Four Tenure-Track Openings in Communication

Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication at Augusta University invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions to begin on August 1, 2021. The openings are in four areas: (1) communication studies, (2) journalism, (3) media production, and (4) public relations. Three of these positions are offered at the rank of Assistant Professor, and one at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. We welcome applicants who possess a terminal degree (Ph.D., MFA, or J.D.) with appropriate expertise as specified for each area below.

  

  1. Communication Studies: Assistant Professor (Job ID #:223887)                    

This position requires a Ph.D. in communication studies or a closely related field. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred. The candidate will teach introduction to research, public speaking, and a variety of keystone and upper-level courses in communication studies (e.g. health communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, gender communication, persuasion). The candidate will also be expected to maintain a robust record of research, serve on department and college committees, and work well with colleagues and students.

 

  • Journalism: Assistant or Associate Professor (Job ID #:223893)                    
  • This position requires a Ph.D., M.F.A., or J.D. in communication, journalism, mass communication, or media studies, as well as professional experience in journalism. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred. The candidate will teach introductory media writing, intermediate and advanced reporting, media law and ethics, and the capstone seminar. The candidate will also be expected to maintain a robust record of research, serve on department and college committees, and work well with colleagues and students.

     

  • Media Production: Assistant Professor (Job ID #:223892)                    
  • This position requires a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in communication, journalism, mass communication, or media studies, or a closely related field, as well as professional experience in broadcast journalism, multimedia, and/or television production. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred. The candidate will teach video production, video editing, audio production, audio-visual media production, visual storytelling, and television history. The candidate will also be expected to maintain a robust record of research, serve on department and college committees, and work well with colleagues and students.

     

  • Public Relations: Assistant Professor (Job ID #:2238879)                    
  • This position requires a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in communication, journalism, mass communication, media studies, or a closely related field, as well as professional experience in public relations or integrated strategic communication. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level is preferred. The candidate will teach public relations writing, public relations practices, public relations and social media campaigns, health communication, media literacy, theory, and research courses. The candidate will also be expected to maintain a robust record of research, serve on department and college committees, and work well with colleagues and students.

     

    Augusta University

    Augusta University is one of the four research universities in the University System of Georgia, and the state’s only public academic medical center.  The current total student enrollment for Augusta University is approximately 9,274, including a sizeable number of international students from more than 80 countries. Of the more than 5,600 students who comprise the University’s undergraduate student body, approximately 12 percent are first-generation students, 40 percent are Pell-eligible, and 47 percent are students of color. Host to ten colleges and schools, there are also several centers, institutes and departments at Augusta University with whom Psychological Sciences faculty collaborate. Among these are the Medical College of Georgia, the Georgia Cancer Center, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health, the Department of Population Health Sciences, and the Institute of Public and Preventive Health. Augusta is also becoming one of the nation’s foremost centers of cyber security, with Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences fulfilling a key role in educating students and conducting research.  Indeed, several faculty in our department engage in research collaborations with one or more of these entities, and the number of collaborative opportunities within Augusta University is rapidly increasing. 

    Situated on the southern banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city. Augusta is a vibrant, progressive, and diverse community built on a solid foundation of local pride. Affectionately known as the Garden City, Augusta is noted for Southern hospitality and eclectic offerings in culture, food, entertainment, sports, and a temperate climate which allows for year-round outdoor activities. These features, coupled with the area’s low cost of living, make Augusta the city of choice for more than half a million people in the metropolitan area. Most notably, Augusta is world-renowned as home to the prestigious Masters Tournament, the birthplace of Soul icon James Brown and close neighbor of Fort Gordon, home of the United States Army Cyber Command and NSA Georgia.

    Conditions of Employment

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a background check review. The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

     

    Required Documents

    1. Cover letter.
    2. Curriculum Vitae.
    3. Teaching Philosophy Statement.
    4. Research Statement.
    5. List of Three References with Contact Information.

     

    Submit by March 8, 2021.

     

    Apply at: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/

     

    Other information

    Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs