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[Commlist] Executive in Residence or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Global Communication at Emerson College

Wed Oct 30 13:46:04 GMT 2019

Executive in Residence or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Global Communication at Emerson College

The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College seeks a faculty colleague with expertise in the field of global communication. This full-time appointment may be for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or for a renewable term Executive in Residence, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and current position. Appointment begins on August 20, 2020. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to our excellence in this area.

We seek a colleague who can enrich global communication perspectives in one or more areas of the department’s curricula. By “global communication” we mean primary engagement with issues and stakeholders in specific countries or regions as well as those with international, transnational, and intercultural dimensions. Global communication represents a core educational commitment we wish to develop and enhance across the curriculum rather than a distinctive curricular area. Possible existing courses for the successful candidate could include: Crisis Communication, Leadership, Conflict and Negotiation, International PR and Global Communication Management, Management and Communication, Public Affairs Matrix: Media, Politics and Advocacy, Sports as Soft Power, and Health Communication Campaigns. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to develop new courses.

In addition, we seek a candidate who could participate in all facets of the operation of the Center for Global Communication, a partnership between Emerson College and Blanquerna-Ramon Llull University School of Communication and International Relations, Barcelona [ECBCGC]. This could include, but not be limited to, the organization of national and international academic/professional meetings as well as conferences, the contribution to research efforts, and the development, expansion, and strengthening of networks of scholars and practitioners spanning across countries, academic disciplines, and cultures.

The department offers undergraduate majors in communication studies, political communication, public relations, and sports communication as well as a master’s in public relations. In addition, the department offers a number of minors and houses Emerson College’s basic oral communication course. Annually, the department participates in the international GlobCom project, a multicultural global communications competition involving 15 universities in 15 countries on five continents. The department also has immersive programs in public diplomacy, political communication, public relations and civic engagement programs in several countries, including Mexico, Canada and Australia. Finally, global opportunities exist for research and teaching in Spain, Mexico, Australia, and other locations nationally and internationally.

Emerson College’s Department of Communication Studies has continuously been recognized as one of the top Communication & Media Studies programs in the United States by College Factual, a market leader in providing college rankings. It represents one of the oldest communication programs in the country, with roots reaching back to Emerson’s founding as a school of oratory and expression in 1880. Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,400 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 52 countries and all 50 states.

Required Qualifications:

- Master’s degree or equivalent degree in communication or a related field. For tenure-track assistant professor consideration, a Ph.D. in communication or a related field is required;

- Evidence of successful classroom teaching at the university level. In particular, candidates should demonstrate professional and/or academic experience in teaching or working with diverse populations and in multicultural settings;

- Content expertise in the areas specified above;

- For assistant professor consideration, a record of active, ongoing scholarly research (or promise thereof) is expected.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in global engagement (corporate, non-profit, NGO, governmental, academic).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three references, and (for candidates interested in a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment) a research statement and at least one sample publication. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows "upload CV" - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents. to apply visit:

This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

This institution offers benefits to spouses.

For more information, please contact Phillip Glenn at (Phillip_Glenn /at/

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