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Assistant Professor of Emerging Technologies and Society
Saint Louis University
Department of Communication

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in Emerging Technologies and Society at the assistant professor level, in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2012. We seek a teacher-scholar with an expertise in the cultural and social impact of emerging technologies on human communication. The ideal candidate should also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: globalization, organizational communication, and/or international/intercultural communication.

Duties include teaching courses in the department’s core undergraduate and graduate curricula such as Communication Theory and/or Communication Research Methods. This faculty member would also be expected to teach technology-related courses that are currently part of our curriculum, and to develop new courses focused on emerging technologies, including such areas as media convergence, computer-mediated communication, new technology and globalization, and courses focusing on secondary research interests.

Requirements: Earned doctorate in Communication, Communication Studies, Media Studies, or another closely related field, by August 1, 2012, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and a record or promise of published scholarly research.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with about 250 undergraduate majors, 40 minors, 25 M.A. students, and 21 full-time faculty members. In 2010, the department opened an 8,500-square-foot media facility and initiated a new undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional applications of communication. The master’s program emphasizes three areas of shared interest: culture and public dialogue, media studies, and organizational communication. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through new university-sponsored initiatives, including the Walter J. Ong Center for Language, Media and Culture, and/or the Center for Intercultural Studies.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. All applications must be made online. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement and a research statement, and 4) three letters of recommendation. For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin B. Wright, Search Chair, kwrigh28@slu.edu, phone: 314-977-4046, fax: 314-977-3195.

Review of applications will begin on November 10 and will continue until the position is filled.
Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.