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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies (2 Positions)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement on multicultural and inclusive teaching, (5) copies of graduate school transcripts, and (6) three letters of recommendation. All application materials must address the candidate’s fit with Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic identity and mission. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Rossing, Chair, Communication Studies, rossing@gonzaga.edu or Rachel Tamura, Program Asst., tamura@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on Friday, September 29, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

Posting Details

Position Information

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Department Communication Studies
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9 months
Job Summary

The Communication Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors with expertise in digital media, communication technologies, and culture. We wish to welcome humanities-based teacher-scholars to join a growing department with an innovative curriculum grounded in rhetoric, media, and cultural studies.
We hope for applications from teacher-scholars who adopt a critical approach to contemporary media and culture. We wish to collaborate with a colleague who possesses strong pedagogical, theoretical, and methodological abilities in digital media and culture, with particular emphasis on linking technologies and their cultural meanings within and across diverse communities; who explores the impact of digital media on society, politics, and community; who addresses questions of diversity, equity, and social justice broadly considered; who understands communication technology as a constitutive material, social, cultural, and political endeavor; and who possesses a broad awareness and appreciation of rhetorical foundations of the discipline and the areas of research and teaching represented in the Department.
We envision applicants whose teaching and scholarship explore intersections of digital media and culture with one or more of the following areas:
• digital citizenship and affective publics
• activism and social movements
• race/ethnicity/gender and media
• civic and global political engagement/disengagement
• surveillance, privacy, and publicity
• immigration
• identity assemblage as impacted by digital media and communication technologies
• postcolonial theories of digital media
Applicants should be comfortable working in a liberal arts setting that fosters faculty collaboration and student engagement both inside and outside the classroom. Thus, we seek a colleague with potential for interdisciplinary collaboration with departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Native American Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, as well as emerging minors in Film Studies and Critical Race Studies. Candidates should also demonstrate potential for contributing to College of Arts and Sciences initiatives including the Center for Digital Humanities, The Center for Public Humanities, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.
All members of the department contribute to and participate in student advising, peer review of teaching activities, department assessment and evaluation, committee work, and special projects. The successful applicant will be invested in creative pedagogy and curriculum development. All faculty in the department share responsibilities for teaching the first-year, Core curriculum course, COMM 100: Communication and Speech. The teaching load is 18 credits per academic year.
The Communication Studies Department is committed to inclusive excellence and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, we expect applicants to demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the departmental ethos and campus climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to issues applicable to diverse populations and to working with underrepresented and minoritized students through teaching, mentoring, or administration are preferred.

Essential Functions
Minimum Qualifications

• A Ph.D. in Media Studies, Rhetoric, or Communication Studies – ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have completed the degree by August 1, 2018
• Evidence of effective and reflective college-level teaching
• Evidence of multicultural and inclusive teaching practices
• An active research program

Desired Qualifications

• Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
• Demonstrable commitment to issues applicable to diverse populations
• Ability to communicate disciplinary ways of thinking within a liberal arts curriculum
• Experience with community-engaged and public scholarship
• Demonstrable commitment to multicultural and global perspectives in course or program development
Gonzaga University is an internationally prominent university with a faculty dedicated both to innovative teaching and ongoing teaching development and to socially transformative and justice-oriented research. We have a branch campus in Florence, Italy, as well as a robust study abroad program.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/28/2017
Close Date 09/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins on
Hiring Salary
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement on multicultural and inclusive teaching, (5) copies of graduate school transcripts, and (6) three letters of recommendation. All application materials must address the candidate’s fit with Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic identity and mission. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Jonathan Rossing, Chair, Communication Studies, rossing@gonzaga.edu or Rachel Tamura, Program Asst., tamura@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on Friday, September 29, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

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The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Inclusive Teaching Statement
  5. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents