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The School of Communication Studies at James Madison University invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor position to begin August 25, 2013.  Successful candidates will be communication studies scholars with successful experience teaching the basic communication course as well as the expertise to teach in at least one of the following areas: advocacy, cultural communication, conflict, interpersonal communication, health communication, organizational communication, public relations, and research methods. Ideal applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, and possess a record of continued or promising scholarly productivity.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online, where they can complete the faculty profile and upload: a letter of application, curriculum vitae,  a copy of unofficial transcripts as document #1, student evaluations as document #2, and names, phone numbers and email addresses for three academic references (whom we will contact directly to upload a letter of recommendation).  Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted unless specifically requested. Questions should be addressed to Dr. Sharon R. Mazzarella, Search Committee Chair, mazzarsr AT jmu.edu.

James Madison University is a growing university of over 20,000 students. James Madison University has been ranked among the top five public, master’s-level universities in the South in the annual poll conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its guide, 2012 Best Colleges. James Madison University has earned national recognition for its outstanding first-year experiences, learning communities, international study abroad programs, and service learning. The School of Communication Studies is located in modern facilities, and is comprised of faculty who present a diverse range of communication training and research. Students leave with strong research and writing skills, practical internship experiences, and a cultivated appreciation of human communication.

James Madison University is located in Harrisonburg, VA, a Main Street community of nearly 50,000, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, about 25 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park.  It is approximately 1 hour from historic Charlottesville, 2 ½ hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, and 3 ½ hours from the Chesapeake Bay.

James Madison University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access employer.  We seek candidates who will contribute to the climate and body of diversity in the School and the development of a College of Communication, Information, and Media. The School of Communication Studies strives to create an educational environment in which students and faculty facilitate constructive dialogue in the classroom and community to inspire responsible citizenship in a diverse world.