The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Communication who specializes in critical cultural studies to begin August 15, 2012 pending final University approval. We seek candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: globalization studies-transnational flows and material culture; race and ethnicity studies in a global context; diasporic identities and communities. Preferred candidates are expected to have methodological training in ethnography, historiography, or political economy.
Oakland offers a newly established Master’s program in Communication. Candidates are expected to provide leadership in our MA program as well as direction in undergraduate curriculum development. Oakland University operates on the semester system, and the standard teaching load is five courses per academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses, including our undergraduate core, multicultural communication. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of effective teaching as well as potential for a promising research agenda. Preferred candidates will possess a Ph.D. in Communication, but ABD will be considered.
OU’s 1400-acre campus is located in Rochester, Michigan, a suburban community 26 miles north of Detroit. The University hosts a residential theater company, maintains an art gallery and historic mansion, and provides an outdoor venue for summer musical events. It is convenient to many social, cultural, and recreational activities in the metropolitan Detroit area. For more information about the department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Oakland University, visit our website at www.oakland.edu.
Submit letter of interest detailing teaching interests and research program, curriculum vitae, research writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy and one sample course syllabus at https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/151
Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.