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Posted By Administration, Friday, February 1, 2019

CHILDREN ADOLESCENTS AND MEDIA DIVISION



Dear CAMmers,


Now that the new year is in full swing, it is time for a new CAMmer in the Spotlight interview. The first interview of the year features Yael Warshel. Learn all about her research ànd her love for photography on our website:


https://ica-cam.org/in-the-spotlight/yael-warshel


With best wishes,

Ine Beyens

ICA-CAM Secretary


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FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION


#CommunicationSoWhite ICA - preconference call for submissions, due 7 February


FSD is co-sponsoring a much needed discussion put together by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies Interest Group: The #CommunicationSoWhite ICA preconference is taking place in Washington, DC on Friday, 24 May!  


Extended abstract or panel submissions are due Thursday, 7 February, 2019. Please submit to evecng@hotmail.com.


Those who are not presenting are also welcome to register for attendance. Registration is now open (US$40 if you register by 31 March  for early bird; US$60 1 April - 3 May).


For more information and registering: https://www.icahdq.org/event/CommunicationSoWhite_Preconf2019



Dear FSD Members,



I hope this email finds you well. Here's a CfP that may be of interest to you.


Ingrid



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Brazilian Journalism Research

Special Issue: Journalism and Trafficking: Developments and Perspectives



Guest editors:

- Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno (Loyola U Maryland)

- Rita Basílio de Simões (U de Coimbra, Portugal)

- Salvador de León Vázquez (U Autónoma de Aguascalientes, México)



This special issue of Brazilian Journalism Research will look at the relationship between journalism and trafficking. Trafficking comprises arms trafficking, drug trafficking and human trafficking. All three top the world’s criminal enterprises, with drug trafficking taking the number one slot, human trafficking taking third, and small arms following not too far behind. Human trafficking umbrellas sex, labor, organ and child trafficking, or the illegal adoption of children. Trafficking is no respecter of persons; it can affect the young/old, rich/poor, educated/illiterate, Global North citizen/Global South citizen, etc.               


Media –in particular news coverage– contribute toward shaping public understanding and opinion on societal issues. They also influence (inter)national policies, programs, and legislative action.


This special issue explores the range of ways that media, broadly construed, are connected with all facets of trafficking. How might media be influencing trafficking legislation? How might it be affecting victims? Perpetrators? What affect has journalism coverage of trafficking had on the crime?


Contributors may choose to look at different types of news media, and use quantitative and qualitative data. Submissions that are theoretical, empirical, critical, comparative or applied, and which represent a wide range of conceptual and methodological approaches relevant to a focus on media and domestic and/or transnational trafficking are welcome. While a comparative approach to journalism in the context of trafficking is not compulsory for inclusion, it is strongly encouraged.


Contributors are invited to focus on the following issues:


Journalism and:

- Trafficking legislation

- Trafficking victim recovery

- Trafficking prevention

- Trafficking prosecution

- Trafficking victim protection


To be considered, articles must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2019.


The length of texts must be between 30 000 and 40 000 characters with spaces.


As the Brazilian Journalism Research publishes two versions of each article (Portuguese/Spanish and English), the authors of accepted papers submitted in Portuguese or Spanish must provide a translation into English. Likewise, the articles submitted and accepted in English must provide a translation into Portuguese or Spanish. A selected number of accepted papers from non-Portuguese or Spanish speaking contexts will be eligible for translation services provided by the journal.


Authors may also submit articles in French, but if approved for publication, they will be requested to provide translations as per the above.


Articles should be sent exclusively through the electronic system SEER / OJS, available from the journal website: http://bjr.sbpjor.org.br.


If you have any questions, send an email to bjr@gmail.com.


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GAME STUDIES DIVISION


Dear GSD Community,


For ICA 2019, the GSD has access to US$600 (US$300 from the division budget, US$300 matched by the Annenberg travel fund) to help support travel to ICA.  We would like to prioritize these funds to student presenters from tier B/C countries, but will consider others depending on the number of submissions.


If you would like to be considered, please submit your information HERE by 14 FEBRUARY, 2019, 1pm UTC (that's 8am Eastern). Please note that there are two open-ended questions (200-300 words) that might require some reflection before writing.


https://goo.gl/forms/P3MHQwj8JjdGbVYY2


Thanks,

Robby

GSD Vice-Chair


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GLOBAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE DIVISION


The Division for Global Communication and Social Change is soliciting nominations for its Best Book Award. The Award honors any sole or jointly authored book (edited or co-edited volumes shall not be included), carrying a date of publication from either 1 or 2 years prior to the 2019 conference. The Book should represent a major contribution to research in any one or more of the research fields that pertain to the division*. A full nomination package should comprise (i) a signed rationale from the nominator (who shall not be the person nominated) (ii) a signed, supporting statement and rationale from one other person (who shall not be the person nominated), (iii) the resume of the person (or persons) whose book has been nominated including a complete list of his or her publications, and (iv) a summary of the book and copies of at least two full chapters from it. All submissions are electronic (including copies of book chapters), and must be emailed to the Division Chair.


