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ICA Election Results: Claes de Vreese President-Elect Select

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018

The International Communication Association annual election has closed. The scope of the election included both association-wide votes (on both officers and bylaws changes) as well as votes specific to any divisions or interest groups.  


CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS: ICA's election results were certified by the Tellers Committee comprised of the Executive Director, the President and the Nominating Committee Chair.  The committee reviewed both the list below, prepared by ICA’s Senior Manager of Governance, and checked it against the actual submission system’s tallies to ensure accuracy.

 

TERMS: Unless otherwise indicated, the officers elected in the Fall of 2018 serve a two-year term beginning Monday, 27 May 2019 (the last day of the 69th Annual Conference in Washington, DC USA) and ending with the conclusion of the 2021 conference in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Vice Chairs elected continue to serve two additional years as Chair (2021-2023).

*ICA wide positions of Board Member at Large and Treasurer each serve a three year term.   

**A special note regarding the Secretary Election: ICA bylaws (Articles VI and VII, Section 3) mandate: "Each [Division/Interest Group] shall have a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Student and Early Career Representative, who must be a student at the time he/she comes into office...The Vice-Chairperson and the Secretary shall be elected in alternate years, each for a term of two years." Some Division/Interest Groups had both positions slated for election in the same year. In effort to correct the election schedule, the secretary elected in the Fall of 2018 will serve a special three-year term, they are indicated with a double asterisks.

 

ICA WIDE RESULTS (17% VOTER TURNOUT)

President Elect:  Claes De Vreese, U of Amsterdam

Board Member at Large*:  John Erni, Hong Kong Baptist U

Student Board Member:  Myrene Magabo, U of the Philippines Open U

Treasurer*:  Peter Monge, U of Southern California

 

DIVISION & INTEREST GROUP RESULTS

 

ACTIVISM, COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL JUSTICE (13% VOTER TURNOUT)

Current Officer Ratification: Vote passed:  "I ratify the election of ACSJ's inaugural officers: Guobin Yang, Chair, Anne Kaun, Vice Chair and Todd Wolfson, Secretary "

Vice Chair:  Todd Wolfson, Rutgers U

Secretary**:    Rosemary Clark-Parsons, U of Pennsylvania

Student & Early Career Representative:  Liisa Sömersalu, Södertörn U

 

CHILDREN ADOLESCENTS & MEDIA (24% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Nicole Martins, U of Illinois, Champaign

 

COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY (12% VOTER TURNOUT)

Dues Increase:  Vote passed*: "I approve of the proposed dues increase."

*Please note, dues increases passed in the 2018 election do not go into effect until the following membership term (2019-2020).

 

COMMUNICATION HISTORY (17% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary:  Travers Scott, Clemson U

 

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS (22% VOTER TURNOUT)

Student & Early Career Representative:  Josephine Lukito, U of Wisconsin, Madison

 

ETHNICITY & RACE IN COMMUNICATION (13% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:   Jason Vincent A. Cabanes, U of Leeds

 

FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP (14% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:   Andrea Press, U of Virginia

Secretary**: Jaime Loke, Texas Christian U

Student & Early Career Representative: Palashi Vaghela, Cornell U

 

GAME STUDIES (18% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:   Vivian Chen, Nanyang Technological U

 

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL CHANGE (16% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:  Chris Paterson, U of Leeds

 

HEALTH COMMUNICATION (18% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary:  Kai Kuang, Bloomsburg U of Pennsylvania

 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (20% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Rachel Bailey, Washington State U

 

INSTRUCTIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATION (10% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary: Michelle E. Garland, U of Tennessee

 

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (12% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Amanda Alencar, Erasmus U, Rotterdam

 

INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION (26% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Marko Dragojevic, U of Kentucky

Secretary**: Rachyl Pines, U of California, Santa Barbara

Student & Early Career Representative:   Rachel Damiani, U of Florida  

Bylaws Revision: Vote Passes: " I accept the proposed changes to the bylaws"

 

INTERPERSONAL (15% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Stephen Yoshimura, U of Montana

Secretary**:   Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Michigan State U

Student & Early Career Representative: Rachel Lloyd, U of Texas, Austin

 

JOURNALISM STUDIES (18% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary:  Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Nanyang Technological U

Student & Early Career Representative:  Joy Kibarabara, Stockholm U  

 

LANGUAGE & SOCIAL INTERACATION (15% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:  Gonen Dori-Hacohen, U of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER & QUEER STUDIES (21% VOTER TURNOUT)

Co-Chair:  Shinsuke Eguchi, U of New Mexico

Secretary: Paromita Pain, U of Reno

Bylaws Revision (Re: secretary): Vote Passes: " I accept the proposed bylaws amendments"

Bylaws Revision (Re: student) Vote Passes: " I accept the proposed bylaws amendments"

 

MASS COMMUNICATION (15% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:  Heather LaMarre, Temple U  

 

MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES (11% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary: Roger Cooper, Ohio U

Bylaws Revision: Vote Passes: " I accept the proposed changes to the bylaws"

 

MOBILE COMMUNICATION (16% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Keri Stephens, U of Texas, Austin

 

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (14% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary:   Joelle M. Cruz, U of Colorado, Boulder

Student & Early Career Representative:   Emilly K. Martinez, Purdue U

 

PHILOSOPHY THEORY & CRITIQUE (16% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:  Kaarina Nikunen, U of Tampere  

Secretary**:  Sandra Ristovska, U of Colorado, Boulder

Student & Early Career Representative: Andy Fitzgerald, Stanford U

 

POPULAR COMMUNICATION (14% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary:   Sriram Mohan, U of Michigan  

Student & Early Career Representative:   Evanthe Psarras, U of Illinois, Chicago

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS (16% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair:  Ansgar Zerfass , U of Leipzig

Student & Early Career Representative: Grazia Murtarelli, IULM U of Milan  

 

SPORTS COMMUNICATION (8% VOTER TURNOUT)

Secretary: Danielle Sarver Coombs, Kent State U  

 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDIES (11% VOTER TURNOUT)

Vice Chair: Mary Angela Bock, U of Texas, Austin  

 

NO ITEMS UP FOR ELECTION IN 2018:

  • COMMUNICATION LAW & POLICY

  • COMMUNICATION SCIENCE & BIOLOGY

  • ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION

  • POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

  • PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

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President’s Column: Engagement in its Many Forms

Posted By Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Friday, November 2, 2018

Engagement remains a longstanding concept for the communication discipline. As researchers, we might be interested in how individuals engage in myriad types of social interactions, how groups engage in and champion specific sociocultural or political causes, or how people express their opinions in markedly different contexts. From #MeToo to populist movements around the globe that have impacted citizens, government, and social, economic, and democratic life, there is no shortage of grist for our intellectual mill.

But as members of ICA, how do we engage with the organization and the discipline? For the vast majority of members, engagement comes in the context of its annual conference – writing papers for submission, reviewing papers, serving as a chair or discussant, and/or attending the meeting. A sizable number each year also will have engaged with ICA journals, as readers, authors, or anonymous reviewers (those unsung heros!).

Engagement is crucial to the short- and long-term health of any organization and fortunately, ICA members have regular, if not continuous, opportunities to engage with the association.

Consider, for instance, the ICA elections that ended mid-October. In figures that have remained somewhat stable in recent years, turnout stood at 17% for this year’s association-wide races and ranged from 8 to 26% (averaging 16%) for the 27 divisions and interest groups that held elections. While turnout can always be higher, it is always exciting to consider how the leadership of a division or interest group might spearhead new initiatives or advance current ones, whether they relate to student mentorship, conference travel, or research support. As well, that divisions and interest groups do not seem to lack for candidates is heartening; it signals the desire for members to engage with their intellectual community and support it institutionally.

Engagement also takes place behind the scenes. In a response to an open call for suggestions and concerns, Catrin Johannson (Mid Sweden U) wrote to share many positive aspects of ICA: the hospitality and collegiality of the Organizational Communication Division; her growing ties to other divisions – Public Relations, Language and Social Interaction, and more recently, Environmental Communication; and the great opportunities afforded by the annual conference to meet with and learn from other scholars through collaborative efforts.

Catrin’s reaching out, however, was motivated by Naomi Klein’s (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In fact, Catrin was so inspired by that book that she led a grassroots movement at Mid Sweden U dealing with sustainable development. Her focus on sustainability prompted her to express her bifurcated feelings about submitting to next year’s conference: “One part of me wants to write as many papers as possible and go and see all my colleagues and friends in May next year, while the other part does not want to fly to Washington at all because of the negative impact that would have on the climate. Global warming is continuously accelerating. So: Where do I go, and where does ICA go from here?”

Catrin proceeded to offer a series of suggestions that she hopes ICA might consider trying out on a limited basis. She and ICA Executive Director Laura Sawyer engaged in a set of communications about the organization’s current efforts and policies related to sustainability. ICA’s Sustainability Committee, which works each year to keep the organization green, will be reaching out to Catrin to further discuss some of her creative ideas.

