Finding Community in Diversity

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O’Sullivan, Feargus. (21 August 2018). Discovering that strangers aren’t all that strange. CityLab.

“Taking a class with a diverse group of Londoners helped me see the city and my neighbors in an altogether different light….We also got to imagine what it was like in each other’s shoes…Every day in a city, we brush past people with different backgrounds and outlooks from our own. To sit with each other and really focus hard on expressing and understanding each other’s experiences, however, that’s something completely different…I didn’t discover a specific space as such; the shift for me has been more about an attitude of openness.”

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Gonzaga University’s MA program in Communication and Leadership Studies seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to begin Fall of 2011. We seek candidates interested in communication theory and praxis with excellent teaching skills. In its sixth year, the Program has attracted more than 500 students who take courses either on campus or on-line. The program has a strong interest in global and ethical aspects of communication.

We seek candidates who have research interests and teaching ability in the area of community, communication, and social change. This area includes non-profits, collaborative decision-making, global and local movements, and multi-platform media in the service of community. The person will also teach the Theorizing Communication course, and the Communication Thesis or Project course. We seek a dynamic individual who can both understand the balance of the curriculum and help to guide its growth and quality. Responsibilities include teaching campus based and online MA classes in the Department, advising campus and online students, serving on Department and School committees as needed, and an active research agenda in the areas of the position. Open Date: Review of applications begins March 25th and is open until filled.

To apply or view the full position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/employment .  Application review begins March 25, 2011. The required application materials include, a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendation letters. References should email their letters of recommendation to cockerham@gonzaga.edu whereupon letters will be uploaded to your online
application. For online application assistance, call 509-313-5996. For questions regarding the position, contact Kathy Gustafson, Program Assistant, at gustafson@gonzaga.edu <gustafson@gonzaga.edu> .

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity. An offer of employment will be contingent on background verification of an earned doctorate in communication or a closely related discipline.