Assistant Professor - Communication

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Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences: Communication Studies
Assistant Professor - Sports Communication and Social Media

Location: Strode Tower, Clemson University

The Department of Communication at Clemson University invites applications for three or more tenure-track positions at the assistant or advanced assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2020. Requirements for the positions include: a Ph.D. (in hand by August 2020) in Communication or a closely related field and evidence of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with appointment at a Carnegie classified Research 1 University, including a record of conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications that suggests future success in scholarly research and complements a 2/2 teaching load, a record of excellent teaching and service, and the ability to teach courses that contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues to advance the research mission of Clemson University through pursuit of external funding, strategic development initiatives, and collaborative partnerships. The department has initiated conversations about the possibility of developing a Ph.D. program and welcomes applications from candidates interested in this initiative.

Position 1: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Sports Communication and Social Media

Applicants should have active research agendas and teaching expertise in sports communication and social media. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who are also able to contribute to related emphasis areas in media and technology studies, strategic communication, and/or health communication. Methodological specialization is open; however, candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory and research methods. Candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and advising at the graduate level and pursue external funding. Candidates with interest in providing leadership for the university's Social Media Listening Center are encouraged to apply.

Position 2: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Sports Communication and Mass Media

Applicants should have active research agendas and teaching expertise in sports communication. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who are also able to contribute to related emphasis areas in media and technology studies, strategic communication, and/or health communication. Methodological specialization is open; however, candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory and research methods. Candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and advising at the graduate level and pursue external funding. Candidates with a background in mass media/sports journalism are encouraged to apply.

Position 3: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Strategic Communication

Applicants should have active research agendas and teaching expertise in strategic communication. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who are also able to contribute to related emphasis areas in media and technology studies, sports communication, and/or health communication. Methodological specialization is open; however, candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory and research methods as well as several of the following courses: principles of public relations, public relations writing, crisis communication, and public relations for associations and nonprofits. Candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and advising at the graduate level and pursue external funding. Candidates with interest in providing leadership for the university's Social Media Listening Center are encouraged to apply.

Housed in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, the Department of Communication offers three academic degree programs: a BA in Communication, a BA in Sports Communication, and an MA in Communication, Technology and Society. The department also offers a graduate certificate in Health Communication, minors in Communication and Sports Communication, and serves the university through two introductory general education communication courses that serve over 3,000 students each year. In addition to an affiliation with the university's Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute, the department houses the Charles Campbell Professorship in Sports Communication. The department is also home to several facilities and co-curricular activities including WSBF 88.1 FM, The Tiger newspaper, Tigervision TV network, Social Media Listening Center, Communication Center and Research Lab, a nationally and internationally-recognized debate team, and student study abroad programs. Approximately 40 faculty (13 tenured/tenure-track, 17 full-time non-tenure-track, and several adjunct faculty), 325 undergraduate majors, 300 undergraduate minors, 20 graduate students (nearly all on funded assistantships), and three staff members study and work across the department's programs and engage through its facilities and co-curricular initiatives.

The Department of Communication is committed to educating and producing leaders who can navigate the challenges of an ever-changing global community. The department espouses an environment of collegiality and collaboration and aims to achieve goals for inclusive excellence set forth by the ClemsonForward strategic plan. We are dedicated to promoting, advocating, and progressing diversity through teaching, scholarship, and service on campus and in the community. Communication faculty and students participate in such activities as study abroad experiences, prosocial service-learning projects, and examinations of public discourse surrounding social issues through the department's Social Media Listening Center. More information about our department may be found at: www.clemson.edu/communication.

Clemson University is the land-grant institution for the state of South Carolina. The university has significantly increased its investments in graduate education and research and is classified as a Carnegie Research 1 University and is currently ranked in the top 25 of the U.S. News and World Report listing of top Public National Research Universities. More information may be found at www.clemson.edu. Our main campus is located in the Upstate region, an area characterized by a relatively low cost of living, great natural beauty, and access to nearby cities such as Greenville, Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, and Columbia. More information may be found at www.clemsonareachamber.org.

Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio. Required materials include (1) a cover letter detailing the applicant's qualifications for the position, (2) a current vita, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) statement detailing how the applicant's teaching, research, and/or service experiences contribute to a culture of diversity and inclusion, (5) at least one scholarly writing sample, and (6) contact information for three references. Send email inquiries to: Gregory Cranmer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, Clemson University, [email protected].

Applicants to the Sports Communication and Social Media position should submit the required materials here: http://apply.interfolio.com/64480

Applicants to the Sports Communication and Mass Media position should submit the required materials here: http://apply.interfolio.com/64488

Applicants to the Strategic Communication position should submit the required materials here: http://apply.interfolio.com/64475

The guaranteed consideration date for receiving applications is September 1, 2019. Applications received by this date will be given full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and negotiable, based on experience. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 6/20/2019
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