Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Studies with a
Specialization in New/Social/Digital Media
University of North Texas, Department of Communication Studies
Position: The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas invites applications for a position beginning fall 2012 at the advanced Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) level in New/Social/Digital Media with a specialization in social scientific approaches to Organizational, Interpersonal, Intercultural, Health or another related communication area.
Qualifications: All applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) A Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, (2) documented experience teaching courses in new/social/digital media, and (3) a record of research or publications focusing on new/social/digital media. A record of external funding or demonstrated potential for attracting external funding is highly desired. This faculty member will be housed in the Department of Communication Studies, and is one of three internally-funded cluster hires in UNTâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences that focus in the areas of new/social/digital media. This faculty member will collaborate with new hires in Linguistics and Technical Communication and Radio, Television, and Film on interdisciplinary initiatives related to enhancing undergraduate education and community and industry engagement.
Job Description: The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, continue a record of scholarly research, direct graduate research, and provide service to the department, college, and university. The typical teaching load is 2/2.
The Department: UNT’s Department of Communication Studies is a collegial and growing program with strong traditions in interpersonal and organizational communication, performance studies, and rhetorical studies, and offers BA and MA/MS degrees. The graduate faculty has been enhanced significantly in the past several years, and the administration has committed to ongoing programmatic expansion by supporting a student learning center, a performance space, a
Communication and Social Influence Research Office, and a Computer-mediated Communication Research Laboratory. Our faculty is affable and diverse, with research interests that intersect in narrativity and social praxis.
The University: With about 36,000 students, UNT is the nation’s 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 97 bachelor’s, 88 master’s and 40 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.
Application Procedures: Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a narrative describing scholarly research (maximum 2 pages), (4) a sample publication, (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) the names and contact information of three references via UNT’s Faculty Jobs portal at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Candidates should also submit official transcripts from all universities attended and should request references to mail letters of recommendation to: Chair, New/Social/Digital Media Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, 1155 Union Circle #305268, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203. Direct all inquiries to Dr. Jay Allison, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins November 7, 2011 and will continue weekly until the search is closed. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and all supporting materials by this deadline. UNT is an AA/ADA/EOE.