Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Emerging Communication Technologies and Social Media for Fall, 2021
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, New Jersey, is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research/scholarship, and service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to engage deeply with their students to fulfill the campus mission to provide a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education that engages students at the highest level within and beyond the classroom.
The Department of Communication Studies at TCNJ invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in emerging communication technologies and social media to begin in Fall, 2021. We are seeking a colleague whose teaching and research focuses on the uses and effects of emerging communication technologies and social media. A PhD in communication or related fields is required. (ABD status will be considered; however, degree must be conferred prior to start date).
Specifically, we seek to build strength in the areas of human-machine communication, social media and mobile communication, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and games. The candidate's teaching and research can address concepts and fundamental processes central to the above mentioned digitally-mediated communication, and the social, behavioral, and/or psychological impact of one or more of these communication technologies. Candidates whose research programs have the potential to make social influence and social change are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate should complement the strengths of existing faculty whose specialties lie in mediated communication and social influence, emerging communication technologies, interpersonal and leadership communication, and health and wellness communication. The ideal candidate will create innovative, interdisciplinary research with multiple methods (traditional quantitative and qualitative, and emerging research methods) and offer courses that bridge academia and practice. Industry experience and grant seeking abilities is a plus. The candidate should be committed to promoting diverse and underrepresented voices.
A typical semester teaching load is three courses. All new faculty members will automatically participate in the New Faculty Support of Scholarship (NFSS) program, which provides a 2/3 (or 3/2) academic year teaching load in two of the first years at TCNJ. After three years, faculty can apply for the Support of Scholarly Activities (SOSA) program, which provides opportunities for faculty to earn a one-course teaching release annually to support student and faculty research.
To apply, send a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and evaluation), a statement of commitment to inclusivity, equity, and diversity, and the contact information for three references to: . Questions should be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Yifeng Hu,
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.
TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "Most Competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.
The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.