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August 27, 2014 / mmunlocked

USaskatchewan’s Engineers are looking for: Lecturer (Rhetorical Communication)

Very interesting to note, right?!!!

The Ron and Jane School of Professional Development, College of Engineering, at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a full-time limited term lecturer position in the discipline of rhetorical communication for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven undergraduate courses in rhetorical communication methods. The successful candidate will have significant experience teaching undergraduate courses in rhetorical communication in a post-secondary environment and will be recognized by his or her peers and students as an outstanding teacher. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with applied science students or professionals.

The current salary band for this position is $69,031 to $98,220 and it comes with a comprehensive set of benefits including life insurance, dental plan, sick leave, extended health care plan, flexible health and wellness spending program, travel insurance and employee assistance program.

Applicants must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in rhetorical communication or a closely related discipline.

Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit, via e-mail, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Professor Richard W. Evitts P.Eng.
Chair of the Search Committee
Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development, College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9 Canada

The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is September 1, 2014 and will end June 30, 2015.


August 20, 2014 / mmunlocked

Open Call/Digital Humanities: Join the The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Editorial Collective

From: From DHSI List on behalf of
Date: Aug 2014

Call for Participation

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks a new member to join our Editorial Collective. We invite applicants from all fields who critically and creatively engage with digital technology in their teaching, learning, and research.


Editorial Collective members should plan to make a minimum of a two-year commitment to work on the journal. Each EC member is expected to:

§  Attend regular editorial collective meetings (once every 6 weeks or so during the Fall and Spring semesters; in-person attendance is preferred, but EC members unable to come in to New York may attend remotely);

§  Participate in ongoing editorial and operating discussions on the JITP’s private group site on the Academic Commons;

§  Review one or two submissions to the journal per year as needed;

§  Take on an active role in the production of the journal as a member of two or more of the following committees: Copyediting, Style and Structure, Outreach and Communications, Website, Budget, or Governance and Oversight.

In their first year in the Collective, EC members will be paired with an EC mentor to learn the operations of the journal and the function of membership on the Editorial Collective. By their second year in the Collective, EC members may take on additional editorial responsibilities as an Issue co-editor or section editor.

How to Apply 

If you are interested in joining the Editorial Collective for The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, email our Managing Editor, Leila Walker, at, and include the following materials:

§  A brief statement of interest describing why you would like to join the collective and what skills and experiences you would bring;

§  A current CV.

Applications are due on August 20, 2014.

Leila Walker

Assistant to Dr. Stephen Brier
Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue Room 7301
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-7289

July 29, 2014 / mmunlocked

*Un*phased by the delay in posting, MMunlocked says “Happy 103rd + 8 days Birthday, Prof McLuhan!”

***** July 21, 2014 *****

locally was modestly celebrated, there was even a suggestion by Dr Dominique Scheffel Dunand, director of UofT’s McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, to open the Coach House to the public…

Was it? 🙂

See if you can find, in the McLuhan 100 image in the righthand margin, the little red brick building that used to house the Program for about half a century…

And on the artistic-prophetic side, check out through the photographic lens a bit of Toronto cityscape…

My beautiful picture


What might Prof McLuhan have quipped on the subject of switching to electric cigarettes?

July 29, 2014 / mmunlocked

CfP until Nov 15, 2014: The Journal of Community Informatics

From: CCA-List- Canadian Communication Assocation on behalf of Mark Wolfe <mwolfe@UCALGARY.CA>
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Call for Papers: The Journal of Community Informatics (

