Assistant Professor of Global Communication
Santa Clara University
The Department of Communication at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in global communication to begin in fall 2013. Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting.
We are especially interested in scholars whose work explores the role of media and communication in fostering democratic social change, economic development, or poverty reduction. This expertise may be applied to a number of issues, such as health, environment, education, social justice, or communication policy. Interest and experience in applied scholarship and in Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East is a plus. We offer opportunities for collaboration with campus centers that support research and teaching on science, technology and society; applied ethics; Jesuit education; and environmental studies. The new faculty member will teach courses in her/his area of specialty in global communication, as well as at least one area of departmental need: introduction to media studies, new technologies, or methodology (quantitative or qualitative). Preference will be given to candidates interested in qualifying one or more of their courses for the following areas of the university’s Core Curriculum: global cultures and ideas; science, technology and society; civic engagement; social justice; or diversity.
Candidates should demonstrate promise in scholarly research, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals, as well as evidence of success in teaching. The Ph.D. in Communication or a related discipline is required by September 1, 2013. Please see the full job ad for instructions on how to apply. The deadline for applications is September 15.