modern city, the faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel. Faculty participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences. Applications received by December 5, 2018 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three names and email addresses for your external academic references to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzI3

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/g744h8fth8g59p3c

 


 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR
Faculty Position in Digital Media Design

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Digital Media Design to teach courses and engage in research or creative activity, effective August 1, 2019. NU-Q is Northwestern University's first international campus, a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the creation of interactive media products and services for today's diverse and emerging digital media platforms, and a good understanding of current industry production practices and contemporary developments with implications for the future. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in mediated communication, new media studies, digital media or a related field is required. Other position qualifications include capacity for design thinking and familiarity with all aspects of digital product and service development from ideation to realization, and related workflows. Professional experience is preferred, and knowledge of industry standard software and equipment is expected, especially Maya, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Unreal or Unity. Experience in art direction, development pipelines and programming languages such as C++, Python and Java is a plus.

Topics of interest in current and anticipated communication program courses are digital media design, digital media management, animation, app and game design and development, and others that will prepare students for careers in media and entertainment industries as well as other sectors in the digital space.

NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a digital innovation lab, robotic newsroom, state of the art software, edit suites and film production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, digital media and freedom of expression. Located in Doha's Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among others. Our faculty work in an integrative environment with signature academic programs in Communication, Journalisms and Strategic Communication, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services departments. The successful candidate will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with students, faculty and staff from more than 50 countries. Our graduates have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia, and successful employment in media industries.

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing, as well as generous research and faculty development support. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experienced. Based in Doha, Qatar, a rapidly growing, modern city, the faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel. Faculty participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences.

Applications received by December 5, 2018 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three names and email addresses for your external academic references to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzI4

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bcxmswhyb4cttw8x

 


 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR
Faculty Position in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media to teach courses and engage in research, effective August 1, 2019. NU-Q is Northwestern University's first international campus working closely with its renowned schools of journalism and communication in Evanston. NU-Q is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the application and integration of digital media technologies used in acquiring, processing and disseminating news and information content. This especially includes digital and multi-media reporting and storytelling. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in mediated communication, digital media, new media studies or a related field is expected. Other position qualifications include a broad understanding of the digital media environment and the capacity to teach professional practice and theoretical courses. Professional experience is preferred, and knowledge of industry standard software and equipment is expected.

The candidate will teach courses in digital, online journalism, digital innovation in news gathering, media and society and others to be developed that could have implications in areas of personal interest and expertise. This position is located in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program. The person selected will engage in research relevant to digital journalism and new media including such topics as virtual and augmented reality, big data application, audience analytics or others pertinent to their background. An interest in media in the Middle East or Global South is a plus.

NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a robotic newsroom, digital innovation lab for AR and VR, edit suites and audio-visual production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, digital media and freedom of expression. Located in Doha's Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among other signature academic programs. Faculty work in an integrative environment that includes academic programs in Journalism and Strategic Communication, Media Industries and Technology, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services department supports the operational needs of faculty and students.

The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with students, faculty and staff from more than 50 countries. Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants.

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experienced. Based in Doha, Qatar, a rapidly growing, modern city, the faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel. Faculty participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences.

Applications received by December 5, 2018, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three names and email addresses for your external academic references to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzI5

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

Apply Herehttp://www.Click2Apply.net/247wsss5qhtmk3x9

 


 

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Assistant Professor - Communications Law

The Communications Department at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of communications law beginning August 19, 2019. A Ph.D. or J.D. is required. Candidates with experience in the practice of communications law are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record, or demonstrate a strong trajectory of scholarship, in research or policy development regarding social media and emerging media technologies, and the implications these new forms of communication have on law and policy, both in the US and internationally.

For full description and online application instructions, go to https://www.sujobopps.com, job #074091.

Cover letter, resume or vitae, a teaching philosophy statement and a list of four references with names, email addresses and phone numbers must be included in the online application. Review of applications begins November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

For more information, feel free to contact Brad Gorham, Search Chair, Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Phone: 315-443-1950. Email: bwgorham@syr.edu

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zxh6bh2t72dqhcs4

 


 

MARIST COLLEGE
Department of Film, Television, Games, and Interactive Media
Assistant Professor, Games and Interactive Media

The Department of Film, Television, Games and Interactive Media Marist College invites applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Games and Interactive Media to join the School of Communication and the Arts beginning in fall 2019. The faculty member will be teaching courses in the Media Studies & Production major and Games & Emerging Media program (which is recognized as one of the top 40 game programs in the world by Princeton Review). We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

Qualifications
An M.F.A., Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment. Experience in one or more of the following areas: game art, game development, Unity, design, virtual reality, augmented reality, modding, and/or human-computer interaction. Ability to teach courses that align with their expertise, selected from a range of courses such as Introduction to Design, Digital Toolbox, Game Art, Unity, Level Design, Business of Games, and/or Human-Computer Interaction. Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues

About Marist
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Applications
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://appl.ink/131133ica. Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 


 

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Department of Media and Communication,
Head of Department

Worldwide Search for Talent

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. The University has eight Colleges/Schools. As part of its pursuit of excellence, the University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, data science, energy and environment, science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, law, veterinary medicine and life sciences.

Applications and nominations are invited for :
Head of Department of Media and Communication [Ref. B/236/09]

The Position
Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department. The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan.

The Person
A doctorate degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in tertiary education; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department.

Salary and Conditions of Service
The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of about three years. Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : com.search@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk, and include a current curriculum vitae. Nominations can be sent directly to the Human Resources Office, or email to "com.search@cityu.edu.hk". Applications and nominations received by 20 January 2019 will receive full consideration. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 5th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2019); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2017).

