Assistant Professor in Political Communication/Advocacy

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Political Communication/Advocacy Description

The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor specialized in one or more of the following areas: advocacy, social movements, political communication, public diplomacy, rhetoric, argumentation, and debate. The appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a mandatory 2-day orientation on August 22 and 23, 2019.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

Courses taught by this new faculty member would contribute to the Political Communication, Sports Communication, Public Relations and Communication Studies undergraduate programs, with the possibility of future on campus and online graduate courses serving the Master’s in Public Relations and its three tracks in Political Communication, Sports Communication, and Strategic Public Relations. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields, and the ability to teach a variety of online and on campus undergraduate and graduate courses in the specialties listed above. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a successful record of teaching diverse student populations.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to our excellence in this area.

Emerson College’s Department of Communication Studies has continuously been recognized as one of the top 5 Communication & Media Studies programs in the United States by College Factual, a market leader in providing college rankings. The department, the first communication department in the United States and the oldest at Emerson, also participates each year in the international GlobCom project, a multicultural global communications competition involving 15 universities in 15 countries on five continents. It has immersive public diplomacy, political communication, public relations and civic engagement programs in Mexico, Canada and Australia, and global opportunities for research and teaching in Barcelona and Los Angeles, among other locations.

Required Qualifications:

•A Ph.D. in communications or a related discipline by time of appointment
•Ability to teach a wide range of courses in advocacy, social movements, political communication, rhetoric, public diplomacy, and argumentation/debate.
•Ability to contribute to the development of inclusive curriculum with a focus on experiential learning.
•Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, effectively in teams and successfully in diverse environments.

Preferred Qualifications

•Evidence of successful teaching of courses specified to the position.
•A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY17/180180FAC Open Date 08/22/2019 Requisition Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names and Contact Information for Three References
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    Posted: 2/28/2019
    Application Due: 4/28/2019
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