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: Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interpersonal Communication at the University of Texas at Austin The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank, full-time, tenure-track faculty member interested in teaching and research on topics broadly related to interpersonal communication. The appointment will begin in August, 2021. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. We define interpersonal communication broadly and welcome a diversity of epistemological and methodological perspectives. We seek an applicant who complements our current interpersonal faculty but would be particularly interested in those whose research focuses on topics such as health disparities and health equity, intercultural or interracial communication, bias, marginalized identities (LGBTQ+, Latinx, Black, and/or Indigenous identities), conflict and negotiation (e.g., dispute resolution, crisis management, bullying), social influence, nonverbal communication, and/or technology and relationships (e.g., technologically-mediated communication, virtual relationships, artificial intelligence and interpersonal communication). In addition to teaching graduate seminars, the ability to teach large undergraduate lecture classes and web-based courses on interpersonal communication topics is preferred. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, links to or copies of three representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Applicants are also required to submit a separate diversity statement, addressing their commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations, along with information on their past contributions to this work and their future plans in these areas. The Department of Communication Studies and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. For more information, please see: https://moody.utexas.edu/diversity The committee will begin considering candidates on October 15, 2020 and will review applications until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution at https://apply.interfolio.com/78422. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807. Please note that a final determination on filling this position will be contingent on funding availability. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor René Dailey, at rdailey@austin.utexas.edu. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/ Department of Communication Studies: https://commstudies.utexas.edu/ Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/ Austin is a major center of governmental, technological, financial, health-related, environmental, and social-movement activities, along with hosting one of the leading public research universities in the world. The city is regularly rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses (including a common-law spouse with whom you’ve filed a Declaration of Informal Marriage).
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Amanda J. Holmstrom wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Call for Papers | Women & Language Editor: Leland G. Spencer, PhD | Miami University Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical, rhetorical-critical, interpretive, theoretical, or artistic. All appropriate research methodologies are welcome. Affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, the journal espouses an explicitly feminist positionality, though articles need not necessarily engage or advance feminist theory to be appropriate fits for the journal, and articles that critically examine feminisms are welcome. Other potential topics include but are not limited to studies of human communication in dyads, families, groups, organizations, and social movements; analyses of public address, media texts, literature, activism, and other cultural phenomena; the role of gender in verbal and nonverbal communication, intercultural exchanges, listening, relationship building, and public advocacy; linguistic analysis; and many others. The journal operates from a nuanced and expansive understanding of gender, so contributions about sexuality, gender identity, and the complexity and limitations of gender as a concept are especially appropriate. Contributions that center intersectional perspectives are particularly encouraged, as are those that explore gender and language from non-Western or global perspectives. Articles published in Women & Language need not come from a communication perspective, but should reflect thoughtful engagement with language and/or communication processes or theory. Submissions are welcome from scholars, students, activists, and practitioners at any stage of their careers. All submissions undergo rigorous peer review in a mentorship-centered process committed to developing excellent scholarship. To submit, email Leland G. Spencer at editorwomenandlanguage@gmail.com. • All submissions to Women & Language should be electronically submitted in a Word file. • Articles should be prepared in standard American written English. • Preferred length for scholarly research and theory manuscripts is 6,000-10,000 words including endnotes and references; a 150-word abstract and 4-5 keywords should accompany submissions. Creative submissions may be shorter. • Preferred font is Times New Roman; following these guidelines will help in the retention of formatting. • Any accompanying graphic needs to be at least 500kb file size with a resolution of at least 150 pixels per inch. Authors are responsible for securing permission to reprint images, lengthy quotations, and other copyrighted material. • Prepare materials with no author identification on the manuscript itself, including in the Word metadata; otherwise, submissions should adhere to the seventh edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. Please note that APA style requires DOI numbers for all digital references. • Articles submitted to Women & Language should be original, not previously published, and not under review for publication elsewhere. • Articles for general issues are accepted on a rolling basis, with initial decisions typically issued in about 3 months.
Posted Friday, August 21, 2020
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
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