 


 

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Journalism School Director

The Michigan State University School of Journalism in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences invites applications for its next Director. Our faculty include Pulitzer Prize and Emmy winners as well as recipients of AEJMC and ICA’s most prestigious awards. The new Director will continue to value and foster contributions of all our Journalism School educators.

A Ph.D. is required in journalism, mass communication, or a related field. Qualified applicants will have a record of scholarship and credentials to justify appointment at the rank of tenured professor.

For more information, please see: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500275/school-directormanagement

Or contact Esther Thorson, Search Committee Chair, at ethorson@msu.edu

 


 

MARIST COLLEGE
Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication, Public Relations

The Department of Communication at Marist College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in Public Relations. We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

The primary professional responsibilities of this faculty member are: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service which may include advising student groups, participating in campus committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively with colleagues, and traditional academic functions. This position includes opportunities to network with students and industry leaders at our Marist Executive Center in Manhattan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in communication or relevant discipline by the time of appointment,

  • Minimum of one year professional experience in public relations, or closely related field, including experience in agency, corporate, in-house, nonprofit, or similar capacity

  • Ability to teach courses in public relations which may include: Fundamentals of Public Relations, Public Relations Writing Tools, Applied Research and Analytics, and Communication Campaign Management

  • Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching

  • A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in public relations

  • Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand partnerships

About Marist
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Applications
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://appl.ink/131835ica. Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 


 

MARIST COLLEGE
Department of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication, Sports Communication

The Department of Communication at Marist College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in sports communication. We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

The primary professional responsibilities of this faculty member are: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service which may include advising student groups, participating in campus committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively with colleagues, and traditional academic functions. This position includes opportunities to work with the Center for Sports Communication, participate in the Sports PR Summit and the Lifetime Excellence in Sports Communication awards in New York City as well as a variety of other opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., equivalent terminal degree in communication or relevant discipline by the time of appointment

  • Ability to teach courses in our Sports Communication concentration which may include: Sports, Culture, & Communication, Issues in Sports, Sports Broadcasting, Sports PR, and Sports Reporting

  • Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching

  • A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in sports communication

  • Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand partnerships

  • At least five years professional experience in sports communication

About Marist
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Applications
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://appl.ink/131836ica. Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 


 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
School of Computer Science
Several Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science seeks candidates for several tenure-track faculty appointments to begin in Fall 2019.

We enthusiastically encourage applicants across all areas, fields, and disciplines related to human-computer interaction (HCI) to apply. Among the open positions, we are especially interested in recruiting in areas where HCI intersects with AI, data science or machine learning, social computing or computational social science, mobile or wearable hardware, or new devices and interaction techniques and/or modern work, health, or ethics.

Successful candidates should have an outstanding track record in research, strong academic credentials, a history of or interest in interdisciplinary research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a terminal graduate degree appropriate to their discipline. We especially encourage applications from candidates with a demonstrated commitment to studying and/or mentoring underrepresented groups such as women, minorities, people with disabilities, and people of lower socioeconomic status. We will consider candidates at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.

ABOUT THE HCI INSTITUTE
The HCI Institute is an academic department with more than twenty faculty members who come from a range of different disciplines including computer science, cognitive psychology, social psychology, design, and games. Research interests include but are not limited to Social Computing, Research through Design, Human-Data Interaction, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Service Design, Education Learning Sciences and Technologies, Usable Privacy and Security, End-user Programming, Interaction Techniques, Accessibility, and 3D printing and making. These topics form a variety of interdisciplinary collaborations both within the department and across the university. The HCI Institute has a PhD program, several master’s programs, and an undergraduate major and minor. The HCI Institute is part of the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon. SCS is home to seven departments and over 200 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty with expertise spanning traditional computer science, human computer interaction, language technology, machine learning, computational biology, software engineering, and robotics. The SCS offers a highly collaborative and uniquely interdisciplinary research environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in both teaching and research.

HOW TO APPLY
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled; all candidates are urged to apply before Dec 3, 2018. To accommodate earlier hiring cycles for behavioral and communication sciences candidates, such candidates are urged to apply before Nov 15, 2018.

More information on applying can be found at: https://hcii.cmu.edu/careers/2018/carnegie-mellon-university-hcii-hiring-tenure-track-faculty

 


 

LINGNAN UNIVERSITY
Head of the Centre for English and Additional Languages

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in various disciplines. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Head of the Centre for English and Additional Languages
Centre for English and Additional Languages
Post Ref.: 18/158/ICA

The mission of the Centre for English and Additional Languages (CEAL) at Lingnan University, a leading liberal arts institution in Asia, is to enhance the English language skills of Lingnan students and to provide language support to help students succeed in their academic studies and future careers. The Centre provides compulsory and elective English courses as well as organising a range of co-curricular language activities. CEAL also offers courses in additional languages such as Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and French.

General Requirements
Lingnan University is looking for a well-qualified language specialist to head the CEAL. A key role of the Head will be to establish an English language programme that enhances CEAL’s ability to succeed in its mission. Applicants for the position should demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as having a proven record of curriculum/course development, delivery and assessment. Extensive management experience in a university English language centre or similar environment is desirable. S/he will have a PhD in English language (preferably Applied Linguistics) or a related area, a minimum of five years’ administrative experience, ten years of teaching experience in university English, and a track record of research and publication in language learning and teaching. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Professor/Associate Professor of Teaching.

Appointment
The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, housing benefits and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee. Appointment will normally be made on an initial contract of three years.

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-form) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk.

Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

Review of applications will start from late November 2018 and continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 



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UTICA COLLEGE

Department of Communication

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts


The Department of Communication Arts at Utica College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2019.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication by the start date. ABD with a strong teaching portfolio and demonstrated capacity to complete their Ph.D. by the start date will be considered. Responsibilities of the position involve teaching 4 courses per semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a program of scholarship that may include undergraduate students. Service at the college is also expected. The department is moving in an exciting new direction and looking for a colleague who will contribute to their strengths as they grow. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses including Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Communication Theory (expertise in Health Communication and/or Intercultural Communication are preferred).