As we gear up for next year’s conference, many members are undertaking efforts to engage the discipline in pressing issues. Paula Chakravartty and Charlton McIlwain, both of New York U, have secured from President-Elect and conference chair Terry Flew (Queensland U of Technology) an ICA-sponsored session dealing with race and representation in our field. A follow-up to “#CommunicationSoWhite,” a 2018 article in Journal of Communication, the panel will address a host of issues including: how to center racial inequality; racial analytics in publishing; mobility across borders; and professional socialization.

Engagement comes in many guises, and regardless of where you are in your career or which corner(s) of the discipline you inhabit, it’s always worthwhile to consider what it means to you.


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ICA President-Elect Conference Report

Posted By Terry Flew (Queensland U of Technology), Friday, November 2, 2018

There will be a record 45 pre and post conferences held at the 2019 ICA Conference in Washington, DC. There will be 37 preconferences, held both on-site at the Washington Hilton and off-site at universities and other locations. There are an exciting range of topics that have an international focus and, importantly, span disciplinary and Divisional boundaries. There are also eight post-conferences taking place. Details of these will be announced shortly, so keep an eye out for topics that are potentially of interest to you.


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ICA Wide Award Nominations Due 31 January, 2019

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 2, 2018

CA has revised its deadline for book-related awards to allow the committees more time to read and evaluate the submissions. While in the past, all awards shared a universal deadline of 31 January, now that deadline only applies to these six awards: Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award, James W. Carey Urban Communication Grant, Applied Research Award, Outstanding Article Award, Young Scholar Award, and the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award. These six awards have kept the traditional nomination period of 1 November – 31 January at 16:00 UTC. To nominate for one of the six ICA Awards, please go here: http://www.icahdq.org/?page=AwardNomination


The two ICA Book Awards (Outstanding Book Award and Fellows Book Award) have a separate nomination period and deadline: 1 September – 15 December at 16:00 UTC. Don’t forget to mail your book copies to Katie Wolfe at ICA headquarters in Washington D.C. by 15 December, 2018.  To nominate for one of the two ICA Book Awards, please go here: http://www.icahdq.org/?page=BookAwardsNoms

All Fellows nominations should be submitted online by 31 January here: http://www.icahdq.org/?page=FellowsNomination. Submitters are asked to submit all materials in a single PDF file. To learn more about ICA Fellows visit this link: http://www.icahdq.org/page/Fellows.

For more information on all ICA Awards, please visit: http://www.icahdq.org/page/Awards.


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Change is in the Air: Financial Transparency

Posted By Laura Sawyer, ICA Executive Director, Friday, November 2, 2018

Whether this time of year means moving from cold weather to warm, as in the southern hemisphere, or the start of a new school year, or the leaves falling from the trees--for many of us, change is in the air. And as many of you may have noticed, the past three years at ICA have brought with them numerous changes: a new Executive Director, for one, followed by a new CRM system, new website, new phone system, new publisher for our academic journals, a couple of new staff and, most recently, a new conference submission portal.


One big change, however, might not be so apparent to the casual observer. In the past three years, we have transitioned from an unusual system in which the Executive Director and Treasurer were the same person, reporting to a “Finance Committee,” to a more typical nonprofit structure in which the Treasurer is a distinct role filled by a volunteer (an unpaid member of the organization), working in concert with the Executive Director to manage the finances of the organization, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Peter Monge (U of Southern California) has filled this role for the past two-plus years as “Acting” Treasurer of the organization, as we worked out the kinks and phased out the “finance chair” role. (Instead of serving as finance chair, a past president’s last year on the Executive Committee is now spent as “General Secretary” and Chair of the Regional Conference Committee.) Our current model is the standard for most nonprofit associations and the model I am used to working with personally, so the transition has gone very smoothly, and I am pleased to announce that Peter was approved as the official ICA Treasurer for a three-year term in the 2018 annual election.


As Peter and I have been working together over the past three years or so, we have discussed the importance of transparency and want to convey to you three changes that are designed to improve our fiscal transparency.


We believe that a transparent association is a healthy organization and that members have a right to know how the association’s resources are used to advance the mission. If you’re not familiar with the way U.S. tax law works, I promise not to bore you with too much detail, but in a nutshell: there are a number of classifications for nonprofits that govern how their income is categorized, what kind of taxes they pay, and how they may behave in the public sphere. ICA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association, and as such, is exempt from most federal taxes. The income ICA derives from its activities—membership fees, conference registrations, subscriptions to our academic journals—does not inure to the benefit of any one person or group, as it would in a privately held for-profit organization. Simply put, when income exceeds expenses and we have a surplus—like we do when a conference has record attendance, for example—we take the surplus and invest it back into the organization.


In the past, we have used surpluses to buy our headquarters building, pay off the mortgage, or invest in an experimental new conference format like San Diego’s Makers’ Hall. Other times a surplus, when we know we can sustain it, goes towards increasing our annual budget for an important item, like moving our headquarters from Texas to Washington, DC years ago, increasing stipends for the editors of our journals, adding money to support a regional conference in a geographic area that really needs more collaboration, ensuring subsidized ICA childcare at our conference to increase access for scholars with children, or finally taking the plunge and upgrading our submission system to ScholarOne Abstracts. Many, many nonprofits don’t have a surplus—some merely break even and others fairly consistently fall short—so while we are fortunate to have the resources to accomplish great things, at the same time, we have to financially prepare for years when things may be a little tighter as well. For example, as pressure is put on the publishing industry to move to Open Access, that transition could negatively impact our journal revenue. To that end, we use surpluses and the revenue from Life Memberships to also put money aside in reserves.


Our goal is to always be transparent about the decisions the ICA leadership have made and the ways in which your membership dollars are put to work to strengthen the communication field and provide more opportunities for collaboration. Everything we do is meant to be the best possible balance of money and mission—doing what is best for the members while at the same time making sure that the organization is financially healthy so that it can continue to exist…so it can keep serving the members and strengthening the communication field.


To further increase our transparency, there are three resources you should know to check if you have questions about ICA’s finances specifically:  


  • All members can now view the approved annual budget for the current Fiscal Year (FY2019), which goes from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019, on the reports page of the ICA website. You must be logged in as a member to view the PDF.

  • If you are the Trustee of an endowment or the chair of a division or interest group that “owns” an endowment or fund (e.g., your division is the one that gives out the award funded by that account), you will now begin to receive an annual report on the balance in your account, any transactions that took place in the past year, and the market performance on the account. As our fiscal year ended 30 September, these reports should be available soon. You will receive an email from me with your report when it is ready.

  • As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization ICA’s tax returns are a matter of public record. I have plans to add our past 990s to the ICA website, but in the meantime, you can view any of the tax returns (for ICA or any other nonprofit organization in the US) for past years at Guidestar.org. ICA is listed as “International Communication Assn.” Click the button marked “SHOW FORMS 990” and choose the year you would like to view.


In addition to those three resources, if you have questions, please feel free to contact both Peter and Laura. We are always happy to hear from the members of the ICA community, and we’ll do our best to get you an answer.


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ICA Participates in STEMM Society Meeting on Sexual Harassment

Posted By Administrator , Thursday, November 1, 2018
Updated: Friday, November 2, 2018

 

ICA Executive Director Laura Sawyer joined leaders from some 70 professional societies in Washington, D.C., on 1 October to discuss the issue of harassment in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical (STEMM) fields. The meeting was hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and EducationCounsel (EC). These societies came together to share concerns and needs, discuss policies and frameworks, and make plans to continue the discussion by developing a consortium of societies for professional conduct to prevent and address sexual harassment in STEMM. In the coming months, the consortium will work collectively to develop customizable model frameworks for systems, policies, and practices to combat sexual harassment and a toolkit of practical resource materials for use by societies and institutions.  The consortium can – and will – collectively respond to address sexual harassment, as recommended in the National Academies’ June 2018 consensus report.

 

Concurrent with the above actions, ICA's Ethics Task Force is working to refine ICA's ethics and other statements, as well as to strengthen policies and education for ICA members related to sexual and gender-based harassment in the communication field.


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Student Column

Posted By Julie Escurignan and Sarah Cho, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Student Column


CALL FOR VOLUNTEER – GLOBAL SOUTH STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE


The ICA Student and Early Career Advisory Committee (SECAC) has been working on several projects these past few months. We would like to introduce you to one of these projects, one which has particular importance to the development of our Student and Early Career Community: the creation of a Global South Student and Early Career Representative position within the SECAC.


According to the American University Center for the Global South, Global South is a term used to describe “the nations of Africa, Central and Latin America, and most of Asia.” Overall, ICA lacks representation of Global South scholars, and what is true for the whole of ICA is even truer for its Student and Early Career Community (see Bridging the North-South Gap for the Next Generation of Scholars). While Student and Early Career scholars from the Global South are present at ICA Regional Conferences, they are underrepresented at ICA Annual Conferences and within the Student and Early Career Leadership. In 2018, in a globalized world and in an international association, this is an unacceptable situation.