Division Mission


*The Division for Global Communication and Social Change exists to encourage and debate research on issues of production, distribution, content and reception of communication at global, "glocal," transnational, transcultural, international and regional levels. Within this purview it encompasses work across a wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, concerning communication in cultural, economic, political or social contexts, including strategic communication for development, social change or social justice.


Award Nomination Instructions


Nomination packages should be sent electronically to Professor Shiv Ganesh shiv.ganesh@utexas.edu and should be received by 5 pm Eastern Standard Time on 15 March. Please do not assume your submission has been received until you receive an acknowledgement to that effect. All nomination packages should be prepared by one person, and may come from the author, the nominator, or the publisher. The author must be a GCSC division member, and must commit to attending the ICA conference in Washington DC in May 2019, as well as the division’s business meeting and reception.


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JOURNALISM STUDIES DIVISION


Dear members of the Journalism Studies Division,


Thank you to those who have participated in our 2019 paper competition, and congratulations to all those whose papers, extended abstracts, and panel proposals have been accepted for presentation in Washington, D.C., this May. It’s shaping up to be another excellent program for the Journalism Studies Division.


As Vice Chair and program planner this year, I wanted to provide a few points of context about the paper competition and what to expect coming up…


First, as you know, ICA transitioned to a new submission system this year, and that meant many bugs and challenges along the way — things that hopefully will be ironed out for the next cycle. One of the difficulties was that qualitative feedback was NOT a required feature for reviews, unfortunately, and so we ended up with some reviews that included little or no qualitative comments. Please keep that in mind as you evaluate the feedback that you receive, and know that we are working to help ICA make improvements for next time. (Note: ICA will be sending out emails in the coming days regarding how to retrieve the reviews on your submissions. Stay tuned for that.)


Second, here is the breakdown of results from the paper competition this year. For the first time, Journalism Studies Division accepted extended abstracts in addition to full papers and panel proposals. There was huge interest in this new format. In all, we had 139 extended abstracts, 258 full papers, and 17 panel proposals. In the end, we were able to accept 143 papers (55% acceptance rate), 55 extended abstracts (40%), and 10 panel proposals (59%), for a cumulative acceptance rate of 49%. These acceptance rates were slightly higher than in previous years for full papers and panels, but the ratio of accepted papers and abstracts is similar to what we see in other divisions (e.g., Communication and Technology this year accepted 55% of its full papers and 34% of its abstracts).


The Journalism Studies extended abstracts will appear in sessions labeled “Works in Progress,” and we hope to experiment with slightly modified presentation formats (e.g., shorter presentations and more time for discussion) — all in keeping with the spirit of these being projects yet in progress and particularly suited to feedback at the conference. Indeed, the whole approach to extended abstracts and their place in our programming is a work-in-progress itself for the division, and we look forward to your feedback as you attend these sessions this year.


We are especially grateful for the several hundred reviewers who generously volunteered their time and feedback; we couldn’t have made the program come together without your contribution. Of special note, Rachel Mourao of Michigan State U gave such consistently thorough feedback in her reviewing comments that she has received our division’s Top Reviewer Award this year and will be acknowledged at our business meeting. Thank you, Rachel!


Now, I know that some of you may be disappointed with the news received last week, but I hope you will consider joining us for what should be another tremendous ICA gathering. For those seeking other opportunities at the conference, you might look at the many pre-conferences and post-conferences available: https://www.icahdq.org/page/2019PrePostconf


Finally, an important message regarding #ICA19 registration and a new procedure for hotel booking: The link to book a room at the conference hotel will be released on 4 March, after the full conference schedule is released on March 1. Those already registered for the conference will receive priority access to booking the conference hotel. Please see this page for complete details: https://www.icahdq.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019ConfHotels


Thanks again, and I hope to see many of you in Washington.


Best,


Seth C. Lewis

Vice Chair, Journalism Studies Division

Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media, School of Journalism and Communication

U of Oregon

sclewis@uoregon.edu


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MASS COMMUNICATION DIVISION



Dear MCD members,


I hope you are all well and are looking forward to Washington DC. Congratulations to all those who have received acceptance notices last week. I hope that those of you who have received less encouraging news will not be discouraged from attending the conference and from submitting again next year. As always, there were many more submissions than we could schedule and some quality submissions had to be left out. ICA will be providing access to feedback later this week.


