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Posted By Administration, Monday, December 9, 2019

COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION


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


***1*** CFP ICA Preconference **Digital Cultures of South Asia: Inequalities, Infrastructures, Informatization**



***2*** Call for Participation: The Things We Do For Data: Social Science Between Collusion and Going Rogue (Berlin, Germany, July 30 and 31, 2020))



***3*** CFP Special Issue "Algorithmic Systems in the Digital Society" (Media and Communication)



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ICA Preconference 2020


**Digital Cultures of South Asia: Inequalities, Infrastructures, Informatization**


Date & Time: 9:00 am to 5.00 pm, Thursday, May 21, 2020


Location: Onsite, 2020 ICA Main Conference Venue, Gold Coast, Australia


Organizers: Radhika Parameswaran (rparames@indiana.edu, Indiana University), Sangeet Kumar (kumars@denison.edu, Denison U), Kalyani Chadha (kchadha@umd.edu, University of Maryland), Adrian Athique (a.athique@uq.edu.au, University of Queensland) and Pradip Thomas (pradip.thomas@uq.edu.au, University of Queensland). 


Conference Coordinator: Roshni Susana Verghese, roshnisusana@gmail.com


ICA Division Affiliations: Global Communication and Social Change, Popular Communication, Intercultural Communication, Ethnicity & Race in Communication, and the South Asian Communication Association (SACA).


Institutional Sponsors: The Media School, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA; The Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, USA; Department of Communication, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA; School of Communication and Arts and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland, Australia.


Preconference Description


Characterized by a mobile phone led connectivity boom and the  cheapest data prices in the world (McCarthy 2019), South Asia has emerged as a region with the greatest potential for the future growth of Internet users. Indeed, as such, the area is not only central to any attempts at imagining the future of digital media globally, but it also constitutes a fertile territorial and cultural space for scholarly inquiry into the various dimensions of expanding digital life in the region. Consequently, this preconference focuses on exploring digital developments and their political, economic, social and cultural implications in the context of postcolonial South Asia and its global diaspora. The preconference draws inspiration from scholars who have sought to de-westernize digital media studies through their granular and interdisciplinary accounts of varied aspects of digital life in non-western countries. It is also grounded in the notion that the historical, political and social specificities of postcolonial South Asia necessitate the production of knowledge on digital culture— both conceptual and empirical— that explores the heterogeneities and complexities of the diverse nations that constitute the region. We envisage this preconference to be a forum for illuminating the varied dialectical forces that are at play in South Asia in shaping digital culture in ways that are similar to but also quite different from other parts of the world.


Submission and participation details


Extended abstract due: Monday, January 20th, 2020


Final decisions on acceptance: Friday, February 14th, 2020


More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o4L5Ii3z1FHwkbPUdAigkcAwNmXOcXSl/view



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Call for Participation: The Things We Do For Data: Social Science Between Collusion and Going Rogue (Berlin, Germany, July 30 and 31, 2020))


The scholarly community is challenged in trying to study human behavior on private, corporate-owned platforms. Even prior to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been on the defensive about privacy and its data policies. Since the scandal, Facebook and Twitter have changed their Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and created more restrictions on the quantity and kinds of data researchers can access. Many other social media sites either do not provide APIs or their terms of service specifically limit or prohibit the collection and use of their data even for research purposes.


Despite these restrictions, researchers do still collect data, sometimes following the terms of service and sometimes not. Some scholars have entered into exclusive partnerships with platforms, e.g. via the Social Science One partnership. Others tackle the challenge of data collection by developing API-based tools, which may or may not survive the challenges of formal platform accreditation. Still others have written code and devised strategies for scraping content from websites and social media platforms or web crawling their servers. The data collected through all of these methods may be incomplete, raising enduring challenges to validity and reliability of data and measures that inform theories.


The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin and the Center for Computational and Data Science (CCDS) at Syracuse University aim to foster candid conversations about these challenges and their implications for research, and ultimately, for society at large. We feel it’s time for the scholarly, interdisciplinary community to come together to discuss the different approaches scholars take to studying human behavior online via corporate, private, and for-profit platforms. Through that discussion, we aim to surface the range of methodological challenges that arise with these techniques and how scholars navigate them. Especially critically, we aim to contemplate the ethical and legal challenges scholars must confront in engaging in the strategies for research that we deploy. Out of the two days, we hope for a greater understanding of the methods and challenges that present scholars; greater sensitivities to the ethical issues of our approaches; and better awareness of the legal challenges scholars face. Equally importantly, we aim to surface the larger empirical and ontological challenges with our approaches as we endeavor to understand and explain human behavior in our mediatized daily lives.


We seek submissions for proposals of 500-word abstracts. We expect these to be somewhat non-traditional, with an emphasis on your methods and objectives rather than on the findings per se. Thus, abstracts should focus on data collection methods and challenges in collecting, storing, or updating, data quality management issues, and the critical, legal, ethical and/or policy perspectives on your approach.


Send abstracts to team@thingswedofordata2020.de


Important date


Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: (around) April 1, 2020


Conference: Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2020


Organizers:

Jeff Hemsley

Ulrike Klinger

Jenny Stromer-Galley


More information: https://www.thingswedofordata2020.de



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Title: Algorithmic Systems in the Digital Society


Editor(s): Sanne Kruikemeier (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Sophie Boerman (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Nadine Bol (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)


Submission of Abstracts: 1-15 July 2020

Submission of Full Papers: 15-30 November 2020

Publication of the Issue: May 2021


Information: Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have changed communication delivery modes in society. This is especially noticed by a shift from “mass communication” to increasingly more “personalized” and “automated” communication. For instance, by using a vast amount of data, communicators can increasingly personalize (match messages to characteristics of an individual) and target (send these matched messages to specific people) their messages. As a consequence, algorithms may increasingly be used for automated decision making. This means that data-driven technologies are used to make decision about our life, without the interference of humans. This development instigated a range of new scientific questions concerning the usage of, exposure to, and consequences of algorithms on our online and offline behavior. For instance, it remains the questions how these technological developments influence us to buy, vote, and change our health behavior.

This thematic issue will serve scholars who are interested in the controversies related to algorithmic influence in the digital society. Scholarship within this thematic issue will focus on how the use of algorithms have changed communication in various contexts, such as advertising, health communication, political communication, and journalism. Topics include, but are not limited to, online behavioral advertising or targeted advertising, tailored health communication, automated journalism, political microtargeting, news recommender systems, filter bubbles, automated decision making, and chatbots.


In sum, this thematic issue will focus on the impact of algorithmic-driven content on both an individual and societal level, and will discuss the benefits and potential risks associated with algorithms. These may include the discussion of efficient and relevant content selection as well as privacy issues and other ethical considerations of algorithms. We are also interested in the technical aspects and big data analysis concerning personalization and targeting. For this thematic issue, we encourage scholars to engage with the suggested topics mentioned with both theoretical and empirical contributions. We are also interested in review and/or meta-analytical papers.


Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal’s instructions for authors and send their abstracts (about 250 words, with a tentative title and reference to the thematic issue) by email to the Editorial Office (mac@cogitatiopress.com). When submitting their abstracts, authors are also asked to confirm that they are aware that Media and Communication is an open access journal with a publishing fee if the article is accepted for publication after peer-review (corresponding authors affiliated with our institutional members do not incur this fee).


More information: https://www.cogitatiopress.com/mediaandcommunication/pages/view/nextissues#AlgorithmicSystems


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ETHNICITY AND RACE IN COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Dear ERIC friends and colleagues,

Greetings from Texas!! Now that our submission deadline for ICA 2020 is behind us, I wanted to write to you with a few news items.

1.       Congratulations to officers elected during our election

2.       Reviewer request

3.       Pre-conferences we are supporting and their CFPs

4.       Process for applying for ERIC travel award for graduate students


We recently concluded our elections for Officers in various positions in our Division. I want to extend HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to our incoming slate of officers!!! Jason and I will be honored to work with you through the duration of our tenure in this Division and our members will be richer for your service!!! Here are our elected Officers:

•         Secretary:  Jordan Stalker, DePaul U

•         Student & Early Career Representative:  Wunpini Mohammed, Pennsylvania State U

•         International Liaison:  Miriam Hernandez, California State U, Dominguez Hills 


With the conclusion of our submission deadline, our next big job would be to sort through the submissions and assign them to reviewers to uphold the blind, peer-review process. This process is tedious and time-consuming and the engagement of a lot of good folks. Many of you have already signed up to review the submissions through the ScholarOne system. A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! But, if I feel that I don’t have the requisite number of reviewers to complete the process appropriately, I’ll be sending out requests to those who have not signed up yet. Needless to say, your time and expertise is much sought after and I am very grateful for the help you can extend during the review process. The submission sorting begins today for us. So these review request emails may come your way during this weekend. PLEASE HELP US OUT IF YOU CAN.


I am proud to let you know that ERIC Division is privileged to support not one, not two, but three fascinating pre/post-conferences this year.

Pre - Visual Representation and Marginality: Opening New Conversations (May 21)

Pre - Digital Cultures of South Asia: Inequalities, Infrastructures, Informatization (May 21)

Post - Community and Alternative Media in the Face of Disruptions (May 27)

The CFPs for these pre/post-conferences will be circulated in our next newsletter. If you are able to, please consider attending these sessions.


ERIC will also provide travel awards to graduate students whose submissions are accepted and who plan to attend. The graduate students will have to send an email to me (roys@sfasu.edu) to highlight their need in about 100-150 words. The number and amount of the awards will depend on the ERIC budget we have this year (usually a maximum of $200 has been given to any individual student in the past). The subject of the email should be “ERIC travel grant request”. Please send your requests only after January 15, 2020, when you know if your submission has been accepted and whether you will be able to procure the rest of the funds necessary to travel to Australia.


That’s it for now. I’ll send you an update newsletter in December. And Miriam, our current secretary, will send you a job posting and pre/post-conference CFPs in part 2 of this newsletter. Have a great weekend! Now to sorting through submissions........


Best wishes.

Sudeshna

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Dear ERIC friends and colleagues,


I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the ERIC vice-chair for 2019-2021. My name is Jason Vincent A. Cabañes or “Jace” and I am an Associate Professor in Communication and a Research Fellow at De La Salle University-Manila, The Philippines. Previous to this, I was a Lecturer in International Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. My research primarily focuses on the mediation of cross-cultural intimacies and solidarities, with a particular focus on postcolonial multiculturalism. I also do work on digital labour in the global South, including on digital disinformation producers. I have an upcoming co-edited book titled Mobile Media and Social Intimacies in Asia: Reconfiguring Local Ties and Enacting Global Relationships, which is due to be published by Springer in end-2019. I am really looking forward to working with our Division and all of you in the next few years.


Best.

Jace


Dear all,


Please find in this second part of our newsletter, news about the pre-conferences that ERIC is sponsoring, job offerings and call for proposals. A quick reminder to send us your news, events and proposals, as well as your twitter accounts, so we can promote them and link them to your followers as well!

On with the news!


ICA PRE-CONFERENCES

-       Pre-conference CFP link for Digital Cultures of South Asia: Inequalities, Infrastructures, Informatization

Characterized by a mobile phone led connectivity boom and the cheapest data prices in the world (McCarthy 2019), South Asia has emerged as a region with the greatest potential for the future growth of Internet users. Indeed, as such, the area is not only central to any attempts at imagining the future of digital media globally, but it also constitutes a fertile territorial and cultural space for scholarly inquiry into the various dimensions of expanding digital life in the region. Consequently, this preconference focuses on exploring digital developments and their political, economic, social and cultural implications in the context of postcolonial South Asia and its global diaspora.

More info at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o4L5Ii3z1FHwkbPUdAigkcAwNmXOcXSl/view


Pre-conference CFP for Visual Representation and Marginality

-       The visual representation of marginalized groups has tended to be shaped by dominant groups. Because images are so powerful, memorable and emotionally charged, such representations have historically worked to perpetuate hierarchies, stereotypes and barriers to full participation in the public sphere. De-marginalizing communities, therefore, requires that we investigate the role of visual communication in oppression and liberation. Before pathways can be opened for improved communication, it is necessary to understand the obstacles of the past. In the digital age, participation in the visual public sphere is as critical as ever to the human condition.

Barbie Zelizer to headline ICA pre-conference on 21 May, 2019, at the Gold Coast, Australia. Extended abstracts due by 1 Feb., 2020, for presentation consideration.

-       More info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdw7gE7sLgx16b-3U9u6eDo8RJykPmlYn22GMJixNMJ4Miaig/viewform




SOCIAL MEDIA

Lastly, a continuous reminder to please follow us on SOCIAL MEDIA

Our twitter account is @EthnicityRace and join our Facebook Page: Ethnicity and Race in Communication

https://www.facebook.com/groups/162878167112707/


Thanks all and good luck to us and our ICA papers!


Best, Miriam Hernandez


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MASS COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dr. Meghnaa Tallapragada, Secretary of the Mass Comm Division, I write to share with you the November edition of our newsletter, All Things Media. It is *beautiful* - please take a moment to check it out. Also, don't forget to send your news! If you are excited about it, we want to hear about it. Please send news items to Dr. Tallapragada: meghnaa.tallapragada@temple.edu


Here is the link to the November issue of ATM:

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/group/7ebb7aea-5c3b-4838-bb35-a1927dc38be3/mass_comm_division_/newsletter_archive/2019/all_things_media_nov_19.pdf


Sincerely,

Shawnika Hull



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MOBILE COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP


Dear all,


Colin Agur along with Jim Katz and Mark Aakhus are organizing a conference at Boston College at the end of April 2020.


For more details and the call for papers, you can contact:


James E. Katz (Boston University)

katz2020@bu.edu


Mark Aakhus (Rutgers University)

aakhus@comminfo.rutgers.edu


Colin Agur (University of Minnesota)

cpagur@umn.edu


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PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION


Dear Members of the ICA PRD:


See below for two items of information.


 Grunig Thesis and Dissertation Award Call

 Call for Papers, International Journal of Strategic Communication


If you wish to have information distributed to the listserv, please contact me at esommerf@umd.edu


Sincerely,

Erich Sommerfeldt

ICA PRD Division Secretary



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2020 James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig

Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards

Public Relations Division, International Communication Association



The Public Relations Division of ICA invites submissions for the 2020 James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards. Eligible entrants for this competition cycle include master’s theses and doctoral dissertations successfully defended during the period from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019. Theses and dissertations must focus upon phenomena, issues and questions relevant to the study of public relations. Award winners will be recognized at the ICA Conference in Gold Coast, Australia, May 21-25, 2020. 


As in the last competition cycles, award aspirants are asked to condense their theses/ dissertations into a 30- to 40-page manuscript. The advantages of this requirement include helping our newer scholars to prepare their research for publication consideration, reducing the workload on award judges, and facilitating objectivity in the awards process. All manuscripts submitted for the awards will be subject to double-blind review.



Submission Requirements

To enter the thesis/dissertation competition, please submit the following:

•       One electronic copy of a 30-40 page manuscript, typed, double-spaced, based on the thesis/dissertation. The page limit is for manuscript text only and excludes references, charts, and figures.

o       The manuscript must be written in English.

o       The manuscript must be carefully edited to conceal the identities of the author, his/her institutional affiliations, and the thesis/dissertation advisor, so as to preserve the objectivity of the judging process. Please make sure that the name and institution of the authors are not shown in the “properties” section of the PDF file.

o       The content of the manuscript should be developed from the thesis/dissertation.

o       The manuscript must include an introduction, literature review/conceptualization, method, findings, and discussion of the significance of the findings for public relations scholarship.

