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Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND THE MEDIA DIVISION

Greetings CAM Members -

Your officers are busy at work planning another fantastic ICA-CAM, and look forward to seeing many of you in San Diego. In the meanwhile, here are just a few updates we would like to share:

  1. Congratulations! Warm congratulations to Nancy Jennings! Nancy has been elected as the next Vice-Chair of the CAM division of ICA. She will begin her new role at the close of the meeting of ICA in San Diego. Nancy brings with her a wealth of experience studying the impact of media on the lives of children and their families as well as public policies and practices involved with children's media. We are all very excited to welcome Nancy aboard and look forward to working with her in the coming years.
  2. Preconference! Yes - CAM has been selected to offer a preconference this year (Thursday, May 25th). Titled Invention & Intervention: Blending Research with Practice to Develop Effective Media for Youth, this preconference will bring together media producers, industry researchers, and children's media scholars from around the world in order to: (1) provide guidance and information to academic researchers on the sorts of research currently conducted within the children's media industry, (2) identify how academic researchers might be influential in conducting research that will drive more impactful media productions, and (3) brainstorm ways to facilitate improved communication between researchers and (media) practitioners. More details about this exciting preconference are forthcoming. In the meanwhile, if you know of speakers that you believe are particularly relevant for this event, please email their names to Jessica Piotrowski at j.piotrowski@uva.nl. This preconference is organized jointly by the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Amsterdam, the Center on Media & Human Development at Northwestern University, and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.
  3. Website! As a reminder to our members, please do check the ICA-CAM website regularly. We try to limit our email to our members to division-specific business only. However, there are often relevant CfPs and other relevant initiatives that might be of interest to you. When we are notified of these opportunities, we update our website as well as our (un)official Facebook page. In this way, we are able to keep the emails to a minimum and ensure all members have access to this information. http://cam.icahdq.org/ohana/website/?p=7326676
  4. Thank you! Finally, a sincere thank you to all of our members that assisted with the review process. Your support is critical to making each conference a success.

Should you have any questions about the information included here or in general, please feel free to reach out to any of your CAM officers.




COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

The ICA Communication and Technology Division (CAT) is seeking nominations for the Frederick Williams Prize for Contribution to the Study of Communication and Technology and the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award. The submission deadline for both awards is 11:59pm GMT, 1 March 2017. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information, please visit http://cat.icahdq.org

Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication and Technology
Dr. Frederick Williams (1933-2010), former ICA President and founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, was a visionary who made significant and lasting impacts on new communication technology research. To honor his memory and outstanding contribution to our field, the Williams Prize is awarded on a year-by-year basis by the Communication and Technology (CAT) Division of the International Communication Association. It recognizes the major contributions and cumulative achievements of senior scholars who have advanced the study and the field of communication and technology.

Eligibility:

Nominations are solicited from CAT members; however, nominees are not required to be CAT or ICA members.

Nomination Process:

Nominations should be electronically submitted to Mike Yao (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, atmzyao@illinois.edu no later than 11:59pm GMT, 1 March 2017, with "Williams Prize Nomination" in the subject line.

Nomination letters should include:

  • The nominee's full contact information, including name, surface mail address, email address, and phone number;
  • A 1-2 page discussion of the nominee's major contributions to the study of communication and technology, and suitability for recognition as a recipient of the Prize; and
  • A list of the nominee's selected works, publications, distinctions, accomplishments or other evidence that demonstrate the significance of the nominee's work and its influence on the field of communication and technology.
  • Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award

    This Award honors the memory of Prof. Herbert S. Dordick (1925-1998), a distinguished telecommunications engineer, public/urban policy researcher and intellectual, teacher and mentor. The Dordick Dissertation Award recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology completed and defended in the preceding year, and is presented annually at the business meeting of the Communication and Technology (CAT) Division of the International Communication Association.

    Eligibility:

  • Dissertation Eligibility: Any doctoral dissertation in the area of communication and technology, completed and defended between 1 January and 31 December of the year prior to the Award is eligible for consideration.
  • ICA Membership: Dissertation authors need not be members of ICA or the CAT Division for their work to be considered, but Award recipients must be ICA members at the time the Award is given (i.e., the ICA annual conference in the year after completing the dissertation).
  • Nomination Eligibility: Dissertations may be nominated by their authors, by dissertation advisors, or by other academic/professional colleagues familiar with the dissertation project.
  • Nomination Process:

    Completed nominations, including all required materials, must be received via email no later than 11:59pm GMT, 1 March 2017. Nominations should be electronically submitted to Mike Yao (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Chair of the ICA CAT Awards Committee, atmzyao@illinois.edu with "Dordick Award Nomination" in the subject field. Nomination materials should include:

  • Full contact information for the dissertation author, including name, surface mail address, email address, and phone number;
  • A cover letter or statement (1-2 pages) by the nominator describing the significance of the work and its merit/suitability for the Award;
  • A one-page abstract of the dissertation;
  • A representative chapter or selected sections of the dissertation, OR a paper summarizing the dissertation study, problem/hypothesis and rationale, methods, and findings, of up to 30 pages in length (double-spaced, excluding references and figures; approximately 7,500 words).



  • COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY INTEREST GROUP

    Check out their announcements weekly here:
    http://commscience.org/
    http://csab.commscience.org/announcements/




    FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION

    FSD Ally Award: Call for nominees

    The FSD Ally Award is given annually to an ICA member, who is not a member of the Feminist Scholarship Division yet. The award recognizes a person who directly or indirectly supports the mission of FSD through scholarship, advocacy, mentoring, or other related activities.

    The ideal recipient would meet one or more of the following criteria:

      (a) has promoted feminist causes within ICA and other academic organizations;
      (b) has conducted feminist research;
      (c) has actively supported women academics in their paths toward promotion, tenure, and leadership; and/or
      (d) has spoken in support of FSD's mission at ICA leadership events or other Division events (i.e., board meetings or business meetings).

    FSD will accept nominations and self-nominations by February 1. The nomination will include a (1) a brief narrative, up to 400 words, explaining how the nominee meets one or more of the above criteria, (2) current CV of the nominee, and (3) Division affiliations within ICA at the moment of nomination. The nominations should be emailed to the current Division Chair Natalia Rybas (natrybas@gmail.com).

    The winner will be recognized at the business meeting and receive a certificate.

    FSD Teresa Award: Call for Nominations and Committee Members

    The Teresa Award recognizes work from established feminist scholars who have made significant contributions to the development, reach and influence of feminist scholarship in communication and/or media studies. The Feminist Scholarship Division seeks: (1) nominees for the Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship; and (2) volunteers willing to serve on the Teresa Awards Committee to help choose among the nominees. Those wishing to serve on the committee should hold a doctoral degree and have a depth of familiarity with feminist communication scholarship. Those interested in nominating a feminist scholar for the award should inform co-chairs of the Teresa Award Committee, Marian Meyers ( mmeyers@gsu.edu) and Carolyn Byerly ( cbyerly@earthlink.net).The nominating materials should be submitted to the co-chairs no later than 15 February 2017More information about the award and the nomination process can be found here..




    INSTRUCTIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP

    Reviewers are still needed. Please sign-up to review for San Diego 2017! It's not too late to sign-up, with only one week left to submit your reviews --- that's enough for one paper! :

    Sign-up to review here: http://www.icahdq.org/cfp/. And, don't forget to complete your already assigned reviews.




    LGBTQ STUDIES INTEREST GROUP

    LGBTQ Studies Interest Group welcomes newly elected Co-Chair, ?ukasz Szulc. Szulc is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and incoming Marie-Curie fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).




    MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES INTEREST GROUP

    Thank you again to those who volunteered to review for the 2017 Conference. We had an excellent number of submissions--nearly 50% more than last year, so the group continues to grow quickly.

    We are co-sponsoring the Distribution Matters preconference. Though the call is now closed, follow news about the program athttps://distributionmatters.wordpress.com

    As we await the new ICA web client, we are maintaining news on our Linked In Group site--please join if you haven't already:https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10310863

    We would like to do a better job promoting the work and new publications of our members since we tend to publish in a lot of different outlets--please forward such announcements to Amanda (lotz@umich.edu) or Sora (sora.park@canberra.edu.au) so that we can add them to our site or newsletter.

    Recent publications:

    Erin Hill, Never Done: A History of Women's Work in Media Production (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016)




    PUBLIC DIPLOMACY INTEREST GROUP

    The ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group will hold its first conference sessions at ICA 2017 in San Diego and host a full-day post conference, "Bridging practice and disciplinary perspectives on the formation and effects of country image, reputation, brand, and identity," on 30 May 2017. Deadline for abstracts for the post conference is 30 Jan 2017. The post conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss current challenges in public diplomacy and country image, with a focus on how to advance theory and research and how to contribute to the current practice of public diplomacy. You can find details of the call here - http://community.icahdq.org/ohana/groups/details.cfm?id=19

    Chair of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group, Diana Ingenhoff (Fribourg U), and vice-chair Alina Dolea (Bucharest U), along with James Pamment (Lund U) will edit a special issue of the Journal of Communication Management on "Organizational responses and communication strategies to the European refugee crisis." Deadline for submission of manuscripts is 28 Feb. 2017. For more information, please contact the editors. Information about the special issue can be found here - http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=6969




    SPORTS COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP

    Early Career Research Award

    This award is given annually to a scholar who has not yet earned tenure at his/her institution but has exhibited exemplary scholarship related to sport and communication. The award is open to all epistemological viewpoints and all communicative sub-disciplines relating to sport scholarship. The recipient should be a regular member and attendee of the conference of the International Communication Association. Self-nominations are welcome. Nomination materials should be submitted to Mike Devlin (mdevlin@txstate.edu), Chair of the Awards Committee, no later than 15 January 2016. Materials should include: (a) nominee's curriculum vitae (CV), (b) up to three samples of scholarly writing applying to sports communication research, and (c) three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be notified of the winner no later than March 1 and the winner should be present at the annual group meeting to receive the award.

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    Call for Papers

    Posted By Administrator, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    UPDATED CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND EXTENDED DEADLINE: 13 DECEMBER 2016!

    WHAT IS LIFE?
    LIFEWORKS o LIFESTYLES o LIFEWORLDS
    U of Oregon in Portland o 6-8 April 2017
    whatis.uoregon.edu

    The seventh annual "What is...? " conference-experience will engage communication, media, and nature by examining everyday life- our lifeworks and lifestyles - emphasizing the lifeworlds (environments) we live in. It will investigate how communication/media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life - from scale, pace, and pattern to the public, private, and organic. By building bridges through multidisciplinary networks, the event emphasizes how communication is instrumental in and for living systems. What is life and how is life mediated?

    What is Life? (2017) builds on last year's conference, What is Media? (2016), expanding a transdisciplinary notion of medium/media with special attention to its material, historical, and ecological ramifications. It marks the second collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, life sciences, and the arts.

    Featured plenaries will include:

  • Douglas Rushkoff, Communication and Economics (Generation Like, FRONTLINE)
  • Jussi Parikka, Media Archaeology and Aesthetics (A Geology of Media)
  • Amnon Buchbinder, Journalism and Science (Biology of Story)
  • Salma Monani, Environmental Studies (Ecomedia)
  • Brendan Bohannan, Biology and Ecology
  • Toby Miller, Creative Industries and Environmental Studies (Greening The Media)
  • Gabriela Martinez, Cinema/Media Studies and Latin American Studies
  • Mark Johnson, Cognitive Science and Philosophy (Metaphors We Live By)
  • Brook Muller, Architecture and Design (Ecology and the Architectural Imagination)
  • Keynote address by Fritjof Capra, Complexity and System Sciences (Systems View of Life)

    Papers/presentations already accepted address: the value of human life, algorithms and e-waste, biodiversity, science journalism/communication, sustainable design and apps, Chinese rural experience, microbial ecology, women and work, STS and automation, responsibility and integrity.What is Life? invites scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public to collaborate. We welcome submissions for paper presentations and panels, roundtables, and art installations. A wide range of topics and themes can be found under the Call for Proposals at the conference website (whatis.uoregon.edu).

