College of Communication and Creative Arts: Department of Communication Studies
Position: Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Creative Arts, Rowan University.
Description: The Department of Communication Studies welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor to join the department September 1, 2020.
The successful candidate will teach in the Department of Communication Studies and specialize in digital communities, participatory media, and/or critical race theory. The ability and willingness to teach other courses in the Communication Studies department, particularly in the core curriculum, is expected. Applicants with an interest in critical-cultural studies are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop courses in their areas of expertise.
The Department of Communication Studies is one of six departments in the College of Communication and Creative Arts. As a department with a strong history of teaching excellence, we seek a colleague who values and excels in teaching. This tenure-track position also carries an expectation of successful scholarly research and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including, but not limited to, mentoring of students, curriculum development, and program assessment.
Our department has been described as fostering a collegial atmosphere, being intellectually curious and having a sense of humor. The department’s atmosphere reflects the invigorating environment at Rowan University. We are especially committed to fostering and enabling a community that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity. Thus, we welcome faculty who share this value, seek to be a member of such a community, and have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. In their application, the candidate should specifically address the various ways in which a commitment to diversity and inclusion has informed their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.
The College of Communication and Creative Arts’ goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through ten B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and two M.A.s. The college is seeing unprecedented growth, having hired 40% of its full-time faculty over the past two years as well as doubling the number of entering freshmen. Additionally, we house first-year writing and public speaking, which serve all Rowan students.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (R2: High Research Activity) with over 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools – the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth & Environment – with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which helps students and faculty commercialize applied research. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public research universities and the fourth fastest growing doctoral institution in the nation.
Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in communication or related discipline with experience teaching at the collegiate level. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is required at the time of appointment.
Starting Date: September 2020
Application Process: Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at (LINK). Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration.
Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing
letter of application
statement of teaching philosophy
description of research agenda
statement of diversity and inclusion
In addition to a diversity and inclusion statement, candidates are encouraged to speak on how their teaching, service, and research activities show commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their application materials.
Three current letters of recommendation, and other relevant material should be sent directly to:
Dr. Dan Strasser, Search Committee Chair Department of Communication Studies Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey 08028 email@example.com
Representatives from Rowan will be contacting select applicants for pre-interviews.
Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Internal Number: 494101
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.