•       Technical requirements: The manuscript and all supplemental material must be submitted as an emailed attachment in a single electronic PDF file. If your file is too large to send via email, then you need to reduce the file size.

•       An abstract of the original thesis/dissertation, not to exceed 150 words. The abstract must be written in English. The abstract must be on the first page of the submission’s single file.

•       An email text to the awards chair indicating (1) current contact information and affiliation of the author, (2) thesis/dissertation manuscript title, (3) date of thesis/dissertation defense, (4) university where thesis/dissertation was defended and degree awarded, and (5) contact information for thesis/dissertation advisor.


Deadline

The deadline for submitting manuscripts for this competition cycle is February 1, 2020, by 11 p.m. Central Time. All materials must be received by this date and time. Award aspirants are requested to not submit full theses and dissertations to the awards chair and to not submit materials without first ensuring that they comply with ALL the submission requirements. Submissions that fail to conform to the requirements will be automatically disqualified.


Please send all materials via email to the awards chair, indicated below. For the subject line, please indicate “Grunig Thesis/Dissertation Awards SUBMISSION”. Thank you.


Judging

All manuscripts submitted for the awards will be subject to double-blind review by three independent judges from senior members in the ICA Public Relations Division. Thesis and dissertation submissions will be reviewed separately, resulting in one thesis award and one dissertation award. In the event that submission volume requires more than three judges to participate in the evaluation process, the award winners will be determined through standardized scoring.


Chair, Grunig & Grunig Thesis/Dissertation Awards

Lan Ni, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Valenti School of Communication

University of Houston

Houston, TX, 77204-3002

U.S.A.

Email: lni@uh.edu



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CALL FOR PAPERS

Evolutionary Perspectives on Public Relations, Strategic Communication, and Organizational Communication:

An Interdisciplinary Conference

Plus

Special Issue of

International Journal of Strategic Communication


Department of Communication

University of Vienna

July 10-12, 2020

(One week after BledCom 2020)


A call for discussion

The scope of this conference and special issue of International Journal of Strategic Communication is to explore the utility of evolutionary theory with regard to the particular fields of public relations, strategic communication, and organizational communication. Our broader goal is to develop a new sub-field within these disciplines and to gather a small but determined group of researchers who already work, or want to work, in that new field. Our ultimate goal is to connect theories of public relations, strategic communication, and organizational communication with the mind and natural sciences in a rigorous way. Within this framework, we want to engender a broad participation from a variety of areas of research.


Submission

Extended abstracts (1.000 – 2.000 words max., excluding figures, tables and references) should be submitted by 20 December 2019 to jens.seiffert@univie.ac.at. Feedback on the abstracts will be provided by 24 January 2020. All abstracts are to be submitted in English.

Publication

The authors of the best abstracts will be invited to submit their full papers to a special issue in the International Journal of Strategic Communication (www.tandfonline.com/HSTC).


Invitation

Therefore, we invite scholars to submit extended abstracts dealing with the following issues:


Theory building

How can evolutionary theory inform theory building in strategic communication, organizational communication, and public relations? What are the prospects of theories informed by evolutionary thinking? How does existing communication theory fit into evolutionary theory? What are the advantages and disadvantages of evolutionary theories? How does evolutionary thinking relate to other approaches like systems theory or the theory of communicative action?


Empirical research and methodologies

How far have the fields of public relations, strategic communication, and organizational communication come in utilizing evolutionary theory, and how does that scale against other fields that employed evolutionary theories, like marketing? How can theories informed by evolutionary thinking be tested? What empirical methods could be used to research these theories? What results can be expected from the application of evolutionary theories, and how will that help the field?


Application

How can theories informed by evolutionary thinking be applied to communication practice? What value has evolutionary thinking for communication professionals?


Crossroads

How do other disciplines integrate evolutionary theory? What can communication science learn from these fields, and how can it benefit? How do public relations, strategic communication, and organizational communication fit into the consilient synthesis?


Dissent

Finally, we also welcome contributions that take a critical stance toward the application of evolutionary thinking and evolutionary psychology in our fields.


ABOUT THE JOURNAL


The International Journal of Strategic Communication is part of a multi-national effort to integrate various communication disciplines into a coherent body of knowledge and facilitate the development of strategic communication as a domain of study. The IJSC seeks to define the field of strategic communication, address the application of theory to this emerging field, provide a forum for multidisciplinary approaches and diverse research traditions, and espouse a truly international perspective that gives voice to cross-cultural research and scholars in all regions of the world. The IJSC provides a foundation for the study of strategic communication from diverse disciplines, including corporate and managerial communication, organizational communication, public relations, marketing communication, advertising, political and health communication, social marketing, international relations, public diplomacy, and other specialized communication areas. To view an online sample, visit www.tandfonline.com/HSTC. The IJSC is edited by Dr. Ansgar Zerfass, Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Leipzig University, Germany / Center of Corporate Communications, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway, and Dr. Kelly Page Werder, Ph.D., School of Mass Communications, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.


Organizers

• Jens Seiffert-Brockmann, University of Vienna

• Howard Nothhaft, Lund University

• Cary Greenwood, Debiasing and Lay Informatics (DaLI) Lab, University of Oklahoma

• Jeong-Nam Kim, University of Oklahoma




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Calls for Papers

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 9, 2019

Call for Papers: Grit and Grace


In celebration of the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in the United States, Southeastern Louisiana U is hosting “Grit & Grace: 100 Years of Women's Suffrage," a one-day conference including individual research papers, panel discussions, round table discussions of works in progress, and poster presentations that address women's issues and progress across the disciplines of History, English, Communication, Political Science, and Sociology. 


The Conference will be held 5 March, 2020, at the Southeastern Student Union in Hammond, Louisiana. Organizers will accept one-page proposals through 31 December. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 31 January. Students, faculty and academic professional staff members are invited to participate. Presenters may be invited to publish in an online open access journal after the conference. Send poster proposal, prospectus, panel description, or abstracts for full papers in Word or PDF format to: Dr. Carol Madere, Cmadere@selu.edu



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CFP: Intersectional Labor: Sustainability and Solutions in Social Justice


Deadline for Submission-- 1 January, 2020 


Call for Papers for Special Issue of Academic Labor: Research and Artistry


We invite you to submit articles for Academic Labor: Research and Artistry's special issue theme “Intersectional Labor: Sustainability and Solutions in Social Justice." This special issue will focus on discussions of intersectionality, social justice, and academic labor within the academy. In this issue we extend important conversations about the labor of positionality, intersectionality, and identity (Tweedy, 2019; Bonilla-Silva, 2019; Balaji and Ramirez, 2019; Moore, Acosta, Perry, and Edwards, 2010; Patton, Shahjahan, and Osei-Kofi, 2010; Jones, 2010; Takacs, 2002), especially within tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty's social justice efforts on campus, in administration, within the classroom, across departments, in research collaborations, the peer review process, annual evaluations, etc.


We are particularly interested in submissions that diversify or challenge dominant narratives, and we welcome underrepresented voices, identities, and positionalities. The full CFP is also here.


We hope to not only foster nuanced conversation but also to offer tangible solutions to drive discourse forward and create change at the personal and professional level. Possible directions for inquiry include:


- In what ways are we called upon to perform our identities in and outside of the classroom, and how do these performances enhance or hinder our careers? How do these expectations impact our personal connections to our labor and to our sense of our professional and personal selves? 


- When does our presence matter, and when is it simply token representation? Similarly, how do we navigate demands to out ourselves or to remain hidden (especially in terms of ability, gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and religion)? How can we make our underrepresented voices heard and our labor matter?


- How can we combat racism, ableism, transphobia, homophobia, and sexism on campus and in our communities without risking our careers? Conversely, how can we use this labor to strengthen our careers? How do we manage the emotional labor involved in these personal and professional projects of resistance?


- How does social justice work on campus and in the community strengthen our ties to our students, our colleagues, our administrators, and to the community at large? How can we find ways to value this work and these connections, especially in regards to career advancement and promotion?   


- How do identity (gender, race, ability, ethnicity, religion, etc.) expectations affect the social justice efforts and labor of teaching, research, mentoring, service, and committee work at different types of academic institutions for all categories of faculty (non-tenure-track, pre-tenure, and tenured faculty)?


- How can we empower voices from underrepresented groups (including students, staff, administration, faculty, community members) without making those individuals feel overwhelmed, overworked, put upon, or singled out? How can we help strike balance between representation and exploitation, empowerment and burnout?


- What are some practical solutions--self-care, mindfulness, advocacy, policies, position statements, etc.--for addressing the social justice labor of #metoo and #timesup in the university, department, and/or classroom?


- How does social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality lead to issues of burnout and attrition, and how can we better support faculty and staff in managing this labor? How do we acknowledge or reward work that goes beyond the bounds of a job description or a CV line?


- How can we move social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality discourses towards personal and/or professional agency and problem-solving?   


- Given all the opportunities in academia we have to say “yes” to additional social justice work, how do we set clear boundaries, and how do we decide when and where to say “no”? What differing

consequences might we face for saying “no” to often unpaid demands on our time, and how do we know if and when to push back?


- How has the 2016 election brought to the surface latent or hidden issues relating to social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality?


- How does the focus on social justice--your focus, your department's focus, your university’s focus--contribute to more academic labor?


- How does social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality vary at different types of academic institutions with different student populations? In what ways does social justice labor manifest itself in the classroom, in research, in administration, in committee work, etc., for all categories of faculty?


- How does social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality affect genders differently in academic settings (classrooms, committees, peer reviews, annual evaluations, conflict resolution, etc.)? What are some strategies for addressing these differences in the department/classroom/committees to either support self-care or make others more aware of the challenges?


- How does teaching hot button issues (politics, feminism, religion, diversity, sex/gender, confederate monuments, climate change, etc.) affect male, female, and non-binary faculty similarly and differently? What about with different student populations and/or at different types of academic institutions? How do student evaluations affect social justice, academic labor, and intersectionality inside and outside of the classroom?


- In what ways do curricular expectations, such as course outcomes, learning management systems, administrative initiatives, student services expectations, etc., affect social justice efforts for differing faculty, staff, and student groups?


Submit a piece of not more than 10,000 words (in length, including abstract, notes and citations) to http://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/alra/ with publication expected in the early summer of 2020.


Academic Labor: Research and Artistry (ALRA) is a peer-reviewed open access academic journal launched in 2016 by the Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) at Colorado State University. The journal encourages ongoing research on matters relating to tenure and contingency in the academy, both nationally and internationally. Along with our center and web site, we offer a research home for those undertaking scholarship in areas broadly defined as tenure studies, contingency studies, and critical university studies. To meet this objective, we invite a wide range of contributions, from the statistical to the historic/archival, from the theoretical to the applied, from the researched to the creative, and from empirical to essayist forms. Our editors and reviewers include social scientists, artists, and theorists specializing in labor issues.


The Center for the Study of Academic Labor and ALRA welcome varied genres, such as scholarly articles, reports, policies, position statements, essays, organizing and advocacy toolkits, photographs, photographic essays, personal narratives, social science research, original art, artifacts of curated performance art, op-eds, reviews in print and multimedia formats, etc., so long as they associate favorably with the Center and Journal’s theme. We also welcome histories of academic labor efforts; for instance, if your institution or program has engaged in efforts to establish or improve practices and policies and would like to have a backup location for archiving the papers, please send them our way and we will work with you on creating a secure, digital file. If you do not see a genre mentioned that you are interested in pursuing, please contact the lead editors, Genesea Carter and Rickie-Ann Legleitner (genesea.carter@colostate.edu and legleitnerr@uwstout.edu).


ALRA has no minimum required word count. Aligned with ALRA’s mission to encourage conversation among a broad range of stakeholders, we welcome shorter pieces, including briefs, on topics aligned with the journal’s mission and aims.


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CFP ‐ TV Supervillains Conference 

We are pleased to announce the TV Supervillains Conference 2020 - Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) 

TV Supervillains. Comics Ecosystems on Television: The Cognitive Impact of Supervillains 

U  de Sevilla (Spain), 12-14 February, 2020 

[Submision deadline: 9 December, 2019] 

 

INTRODUCTION

We invite you to participate in the TV Supervillains Conference. Comics Ecosystems on Television: The Cognitive Impact of Supervillains, which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Americo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on February 12 to 14, 2020. 

“So we meet at last, eh? It was inevitable that we should clash!”, thus spoke the Ultra-Humanite when he first came face to face with Superman eighty years ago. Possibly the earliest comic- book supervillain, Ultra was almost the exact opposite of the Man of Steel mentally, physically and morally. From mythology and folklore to literature and mass media, supervillains in the form of monsters, mad scientists, criminal masterminds, enemy commanders, and evil doppelgangers predated comic-book superheroes; but, somehow, the appearance of the supervillain came to complete the classic formula of the superhero genre. 

A quarter of a century before Hitchcock expressed his “unwritten law: the more successful the villain, the more successful the picture”, comic-book writer Abner Sundell had already remarked, “On the strength of good super-villains, comics have changed from mediocre sellers to smash hits”. Indeed, there was a sense of inevitability to the clash between superhero and supervillain, once, and again, and again –for recurrence is one of the defining characteristics of the supervillain: they cannot stay dead. Foregrounding the variation-and- repetition dynamics so dear to popular narratives, Umberto Eco wrote that Superman’s stories develop in an indefinitely prolonged series of plots without consumption. 

And what better figure to become the target, raison d’être, and heatsink of superheroic efforts than the supervillain? They are larger than life; and they are larger than death, too. We love to hate them, and probably we should hate to love them; but most often they steal the show from their do-gooder nemeses. So much so that some of them have become the protagonists of their own narratives; while the borders between superheroes and supervillains blur and even vanish. Locked in a never-ending struggle, superheroes and supervillains have overrun the boundaries of comics narratives to flood over film and television. 

With particular attention to aesthetics and cognitive value of television serial narratives, the TV Supervillains Conference is conceived as a forum for the celebration of and reflection on the rich history and current phenomenon of supervillainy, both as a specific superhero- genre convention and an influence on other generic realms. 

The conference official languages are: Spanish and English. 

Paper proposals, including author, affiliation, email, brief CV (no more than 150 words), paper title, and abstract (no more than 300 words; including essential references), should be submitted by 9  December, 2019. 

Submission of paper proposals and questions via email: tvsupervillains@us.es 

The organizing committee will communicate decisions about the acceptance of proposals by 14 December, 2019. 

THEMATIC LINES 

Topics along which papers are to be organized in this conference include, but are not limited to: 

- Archetypes and predecessors in myths, legends, folklore, fairy tales, Gothic novels, penny bloods, penny dreadfuls, story papers, dime novels, film serials, comic strips, radio shows, pulps... 

- Supervillains in popular seriality: serial characters, iconic serial figures, stock characters, narratives of proliferation, commercial storytelling, recursivity, transtextuality, makeovers, media changes... 