    Send 100-150 word abstracts/proposals by 13 December 2016 to: Janet Wasko o jwasko@uoregon.edu

    Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (U of Oregon)
    University of Oregon o Eugene, Oregon 97405-1275




    CALL FOR ARTICLES - DEADLINE 1 FEBRUARY 2017

    Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies

    Special Issue: 'Youth, Social Media and Gender: opportunity for resistance or reproduction of stereotypes?'

    Edited by Nuria Arauna (Rovira i Virgili U), Tonny Krijnen (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication), Sofie Van Bauwel (UGhent),

    Our aim is to examine the contexts and cultural understandings that interact with young people's uses of social media from a gender perspective. We would like to cover different related manifestations and experiences related to youth's engagement with social media globally from a critical perspective.

    -Gendered and intersectional self-presentations on Social Networking Sites (SNS) 
    -Youth's agency in constructing gender identities and interactions on SNS
    -Double standards, victim blaming and assessment of peers' activities online 
    -Care vs control behaviour in love and sexual relationships on SNS 
    -Alternative masculinities, transgender and intergender identities on SNS 
    -Adolescent and young people's participation and engagement in alternative online communities 
    -Critical evaluation of revictimization through SNS of teenagers suffering sexual or gender violence 
    -Public controversies (media panics, institutional campaigns, press coverage...) regarding sexual aggression on SNS 
    -Emerging mobile social network services and transgressive gender subcultures

    The journal plans to include articles of 6,500-7,000 words (including references), as well as brief research notes or reports of around 2000-3000 words for the Viewpoint section. Full manuscripts for both sections should be sent in accordance with the Notes for Contributors to the email address catalan.journal@urv.cat by 1 February 2017. All contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review.

    Full text of the call attached and on the CJCS website:

    https://catalanjournal.wordpress.com/content/call-for-papers/

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    Available Positions and Job Opportunities

    Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR (NU-Q)
    Director, Communication Program

     

    Northwestern University's first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is searching for a senior faculty member to serve as director of our Program in Communication.

    Of special interest are candidates with expertise in media economics, media industry studies, or related fields. The ideal candidate will be a senior scholar with administrative experience; the successful candidate will act as Director of the Communication Program, leading a faculty of eleven and working closely with the Dean's Office on issues of faculty development, mentoring, and curricular planning. Such a candidate will have a reduced teaching load, but will be expected to lead undergraduate courses on topics related to his or her expertise. Candidates should have a record of publication and scholarly accomplishment commensurate with the rank and position. Relevant industry experience and demonstrated interest in the Middle East will be especially welcome. Earned Ph.D. preferred. The program director also represents the Communication program across the school, in Qatar's Education City, and at the home campus in Evanston.

    Our NU-Q programs in Journalism, Communication, and Liberal Arts work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in science, technology, health care, and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

    Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research, and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff of women and men drawn from Qatar, the United States, South Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000 square foot building with leading-edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

    Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: communication-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu

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

    Contact Uscommunication-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu


    SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY
    Communication/Journalism
    Assistant Professor - Public Relations

    The Department of Communication/Journalism is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Relations, effective August 2017.

    Professionally-focused faculty in an ACEJMC-accredited program seek an engaged public relations colleague who thrives on teaching in a high-impact learning environment. We are a small school with an active student-centered faculty. We seek a candidate who is a scholar with substantial professional experience in public relations and/or strategic communication.

    The candidate will be expected to: (1) teach a 4-4 load of public relations courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (2) take an active role in the department by pursuing professional, creative and/or scholarly activity; developing new curricula; advising students; serving on departmental and university committees; and assisting student media organizations. Other duties, including summer and winter term teaching, may be determined relative to the skills and interests of the applicant and the needs of the department.

    Requirements for the on-campus interview include a presentation of recent research and/or a professional portfolio, a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of a commitment to understanding diverse populations. We strive to enhance the diversity of our department and the university community, and encourage applicants who exemplify multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and global perspectives.

    A terminal degree from an accredited institution is required for tenure.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/MA in public relations or related field
  • Professional experience in strategic communication - public relations
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Demonstrated research agenda
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    The candidate should be proficient in integrating social media and all platforms for messaging. The candidate should have 2 or more years of teaching experience in public relations and should be comfortable teaching concepts and skills across the communication/journalism discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in public relations or related field
  • Active professional involvement in PRSA and/or IPRA or other public relations organizations
  • Professional experience with design software like Adobe Creative Cloud
  •  

    All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Dr. Carrie Sipes, Search Committee Chair
    Communication/Journalism Department
    Shippensburg University
    1871 Old Main Drive
    Shippensburg, PA 17257
    Phone: 717-477-1432
    Email: casipes@ship.edu

    Applications received by December 10, 2016 will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    The university provides additional off-load opportunities and scholarship support through summer and winter term online/on-campus teaching and CFEST http://www.ship.edu/CFEST/Grants/Overview).


    SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY
    Communication/Journalism
    Assistant Professor - Electronic Media

    The ACEJMC-accredited department of Communication/Journalism is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Professor - Electronic Media, effective August 2017.

    Professionally focused faculty seeking an engaged electronic media (radio, television & video) colleague who thrives on teaching in a high-impact learning environment. We are a small school with an active student-centered faculty and seek a candidate who is a scholar with recent and relevant professional experience in television, radio and/or video production, producing, reporting and writing. The candidate will be expected to: (1) teach electronic media courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (4-4 load), and (2) take an active role in the department by pursuing professional, creative and/or scholarly activity; developing new curricula; advising students; serving on departmental and university committees; and assisting student media organizations. Other duties, including summer and winter term teaching, may be determined relative to the skills and interests of the applicant and the needs of the department. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement. A strong union supportive of member benefits and resources for research and professional development represents the faculty.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/MA in mass communication, journalism or related field.
  • Professional experience in television, radio and/or video production, producing, reporting and writing.
  • Proficient in the use and integration of social media platforms for messaging
  • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience in electronic media
  • Demonstrated research and/or media production agenda
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    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in mass communication, journalism or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with non-linear video and audio editing (Adobe Creative Suite and/or Apple Final Cut Studio)
  • Active professional involvement in BEA, AEJMC or other communication/journalism organizations.
  • Ability to teach courses across the communication/journalism discipline
  • Graduate teaching and advising experience
  •  

    All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Applications received by November 28, 2016 will be given first consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A successful on-campus interview is required. A demonstration of teaching effectiveness and a commitment to understanding diverse populations will be required as part of an on-campus interview.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check as well as sufficient course enrollment and budget allocations. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    All candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. upon appointment. A doctorate from an accredited institution will be required for tenure.

    The university provides additional off-load opportunities and scholarship support through summer and winter term online/on-campus teaching and CFEST http://www.ship.edu/CFEST/Grants/Overview)

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    LASELL COLLEGE
    Department of Communication
    Assistant Professor of Sport Communication

    The Department of Communication at Lasell College in Newton, MA seeks an Assistant Professor of Sport Communication, for a FALL 2017 appointment.

    Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise within Sport Communication such as broadcasting, public relations, journalism or advertising, as well as additional communication or sport focused courses as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    A doctorate or a terminal degree in Communication is strongly preferred, although candidates with a Master's in Communication and significant professional experience in Sport Communication will be considered.

    Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, benefits for legal domestic partners, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

    Interested candidates should visit the link below to apply.

    Please Click Here.

    Lasell College is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that commitment are encouraged to apply.


    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
    Department of Communication
    Position Announcement

    Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor, Quantitative Models of Human Communication. We seek a computational scholar with research interests focused on quantitative model building in communication. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 to receive consideration. Position to begin July 1, 2017.

    The full position description and online application form can be found here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01069

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


    VIRGINA TECH
    Department of Communication
    Assistant or Associate Professor in Communication and Social Analytics

    The Virginia Tech Department of Communication invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication. Ideal candidates for this position will have a research and teaching focus on communication, data, and social analytics. Candidates with a research agenda focused on the intersection of communication, data, and social analytics focused on health, data and security, government infrastructure and administration, economics and finance, agriculture, or history are especially welcome. The successful candidate will contribute a social science perspective to a university- wide, interdisciplinary initiative to enhance curriculum and research focused on Data Analytics and Decision Sciences, which aims to integrate data analytics and decision sciences into university teaching, research, and outreach. Candidates for this position will teach courses in Communication and courses that support the data analytic and decision science initiative from approaches that include, but are not limited to, public relations, political communication, journalism, media effects, and social media.

    Additional consideration will be given to candidates with professional experience in data analysis or social analytics. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester.

    Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly publication on data analytics topics, including research in journalism, public relations, social media, political communication, and media effects.
  • Experience in teaching or ability to teach data or social analytics and decision- sciences related courses and contribute to Communication department courses.
  • ABD applicants will be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the appointment date of August 10, 2017.
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
  •  

    Preferred qualifications

  • Professional experience working with data, big data, data trends, ethics of data, social analytics, or communicating data and data implications to various publics.
  • Work experience involving data, data literacy and the role of data in decision making.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment.
  • A publication record in communication and data analytics.
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    Application screening will begin December 14, 2016. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing applicant's fit with the job description and department; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy with summary of teaching evaluations; two writing samples of research related to communication, data, and social analytics; a list of at least three references to include reference name, address, phone number, and email address. Applications must be submitted electronically athttp://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0160156. Direct questions to Dr. John Tedesco, Department of Communication, 113 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Telephone (504) 231-3224, email tedesco@vt.edu.

    Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal- opportunity.html.) For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify John Tedesco attedesco@vt.edu, 540-231-7166, 540 231-9817 (fax), or 1-800-828-1120 (TTY) before application screening begins.


    UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
    Communication Department
    Assistant Professor

    The University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in interpersonal communication and technology OR identity and technology to begin September 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Communication or a related field by August 2017. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in social science research and should demonstrate a record of, or potential for securing, extramural funding. It would be beneficial for these interests to intersect with our current strengths in media, health, political, strategic, or intercultural communication.

    Possible areas of research interest include interpersonal/group communication in mediated environments, mediated relational communication, or family communication. For specialists in identity, we are particularly interested in mediated representations of race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

    The instructional requirements for the position include developing and teaching an array of undergraduate courses, including courses in the candidate's specialty, as well as conventional communication courses. In addition to advising undergraduate students in the major, this hire will be expected to teach two courses per semester and contribute to the development of graduate programs. Additional opportunities exist for summer and January session courses. An interest in professional and institutional service is required.

    Members of the Communication Department will be available to answer questions at the NCA job fair in November. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. All materials must be submitted electronically; hard copy applications will not be considered. Please submit a cover letter, C.V., research statement, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at please click here

    Questions should be sent to search chair Jessie Quintero Johnson at Jessie.Quintero@umb.edu.

    UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.


    THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
    College of Communications
    Don Davis Professorship in Ethics

    Penn State's College of Communications is seeking candidates with a track record of leadership on issues of ethics, integrity and social responsibility in the media and public communication for the Don Davis Professorship in Ethics starting in August 2017. The holder of this prestigious position will be expected to administer an ethics-across-the-curriculum program in the College; represent the College in ethics-related initiatives and programs at the University; and provide leadership on ethical issues for the professions and the public.

    Preferred candidates will have the experience needed to teach in one of the College's curricular departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Film Video, and Telecommunications. In addition, candidates should have the capacity and commitment to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research and grant opportunities across the University. A terminal degree is preferred, but not required. Rank will be determined based on qualifications of the ideal candidate.