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in your diversity statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2390

Utica College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.


 


 


UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

School of Journalism and Media Studies

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Public Relations


 

Job Description:

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track or tenured position) in Public Relations starting Fall 2019. We seek a up and coming scholar who can relate to a highly diverse student body and teach public relations courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The position requires a completed doctoral degree and an established record of scholarship in strategic communication. Preferred qualifications include professional public relations experience and expertise in one of the following areas: ethics, public affairs, health communication, entertainment, sports, and tourism. Successful candidates are expected to be excellent teachers and researchers and engage in service activities. The School encourages faculty to apply for external funding in support of research endeavors. Successful candidates should be able to teach introductory and advanced classes in strategic communication, publish in peer-reviewed journals, participate in academic associations, advise student organizations, and serve on department, college, and university committees.


UNLV’s student body is among the nation’s most diverse, and the University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. We encourage applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is housed in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and promotes Hank Greenspun’s vision of public service, particularly in an urban media environment. The School sponsors the UNLV Rebel Media Group, which includes KUNV Radio, UNLV TV and the new Strategic Social Media Agency. The School also benefits from its location near downtown Las Vegas, one of the world’s largest sports, entertainment, and media markets.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Review of applications will begin Nov. 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Apply here. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Gregory Borchard, Search Committee Chair, or Dr. Kevin Stoker, Director of the School. Contact information: Gregory.borchard@unlv.edu, (702) 895-4868 or kevin.stoker@unlv.edu, (702) 895-2619.


 


 


MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Media and Information

Tenure System Assistant or Associate Professor in Human-Centered Emerging Technologies


The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks an innovative, dynamic individual to fill a full-time, tenure stream position at the assistant or associate professor level who uses human-centered approaches to design and is interested in emerging technologies. Our ideal candidate builds new things, such as VR, games, AV, IoT, etc., and seeks to understand the impacts of the things they build.


More details can be found at http://bit.ly/MSU_Emerging_Technologies. To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu , and refer to Posting #543608. Please direct any questions to Associate Professor Rick Wash, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at wash@msu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


 

 

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Member News

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 3, 2018

New Book Announcement


The Poetics of Digital Media, by Paul Frosh.


Published by Polity, and available in Paperback, Ebook and Hardback.


For more information please visit the book’s webpage: http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9780745651316


Short excerpt available here.


Media are poetic forces. They produce and reveal worlds, representing them to our senses and connecting them to our lives. While the poetic powers of media are perceptual, symbolic, social and technical, they are also profoundly moral and existential. They matter for how we reflect upon and act in a shared, everyday world of finite human existence.


The Poetics of Digital Media explores the poetic work of media in digital culture. Developing an argument through close readings of overlooked or denigrated media objects – screenshots, tagging, selfies and more – the book reveals how media shape the taken-for-granted structures of our lives, and how they disclose our world through sudden moments of visibility and tangibility. It investigates how the "given" world we inhabit is given through media.


*Endorsements*


"The Poetics of Digital Media is a groundbreaking contribution to the study of digital media as a technological, social and symbolic environment. It will be a key point of reference in the study of digital culture for years to come.”


- Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics and Political Science


"When I find myself puzzled by some weird thing in digital visual culture, Paul Frosh is my go-to thinker. This book counters the wide suspicion that poetics is formalist or frivolous and shows how the deepest questions of justice, ethics and the public world are poetic ones. It is a guide for the perplexed in these digital times.”


- John Durham Peters, Yale University


*Contents*


Prologue: Monster’s Inc. as a Poetic Manifesto                                                                     


1. Introduction: Media Poetics

2. Composite: The Morality of Inattention in Pre-digital Media

3. Screenshot: The "Photographic" Witnessing of Digital Worlds           

4. Tag: Naming Bodies and Incarnating Selves in Social Media

5. Selfie: The Digital Image as Gesture and Performance

6. Interface: Remediated Witnessing and Embodied Response

7. Conclusion: To Infinity and Beyond


*About the Author*


Paul Frosh in a Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His previous books include The Image Factory: Consumer Culture, Photography and the Visual Content Industry (2003) and Media Witnessing: Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication (2011, edited with Amit Pinchevski)


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New Book: Human-Machine Communication



As volume editor, I am excited to announce the publication of Human-Machine Communication: Rethinking Communication, Technology, and Ourselves as part of the Digital Formations Series published by Peter Lang. The edited volume serves as an introduction to human-machine communication, an emerging area of study within the communication discipline.


Multiple versions (pdf, paperback, hardcover) are available on Amazon or the publisher's website: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/64309?format=PBK


There also is a low-traffic e-mail list for scholars interested in the study of HMC: https://listserv.temple.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=HMC-SCHOLARS


Full Description Below:


From virtual assistants to social robots, people are increasingly interacting with intelligent and highly communicative technologies throughout their daily lives. This shift from communicating with people to communicating with people and machines challenges how scholars have theorized and studied communication. Human-Machine Communication: Rethinking Communication, Technology, and Ourselves addresses this transition in how people communicate and who, or what, they communicate with and the implications of this evolution for communication research. Geared toward scholars interested in people’s interactions with technology, this book serves as an introduction to human-machine communication (HMC) as a specific area of study within communication (encompassing human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, and human-agent interaction) and to the research possibilities of HMC. This collection includes papers presented as part of a scholarly conference on HMC, along with invited works from noted researchers. Topics include defining HMC, theoretical approaches to HMC, applications of HMC, and the larger implications of HMC for self and society. The research presented here focuses on people’s interactions with multiple technologies (artificial intelligence, algorithms, and robots) used within different contexts (home, workplace, education, journalism, and healthcare) from a variety of epistemological and methodological approaches (empirical, rhetorical, and critical/cultural). Overall, Human-Machine Communication provides readers with an understanding of HMC in a way that supports and promotes further scholarly inquiry in a growing area of communication research.