- Possible relationships between aesthetic construction of supervillains and cognitive aspects, e. g., how / whether aesthetic elements of their design can foster moral reflections; how / whether character construction of supervillains and / or their insertion in narrative ecosystems can promote critical assessment of social, political, and / or educational issues; how / whether aesthetical qualities of supervillains can encourage favorable appreciation of content and meaning in the stories where they appear. 

- Sympathy for the (d)evil, emotional contagion, aesthetic construction, character engagement (recognition, alignment, attachment, access, allegiance), bad protagonists... 

- Byronic heroes, anti-heroes, fallen heroes, redeemed villains, misunderstood villains, dark doppelgangers, vigilante killers 

- Supervillains, fan practices and participatory cultures 

- Propaganda, ideology and supervillains: supervillainization of the enemy; Yellow Perils and other ethnic villains; Nazisploitation; evil species, empires and civilizations (Skrulls, Daleks, Borgs, Romulans, Klingons...) 

- Gender, sexuality and supervillainy: gender roles, empowerment, cross-dressing, gender shifts, eroticism, porn, sexual violence 

- Kinds of evil: mischief, subversion, retaliation, cruelty, sadism, atrocity, horrendous evil... 

- Origins of evil, nature vs. nurture, secret origins of the supervillains, psychological and sociological readings 

- Serial killers and other (super) human monsters, slasher psycho-killers; 

- Supernatural monsters as supervillains 

- Adapted and original supervillains in television fiction 

- Arch-foes, rogue galleries and corrupted superheroes in specific TV shows and fictional universes: Smallville, Gotham, the Buffyverse, Heroes, Marvel’s Netflix universe, the 

Arrowverse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Legion, Krypton, The Tick, The Gifted, Black Lightning, Titans, Doom Patrol, Runaways, Jumper, The Boys, El vecino, Watchmen... 

- Supervillains in animated TV shows: Wacky Races, Superfriends, Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget, GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Family Guy, Rick & Morty... 

- Supervillains in anime and tokusatsu 

- Super-villainous features in non-superhero tv shows: The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Shield, 24, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Hawaii 5- 0, Community, Mindhunter... 

 

REGISTRATION

Attendee with paper presentation (early birds; 15-13 December, 2019): 80€ Attendee with paper presentation (1-15 January, 2020): 120€ 

Attendee without paper presentation (early birds; Dec. 15-31, 2019): 15€ Attendee without paper presentation (1-15 January, 2020): 30€ 

CONFERENCE TIMELINE 

9 December, 2019: last day for paper proposals 

14 December, 2019: last day for notes of acceptance 15 December, 2019: early-bird registration opens 31 December, 2019: last day of early-bird registration 1 January, 2020: regular registration opens 

15 January, 2020: last day of regular registration February 12-14, 2020: TV Supervillains Conference 

 

CONTACT

Find information on the conference progress, proposal submissions, registration, etc. in the event website: 

supervillainstv.com 

Additional information regarding related social and academic activities will be updated periodically. 

ORGANIZED BY 

Research project Interacciones entre valores cognitivos y propiedades estéticas en la serialidad contemporánea (RTI2018-096596-B-I00), funded by Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spanish Government). 

Group EIKON. Equipo de Investigación de la Imagen y la Cultura Visual en el Ámbito de la Comunicación (HUM 1013). 

Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad (U de Sevilla). Facultad de Comunicación (U de Sevilla). 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS


The relationship between mental health and digital games have been the focus of discussion within academia and the video game industry for quite some time. Topics such as toxic gamer culture, the development of games for change/deep games, and more recently, open discussions of mental health challenges within the video game industry are of global interest. This year, in 2019, the relationship between mental health and digital games seem to have reached a peak with the classification of Gaming Disorder from the World Health Organization,

the release of the Take This State of the Industry White Paper (see https://www.takethis.org/programs/industry-research/state-of-the-industry-white-paper/), and first International Games Summit on Mental Health Awareness (see https://tigs.ca/).


Despite this increased interest, there remains few central resources tackling these topics. There is a need to raise awareness about the relationship between mental health and digital games within gaming communities and the gaming industry as well as to provide clarity for the state of research in this area.


My colleagues and I are very excited to announce the call for participation for a special issue of Frontiers in Psychology focusing on mental health and digital games. This issue will be the first to focus on themes of mental health across media effects, game design, and in-game representations and bring together scholars from academia and the gaming industry.


You will find more information about the formal call for papers found here: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/12085/digital-games-and-mental-health


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself (Rachel) or one of the other topic editors for this issue. We look forward to working together on this ambitious and timely project!


- Rachel Kowert


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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 9, 2019

U OF ALABAMA
Department of Journalism and Creative Media
Assistant Professor for Critical Cultural Media Studies

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants in the area of critical cultural media studies. The successful candidate will need to have specialization in one or more of the following areas: broadcast history, film history, global cinema, global and/or transnational media industry studies, and/or production cultures. Current and potential future scholarly productivity should be commensurate with the expectations of a Research I institution. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a media-related field by the time of the beginning of the appointment, August 16, 2020. JCM is home to 900-plus undergraduate and master’s students.

To apply for this position, go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and provide the following: cover letter, CV, sample of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references. Additional materials (such as a teaching philosophy) can be included, but are optional. Screening of applications begins January 10, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Andrew Billings (acbillings@ua.edu; 205-348-8658).

 


 

U OF KANSAS
School of Journalism and Communications
Journalism Assistant /Associate Prof Position Ad

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas seeks exceptional candidates for two tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level, starting in Fall 2020. Successful applicants will have a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in journalism, mass communication, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered with a firm anticipated completion date no later than six months after appointment. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: multimedia production, entrepreneurial media, diversity, sports media, audience analysis, media history, media management, or media law and ethics. The ability to develop and teach online courses and certificate programs is a plus. Two or more years of full-time professional media experience, teaching experience at the university level, and/or success in receiving external research grants are preferred.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on culturally responsive approaches that are conscious of diversity and equity perspectives. Candidates from under-represented groups in higher education are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1865, KU is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs that include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines. Lawrence, a vibrant city of nearly 100,000 residents, hosts a variety of art galleries, theaters, concert venues, bookstores, and unique ethnic restaurants. The city frequently is named one of the nation’s top college towns. The Kansas City metropolitan area, with its own thriving arts, dining and sports opportunities, lies 40 miles east of Lawrence on Interstate 70.

For a complete position description and to apply, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15895BR. Please submit a cover letter describing your research and teaching, a CV, a list of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications begins Dec. 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. Please direct questions to journalismsearch@ku.edu. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

 


 

HOPE COLLEGE
Department of Communication
Tenure-track at Assistant Professor level in Communication

The Department of Communication at Hope College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor beginning with the fall 2020 semester. The successful candidate will contribute immediately to the department curriculum by teaching required courses in the major. Desirable qualities include teaching and/or research emphasis in one or more of the following: digital media, argumentation, criticism, advocacy, social activism, civic engagement, and participatory politics. This position is open to different methodological traditions including quantitative, qualitative, and rhetorical research methods. Scholars who can collaborate with students on research using mixed methods are particularly encouraged to apply. The new hire should also be flexible to contribute to other courses in the curriculum as needed, and should be prepared to develop new courses in their area(s) of expertise. The department desires a strong teacher-scholar and ambassador for the field of communication who can assist to attract new majors, to promote both graduate education and vocational discernment, and to engage in collaborative research with undergraduates.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a completed PhD in Communication or a related field (ABD considered), and show promise of excellence in teaching in a Christian, undergraduate, liberal arts setting, as well as the capacity to conduct a successful and coherent program of research resulting in a consistent record of publication.

Applications are accepted online at www.hope.edu/employment/faculty and include: Cover letter, A CV, Written articulation of teaching philosophy, Evidence of teaching excellence, unofficial transcripts, statement of support for the Christian mission of Hope College, and contact information for three references. Application deadline is 01/01/2020. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Hope College seeks to be a community that affirms the dignity of all persons as bearers of God's image. It is Hope College policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family status, genetic information, height, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide occupational qualification. Hope College is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

EMERSON COLLEGE
School of Communication
Executive in Residence or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Global Communication

The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College seeks a faculty colleague with expertise in the field of global communication. This full-time appointment may be for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or for a renewable term Executive in Residence, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and current position. Appointment begins on August 20, 2020.

We seek a colleague who can enrich global communication perspectives in one or more areas of the department’s curricula. By “global communication” we mean primary engagement with issues and stakeholders in specific countries or regions as well as those with international, transnational, and intercultural dimensions. Global communication represents a core educational commitment we wish to develop and enhance across the curriculum rather than a distinctive curricular area. Possible existing courses for the successful candidate could include: Crisis Communication, Leadership, Conflict and Negotiation, International PR and Global Communication Management, Management and Communication, Public Affairs Matrix: Media, Politics and Advocacy, Sports as Soft Power, and Health Communication Campaigns. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to develop new courses.

For more information and how to apply, Please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_ft_faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Executive-in-Residence-or-Assistant-Professor-in-Global-Communication_JR001427

 


 

U OF RHODE ISLAND
Department of Communication Studies
Assistant Professor, Public Relations

The Department of Communication Studies and the Public Relations Program in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position.

The Harrington School is a leader in communication and media research and education. Administratively housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in the University of Rhode Island, the Harrington School is home to programs in communication studies, digital media, film/media, journalism, library and information studies, public relations, sports media and communication, and writing and rhetoric.

The ideal candidate for this position will be joining an engaging community of 65 full-time faculty, 100 part-time instructors, and 1350 undergraduate and graduate students, and will teach and work with students in our new communication and media hub.

The University of Rhode Island is conveniently located near the state’s famous beaches, one mile from an Amtrak station connecting to Boston and New York City, 20 miles from T.F. Green International Airport, and 30 miles from Providence, Rhode Island.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-level courses in public relations, both in-person and online, maintaining an active scholarly research agenda in public relations, academic advising, mentoring, and service. Typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester.

Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (F00182). Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (1) Cover Letter, (2) CV which includes the names and contact information for three academic and/or professional references (as one complete pdf doc), (3) “Other” – Evidence of teaching excellence, including teaching evaluations (as one complete pdf doc), and (4) Sample of professional or scholarly writing.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 13, 2019. Applications received subsequent to this date may not be given full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

 


 

WESTERN WASHINGTON U
Department of Communication Studies
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Communication Studies at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interpersonal Communication. Visit https://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497474/assistant-professor-interpersonal-communication for more information.

 


 

U OF UTAH
Department of Communication and Huntsman Cancer Institute
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health, Family and Cancer Communication

The Department of Communication and Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah invite applications for a tenure-line Assistant, Associate Professor or Professor working in the nexus of health communication and family or interpersonal communication, with a focus on cancer communication. For more information or to apply online, see: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/99768 or contact Professor Kimberly A. Kaphingst, Search Committee Chair, at kim.kaphingst@hci.utah.edu.

 


 

ARIZONA STATE U
Department of English
Assistant Professor (JOB# 15202)

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August 2020. We are interested in Film and Media Studies candidates with an emphasis on transmedia/crossplatform storytelling, advocacy, and/or education including environmental justice or a related field. We invite research in areas such as, but not limited to, ecomedia, digital cultures, crossplatform studies, social media, environmental humanities, documentary media, and media and social justice.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work with the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at Arizona State University.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in their area of expertise and publish scholarship in top-tier outlets, teach Film and Media Studies courses at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) levels (including online), and provide service to the institution and the profession.

We invite you to learn more about the Department of English, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://english.clas.asu.edu, https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu, respectively. Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field

  • Evidence of a research agenda and potential for publications

  • Evidence of potential to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Introduction to Film & Media Studies, Emerging Digital Media, Race & Gender in Media, and additional classes in the candidate’s area of expertise

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or to reach out to diverse communities

  • Evidence of research and teaching methods

  • Evidence of proficiency in on-line pedagogy

  • Evidence of research in environmental and/or social justice, including but not limited to linking the world of media production, distribution, and consumption to environmental understandings

To apply, please submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/71169:

  1. cover letter outlining a research program and teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above;

  2. a curriculum vitae, including a list of names of three references; and

  3. a statement of the candidate’s potential contributions to diversity at ASU.

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted.

Initial application deadline is December 27, 2019 at midnight. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.htm and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


MICHIGAN STATE U

Department of Media and Information Faculty

Two Open Positions


The Department of Media and Information (M&I) at Michigan State University is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty who are internationally recognized for their cutting-edge research on the design, uses and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). We invite applications for two separate positions: (1) an open-rank faculty tenure system position (with potential for an endowed professorship) and (2) an assistant professor faculty tenure system position. 


The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Review of applicants will begin December 6, 2019. The expected start date for both positions is August 16, 2020.


Open Rank Tenure System Faculty

We welcome applications from emerging and established scholars in information science or related disciplines whose research answers significant questions about technology, and its impacts on individuals, groups, and society. We are especially interested in applicants whose research interests complement our department’s strengths in: human-computer interaction (HCI), information communication technology and development (ICTD), information systems, social computing, game studies, digital inequality and impacts of ICTs, and health informatics. Scholars who examine topics concerning diversity and its relationship to ICT design and/or use are encouraged to apply.


Outstanding candidates may be considered for a Brandt Endowed Professorship. Ellis (Ned) Brandt was a graduate of

MSU’s School of Journalism, and a prominent Michigan philanthropist.  


See https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502699/assistantassociatefull-professor-tenure-system for more details.


Assistant Professor Tenure System Faculty

We are seeking an innovative, dynamic individual to fill a full-time, tenure system position at the assistant professor level who is interested in human-centered approaches to design, and engages with emerging technologies, such as (but not limited to) games, interactive media, virtual reality, and augmented reality. We value interests in socially relevant topics and improving people’s lives. Our ideal candidate integrates both “arts” and “sciences” in their work while recognizing the importance of inclusivity.  


Candidates will be expected to gain visibility through peer-reviewed academic research publications and/or juried creative works. Given our strong interdisciplinary culture, we welcome applications from individuals from a diverse range of disciplinary and methodological traditions who thrive in a vibrant academic environment.  


See https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/502698/assistant-professortenure-system for more details. 


MSU is an Affirmative-Action, Equal-Opportunity Employer


U OF ALABAMA

Department of Journalism and Creative Media

News Media Instructor & Internship Coordinator


The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama seeks an instructor, non-tenure earning, renewable appointment of up to three years, in the area of news media. The position begins August 16, 2020. The salary is nationally competitive. 


The successful candidate will teach courses in information gathering practices. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in data and numeracy, data journalism, and data visualization. Other preferred teaching areas include multimedia, magazine editing, and photography. The candidate will work with students preparing for their internships, staying informed about changing jobs and skills in a rapidly evolving news industry. 


Collaboration with other college units will be encouraged, including the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. Candidates should have earned at a minimum a master’s degree in a media-related, journalism, or communication field and worked professionally in journalism. Previous college teaching experience is preferred. 


Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Rebecca K. Britt (rkbritt@ua.edu). To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names and contact information of three references.


Screening of applications begins January 10; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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U OF VIRGINIA

Darden School of Business

Open Rank, Communication Faculty


The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position in Communication to begin in August 2020.  Open rank. Ph.D. preferred. This full-time, nine-month appointment requires teaching five courses per year. Teaching includes required Leadership Communication course and electives that fit expertise and student interest.  Writing cases and curriculum materials for internal and external use, and actively serving the Communication area and the Darden School are also expected. Initial appointments are normally for a three-year term, but may be renewed, pending review.  