Looking forward to the conference, we have close to 40 fantastic sessions and other events that I am excited about. At this point I am seeking volunteers to chair sessions. This is an opportunity to be part of the program and to provide service to our division.

If you are interested and willing in chairing one or more sessions please send me a quick email to jcohen@com.haifa.ac.il.  


Best,  Jonathan


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POLITICAL COMMUNICATION DIVISION


In this newsletter:

•       Update on the 2019 Annual Meeting

•       Call for Nominations for Kaid Sanders Best Article Award and Best Dissertation Award

•       Call for Abstracts for the Political Communication PhD Student Preconference at ICA Meeting

•       Apply for a Travel Grant for the 2019 ICA Conference


Hello,


By now everyone will have been notified of their ICA paper acceptances.  Congratulations to all who had their papers accepted for the 2019 ICA conference.  We are looking forward to a wonderful meeting!


Please circulate the call for the Kaid Sanders Award and Best Dissertation Awards included in this newsletter.  Nominate the best paper you read in 2018. If you had an exceptional graduate student, consider nominating them for the outstanding dissertation award.


Please also share the Call for Abstracts for the PhD student Preconference and the Travel Grant Application included in this newsletter with your Ph.D. students.  This is our bi-annual PhD student preconference. It has been very successful in helping to build a network and community among young political communication scholars.


Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2019,


Kimberly Gross

Chair, Political Communication Division, ICA


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ICA ANNUAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC


The political communication division received a record number of submissions this year –  a total of 433 submissions! Congratulations to those whose papers and panels were accepted for the 69th Annual Conference. This was a very competitive group of submissions.  There will be 45 excellent political communication panels at the conference along with a great poster session!


A very special THANK YOU to all who reviewed for the division.  We had 348 people, each reviewing between 1 and 8 papers for our division alone.  We also very much appreciated everyone’s patience with the new ICA paper management system.  


As a reminder, our business meeting and reception should be on Monday this year.  (Recall the DC conference runs from Friday – Tuesday, not the usual Thursday – Monday).  


The program should be available on March 1.

Registration for the conference is open.  https://www.icahdq.org/event/ICADC2019

We are also co-sponsoring a number of interesting pre- and post-conferences.  Registration and details on these can be found at: https://www.icahdq.org/page/2019PrePostconf


Or you can check out the list on our website http://politicalcommunication.org/ica-division/upcoming-ica-conferences/


And finally, a huge thanks to Sophie Lecheler, Vice Chair and Program Planner for her incredible work putting together the program.


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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR KAID-SANDERS BEST ARTICLE AWARD


Every year we give the Kaid-Sanders award the best article published in our field in the prior year.  Please nominate the BEST (most innovative, advanced, relevant or important) article that you read by sending your nomination to Frank Esser, chair of the Kaid-Sanders Best Article Award Committee.  The nomination should include a short rationale (min. 100 words) explaining why the article is being nominated.


Each person can nominate one article, which may include self-nominations. The article must deal with an aspect of political communication in the broad sense and, must have been published in a journal that deals with communication, political science, journalism or public opinion in 2018.  

The award committee judges each article on several criteria including the importance of the topic it addresses, theoretical depth, the strength of evidence it presents, and the significance of its conclusions. The committee will also consider the overall contribution to the field of Political Communication.


Deadline: February 25, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. Nominations should be sent by email to frank.esser@uzh.ch


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CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR BEST DISSERTATION AWARD


Bi-annual award for best PhD dissertation in our field.  The division is accepting nominations for the best dissertation defended in 2017 or 2018.  Self-nominations are possible. All materials must be submitted in English to Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, chair of the Best Dissertation Award Committee. The nomination package should include:


a) A publication from the dissertation. This can be an exemplary article or chapter from the dissertation. Both published and un-published articles or chapters can be submitted. Co-authored articles are permitted, but the PhD student must be the lead author on the article. Alternatively, a 35-page (max) outline of the dissertation can be submitted.

b) A memo (max 2 pages) outlining the overall thrust and evidence in the dissertation as well as an overview of any other publications stemming from the dissertation (either published, under review, or in press).

c) Dated evidence of successful defense

d) A nomination letter from a scholar outside the candidate's school outlining the merits of the dissertation.


Deadline: February 25, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.  Nominations should be emailed to anamaria.dutceac_segesten@eu.lu.se


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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION PhD STUDENT PRECONFERENCE


Friday May 24, 2019 at The George Washington University


The preconference will bring together a select group of PhD students working on political communication projects and provide them with the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in a constructive atmosphere.  This is a great opportunity for political communication graduate students at the advanced master's and doctoral levels.