I am always happy to answer additional questions at alguzman@niu.edu.


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Call for Applications: U of Texas at Austin School of Journalism Graduate Program


The U of Texas at Austin School of Journalism is now accepting applications to our Graduate Program in Journalism and Media.


We are accepting applications to our Doctorate program and our Master’s programs for the fall of 2019. Our deadline is December 15. Please visit our website for more information about the application process: https://journalism.utexas.edu/graduate


The U of Texas School of Journalism is consistently ranked among the highest in the U.S., and the Moody School of Communication is ranked among the best in the world.


Doctoral Program

Graduates from our doctoral program are among the most sought-after job candidates in academia. That's because a doctorate from our school is a research-intensive degree, preparing students to become productive researchers across all forms of journalism. Our scholars engage in quantitative and qualitative approaches, learning practical and creative analysis in multiple arenas. These include political communication, audience research, news engagement, visual journalism and cultural, race and gender studies.


This degree requires a minimum of 57 hours of coursework and a dissertation.


Master's Programs


We offer three master's programs. The professional track allows students to specialize in one of four areas – accountability journalism, culture/entertainment/sports, visual storytelling and international journalism. This degree requires 36 hours of coursework and a professional project at the end. The research and theory track (R&T) is designed for students who plan to enter a doctoral program or desire a general conceptual foundation for media-related careers. This degree requires 30 hours of coursework and a thesis. The hybrid track, designed for professionals with industry experience, combines research and high-level journalism training. This degree requires 30 hours of coursework and a thesis.


We approach the study of journalism and media broadly, using a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Our graduate seminars examine a wide range of topics in the study of journalism and media, including digital and social media, the sociology of media, and visual media.  We benefit from the many cutting-edge programs housed within The Moody School of Communication, including the Dallas Morning News Journalism Innovation Endowment, Center for Media Engagement, Center for Health Communication, The Center for Sports Communication and Media, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas -- just to name a few.  


Graduates of our doctoral program have a nearly 100-percent job placement in faculty positions.  Well-qualified doctoral students are guaranteed four-year funding and competitive TA salaries. This fall, we welcome new faculty members, Profs. Amy Kristin Sanders (media law and policy) and Sam Woolley (computational propaganda).  


Moody faculty also are being re-aligned in new ways to strengthen our program’s range and depth in journalism and media research, with new appointments recently extended to Department of Radio-TV-Film professors Sharon Strover, Karin Wilkins, and Kathleen Tyner (adding to prior appointments of Wenhong Chen and Joe Straubhaar).  These colleagues are poised to become more fully involved in our program, providing deep social science expertise and grant support in ethnographic methods, network analysis, media policy, digital platforms, global communication, media literacy, and China. Prof. Talia Stroud (Communication Studies) continues as a key affiliate faculty member in political communication.


To discuss your application or our program, please contact: Dr. Mary Bock, Graduate Adviser (mary.bock@austin.utexas.edu) and/or our Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Sylvia Edwards, (sylvia.edwards@austin.utexas.edu).


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New Book Announcement


Jeffrey Lane, jeffrey.lane@rutgers.edu


Book Announcement: The Digital Street


Dear Colleagues,


I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available. It’s about the digital life of a neighborhood and the on- and offline lives of black teenagers in Harlem. It’s based on fieldwork that I conducted as an outreach worker and what I learned from young people in the shadow of gentrification and the Harlem’s Children’s Zone. It covers five years during the Obama administration when social media came to permeate all aspects of life. I show how teens use their social media accounts and smartphones to manage the risks and opportunities around them and I examine the online interactions between youth, neighborhood adults, and law enforcement that influence their encounters in person. There’s an appendix on digital urban ethnography that I hope will be useful to those doing with neighborhood fieldwork with digital communication and technology.  


For more information:  Oxford University Press / Amazon / Jeffrey Lane, Ph.D. / @TheDigitalStreet


To request a review copy and to advise of where you would like it delivered, please email socialsciences@oup.com.


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New Book Announcement


Pretty Liar: Television, Language, and Gender in Wartime Lebanon

Natalie Khazaal

Hardcover $70.00

Paper $39.95   

Ebook 9780815635994

To order:  http://syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/fall-2018/pretty-liar.html

"Pretty Liar: Television, Language, and Gender in Wartime Lebanon is an original, accessible, and welcome contribution to the scant literature on Lebanese television. . . . It is an auspicious reminder that Arab media studies has moved into a new phase, away from general introductions to the field and towards an excavation of rich and specific genealogies."

—Marwan M. Kraidy, author of The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World

"This is a fine work and will be a substantive contribution to literature on Lebanon and on media in the region."

—Andrea Stanton, associate professor of Islamic studies, University of Denver

“This is a well-written, impeccably researched, and groundbreaking study of television in Lebanon during the country’s civil war.”

—Christopher Stone, author of Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon: the Fairouz and Rahbani Nation


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Division and Interest Group News

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 3, 2018

CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & MEDIA


Dear CAMmers,


In between reviewing ICA submissions, take a break, make some hot chocolate, and read this month's delightful CAMmer in the Spotlight interview.


This time we are putting the spotlight on Charu Uppal. Learn all about her research and teaching experiences on our website: https://ica-cam.org/in-the-spotlight/charu-uppal


Thanks, as always, to Ine Beyens for her hard work in producing a new column for us every month!


Best wishes,

Jessica Piotrowski

ICA-CAM Chair


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COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY


The roundup will include call for papers and information about conferences/symposia that are relevant for the CAT community.


