Assistant Professor in Communication and Director of Communication Minor

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor in Communication and Director of Communication Minor Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description

Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor and Director of the Communication minor beginning in the fall of 2021.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate outstanding and ongoing scholarship in their field, excellence in undergraduate teaching in Communication, a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse students through a lens of equity and inclusion, and prior administrative experience.

Essential Duties

This position comes with a reduced teaching load of 2-2 and the administrative duties of directing a new and interdisciplinary minor in Communication.

Candidates should be able to work congenially across departments and be ready to describe their vision for a Communication program that will fit with the mission, needs, and character of the liberal arts program at Providence College. Additionally, candidates must have a willingness to be active in service to the college and community.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Communication or closely related field (e.g., Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Contemporary Art History/Visual Culture Studies, and Media Studies) by the time of appointment.

Posting Number F78P Open Date 08/20/2020 Close Date 10/28/2020 Open Until Filled No Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts should be submitted electronically to by October 28, 2020. Candidates will be asked to submit additional materials (e.g., sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, and a response to Providence College’s mission statement) at a future date. Note: the previous application deadline was October 4 and has been extended until October
28. If you have already applied to this position for the October 4 deadline, you do not need to re-apply.

Questions about the position may be sent to Alison Espach, chair of the search committee at

Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document
  2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  3. Syllabus sample

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