Submission guidelines:

Graduate students working on political communication projects are invited to submit abstracts of their research projects. Studies of communication dealing with government, political media, policy, political figures, citizens, campaigns, and advocacy groups are all welcome.

Abstracts should be no longer than 750 words. The abstract should include research questions, the theoretical or conceptual foundations of the project, methods, preliminary findings (if available), and research significance. Abstracts will undergo review; please be sure to remove any identifying information from the abstract. Projects at all stages will be considered, including research currently in the early stages of data collection or analysis. Evaluation criteria will include quality of argument, methodological rigor, and importance of project to theory building in political communication.


Please follow these guidelines and submit your abstract by email to kimgross@gwu.edu.  


Indicate in the subject of the email: 2019 PhD student preconference


Please specify in the email itself the following:

•       Title for the paper you will present;

•       your institutional affiliation and contact email;

•       the stage of work (e.g., writing of the research proposal, complete and defended proposal, initial data collection, advanced data collection, data analysis, final writing/defending);

•       the name and a contact email for your promotor/dissertation chair.


The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2019.


Questions?  Contact Kimberly Gross at kimgross@gwu.edu


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TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2019


The political communication division offers travel grants to attend the ICA annual conference. To apply for a division travel grant, complete the following form by February 15, 2019. Awards are given to those with accepted papers.  The awards are for the paper, and so those with more than one author require a completed application by each author that wants a travel grant. To expand the pool of funds, the ICA matches some student division funding and also offers grants to faculty from Tier B and C countries.  Please apply both to ICA and the division if you are eligible https://www.icahdq.org/page/TravelGrant


The deadline for the entire ICA process is March 1, so the Political Communication Division has set an earlier deadline, which leaves time for divisional decisions.


Please provide the information below and return it by email to our secretary Nayla Fawzi. If you have any questions, please also direct them to: Nayla.Fawzi@ifkw.lmu.de


Political Communication Division Travel Grant Form

Answers marked with a * are required.?


1. I am an ICA Member. Note: You must be an ICA Member to apply for travel funds.


2. I have completed the online travel grant application at the ICA website. Note: You must fill out the travel grant application at the ICA before you submit this survey.


3. Name (Last, First)


4. EMail Address


5. University


6. Status

In Coursework

In Dissertation

PhD Holder

Other (Please Specify)


7. Country Tier of Current Residence (To find the country tier, go to https://www.icahdq.org/page/tiers)


8. Title of accepted paper or panel (+ co-authors)


9. Distance from conference venue (hours of travel from your city to Washington DC) 1-5,    5-10, 10-15, more than 15.


10. Estimated cost of transportation only (in US$)

11. Other Sources of Funding (in US$)

Department

University

Other Agency (Government or Grant


12. Do you confirm the above information is complete and accurate and that if awarded a travel grant you will attend the convention and deliver the paper yourself?

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CALL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE/SYMPOSIUM IN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Political Communication is launching a call for the publication of a symposium or full special issue on one or more current topics of broad interest to our readership and members of the political communication divisions in the ICA and APSA.


A symposium will typically comprise 3-5 short papers of around 4,000-5,000 words each, with a short introduction of no more than 1,000 words by the symposium editor(s).

A full special issue would comprise of 6-8 articles (around 8,000 words in length). Other (hybrid) models may be proposed to the editors.


Proposals are max 2 pages. They should include a clear account of the research question, a schedule of work, the names of the guest editor(s), the names of 3-4 proposed contributors and provisional titles, including a brief description of the proposed content of each article. All special issues will be open for general submissions and decisions about inclusion will be quality based, relying on peer reviewing.


The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1 March 2019. Proposal should be sent to c.h.devreese@uva.nl. Proposals will then be considered by the editorial team of Political Communication. The successful team will be informed by mid-April 2019. The successful guest editor(s) will take on the full editorial task (including using the Journal’s manuscript management system) and work with the editorial team of Political Communication. Proposers and authors should be aware that this is a tight timetable to manage. The decision of the editorial team is final. There is no appeal. Enquiries may be addressed to: the Editorial Office, Editor, Claes de Vreese (c.h.devreese@uva.nl).

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If you have any information you want to include in the next newsletter, please let me know (kimgross@gwu.edu).  If you have announcements that need to be distributed more quickly send them to our social media editor Björn Buß or simply post them to our social media sites.


Twitter: @poli_com #PolComm

Facebook:  fb.com/groups/politicalcommunication.org


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PUBLIC DIPLOMACY INTEREST GROUP


Happy new year, friends and colleagues!  I wanted to share with you some items recently posted to the Public Diplomacy Interest Group page.  Your PD-IG officers hope that the year and the semester has started well and that all your research gets accepted for publication!


