Divisions: Interpersonal Communication
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The Interpersonal Communication Division is interested in communication processes that occur between people. Such processes include (but are not limited to) mutual influence, individuals' aptations to others, people's interpretations and reactions to others' messages, and so forth. Interpersonal communication occurs in many contexts, such as close relationships, organizations, health, intercultural, intergroup, and many others.  


Amanda Holmstrom, Chair

Michigan State University



Stephen Yoshimura, Vice Chair

University of Montana



Elizabeth Dorrance Hall, Secretary

Michigan State University



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Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Hi ICA Interpersonal Division Members, I’m writing with a couple of important updates regarding our division. • First, we will elect our new vice chair during the annual summer ICA elections! We’re looking for nominations to run for this important office. You must hold a PhD and be a member of the division to run for this position. Interested parties should fill out this quick online form: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d40XuKNW8YN1Wip • The leadership team has been hard at work updating and revising the bylaws for our division. We will vote on the changes during the annual summer ICA elections. The majority of changes were made to bring us up-to-date with ICA policies and current division practices. The most substantive change is the proposal of several new standing committees. We’re linking to the original bylaws with markup in “track changes” and a clean copy of the updated bylaws for your perusal before the summer vote. We discuss the changes in more detail in our virtual business meeting (see next point). Both documents may be accessed here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aTRwu8N3hHTK30cW2R-ULnJWWIsRIoi8?usp=sharing • We recorded a brief business meeting for the virtual conference. Check it out when the conference opens! We announce award winners and talk about ongoing & future division activities, including the bylaw revisions. • Finally, please follow the division on Twitter! - @ICA_IPC
Posted Monday, May 11, 2020
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: If you are presenting at ICA 2020 in Gold Coast in the Interpersonal Communication Division AND a current member of our Division, you are eligible to apply for limited travel funds from the Division. We prioritize students and those currently working in transitional/developing countries for grant funding. Here is the link to the Interpersonal Communication Division Travel Grant application form: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Vri5AD212a2yfH The deadline to apply for travel funding is February 20th, 2020. Awardees will be notified on or around April 1st.
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Please see message below from Craig Scott, Early Career Scholar Award Chair Each year ICA gives out an Early Career Scholar Award (formerly called the Young Scholar Award), which honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. (for the award to be presented in 2020, nominees should have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 2013) for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development. The selection committee judges the contribution and promise of early career scholars based on the strength of published work, including its conceptual foundation and argumentative clarity, on the scholar's productivity at a given career stage, on the rigor of the research produced so far, and on the promise of existing work serving as a springboard for continuing scholarship. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2020. The nomination requirements are listed below and can be found on the ICA website as well. _____ Early Career Scholar Award nomination requirements: Only ICA members may make nominations. The nominee should be an ICA member. Self-nominations are discouraged. Nominations from any country and in any language are encouraged. For nominations made in a language other than English, nominators should provide a list of at least three referees with superior content expertise and language proficiency, but the committee will choose referees autonomously. Supporting materials should be sent to the person making the nomination. All nominators must submit one PDF containing all of the following: 1. 3-5 signed letter(s) of nomination/support, not to exceed two pages apiece, speaking directly to each of the award criteria from the description (how the scholar has contributed to the field within communication, including the strength of conceptual foundations, argumentative clarity, rigor of research, and promise of continuing scholarship). 2. The nominee's CV. 3. A page with clickable links to five representative examples from the nominee's body of work. All nomination materials should be submitted electronically by 31 January by 16:00 UTC (12:00 PM EST). Click here for submission site: https://www.icahdq.org/page/AwardNomination
Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: FACULTY POSITION COMMUNICATION & DIVERSITY Job # COMM21A (JPF01652) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of communication and diversity. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020. At a minimum, qualified applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related field, except dissertation or equivalent, by the time of application. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research, utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods. We seek applicants who conduct theoretically-driven, social scientific communication research centrally informed by cultural and/or racial experiences that are often ignored in current disciplinary knowledge. Applicants’ scholarly profiles should be centered in a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup, media and technology, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in health, family, or global approaches to communication. Scholars whose research investigates communication phenomena as they engage with the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse and multicultural society are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service. UCSB is ranked in the top 10 public universities in the United States, and the Department of Communication is ranked 5th in worldwide comparisons. It places great value on interdisciplinary research collaboration across campus, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. UCSB is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University offers several programs to support incoming faculty, including housing assistance (http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-housing), various grant support mechanisms, and numerous family friendly policies and resources that can be found here: https://www.myfamily.ucsb.edu/resources/faculty. This institution also offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter highlighting qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) three samples of published or completed research, and (5) and arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf via the appropriate sections of the job search website. In addition, we strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. This statement, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of research, teaching, professional, and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity. This can include, for example, effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; a research program with a demonstrated focus on issues associated with equitable access and diversity; and/or contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. All application materials should be submitted to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01652. Questions about this search should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Walid Afifi (w-afifi@ucsb.edu) and Dr. Jennifer Kam (jkam@ucsb.edu) or (805) 893-4479. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by November 24, 2019. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019
Elizabeth Dorrance Hall wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: The Department of Communication Studies at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Interpersonal Communication. Follow the link for details: https://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497474/assistant-professor-interpersonal-communication
Posted Monday, November 4, 2019
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