Communication (Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)
Central Michigan University
The School of Communication, Journalism, and Media, which is housed in the College of the Arts and Media, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication to begin August 2024.
We welcome applications with expertise related to any of the following areas: (a) communication for social justice or climate justice; (b) communication for social activism or social movements; (c) communication for social change; or (d) health communication campaigns.
Duties include: Teach a 3/3 load that includes undergraduate level and graduate level courses relevant to the candidate’s expertise in the COM major/minor and/or in the University Program (i.e., general education classes). Develop a course in the candidate’s area of expertise that addresses studies in diversity and could be added to the University Program (i.e., general education classes). Engage in scholarly and creative activities to maintain an active research program. Engage in service across the department, college, university, and community levels including participating in departmental meetings and committees. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties assigned.
Required qualifications: PhD in Communication (must be completed no later than August, 2024). Previous college teaching experience in communication courses. Ability to teach courses related to change campaigns (e.g., health communication campaigns, social change campaigns, organizational change campaigns, labor organizing, or social movements). Active research agenda related to change campaigns (e.g., health communication campaigns, social change campaigns, organizational change campaigns, labor organizing, or social movements). Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience studying mediated communication campaigns (e.g., digital activism or multimedia change campaigns). Experience mentoring or teaching graduate students.
The Communication Area of the School of Communication, Journalism, and Media seeks a candidate who shares our commitment to diverse and inclusive perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and service. By leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds, and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo, and create better outcomes for our students and community. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an online application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Include links to examples of published professional work. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by December 15, 2023. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. The Hiring Committee will send a link to your references to submit letters of recommendation.