The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for three tenure-track positions (one of which can be at the Associate level) to begin August 25, 2012. Successful candidates will be communication studies scholars with experience teaching the basic communication course as well as the expertise to teach in two or more of the following areas: advocacy, cultural communication, conflict, interpersonal communication, health communication, organizational communication, political communication, public relations, and research methods. Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continued or promising scholarly productivity. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and ability to secure external funding, develop cross-disciplinary work, and contribute to graduate education. Advanced ABD candidates who meet all other criteria will be considered.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should apply online at: http://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/emp/joblink.shtml where they should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (who will then be contacted to submit a letter online), a copy of unofficial transcripts and student evaluations combined as document #1, and one scholarly writing sample as document #2. Please do not upload an entire dissertation. Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Leigh Nelson, Search Committee Chair, (540) 568-6228, firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Madison University is a rapidly growing university of approximately 19,000 students. JMU has been ranked as the South’s top public regional university for the 17th consecutive year, according to the annual “U.S. News & World Report” 2011 America’s Best Colleges guide. JMU has earned national recognition for its outstanding first-year experiences, learning communities and service-learning. The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities and has the potential to offer a graduate program and become part of a College of Communication, Information, and Media in the near future. The School is comprised of faculty who present a diverse range of communication training and research. Undergraduate majors leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences, and a cultivated appreciation of human communication.
JMU is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a Main Street community of about 44,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, about 25 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park. It is approximately 1 hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 ½ hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, and 3 ½ hours from the Chesapeake Bay. More information can be found at www.jmu.edu, www.jmu.edu/commstudies, and http://www.harrisonburgva.gov.
JMU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access employer. We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School and the development of a College of Communication, Information, and Media. The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.