We have therefore decided to create a position dedicated to Student and Early Career scholars from the Global South specifically.


Are you a young scholar currently working in the Global South? If so, this position might be of great interest to you!


The aim of this position is to:

  • Better represent Global South Students and Early Career Scholars

  • Facilitate communication between Global South Student and Early Career Communities and SECAC Leadership to be inclusive of Global South Student and Early Career Scholar needs in the annual SECAC strategic plan

  • Foster the presence of Global South Student and Early Career scholars at ICA Regional and Annual Conferences


To this end, the Global South Representative will be expected to:

  • Have a wide network within his/her region and be willing to expand this network to reach Global South Student and Early Career scholars worldwide

  • Communicate with Global South Student and Early Career Communities, including answering enquiries about ICA and conveying news and information to increase the presence of Global South Student and Early Career Scholars at ICA Conferences

  • Eventually attend the ICA Regional Conference as ICA SECAC Representative [conditions to be determined]


The SECAC will propose an official installment of this position during the ICA Washington, D.C. Board Meeting so that the Global South Student and Early Career Representative can be elected during the 2019 ICA-wide elections.


In the meantime, the SECAC would like to call upon Global South Student and Early Career volunteers to work on the creation of this position and start building more links between the ICA Student and Early Career Community and the Global South Student and Early Career Communities. The SECAC will be appointing Global South Student and Early Career Representatives until the election process for the position is set up.


The conditions are as follows:

  • Be a Student or Early Career Scholar

  • Be from the Global South and/or studying in the Global South


If you would like to become the first Global South Student and Early Career Representative for a term going from January 2019 to May 2020, please send a CV and cover letter highlighting your motivation to fulfill this role to: julie.escurignan@roehampton.ac.uk and sarahcho@umass.edu by 1 January, 2019. Your CV and cover letter will be reviewed by the Student and Early Career Advisory Committee.


We hope you are as excited as we are at the prospect of a more diverse and more representative Student and Early Career Community within ICA!


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Membership Survey

Posted By Kristine Rosa, Thursday, November 1, 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.

You have the option to remain anonymous by leaving the contact field blank; but by remaining anonymous you will not be entered in the raffle.


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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 1, 2018

SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA
School of Liberal Arts
Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Digital Media Production

Location Moraga
Open Date Sep 17, 2018
Deadline Oct 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in Digital Media Production, with an emphasis on web/code-based video and/or audio production, in the Communication Department.

Institutional Description/Background:
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary’s heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College’s practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.

For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Communication or related field (for example MFA in media production) with evidenced teaching experience and scholarship are required. The Department is particularly interested in makers and scholars with expertise in current practices in digital media and production (examples include Non-fiction and Documentary, Video Game Production and Studies, Social Media, and Digital Storytelling). While the candidate must have knowledge and experience in teaching technology within the context of a digital-media production curriculum, a strong understanding and commitment to the broader components of the field of Communication and ability to teach across the curriculum is strongly preferred. Candidates should be able to guide students through a coherent understanding of content creation for multiple methods of digital media production--for example thematic development, storyboarding and scripting, prototyping and wire-framing, web design, etc.--and across media platforms.

The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

Faculty Responsibilities:
Primarily responsible for instruction in, and continued development of, digital media production courses, including video production, audio production, and other advanced media production courses. Production courses within the department include a balance of history, theory, and criticism along with production practices. In addition to teaching courses within the specific area listed above, all faculty in the department share responsibility for the Communication Major curriculum, and are expected to teach a wide variety of lower division and upper division courses required in the major.

Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. Faculty also contribute to the mission and serve the College and community in many ways, including academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum. Faculty are also encouraged to teach in the College’s Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.

Application Instructions
Include: A cover letter, CV, portfolio of creative work, a teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should specifically address 1) candidate qualifications, 2) preparation to support the mission of the College, 3) a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings, 4) specifically, an explanation of how your scholarship and teaching are attentive to socially and economically marginalized communities and contribute to social justice--in line with our College Mission, 5) your view of current practices in digital media and production, and 6) specific expertise you bring to the department in this area.

Candidates who make it to the first round of interviews may be asked to provide samples of student work, scholarly work, course evaluations, and sample syllabi.

Please apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1308415

Questions should be directed to the search chair, Scott M. Schönfeldt-Aultman, atsschonfe@stmarys-ca.edu.

Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted after October 15, 2018 cannot be assured full consideration.

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Department of Media and Communication
Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

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.

The Department of Media and Communication invites applications and nominations for faculty appointments beginning in Fall 2019. Specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Mass Communication, Digital Journalism, Digital and Social Media, and Graphic/Visual Communication.

Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
Department of Media and Communication [Ref. B224]

Duties : The appointees will work in one of the areas described above; and are expected to conduct quality research, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop curriculum, supervise students, and undertake administrative and service-related activities.

Requirements : A PhD in Communication or a closely related field from a globally accredited institution. Candidates for Chair Professor/Professor should command a superb record of scholarly achievements and exert leadership in the field of media and communication. Candidates for Associate Professor should have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in both teaching and research, a strong record in research grant coordination and/or academic management expertise. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a solid record of, or evidence of high promise for, scholarly achievements in both teaching and research. Preference will be given those who are willing to teach skills-oriented courses; and possess teaching or practical experience/expertise in Multimedia/Data Journalism, Visual/Video Production, Graphic Design, Digital Media Planning, Social Media Management, Mobile Communication or Game Studies.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email: com@cityu.edu.h).

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 Department (email: com@cityu.edu.hk).

Your curriculum vitae should include the following:

  • Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Chronological Employment History

  • Teaching Record

  • Research/Applied Work Achievements

  • Publication List

  • Community and Professional Service

The Department accepts applications and nominations on a continuing basis until the positions are filled. The University will give full consideration to all applications and nominations. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department [Email : com@cityu.edu.hk], specifying the position applied for. 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
Department of Communication
Chairperson

The Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson. The MSU Department of Communication is one of the discipline’s storied programs with six decades of students and faculty making foundational contributions to theory and methods in communication.

We are looking for a visionary leader and social scientist with an understanding of the rich heritage of the past but with an eye on the future. Recently, the department has made hires and invested in labs in virtual reality, computational communication and neurocognitive communication. Candidates for Chairperson should have a broad vision of communication science that encompasses these new and emerging areas with the traditional strengths of the department in social influence and interpersonal, organizational, mediated, political, and health communication.

Qualified applicants will have a record of scholarship and reputation to justify appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor. Qualified applicants should have administrative experience, a social scientific focus, a background in quantitative research methods, and experience in teaching. In addition, a strong history of securing and providing leadership in the acquisition of extramural funding will be looked upon favorably. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field.

To apply, please refer to Posting #536081 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://jobs.msu.edu. Applicants should submit electronically (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position, (2) a vita, and (3) the names and contact information of three references. Please direct inquiries to one of the co-chairs of the search committee, Vernon Miller (vmiller@msu.edu) or Sandi Smith (smiths@msu.edu).The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants November 1, 2018.

Michigan State University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university, the college, and the department actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MARIST COLLEGE
Assistant Professor of Communication, Strategic Communication

Marist College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Communication, specializing in strategic communication to begin in the fall of 2018. Candidates will teach courses that align with his/her expertise, selected from a range of courses including introductory courses in public relations and/or advertising, media strategy, research methods, data insights and analytics.

At the undergraduate level, there are more than 750 communication majors across five concentrations, making it one of the largest and most dynamic departments on campus. In addition, there are about 150 students in our online graduate programs in 1) integrated marketing communication, and 2) in communication with a focus on organizational communication and leadership.

Qualifications
Ph.D. in communication or relevant field with professional experience in public relations, advertising, or related field desired. Ideal candidates will have college teaching experience, with graduate and/or online teaching experience a plus.

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/129646AEJMC. 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.

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
School of Journalism
Assistant Professor

Requisition Number: FTFR001150
Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Responsibilities:
The School of Journalism at Northeastern University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Digital Public Relations and Media Advocacy.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and studying social change and effective messaging as well as knowledge of the digital tools needed to create such change.

We seek candidates who can work across disciplines and are interested in joining a vibrant urban campus in one of the world's premier academic and media hubs. The individual filling this position should be open to creating and leading interdisciplinary courses. This position reflects our school's commitment to understanding and enhancing the effectiveness of Digital Public Relations and Media Advocacy as it relates to public policy, politics, civil society, the business world, and nonprofit organizations. The digital tools and platforms that are disrupting and remaking journalism are also transforming messaging, public relations, and advocacy: digital storytelling, social media, data visualization, data mining, and data analytics.

Our school's classes in Digital Public Relations and our program in Media Advocacy, administered in cooperation with the School of Law, aim to train the next generation of business and nonprofit communications leaders and advocates to tell their stories more effectively, build dynamic civic networks of citizen and professional advocates, expand common ground, and encourage fact-based debate. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and be open to creating and leading interdisciplinary courses.

