The aim of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group is to bring together scholars investigating topics related to public diplomacy, nation branding, country image and reputation, public relations for and of nations, as well as political, and global and intercultural communication that influences international relations. The Public Diplomacy Interest Group will meet on the occasion of the ICA 2018 conference in Prague. Abstracts on the theme Voices in public diplomacy are due by November 1. More info
BledCom is 25! The silver Jubilee Edition of the International Public Relations Research Symposium (popular as BledCom) will take place on July 5-7, 2018 in Bled, Slovenia, on the theme A World in Crisis: The Role of Public Relations. Abstracts and panel proposals are due by February 1, 2018. More info
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Corporate Communication, BI Norwegian Business School organizes the Corporate Communication Summit on October 27 in Oslo, Norway. Future challenges in the field will be discussed, as well as opportunities for linking academia and practice. More info
Communication Excellence – How to Develop, Manage and Lead Exceptional Communications
by R. Tench, D. Vercic, A. Zerfass, A. Moreno, P. Verhoeven
Make sure to get your discounted copy (printed book or e-book) ordering it on Palgrave website from October 12 to November 12 only – get your code here.
- The book identifies characteristics of a high performing communications department
- Employs a new method to identify ‘excellent’ communication functions
- Analysis based on 21000 surveys with senior communication professionals and multiple case studies
- Presents research partnered with the European Association of Communication Directors
The European University College Association is running a series of events titled “Message to Europeans 3.0” and is looking for students who may want to help in Warsaw (Nov 2017), Budapest (Mar 2018), the Hague (May 2018), Ljubljana (Oct 2018), Rome (Nov 2018), Brussels (Feb 2019) – the travel expenses will be covered by the project. Students’ participation does not carry any cost for them.
Check the call for Students Leaders and apply no later than October 8.
Being a conference helper is a unique experiential learning opportunity to meet leadership scholars, coaches, educators, executives, consultants, program directors, and thought-leaders from around the world in a global forum about leadership. It will be also a chance to see how a large-scale event works from inside and to meet many other Student Assistants!
VERN’ University of Applied Sciences, the biggest private University in Croatia, has developed a bachelor study programme on “Cyber Communication and Network Science”, unique in Croatia and to a certain extent also in the whole European Union.
The focus of the study programme is to familiarize students with sociological, communicational, political and psychological theories and knowledge and to develop critical thinking. Additionally, it also focuses on training students for the advanced use of computer skills and on combining acquired theoretical and computer knowledge for creating various content in cyberspace. The new study programme is predicted to start in approximately one year. More info
The University of Fribourg’s Department of Communication and Media Research DCM offers an international visiting scholarship raised by the department’s founding fathers Dr. Max Gressly and Dr. Florian Fleck for post-doctoral researchers and non-tenured professors.
As a trilingual institution (French, German, English) the University of Fribourg provides a truly international research environment with plenty of opportunities to share ideas. Moreover, visiting scholars can benefit from enriching research opportunities in Switzerland. The remuneration consists of CHF 5.000, permitting a stay of two to three months. Visiting scholars will have the chance to collaborate with established scholars and to contribute to academic discussions at the department.
The scholarship addresses young internationally-orientated scholars who are on a research or a sabbatical leave. The quality of the applicants should be demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals or by promising ongoing research projects. Priority will be given to applicants from outside of Switzerland focusing on research projects which correspond to the research interests at the DCM.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2017. For more details and how to apply, please check the call for applications
This brand-new book, edited by our member Prof. Marita Vos with contributions by Irna van der Molen and Markus Mykkänen, is characterised by a broad approach towards corporate communication, emphasising change and crisis. The focus is not on crises as an exceptional situation but rather on broader volatility in the environment.
The purpose of this book is to increase the understanding of multi-stakeholder communication concerning organisational issues and crises. From the perspective of organisational management, this book clarifies how communication contributes to organisational resilience – the ability to adapt to a changing environment and mitigate emergency crises.
