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Assistant Professor – Department of Communication Studies at University of Denver

Job Description
The Department of Communication Studies grants B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The undergraduate and graduate programs are focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics.

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor, who will start at the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year (teaching a 5-course load spread across 3 quarters). We seek a teacher-scholar whose work builds upon the current strengths of the program: inclusive excellence, community engagement, critical thinking, mentoring and working closely with graduate students, and a commitment to advancing the public good through research, teaching, and service.

Rather than limiting our search by any specific sub-field of communication, we seek a colleague whose work cuts across various sub-fields in our department and whose scholarship demonstrates methodological versatility and the capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Particularly, we invite applicants who explore (or have the potential to engage) public controversies around cultural differences and intimate/family relationships, or whose work situates the study of intimate/family relationships within public controversies and matters of cultural difference. In their cover letters, applicants should address how their work demonstrates such collaboration and how their work contributes to present departmental scholarship and teaching.

Required Qualifications
– Ph.D. in Communication Studies, ABD will be considered.
– Publications and research agenda in communication studies.
– Excellent university level teaching experience in communication studies.
– Demonstrated or potential for service to academic institutions, the discipline, and the community.
– Potential for mentoring graduate students.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Interested applicants should submit (a) a cover letter that describes your pre-tenure research agenda, articulates yourself in relationship to the department, and demonstrates how your interests are complementary to existing research in the department (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching observations, and summaries of course evaluations relevant to this position, (d) statement demonstrating how you will contribute to the departments commitment to inclusive excellence, and (e) names of three references; letters upon request.

Review of applications will start immediately.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Erin K. Willer, Search Committee Chair.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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