Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication
Santa Clara University, CA
The Department of Communication at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in strategic communication to begin in Fall 2016. We particularly value candidates whose research and teaching address strategic communication in non-profit, government, or NGO (non-governmental organization) sectors in US or global contexts, and who have expertise on environmental, health, social justice, or science and technology issues. Consistent with the department and university’s mission, we wish to emphasize the study and practice of strategic communication informed by attention to ethics and cultural sensitivity, and that contributes to building a more sustainable, just, and humane world. The new faculty member will teach advanced courses in her/his area of specialty, a senior capstone course, and courses in at least one of the following areas of departmental need: introduction to mass communication, technology and communication, and/or quantitative or qualitative research methods. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in qualifying one or more of their advanced courses for the following areas of the university’s core curriculum: science, technology, and society; civic engagement; experiential learning for social justice; or diversity.
Candidates should demonstrate promise in scholarly research, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, as well as evidence of successful teaching. The completion of a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program is available. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to excellent teaching with active programs of scholarship. A full-time teaching load is 2 courses per quarter. Maintaining an active research program is required, along with undergraduate advising, mentoring, and service responsibilities.
For full job advertisement (including submission instructions) and to apply, please visit the SCU online jobs portal. Applications are due by October 1, 2015.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all mater’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.