Assistant Professor in Conflict & Peace Studies
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN CONFLICT & PEACE STUDIES
Rank: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
EFFECTIVE DATE: AUGUST 2018
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Communication by August 2019. Candidates in interdisciplinary fields with extensive communication training, teaching and/or scholarship will also be considered. A scholar with demonstrated capacity to launch and sustain a research program of quality in conflict and peace studies from a communication perspective. Applicants must possess demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have research expertise in conflict and peace studies and demonstrated ability to engage undergraduate students’ to broaden perspectives on the subject matter. Preferred areas of interest include one or more of the following: intercultural and/or international communication, dis/abilities studies, religious studies, science and technology studies, or queer studies. Preferred methodologies qualitative, rhetorical, critical and/or mixed methods perspective. Have preparation and/or experience to teach COMM 320, Conflict and Communication; and/or COMM 425, Communication and Mediation; and/or COMM 426, Dialogic Communication in addition to other core courses (i.e., COMM 100, Introduction to Communication; and/or COMM 300, Communication Theory) composing the curriculum. Demonstrated intercultural commitment and experience with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service is preferred.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will:
- Develop innovative coursework in their area(s) of expertise;
- Teach elective courses COMM 320, and/or COMM 425, and/or COMM 426
- Annually: deliver one or more core courses in the Communication major specifically COMM 100, Introduction to Communication; or COMM 300, Communication Theory
- Develop and sustain a research program that will lead to peer-reviewed publications and/or external grants
- Engage in department, college, university, discipline, and/or community service
- Must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues to support the Department’s mission
APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence September 15, 2018. Position open until filled. All applications must include:
- A completed Faculty Application
- Two to three page cover letter of interest that address the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications as well as teaching philosophy;
- Curriculum vitae;
- A one-page explanation in which applicant addresses their demonstrated intercultural experience and commitment to diversity and equity in teaching, research, and/or service;
- A maximum of one (1) reprint of representative scholarly activities;
- Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work; and
- Two (2) representative sets of teaching evaluations that speak to the applicant’s qualifications and abilities.
- Letters of recommendation are not required at this time. Only short-listed candidates will be requested to submit three letters of recommendation.
Submit application materials and direct inquiries to: Search Committee Chair for Conflict and Peace Studies, Department of Communication, COMM1819@csusm.edu
The department consists of 12 tenure track faculty and 16 lecturers who offer two undergraduate degree programs (i.e., one in Communication and another in Media Studies), and two minors (i.e., Communication and Critical Intercultural Communication) to over 850 students, in addition to many sections of Oral Communication (GEO 102) that serve the University. The new faculty will contribute to the program integrity and distinctiveness of the Communication Department as a whole, by building conflict and peace studies related curriculum that contributes to the depth of students’ understanding of the transformative power of communication and media, and their role in shaping how we think about and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life. For more information about the Department of Communication, visit http://www.csusm.edu/communication/
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.