    The Don Davis Professorship in Ethics was founded in 2005 through the generous support of Don Davis Jr., a 1942 graduate of Penn State and the retired chairman and CEO of Stanley Works. The College of Communications has a long history of emphasizing the importance of ethics and social responsibility through both its curriculum and practice. It has two endowed lecture series on the topic: the Donald W. Davis Symposium in Advertising Ethics and the N. N. Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics. In 2004, the College also launched the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, whose research and programming centerpiece is ethics and responsibility. A course in media ethics is required of all journalism majors. In addition, questions of ethics, fairness, responsibility, credibility and good citizenship are woven into the fabric of the majority of courses throughout the entire College curriculum. More broadly, Penn State is home to the Rock Ethics Institute and a world leader in multiple disciplines now at the center of urgent public communications and policy discussions-energy, environment, water, agricultural biotechnology, engineering, medicine, sustainability, climatology, corporate social responsibility, and ICT4D, among many others.

    Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and three or more references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant). Submit application materials at http://apptrkr.com/909306. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Russell Frank, at rfrank@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2016, and continue until filled. The 2017-18 academic year at Penn State begins July 1; Fall classes begin Aug. 21.

    Penn State provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Penn State complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where the University has facilities.

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
    Department of Mass Media
    Assistant Professor - Mass Media, Film and Video
    (Recruitment Number11151016)

    Washburn University's Department of Mass Media invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Mass Media, emphasis in Film and Video beginning August, 2017. This position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. A completed doctorate or MFA is necessary for tenure-track appointment.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mass Media, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field; or MFA in film or related area; ABD applicants will be considered.
  • A research program and/or creative work in film and video
  • Evidence of teaching experience
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    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with teaching digital media, multimedia, filming, editing video, and social media
  • Experience with using and/or teaching video editing software
  • Relevant field experience in the film and video industry
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    Responsibilities:

  • 12-hour per semester teaching load which may include Introduction to Mass Media and other undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate's training and interests
  • Develop ongoing research program
  • Engage in service activities in the department, university, and profession
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    Application Procedures:

    Application review will begin January 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, vita (including name/mailing and email addresses/phone numbers of three professional references), evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student or peer evaluations, and copies of transcripts to Anna Walker, Washburn University, 1700 College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621 or anna.walker@washburn.edu (use mass media in the subject line and do not send additional materials until requested). Electronic or print application materials will be accepted. For questions contact the chair of the Mass Media Department: Kathy.menzie@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts. Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity employer. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Buffett Institute for Global Studies
    Postdoctoral Fellowships in Global, Comparative, or International Affairs

    The Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative or international affairs. Up to three Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts.

    Fellowships will run from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019.

    The salary is $55,000. In addition, Fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel, and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

    Applicants must have received their PhD between January 2, 2015, and August 31, 2017.

    Application deadline is January 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

    For a complete position description and application procedures, visit: Please Click Here

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


    SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts

     

    The Department of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) at San Francisco State University's College of Liberal and Creative Arts invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts with a specialization in writing for media focusing on interactive and online media beginning August 2017. We are particularly seeking candidates with scholarly and professional expertise in writing for digital, multi-platform and other emerging media, and for a range of formats that may include blogs, videoblogs/podcasts, digital storytelling, educational/instructional media, advertising and promotional copy, and social media.

    Qualifications:
    The candidate must hold a Ph.D., M.F.A., Ed.D. or other terminal degree in Media Studies or a related field, and be an active scholar in the field with a record of scholarly and creative work. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and advanced writing courses in interactive and online media and both short and long form scriptwriting at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

    Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice with a focus on writing and on teaching new media technologies and pedagogical innovation for digital content in multicultural settings.

    Candidates must also have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Excellence in teaching and scholarship must be demonstrated. Preference will be given to candidates with a research and teaching focus on writing and applying new and emerging digital technologies. In addition to teaching courses related to writing, digital literacy, and digital content, the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach news writing and research methods.

    Evidence of a solid record of publication commensurate with years since receiving degree, proof of service to past programs and colleges, and experience with the implementation of and/or teaching for an online or hybrid program, is also a plus.

    Responsibilities:
    The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in the field of writing and writing for online & interactive media, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, active ongoing scholarly and/or creative work in the area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

    Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

    San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities and sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

    Application process:

    All materials should be submitted via Submittable by December 15, 2016. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae with names of references, a sample of scholarly papers (3 maximum), and a description of teaching and research interests. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair:
    Marie Drennan, Associate Professor
    Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department
    San Francisco State University,
    1600 Holloway Avenue,
    San Francisco, CA 94132


     

    GULF UNIVERSITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUWAIT
    Department of Mass Communication and Media
    Three Open Rank Positions

     

    Three Open-Rank Positions: Digital Media Production/Emerging Media/Strategic Communication
    The Gulf University for Science and Technology is Kuwait's first private, American-model university with approximately 3,600 students, offering programs in the Arts and Sciences, as well as Business.

    The Department of Mass Communication and Media (MCM) invites applications for three open-rank, full-time positions. Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant field and have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.

    Media Production/Broadcast Specialist:
    The ideal candidate will have a mix of academic, professional and technical expertise in the areas of broadcasting and digital media production. Experience in radio or television production preferred. Teaching responsibilities include broadcasting fundamentals, field production courses and mass media management.

    Emerging Media:
    Candidate sought with expertise on the social impacts of digital media, as well as the application and evaluation of social media tools. Specialized interest in digital media production, strategic communication or visual communication desirable. Teaching expectations include media theory, social media planning and evaluation, writing for the media and general mass communication courses.

    Strategic Communication:
    Candidate sought with expertise in strategic communication, public relations or other related areas. Teaching expectations include a range of courses, including communication campaigns, advertising, integrated marketing, persuasive writing or political communication.

    The MCM Department offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in PR and Advertising, Visual Communication, and Radio and TV Broadcasting. There are approximately 500 majors with the majority concentrating in PR. All instruction is in English.

    GUST offers generous salaries and an excellent package, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for dependents, private medical and dental plans, and annual return airfare. Kuwait is a tax-free country. Interested applicants can apply at:https://www.gust.edu.kw/vacancies and fill out the online form for the corresponding position.

    Review of applications will begin in December 2016 and continues until the positions are filled.


    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
    Communication Program, Assistant Professors,
    Positions #00016076 AND #00016401

    The Communication Program of the University of North Dakota seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors in 1) International/Intercultural Communication and 2) Public Speaking. For information and to apply: Please Click Here


    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Media and Information
    Tenure System Assistant or Associate Professor in Human-Centered Technology

    The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Human-Centered Technology. We seek an emerging scholar and teacher with an innovative research program that can complement our efforts to expand the boundaries of HCI.

    More details can be found at Please Click Here. To apply, please visit the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities websitehttps://jobs.msu.edu, refer to Posting #4276. Please direct any questions to Professor Rick Wash, Search Committee Chair, Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, at wash@msu.edu.

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


    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
    College of Communications
    Two Open-Rank Research Faculty Positions

    Penn State's College of Communications is expanding its programs in science communication and invites applications for two open-rank positions starting in Fall 2017 for scholars with proven experience and/or strong demonstrated ability to build collaborative research teams focused on science communication. With broad support from senior administration across the University, a Science Communication Program has been seeded in the College; researchers with strong backgrounds in science/health/risk will be integral in building the Program's presence, research productivity and resources. The College is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate communication education, and in research faculty productivity. In addition to our Media Effects Research Lab and Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, the College provides faculty with graduate student support and numerous opportunities for internal and external funding. More broadly, Penn State is a world leader in multiple disciplines now at the center of urgent public communications and policy discussions-energy, environment, water, agricultural biotechnology, engineering, medicine, sustainability, and climatology, among many others. Preferred candidates will have the experience needed to teach in one of the College's curricular departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Film Video, and Telecommunications. In addition, candidates will have the capacity and commitment to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research and grant opportunities across the University. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and three or more references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant). For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lee Ahern, Director of the College's Science Communication Program, at laa182@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and continue until filled.

    Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/896303

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
    College of Media, Communication and Information
    Open Rank Position in Advertising Creative

    The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an open rank position (full, associate, or assistant professor level) in creative to begin August 2017.

    The successful candidate would be expected to have an active leadership role in our award-winning creative program in advertising. The individual will bring considerable management and/or teaching experience and is expected to teach two courses per semester, make a substantial contribution to the program's future development and growth, and build and maintain relationships with creatives in the advertising industry.

    For consideration at full and associate ranks, applicants should be currently tenured at a similar rank at a peer institution. For consideration at the tenure-track, assistant professor rank, candidates should have a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in advertising, mass communication or a related field, and demonstrate the following: 1a) a body of scholarship in advertising, advertising creative or a related area; and 1b) extensive professional experience including a management role; or 2a) a body of high-quality creative work in advertising; and 2b) extensive professional experience including a management role.

    The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

    Review of applications will begin November 28 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically through the CU Careers website for consideration. To apply, go to: www.cu.edu/careers, "Search for Career Opportunities". In search criteria, enter job number: 07369

    The applicant will submit a curriculum vita, cover letter that makes a case for why the candidate is a good fit for the position, and contact information (email address and phone) for three references.

    The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design (APRD) offers a BS in Strategic Communication, an MA and a PhD in Strategic Communication. For more information, see the entry for Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Design at http://www.colorado.edu/cmci/.


    UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
    College of Communication and Information Sciences
    Associate Professor, Professor in Health Communication

    The College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time Associate or Full Professor in the area of health communication. The position begins August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will pursue research and teach courses in health communication. Candidates are welcome from all subfield specializations in health communication, including emerging media, health information, health journalism, interpersonal communication, and strategic communication. The ideal candidate has a record of success in securing external research support.

    The College of Communication and Information Sciences is comprised of four academic units: The Department of Advertising and Public Relations; The Department of Communication Studies; The Department of Journalism and Creative Media; and The School of Library and Information Studies. The candidate hired in this position will be appointed to one or more of these units as appropriate based on the candidate's research program and expected areas of teaching.

    The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental Doctoral program in which health communication is an emerging area of emphasis. The College is home to the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College's Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state's Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The successful candidate will bolster our graduate offerings in health communication and be open to collaborating across the college and university on multimedia health communication initiatives.

    A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a senior-level appointment at a major research institution.

    Salary will be competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

    Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Review of applications will begin in January 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. William Evans (205-348-3176 - wevans@ua.edu).

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Apply Here: ttp://www.Click2Apply.net/dqbcrkv9zt


    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    College of Journalism and Communications
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Media Strategy

    The University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Advertising with expertise in the area of media planning and strategy to begin August 2017. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated ability to teach and publish research that addresses issues in strategic media planning, as well as in one or more areas of digital communication platforms, online/social media communications, diversity and multicultural distinctions in consumer media segments, and/or audience analytics as it relates to brand communications, advertising, and promotions. Candidates for the position should have knowledge of diverse current and emerging media platforms, as well as a rich understanding of a wide range of digital media analytics/tools for making strategic consumer/audience related decisions. Such tools include, but are not limited to, digital promotional communication applications, digital media management and evaluation, digital monitoring and measurement, social media metrics/analytics, and advanced analytic decision making techniques such as data visualization and network analysis, especially those used to make consumer/audience segmentation, targeting and positioning decisions.

    Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of or potential for original research in advertising, digital/social media communication related to media planning and consumer/audience analytics, or relevant field. ABD applicants will be considered with an effective research record and teaching experience, and the expectation of completion of a Ph.D. degree by August 2017.The University is particularly interested in recruiting a pool of candidates that reflects the diversity of its student population. with a goal of building a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff committed to achieving excellence through diversity.

    Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester in media planning, advertising, or relevant topic in mass communication. The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly research, engage in governance and other Department and College service activities, and contribute to the diversity and internationalization of the College.