The position will remain open until filled.  Direct link to the full job announcement on the UVA job board:  https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Open-Rank--Communication-Faculty---Darden-School-of-Business_R0011309

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FLORIDA ATLANTIC U

Gimelstob Chair in Judaic Studies -- Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Communication, Cinema or Film Studies, Multimedia Studies or other related field 


We seek a scholar who ideally examines Judaic studies at the interstices of rhetorical studies, film studies, and/or critical-cultural studies. The candidate should engage at least two of these three substantive areas. By Judaic studies we mean theoretical and methodological examinations of Judaic culture across the diaspora including spaces both within and beyond the United States. Attention to Jewish and Judaic epistemologies and ontologies as represented through textual case analysis or performance studies (i.e., film, theater, popular culture, mediated texts, rhetorical documents). Particular issues such as Judaic philosophy and political ideology, Judaic community-building and narrative, Israeli media representations and public memory, and Judaic intersections among race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexualities, ability, class, geography, citizenship, national origin, and age are preferred.  The teaching load for this position is 2/2 that includes courses in Communication and Multimedia Studies and, depending on area of specialization, the Department of Theatre, as well. This position also carries with it a dedicated research budget.


Minimum Qualification:  

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Jewish Studies, Communication, Cinema or Film Studies, Multimedia Studies, or other related field by time of application.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Gimelstob Chair in Judaic Studies -- Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Communication, Cinema or Film Studies, Multimedia Studies or other related field) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a representative research sample, a research statement and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.


A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.


For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ07700).

 

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.




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Available Positions and Job Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 8, 2019

ARIZONA STATE U
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Three Open Positions

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured / tenure- track faculty. This academic year, the School has been approved to recruit five additional tenured / tenure-track faculty, including these three positions.

A full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in communicating science and technology or risk communication and communication technology. The current position contributes to an undergraduate program in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts degree with a focus on communication and advocacy.

See the full ad here: https://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/sbs/asstprofcomm
Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68314

A full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Technologies / Critical Data Studies to conduct research and teach at the intersection of data and social sciences.

See the full ad here: https://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/sbs/asstprofsoctech
Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68316

A full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track Lecturer in Communication to teach in both the on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in strategic communication.

See the full ad here: https://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/sbs/lectcom
Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/68388

 


 

ADELPHI U
Communication Department
Assistant Professor in Digital Media (Tenure - Track)

JOB SUMMARY:

Adelphi University's Communication Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Digital Media beginning Fall 2020.

The new faculty member will teach a 3-3 course load, conduct research and participate in university and departmental service. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. Untenured faculty are eligible to apply for course releases and internal grants to pursue research and creative work opportunities.

Candidates should be creative professionals (e.g. filmmakers, journalists, new media and social media gurus, etc.) with experience in developing and teaching a range of undergraduate courses that harness contemporary innovations in digital media and cross-platform storytelling.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Candidates must have an earned terminal degree, such as a M.F.A. or Ph.D., in a discipline represented within the Department.

  • They should also have (1) relevant professional experience; (2) university-level teaching experience, including evidence of successful engagement with diverse student populations; and (3) evidence of an established creative portfolio.

APPLICATIONS:

  •  Applications must include: Cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, evidence of scholarly or creative activities, evidence of professional experience, and three references.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT ADELPHI:

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research and teaching university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1640315

 


 

COLORADO STATE U
Department of Clinical Sciences
Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor - Veterinary Communication

The Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for an Instructor or Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Communication with exemplary communication and facilitation skills, experience teaching students or coaching healthcare professionals, and strong research background. The new faculty member could impact veterinary care, the next generation of veterinarians, and the direction of veterinary communication. The CSU communication curriculum is an internationally recognized model among veterinary colleges and earned accolades from the AVMA Council on Education.

The new faculty member will coordinate, instruct, and coach in communication modules in Veterinary Medicine Foundation courses, immersive Clinical Communication Skills rotations, and the Healer’s Art, fostering social support for veterinary students.

Additionally, the new faculty member will be a workshop instructor or coach for participants engaging in 14 hours of communication skills practice at a series of nationally recognized, experiential Continuing Education workshops for veterinary professionals.

CSU is proud of its history as a land-grant institution and the international reputation of the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Fort Collins is a beautiful and entrepreneurial college town located on the Rocky Mountain Front Range, 65 miles north of Denver.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the field of Veterinary Communication.

To apply: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/71472

 


 

U OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Moody College of Communication
Tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Research

The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin (https://moody.utexas.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position to serve as Associate Dean for Research to hire for the 2020-2021 academic year. The appointment is 50% administrative and 50% academic (research, teaching and service) and reports directly to the Dean of the Moody College of Communication.

The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the Dean’s Office for growing and supporting the College’s extramurally funded research portfolio and raising the national and international reputation of the College’s research, scholarship, and creative work. The Associate Dean will foster an active and vibrant research culture with the organizational and institutional support needed for major research initiatives and proposals. The Associate Dean for Research will promote, oversee and coordinate the formulation and implementation of major collaborative multi- and interdisciplinary research initiatives with departments, schools, institutes, and centers of the College, as well as research collaborations throughout campus and beyond. This position will assist faculty in identifying research opportunities, developing potential collaborations, and preparing successful proposal.

The Associate Dean will lead a team of pre- and post-award senior grant administrators and professional support staff and help develop and implement research and grant policies and procedures for the College. The Associate dean will lead several College committees related to research and scholarship and will work closely with the other Associate Deans for Research from other Colleges and Schools, as well as the Vice President for Research. This individual will also work closely with the Dean and other Associate Dean to ensure that Moody continues to recruit, reward, and retain the very best faculty of scholars, researchers, and creatives.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. Members of the Moody College community believe that embracing diversity—within its faculty, staff, students, and curricula — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is necessary for preparing its graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. The College exemplifies these values through its fundamentally multidisciplinary nature, as its many different approaches to understanding the processes of human communication unite in a collective mission to pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have education and experience commensurate with appointment as a Professor with tenure in one of the five departments or schools in the Moody College of Communication. Candidates will also bring at least five years of experience receiving and managing extramurally funded grants and/or contracts and five or more years of administrative experience overseeing professional staff.

The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Monica Williams, Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest and qualifications and a curriculum vitae or resume to Monica Williams via monica.williams@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. Please read full description here: https://adobe.ly/2lKD90a

 


 

NORTHEASTERN U
Assistant or Associate Professor (Data Science/Computational Social Science)

The Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University seeks candidates with a demonstrated expertise applying data science or computational social science to the study of communication processes and impacts. Areas of emphasis may include the influence of data within communication and society, data infrastructures, social media research and analytics, communication design and data visualization, and critical data studies.

Please visit https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501800/assistant-associate-professor-communication-studies for more details and to apply. Applications received on or before October 25, 2019, will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Brooke Foucault Welles, Data Science Search Chair, at b.welles@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

 


 

NORTHEASTERN U
Assistant Professor (Critical Media Studies)

The Media and Screen Studies Program of the Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position exploring critical media studies in a digital context. We are particularly interested in scholars whose scholarship focuses on the roles of ability, class, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, and sexuality within local, national, and/or global contexts. We invite scholars whose work intersects with critical race studies, diaspora studies, indigenous studies, media activism, or critical perspectives on new technologies, but we welcome applicants with other methods or areas of specialization.

Please visit https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501801/assistant-professor-media-studies for more details and to apply. Applications received on or before October 21, 2019, will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Craig Roberston, Media Studies Search Chair, at cr.robertson@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

 


 

TEXAS A&M U
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Communication

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track) in Health Communication with a 9-month academic appointment starting September 1, 2020. We are seeking applicants with the promise of national and international prominence in health communication. Of particular interest are research and teaching expertise on: (1) existing and emerging technologies and health, social media/web-based interventions, and gaming studies; (2) communication interventions for behavior change; and (3) communication practices addressing health disparities/population health. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct innovative health communication research through the use of quantitative social science methodologies, network/big data analytics, and/or mixed methodologies.

Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.

Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, including with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and the interdisciplinary program on genetics. In addition, Texas A&M’s location, not far from Texas’ large metropolitan areas, permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

The department offers PhD, MA, BA, and BS degrees, and has 44 faculty members, more than 40 graduate students, and over 1,500 undergraduate students. Further information regarding the department is available at http://comm.tamu.edu. The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community. We promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and community, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a shared commitment to these values. Moreover, we would particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) no more than two publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references. In addition, we request that candidates submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1 page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates should also identify how they would work to foster diversity and inclusion in the Department of Communication. Please use the following Interfolio link to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/68502. Additional questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Street (r-street@tamu.edu).

 


 

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U OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Moody College of Communication
Full-Time Faculty and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Teaching Excellence

The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin (https://moody.utexas.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position to serve as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education to hire for the 2020-2021 academic year.The appointment is 50% administrative and 50% academic (research, teaching and service) and reports directly to the Dean of the Moody College of Communication.

As a member of Moody College’s leadership team, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Teaching Excellence will provide strategic direction, leadership, and management to ensure excellence, inclusiveness, and innovation in all of Moody College’s undergraduate majors, minors, academic programs, and academic support services. This position will establish and oversee programs that focus on improving outcomes for students and ensuring student success for all undergraduate students in the College. This position will work closely with the Provost’s Office, including The Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and its various units, as well as other college faculty and staff to create a sound infrastructure for recruiting and supporting a diverse student population.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors engage in an environment that is welcoming and respectful of all people. Members of the Moody College community believe that embracing diversity—within its faculty, staff, students, and curricula — creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning, and inquiry and is necessary for preparing its graduates to succeed in a diverse world and to change it for the better. The College exemplifies these values through its fundamentally multidisciplinary nature, as its many different approaches to understanding the processes of human communication unite in a collective mission to pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have education and experience commensurate with appointment as a Professor or Associate Professor (with tenure) or Professor or Associate Professor of Instruction (without tenure) in the Moody College of Communication in the department or school that best fits the candidate’s research and teaching focus: Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations; Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Department of Communication Studies; School of Journalism; or the Department of Radio-Television-Film. At least five years of experience teaching and five years of experience managing and overseeing professional staff.

The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Monica Williams, Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest and qualifications and a curriculum vitae or resume to Monica Williams via monica.williams@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. For full position description, please read here: https://adobe.ly/2mFQyHf

 


 

MIAMI U
Department of Media, Journalism & Film
Two Tenure-Track Positions

Media, Journalism & Film: Assistant Professor (two tenure-track positions) to teach core courses in the Strategic Communication area and other courses as needed; maintain an active research agenda in Strategic Communication or a closely-related field; and provide service to the University.

Required: Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, Public Relations, or a closely related field by date of appointment.

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience designing and managing strategic communications campaigns; with significant professional experience and/or accreditation in public relations (APR), corporate communications, marketing, or related fields; or a promising theory-driven scholarship in Strategic Communication.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and teaching philosophy to http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/496113. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. For inquiries about position, contact William Hagood at hagoodwm@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications begins October 21, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco¬ free.

 


 

TEXAS A&M U
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track) with a full-time, 9-month academic appointment starting September 1, 2020. We are seeking mid-career applicants with the promise of national and/or international prominence who complement the department’s existing areas of strength. We are especially interested in candidates with a record of enhancing a university’s climate of inclusion through research and/or teaching expertise. A successful candidate’s areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to): colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonialization; critical race/gender studies; border studies; social inequality; community engagement and intervention; health disparity; workplace diversity; LatinX studies; diasporic communities; intersectionality; transnationalism; queer studies; and/or Africana/Black studies.

Texas A&M Communication faculty are situated within critical, social scientific, and humanistic research traditions, and they engage in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment to the value of epistemological diversity who will work to enhance the department’s research profile and its commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. We offer our future colleague the opportunity to pursue a number of excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the department and with units across the university, including: Africana Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Latin and Mexican American Studies, Center of Digital Humanities, etc.

The department offers PhD, MA, BA, and BS degrees, and has 44 faculty members, more than 40 graduate students, and over 1,500 undergraduate students. Further information regarding the department is available at http://comm.tamu.edu. The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community. We promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and community, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a shared commitment to these values. Moreover, we would particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.

Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) no more than two publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references. In addition, we request that candidates submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1 page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates should also identify how they would work to foster diversity and inclusion in the Department of Communication. Please use the following Interfolio link to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/69391. Additional questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Kristan Poirot (poirot@tamu.edu) and Dr. Cara Wallis (cwallis@tamu.edu).

 


 

KENT STATE U
School of Communication Studies
Director

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University invites applications for the position of Director. We seek applications from scholars who can lead a school known for:

  • establishing one of the nation’s first concentrations in global communication, and developing a curriculum that emphasizes the linkages between personal and mediated communication in a global information society;

  • a commitment to global understanding and partnerships, including with top-ranked international universities;

  • exceptional and diverse faculty who represent the top doctoral programs across the nation;

  • innovative experiences for undergraduate students, including participation in advocacy work in their communities;

  • talented alumni that include internationally-renowned scholars, leaders in government, non-profit organizations, community advocates – as well as rising stars in country music, professional athletes, members of the Peace Corps, authors, and a former Miss Ohio.

The School of Communication Studies offers students the opportunity to study abroad at the Kent State Florence campus in Italy or in other locations around the world. Student opportunities also include engagement with TeleProductions and IdeaBase, two service units within the college. TeleProductions is Kent State’s full-service video production center whose facilities include a fully digital high-definition satellite uplink/production truck. IdeaBase is a student-powered design agency and innovation think tank that works with external clients in Northeast Ohio. We are looking for a candidate who can develop additional opportunities that enrich our students’ educational experiences.

Communication Studies is one of five schools in the College of Communication and Information (CCI), the only college in the nation to combine the disciplines of media, communication, information, design and technology. The school director is a member of CCI’s leadership team and reports to the Dean. The Director is a full-time administrator who holds a faculty appointment as a full professor with tenure.

Qualifications:
The Director is responsible for all matters related to the administration of the school, including academic programs/curriculum, faculty, staff, students, facilities, budget, alumni relations and fundraising. We seek a leader with proven administrative ability and experience, effective communication skills and a record of collaboration and collegiality. The successful candidate must have an ability to initiate and support partnerships and collaborations within the college and university. The School faculty offer a diverse range of expertise. We seek a director who can help develop, grow, and prioritize initiatives, collectively identify the School’s signature, while increasing our national visibility. The successful candidate is committed to diversity, inclusion and advocacy. A doctoral degree in communication studies or a related field is required.

Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to faculty governance; the ability to innovate around curriculum and enrollment challenges; interest in supporting faculty and student research; and, the ability to recruit nationally-competitive faculty and students. At the graduate level, we are enthusiastic for growth and want to strengthen the school’s MA program to showcase the variety of research and paradigms available in the School.

The School has 25 full-time faculty members on multiple campuses and serves approximately 450 undergraduate and graduate students. Academic programs include an undergraduate major with four concentrations (applied communication, global communication, media & society, and relational and workplace communication), a social and behavioral science-oriented M.A. program, a dual MA/MBA program, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. For more details, go to: http://www.kent.edu/comm/.