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GREAT NEW BOOKS ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY (1/24/2019)

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Ingenhoff, D.; White, C.; Buhmann, A.; Kiousis, S. (eds.) (2018):  Bridging Disciplinary Perspectives of Country Image Reputation, Brand, and Identity. New York, London: Routledge.

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Bjola, C. and Pamment, J. (eds.) (2019): Countering Online Propaganda and Extremism: The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy.  Rutledge.


Manor, I., (2019): The Digitlization of Public Diplomacy.  Palgrave Macmillan.


(A brief personal note: I have read James' and Corneliu's book and can recommend it.  Haven't read the other two yet, but plan to do so!)

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REGISTRATION FOR POST-CONFERENCE NOW OPEN (1/24/2019)

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The registration is now open for our full day post-conference "Public Diplomacy in the 2020s" May 29, 2019 at American U, Washington DC:https://www.icahdq.org/event/PublicDiplomacy_PostConf2019. It will have 4 sessions: “Emerging PhD & postdoctoral research” (chair R. S. Zaharna, American U) , "State of the Art, State of the Future: New Directions in Public Diplomacy Research" (chair Kathy Fitzpatrick, American U), “Research-practice collaboration” (chairs Alina Dolea, Bournemouth U; James Pamment, Lund U), “Public Diplomacy practice” (chair Jay Wang, USC Center on Public Diplomacy). A networking lunch is scheduled to allow for more talks on presentations and collaborations in future projects. Full program will be published end of February 2019.


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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 1, 2019

LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

Department of Communication Arts

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

 

The Communication Arts Department at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Communication/Advertising/PR. Requirements: terminal degree, professional background in communication, and a research record in the field.

 

URL: http://www.lau.edu.lb/employment/faculty/as-18-2-2018.php 

 

 

BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Communication

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, Film Production

 

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Film Production. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in a diverse, interdisciplinary department. We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on film production, with possible emphases in cinematography, lighting, sound, editing, and screenwriting. In addition, they will have an interest in curricular development, particularly the integration of global perspectives into the curriculum. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher prepared to teach both film production and theoretically grounded courses. The candidate will possess a creative agenda based in narrative storytelling, and demonstrate an interest in scholarly engagement. They will also be an active mentor to students and engage in service to the department, the university, and the wider community. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester.

Required Qualifications:

 

• Terminal degree in Filmmaking or a related discipline by September 2019

 

• Relevant college teaching experience

 

• Demonstrated commitment to public higher education and working with a diverse student body

 

Please visit BSU’s job site at http://apptrkr.com/1343963 for full job details and to submit an application.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Department of Telecommunication

Assistant or Associate Professor in Emerging Technologies

 

Job Description: The Department of Telecommunication seeks a tenure track assistant or associate professor to teach and conduct research in the applications and implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IOT), on platforms and services relevant to electronic media. Research areas could include, but are not limited to, content creation, news, sports, persuasive messages, entertainment, program production, distribution, or management. The faculty member would be expected to conduct interdisciplinary research with faculty in the College of Journalism and Communications (e.g., Media Effects and Technology Lab, The Agency, or the Division of Media Properties) and programs elsewhere in the University, such as those in the Colleges of Engineering, or Business, and similar programs elsewhere, including those outside the United States. The faculty member’s teaching would contribute particularly to undergraduate programs in Management and Strategy, and Media and Society, and to MAMC and Ph.D. programs focusing on strategic communication, management/strategy, economics, research, or policy related to these emerging media. He/she will have the ability to teach courses such as New Media Systems, Social Media and Society, Media/Telecommunication Management, Technology, Communication, and Society, and Applications and Implications of Emerging Technologies.  Ph.D. or near in appropriate discipline required. Professional experience desired.

 

The University and College: The University of Florida is a top-ten public research university (U.S. News and World Report) with one of the largest student populations in the United States. The College of Journalism and Communications is a recognized leader in communications education with more than 2400 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students. The College also houses a full-service news center and communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students.

 

The Department The Department of Telecommunication is one of the premiere programs in electronic mass media. Our admission standards are high and the academic standards of our courses are rigorous. The department has 680 majors, 18 faculty and 24 adjunct faculty. The department offers specialized study in Management and Strategy, Production and Media and Society. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Affiliated with the College and located in the same building are the Division of Multimedia Properties and our 14,000 sq. ft. “Innovative News Center.” The properties include four commercial stations: WRUF-AM, ESPN 95.3/850;  WRUF-FM, Country 1037, the Gator;  WRUF-TV; and three non-commercial stations, WUFT-FM , WJUF-FM, and WUFT-TV.


The Candidate: The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of scholarly research that leads to strong publications and a high likelihood for external grants. The candidate should also demonstrate his/her progress in establishing a national/international reputation.

