Cal Poly Job Ad: Mediated Representations of Race, Gender, Ethnicity

Assistant Professor – Mediated Representations of Race, Gender, and/or Ethnicity at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

COMMUNICATION STUDIES: Full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Mediated Representations of Race, Gender, and/or Ethnicity in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, to begin September 7, 2017. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal.

A Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related field is required. ABD candidates with degree completion expected by August 2017 will be considered. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of a demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship. Coursework relevant to the
instructional assignment is required as the minimum academic preparation. Evidence of successful university-level teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities may include Media Effects; Media, Self and Society; Gender Communication, Intercultural Communication;
Intergroup Communication; Critical Cultural Studies and Communication; Media Criticism; Human Communication and Technology; Communication Theory; Research Methods; Public Speaking; and/or Senior Project as determined by applicant background and department need.

The College of Liberal Arts strongly values inclusion and diversity especially in the classroom among its areas of study. This is one of seven searches in the College of Liberal Arts intended to increase curricular coverage of areas related to inclusivity and diversity, and successful candidates will be expected to contribute to strengthening the college’s efforts in these areas. The other searches are for positions in Social Sciences, English, History, and Psychology & Child
Development. It is anticipated that a minimum of four hires will be made across these searches.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete online faculty application at WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit it to Requisition #104183. Please attach to your electronic application the following required materials: cover letter, current vita, recent evaluations of teaching effectiveness, examples of scholarship, and unofficial copy of transcript. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official sealed transcript showing highest degree earned will be required prior to appointment. This position is open until filled. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: October 14, 2016. Applicants with complete files by the Review Begin Date will be given full consideration.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds,
experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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