Northeastern's commitment to experiential learning gives students opportunities to apply their classroom learning in professional settings and then use what they learn during their placements to deepen and enrich their classroom experience. Synergy with our graduate programs in Media Innovation and Media Advocacy opens up opportunities for extended learning, research, and partnerships with industry, media newsrooms, and nonprofits.

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1301082

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a terminal degree for journalism by the appointment date. This is defined for this position as a master’s degree relevant to the track record of professional experience, most commonly in media, journalism, communications, law, or business or in a related field. In addition, the ideal applicant will have a distinguished record and/or thought-leadership in media, communications, and advocacy that marks them as innovators and pacesetters. Persons with more advanced standing in their field are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:
To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website: https://camd.northeastern.edu/about/careers/. If viewing this from a Northeastern website, click on “Apply to this Position” above. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants should also identify three or more references that can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Applications received on or before November 15, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dan Kennedy, Search Committee Chair, dan.kennedy@northeastern.edu.

BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Communication
Assistant Professor, Public Relations

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations to begin fall 2019.

The successful candidate will join an expanding Public Relations concentration that serves both Communication majors and university-wide minors with a commitment to providing rich opportunities for students through internships, undergraduate research, and student engagement in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Possible teaching assignments will include a combination of courses in the public relations curriculum such as principles of public relations, public relations writing, case studies in public relations, social media for public relations, communication research, and additional courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline by September 1, 2019.

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

  • Relevant college teaching experience.

  • Record of scholarly productivity and/or professional impact in a relevant area of professional practice.

Please visit BSU’s job site at http://apptrkr.com/1304417 for full job details and to submit an application.

BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Communication Studies
Assistant Professor, Digital Media Production

The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in a diverse, interdisciplinary department. We seek candidates whose teaching focuses on digital media creation, with emphasis on social media, documentary, journalism, and digital publishing. 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 and possess a well-developed scholarly and/or creative agenda. 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:

  • PhD in Communication, Media Studies, or a related discipline by September 1, 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/1304424 for full job details and to submit an application.

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
School of Communication
Assistant Professor Positions

The School of Communications at Webster University invites applications for assistant professor positions, in Animation, Audio Production, and two positions in Media Communications and Media Studies.

See full descriptions and application instructions here: http://www.webster.edu/communications/about/job-opportunities.html And
https://webster.peopleadmin.com

The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in five diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, Athens, and Accra, Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online. For more information about the school see http://www.webster.edu/communications/.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA
School of Communication
Assistant Professor-Organizational Communication

The School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organizational Communication.

The ideal candidate will have a research program, teaching experience and expertise in Organizational Communication, Leadership and Managerial Communication. Teaching options include: Organizational Communication; Communication, Leadership, & Power; Small Group Communication; Interviewing; Business and Professional Speaking; Graduate Seminars in Communication Studies Theory or Mass Communication Theory and the opportunity to develop other areas.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field; Record of teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: Organizational Communication, Leadership, Managerial Communication along with evidence of a strong research program. ABD candidates will be considered, however, they will need to complete their Ph.D. before August 2019.

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT UNIVERSITY WEBSITEhttp://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/employment/index.php Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement describing teaching interests as well as contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin November 2018 and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019.

The School of Communication is in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and offers a dynamic curriculum with opportunities for research, creative activity, community service experiences in mass media outlets. Our mission is to provide a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to elevate, empower and engage students to become skilled, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in diverse local and global communities (www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/communication/index.php). As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally (https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php).

The University and School of Communication have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA
School of Communication
Assistant Professor Rhetoric/Critical Theory-Civic Discourse & Engagement

The School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Rhetoric/Critical Theory-Civic Discourse & Engagement.

The School of Communication is in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and offers a dynamic curriculum with opportunities for research, creative activity, community service experiences in mass media outlets. Our mission is to provide a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to elevate, empower and engage students to become skilled, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in diverse local and global communities (www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/communication/index.php). As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally (https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php).

The ideal candidate will be grounded in Rhetorical and/or Critical approaches to undergraduate and graduate courses concerned with issues of citizenship, civic participation and civic life in national and international contexts. Potential courses include: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism; Critical/Cultural Theory; Perspectives in Communication Studies; Political Rhetoric; Communication and Social Protest; Media and Politics; Argumentation and Debate; Graduate Seminars in Communication Studies, Journalism & Media Communication. Curriculum open for development include Civic Discourse and Engagement; Environmental Communication, among others. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Public Argument, Political Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Civic Engagement, Social Advocacy and Change, Media and Politics or Civic Discourse and Engagement.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field; record of teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas: Public Argument, Rhetorical/Critical Theory; Political Rhetoric, Civic Engagement, Social Advocacy and Change. Evidence of strong research program. ABD candidates will be considered, however, they will need to complete their Ph.D. before August 2019.

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT UNIVERSITY WEBSITEhttp://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/employment/index.php Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement describing interests as well as contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019.

The University and School of Communication have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA
School of Communication
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Multi-Platform Communication

The School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Multi-Platform Communication.

The School of Communication is in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and offers a dynamic curriculum with opportunities for research, creative activity, community service experiences in mass media outlets. Our mission is to provide a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to elevate, empower and engage students to become skilled, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in diverse local and global communities (www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/communication/index.php). As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally (https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php).

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Communication or a related field; professional experience in public relations/advertising related field; record of teaching excellence in relevant areas and evidence of a strong research or creative activity program. ABD candidates will be considered, however, they will need to complete their Ph.D. before August 2019.

Essential Functions
This position will advance the school’s commitment to preparing students for the diverse and multi-platform media environment. This position will teach courses in Media Storytelling and Social Media Metrics as well as classes related to the person’s area of interest. Additional curriculum content involving multi-platform communication also needs to be developed. Other development opportunities include entrepreneurial media, interactive infographics, analytics, sports communications and emergent media.

Applicants must submit an online application to the University website. Please go to www.unomaha.edu, click on employment, then current job openings (in red) and follow directions. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement describing interests as well as contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019.

The University and School of Communication have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT UNIVERSITY WEBSITE: http://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/employment/index.php

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA
School of Communication
Assistant Professor –Public Relations and Advertising Tenure-track

The School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Relations and Advertising. The School of Communication is in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) and offers a dynamic curriculum with opportunities for research, creative activity, community service experiences in mass media outlets. Our mission is to provide a student-centered, dynamic environment designed to elevate, empower and engage students to become skilled, ethical citizens and professionals who can excel in diverse local and global communities (www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and-media/communication/index.php). As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally (https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php).

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field; professional experience in public relations/advertising related field; record of teaching excellence and evidence of a strong research or creative activity program. ABD candidates will be considered, however, they will need to complete their Ph.D. before August 2019.

Essential Functions
This position will teach a variety of courses that focus on public relations and advertising, including subsequent capstone classes. Curriculum open for further development include: integration of social media; mobile and online advertising; digital/integrated marketing communication; media planning; digital storytelling; campaign development, media sales and strategic and corporate communication.

Applicants must submit an online application to the University website. Please go to https://www.unomaha.edu/, click on employment, then current job openings (in red) and follow directions. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement describing teaching interests as well as contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin November 2018 and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 19, 2019.

The University and School of Communication have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY AT UNIVERSITY WEBSITEhttp://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/employment/index.php

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

School of Journalism and Communication

Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

 

Applications are invited for:

School of Journalism and Communication

Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

(Ref. 1800022V)

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in the areas of media industries and convergence and/or digital journalism are preferred.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2019, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

School of Journalism and Communication

Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor


Applications are invited for:


School of Journalism and Communication

Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

(Ref. 1800022T)


Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in global digital media, comparative communication research, and/or transnational communication are preferred.


Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2019, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.


Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.


Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Assistant/Associate Professor, Cybersecurity


Georgia State University anticipates hiring a tenure-track hire at the assistant/associate rank in cyber security to begin Fall 2019, pending budgetary approval.  Ph.D. required. Recognizing that non-state and state sponsored actors now seek to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit infrastructures to threaten national security, we are seeking a faculty member with an active research program in the means and methodologies of how such groups expand their power and influence through attacks in and through the online environment. The targeted hire should bring expertise in discerning patterns in malevolent hacker behavior, identifying sources of online propaganda, and/or detecting and developing profiles for insider threat. Competitive candidates should ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of effort in attracting grant, contract or other extramural funding.


The hire will join an interdisciplinary team of Georgia State scholars working on Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism (TCVE), with their home department negotiable.  TCVE brings together scholars from Anthropology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Global Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Religious Studies, and a dozen, competitively selected, Presidential Ph.D. Fellows to better understand the causes and solutions regarding conflict and violent extremism happening around the globe. Our team has received support for its research program from DOJ, DHS, the British Foreign Council, NSF, NIJ, and the Department of Defense, among others.