CfP “Digital Threats to Democracy: Comparative Lessons and Possible Remedies” workshop (Social Science Research Council in New York City on 13-14 June, 2019)


The Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the “Digital Threats to Democracy: Comparative Lessons and Possible Remedies” workshop. This workshop will bring together social science and humanities scholars to present comparative research on how countries adapt and respond to digital threats to democracy.


The workshop, organized in collaboration with Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University), will be held at the Social Science Research Council in New York City on 13-14 June, 2019. Accepted participants’ travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers.


We welcome applications from both junior and senior scholars across all disciplines. However, the focused nature of the workshop demands that we limit participation to 10–12 authors. Thus, our selection will be determined not only by the quality of submissions, but also by their thematic fit and complementarity.


A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit full manuscripts of up to 8,000 words for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics, subject to peer-review.


To apply, please submit a current C.V. and an abstract of up to 500 words to mdapplications@ssrc.org by 3 February, 2019.


For more information, please visit: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/component/media-democracy/call-for-proposals-digital-threats-to-democracy/



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FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION


Dear FSD Members


Wayne State University's annual Summer Doctoral Seminar 2019 is led by long-time FSD member Dr. Linda Steiner. Please spread the word to all doctoral students who may be interested in participating in this three-day intensive seminar. The deadline to submit applications is 1 February, 2019.  Please see the details below.


-Stine


Stine Eckert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Chair, Feminist Scholarship Division, International Communication Association (ICA)

Department of Communication

Wayne State U

Detroit, MI 48201


Wayne State U

Summer Doctoral Seminar 2019


Transgressive Feminisms

Detroit, MI – June 4-6, 2019


Guest Scholar: Linda Steiner, Ph.D.


Linda Steiner is Professor in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the U of Maryland. Her work uses feminist theories and ethics to address a broad range of interdisciplinary issues, including how and when gender matters in news and newsrooms; how feminists use media, both historically and in the contemporary moment; war reporting; media ethics; and citizen journalism. She has published three books, co-edited five books (with a sixth forthcoming), and has authored dozens of refereed articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, reports, and opinion pieces. She was recognized in 2011 with the James Carey Award for her co-edited book Key Concepts in Critical-Cultural Studies (2010). Her pioneering work has advanced feminist scholarship through the associations and journals. She was among the founders of the Feminist Scholarship Interest Group of the International Communication Association (ICA) and has remained a stalwart of its successor, the Feminist Scholarship Division, winning its Teresa Award for feminist research in 2018. She served in leadership roles in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), including as its president 2011-2012. She served as editor of Critical Studies in Media and Communication and is presently the editor of Journalism & Communication Monographs. Her concern for complicated relationships among issues of violence, gender, race and other inequalities is a central theme in most of her work, as evidenced in a recent co-edited book, News of Baltimore: Race, Rage and the City (2017).


Seminar Description:


With the changing media landscapes, feminist communication and media scholars are using a critical theoretical lens to examine a plethora of new problems, platforms, and questions. This seminar will focus on transgressive feminisms: We will discuss and analyze old and new representations in media (self-representations and media representations) and social media affordances, emphasizing opportunities for critiquing and resisting misogyny and backlash. The goal of the seminar is to take stock of the currents in feminist media and communications scholarship and produce written documents that underscore trends and issues on these aspects that will be productive for subsequent research and collaboration.


Travel, meals, and lodging are paid for by the Department of Communication. To apply, submit the following to stine.eckert@wayne.edu by February 1, 2019:

•       C.V.

•       Letter of support from your Ph.D. advisor

•       Statement of interest (500 words)


ALL DOCUMENTS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF.


Dear FSD Members


This CFP for a post-conference at ICA 2019 may be of your interest. See the details below.


-Stine

 

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LANGUAGE & SOCIAL INTERACTION DIVISION


Dear ICA LSI members,


Just a quick note to remind everyone to nominate LSI members for ICA awards. We all do such interesting and important work that should be recognized by the field!


There are 8 different awards. See link below for descriptions of each award/instructions for nomination - I also paste brief descriptions of awards at the end of this email. There are two awards for books with a nomination deadline of Dec 15. The other 6 awards have a nomination deadline of Jan 31.


https://www.icahdq.org/page/Awards


Happy Thursday (and happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating that today!)


Natasha


Natasha Shrikant, PhD

Secretary, ICA LSI

Department of Communication

University of Colorado, Boulder


ICA BOOK AWARDS (Dec 15)


Outstanding Book Award: The award honors a book published in the previous two calendar years (between January 1 and December 31), (i.e., if the award is to be presented in 2019, the book must have been available from 2017-2018).


ICA Fellows Book Award: Open to all ICA members, this award recognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time.


ICA AWARDS (Jan 31)


Applied Research Award: The Applied Research Award honors a scholar or group of scholars who has or have produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem of relevance to a public representing one or more groups of stakeholders relevant to a division(s) or interest group(s) of ICA. Individual or collaborative applied research programs which include community engagement, group and organizational interventions, or advocacy and/or political policy work at the local, national, international and/or global levels are all appropriate candidates for this award.


B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award: This award honors outstanding scholars, teachers, and advisors who serve as role models in those capacities and who have had a major impact on the field of communication. Most importantly, recipients of this award have influenced the discipline through their former students, who themselves are important figures in the communication discipline.


Outstanding Article Award: The award honors an article published in a refereed journal during the previous two calendar years (between 1 January and 31 December).


Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award: The award honors a scholar (or small group of collaborating scholars) for a sustained contribution to theoretical development or empirical research related to communication studies over an extended period.


Young Scholar Award: The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. (for example, if the award is to be presented in 2018, the nominee should have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 2011) for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development.