 

The candidate is expected to be able to contribute to the researching and examining of the role of trust in a technology-driven world as part of the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology (CTMT) funded by the University of Florida ($1.5 million) housed at the UF College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) in partnership with the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  

 

The CTMT, which also will be working with UF’s Informatics Institute and Division of Student Services, will bring together technologists and social scientists – working in areas such as communications, anthropology, psychology, political science and law – to develop creative solutions to restoring trust.

 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a field related to Communication, Telecommunication, Mass Communication, or the social sciences with a media and communication focus, and a strong commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population of undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations and supporting a climate of inclusion with respect to race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, class, culture, and religion.

 

Applications should include:  

  1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research interests,

  2. A current curriculum vitae,

  3. Teaching evaluation data, where available, or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.

  4. Copies of two to three representative publications, particularly pieces the candidate has sole-authored or where she/he is listed as first-author,

  5. Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of at least three references, along with a description of the candidate’s relationship to the references.  


To apply, visit https://jobs.ufl.edu to submit an application. The requisition number for this vacancy is 40446.


For more information, contact Dr. John Wright at jwright@jou.ufl.edu or 352-294-1975. The mailing address is Department of Telecommunication, P.O. Box 118400, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400. The University of Florida is a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. (An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer)  

 

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, now in its 50tth year, is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development.  In our march to preeminence, we are adding 24 new lecturer and faculty positions across the Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunication disciplines. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and thrive in an inclusive environment. We celebrate diversity and encourage people with disabilities, minorities, women and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

 

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Annenberg Public Policy Center

Postdoctoral fellowship program


As part of its Annenberg Center for the Advanced Study of Communication, the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania’s postdoctoral fellowship program in the Science of Science Communication (SSC) is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Fellows in the program will work closely with other fellows and senior researchers of APPC on scholarship designed to understand the ways in which the norms of science are communicated, the ways in which communication can address misunderstandings about the scientific process and its findings, and ways in which one can activate science curiosity.


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


Applicants should submit a letter of nomination from a dissertation adviser as well as a curriculum vitae, references, and a description of the applicant’s scholarly interests. Fellows will receive a stipend of $65,000 and serve in a 12-month appointment, beginning July 1st, 2019.  An allowance of up to $1,500 will be provided to offset pre-approved, receipt-documented relocation expenses, and APPC will reimburse up to $2,000 in travel to high-level conferences to present APPC research.


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


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


Deadline for submission is February 1st, 2019.  Earlier submission is encouraged.

 


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

OWEN L. COON PROFESSOR OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND COMMUNICATION

 

Northwestern University is seeking a distinguished scholar of public communication to appoint as the inaugural Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis and Communication.  This individual will help to build an expanded program of research on the organization and function of discourse in democracy and will be responsible for expanding undergraduate and graduate curricula in this area.


Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis and Communication


The candidate we seek will be suitable for an appointment to an endowed professorship at the rank of associate professor or professor with tenure in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.  The ideal candidate will have a high impact program of research on the role of communications in shaping public policy and decision-making (in any number of substantive policy domains: science policy, environmental policy, health policy, etc.) and will have made significant contributions to the practice of strategic communication.  He or she will have an interdisciplinary profile with activity in two or more of the following disciplines:  media studies, rhetorical and communication theory, journalism, political science, sociology of media and/or technology, and public policy studies.  We hope to find a candidate with facility in multiple methodologies to advance knowledge in this area, including both qualitative and quantitative social scientific methods.  We expect all candidates for tenured positions to present a record of achievement as a teacher and mentor for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Candidates must hold a doctorate or other terminal degree in their discipline, have proven administrative competence and experience, have demonstrated scholarly and teaching achievement of the highest quality, and have developed an international reputation and impact.  We prefer a candidate whose background spans more than one area of study within the field of communication and/or cognate disciplines.


Applications and timeline


Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, sample publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of six confidential references to the Faculty Recruiting System located at the following link:  https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzU4


Inquiries and nominations can be addressed in confidence (e-mails preferred) to:

Department of Communication Studies

Northwestern University

2240 Campus Drive

Evanston, Illinois 60208

commstudies@northwestern.edu


Starting date for the appointment is negotiable but will not be later than September 1, 2020.  Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and rank. For full consideration, applications or nominations should be received prior to January 15, 2019.  Review of materials will begin February 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

 


UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Department of Communication Studies

Tenure-Track Professor in Race and Digital Media

 

The University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies and the new Digital Studies Institute (pending approval of the Institute by the U-M Board of Regents) seek qualified applicants for a 50/50% jointly appointed open-rank (assistant, associate, or professor rank), tenure-track professor with research and teaching interests in Race and Digital Media. 