The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies Kent State as one of the Great Colleges to Work For (2018). The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Kent State among the nation’s top public high-research universities, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State in the coveted top-tier of Best Colleges (2019). Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. It is located in Kent, Ohio, within 45 minutes of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. The university is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment on the Kent Campus of approximately 26,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

The position has an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and vitae with a list of at least three references (jobs.kent.edu). Screening of applicants will begin on November 22 and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact search committee chair Jeff Fruit, (jfruit@kent.edu) or (330) 672-0890.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

U OF ALABAMA

Department of Communication Studies

Department Chair


The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama is seeking to hire a new faculty member with demonstrated administrative experience and collaborative leadership qualities to serve as the chair of the department. See the job posting at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/45960

 

 

U OF COLORADO BOULDER

Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Design

Full Professor and Department Chair


The Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Design (APRD) in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full professor to serve as Department Chair. We seek an individual with leadership and strategic vision to grow our vibrant young department and advance our commitment to building an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. For a complete description of the position and application instructions, visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Professor/21781. Please apply by December 6, 2019 for full consideration. 


What we require:

  • PhD in advertising, public relations, media design, mass communication, or allied fields of study

  • Three or more years of academic administrative experience

What you will need:

  • A record of research, teaching, and service that meets the standards expected for appointment as a full professor at a U.S. Research I doctoral university

  • An understanding of APRD-related industries and dedication to fostering connections with them that support undergraduate and graduate students; relevant professional experience is desirable

  • Success in cultivating an environment of inclusivity and mentoring or working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. CU Boulder Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy (for more, see https://www.colorado.edu/cisc/resources/cu-and-state-policies). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ADA@colorado.edu.

 


U OF COLORADO BOULDER

Department of Media Studies

Assistant or Associate Professor


The Department of Media Studies (MDST) in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Media Studies specializing in critical media theory with a focus on one or more of the following areas: media industries, media infrastructures, big data, social media, and platform and software studies. For a complete description of the position and application instructions, visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Professor-Open-Rank/21763. Please apply by December 1, 2019 for full consideration. 


What we require:

  • PhD in media studies or a related discipline.


What you will need:

  • Strong potential for academic scholarship (at the Assistant level) or evidence of an established and advanced research record (at the Associate level).

  • A strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations and public advocacy and outreach.


The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. CU Boulder Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy (for more, see https://www.colorado.edu/cisc/resources/cu-and-state-policies). Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ADA@colorado.edu.

 


U OF CINCINNATI

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DESCRIPTION


Appointment begins FALL 2020

Position TT Assistant Professor

Public Relations and Social Media Analytics/Environmental Communication


Description: The Department of Communication is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Public Relations with an emphasis in Environmental Communication. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching addresses environmental communication/social justice efforts and public relations, and who can teach social media analytics.  


Required Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Communication or related field by start date of the appointment. Candidates should also have initiated a research program resulting in publications and presentations, and demonstrate potential for teaching courses in environmental communication and public relations, including social media analytics. 


To Apply: Qualified applicants should provide a cover letter addressing position qualifications, academic vitae, writing sample/s, teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching accomplishment, along with three letters of reference to https://jobs.uc.edu/ and search for job #(40069). Deadline for receipt of application materials is December 31, 2019. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

 


NORTHWESTERN U IN QATAR

Faculty Position in Strategic Communication


Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications for a full-time faculty position in strategic communication. The position is attached to the Executive and Graduate Education program. The appointment start date is August 1, 2020.  Northwestern University in Qatar is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in strategic communication or a related field, and must provide evidence of an active research program. The appointee will be expected to teach graduate courses as well as some undergraduate courses in the Journalism and Strategic Communication program, and supervise undergraduate projects, master's theses, and capstone projects related to strategic communication. There are opportunities to develop new graduate and undergraduate courses in line with the candidate’s own research interests and teaching expertise. 


NU-Q offers substantial support for teaching and research, including significant internal funding and ample support in applying for external research grants. The candidate will also have opportunities to engage with Qatar’s industry and third sector and to collaborate with Education City schools, which include Georgetown University in Qatar, Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and others.  


The appointee’s service responsibilities will include supporting the director of the Executive and Graduate Education program in the development and administration of traditional and online courses in the School’s new master’s degree programs. 


Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, generous overseas benefits and allowances, free housing, as well as significant research and faculty development support. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointed candidate and immediate family members will benefit from significant assistance and support in moving to Doha and making a successful transition to life in Qatar.


NU-Q is Northwestern’s first international campus and is a journalism and communication school grounded in the liberal arts. It is housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped media and communication facilities in the world. As part of the Education City project in Qatar, NU-Q is a thriving hub for independent research and teaching excellence. NU-Q has a highly diverse community with nearly 400 students from more than 50 countries. Over 70% of our students are women and a great proportion come from the Global South. NU-Q graduates are employed by top media and strategic communication institutions in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants. 


Our campus is located in Doha, Qatar, a culturally diverse cosmopolitan urban center, home to over two million persons representing 94 different nationalities. Doha hosts a diversity of racial, ethnic, and expatriate communities. 


Applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


To apply, please upload the following materials to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzU0


  • a letter of application, with a section addressing the applicant’s research program and goals 

  • CV

  • teaching philosophy statement (no more than two pages), with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment 

  • contact details of three (3) referees

  • Two (2) published samples (no more than 25 pages). 


Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit additional evidence of excellence in teaching, research and service. 


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


NORTHWESTERN U IN QATAR

Faculty Position in Documentary Practice and Visual Communication


Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications for a faculty position in Documentary Practice and Visual Communication to begin August 1, 2020. The position is in the Journalism and Strategic Communication program at NU-Q. Northwestern University’s first international campus is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world. NU-Q is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.


The ideal candidate will be a documentary filmmaker, journalist or documentary and/or journalism scholar who has produced news, feature and/or short documentaries that have been broadcast, cablecast, and/or screened at noteworthy film festivals, or otherwise distributed. Candidates must hold a PhD or an MFA (at the time of application), have teaching experience in higher education, and significant professional experience. The candidate should have demonstrable ability to engage productively with undergraduate students at all skill levels. We are searching for candidates with competence in the skills, principles, and ethics that underpin the profession, and who can teach documentary concepts and principles at the intersections of documentary theory, documentary production, and journalism. 


Applicants must have strong skills in storytelling; technical competencies in camera work and editing; demonstrable editorial knowledge and robust news judgment; and a commitment to promoting diverse documentary works. Applicants should be conversant with the creative processes and practices of digital filmmaking and be able to teach hands-on, production courses at introductory and advanced levels, as well as diverse documentary production techniques and styles, which could span from one-person reporting to crew production. 


At NU-Q, this specialization is intended to provide journalism and strategic communication students with a solid foundation in competencies that integrate knowledge of documentary theory and practice, styles and traditions. The ability to work and teach across digital platforms is important. The ideal candidate would be able to teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: research and writing the documentary, production and post-production (including shooting and editing), and/or cross-media journalism production (such as 360-degree, augmented reality, virtual reality production). Applicants should demonstrate evidence of an active program of research and/or creative/professional work, and are expected to actively develop and pursue such program when appointed.


NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities, including a robotic newsroom, digital innovation lab for AR and VR, edit suites and audio-visual production studios. Located in Doha’s Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee. Faculty work in an integrative environment that includes academic programs in Journalism and Strategic Communication, Media Industries and Technology, as well as Liberal Arts. An Executive and Graduate Education program has recently been launched. 


The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU’s Evanston campus and some of the world’s leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with a significant proportion of female students. Combined with faculty and staff, our learning community spans more than 50 countries. Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia. 


Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing, as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Qatar is a culturally diverse cosmopolitan urban center that is home to more than 2.7 million people. It has a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious and expatriate communities, which account for nearly 85 percent of the country’s population. Qatar has among the lowest crime rates in the world and is a safe destination with political stability. Based in Doha, a rapidly growing, modern city, faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel, having the option to participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences.


Applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


To apply, please upload the following materials to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzUy


  • letter of application

  • CV

  • statement of teaching philosophy, with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment 

  • portfolio materials or link to online portfolio

  • three confidential letters of recommendation


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


NORTHWESTERN U IN QATAR

Faculty Position in Health Communication

 

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in health communication to begin August 1, 2020.  We seek a colleague in the field of health communication whose research and teaching are theory-driven and applied, and who addresses social and cultural issues in the health domain and social determinants of health. Candidates will have expertise in the role of communication media (legacy and emerging) for community engagement in strategies for achieving social and behavioral change. NU-Q is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community therefore we are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.

 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field and have relevant teaching experience in higher education and evidence of a productive research program. The ideal candidate will have expertise in multimodal health campaigns using mediated strategies, and relevant expertise in social change communication, persuasion and implementation science. Research and applied experience with the impact of communication in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in persuasion and social influence, mediated health communication, globalization and health. The ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable. Applicants will share NU-Q’s commitment to historically underserved and marginalized communities, especially in the Global South.  


Northwestern University’s first international campus is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced communication facilities in the world. NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a robotic newsroom, a digital innovation lab for AR and VR, edit suites and audio-visual production studios. This position is in the Communication Program that delivers the Media Industries and Technology major and collaborates with the sister major in Journalism and Strategic Communication.  Executive and graduate education has a particular interest in health communication. 


Located in Doha’s Education City with five other top U.S. universities, academic freedom is assured. NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations in the region, including Al Jazeera, the Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among others. In the early 21st century, Qatar has achieved the highest ranked healthcare system in the MENA region (according to the Legatum Prosperity Index) and makes significant annual investments to develop healthcare as one pillar of the government’s National Vision 2030 plan to become a regional and global leader in healthcare provision and development. 


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a multi-disciplinary campus community of research and practice. The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU’s home campus and some of the world’s leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with a significant proportion of female students.  Combined with faculty and staff, our learning community spans more than 50 countries.  Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants.

Qatar is a culturally diverse cosmopolitan urban center. It also has a mix of racial, ethnic and expatriate communities. Its capital Doha is home to over 2 million persons representing 94 different nationalities. Qatar has among the lowest crime rates in the world and is a safe destination with political stability.


Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing and utilities, as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Taking advantage of NU-Q’s location for professional and personal travel, faculty participate in major international academic meetings, festivals and industry conferences.


Applications received by November 20, 2019  will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

To apply, please upload the following to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzQ2


  • Cover letter that addresses how the applicant’s experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy, with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment

  • Writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages)

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic/professional referees


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

 


NORTHWESTERN U IN QATAR

Faculty Position in Digital Humanities


Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in digital humanities to begin August 1, 2020. Northwestern University’s first international campus is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped facilities in the world. NU-Q is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations. 


NU-Q’s Liberal Arts Program is seeking a scholar with a demonstrated interest in combining digital and humanistic methods or approaches to study traditionally non-digital texts.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of, or preparation for, effective teaching. Senior-level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus. Working in a highly interdisciplinary environment, the successful candidate will create undergraduate courses and teach primarily in the humanities, and collaborate in teaching and research across NU-Q’s academic programs. Candidates must hold a PhD in digital humanities or in a humanities or interdisciplinary field with a digital focus or approach.


Located in Qatar’s Education City with five other top US universities where academic freedom is assured, faculty work in a collaborative environment that includes academic programs in Journalism and Strategic Communication, Media Industries and Technology, as well as Liberal Arts. NU-Q is housed in a state-of-the-art building with extensive technical and production facilities. NU-Q’s stature in the community allows for active partnerships with local and regional organizations, such as the new Qatar National Library, Qatar Museums, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (World Cup committee), and a growing arts and culture scene. Opportunities also exist to develop new collaborative projects and for creative collaborations with The Media Majlis, NU-Q’s media and journalism museum; the NU-Q Media Innovation Lab (MIL); and other projects locally and regionally.


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


Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances, and free housing as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Qatar is a culturally diverse country. Its capital, Doha, is a cosmopolitan urban center with diverse racial, ethnic, and expatriate communities. Qatar has among the lowest crime rates in the world and is a safe destination with political stability. Qatar is home to over 2.7 million people representing 94 different nationalities.


Applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


To apply, please upload the following materials to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzUz


  • letter of application that addresses teaching experience and research goals

  • CV

  • statement of teaching philosophy, with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment 

  • portfolio materials or link to online portfolio

  • three confidential letters of recommendation


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

 


NORTHWESTERN U IN QATAR

Faculty Position in Cinematography & Post Production


Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in cinematography and post production to begin August 1, 2020. Northwestern University’s first international campus is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world. NUQ is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community, therefore we are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.

 

Candidates must hold an MFA in film or equivalent terminal degree, have relevant teaching experience in higher education and have a significant professional production background.  Experience teaching the key competencies of cinematography is expected, i.e. digital camera systems, lighting and set procedures. Experience teaching the key competencies of editing, i.e. aesthetics, theory and media management is also expected. Demonstrated teaching skills in Adobe Premiere Pro is required, while proficiency in one or more of the following areas using Adobe software is preferred: visual effects, motion graphics, color correction, and/or sound design. Additional familiarity working or teaching in any of the following genres is a plus: documentary, narrative, commercials, music videos, and/or video games. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality teaching and have a strong professional creative portfolio.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a multi-disciplinary campus community of research and practice. The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU’s home campus and some of the world’s leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with a significant proportion of female students. Combined with faculty and staff, our learning community spans more than 50 countries. Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants.


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

 

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances, and free housing as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Taking advantage of NU-Q’s location for travel, faculty participate in major international academic meetings, festivals and industry conferences.


Qatar is a culturally diverse cosmopolitan urban center. It also has a mix of racial, ethnic and expatriate communities. Its capital Doha is home to over 2 million persons representing 94 different nationalities. Qatar has among the lowest crime rates in the world and is a safe destination with political stability.

 

Applications received by November 20, 2019, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

To apply, please upload the following to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzQ3 


  • Cover letter that addresses how the applicant’s experience and credentials align with this position

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy, with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment

  • Portfolio materials or link to online portfolio 

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic/professional referees


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

U OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

School of Journalism

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Global Internet, Media and (Dis)Information


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Global Internet, Media and (Dis)Information, School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a promising program of research and publication, a commitment to teaching, and interest in mentoring graduate students and undertaking collaborative research. We will consider a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological expertise. See https://apptrkr.com/1653722 for additional information. 

 


NORTHWESTERN U
Department of Communication Studies

Platforms, Identity & Culture


The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in new technological platforms. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2020. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong program of scholarly research; contribute directly to undergraduate and graduate instruction in the department; and perform service. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Ideal candidates will research how platforms affect or relate to culture from humanistic or social science perspectives. We are open to the study of a variety of platforms, including social media, television/film, tech, AR/VR, gaming, music, radio/podcast, art, fashion, news/journalism or community-driven platforms. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work engages cultural identity (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, citizenship status and class) and whose work will complement the department’s existing expertise in community-based or creative approaches to understanding, critiquing, or experimenting with platforms. 


In addition to the research, teaching and service expectations stated above, the successful candidate will also contribute to the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises (MSLCE) program. 


For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2019, but review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, publication samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/Nzc3. Search Chair: Jeremy Birnholtz, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. 


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.


