Tenure-Track 10-month contract
The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach in the area of sports communication, with teaching and research expertise in sports-related journalism, strategic communication, or sports media production to begin August 2022.
This candidate will teach in DePaul’s rapidly growing B.A. program in Sports Communication which began in Fall 2018. Sports Communication is one of the fastest-growing majors in the College, with concentrations in sports journalism, sports publicity, and sports and society. The major is offered in conjunction with the Sports Management program in the DePaul University Driehaus School of Business, creating a vibrant cross-college partnership. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of sports-oriented Communication courses, including but not limited to sports reporting; sports social media, sports analytics, sports campaigns, sports crisis communication, and other sports media skills classes, including graduate courses offered in the Sports Journalism MA concentration. Professional experience in the sports industry is highly desirable.
Our location in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market, provides an unparalleled opportunity to forge strong working relationships with key sports industry professionals and professional sports teams. Our urban environment and vibrant sports culture give students access to cutting-edge pre-professional training and a wide range of internships with professional sports teams, leagues, and sports business organizations.
A Ph.D. in communication or related fields is required. ABDs will be considered, but applicants must have a doctoral degree by the time of appointment. Professional sports industry experience is highly desirable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent research support available.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please visit the following link to complete the application form: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu
You will need electronic copies of: 1) a cover letter that addresses your interest in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current CV; 3) contact information of three references; and 4) one or more examples of published research.
Any materials that cannot be submitted electronically may be sent to:
Professor Hai Tran
Chair, Sports Communication Search Committee
College of Communication
1 E. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu.