Thursday, September 18, 2014

Employment Opportunity: University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning in August 2015. 

Since our department formed in 2007, we have grown to almost 300 majors and five full-time faculty. Ours is an interdisciplinary program with a broad liberal arts focus, emphasizing critical media literacy, visual cultural studies, intercultural communication, media and globalization, new media, and applied communication.
While we are open to all areas of media and communications research and pedagogy, particular areas of interest include media history, social science research methods in media and communication studies, as well as political dimensions of new and emerging media. Scholars with doctorates in communication, media studies, sociology, American studies, history, rhetoric, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Demonstration of teaching excellence on these topics, particularly in the areas of media history, research methodology, and theory is required. Demonstrated evidence of potential for scholarly productivity is required. Experience teaching courses with digital and/or multi-modal components preferred.

Responsibilities include: full-time undergraduate teaching assignment (2/3), including core media and communication studies courses at all levels; scholarship and professional activity; student advising; and service to the Program, College, and University community.

Please send cover letter, writing or publication sample, sample syllabi, teaching statement, 3 letters of reference, and cv via Interfolio: For best consideration, please apply by November 1st 2014. For questions about the application process, contact Abigail Granger at; for questions about the position, contact Jason Loviglio at

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major news organizations, political and cultural institutions, and federal agencies that afford opportunities for research collaboration. UMBC is dedicated to training underrepresented scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Employment Opportunity: Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include—but are not limited to—critical race theory and sexualities’ studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies, imperialisms, and postcolonial studies. The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.

The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.

Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to AcademicJobsOnline.
The Review of Applications will begin October 15, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Fall meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association, the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Professor Piya Chatterjee Box # 4056 Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA. 91711


Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Employment Opportunity: Rutgers University

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks applications from strong scholar-teachers with expertise in Communication and Technology—with a focus on the social, political, discursive, or psychological processes and impacts of evolving digital technologies including, but not limited to, topics related to social media, social networks, virtual environments, international contexts, digital inequality, privacy and surveillance, community engagement, or mobile communication. We welcome applications from communication and technology scholars whose work could intersect with the department’s existing foci in interpersonal communication, health communication, language and social interaction, and organizational communication.

The Department of Communication is dedicated to advancing knowledge about communication and its practice in society. Our faculty scholarship is focused on Communication and Technology, Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Language and Social Interaction, and Organizational Communication. The School of Communication and Information values a climate of cross-department collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment to the development of discoveries and new ideas in response to contemporary communication challenges. The School is committed to four problem-based research foci: health and wellness; global media and democracy; organizations, policy, and leadership; and social media interaction & collaboration. We especially seek candidates from under-represented groups who would further our commitment to scholarly excellence and community diversity. For more about the Department of Communication and the Rutgers-School of Communication and Information, including school-wide research interests and active faculty searches in the school’s Journalism and Media Studies and Library and Information Science departments, see:

Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field no later than May 2015. The ideal applicant’s program of research should complement the research foci of current faculty. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication as well as evidence of effective teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of integrative leadership in research, instruction, and external funding. Letter of application should address these points, and clearly articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and school-wide research interests. Duties of the successful applicant(s) include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the candidate’s field of scholarship, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions to the advancement of the academic profession, to the effective operation of the university, and to society at large in accordance with university policy expectations for tenure-track appointments.

Submissions: Applications must be received no later than November 1, 2014. Include letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information of three references (no letters at this time please).

For more information, contact Department Search Chair, Craig Scott (

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU research universities in North America and of the CIC (Big Ten). An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates.

[ACS] COCE 2015 submission deadline extended

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication which will take place in Boulder, Colorado June 11-14, 2015.

The new deadline is October 15, 2014, which gives you an extra month.
Before then, we hope to be able to announce our keynote speakers and provide more information about accomodations and fees. Check the COCE 2015 web page for updates (
If you haven't seen the call for submissions yet, please have a look ( We are inviting submissions of abstracts of scholarly papers, practice reflections, panels, workshops, posters and artworks. This is a conference for artists and practitioners as well as academics and students.
Many of you have already sent in your submissions and we thank you for those. Now you can bask in the warm feeling of having got that task done well over a month ahead of time!
Please share this announcement with your colleagues. If you are using social media, please use #COCE2015 and @TheIECA.

Monday, September 15, 2014

IT2GO Septmeber Newslettter

IT Training’s new fall schedule and news are now available.

Check out new topics as well as the standard offerings that will help you become more efficient in your personal and professional work.

