We are welcoming candidates for a dynamic teacher and scholar to join our Communication Arts program. Gordon College invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor of communication arts to complement and expand our work in rhetoric, film, media studies, journalism, and strategic communication. This position will be responsible for teaching one of our foundational core classes (COM 101 – Visual Storytelling), advising internships, and teaching elective courses in their areas of specialty. This position begins in August 2020 for a term of 1-3 years. Rank is commensurate with experience.
The Communication Arts major at Gordon College is the third largest major on campus with over 100 students and three full-time faculty members. Located in the Department of Communication Arts, Theatre, and Art, the Communication Arts program values the intersection of theory and practice. Our students take classes in visual storytelling, communication theory, digital media, rhetorical criticism, documentary film, and journalism. Our graduates work in a variety of roles applying their communication skills and critical perspectives, including in public relations, social media, print journalism, advertising, nonprofit management, digital media, film (writing, producing, editing), corporate communications, and graduate programs in production and criticism.
A successful candidate for this position will value the role of communication in the Christian liberal arts, display a passion for scholarship and the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students, and demonstrate a spirit of collegiality and value for diversity in a small department that is positioning itself for future growth. Some experience in one of the following areas is preferred: strategic communication, digital media, or film theory and production.
The ideal candidate will have:
a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree completed by the time of appointment;
a passion for teaching and mentoring students;
a demonstrated mature Christian faith and strong commitment to the Christian mission of the college;
a value for diversity and inclusion as demonstrated in their teaching and scholarship;
collaborative skills that cross departmental and disciplinary boundaries;
a commitment to integrating undergraduate research into their own research agenda;
full-time classroom teaching experience;
and a spirit of collegiality and sense of humor.
Gordon College is recruiting accomplished faculty who demonstrate the ability to combine outstanding scholarship with a passion for teaching and mentoring, and who are dedicated to preparing thoughtful Christian men and women for lives of service and leadership worldwide.
As one of the country's top liberal arts colleges with a vibrant Christian community, Gordon is uniquely positioned to lead the conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement. We need scholars with a depth of understanding, a breadth of knowledge, and the desire to be part of the dialogue.
Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names of 3 references, a sample of academic writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
Gordon College is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.
About Gordon College
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. One of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose by combining exceptional education and innovative opportunities with an informed Christian faith. Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service, and prepared for leadership worldwide.
Gordon is strategically located along what has been termed the “I-95 power corridor” as it is only a few hours away from the financial and political capitals of the Western world (New York and Washington, D.C.). Just north of Boston, with its renowned universities and vibrant industries in finance, technology. And health care, Gordon is well positioned to expose students to world-class learning and professional opportunities. Faculty members have ready access to vibrant intellectual and research communities, providing connections that energize their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring.... This facilitates a commitment to lifelong learning among students, and a majority of Gordon graduates earn advance degrees.
Gordon’s magnificent campus of 450 wooded acres – just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean – retains a quintessential New England charm. The College’s proximity to the beautiful, historic areas of the North Shore, the woods and beaches of Cape Ann, and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire creates rich opportunities for recreation and personal growth. This is a great place to live and work.