Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

United States, North America
Mar 18, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Wiley College has an opening for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Mass Communications for the 2014-2015 academic year. A doctorate in Mass Communication or evidence of completion of all course work at the doctoral level; i.e. ABD with completion of dissertation within six months to one year is required. Applicants will be required to demonstrate teaching ability and operational knowledge of office and educational technology. The primary goal of this position is to develop and teach undergraduate mass communication courses that will attract and retain mass communication and non-mass communication majors. Primary responsibilities include collaboration with the faculty of the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities (sociology, psychology, communication, anthropology, criminal justice) to develop attractive, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and synchronized courses that will improve retention of students in the social sciences and humanities; implementation of scholarly activities including procurement of teaching and research grants; participation in student recruitment and the promotion of the social sciences both in and outside of Wiley College; providing academic advisement to assigned students, including the development and monitoring of their degree plans; assisting in career counseling, and qualifying students for internships and graduate studies. The successful candidate will balance teaching, research, and office hours to promote peer and student interactions in support of the mission and vision of the College; participate actively in assessment activities for program effectiveness as well as in student activities, committees of the College as assigned; and perform other duties assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. All candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in an ethnically diverse environment and experience in cutting-edge uses of information technology to advance learning. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, resume, academic transcripts, application for employment (available at, and three (3) references to