Assistant Professor, Communication - College of Arts & Sciences
The Assistant Professor of Communication will support a college-wide strategic initiative in Communication via VECTOR, a COAS Center that provides a fertile environment for faculty collaborations and excellence in scholarship.
In efforts to prepare future industry leaders, COAS strives to meet student needs both in and out of the classroom by actively seeking to improve student communication skills and providing students with a space to practice those skills. In addition, communication studies—including, but not limited to, writing, literacy, media, global communications, and cultural studies—is an important and growing area for interdisciplinary research.
As such the mission of VECTOR is to support ERAU-W students and faculty in teaching, learning, and research related to written, spoken, visual, and digital communication. VECTOR consists of three major pillars that support execution of its stated mission. The first is the student support pillar that hosts VECTOR's Virtual Communication Lab (VCL). The VCL provides communication support for students through tutoring, workshops, and online resources. The second pillar supports faculty in teaching all forms of communication in their face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms. The third pillar of VECTOR focuses on communication research by leading, supporting, and serving as a nexus for such research to thrive.
COAS is searching for an emerging scholar to conduct and collaborate on communication research, contribute to VECTOR, and serve as a content area expert in Communication. Candidates should have a doctorate and a clear research agenda in Communication, Information and Communication Technology, Texts and Technology, Information Science, Educational Technology, or a related area. It is preferred that candidates have advanced technical skills and research experiences in learning systems, data visualization, digital humanities, or educational media. The successful candidate for this highly interdisciplinary position will work in the context of VECTOR to integrate with other collaborative entities, such as the COAS Human Security initiative and the developing COAS National Center for Emergency Services. The selected candidate will support existing and planned degree programs in Communication and related areas while also establishing a record of excellence in scholarship that demonstrates a promising and ongoing research trajectory. The ideal candidate will have both academic and career experience that will enable an investigation of real issues and technological solutions at the cross-section of Communication and other disciplines.
Consideration of applications will begin October 19, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled; the expected start date is August 1, 2021. Applications should include a current CV and a detailed letter discussing faculty experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate a fit with COAS and the position. Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://careers.erau.edu/ .
Candidates also are required to secure three professional letters of recommendation, to be submitted confidentially to the search chair by the references. Questions and reference letters should be directed via email to Alex Rister, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com .
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