Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Intercultural
The Communication Studies Department at Loyola Marymount
University (LMU) in Los Angeles seeks applicants for a
tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the area of
Intercultural Communication, beginning Fall 2022.
This position requires expertise in the field of intercultural
communication in a global context. We are particularly interested
in candidates whose teaching and research can inform our
understanding of issues of race, ethnicity, culture, identity,
nationality, and transnationality.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields
in hand at the time a contract is offered. Final appointment is
dependent on a confirmed terminal degree status. Applicants who
have not yet completed their doctorate must demonstrate progress
verifiable by evidence and substantive enough to ensure completion
of their degree at the time of appointment.
Candidates must be able to teach required courses in our major:
introductory courses in intercultural communication, advanced
courses in intercultural communication as appropriate to area of
emphasis, and a capstone course in intercultural communication.
Candidates are also expected to teach introductory courses in
communication theory and research methods as well as propose new
upper division courses to expand our offerings. Candidates should
be able to teach across multiple methodological paradigms and the
University core curriculum.
Candidates are required to have evidence of a strong record of
university or equivalent teaching excellence in the area of
intercultural communication. Application materials should clearly
demonstrate the ability to teach the anticipated courses.
Candidates should demonstrate an ability to enrich our curriculum
through innovative pedagogical approaches, such as community-based,
experiential, applied, or other inventive and critical pedagogies,
in existing and newly developed courses.
The successful candidate will be expected to adopt a
teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a commitment
to service and an established, or promise of, a productive agenda
of research and scholarship. We value a diverse array of
professional and practical experience in addition to the required
Communication Studies is one of the largest undergraduate
programs at LMU. In keeping with LMU’s mission, our department
emphasizes the ethical and effective deployment of communication in
pursuit of a more just and humane world. We also strive to help
students foster the knowledge and skills necessary to develop more
satisfying personal and professional relationships. Our faculty is
committed to scholarship and service projects that support our
mission and reflect a critical orientation toward the discipline.
We are committed to developing a culturally diverse environment for
our faculty and students.
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on November 1,
2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete
application portfolio requires: 1) letter of application; 2) a
current curriculum vitae; 3) official transcripts; 4) up to two
examples of representative scholarship (such as published
article/s, key dissertation chapters, competitively selected
conference papers, or manuscript submissions); 5) complete copies
of original teaching evaluations (including qualitative comments)
or other evaluations reflecting most recent years of
university-level or equivalent teaching; 6) a statement of teaching
philosophy; 7) sample syllabi related to this position; 8) names
and contact information of three references; and 9) if the
candidate does not have a doctorate, evidence of timeline and
anticipated completion. Candidates should be prepared to provide
letters of recommendation upon request.
LMU places value on those who can share and teach differing
points of view. Strong candidates will be committed to and
effective in supporting and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse
learning environment. We also value those who will bring
sensitivity to the independent cultural role of
Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2
institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher
education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and
share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the
whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal
opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free
from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and
local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their
being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more
about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).
All interested applicants MUST apply online at http://jobs.lmu.edu. Inquiries (including
those regarding required materials) should be directed to Dr. Shaun
Anderson, Search Committee Chair (Shaun.Anderson@lmu.edu). For
fullest consideration, all materials should be received by November