James W Carey Urban Communication Grant: This annual prize supports communication research that enhances urban social interaction and civic engagement in an age of global communication. It encourages applied research on the role of city and community at a time when communication technology alters the parameters of the urban landscape.



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MASS COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Greetings ICA Mass Communication Division Members,


This is a friendly reminder to submit your news for the December edition of All Things Media, our newsletter. ATM will be circulated monthly on the first of the month. Any news that is of interest to the Division is welcome, including promotions, faculty searches, moves, CFPs, conferences, new books, awards, etc.


If you are excited about it, we want to hear about it!


Please send me your news at sjhull@gwu.edu.


Sincerely,


Shawnika Hull


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MOBILE COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP


Hello members of Mobile Communication at ICA,


The Journal of Business Research has an upcoming special issue focused on mobile applications. I imagine that this could be of interest to many people on this list.


Here's the CfP:

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-business-research/call-for-papers/mobile-applications-special-issue


Applications are open now and close on Dec 15.


Yours in mobility,

Colin



Colin Agur, PhD

Assistant Professor

Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

cpagur@umn.edu

www.colinagur.com


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PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION


Dear ICA PRD Members:


Happy Fall! And, congratulations on submitting your papers for the 2019 conference in Washington, DC!


Please copy/paste the link  below to see the ICA PRD Fall 2018 newsletter, or visit the ICA website to learn more about the public relations division.


https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/group/2685e8c1-3662-4c08-a9f1-ef6c326093ea/fall_2018_prd_newsletter_fin.pdf




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Posted By Administration, Monday, December 3, 2018

Calling Participants for Study on Social Support for Confidants Post-Sexual Assault Disclosure


Hello! I am writing to introduce myself, explain a research project that I am conducting, and invite your participation in this study. My name is Danielle Biss; I’m a master's student in the School of Communication at San Diego State U with research interests in feminist rhetorics, embodiment and communication, and critical organizational communication.


My current research project seeks to better understand the challenges of a confidant providing social support when navigating conversations related to a survivor’s disclosure of sexual assault. Importantly, I focus my study on the social support from a confidant's perspective. If a female you know shared with you face-to-face their story of a sexual assault, you may qualify for this study. In the age of #MeToo, these types of conversations are becoming more common. I am interested in learning how people navigate the challenges in providing social support when told face-to-face of a sexual assault from a female peer. The study may have the practical benefit in discovering the communicative strategies that help individuals (usually friends and family members) provide social support when navigating conversations related to a survivor’s disclosure of sexual assault. My advisor for this project is Dr. Patricia Geist-Martin (pgeist@sdsu.edu). This study is approved by San Diego State U’s Institutional Review Board.


Furthermore, I am very interested in hearing the experiences of any individuals who self-identify as confidants of sexual assault disclosure within the last three years. I seek to hear testimony from a diverse sampling of people, and connecting with individuals across the discipline will underscore the diversity of experiences of sexual assault and sexual violence. If you are interested in being interviewed or have any questions, please email me at dbiss3342@sdsu.edu. Of course, if you have further questions or concerns, I am happy to respond. All interviews will be conducted in a private location or via Skype. Thank you for considering participation in this research. I look forward to hearing from you.


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

WERA FOCAL MEETING A Tenth Year Anniversary 5-8 August 2019 The University of Tokyo, Japan

Deadline for Submission: January 31, 2019; 23:59 Tokyo Time (GMT +9)

The World Education Research Association (WERA) invites submissions for papers, symposia, and posters for the WERA Focal Meeting to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 5 to 8 August, 2019. WERA is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building. The WERA 2019 Focal Meeting is an integral part of the annual conference of the Japanese Educational Research Association (JERA) and consists of a program of paper, symposia, and poster sessions on topics of world-wide emphases and significance. WERA Focal Meetings are embedded in the conference of a WERA member association.

In general, the WERA Focal Meeting seeks to feature research that includes more than one country or is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design. Paper and poster submissions need to meet these criteria; symposia submissions can include papers from single sites or countries as long as the presentations combined are from different countries and the aims of the symposium are anchored in worldwide or global issues. Duplicate submission through the JERA and WERA online submission systems is not allowed.

Founded in 2009, WERA is celebrating its tenth anniversary at the Focal Meeting in Tokyo. Papers and session submissions are encouraged that aim to synthesize knowledge worldwide over the last decade and anticipate future research trends and directions. Scholarly papers and symposia with that goal in mind will be featured at the 2019 meeting.

Who Should Submit?

Scholars and advanced graduate students worldwide whose research extends beyond a single-country site are encouraged to submit to the WERA Focal Meeting. Papers may be submitted to be presented at paper sessions or poster sessions. Scholars wishing to organize symposia that feature research paper presentations from multiple countries or parts of the world are also encouraged to submit.

Scope of the Focal Meeting

The scope of the Focal Meeting is wide in its reach to include studies across the life span from early learning to workforce and adult education and that take place in formal and informal contexts of education and learning.

The emphasis of the Focal Meeting is on papers, posters, and symposia with a lens that is worldwide in perspective. Otherwise there is no restriction on the education research topics appropriate for consideration, although priority will be given to submissions that focus on research and findings addressed to significant trends, issues, and challenges worldwide.

WERA | Call for submissions: WERA Focal Meeting, 5-8 August 2019, Tokyo 1

Guidelines for Submission to WERA Focal Meeting

Paper, poster, and symposia submissions must be submitted through the online portal on the WERA-JERA 2019 conference website at http://wera-tokyo.com.

The deadline to submit is 31 January, 2019; 23:59 Tokyo Time (GMT +9).