To apply, candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to Carol Winkler, Chair of the Cyber Security Search Committee, Department of Communication, P.O. Box 5060, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060.  Materials sent to cwinkler@gsu.edu will also be accepted.  Candidate review will begin November 15, 2018 and remain open until position is filled. Georgia State University, a Title III and Title V institution located in downtown Atlanta, GA, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Department of Communication

Tenure-track Faculty Position, Political Communication


FACULTY POSITION

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Job # CMST19A


The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position

in the area of political communication at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates

should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the time of appointment. The

appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates should have a strong social

science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research.

The department is interested in candidates who examine political communication from

local, international, and/or global perspectives. Areas of study might include such topics

as electoral campaigns, news and public opinion, collective action and advocacy,

political socialization, and digital media and politics as well as empirical analyses of global

socio-political issues, such as communication and democracy; issues regarding

race/ethnicity; comparative/cross-national political communication; and other problems

at the intersection of our department’s core areas in media, organizational, and

interpersonal communication.


UCSB is ranked in the top 5 public universities in the U.S. and places great value on

interdisciplinary research collaboration across campus. The University also offers several

programs to support the transition of incoming faculty, including housing assistance

(http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-housing) and various grant support mechanisms.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae,

evidence of teaching effectiveness, three samples of published or completed research,

and the names and contact information for three references (a link will be automatically

sent to them to upload their letters to our recruiting system) to the appropriate sections of

the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01352. Questions should be

directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Miriam Metzger (metzger@ucsb.edu)

and Dr. Robin Nabi (nabi@ucsb.edu) or (805) 893-4517. This position will remain open until

filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by November

12, 2018. Reference letter submissions will be encouraged by this date.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity

and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as

appropriate for the position.


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

qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,

color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,

protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Brian Lamb School of Communication

Assistant Professor in Interpersonal Communication and Social Media


The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interpersonal Communication. We seek a scholar/teacher whose research and teaching are located at the intersection of interpersonal communication and social media. Relevant areas of research are not limited, but candidates must demonstrate expertise and continued commitment to the study of interpersonal communication processes in mediated contexts. Examples might include how individuals participate in online communities or the impact of social media on personal, family, or professional relationships.


The successful candidate will conduct research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service. Such a candidate will have a PhD in Communication (or related field) and an innovative program of research in interpersonal mediated communication. We seek a colleague who will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his areas of expertise and who is able to teach courses that are part of the College’s Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum (College of Liberal Arts' Integrated Cornerstone). The potential for securing extramural funding is also desirable.


Screening of applications will begin on October 29 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references. Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy (IPSocialMedia@purdue.edu). Questions regarding the position or application process can also be directed to Dr. Felicia Roberts, Search Committee Chair (IPSocialMedia@purdue.edu; 765-494-3323).


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


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



STATE UNIVERISTY OF NEW YORK, PLATTSBURGH

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies


For position details and application process, visit http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu and select “View Current Openings”


SUNY College at Plattsburgh is a fully compliant employer committed to excellence through diversity.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Communications


CSU Dominguez Hills invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor of Communications with expertise in Strategic Communication, to begin August 2019.


The Position

The Assistant Professor of Advertising/Publications with expertise in Strategic Communication teaches courses in public relations and advertising, focused on writing, strategy and research. Student advising, scholarly research productivity and service at the department, college, and university levels are expected. 


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires:

  • a Ph.D. in communication or a related field prior to the beginning of the Fall semester (August 1, 2019).

  • Experience in teaching undergraduates.

  • a promising research agenda.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional industry experience in public relations and/or advertising is preferred but not required.

  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

  • Record of scholarship in strategic communication or a closely related area.

  • Familiarity with and/or experience in accreditation processes.


How to Apply

A review of applications will begin Nov. 30 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information or to apply, visit https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities and click on “view job opportunities.”


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Journalism


The Communications Department at CSUDH invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor of journalism to begin August 2019.


The Position

The successful candidate will possess the teaching and professional experience needed to teach three to four courses per semester. An ongoing commitment to remain current in the field is expected. Additional duties may include advising the student newspaper and other journalism products and significant service at the department, college, and university levels.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

  • A record of at least three years’ professional practice in convergent journalism, broadcast journalism, or media management utilizing modern multimedia reporting tools.

  • English- and Spanish-language proficiency.

  • Experience teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Mass Communications or closely related field is preferred but not required.

  • At least three years of professional Spanish-language journalism experience utilizing modern multimedia reporting tools is strongly desired.


How to Apply

A review of applications will begin Nov. 30 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information or to apply, visit https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities and click on “view job opportunities.”

 


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Open Rank Tenure-Line Positions (up to 2)

Assistant/Associate Professor

REQ#15669BR


The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University is looking for up to two active communication scholars to join our growing faculty at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor. Successful candidates will be high-profile scholars with quantitative research expertise in media, technology, and society and potential to mentor PhD students and junior faculty in the college. Possible areas of research include but are not limited to human-computer interaction, gaming studies, big data and analytics, media and health, and environmental and science communication. This is a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor status. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2019 with faculty on-duty August 22, 2019.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a communication-related field

  • Extensive record of publications in the candidate’s area of methodological and subject-matter expertise

  • Candidates must have a very strong record of scholarship supported by extramural funding or have proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University.

  • Previous success in establishing and sustaining interdisciplinary research collaborations

  • Experience as a successful mentor of Ph.D. and master’s students

  • Candidates must be eligible to work as a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the United States at the time of appointment

  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

Responsibilities


Candidates must be able to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to their research expertise. Successful candidates will advise and mentor highly motivated master’s and doctoral students, engage in governance, and perform service at the department, college, university, and professional levels. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, typically a 2-2 load.


COLLEGE OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION:

The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University offers bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Creative Media Industries, Public Relations, Digital Media & Professional Communication, and Media Strategies. It offers master’s degrees in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, and Strategic Communication (online), and a Ph.D. in Media and Communication. The college has more than 2,000 undergraduate majors, about 270 MA students in three programs, and 40 Ph.D. students. Recent graduates of the doctoral program have begun their careers at universities in the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, and SEC, as well as applied research positions with media companies such as the MediaScience Research Lab. As of 2018 CoMC is rated 34th in the world for communication research by the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.


CoMC is home to the Center for Communication Research (CCR) (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/ccr/), one of the world’s premier, state-of-the art research facilities in media and communication research. It features labs useful for audience testing, content analysis, surveys, eye-tracking, focus group, psychophysiology, and gaming research. These research facilities provide a great environment for further advancing an exciting and productive research agenda. The college also hosts the Outpost Social Media Lab, a major center for the study of new and emerging media (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/outpost), and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, a center of teaching, research, and community outreach in Hispanic and International Communication (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/research/hihic). Additionally, the CoMC and TTU recently launched the Communication Training Center (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ctc/), a facility focused on training university faculty and graduate students how to enhance oral and visual communication skills.


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY:

Texas Tech University is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 35,000. It offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and 100 masters and 50 doctoral degree programs. Texas Tech is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas and is the state’s only campus with an adjoining research university, law school, and medical school. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and Texas Tech’s current Quality Enhancement Plan is "Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society" (www.depts.ttu.edu/globalcommunications). Texas Tech University is recognized as a Carnegie Tier 1 Research University and is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference. The university is located in Lubbock, Texas, a vibrant city of more than 250,000.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply on line at www.texastech.edu/careers, referencing the Requisition Number 15669BR. Candidates will be asked to provide a letter of application describing their research interests, teaching experience, professional experiences, a current curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. The search committee chair is Dr. Glenn Cummins. Questions may be addressed to him at glenn.cummins@ttu.edu.


EEO STATEMENT:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.


Please visit the college’s website for more information: www.depts.ttu.edu/comc

 

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Division & Interest Group News

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 1, 2018

COMMUNICATION HISTORY DIVISION

Topics:

•       Vote for CHD Secretary.

•       Call for papers. ICA Washington, DC

•       Call for papers. CHD preconference.


Dear Colleagues,


We generally try to keep the number of emails from the Communication History Division to a minimum, but there is a lot going on at the moment, so we want to make sure all are aware of some important upcoming deadlines. We have three items for your attention:


1.      Vote for CHD Secretary. If you have not already done so, please cast your ballot for the next Communication History Division secretary. You can access quick instructions on how to vote at https://www.icahdq.org/page/election2018. The deadline for voting is 15 October 2018.


2.      Call for papers: ICA 2019 in Washington, DC. Please submit individual papers and panel submissions by 1 November 2018, 16:00 UTC. The guidelines for submission can be found here: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/COMMHIST2018 The deadline is rapidly approaching!


3.      Call for papers: ICA 2019 pre-conference. It's official! Continuing our division’s tradition, we will be holding a preconference immediately prior to the start of ICA 2019. This year’s theme is “The Long History of Modern Surveillance: Excavating the Past, Contextualizing the Present,” organized by Josh Lauer and Nicole Maurantonio. See below for the call for abstracts. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018. All submissions should be sent directly to Josh Lauer, josh.lauer@unh.edu.