    The University of Florida, one of the most comprehensive public universities in the nation, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission's list of leading research universities. UF's students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. The "Government in the Sunshine" laws of the State of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

    Application materials should demonstrate strong potential for teaching and scholarship in advertising, media planning, digital/social media communication related to brand communications, advertising, and promotions. Preference will be given to candidates that present evidence of excellence in teaching, potential to secure internal and external funding, supervising student work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, and willingness to collaborate in research and on funded grants with peer faculty in the College, Media Properties, and across campus. Additional preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary efforts, extramural funding, partnerships with industry, online education, and internationalization.

    Application Procedure: This position will be open until a successful applicant pool is established. To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit https://jobs.ufl.edu/. The requisition number for the vacancy is 499440. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional/academic references; and (4) samples of 3 representative publications, including at least one first- or sole-authored work. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jon Morris, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or jonmorris@ufl.edu.

    Review of applications begins December 1, 2016, and continues until the position is filled.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/5fr8hp9x46


    NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
    Full-Time, Tenure Track Positions

    Faculty of Communications, Media and Design of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in media studies, journalism, design, public relations and related fields. For further details please visithttps://cas.hse.ru/media_2017_2018.


    NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, NAPERVILLE, IL
    Department of Communication & Media Studies
    Full-time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

    The Department of Communication and Media Studies at North Central College invites applications for a visiting one-year position at the rank of assistant professor beginning September 2017. ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered; a Ph.D. in hand is desirable. The department seeks a broadly trained teacher/scholar who specializes in public relations and digital media.

    The successful candidate will teach courses in public relations, digital media, public speaking and business and professional communication. Ability to teach group and interpersonal communication will be a plus. Applicants with professional experience are especially desired. Please visit:https://northcentralcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/2859 for details and to apply.


    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
    Department of Statistics & Department of Communication Studies
    Joint Faculty Search, Tenure - Track

    Open-ranked faculty position (tenure?track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate/Full Professor) split in the Department of Statistics (50%) and Department of Communication Studies (50%) at the University of California, Los Angeles. We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting?edge development of the intersection between machine learning and large datasets of multimodal human communication in social and mass media. We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching and service has prepared them to contribute to UCLA's commitment to excellence and diversity. Ph.D. in Statistics, Communications, or a related field is required by date of anticipated appointment of June 30, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Please refer to Tracking Job #JPF02653 on all correspondence.

    Reviews for the position will commence on January 2, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Interested applicants should apply at UCLA Academic Recruit at:

    https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02653

    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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

    http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

    Applicants should submit:

      1) Curriculum vitae
      2) Cover letter describing how their qualifications and interests would fit with the position description
      3) Two representative publications (or preprints)
      4) Statement of research
      5) Statement of teaching
      6) Three-four letters of recommendation (or for especially distinguished figures, a list of 3?4 individuals who can serve as a reference)

     

    All inquiries may be sent to Chie Ryu at chie.ryu@stat.ucla.edu.

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    UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
    Strategic Communication
    Tenured or Tenure-earning Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

    The Nicholson School of Communication seeks two tenured or tenure-earning assistant, associate or full professor position in Strategic Communication (Crisis, Risk and Health Communication) to begin Fall 2017. Appointment and compensation will be based on experience and academic success.

    Requirements: A Ph.D. (completed by start of employment) in Communication or other related, relevant field from an accredited university; have an active program of social scientific scholarship appropriate for a research university; demonstrate motivation and strategies for pursuing external research funding; possess the capacity to teach at the doctoral and master's level, including strategic communication courses; and possess relevant interaction with professional areas of risk, crisis or health communication.

    Preference: Ability to contribute leadership to the advancement of a new doctoral program.

    To Apply: Apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com and attach the following materials:

     

      1. Curriculum Vita (CV)
      2. Signed cover letter
      3. Maximum two-page statement outlining research vision and teaching interests
      4. List of three academic or professional references including address, phone number, and email address.

     

    Review of applications will begin mid-fall of 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

    The School - NSC strives to be a premier academic program known for excellence in research scholarship and education. Students are active in internships and organizations on and off campus. The curriculum emphasizes both applied and theoretical aspects of the field and encourages diversity in all aspects of communication. NSC offers five baccalaureates and a master's degree and is developing a doctoral program that is anticipated to begin in 2019. For more information about the school and its programs visit, http://communication.cos.ucf.edu.

    The University - The University of Central Florida (UCF), the nation's second-largest university with more than 63,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Today the university offers more than 200-degree programs including 84 masters and 31 doctoral programs. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.

    UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and section procedures available to the public upon request.


    STANFORD UNIVERSITY
    Department of Community
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Technology, Media and Behavior at Stanford

    The Department of Communication at Stanford University seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in Technology, Media and Behavior. We are interested in a range of empirical areas including but not limited to social media, virtual experiences, interactive games, behavior tracking, interfaces and media related to autonomous driving, mobile devices, network analysis, sensors and robotics. Theoretical areas and methods of interest include but are not limited to media psychology, computation, self-presentation, language, learning, behavioral change, emotions, trust and privacy, neuroscience, and persuasion. A recent PhD in Communication or relevant area by September 1, 2017 is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Communication at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

    For full consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and research interests, a teaching statement of up to three pages along with teaching evaluations, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, via Academic Jobs Online at this URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7562

    Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2017.

    For inquiries, please contact Jeff Hancock, Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jeff.hancock@stanford.edu.

    Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching, and clinical missions.


    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media and Information Industries

    New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media and Information Industries to begin in September 2017. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU Steinhardt is committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can.


    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in East and Southeast Asian Media

    New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in East and Southeast Asian Media to begin in September 2017. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. NYU Steinhardt is committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can.


    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Mass Communication
    Assistant Professor of Public Relations

    Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Mass Communication invites applications for an assistant professor of public relations. This full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position is to begin Sept. 1, 2017.

    Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes. An ideal candidate would be able to teach Public Relations Principles, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Case Studies, Public Relations Campaigns, Strategic Media in Advertising & Public Relations, and other related areas of public relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach quantitative research methods would be an asset, but not required. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: digital and social media, visual communication, and communication technologies. Teaching expectations are four courses per semester. The successful candidate would be expected to serve as the faculty adviser to the department's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and promote and guide external student competition in this role, teach courses in the unit's master's degree in mass communication, and maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline and to the graduate program.

    The preferred candidate would hold a Ph.D. in communication; Doctorates in a related discipline will be considered if the applicant has professional experience in the industry. ABDs in communication will be considered, but the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the degree will be completed within the first year of employment. The applicant's teaching program must be consistent with the Department's professional orientation in the areas of strategic communication, broadcast, and journalism. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with professional accreditation and recent PR agency, integrated communication, or non-profit experience. The successful candidate must possess a commitment to maintaining an active scholarly agenda and participate in advising, recruitment, service and committee work at the department and university level.

    To apply, submit your application online at http://www.sfasu.edu/personnel along with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of teaching effectiveness, samples of scholarly work, copies of all transcripts and five references with complete contact information. Questions may be directed to Dr. John Hendricks at (936) 468-4001. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2016, and will continue until finalists are identified.


    BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication Studies
    Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Media Studies - Film and Video Production

    The Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Film and Video Production.

    We seek candidates who are comfortable teaching theoretically and critically grounded television, film and video production and editing classes. This position could include teaching courses in audio, video, and multimedia theory and production, and critical/cultural media analysis, and will include participation in curriculum development. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and possess a well-developed Communication- or Media-related scholarly and/or creative agenda. A background in media management is a plus. Candidates must also engage in research and service, and advise and mentor undergraduate students. The successful candidate may also teach core curriculum courses including first and second year seminars.

    Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

    Please visit BSU's jobsite at https://jobs.bridgew.edu for full job details and to submit an application.

    Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.


    WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
    Assistant or Associate Professor

    Description of Positions: The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, invites applications for one permanent, full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin on August 16, 2017.

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Requirements for Assistant Professor: Earned Ph.D. or nearing completion of dissertation in communication or a related area before the date of hire but with Ph.D. degree requirements completed before start of employment, evidence of potential for a productive research agenda in health communication, and evidence of potential for successful teaching.

    Requirements for Associate Professor: Earned Ph.D. in communication or a related area, evidence of a productive research agenda in health communication, and evidence of successful teaching, and must have served at least 6 years as an assistant professor or equivalent by the date of hire.

    Preference: Demonstrated success in research and/or teaching in doctor-patient communication and/or one of the following areas: health disparities, health promotion/education, mobile health, risk communication, or health literacy, demonstrated success or potential for securing grants, strong background in quantitative methods, demonstrated record of interacting with industry professionals, and evidence of online teaching.

    Duties: Contribute to the college's Health Communication graduate programs through teaching, scholarship and grants. Contribute to one of the college's undergraduate areas in Strategic Communication, Journalism & Media Production, and Communication & Society. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to the following: Health Communication Theories for Behavior Change, Communicating Health in Practice, Health Message Design and Effectiveness, Professional Health Communication Management and Campaigns, Youth and the Media, Mobile Media, Persuasion, Organizing for Social Change, Intercultural Communication, or Consumer Insights and Branding.

    In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary research groups and centers within the college and across campus, such as Washington State University's Research Collaborative for Addressing Health Disparities, which involves diverse faculty conducting research on human health and health disparities across biological, behavioral, family and community levels.

    Application Procedure: Applicants must send curriculum vitae, cover letter summarizing qualifications, research statement, and contact information for three references, and apply online at www.wsujobs.com. In the cover letter, candidates should address which research area mentioned above best fits their interest and how they can contribute to the teaching needs identified above.

    Review of applications will begin November 28, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding. For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Chair, Strategic Communication, sjhust@wsu.edu.

    WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR. MEMBERS OF ETHNIC MINORITIES, WOMEN, VIETNAM-ERA OR DISABLED VETERANS, PERSONS OF DISABILITY, AND/OR PERSONS THE AGE OF 40 AND OVER ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. WSU IS COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY, HAS FACULTY FRIENDLY POLICIES INCLUDING A PARTNER ACCOMMODATION PROGRAM.


    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    Assistant Professor Positions

    The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for Assistant Professor positions (tenure-track) in the following two areas: mass communication research; and media law and/or media history.

    Duties include developing and maintaining a robust research portfolio, advising and mentoring highly motivated master and doctoral students, teaching four courses per academic year and professional service as appropriate. Start date: August 28, 2017.

    For full job description and application procedures, see:

    Mass Comm:
    Please Click Here
    Media Law/History:
    Please Click Here

    Unless Confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applications must be released upon request.Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment will require a background check. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


     

    TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Department of Journalism
    Assistant Professor

     

    We invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in journalism beginning in August 2017. In particular, the journalism program seeks candidates with teaching and/or scholarly experience in areas such as design, diversity and the media, health communication, media literacy, social/new media studies, Spanish-language journalism, sports journalism, and visual communication or writing.

    We seek applicants who will have completed the Ph.D. in journalism/mass communication by the appointment date. Successful candidates will have an active and productive research agenda and evidence of teaching excellence, with demonstrated ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses. The standard teaching load is 3/2, along with commitments to academic advising and departmental and college service.

    TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourages all to apply.

    Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at Please Click here. From there, click on "Find Openings" and then select "Communication Positions."

    All questions regarding the application process should be directed to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins October 31 and continues until the position is filled.

    As an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    College of Journalism and Communications
    Director, Brechner Center
    First Amendment, Freedom of Information, Technology Policy, Media Law

    The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications seeks a dynamic, forward-looking leader for the Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. Under new leadership, the Brechner Center, established in 1986, will reinvigorate its mission around freedom of information and broaden it to address other media-related legal issues, including, but not limited to, those affecting the First Amendment, investigative and digital journalism, new technologies, policy, and regulation.

    Furthermore, the new leader will oversee several endowments and have the ability to shape the Center's mission by developing innovative and original ideas for programs, research, and education. The Center serves advocacy and advisory functions, conducts research, and works as a hub for education about media-related legal issues. The director will supervise and mentor students participating in each of these activities and work with them to establish their professional identities. The director will also have the opportunity to hire assistants to work in various roles.

