The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of Strategic and Organizational Communication. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. Candidate should have a Ph.D. in communication or related field; ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong program of scholarly research; contribute to undergraduate and doctoral instruction in the department; and perform service. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will also be expected toplay a substantive role in the Master of Science in Communication program(msc.northwestern.edu) and the undergraduate module in strategic and organizational communication (https://society.northwestern.edu/academic_module/strategic-and-organizational-communication).
Strategic communication explores how organizations communicate across their endeavors to achieve their objectives. We are particularly interested in candidates conducting innovative research in two or more of these areas: (1) corporate communication, (2) marketing, advertising, and public relations, (3) business communication, and (4) organizational communication. Candidates whose research is responsive to the trends of interconnectivity, digitization, public skepticism, and/or complex media markets are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin on November 7 and will continue until the position is filled. Application should be submitted via the application link below. Candidates are required to submit a letter of application, CV, sample publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of 3 references. The system will solicit letters of recommendation from these references immediately. Direct inquires can be made to Professor Michelle Shumate, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA; [email protected]
About Northwestern, the School of Communication, and the Department of Communication Studies
Northwestern University is one of the world’s leading research centers, a top-ranked choice for graduate and undergraduate study across the arts and sciences, and a leader in professional education in business, law, and medicine. Its School of Communication—with roughly 1200 undergraduates, 130 doctoral students, and 300 professional graduate students—is the third
largest undergraduate school in the university. It has 100 tenure-track faculty and 60 non-tenure track faculty on its instructional staff. Communication Studies is the largest of the five departments in the School. Its program focuses on organizational communication, media and technology studies, public culture, and health communication. The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major, and Ph.D. programs in Media, Technology, and Society, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Technology and Social Behavior. School of Communication faculty also can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
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About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.