We look forward to receiving your work! Please be in touch with any questions.


Thank you for your time and continued work with us,

The CHD Exec Team

Nicole Maurantonio (chair), Derek Vaillant (vice-chair), and Lars Lundgren (secretary)



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The Long History of Modern Surveillance: Excavating the Past, Contextualizing the Present


ICA Preconference Washington, DC, USA, 24 May 2019


Sponsor: ICA Communication History Division

Organizers: Josh Lauer, Nicole Maurantonio


Surveillance is a key feature of modernity and a well-established topic of communication research. Since the 1980s communication scholars have studied a broad range of surveillance-related technologies, from databases and CCTV to biometrics and big data, highlighting their implications for the future of privacy and civil society. This research, however, has focused almost exclusively on “new” media. Such presentism is understandable given the speed and stakes of recent developments, but it has also limited our understanding of larger historical forces and global historical perspectives. In short, the study of surveillance needs a history to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be headed.  


This ICA preconference is dedicated to bringing together communication scholars from diverse research traditions and from around the world to illuminate the long history of modern surveillance. Submissions are invited to consider the full breadth of past surveillance techniques and regimes, in any geographic or national context, prior to the current moment. The scope includes empirical research and comparative studies, historically-informed theory, intellectual histories of the field, and methodological reflections. We especially welcome submissions that address histories of surveillance from transnational and/or de-Westernized perspectives.


(1)     Past surveillance practices and technologies:


Case studies and comparative histories of surveillance from a variety of perspectives are invited to shed light on the diversity of surveillance practices across time and around the globe. These studies may include embodied forms of individual or social surveillance; technologies of inscription, recordkeeping, archiving, and communication; examples of social sorting and classification; and organized efforts to record, track, or monitor individuals and populations. Submissions might address issues of power, privacy, recognition, and rights; gender, race, class, and sexuality (and their intersections); nationalism, empire, and colonialism; risk, security, and policing; the social construction of populations and conceptualizations of health, normality, deviance, markets, and audiences; reputation, celebrity, and shame; and the political economy of information and its commodification.  


(2)     Theorizing surveillance history:


Historical accounts of surveillance have been heavily influenced by Foucault’s theories of panopticism, governmentality, and biopolitics. Additionally, Giddens’ sociology of modernity and Scott’s concept of legibility have shaped understandings of surveillance as an historical phenomenon associated with the state and bureaucracy. Subsequent contributions by Deleuze, Haggerty and Ericson, Poster, Gandy, Andrejevic, and others have sought to connect Foucauldian theories to late 20th-century technologies, especially databases and digital media. We welcome submissions that review, critique, revise, or synthesize these existing theories of surveillance history. We also encourage efforts to develop new theories of surveillance history that address the limitations of dominant models, particularly their Western European perspective, early modern chronology, and generalizations about the social and psychological effects of surveillance. Is surveillance always a tool of power and disciplinary control, or can surveillance also produce positive forms of visibility, recognition, and participation?


(3)     Intellectual histories of surveillance studies and communication research:


Communication scholars have long been concerned with issues of surveillance and privacy, though often in different forms and under the banner of democratizing agendas. For example, early efforts to study audiences, public opinion, and journalism addressed problems of mass surveillance, classification, and social influence. Submissions that interrogate the intellectual, philosophical, or disciplinary origins of surveillance scholarship within the field of communication are welcome. This might include genealogies of surveillance research among communication scholars, including roots in sociology, administrative research, and Marxist critical theory; contributions of communication scholars to late 20th-century surveillance theory and privacy policy, including political economic and information society critiques; the development of surveillance scholarship in global and/or non-Western contexts; the institutionalization of surveillance studies within communication programs; and the marginalization of historical scholarship – and surveillance history in particular – within the field of communication.


(4)     Doing surveillance history:


Amid a welter of rapidly evolving technologies, communication scholars have struggled to keep up with new developments and to make sense of their implications. What can the study of the past contribute to such urgent contemporary issues? Unlike historians, whose scholarship is unselfconsciously backward looking, communication scholars are often compelled to justify the current relevance of historical inquiry to their peers. We invite submissions that address the value of surveillance history for understanding new and emerging social problems. This might include contributions to theories of modernity and technological change in a global context; the social construction of identity, privacy, and risk; and insight into the age-old problem of identifying, naming, and controlling bodies and populations. We also welcome submissions that consider the challenge of writing of surveillance history, including problems of periodization, geography, and sources (especially inaccessible institutional archives and ephemeral electronic evidence); inadequate theoretical models; and bridging interdisciplinary audiences.


Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should be submitted no later than 30 November 2018. Proposals for full panels are also welcome: these should include a 250-word abstract for each individual presentation, and a 200-word rationale for the panel. Each abstract should be accompanied by a brief (no longer than 50-word) author bio. Panel proposals should include bios for all panelists. Send abstracts to: Josh Lauer at josh.lauer@unh.edu.


Authors will be informed regarding acceptance/rejection for the preconference no later than 15 January 2019. Full papers will need to be submitted no later than 1 May 2019 as these will be posted online and made available to all those participating in the preconference. Early career scholars and graduate students are highly encouraged to submit their work, as are scholars exploring the above issues from transnational and/or non-Western perspectives. Please indicate if the research submitted is part of your thesis or dissertation project. The organizers will aim to arrange for discussants to provide an intensive response for graduate student projects.


Please direct any questions to either Josh Lauer (josh.lauer@unh.edu) or Nicole Maurantonio

(nmaurant@richmond.edu).


-Proposed award from the list above, and

Rationale for the nomination (about 100-150 words)


The committee will consider the candidates and will choose a few to create a formal nomination for the ICA consideration.


Contact Natalia Rybas, Immediate Past Chair of the ICA Feminist Scholarship Division to discuss the process of nomination or to ask questions natrybas@gmail.com.


Details and the submission form are available at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ErfaK7e0c2DZs5yWe_E-_VBHNwzt9it7naVziUXF0ZE/edit#

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COMPUTATIONAL METHODS INTEREST GROUP


Dear CM members,


The Taylor & Francis journal Communication Methods and Measures (CMM) invites submissions for a special issue on "Agent-Based Modeling for Communication Research". See call for papers below or follow this link: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/hcms-si-agent-based-modeling


Please consider submitting a paper if you work with agent-based models in your research. Submission deadline: 15 March, 2019.


Note: For CMM, the methodological perspective is key. So authors should highlight the methodological contribution of their submissions and not merely apply ABM to research questions in communication.


Cindy Shen, your vice chair



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CALL FOR PAPERS


Agent-Based Modeling for Communication Research


A major concern of communication researchers is to explain emergent, collective social phenomena such as the dynamics of public opinion, collective attention, and collective action. This goal requires bridging different levels of analysis, from individual actions to group interactions and aggregate dynamics. Many long-standing theories in communication, such as the spiral of silence or cultivation theory, offer intuitions of how those levels of analysis can be integrated, but precisely for that reason such theories are difficult to test empirically – at least using conventional, inferential methods.


Agent-based modelling (ABM) offers an analytical approach to hypothesize about and understand the mechanisms bringing about emergent patterns at the levels of groups and populations. Explaining social phenomena in terms of ABM means letting heterogeneous actors – or agents – interact in a simulated environment according to simple rules. The purpose of the models is to assess how those interactions generate, from the bottom up, the regularities that we can observe at the collective level. The approach offers a powerful tool to model complex systems, with clear applications in the social sciences and, in particular, in communication, with its emphasis on the dynamic and complex nature of social influence and media effects.


This special issue aims to publish research that demonstrates the analytical potential and methodological contribution of ABM for media and communication research. We particularly welcome submissions that use ABM to make substantive contributions to long-standing research problems of the field. This includes research that aims to:


develop communication theories;

model empirical communication phenomena such as opinion trends, polarization, or information diffusion;

predict future scenarios of communication dynamics,

assess the (unintended) consequences of interventions, and

solve theoretical and methodological problems associated to more conventional methods.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions may originate from any subfield of communication and should highlight the methodological innovation and substantive contribution of the work, addressing as appropriately questions of rigor, validation, reproducibility, and limitations.


The deadline for manuscripts to be considered for the special issue is March 15, 2019. Authors should include a statement in the cover letter that the manuscript is being submitted for the special issue on Agent-Based Modeling. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed and a final decision rendered until September 2019, with a target publication of the issue in late 2019.


Instructions for authors and a description of the online submission process can be found on the journal’s home page.


Questions about this special issue can be directed to the guest editors Annie Waldherr, Martin Hilbert, and Sandra González-Bailón.