Special Issue – Research Methods for Community Informatics

The Journal of Community Informatics (JoCI) is seeking scholarly articles and notes from the field for a special issue on Research Methods for Community Informatics.Community Informatics is the study and the practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). JoCI is an international journal that focuses on how researchers and practitioners work with communities towards the effective use of ICTs to improve their processes, achieve their objectives, overcome the “digital divides” that exist both within and between communities, and empower communities and citizens. This is possible in areas such as health, cultural production, civic management and e-governance, among others. JoCI is a focal point for the communication of research of interest to a global network of academics, community informatics practitioners, and national and multi-lateral policy makers. JoCI is currently indexed in the IBSS and Google Scholar as well as several indexes of Open Access journals. Efforts are underway concerning additional scholarly indexing. More information regarding JoCI is available at

The guest editors for the special issue are: Dr. Colin Rhinesmith (University of Oklahoma, USA), Dr. Mark Wolfe (University of Alberta, Canada), and Andy Bytheway (Retired Professor of Information Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa).


This special issue will focus on the methods used to investigate how ICTs can support local economic development, social justice, and political empowerment. Community Informatics (CI) is a point of convergence concerning the use of ICTs for diverse stakeholders, including community leaders and activists, nonprofit groups, policymakers, users/citizens, and the range of academics working across (and integrating) disciplines as diverse as Information Studies, Management, Computer Science, Social Work, Planning and Development Studies. This diversity brings with it a range of methodological approaches – and tensions – to the field of CI. The special issue seeks to both disentangle and organize the use of existing methods in CI research and to explore innovative new approaches used by researchers and practitioners in their work with communities.


This special issue seeks articles driven by the following sorts of methodological topics and questions. We encourage contributions that come from a wide range of perspectives, including (but not limited to):

  • Conceptual foundations. What are the pros and cons of positivist, interpretivist, and critical methods in the CI context?
  • Data elicitation. What techniques are needed for reliable data to be collected in a community context, and what is the role of the cloud, “big data,” and data analytics?
  • Measures of success. What is the extent to which key variables and measures of CI investment success are actually understood?
  • Ethics. How are research ethics understood in the context of CI work?
  • Comparative analysis. How can shared local and global research resources be developed for comparative studies in different regions of the world?
  • Cross-cultural studies. How are data elicitation techniques and methods used in a cross-cultural context?
  • Extant theory. What is the applicability of other extant theories from related research areas (e.g., MIS, anthropology, science and technology studies, etc.) to the field of CI?

We also invite authors to submit “Notes from the Field” from CI practitioners and policy makers that describe relevant methodological topics and issues.

Submission procedure and deadlines

Full original and unpublished articles for this special issue should be submitted via the website. All research articles will be double blind peer-reviewed. Notes from the field containing insights and analytical perspectives from practitioners and policy makers are also encouraged – these will not be peer-reviewed. Authors should provide a note to the editors – via the website – indicating their interest in having their submissions considered for the special issue on “Research Methods for Community Informatics.” Interested authors should consult the journal’s editorial policies and author guidelines for submissions at

Full article draft submissions due: November 15, 2014.

Notes from the field due: December 15, 2014.

All inquiries should be directed to:

Colin Rhinesmith, Guest Editor (before August 1, 2014) / (after August 1, 2014)
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December 18, 2013 / mmunlocked

FT Assistant Professor position in Legal Studies and Digital Media, University of Waterloo, Edmonton, AB

From: Canadian Communication Assocation List, on behalf of Rey Rosales <RosalesR2@MACEWAN.CA>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Subject: [CCA-LIST] full-time teaching position – MacEwan University (Communication) –

Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Communication Studies
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) at MacEwan University invites applications for a continuing position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an appointment date of July 1, 2014 or soon after, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication, Journalism, or a related field and be able to teach a variety of courses in the Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) program. The new hire must have the versatility to teach in both the core courses and in the two major streams — professional communication and journalism. Priority will be given to candidates who can teach in some or all of the following areas: digital media production, social media, data journalism, organizational communication, communication theory, media studies, political economy of communication, and editing.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of teaching at a post-secondary level, experience working as a journalist or as a communication professional, and a record of ongoing and promising scholarship in the field of communication.