Northwestern University 

Northwestern is a top-tier, private research university with three campuses: Evanston, Chicago, and Doha. The Evanston campus, located just north of Chicago and on Lake Michigan, houses the six schools that offer undergraduate instruction (music, education and social policy, journalism, engineering and applied science, arts and sciences, and communication), the Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management. The Chicago campus is home to the schools of medicine and law. The new Doha campus, in Qatar, offers an undergraduate program in journalism and communication. 


The School of Communication

The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences and include the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of 150 includes 105 tenure-track faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1200 undergraduate majors and 700 graduate and professional students.  Founded over 135 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences.


The Department of Communication Studies 

The Department of Communication Studies offers a popular undergraduate major and multiple professional master’s and PhD programs. 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 can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.

 


NORTHWESTERN U
Department of Communication Studies

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position in Analytics


The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire a faculty member who employs analytics and data science in the study of communication. The appointment is open-rank and can be made at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. It will begin on September 1, 2020. Successful candidates will be expected to publish innovative research, contribute directly to undergraduate and graduate instruction in the department, and perform professional service consistent with rank. Applicants should have a PhD in communication or relevant field and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and mentorship.

 

We are seeking candidates with expertise in analytics and data science that includes, but is not limited to: the study of communication and information networks, platforms and audiences; application to the discovery, understanding and communication of (dis)information; data visualization and communication design; and advanced computational techniques applied to media and organizing. We are also interested in candidates who complement the department’s existing expertise in human-computer interaction, social media, social computing, organizations and ways of organizing, networks, collective intelligence, computational modeling and computational social science.


For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2019, but review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, research statement, CV, publication samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/Nzc4. Search Chair: Darren Gergle, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.


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.


Northwestern University 

Northwestern is a top-tier, private research university with three campuses: Evanston, Chicago, and Doha. The Evanston campus, located just north of Chicago and on Lake Michigan, houses the six schools that offer undergraduate instruction (music, education and social policy, journalism, engineering and applied science, arts and sciences, and communication), the Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management. The Chicago campus is home to the schools of medicine and law. The new Doha campus in Qatar, offers an undergraduate program in journalism and communication.


The School of Communication

The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences and include the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of 150 includes 105 tenure-track faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1200 undergraduate majors and 700 graduate and professional students.  Founded over 135 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences.


The Department of Communication Studies 

The Department of Communication Studies offers a popular undergraduate major and multiple professional master’s and PhD programs. 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 can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.

 


THE NEW SCHOOL

Eugene Lang College

Assistant Professor in Code as a Liberal Art


Eugene Lang College, an undergraduate college of The New School, invites applications for a full-time Renewable Term Appointment as Assistant Professor in Code as a Liberal Art to start July 1, 2020.  Code as a Liberal Art is a new interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to increase opportunities for students to combine practical skills in coding and computational thinking with the critical practices and disciplinary perspectives of a traditional liberal arts curriculum. The initiative aims to help students gain a better understanding of the socio-technological landscape and to increase their sense of agency within it while providing a critical framework from which to evaluate technological changes.  On a broader scale, it views code literacy as a new form of civic education which is integral to a liberal arts education.

 

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the appointment, applicants are encouraged from a wide range of fields (social sciences, STEM, media studies, humanities and the creative arts). Applicants must have a terminal degree in their field as well as hands-on experience teaching coding. They must have a  professional, creative, or scholarly practice that utilizes code and liberal arts, broadly conceived, and an interest in supporting code literacy.  They must also be comfortable teaching in a liberal arts college that is based on seminar-style, interdisciplinary learning with a focus on critical thinking and questions of equity and social justice.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit the New School Human Resource website at https://careers.newschool.edu. Preference will be given to applications received by Dec. 1, 2019.

 


U OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Communication Studies Department

Assistant Professor in Interpersonal Communication


The Communication Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) in the area of interpersonal communication, to start September of 2020. The successful candidate will share our commitment to inclusive excellence, community engagement, and student success. 

Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Conflict, and Listening. Additional courses may include Research Methods, Introduction to Public Speaking (a general education requirement), and Senior Capstone in Communication. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop upper level courses in their area of specialization. We welcome candidates who study interpersonal communication from a range of perspectives. Additional responsibilities include: advising majors and minors, conducting and publishing research, and participating in service activities.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies. ABDs with a reasonable likelihood of degree completion prior to start date may also apply.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence and student engagement

  • Record of excellence in teaching communication

  • Experience in teaching interpersonal communication

  • An established research agenda in interpersonal communication


Preferred:

  • Expertise in computer mediated communication, LGBTQ Studies, or quantitative research methodologies.


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, CLICK HERE: APPLY


TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday, November 8, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.

Legal Notices are stated in the full ad on the UWO careers website.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Where Excellence and Opportunity Meet


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Calls for Paper

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 8, 2019

WHAT IS INFORMATION?• University of Oregon Portland • April 30–May 2, 2020 • whatis.uoregon.edu

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical (e.g. fingerprints and tree rings), for instruction (e.g. algorithms and recipes), and about epistemic systems (e.g. maps and encyclopedias). Next year’s gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.

Scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, scientists, artists, students, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public are invited to collaborate. We welcome submissions for papers, panels, roundtables and installations.

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

• What is information? Are data and information synonymous? Is information material/concrete, symbolic/abstract, or both? What distinguishes information from knowledge and wisdom?

• Is information freedom? What is meta-data?  What are information systems, flows, and gaps?

• What approaches or lenses are used to study information? How do they relate to emerging disciplines? 

• What are information science and information art? What are relationships between STE(A)M and ICT?

• How are the natural sciences and information sciences continuing to converge (e.g. bioinformatics)? 

• Is information at the core of music, architecture, design, craft, and/or science and technology studies? 

• Is biology itself information or only a representation? What are data science, machine learning and visualization? How are informatics enhancing medicine and the environment via regenerative systems?

• What is the philosophy of information? What are information literacy, ethics, education, & aesthetics?

• What are networks? What are relationships between information, technology/media, and message?

• What are information ecologies, information environments, and how do/can they facilitate public good? 

• What is political economy of information? How do information & socio-cultural factors æffect each other?

• What are current approaches to the study of information professions, audiences, and psychology? 

• How does information highlight gender, race, indigenous, and/or global environmental concerns?

• How can contemplation, empathy, kindness, and/or responsibility be studied via information?  

• What are patterns of digital divides? What comes after post-truth (e.g. cyber-physical)?

• What are data-mining and threat detection or privacy in the cyber-defense/cyber-security age? 

• Can apps, games, and immersive media help us to adapt to the ever-changing information landscape?

• What laws/regulations/policies are appropriate for information? How are information & value(s) related? 

Conference Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (University of Oregon)

Send 150-word abstracts for papers, panels, installations, and exhibits by DECEMBER 20, 2019, to:
Janet Wasko • jwasko@uoregon.edu • University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA





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Call for Papers


We are pleased to announce a special issue of Societies, titled “The Development of Attraction in Video-Mediated Communication.” As guest editors, Marjolijn Antheunis and Emmelyn Croes invite you to submit your original research related to this topic by April 30, 2020.


Over the past few decades, the computer-mediated communication (CMC) landscape has evolved considerably; from computer-only text-based platforms like MSN and Yahoo Messenger, to (mobile) video-mediated communication (VMC) platforms like Skype and FaceTime. These platforms allow people to communicate with their social network anywhere, in real-time, using a combination of text, video, and audio, next to or even instead of meeting up face-to-face. Contemporary VMC technologies are changing the ways in which we communicate with our work colleagues, form and maintain our social and romantic relationships, and even affect doctor–patient communication. Current research largely focuses on text-based CMC or chat, while the effects of VMC technologies on physical, social, and/or task attraction are studied far less frequently. Still, there is reason to believe that attraction develops differently in VMC compared to text-based CMC, because, similar to face-to-face communication, VMC allows interlocutors to transmit both verbal and nonverbal cues in real-time. Although communication and relationship development in text-based CMC relies heavily on verbal cues, individuals in VMC may use nonverbal cues to communicate as well.


For this purpose, Societies invites authors to submit manuscripts of original research that analyze the development of task, social, romantic, and/or physical attraction in VMC in various communication settings. Examples include but are not limited to social settings (e.g., friendship/relationship formation), work settings (e.g., task effectiveness, teleworking) or health settings (e.g., doctor–patient communication, online social support). Empirical and/or theoretical manuscripts are encouraged, and we welcome submissions using various empirical research methods or a combination of different research methods.


The final date for submission is 30 April 2020. More information about this Special Issue and information regarding manuscript submission can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/societies/special_issues/communication


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Announcing the 2020 Spring Conference of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology

“Future Imperfect: Language in Times of Crisis and Hope”

April 2-5, 2020, Boulder, Colorado

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019

Contact email: slaboulder@gmail.com


The Society for Linguistic Anthropology, in partnership with graduate students in the Program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, is pleased to announce the SLA 2020 Spring Conference, to take place at the Hiltons on Canyon in Boulder, Colorado, on April 2-5, 2020. The SLA Conference Steering Committee welcomes all submissions advancing the study of language and society, but we are especially interested in work that engages the 2020 conference theme: Future Imperfect: Language in Times of Crisis and Hope.


The Conference Theme

As human societies face the tragedies of climate, war, racism, corruption, and displacement that are projected to define the 21st century, the SLA 2020 Spring Conference calls upon scholars to question the way forward in an imperfect future world. The future inhabits our uncertain present, generating complex intersections of crisis and hope. The imperfect, as a verb construction, describes an ongoing, incomplete action. With this conference theme, we wish to highlight the ever-unfinished and evolving condition of academic research and its contribution to pressing sociopolitical issues. How do we, in our role as researchers, reconcile time-honored methodologies with the novel challenges that have arisen in contemporary social life? How can our academic labor more effectively address the concerns of the future? We welcome submissions that make use of diverse methods, both micro and macro, to explore the precarity and forms of resistance that characterize our contemporary moment. We are especially interested in submissions that address the ways that language use may both enable and contest the sociopolitical shifts that continue to destabilize human equality (and indeed the future of humanity itself), whether at local, national, regional, or global scales.


In its focus on imperfect futures, the conference theme additionally proposes disruption and transformation as necessary concepts for critical language study. In social analytic research, these concepts each invoke traditional paradigms as they move toward more innovative ways of thinking and doing. We highlight disruption as a rethinking of relationships between researchers, participants, audiences, and methodologies. What counts as knowledge production in linguistic anthropology and related fields? Who gets to produce and circulate knowledge, and in what fora? How can we productively disrupt our reliance on knowledge systems that may be more suited to past instead of future concerns? Likewise, we highlight transformation as encompassing the many ways in which laypersons as well as researchers may change and advance the contours of language study to confront an increasingly anxious world. Through the reflexive interrogation of positionality and subjectivity, we search for emergent paths to take within—and beyond—the comfort zones in our research fields. Disruption and transformation, as mutually reinforcing, co-constitutive phenomena, create the opportunity for more critical and participatory directions in language study. This conference theme invites linguistic anthropologists and related researchers to reflect on ways to realize goals of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gendered, and other forms of social justice in times of crisis and hope.


Submission information

The SLA will prioritize submissions for organized panels, individual presentations, roundtables, posters, and installations that engage productively with our conference theme and involve creative and diverse participation across methods, disciplines, institutions, and professional levels. We especially welcome panels that involve graduate students, activists, and/or public figures in addition to faculty. We also encourage conference participants to consider presenting new or in-progress research in order to take full advantage of SLA’s interdisciplinary community of scholars. To that end, we encourage participants who have an innovative proposal that does not readily fit into the conference format to contact the conference organizers at slaboulder@gmail.com for independent consideration.


The submission portal will open on Tuesday, October 8. Registration with the American Anthropological Association is a required first step before submitting an abstract. To register, please log into the AAA Anthro Gateway. Click here to check if you have an existing AAA user account; if not, you will need to create a free AAA account before logging in by following the prompt to “Create an Account.” Once you have logged in from your account, select “Add Meeting Registration” on the left-hand side, then choose the link “SLA 2020 Spring Conference” to proceed. After registering with the AAA, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to submit your abstract.


CLASP Graduate Student Paper Competition

As part of the SLA 2020 Spring Conference, the CLASP program at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a call for papers for a graduate student paper competition. The winner of the competition will be recognized and granted a plenary spot on the SLA 2020 conference program. Submissions of up to 8,000 words (excluding references) should be sent by December 1, 2019 to clasp@colorado.edu. Please see the Graduate Student Paper Competition webpage for more information on submission requirements.


Location and Conference Hotel

The SLA 2020 Spring Conference will take place in Boulder, Colorado, a college town located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to the University of Colorado Boulder. The SLA has reserved a block of discounted rooms at the main conference hotel, Embassy Suites at the Hiltons on Canyon (click here to view the 3D Tour). Offering majestic mountain views and elegant furnishings, the Embassy Suites characterizes itself as an urban retreat located in the heart of Boulder. Each reservation made at the SLA/CLASP Conference Booking Link - Embassy Suites Boulder comes with a two-room guest suite, a complimentary made-to-order breakfast, a complimentary Manager’s evening reception, and access to two bars, fitness room, and heated roof-top pool.


Contact Information

Updates about the conference will be posted at the SLA 2020 Spring Conference website. For additional information, please contact the conference organizers (SLA Co-Chairs Judy Pine and Dominika Baran; CLASP Co-Chairs Velda Khoo and Olivia Hirschey Marrese) at slaboulder@gmail.com.


We look forward to welcoming you to Boulder in April!


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HoMER 2020 CfP, Dublin, 25–27 May 2020 

Hosted by Maynooth University 

CfP Integrating Traditions 

Deadline for proposals,

15 November 2019

 Letters of acceptance/rejection, 8 January 2020 

The HoMER Network invites submissions for 20-minute papers, as well as designated roundtables, panels, and workshops to be presented at the 2020 conference, which will take place at Maynooth University on 25-27 May 2020. 

At HoMER 2019 in Nassau, the conference explored ways of developing a more theoretical and methodological grounding for New Cinema History research. Since emerging as a vibrant field of research in the early 2000s, New Cinema History has sought to distinguish itself from Film History by ‘shift[ing] its focus away from the content of films’, in order to examine cinema as a ‘site of social and cultural exchange’ (Maltby 2011: 3). However, in recent years there have been calls to reconsider the significance of the film itself within New Cinema History research. For the Homer 2020 conference INTEGRATING TRADITIONS, we would like to continue answering that call: as cinema historians, we have traditionally drawn on frameworks and methodologies found in fields such as Social Geography, Economics, and Psychology, but how do we integrate these approaches with those of Film History and Film Studies more broadly? Furthermore, in order to become ‘methodologically more mature’ as a discipline, we must also reflect on how we approach comparative research as an essential part of our studies (Biltereyst and Meers 2016: 25). Several empirical research projects have already used these methods within New Cinema History, comparing the cinema-going experience across cultural and geographical contexts; however, still lacking is the integration of productive methodologies from Film Studies. 

The aim of HoMER 2020 is to investigate how the traditional approaches of Film Studies – as well as those disciplines that have shaped NCH to date – can be productively integrated. 

Possible topics and questions to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to): 

1. Film as text. What is the film’s appeal to audiences? When we investigate cinema’s popularity, how do we relate the film’s content to its performance at the box-office? The relationship between cinema memories, film text and social and geographical spaces. 

2. Genre and stardom and their relationship with programming and audiences. How can genre theory enhance our understanding of film reception and programming practices in specific cinemas? 

