Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Communication and Technology (22-23)

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The College of Communication at DePaul is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Communication Studies with an emphasis in communication and technology in an intercultural context. Candidates should focus on social media and social networks, virtual reality and other emerging technologies, digital communication, and/or other technologies that link to intercultural communication.

The candidate will conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate communication studies courses explicitly related to the use of technology in intercultural communication contexts. Candidates with research expertise and/or production experience in issues of identity and representation, social change and social justice, the construction of culture, and/or health communication contexts are especially encouraged to apply.

DePaul University and the College of Communication seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization as well as courses contributing to the common core in Communication Studies. Nominal teaching load is 2 courses per academic quarter (Autumn, Winter, Spring). Engage in a program of scholarship resulting in peer-reviewed publication and/or creative activity. Participate in service to program, college, university and community.


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Communication Studies at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by July 1, 2022; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; an active record of scholarship or creative activity related to the candidate’s area of specialty.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit the following link to complete the application form:

Required Application Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Research
  4. Evidence of Production Skills (if applicable)
  5. Three names and contact information for references
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness including syllabi, teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.  The College of Communication has 50 full-time faculty serving approximately 1,650 undergraduate majors and approximately 180 graduate students.



As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martical status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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