Applicants should be highly collaborative, collegial, and eager to make a positive contribution to the growth of the degree. The successful candidate must be prepared to assume a leadership role in further developing and expanding the program.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with supporting documentation (a sample of recent teaching evaluations) and the names of three referees. Please direct any questions to Dr. Rey Rosales, search committee chair at

This position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will start in February 2014.
Competition No. 13.12.151
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2
Fax: (780) 497-5430
Apply Online
Rey Rosales, PhD
Associate Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
MacEwan University
T: 780.633.3715

December 18, 2013 / mmunlocked

March 3-6, 2014, Miami, Florida: 25th updated Winter Biometrics Summit

25th updated Winter Biometrics Summit, taking place March 3-6, 2014, Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL.>> Winter Biometrics brochureTo take advantage of our early bird register by Friday January 10th and save $400. Plus, bring a team of 3 and you’ll receive a 4th for free – you are able to stack these discounts to secure an even greater saving for your organization! Visit the pricing page for full details.Take part in engaging and participative learning, bringing together biometric project leaders to share what’s working and what’s not. We’ll explore specific areas that have been identified asmission critical to end users, systems integrators, investors and vendors.

Key speakers include:

  • James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Kristin Duquaine, Director of Health and Performance, Florida Hospital
  • Jeremy Slavish, Director of Biometrics and Identification Division, Michigan State Police
  • Rudy Wolter, Director CSIS North America Security and Investigations, Citigroup Inc.
  • Eric Schulties, VP and CIO, The Institute for Transfusion Medicine
  • Arun Ross, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
  • Jeffrey Jones, Director, Mission Assurance, Infrastructure Protection & Security,U.S. Navy
  • Deborah Kobza, CGEIT, JIEM, Executive Director & CEO, Kennedy Space Center NASA

View the full program overview or download the summit brochure.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear real-world perspectives from your security and biometrics peers to help you determine the best solution and strategies for your own needs.

Early bird deadline – register by Friday January 10th to save $400! Register your placeonline today,email us or call: (888) 362-7400. Please ask for Mary Rose and quote code EM5 – CAN.

I hope you can join us for the 25th Biometrics Summit this March to hear the latest updates to many real-world biometrics projects. I look forward to meeting you there.
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November 6, 2013 / mmunlocked

Communication Tenure Track Positions at Carleton University

From: CCA List, Nov 6, 2013

The School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University invites applications from outstanding candidates for 2 tenure track positions at the rank of assistant professor. Summary descriptions of each position are available below. Please visit Carleton University’s Faculty Opportunities page for more information about each position, including instructions on how to apply. The closing date for both positions is November 22, 2013.
Communication Studies (Open)
This is an open position in terms of its defined area(s) of communication scholarship and expertise; however, candidates should articulate how their research contributes to the central intellectual debates of the field broadly and in their own area(s) of specialization in particular, and how they will augment existing areas of faculty research strength. The candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, share in the administrative duties of the department, and implement a research program that will lead to scholarly publications, and which has the potential to attract external funding, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Communication Studies (Culture & Health)
We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate teaching and research expertise in the area of Communication, Culture and Health. Health is identified as an area of interdisciplinary strength at Carleton University. Candidates are encouraged to conceive of health broadly, and in connection to other areas of strength (i.e., Global Identities and Globalization, Science and Technology including Digital Media, and Sustainability and the Environment), where relevant to their expertise. Specific areas of research specialization might include any of the following: cultural studies of health; media representations of health and the body; rhetoric and public health; bio-politics and biomedical surveillance; risk communication; politics, ideology and health; medical imaging as visual communication; communication and bioethics; and critical approaches to health marketing and promotion, among others. The candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision, share in the administrative duties of the department, and implement a research program that will lead to scholarly publications, and which has the potential to attract external funding, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Josh Greenberg, PhD
Associate Director School of Journalism & Communication
Carleton University K1S 5B6
Ph: 613 520-2600, ext. 1965
April 21, 2013 / mmunlocked