3. The changing role of gender, however defined, in distribution, exhibition and 

reception. 

4. Underexplored interdisciplinary possibilities or new historiographical paths. Are there potential connections with leisure or urban studies, for example? Can we use film as a source for investigating a historical period? Can we further engage approaches to the history of everyday life in our research? 

5. The novelty in New Cinema History. In what does its (continuing) novelty Iie? What are its methodologies and conceptual frameworks? 

Presentations are welcome to critically explore the conference theme of INTEGRATING TRADITIONS through the interdisciplinary lens of academic Film and Cinema Studies. 

Since it was first established in 2004, the HoMER network has been instrumental in bringing together researchers working in the New Cinema History tradition and providing opportunities to share knowledge and exchange ideas. In keeping with this, the 2019 HoMER conference featured a series of discussion sessions on specific topics. In light of the positive feedback on these sessions, HoMER 2020 will also feature discussion sessions on each day of the conference. During these sessions, participants will be able to debate research questions and methodologies, with the aim of sharing practices of their research, as well as advancing and developing new ideas in NCH approaches. Last year the three themes were: The geography of cinema; Cinema memories and the archives; Defining contemporary cinema. 

Suggestions for new themes to discuss in HoMER 2020 are welcome. 

The format will follow the successful one used last year: presentations of key areas (10 min) to the HoMER participants, followed by small group discussion (1 hour) on the key areas, and a final plenary discussion (20 min). Possible key areas to explore might include (but are certainly not limited to): Cinema and Memory; the Economics and Business of Film; Programming and Film Popularity; Paratextual Analysis; the Digital Challenge; Distribution of Films; Impact of Research to Non-academic Audiences; Publishing New Cinema History Research: Traditional Approaches and the Alternatives. 

Abstracts of 250 to 300 words, plus 3 or 4 bibliographic entries, and a 50-word academic biography can be submitted via the HoMER 2020 Abstract Submission Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDmHvICIqmjlAB6gCoBfJ_yWJpgfOApAqFq-IW2RXUTAriKw/viewform

 

For any queries regarding submission, please contact conference co-ordinators, Clara Pafort- Overduin (c.pafort-overduin@uu.nl) and Daniela Treveri Gennari (dtreveri- gennari@brookes.ac.uk). 

Programming Committee: 

Clara Pafort Overduin 

Daniela Treveri Gennari 

Sarah Culhane 

Denis Condon 

Maya Nedyalkova 

Åsa Jernudd 

Karina Aveyard

 Sam Manning 

Kata Szita 

Silvia Dibeltulo 


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Division and Interest Group News

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 8, 2019

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION


Dear Members of the ICA PRD,


Greetings to everyone! The fall 2019 newsletter for the ICA public relations division is now available at the link below and is posted to the division website:


https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/group/2685e8c1-3662-4c08-a9f1-ef6c326093ea/fall_2019_prd_newsletter_-_f.pdf


This edition of the newsletter has important information about the upcoming conference submission deadline (Nov. 1), as well as details about pre-conferences, the Grunig Dissertation Award, job announcements, and calls for abstracts/papers.


Please contact me or another member of the leadership team with any questions.


Best,

Erich Sommerfeldt

ICA public relations division secretary


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Member News

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 8, 2019

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT


Kathryn Montalbano, kathryn.a.montalbano@gmail.com


Book Announcement: Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories


Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen


Making Surveillance States opens up new and exciting perspectives on how systems of state surveillance developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taking a transnational approach, the book challenges us to rethink the presumed novelty of contemporary surveillance practices, while developing critical analyses of the ways in which state surveillance has profoundly shaped the emergence of contemporary societies.


To order the book, or request a desk copy for course consideration, go here: https://utorontopress.com/ca/making-surveillance-states-2


University of Toronto Press, 2019


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NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT


Book Announcement: 8th Edition of Knapp, Vangelisti, & Caughlin moving to KendallHunt


The 8th edition of Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships by Mark L. Knapp, Anita L. Vangelisti, and John P. Caughlin is available for Spring 2020 adoptions. The new publisher, KendallHunt, will be at NCA to show the new volume, discuss the expanded teaching resources, and answer questions about classroom use.


Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships covers the fundamentals of interpersonal communication while focusing on the context of developing relationships. Grounded in both classic and contemporary scholarship, the book introduces core principles and theories through the discussion of familiar experiences.  The new edition has updated materials on a number of topics, including communication technologies, health, and sexual communication.


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NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT


I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Discourse of Reciprocity: The Role of the Press in the US-Canada Alliance. The book addresses press behavior in covering a durable and extensive alliance relationship, adding to an underexplored area of journalism studies. It is a discourse analysis and includes guidance on how to apply the method to research in political communication and journalism studies.

 

The cases analyzed cover the relationship from 1980 to the present and include news coverage of energy, agriculture, nuclear arms, and terrorism policy. For more details, check out this link:

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781683932185. Until December 31, 2019, 30% discount with code UP30AUTH19.

 

Thanks for your interest.  Kate Dunsmore


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Book Announcement: After Net Neutrality: A New Deal for the Digital Age


Victor Pickard and I have a new book out:


After Net Neutrality: A New Deal for the Digital Age (Yale University Press, 2019) is both a primer that explains net neutrality’s history and politics, as well as an argument for a more equitable framework for internet regulation. Pickard and Berman assert that we should see access to the internet not as a commodity but as a public good necessary for sustaining democratic society in the twenty first century. They reframe the threat to net neutrality as more than a conflict between content providers like Netflix and internet service providers like Comcast—they argue it’s part of the much wider project to commercialize the public sphere and undermine the free speech essential for democracy. Readers will come away with a better understanding of the key concepts underpinning the net neutrality battle and rallying points for future action to democratize online communication.


Early praise for After Net Neutrality:


"An essential primer and a great read. Highly recommended."—Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires


"Pickard and Berman have written the best introduction to net neutrality and the broader policymaking surrounding the internet that I have ever read. It is perfect for students or citizens eager to understand some of the most important issues of our times. Must reading."—Robert W. McChesney, author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy


"Want to know how the internet went from democracy's promise to democracy’s peril? It's all right here in an eminently readable and essential book.  And a plan for action, too!"—Hon. Michael J. Copps, former FCC Commissioner


After Net Neutrality: A New Deal for the Digital Age is available October 29, 2019:


https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300241402/after-net-neutrality


https://amzn.com/0300241402


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Book Announcement:  The Power of Strategic Listening in Contemporary organizations


https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538121306/The-Power-of-Strategic-Listening


Listening is critical in today’s organizations. As recent examples in the #MeToo era and numerous organizational failures and scandals illustrate, the consequences of poor listening in organizations can be significant, and in some cases, catastrophic. Listening is commonly described in terms of ethics, overlooking its strategic value.


Through use of contemporary organizational cases and examples including Boeing 737 Max airplane crashes, Wells Fargo fraud case, Facebook political ad controversy, Nike’s Kaepernick campaign, and the US government and Trump administration among many others, this book asks readers to question the listening habits, practices, and infrastructure within organizations. The author lays out an argument for the benefits and challenges of strategic listening. She also develops a method for internal analysis of listening capabilities and practices, and provides a framework for building and maintaining a more robust listening culture, infrastructure, and set of practices. In order to improve organizational listening, the author argues that we need to do more than improve personal listening skills, we need to design organizations to listen.


Dr. Laurie Lewis is Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Success at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is the author of the award-winning book Organizational Change: Creating Change Through Strategic Communication and co-Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication as well as numerous academic publications on topics related to organizational change, collaboration, inter-organizational communication, volunteers and nonprofits, and stakeholder communication. She is the former Chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Her work has investigated how organizations and sets of organizations work most effectively through collaboration, stakeholder engagement, input solicitation, and high quality participative processes.




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Spotlight on Pre/postconference Calls for Papers

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 8, 2019

In each Newsletter leading up to the conference, we will highlight different pre/postpostconference calls for papers that have been planned for the Gold Coast, Australia. 


 


 


Pre/postconference Calls for Papers with a December Deadline



Preconference: Conceptualizing a ‘Post-American’ Internet: Technology, Governance, and Geopolitics


Date & Time: 9:00 am to 5.00 pm, 21 May 2020

Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), Gold Coast, Australia

Division Affiliation: Global Communication and Social Change

CFP Deadline: 1 December 2019


Organizers:

Yu Hong, Zhejiang U, China, hong1@zju.edu.cn

Philipp Staab, Humboldt U, Germany, philipp.s.staab@hu-berlin.de

Daya Thussu, Hong Kong Baptist U, Hong Kong SAR, dayathussu@hkbu.edu.hk


Description and Objective 

The global internet is entering a ‘post-American’ era in a dialectic sense. Dominant ideas, interests, and arrangements emanating from the US continue to matter. They mingle, align, and delink with states, capitals, and social actors in various parts of the world. In a largely asymmetric fashion, they are assembled into the global internet comprising supranational entities, corporate infrastructures, production chains, and networked publics. 


Nonetheless, global economic crises, and accompanying power shifts, have complicated the continuity and discontinuity of political economies, shaping and being shaped by the global internet. The rise of conservative nationalism and xenophobes in the global North has also exposed the fragmented nature of the existing order and provoked counter proposals, alternative narratives, and new arrangements. Indeed, the topography of the global internet and its governing landscape look very different today. For example, under the pressure from China and the US, many European countries have made increased efforts to build national ICT infrastructures. Questions also arise regarding both technological dependence and initiatives of the global South during their integration into global trade and communication networks. The debates about data localization are increasingly taking a nationalist turn in India, home to the world’s second largest internet users after China.


Digital transformation enabled by 5G networks drives another vector of change. New networked applications, such as the Internet of Things, smart city systems, and the Internet of Bodies, cross many boundaries, be they spatial, material, temporal, or social.  They draw much innovative energy from non-Western socio-economic contexts and are likely to extend commodification and surveillance of body, land, labor, information, and communication. Again, this happens against a backdrop of heightened geopolitical struggle over technology and renewed debates over governance. 


In the ‘post-American’ era, internet technologies connect populations and things amidst unfixed values, contesting relations, and changing contexts. Thus, conceptualizing a ‘post-American’ internet encourages scholars to delve into formative disagreement spaces, emergent geopolitical processes, and dynamic political-economic structures. This also draws attention to a range of actors, whose collaboration and contestation re-work, and sometimes transcend, conventional protocols, procedures, and typologies, which include but are not limited to states and capitals, subnational and transnational regions, interstate relations and social formation, master narratives and social imaginations. 


This preconference is intended to encourage focused discussion of socio-technical transformations, geopolitical reconfigurations in the emerging context of a digital ‘Cold War’, and institutional reactions and normative debates surrounding ICT-related governance and development in a ‘post-American’ era. We welcome theoretical and empirical studies from multiple conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and scales of analysis. 


Keynote speakers (TBD) 


How to participate

If you wish to present a paper at this event, please send an abstract of 300-400 words. This must be submitted to dyzxlxt@163.com by 1 December 2019. The organizers will consider these submissions and advise on acceptance by 20 January 2020.


With financial support from the College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, registration fees will be waived for paper presenters (including two tea-coffee breaks and lunch). For other participants, it will be US$90 for ICA full members and US$45 for students.


Note: it is assumed that presenters will be available to attend the event for the full day. If you are coming from overseas, we recommend that you arrive 20 May 2020, and make appropriate accommodation arrangements for that night. 


About Zhejiang University as the co-host

Zhejiang University was founded in 1897 and is one of the earliest modern academies of higher education in China. Its College of Media and International Culture was established in 2006, of which the Department of Journalism was set up in 1958 and is one of the oldest journalism schools in China. Currently, the College has four departments and several research institutes, covering a wide range of research programs in communication studies, journalism studies, new media and critical theory, and international culture. The College is also home for Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication Research Center, Zhejiang University. 

 

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Preconference: Emerging Media and Social Change: The Asian-Pacific Experiences in the Global Context


(The 9th Global Communication Forum) 


20 May, 2020 UNSW Sydney Australia 

Organized by the University of New South Wales and Shanghai Jiaotong University, this ICA 2020 pre-conference focuses on emerging media and social change in the Asia Pacific. The pre-conference will be held at UNSW Kensington Campus in Sydney, on 20 May, 2020. 


Development of information and communication technologies give rise to new modes of communication, introduce changes in cultural production, distribution and consumption, disrupts industry boundaries, and raise significant questions about their societal impacts and governance challenges. The diversity and dynamism of these ongoing developments, particularly in the Asia Pacific, are yet to be fully explored. 


This pre-conference seeks to contribute to the ongoing repositioning of media and cultural studies outside the Euro-American axis. It aims to bring both established and emerging scholars including higher-degree students to intellectual dialogues around cultural changes, industry transformations, societal impacts, and governance challenges brought by emerging media in societies across the Asia Pacific. It seeks contributions with a theoretical, empirical or applied focus, welcomes research with comparative or historical perspectives, and encourages reflection on power dynamics on local, regional and global levels. 

To this end, we welcome paper and panel proposals on, but not limited to, the following areas: 


• Emerging media technologies (e.g. algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G, VR/AR, block chain) and cultural, social and political impacts in the Asia-Pacific and Australasian region 

• Intra-regional, transnational and global dynamics: Developments in the Asian-Pacific and Australasian regions on the restructuring of global media industries, division of labor, and power structure 

• The processes and impacts of platformization in different societies in the region 

• Values and ethics of the internet 

• Internet regulation and governance 

• Emerging media in the post-truth era 

• Methodological and conceptual challenges and innovations in researching emerging media and cultural, social and political change 

• Proposals reflecting the general theme of the ICA 2020 in the Asia-Pacific context 


Submission Categories (for English submissions): 


• Full papers: up to 8000 words, including references. Full paper submission is NOT required except those who wish to be considered for the Top Paper Awards. 

• Extended abstracts: 500-1000 words, excluding references (only key references should be included) 

• Preconstituted Panel with 3-4 papers: 1000-1500 words in total, excluding references (only key references should be included). Please submit up to 5 keywords identifying your focus. Panels are particularly welcome. 


Submission Guidelines: 


• Please send proposals, abstracts or enquiries to 2020ica@unsw.edu.au and 2020ica@sjtu.edu.cn 

• Please prepare two files (in PDFs or Word format) for submission: 

o One file should be anonymized for blind review. o The other file should contain a cover page, which should include the following 

(1) paper title; (2) For each author, include name, title and institutional affiliation; and (3) contact information including email address, postal address, phone number, etc. o Chinese-language submissions accepted. If you are submitting in Chinese, please 

provide your cover page information in both English and Chinese. At the same time, please refer to the Call for Paper in Chinese version as there are different word-length requirements. 

• Formats: In the case of full paper submissions, please follow APA format. 

• Publication opportunities: Authors of accepted full papers may be invited to 

contribute to an edited book at a later date. 

• Top Paper awards: One paper will be selected for the Best Faculty Paper Award and one for the Best Student Paper Award. Winners will receive the certificates in the closing ceremony. 

Important Dates: 

• 1 December, 2019: Abstract and panel proposal submissions due 

• 15 January, 2020: Full paper submissions due 

• 15 February, 2020: Notification of acceptance 

• 10 March, 2020: Early bird registration closes 

• 1 May, 2020: Regular registration closes 


Registration Fee: 


• AUD 100 for regular participants (Early bird AUD80) 

• AUD 50 for students (Early bird AUD40) The registration fee covers conference attendance and materials, one lunch and two refreshments during coffee/tea breaks. 


