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Assistant Professor – Communication  (AV #11072) at Arizona State University

The Communication Program at Arizona State University (downtown Phoenix campus) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in cultural communication. The College of Letters and Sciences (CLS) offers an exciting and innovative interdisciplinary communication degree program. The major offers three areas of emphasis: Law and Community Advocacy, Communication and Culture, and Communication, Technology & Society. We seek interdisciplinary human science scholars who will take advantage of opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections with ASU faculty in the humanities and social sciences. Essential functions: teach a 2/2 load with a significant research agenda; contribute to curriculum development; deliver excellent in-class undergraduate instruction; eligible to apply for graduate faculty status in M.A. and Ph.D. programs at ASU’s Tempe campus;  conduct research, publishable in premier academic venues; internal/external committees participation; assist and/or develop grant proposals; and service required appropriate to rank.

PhD in Communication by time of hire with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: philosophy of communication with an emphasis in culture, cultural embodiment and performance, race and sexuality, critical intercultural communication, or urban culture; 2 years college-level teaching experience appropriate to rank; demonstrated interest in integrating technology and face-to-face pedagogy; an established record of research; evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience teaching in multicultural environments; demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy, community engagement, place­based inquiry, and use­ inspired research consistent with the New American University mission.

Application deadline is March 13, 2015 at 5:00pm PST; if not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. It is estimated that initial application review will begin on March 14, 2015.

To be considered for the assistant professorship position applicants must compile the following as one complete PDF file and include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) one-page teaching statement, 4) copies of student evaluations from two communication courses at postsecondary level, and 5) complete contact information for three professional references. Email complete application as one complete PDF file with the position in the subject line (Asst. Prof. Communication– AV11072) to DO NOT send your information separately because it will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Academic year contract: 8/16/2015 to 5/15/2016. Background check required prior to employment. The College of Letters and Sciences (CLS) serves students on three campuses of Arizona State University and is home to seven faculties with more than 180 faculty members. More than 3,200 CLS undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing degrees in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and mathematics. To learn more about CLS, visit our website at

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU CLS will not be a sponsor for this position.  For ASU’s full non‐discrimination statement, please see ACD 401; the Title IX statement can be found here.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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