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[ecrea] Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Communication, Fairfield University

Wed Aug 05 05:05:08 GMT 2009

Fairfield University
Assistant Professor of Communication, Tenure-track, Open Specialization
The Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences at
Fairfield University invites applications for an assistant professor
(tenure-track) to begin in September 2010. Fairfield University is a
highly-selective institution in the Jesuit tradition, consistently
ranked in the top four comprehensive universities in the North by The
U.S. News & World Report. We are located less than one hour from New
York City on the scenic Connecticut shoreline.  Communication is the
largest undergraduate major at Fairfield University (with
approximately 350 undergraduate majors); we have a masters program,
and a productive, dedicated, and diverse faculty. The department has
an undergraduate student club, a large internship program, and a
chapter of Lambda Pi Eta.

The Department of Communication has three undergraduate tracks:
critical media studies, organizational communication, and
communication and the human condition, as well as a graduate program
with a broad focus in communication theory, strategic communication,
and organizational communication. The Department will consider
applicants from a wide variety of research backgrounds. Our faculty is
collegial and collaborative and we seek applicants who can work well
in a department that values different methodological approaches,
including quantitative, qualitative, interpretive, and critical
methods. Our program is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and
focuses on theory and research; we are equally concerned with issues
of ethics, power, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, religion/ spirituality, and social justice as these issues relate to
communication theory and practice. Applicants should note in their
application letter how their teaching and research experience can
contribute to our existing program and what additional specialty focus
they might bring to the Department.

Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Communication at the time of
appointment.  The candidate should demonstrate a record of scholarly
production, potential for a strong research program, and a strong
potential for pedagogical success. The candidate will be expected to
teach in both the undergraduate program, with students pursuing a
traditional liberal arts 4-year experience, and in our graduate
program, which includes non-traditional learners and working
professionals pursuing advanced degrees. Ability to contribute to any
of the interdisciplinary programs, including Black Studies, Women's
Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Peace and Justice
Studies, and the Program on the Environment is also desirable. The
position requires a 3-3 teaching load, and includes competitive
compensation, including excellent fringe benefits and faculty
development resources.

For full consideration, please send only (1) a letter of application
including a discussion of teaching philosophy and scholarly
accomplishments; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one set of recent
teaching evaluations; (4) official graduate transcripts; and (5) three
confidential letters of reference to:

 Dr. David Gudelunas, Search Committee Chair

Department of Communication

Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Road

Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Applications arriving prior to September 15, 2009 will receive full
consideration.  Preliminary interviews are tentatively scheduled for
late September.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer, and applications from members of historically under- represented groups are especially encouraged. To learn more about the Department of Communication and Fairfield University, please visit .

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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