Davidson: Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication (USA)


Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Communication Studies, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA. Deadline: 27 February 2023

The Communication Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Communication Studies beginning July 1, 2023. They seek candidates with Communication Studies expertise and experience to teach public speaking, and up to two electives in any of the following areas of expertise to complement the existing curriculum: rhetorical studies, persuasion, critical/cultural or intercultural communication, and communication with focus on gender, race, class, and/or disability studies within an interdisciplinary Communication Studies undergraduate major and minor program. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Communication Studies by July 2023 and a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinarity.

UNC Charlotte multicultural postdoctoral fellowship

The University of North Carolina Charlotte invites applications for our new Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and building a strong intellectual community of scholars from different backgrounds. The purpose of the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from historically underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral fellows will be engaged full-time in research and may teach up to two courses per academic year as part of their appointment. Fellows are required to be in-residence each semester during their appointment. The postdoctoral fellow will receive extensive university and program mentoring throughout their appointment.

Applications for study in any discipline represented on campus are welcome. STEM applications are strongly encouraged. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.

Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at a research university. A critical secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars. Selection is contingent on the availability of an appropriate mentoring environment.

Please include the following materials with your application:  curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (1-3 pages) (this should describe your commitment to pursuing an academic career); graduate transcripts; a personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1-3 pages); Writing samples (e.g. publications and/or dissertation chapters); three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or faculty mentor.

Applications are taken on-line, position #POST40.The application deadline is December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST.  Please contact Dr. Shawn D. Long  if you have any questions.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and has an enrollment of approximately 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC system.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Applicants are subject to criminal background check.

UNC Chapel Hill postdocs for faculty diversity

UNC-Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) offers postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina. Deadline is November 15, 2014.

Nat Humanities Center fellowships

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015. Located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center provides an environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Its building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, reading areas, a reference library, and a Fellows’ workroom. The Center’s noted library service delivers books and research materials to Fellows, and support for information technology and editorial assistance are also provided. The Center helps locate housing for Fellows in the neighboring communities.

Applicants submit the Center’s form, supported by a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. A downloadable application form and instructions may be found at the Center’s website. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 1, 2013.


Where are you from?

The Where Are You From? Project (WAYF) is a series of video interviews with immigrants, citizens, new and long-term residents, and refugees in North Carolina, USA. The WAYF Project puts a face on immigration and uses technology to understand the human tendency and the right to move. We collect and share stories about mobility using a free and public platform that exposes users to the human aspect of migration, while teaching about multiple places, countries, and cultures.

The premise that everyone has a history of movement and the personal stories of the WAYF Project are particularly salient as the United States and other nations debate immigration reforms and look for alternative policies for all immigrants, from high skilled workers who enter legally to those who cross the border without documents.

Visit our multimedia website, explore the interactive map, and share the WAYF interviews with anyone interested in citizenship, mobility, and immigration.

Writing in Liberal Arts postdoc

Writing in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellow

Davidson College is seeking a person to teach in its College Writing Program, which focuses on the production of intellectual and academic discourses in the public and scholarly spheres. This individual (PhD required in the Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities) will annually teach three first-year writing courses designed around issues that are of interest to both disciplinary practitioners and wider readerships, and two writing-attentive courses that examine the traditions of inquiry and modes of scholarly exchange particular to the fellow’s home discipline. The position will be attractive to those interested in undergraduate pedagogy, curricular design, and intellectual life in a select liberal arts setting that values innovation, service, and leadership in its students. The position provides opportunities to examine how discourse informs civic argument, cultural critique, or scientific inquiry in the liberal-educational tradition. The length of appointment is two years.

Applicants should apply online and submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages in length).

Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Van Hillard at vahillard AT davidson.edu.


Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute
June 29-July 26, 2012, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, democracy, and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University (WFU) is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These $3,500 scholarships include the following:

-Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals, and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from Winston-Salem, NC).
-Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Film Production, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by WFU faculty.
-Six-day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department and several sites including the Newseum in D.C. and the Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
-Civic engagement activities, local community service projects, and workshops on public advocacy.

The U.S. Fellows will join about 50 Fellows from Europe and Eurasia at Wake Forest University, June 29-July 26, 2012. The international Fellows are from over 40 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old.

For more information and the application form, visit http://blogs.bftf.org/

Davidson College job ad

Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Communication Studies, Sociology and Education. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in each of the three areas as well as a record of promising research. While the academic home will be in Communication Studies, this faculty member will be part of all three departments/programs. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year; areas of particular interest include race/ethnicity/diversity; media and society; urban life; communication and organizations; and health and education.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country.  Faculty of Davidson College enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission

Applicants should complete an online application and submit the following materials online: a CV, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, copies of significant research papers or publications and the names and email addresses of three references. Our system will automatically contact those references to request a letter for your application. Candidates may also upload evidence of excellence in teaching, such as syllabi, assignments, and evaluations. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2011.

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