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Assistant Professor

Villanova University Department of Communication
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Competitive - 9 month salary with additional start-up funds and summer research/teaching.

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2022. 

Basic requirements: Ph.D. in Communication. Emphasis on interpersonal/intercultural communication preferred (ABD considered, with degree in hand by August 2022). We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and service has prepared them to address systemic inequities and to contribute to our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, as demonstrated in our Department focus on communication as instrumental for social justice. Successful candidates will have college-level teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship examines and innovates in any of the following areas, especially within underserved or underrepresented groups: intercultural communication and social media/technology, intercultural/intergroup dialogue, interpersonal/intercultural communication competence, negotiation, conflict management, leadership, health, language, deception, affect, among others. Successful candidates will also be able to contribute to required undergraduate courses such as qualitative or quantitative research, and intro-level communication theory, as well as to update elective courses in their area(s) of specialization such as Relational Communication, Family Communication, Gender & Communication, and to develop new courses.

Position Description: Our new colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on a 3-2 teaching load and pursue an active program of research. Service responsibilities will include student advising and mentoring, as well as curriculum development and assessment. Candidates must be willing to support the University’s strategic plan of Inclusive Community.

All application materials will be collected online, at Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted. The deadline for application review is Oct. 22, 2021. Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually. We hope to hold finalist interviews in person in late November/early December, but that decision will need to wait until early Fall.

With one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Communication Department offers course work leading to the B.A. in Communication with opportunities to concentrate in one or more of eight different areas of the discipline. In addition, the Department supports a thriving M.A. program in Communication.  Our faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching and research and seeks to cultivate a supportive, collegial work environment. Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of our Department and College as well as an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice.  We seek candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

For more detailed description of the Department, please consult Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr. Sherry Bowen at [email protected] or Dr. Qi Wang at [email protected],  search committee co-chairs.

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