Paper Submissions: Paper summaries are a maximum of 750 words on: a.) “Proposal Information/Research/Questions and Theoretical Approach” (350 words); b.) “Methods” (150 words); and c.) “Conclusion & Findings, Scientific Significance” (250 words) in addition to the paper title, information on the authors, and so forth. Up to ten references may be included in the summary, and must be set forth in the reference list. Also, a 250-word abstract suitable for publication must be submitted. For multiply-authored papers, the first author of the paper is responsible for submission, even if that individual is not the paper presenter.

Please follow the link to submit a paper submission. Paper Submission: https://www.conftool.org/wera2019/index.php?page=submissions&y=500.

Symposium Submissions: A symposium provides opportunities, not afforded by a single paper, to examine a specific education research problem or topic through an international, comparative, or worldwide lens and to bring to bear diverse perspectives, intensive discussion, or a wide range of expertise. Symposium abstracts are a maximum of 250 words. Submissions also include 150-word summaries for each presentation/paper in a symposium, and allow for up to ten references for each presentation. References cited in the summaries must be set forth in the reference list. Symposium proposals are submitted by an organizer who may or may not be a chair, presenter, or discussant. A WERA symposium can include a minimum of three and maximum of five participants in addition to the chair and discussant. Participants include all presenters and any discussants.

Please follow the link to submit a symposium submission. Symposium Submission: https://www.conftool.org/wera2019/index.php?page=submissions&y=500.

Poster Submissions: Poster sessions are visual displays of research findings, which provide the presenter with an opportunity for discussion of the research and findings. Submissions for poster sessions parallel the requirements for paper submissions, including a summary of up to 750 words that additionally addresses any unique elements particularly appropriate for a poster. Poster summaries are a maximum of 750 words on: a.) “Proposal Information/Research/Questions and Theoretical Approach” (350 words); b.) “Methods” (150 words); and c.) “Conclusion & Findings, Scientific Significance” (250 words) in addition to the poster title, information on the authors, and so forth. Up to ten references may be included in the summary, and must be set forth in the reference list. Also, a 250-word abstract suitable for publication must be included. Work with initial findings or in early stages of development and studies that are best conveyed with data analytic methods or pictorial or hands-on displays might be especially appropriate for a poster.

Please follow the link to submit a poster submission. Poster Submission: https://www.conftool.org/wera2019/index.php?page=submissions&y=500.

If you would like to submit to the WERA Focal Meeting: Submissions are accepted online at http://wera-tokyo.com. Click ‘WERA Focal Meeting Submission’. Once you enter the submission portal from the main conference page, you will have separate options for paper, poster, and symposium submissions.

WERA | Call for submissions: WERA Focal Meeting, 5-8 August 2019, Tokyo 2

Peer Review of Submissions

All submissions are peer reviewed by the WERA Review Committee. Criteria include the worldwide significance of the research questions, the soundness of the methodology, the appropriateness of the methods to the research questions, the importance of the findings, and the overall logic and clarity of the conclusions and implications of the research.

Guidelines for Accepted Submissions

Notification of acceptance decisions will be provided by March 31, 2019. Presenting authors of accepted papers, posters AND all participants in accepted symposia are expected to attend and register for the JERA Conference 2019—site of the WERA 2019 Focal Meeting.

Registration

Registration is available online on the WERA-JERA 2019 conference website at http://wera-tokyo.com.

Combined WERA and JERA Conference registration will open for Early Bird registrants on 1 October, 2018 and end on 30 April, 2019. Discounted rates will apply. Regular registration at full conference rates will start on 1 May, 2019 and end on 31 July, 2019 (http://wera-tokyo.com).

Final Paper

Final full papers must be submitted by Monday, 1 July,, 2019. Acceptance letters will include instructions for submitting final papers. Final papers will be eligible for consideration for publication in Global Perspectives on Education Research, a book series of scholarly articles from WERA-related meetings and events published by Routledge on behalf of WERA.

Important Dates

1 October, 2018 Submission starts 31 January, 2019 Submission ends 31 March, 2019 Decisions announced 1 October, 2018 – 30 April, 2019 Early bird registration 1 May, 2019 – 31 July, 2019 Registration 1 July, 2019 Submission of final papers to WERA 5-8 August, 2019 WERA-JERA conference

Co-Chairs

Liesel Ebersöhn, WERA Secretary General Ingrid Gogolin, WERA President

For submission questions, please email the general WERA inbox at wera@aera.net

WERA | Call for submissions: WERA Focal Meeting, 5-8 August 2019, Tokyo 3


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National Cancer Institutes

Special-Edition BRP Newsletter:

Focus on Fellows 2018

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National Cancer Institutes

Fall 2018


INSIDE: Foreword // Featured Fellows // Recent Fellow-led Publications and Resources // Fellows in the News // Awards and Recognitions // Current Opportunities // Other Career and Training Opportunities and Contacts

National Cancer Institutes

Current and recent Behavioral Research Program (BRP) fellows and Associate Director William Klein at the 2018 Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) Fellows Symposium, where five BRP fellows gave oral presentations on their research and 13 participated in a poster session

Foreword

National Cancer Institutes


A few words from DCCPS Training Director Rick Moser

It’s an exciting time in cancer research, given the amount of attention and associated funding currently being put into the area. Programs like the Cancer MoonshotSM and the Precision Medicine Initiative, which includes the NIH-funded All of Us program, spur research and create optimism about making inroads in reducing cancer morbidity and mortality. These initiatives address multiple determinants of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, including genetic, biological, and, most important for our work here, behavioral factors, such as lifestyle, environmental, and policy effects. Given that approximately 50% of all cancer cases could be prevented by eliminating risky behavioral factors like smoking, sedentary lifestyles, and poor nutrition, it’s more important than ever to train the next generation of cancer researchers to have expertise in behavioral research.

There are many benefits to joining the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) as a fellow. Our fellows are mentored by experts in cancer research; meet and network with other NCI and NIH fellows and staff; attend and present at scientific conferences, workshops, and symposia; learn about the grants process; and receive training in their areas of cancer-related behavioral interest. Fellows perform research, complete literature reviews and data analyses, give presentations, write manuscripts, and contribute to applied communication and project-management efforts, among other activities. Our program’s interest areas include health communication; cancer-related behaviors such as tobacco use, physical activity, diet/nutrition, sun safety, and alcohol use; and understanding the role of basic psychological processes such as affect and cognition on cancer control. READ MORE >>

Featured Fellows

National Cancer Institutes

Jamie Cordova, M.P.H.

Cancer Research Training Award fellow, Tobacco Control Research Branch

A native of the Boston area, Jamie Cordova received her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in epidemiology and biostatistics from Tufts University School of Medicine. READ MORE >>

Melinda (Mindy) Krakow, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Cancer Prevention Fellow, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch

As a graduate student, Mindy Krakow “butchered” an analysis of data from the BRP-developed Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Now, she’s the fellows liaison to the HINTS management team. READ MORE >>

Melissa Trevino, Ph.D., M.A.

CRTA fellow, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Research Branch

Melissa Trevino never imagined that so much of her research would involve advocacy. READ MORE >>

Kara Wiseman, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Cancer Prevention Fellow, Tobacco Control Research Branch

At the beginning, Kara Wiseman’s population health and cancer prevention research career was shaped by colorectal cancer screening. READ MORE >>


Recent Fellow-led Publications and Resources

National Cancer Institutes


“Don’t know” survey response option brings mixed results

Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch CRTA fellow Emily Peterson led a recent paper on the development and performance of tobacco product and regulation perception items for two tobacco-focused cycles of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). READ MORE >>

Study of life-course factors can inform supportive care for lesbian, heterosexual women

Christopher Wheldon and Megan Roberts, a current and a recent fellow in the Office of the Associate Director, respectively, and a collaborator found that despite evidence of gaps in care and supportive services, lesbian women with breast cancer demonstrate adaptive coping. READ MORE >>

Early-life adversity brings brain changes linked to risky health behaviors

Korrina Duffy, a CRTA fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, and collaborators made the case that early-life adversity influences brain development in ways that increase the likelihood of engaging in health-risk behaviors. READ MORE >>

Appalachians may regard behavioral prevention differently

Recent Health Behaviors Research Branch CRTA fellows Elise Rice andMinal Patel and collaborators used Health Information National Trends Survey (2011-2014) data to explore health beliefs and obesity in Appalachia.READ MORE >>

Smokefree Women tobacco cessation website gets redesign

Annie Beach, a CRTA fellow in the Tobacco Control Research Branch, was among the leaders of a recently-launched refresh of Smokefree Women(SFW), a public-facing tobacco cessation website designed to address the unique challenges that some women face as they quit smoking cigarettes.READ MORE >>

Fellows in the News

National Cancer Institutes


“Don’t Fry Day” campaign needs wider reach

Reuters interviewed recent Health Behaviors Research Branch fellowJennifer Nguyen about her analysis of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention’s 2017 “Don’t Fry Day” Twitter campaign, which was meant to encourage sun safety awareness and proper sun protection behaviors. READ MORE >>

Sunscreen not enough to protect from sunburn

Reuters interviewed recent Health Behaviors Research Branch fellow Kasey Morris about her analysis of how various sun-protective behaviors affect sunburn risk, which was done with an innovative decision-tree-model approach. READ MORE >>

Collaboration required to tackle ‘chemobrain’

Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch fellow Melissa Trevino was among the BRP researchers who issued an appeal for collaboration between neuroscience and clinical neuropsychology to better understand and address cancer-related cognitive impairment, sometimes referred to as “chemobrain.” READ MORE >>

Research review of cascade screening for hereditary conditions

Recent Cancer Prevention Fellow Megan Roberts was a panel presenter at a Health Affairs briefing on precision medicine at the National Press Club in May 2018. READ MORE >>

Awards and Recognitions

National Cancer Institutes

Camella Rising, a Cancer Research Training Award fellow in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the National Communication Association’s Communication and Aging Division (CAD). READ MORE >>

Current Opportunities

National Cancer Institutes


In the Behavioral Research Program

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Health Behaviors Research Branch

The program invites applications from qualified candidates with a Ph.D. or master’s degree for a full-time fellowship position in innovative, interdisciplinary health behavior research. READ MORE >>

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Health Behaviors Research Branch

The program invites applications from qualified candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree for a fellowship position in health policy and quantitative methods. READ MORE >>

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Behavioral Research Program

The program invites applications from postdoctoral candidates with interest and expertise in dyadic relationships and social processes. READ MORE >>

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Office of the Associate Director

The program invites applications from qualified candidates with a master’s degree or equivalent to work on communication projects to support four program branches. READ MORE >>


In the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Biomedical and Health Informatics for Cancer Surveillance, Surveillance Research Program

Cancer Research Training Award fellowship, Cancer Surveillance Data Quality, Surveillance Research Program

Other Career and Training Opportunities and Contacts

National Cancer Institutes

NCI Communications Fellowship (NCF, formerly known as the Health Communications Internship Program, HCIP)

Open to recent advanced-degree graduates and current graduate students who have communications experience/education, this program offers one-year communications fellowships in various NCI offices. READ MORE >>

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)

This program includes support for up to four years and the opportunity to earn an MPH sponsored by NCI. READ MORE >>

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE)

This office oversees all NIH training. It provides programs and services for current trainees and resources and information for prospective trainees.READ MORE >>

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

Open to recent advanced-degree graduates and current graduate students, this program offers two-year paid internships at federal agencies and 160 hours of formal interactive training on leadership, management, policy and other topics. READ MORE >>

 


 

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