Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 1295

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with primary focus on New Media and Strategic Communication, to begin August 1, 2018. We seek a colleague with research and teaching expertise in areas such as: digital culture, especially related to marginalized and under-resourced populations; technologies of political expression, empowerment, and social justice in local or global contexts; online interpersonal relationships in networked societies; digitally facilitated campaigns or social movements; roles of digital media in fostering diversity and equity.

UNCG is a doctoral research-intensive university and a minority-serving institution with approximately 18,500 students that values its status as a diverse academic community. With an undergraduate student enrollment consisting of approximately 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans, we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG has been ranked among the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for "deep engagement" at local, regional, national, and global levels. UNCG is located in Greensboro (population 287,000), a historic center of the Civil Rights Movement, in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. This tri-city area offers a wealth of opportunities to engage and work with diverse communities, cultures, and populations. The locale provides easy access to the nearby Research Triangle as well as to the mountains and seacoast. UNCG and the Communication Studies Department foster an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and support community-engaged research. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer (

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have earned (or anticipate earning) a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates who have expertise with diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

If you have questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Roy Schwartzman, at [email protected]

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when the candidate is being considered for an interview.

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department Communication Studies - 12221

Job Open Date 09/26/2017

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Link to Professional Portfolio
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  6. Other Documents
  7. Research Statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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