Pre-Conference Organizers, Co-organizers and Committees: 

Organizers: School of the Arts & Media, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia Media Futures Hub, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia School of Media and Communication, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China Global Communication Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 


Co-organizers: Communication and Technology Section (CAT), International Communication Association USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI), China Department of Communication, University of South Florida, USA School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Société Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication, France Department of Communication and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Department of New Media and Communication, National University of Singapore, Singapore Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Organizing Committee: Guoliang Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Elaine Jing Zhao (University of New South Wales, Australia) 


Ramaswami Harindranath (University of New South Wales, Australia) Benqian Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Patrice Buzzanell (University of South Florida, USA) Ran Wei (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 

Executive Committee: Liangwen Kuo (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Elaine Jing Zhao (University of New South Wales, Australia) Pearl Wang Haoqing (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Qian Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) Lutong Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) 


Travel Information: 

• Between Sydney Airport and UNSW: The pre-conference venue is located on UNSW campus -- Sydney’s Kensington and Randwick areas. It is close to Sydney Airport (7 km). 

• Accommodations: There are numerous hotels near Airport areas and in the City Center. Some smaller hotels and lodges are also available in the Randwick area with a short stroll to UNSW campus. 

• Airlines Flying to Gold Coast: Four airlines flying direct from Sydney to ICA 2020 Conference Venue (Gold Coast, 80 minutes) offer affordable airfares. There are 19 direct flights on 21 May 2020. Participants will have enough time to travel to the Gold Coast.


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Postconference: International Cultures of Journalism Conference ICJ2020


Date: 27-28 May 2020

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Deadline: 1 December 2019


https://www.uts.edu.au/icj2020

ICJ2020 is an ICA post-conference. It aims to spur an engaged scholarly debate on how different cultures of journalism become distinctly visible across the world. Though journalism is usually taught and practiced through a traditional model developed in the West, the routines and conventions of journalism have distinctive meanings in the non-Western context.


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Pre/postconference Calls for Papers with a January Deadline


Preconference Journalism Studies Graduate Student Colloquium 

Gold Coast, Australia 21 May 2020, 9am – 4pm 


The Journalism Studies Graduate Student Colloquium brings together PhD candidates working in journalism studies with experienced scholars in the field. The Colloquium is part of the Journalism Studies Division’s commitment to academic mentorship and will be held as a preconference in conjunction with the ICA 2020 Annual Conference in Gold Coast, Australia. Its goal is to contribute actively to the professional development of young scholars by giving them an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. Participating graduate students will receive project-specific feedback from recognized experts in the field, as well as general career development advice. The Colloquium will thus provide the opportunity to meet experts as well as fellow PhD candidates from different backgrounds working on related topics. 


The Colloquium will be based on thesis-related work submitted by the participant PhD candidates. Each participating graduate student will have an experienced scholar responding to her or his paper. In addition, the Colloquium will feature a discussion with senior scholars about one of the topics related to publishing in international journals and career strategies, grant applications and career development. 


The Colloquium is open to PhD candidates working on topics concerned with theory, research, and professional education in journalism. The organizers encourage the submission of scholarly work that advances our understanding of how journalism works within individual regions or comparatively across regions. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, the functions of journalism in society, the structural and cultural influences on journalism, the attitudes and characteristics of journalists, features of news content and their effects on consumers. Of interest are the relationships between journalism and power, democratic standards, economic pressures, technological change, and (academic) critique. Conceptual, empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. 


Submission guidelines 

PhD students should submit an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) that outlines the topic, rationale, theoretical approach and, if applicable, empirical application. Every abstract should include the name, affiliation, and expected graduation date of the PhD candidate. 


Deadline for abstract submission: no later than 16:00 UTC, 20 January 2020. Submissions should be sent via email to Joy Kibarabara at joy.kibarabara@ims.su.se Format: submit an abstract in PDF-format labelled “Last Name_JS Colloquium 2020” Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February 2020. 

If accepted, student participants will need to submit a full paper of up to 8000 words by 16:00 UTC, May 4, 2020. The colloquium will be held on 21 May 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm, with a coffee break and a light snack. 


More information about the previous JS Graduate Student Colloquiums and its participants can be found here http://www.ica-phd-colloquium.news/call/ 


 

 

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ICA Election 2019 Results

Posted By Julie Arnold, ICA Senior Manager of Governance , Friday, November 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019

ICA Election 2019 Results: Mary Beth Oliver, President-Elect Select

 

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

CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS

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

TERMS

Unless otherwise indicated, the officers elected in the Fall of 2019 serve a two-year term beginning Monday, 25 May 2020 (the last day of the 70th Annual ICA Conference in Gold Coast, Australia) and ending with the conclusion of the 2022 conference in Paris, France.  Vice Chairs elected continue to serve two additional years as Chair (2022-2024).  

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

**A special note regarding the Secretary Election: ICA bylaws (Articles VI and VII, Section 3) mandate: "Each [Division/Interest Group] shall have a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Student and Early Career Representative, who must be a student at the time he/she comes into office...The Vice-Chairperson and the Secretary shall be elected in alternate years, each for a term of two years." Some Division/Interest Groups had both positions slated for election in the same year. In an effort to correct the election schedule, the secretary elected in the Fall of 2019 will serve a special three-year term, they are indicated with a double asterisk.

A special note regarding International Liaison Terms: Because this is the first year in which the International Liaison is an elected position, division and interest group chairs have the option to have this position take office immediately upon election or delay until the normal May 2020 start.  

 


 

ICA WIDE RESULTS (19% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • President: Mary Beth Oliver, Pennsylvania State U 

  • Board Member at Large*: María Elizabeth Len-Ríos, U of Georgia 

  • Board Student & Early Career Representative:  Lara Schreurs, KU Leuven 

  • Bylaws Revision: Passed - "I accept the proposed changes to the bylaws"   

 


 

DIVISION & INTEREST GROUP RESULTS

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

  • International Liaison: Paola Sartoretto, Stockholm U

CHILDREN ADOLESCENTS & MEDIA (27% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Secretary: James Alex Bonus, The Ohio State U

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Sarah Pila, Northwestern U

  • International Liaison: Cecilia Zhou, U of Massachusetts Amherst

COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY (21% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice ChairCaleb T. Carr, Illinois State U  

  • Secretary**: Anna Kümpel, Ludwig Maximilian U (The secretary elected in the Fall of 2019 will serve a special three-year term)

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Bingjie Liu, Pennsylvania State U

  • International Liaison: Natalie Bazarova, Cornell U

COMMUNICATION HISTORY (21% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Cristina Mislán, U of Missouri

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Aysehan Jülide Etem, Indiana U 

  • International Liaison: Gabriele Balbi, U della Svizzera italiana 

COMMUNICATION LAW & POLICY (14% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice ChairChristopher Ali, U of Virginia (The Communication Law and Policy Division experienced an off schedule vacancy of the Vice Chair Position. The Vice Chair elected in the 2019 Annual Election will take office immediately upon successful election and serve a special 2.5 year term beginning October 2019 through the conclusion of the Annual Conference in Paris in 2022.)

  • Secretary**: Carmen Maye, U of South Carolina (The secretary elected in the Fall of 2019 will serve a special three-year term)

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Yulia Belinskaya, U of Vienna 

  • International Liaison: Adrian Wong, U of Illinois

COMMUNICATION SCIENCE & BIOLOGY (24% VOTER TURNOUT)  

  • Vice Chair: Richard W. Huskey, U of California, Davis

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Jacob T. Fisher, U of California, Santa Barbara

  • International Liaison: Christin Scholz, U of Amsterdam

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS (28% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Annie Waldherr, U of Münster

  • International Liaison: Chankyung Pak, U of Amsterdam 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION (15% VOTER TURNOUT)  

  • Vice Chair: Silje Kristiansen, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Christine Gilbert, U of Connecticut
    International Liaison: Luye Bao, U of Wisconsin-Madison

ETHNICITY & RACE IN COMMUNICATION (16% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Jordan Stalker, DePaul U 

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Wunpini Mohammed, Pennsylvania State U

  • International Liaison: Miriam Hernandez, California State U, Dominguez Hills

FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP (23% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • International Liaison: Dorothy Njoroge, United States International U, Africa

  • Vote Item #1: Passed - "I accept establishing a new FSD award for emerging scholars doing feminist work"

  • Vote Item #2: Passed - "I accept the transfer of US $10,000 from the Teresa Award Fund (approximately 1/8 of those funds) to help in establishing the emerging scholar award"

GAME STUDIES (24% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Secretary: Tim Wulf, Ludwig Maximilian U of Munich

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Amanda Cote, U of Oregon

  • International Liaison: Mark Johnson, U of Alberta

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL CHANGE (17% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Dani Madrid-Morales, U of Houston

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Young Rim Kim, U of Michigan

  • International Liaison:  Ambar Basu, U of South Florida 

HEALTH COMMUNICATION (18% VOTER TURNOUT)   

  • Vice Chair: Lourdes S. Martinez, San Diego State U

  • International Liaison: Nadine Bol, Tilburg U

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (24% VOTER TURNOUT)   

  • Secretary: Glenna L. Read, U of Georgia

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Chris Skurka, Pennsylvania State U  

  • International Liaison:  Chen Lou, Nanyang Technological U 

INSTRUCTIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATION (19% VOTER TURNOUT)  

  • Vice Chair: Michelle Violanti, U of Tennessee  

  • International Liaison: Paromita Pain, U of Nevada, Reno

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (16% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Peter Cullen Bryan, Pennsylvania State U

  • Student & Early Career Representative:  Flora Galy-Badenas, Massey U

  • International Liaison:  Rain Liu, U of Arizona 

INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION (23% VOTER TURNOUT)   

  • International Liaison: Nuri Kim, Nanyang Technological U 

INTERPERSONAL (11% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • International Liaison: Jimmie Manning, U of Nevada, Reno

JOURNALISM STUDIES (26% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Annika Sehl, Bundeswehr U Munich & U of Oxford

  • International Liaison: Eddy Borges-Rey, Northwestern U in Qatar

LANGUAGE & SOCIAL INTERACTION (20% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Nadezhda Sotirova, U of Minnesota Morris

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Kellie Brownlee, U of Colorado Boulder

  • Co-International Liaison: Martha Kuhnhenn, U Greifswald  

  • Co-International Liaison:  Lucia Klencakova, Queen’s U Belfast (Both Co-International Liaisons terms will end with the conclusion of the 71st ICA Annual Conference in Denver, May 2021) 

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER & QUEER STUDIES (23% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Jessica S. Rauchberg, McMaster U 

  • International Liaison: Lik Sam Chan, Chinese U of Hong Kong

MASS COMMUNICATION (21% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Meghnaa Tallapragada, Temple U 

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Sara Grady, Michigan State U 

  • International Liaison: Holli A. Semetko, Emory U

MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES (13% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Aske Kammer, IT U of Copenhagen 

  • Secretary: Christine Larson, U of Colorado, Boulder (The Media Industry Studies Division experienced an off schedule vacancy of the Secretary position. The secretary elected in the Fall of 2019 will take office immediately upon election and serve a special three and a half year term.)  

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Dan Andrew, U of Canberra 

  • International Liaison: Ju Oak (Jade) Kim, Texas A&M International U

MOBILE COMMUNICATION (25% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Secretary: Jakob Ohme, U of Amsterdam

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Lara Wolfers, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

  • International Liaison: Hoan Nguyen, U of Southern California

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (21% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Vice Chair: Boris H. J. M. Brummans, U of Montréal

  • International Liaison: Kirstie McAllum, U of Montréal 

PHILOSOPHY THEORY & CRITIQUE (14% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • International Liaison: Rianne Subijanto, Baruch College, CUNY

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (29% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Frank Esser, U of Zurich

  • Secretary**:  Lukas Otto, U of Amsterdam (The secretary elected in the Fall of 2019 will serve a special three-year term)

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Sina Blassnig, U of Zurich 

  • International Liaison: Patrícia Rossini, U of Liverpool 

  • Bylaws Revision: Passed - "I accept the proposed changes to the bylaws" 

POPULAR COMMUNICATION (21% VOTER TURNOUT) 

  • Vice Chair: Yupei Zhao, Zhejiang U

  • International Liaison: Simone Driessen, Erasmus U Rotterdam

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY (17% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Pawel Surowiec, Sheffield U 

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Luigi Di Martino, Western Sydney U

  • International Liaison: Ilan Manor, Oxford U 

PUBLIC RELATIONS (17% VOTER TURNOUT)  

  • Secretary: Arunima Krishna, Boston U 

  • International Liaison: Gabriel Sadi, U Abierta Interamericana

SPORTS COMMUNICATION (15% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Vice Chair: Michael L. Butterworth, U of Texas at Austin

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Jake Kucek, Kent State U

  • International Liaison: Dan Jackson, Bournemouth U 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDIES (15% VOTER TURNOUT)

  • Secretary: Kyser Lough, U of Georgia 

  • Student & Early Career Representative: Hanna Morris, U of Pennsylvania 

  • International Liaison: T.J. Thomson, Queensland U of Technology 

NO ITEMS UP FOR ELECTION IN 2019

  • HUMAN-MACHINE COMMUNICATION - New Interest Group 

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ICA Election 2019: Increased Voter Turnout

Posted By Julie Arnold, ICA Senior Manager ofGovernance , Friday, November 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019

 


 


This year, for the first time, ICA rolled out a social media campaign in an effort to invigorate voter turnout in the ICA Election 2019.  After voting, members were encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #IVotedICA19. To incentivize engagement, we shared that one participant would be randomly selected to win a blanket with our new ICA logo.  As the election progressed, ICA division and interest group chairs were provided with several updates on turnout percentages; they were urged to send reminders via email and social media to help get out the vote.  


More robust elections tend to lead to leaders with a stronger mandate to get things done, and a better sense of community.  As staff, my goal is to see ICA members active and engaged in the ICA community, divisions and interest groups. Participating in the political process is a starting point to building a culture of member investment in the future of their division and interest groups through carefully considered choices in leadership.  With every division and interest group having representation on the Board of Directors (via the Chair); their leadership represent the voice of all members in decisions that guide the future of our Association. 


I am pleased to share this year as an Association, we took a step in the right direction. Voter turnout in the ICA wide election increased from seventeen percent in 2018 to nineteen percent in 2019.  The average turnout across all ICA divisions and interest groups gained a four percent increase from sixteen percent in 2018 to twenty percent in 2019. Voter turnout percentages are included on the 2019 Election Results page. My objective is to see an upward trend in voter turnout over the coming years. If you do not routinely vote in the ICA election, I welcome input for how we might earn your vote in the future. Please feel free to contact me with election suggestions or questions at jarnold @icahdq.org.    


Congratulations Saraswathi Bellur, U of Connecticut, winner of a cozy blanket with the new ICA logo!  Saras' tweet: “Lots of great candidates and exciting new policies! #IVotedICA19” was randomly selected to win.


Thank you to all those that participated in #IvotedICA19! 

We appreciate your effort to tweet, and even more importantly, your vote!  


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