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[Commlist] Postdoc Position in Communication, Race and Technology

Sun Jan 24 22:02:00 GMT 2021



The Department of Communication at Villanova University seeks applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow, to begin fall 2021. The position is renewable for up to three years.

This new initiative in our Department is designed to foster the professional development of recent PhDs on their journey to faculty positions. Successful candidates will gain formal teaching experience, as well as support and mentorship from Communication faculty. We are particularly interested in expanding studies at the juncture of communication, technology and race which may include intersections with gender, sexuality, ability, transnationalism, and/or other components of identity.

Basic requirements: Ph.D. in Communication (ABD considered, with degree in hand by August 2021). We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusionas demonstrated in our Departmental focus on social justice, dialogue, and storytelling. Some college-level teaching is a plus but not required.

Position Description: Our new colleague will teach core undergraduate courses such as communication theory and/or research methods, in addition to elective courses (existing or new) that complement their area(s) of research specialization. The position involves a 3-3 teaching load and limited serviceresponsibilities that benefit the candidate’s professional development. Candidates must be willing to support the University’s strategic plan of Inclusive Community.

All application materials will be collected online, at <>. Review of applications will begin as soon as the job is posted at The deadline for application review is March 8, 2021.

With one of the largest undergraduate majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Communication Department offers course work leading to the B.A. in Communication with opportunities to specialize in eight different areas of the discipline. In addition, the Department supports a thriving M.A. program in Communication. Our faculty prides itself on excellence in teaching and research and seeks to cultivate a supportive, collegial work environment.Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks of our Department as well as an integral component of Villanova University’s mission.

Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice.  We seek candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

For more detailed description of the Department, please consult Please direct all questions regarding the position to Dr. Raka Shome, raka.shome@villanova.eduor Dr. Bryan Crable, (bryan.crable /at/,  search committee co-chairs.

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