Assistant/Associate/Professor of Communication Studies

Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 11, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant/Associate/Professor of Communication Studies

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Job Title:
Assistant/Associate/Professor of Communication Studies

Job Family:
Furman Faculty

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Compensation Grade:
FAC

Pay Type:
Salary

Department:
Communication Studies

Job Summary:
The Department of Communication Studies at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2021 at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda as a Ph.D (or ABD) in Communication Studies. We invite applications from teacher-scholars who seek to contribute to the foundational learning experience in the communication studies curriculum in the context of a rigorous liberal arts education.

Job Description:

The Department of Communication Studies at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2021 at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda as a Ph.D (or ABD) in Communication Studies. We invite applications from teacher-scholars who seek to contribute to the foundational learning experience in the communication studies curriculum in the context of a rigorous liberal arts education.

Our curriculum features one major with two tracks: Rhetoric & Advocacy and Media Studies. The successful candidate will teach foundational courses in the major programs such as Public Speaking or Digital Storytelling, and introductory courses in rhetoric or media studies. They will also be responsible for research methods courses in the major as well as existing upper level courses in the department in their area of expertise. Applications are encouraged from candidates who identify with either Rhetoric and Advocacy or Media Studies as well as from candidates whose areas of interest bridge these two broad areas of study.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate a strong research agenda in their field, commensurate with a tenure-track position. Candidates are encouraged to investigate the department curricula and clearly articulate how their research and teaching could contribute to existing course offerings.

Candidates should also be able to share a vision of high impact, experiential teaching practices. Demonstrating an approach to teaching and research that promotes diversity and inclusion in higher education will strengthen a candidate's application.

Communication Studies and The Furman Advantage:

As a liberal arts institution, Furman has a strong history of excellent teaching and mentoring and is committed to delivering a vigorous, high-impact year-round research program to undergraduate students. The Furman Advantage promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-engaged learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Situated as the largest of the humanities majors, the Department of Communication Studies embraces the values, goals, and initiatives of the Furman Advantage in their teaching, advising, and mentoring activities.

Application review will begin January 4, 2021, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should include PDF versions of the following a) A letter of application that describes how their teaching philosophy and pedagogy aligns with Furman's commitment to high-impact teaching and learning; describes their research interests, agenda, and priorities; and describes how their teaching, scholarship, and mentorship might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes diversity & inclusiveness as part of its core values. (3-page maximum) b) a curriculum vitae c) the names and contact information for three references who could supply letters of reference upon request. We will only contact references for finalists in the application process.

Person to receive confidential reference letters, through Interfolio, is John McArthur at john.mcarthur@furman.edu

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city has a vibrant international community, as a hub for international business in automotive and service industries. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches.

The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is less than 2 hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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