    Additionally, the director will work closely with partners on and off campus, including the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, on programs, research, and common issues relevant to the media industry, and the national, state, and local communities. The director will be expected to attend national-level conferences, seminars, and symposia related to these issues and raise the profile and visibility of the Brechner Center and its students.

    The ideal candidate will hold a J.D./L.L.B. with professional experience as an attorney practicing in the areas of communications and/or media law, and will have administrative experience. A Ph.D. is a plus. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to oversee projects expected to include teams of students, scholars, and lawyers. Demonstrated ability to successfully teach an undergraduate-level communications or media law course is preferred. The 12-month position is tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

    About the College of Journalism and Communications

    The College of Journalism and Communications has 53 full-time faculty members and 80 full-time staff, approximately 2,359 undergraduate majors and 163 graduate students, including 63 doctoral students. The College offers the doctoral degree and ACEJMC-accredited baccalaureate and master's degrees through four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. Additionally the College offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. The College provides students immersion experiences through the INC, The Agency, frank and frank scholar gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, undergraduate research, and other course and extracurricular groups and activities.

    About the University of Florida

    The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission's list of leading research universities. UF's students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serve a diverse global community, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The "Government in the Sunshine" laws of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

    Application Procedure: To complete an online application, visit http://jobs.ufl.edu/. The requisition number for this vacancy is 498997. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Ted Spiker, PO Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400 (Telephone 352-392-0500) or tspiker@jou.ufl.edu. Review of applications begins October 17, 2016, and continues until the position is filled.


    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
    School of Communication
    Instructor or Assistant Professor in Position in Digital Advertising

    Loyola University Chicago invites qualified applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor (starting August, 2017) in Advertising and Digital Communication in the School of Communication at the Water Tower campus in downtown Chicago.

    The applicant should be experienced in the conception, design, delivery and measurement of advertising through traditional as well as new media tactics including web authoring, social media, mobile technology, screencasting, virtual worlds or search marketing. Experience in working with diverse cultural environments and innovative practices is preferred.

    For the assistant professor (tenure track) appointment, the candidate should have earned the PhD in a related field, have significant professional experience in advertising and digital media and have the potential to be an outstanding teacher and productive scholar.

    For the instructor appointment (renewable multi-year contract), the candidate should have earned a Master's degree in a related field, have significant professional experience in advertising and digital media and the potential to be an outstanding teacher and a leader in service to the profession.

    The successful candidate will teach courses in advertising, communication and technology, campaigns, and integrated marketing communication, as well as developing specialized courses in applications of new media. The position includes department and university service as well as ongoing research and/or professional activities.

    Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply and/or more information: Please Click Here

    Pamela Morris
    Search Committee Chair
    School of Communication
    Loyola University Chicago
    820 N. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60611


    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication & Department of Journalism and Media Students
    4 Positions

    Rutgers University (4 positions, all open rank). Department of Communication searching for two positions: communication and technology and communication and health (https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/33125). Department of Journalism and Media Studies searching for two positions focused on creative cultural industries (https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/33127).


     

    SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
    School of Communication
    Director School of Communication

     

    Seeking experienced administrator with leadership skills in personnel and resource management, curriculum development, budgeting, and external funding and development to serve as Director of School of Communication, which encompasses both liberal arts/sciences and professional aspects of communication. Position requires earned doctorate in communication or allied field.

    For additional information and to apply, interested candidates must go to:https://apply.interfolio.com/38587.

    For fullest consideration, apply by November 15, 2016; the position will remain open until filled. Expected appointment date will be July 1, 20017. Inquiries should be directed to:

    Patricia Geist-Martin, Ph.D.
    Search Committee Chair
    School of Communication
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4560
    E-mail correspondence to pgeist@mail.sdsu.edu

    SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer


    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

    The School of Communication at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. This search aims to help create a diverse faculty body and especially seeks applicants who contribute to equal opportunity here at USC. We particularly welcome candidates who place race and ethnicity, diasporic communication, communication and media issues in underserved populations, or social inequalities at the center of their research and teaching interests, as well as faculty who might bring to their research diverse perspectives that stem in part from their non-traditional educational backgrounds or from their personal experiences as members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

    Candidates may work in any area in the Communications field: Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Information and Communication Technologies, Health Communication, among others. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. in Communication or in a related discipline. Scholars representing all methodological traditions are encouraged to apply. ABD's who will have degree in hand by August 2017 and recent Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply.

    This position would potentially be supported in part by the USC Provost's Assistant Professor Fellowship program, which supports new faculty to pursue scholarship and tenure. The Provost's Assistant Professor Fellowship program provides a first year without teaching obligations followed by the standard six-year probationary appointment.

    We seek a colleague whose work will grow into making high-impact interventions into the Communications field and contribute to the current and future work of the School, and to that of the USC campus broadly.

    Applicants In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website at the following link http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/76139. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of recent referred publications and the names and contact information for three recommenders. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search Committee, attention Billie Shotlow, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt

    Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281. Applicants may direct questions to Billie Shotlow:

    shotlow@usc.edu or (213-821-2718). Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted. Review of applications will commence on October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled or the search closed.

    USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    School of Media and Journalism
    Associate or Full Professor

    The School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill seeks an outstanding senior level faculty member to join our faculty in

    Fall 2017 at the rank of associate or full professor.

    To learn more about this position and to apply go to : http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106619


    VIRGINIA TECH
    Department of Communication
    Assistant Professor in Data Journalism & Analytics

    The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focus on data journalism, analytics, and multimedia storytelling. Ideal candidates will have academic and professional backgrounds relevant to application of advanced analytic techniques to multimedia journalism practice, with some expertise in sports media a desired additional focus. Relevant research background for the position includes areas such as data visualization, computational science, network analysis, crowdsourcing, and communicating science. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses related to multimedia reporting, data journalism, analytics, and sports media. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing integration of advanced analytic techniques with multimedia journalism and storytelling production in a lab environment. Typical teaching expectations are two courses per semester or equivalent within a lab environment.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in communication or related field.
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly publication and successful teaching.
  • Potential to secure extramural funding.
  • Evidence of excellence in scholarship and teaching and of potential for the development and maintenance of a nationally or internationally recognized research program.
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    ABD applicants will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be awarded by the appointment date of August 10, 2017.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background and research expertise related to advanced analytic techniques such as data visualization, computational sciences, crowdsourcing, and network analysis.
  • Background related to technology and innovation in multimedia storytelling.
  • Interest in research and teaching related to sports media.
  • Interest in teaching students concepts and technical skills involving integration of data and information in multimedia journalism packages.
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    Application screening will begin October 31, 2016. Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: a cover letter briefly detailing applicant's fit with the job description and department; a complete CV; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; two writing samples of research related to multimedia journalism, data analytics, or sports media; and names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts for at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting number TR0160113, posting number TR0160113. Direct questions to James D. Ivory, Department of Communication, 111 Shanks Hall, 181 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061; Telephone (540) 231-6507, email jivory@vt.edu.

    The Department of Communication has 26 full-time faculty members and 15 graduate teaching assistants. Our department serves more than 700 undergraduate majors (400 in PR) and 22 graduate students. The Public Relations Society of America has certified the Virginia Tech undergraduate PR curriculum. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, Virginia Tech is Virginia's top research university, a Carnegie highest research activity doctoral university (Research 1), and a land-grant institution. For more information on the Department and Virginia Tech, go to http://www.comm.vt.edu.

    Blacksburg, home of Virginia Tech, is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live. To learn more about the community, see http://www.blacksburg.gov.

    Virginia Tech is committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining a diverse workforce. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html). For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify James Ivory at jivory@vt.edu, 540-231-7166, 540 231-9817 (fax), or 1-800-828-1120 (TTY) before application screening begins.


     

    COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication Studies
    Assistant Professor

     

    The Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University seeks an entry-level assistant professor who specializes in interpersonal communication and uses quantitative research methods. This is an entry-level, tenure-track, nine-month appointment which starts August 16, 2017. Applicants should submit complete applications by October 30, 2016 for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion through research, teaching, and outreach are encouraged to apply. For full posting and application details, visit http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/37587.

    CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.


    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
    School of Journalism and Communication
    Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research

    The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon seeks an Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research at the rank of tenured associate (advanced) or full professor (preferred). This new associate dean position is an opportunity to lead and collaborate as the SOJC imagines and builds the future of research and graduate education in our field. The selected candidate will have a Ph.D., a robust research record in advertising, communication, journalism, media studies, public relations, or a relevant related field, appropriate academic leadership experience, and a strong interest in academic administration and innovative graduate program development.

    We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. To ensure consideration, please submit applications by January 2, 2017. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, two refereed research samples, and names and contact information for references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8241. This position is subject to a criminal background check.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    College of Journalism and Communications
    Spanish Language News Manager

    Job Description:

    The hands-on, cross-platform, 100-seat newsroom at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is seeking a seasoned bilingual journalist and professional to lead an award-winning Spanish language news operation and take it to the next level. This news professional will join the directors of our Innovation News Center in producing news and public affairs content for the growing Hispanic community of North Central Florida. Because our newsroom is staffed with undergraduate and graduate students, but managed by professionals, we want someone with high standards and a passion for teaching and mentoring young people. The responsibilities of the position would be as follows:

     

  • Oversee all Spanish language news operations in the Division of Multimedia Properties (DMP). This includes, but is not limited to, the oversight and production of radio program Noticias WUFT and its news team, the production and management of its web site, social media, and development and management of all other associated multiplatform content;
  • Participate as a fully integrated member of the management team of the Innovation News Center (INC);
  • Provide Spanish language support to other areas of DMP as needed, including the weather department and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) and sales/underwriting;
  • Develop and teach Spanish language news curriculum within the College. This includes, but is not limited to, the Noticias Plus course currently required of all students enrolled in Noticias WUFT.
  • Oversee and supervise any graduate teaching assistants affiliated with the Spanish language news operations;
  • Utilize faculty expertise at the Center for Latin American Studies to ensure that news coverage is authentic and relevant;
  • Work with the Center for Latin American Studies to develop a joint certificate program in Spanish language journalism. This undergraduate certificate would demonstrate student understanding and competency in Latin American and U.S. Latino cultures, cultural sensitivity, and history, along with best practices in Spanish language journalism and serving U.S. and international audiences.
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    The position would be housed in the CJC/ INC.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree and at least five years of meaningful professional journalism experience. Fluency in Spanish and English required (written and spoken).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Effective service as a manager/editor/news director and experience working in a blended/multiplatform news environment.

    A master's degree, or substantial progress toward or interest in a master's degree, is preferred as this position will be involved in undergraduate education and curriculum development. Preference will also be given to candidates who have previously led an organization; who have digital, multiplatform experience; and who can contribute to interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts.

    Salary range: $60,000-$75,000 and commensurate with experience

    Our students can work under professional supervision at several broadcast facilities in the College: two commercial radio stations; an NPR-affiliate, a PBS affiliate and a low-power television station. The College is also home to departments of Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication; the Innovation News Center; The Agency; The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, The Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and the STEM Translational Research Center.

    Launched in 2010, the award-winning Noticias WUFT program airs on WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM Saturday mornings from 6:30-7 am. It reaches 19 counties throughout North Central Florida, nearly coast-to-coast, and targets Spanish-speaking recent arrivals to the area. It also maintains a website at www.wuft.org/noticias . Noticias WUFT journalists not only provide a valuable public service consistent with public media and the land grant mission of the University of Florida, but have gone on to successful careers post-graduation with internships or jobs at the Univision network (Miami) and affiliate stations (e.g. Orlando), Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes, CNN en Espanol, CNN Radio, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Sony Pictures, The Nielsen Company, The White House, U.S. State Department, Ogilvy Public Relations (New York), News 13 (Orlando), The Miami Herald, and TV Azteca (Mexico), to name a few.