Editorial information

Guest Editor: Annie Waldherr (annie.waldherr@uni-muenster.de)

Guest Editor: Martin Hilbert (hilbert@ucdavis.edu)

Guest Editor: Sandra González-Bailón (sandra.gonzalez.bailon@asc.upenn.edu)

 

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FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION


Dear Members


Our Nominations Office Natalia Rybas has again done a fantastic job and put together a call for nominations and an easy form to fill out to put feminist scholars into the 2019 ICA Awards competition. Please contribute your ideas by  November 12, 2018.


-Stine


FSD seeks candidates for 2019 ICA awards nominations

Dear members and friends of Feminist Scholarship Division of ICA -


The FSD award nomination committee plans to intentionally work to nominate feminist scholars for ICA awards. The awards are described on the ICA web site. Specifically, this year we would like to consider:

Steven H. Chafee Career Achievement award

Outstanding Article award

Young Scholar award

B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship award

Applied Research award


The committee seeks candidates for nominations. The candidates will meet the following criteria:

Must be ICA members, and

Must be recognized feminist scholars with wide appeal across divisions and internationally.


If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the ICA awards, please complete the form and provide the following information by November 12, 2018:

Candidate’s name, contact information, ICA and academic affiliations,

Proposed award from the list above, and

Rationale for the nomination (about 100-150 words)


The committee will consider the candidates and will choose a few to create a formal nomination for the ICA consideration.


Contact Natalia Rybas, Immediate Past Chair of the ICA Feminist Scholarship Division to discuss the process of nomination or to ask questions natrybas@gmail.com.


Details and the submission form are available at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ErfaK7e0c2DZs5yWe_E-_VBHNwzt9it7naVziUXF0ZE/edit#

 

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HEALTH COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Hi Everyone,



To read online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S126Qnh77DKkWqmhmOLqNCKXT2kgk3bC1gi8zWEF5BM/edit?usp=sharing


Congratulations once again to 2018's thesis and dissertation award winners! The Amanda Kundrat Thesis of the Year went to Erendira Estrada, University of California Merced, “Development of a participatory health communication intervention: An ecological approach to reducing rural information inequality and health disparities” Advisor: Dr. Susana Ramirez and the Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year: Dr. Kristen Farris, U of Texas Austin, “The Impacts of Recurring Supportive Interactions on Couples’ Psychological, Relational, and Health outcomes in the Context of Rheumatic Diseases” Advisor: Dr. Erin Donovan.


The 2019 ICA/NCA Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year and Abby Prestin Dissertation Awards:


ICA and NCA are pleased to release a call for outstanding master's theses and doctoral dissertations in the area of health communication. A cash award is given in the amount of US$500 each for the top dissertation and top thesis.


Each year, a committee composed of leaders from the Health Communication Divisions of the ICA and NCA reviews Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations submitted for consideration. Authors of the top-rated thesis and top-rated dissertation (and their faculty advisors) are recognized at the Annual Divisional Business Meeting during ICA’s conference with the presentation of a plaque and cash award.


In 2010, the Thesis of the Year Award was renamed the Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication Thesis of the Year thanks to an endowment created by the Kundrat family for that award. Amanda passed away on January 21st, 2003 while a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. Her passion for health communication was rooted in both her personal and academic understanding of the healthcare system. Amanda’s MA thesis previously won the Thesis of the Year Award.


The dissertation award is given in honor of the late Abby Prestin, an exemplary health communication scholar and person, who tragically passed away on September 3, 2014 at the age of 34 after a year-long battle with lymphoma. Both her MA Thesis and PhD Dissertations won these awards and the Award is endowed by her family and friends.


For more information about these endowments and ways for you to contribute to this fund, please go to http://www.icahdq.org/fundraising/index.asp and look for the two funds alphabetized under the name “Health Communication”


REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the 2019 awards, theses and dissertations must have been completed (defended) between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2018. If the completion date was in the last four months of 2017, the thesis or dissertation cannot have been submitted for last year’s (2018) competition. Individuals may nominate themselves, but advisors must be notified of the nomination. Thesis and dissertation nominations will be evaluated by a panel of officers and members of the ICA and NCA Health Communication Divisions, with the ICA Chair serving as the award coordinator.


The nomination packet should include (a) a cover letter with the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of the nominee and his or her advisor(s) and completion date of the thesis or dissertation, and (b) a summary (excluding title page and references) of the thesis or dissertation not exceeding 5 pages (8 ½ x 11” page, Times New Roman 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins on all sides, and in English; not counting title page and references). The 5-page summary should describe clearly and concisely the study’s rationale, theoretical framework, research questions, methods, results, and conclusions. Care should be taken to mask the identity of the author within the text of the summary. The summary should include a title page that contains only the title of the thesis or dissertation. Complete theses or dissertations or chapters of same will not be accepted for review. Reviewers will be instructed not to read beyond the first 5 pages of text. PLEASE SUBMIT PACKET AS A MS WORD DOCUMENT—NOT AS A PDF.


On or before March 10th, a slate of up to 3 finalists for each award will be selected by the evaluation committee. Finalists will be invited to submit an extended integrated summary of the thesis or dissertation not exceeding 30 pages (double-spaced, one-inch margins on all sides, and in English). These summaries will be reviewed by the committee and the award winners will be selected from among the finalists.


Send an electronic copy of the nomination packet including cover letter and 5-page summary to:

Jeff Niederdeppe Chair, ICA Health Communication Division Email: jdn56@cornell.edu

The deadline for receipt of the nomination packets is January 31, 2019. Nomination packets received after that date will not be reviewed


Reminder, we now have an ICA Health Communication Division Official Group Page on Facebook. If you are on Facebook and would like to receive more timely announcements and updates from your colleagues in the field, please join the group and add other health communication scholars: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754132684876713/


You can post job announcements or other things of interest for the division on the Facebook page. I will continue to gather announcements to send out to the division at the beginning of each month.


Please have announcements you’d like to be included in the newsletter to me by the 27th of the month prior.


Thank you!


Best,


Holley Wilkin, PhD

ICA Health Communication Division Secretary

Associate Professor of Communication and Public Health

Graduate Director, Department of Communication

Georgia State University

hwilkin@gsu.edu


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INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP


Hi Intergroup Communication Interest Group members:


1. Elections

Another reminder about elections. Everyone should have received an email from ICA. In addition to electing officers, members also have an opportunity to vote on by-law changes. Most of the changes simply put our by-laws in line with the manner in which our interest group has operated the last 10 years or so. However, one change reflects our discussion and support at the last business meeting for renaming our annual student award. Elections are open until October 15th.


For those who love 'intergroup' competition, we currently have the highest voter "turnout" for divisions and interest groups! Keep it up. :)


2. Survey on Challenges in Race and Ethnicity-Related Research.


Please assist David in this very important inquiry with the ultimate goal of improving our processes for research related to race and ethnicity.

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Research projects that involve race and ethnicity face unique challenges due to the conflictual nature of these group categories. We aim to produce guidelines on challenges and best practices for race- and ethnicity-related empirical research that involves human subjects.


To inform our guidelines, we need your valuable experiences from the field! Please share your experience if you came across race or ethnicity in your work - as a researcher, supervisor or committee member. Participation will take less than 10 minutes. Your knowledge will greatly help future researchers in implementing ethical and robust research!


To the survey: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/challenges_research_race_ethnicity


Among all participants, we raffle 3 x US$30 book vouchers. Your participation is highly appreciated!


In the name of project team, many thanks!


David (Dr. David Schieferdecker // Free U Berlin // d.schieferdecker@fu-berlin.de)

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Dear Intergroup Communication Interest Group Members:


Mark your calendars for this conference in Australia on Intergroup Contact. The conference is aimed at junior and senior scholars in Social Psychology, Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, and Sociology (among others) with an interest in multiple perspectives on intergroup contact’s effects. The following has initial information, with more to come soon!


https://sasp.org.au/2018/09/sasp-spssi-group-meeting-on-intergroup-contact-to-be-held-in-newcastle-australia-29-april-1-may-2019/


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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Hello Interpersonal Communication Division Members!


Please remember to register to review for the upcoming conference in Washington DC, May 2019. The volunteer process for reviewing is online at ScholarOne and can be done when you submit your paper/proposal.  You may also also volunteer to review if you do not plan to submit to the conference - just follow the same steps below. The only requirements are that you must be an ICA member and ABD.


Here are the steps to take to review.   


•       Go to the ICA website (www.icahdq.org) and login. Then click on “Paper Management System.” We are using a new submission site this year, ScholarOne. You’ll be directed there and will need to create a username and password for this site.


•       When you log into ScholarOne, you will be asked to complete a "general information" section.


•       In the middle of the first page of the general information section, you will be asked if you want to review submissions based on your area of expertise. CLICK YES!


•       Then, make sure to choose the Interpersonal Communication Division from the list of divisions and click "add expertise." Note: you may choose up to 2 divisions for which to review.



•       You will also need to select your keywords, which will help us to distribute submissions to reviewers. You can select up to 3 keywords.


•       Then, make sure to save changes before moving to the next page of the general information section!


Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions – holmstr6@msu.edu.  As a reminder, here’s our call for papers: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/INTERP_CFP


Mandy Holmstrom

Vice Chair


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LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION DIVISION


Dear colleagues,  


The University of Helsinki cordially invites scholars working on or interested in Ethnography of Communication to Helsinki, Finland for a conference to be held June 11-14, 2019. The conference is titled Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. This is the fourth conference devoted to Ethnography of Communication approaches; other conferences have gathered in the US, in Washington, Omaha, and most recently in New York. The submission for abstracts opens November 1, and closes December 3, 2018 here:

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/ethnography-of-communication-and-interdisciplinary-moves



The theoretical-methodological approach of Ethnography of Communication is a particular way to study culture, communication and interaction. It lives in and nourishes multiple languages and countries and pulls on different academic communities such as linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, anthropological linguistics, folklore studies, media studies, conversation analysis, etc.


The June 2019 conference has a two-fold structure designed to benefit local and international researchers. First, invited workshops and paper presentations will explore the ways in which Ethnography of Communication relates in particular with language ideology, folklore studies, and media ethnography. All three approaches or disciplines are alive and strong at the University of Helsinki, and they are closely related to Ethnography of Communication. Second, individual papers and panels will present recent research and other works on the Ethnography of Communication.


Professor Emeritus Robert Craig (U of Colorado, Boulder) will present the keynote.


The organization committee invites individual abstracts and panel proposals that apply Ethnography of Communication, report on research in Ethnography of Communication, or present recent developments in Ethnography of Communication. All submissions are competitively selected.


Submissions should address and answer any of the following questions and/or themes:

- How might we combine research on language ideologies with Ethnography of Communication?

- How might we combine research on folklore studies with Ethnography of Communication?

- In what ways are methods in media ethnography in anthropology and methods applied in Ethnography of Communication shared or not? How do the methods used in media ethnography compare to those used in Ethnography of Communication?

- Presentations that consider Ethnography of Communication research as it crosses disciplinary borders.  

- Recent questions, concerns, and research in Ethnography of Communication.    


Important dates

Abstract submission opens by November 1, 2018.

Abstract submission closes December 3, 2018.

Acceptance of abstracts, evaluated by the academic review board, will be announced by January 15, 2019.

Registration for the conference opens by January 15, 2019.

Conference begins Tuesday afternoon, June 11. Conference closes Friday afternoon, June 14, 2019.


Venue and costs

The conference fee is designed to include three lunches and the conference dinner. The conference fees will be around 80 euros for graduate students, and 150 euros for others. The conference will take place in down town Helsinki, on the main campus of the University of Helsinki. The local organizing committee is Saila Poutiainen (chair), Eeva Sippola, Eija Stark, and Johanna Sumiala.


Tervetuloa kesäkuussa Helsinkiin!


With kind regards,

Saila Poutiainen



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Saila Poutiainen, Ph.D.

Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters, Director

Yliopistonlehtori/University Lecturer

Humanistinen tiedekunta/Faculty of Arts

Helsingin yliopisto/University of Helsinki

+358 (0)2941 29345, +358 (0)50 504154666

saila.poutiainen@helsinki.fi


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PHILOSOPHY, THEORY AND CRITIQUE DIVISION


Dear PTC friends,


First, thanks to all of you who through reviewing, presenting, responding, chairing, karaoking, etc made possible a great ICA in Prague last May! Three quick reminders.


First, ICA has switched to the ScholarOne platform for submissions (link provided later in message). That means you'll have to go there and create a new account (yes, annoying). Best to do that asap, no? Once there, you will select research interests, etc., which will help with the distribution of reviewing assignments, speaking of which...


Second: review! Please, Please, pretty please give back to the division by reviewing a couple of submissions for us. It should go without saying, but alas: the conference can't take place without some reciprocity between submitting/presenting and reviewing. I'll be pestering you next month about this again.


Third, please submit and encourage colleagues to join our division and do so, too. As many of you know, the number of panel slots ICA gives us depends on the number of submissions we have. Last year was, I'm told, the most difficult year ever to get accepted, and we had slightly fewer submissions last yea (Apologies, again, to any of you who had papers/panels rejected; I did my best to expand panels, reducing presentation times, but it was clearly less than ideal). Hopefully the prospect of protesting Trump on site will motivate more submissions this year!


Here's the CFP again, followed by the link to register on the new ScholarOne platform. Best wishes, Jayson Harsin


The Philosophy, Theory and Critique (PTC) Division invites the submission of papers and/or panels for the 2019 conference in Washington D.C. The PTC Division is broadly concerned with the critical theoretical, analytical and political issues that cut across the various boundaries that are often taken for granted within the study of communication. Its primary goal is to provide a forum in which scholars can explore the relations and intersections between the study of communication and the range of contemporary theoretical and philosophical concerns, arguments and positions, especially those concerned with social, political, or cultural critique. It is also committed to providing a space for those emergent interests, as well as empirical research, which challenge the common sense assumptions currently guiding our understanding of the practice of communication. Work presented in PTC is wide-ranging including research on the nature of communication, media, mediation and (digital) technology; questions of power, subjectivity and experience; critical theories of data, surveillance and digital labour; the social production of knowledge; philosophy and ethics of communication; issues of citizenship, participation, recognition and the public sphere(s); and nationalism, cosmopolitanism and power in various forms (symbolic, institutional, economic, technological, etc.). Members bring different theoretical and philosophical orientations to bear upon these topics, including phenomenology and hermeneutics, Marxism, feminism, critical theory, media theory, pragmatism, social theory and cultural critique. We welcome the submission of empirically informed work that engages with, and makes a contribution to critical theoretical or philosophical debates.


The PTC Division will accept submissions in three formats this year:



1. Full paper submissions of up to 25-30 pages (double spaced, about 7000-8000 words) excluding references and illustrative material). Papers must be original to ICA, i.e., you should not submit work already published elsewhere. In preparing your submission please remove all author information from the manuscript, including metadata, to facilitate the process of blind peer review.



2. Panel submissions. Panels provide a good forum for the discussion of new approaches and innovative ideas. Panel proposals should include 4-5 paper presenters (if a designated respondent is required, then 4 presenters only please). Please consider forgoing a respondent in favour of an additional presenter. Panel submissions should include the following:


   Panel Theme or Title


   A 75-word description of the panel for the conference program


   A 400-word rationale, providing justification for the panel’s theme and participating panelists


   350-word (max) abstract of each panelist


   Names of panel participants (4-5 presenters, if a designated respondent is required, then 4 presenters only please)


   Name of panel chair/organizer (usually the same person)


Please note that the ICA’s online conference submission system may offer different word length limits but the limits stated above take precedence.


3. Roundtable submissions. Roundtables provide an opportunity for a larger panel (maximum 6 participants) to offer short position statements on a topic of major interest or controversy. If you plan to submit a roundtable proposal, please submit the same details as for a panel, except that abstracts from each panelist should be 100-150 words in length and no respondent is required.


Full papers, panel and roundtable proposals can be on any aspect, theme or approach that fits the PTC remit.


If you have any questions concerning these formats or general enquiries regarding your individual submission, please contact the 2019 conference planner and PTC vice-chair, Jayson Harsin (jharsin@aup.edu). All submissions will go through a process of blind peer review and ICA will notify you if your paper has been accepted in mid-January.


Please Volunteer to Review Papers and Panels!


Given the usual high number of papers/panels/roundtable proposals, we encourage you to review papers and panels for PTC. If you are interested and have not already volunteered for the coming year, please e-mail Jayson Harsin, providing some details about your expertise and contact information. You can also nominate yourself on the ICA website.

Register here: https://ica2019.abstractcentral.com


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PUBLIC DIPLOMACY INTEREST GROUP


Dear Public Diplomacy Friends,


Apologies for the earlier technical problems with the Reviewer form.  They’re fixed now. As they say in the movies, “take two”.


The correct link for the form that will allow you to enter your information is here:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cTjUPjqQw-kEIK4ZtQXeKwGuQHVEgWJ6vk8KDcROQU/edit?usp=sharing


Please make sure to hit “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the form.


Preparations for ICA 2019 are underway and we need your help.


We need everyone to volunteer to review papers being submitted for presentation in May.  Our strong and growing division saw a 50% increase in submissions from 2017 to 2018. We expect a large number of submissions for 2019 and a very competitive process.  It is up to all of us to ensure a robust review that produces high-quality presentations.


If you are submitting a paper, we ask you to agree to review at least two or three papers.  Even if you are not submitting a paper, please volunteer. You have a valuable opportunity to serve your colleagues, support their scholarship, and advance the public diplomacy field as a whole.  What you read may spark some interesting conversations and even nourish your own thinking and learning. We will also award a certificate for ICA PD IG Best Reviewer.


To volunteer, click this link, give us your information, and hit the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cTjUPjqQw-kEIK4ZtQXeKwGuQHVEgWJ6vk8KDcROQU/edit?usp=sharing


Thank you in advance!

Alina, James, and Steve


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