April 19, 2013: The McLuhan house in Edmonton open to the public

Credit: Diane Begin, MLN list

April 19, 2013 / mmunlocked

May 8-11, 2013: Differential Mobilities Conference, Montreal

Joint international conference of the Pan-American Mobilities Network and the Cosmobilities Network, hosted by the Mobile Media Lab in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University

Twitter handle @mmlMTL –
(if with the above 2 links Internet Explorer gets stuck on the Outlook subscription page :), don’t be surprised, copy and paste in another browser, or search in FB/on Twitter directly)

Keynotes and presenters, with links to abstracts:
December 10, 2012 / mmunlocked

les 30 et 31 mai 2013 à Metz, France : “De la persuasion à la persuasion technologique” (Date limite : 1er mars 2013)

From: CCA list

Appel à communication pour les journées thématiques “De la persuasion à la persuasion technologique” de l’ADRIPS (Association pour la diffusion et la recherche internationale en psychologie sociale) les 30 et 31 mai 2013 à Metz, France.

Date limite de réception des propositions de communication : 1er mars 2013.

Les Journées de la Persuasion, pourquoi ?

La question de la persuasion est une des questions centrales de la psychologie sociale (et des SIC) d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et de demain. Depuis les travaux princeps de l’École de Yale, de nombreux modèles de la persuasion ont émergé, jusqu’aux plus récents modèles duaux de la persuasion. Si le champ de pertinence des travaux de persuasion se limite à la sphère idéelle, l’ambition vise souvent la modification des comportements. Force est de poser le double constat que nous sommes exposés à des tentatives de persuasion de plus en plus nombreuses, et que dans le même temps, ces tentatives de persuasion utilisent des canaux de plus en plus variés, perfectionnés, technologiques.

Glissement de la Persuasion à la Persuasion Technologique

Cette persuasion technologique appelée dans un premier temps CAPTOlogy (pour Computer As Persuasive Tool, Fogg) s’est élargie à des media variés : téléphonie mobile, e-publicité, flash code, sites web, serious games, e-learning et plus généralement, toute technologie dont l’objectif est de modifier, d’orienter nos comportements ou nos idées. Elle s’inscrit dans des préoccupations sociales et sociétales tout aussi diverses : relations intergroupes, représentations sociales, éducation, marketing, écocitoyenneté, communication, santé, travail et plus largement l’innovation, la créativité, l’acceptabilité… La multiplicité des technologies, des thématiques, des objectifs visés par les tentatives de persuasion invitent à une vision croisée des savoirs et savoir-faire issus de disciplines voisines (psychologie, ergonomie, informatique, sciences de l’information et de la communication, sciences de gestion et marketing).

Les Journées de la Persuasion, pour qui ?

Ces deux journées sont ouvertes aux chercheurs/professionnels psychologues, ergonomes, informaticiens, marketing, sciences del’information et de la communication, sociologues … S’intéressant à la persuasion et/ou à la persuasion technologique.

Axes envisagés

· Théories de la persuasion · Persuasion et media
· Interfaces persuasives · La persuasion sur mesure (tailored)
· Persuasion et santé · Éthique et persuasion
· Apprentissage et persuasion · Persuasion et développement durable
· Persuasion et relations
· Persuasion mobile et ubiquitaire
· Persuasion et applications

Comment ?

Afin de favoriser les échanges, et impulser des synergies, les deux
journées seront organisées en sessions plénières.
Plusieurs contributions sont possibles :
– contributions portant sur des états des lieux (contributions théoriques)
– contributions portant sur des résultats de recherche, fondamentales ou appliquées
– études de cas et retour d’expérience
Plusieurs formats sont possibles :
– communication orale
– communication affichée (poster)

Les propositions de communication (5000 caractères espaces compris) sont à déposer sur le site des Journées Thématiques (voir document joint).

Les communications peuvent être en français ou en anglais.