    The University of Florida, one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is included in the Carnegie Commission's list of leading research universities. It seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. The "Government in the Sunshine" laws of the State of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

    Application materials: Letter of application; resume or CV; statement describing professional goals and teaching philosophy; news story writing samples in English and Spanish (at least one of each); and names, email addresses, phone numbers of three references. These materials should be uploaded at: https://jobs.ufl.edu Requisition #499093. Application deadline is November 13, 2016.

    Questions regarding this position or search may be directed to Dr. Amy Jo Coffey at acoffey@jou.ufl.edu or 352.392.6522.


    SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
    Communications Department
    Tenure-Track or Tenured Position

    The Communications Department at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for one full-time tenure-track or tenured position, in the area of communications law beginning August 21, 2017. Rank is negotiable and dependent on qualifications, including university teaching experience and depth of an active scholarly agenda. A Ph.D. or J.D. is required. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in research or policy development in the field of communications law. We are also interested in candidates who would have an interest in taking a leadership role in the Newhouse School's Tully Center for Free Speech. Visit www.sujobopps.com, Job #072808 to apply. Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016. The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
    Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism
    Three Near Term Media Research Opportunities

    Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center for Digital Journalism has three near term media research opportunities:

    1) GRANTS: Call for Research Applications for Spring 2017 Non-residential Fellowships | Deadline Nov 15
    Details/Apply: Please Click Here
    Open call for new research project proposals for its four major areas of inquiry: Computation, Algorithms and Automated Journalism; Data, Metrics and Impact; Audiences and Engagement; Experimental Journalism, Models and Practice. We have a particular interest in the following topics: business models within the news industry, advertising and journalism, branded content, bots, artificial intelligence, and audio/podcasting.

    2) Project Director - Platforms and Publishers (NYC) | Immediate start date
    Details/Apply: Please Click Here
    We're seeking an Associate Research Scholar to act as the project director for a high profile, multi-year project examining the relationship between news platforms and publishers.

    3) Associate Research Scholar (NYC) | Immediate start date
    Details/Apply: Please Click Here
    We're seeking an Associate Research Scholar to supervise and advise on research projects in digital journalism. Tow's research initiatives include a combination of field research, workshops, events and published findings in the form academic journal articles & industry white papers.

    Please share with interested colleagues & alumni. Contact: towcenter@columbia.edu.


    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Department of Communications and New Media
    Full/Associate Professor in Health Communication, Culture, and Critical Theory

    The Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS) seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in Health Communication, Culture, and Critical Theory. In particular, we are looking for a scholar with expertise in research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: culture-centered approach, culture and health communication, cultural studies of health, critical health communication theory, health inequalities, health and social justice, health narratives, health communication campaigns, provider patient communication, public policy and health, social change communication, community-driven participatory research, health and globalization, health advocacy, and/or health activism. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar, approaching the study of health communication processes and practices through interpretive and/or critical perspectives. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements anchored in a stellar publication record, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

    The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

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    Please Submit:

      1. a letter of interest;
      2. an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
      3. a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars)
      4. a statement of research
      5. analysis of research impact
      6. Five key publications
      7. Teaching philosophy and feedback evidence
    to Ms. Gayathri D/O Dorairaju at cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg

     

    The search committee will start reviewing the file on December 1, 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled.


    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Department of Communications and New Media
    Full/Associate Professor in New Media Studies

    The Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks to hire a tenured Full/Associate Professor with research and teaching specialization in new media studies We are seeking a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following broad areas: 1) Social media -computer-mediated communication, social and semantic network analysis, big data and computational methods, interaction design and analysis, digital risks and privacy, socially-mediated relationships, and/or social media and cities. 2) Critical theory and new media - ICTD, digital rhetoric and digital humanities, political economy of new media, postcolonial theories of new media, new media mobilities, digital Marxist theory, digital activism. 3) Digital culture - cultural flows, digital ethnography, mobile media use, digital mobilities, digital literacies, cultural studies of new media, performance studies and new media, new media policies and regulations, digital ethics. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar, approaching the study of New Media processes and practices through any of the frameworks specified above. Candidates must have a Ph.D., extensive teaching experience, globally recognized research achievements anchored in a stellar publication record, proven administrative experience, and leadership qualities.

    The Department, a part of the globally ranked Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS, offers degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and is ranked among the top global Communication and Media Studies departments.

    ________________________________________

    Please Submit:

      1. a letter of interest;
      2. an updated curriculum vitae (including education, employment history, public and professional service, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications);
      3. a list of six referees (with affiliations and particulars)
      4. a statement of research
      5. analysis of research impact
      6. Five key publications
      7. Teaching philosophy and feedback evidence
    to Gayathri Dorairaju at cnmcareer@nus.edu.sg

     

    The search committee will start reviewing the file on December 1, 2016 and the search will continue until the position is filled.


    WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication
    Director of Forensics and Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies

    The Department of Communication Studies at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Duties include serving as the Director of Forensics and teaching Rhetorical Studies at WWU. This position calls for a colleague who can coach and manage a national level forensic program while contributing to teaching responsibilities in the department. We seek a colleague who can serve as an effective Director of Forensics (DOF) and who specializes in Rhetorical Studies. Applicants should also possess the qualifications to teach at least one course from among the following core service classes: Research Methods, Communication Theory, or Communication Ethics. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The starting date for this position is Sept. 15, 2017. Visit https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7193 for more information and to log in and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system.


    INDIANA UNIVERSITY
    The Media School
    Advertising (tenure or non-tenure track, depending on qualifications)

    Both practitioners of advertising with teaching experience and academics with advertising industry experience are invited to apply. This is a position for someone with experience creating advertising in emerging formats or studying advertising's evolving and innovative dimensions. The Media School provides an environment for teaching across media disciplines, with advertising as one of the fastest growing areas. The ideal applicant will have experience with and understand advertising from agency or corporate perspectives. The successful applicant will be expected to play a role in developing/refining our advertising and strategic communication curriculum, with the ability to teach courses such as Principles of Creative Advertising, Advertising and Consumer Culture, and Advanced Advertising Strategies but also design innovative courses that will serve students in professional development. Minimum education is a relevant Master's Degree in the field of instruction. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Phone-812-856-0896, Jae Kook Lee, Indiana University Bloomington, The Media School, 601 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1223 at jkl2@indiana.edu. Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2604

    Successful candidates for all positions will be able to affiliate with one or more of the units of the Media School: Cinema and Media Studies, Communication Science, Journalism and Media Arts and Production.

    Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at the designated web address. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 14, 2016; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR (NU-Q)
    Faculty Position in Media Management or Economics & Organizing Executive and Advanced Education

    Northwestern University's first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is searching for a full-time faculty member to direct a new executive and graduate education program.

    We seek candidates with expertise in the organization of executive university programs in media and communication, the social sciences, or humanities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and managing such a program and how it is taught. In addition, the ideal candidate would be able to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in one or more of the following fields: media management or economics, social aspects of information technologies, or organizational communication. The applicant will be appointed to one or more of our three programs, in Communication, Journalism and Strategic Communication, and Liberal Arts. MBA or Masters with significant experience required, Ph.D. preferred. Interest in the MENA region would be welcomed.

    Our NU-Q programs in Journalism, Communication, and Liberal Arts work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in science, technology, health care, and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

    Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research, and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar, South Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000-square-foot building with leading-edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

    NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive generous research and faculty development support as well a highly competitive salary and a package of benefits and overseas allowances. Candidate should be available to begin August 1, 2017. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience.

    Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: executive-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu

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


     

    MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication, Media & Theatre
    Assistant or Associate Professor of Digital Media Design

     

    The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre at Muskingum University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Digital Media Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning the Fall semester of 2017.

    For further information, and a full description of the opportunity, visit: Please Click Here


    THE DEMOCRACY FUND
    Research Associate, Public Square (Two-Year Term)

    Are you passionate about making our democracy work better? Do you want to be a part of creative philanthropy working to ensure the American people come first in our political system? The Democracy Fund is looking for diverse voices and expertise from across the political spectrum to join our team.

    The Democracy Fund is a bipartisan foundation that invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments: fostering more effective governance in the United States, modernizing our election and campaign finance systems, and strengthening our media and the public square to help people understand and participate in the democratic process. To date, we have committed more than $50 million in support of a healthy democracy. To learn more, visit www.democracyfund.org.

    The Democracy Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Research Associate to join the Public Square team, which is focused on how we can use media, technology, and innovative forms of engagement to better inform the American public.

    We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making our political system work better and have experience working in journalism, communications policy, civic innovation, or the innovative application of new technology for engagement. Strong candidates will be excellent writers, have strong research skills, work well with others, have an ability to think systemically, and possess a track record of getting things done in a complex professional environment.

    Reporting to the Director of the Public Square program, the Research Associate also will work closely with other parts of the organization to enhance the influence of the Fund's grantees and program-related efforts among target audiences.

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here. No phone calls please.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic backgrounds, country of origins, religions, disability status, genders, and sexual orientations to apply.


    UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
    Department of Communication
    Chairperson

    The University of Delaware invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Communication. The Chair is appointed for a renewable five-year term. The effective start date is September 1, 2017.

    The Department of Communication is in the College of Arts and Sciences and has 20 full-time and jointly appointed faculty, about 600 undergraduate majors and minors, and 17 students in the master's degree program, a program with rich potential that we seek to expand and develop. With a focus on Social-Behavioral Science, the Department offers two concentrations within the undergraduate major (media communication and interpersonal communication), and is centrally involved in several interdisciplinary minors, including Journalism, Advertising, Interactive Media, and Political Communication. The department faculty, a collegial group of outstanding teachers, researchers, mentors, advisers, and public servants, covers media, interpersonal communication, political communication, public relations, and broadcast journalism courses including television production. The tenure-track faculty are nationally and internationally known scholars in their respective fields, and the department encourages and supports an ambitious research and teaching agenda.

    The Department seeks a Chair with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in the area of communication; demonstrated evidence of academic leadership at the department, college, or university level; and the desire to play a senior leadership role in the College of Arts and Sciences. An exemplary record of scholarship is essential; previous administrative or other relevant leadership experience and funding record are preferred. The successful candidate should have a broad vision for the department, a desire to maintain and foster the department's collegial and mutually-respectful culture, a commitment to promoting interdisciplinary links with other departments and programs at UD, an interest in expanding opportunities leading to external funding (such as gifts, grants, and fellowships), a desire to connect the department's contributions with the priorities of the college and university, and a commitment to developing curricular, student, and faculty diversity. The Chair is responsible for fiscal and other administrative operations of the department, for working with the faculty on academic policies and program development, and for overall leadership in faculty development and student success. The Chair is expected to represent the department in national and global professional associations, and to play an active role in promoting and participating in external fundraising as well as public and community engagement.

    Using the Interfolio� online system at UD (https://apply.interfolio.com/38593), applicants should submit a cover letter outlining interest in the position and relevant administrative experience; a statement of one's research, teaching and administrative philosophy; and a current CV including evidence of an academic record that qualifies for appointment of a named university professor. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions, but not application materials, should be e-mailed to the attention of John Ernest, Chair of the Search Committee (jrernest@udel.edu).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. The University of Delaware provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.


    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
    Department of Communication
    Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

    The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a non- tenure-track Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Strategic Communication effective July 1, 2017.

    Strategic Communication is the most popular sequence in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, and we expect student interest in the new Strategic Communication Minor will grow. Undergraduates in Strategic Communication learn concepts and hone skills in public relations, advertising, marketing, branding, and campaign design/evaluation.