To read descriptions and to register, see:

[CITL-NEWS] Teaching and Learning News for September

From the Director: High-Impact Educational Practices at IUB
High-Impact Practices (HIPs) are sets of curricular and co-curricular activities that have been proven to contribute to student engagement, retention, and success. Provost Lauren Robel envisions a campus culture that “inspires all students to embrace high-impact practices and assures them of the opportunities to do so.” The CITL challenges faculty members to share Provost Robel's vision by embracing practices that provide students with powerful learning experiences. Read More

Fall 2014 Events Series: High-Impact Practices
The CITL’s theme for the 2014-15 academic year is High-Impact Practices (HIPs). HIPs are activities that deepen students’ learning through extended, intellectually engaging, and educationally effective curricula that incorporate diversity and global learning, collaborative projects, service-learning, and/or intensive writing. Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Deanna Reising
Deanna Reising, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a Macy Faculty Scholar by the Macy Foundation to continue her work on improving health education. Her project was originally funded by CITL’s SOTL Grant program and supports the Provost’s initiative to improve the opportunities and support for women in STIM disciplines. Read More

IU's Psychology and Brain Sciences Instructors Receive Teaching and Learning Consortium Grant
Psychology and Brain Sciences (PBS) instructors Benjamin Motz, David Landy, and Thomas Busey were recently awarded competitive funding to investigate student achievement within large Introductory Psychology (P101) classes. Their study, Enabling Data-Driven Improvement of Introductory Psychology, will also compare student success in P101 to student success in successive psychology classes, to students’ overall performance within PBS, and to their performance in other coursework at Indiana University. Read More

2014 Service-Learning Program Graduate Fellows
The Service-Learning Program is pleased to announce its Graduate Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More

Faculty Members To Present at 2014 Statewide IT Conference
The Statewide IT conference is IU’s annual gathering of IT professionals, attracting attendees from all over the state to learn about new technologies and initiatives and to plan for the future. For the past several years, the conference has included a track for teaching and learning with technology, and the program for this year includes several presentations by IU faculty members. Read More

Career Development for Non-tenure Track Faculty Members
In the 2014-15 academic year, the CITL will again offer Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) focused on the professional development of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty members. These FLCs will provide a supportive environment in which NTT faculty can explore ways of enhancing their teaching while learning to document their efforts in meaningful and effective ways. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 19. Read More

Online Course Basics Series
The CITL's Online Course Basics series consists of five 3-hour workshops that will help instructors learn how to design and teach online courses. Read More

Enhancing Grading Practices Using Canvas Rubrics and Learning Outcomes
Canvas, IU's new learning management system, offers robust support for advanced approaches to learning in its Rubrics and Learning Outcomes tools. Both tools will allow instructors to move their pedagogical thinking forward. Read More

Advancing Faculty Use of Instructional Technologies through Badges
In order to help faculty members enhance their teaching, UITS, FACET, and the IU teaching centers have teamed up to offer a series of badges that help structure and document instructors’ work on improving their teaching. Read More

Advocates for Community Engagement (ACE) Newsletter: Summer 2014
The Service-Learning Program's ACEs serve as liaisons between service-learning students, local agencies and organizations, and faculty. Read more about their work, and the work of their community partners. Read More

Making Research Visible: The IUB SOTL Bibliography
The IUB SOTL Bibliography cites the contributions faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Bloomington campus have made to teaching and learning literature, demonstrating the strength and vitality of the research being conducted locally and in collaboration with instructors at other institutions. Read More

Helping International Students Learn
Students enter IUB with diverse cultural backgrounds, academic preparation, and expectations about college. For example, 9% of IUB undergraduates are international students, and an additional 11% are US minority students. In focus groups and interviews, IUB international and minority students have suggested ways we might better support their learning. Read More

Clickers: Fall 2014
IU supports the use of Clickers as a method of promoting active learning. CITL staff have developed a resource about TurningPoint's integration with Canvas for instructors who have already transitioned to IU's new learning management system. Read More

LearningTechnologies-L E-mail List
The LearningTechnologies-L e-mail list provides important and timely announcements for instructors using supported learning technologies at Indiana University, as well as news and information about learning technology pilots and other related initiatives. Instructors using Oncourse, Canvas, and other learning technologies in their courses are strongly encouraged to subscribe. Read More

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The CITL supplements its quarterly newsletters with weekly messages about upcoming events and/or time-sensitive announcements. To subscribe, contact the CITL with your request.