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  • Jessica Robles  
    Chair

    Loughborough University
    Department of Social Sciences
    4th Floor Brockington
    Loughborough   LE11 3TU
    Ph. +44 1509223371  
    j.j.robles@lboro.ac.uk

    David Boromisza-Habashi 
    Vice Chair

    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Department of Communication
    UCB 270
    Boulder, CO  80303
    Ph. +01 3034925076 
    dbh@colorado.edu

     
    Jimmie Manning 
    Secretary

    Northern Illinois U
    207 Watson Hall
    Department of Communication
    DeKalb IL  60115
    Ph. 859-916-0592  
    jman@niu.edu

     
  • Graduate Student Liaison:
    Sarah Cho
    University of Massachusetts Amherst sarahcho@umass.edu
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Language and Social Interaction is concerned with exploring details of human discourse and human interaction. The Division sponsors research in language theory, linguistics, pragmatics, semiotics, sociolinguistics, ethnography of speaking, conversation analysis and related approaches to human social interaction. The primary focus is in interpersonal and group settings, face-to-face or mediated by telephone and computer. The Division sponsors a developing focus in interaction in work contexts, including medical and therapy settings. Micro-analytic, textual, and cultural approaches are welcome, as are both qualitative and quantitative methods. The Division is interested in developing archives of audio, video, and written records of naturally-occurring communication events.

 
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Jessica S. Robles wrote on the Divisions: Language and Social Interaction wall: Assistant Professor of Communication at University of Washington The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor who focuses on social interaction. We are looking to hire a scholar whose work focuses on the particulars of social interaction. Candidates for this position take a humanistic/interpretive approach to studying communication in social and personal relationships. More specifically, their work engages the study of language, discourse, nonverbal behavior, and/or identity in social and cultural contexts. They ask questions with answers that are grounded in particular people, places, or phenomena and so are oriented more qualitatively in at least some of their work. Particular approaches are ethnography of communication, discourse analysis, or grounded theory, among others, and candidates should be prepared to teach one or more qualitative methods that reflect their scholarship. They should also have a commitment to student mentorship and evidence supporting this commitment. Particular contexts of interest should complement our existing faculty and center in areas such as Communication and Difference, Group/Intergroup Communication, Communication in Families, Online Communication, Health Communication, and/or Interpersonal Communication. The start date for this position is September 16, 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Candidates are expected to conduct research, teach four courses during a three-quarter academic year, engage in service, and supervise graduate students at the Master and Doctoral levels. The position entails teaching in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Moreover, the University of Washington is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (https://www.washington.edu/diversity/files/2017/01/17_DiversityBlueprint-010917.pdf), which serves as a set of objectives and as a guide for unit-level progress. The University’s commitment is further expressed in its recognition of faculty contributions in research, teaching, or service that address diversity and equal opportunity, which may be included among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion. Likewise, diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Department of Communication and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Application Instructions Candidates must submit the following: (1) a letter of application that addresses research and teaching interests (for the latter, please include mention of existing courses and/or suggestions for potential new ones); (2) a secondary essay that describes the candidate’s experiences with difference, race, equity, and social justice in their research, teaching, mentorship, and service and/or their potential to bring diversity to the department, university, and the communication field; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) names and contact information for three references; and (5) two academic writing samples, with first or sole authorships preferred, that reflect work in the humanist/interpretive tradition. Priority will be given to applications received in full by October 2, 2017, to be submitted at http://com.uw.edu/facultysearch. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Valerie Manusov (manusov@uw.edu). University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners This institution offers benefits to spouses
Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Jessica S. Robles wrote on the Divisions: Language and Social Interaction wall: Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting) We are delighted to announce two new jobs in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. The job title is "Lecturer in Communication and Interaction", and the successful candidates would be involved in teaching on the Social Psychology and cognate undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Their research should complement our strengths in communication and the analysis of social interaction. (See http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/ for more information about the Department of Social Sciences) [NB: "Lecturer" in the UK system is equivalent to the North American "Assistant Professor" position] More details can be found through the link on the jobs.ac.uk site . We would welcome any informal enquiries. Charles Antaki
Posted Thursday, July 27, 2017
Jessica S. Robles wrote on the Divisions: Language and Social Interaction wall: JOB AT UMASS AMHERST TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Health Communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on cultures, discourses, and practices of health with a preferred focus on race, equity, and inclusion. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include critical cultural studies; language & social interaction; media, technology, & policy; and rhetoric and performance. Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2018 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one article-length example of research and names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through the Interview Exchange website at: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86047 A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Best, Alena Vasilyeva vasilyeva@umass.edu
Posted Thursday, July 27, 2017
Susana Martinez Guillem joined the group Divisions: Language and Social Interaction.
Posted Monday, June 5, 2017
Jimmie Manning wrote on the Divisions: Language and Social Interaction wall: Interested in being a part of the Language and Social Interaction Division for ICA? Come to our business meeting at 17:00 on Monday, May 28. To get a sense of what we discuss at our meetings, check out last year's minutes: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.icahdq.org/resource/group/dbf6f20b-7b43-4cb9-b00c-8b920b3d0177/Business_Meeting_Minutes/LSI_Minutes_ICA_6.10.16.pdf See you there!
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017

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