 

We welcome critical and cultural media studies scholars from any discipline whose work explores race and intersectionalities of race and processes of identity formation (e.g., ability, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality) in the arena of digital media and communication technology. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should center on new technologies–social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media–and their role in historical or contemporary problems of inequality, inequity, and discrimination. Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies, and the representation and (re)production of marginalized populations on digital platforms. The successful candidate will have teaching interests centered on helping students understand the aesthetic practices, social and political impact, and cultural uses of digital technologies, which may include the opportunities and challenges digital environments pose for social activism.

 

Michigan’s Digital Studies Institute plans to launch a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The person hired for this faculty position will play a major role in shaping Digital Studies as it continues to grow and will be part of a three person cluster hire. Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, university, and profession. Communication Studies will be the tenure home. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2019. All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, two representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of current and future research plans, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates for this position must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2019. All applicants should provide names of three references. 

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department’s website:http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm and the program website https://lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies. All applications must be submitted electronically to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1175

 

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by January 22, 2019.

 

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

For questions about potential fit and your application please email: racedigitalmedia@umich.edu.

 


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Director


The University of South Carolina is conducting a national search for its next Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.  The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume/CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University.  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 15, 2019. For a complete position description, please visit the Current Opportunities page at https://www.parkersearch.com/uscdirectorjournalism.


Porsha L. Williams, Vice President

Erin Raines, Principal

Parker Executive Search

Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900

Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 770-804-1996 ext. 109

pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.



ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE

Department of Mass Communication

Tenure-track Assistant Professor


The Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2019.

Candidates should be able to teach courses in social media, media analytics, and/or graphic design and data visualization for both undergraduates and graduates, direct senior projects and masters research projects, and conduct scholarly and professional activities.

A Ph.D. in mass communications or related areas is required. ABDs may be considered.

Salary will commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.

Submit CV, unofficial transcripts, cover letter and three reference letters to:
Search Committee Chair
SIUE Department of Mass Communications
Campus Box 1775
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Review of applications starts on March 1st, 2019.  

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.  Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. 

SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We do not discriminate against anyone based of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.  


HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Department of Communication Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0229/18-19)


The University has launched the Talent100 scheme since 2017/18 and this recruitment is part of this drive. The Department consists of three areas in Advertising and Branding, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations, and offers an interdisciplinary, collaborative academic environment. The Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Organizational Communication and Public Relations starting September 2019 or January 2020.


The successful candidates must have a PhD degree in communication or a relevant field, and should be able to teach public relations courses and/or communication studies courses (e.g., interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, information technology and social impact, and empirical research methods). We are seeking scholars who have a solid track record of research publications in reputable communication and/or other social science journals. The appointees are expected to maintain an active research agenda, produce quality research outputs, and acquire competitive external funding. We pursue the best qualified scholars and are interested in those with a diverse cultural background.


Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedure:


Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, and latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request three referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.  


The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.


Closing date: 31 March 2019 or until the positions are filled with qualified individuals


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

School of Communication

Dean


The University of Miami (UM) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of its School of Communication. UM is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research.


THE SCHOOL: The School of Communication is housed in two connected state-of-the-art buildings located on the University's 230-acre Coral Gables campus. The School is composed of four departments; Communication Studies, Journalism and Media Management, Strategic Communication, and Cinema and Interactive Media.  It has 75 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of about 1,000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students.


THE POSITION: We are seeking a person with a national/international reputation, high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to lead the faculty. The School consists of an interdisciplinary group of scholars, creative faculty and practitioners. The candidate must be comfortable with this balance and be willing to work within this culture to encourage scholarship, creative work, and the development of innovative educational programs. She/He must demonstrate strong interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills, and be able to foster an internal culture of excellence. The Dean must have the willingness and commitment to raise funds in a diverse, multicultural, international and competitive environment.


APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be sent electronically and in confidence to: deansearch@miami.edu


More information about the Dean’s Search can be found at https://com.miami.edu/deansearch



The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


IE UNIVERSITY

School of Human Sciences and Technology

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions


Tenure Track Faculty Positions – Experience/Service Design

IE University - IE School of Human Sciences and Technology (HST) invites qualified applicants to apply for full-time tenure-track faculty positions beginning September 2019.  

