Associate Professor of Communication

Location
San Antonio, TX
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601138

Job Title: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication

FLSA: Exempt

Position Type: Faculty

Duration of Position: Full Time

Work Location: San Antonio, TX

Department: Department of Arts & Humanities

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Arts and Humanities seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Fall 2018. The appointment is for an Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication; the specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Journalism, Mass Communication, and Public Relations. The base teaching load is a 3/3. The College seeks excellence in instruction, research, and service. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

Work Hours: Flexible to suit course schedule. Teaching assignments may include day, night, or weekend classes.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500.

The Communication Program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio offers a relevant, skills-oriented course of study responsive to today's fast-changing media landscape. We emphasize the fundamentals of journalism and public relations, along with contemporary topics such as social media and entrepreneurship. Our students annually earn regional and national distinction, competing for and winning awards, scholarships, grants and professional development opportunities. Since the launch of the academic program in 2010, our students have received scholarships from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Google, the Online News Association (ONA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ), the San Antonio Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, as well as awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), the Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and admission to the Boston University Graduate College of Communication, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. In the letter of interest mention, in the very first sentence, the specialization for which you would like to be considered.

The priority date for applications is January 26, 2018. The position is open until filled.

Finalists (and only finalists) will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer's actual signature.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Please direct any questions to Dr. William S. Bush at william.bush@tamusa.edu.

  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
  • If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
  • Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Posting Date: 11-14-2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52036



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Qualifications

Education

Necessary Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Communication

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience

Necessary Qualifications: Evidence of active research and publications.

College or university academic experience consistent with the rank of Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications: Willingness to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

Broad training in Communication with particular expertise in Journalism, Mass Communication, or Public Relations.

Familiarity with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body.

Familiarity with high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research.

Experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Other Qualifications for Posting:



Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.

Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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