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Professor of Communication Studies (Assistant, Associate, Full - two positions)

Employer
Furman University
Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

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


Professor of Communication Studies (Assistant, Associate, Full - two positions)

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Job Title:
Professor of Communication Studies (Assistant, Associate, Full - two positions)

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 two tenure-track positions to begin August 1, 2024 at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ideal candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda, holding a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related field. 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:

Professor of Communication Studies (Assistant, Associate, Full - two positions) at Furman University

The Department of Communication Studies at Furman University invites applications for two tenure-track positions to begin August 1, 2024 at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The ideal candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a vibrant research agenda, holding a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or related field. 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 teaching a methods course and other upper-level courses in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda in their field, commensurate with a tenure-track position. Our department values forms of inquiry from a variety of methodologies and approaches. Applications are encouraged from candidates who specialize in Journalism & Media Production or Strategic Communication & Advocacy. We are particularly interested in scholars whose expertise intersects with one or more of the following areas: Historically Underrepresented Voices, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, Global South Studies, Journalism, and/or Sports Communication as well as from candidates whose work bridges these areas of study in innovative and consequential ways.

Candidates are encouraged to clearly articulate how their teaching and research could contribute to existing department undergraduate curriculum and student pathways. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to note any potential contributions toward the department's commitment to study away, internship, and first-year programming and the university's interdisciplinary graduate programs, including the Master of Arts in Strategic Design and the Master of Arts in Advocacy and Equity Studies.

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.

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 a 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.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create a community of belonging through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana Studies.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

Application review will begin November 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF in the order listed: a letter of interest, C.V., diversity statement, and complete contact information for three references. The diversity statement should describe how the candidate's teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. We will only contact references for finalists in the application process.

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.

Education Requirements:
Doctorate (Required)

Certification Requirements:

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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. jeid-bfcb41798024a549b0225530e51d7c2e

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