We are interested in faculty candidates whose expertise and research aligns with one (ideally several) of the following areas:

  • Experience Design

  • Service Design

  • Customer Experience

  • Human-centered Design

  • Innovation Methodologies

  • User Experience

  • User Interface

  • Human Computer Interaction

HST uniquely integrates fields across human sciences and technology. It is an innovative and rapidly growing school within IE University, with close ties to IE Business School.  Relevant, high-impact research and knowledge creation is part of our mission, and we are seeking to build a team of foundational research faculty as part of the next phase of our expansion. www.ie.edu/hst

Our faculty are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present in international venues, teach courses at the Bachelor and/or Master level, and provide intellectual leadership within HST in their areas of expertise (and more broadly, across IE University). Applicants will have earned a Ph.D. from a recognized school in a relevant discipline. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide reference letters.

Please submit your application in electronic form by February 28th, 2019 to Sara Flores (Recruitment Coordinator), HSTopening@ie.edu

IE University is an internationally recognized institution originally founded as a business school. The university is comprised of schools of Business, Human Sciences & Technology, Law, Global and Public Affairs, and Architecture & Design. We are among the most international institutions of higher education with approximately 75% of our students coming from outside Spain and over 100 countries represented on campus. Our Madrid campus is situated in the financial district of this vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city of over 5 million. Our Segovia campus is located in the historic quarter of this World-Heritage city, 30 minutes by high-speed train from Madrid. www.ie.edu

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON

College of Communications

DEAN

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Communications will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer for the College of Communications. In addition to providing leadership for the College, the Dean will serve on the President’s Advisory Board and be a member of the Council of Deans. The Dean will provide vision and leadership for the College, be responsible for advocating for the diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and protect and expand the collaborative environment of the College. Working collegially with faculty, the Dean provides management and oversight for all aspects of the College and furthers the mission and goals of the College and University by ensuring excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Leading the College’s fundraising and grant-seeking efforts.

  • Providing strong, consistent, and fair leadership.

  • Leading the College’s response to partnership opportunities with diverse communities seeking to integrate talented non-traditional students into mainstream educational venues.

  • Enhancing the College’s work with ethnically and culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff.

  • Creating and sustaining an environment supportive of research, scholarship, and creative activity.

  • Increasing the College’s visibility in academic and professional communities nationally and internationally.

  • Shaping a vision for the College that is consistent with the University’s strategic plan and the ongoing strategic planning within the College.

  • Providing oversight of the College’s instructional programs including leadership in curriculum improvement, innovation, and assessment of student learning.

  • Planning and administering the annual budgeting process and the budget for the College.

  • Assuming the responsibility for the supervision of the College’s support staff and personnel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution or other appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in communications or related discipline appropriate to the position as a Dean of the College of Communications.

  • A tenured full professor with a record of teaching and research excellence. A minimum of three years of collaborative academic administrative experience in strategic and operational planning, budgeting, and human resource management.

  • A proven track record in:

  • A record of successful leadership in curriculum design, program assessment, faculty development, and student advisement. A demonstrated understanding of the range of disciplines offered in the College.

  • Professional, scholarly, and educational accomplishments commensurate with an appointment as a tenured faculty member within the college.

  • Administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or comparable position, including experience in strategic planning, policy development, budget oversight, effective leadership, supervision and management of faculty and staff personnel, and collegial collaboration as a member of an academic administrative team.

  • Record of supporting faculty development in teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

  • Administrative experience working with, mentoring and supporting administrators, faculty, staff, students and programs that are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

  • Record of implementing initiatives to facilitate student success, ensure learning outcomes are met, and narrow achievement gaps.

  • Capacity to understand, shape, and implement the University’s mission and goals.

  • A commitment to shared governance in a collective bargaining environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent listening, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • An active portfolio of professional affiliations and connections appropriate to the College.

  • A proven record of advocacy for academic personnel and programs.

  • Experience and accomplishments commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor within the college.

  • Three or more years of increasing administrative responsibilities at the level of department chair or higher.

  • Significant experience solving a variety of complex curricular, fiscal/budgetary, and human resources challenges, and organizational management experience at a complex organization or accredited institution of higher learning similar to Cal State Fullerton.


APPLICATION PROCESS:

A complete application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above, curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications can be submitted in confidence at http://hr.fullerton.edu/jobs/.   Online application must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. Only those applications received by March 1, 2019 will be assured full consideration.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

ABOUT CSUF

Cal State Fullerton, a leading institution of the 23-campus California State University system, enrolls more than 39,000 students and offers 110 degree programs. An intellectual and cultural center for Orange County, Cal State Fullerton is a primary driver of workforce and economic development throughout the region and a national model for supporting student success through innovative, high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. The University embraces its rich diversity, recognizing that it both enhances the educational experience for students and uniquely prepares them to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace and in their communities. Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a top public university in the West, in particular for its work in supporting underrepresented students in earning a college degree. For more about Cal State Fullerton, visit http://www.fullerton.edu/.




 



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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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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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Mary Bock, mary.bock@austin.utexas.edu


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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