    The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher dedicated to cultivating informed and ethical students who are ready to enter the workforce as well-prepared professionals. The standard annual teaching load for lecturers in the Department of Communication is 3/3 (three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring). The successful candidate must be willing to teach courses such as: Strategic Communication Theory & Practice, PR Cases & Campaigns, Introduction to Media Business & Ethics, Introduction to News Writing, Writing for Strategic Communication, Principles of Visual Communication, Visual Editing, Principles of Advertising, Advertising Media Analysis and Planning, Integrated Marketing Communication, Mass Communication Law, and/or Media Ethics.

    Successful candidates for the position should have a master's degree and evidence of teaching excellence. Pluses include (1) strategic communication experience (e.g., public relations, advertising, and/or marketing) and/or (2) a Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline.

    Applicants must submit a letter of interest; a CV; evidence of teaching effectiveness; examples of professional work and/or a writing sample; and the names of three references to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57466. Questions about the position are welcome and can be directed to Jakob Jensen, Search Committee Chair, jakob.jensen@utah.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.


    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Department of Communication Studies
    Assistant or Associate Professor Position- Northwestern University
    Academic Search Number: 29511

    Computation and Communication Position Description

    The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire a faculty member in the area of Computation and Communication. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to publish innovative research, contribute directly to undergraduate and graduate instruction in the department, and perform professional service commensurate with rank.

    We are seeking candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: human-computer interaction, social computing, social media, big data, collective intelligence, crowdsourcing, and online collaboration and coordination.

    The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major, and graduate programs in Media, Technology, and Society, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as an interdisciplinary graduate program in Technology and Social Behavior. Through special resources for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development. School of Communication faculty also have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.

    Candidates should send a letter of application, research and teaching statement, CV, publication samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to Professor Darren Gergle at CompCommFacSearch@northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016.

    Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

    Search Chair: Darren Gergle
    Department of Communication Studies
    2240 Campus Drive
    Evanston, Il 60208

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    Call for Papers

    Posted By Administrator, Monday, November 21, 2016

    Lifestyles o Lifeworlds o Lifeworks: What is Life?
    University of Oregon in Portland o April 6-8, 2017

    Today, media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life - scale, pace, and pattern interact in private, public, and organic systems. As technology encompasses more and more practices and agents, and becomes evermore malleable and fungible - What is Life? And, how is life mediated?

    In 2017 the seventh annual "What is...?" conference-experience investigates, imagines, and enacts everyday lifestyles and lifeworks by emphasizing the lifeworlds we inhabit. Our aim is to build bridges through multidisciplinary networks along with discovering how communication is instrumental in and for living systems.

    The event will bring together scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public. It will feature plenary speakers, roundtables, paper presentations, installations, and special events.

    Presentations/panels/installations may include the following topics (as well as others):

    Communication and Media

  • What is media life? How is life mediated? How is life a medium? How do media shape everyday life's habits?
  • How do science communication and ecology inform each other? What is public and/or solutions journalism?
  • What are approaches to civic media, engagement, and action for the environment? What is ecosophy?
  • How do media draw attention to and motivate certain lifestyles and livelihoods (e.g. crowdsourcing)?
  • What ways do technology/media act as life-support/sustaining systems? What is life in an "always-on culture"?
  • How do apps, games, and immersive worlds help us to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of mediated life?
  • Where are boundaries (dis)integrating between databases and life (e.g. social media and/or bioinformatics)?
  • How are language, meaning, mind, and thought grounded in life processes? What is new materialism?
  • What are relationships between media archaeology and nature (Geologies of Media and Insect Media)?
  • Is life an algorithm (materially and/or symbolically) in big data and data visualization?
  • Media and The Environment

  • How are ecological education and media related (e.g. ecomedia, ecocriticsm, ecodesign, and/or ecoliteracy)?
  • How are communication/media and the natural and life sciences coming together (e.g. ecosystem analysis)?
  • How is media metabolized (e.g. e-waste)? How can we repair the world (e.g. bio-remediation)?
  • What are emerging issues in environmental humanities research? What is biomedia and/or bioart?
  • How are place and space (environments) related to media and life? What is life enhancement (H+)?
  • How does an embodied (material) account of media and science/art contribute to integrative thinking?
  • What are indigenous peoples' rights and issues (e.g. natural resources, autonomy, environmental degradation)?
  • Sustainability, Responsibility, and Beyond

  • What are sustainable cities and livability? What is biourbanism? What is social ecology?
  • How do sustainable housing and/or placemaking foster habitats? What are DIY (design) & SLOW (e.g. food)?
  • How can sustainability cultivate more diversity and inclusivity (e.g. gender, race, age, socioeconomic class)?
  • How are sustainable business and systems thinking intertwined (e.g. triple bottom line, biomimicry)?
  • What is corporate social responsibility in public relations? What is social entrepreneurship (e.g. L3C, B-corp)?
  • How does advertising enhance/obsolesce sustainability trends (e.g. life-cycle assessment, greenwashing)?
  • What are incubators for social, economic, and political change? What is an evolutionary political economy?
  • How are collaborative and cooperative projects facilitating ecological praxis (e.g. open source ecology)?
  • Are there accounts of aesthetics and ethics that can assist in our understanding of life processes?
  • What comes after sustainability? How do we differentiate sustaining from thriving (communities of practice)?
  • Emergence, Synergy, and Regeneration

  • What is biodiversity? What is biocommunication, biosemiotics, bioculture, or bioethics?
  • What is biopower, biopolitics, bioeconomics, and/or biosecurity? What is ecofeminism and/or ecospirituality?
  • What is artificial life/intelligence and/or synthetic biology? How is life being incorporated?
  • How do microbes change our conception of life? How does microbial health relate to the built environment?
  • What are black swan events? Who controls life, death, birth and aging? What is integrative medicine?
  • Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko (U of Oregon) and Jeremy Swartz (U of Oregon)

    Send 100-150 word abstracts/proposals by 21 November 2016, to: Janet Wasko o jwasko@uoregon.edu
    School of Journalism and Communication o University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 97405-1275, USA




    Media in the Circumpolar Region - A Comparative Perspective

    The media is a significant player in shaping popular understandings of the Arctic region. With new stakeholders involved in circumpolar affairs, a "global Arctic" scene also translates into a growing interest from the media in many languages, whether from Arctic states (English, French, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic, Russian) or non-Arctic states (Chinese, Korean, Japanese to name only a few). Few studies, however, seek to empirically demonstrate when and how media influences understandings of the Arctic region and, by extension, political decision-making.

    To address this research and analytical gap, we hope to initiate comparative discussion and enhance collaboration across different national communities of scholars about how the Arctic is represented in the media. Our call for paper solicits theoretical as well as empirical contributions, and we will welcome both quantitative and qualitative studies.

    Areas of focus include but are not limited to:

  • Media influence on public opinion
  • Historical cases of media perceptions on Arctic crises, events, realities, or actors
  • Agenda-setting function of the media on Arctic issues
  • Studies of metaphorical images occurring in the media
  • Coverage of the Arctic region on social media
  • Framing of Arctic actors and events
  • Visual representations of the Arctic (documentaries, cartoons, etc.)
  • Diffusion of expert opinions in different media venues
  • Special attention will be given to diversity of languages and national contexts, in order to maximize comparative insights. All communications must be submitted in English. The objective is to publish an edited book by early 2018.

    For more information or to submit a brief abstract about your potential contribution, please contact Dr. Mathieu Landriault (mland031@uottawa.ca) and/or Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer (pwlacken@uwaterloo.ca). Abstracts need to be submitted before 15 January 2017 in order to be considered for the edited volume. Final papers are expected for early June 2017.

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    Division & Interest Groups News

    Posted By Administrator, Monday, November 21, 2016

    Please remember to sign-up to be a reviewer for your Division and Interest Groups.




    Intergroup Communication Interest Group

    Hello Intergroup Communication Interest Group Members:

    As many of you probably know, ICA has had some major issues with their website the last few weeks causing problems with the submission process and our ability to email interest group members. Hopefully, you are aware that ICA has extended the deadline to November 5th and you can find more information about this and the website issues on the main webpage. If the website goes down again, please check social media (e.g., #ICA17 on Twitter) and our blog (intergroupica.wordpress.com) for updates.

    Meanwhile, one favor to ask of you. As you know, you are usually asked if you will review for the interest group when you submit manuscripts. However, because of the website issues, there's a concern about receiving this information. Therefore, if you are able to review (and even if you have already indicated your willingness to do so when you submitted), please follow this link and provide the appropriate information:

    https://ssp.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cY2Fz6DiXGdH1at

    Thank you and please email me at jsoliz2@unl.edu with any questions.

    Jordan Soliz




    Mass Communication Division

    Dear Members:

    #ICA17 deadline has been extended to Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 11:55:00 PM (UTC) due to the technical issues occurred last week.

    It is time to fill out our reviewer survey and become a reviewer of the Mass Communication Division. If you have not filled out our reviewer survey yet, please take the survey now. It takes only one or two minutes and can be found here:

    ICAMassCommReviewerSurvey

    As the largest division of the ICA, we expect a high volume of submissions this year. Especially this year, we accept extended abstracts, panel proposals, as well as full papers. The Mass Communication Division needs all your help with the review process. Reviewing submissions is one of the greatest ways to intellectually engage with other members and make a contribution to our scholarly community.

    Graduate students, postdoc researchers, young scholars, and new members are especially encouraged to volunteer to review our submissions. .

    If you have already filled out the survey, simply discard this message. I greatly appreciate your service.

    Sincerely,
    Young Mie Kim
    2017 Program Planner
    Mass Communication Division


    Please find the November edition of All Things Media here. The November issue and all previous issues are archived here on the Division website.

    Send any news to be included in the December issue to me at sjhull@gwu.edu

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    Member News

    Posted By Administrator, Monday, November 21, 2016

    This article includes new postings with the latest ICA member news, as well as updates on outside conferences and publications. All ICA members are encouraged to submit their latest professional news for inclusion in the Newsletter by e-mailing Jennifer Le at jle@icahdq.org.




    Dr. Bryan E. Denham Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Clemson University, United States, is author of the new text Categorical Statistics for Communication Research, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Information about the text is available at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118927095.html




    Donald Ellis of the University of Hartford delivered the "Josephine Jones" lecture at the University of Colorado. The lecture was titled "The Civilization of Clashes: Difficult Conversations and Sacred Values."

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    Student Column: IcAfrica: A Call to Meet African (Intellectual) Ancestors

    Posted By Joy Kibarabara (Daystar U) and David Cheruiyot (Karlstad U) , Monday, November 21, 2016
    ICAfrica

    "You should know your (intellectual) ancestors! You need to know these people and the conditions in which they are writing."

    That was the call made to young African scholars at the historic ICA Regional Conference at Daystar University in Nairobi held on 19-21 October.

    Wandia Njoya from Daystar University in Kenya and fellow panelists, at a forum for graduate students and early-career scholars, asked young researchers in Africa to interrogate Western theories while at the same time exploring the rich works of African scholars in the social and human sciences.

    The forum was part of events organized for students and early-career scholars at the ICA Regional with the support of the Local Organizing Committee led by Sr. Prof Lando, the ICA Executive Board, the Student and Early-Career Advisory Committee of the ICA (SECAC) as well as Daystar University.

    The aim of the forum was to offer chance to early-career scholars and graduate students to learn from the experiences of senior researchers on the question of dewesternization of media and communication studies.

    The issues discussed included, how to grapple with the challenge of applying western disciplinary traditions and theories in research about Africa as well as ways to make the most from international collaborations.

    The panel consisted Njoya, Jessica Gustafsson from Aarhus University in Denmark, Wendy Willems from London School of Economics and Prof Peter Vorderer from the University of Mannheim in Germany, who is also a former ICA President. Nanna Schneidermann, from Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences, chaired the session held on the second day of the conference (October 20).

    The panelists and the participants were in agreement that researchers in the Global South as well as those in the 'dominant North' need to constantly engage on the question of dewesternization.

