The Department of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the areas of Interpersonal, Intercultural and/or Organizational Communication Studies, beginning Fall 2015. The Communication Studies Department is one of the largest undergraduate programs at LMU, with approximately 500 majors. In keeping with LMU’s Mission, our department emphasizes the ethical and effective deployment of communication in pursuit of a more just and humane world. We also strive to help students foster the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more satisfying personal and professional relationships. Our faculty is committed to scholarship and service projects that support our Mission and reflect a critical orientation toward the discipline. We are committed to developing a culturally diverse environment for our faculty and students.
This position requires a critical/cultural orientation to the field of communication and a global perspective on the issues of marginalized communities, participatory culture and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates whose areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, one of the following areas of study: global communication, non-profit culture, environmental justice, eco-tourism, alternative organizing, social entrepreneurship, and digital social innovation. Candidates must be able to teach classes in Interpersonal Communication, in addition to classes in one or both areas of Intercultural and Organizational Communication.
Applicants must have a doctorate in Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication and/or Intercultural Communication, in hand at the time a contract is offered. Final appointment is dependent on a confirmed terminal degree status. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must demonstrate progress verifiable by evidence and substantive enough to ensure completion of their degree at the time of appointment.
In addition to teaching required courses in Interpersonal Communication and one or both of Intercultural and Organizational Communication, this position also involves teaching and developing required and elective courses related to the Department’s curricular clusters of “Organizing and Relating,” and “Advocacy, Public Relations and Non-Profit Culture.” Application materials should clearly demonstrate the ability to teach the anticipated courses. The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment to service and an established, or promise of a, productive research agenda. We value relevant professional, practical, and international experience in addition to the required academic qualifications. Proficiency in more than one language also is valued.
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application portfolio requires: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) official transcripts; 4) representative scholarship (such as published article/s, key dissertation chapters, competitively selected conference papers, manuscript submissions); 5) complete copies of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments) reflecting at least two of her/his most recent years of university level teaching [note: summaries of course evaluations are not acceptable]; 6) a statement of teaching philosophy; 7) sample syllabi related to this position; 8) at least three letters of reference; and 9) if the candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and anticipated completion.
Application materials should be sent to: Dr. Nina M. Reich, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication Studies/Foley Building, 1 LMU Drive – MS 8231, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Materials must be received by December 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration. All materials must be submitted in hard copy format; electronic delivery of materials will not be accepted. Inquiries or comments (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Nina M. Reich by e-mail.
LMU places value on those who can share and teach differing points of view. Strong candidates will be committed to and effective in supporting and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse learning environment. We also value those who will bring sensitivity to the independent cultural role of religions.
Loyola Marymount University, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.