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The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two tenured positions at either the Associate or Full Professor level starting September 1, 2013. The first position is in Organizational Communication and the second position is in Rhetoric & Public Affairs or Political Communication.  Both positions are intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices.  These positions offer a unique opportunity for senior scholars to provide leadership in moving the program in Civic Dialogue and Leadership into a position of national and international prominence.  Applications from scholars employing all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcome.   Scholars able to address issues regarding civic dialogue and leadership, as well as complement our existing strengths in Organizational Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Telecommunication & Media Studies, or Health Communication are particularly desirable.

The Department of Communication has articulated a strategic vision to be consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation, and to that end, is establishing two new anchor programs in Civic Dialogue and Leadership and in Global Media and Technology.  The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 19 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and over 900 undergraduate majors.  Texas A&M is the sixth largest university in the United States, and the student body includes 24% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, and over 4700 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in the number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2012, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Jennifer Mercieca, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will be accepted).