Assistant Professor of Intercultural Communication
The Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment leading to tenure decision as an Assistant Professor to begin August 2012. The department expects to hire a specialist in intercultural and is open to various theoretical and methodological approaches.
Doctorate in communication or related field, completed by August 1, 2012.
1. Background/coursework in intercultural communication or other areas of culture and communication studies.
2. Strong record of research and scholarship showing potential to lead to tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor.
3. Interest in research and teaching that addresses intersections of the three main concentrations of the doctoral program: intercultural communication, culture and mass media, and culture and heath communication.
4. Record of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
5. Ability to advise and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
6. Record of active participation in professional communication associations.
The university is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to diversity through their teaching, research, and service. Advising graduate students in Communication & Journalism is an expectation.
In 2004, the UNM doctoral program was ranked #2 among intercultural communication departments in the United States. Our program emphasizes the study of inter/cultural communication practices with a particular focus on the intersection of culture, change, and communication. We use the term inter/cultural deliberately to (1) signify our interest in culture as socially constructed and structurally produced and as a factor that is influential across communication contexts; and (2) to emphasize the study of difference as perceived and addressed across cultures. At the doctoral level, the curriculum includes courses such as Culture, Sustainability, and Change; Culture, Community, and Change; and Culture, Borderlands, and Change. Within the department, the Institute of Communication, Culture, and Change aims to engage research with communities to address local and international social justice issues. The department is consistently rated as a student favorite across campus. Various campus research centers and programs provide opportunities for collaboration, such as the Latin American & Iberian Institute, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, the Institute for American Indian Research, Women Studies, Africana Studies, and Sustainability Studies.
The University of New Mexico, the flagship university in the state, is a research I university and a minority-serving institution. Founded in 1889, 30,000 students attend UNM, which offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs. The Communication & Journalism Department sits on historic Route 66 in a newly renovated building and offers undergraduate majors in Communication and in Journalism and Mass Communication. The MA degree is a general communication degree; at the doctoral level, intercultural communication, culture and health communication, and culture and mass communication are the areas of emphasis.
The University of New Mexico lies in the heart of Albuquerque, a high desert city of 700,000 with a multi-cultural population. The city is bordered by the Sandia Mountains, straddles the Rio Grande, and enjoys 310 days of sunshine per year. In 2008, Forbes Magazine rated Albuquerque the 13th best metro area in the country and, in 2006, the best city for business and careers.
A complete application consists of (1) a letter of interest identifying areas of expertise, research interests, and teaching experience; (2) an academic resume; (3) a sample of a recent, representative publication or conference paper; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, for example: student evaluations, course syllabi and/or letters of evaluation; and (5) letters from three references. For complete details and to apply, please visit this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and reference Posting Number: 0812991. Letters of recommendation, in pdf format, should be sent separately by the recommender to Nancy C. Montoya, Department Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For best consideration, apply by October 28, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.
Contact Karen Foss, Intercultural Communication Search Committee Chair, Karen.Foss@comcast.net, 505-379-0459 if you have questions.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.