Faculty, Communication Studies

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Faculty, Communication Studies, Tenure track


Communications Studies/Theatre


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty in Communication Studies with a strong background in rhetoric, race, gender, sexuality, and/or the intersections of identity. We seek a colleague prepared to teach a range of upper and lower level courses within communication studies, who can also supervise undergraduate research projects, maintain an active program of research, and contribute service to our learning community. The ideal candidate will complement a department with strengths in argumentation, critical/cultural communication, environmental and animal studies, philosophy of communication, and rhetorical theory and analysis. We welcome applicants who will work in furthering our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity and helping to mentor our diverse student body.


Candidates for the position should hold a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Rhetoric, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university. ABD applicants may be considered at the rank of instructor until a PhD is obtained.

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to empowering and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among the incoming freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement (attach in "OTHER"), References

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for the position, please submit the brief online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement outlining your inclusive approach to teaching, and reference information. Three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be requested once we have a shorter list of candidates.

For full consideration, please submit materials by December 16th.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.