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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Job Openings

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The Department of Communication Studies is searching for 2 tenure-track faculty members to join the faculty in Fall 2012. The following descriptions provide more information about the positions, USD and the Department, and directions to apply.

TENURE TRACK JOB OPENING: MASS MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mass Media and Communication beginning in Fall 2012. We seek candidates with general expertise in mass communication/media studies, and we are open to all areas of specialization related to the study of media, particularly media messages and their influence; media and health; media and gender, ethnicity/race & class; and media education/literacy.
Candidates should be trained in the social scientific traditions of media processes and effects, and they must be prepared to teach Introduction to Media Studies, Introductory Quantitative Research Methods, Media Processes and Effects, other media-related courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Normal teaching load is three courses per academic semester. Research or creative activities, academic advising, department or university service, and professionally related service are expected. Opportunities for summer teaching and research support exist.

The University of San Diego is a nationally preeminent Catholic university known for educating students who are globally competent, ethical leaders serving in our complex and changing world. The Department of Communication Studies is committed to stimulating student discovery through innovative pedagogical approaches that highlight the investigation of communication across contexts. Our faculty represents the breadth of the discipline and we seek candidates who have respect for diverse methodological approaches to studying the process of communication. For more information about the University of San Diego and the Department, please see our website at www.sandiego.edu/cas/commstudies. USD is an EEO/AA employer.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 1. Candidates who wish to be considered for a preliminary interview at NCA should turn in their applications by Oct. 15, 2011. Closing date for all applications is Nov. 25, 2011. Appointment begins Fall 2012.

To apply for the position, applicants should (1) submit a hard copy of all materials, and (2) submit a PDF copy of all materials except recommendation letters. Applications must include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly activity, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Hard copies can be sent to:

Susannah Stern, Ph.D. Search Chair: Media Position Communication Studies

University of San Diego

5998 Alcalá Park

San Diego, CA 92110

PDF materials should be e-mailed to: commstudies@sandiego.edu, use heading: MEDIA

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TENURE TRACK JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-line position beginning in Fall 2012 in the area of communication and social justice. Subject areas emphasized in this position include the study of communication and social movements, communication and civic engagement, and/or political communication and the public interest. Areas of specialization may include social justice issues such as: global media and free speech issues; rhetoric of social movements; human rights issues; health campaigns; communicating in times of conflict; and strategic communication for development and/or social change. The successful candidate would able to teach several courses within the department’s current curriculum, such as introductory communication courses, international media, media and conflict, and/or political communication, as well as new courses devoted to the candidate’s areas of expertise.

The University of San Diego is a nationally preeminent Catholic university known for educating students who are globally competent, ethical leaders working and serving in our complex and changing world. The Department of Communication Studies is committed to stimulating student discovery through innovative pedagogical approaches that highlight the investigation of communication across contexts. Our faculty represent the breadth of the discipline and we seek candidates who have respect for diverse methodological approaches to studying the process of communication. For more information on the University of San Diego and the department, please see our website: www.sandiego.edu/cas/commstudies. USD is an EEO/AA employer.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 1, 2011. Candidates who wish to be considered for a preliminary interview at NCA should turn in their applications by Oct. 15, 2011. Applications will no longer be accepted after Nov. 25, 2011. Appointment begins Fall 2012.

To apply for the position, applicants should (1) submit a hard copy of all materials, and (2) submit a PDF copy of all materials except recommendation letters. Applications must include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly activity, a summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Hard copies can be sent to:

Esteban del Río, Ph.D., Search Chair Department of Communication Studies

University of San Diego

5998 Alcalá Park

San Diego, California 92110

PDF to: commstudies@sandiego.edu, use heading: SOCIAL JUSTICE SEARCH

ContactSusannah Stern, Ph.D. | susannahstern@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7814