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Assistant Professor, Communication (tenure track)

Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia
Salary commensurate with position and experience
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Communication program at Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2024. The standard teaching load is 3/3, all at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience and research interests in communication studies, as well as a demonstrated teaching ability in media studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus and/or demonstrated teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: communication and media, cultural communication, communication theory, media production, and journalism. The search committee prefers candidates with teaching and research experience and an interest in inquiry-based teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or assurance they will complete the degree by August 2024. Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching and research, a statement on diversity, and at least three letters of recommendation. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 27, 2023, and accept applications until the position is filled.

About the Communication Program at Marymount
Marymount’s Communication program is part of the Marymount University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, housed in the College of Sciences and Humanities. Faculty are expected to teach high-quality student-centric undergraduate courses in face-to-face settings. The College of Sciences and Humanities is located on Marymount University’s Main Campus.

Marymount University welcomes and values all members of our community. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. Our differences inspire intellectual curiosity and collectively allow us to tackle the challenges of the world. We seek to foster an inclusive community in which each person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, ability, class, national origin, and immigration status are fully respected and celebrated. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility where all community members are S.A.I.N.T.S—Safe, Accepted, Included, Needed, Treasured, and Seen.

●      Support and integrate the mission and core values of Marymount University and Academic Affairs, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
●      Teach a 3/3 course load each year
●      Maintain a successful record of quality, peer reviewed scholarship.
●      Maintain office hours at times that provide appropriate access to students.

Other Duties
●      Assume professional responsibilities as requested by the Dean of the College and/or School Director
●      Engage in ongoing professional development that will include scholarship activities such as research, presentations, and participation with professional organizations
●      Contribute to the University, College of Sciences and Humanities, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences functions and services, including assessments, and continuous improvement activities.

Ph.D. (or ABD with completion by August 2024) in Communication or a closely related field from an accredited institution.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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