This is an open access publication, therefore you can download your copy for free! ISBN 978-951-39-7147-2, pages 122. Many thanks to Marita!
This webinar scheduled on Monday, September 25, from 15.00 to 16.00 CET, provides exclusive insights based on the world’s largest study in the field of public relations and strategic communication, the European Communication Monitor 2017. It assesses how communications departments use measurement and data to leverage their full potential.
Professors Ralph Tench and Ansgar Zerfass will present results and share learnings that are crucial for day-to-day management. AMEC Chairman Richard Bagnall will moderate the event, discussing case studies to illustrate how communications leaders utilise monitoring data to assess their performance and adopt successful strategies. Participants are invited to engage in discussion and pose questions to our experts online.
This is a free global webinar, brought to you by PRIME Research and AMEC – prior registration is required. It is part of AMEC’s Measurement Month 2017. Register now for free!
Guest Professor in Organisational Communication (temporary position)
at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University
The Department of Informatics and Media (IM) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University. The members of the Department develop knowledge on the current and future modes of communication and information distribution. The Department incorporates three subject areas: Information Systems (IS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Media and Communication Studies (MCS). MCS teaching is located in the Bachelor Programme in Media, Communication and Journalism Studies, 180 credits (from autumn 2017), in our one-year Journalism programme, in Digital Media and Society (a specialisation within the Master Programme in Social Sciences) and in the Master Programme Management, Communication and IT (MCIT). MCS research is structured by three thematic focal points: 1/Communication, and material and discursive power dynamics; 2/Communication, participation and empowerment; and 3/Communication, identity and difference.
MCS has a vacant temporary position as a Guest Professor in Organisational Communication. The emphasis rests on Organisational Communication but the position’s thematic focus also includes Strategic and Corporate Communication.
Duties: At the level of research, the Guest Professor is expected to engage in a research leadership role and initiate new research projects in the field of Organizational Communication (and/or Strategic and Corporate Communication), in support of, and in collaboration with, other members of the Department. The Guest Professor’s work is expected to result in high-quality research and publications, again in collaboration with other members of the Department.
Apart from research development and leadership, the Guest Professor’s assignment also includes responsibility for teaching academic courses and course development and administrative work at the Department of Informatics and Media. The teaching component consists out of 50% of the work load, with teaching and course development at the undergraduate and master’s level, and with the supervision of theses. The Guest Professor is expected to be responsible for courses in the indicated thematic fields, but other areas may be included.
Requirements: To be eligible, candidates for the position of Guest Professor must hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent scholarly competence. Moreover, the candidate must have demonstrable teaching and research expertise, including research project development and management, at the level of a Professor. The candidate must have completed relevant teacher training, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. The candidate must possess the necessary social and collaborative skills that allow functioning well within, as well as outside, the Department.
The ideal candidate will have specific knowledge in Organisational Communication but also be proficient in Corporate and Strategic Communication, and more general in Communication and Media studies theories, models and methodologies.
Procedure: Candidates are required to send in the following documents:
- their full CVs (including: 1/their publication list, 2/their list of successful project applications, 3/earlier held positions, in particular those as Professor)
- a teaching statement (that describes the pedagogical principles dear to the candidate)
- a research statement (including a research development plan)
- two or three references from relevant people
Candidates may be invited for an interview, or to do a test lecture, as part of the application procedure. In cases where no formal position as (full) Professor has been held previously, but the candidate’s expertise is still deemed to be situated at the level of a Professor, the candidacy may be subjected to an external review.
Additional qualifications: Existing or upcoming involvements in externally financed research projects will be considered when formalizing the temporary position.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome candidacies from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
The candidate needs to be fluent in English. Knowledge of Swedish is an advantage, but not a requirement.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2018-01-02 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2019-06-01
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the Guest Professorship please contact: Dr. Therese Monstad, administrative director of studies (MCS), firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0)18-471 10 18.
You are welcome to submit your candidacy no later than 2017-11-15.
Please send your candidacy to: email@example.com