Assistant Professor in Sports Communication

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Assistant Professor in Sports Communication
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The Department of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at Emerson College seeks a tenure track faculty member in the area of Sports Communication to join the department at the Boston campus. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. The appointment will begin August 20, 2020.
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.

Candidates must have a completed a terminal degree in communication or a relevant discipline by the time of hire. Successful candidates must also demonstrate potential for productive scholarly research agenda, continuing professional practice, teaching experience with evidence of potential for teaching excellence, and show the ability to work and collaborate effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate is expected to: demonstrate an active research agenda, and the ability to sustain an active research program; provide evidence of successful teaching; and show the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Prior classroom teaching experience at the college level in the context of a diverse student community is preferred.

The preferred candidate's teaching and research interests will be principally focused in one or more of the following areas: sports communication; sports management; sports analytics; sports public relations; sports and society/culture; sports diplomacy; sports and crisis communication; and esports. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to teach in more than one of the aforementioned areas.

Superior candidates will be those who can also complement other areas of department focus in political communication, civic engagement, professional communication, global communication, public relations, non-profits, international relations, service-oriented teaching, and community-based learning. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses that match the research and teaching interests of the candidate.

As a member of the department, the candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, which can include advising student organizations aligned political communication. Supporting the theory-practice mission of the Department of Communication Studies, the candidate will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning such as the Washington, D.C. Program and civic engagement projects. The Washington, D.C. Program, offering students to spend a fall semester in the nation's capital, focuses on the issues, processes, and decisions surrounding government, social advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, business, economics and trade firms, law and criminal justice agencies, environmental organizations, arts and humanities institutions, education, media and communication organizations.

The Department of Communication Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs. At the undergraduate level, degree programs are for students who wish to pursue communication-driven careers in the corporate, political, sports, or non-profit arenas. All three programs share a core curriculum that includes courses in communication research methods, argument and advocacy, and conflict and negotiation. The Master of Arts in Communication Management provides students with the knowledge, theory, and skills necessary to design and execute strategic, integrated communication plans for public and private organizations with expertise in web-based communication.

To Apply, please submit the following: 1.) Curriculum vitae; 2.) Cover letter indicating research orientation and trajectory, teaching philosophy and professional orientation; 3.) Summary of teaching evaluations; and, 4.) Contact information for three references (not to be contacted without applicant's written approval). Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows "upload CV" - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Emerson & Boston
Communication Studies, founded in 1884 as the first department at Emerson College, engages students to appreciate application of theory and practice in leadership roles in all walks of life. From your first day at Emerson, Communication Studies students are immersed in local, national and global projects through coursework, teamwork, internships, and co-curricular activities such as Emerson College Polling Society, Forensics, and the Communication, Politics, and Law Association. Communication students work with their counterparts in Barcelona, Mexico, Chile, as well as locally in Boston, with the Bird Street Civic Engagement Project.

Emerson College is dedicated exclusively to programs in communication and the arts. Located in the center of diversity-rich Boston, Emerson is surrounded by major healthcare, technology and research centers. The College enrolls approximately 4,535 undergraduate and graduate students from 59 countries and all 50 states.

To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_ft_faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Assistant-Professor-in-Sports-Communication_JR001426

About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

Annual Clery Report
n accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.







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