U Nevada Funded Social Justice MA

Graduate StudyUniversity of Nevada accepting applications for Social Justice Communication M.A.—Funded positions available. Deadline: February 15, 2018. NOTE: Deadline extended to March 30, 2018.

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno welcomes applicants for our M.A. program in Communication Studies.  Our program focuses on Social Justice.  The program offers students an opportunity to develop a theoretical foundation and a repertoire of skills associated with advocating for social justice across a number of contexts. Students may focus on interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, rhetorical, or performative areas and are able to include courses from other graduate areas of study. Graduates will find employment in related areas, such as public advocacy, public service, labor relations, human resources, dispute resolution services, and/or higher education, and the degree is helpful for management positions and application to related PhD programs. Threaded throughout the curriculum are the values inherent to the successful management of communication in practice, such as diversity, inclusion, tolerance, listening, ethics, understanding, assertiveness, and responsibility. In order to prepare students to create the socially just worlds they want to live and work in, the MA program in communication studies at the University of Nevada focuses on the process and socially constructed nature of communication as a means to create social meaning and change.

We are pleased to offer competitively funded TA positions. These positions come with a tuition waiver and a stipend.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. We’re proud to be recognized as a National Tier 1 University. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 3 ½ hours from San Francisco.

Please email Dr. Sarah Blithe, Director of Graduate Studies for more information and application instructions.

U Nevada Reno job ad

(Position Begins Fall 2012)

The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in Communication Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate who specializes in relational dynamics, preferably with an interest in alternative dispute resolution, conflict, mediation, arbitration, or negotiation. Cross-over interests in areas such as organizational communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and/or family communication are encouraged. Teaching duties include a variety of undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization and other courses as needed. An active program of research, including grant activity and publication, is expected.

The Communication Studies Division offers the B.A. degree and focuses on (a) relational dynamics, and (b) public advocacy and civic engagement. The Communication Studies Division also provides a significant service component for majors in other colleges.

The Communication Studies program is a separate division in The School of Social Research and Justice Studies. Other units in the School include the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Criminal Justice. The School is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 18,000. The university offers a multitude of M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno is a vibrant, growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. Northern Nevada and northern California offer a great variety of both winter and summer recreational activities. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and several major ski resorts. As a popular tourist destination, Reno offers many dining, entertainment, and cultural activities. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com.

Interested persons can gain additional information about this position by contacting the search chair (Gwen A. Hullman, (775) 784-1788; gwenh@unr.edu) or, if attending the National Communication Association conference November 17-20, by talking with a member of our faculty during the regular hours of the N.C.A. Job Fair, on November 18th from 9am-4pm.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for references must be submitted electronically at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/9734 by Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

AA/EEO Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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