    Willems urged African scholars to be "a little less modest" about their contribution to research while at the same time interrogating their choice of citations.

    "Citing is a political act. Think about who you are citing and whose ideas you are promoting," Willems told the participants.

    On the previous day (19 October), another forum for students and early-career scholars, whose focus was on practical advice for post-graduate students, was held at Daystar University.

    Leah Komen from the host university and Peter Kimani from Aga Khan University in Kenya were panelists at the session chaired by Leslie Steeves of the University of Oregon.

    The panelists tackled subjects such as, how to make most of a PhD program in preparation for an academic career and how to navigate challenges of teaching (or practicing communication) while researching, as well as finding the balance between social life and a fruitful academic career.

    Apart from the forums, more than 50 students attending the ICA Regional Conference made presentations at Research Escalator Sessions where they had a chance to find mentors from among a pool of senior scholars from different parts of the world.

    At the closing ceremony on the last day of the conference, there was opportunity for two students - Dani Madrid-Morales of City University of Hong Kong and David Cheruiyot of Karlstad University in Sweden (co-author of this article) - to give short speeches about the future of ICA Regional Conference in Africa.

    Madrid-Morales and Cheruiyot emphasized the need for a future regional conference in Africa, especially for the purpose of building a network of the next generation of African scholars eager to make a contribution to media and communication research.

    At the close of the conference students and early-career scholars had informal meetings to discuss how to continue with discussions started at the conference and how to build research networks in media and communication in Africa and beyond.

    The participants at the meeting agreed to create and sustain a new African Communication Researchers' Network, which will be an online community of students and scholars at different stages of their career with interest in research in Africa.

    About 250 participants from more than 30 different countries attended the regional conference, the first to be held in Africa.

    The conference program can be found here.

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    Membership Column: Divisions and Interest Groups

    Posted By Julie Randolph, ICA Senior Manager of Member Services and Governance , Monday, November 21, 2016

     

    JR
    Julie Randolph,
    ICA Senior Manager of
    Member Services
    and Governance

    Our goal is to make this association your most valuable professional asset.
    I welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact me directly should there be anything I can do to enhance your membership experience. I would be delighted to hear from you!

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR ICA EXPERIENCE - JOIN ONE (OR MORE) OF ICA'S DIVISION AND INTEREST GROUPS TODAY!

    Divisions and Interest Groups are a nice way to customize your membership experience based on your personal topic area(s) of interest. Joining a Division or Interest Group affords you increased potential to network with colleagues of similar interest. You will receive field-specific calls for papers, newsletters or special announcements disseminated by section leaders. Each function autonomously and conduct business meetings in conjunction with our annual conference. Most offer awards for various scholastic achievements such as best paper, or best research by a young scholar. We recommend joining at least one section to augment your ICA membership.



    Reminders from Membership:

    Membership Renewal: The first of October marked the beginning of a new membership year at the International Communication Association. Renew today!

  • Renew your membership: http://www.icahdq.org/RENEW
  • Recent doctoral graduates: First and foremost, congratulations on accomplishing such a giant undertaking and attaining your doctorate, kudos to you! Please be sure to upgrade your membership type to Active Member to maximize your membership benefits.
  • Join an ICA Division or Interest Group: https://www.icahdq.org/about_ica/sectioninfo.asp
  • What is the difference between Divisions and Interest Groups?

    ICA Interest Groups demonstrate an emerging scholarly interest in their topic area. ICA Divisions originate as Interest Groups and demonstrate an ongoing scholarly interest in their topic area.

    How do I join?

    It is easy to join! Simply add your desired Division (s)/Interest Group(s) to your cart during the renewal process and pay the fee to join. Need help? Contact Kristine Rosa at krosa@icahdq.org

    What is the cost to join an ICA Division or Interest Group?

    Group dues generally range from US$3-$6.

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    Where We've Been, Where We're Going... A Primer on ICA's Annual Conference

    Posted By Laura Sawyer, ICA Executive Director , Monday, November 21, 2016

     

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    Laura Sawyer,
    ICA Executive Director

    As every member knows, the ICA Annual Conference is almost always held over a 5-day span the last weekend of May. These meeting dates generally operate on a Thursday through Monday pattern, with Thursday serving as preconference day with the opening plenary and opening reception that evening. While at one time, ICA only ventured outside North America every third year, ICA now follows a general pattern of meeting outside North America every other year, with those years alternating between Europe and Asia/Oceania.

    Below is our history of the past two decades or so of ICA conferences:

    2016 Fukuoka, Japan 2009 Chicago, IL, USA 2001 Washington, D.C., USA
    2015 San Juan, PR 2008 Montreal, Canada 2000 Acapulco, Mexico
    2014 Seattle, WA, USA 2007 San Francisco, CA, USA 1999 San Francisco, CA, USA
    2013 London, England 2006 Dresden, Germany 1998 Jerusalem, Israel
    2012 Phoenix, AZ, USA 2005 New York, NY, USA 1997 Montreal, Canada
    2011 Boston, MA, USA 2004 New Orleans, LA, USA 1996 Chicago, IL, USA
    2010 Singapore 2003 San Diego, CA, USA 1995 Albuquerque, NM USA
    2002 Seoul, Korea 1994 Sydney, Australia

    There are a few overriding concerns that govern our selection of conference venue:

  • IS THERE ENOUGH SPACE? While ICA is not the largest conference in the association field, averaging about 2,700 attendees, we do have an unusually high number of breakouts making our room requirements sometimes difficult to accommodate, especially in Europe with its intimate hotels. As ICA grows, we are having to consider convention centers as part of our conference model.

  • IS IT AFFORDABLE TO STAY THERE? Room rates are the number one thing I negotiate for on behalf of our attendees. It is always our goal to keep room rates as low as possible, even at the detriment of the organizational budget itself (in a battle between venues that are affordable for ICA and venues that are affordable for our attendees, we will always choose the option that is most affordable for our attendees, even if it means we pay more for meeting space. To that end, I always also try to get perks for our attendees such as free wi-fi, breakfast included where possible, and other "little things" that help you feel at home. ICA has connections in the top international levels of management for all the major hotel chains, and we use those relationships to help get what our attendees need every year.

  • IS IT EASY & AFFORDABLE TO GET THERE? We try to pick sites that have good "lift" (convention planner lingo for the number of direct flights in/out), because this not only makes your travel easier and more pleasant, it also keeps your costs low.

  • CAN WE AFFORD THE FOOD & BEVERAGE & AUDIOVISUAL RATES? These costs escalate quickly not only for ICA as a whole but for our divisions planning receptions, so we always try to negotiate these rates down as much as possible.

  • IS IT GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? The International Communication Association supports its mission and values by practicing sustainable, responsible meeting management strategies. The green meeting strategies are a focus of the site selection and include, but are not limited to, air quality, energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, and environmental purchasing. Preferences are given to sites with the highest number of policies and practices in place.

  • WILL EVERYONE BE SAFE AND RESPECTED THERE? Our conference RFP states clearly: "It is the policy of the International Communication Association to contract for its meetings in locations where its members would not be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, gender, marital status, national origin, physical ability, race, religion or sexual orientation under country, state or city laws." While we have always made this clear prior to signing, we haven't been able to put clauses in our contracts that allow us to cancel a city if something changes regarding human rights after we've signed the contract. We will change this going forward.

  • ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTURAL DIALOGUE & EXCHANGE? I want to make sure we go places you actually want to visit, where you can arrive early or stay late and experience all the local flavor, local customs, and cultural events that make a trip memorable. It's not JUST about the sessions! We know you care about connecting with your ICA community and exploring the culture of a place as well. I solicit input from the Board of Directors on this aspect of decision-making before sending our RFP to various locales. We try to keep it fresh, and as a general rule don't repeat a location more frequently than every ten years. This way, we continue to put the "I" in ICA!

  • IS THERE A LOCAL CHAMPION? We don't always have a local host, but when we do it makes things so much easier on both us as an organization (finding local officials for the urban session, arranging tours, helping with preconference venues, helping with Visa letters, even translating when needed) and on our members and attendees. Dan Hallin in San Diego, Akira Miyahara in Fukuoka, and Federico Subervi in Puerto Rico have all been amazing local hosts for ICA conferences. When we don't have that seasoned ICA member to be our "person on the ground," we feel the loss.

  • IS IT SOMEWHERE OUR MEMBERS WANT TO GO?
  • This is that "x-factor" that is harder to quantify, but has something to do with whether our members' eyes light up when we mention the location. We choose top-tier cities where we can, and places that are on many people's "bucket list." Surfer's Paradise in Australia, for instance, andreally all of Japan qualifies. We also make sure to stay, when we can, in the city center, in a vibrant, walkable neighborhood. It's not always possible to do so, of course, but we strive to make that happen whenever possible.

    The Executive Director makes site visits, reports findings, and makes the final recommendation to the ICA Executive Committee, who decide with significant input from the Board of Directors. Every year, we hone our RFP with the information we gained the previous year.

    LEARNING FROM OUR PAST:

    As we move forward there are a few things I am keeping in mind based on recent past conferences:

    • Being in an isolated area doesn't work. All future contracts, with the exception of 2018 in Prague which was signed in 2013, are taking this into account. I know you don't like having to take a cab to get a bite to eat. I know you need accommodation close to the main hotel if you're not in it. And we always want to make sure that as many of you as possible are actually in that main building.
    • The headquarters hotel needs to have as many rooms as possible, and overflow hotels need to be very close (walking distance). Japan was an anomaly in that nonheadquarters hotels refused to give ICA any blocked rooms, so once the main hotel was full our members were scattered throughout the city. This issue was specific to Japan and should not happen again. We know that being in one place is part of what builds community, and that you don't want to spend half your conference in traffic.
    • You don't prefer to have lunch built in. Trust me: We don't like it either! Again, my goal in all future conferences is to get us in the city center where food and entertainment and cultural options abound. This will not always be possible. In Europe, especially, we will not fit in one hotel, and often the conference center will not be right next to dining options. But where we can, we will give preference to venues that are close to food and culture, right in the heart of the city.

    All that said, we sign contracts for our conference about 4 to 6 years out, so there are some conferences already set. The 2018 and 2019 conferences have been booked since long before I arrived, in early 2013.

    Since arriving at ICA in January 2016, I have signed contracts for Denver (Colorado, US) in 2021 and Toronto (Canada) in 2023. I am also delighted to announce our latest contract signing: Australia's Gold Coast in May 2020! We will be in the gorgeous Broadbeach area at a beautiful time of year. To whet your appetite, check out the photos at www.visitgoldcoast.com. A good part of that beach area is called "Surfer's Paradise," and for good reason. This bid had the support of numerous universities nearby, so the content should be even better than the views.

    For 2022, we are committed to going to Europe, but the exact location is still being negotiated; I can promise you, though, that all the finalists are top notch!

    Here's a glimpse of what's in store for the next seven years:

    2017 San Diego, CA, USA
    2018 Prague, Czech Republic
    2019 Washington, D.C., USA
    2020 Gold Coast, Australia
    2021 Denver, CO, USA
    2022 Europe (TBD)
    2023 Toronto, Canada

    As you can see, we've got some great locations lined up!

    But it's important to remember, organizing these conferences isn't just a matter of logistics. My job is not only to create the perfect atmosphere for the conference to take place and keep it all organized, but to provide divisions with the right tools to come up with the best content. Putting together the program and working with divisions to make each conference the best one yet are at the heart of my work as Executive Director and the goal of every staff member here at ICA headquarters in DC. It's not just about the bling! High quality content and the sense of community shared among attendees at ICA are what really set this conference apart.

    I look forward to seeing all of you in San Diego, California in May 2017 for what promises to be our most popular ICA yet. For updates, don't forget to follow @icahdq on Twitter and check out our #ICA17 hashtag occasionally to see what your colleagues are buzzing about.

    See you in San Diego!

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