Postdoctoral fellow-University of Denver

Postdoctoral Lecturer, University of Denver

The Department of Communication Studies grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. The area of Culture and Communication investigates the communicative constitution and intersection of difference in its various codifications as culture, race, class, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexual orientation. Its vision is to promote an ethic of inclusivity, racial and social justice, reciprocity, and mutual transformation in the encounter of difference. Courses reflect this emphasis, focusing on the social and performative construction of identity, the politics of representation, performances of affect, identity, and community and vernacular and embodied rhetorics, all informed by, critical, feminist and queer perspectives on cultural communication.

Given faculty research and teaching foci we are particularly interested in applicants who have teaching and research interests in Communication, transnationalism, diaspora, and/or migration. Scholars with research and teaching foci in the areas of African diaspora studies, citizenship studies, and diaspora studies, and/or queer diaspora studies are particularly welcome. We seek to participate in the process of preparing recent Ph.D. recipients for tenure track positions and careers in academia. A central component of this position is mentoring; thus, a faculty mentor will be assigned to our new colleague. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received the Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008. The person hired will be expected to teach six courses over three quarters (two courses a quarter).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the University’s Common Curriculum and the major of the department of Communication Studies. Given these needs, in consultation with the Dean’s Office, the following courses are likely possibilities.

Teaching Description:
* First Year Seminar  (1) : Special topic course and advising for first year students. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Ways of Knowing Class (2 or 3): For undergraduates, for instance, COMN 2220, Race and Popular Culture and COMN 2210, Gender and Communication. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Advanced Seminar (2 or 3 Classes): For advanced undergraduates, for instance ASEM 2509, Communication and the Production of Culture, or a new ASEM focused o the candidates specific interest. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)

Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008.
Experience teaching at a College or University level desired.

To be considered an applicant, you must submit your application, C.V., cover letter. list of references, and scholarly publications online. Please also send three letters of recommendation:

Bernadette Calafell
University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Sturm Hall, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80208

Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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