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Jennifer A. Samp, Chair

University of Georgia

Amanda Holmstrom, Vice Chair

Michigan State University


Keli Fazio, Secretary

College of New Jersey

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Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: REMINDER: ICA Interpersonal Communication Division Outstanding Dissertation and Thesis Awards 2019 The Interpersonal Communication Division of the International Communication Association seeks nominations for the Division's annual Outstanding Dissertation and Outstanding Thesis Awards. Each award includes a plaque and monetary recognition. Applicants should submit (a) a 25-35 abstract or paper-length version of the thesis or dissertation, and (b) a letter of nomination from the dissertation/thesis director explaining why the project should be recognized. Deadline for submission of materials is January 30, 2019. Applicants must have defended the project between Jan. 1 and Dec 31 of 2018. Submit application materials electronically in a single .pdf to Jennifer A. Samp, Interpersonal Division Chair, at
Posted Thursday, January 3, 2019
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Please remember to register to review for the upcoming conference in Washington DC, May 2019. The volunteer process for reviewing is online at ScholarOne and can be done when you submit your paper/proposal. You may also also volunteer to review if you do not plan to submit to the conference - just follow the same steps below. The only requirements are that you must be an ICA member and ABD. Here are the steps to take to review. • Go to the ICA website ( and login. Then click on “Paper Management System.” We are using a new submission site this year, ScholarOne. You’ll be directed there and will need to create a username and password for this site. • When you log into ScholarOne, you will be asked to complete a "general information" section. • In the middle of the first page of the general information section, you will be asked if you want to review submissions based on your area of expertise. CLICK YES! • Then, make sure to choose the Interpersonal Communication Division from the list of divisions and click "add expertise." Note: you may choose up to 2 divisions for which to review. • You will also need to select your keywords, which will help us to distribute submissions to reviewers. You can select up to 3 keywords. • Then, make sure to save changes before moving to the next page of the general information section! Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions –
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Communication and Media invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Organizational and/or Small Group Communication. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will involve teaching undergraduate courses in organizational communication and/or small group communication such as introduction to organizational and small group communication theory, organizational communication, small group communication, and leadership. Secondary teaching responsibilities will involve teaching core courses at the undergraduate level such as research methods and public speaking. The candidate will also develop new undergraduate or graduate courses in an area of specialization and teach graduate courses in organizational or small group communication. Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates must: (1) Demonstrate an ability to develop and teach courses in organizational and/or small group communication; (2) Articulate a scholarly agenda; (3) Exhibit the potential to meet Department, College and University requirements for tenure & promotion; and (4) Possess a Ph.D. in communication from an accredited university by August 2019. The Department of Communication and Media values faculty who combine excellent teaching with active scholarship and a commitment to service. Academic advising is also an important part of faculty member’s professional expectations. We seek teacher-scholars who are committed to student interaction and who will contribute to our valued collegial atmosphere. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process including a teaching demonstration to be considered as a finalist. Review of applications will begin November 15, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at Application materials posted online must include: 1) a letter of application describing fit for the position and scholarly agenda, 2) a current vita, 3) a list of three references with contact information, 4) copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted in application but official transcripts required before time of employment), and 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates who advance to the campus visit stage should be prepared to submit written reference letters upon request. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Elizabeth Munz, Search Chair at West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including same-sex domestic partner benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 17,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City and Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums and hospitals. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Posted Monday, October 22, 2018
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Thank you to everyone who voiced support for the ICA Interpersonal Division by offering to run for office and voting. I am pleased to report that we have an excellent team working for the division in the future! Congratulations to our New Officers! Vice Chair: Stephen Yoshimura, U of Montana Secretary: Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Michigan State U Student & Early Career Representative: Rachel Lloyd, U of Texas, Austin
Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Job Announcement: The Department of Communication at Michigan State University is looking for a chairperson. Here is the link to the job ad (
Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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