Tenure-track Associate/Full Professor
Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies, Howard University
The Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies, with a doctoral-level program, seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level in U.S. multicultural media and communication studies. We are seeking a historical and critical scholar who can teach a range of doctoral-level courses in and serve on dissertation committees. Applicants should have substantive knowledge in at least two of the following: media industries, popular culture, communication policy, audience research, political economy of communication, media globalization, communication technologies, or media and social movements, as these relate to the African American experience. Incorporation of multicultural concerns, e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, sexuality and/or nationality, in the applicant’s research agenda is essential. Responsibilities would include teaching 4-6 courses per year, mentoring students in their research, serving on dissertation committees, participating in other administrative committees, carrying on a full program of research, and exercising leadership within the broader profession.
Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in a communications field or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have at least six years of full-time teaching experience and a publications track record, as well as demonstrated promise for research and publication. Applicants should also possess an understanding of the broader field of communications as well as specific knowledge in mass communications, as listed above.
The Department, School and University
The Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies (CCMS) offers doctoral-level studies leading to the Ph.D. The person hired will help to build the CCMS program through course re/development, by carrying on an active program of scholarship and publication, and through mentorship of students. The department has a diverse community of approximately 50 doctoral students from the United States and other nations, and a core faculty of five, with additional affiliate faculty from other departments in the recently restructured School of Communications. The School of Communications is an interdisciplinary unit composed of two undergraduate departments (Strategic, Legal and Management Communications; and Media, Journalism and Film) and two graduate departments (Communication, Culture and Media Studies; and Communication Sciences and Disorders). Howard University is a private research university comprising 13 schools and colleges. A historically Black institution in Washington, D.C, Howard was created by the Congress of the United States in 1867to educate and otherwise advance African Americans and those from other underserved populations. Howard produces the largest number of African American recipients of doctoral degrees on campus than any other institution in the United States. In keeping with Howard’s mission, the CCMS Department is committed to preparing academicians and research professionals to assume positions of leadership both nationally and internationally. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding for and support of Howard University’s mission.
Send (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) three current letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Carolyn M. Byerly, chairperson
Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies
School of Communications, Howard University
525 Bryant St. NW, Washington, DC 20059
Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The new hire will begin August 2015. Howard University is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. The university offers benefits to married couples, both same sex and different sex.